Low Carb Down Under Sydney – 24/11/12

Low Carb Down Under Sydney – 24/11/12



Location: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street Sydney


The Presenters

Jimmy Moore is the host of a hugely popular website based in the US livinlavidalowcarb.com . He was the first choice of the organising committee for anyone in the world to come to Australia to talk about low carb living. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, promoting a high-fat, moderate protein, low carb diet plan.

In January 2004, Jimmy Moore made a decision to get rid of the weight that was literally killing him. At 32 years of age and 410 pounds, the time had come for a radical change of lifestyle. A year later, he had shed 180 pounds, shrunk his waist by 20 inches, and dropped his shirt size from 5XL to XL. After his dramatic weight loss, Jimmy was inundated with requests from friends, neighbors and complete strangers seeking information and help.

In October 2005, Jimmy released his debut book entitled Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year. Then in November 2009, he released his second book related to low-carb living called 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew to continue educating, encouraging, and inspiring others who are overweight, obese, and unhealthy to make a change.

Moore also runs a popular, weekly podcast that has run over 500 episodes featuring interviews with experts in diet, health and fitness. Moore is regarded as a fan of low carbohydrate diets and eating plans and promotes them through his blog, books, YouTube videos and podcasts.

David Gillespie is the best selling author of “Sweet Poison” and “Big Fat Lies”. David is a recovering corporate lawyer, co-founder of a successful software company and consultant to the IT industry. He is also the father of six young children (including one set of twins). With such a lot of extra time on his hands, and 40 extra kilos on his waistline, he set out to investigate why he, like so many in his generation, was fat.

He deciphered the latest medical findings on diet and weight gain and what he found was chilling. Being fat was the least of his problems. He needed to stop poisoning himself. You can also read more at http://howmuchsugar.com/

Sarah Wilson is an Australian media personality, journalist and blogger with an integrated voice across television, radio, magazines, newspapers and online. She is also the author of “I Quit Sugar”. She’s the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest rating show in Australian TV history.

She is now the host and program developer for Foxtel’s Lifestyle YOU, and is a commentator and fill-in host on Channel 7’s Sunday Night, The Morning Show and Sunrise and The Ten Network’s Good News Week and The Project. Sarah is an adept social commentator, following a career that’s spanned politics, health advocacy, restaurant reviewing, opinion writing and trend forecasting. She’s also a qualified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and author of I Quit Sugar: an 8-week program. Sarah advises and presents to corporations on social movements, media, wellness and how to make life better.

To read more visit: http://sarahwilson.com.au/

Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect who has an all-consuming passion for plants, people and food. His grandfather, a market gardener seeded his DNA with a love of soil. His first steps were on his godfather’s property in the Bylong Valley NSW. His grandfather’s seeds germinated and grew though a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree at UNSW, Permaculture Design Studies, Catchment management Courses and then International travel and work in Europe. Costa loves the language of communication and more recently has been spreading this passion with his show Costa’s Garden Odyssey on SBS. This vehicle has enabled him to share and communicate the wonderful work that is going on in the world of regenerative agriculture, food production, and community building across the country. Costa sees the world as a garden that nurtures us. He gardens the soil and the soul. His ‘Produce not Product’ presentation is legendary.

Dr. Rod Tayler is an Australian anesthesiologist and anti-sugar activist with an interest in low carbohydrate diets to optimize our weights and our health.

Dr. Tayler was one of the 250+ enthusiastic people who participated in the recent May 2012 Low-Carb Cruise to be amongst like-minded people from around the world who are becoming more and more aware of the problems associated with not just with sugar but literally all refined and starchy carbohydrates. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, he is doing his part to spread the word about healthy low-carb living as the principal investigator of The SWEET (Sugar and Weight Effect at Epworth Study).

Dr. Tayler has made headlines in Australia for suggesting that fruit not fat may in fact be part of the reason why we have an obesity epidemic. Dr Tayler has been running a website for about 3 years called giveupsugar.com and has been doing a research project at a large Melbourne hospital (Epworth) and investigating the effect of sugar reduction on the weights of 158 staff members.

Dr Tayler has given many presentations to groups of doctors and allied health professionals on reducing sugar and refined carbohydrates. To read more visit http://giveupsugar.com/

Dr. Ron Ehrlich is one of Australia’s leading holistic health practitioners, educators and a dentist. Dr. Ron Ehrlich graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978 and is the founder of Sydney Holistic Dental Centre in 1983. He has undertaken research at UNSW, written papers and articles, appeared on radio and TV and is a contributing author in “Complimentary Therapies in Dentistry (Nutrition Chapter).  He is a Fellow and Board member of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and currently Chairman of their Advocacy Committee. He is Board Member and co-founder of Nourishing Australia, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to healthy soils, farms, food and people. For over 30 years ha has explored the many connections between oral health and general health and the affect of stress on wellness.  He has presented courses, keynotes and lectures to health practitioners and the public in the UK and Australia. Read more on Dr. Ron or Sydney Holistic Dental Centre.

Dr Ron will present “Lessons From The Past”, exploring nutritional anthropology and its impact on health & disease.  Drawing from the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, who visited isolated communities in the first half of the 20th Century and observed how traditional diets and western diets impacted on the health of genetically identical peoples.  The traditional diets varied from community to community, yet all imparted excellent health.  What did those diets all have in common? How did the move to a western diet change from both the form and function of these individuals and what impact did it have on their health.

“Food Myth Buster” Christine Cronau is a nutrition author, speaker, entrepreneur, and mother of two. After transforming her body and her health, Christine is revolutionising the way we eat for longevity, pleasure and happiness. At 41, Christine shows us how to look and feel our best at any age.

Christine has been studying health and nutrition for over 10 years, and uses her knowledge as a natural health advocate; she exposes major food myths that are keeping us fat and sick. Christine is the author of “The Fat Revolution” and “Great Health is a Piece of Cake”. To read more, visit her website http://christinecronau.com/ or Christine’s Facebook page.

Simon Thornley is a Public Health Physician, professional teaching fellow and researcher in the section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His book is “Sickly Sweet: Sugar, Refined Carbohydrate, Addiction and Global Obesity”.

He is published widely in the scientific literature. His research interests include tobacco dependence, food addiction and obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, psychiatric disease, injury and environmental epidemiology. He is the course co-ordinater of Applied Epidemiology, in the third year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree at The University of Auckland. Outside of work, he is an avid reader, cyclist and cycle advocate.

Aaron Mckenzie – With over 15 years experience in personal training, Aaron offers an approach to health & fitness through creating a balanced way of life. Each person has base and individual nutritional, lifestyle and fitness needs that can be programmed & coached. Aaron has worked with a large range of clients from elite athletes to the elderly, and focuses on finding what is optimal and practical for the individual.

Aaron has owned and managed Origin of Energy gym/ cafe/ health food store for the last 2.5yrs which has the goal of providing its community of clients with optimal Food & Exercise.

Vicki Poulter is an interior designer with a passion for soil, farming and health. Her business, Designing Women, provides a “House Doctor” Service to make her clients’ homes work better, look better and feel better – creating a home environment which nurtures the people who live in it.

Vicki was the founding Australian Coordinator of the Weston A Price foundation and in 2007 co-founded Nourishing Australia – a registered charity which is dedicated to inspiring people to care about nourishing our soils, plants, animal, people, communities and ultimately the planet. and which runs an educational Seminar Series each year. She is also a director of Healthy Soils Australia and on the international advisory board of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

Vicki grew up in Armidale where she first learned about agricultural ecology from her father, Professor Bill McClymont who founded the world-renowned Faculty of Rural Science at the University of New England.  She is passionate about encouraging people to care about the quality of their food, how it is produced and the farmers who produce it and about raising awareness of the benefits of traditional foods and the dangers of many modern processed foods – to people and the environment. Vicki is also passionate about Holistic Management and with husband Tim owns a small farm in the Central Highlands of NSW where they practice regenerative farming.

Rob Blomfield is an Australian farmer with a compelling story of how he transitioned to a healthier way of eating and feeling. Rob has changed from eating a standard Australian diet with lots of starchy carbohydrates, to eating protein, fat and vegetables and no processed foods. Before changing his diet, he felt like a 60 year old going on 70 years old. Now, he feels like a 40 year old!




Dr Ron Ehrlich—“Lessons from the Past”

Dr Simon Thornley—“Has Dietary Research Helped Us With Our Food Choices

Jimmy Moore—Update on low carb around the world

Morning Tea

David Gillespie—“Sweet Poison and Big Fat Lies”

Sarah Wilson—“I Quit Sugar”

Costa Georgiadis—“Product Not Produce”

Christine Cronau—”The Fat Revolution!”


Dr Rod Tayler—“Doctors, Health, Weight and Carbohydrates”

Aaron McKenzie from Origin of Energy—”Combining Fitness and Nutrition”

Suzanne Crawt – Paleo in Australia

Rob Blomfield—”A farmer’s  journey to primal health”

Vicki Poulter – “Why grass fed animal foods are good for the planet”

Afternoon Tea

Panel discussion session MC’d by Jimmy Moore—ask the experts!



By Car: Public parking is available directly underneath the Wesley Conference Centre at Secure Parking. Entry is by Piccadilly Plaza, 133 Castlereagh St. Additional Parking is available at the Hilton Hotel, Pitt St Sydney.

By Train: Town Hall and St James stations provide the closest access to Wesley Conference Centre. From Town Hall station, exit the platforms via the QVB end of the station. Bear right through the Galleries Victoria shopping mall and take the escalator up to the ground level. Exit the Galleries Victoria onto Pitt St. The Wesley Conference Centre is 50m to the left, on the opposite side of the road from the Galleries Victoria. From St James Station, exit onto Elizabeth St and continue straight down Market St. Turn left into Pitt St and Wesley Conference Centre is only 50m down on the left hand side.

By Bus: Wesley Conference Centre is close to buses that stop at QVB, Town Hall, Elizabeth St and Castlereagh St.

Dress: Large spaces in venues can be difficult to heat/cool so to avoid being too cold or too hot, please wear layers.

Morning Tea : Tea, coffee and water will be available. There are food outlets just outside the centre or feel free to bring your own snacks.

Lunch: There are many places in the area to go for lunch. If you bring your own and it’s a nice day, Hyde Park is only two blocks away.

Tickets: Tickets are limited and we can therefore not guarantee entry on the day.  

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