Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. Currently his professional focus as a scientist and professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand the role of elevated insulin in regulating obesity and diabetes, including the relevance of ketones in mitochondrial function.
Outside lab, Dr. Bikman is a devoted husband and father and enjoys nothing more than traveling and adventuring with his wife and three children.
Annette Bosworth, M.D.
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.
Ask Nurse Cindy
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.
Dr. Robert Cywes, MD, PHD
I too am a fat guy (no matter what the body looks like, the head will always be fat) and topped the scales at almost 300 lbs 12 years ago. I was an expert at failing weight loss programs, much like all of my patients, which is why I am so passionate about helping others just like me. Once I truly understood the root of the problem and was able to address the cause, I lost over 90 lbs. Through a deep understanding of the cause of obesity and empathy for my patients, I have been able to help thousands of others regain pride and confidence and take back their lives from the prison of obesity.
Bronson Dant 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.”
Maria Emmerich is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood which led her to become such a passionate nutrition expert. “My goal is to help transform people’s lives and start living again!” Maria specializes in brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. Her expertise has sent her around the World speaking about ketogenic diets. She has also cooked with Halle Berry and writes for Halle’s website. You can find her at KetoMaria.com.
She spends the majority of her time with clients around the World via Skype with amazing results. She specializes in helping autoimmune disorders, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), heart disease, cholesterol issues, alopecia, hashimoto’s, cancer, epilepsy, seizures, depression and anxiety. You would be amazed at the amount of people get off medication with her guidance.
She is also an International Best Selling author of several books including “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking” and “The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse“. She also authored 10 other books including several cookbooks and 3 nutritional guide books including the best-selling book “Keto.” Some of her readers include, Halle Berry, Valerie Bertinelli and Al Roker.
NATALIE J. GRASSO
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 bookStrong 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”. www.debbiepotts.net
Dr. Eric Westman
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.
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The Low Carb Keto 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.