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Shenandoah University - Stimpson Auditorium

1460 University Drive

Winchester, VA 22601

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CHANGE YOUR FOOD. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Lose weight and reverse chronic disease through nutrition!

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Organizer: Adapt Your Life Academy, Dr. Eric Westman

Are you overwhelmed by the avalanche of information out there about diets and health?

Tired of spending time and money following complicated and expensive plans and protocols that don't deliver the results you want?

Or taking medications that treat the symptoms of obesity and metabolic disease instead of treating the root cause?

We hear you!


Join leading obesity expert, international speaker, and best-selling author, Dr. Eric Westman, and local healthcare providers, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Dr. Eric Thorn, Jacqueline Shoemaker RN, Marylou Hopkins RN, and Christina VanHilst DNP for a full-day community conference with presentations that are rooted in the science.

Whether you're a beginner or more advance; looking to lose body fat, improve your health, get off your medications, or find a way of eating that you can enjoy for the long term, we can show you the way — the simple way! No tracking of food, no measuring macros, just by eating the right foods.

Mingle with your fellow 'low carb' community for a full day of fun, education, Q & A, book signing, vendors, local low-carb meet-up groups, delicious healthy lunch, raffle prizes, success stories, and more.



Eric Westman, MD MHS

Obesity Medicine Physician, #1 NYT best-selling author, and internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate of the low-carb lifestyle for the past 20 years. Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Health System and the Director of the Keto Lifestyle Medical Clinic. 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.


Mark Cucuzzella, MD FAAFP

Mark is a champion in using therapeutic intervention to help patients with diabetes achieve remission. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is a Professor from West Virginia University School of Medicine, and a retired Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel. He practices Family Medicine at WVU’s Jefferson Medical Center. Mark has developed and adopted a protocol for using a low-carb diet for patients with obesity, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes. Practicing what they preach, the hospital has eliminated all sugar-sweetened beverages from the hospital. Current research interests are in the use of continuous glucose monitors for diabetes remission and therapeutic carbohydrate reduction for severe pediatric obesity. Mark is going to talk to us about medication reduction, continuous glucose monitoring, and remission of diabetes mellitus type 2.


Eric Thorn, MD, FACC

Non-invasive cardiologist and obesity medicine specialist at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington VA. Graduated from medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2001. Board-certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, and obesity medicine. Dr. Thorn believes that the implementation of an individualized, real food-based, low carbohydrate lifestyle is the cornerstone of cardiovascular prevention. Through healthy living combined with strategic and appropriate use of diagnostic technology and medications, he helps his patients achieve optimal cardiovascular health.


Jacqueline Shoemaker, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner with over seventeen years of experience in the fields of medical nutrition therapy, weight loss, corporate wellness and fitness, and private nutrition coaching. Jacqueline has helped thousands of clients achieve their weight loss goals. Areas of interest include metabolism, glucose balance/diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal health, hormone balance, microbiome repair, inflammation, adolescent nutrition, and chronic pain. Jacqueline’s goal is to heal the community through good nutrition.


Marylou Hopkins, RN

Registered Nurse at Virginia Hospital Center with the physician group in the Cardiology department. She spent four years as a bariatric surgical nurse providing one-on-one coaching to patients preparing to have surgery as well as helping them throughout their journey. In 2012, after studying under Dr. Eric Westman at the Duke Lifestyle Clinic in Durham, she was given the opportunity to join a Cardiology practice with Dr. Eric Thorn. Together, the team runs a nutritional program designed to give patients medical supervision while educating them on how to eliminate sugar and unhealthy processed high carb foods from their diet.


Christina Vanhilst, DNP

Chrissy van Hilst is a Family Nurse Practitioner who practices at the WVU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health. Chrissy brings over 10 years of intensive care nursing to her career now as a Nurse Practitioner. She applies her prior career as a research scientist working in Oceanography to her current work trying to solve metabolic health issues in her patients. Her passion is to help people understand how their lifestyle affects their health and educate them about food, movement, sleep, and stress management. Chrissy loves to talk about food using ancestral principles and works creatively to help people change their way of eating to change their health.



  • Learn how to lose weight and heal your body through food to reverse obesity, type 2 diabetes, and chronic disease. (based on scientific research)
  • Treat the symptoms that are causing disease instead of using medication as a band-aid to cover up disease.
  • Learn how Dr. Westman has successfully gotten thousands of patients off of medications through eating the right food.
  • Which foods to eat and which to avoid.
  • Why we develop insulin resistance and how to reverse it (before it's too late).
  • Two pathways: Food as medicine, "the road less traveled" versus a life of medications and side effects (the more common path):
  • Medication reduction, continuous glucose monitoring, and remission of diabetes mellitus type 2.
  • Healing your body through food.
  • Success stories share their journey with you
  • Q & A, meet the speakers, and much more!


LUNCH: (**PRE-PURCHASE ONLY**) - $5/lunch (special price)

We will break for a ONE-hour lunch.

Note: A boxed lunch can ONLY be PRE-PURCHASED with your event ticket ahead of time. You will NOT be able to purchase lunch at the event WITHOUT a lunch ticket.

**(We will only order enough lunches for those that pre-purchase ahead of time)



  • TURKEY (protein style) wrapped in lettuce and tomato with a pickle spear (ranch dressing, and mustard on the side).
  • ROAST BEEF, (protein style) wrapped in lettuce with tomato and a pickle spear

    **You are also welcome to bring your own lunch if you prefer.


KETO WORKSHOP with Dr. Westman

A ONE-hour workshop with Dr. Westman. (Includes workbook). In this workshop, Dr. Westman will help you find your personal carb threshold based on his new book "End Your Carb Confusion". When you're done with the workshop, you will know exactly what your next steps are and how to move forward.



We have secured a special room rate at the nearby Hampton Inn Winchester - University/Mall Area. Book your room through the link below to get the special room rate of $90/per room {includes breakfast}


**SHUTTLE TO EVENT: If you are staying at the hotel, there will be a hotel shuttle available to take you to the event in the am and pick you up from the event when the conference is over. More to follow.



Dr. Westman's latest book, "End Your Carb Confusion" will be available to purchase at the event while stocks last. Book signing will take place throughout the day as time permits.



  • NIBBLINS: Keto Bakery & Kitchen, keto cooking classes, delicious sugar-free desserts.
  • COSTCO: Lots of keto goodies
  • TIBENA TEA: Adaptogenic Herbal Infusion Teas That Nourish, Replenish, Rejuvenate, Restore, Balance, Reduce Stress.
  • ATTAIN FOODS: Delicious low-carb pizzas made with chicken crust, parmesan, and eggs with traditional toppings.



Registration: 8:30 am - 9:30 am. Presentations Start: 9:30 am

Signage to the Stimpson Auditorium will be visible from the main entrance. Look for Event signage. Agenda and raffle tickets (for awesome giveaways) will be handed out at registration.



Are there any Covid guidelines in place?

Please wear a mask during the event. We will follow all current CDC guidelines at the time of the event.

What should I bring to the event?

A pen, notepad, and your cellphone to take awesome pics with your new friends, a warm jacket, or blanky in case you get cold. Extra snacks or lunch (if you didn't already buy a lunch ticket)

Will lunch be served at the event?

Yes, but PRE-PURCHASE only. Boxed lunch will NOT be available to purchase AT the event).

HOW TO PRE-PURCHASE LUNCH: When purchasing your event ticket, you can choose between two lunch options: Roast Beef or Turkey (protein style, wrapped in lettuce/tomato with a pickle spear on the side).

**You are welcome to bring your own lunch if you prefer.

How do I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email Liza Becker - liza@adaptyourlife.com

What time does the event end?

The event ends at 5:00 pm

What is your refund policy?

Tickets are refundable up to 7 days prior to the event only. Note: Eventbrite fees are NON-refundable.

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

No. We will have a pre-printed registration list that will include your name.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes. Just let us know when you get to registration.

Can I be a volunteer at this event?

Sure, but do you have event experience? Our volunteers are busy all day making sure everything is running smoothly. (Registration, ushering, handouts, lunch/beverage checks, etc. If this sounds right up your alley, please send your request for consideration to liza@adaptyourlife.com. (with subject line VOLUNTEER)

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

Sure but only IF seats are available. We have a limited amount of seating so we encourage you to purchase your ticket/s ahead of time.

Where do I park?

Plenty of free parking is available in the parking lot of the university.

Will I be able to purchase Dr. Westman's online Keto course at the event?

  • Yes, over and above the event presentations, Dr. Westman will be offering attendees the ability to purchase the Adapt Your Life Academy "Keto Made Simple" course at a special event price. (EVENT attendees only).
  • (NON-attendees will have to wait for the next open enrollment period)
  • Visit our Academy website for more details about Dr. Westman's online courses: adaptyourlifeacademy.com

Will Vendors be selling products at the event?

They will not be selling their products at the event, but be sure to visit each table for a free tasting and extra swag to take home!



If you have questions, feel free to send us an email at: academy@adaptyourlife.com

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"END YOUR CARB CONFUSION" - Dr. Westman & Amy Berger. (Released December 2020). **Available to purchase at the event (while stocks last)

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Shenandoah University - Stimpson Auditorium

1460 University Drive

Winchester, VA 22601

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organizer Adapt Your Life Academy, Dr. Eric Westman

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