Low Carb Down Under Melbourne – 17/11/12

Low Carb Down Under Melbourne – 17/11/12

A day of presentations on the topic of low carbohydrate nutrition for optimising your weight and health.


9 am Introduction Dr Rod Tayler
Sweet Poison and Big Fat Lies David Gillespie
Sugar and Fat Metabolism Dr Ken Sikaris
What is Happening in the Low Carb World? Jimmy Moore
10.30 – 11.00: Morning Tea

The Fat Revolution Christine Cronau
What is the Paleo? Crystal Fieldhouse
Diet, Exercise and Crossfit  Dr George Iacono
Paleo in Melbourne Ivy Thompson
Sourcing Healthy Food in Melbourne Panel Discussion (Nat, Cryst, Ivy, Jo, Jimmy)
12.30 – 13.30pm Lunch

Fertilise Yourself Natalie Kringoudis
Two Low Carb Recipes Mick Reade
Current Theories of Obesity Steven Hamley
Doctors, Weight, Health and Carbohydrate Dr Rod Tayler
Ask the Experts  Panel Discussion (Jimmy, Ivy, Christine, Crystal, Jo, Rod)
3.30 – 4pm: Afternoon Tea

Nutritional Ketosis Jimmy Moore
4.45pm Close 

Patron This will also include a low key catered brunch on the day after, Sunday 18th Nov, with the opportunity to meet Jimmy and some of the other presenters.  It is also an opportunity to meet others with an interest in eating low carb. (Venue to be advised).

Any surplus funds will be used to sponsor visiting speakers for future events. (Dr Terry Wahls will be coming in May next year. See her 17 minute Youtube Video “Minding Your Mitochondria”)

Tickets: All tickets need to be pre-purchased through this website prior to the event. It is possible that the event will be sold out prior the day. We advise getting your tickets early through our secure online payment section of this website.

Morning Tea: snacks and drinks available for purchase – or bring your own – we aim to have fresh paleo-friendly and low carb options.

Lunch arrangements: The town hall is adjacent to the busy Carlyle St shopping precinct with many lunch options.

Parking: Free all day parking is available in Brighton Rd and some surrounding streets.

Recordings: We plan to record the presentations.

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.

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/

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/

Crystal Fieldhouse – Crystal’s main interest is in improving health and longevity through quality nutrition and believes that a big focus on functional strength and mobility will serve any person well – young or old.

Crystal and her husband aim to eat quality, nutrient dense food (fruit and veggies that are seasonal and locally sourced or home-grown in addition to meat or fish that is grass-fed or wild-caught), get lots of quality sleep in a pitch black room, and train for functional strength and mobility.

Crystal runs a blog that is a reflection of her learnings and experiences with eating to a Paleolithic template, improving sleeping habits, training in a Crossfit box, learning to cook and growing her own heirloom veggies.

Crystal was exposed to this lifestyle from and early age, growing up on the South Island of NZ where life is simpler and people are often more connected to where their food comes from. After studying health science at Otago University, Crystal and her husband started the blog to share their experiences with anyone who might be interested in the Paleo Diet, weight-loss, health and longevity, eating to support a Crossfit habit and learning to cook and be more self-sufficient in the garden.

She is keen to share stories, opinions, learnings, recipes and tips on how to incorporate Paleo into your lifestyle, growing veggies at home in the backyard and training in a Crossfit box.

She hopes to give you the inspiration to take responsibility for your own health and well-being and also to put some tools in the tool-box to effect change.

To read more visit http://eatsleepmove.com.au/ or Crystal’s Facebook page.

“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.

Dr Ken Sikaris – Dr Sikaris specialises in Prostate Specific Antigen, cholesterol and quality assurance and is currently chair of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Committee on Analytical Quality. He has presented extensively at national and international symposiums. Dr Sikaris is a Senior Fellow of St Vincent’s Clinical School and a Clinical Associate in Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne. He joined Melbourne Pathology in 2003 and was appointed Executive Director in 2005.

Mick Reade is a great low carb chef and a personal trainer. Mick has always had a passion for food – both eating delicious food himself and preparing great feasts for friends and family. When he realised the influence convenient junk food was having on his life, he decided to make a change.

Mick started eating The Paleo Diet and after a couple of weeks the differences were already noticeable. Mick now strives to help educate everyone who wants to discover how you can lose weight, improve your energy levels, grow stronger and fitter, reduce the chances of illness and disease, and overall have a much better quality of life.

Ivy Thompson has a blog Paleo in Melbourne

Jo Marie Fitton is the convenor of the Melbourne Paleo Meetup Group

Steven Hamley is a student doing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physiology.  He has a blogthepaleopremise.blogspot.com

Dr George Iacono is an intensive care doctor at the John Fawkner Hospital in Coburg. He is a coach at CrossFit Victoria and has  interests in exercise and paleo nutrition