Hassina Kajee, MD
Dr. Hassina Kajee, MD is a board member of The Noakes Foundation and Medical Director and co-founder of the Nutrition Network’s platform. She is also the Medical Director and co-founder of The Noakes Foundations ‘Eat Better South Africa’ program which endeavours to educate South Africans from all walks of life on how to improve their nutrition. Dr. Kajee is a Specialist Physician and managed the high care unit at Groote Schuur Hospital for a number of years and has run an obesity clinic. She has also been an Undergraduate Course Convener and Lecturer at the medical school at The University off Cape Town as well as founder of the Postgraduate Refresher Course for physicians. Dr. Kajee has a very strong interest in preventative medicine and educating and empowering patients with regards to disease specific lifestyle. She is extremely knowledgeable about the low carbohydrate high fat diet and actively employs the principles both at home and in her practice. www.thenoakesfoundation.org
Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N.
Jacqueline Eberstein began working with Dr. Robert Atkins as a staff nurse in 1974. At the time of his death in 2003 she was the Director of Medical Education at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. Her experiences were wide ranging including the education of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nutritionists on the principles and protocols of the Atkins Lifestyle and Complementary Medicine. She contributed to a number of Dr. Atkins’ books, newsletters and Atkins: A Passion for Healthy Living magazine. She lectured at trade shows, designed and presented the Atkins At Sea low carb cruise program and other community events. She was a guest and frequent host on “Your Health Choices”, Dr. Atkins syndicated radio show.
Following Dr. Atkins death in 2003 she functioned as the Director of Nutrition Information at Atkins Health and Medical Information Services, a division of Atkins Nutritionals. While there she co-authored Atkins Diabetes Revolution. She began consulting in 2005 on all aspects of the Atkins Lifestyle and Complementary Medicine. Today she is Director of Care Protocol for HEAL Clinics where she and Dr. Eric Westman created HEALcare® – a guided low-carb ketogenic program for safe weight loss and the remission of type 2 diabetes without medication. She continues to lecture, write and consult both nationally and internationally on the low carb philosophy. She is regular attendee and lecturer on The Low Carb Cruise. For more information about HEALcare visit: www.HEALclinics.com. www.lowcarbnurse.com
Joan Ifland, PhD, MBA
Dr. Ifland has been creating breakthroughs in recovery of food addiction from 1999 with the publication of her first popular book, to 2018 with the publication of her textbook, Processed Food Addiction: Foundations, Assessment, and Recovery(CRC Press). The textbook is the first academic publication describing how to diagnose and treat processed food addiction, as well as establishing the scientific basis for the disease.
Her current project is a breakthrough in recovery: the online Addiction Reset Community (ARC) founded in 2018 (patent pending). It is based on findings that processed food addiction can be severe. This finding shifted the field to more comprehensive abstinence and support protocols that also resolve isolation and mobility issues.
Dr. Ifland has created numerous innovative online resources for food addicts including The Facebook Groups, ‘Food Addiction Education and Food Addiction Education – The Food (2014). The website, Food Addiction Resources, www.foodaddictionresources.com, provides free evidence-based handouts (2104). The website, Food Addiction Books, www.foodaddictionbooks.com guides food addicts away from misguided deceptive literature to books with solid scientific foundations (2015). She founded the first online training in food addiction to make recovery easier in small, online groups, Food Addiction Reset, www.foodaddictionreset.com (2016). The Home Addiction Reset Program (HARP) is the first home-based online live video program to support people through the acute phase of withdrawal from processed foods (2018). She wrote the popular book, Dr. Ifland’s Meal Prep Manual, which is a breakthrough system to easily manage meals for recovery from food addiction (2018).
Dr. Ifland is the lead author of the first scholarly description of processed food addiction according to classic addiction diagnostic criteria and the first scholarly definition of addictive versus non-addictive foods, Refined Food Addiction: A Classic Substance Use Disorder (2007) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19223127. Dr. Ifland earned her PhD in addictive nutrition at Union Institute and University (2010). Her MBA was awarded by Stanford Business School(1978) and her BA in Economics and Political Science by Oberlin College (1974). Her early career was spent understanding corporate and government behaviors with two years as fiscal staff for the Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin Legislature (1974-76) and five years as corporate finance staff for a Fortune 200 holding company, the Continental Group (1978-1983). She currently resides in the Seattle area where she enjoys hiking, swimming, women’s business groups, and the arts. www.drjoanifland.com
Maria Emmerich is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood which lead her to become such a passionate nutrition expert. “My goal is to help transform people’s lives and start living again!” Maria specializes in brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. Her expertise has sent her around the world speaking about ketogenic diets. She spends the majority of her time with clients around the world via Skype with amazing results. She specializes in helping autoimmune disorders, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), heart disease, cholesterol issues, alopecia, Hashimoto’s, cancer, epilepsy, seizures, depression and anxiety.
You would be amazed at the amount of people who get off medication with her guidance. She is also an International Best Selling author of several books including “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking” and “The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse”. She also authored 8 other books including several cookbooks and 3 nutritional guide books including the best-selling book “Keto.”. She also runs a support site for getting all your questions answered here: keto-adapted.com, www.mariamindbodyhealth.com.
Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the International (and New York Times) bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise (Simon & Schuster). The Economist named it #1 science book of 2014, and it was also named a 2014 *Best Book* by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal. The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy. A review of the book in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, “This book should be read by every nutritional science professional.” A former editor of the British Medical Journal said, “Teicholz has done a remarkable job in analyzing [the] weak science, strong personalities, vested interests, and political expediency” of nutrition science.
Before taking a deep dive into researching nutrition science for nearly a decade, Teicholz was a reporter for National Public Radio and also contributed to many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Economist. She attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. She lives in New York city. www.ninateicholz.com