Our Speakers

2019 Low Carb Keto Cruise Speakers - 2020 to be announced soon

Amy Berger, MS, CNS

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, is a U.S. Air Force veteran and Certified Nutrition Specialist who specializes in using low-carbohydrate and ketogenic nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting and staying well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!” She blogs at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Dr. Ken Berry

Ken D. Berry, MD – Board Certified Fellow in Family Medicine, author of LIES MY DOCTOR TOLD ME. Has practiced full-spectrum family medicine for over a decade in rural Tennessee.  During that time, having seen over 20,000 patients, Dr, Berry has focused more and more on chronic diseases caused by the wrong-headed nutrition advice given to patients by doctors and nutritionists.  Dr. Berry loves to teach and answer questions.  He is married, his beautiful wife Neisha is with us on the cruise, they have 4 smart, beautiful children.  He is a reader and a writer.  You can join him on Facebook and Instagram  @kendberry,md, and on YouTube @kendberrymd.  You can sign up for his mailing list and get a free chapter of his latest book

Lauren Berryhill

Lauren Berryhill is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. She specializes in the Ketogenic Diet and offers Nutrition & Macro Coaching geared towards a Ketogenic way of eating. She also offers custom Online Fitness Training.  Lauren followed a Keto lifestyle for about a year and a half and managed to lose a total of 103 pounds since giving birth to her son in September 2015. Prior to gaining 50 pounds during her difficult and challenging pregnancy, she was about 45-50 pounds overweight already. Her pregnancy played a big role in her story as it was at the point in her life where she felt she lost all control and her binge eating disorder really became prominent. Check out her complete story at http://www.ketocoachlauren.com/about-me.html

Mitzi Champion

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

Robyn Davis 

“Hi!  I’m Robyn with Keto for Life.  After decades of damaging my body with eating disorder, I found Keto.  Keto not only allowed me to drop the weight for good but got me from twenty four prescription medications for autoimmune diseases to ZERO with no flare ups in over three years!  I am a certified Ketogenic Coach and my goal is to teach others how to be happy and healthy through proper nutrition.”

Jacqueline A. Eberstein, R.N.

Jacqueline A. Eberstein, R.N. is a registered nurse who has more than 40 years of experience both personally and clinically using a low carbohydrate approach. She has managed her own health to avoid type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity: both conditions that run in her family.

For almost 30 years she worked closely with Dr. Robert Atkins. At the time of Dr. Atkins’ death in 2003, she was the Director of Medical Education at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. Her experiences were wide ranging including the education of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nutritionists on the principles and protocols of the Atkins Lifestyle and Complementary Medicine.

She has written numerous articles, lectured internationally and co-authored the New York Times best-seller Atkins Diabetes Revolution.

James Ehau

James is a former elite rugby player and personal trainer turned entrepreneur, specializing in ‘better-for-you’ food and beverage businesses (Ketologie and Ti Tonics).  With a background in both graphic design and fitness/nutrition, James creates health-conscious brands that align with his mission to positively impact the lives of many. James’s interest in health and nutrition is deeply personal, having lost his father at a very young age to a heart attack complicated by Type 2 diabetes, conditions which are sadly all too common in native populations (James is Ngati Porou, a Maori tribe from East Coast New Zealand).  James is passionate about transforming the food and beverage landscape to prevent other families from having to suffer such tragic loss.

Maria Emmerich

Maria  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.

She spends the majority of her time with clients around the World via Skype with amazing results. She specializes in helping autoimmune disorders, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), heart disease, cholesterol issues, alopecia, hashimoto’s, cancer, epilepsy, seizures, depression and anxiety. You would be amazed at the amount of people get off medication with her guidance.

She is also an International Best Selling author of several books including “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking” and “The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse”. She also authored 8 other books including several cookbooks and 3 nutritional guide books including the best-selling book “Keto.”.

She also runs a support site for getting all your questions answered here:  keto-adapted.com

Nissa Graun

Nissa Graun struggled with yo-yoing weight and poor health for more than 20 years. After reaching her highest weight of 245 pounds, she found new information that helped her improve many lifelong health ailments, while also losing more than 110 pounds. She began sharing this life transforming information on her website eatingfatisthenewskinny.com via blogs, videos and recipes. Nissa was featured in People Magazine’s 100 pounds down issue in June 2016. Since then she released two books, My Big Fat Life Transformation and The Lazy Keto Gourmet, which help others use the same techniques she used with her low-carb, high-fat transformation. She also helps others reach their goals through coaching, keto challenges and online keto courses.

T.C. Hale

Like most natural health experts, T.C. Hale (aka Tony Hale) began his career in stand-up comedy. Touring professionally as a comic for nearly a decade, he never envisioned that he would one day teach the world how to sleep, poop, and even lose weight. On Valentine’s Day, 2004, Tony lost his voice and it didn’t come back. After twenty-three doctors couldn’t figure out the problem, Tony decided it was time to dig for his own answers. Eight years later, not only did Tony figure out his own issues, he also happened upon hidden information about how to improve countless other health problems. Beyond working with many celebrity clients, Tony is on the executive board of The Coalition For Health Education, a nonprofit association that helps professionals and their clients learn about health through nutrition. Additionally, T.C. teaches monthly webinars about nutrition to doctors, nutritionists and other health care professionals from more than thirty-five countries. You can also find T.C. producing documentaries like the upcoming, Why Am I So Fat?, a film that teaches the truth about weight loss while showcasing T.C.’s client, Gabe Evans, who lost 200 pounds in 9 ½ months by treating T.C.’s word as gospel.  T.C. is also the author of Kick Your Fat in the Nuts, Constipation: Kick it Naturally, Health Pro Results, and other books. You can also hear T.C. on his podcast, Kick It Naturally.

Stephanie Holbrook

Stephanie Holbrook is a CHEK Exercise Coach, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, USA Cycling and USA Triathlon Coach.  Stephanie took up endurance sports because she wanted to get into shape. She thought, surely, all that training would help her get fit and thin. She at the high carbohydrate, low fat diet recommended to endurance athletes. Instead of getting thinner, she got fatter, sicker, and broken.  She knew she had to make a change. She found out about low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets. She made the change and finally got leaner, faster, stronger and healthy.  She is the owner of Endurance. She has a passion for helping fellow athletes, like her, to use the power of ketogenic diets to look, feel, and perform at their best.

Kim Howerton

Kim Howerton struggled with food and her weight since she was 8 years old.  Raised in the low fat diet culture of the 1980’s and 90’s, a time when we were constantly told, “Eat less and exercise more!” was the solution to all our woes. (Yeah, ok we are still told that). Her guilt and shame about her inability to follow this “simple” advice was ever present. A member of Weight Watchers from the time she was 13, she dieted. She worked out. She was miserable, hungry and tired. And, she was overweight. College brought some short term success, but she gained the weight back plus some, which ushered her into the over 200 lbs club… where she remained a member for the next 2 decades.  And then she found Keto. Go here to read her story:  https://www.theketonist.com/about

Dr. Tracey King

Dr. Tracey King is a co-founder/owner of two nutrition start-ups (Ketologie and Ti Tonics) that share one mission – to transform “Big Food”.  Prior to entering the entrepreneurial world, Tracey worked as an academic psychologist, and keeps current with her field as an active member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (Obesity and Eating Disorders special interest group).  Dr. King obtained her PhD from the University of Southampton in England, after completing a Masters in Research from the University of Kent. Special note:  Dr. King is a former scholarship Division 1 tennis player who’s win-loss record playing No.1 singles for the University of Nevada remains unbeaten to this day.  A four-time NCAA Conference champion and double Hall of Famer, she is now an active “tennis mom”, with both children being keen competitive players.

Crystal Love

For years Crystal has yearned to do something with her life that she truly loved. And she finally found it!! She loves training, motivating and helping people be the best they can be. Crystal is currently and has been a Keto coach for over a year now. It is a pure passion of hers to spread the word and help as many people as she can. She has been using the ketogenic diet for over two years and will never look back. It has helped her digestive issues, mental health and physical health. She is a lover of weightlifting. The love of her life is Keto Savage (Robert Sikes) and together they make an awesome team using their passions to better this world.

Cynthia Miller

Cindy has been a registered nurse for over 40 years.  Until discovering the low carb lifestyle in 2016, she also had lived her entire life obese.  She found freedom from food addiction, renewed health, and has lost 75 pounds of fat.  Her family members have all jumped on board and are down a total of over 900 pounds (and counting).  Her passion for education and sharing her journey so that others might be set free is chronicled on Facebook and YouTube as “Ask Nurse Cindy”.

Christine Moore

Christine Moore, NTP is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in real food-based low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic nutrition. She helps clients globally via Skype and phone through her Rebooting Your Nutrition (http://www.rebootingyournutrition.com) business and is passionate about customizing the diet to the individual. Christine cohosts a podcast called The Nutritional Pearls Podcast (www.nutritionalpearlspodcast.com) airing on Mondays with her husband and international bestselling keto author, podcaster, and speaker Jimmy Moore. 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. Christine resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina with her husband, four cats, and 26 backyard chickens.

Jimmy Moore

Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss enabled him to come off of prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the über-popular blog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and the host of the longest-running and one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. Jimmy also hosts two other active podcasts Keto Talk With Jimmy Moore & The Doc and Fasting Talk with Jimmy Moore and Friends along with the retired podcast Ask The Low-Carb Experts and the departed Low-Carb Conversations. He has interviewed over 1300 of the world’s top health experts and has dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible about living healthy so they can make the right decisions for their health. Jimmy is an engaging speaker who has been invited to speak all around the world, including the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and across the United States. He is the international bestselling author of The Complete Guide To Fasting,The Ketogenic Cookbook, Keto Clarity, and Cholesterol Clarity as well as the upcoming release of The Keto Cure, Keto Freedom, and Weight Loss White Lies. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at www.livinlavidalowcarb.com

Dr. Jeff McDaniel

Dr. Jeff McDaniel specializes in obesity medicine. He provides comprehensive assessment and treatment of patients with lifestyle changes, medication and coordination of care with other providers. He offers in- office basal metabolic rate measurement as well as a body composition scale. These tools assist in maximizing fat loss while minimizing muscle loss and determining how to readjust treatment if a patient reaches a weight loss plateau. In his spare time, Dr. McDaniel enjoys spending time with family, remodeling, motorcycling and boating.

Debbie Potts

Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years. Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men’s Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons – five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. Debbie has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Bellevue Washington since 2010 to offer an “all in one” fitness studio – including The WHOLESTIC Method coaching programs and individualized Nutritional Therapy services to transform the WHOLE person from the inside out.

Debbie has played various roles in the fitness industry for the past 25 years in Bellevue, WA including fitness management, top personal trainer, group and small group personal training, cycling instructor, yoga, Pilates Mat, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Natural Running coach, USAT coach, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Superhuman Coach, KION Coach and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She has implemented Heart Zone Training and New Leaf Metabolic Efficiency testing into her coaching services over the years. Debbie is a speaker, blogger, podcast host (The WHOLE Athlete) and an author of “LIFE IS NOT A RACE” and “The WHOLESTIC Method Manual & Workbook”. Her passion is to help others reduce chronic stress and improve performance with The WHOLESTIC Method elements while teaching clients how to burn fat, optimize health and improve their overall performance in life and sports. Clients get results in less time with her time efficient total body workouts, nutritional and life coaching.

Jessyca Reynolds

Jessyca is a ketogenic lifestyle coach, who is certified in holistic nutrition and cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders. She struggled with bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive eating for 31 years before discovering keto. She has now been in recovery for over three years, and spends most of her time pursuing her passion to spread the word that there is hope, healing, and recovery from eating disorders by just eating real food. She also lost 135 lbs, got off of meds for depression, anxiety, bladder disease, and migraine by eating a well formulated ketogenic diet. Jessyca’s story has been featured in “First for Women” magazine, and she has written articles for Ketovangelist.com and ketogenic.com. You can follow her on FB or Instagram @CoachJessyca and learn more about her coaching at https://ketovangelistcoaching.com/jessyca-reynolds/

Mary Roberts

Mary Roberts is a Ketovangelist Lifestyle Coach. She is passionate about helping people navigate a ketogenic way of eating and overcoming their dysfunctional relationship with food. Keto literally saved her life and she wants other people to know they don’t have to suffer. Mary has been following a ketogenic diet/lifestyle for five years. She’s lost 106 pounds, reversed her type two diabetes, healed her high blood pressure, no longer has asthma/allergies, no longer snores or has sleep apnea, keto healed almost all of her psoriasis and she’s only been sick with a cold one time in the five years she’s been following a ketogenic diet. In addition to overcoming all of her health issues, she has overcome a lifetime of binge eating, sugar/food addiction and obesity. You can follow her journey on Instagram and Facebook @ketomary71 She can also be found at www.ketovangelistcoaching.com/mary-roberts

Neisha Salas-Berry

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.

Robert Sikes

From a measly 115 pounds to a miserable 230 pounds to a ketogenic professional bodybuilder, Robert has blazed his own trail.

Robert was not dealt a good hand with regards to becoming an elite bodybuilder.  He was skinny as a rail and had no gym experience whatsoever. His first bench was an ice chest and his first weight set was pieces of loose steel his father had laying around the shop.  He didn’t have a clue about nutrition or training but he was hungry to learn.

He started following conventional wisdom in the bodybuilding community that suggested he eat TONS of calories (mostly from crap carbs) to gain muscle.  So…he did. He ate 6,000 calories a day and went from skinny to fat with the hopes of someday competing.

He continued to follow conventional wisdom when he prepped for his first bodybuilding competition, this was, a disaster.  He won the show but at quite a cost. He lost 70 pounds in three months, nearly starved himself to death, lost a ton of hard earned muscle, and developed extreme eating disorders.

There had to be a better way….Then, Robert discovered the keto diet.  For the past 4 years he has maintained a strict ketogenic lifestyle year round.  He stays keto-adapted during his offseason, throughout his contest prep, for peak week, and post show.  He has since won his pro-card, all while following the ketogenic diet. This new way of life has allowed him to 10X his performance physically AND mentally!

Robert created the brand “Keto Savage” to share the wisdom of the ketogenic diet.  It embodies the legacy he is trying to leave: “Believe in yourself, dig deep in your passion, and put in the work.  You can become extraordinary”

Gillian Szollos

Gillian is a Heath Policy and promotion consultant with an expertise in theraputic ketogenic diets and has been using this way of eating to control her epilepsy for over four years. Her knowledge and passion have helped many others optimize their ketogenic diets to achieve their individual goals. She strives to build community and share successes with her website ketoalldayeveryday.com while drawing attention to the therapeutic possibilities a ketogenic diet has to change lives and in many cases save them.She is a consummate bio hacker and has had great successes with keto for lipideama, fibromyalgia and arthritis as well as weight loss.

Jessica Tye

Jessica Tye is a holistic nutritional coach who is currently finishing up her schooling to become a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She specializes in helping people achieve positive results in their health and wellness through educating them about nutrition and optimal lifestyle changes.  Jessica is from Cincinnati, Ohio and has been happily married to her husband Derek for almost 21 years and they have 5 children ranging in age from 6 -16 years old.  Her passion for health and living the best life possible has led her to the area of nutritional coaching and researching.  Jessica has built a strong and thriving nutritional coaching business where she works with people from all over the United States and partners with area health care professionals in order to be able to help as many people as possible on this journey to health and wellness. In addition, Jessica hosts a popular health and wellness podcast called “Keto Lifestyle” and loves using that platform as a way to reach out to people all over the world.  More information can be accessed about Jessica and current projects she is involved in by visiting her website at www.JessicaTye.com

Danny Vega

A native of Miami, Florida, Danny received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University in 2004, where he played football and was a three-time Dean’s List recipient. Danny earned his Master’s of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men’s basketball team along with the tennis and golf programs. He then went on to become the Strength & Conditioning coordinator for VCU basketball, helping the Rams to the 2007 conference champions and making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. As a raw powerlifter, he had meet bests of 640 squat in wraps (610 raw), 400 bench, and 700 deadlift. He has competed in indoor rowing, where he has personal bests of 1:19.9 in the 500 meter, 14.5 in the 100 meter, and 389 meters in the minute for distance. Danny’s newest adventure is in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Dr. Eric Westman

Dr Eric Westman, is the Co Founder of Adapt Your Life and Chief Medical Officer and Co Founder of Heal Clinics. He is also the associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Health System and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medical Clinic. He is the Past President of the Obesity Medicine Association and a Fellow of the Obesity Society. In 2010, He was named the Obesity Medicine Association’s “Bariatrician of the Year” for his work in advancing the field of obesity medicine as well as the Society. Eric is also a recipient of the Society’s Steelman-Seim Educator Award for advancing the cause of health care through education and teaching. He Graduated from Stanford University (A.B.), University of Wisconsin (M.D.), University of Kentucky, and Duke University (M.H.S.), am board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, and have a Master’s Degree in clinical research, with over 90 peer-reviewed publications to my name. He has combined these 15 years of clinical research and care to deliver an extremely high success rate for his patients through theoretical and practical experience, he has dedicated his life to helping patients with various medical conditions such as Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Pre Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Hypertension, and many others through diet and lifestyle choices.  He believes that using standard medical protocols often treat the symptom and not the cause.

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