Interviews with Experts that will Change Your Life!

Over 45 scientists, doctors, and authors share the science and strategies
you need to break up with sugar and discover the healing power of whole foods.

Welcome to the World’s First Summit
on the Topic of Sugar and Sugar Addiction!

For the past 5 years, we have teamed up with world experts to bring you the science and strategies you need to break up with sugar (in all its forms) and fall in love with and embrace the healing powers of whole foods.

Why?

Because our runaway consumption of refined carbohydrates is directly linked to our rising rates of diabetes and obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease, cataracts and cancer, depression and dementia, not to mention anxiety and autoimmune diseases. The list goes on.

And what is worse, these lifestyle diseases are striking us down at younger and younger ages. They are now affecting our children.

The truth is there is no superfood, supplement, medical intervention, or pharmaceutical
that can undo sugar’s damage. The solution to the problems caused by sugar
is to stop eating it. Could anything be more clear?

The right time to kick sugar is now. We will help you.

OUR WORLD EXPERTS

Our speakers are doctors, scientists, authors, experts, celebrities and coaches.

They are also Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb and everything in between.

Even though they disagree on what whole foods to eat, they all agree:

Sugar and packaged junk foods have to go.
Sugar makes us sick. Whole foods heal. No exceptions.

What whole foods heal your body is an individual thing.
You have choices and they are well represented here. Take what you like and leave the rest.

JJ Virgin CNS, BCHN. EP-C

Sneaky Sugar Foods

 

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Susan Peirce Thompson PhD

The Science of Food Addiction

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Chef AJ

From Obese Sugar Addict to Weight Loss Expert

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Joan Ifland, PhD, MBA, FACN

Processed Food Addiction Breakthroughs

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Dr. Vera Tarman

Food Addiction Recovery

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Bitten Jonsson

What is Sugar Addiction?

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Gary Taubes

How Much Sugar is Safe to Eat?

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Robert Cywes MD, PhD

Bariatric Surgeon – Carb Addiction is Real

 

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Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez-Navarrete

Strategies to Kick Sugar Easily

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Lauren Weiss PhD, CNS-S, CKNS

Use Keto to Kick Sugar

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Sherry Strong

Open Heart Eating as a Path to Sugar Addiction Recovery

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Dr. Josh Turknett

Sugar and Migraines 

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Brian Lenzkes, MD

Doc Shares Stories of Taking Patients Off Medications by Cutting Refined Carbs
 

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Joel Fuhrman MD

Breaking Addiction to Sugar, Salt and Oil

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Dr. Eric Westman

Clinical Experience with  Reversing Diabetes and Obesity

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Dr. Gary Fettke

When Did We Become Dependent on Carbs?

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Dr. Bret Scher, MD

Cardiologist Reveals the Sugar Heart Disease Connection 

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Dr. Daryl Gioffre

7 Steps to Kick Sugar and Never Go Back

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Prof. Timothy D. Noakes, OMS

Why We Are Overweight and The Solution

 

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Ocean Robbins

The Food Revolution That Will Change Your Life

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Dave Feldman

Cholesterol and Low Carb: What You Need to Know

 

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Robby Barbaro, MPH

High-Carbohydrate Foods Proven to Reverse Insulin Resistance & Type 2 Diabetes

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Jeff Kotterman

How to Live Sugar Free Successfully for Life

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Dr. Nadia Pateguana

Sugar and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

 

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Georgia Ede MD

Sugar and Psychiatric Disorders

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Dr. Keesha Ewers

Sugar and Autoimmune Disease

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Gin Stephens

Intermittent Fasting Queen Tells All!

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Megan Ramos

Intermittent Fasting to Reverse Insulin Resistence

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Craig Emmerich

The Carnivore Diet Explained

 

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Wendy Myers, FDN-P, NC, CHHC

How Toxins Can Create Sugar Cravings and Block Weight Loss

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Dr. Cali Estes

From Sugar Junkie to Celebrity Sugar Coach

 

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Keith Runyan, MD

Normalize Blood Sugars with Sugar-Free Ketogenic Diet and Exercise for Type 1 Diabetes

 

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Maria Emmerich

Is Keto Good For The Whole Family?

 

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Belinda Fettke

How Big Business Pushes Sugar by Influencing Dietary Guidelines  

 

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Dr. Nasha Winters

Sugar and Cancer – What You Need to Know 

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Christopher Palmer MD

The Connection Between Mental Health and Processed Foods 

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Dorian Greenow

Giving back to the Ketogenic Community

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Doug Reynolds

Reverse Metabolic Disease through Carb Restriction

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Dr. Ben Bocchicchio

Strong, healthy, fit for life, the Dr. Ben way 

 

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If you have tried everything to get off sugar and still can’t get free,
you have come to the right place.

Our World Experts Have Appeared On

OUR BONUS INTERVIEWS:

SUGAR FREE & WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS STORIES 

REAL PEOPLE SHARE HOW THEY KICKED SUGAR, LOST WEIGHT, REVERSED DIABETES AND SO MUCH MORE. Prepare to be inspired!

Kendyl Morris

From Anxiety to Awakening 

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Rachel Tucci

Weight Loss Success Story

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Cam Salois

Cam Gets Fit – 300 lb. Weight Loss

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Charmaine Platon

Why I Kicked Sugar and How I Did it 

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Zippi Livneh

I Kicked Sugar!

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Cathy Swensen

Sugar Free and Deeply Grateful

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Dan Dyer

Losing Weight Without Hunger

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Teresa George

Weight Loss Success Story

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Wanauma Graham

My Sugar Addiction Recovery Journey: 7 Years Free

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Barbara Shipley

Kicking Sugar With Florence and Aimee!

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Pastor Dale Duvall

Honoring God With My Health

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Christy Carreño

Real Food, Real Happy

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Pastor Mark Farley

He Could Not Stop Eating Sugar and Carbs

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Yes, I want to Kick Sugar!

MOVE OVER, DIET WARS

In this time of diet wars, it can be painfully confusing to know what to eat for optimum health. Fortunately, there is a common thread. Our Vegan, Paleo and Keto Experts agree: eliminating processed and refined carbohydrates from our diet is necessary for any whole food meal plan to work. 

It is not just what we are eating that moves the needle and creates the miracle, it is what we are NOT eating. Spinach is awesome and blueberries are too. But they cannot undo the damage sugar does. The only solution to the problems caused by sugar is to stop eating sugar.  It’s really that simple.

Step One: Break up with sugar in all its nefarious forms.
Step Two: Eat Whole Foods. Which whole foods? You decide.

Do you keep going off the deep end with cookies and ice cream, donuts and Doritos, Kitkats and candy, french fries and fudge… despite the adverse consequences, despite knowing better? 


Yes, we understand!

Our insatiable appetite for processed and packaged foods is not a personal failure. It is a food culture malfunction.

WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A SUMMIT

Not only will our doctors and scientists, authors and experts share the information and inspiration you need to kick sugar, but when you register for this event, you will get connected to an amazing community. Join our Kick Sugar Summit Facebook page to connect with fellow sugar-freedom seekers from all over the world. Share your favorite speakers and aha moments. It’s so much fun! You will also get to connect with Florence and Aimee and ask questions anytime.

Food corporations are getting richer. We are getting sicker.
How do you feel about that?

HOW MUCH IS YOUR SUGAR CONSUMPTION REALLY COSTING YOU?

If you add up what you spend on fast food, junk food, sugary beverages, and medications to deal with the health consequences of eating refined carbohydrates, how much would that be on an annual basis? $5,000? $10,000? How much money are you not making because you are too tired, depressed, overweight, lacking in confidence, or stuck in negative thinking to share your genius and shine your light?

Don’t let processed foods impact your financial well being and steal your self-respect. They are by design addictive, but you don’t have to be a statistic. 

The most expensive calories are the ones that cause disease.” Ocean Robbins

Join The Kick Sugar Revolution!

Watch full length interviews for one week in the comfort of your home on any device.

DATES: MARCH 2 – 8, 2020

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Not everyone is addicted to sugar, but we are all eating too much.

If you have a health condition (of any kind), sugar needs to go.

If you want to stop cravings, you need to stop eating the foods that trigger them.

Life on the other side of sugar is so much better.

Sugar is anything that turns to sugar quickly in the body, including alcohol

You cannot crush Keto or be vibrantly Vegan if you continue to eat processed junk foods.

Our insatiable appetite for processed and packaged foods is not a personal failure. It is a food culture malfunction.

There is no one-size-fits-all diet.

There is no medicine that can save us from the damage sugar does.

We will not reverse our rising rates of lifestyle diseases until we reverse our consumption of refined carbs.

There are lots of right ways to kick sugar. Find one that works for you.

Sugar detox sucks. Do it anyway.

One day you will wake up and say “I am sugar free and deeply grateful”

Getting sugar free and staying sugar free is easier than you think. It starts in the mind.

Sugar will be the most important topic in the field of nutrition in this century.

Sugar related diseases are threatening to bankrupt not just individuals and families but entire countries.

You will not miss sugar once you are free.

Sugar is robbing our children of happy, healthy childhoods.

You will never feel ready to kick sugar. Do it anyway.

You deserve to be a whole food man and a whole food woman. 

Your Hosts

Florence Christophers, B.A., M.Phil., Certified Health Coach

Florence is a former sugar addict (words she never thought she would say). After 20+ years of trying everything, Florence was introduced to a technique that comes out of the drug and alcohol recovery field that ended her addiction quickly, easily, and permanently. Today, Florence is on a mission to help others eliminate their runaway consumption of refined carbohydrates quicker and easier than she did. And to reduce the rise of sugar-related lifestyle diseases that cause unspeakable suffering. Florence offers private coaching, online courses, and live events. For more information, visit www.kicksugarcoach.com

Aimee Anderson, Certified Health Coach

Aimee was a celebrity baker on TLC’s Next Great Baker Season 4 prior to attending the Kick Sugar Summit in 2017. Her desire to kick sugar has been brewing for years and finally took hold after participating in Barry Friedman’s 30 Days Sugar Free program, followed by Florence’s 3 Weeks to Sugar Freedom course.

Aimee is now 100% sugar and flour free for 3 years and is 50 pounds lighter. This inspired her to close her baking business to become a Certified Health and Life Coach. Aimee served as Head Coach for 30 Days Sugar Free from 2018 to 2019 and is now part of the Kick Sugar Summit team. She offers 1-on-1 coaching, group coaching, and has hosted sugar-free tea parties and cooking classes. Aimee likes to joke that she has gone from being a Sugar Dealer to a Sugar Healer. She declares herself to be SFFL – Sugar Free For Life.

DO YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU WANT TO OWN THIS SERIES?

 Do you want to get started before the event launches live?
Do you want to listen to the recordings more than once to stay inspired and on track?
Do you want to download the audios so you can listen without logging onto a site to access your interviews?

 Good news! You have options.

Choose Your Kick Sugar Summit Speakers Package Below…

Kick Sugar Summit Digital Package

    • 42 Inspiring Interviews with World Experts in Sugar and Sugar Addiction Recovery ($97.00 value)
    • 24/7 Lifetime Access watch anytime, as often as you like! 
    • ​12 Bonus Weight Loss and Sugar-Free Success Stories Interviews ($47.00 value) 
    • The War of the Hunger Hormones video with cheat-sheet, by Dr. Vera Tarman ($11 value)
    • 10 Tips to Detox Like a Pro eBook by Wendy Myers ($27 value)
    • ​2-Week Sugar Reset Planner & Food List by Charmaine Platon ($37 value)
    • Hey Girlfriend, Ditch Sugar for 365 Days ebook by Wanauma Graham ($4.95)
    • Quiz - Are You A Sugar Burner Or A Fat Burner? By JJ Virgin ($27 value)
    • 14-Day Food Freedom Challenge by Susan Peirce Thompson ($29 value)
    • Illustrated Guide to Refined Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance by Georgia Ede ($37 value)
    • 14-Day Free Trial in Fabulous Over Forty Group by Chef AJ (Free)
    • Online Keto & Carnivore eBooks with Maria and Craig Emmerich ($25 & $14.99 value)
    • 6-Week Nutritarian Quickstart by Dr. Joel Fuhrman ($17 value) 
    • Food for Health Masterclass with Ocean Robbins (Priceless)
    • Top 10 Terrain Quiz & Metabolic Flexibility ebook with Dr. Nasha Winters ($47)
    • Florence’s Break Up Letter with Sugar and Guided Exercise ($47.00 value) 
    • 21-Day QuickStart 21 Days of emails with daily ideas, tools, and support to boost vitality by Dr. Keesha Ewers ($97 value)
    • ​90 Minute Masterclass: 3 Biggest Mistakes Most People Make When Trying to Kick Sugar with Florence Christophers ($97.00 value)
    • What Not to Eat video by Dr. Joan Ifland (Priceless).
    • Aimee's Favorite Family Recipes for breakfast, dinner, snacks and desserts all without refined sugar. ($10 value)
    • Power Cookie Recipe Paleo, Keto packed with protein, these cookies will satiate any sugar craving! Great replacement for processed protein bars by Kendyl Morris. (Priceless)
    • Sweet Freedom 21 Day Challenge with Sherry Strong ($27)
    • Chance to win a 90 Day Weight Loss for Men/Women Who Love Sugar VIP Coaching Package with Florence ($697) - 1 winners drawn following the summit
    • Win 1 Free Tickets to LowCarb USA Live Event in San Diego August 2020 meet, mingle and share meals with the experts on our summit (and many more) - 1 winner will be drawn live on Facebook following the summit ($597 value per ticket)
    • Win 1 Keto-Mojo Bluetooth Bundle Kit accurately measure ketones and glucose - 1 winner will be drawn live on Facebook following the summit ($115 value)

    Value Over $1,500 !
    Only $97

    Kick Sugar Summit VIP Digital Package

      • 42 Inspiring Interviews with World Experts in Sugar and Sugar Addiction Recovery ($97.00 value)
      • 24/7 Lifetime Access watch anytime, as often as you like! 
      • ​12 Bonus Weight Loss and Sugar-Free Success Stories Interviews ($47.00 value) 
      • The War of the Hunger Hormones video with cheat-sheet, by Dr. Vera Tarman ($11 value)
      • 10 Tips to Detox Like a Pro eBook by Wendy Myers ($27 value)
      • ​2-Week Sugar Reset Planner & Food List by Charmaine Platon ($37 value)
      • Hey Girlfriend, Ditch Sugar for 365 Days ebook by Wanauma Graham ($4.95)
      • Quiz - Are You A Sugar Burner Or A Fat Burner? By JJ Virgin ($27 value)
      • 14-Day Food Freedom Challenge by Susan Peirce Thompson ($29 value)
      • Illustrated Guide to Refined Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance by Georgia Ede ($37 value)
      • 14-Day Participation in Fabulous Over Forty Group by Chef AJ (Free)
      • Online Keto & Carnivore eBooks with Maria and Craig Emmerich ($25 & $14.99 value)
      • 6-Week Nutritarian Quickstart by Dr. Joel Fuhrman ($17 value) 
      • Food for Health Masterclass with Ocean Robbins (Priceless)
      • Top 10 Terrain Quiz & Metabolic Flexibility ebook with Dr. Nasha Winters ($47)
      • Florence’s Break Up Letter with Sugar and Guided Exercise ($47.00 value) 
      • 21-Day QuickStart 21 Days of emails with daily ideas, tools, and support to boost vitality by Dr. Keesha Ewers ($97 value)
      • ​90 Minute Masterclass: 3 Biggest Mistakes Most People Make When Trying to Kick Sugar with Florence Christophers ($97.00 value)
      • What Not to Eat video by Dr. Joan Ifland (Priceless).
      • Aimee's Favorite Family Recipes for breakfast, dinner, snacks and desserts all without refined sugar. ($10 value)
      • Power Cookie Recipe Paleo, Keto packed with protein, these cookies will satiate any sugar craving! Great replacement for processed protein bars by Kendyl Morris. (Priceless)
      • Sweet Freedom 21 Day Challenge with Sherry Strong ($27)
      • Chance to win a 90 Day Weight Loss for Men/Women Who Love Sugar VIP Coaching Package with Florence ($697) - 1 winners drawn following the summit
      • Win 1 Free Tickets to LowCarb USA Live Event in San Diego August 2020 meet, mingle and share meals with the experts on our summit (and many more) - 1 winner will be drawn live on Facebook following the summit ($597 value per ticket)
      • Win 1 Keto-Mojo Bluetooth Bundle Kit accurately measure ketones and glucose - 1 winner will be drawn live on Facebook following the summit ($115 value)

         

        + Plus

      • Downloadable audios. Own these interviews for life, listen anywhere, anytime, no streaming required ($197)
      • ​Free Participation in a 28-Day Sugar Detox Group Coaching Program with Florence and Aimee Spring 2020 ($97.00 value)
      • 4 Week Membership in “The Fasting Method” Program with Dr. Fung and Megan Ramos ($40)
      • Comprehensive Lab Work & Clinical Health Assessment Private one-on-one consultation with Jeff Kotterman. Understand what labs to order, how to read them and more ($197 value)
      • Ultimate Sugar Detox Guide with Dr. Daryl Gioffre ($97)
      • Win 3 Weeks to Sugar Freedom on-line Course and VIP Private Coaching Package with Florence Christophers - 1 winner will be drawn live on Facebook following the summit ($997)
      • Win “15 Minutes to Fitness” Bestseller book by Dr. Ben Bocchicchio - 5 winners will be drawn live on Facebook following the summit ($16.95 each)

      Value Over $3,000 !
      Only $197

      KSS Mission Statement

      The Kick Sugar Summit’s mission is to help individuals around the world reduce or eliminate their consumption of refined carbohydrates. We believe it is our most pressing public health priority. It is Job #1!

      If anything is going to reverse the rising rates of lifestyle diseases that threaten to bankrupt not just individuals and families but entire countries, it is this.

      The KSS team and its partners are here to show you the way forward. We hope the science and strategies, the information and the inspiration shared on our event will become your path to freedom. It is totally possible!

      Tens of thousands of us have found our freedom from sugar’s deadly and addictive grip.
      You can too. 

      CONTACT US: support@kicksugarsummit.com 

      @KickSugarSummit.com | All Rights Reserved.

      The contents of this website/e-mail are for informational and inspirational purposes only. They are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is your responsibility to work with a health care practitioner familiar with your specific medical needs. 

      Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before, during and after making lifestyle changes. They can affect your prescriptions and symptoms. 

      We do not advocate any particular way of eating beyond the importance of eliminating processed foods. You get to decide what whole food meal plan works for you. 

      Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help people stay fired up and healthy as they age, so they feel the best they ever have at age 40+

      Susan Peirce Thompson, PhD is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, a New York Times bestselling author, and an expert in the psychology and neuroscience of weight loss, willpower, and food addiction. She is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and Founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating, a company dedicated to getting 1 million people to goal weight by 2030

      Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 42 years. She is the author of Unprocessed and the bestselling book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss:  A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry
      She is the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has helped hundreds of people achieve the health and the body that they deserve, and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. In 2018 she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. She's been sugar free since 2003

      Dr. Ifland wrote/edited the textbook, Processed Food Addiction: Foundations, Assessment, and Recovery (2018 CRC Press). She offers addiction trainings at www.foodaddictionprofessionals.com. Dr. Ifland is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She earned her PhD at Union Institute and University (2010); her MBA at Stanford Business School (1978) and her BA in Economics and Political Science at Oberlin College (1974).
      She appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network on the Book of John Gray. She founded online services for food-addicted people with www.foodaddictionresetDISABLED.com and RESET WEEK at www.resetweek.com Find Facebook atFood Addiction Education. She offers free Handouts at www.foodaddictionresources.com.

      Dr. Vera Tarman, a medical addictions physician, author and speaker, is also a recovering food addict who has maintained a 100-pound weight loss for more than 12 years. In her book Food Junkies: Recovery From Food Addiction, she explains how a sugar and flour addiction can be as treacherous as an addiction to alcohol and tobacco – and explains how to break free.

      Bitten Jonsson, Reg. Nurse Addiction Specialist, SUGAR/ADDIS-Certified, a forerunner in this field in Sweden and international lecturer and been on TV and Radio in Sweden, Norway and Finland numerous times Bitten has written 3 books about sugaraddiction. “Sockerbomben I din hjärna ” (The Sugarbomb in your brain ) her first book, was published 2004 and revised 2010 and 2016 .The Sugar Free Cookbook, published 2006, and updated 2018. She has also further developed SUGAR ,the evaluation instrument for sugar/food addiction and is on Board of Directors for FAI, USA Food Addiction Institute. Since 2012 training the next generation SugarAddiction Counsellors.

      Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), published as The Diet Delusion in the UK. Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999 and 2001. (He is the first print journalist to win this award three times.) Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia

      Dr. Cywes is the #Carbaddictiondoc treating obesity, diabetes and metabolic disease from a substance abuse addiction perspective, not a dietary one.

      Doctor in Human Nutrition
      Fellow of American College of Nutrition
      Certified Nutrition Specialist
      Licensed Dietitian
      Speaker & Author

      Dr. Lauren Weiss is a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist with a Ph.D. in Behavioral Nutrition from Columbia University. She has a deep passion for helping others achieve their nutrition and health goals through a Ketogenic Lifestyle. She worked as a nutrition scientist at the University of California, San Diego for over a decade and now brings her nutrition expertise to the people of San Diego and remotely, around the world.

      Sherry is a food philosopher, nutritionist, and Chef. She is the author of Return to Food and the founder of Sweet Freedom Life led by her powerful story of sugar and food addiction having been twice her present size.  She was the Victorian Chair of Nutrition Australia, Melbourne President of Slow Food and the Co-Founder of the World Wellness Summit.  Sherry has studied human physiology, behavioural science, anthropology, sociology and the psychology of eating patterns for almost 40 years. She has deconstructed our complex relationship with food and simplified it into philosophies that END Nutritional Confusion.

      Dr. Turknett is the founder and CEO of the Turknett Center for Neurology & Cognitive Enhancement. He also serves as President of Physicians for Ancestral Health, Head of Cognitive Enhancement for Nourish Balance Thrive, and Chief Medical Officer for HumanOS. Dr. Turknett's new book Keto For Migraine is available on Amazon.

      Dr. Brian Lenzkes is an USC trained IM doctor in San Diego who has been focusing a good part of his practice on Low Carb nutrition. He has been in private practice since 2004 with a focus on Low Carb nutrition since 2017. He was voted one of the “Top Doctors” in San Diego for 11 years.
      He has used his personal struggles with obesity to help patients suffering from metabolic disease.
      After numerous hours of research, conferences and implementation, he is currently down nearly 50 lbs after making some “evidence based” lifestyle changes. Co-Host of the Low Carb MD Podcast.

      Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author & internationally recognized expert on nutrition & natural healing, who specializes in preventing & reversing disease through nutritional methods. He is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. In addition to the Dr. Fuhrman Wellness Center in New Jersey, Dr. Fuhrman also operates his Eat To Live Retreat in San Diego where overweight people from all over the world come to stay for 4-12 weeks to conquer food addiction and recover their health.

      Dr. 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 8 years of clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets. He is Past-President of the Obesity Medicine Association and Fellow of The Obesity Society. He is an editor of the textbook: Obesity: Evaluation & Treatment Essentials, and author of the New York Times Bestseller The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity. He is the founder of Adapt Your Life, an education and product company.

      Dr Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a major interest in preventative medicine and encourages his patients to lose weight before undergoing surgery. He believes it is much better to help people avoid surgery by taking preventative measures, which often involve altering diet. He has been speaking out on the combined role of sugar, fructose, refined carbohydrates and polyunsaturated oils linking together to causing inflammation and modern disease. He has incurred the wrath of regulatory bodies for his stand on public health, but he and his wife, Belinda, remain active defending the benefits of low carb healthy fat living.

      In 1994 Dr. Sher graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. In 1998, he graduated from The Ohio State University Medical School with an M.D. In 2001 he completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Mercy Hospital San Diego, CAN. In 2002 he became the Chief Resident for the Mercy Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is certified in adult cardiovascular diseases, adult echocardiography, functional medicine, personal training, fitness nutrition, behaviour modification, and nuclear cardiology. His area of passion is helping clients eliminate processed carbohydrates to prevent and reverse disease as well as to empower other doctors to integrate nutrition in their practice to improve patient outcomes and enhance the satisfaction of being a healer/doctor.

      Dr. Gioffre is a longevity expert using cutting-edge nutrition to help you uncover the root causes of inflammation in your body. A former sugar addict turned health machine, he knows what it takes to overcome challenges in your health.
      Dr. Gioffre is a chiropractor (20 years), founder of Alkamind, author of GET OFF YOUR ACID, speaker, live blood microscopist, raw food chef, reiki master, ultra-marathoner, and featured in documentaries Live Longer Feel Better, Natural Medicine Secrets, & Vitamin Movie 3.
      Also featured on 'Live with Kelly And Ryan Show,' Vogue, Extra, E News, People Magazine, Page Six, etc.

      Prof. Noakes studied at the University of Cape Town (UCP), obtaining a MBChB degree and an MD and DSc (Med) in Exercise Science. He is now an Emeritus Professor at UCT, following his retirement from the Research Unit of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. In 1995 he was a co-founder of the now prestigious Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA). He has been rated an A1 scientist by the National Research Foundation of SA (NFR) for a third 5-year term. In 2008 he receive the order of Mapungubwe, Silver, from the president of South Africa for his "excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise."

      Ocean Robbins is co-founder & CEO of the 500,000 member Food Revolution Network. He is author of the bestseller, 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World. Ocean founded Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) at age 16, and directed it for the next 20 years. He has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people, organized online seminars and events reaching more than a million, and facilitated leadership development events for leaders from 65 nations. He has served as adjunct professor for Chapman University.

      Dave Feldman is a senior software engineer and business developer. After going on a ketogenic diet in 2015 he saw his cholesterol numbers climb and began ambitious self-experimentation after finding many familiar patterns.
      This new data has led to the development of a "Lipid Energy Model" that could help explain the phenomenon of high cholesterol on a low carb diet and what it means to our understanding metabolism and risk.

      Robby Barbaro, MPH graduated from the University of Florida and is the cofounder of Mastering Diabetes. He worked at Forks Over Knives for six years before turning his attention in 2016 to coaching people with diabetes full time. He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at Whole Foods Global Headquarters, VegFest LA, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and has been featured on Forks Over Knives, Healthline, Medical Medium, Vice, Thrive Magazine, Diet Fiction and the wildly popular podcasts Plant Proof and Nutrition Rounds, and is the author of the upcoming book Mastering Diabetes.

      Jeff Kotterman, founder of the TriSystem Health Network, is the Director of the National Association of Sports Nutrition and the first NASN Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist in San Diego, CA. He specializes in breaking health, performance and fitness plateaus through exercise and nutrition. He graduated from the College of New Jersey in Trenton with a degree in both health and physical education and obtained his professional certifications through several different organizations including AFAA, ACE, the NAFC and the NASN. Jeff currently trains and mentors health and fitness professionals all over the world.

      Dr. Nadia Pateguana is a Naturopathic Doctor, author and head coach with Dr. Jason Fung's Fasting Method. Born in Mozambique and raised in Canada, Dr. Pateguana has an international reputation as an expert in PCOS and is the co-author of the book: "The PCOS Plan: Prevent and Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome through Diet and Fasting" with Dr. Jason Fung. She advocates a whole food low carb diet with fasting to reverse a wide range of metabolic disorders including insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, inflammation, hypertension, pain and infertility. Dr. Pateguana has her own sugar freedom journey to share complete with health conditions that she has long since healed.

      Dr. Georgia Ede is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in nutrition. She speaks internationally on ketogenic and other dietary strategies for psychiatric conditions, the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, and nutrition policy. She has two decades of clinical experience including at Harvard University Health Services, where she was the first psychiatrist to offer nutrition-based approaches as an alternative to conventional care. Dr. Ede writes about food and the brain for Psychology Today, DietDoctor.com, and her website DiagnosisDiet.com. Through her virtual private practice, she advises people about nutrition interventions that can help reduce their need for psychiatric medications.

      Dr. Keesha Ewers is an integrative medicine expert, Doctor of Sexology, Family Practice ARNP, Psychotherapist, herbalist, is board certified in functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, and is the founder and medical director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program.

      Gin Stephens is the author of Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, an Amazon #1 best seller in the weight loss category and the #1 new release Fast. Feast. Repeat., coming to you in the spring of 2020 from St. Martin’s Press. Gin has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. This lifestyle shift allowed her to lose over 80 lbs. and launch her intermittent fasting website, four Facebook support groups, four self-published books, and two top ranked podcasts—Intermittent Fasting Stories and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast.

      Megan Ramos is a Canadian clinical researcher and expert on therapeutic fasting and low carbohydrate diets, having guided more than 10,000 people worldwide. Passionate about overcoming her own health hurdles through diet and lifestyle modifications, she co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management (www.IDM.health) and The Fasting Method.Megan was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at age 12, polycystic ovarian syndrome at age 14, and type 2 diabetes at age 27. She reversed these metabolic conditions and achieve an 86-pound weight loss by incorporating intermittent fasting with a low carb diet, and is now passionate about helping others do the same.

      Craig Emmerich graduated in Electrical Engineering and has always had a systems approach to his work. He is also an international best selling author. He followed his wife Maria into the nutrition field and has since dedicated his time researching and looking at nutrition and biology from a systems perspective. Over the last 10 plus years, he has worked with hundreds of clients alongside Maria to help them heal their bodies and lose weight leveraging their biology and a ketogenic lifestyle to make it easy.

      Wendy Myers is the founder of MyersDetox.com. She is a detox expert, functional diagnostic nutritionist and NES Bioenergetic Practitioner in Los Angeles, CA. She is the #1 bestselling author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue and the host of www.theheavymetalssummit.com. Wendy currently hosts two podcasts, the Myers Detox Podcast about detox and the Supercharged Podcast about NES Health Bioenergetics. Passionate about the importance of detox to live a long disease-free life, she created the revolutionary Myers Detox Protocol and Mitochondria Detox after working with thousands of clients.

      Dr. Cali Estes is known as 'the female Dr. Drew' when it comes to all things addiction, including food and sugar. She is a triple best selling author and founder of The Addictions Coach, where she helps others combat food/sugar and other addictions. She has also founded the largest addiction school in the world and offers a Certified Food Addictions Certification to teach others how to help clients with addictions. She has been featured on CNN, MSN, NBC, KTLA, People Magazine and even Yoga Digest. You can reach her at 1.800.706.0318

      Dr. Keith Runyan is a nephrologist and obesity medicine specialist who also has type 1 diabetes. He has a blog at ketogenicdiabeticathlete.wordpress.com.
      Dr. Runyan’s primary interest is in helping those struggling with diabetes and weight management to improve blood sugars and body composition through his online diabetes coaching service. Those with type 1 diabetes find Dr. Runyan’s approach especially helpful since he, too, has been living with the condition for over 20 years.
      Dr. Runyan is a masters athlete and competes in olympic weightlifting.

      Maria Emmerich is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood, which lead 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.

      I am the proud wife of Dr Gary Fettke, an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Australia, who was reported by a dietitian to the Medical Board for recommending patients reduce sugar and processed carbohydrates to improve their health outcomes. Gary’s 2 1/2 year ‘star chamber’ investigation began in May 2014 and he was finally exonerated in November 2018. From the beginning I was determined to clear Gary's name of any wrong-doing. 6 years of research has led me to understand the influence of Vested Interests and Ideology not only shaping, but protecting and actively defending, dietary and health guidelines.

      Dr. Nasha Winters is a sought-after luminary and a global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research who consults with physicians around the world bridging ancient therapies with advancements in modern medicine in the digital era. A personal journey with cancer and a medical career spanning over 25 years has Dr. Nasha on a mission to educate and empower the nearly 50% of the population expected to have cancer in their lifetime. Prevention is the only cure. She is also the bestselling co-author of “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer”, which has received many accolades.

      Dr. Chris Palmer is a psychiatrist and researcher working at the interface of metabolic and mental disorders. He is the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For over 25 years, he has worked with people who have treatment-resistant mental illnesses using standard treatments, such as medications, psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative treatments. He has been pioneering the use of the medical ketogenic diet in the treatment of psychiatric disorders - conducting research in this area, treating patients, writing and speaking broadly on this topic.

      In 2015, Dorian weighed 210 with nearly all metabolic syndrome markers. Within six months following the ketogenic diet, he lost 47 lbs, eliminating all medications. He wanted to give back.
      Produced by only big pharmaceutical companies, Ketone testing was expensive and inaccessible. After extensive research, Dorian finally succeeded in creating an FDA approved meter and strips that were more accurate and affordable-Keto-Mojo was born. Dorian has attended and spoken at numerous conferences globally. He and his wife Gemma founded The Ketogenic Foundation, a 501(c)(3)non-profit, which fosters Ketogenic Education, Medical Research, and Information Sharing for the benefit of improving the health of humankind.

      Doug Reynolds is the Founder and CEO of LowCarbUSA® providing a platform for internationally renowned scientists and medical practitioners to present the ever-increasing body of evidence on the benefits of reducing carbohydrates. It has now evolved into one of the primary resources for the low carb community.  This includes a library of videos and a database of practitioners who are open to the carb reduction conversation. Also a searchable database for research papers on the topic.  A panel of advisors was established for the creation of a set of 'Clinical Guidelines for Therapeutic Carbohydrate Reduction,' published in May 2019.

      Dr. Ben Bocchicchio has been a leader in the fields of Wellness and Fitness for nearly 50 years. He has created the most successful high intensity exercise protocol in history called SMaRT (Slow MAximal Response Training). He has also prescribed fasting since the mid-1970's. Dr. Ben lectures, coaches and consults to organizations and individuals all over the world. He is being inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in April of 2020.

      Kendyl found her path into coaching through her own struggle with chronic anxiety and depression. She now teaches her clients the tools that helped her heal naturally, combining the science of Functional Medicine with the wisdom of Ayurveda and subconscious rewiring. As a Certified Integrative Medicine Health Coach and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, she feels it is her mission to empower people to heal themselves by getting to the root cause. She works with individuals and groups, as well as couples wanting to balance mind, body, and spirit prior to conception to prevent passing down their imbalances to the next generation.

      My journey started seven years ago when I was 320 pounds, stressed out, and having anxiety over my weight. A friend suggested that I start out by just drinking water (cutting out sugar beverages) and eating smaller amounts and sure enough, I started to lose some weight. I tried other diets for several years without exercise and the process was slow. As time progressed I decided to cut more from my meals like excess carbs and sugars and that helped. I had to learn to listen to my body. I discovered that I couldn’t cut out healthy carbs and had to eat more protein. Once I discovered what my body really needed, my weight loss continued and I was able to maintain the loss of 130 pounds! I’ve started strengthening my body recently and I feel so much better and stronger. I am confident that my last 30 pounds will come off and stay off for life. I know how to eat now and I know how to work in partnership with my body. It is nothing short of amazing.

      My name is Cameron Salois and in July 2018 I decided I wanted to change my life, and I started a weight-loss journey. My lifestyle has completely changed with nutrition and exercise being something that is very important to me.

      Charmaine Platon, RN, is a Sugar Craving Coach, Certified Life & Weight Loss Coach, and a Registered Nurse at UCLA. She is the creator of "Sugar-Free Self-Care," and is an expert at managing food cravings. Charmaine teaches people how to eat consciously and intuitively so they can finally reclaim power over their food and their weight. Years ago, Charmaine was borderline pre-diabetic even though she was in the best physical shape of her life! She is now on a mission to prevent diabetes across the globe and teaches people everywhere how to manage their cravings without guilt, deprivation, or restriction.

      Zippi Livneh, nurse and sugar addiction counselor, battled with her weight and obsessive eating until age 32, and then she learned her problem is an addiction to sugar. For 7 years Zippi has researched and trained with the leading food/sugar addiction specialists in the world, and in 2018 she joined The Food Addiction Institute. Zippi now works as a sugar addiction counselor and has developed the 'GPS System.' This is her passion and she lectures in universities, clinics and to the public on sugar addiction.

      Cathy Swensen is a ‘mostly’ retired registered nurse. She still works part-time looking after diabetic children in grade schools and is a part-time instructor in nursing at the community college level. Cathy lives in beautiful Central Oregon. She enjoys quilting and outdoor activities with her family.

      I'm a regular guy with a regular job.  After a lifetime of being overweight and overeating, I discovered LCHF in 2015 during a weight loss contest at work.  Since then I've lost about 100 pounds and gained health in many ways.  I feel better at age 32 than I felt at age 21.  The weight loss has been achieved with diet only.  I've maintained weight loss with diet and no intentional exercise, though I do walk more in my daily life than before, and I can keep up with friends on an occasional hike.

      I am Teresa and I have had a busy career all my life and found it easier to focus on my work rather than my weight, resulting in my reaching 220 lbs. at my heaviest.
      At that weight, however, the line in the sand was drawn; I decided to do something about it. I applied the discipline of going gluten, sugar, dairy and caffeine-free in 2017, with light exercise at the beginning and increased it over time. Friends and family started to notice and that gave me the confidence to continue. I got to my lowest at 145 lbs.

      Wanauma Graham is a sassy free-spirit, creative entrepreneur, founder of Your Shitastic Life™, proud ex-sugar junkie, and author of “Hey Girlfriend, Ditch Sugar for 365 Days,” book #1 of her Hey Girlfriend series.
      Wanauma is on a mission to help thousands of women around the world conquer their fears, get unstuck, and feel empowered and inspired to create the life they truly want to live—and she says it undoubtedly begins with how you feel. She wants to embolden women to take action; wake up, get up, move on, and move up in life.
      For more on Wanauma, visit YourShitasticLife.com.

      I am a retired teacher and have had type 2 diabetes for 10 years. I have tried just about every diet under the sun to lose weight only to gain it all back plus more. I learned through Florence that as long as I was addicted to sugar, I would always fail when I tried to reintroduce sugar (no matter what kind) back into my food plan. Once I taste sugar, my brain lights up and I crave more and more. I also learned how carbs turn into sugar, so I am now a whole foods woman: no processed foods!

      I am 48 years old and I live in San Diego, California. I'm a husband to my wonderful wife, Liz.  We have 3 children, Erika, Jordan and Amanda.  I am a Pastor at Calvary Chapel Imperial Beach.  The reason I state these things first is because they are a very important part of my life, and I realized that I had many reasons to make sure that I was healthy and capable of being here for them and for my calling at the church.

      Back in July of 2018, I was diagnosed with a high A1C, and my doctor gave me a few months to make some dietary changes and for me to start exercising again.  I realized right away that between soda and fast food, I was literally killing myself.  So I prayed and started my day-by-day journey to being healthier and happier.  That's when I arranged for a support group of family and friends to be my companions along the way to both encourage me and hold me accountable.  I made better food choices, started drinking lots of water, and cut almost all sugar from my daily choices.

      Today I am happy to say that after 18 months, I have successfully lost 52 pounds and dropped my A1C down from 6.4 to 5.2!  I feel better physically, mentally, emotionally and most importantly spiritually.  Now I try to encourage and walk along people who are also looking to make similar changes as I did. I'm so blessed to share this story.

      Christy Carreño is a Nutritionist, Integrated Health Coach and former sugar junkie who helps others struggling with sugar issues and disordered eating. Christy is the founder of Sugar Free Christy, a graduate of San Diego State University and a certified yoga instructor. Her mission is to raise sugar awareness and to coach people to break their sugar addiction and live their healthiest, happiest life.

      Recovering Alcoholic with 28 plus years of active sobriety. At 315 pounds and miserable, I found myself addicted to sugar over 2 years ago. I met Bitten and she helped me to understand my sugar addiction is just like my alcohol and drug addiction. I formed SCAA to help others recover from sugar addiction through working the 12 Steps in the AA Big Book. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop abusing sugar and bad carbs. I am an Ordained Pastor with and outreach church and a 501c3 nonprofit serving the homeless.