Ask Nurse Cindy – Cindy Davis Mikolajczyk uses humor and easy to understand examples to help others on the journey to informed self care. A RN for 40 years, Cindy has struggled with her weight. Since discovering the power of ketogenic eating, Cindy has passionately been devoted to helping others discover the freedom found in fueling her body with low carb, high fat, medium protein foods. Join her on her journey to health and add a smile to your day too.
In 2008, Ben Azadi went through a personal health transformation of shredding 80 pounds of pure fat. Ever since, Ben Azadi, FDN-P, has been on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle.
Ben is the author of four best-selling books, Keto Flex, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. Ben has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet.
He is known as 'The Health Detective' because he investigates dysfunction, and he educates, not medicates, to bring the body back to normal function. Ben is the founder of Keto Kamp; a global brand bringing awareness to ancient healing strategies such as the keto diet and fasting.
Ben is the host of a top 15 podcast, The Keto Kamp Podcast which won Keto Podcast of The Year (2022) by The Metabolic Health Summit. Ben has the fast growing Keto Kamp YouTube channel with over 150,000 subscribers, and TikTok channel with over 200,000 subscribers and over 30 million video downloads.
Ben is a keynote speaker who most recently delivered a keynote lecture for Ketocon 2022, and he's been featured in Forbes, LA Weekly, Disrupt Magazine, NY Times Mag, LA Entertainment Weekly and other publications.
Chris and Miriam’s first introduction to the ketogenic diet was when their oldest son started having seizures. As they followed the medical advice that was given to them, they were introduced to keto as a potential last-ditch effort to treat these seizures if medication was not successful.
They finally found a medication that helped their son and all but forgot about the ketogenic diet until years later when Chris decided to lose weight.
As they started keto (Chris first and then later Miriam), they quickly realized how effective it was (it was the only thing we tried that had any lasting effect on our health), but it was daunting and time consuming.
Even though they researched as much as possible, they still made mistakes like not getting enough electrolytes, and using a meal replacement shake that was loaded with coconut flour, chia seeds, and other gritty stuff. (0/10 would not recommend.) They wanted to make it easier.
I am a Fellow in The American Academy of Family Physicians. I have been practicing Family Medicine in rural Tennessee for over a decade, and have seen over 20,000 patients in my career so far.
I’ve seen so much suffering and heartache, all because of the unnecessary complications of diseases caused by our modern diet. Well, I’ve had enough! It’s time to do something to stop this slow suffering from these preventable epidemics. No big medical words here, just plain talk you can use to stay healthy and happy. If you like it limp-wristed and sugar-coated then you should probably look somewhere else.
Neisha is a Registered Nurse turned stay at home mom Lifestyle Blogger Vlogger. A hobby that soon turned into a passion and a business. Since 2017 she has been sharing her love for fashion, home decor, and wellness. Over the past 4 years Neisha put her autoimmune disease in remission by simply changing her diet and lifestyle habits. She found this experience to be so profoundly important she decided to also become a Certified Health Coach.
She also has a Podcast Neisha Loves It UNCENSORED where she discusses hot topics and personal experiences in a fun and unfiltered way. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
Dr. Annette Bosworth
Annette Bosworth, M.D., (Dr. Boz), is an internal medicine physician, and an authority optimizing brain health. Author of the bestseller, ANYWAY YOU CAN, Dr. Boz, has helped patients overcome long-term chronic conditions such as obesity, depression, autoimmune problems, & addiction.
Dr. Boz is a frequent lecturer at youth shelters, schools, universities, churches, jails, seminars, & the military. Through the DOD Counter-terrorism, she teaches how to optimize brains & bodies with applicable neuroscience.
Dr. Boz has taught at the University Of Utah & University of South Dakota Schools Of Medicine. Being born into a farming family in rural South Dakota, she witnessed first-hand the value & importance of individual contribution to strengthen a community.
She has been featured on CNN, Time, US News & World Report, Fox News, & more.
Dr. Boz & her husband savor the adventure of raising three energetic, fast-growing sons through debate, wrestling, music, & theater.
Coach Bronson is a grandfather who didn't get into fitness until his late 30's. Since then he’s spent years learning, training, and helping as many people as he can.
In his words “I used to be the typical, middle-aged dad, dadbod, man-boobs and all. I finally had enough of not living up to the image I had of myself. It took me years but I've finally gotten to the point where my fitness and health are no longer limitations on my ability to enjoy life.
I've been training/coaching for more than 10 years. I've owned a health and fitness center and helped hundreds of people improve their lives. My focus is on helping you reach physical freedom. I want you to gain the ability to say "YES I CAN" to anything that life throws at you.
I live a carnivore lifestyle. I firmly believe that an animal-based, low/no carb, whole-food approach to nutrition is the best for the human condition. Everything that I do in fitness follows a similar holistic approach
Fitness is a tool that improves your quality of life, it doesn't have to be complicated, or stressful. Let's talk about what fitness really is and how you can improve it. I like to help people learn more about their bodies and how to make exercises fit their ability and individuality. Fitness is about every day living, not how much you lift or how you look.
There is more than strength, it must be controlled. There is more than speed, it needs direction. There is more than flexibility, it needs support. All of the parts of your body need to work together. That's what enables your whole life to get better through fitness. Let's see how we can improve your every day.”
Natalie J. Grasso is a professional physique athlete, fitness model and Mind/Body Transformation Coach who found healing through adopting a low-carb lifestyle over 10 years ago and went on to build the body of her DREAMS.
Having overcome a host of chronic health conditions (GERD, migraines, ulcers, dysmenorrhea, ovarian cysts, chronic sinusitis, mood disorders) and a life-long battle with binge eating and bulimia, Natalie’s passion and mission in life is to EMPOWER women to become strong and resilient – mentally, emotionally, and physically – so they can live in the bodies & lives they LOVE!
Now a WBFF Pro Bikini Model, trained Life Coach, Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Natalie specializes in low-carb nutrition for body transformation — with a focus on disordered eating and behavior change.
Natalie launched The Keto Bikini Body™ virtual body transformation program in 2020 to help women become the CEO of their bodies, unleash their inner athlete, and achieve next level results by revealing trade secrets used by fitness competitors alongside the power of the ketogenic diet.
In addition to helping her private clients break through barriers to achieve phenomenal transformations, Natalie coaches hundreds of clients through the KETOGAINS® Bootcamp each year.
When she’s not working with clients, you can find her lifting heavy things in the gym, whipping up “magic” in the kitchen, or outside getting some “nature therapy.”
Fredrick has been involved with exercise ever since he became a member of The Charles Atlas Club when he was 10 years old. He began instructing clients in the early 1980s at several of NYC's leading health clubs, including the Equinox and New York Health and Racquet Club.
He developed the SlowBurn system as a physical therapy aide at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Sports Medicine Center in NYC. In 1994, along with one of New York’s leading orthopedic surgeon’s he co-founded and directed Metro Sportsmed, a private physical therapy clinic located at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn which now has multiple locations throughout the NYC area.
In June of 1998, Fred founded and established Serious Strength Inc., a Slow Burn personal training and rehabilitative exercise center in NYC. In 2015, he expanded into New Jersey. His clients include top CEOs, celebrities, bestselling authors, journalists and TV personalities including Tony Robbins, Cynthia Nixon, Dr. Max Gomez, and many others.
Fred has been featured on many venues such as the Today Show, Live at Five, NPR, as well as in magazines and other publications.
Fredrick co-authored with Drs. Michael and MaryDan Eades the best-selling fitness book The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution. It is one of the best-selling fitness books in Random House history and has been translated into four languages. His second book Strong Kids Healthy Kids (AMACOM 2008) teaches that weight lifting and a low carb diet is a safe and powerfully effective for children.
He is working on a third book which will discuss the benefits of fasting along with low carb and strength training at the “holy trinity” of health. He lives in NYC.
Kim Howerton is a Keto Coach and recipe creator who works with people who have spent much of their life struggling with their weight. She feels uniquely qualified to do so, as that is how she spent most of her own life. From her first diet at 8, her life became defined by her weight and inability to lose it.
Until she found Keto, all the excess weight fell off magically, and she was transported to a size 6 with a closet filled with designer labels, all donated for free in praise of her magical accomplishments.
Like all real-life stories, it was a bit more complicated than that. In truth, Kim finding Keto was indeed an incredible life-changing experience. She’s lost over 80 pounds and now enjoys the kind of health and life she never dreamed would be possible.
But along the way there’s been a lot of tweaking, unlearning, relearning, experimentation and deep work that has allowed her to finally feel in control of her health. She credits the messy middle of Keto – where she felt like she was flailing and failing, wit the skills that taught her not just to solve her own struggles but to empower others to solve theirs. She now runs programs specifically designed for folks who seem to have lost their “easy” button.
In July 2017, Autumn completely transformed her life, health, and her diet. After a lifetime of being overweight, unhappy, and hopeless, she sought guidance from the most knowledgeable being on the planet. Google. Basically, she just Googled “food to help you feel better”, as she was suffering from yet another flare-up, following her diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease in 2015. On that day, Autumn fell down an internet wormhole and learned everything she could about how to start the Ketogenic Diet. From there, her life was never the same. Keto has taught Autumn that it is possible to gain control, eat nutritiously, enjoy food, and live at a healthy body weight. Her purpose in life is to help others achieve those possibilities. In 2020, Autumn left her decade-long corporate career behind to devote her life to helping struggling people find health and weight loss success through her platform, Watch Autumn Keto. These days, when she is not completely consumed with creating valuable content and resources for her audience, you can find Autumn in her happy place, snuggled up on the couch watching TV with her husband Richard, and their three dogs, Milton, Madeline, and DJ.C
Health Coach, Author, Speaker & Podcaster, Host of The Low Carb Athlete Podcast The WHOLESTIC Method Coaching Program. Debbie helps driven and ambitious people, who are trying to do all the “right” things, investigate what is actually going on “under the hood” to get their body and vibrant self-back. Debbie shared her personal story in her book “Life is not a Race… it is a Journey” and created “The WHOLESTIC Method Manual and Workbook”.
My name is Rohn. I’m a medical doctor who is board certified in both obesity and family medicine. I have dedicated my career to helping those who struggle with obesity and other metabolic conditions. During my career, I have acquired a wealth of informed medical expertise and professionalism in helping patients discover healthier lifestyles.
I know first-hand how difficult it can be to struggle with obesity. Ten years ago, I was overweight and found myself in the emergency room, as a patient, suffering from chest pains. I decided it was time to take control of my life, so I committed to my own unique regimen of healthier eating and activity. The most important part of this story isn’t that I lost some weight, but that I’ve been there. I’ve looked down at my belly and sighed in exasperation and drooled over a piece of chocolate cake.
I’ve gotten on the seat of my bicycle and pedaled until my muscles ached. I know that with the right information and encouragement, anyone is capable of losing weight.
When I’m not in the clinic, you will find me outdoors biking or spending time in the park with my family. I am passionate about helping every patient learn that a healthy lifestyle means more than just a number on the scale. It can mean stress relief, better sleep, increased energy, and an overall improved human experience.
Robert Orion Sikes is a lifetime natural, competitive bodybuilder. He started training as a junior in high school weighing a whopping 115 pounds. In the beginning, he followed traditional, “bro-dieting” wisdom which consisted of eating 6 or 7 meals a day filled with carbohydrates and very high protein. This nutritional protocol led to a downward spiral of health issues and disordered eating.
After his third bodybuilding competition, Robert decided to try something new and began experimenting with a high fat, strict ketogenic approach to bodybuilding. He formulated his own approach to contest prep nutrition leveraging keto and earned his pro-status with bodybuilding in 2017.
He has since dedicated his life to learning and teaching others the benefits of following a well formulated, ketogenic lifestyle. The lessons learned led to his creation of the Keto Brick, a 1,000 calorie, ketogenic performance meal. The Brick was never meant to be a product sold to the public. Robert just created it for his own personal use during his competition prep. However, after featuring it on a YouTube video, he received a ton of interest around the Brick and decided to jump in with both feet to make it into a viable business. After countless late nights and a never ending grind, the business took off and has since become a wild success!
Robert now works alongside his wife Crystal and their amazing team to continually create content and Bricks and add a ton of value within this community. His mission is, and will continue to be, empowering others to believe in themselves and truly tap into their full potential by optimizing their body and mind.
Joe and Rachel are happily married with 3 wonderful boys: John Paul, Anthony and Caleb. After years of trying every type of weight loss plan you can think of, from severe calorie restriction to CrossFit, we decided to try the ketogenic lifestyle. Thankful for the opportunity to look forward to a happy and healthy future with their three adult sons, Joe and Rachel are excited to share their keto journey and hopefully encourage other families to change their diet and change their lives.
After discovering the keto diet in 2017 and experiencing life-changing health results, we made it our mission to share our testimony with as many people as possible. It is our great hope to encourage others who, like us, have experienced both lifelong weight struggles and discouraging medical concerns. Learning first-hand that diagnoses like morbid obesity, diabetes, arthritis, digestive issues and chronic pain don’t have to be a life sentence is a game changer for our family. And, we want you and your family to experience improved health, as well.
Dr. Eric Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and founded the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic in 2006 after conducting clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets. He is Past-President and Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and Fellow of The Obesity Society. He is author of the New York Times Bestseller The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity, and his most recent book is End Your Carb Confusion. He is co-founder of Adapt Your Life, an education (www.adaptyourlifeacademy.com) and product company based on low carbohydrate concepts.
The Low Carb Cruise's mission is to bring people together from all around the world who are either currently living the keto lifestyle or wish to learn more about it in an enjoyable, social, informational and educational setting. Our speakers are some of the most successful and knowledgeable within the keto community who want to share their success and knowledge with others. Our hope is that everyone will leave motivated, inspired, and equipped with the tools they need towards a healthier, more vibrant lifestyle.