Really Amazing Speakers (LC CRUISE 2012)
I just realized that there are a TON of really amazing speakers for this yr's lc cruise. I didn't get to go last yr, but we paid our deposit yesterday to go on 2012's cruise.
Anyone else going?
Jimmy Moore quickly became an overnight Internet sensation following his incredible triple-digit low-carb weight loss success in 2004.
Author: Good Calories, Bad Calories & Why We Get Fat
Bestselling author of Good Calories Bad Calories (2007) and Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It (2010), science journalist Gary Taubes has literally been the face of low-carb in the media for over a decade since the release of his controversial 2002 New York Times Magazine column "What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?". He has appeared in a variety of prominent media outlets over the past few years, most notably Larry King Live!, Reader's Digest and The Dr. Oz Show.
Author: The Paleo Solution
Former research biochemist Robb Wolf is one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition and author of the bestselling book The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. A student of Prof. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, Robb has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast and wildly popular seminar series.
Author: The Daily Lipid blog
Chris Masterjohn is the author of several Wise Traditions articles and the creator and maintainer of Cholesterol-And-Health.Com hyperlink to Cholesterol - You Can't Live Without It!, a website dedicated to extolling the virtues of cholesterol and cholesterol-rich foods, along with his fabulous companion blog called The Daily Lipid.
One of the most brilliant minds in the low-carb/Paleo community, we are honored to have him join us on The Low-Carb Cruise in 2012.
Dr. Jeff Volek
Co-Author: The New Atkins For A New You
Dr. Volek’s primary area of research is focused on physiological adaptations to low carbohydrate diets with emphasis on outcomes related to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He primarily uses prospective diet and/or exercise interventions and uses sophisticated cellular techniques to understand changes in adiposity, fatty acid and lipoprotein metabolism, inflammation, vascular function, and endocrine adaptations. Dr. Volek also has interests in sports nutrition including studies evaluating a wide range of dietary supplements such as creatine and carnitine. He has received several million dollars in extramural funding from a variety of corporate and foundation sources. He has served as major or associate advisor of over a dozen doctoral students.
Dr. Volek is co-author of Men's Health TNT Diet, The New Atkins For A New You with fellow low-carb researchers Dr. Eric Westman and Dr. Stephen Phinney, and the brand new 2011 release of The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Living also co-written with Dr. Phinney. Dr. Volek does not just write about his research, he actually uses it. In 2000, he won the Indiana state power lifting championship in the 82.5 kg (181.5 pounds) weight group with the highlight being a 585 pound squat and a 600 pound dead lift. Learn more about Dr. Volek's work at his UConn page.
Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt
Author: Diet Doctor blog
Popularly known in his home country of Sweden as the "Diet Doctor," Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt is one of the leaders of what is known as the LCHF (Low-Carb, High-Fat) movement that is sweeping the Swedish population. This medical doctor's Swedish-language health blog Kostdoktorn is the #1 low-carb blog in the world and his 2011 book Matrevolutionen has remained near the top of the charts for diet/health books there.
Jackie Eberstein, RN
Former Director of Education for The Atkins Center
Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N. began working with Dr. Robert Atkins in 1974. Her previous experience included stints in intensive care and recovery room nursing. As Director of Medical Education at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City, she was responsible for the education of medical staff on the principles and protocols of the Atkins Lifestyle. Additionally, she spent many years as a full time practitioner utilizing complementary medicine approaches as practiced by Dr. Robert Atkins.
She designed and ran The Atkins Center’s Modified Diet Program and Atkins Low Carb cruises. She contributed to a number of Dr. Atkins’ books, newsletters, Atkins: A Passion for Healthy Living magazine and appeared regularly as a guest and host on "Your Health Choices," Dr. Atkins syndicated radio program. After closing The Atkins Center in October 2003, she became Director of Nutrition Information at Atkins Health and Medical Information Services for Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. In that capacity she co-authored Atkins Diabetes Revolution (2004) with Dr. Mary Vernon published in 2004 by Harper Collins.
She is presently a consultant working with Veronica Atkins’ personal foundation furthering education in the Atkins Lifestyle and the legacy of Dr. Atkins. She is arguably the world's foremost expert on the Atkins low-carb lifestyle which is why she has been a regular guest speaker on The Low-Carb Cruise for the past four years (and for as long as she wants). Learn more about Jackie's work at Controlled Carbohydrate Nutrition. Listen to Jackie speak in Episode 389 of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show."
Dr. Eric Westman
Co-Author: The New Atkins For A New YouDr. Eric C. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He combines clinical research and clinical care regarding lifestyle treatments for obesity, diabetes, and tobacco dependence. He is internationally known for his work on low-carbohydrate nutrition and co-authored The New Atkins For A New You (2010) with Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Stephen Phinney.
He is currently the Vice President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and a Fellow of the Obesity Society and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Along with Dr. Mary Vernon, he works directly with physicians teaching them how to implement carbohydrate-restricted diets with their patients through his role as the Chief Medical Officer for Innovative Metabolic Solutions.
Author: LifeZone Blog
Monique Forslund grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and has gone through a big change in her life thanks to low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) eating. She transformed her body from a size XXL to small and today she is fit, healthy, full of energy and life is good for her. Monique has not touched bread, flour, rice, potatoes, sugars, sweets, juice, sodas, corn, peas or anything else that is high in carbs and says she has never eaten this well in her entire life.
She is the mother of three beautiful children and lives in Karlstad, Sweden where LCHF is exploding in popularity. Monique has become a passionate champion for promoting healthy eating principles to children and parents alike. She is a certified health coach and Zumba fitness instructor (you'll HAVE to do a Zumba class with Monique on the 2012 Low-Carb Cruise) which she demonstrated on the 2011 Low-Carb Cruise. Learn more about Monique's work at her English blog called "LifeZone" at Lifezone - LCHF hälsa & Zumba Karlstad.
Listen to Monique speak in Episode 12 of "Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore & Friends."
Dr. John Briffa
Author: Waist Disposal
One of the most prominent voices in support for low-carb nutrition in the UK is naturally-oriented physician, author, podcaster and speaker Dr. John Briffa. His work is dedicated to providing honest and trustworthy holistic health advice that can be used to combat and prevent illness, overcome everyday ailments, enhance energy and bring a greater sense of wellbeing. Dr. Briffa mixes a healthy dose of scientific research along with 20 years of clinical experience and plenty of common sense.
Dr. Briffa is a former columnist for the Daily Mail and the Observer, and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines. He is a former recipient of the Health Journalist of the Year award in the UK. He is the author of several books that will give you a more in-depth idea of how to improve your overall health and wellbeing, including Waist Disposal: the Ultimate Fat Loss Manual for Men (rumor has it that he's working on a version of this book for women which he will likely discuss during his lecture of The Low-Carb Cruise in 2012). He recently started his own "A Good Look At Good Health" podcast sharing nutritional truth about healthy low-carb living.
Author: Raw Food SOS Blog
One of the rising stars in the health blogosphere over the past few years is an adorable young 20-something named Denise Minger from the "Raw Food SOS" blog. She works as a health and fitness writer, tutor, teacher, editor, proofreader, resume writer, and various other freelance occupations but made quite the name for herself in the low-carb/Paleo community in 2010 when she wrote a series of hard-hitting critiques of T. Colin Campbell's much-heralded The China Study book that promotes veganism as a healthy lifestyle.
Official Roast Master for The Low-Carb Cruise
He is best-known in the low-carb community as the writer/director of the 2009 comedy-documentary FAT HEAD which gave the message of low-carb living a much-needed comedic shot in the arm. We showed the film on The Low-Carb Cruise in 2010 and Tom's "Science For Smart People" lecture on the 2011 Low-Carb Cruise was the overwhelming hit! We've got a special treat for the cruisers in 2012 when Tom Naughton will do a special roasting of the guest speakers on The 5th Annual Low-Carb Cruise. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! Learn more about Tom's work at Fat Head - Blog site for the comedy-documentary Fat Head.