People on The Island

More and more experts, celebrities, professionals and everyday people are switching to a Ketogenic way of eating for their overall health and performance  this page aims to catalog people living this way of life.


Abel James

New York Times Bestselling Author, Celebrity Coach, Entrepreneur, Musician, and Investor / Austin, Texas

Abel James is a New York Times bestselling author of The Wild Diet, musician, and health crusader.

Abel stars as a celebrity coach on ABC Television. As the #1 most popular health podcast in 8+ countries, Abel’s award-winning show, Fat-Burning Man, has helped millions reclaim their health with real food, cutting-edge science, and primal workouts.

As creator of the nutrition and fitness blog and #1 Rated Health Podcast across the world at and author of “The Wild Diet,” Abel brings Paleo, ancestral, and real food principles to the mainstream.


Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. Mental clarity
2. Low body fat
3. Extremely tasty meals

Alison Gannett

personalized keto coaching and personalized COOKING CAMPS / Near Paonia, Colorado

Alison Gannett is World Champion Extreme Skier, Ski Film Star, Green All-Star, and founder of multiple non-profits including Cooking to Conquer Cancer. As a climate change consultant wanting to walk the talk, she and her husband grow and raise all their own food on Holy Terror Farm in Paonia, Colorado. Diagnosed with “terminal” brain cancer in 2013, she opted out of chemo and radiation, choosing to instead use her own FARM-acy along with her fearless athletic nature, and a host of ancestral methods to conquer her cancer.

Visit her website and follow her Facebook page Cooking to Conquer Cancer.

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. I did not die from my terminal malignant brain cancer and it is now easier to grow my own food
2. My breast fibroids and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are gone
3. Since I tested positive for the genes for Alzheimer’s (Type 3 diabetes) - my uber low blood sugar+ketone fuel should prevent this

Brian Williamson

Blogger / USA

Brian Williamson is a husband and father of three. He has been active his whole life (running, martial arts, lifting, etc.). His journey toward a ketogenic lifestyle began with some research into methods to alleviate the affects of epilepsy (one of his children has epilepsy).

That research led him to discover the science behind the ketogenic way of life, and gave him the tools needed to accomplish the health and fitness goals he wanted achieve.

By adopting the ketogenic way of life, he has lost 40 pounds (so far), improved his mental and physical health, and started enjoying life.

Visit his Website

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. Increased mental clarity
2. Improved overall health
3. Happiness

Associate Professor PhD Dominic D’Agostino

Assistant Professor, Univ. South Florida; Research Scholar at IHMC / Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)

Assistant Professor Dominic D’Agostino is a ketogenic research scientist. Their laboratory develops and tests metabolic therapies, including calorie restriction, ketogenic diets and ketogenic agents for CNS oxygen toxicity (seizures), epilepsy, metabolic disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, muscle wasting and cancer. Not only does he research mutational ketosis he lives it.  Visit his small blog that contains useful information links regarding the ketogenic diet.

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. Eating fatty salty foods
2. Sustained energy without being carb dependent
3. Knowing that I am enhancing mitochondrial health and function by eating keto

Dr. Adam Nally

President at Arizona Primary Care Physicians / Surprise, Arizona

Adam S. Nally, D.O., (popularly known as @DocMuscles), is the go-to no-nonsense community-based physician providing practical weight management & general medical health through ketogenic, low-carbohydrate, and paleolithic lifestyles combined with a cutting edge medical approach. – Check out his website here

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. No more "after lunch fatigue"
2. Lost and kept 60 lbs off for 10 years
3. Reversed my risk for diabetes

Dr Gary Fettke

Orthopaedic Surgeon M.B.,B.S, F.R.A.C.S. F.A.Orth.A / Tasmania, Australia

Gary  is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer of the University of Tasmania actively practising in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

He has a longstanding keen interest in the preventative aspects of health outcome and particularly before operating on patients.

Gary is confronted on a daily basis by patients who have weight related issues with their joint pathology and arthritis. Losing weight plays a significant role in the day to day management of his patients.

There are also broader opinions related to overall health and how a combination of both Fructose and Polyunsaturated Oils combine to create the “Perfect Storm” for a variety of conditions which are common in Modern society. These diseases are becoming more prevalent across the developing world as Western diet has been introduced.

Rather than telling patients to simply go away and lose weight the concepts borne in this web site are there to provide a real source for both patients and professionals to glean more information.

He has opened and mentors the Nutrition for Life – Diabetes and Health Research Centre based in Launceston and providing nutritional care around Tasmania and Australia.

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. Personal control of my health and the ability to help others.
2. Stable weight.
3. Clarity of thought and concentration.

Dr. Kelly Austin N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Director, CEO / San Diego

Dr. Kelly Austin N.D. specializes in hormones — which affect mood, digestion, sleep, libido, appetite, body composition, energy, and heart health — and Lifestyle Medicine — lifestyle changes to prevent and even reverse chronic illness. Her other focus areas are clinical nutrition, eating disorders, weight management, mental health, and treating those with Autism (DAN! certified) and Down Syndrome.

Dr. Austin founded Prime Wellness after relocating to San Diego in 2007. She had previously practiced in Canada, assisting large corporations to enhance their employees’ health and well-being. A certified instructor and fitness fanatic, she regularly enjoys teaching classes at local gyms.

Visit her Website and also listen to her in this podcast from November 2015


Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. Weight control
2. Sustained energy
3. Migraine prevention

Luis Villasenor

Entrepreneur, BBA and BM with post graduate studies (top of class) / Mexico

Luis Villasenor Natural “powerbuilder”. He has studied and practiced low-carb diets since 2001 and creator of Ketogains

He has helped many people achieve their goals with nutrition, training & meal plans.

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. Controlling appetite / hunger
2. Incredible energy levels
3. Mental clarity all throughout the day

Professor Grant Schofield

Professor of Public Health, and Director / Auckland University of Technology

Grant Schofield is Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT Millennium.  His research and teaching interests range from understanding and improving lifestyle behaviours such as sleep, nutrition, and physical activity, to wellbeing epidemiology and human performance.  He maintains a “multi fluency across psychology, physiology, public health, epidemiology, and human performance. Professor Schofield takes a “think outside the box” approach to his work in tackling the big health problems of our times.  He is known for “challenging current beliefs” in his field.  His current project base and large group of talented postgraduate thesis students show an exciting range of these challenges. Visit his Website

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. Not "falling off the glucose cliff" every few hours, so conquering hunger and mental clarity
2. Being in a position where I can help there people and hearing all about how well people do on low carb
3. Being able to exercise for virtually any duration without worrying about fuel

Professor Tim Noakes

Professor of exercise and sports science / University of Cape Town

Timothy David Noakes is an A-rated South African professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons, and is the author of several books on exercise and diet.  Visit his Website

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. No hunger
2. Effortless weight control
3. Clearer thinking for hours on end

Tristan Haggard

Entrepreneur / Ecuador

After earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Cruz he decided  to follow his dreams with the love of his life Jessica and sold off all his possessions, buying a one way ticket to Ecuador.

Since that leap of faith in 2010, his life truly began.

He now work as an entrepreneur exporting and wholesaling high end organic foods and herbs from Peru and Ecuador, and also coach clients for weight loss, physique, and healthy lifestyle goals.

Visit his Website

Top 3 Favorite Keto Benefits:
1. Cognitive benefits
2. Decreased hunger
3. Freedom from "crashing" before or after meals