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Utah Quarterly Keto MEAT-up (Q3 2023)
July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
We are happy to announce our guests for this meetup:
- Siobhan Huggins
- Leslyn Keith
Siobhan Huggins is the Research Specialist at The Lipedema Project, and has been an independent researcher focusing on metabolic health and disease for over four years. In 2021, when she was diagnosed with lipedema, Siobhan focused her research efforts on understanding the condition and its origins. She has since joined the board of The Lipedema Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on furthering lipedema research and advocacy, and has given various presentations on lipedema pathophysiology and the mechanisms of why ketogenic diets may be uniquely beneficial for managing lipedema symptoms and progression.
Leslyn Keith is a certified lymphedema therapist and has a Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on lymphedema and obesity. Dr. Keith has started four lymphedema therapy programs in California including two in private practice. She has treated lymphatic and fat disorders for over 20 years and currently researches, consults, and lectures on lymphedema, lipedema, and obesity nationally and internationally. She is the author of two books and published several articles about the efficacy of a ketogenic diet for lymphatic and fat disorders. Currently, Dr. Keith is Director of Research and Board President for The Lipedema Project and an instructor in lymphedema therapy for Klose Training.
We started the Keto Salt Lake conference to bring speakers to our local community but lately, we’ve thought that a 2-day conference is not the best way to accomplish our goals. From 2017-2020, we hosted a monthly keto “MEAT-up” – we’ve been hesitant to start it back up again with all the restrictions and such, but for now, that all seems to be less concerning to many people. So we’re going to bring back the meat-ups with an enhanced format.
We will be doing the meat-ups on a quarterly basis, at least initially. We will be bringing in a speaker (or 2 if you’re lucky!) to talk to the attendees. Some will be relatively local, and some will be from far away, but they’re going to be awesome.
With most conferences, there are several presentations/talks from different speakers that come at you in rapid succession. We feel that this new format will give the attendees the ability to really focus on the specific message, and give attendees the option to maybe even talk one-on-one with the speaker while we’re all hanging around eating meat (we did mention SEVERAL times that it’s a MEAT-up).
Speaking of MEAT – I usually make Keto Chow sponsor some kind of meat for everyone to have. In the past, many of the attendees have enjoyed bringing fun keto/low carb/carnivore recipes to share with their friends.
I’m planning to set up a camera and live stream/record the presentations so that people far and wide can also enjoy them, again: for free (and stress-free-ish).
We’re hoping that the quality of the speakers, and the interval between the meetings, will make the meat-ups something special that people will want to make time for. I don’t know if it’ll be enough for people to want to travel across the country to attend but they can at least connect up and watch it with us.
So, if you are in the Salt Lake area (well, Draper, to be specific) or are willing to travel a bit, come join us. It’s going to be great.