|7:30||Wake Up and Work Out with Kristin McGee||Main Stage|
|9-10||Dr. Pat Gerbarg||Main Stage|
|10-11||Keri Gans, Author of The Small Change Diet||Main Stage|
|11-12||The Biggest Loser Panel||Main Stage|
|12-1||Master Chef Jehangir Mehta||Main Stage|
|1-2||Tina Sloan, Author of Changing Shoes||Main Stage|
|2-3||Keoni Teta ND, LAc, CSCS: The Metabolic Effect - Caloric versus Hormonal Fat Loss||Main Stage|
|3-4||Dr. Gerald Ginsberg: The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes||Main Stage|
Are you ready to feel better, have fun, and get in shape? Join Kristin and experience the encouragement of a good friend combined with the expertise of a renowned fitness professional.
"Natural Treatment for Women: PMS, Sexual Function, Pregnancy, Fertility & Menopause"
Join Dr. Gerbarg to learn how women can benefit from natural treatments to relieve hormone-related changes such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), sexual dysfunction, infertility, and the effects of menopause on memory and cognitive functions. Herbs, vitamins, nutrients, certain hormones, and mind-body practices reduce both physical discomforts and psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Avoiding side effects associated with prescription medication and cancer risks related to hormone replacement is important for all women, even more so during pregnancy and breast-feeding. This lecture will review natural treatments that have been proven safe and effective, including vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, choline, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), 7-Keto DHEA, herbs such as Rhodiola rosea, MACA, Vitex, Muira puama, Ginkgo, St. John's Wort, and mind-body practices. We will review the strength of the evidence for using these approaches for PMS, sexual function, fertility, pregnancy, and menopause.
"The Small Change Diet"
Keri Gans is a Registered Dietitian and has had a private practice in Manhattan for over ten years. She is a Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association Spokesperson (ADA), an ADA Delegate for New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA) and a Past President of NYSDA. Keri is a Steering Committee Member of NYSHEPA (New Yorker's for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) and is on the Medical Advisory Board for Women's Voice For Change. Keri holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University.For more information, visit www.kerigansnutrition.com.
Changing Shoes is about staying in the game as you go through life. Diminishment and fading away will be turned upside down with funny stories from, Guiding Light, the soap opera Tina has been on for 26 years. Changing Shoes adds levity to the time of life when one can feel overlooked. Join Tina and learn how to stay forever frisky in all areas of life.
Tina enjoyed a three and a half decades-long career as a soap star. She is beginning her new life as an author, playwright, and theatrical actress. Find out more about her story at www.changingshoes.com.
Sharing our journey to health on "The Biggest Loser" through humor and motivation
Ed Brantley and Heba Salama: Biggest Loser Weight Loss Winners Season 6
Ed and Heba shot to fame as weight loss winners on TV's "The Biggest Loser" by losing a combined total of 277 pounds. On the show, Heba became the first woman to win the "at home" prize of $100,000 for the highest percentage of weight lost overall. Her husband, Ed, finished the season in second place. Since then, the couple has been busy writing a cookbook of healthy recipes, working with non-profit organizations to prevent childhood obesity and promote fitness, as well as appearing regularly as guest speakers.
Professional chef Ed Brantley is a graduate of the prestigious Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts in Charleston, South Carolina. Ed worked under well-known chef Donald Barickman at Magnolia's in Charleston's historic district. He currently teaches European Cuisine at the Arts Institute of Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to his experience as a chef, Ed and Heba are working on a cookbook of healthy recipes. Find them on Facebook or learn more about their story at www.edandheba.com.
Michael Ventrella: Biggest Loser Winner Season 9
Tara Costa: Biggest Loser Finalist Season 7
Growing up in a small town, Costa developed her loud and dynamic personality in a single parent home. She became a plus size model for a top New York modeling agency, graduated from New York University with Honors and accepted a finance position at the largest beauty company in the world. In September 2008, Costa decided to leave her job and her life in New York to get healthy. Weighing 294 lbs when she got to The Biggest Loser campus, Costa immediately set the tone for how to work hard, push herself and never quit. In May 2009, Costa returned for the show's season finale weighing 139 lbs. Find her on Facebook or learn more about her at www.taracosta.com .
"Bernie" Bernardo Salazar: Biggest Loser At Home Winner Season 5
After a decade of eating his way to illness while his brother ran marathons, Bernie decided having a cupcake named after him would not go down as his greatest life accomplishment. He was fortunate enough to be chosen as a contestant for NBC's The Biggest Loser, where he took home the prize for most weight loss at home in the real world! Bernie shed an amazing 130 pounds. He attributes losing nearly 46% of his body weight to four personal principals: motivation, information, perspiration and most importantly, self-appreciation. Realizing that his experience on The Ranch saved his life, he is now dedicated to sharing his perspectives on wellness with others so we can all get healthy together. Now a children's book author and motivational speaker, Bernie encourages people to live healthy by having fun and playing more! Learn more about Bernie's children's book "Monstercise: A Monster's Guide to Good Healthy Fun" at www.mymonstercise.com. Have Bernie speak at your next event by visiting www.nurtureprinciples.com.
Food Network's Next Iron Chef runner up Chef Jehangir Mehta is known in the food world for his creative edge and daring, unorthodox choices that delight diners and culinary experts alike. His educational and creative cooking demos will encourage families to try new food concepts and flavors that will make a long-lasting, positive impact on the way they eat and encourage healthy, adventurous cooking at home. A special demonstration for children between 4 and 14 years of age will encourage the appreciation of complex ingredients in food through the preparation of simple savory and sweet dishes.
"The Metabolic Effect - Caloric versus Hormonal Fat Loss"
This presentation will cover the differences between a healthy diet and a fat loss diet as well as the difference between weight loss exercise and fat loss exercise. Weight loss and fat loss are not the same thing. Healthy foods and fat loss foods are not the same thing. A healthy diet is not necessarily a fat loss diet, but a fat loss diet is almost always a healthy diet. Fat loss exercise is almost always healthy exercise, but healthy exercise may not help with fat loss. What are the roles of calories and hormones in weight loss and fat loss? Why does a sprinter when compared to a marathon runner have less body fat and more muscle.? How does this relate to the average person interested in fat loss? What does looking into the past at the lifestyles of our ancestors tell us about nutrition and exercise? What is The Metabolic Effect?
Dr. Teta is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and expert in the science and application of exercise and nutrition. He received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and has advanced certifications in fitness, through the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He did his undergraduate training at NCSU where he graduated Cum Laude with a BS in both Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering. Dr. Teta attended graduate school at NCA&T State University where he received his MS in Environmental Engineering. He regularly writes for Natural Triad Magazine, The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, and On Fitness Magazine. He sits on the Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) Community-Medical School Planning Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Program of Complementary and Integrative Medicine (PCIM) at Wake Forest University Medical School. Dr. Teta thoroughly enjoys giving talks on the medicinal applications of exercise and nutrition and does so throughout the US. He is a cofounder of the Naturopathic Health Clinic of NC where he also practices natural medicine and acupuncture. He is also a cofounder of the international fat loss company Metabolic Effect. Along with his brother Jade, Keoni is a coauthor of The New ME Diet also known as The Metabolic Effect Diet. For more information on the Teta's practice and exercise programs visit www.metaboliceffect.com and www.nhcnc.com .
"The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes"
Join Dr. Ginsberg for a discussion about the Pathophysiology of Type 2 diabetes with a focus on the role obesity plays in this disease.