ADAPT MINNESOTA - Low Carb Keto Living in the 21st Century

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White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus Auditorium

3551 McKnight Road North

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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On July 20th, the ADAPT Team & Dr Eric Westman are partnering with leading local doctors, Dr Sean O'Mara, Dr Tim Noonan, Dr Paul Ratte, Dr Steven Hiebert, Maria Emmerich & Katie Newman to host an Educational One Day Event based on the most up to date Science on the therapeutic health benefits of a Low-Carb Keto lifestyle.

Our experts will share their extensive knowledge and years of experience with you on how to heal your body through a healthy eating lifestyle. Learn how many chronic diseases are preventable, and in many cases, even reversable, through Nutrition. Eating the proper nutrition is often more effective & more powerful than most medications, (which simply treat the symptom and not the cause). Listen to amazing success stories from people who've had life changing results of their own. Learn how they were finally able to take control of their lives to regain their health, and how their obsessive food/sugar cravings became virtually nonxistent by adopting a low carb lifestyle.

Come meet the speakers in person, meet like minded people in your area, get inspired and be a part of this amazing and growing community. Multiple book signings taking place.


  • Carbohydrate and fat metabolism, insulin resistance, inflammation and chronic metabolic disease and how these can be reversed.
  • The relationship between unhealthy, refined and processed foods and how it relates to chronic illness
  • How to become a FAT burning machine!
  • How to control your sugar cravings by eating the right foods.
  • How a Keto or Low Carb lifestyle is easy to sustain for a lifetime.
  • Other benefits of living a low carb lifestyle (based on the science) and what that means.
  • How diet and lifestyle impact cancer incidence and recurrence rates
  • Success stories share their inspirational stories with you


    Dr. Eric Westman is a practicing obesity clinician, a #1 New York Times best-selling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field.

    • Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Health System
    • Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medical Clinic.
    • Clinical research - (over 90 peer-reviewed papers).
    • Fellow of the Obesity Society.
    • Recipient of the Society’s Steelman-Seim Educator Award for advancing the cause of health care through education and teaching.
    • Founder of 'Adapt Your Life'

    Dr Westman has dedicated his life to helping patients with various medical conditions such as Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Hypertension, and many others through diet and lifestyle choices.

    Dr. Sean O’Mara M.D., J.D. grew up in Fairfax County, VA. Early on in his career he gained extensive law enforcement experience in police work, including working undercover in both narcotics and organized crime units. He graduated Summa Cum Laude 1985 from Penn State University and in 1989 graduated from Villanova University School of Law. Dr. O’Mara was awarded a medical scholarship from the US Army in 1992 and graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1997. He trained as an Emergency Medicine physician during his time in the US Army Medical Corps. While on Active Duty as an Army physician he was selected to provide medical support to President Clinton, Vice President Cheney, three Secretaries of State, senior government officials and high-level foreign dignitaries in the international diplomatic community. In 2004, he was recognized as the outstanding physician of the year among all medical specialties throughout the entire U.S. Army and was the first Emergency Medicine Physician to have received this award.

    In 2006 Dr. O’Mara founded Guardian 24/7, an innovative medical service providing the worlds most elite concierge medical care and service to ultra-high net worth individuals and royalty. While with Guardian he designed and developed clandestine satellite controlled medical unmarked private ambulances, ultra-luxury motor coaches integrated with advanced medical capability, and subterranean mini hospitals with the most advanced surgical suites. It was during his six years in Guardian developing this reactive advanced medical capability that Dr. OMara began to realize the tremendous advantages to preventive medicine not understood by the vast majority of people including his uber-wealthy clients. Dr. OMara began to research, explore and innovate techniques for both preventing and reversing disease. Dr. OMara enjoys speaking with audiences about the dramatic changes within the healthcare system. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Minnesota Army National Guard.

    Dr Paul Ratte N.D. is a naturopathic doctor and an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Northwestern Health Sciences University. With one foot in the clinic and one foot in the research, he offers his patients and students a balance between the art and science of nutrition. With much humility and curiosity, he takes a detective approach in the clinic with often complex patients. Functional medicine is the playing field where he integrates the patient's experience with objective data to find an approach that validates and empowers them to redirect their story towards health.

    Dr Tim Noonan, M.D. is a family medicine physician practicing at Allina Medical Clinic in Woodbury, MN. He has professional interests in lifestyle medicine, hypertension, preventive health, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and lipids/cholesterol, and has been recommending low carb diets to his patients since 2013. Dr. Noonan graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 2008 and completed his residency in Family Medicine in Des Moines in 2011. He then practiced in the Des Moines area for 3 years prior to moving to the Twin Cities. Low carb diets have revolutionized his practice as it relates to both his professional satisfaction and more importantly his ability to help patients achieve better health with less medications.

    Katie Newman is a highly passionate Nutritional Therapy Practitioner that focuses on teaching her clients the foundations of health, eating whole nutrient dense foods and kicking their sugar addictions for good! While suffering from a handful of autoimmune disorders herself, Katie's aggressive research lead her to a ketogenic diet, where she has been on the road to recovery ever since. She adapted that knowledge to coach her husband as he manages a nutrition protocol aimed at complimenting his cancer treatment. She continues to educate and teach others the diet and lifestyle routines that promote the life changing benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. Katie has 20 years' experience in the health & wellness space as a Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & holistic health coach.

    Guest Speaker 1 - 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 a passionate nutrition expert. 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 and also specializes in helping autoimmune disorders, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), heart disease, cholesterol issues alopecia, hashimoto's, cancer, epilepsy, seizures, depression and anxiety. Maria is an International Best Selling author of several books including "Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking" and "The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse". She has also authored 8 books including several cookbooks and 3 nutritional guide books including the best-selling book "Keto", all of which will be available to purchase at the event.

    Guest Speaker 2 - Dr. Steven Hiebert is a gifted healer, doctor of chiropractic, spiritual advisor, teacher, and author who lives and works in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He grew up in a family of healers; knowing early in life that he, too, was called. Going well beyond traditional chiropractic, he has explored applied and clinical kinesiology, nutrition, and a variety of emotional and spiritual approaches to supporting health and wellbeing. His award-winning book, “Be Your Self and Be Well” is a distillation of his many years of helping people heal. This book will be available to purchase at the event.


    MULTIPLE COOKBOOKS. Please note that although Maria's books will be available to purchase during event registration, her actual book signing/meet & greet will only take place during the hours of 12:00-01:30. Here are the amazing books you'll be able to purchase at the event.



    "BE YOURSELF BE WELL - An inspiring, soul-stirring book that helps connect you with your soul's power to heal. It will not only ignite your passion for living, but help you to put it into everyday motion.

    SIGNATURE WORKSHOP presented by Dr. Eric Westman (for beginners)

    Dr. Westman will host his signature 1-hour beginners workshop at 4pm. This will include a 20-page diet manual for you to take home, which he will go through in detail during the workshop. This workshop will give you all the tools you need, to get started on your new lifestyle right away!

    BREAK OUT SESSION: Information to follow


    Registration: Will begin at 8:00 am - Presentations will begin promptly at 9:00 am

    Snacks: ADAPT keto snacks upon registration + coffee/tea, and refreshments will be available.

    Lunch: A Low Carb pre-packaged lunch will be available during the lunch break. You are welcome to bring your own lunch if you prefer. (Casual standing/networking lunch break)

    Prizes: We have great giveaways! You will receive a raffle ticket upon registration. Keep it safe! Drawings will be done after the presentations, see Agenda for more details.

    Agenda: Available at registration upon arrival


    • Amy Berger - "The Alzheimer’s Antidote"
    • Dr Steven Hiebert - "Be Your Self and Be Well"
    • Dr. Jeff Gerber / Ivor Cummins – "Eat Rich Live Long"
    • Kristie Sullivan - "Keto Living Day by Day"
    • Maria/Craig Emmerich – "KETO"
    • Maria Emmerich - "KETO Comfort Foods"
    • Kelly Tan Peterson - Bilingual recipe book, "KETO EAST" - Cooking Asian
    • Rachel Gregory - 21-Day Ketogenic Diet & Weightloss Challenge
    • Natasha Newton – “Southern Keto”

    ACCOMODATION- Holiday Inn Express & Suites - (Discounted room rate, $139/night)

    Hotel Address: 1100 East County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

    Booking Link Below:

    • Or you can call 651.484.2400 - (ADAPT MINNESOTA GROUP)

    HOLIDAY INN SHUTTLE TO EVENT: We have secured two hotel shuttles in the morning to take guests to the venue and two shuttles at the end of the day to bring you back to the hotel. There will be a sign up sheet available upon check in at the hotel.


    What should I bring to the event?

    A pen, notepad and your cellphone to take awesome pics of your new friends. You are permitted to bring your own lunch to the event should you wish to do so.

    How do I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Please email: liza@adaptyourlife.com

    What is your refund policy?

    We are able to issue you with a full refund up to 7 days prior to the event. Afterwhich we cannot refund your ticket.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No you do not. We will have a pre-printed list that will include your name.

    Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

    Yes, that would be no problem, just let us know when you get to registration.

    Can I volunteer to help with whatever's needed on the day of the event?

    Absolutely! Please send your request to Liza Becker, liza@adaptyourlife.com.

    Can I purchase a ticket at the door on event day?

    If we have availability, then yes, however it would be advisable to email us a few days prior to arrival to check availability. We have a limited capacity due to fire code. Kindly bring cash if paying at the door.

    Where should I park?

    Park on the east and south sides of the building. Enter into door A. Doors G & H will also be open. Signs to the auditorium will be present on event day.

    Maria Emmerich will be doing a book signing from 12:00-01:30. Her books will also be available to purchase during registration from 8:00am-09:00am.

    Maria Emmerich - Keto

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    Maria Emmerich - Keto Instant Pot

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    White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus Auditorium

    3551 McKnight Road North

    White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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