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Lakes Area Low-Carb Conference (2019)

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Trailside Center

30050 Rasmussen Road

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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When it comes to health & nutrition, there is so much conflicting information surrounding us that it often seems impossible to know where to look for sound advice. After decades of food-industry lobbying, bad science, and ineffective food guidelines, 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, and 115 million are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. One out of two people suffer from an autoimmune disease, and one in four suffer from multiple autoimmune diseases. Is this due to bad genetics? Or was the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates right when he said over 2,000 years ago that all disease begins in the gut?

The Lakes Area Low-Carb Conference is returning for our second year on Saturday, May 18th at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church’s Trailside Center! This year we are excited to be sponsored by Essentia Health, and will be hearing from four nationally acclaimed special guest speakers!

Eric Westman, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and founded the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in 2006 after 8 years of 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 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”. Eric Westman is co-founder of the companies Adapt Your Life, and Heal Diabetes Clinics, which are based on low carbohydrate concepts.

Adele Hite, R.D., M.S., is a Ph.D. candidate in communication, rhetoric, and digital media at North Carolina State University. She is also a registered dietitian with a background in nutritional epidemiology and has master’s degrees in public health nutrition and English from The University of North Carolina. Her work encompasses rhetorical and cultural studies of food politics, nutrition science, and public health. Her dissertation examines the historical, social, and political contexts surrounding the creation and evolution of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. She and Jenni Calihan are co-authors of a mix-and-match meal planning cookbook, "Dinner Plans: Easy Vintage Meals."

Jenni Calihan, B.A., M.B.A. covers the news and writes practical guides at DietDoctor.com, a large site with a mission to make low carb simple. She created the non-profit, EatTheButter.org, to start a mother-to-mother conversation about diet and health. She advocates for real-food-more-fat eating, and has been feeding her family (four kids) for twenty years. She is a former management consultant. She holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford, and a M.B.A. from Tuck (Dartmouth). She and Adele Hite are co-authors of a mix-and-match meal planning cookbook, "Dinner Plans: Easy Vintage Meals."

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.tuitrition.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 has lectured nationwide and internationally and 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."

Join us as we explore topics ranging from the history of our nutritional guidelines and the origins of our diabetes and obesity epidemics, to how to eat and thrive on a low-carb diet, to what we've learned from the clinical practice and science of low-carb nutrition, to the fascinating connections between diet, insulin resistance and cognition.

Attendees will also enjoy healthy low-carb lunch catered by Prairie Bay, have opportunities to connect with local vendors, growers, and producers of low-carb foods, and be able to ask questions to the speakers at a Q&A session which will conclude the conference.

There is discounted lodging available at Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter for Friday May 17th, and Saturday May 18th. Call 218-822-5634 and use code "Low Carb Conference."(Reserve by April 18th).

We expect the conference to sell out, so get your tickets today!


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