Our Speakers

2022 Low Carb Cruise Speakers

Dr. Ken D. Berry, MD – Host

Neisha Salas-Berry, RN – Host

Peter & Sandra Braund

Mitzi Champion, NTP

Dr. Robert Cywes, MD, PHD

Ask Nurse Cindy – Cindy Davis Mikolajczyk

Melanie Hinde

Michelle Hurn, RD LD

Autumn Jones

Christine Moore, FNTP

Debbie Potts, FNTP, FDN-P

Jessyca McDaniel Reynolds

Joseph & Rachel Stauffer

Dr. Eric Westman, MD

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Dr. Ken D. Berry, MD – Host

Dr. Ken Berry is a practicing board certified physician, an amazon Best Selling author, and a passionate advocate of health on his YouTube channel where he has over 300,000 subscribers. Dr. Berry is known for his direct, no nonsense approach to health and wellness. After signing with Victory Belt Publishing House this year, Dr. Berry is set to release a second edition of his best selling book Lies My Doctor Told Me in 2019. He is also in the process of writing his second book called Common Sense Keto for Type II Diabetes. He looks forward to working with the real people of the world in continuing his mission to bring an end to the obesity and Type II diabetes epidemics, along with bringing awareness to such issues as thyroid health and hormone optimization.

Neisha Salas-Berry, RN – Host

Neisha Salas-Berry has been a nurse for over 10 years, and has been in healthcare since she was 18 years old. She has always had a strong desire to be in a field where she could help as many people as possible so nursing was her career choice from an early age. She has specialized in geriatrics as well as labor and delivery and now works full time with her husband Dr. Ken Berry to bring information to the masses on how to optimize health through nutrition. She has suffered personally with Hashimoto’s Disease as well as infertility. She shares her journey and keto recipes on her blog neishalovesit.blog as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Peter & Sandra Braund


When we started our ketogenic journey in early 2018, it spawned a ride we never anticipated. Health issues dissipated, moods regulated and our 50 yr old bodies started aging backwards. But why? How could something so simple like dietary changes not be promoted or prescribed? We felt betrayed by those we entrusted with our health and closed the doors of conventional nutritional wisdom forever. The ketogenic lifestyle can be overwhelming at first with misinformation and words like “unsustainable” or “unbalanced”. But that’s why we’re here and part of a larger community on a mission to help provide support, dispel myths and share the knowledge we’ve accumulated along the way. We are rebels in the arena of conventional nutritional wisdom. We are, the Keto Outlaws.

Mitzi Champion – NTP

Mitzi has been following the low carb/keto lifestyle more than four years. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and experienced health and wellness coach. After achieving such amazing results following a ketogenic lifestyle, her passion for spreading the word and specializing in Ketogenic coaching was born. She’s been a Ketovangelist Lifestyle Coach since November 2017.  Her passion is teaching and coaching, utilizing holistic nutritional principals to help her clients achieve optimal health. She has successfully coached individuals who, under the supervision of their medical treatment providers, have reversed type 2 diabetes, eliminated multiple prescription medications, lost weight, and improved their auto-immune conditions.  Mitzi has reversed her fatty liver, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, sleep apnea, acid reflux, joint pain, planter’s fasciitis, brain fog, acne, and dry eye syndrome. She is currently off all medications.

You can follow her On Facebook at @KetoChampion and @mitzichampion on Instagram. You can find out more about her coaching at https://ketovangelistcoaching.com/mitzi-champion/ Mitzi’s success story was featured on the Diet Doctor https://www.dietdoctor.com/my-success-story-with-mitzi-champion


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.


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.


Melanie Hinde


“I Am A Professional Dieter” Melanie Hinde is a 50 year Florida resident. She lives with her husband in the beautiful Citrus County area. They have 3 grown children. Melanie served as a light wheel vehicle and generator mechanic in the Army National Guard 1990 -1994. She retired this year from her job as an energy efficiency, HVAC and solar specialist faor an electric utility of 25 years.

Three years ago at age 48 Melanie found herself at her largest weight ever 247 pounds. She was tired of starving, tired of being tired, and tired of yet another diagnosis, another prescription at each annual visit. In April of 2018 Melanie released a tear wrenching video titled ‘ I’ve lost my ninja.’ She was devastated, she felt like she had nothing to lose. She defied her doctors by following keto. Now, 3 years later, she wants to share her story of how she saved her own life and changed her doctor’s mind about low carb and keto lifestyles.


Michelle Hurn, RD LD


Michelle Hurn is a registered and licensed dietitian with eleven years of experience as a clinical acute care dietitian, lead dietitian in psychiatric care and outpatient dietitian.
Michelle is an avid endurance athlete. She has qualified for the Boston Marathon 12 times and she won her first ultra-marathon covering 44.63 miles in 6 hours.

Michelle is the author of the book “The Dietitian’s Dilemma” available on amazon detailing how the current nutrition guidelines came into existence and advocating a low carbohydrate, animal-based way of eating as an option for individuals struggling with diabetes, mental disorders, eating disorders, sarcopenia and heart disease.

Autumn Jones

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

Christine Moore, FNTP

Christine Moore, FNTP received her certification in 2017 through the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.  She specializes in real food-based low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic nutrition. She helps clients globally via Skype, phone, or in person through her Rebooting Your Nutrition (http://www.rebootingyournutrition.com) business and is passionate about customizing the diet to the individual.  She works diligently to get to the underlying issues in your digestion, gut health, blood sugar and insulin levels to optimize your health nutritionally in the most natural way possible. She is the author of Real Food Keto which combines information about the ketogenic diet, principles of nutritional therapy she learned while obtaining her certification, and recipes by Maria Emmerich (2 of which are Christine’s recipes).  She has given several talks on varying subjects concerning nutritional therapy and has been a past speaker on the Low Carb Keto Cruise.  Christine resides in Black Mountain, North Carolina with her cat, and 4 backyard chickens.

Debbie Potts


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

Jessyca McDaniel Reynolds


Jessyca is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Life Coach who has over 10,000 hours of coaching experience in last five years. Her own journey with overcoming food addiction, mental illness, and a lifelong eating disorder enables her to truly connect with others who struggle with similar issues and help them heal.

Her personal transformation led her to dive deep into studying nutrition and wellness, so she could help others. She has received several diplomas and certifications including Holistic Nutrition, LCHF Nutrition, Nutrition and The Immune System, Life Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders, Addiction Therapy, CBT for Depression, Anxiety, and Phobias. She is passionate about helping others achieve freedom in every area, so they can experience life fully as the best version of themselves.

She is currently working on a book about her life and healing. “Silencing ED: Overcoming The Voice of Sabotage to Break Free from Disordered Eating Forever.”

Joseph & Rachel Stauffer


Joe and Rachel are happily married with 3 wonderful boys: John Paul, Anthony and Caleb.  After years of trying every type of weight loss plan you can think of, from severe calorie restriction to CrossFit, we decided to try the ketogenic lifestyle.   Thankful for the opportunity to look forward to a happy and healthy future with their three adult sons, Joe and Rachel are excited to share their keto journey and hopefully encourage other families to change their diet and change their lives.

After discovering the keto diet in 2017 and experiencing life-changing health results, we made it our mission to share our testimony with as many people as possible. It is our great hope to encourage others who, like us, have experienced both lifelong weight struggles and discouraging medical concerns. Learning first-hand that diagnoses like morbid obesity, diabetes, arthritis, digestive issues and chronic pain don’t have to be a life sentence is a game changer for our family. And, we want you and your family to experience improved health, as well.

Dr. Eric Westman, MD


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.