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Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 is open to all including the general public, health, nutrition and fitness enthusiasts, scientific community and healthcare professionals.

For healthcare professionals, this live activity, Low Carb Breckenridge 2017, with a beginning date of 02/24/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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Thursday, February 23
 

6:00pm

 
Friday, February 24
 

7:00am

Registration
Friday February 24, 2017 7:00am - 7:30am
6) Forrest Room

7:30am

Low Carb Breckenridge Welcome (30 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for Maryanne Demasi

Maryanne Demasi

Dr Maryanne Demasi is an investigative journalist with a PhD in Rheumatology. Previously, she worked as a TV presenter and producer for ABC TV in Australia.
avatar for Jeffry Gerber

Jeffry Gerber

Owner, Denver's Diet Doctor
Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the local community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness and prevention. Nutrition and its effects on health are areas of interest for Dr. Gerber. Frustrated... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
1) Forrest Room

8:00am

Can you Run 50 miles in Sandals and on Bacon and Eggs- Metabolic Flexibility for Athletic Performance (CME approved)
Conventional thinking says carbohydrates are the preferred energy source for athletes. For many activities, this is true. Many sports involve a series of quick high-intensity actions, some over an extended period of time. Carbohydrate intake provides the fuel for this in the form of circulating blood glucose and stored muscle glycogen.

Low-carb lifestyle is now a popular choice of many. But what about athletes? Wouldn’t a low-carb diet be detrimental to their performance in training? What about the day of competition? How can an athlete achieve a healthy “metabolic flexibility” and what are some of the key factors in individual variability.

The presenter is a national level Masters runner and a pre-Diabetic trying to stay healthy first and also have fun and success in competitions.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Cucuzzella

Mark Cucuzzella

MD
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is also a LtCol in the US Air Force designing programs to promote health and better fitness in the military with the USAF Efficient Running Project. In his community and medical school he has been a tireless promoter healthy outdoor activity and nutritional interventions . He was a lead writer of one of the first grants supporting education of Medical Students... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
1) Forrest Room

8:00am

A Four Month Online Very Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Study (CME approved)
This research identifies three components of a diet and lifestyle intervention that may be generalizable to other such interventions and uses a full factorial design to allow for the efficient investigation of these three components.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

8:30am

Does Fiber Make You Fat? – The Gut’s Effect on Weight and Metabolism (CME approved)
We know that there are many reasons our modern lifestyles lead to weight gain: dietary choices, lack of movement, insulin resistance, and even stress can contribute to the current obesity epidemic. Emerging research demonstrates that there may be another factor playing a role in our weight and overall metabolism: the microbiome, which is the collective genetic material of all microorganisms in a particular environment, such as a human body. The majority of microorganisms live in the human gut, and as such, supporting gut health through dietary and lifestyle choices may, in fact, help keep you leaner and less prone to metabolic disease.

There are several contributing lifestyle factors that have made us prone to the development of less healthy, less diverse gut microbiota. In our modern world, are we able to return to an ancestral pattern of gut flora? Would this even be beneficial? Will feeding the flora a fiber-rich diet be counterintuitive to the metabolic goals we are trying toachieve with a low-carb lifestyle (i.e. raise the blood sugar or cause weight gain)? We will explore all of these topics and more.

Speakers
avatar for Erynn Kay PA-C

Erynn Kay PA-C

Physician Assistant, Denver's Diet Doctor
Erynn Kay, PA-C is a board certified, licensed Physician Assistant who joined South Suburban Family Medicine after fatefully meeting Dr. Jeffry Gerber at the Paleo FX conference in Austin, TX in the spring of 2013. | | Erynn graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology. She then went on to earn a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
1) Forrest Room

8:30am

9:00am

Break (15 minutes)
Friday February 24, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
3) Break

9:15am

Creating Change in Public Health (CME approved)

In February 2016 the Public Health Collaboration (PHC) was formed in the UK because despite the best efforts of some incredible individuals, public health continues to get worse and worse year upon year. The PHC has brought together healthcare professionals to speak as one voice as well as harnessing the energy of the public for real food. In this talk the director of the Public Health Collaboration, Sam Feltham, will explain why the PHC was formed, how the PHC harnesses the energy of the public to create change and go into detail about what progress the PHC has made over the past year as well as what the future holds.


Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 9:15am - 9:45am
1) Forrest Room

9:15am

The Case for Physical Activity (CME approved) (20minutes)
If exercise came in pill form, we would only be too eager to take our keep-fit medicine. Even small doses extend longevity and prevent disease. Recent studies tell us that exercise reduces all-cause mortality risk but what underlying mechanisms are likely to produce this benefit?

Speakers
avatar for Darryl  Edwards

Darryl Edwards

MSc
Darryl Edwards, is a Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process.  Darryl is the owner of Fitness Explorer Training and author of several books including Paleo Fitness and Paleo Magazine's best Health and Wellness... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 9:15am - 9:45am
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

9:45am

Ketogenic Nutrition in Functional Medicine - Patient Centered Approach
Functional medicine is a patient centered approach to symptoms and disease that addresses the wholeperson. It is evidence based and incorporates the complex interactions and impact of lifestyle, genetics andenvironment on an individual. With lifestyle as a large modifiable factor we find many disease states thatcan be treated either primarily or adjunctively with ketogenic nutrition. The most interesting research inketogenic nutrition now focusses on Alzheimers, cancer, mitochondrial and neurodegenerative diseases.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 9:45am - 10:15am
1) Forrest Room

9:45am

10:15am

10:15am

To Assess Ketosis by Blood or Breath Tesing? (CME approved) (20minutes)
Breath tesOng for ketosis is a non invasive way to assess ketosis. The tradiOonal way have been to draw a blood sampleand analyse it. This presentaOon will explain the differences between the methods and discuss the correlaOon betweenthe both methods.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Lundell

Michel Lundell

CEO, Ketonix AB
Engineer with Epilepsy, invented a breath ketone analyzer for managing a life in ketosis.


Friday February 24, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

10:45am

Break (15 minutes)
Friday February 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am
3) Break

11:00am

Q&A (CME approved) (60 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for Mark Cucuzzella

Mark Cucuzzella

MD
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is also a LtCol in the US Air Force designing programs to promote health and better fitness in the military with the USAF Efficient Running Project. In his community and medical school he has been a tireless promoter healthy outdoor activity and nutritional interventions . He was a lead writer of one of the first grants supporting education of Medical Students... Read More →
avatar for Erynn Kay PA-C

Erynn Kay PA-C

Physician Assistant, Denver's Diet Doctor
Erynn Kay, PA-C is a board certified, licensed Physician Assistant who joined South Suburban Family Medicine after fatefully meeting Dr. Jeffry Gerber at the Paleo FX conference in Austin, TX in the spring of 2013. | | Erynn graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology. She then went on to earn a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
1) Forrest Room

11:00am

Q&A (CME approved) (60 minutes)
Laura Saslow

Speakers
avatar for Darryl  Edwards

Darryl Edwards

MSc
Darryl Edwards, is a Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process.  Darryl is the owner of Fitness Explorer Training and author of several books including Paleo Fitness and Paleo Magazine's best Health and Wellness... Read More →
avatar for Michel Lundell

Michel Lundell

CEO, Ketonix AB
Engineer with Epilepsy, invented a breath ketone analyzer for managing a life in ketosis.


Friday February 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

12:00pm

Primal Play
Speakers
avatar for Darryl  Edwards

Darryl Edwards

MSc
Darryl Edwards, is a Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process.  Darryl is the owner of Fitness Explorer Training and author of several books including Paleo Fitness and Paleo Magazine's best Health and Wellness... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

12:00pm

2:00pm

The Glycaemic Index: Helping patients with T2D (CME approved)
I wonder how many people know a small slice of brown bread affects blood glucose to the same extent as three 4g teaspoons of sugar, or that 150g of boiled rice is in this respect the same as ten teaspoons of table sugar? I have reworked the calculations of the glycaemic index to reinterpret it into a form more easily understood by my patients. I have used this in my 9,000 patient primary care practice as an alternative to lifelong drugs for interested patients with type 2 diabetes for the past four years. This has resulted in improved practice figures for quality of diabetes control,yearly drug savings of over £50,000 ($63,000), significant average weight loss figures of 8.5Kg and many motivated proud patients who have taken control of their lives.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1) Forrest Room

2:30pm

The Low Carb Program: 150,000 anecdotes (CME approved) (20 minutes)
Documenting the journey of 150,000 patients on the Low Carb Program; the first disease-specific digital health intervention for people with Type 2 Diabetes with proven health outcomes. The Low Carb Program is reinventing structured education, with the cost saving to the UK National Health Service (NHS) currently standing at over £4 million ($5 million). With a global expansion plan, is the Low Carb Program the answer to curbing global costs of Type 2 Diabetes management?


Friday February 24, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
1) Forrest Room

3:00pm

Break (15 minutes)
Friday February 24, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm
3) Break

3:15pm

The way to man’s heart is through the stomach (CME approved)
For many clinicians, low-carbohydrate diets are rapidly becoming the first line of treatment for cardiometabolic diseases. However, debate remains around whether restricting dietary carbohydrates constitutes a treatment of the root cause of the disease, or whether the (often dramatic) results are only due to effective symptom control. By restricting carbohydrates in the face of impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance, we may simply be covering up the symptoms rather than truly curing the disease. While this distinction may not be important for most patients, it must be considered when faced with cases where health does not improve as expected after adopting a low-carbohydrate lifestyle. One potential cause of worsening cardiometabolic disease in the “low carb” patient is the presence of gram-negative lipopolysaccharide (LPS) endotoxinaemia. Both clinical and experimental endotoxinaemia result in hyperinsulinaemia and changes to the lipid profile. However, rather than being directly responsible for heart disease, these responses appear to be adaptive physiological changes as a result of LPS-induced inflammation, which then become mal-adaptive in the setting of chronic endotoxinaemia. Hyperinsulinaemia and insulin resistance may therefore have a similar aetiology to the previously-favoured cholesterol hypothesis of heart disease. Importantly for those using low-carb diets in their patients, a high-fat (i.e. low carb) diet may increase the translocation of LPS into the blood stream, exacerbating inflammation-induced metabolic disease. Rather than focusing on a single reductionisttheory, by integrating gut health and bacterial endotoxinaemia into cardiometabolic disease models, it is possible to combine multiple “competing” theories of heart disease (i.e. elevated cholesterol, hyperinsulinaemia, inflammation, and arterial intimal changes) into a larger picture, and explain why a traditional low carb diet may not always be the best approach to treating heart disease.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
1) Forrest Room

3:45pm

The Real Food Politics: Institutional Defense of the Status-Quo
Speakers
avatar for Nina Teicholz

Nina Teicholz

Nina Teicholz is an investigative author and author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, which The Economist named #1 science book of 2014. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, "Every health professional...every scientist should read this book." Teicholz has also been on the front lines of fighting for better nutrition policy in Washington, D.C.


Friday February 24, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
1) Forrest Room

4:15pm

HPCSA vs. Professor Noakes: A bird’s eye view (CME approved)
It started with a tweet. Three years later, evidence for both sides has been presented and final arguments are planned for 4 & 5 April 2017, with the verdict to be delivered on 21 April 2017. This presentation will explain who brought the case, the timeline of events, what the prosecution needs to prove and why this hearing has ended up putting the dietary guidelines on trial.

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Harcombe

Zoe Harcombe

Worker Bee!, The Harcombe Diet
Dr. Zoë Harcombe is a Cambridge graduate and author of six books including Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim? (2004 & 2013); Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight (2008) and The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it? (2010). | | Zoë has a PhD in public health nutrition. Her thesis was entitled “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
1) Forrest Room

4:45pm

Break (15 minutes)
Friday February 24, 2017 4:45pm - 5:00pm
3) Break

5:00pm

Q&A (CME approved) (60 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for Zoe Harcombe

Zoe Harcombe

Worker Bee!, The Harcombe Diet
Dr. Zoë Harcombe is a Cambridge graduate and author of six books including Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim? (2004 & 2013); Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight (2008) and The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it? (2010). | | Zoë has a PhD in public health nutrition. Her thesis was entitled “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of... Read More →
avatar for Nina Teicholz

Nina Teicholz

Nina Teicholz is an investigative author and author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, which The Economist named #1 science book of 2014. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, "Every health professional...every scientist should read this book." Teicholz has also been on the front lines of fighting for better nutrition policy in Washington, D.C.


Friday February 24, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
1) Forrest Room
 
Saturday, February 25
 

6:30am

Mega Yoga Studios - Morning Stretch
Exhibitors
avatar for JASON RODON

JASON RODON

Owner, Meta Yoga Studios
stuff
avatar for LESLIE ROSS

LESLIE ROSS

Manager/Teacher, Meta Yoga Studios


Saturday February 25, 2017 6:30am - 7:15am
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

7:30am

Day Two Welcome (15 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for Maryanne Demasi

Maryanne Demasi

Dr Maryanne Demasi is an investigative journalist with a PhD in Rheumatology. Previously, she worked as a TV presenter and producer for ABC TV in Australia.
avatar for Jeffry Gerber

Jeffry Gerber

Owner, Denver's Diet Doctor
Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the local community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness and prevention. Nutrition and its effects on health are areas of interest for Dr. Gerber. Frustrated... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 7:30am - 7:45am
1) Forrest Room

7:45am

Low Carb Radiology: Enhancing Your image (CME Approved)
MRI is the gold standard for assessing visceral fat, and the images can provide instruction andserve as a motivating tool for individuals trying to lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk. Avariety of less expensive body composition imaging techniques also exist that can offer morewidespread usage in estimating visceral fat content.

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 7:45am - 8:15am
1) Forrest Room

8:15am

A New Paradigm of Insulin Resistance (CME Approved)
The old paradigm of type 2 diabetes as “internal starvation” is not consistent with available data.

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 8:15am - 8:45am
1) Forrest Room

8:45am

Clinical Experience Using LCHF: Case Examples and Tailoring (CME Approved)
Low-carbohydrate, high-fat dietary patterns have been shown to be healthy, and even therapeutic for many chronic medical problems seen today. This presentation will focus on providing individual case examples of how multiple medical problems can be managed and in many cases resolved by a simple lifestyle change incorporating dietary carbohydrate restriction (LCHF). Emphasis will also be placed on the practical management of common side effects and barriers to adherence like inadequate social support and limited availability of packaged foods compatible with the LCHF lifestyle.

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 8:45am - 9:15am
1) Forrest Room

9:15am

Break (15 minutes)
Saturday February 25, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
3) Break

9:30am

Carbohydrate Restriction in Cancer Therapy (CME Approved)
Observational data from studies at Harvard, UCSD, and Stanford associate moderate carbohydraterestriction with substantial improvements in recurrence risk and survival in postmenopausal breast cancer and stageIII colorectal cancer. Carbohydrate restriction is inappropriate for almost all pediatric tumors and many adult tumors.

Preclinical data show promise for a ketogenic diet in various tumors, including glioblastoma multiforme. Intermittentenergy restriction during cancer therapy is also undergoing intense clinical investigation due to strong preclinicalevidence that it potentiates the effectiveness of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Preclinical work showsthat the mechanism behind these effects involves energy-sensing pathways resulting in salutary modulation of theinsulin/IGF1 axis. Moderate carbohydrate restriction of 100 grams daily in postmenopausal hormone-receptorpositive breast cancer and stage III colorectal cancer is evidence-backed, reduces insulin exposure, and allows anormal lifestyle. Preclinical work suggests efficacy for the ketogenic diet in animal models of glioblastoma. Theketogenic diet is safe in certain populations and clinical trials are underway, but these have not yet establishedconsistent efficacy in humans with glioblastoma. Similarly, intermittent energy restriction is safe for most patients,but must be used with care in those with the advanced inflammatory syndrome of cancer cachexia, characterized byloss of lean tissue and extreme insulin resistance. Those patients, however, may benefit from the high-fat ketogenicdiet.

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
1) Forrest Room

10:00am

Does Fat Really Burn in the Flame of Carbohydrate? (CME Approved)
This presentation will demonstrate that in the absence of dietary carbohydrate, anumber of systems and pathways activate and perform most of the metabolicfunctions of dietary carbohydrate. Without carbohydrate, the liver converts fat toketone bodies, making them available for oxidation in multiple tissues throughout thebody, including, most importantly, the brain. A diet low in carbohydrates (orstarvation) induces the blood-brain barrier transporter for ketone bodies, whichincreases the flow of ketone bodies into the brain to substitute, energy-wise, for themissing carbohydrates. Low insulin levels as a consequence of the reduced (orabsent) carbohydrate in the diet suppresses pyruvate dehydrogenase, so thattissues other than brain partially break down the glucose they do use to pyruvate andlactate, both of which are recycled in the liver via gluconeogenesis, thus minimizingeven the extra-cerebral use of glucose. Skeletal muscle can oxidize a number ofamino acids, and when glycogen or glucose levels are low, the carbon skeletons ofthese amino acids can move into the citric acid cycle to help maintain adequateconcentrations of CA cycle intermediates, which will drive an adequate rate ofmitochondrial respiration. In which case both fat and carbohydrate will burn in anamino acid flame. Finally, fat itself can provide substrate for gluconeogenesis viatwo different pathways. First, the glycerol moiety of triglycerides, when cleaved, canmove into the gluconeogenic pathway. And, second, the acetone, deriving from thebreakdown of fat to ketone bodies, can convert to oxaloacetate, which is agluconeogenic substrate.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Eades

Mike Eades

MD
Michael R. Eades, M.D.is the author/co-author of ten books including the NY Times bestselling Protein Power. A long-time advocate of nutritional strategies for the treatment of obesity and other diseases of civilization, Dr. Eades has used the low-carb/ketogenic approach in his practice since 1984. He has written a popular blog on nutrition since 2005.


Saturday February 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
1) Forrest Room

10:30am

Nutrition Therapy of Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease – The Most Convincing Argument for Low-Carb Eating (CME Approved)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is defined as hepatic steatosis without significant alcohol-related or other cause of secondary steatosis, and is the most widespread liver disease in the industrialised world with around 20 – 30 % of the global population affected. NAFLD ranges from steatosis on its own (NAFL) to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis, and on towards hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). NAFLD development is multifactorial with influences including genetic and epigenetic, hormonal and environmental factors, and especially lifestyle with a hypercaloric energy dense high refined-carbohydrate intake. Peripheral and hepatic insulin resistance is a common link to the established risk factors that include visceral obesity, hypercaloric diet, and lack of physical activity. NAFLD is not an isolated liver disease as it causes a variety of metabolic disorders including type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and atherosclerotic issues such as coronary heart disease. NAFLD is diagnosed using imaging procedures, especially sonography, and biochemical and anthropometric data in routine clinical practice; treatment involves lifestyle intervention consisting of exercise and nutritional therapy. Both weight loss and changes in diet are independently associated with improvement in the liver in NAFLD. However a low-carbohydrate mediterranean style diet is beneficial even when weight reduction is not achieved.

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
1) Forrest Room

11:00am

Break (15 minutes)
Saturday February 25, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
3) Break

11:15am

Q&A (CME Approved) (45 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for Mike Eades

Mike Eades

MD
Michael R. Eades, M.D.is the author/co-author of ten books including the NY Times bestselling Protein Power. A long-time advocate of nutritional strategies for the treatment of obesity and other diseases of civilization, Dr. Eades has used the low-carb/ketogenic approach in his practice since 1984. He has written a popular blog on nutrition since 2005.


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
1) Forrest Room

12:00pm

Primal Play
Speakers
avatar for Darryl  Edwards

Darryl Edwards

MSc
Darryl Edwards, is a Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process.  Darryl is the owner of Fitness Explorer Training and author of several books including Paleo Fitness and Paleo Magazine's best Health and Wellness... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

12:00pm

2:00pm

Should dietary fat guidelines have been introduced? (CME Approved)
Objectives: National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) governments respectively, with the ambition of reducing deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) by reducing or modifying fat intake. To date, no analysis of the evidence base for these recommendations has been undertaken.

Zoë Harcombe undertook her PhD in the examination of the epidemiological and randomized controlled trial (RCT) evidence available to the US and UK regulatory committees at their respective points of implementation. The thesis also examined the epidemiological and RCT evidence available currently, to assess if the extant guidelines are supported at the present day.

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Harcombe

Zoe Harcombe

Worker Bee!, The Harcombe Diet
Dr. Zoë Harcombe is a Cambridge graduate and author of six books including Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim? (2004 & 2013); Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight (2008) and The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it? (2010). | | Zoë has a PhD in public health nutrition. Her thesis was entitled “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1) Forrest Room

2:30pm

The Pathways of Insulin Resistance, and Relevance to Chronic Disease (CME Approved)
The Insulin-Resistant state is widely acknowledged to have key linkages to metabolic disease and poor health outcomes. From the work of Kraft, Reaven and countless others since the 1970’s, we now have an enormous literature relating to it. Combine the term “Metabolic Syndrome” or “Insulin Resistance” in Google along with any chronic disease name, and you’ll experience a deluge of hits. Interesting is how prevalent the condition has become during the past few decades. For instance, a recent analysis suggests that over half of US adults have pre-diabetes or diabetes (which can be taken as synonymous with Insulin Resistance). The proportion might be even higher, if one utilized more accurate criteria. How did we end up with over half our population sharing a common (and serious) disease state? And more importantly - what do we do about it?

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
1) Forrest Room

3:00pm

Hyperinsulinemia (CME Approved)
The association between hyperinsulinemia and a multitude of chronic diseases has been know for decades,yet awareness of this association is lacking, in physicians and patients alike. This presentation aims toincrease general awareness of hyperinsulinemia and its strong association with a majority of chronicdiseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease.

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
1) Forrest Room

3:30pm

Break (15 minutes)
Saturday February 25, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
3) Break

3:45pm

Who are the financial beneficiaries of LCHF
Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who has been working in the insurance field for about 15 years. Currently he is the Chief Medical Officer at Swiss Re for Europe, the UK and Ireland, Middle East, and Africa. He is involved in many aspects of life insurance, including product development, risk and claims assessment, as well as helping with pricing some of the more complex medical life and health products. He recently was promoted to Global Chief Medical Officer and is involved in global initiatives aligned to reducing the life and health protection gap as well as helping Swiss Re make the world more resilient.

Speakers
avatar for John Schoonbee

John Schoonbee

Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who has been working in the insurance field for about 15 years. Currently he is the Chief Medical Officer at Swiss Re for Europe, the UK and Ireland, Middle East, and Africa. He is involved in many aspects of life insurance, including product development, risk and claims assessment, as well as helping with pricing some of the more complex medical life and health products. He recently was promoted to Global... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
1) Forrest Room

4:15pm

Low Carb, Yes, High Protein, No; The Problem of Cancer and Aging (CME Approved)
The roots of aging and cancer are linked. One cannot reduce one without the other. This perhaps is most illustrated by the mTOR pathway, and that is intimately connected to diet. I will talk about the dietary connection, especially protein, to that most critical pathway.

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
1) Forrest Room

4:45pm

Break (15 minutes)
Saturday February 25, 2017 4:45pm - 5:00pm
3) Break

5:00pm

Q&A (CME Approved) (45 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for Zoe Harcombe

Zoe Harcombe

Worker Bee!, The Harcombe Diet
Dr. Zoë Harcombe is a Cambridge graduate and author of six books including Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim? (2004 & 2013); Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight (2008) and The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it? (2010). | | Zoë has a PhD in public health nutrition. Her thesis was entitled “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of... Read More →
avatar for John Schoonbee

John Schoonbee

Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who has been working in the insurance field for about 15 years. Currently he is the Chief Medical Officer at Swiss Re for Europe, the UK and Ireland, Middle East, and Africa. He is involved in many aspects of life insurance, including product development, risk and claims assessment, as well as helping with pricing some of the more complex medical life and health products. He recently was promoted to Global... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
1) Forrest Room
 
Sunday, February 26
 

6:30am

Mega Yoga Studios - Morning Stretch
Exhibitors
avatar for JASON RODON

JASON RODON

Owner, Meta Yoga Studios
stuff
avatar for LESLIE ROSS

LESLIE ROSS

Manager/Teacher, Meta Yoga Studios


Sunday February 26, 2017 6:30am - 7:15am
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

7:30am

Day Three Welcome (15 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for Jeffry Gerber

Jeffry Gerber

Owner, Denver's Diet Doctor
Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the local community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness and prevention. Nutrition and its effects on health are areas of interest for Dr. Gerber. Frustrated... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 7:30am - 7:45am
1) Forrest Room

7:45am

Insulin vs. Ketones: the battle for brown fat (CME Approved)
The incredible prevalence of obesity has resulted in the search for novel perspectives to better understand the troubling worldwide trends. Previous work has resulted in two key theories, namely that obesity is a consequence of calorie number, the “caloric theory”, or a result of excess insulin, the “endocrine theory”. We sought to reconcile these two paradigms by testing the effects of insulin on mitochondrial uncoupling in brown adipose (BAT)—a tissue known to affect whole-body metabolic rate. Prolonged insulin exposure resulted in reduced BAT mitochondrial respiration and uncoupling, but had no effect on similar outcomes in white adipose tissue (WAT). Interestingly, ketones, which are produced by the liver under conditions of relatively low insulin, stimulates BAT uncoupling and mitochondrial activity. In the end, these studies suggest that while insulin promotes an overall WAT phenotype, ketones promote a shift towards greater BAT.

Speakers

Sunday February 26, 2017 7:45am - 8:15am
1) Forrest Room

8:15am

The Food Revolution (CME Approved)
Traditionally low-fat and low-calorie diets have been the recommended default diet, at least from the early1980s. This coincides with the start of the obesity epidemic. An unintended side effect of low-fat advice hasbeen the food industry’s tendency to replace fat with sugar and refined carbohydrates in processed foodproducts. This may have had adverse effects.

Modern large trials like Women’s Health Initiative, LOOK AHEAD and PREDIMED gives us a new perspective onhealthy diets, where a lower proportion of fat is not necessarily advantageous and a higher fat diet – at leastwhen considering fat quality – may have some significant advantages.

We will also look at modern trials of carbohydrate restricted diets for weight loss and diabetes type 2.

Speakers

Sunday February 26, 2017 8:15am - 8:45am
1) Forrest Room

8:45am

9:15am

Break (15 minutes)
Sunday February 26, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
3) Break

9:30am

The Legal, Political, and Public Health Policy Challenges and Opportunities of Low Carb (CME Approved)
Many patients and practitioners where Low Carb is headed and what challenges it is presenting in terms of defining a standard of care for obese and diabetic patients. Is it malpractice to fail to disclose the low carb option to patients? Why the political and legal systems will become engaged at the state and federal levels and low carb will no longer be ignored?

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Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
1) Forrest Room

10:00am

Ruminant Reality: Diet, Human Health and the Environment (CME Approved)
Human beings didn’t evolve to eat meat, they evolved because they ate meat - and because they learned to cook and process meat and other foodstuffs. Unsurprisingly, diets rich in butter, meat and cheese have been shown to promote human health and development. Most significantly, these diets can correct the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, offering hope in arresting the current worldwide epidemic of chronic diseases. The Dietary Goals for the United States and the subsequent eight editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, however, are baseed on the belief that plant-based, high-carbohydrate diets are “healthy.” But since nutrition research does not support the belief that vegetarian diets are healthier than animal-based diets, an appeal to “sustainability” is now used to justify these recommendations and argue against the Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat approach. True sustainability is a multifaceted topic that should consist of societal, economic, and ecological aspects. The enormous suffering and financial costs of chronic illness must be acknowledged. The production of high-quality animal protein and animal fat by ruminants from feed resources humans cannot directly utilize will be fundamental to feeding a growing population. What’s more, this essential food production can preserve and enhance the diverse environments where it takes place. While medicalprofessionals needn’t be fully versed in ruminant agriculture, this introduction will equip them refute some of the common myths concerning this vital part of our food supply and answer questions about the healthfulness and safety of butter, meat and cheese.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Ballerstedt

Peter Ballerstedt

PhD
Peter received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1986, specializing in forage management and utilization, minoring in ruminant nutrition. He was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 until 1992 and is currently the Forage Product Manager at Barenbrug USA. His experience led him to study human diet and health. What he’s learned refutes the low-fat-is-heart-healthy dietary advice we’ve been... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
1) Forrest Room

10:30am

Cholesterol OMG (CME approved)
Speakers
avatar for Jeffry Gerber

Jeffry Gerber

Owner, Denver's Diet Doctor
Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the local community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness and prevention. Nutrition and its effects on health are areas of interest for Dr. Gerber. Frustrated... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
1) Forrest Room

11:00am

Break (15 minutes)
Sunday February 26, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
3) Break

11:15am

Q&A (CME Approved) (45 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for Peter Ballerstedt

Peter Ballerstedt

PhD
Peter received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1986, specializing in forage management and utilization, minoring in ruminant nutrition. He was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 until 1992 and is currently the Forage Product Manager at Barenbrug USA. His experience led him to study human diet and health. What he’s learned refutes the low-fat-is-heart-healthy dietary advice we’ve been... Read More →
avatar for Jeffry Gerber

Jeffry Gerber

Owner, Denver's Diet Doctor
Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the local community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness and prevention. Nutrition and its effects on health are areas of interest for Dr. Gerber. Frustrated... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
1) Forrest Room

12:00pm

Primal Play
Speakers
avatar for Darryl  Edwards

Darryl Edwards

MSc
Darryl Edwards, is a Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process.  Darryl is the owner of Fitness Explorer Training and author of several books including Paleo Fitness and Paleo Magazine's best Health and Wellness... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
2) Aspen/Blue Spruce Room

12:00pm

2:00pm

Personalized Health Analytics David Korsunsky
An entertaining and informative discussion addressing health, cardiovascular risk and nutrition, including Low Carb, Paleo and Primal diets.

Speakers
avatar for David Korsunsky

David Korsunsky

Dave Korsunsky is the Founder and CEO of Heads Up Health a digital health company committed to empowering others to change their lives through personalized health analytics. Dave received his B.Sc. in mathematics from The University of Winnipeg and his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. He built his career in technology at VMware in Palo Alto, CA where he led projects to drive virtualization and cloud computing adoption into the... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1) Forrest Room

2:30pm

The Dynamic Influence of a High Fat Diet on cholesterol variability (CME Approved) (20 minutes)
I provide recent research finding a very dynamic pattern with fat in the diet and its impact on cholesterol blood testing for participants on LCHF (this may extend to other diets as well). This data shows (1) a short window of just three days that have the greatest impact on the results and (2) the ingested fat and resulting cholesterol having an inverse relationship with each other (more dietary fat, less serum cholesterol).

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Sunday February 26, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
1) Forrest Room

3:00pm

3:30pm

Break (15 minutes)
Sunday February 26, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
3) Break

3:45pm

Q&A (CME Approved) (30 minutes)
Speakers
avatar for David Korsunsky

David Korsunsky

Dave Korsunsky is the Founder and CEO of Heads Up Health a digital health company committed to empowering others to change their lives through personalized health analytics. Dave received his B.Sc. in mathematics from The University of Winnipeg and his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. He built his career in technology at VMware in Palo Alto, CA where he led projects to drive virtualization and cloud computing adoption into the... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
1) Forrest Room

4:15pm

Fine Tuning LCHF for Optimal Health (CME Approved)
Healthy eating requires appropriate choice of macronutrient ratios. Also important is how much we should eat, and how often we should eat. Micronutrient intakes will also be examined. Practical dietary options to aim at optimal weight and health will be discussed.

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Sunday February 26, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
1) Forrest Room

4:45pm