We attended a Low Carb Down Under event in Sydney on the 5th of May 2018. One of the highlights of the day was when the speakers participated in a question and answer session, with questions submitted by the audience members. A range of topics were covered and we have collated the information below.
Check out our full review of all the speakers, the topics covered and our takeaways from the event here.
The presenters who participated in the question and answer sessions are detailed below. This information can be found on the Low Carb Down Under website.
Dr Paul Mason is a sports medicine and exercise physician who developed an interest in low carbohydrate diets in 2011. He then spent thousands of hours reading and analysing the scientific literature. For the last three years, he has been applying this knowledge in treating metabolic and arthritis patients who have achieved dramatic and sustained weight loss and reductions in joint pain, improved metabolic well being, diabetic control and reductions in arthritis.
Dr Doron Sher is a specialist knee and shoulder surgeon. He holds a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering and surgical fellowships in Australia, Canada and America. His passion for helping patients avoid unnecessary surgery has led to his involvement in two successful metabolic, arthritis, weight loss and sports performance clinics.
Dr Peter Brukner is a specialist sports and exercise physician and a world renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher. He has recently held positions as Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at Liverpool Football Club and Team Doctor for the Australian cricket team.
Dr Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Tasmania who treats patients suffering the effects of obesity and diabetes every day. He described a nutritional model of inflammation which combined fructose, refined carbohydrates and polyunsaturated oils in 2013. He speaks nationally and internationally on the benefits of restricting carbohydrates in treating modern diseases.
Dr Rod Tayler is a Melbourne anaesthetist with an interest in low carb nutrition. He is the founder of the lowcarbdownunder.com.au website which hosts a range of resources.
Dr Maryanne Demasi is an investigative journalist and former presenter and producer on ABC television’s Catalyst program.
Taryn Polovin is an exercise physiologist with a postgraduate certificate in nutrition. She is an international instructor trainer and lecturer at the Australian Filex fitness conference and was a host and presenter on Aerobics Oz Style on channel 10. She has been low carb for 12 years and regularly treats clients with low carb nutrition strategies.
Jessica Turton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist. Her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics was a systematic review investigating the effect of low-carbohydrate diets in the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus. This year she is undertaking her Research Doctorate (Ph.D.) which involves a primary intervention study investigating a very low-carbohydrate diet for the management of type 1 Diabetes.
When is the best time to test ketones?
Is it safe for health professionals to recommend LCHF to their patients?
How to help with muscle cramps?
If cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease what does?
Your thoughts on carb ups and carb cycling
Is LCHF suitable for someone with gall stones or who has had their gall bladder removed?
LCHF with kidney disease in regards to a higher protein consumption?
Thoughts on exogenous ketones
High carb & high fat – Family members who add carbs to your high fat meal, is this dangerous?
Thoughts on Metformin as a weight loss tool
How to quit sugar from a psychological perspective
Does eating LCHF cost more?
The Q&A was one of our favourite parts of the day. The presenters bounced off each other well and were very good at answering the questions in an easy to understand manner.
We really liked the way they ran the Q&A. By getting the audience to write their questions out, they were able to curate them and avoid the same question being asked 2-3 times. It also meant that you could ask a question, even if you were too nervous to speak on the microphone.
Sometimes, the Q&A at conferences can be a bit of a shambles, but not this one. It was run really well and was one of the highlights of the day.
Did you also attend a Low Carb Down Under event? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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