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Duration: 1 hrs 54 min
Real Food Bloggers
David Gumpert, Kimberly Hartke, Kristen Michaelis, Matt Stone, Dr. Jill Tieman, Denise Minger
Social Media and Blogging Panel Discussion
Facts about Blogging
• More than 133,000,000 blogs have been indexed by Technorati since 2002
• 77% of Internet users read blogs according to Universal McCann
• Blogging is equally popular among both men and women with 50.9% of bloggers being female and 49.1% being male
And Social Media
• 96% of people under 30 years of age have joined a social network
• Social Media is the #1 activity on the Web
• The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube
• 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations
Blogs and Social media are changing the way people connect and the way the world does business. These powerful tools can be harnessed for social change, business building and educational purposes. This panel of blogging and social media experts will share how they use these tools to reach out and change minds.
Moderator: David Gumpert, The Complete Patient blog. David Gumpert is a journalist whose raw milk blog has generated lots of comments from raw milk friends and foes alike. His blog became a book, Raw Milk Revolution. David is a frequent lecturer on food politics at the Wise Traditions and International Raw Milk Symposium.
- Kimberly Hartke, Publicist, Weston A. Price Foundation. Her Hartkeisonline.com blog covers a wide range of Weston Price issues, and concentrates on the politics of food. In the past year, nearly 300,000 visitors have discovered her blog. She will share pointers on Facebook, Twitter and how to find your blog niche.
- Kristen Michaelis, Food Renegade blog is in the Top 100,000 blogs in the world and will tell us how she went from 0 to Page Rank 5 in record time.
- Matt Stone, 180 Degree Health blog has developed a cult following for his health and science blog with a focus on bodily strength and human vitality. Matt digs deep into areas where others have only scratched the surface. He will share his passion for the blogging medium and how it is great for intellectual growth and discourse among like minded people.
- Dr. Jill Tieman, of Real Food Forager is a health practitioner and start up blogger. She will explain the ways a blog can enhance your professional presence on the internet and the steps to setting up a new blog.
- Denise Minger, of Raw Food SOS blog re-examines the science behind common nutritional beliefs, including the alleged health perks of vegetarianism, the harmfulness of saturated fat, the “dangers” of low carb, the necessity of eating Healthy Whole Grains. Denise will tell of the experience of becoming "famous" for her debunking of the China Study, a subject she will cover in another lecture at the conference.
Kristen Michaelis is a wife, mother, nutrition educator, and passionate advocate for real food. She is the author of two books specifically created to teach children about Real Food Nutrition -- a book for younger kids featuring coloring pages and activities (including a coloring page of Weston A Price!), and a book for teens. She also blogs online at Food Renegade, a website featuring Real Food recipes, nutrition & health articles, and the latest in sustainable agriculture, food politics & philosophy.
Matt Stone is an author and independent health researcher specializing in the connection between cellular energy production and metabolic rate with common health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, digestive illness, infertility, autoimmune disease, and more. He is best known for a simple nutrition and lifestyle-based program known as "Rehabilitative Rest and Aggressive Re-Feeding (RRARF)" that raises body temperature very effectively - what he feels is often the best exterior indicator of optimal cellular metabolic rate. More about Matt can be found at www.180degreehealth.com
Dr. Jill Tieman is a Clinical Nutritionist and Chiropractor practicing in Suffolk County, New York. She specializes in SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome). She is also the co-Chapter Leader of the Great South Bay Chapter of the Weston Price Foundation. After seeing the Food Activism Panel presentation at the 2010 WAPF Conference, she realized that a blog would be a perfect forum for sharing her expertise in applying the WAPF principles to the needs of people with digestive and other conditions. Real Food Forager was born on out of a desire to share critical information about problems in the food supply and their effects on the health of the American people. As a Clinical Nutritionist offering alternatives to conventional medicine, she realized that the benefits of a real food diet would be far greater than that of supplementation or mainstream nutrition advice.
Denise Minger is a Portland-based writer, teacher, and nutrition blogger currently working on her first book, "Death by Food Pyramid." Her website, RawFoodSOS.com, aims to dispel nutrition myths and reexamine conventional beliefs about food. In 2010, Minger's reanalysis of China Study data received widespread publicity in the health community and sparked a public debate with T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study."