Speaker Bio's for Low Carb Upstate

Speaker Bio's:

We will be updating this page as we schedule speakers. If there is someone that you would like to hear please send us an email at: lowcarbupstate@gmail.com

Dr. Hussey is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner as well as a health coach, speaker, independent researcher and the author of two books. His personal health journey has inspired his passion for the ketogenic diet and heart health.

Josh Perry: After a third brain tumor diagnosis, Josh Perry left the comfort of a professional BMX career to harnesses the power of his incredible story and inspire others to foster new perspectives and take new action in their lives. Now as a health coach, keto advocate, and speaker, he is providing tools for mental strength, health & nutrition, manifestation, and business. Josh illustrates how challenges come in different shapes and sizes, yet for every problem there's always solution. He emphasizes that happy and successful people use the same mental tools to get them there, regardless of their past or current tribulations. 

Dr. Ken Berry is a practicing board-certified physician, an Amazon Best Selling author, and a passionate advocate of health on his YouTube channel where he has over 300,000 subscribers. Along with his online presence, he is active in his own community of Camden Tennessee where he has been practicing at The Berry Clinic since 2003. Dr. Berry is known for his direct, no-nonsense approach to health and wellness. After signing with Victory Belt Publishing House this year, Dr. Berry is set to release the second edition of his best selling book Lies My Doctor Told Me in 2019. He is also in the process of writing his second book called Common Sense Keto for Type II Diabetes. He looks forward to working with the real people of the world in continuing his mission to bring an end to the obesity and Type II diabetes epidemics, along with bringing awareness to such issues as thyroid health and hormone optimization.

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, is a U.S. Air Force veteran and Certified Nutrition Specialist who specializes in using low-carbohydrate and ketogenic nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting and staying well doesn't require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, "Real people need real food!" She blogs at https://www.tuitnutrition.com , where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline. Amy can be found at tuitnutrition.com

Lauren Berryhill is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer who has lost over 100 pounds during the course of her weightloss and fitness journey.

She struggled for years with binge eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and became over weight due to her addiction to food.

In early 2017, Lauren heavily researched the Ketogenic diet as she was desperate for a complete lifestyle change. Since going keto, she has cured her pre-diabetes, overcome her food addiction and has recovered from her eating disorder. Though she's lost over 100 pounds, she still suffers with body dysmorphia and fights the internal battle each and every day. She's a self love activist and preaches self care as a means to heal the way we view ourselves. Lauren can be found at www.ketocoachlauren.com

Carrie Brown has struggled with depression for as long as she can remember, and after she was diagnosed with BiPolarII Disorder 7 years ago, decided to become her own detective and figure out the root cause. 

She now lives a life completely free from all medications and any symptoms of BiPolarII Disorder or depression. Carrie is a recipe creator and best-selling keto cookbook author, co-host of the 2KetoDudes podcast, and creator of videos, masterclasses, and programs to help as many people as possible take control of their own mental health. 

You can find Carrie sharing free resources at carriebrown.com.

Yogi Parker learned about Keto through a trucking radio show called Destination Health, thought it was bupkis, but decided to try it anyway because it was supposedly good for brain health, and I was experiencing some brain issues that were very similar to the symptoms of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), and it was making me a bit nervous. Keto worked! His symptoms of severe brain fog, short term memory loss, depression and spiraling out of control emotions went away, and to top it all off, he went from 560 lbs to 330lbs of body weight while still being sedentary for most of the day driving. His energy levels skyrocketed and sleep quality dramatically improved! 

Yogi has transitioned from being a truck driver and is now  studying to become an Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and keto coach. He is also working with Carrie Brown on Amazing Keto and Low Carb Recipes!

Dr. Andy Phung: I chose to become a doctor because I wanted to be able to make a difference and to be a strong advocate for patients' well-being. I prefer to use lifestyle-nutrition interventions as primary treatment for chronic metabolic diseases. I will use prescription medicine, but as second line therapy. I want to help patient find the root causes to their medical problems and fix them over prescribing medicines to "manage" them. I suffered from similar metabolic conditions that many people have today. I followed a Standard American Diet "SAD diet", ate everything in moderation, along with regular exercise but still struggled to keep my weight down. Despite my best effort, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in February 2017. 

After I adopt a Low-Carb and applying intermittent fasting strategy, my extra pounds came off without extra exercise. My pre-diabetes has been resolved naturally over 3 years now. At our clinic, we definitive encourage everyone to stop eating Standard American Diet. We support various dietary patterns from Paleo, Low-Carb, Keto, and Carnivore. We also integrate intermittent fast strategies along with physical activity to optimize health and wellbeing.

If you are suffering from, or struggling with, metabolic conditions such as being overweight, fatty liver, PCOS, pre-diabetes, diabetes, cholesterol dysfunction, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, family history of such diseases or just wanting to avoid them, I want show you the right way to nourish your body, obtaining good health & well-being through healthy living. Dr. Phung can be found at drandyphung.com

Danny Vega: A native of Miami, Florida, Danny received his bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia University in 2004, where he played football and was a three-time Dean's List recipient. Danny earned his Master's of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men's basketball team along with the tennis and golf programs. He then went on to become the Strength & Conditioning coordinator for VCU basketball, helping the Rams to the 2007 conference champions and making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. As a raw powerlifter, he had meet bests of 640 squat in wraps (610 raw), 400 bench, and 700 deadlift. He has competed in indoor rowing, where he has personal bests of 1:19.9 in the 500 meter, 14.5 in the 100 meter, and 389 meters in the minute for distance-all 3 of them are Florida state records. Danny's newest adventure is in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.