5th Annual Kick Sugar Summit 2020

Join us for the 5th Annual Kick Sugar Summit

The Kick Sugar Summit is online and FREE from February 24-March 2, 2020.

The 5th Annual Kick Sugar Summit Is Finally Here!

This 100% free annual event shares the science of sugar, sugar addiction and sugar addiction recovery. If you are looking for your path to freedom from carb cravings, yo-yo dieting, binge eating, food obsession, and health issues that just won’t go away, you have come to the right place.

No amount of healthy whole foods, surgery or supplements can save you from the damage sugar does. No medical intervention, no pharmaceuticals, and no superfoods can undo sugar’s damage either. The solution to the problems caused by sugar is to stop eating it. 

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

Sugar is directly linked to our rising rates of diabetes, obesity, depression and dementia, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Kicking sugar is our most pressing public health priority. It is job #1.


Because the truth is … no amount of healthy whole foods, surgery or supplements can save you from the damage sugar does. No medical intervention, no pharmaceuticals, and no superfoods can undo sugar’s damage either. The solution to the problems caused by sugar is to stop eating it. 

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

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Over 40 scientists, doctors, authors, and coaches come together for one whole week via the Kick Sugar Summit to help the world reduce its runaway consumption of refined carbohydrates. Our united mission is to help you get unhooked from sugar’s addictive grip so you can leverage the healing power of whole foods.

Our Experts

Dr. Vera Tarman

Food Addiction Recovery

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Georgia Ede MD

Sugar and Psychiatric Disorders

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Craig Emmerich

Carnivore Expert 

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Dr. Gary Fettke

When did we become Dependent on Carbs?

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Joel Fuhrman MD

Breaking Addiction to Sugar, Salt and Oil

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Gin Stephens

Intermittent Fasting: Delay, Don’t Deny!

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Dr. Daryl Gioffre


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Dr. Eric Westman

Science and Practice of Keto Diets

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Megan Ramos

Intermittent Fasting

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Ocean Robbins

Your Food Revolution

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Bitten Jonsson

What is Sugar Addiction?

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Sherry Strong

Open Heart Eating

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Keesha Ewers

Healing Autoimmune Disease From The Inside Out

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Jeff Kotterman

Developing your Skills in a Sugar Free Life and Helping Others

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Dr. Nasha Winters

Establishing Metabolic Flexibility:  Many Roads to Rome

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Joan Ifland, PhD, MBA, FACN

Processed Food Addiction Breakthroughs

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Maria Emmerich

Keto Expert


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Robert Cywes MD, PhD

Bariatric Surgeon


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Dr Guillermo Rodriguez Navarrete

Your Last Diet

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Doug Reynolds

Clinical Guidelines for Therapeutic carb Restriction

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Wendy Myers, FDN-P, NC, CHHC

Toxins that Prevent Weight Loss – and How to Detox Them

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Christopher Palmer MD

Mental Disorders, Metabolism, and the Ketogenic Diet

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Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food Hormones and Health

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Susan Peirce Thompson PhD

The Science of Food Addiction

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Brian Lenzkes, MD

Internal Medicine MD

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Chef AJ

Plant-based Culinary Instructor

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Wanauma Graham

7 Years Sugar Free with Wanauma Graham

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Lauren Weiss

The Behavioral Ketogenic Lifestyle

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Dr. Cali Estes

Former sugar junkie Creates Company to Train others to combat Sugar Addiction


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Belinda Fettke

Vested interests and Ideology shaping our Dietary and Health Guidelines


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Robby Barbaro, MPH

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

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Keith Runyan, MD

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

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Our Bonus Interviews

Sugar and Weight Loss Success Stories

Cam Salois

Cam Gets Fit

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Zippi Livneh

Sugar addiction is real

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Christy Carreño

Real Food, Real Happy

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Rachel Tucci

Weight loss Success Story

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Charmaine Platon

Why Self-Care Is Sugar-Free, and How to Find Comfort in Other Ways Besides Food

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Kendyl Morris

From Anxiety to Awakening

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Dan Dyer

Weight loss with out hunger

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Register for the Summit today – it’s free!

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In this time of diet wars, it can be downright confusing to listen experts talk about the best way to eat, lose weight, heal your body, reverse diabetes and so on. Fortunately, there is a common thread. All our Vegan, Paleo and Keto experts agree: eliminating processed and refined carbohydrates from our diet is job #1.

It is not just what we are eating that moves the needle and creates the miracle, it is what we are not eating. Kale is awesome and blueberries too. But they cannot compensate for or undo the damage sugar does.

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


Not only will our experts share the information and the inspiration you need to kick sugar, but when you register for this event you will get connected to an amazing community. On our Kick Sugar Facebook page you will find fellow sugar freedom seekers from all over the world sharing their favorite speakers, insights and ah ha moments. It is so much fun! You will also get to connect with Florence and Aimee, and ask questions during the summit and beyond.


If you add up the cost of what you spend on fast food, junk food, sweetened beverages, and medications to deal with the health consequences of eating refined carbohydrates how much would that be on an annual basis? $5,000K? $10,000? How much money are you not making because you are too tired, depressed, overweight, insecure, or stuck in negative thinking to share your genius and shine your light? Don’t let processed foods bleed you of money and steal your self respect.

“The most expense 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 or office.



The Kick Sugar Summit is for you if:

  • You think you might be addicted to sugar
  • You have a bad sugar habit
  • You binge eat
  • You crave sugar and processed junk foods
  • You eat junk food despite your best intentions
  • You want to lose weight
  • You want to reverse or heal a health condition
  • You want to learn how to kick sugar
  • You want to learn from the best all in one place

Your Hosts

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

Florence is a 100% recovered 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 reduce or eliminate their runaway consumption of refined carbohydrates and to reduce the rise of 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

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 specializing in sugar addiction recovery. Aimee served as Head Coach for 30 Days Sugar Free from 2018 to 2019 and is now part of the KSS team. 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 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 be able to download the audios so you can listen on your phone instead of logging onto a site to access your interviews?

 Good News you have options!

Choose Your KSS Digital Package Below…

Kick Sugar Summit Digital Package #1

Quit Sugar Summit Digital Package

  • Over 40 inspiring interviews with world experts in the field of sugar and sugar addiction recovery ($97 value)
  • ​24/7 Lifetime Access – watch them anytime, as often as you like 
  • ​EFT Script and guided audio for Sugar Addiction Recovery by Florence Christophers ($47 value)
  • ​Florence’s Break Up with Sugar Letter and Guided Exercise ($37 value)
  • Aimee Anderson’s Top 5 Favorite Sugar Free Dessert Recipes ($17 value) 
  • ​Access to 30+ Sugar and Weight Loss Success Stories from real people who have lost over a 100 pounds and kept it off, reversed diabetes, arthritis, ditched depression and so much more because they kicked sugar 
  • ​90 Minute Masterclass on “The Three Biggest Mistakes Most People Make When Trying to Kick Sugar” by Florence Christophers ($197 value) 
  • Aimee’s 21 Day Sugar Detox Guide with recipes
  • ​The War of the Hunger Hormones” video with downloadable cheat-sheet, by Dr. Vera Tarman ($11 value)
  • A chance to win 3 months of free sugar or health coaching with Florence and Aimee – one person will be drawn from all those who purchase our digital copies ($997.00 value)

Kick Sugar Summit Digital Package #2:

Quit Sugar Summit Coaching Digital Package

  • ​Over 40 inspiring interviews with world experts in the field of sugar and sugar addiction recovery ($97 value)
  • ​24/7 Lifetime Access – watch them anytime, as often as you like
  • ​DOWNLOADABLE Audio Files for all KSS 2020 interviews so you can listen off line ($97 value) 
  • ​Full Access to 2017-2019 KSS Interviews with world experts (50+ in total) ($97 value) 
  • ​EFT Script for Sugar Addiction Recovery by Florence Christophers ($47 value)
  • ​Florence’s Break Up with Sugar Letter and Guided Exercise ($37 value) 
  • Aimee Anderson’s Top 5 Favorite Sugar Free Dessert Recipes ($17 value) 
  • Access to 30+ Sugar and Weight Loss Success Stories from real people who have lost over a 100 pounds and kept it off, reversed diabetes, arthritis, ditched depression and so much more because they kicked sugar
  • ​90 Minute Masterclass on “The Three Biggest Mistakes Most People Make When Trying to Kick Sugar” by Florence Christophers ($197 value)
  • Aimee’s 21 Day Sugar Detox Guide with recipes
  • The War of the Hunger Hormones” video with downloadable cheat-sheet, by Dr. Vera Tarman ($11 value)
  • ​​A chance to win 3 months of free sugar or health coaching with Florence and Aimee – one person will be drawn from all those who purchase our digital copies ($997.00 value)
  • A chance to win 2 Free Tickets to a Low Carb USA Live Event in the US in 2020. ($997)

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!

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Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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.

Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that paved the way for viewing type 2 diabetes as a potentially reversible condition for many patients. He has authored more than 90 scientific publications and 20 books.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.