2016 Presentations

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Sandeep Agarwal                                                      Sunday 10:30-11:50
Traditional Indian Cooking Using Ghee, Spices & Herbs
Ghee has been the fat of choice for everyday cooking in India for thousands of years.  India is also home to the world’s largest variety of culinary spices and herbs.  When you combine ghee with spices, the magic happens.  Indian cooking uses over forty different spices. In this class, you will get firsthand experience of the ten most popular ones.  You will get to taste and smell them, and learn about their medicinal benefits.  The proper way to use these spices will be demonstrated.
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Carla Bartolucci                                                       Friday 3:30-5:00
Einkorn: Nature’s Original Wheat
Carla Bartolucci, author of Einkorn: Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat, will talk about the symptoms that led to a diagnosis of gluten sensitivity for her daughter and how replacing modern wheat with einkorn brought wellness not only to her daughter but to the whole family. Learn about the origins of wheat and how it has changed from its domestication during the Neolithic Revolution to its modification during the Green Revolution–a drastic change that causes many to suffer from digestive disorder and auto-immune disease today. Carla will also talk about the benefits of baking bread with sourdough and how her life in Italy has taught her the importance of eating a traditional diet.
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Alvin Bey                                                        Friday 1:30-3:00
Teaming with Nature for Chemical-Free Yards and Nutrient-Dense Vegetables
Retired scientists and identical twins, Calvin and Alvin Bey, will share their technical knowledge and experiences in developing chemical-free yards and growing nutrient-dense vegetables.  Emphasis will be on ways to create healthy soils that are biologically alive and replete with the appropriate minerals.  Other topics will include ecological principles, soil testing, compost tea, no-till management, structured water, and more.  The goal is to provide practical, take-home information that will enable homeowners to transform their yards and gardens into systems that are in line with natural processes.  The presentation will be amply illustrated with examples of success.
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Calvin Bey, PhD                                       Friday 1:30-3:00
Teaming with Nature for Chemical-Free Yards and Nutrient-Dense Vegetables
Retired scientists and identical twins, Calvin and Alvin Bey, will share their technical knowledge and experiences in developing chemical-free yards and growing nutrient-dense vegetables.  Emphasis will be on ways to create healthy soils that are biologically alive and replete with the appropriate minerals.  Other topics will include ecological principles, soil testing, compost tea, no-till management, structured water, and more.  The goal is to provide practical, take-home information that will enable homeowners to transform their yards and gardens into systems that are in line with natural processes.  The presentation will be amply illustrated with examples of success.
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Del Bigtree                                                               Friday 8:00-10:00 pm
Screening of the film Vaxxed followed by Q&A with the Producer, Del Bigtree (Free and open to the public) ,The film tells the story beginning in 2013, when biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a senior scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism. The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.

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MMR Vaccine and Autism                                                              Sunday 1:30-2:50,

Del Bigtree who has worked closely with Dr. Andrew Wakefield will explain Wakefield’s research into the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. In 1995, an academic physician working in a London teaching hospital, Dr. Andrew Wakefield was contacted by the parent of an autistic child with stomach issues. He soon learned from several other parents of children with autistic behaviors, that their children’s regressive behavior immediately followed an MMR vaccine. He started investigating a possible role between gastrointestinal issues, the MMR vaccine, and neurological injury in children. In pursuit of this possible link, Dr. Wakefield participated in an initial study of twelve children with both stomach and developmental issues. The ensuing report, written with twelve other authors would catapult Wakefield into becoming one of the most controversial figures in the history of medicine.

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Kate Birch, RSHom(NA), CCH                              Monday 1:00-4:00
Homeopathy for the Early Years
Being a truly holistic medicine, homeopathic medicine has a multitude of remedies for issues humans face from birth to old age. This session will cover homeopathic thinking and therapeutics for infants and children in their early years. We will look at possible remedies from pre-birth through nursing, bonding, sleeping, febrile processes, weening, independence, night terrors, sibling issues, toilet training and more. This session is for parents with a basic understanding of homeopathy and those looking for natural options to help their children thrive.
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Mandy Blume                                                        Saturday 3:15-4:30
Real Food Recovery – Courageous, Simple, Practical, Success with Kids
Why do we make it so complicated to be healthy? After working for years with birth and foster children with tremendous emotional trauma, a real simple pattern began to emerge–the power of food. With our children, we have fought cancer, ADHD, ASD, eczema, severe allergies, gum disease and more. We have seen huge recovery with the simple, achievable changes discussed in this session. Join us for a jam-packed hour of practical tips for every family! We will discuss real case stories of success, authentic recovery, and a “can-do” attitude. We will blow the top off of fear and encourage you to understand the power we hold within our homes and our kitchens.
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Dean Bonlie, DDS                                                    Friday 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
The True Cause of Heart Disease and Miracles of Magnetism
Dr. Dean Bonlie will show with an illustrated lecture how we get plaque in the arteries. This is not what you have been told before! This lecture was given to a panel of scientists and clinicians with amazing acceptance. Bonlie has repeatedly proven this theory clinically. He will also discuss how magnetism can alleviate this problem. This is a worthwhile lecture to hear if you want to live healthy and happy to an old age.
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Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD                      Friday 10:00-5:00
Gut and Psychology Syndrome 
Dr. Campbell-McBride will be talking about GAP Syndrome or GAPS, which stands for Gut and Psychology/Gut and Physiology Syndrome.   In addition to the well published psychological and neurological disorders, there will be a wealth of information on autoimmune problems, allergies, asthma, eczema, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME, fibromyalgia, arthritis, diabetes type one, chronic cystitis, chronic skin problems and many other physical conditions.  New information on GAPS for those familiar with Dr. Natasha’s work will be presented and discussed.  This seminar is a must for both those learning about GAPS for the first time and those who are already experienced. This seminar contains information used in the recent GAPS Practitioner Certification Courses.
Ask the Practitioner Panel                                        Friday 8:00-10:00 pm
We are excited to offer a panel of four highly qualified practitioners.  Combined, they have ninety years of experience using a wide variety of treatments.  The panel includes Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, Ann Childers, MD, Tom Cowan, MD, and Kim Schuette, CN.  First each practitioner will briefly describe their treatment philosophy. Next, the moderator will read questions from the audience regarding treatments for various illnesses as well as how food is incorporated into treatments.  Questions should be of a general nature; this is not a place for individual medical advice or your personal medical history. Paper will be provided for writing questions.
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Ann Childers, MD                                            Saturday 3:15-4:30
Stone Age Body, Space Age Diet: Nutrition, Metabolism and Mental Health
Psychiatrist Dr. Ann Childers’ presentation will address how our modern diet does not fit our ancient bodies. Perhaps the gut, rather than teeth, is a better predictor of what we are designed to eat?  Childers will address the idea that modern humans have stone age bodies and what that mean as far as what we should eat and being carnivores. She will discuss the concept of fermentable carbohydrates and modern non-communicable diseases.  She will look at tooth decay as being not just a local infection and that we should eat as if we’d never brush or floss again. She’ll look at un-sugaring the brain, metabolic syndrome and cholesterol and fats being important to the brain.  She will cover time to weaning and brain development in humans vs. other mammals.
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Type 2 Diabetes in the Elderly: Occurrence and Dietary Management
Sunday 1:20-2:40

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the American population over age 65 greater than one in four has diabetes, and greater than one in two has pre-diabetes.  Using the Kraft system, this number is far higher.  In this lecture, diabetes in the elderly will be discussed along with diagnosis and approaches to management.
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Ask the Practitioner Panel                                        Friday 8:00-10:00 pm
See Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
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Dr. Tom Cowan                                                               Saturday 1:45-4:30
The Adrenal – Heart Connection  Dr. Tom Cowan will explore some of the main themes in his new book Human Heart, Cosmic Heart.  In particular there is a saying in Chinese medicine that the adrenals nourish the heart. Cowan will examine this old theme in a new light and describe the amazing strategy that the human body uses to protect the heart through its intimate connection with the adrenal gland.
Ask the Practitioner Panel                                        Friday 8:00-10:00 pm
See Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
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Hannah Crum                                                        Friday 10:00-12:00
Fermented Drinks, Nature’s Healthy “Sodas”
Sodas are a fad and they are fading fast. So what’s a 21st century ‘bacterio sapien’ going to sip on? Why, fermented drinks of course! Milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, kvass & jun are covered in this demo and conversation about why our bodies thrill to the unique flavors and benefits of these tasty drinks that have been around as long as we have. Hannah Crum, aka the Kombucha Mamma, has been fermenting and educating for over a decade and will share her favorite tips and recipes for making these old fashioned “sodas” at home.
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Sally Fallon Morell
Seminar on Traditional Diets                 Friday 9:00-5:00
Animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme-enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy. Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, explains why these are vital factors for maintaining good health today. Beginning with a presentation of Dr. Weston Price’s unforgettable photographs of healthy traditional peoples, Ms. Fallon Morell explains the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets, which conferred beauty, strength and complete freedom from disease on so-called primitive populations. Then she presents a step-by-step plan to put nourishing traditional foods—foods that your family will actually eat—back into your diet, including easy break¬fast cereals, soups, sauces, snack foods, high-enzyme condiments and soft drinks that are actually good for you.Learn about:
• Butter, the number one health food;
• The vital role of high-cholesterol foods;
• Why lowfat and vegan diets don’t work;
• The amazing powers of raw whole milk from pasture-fed cows;
• The dangers of modern soy foods and soy infant formula;
• The conspiracy to promote vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats;
• Foods that help babies grow up smart and strong;
• Old-fashioned foods that give limitless energy and vibrant health; and,
• The unfortunate consequences of modern farming methods.
This seminar is highly recommended for both laymen and health professionals new to the work of the Weston A. Price Foundation and makes an excellent introduction to the main conference speakers.
Part I: Introduction to the work of Dr. Price and discussion of the underlying characteristics of healthy traditional diets.
Part II: Fats and oils in traditional diets. Learn about the basics of lipid biochemistry and how to choose good fats and avoid the bad.
Part III: How to change your diet for the better. Practical advice for busy parents including
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Introduction to the Work of Weston A. Price         Saturday  9:00-9:30
A brief overview of the work of Dr. Price appropriate for those new to his work and a good refresher for those who are familiar with it.
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Bringing Up Baby-Foods for Optimal Growth and Development   Saturday  11:00-12:15
The foods that baby eats during his first two years will largely determine his health throughout the rest of his life.  Nutrient-density is key for giving baby a good start–that means liver and egg yolks, not applesauce and rice cereal. This talk will give practical advice and also provide concerns about exclusive breastfeeding and baby-led weaning.
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Our Seniors, Dumping Grounds for Drugs?                           Sunday 4:00-5:20

The elderly are easy targets for prescription-writing physicians; senior citizens taking ten or more drugs is not uncommon.  This talk will address the most common drugs prescribed to seniors, describe their side effects, and provide alternate therapies in the form of good nutrition.

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Ben Greenfield                                             Sunday 9:00-10:20
Fueling the Ancestral Athlete: Using Real Foods to Enhance Physical and Mental Performance
In a world of supplements, capsules, tablets, oils, and powders, it’s easy to get caught up in the habit of trying to meet all your brain and body performance needs through engineered, packaged foods. But in this presentation, Ben Greenfield, New York Times bestselling author of the book Beyond Training, will show you exactly which real foods to add to your physical and mental performance arsenal to allow you to achieve high levels of nutrient and vitamin density with natural ingredients you can easily find, and show you practical ways to include them in your regimen, whether you’re a weekend warrior, exercise enthusiast or elite athlete.
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Will Harris                                                             Friday 3:30-5:00
One Family, One Farm, Five Generations, 150 Years
The story of the five generation journey of the Harris family:  from a pre-World War II farm to a centralized, commoditized, industrialized monoculture. And back to a high animal welfare farm utilizing regenerative land practices. This session is a study of animal welfare, land stewardship, and rural economics.
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Laura Hayes                                                      Sunday 9:00-10:20
Vaccines: What Is There to Be “Pro” About? 
Laura Hayes will discuss facts about vaccines that you won’t hear from your doctor, your state health department, medical trade industry groups, government regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, lawmakers, or mainstream media. She will tell you truths the aforementioned don’t want you to know lest their billions in vaccine profits and their increasing control over your health care and your children be threatened.Do you know what is in vaccines?  Do you know their history?  Do you know what evidence, if any, vaccine safety and efficacy claims are based upon?  Do you know how vaccines are approved?  Do you know what measures, if any, are in place to follow up on vaccine recipients after they have been vaccinated?  Do you know why there are multivalent vaccines versus monovalent only?  Do you know what these acronyms stand for: NCVIA, VAERS, VICP, VIT? Do you know if you’ve been told the truth about vaccines?Come hear what the vaccine profiteers don’t want you to know!
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Beth Lambert                                            Saturday 1:45-3:00
Documenting Hope:  Redefining Children’s Health in the 21st Century
Through the “new childhood epidemics” (autism, ADHD/ADD, obesity, asthma, etc.) our children, “the canaries in the coal mine” of industrial society, are telling us that we must change the way we are living.  How are we to tackle this overwhelming, social, economic and human crisis?  Learn about a groundbreaking scientific and media initiative, The Documenting Hope Project, and how its developers plan to raise awareness to this new epidemic and light a path toward a brighter, healthier future for our children. Short video screening included in talk.documentinghope.com
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Celeste Longacre                                                     Sunday 9:00-10:20
Ferments, Ferments, Ferments!
For tens of thousands of years, our ancestors ate fermented foods every day. This was the only way that their fresh buffet could be preserved for future ingestion. As it turns out, these foods provided incredible benefits for gut health; they are loaded with probiotics and digestive enzymes and they make all the vitamins and minerals present much more bio-available. Condiments were among the foods that were processed this way. Come and join Celeste Longacre, author of Celeste’s Garden Delights and garden blogger for Mother Earth News and The Old Farmer’s Almanac for a demonstration on how to make several different kinds of ferments.Fruit Kvass: This can be put together in under three minutes. It can be made with almost any fruits or vegetables and not only provides probiotics and digestive enzymes, but energizes the water with which it is consumed to be absorbed more easily.Beet Kvass: This Ukranian drink not only accomplishes all of the above, but it is instrumental in detoxifying the body. According to WAPF, drinking beet kvass is the very best way to detoxify.Mayonnaise: Most store-bought mayonnaise is full of bad oils. The cheap vegetable oils used are very difficult, if not impossible, to digest. Learn how to make your own with avocado oil, one of the best oils available to us. It’s easy and fun.Ketchup: Store-bought ketchup can be full of sugars and other unwanted ingredients. Learn how to easily make your own.
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Chris Masterjohn, PhD
Maximizing Virility, Fertility, Performance, and Youthfulness: The Testosterone-Boosting Power of a Well Balanced and Nutrient-Dense Diet                                             Sunday 1:30-2:50
Testosterone plays an essential role in men’s health, contributing to virility, fertility, optimal performance in many areas including work, creativity, sex, and athleticism, and maintaining a youthful spirit. The keys to maintaining optimal testosterone function at all ages include maintaining adequate but not excessive stores of body fat, consuming adequate calories and carbohydrate, and consuming well balanced diets rich in the full spectrum of nutrients, especially fat-soluble vitamins. This presentation will review evidence relating these factors to testosterone function and empower the participant with practical diet and lifestyle approaches to optimize the power of this critical hormone.
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From Soil Health to Human Health: Fat-Soluble Vitamin Interactions and Foods from Pastured Animals                      Friday 10:00-5:00
This is a full day seminar on the role of fat-soluble vitamins (e.g., A, D, and K) in human health. The presentation covers what modern science reveals about why the food practices of many non-industrialized cultures have supported vibrant health. Directly relevant to those interested in nutrition for healing, participants will learn to analyze claims about fats and disease, to identify superior sources of fat-soluble vitamins, and to assess and amend soils for improved nutrition.
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Session I: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science
Learn the approach Weston A. Price used in the early 20th century to study the causes of physical degeneration seen in modern society and the vibrant health of many non-industrialized cultures. Explore traditions of food selection and soil health found within the accumulated wisdom of many of these resiliently healthy groups, and the key role of fat-soluble vitamins. Understand the broad-based support these vitamins offer the body, the wide range of diseases they protect against, and the wide range of functions they sustain.
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.Session II: The 20th Century Attack on Wholesome Foods and the 21st Century Food Revolution
Learn how the post-World War II fascination with antibiotics undermined interest in the anti-infective power of the fat-soluble vitamins. Discover how “the Green Revolution” undermined the nutrient-density of common foods. Understand how the diet-heart hypothesis purged foods rich in fat-soluble vitamins from the menus of ordinary Americans under the guise of preventing heart disease. Learn to defend nourishing foods against these attacks with modern science. Strengthen grassroots community initiatives to protect the 21st century rediscovery of nourishing, nutrient-dense foods from being undermined by government regulatory agencies.
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.Session III: The Fat-Soluble Trio and Their Synergistic Partners
Learn about vitamins A, D, and K: how they cooperate on a molecular level to support growth, strong bones and teeth, and protect against heart disease and cancer. Learn how other nutrients and metabolic factors, such as zinc, magnesium, fat, carbohydrate, thyroid hormone, and carbon dioxide support the functions of the fat-soluble trio. Dissect modern myths that demonize vitamin A or present vitamin D as a lone, cure-all panacea. Learn why these nutrients are best obtained from foods. Grapple with the promises and problems of modern methods to test your nutrient status.
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Session IV: Practical Applications to Nourish Our Soil and Human Health
Recognize relationship between photosynthetic activity and fat-soluble vitamin-density in plants. Practical methods for assessing and amending soil for more nutritious foods. Practical ways to shop for the highest quality products richest in fat-soluble vitamins. Envision how communities can cooperate to achieve vibrant and radiant health.
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Leah E. McCullough                             Friday 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
3D Holistic Healing:  Natural Recovery from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and their Coexisting Conditions
Increase energy, eliminate pain and take your life back!  In this fun and informative workshop you will learn how natural healing expert Leah McCullough, affectionately known as The Fibro Lady, recovered from several “incurable” illnesses.  Using all-natural methods Leah recovered her health in a very short time from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, migraines, infertility, IBS, pre-diabetes, PTSD and morbid obesity.  She went on to lose over 100 pounds and even have a baby.  She is on a mission to let others know their diagnosis does not have to be their destiny.
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Kelly Moeggenborg                                    Sunday 1:30-2:50
Help for Parents:  Getting Kids to Eat and LOVE Real Food
Tired of food battles and complaints, or worrying about if your kids are getting enough of the good stuff? Learn tips and suggestions that really work, so your kids will eat nutrient-dense real food and enjoy it, too! Extensive Q & A session will follow with expert moms, Kelly and also Jill Boman, who has experience with food allergies and implementing the GAPS diet for healing.
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Kenneth Morehead, MSOM, DOM (NM), LAc (NC) DAONB  Sunday 9:00-10:20
Aging Well with Vitality: Insights from a Culture that Knew the Value of Healthy Elders
What are the less well-known yet profound insights from Asian culture and medicine that support our vitality into old age? While we in the West use the word “balance,” Eastern cultures embody this concept at much deeper levels. Learn the universal principles that optimize digestion as well as practices for individual needs. We’ll look at our tongues to get further feedback in refining our understanding and monitor our progress. And we’ll add crucial insights from Western physiology to understand how to preserve brain function.
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Richard Morris                                                  Saturday 10:45-12:15
Still Unburdened: Winning Strategies for Life-Long Weight Loss
Is long-term weight loss success even possible? In a 2015 article in Slate Magazine, The Weight of the Evidence, author Harriet Brown said: “In reality, 97 percent of dieters regain everything they lost and then some within three years.” In this personal and revealing session, Richard will show how he beat those odds. He will share his story and detail his strategies for how he improved upon his initial weight loss success for a total of 200 pounds over a 13-year period. This puts his experience in the rare 5 percent of successful weight loss stories. What’s the secret? As he puts it: “In the end, it’s not about losing weight, but about gaining a life.” You won’t want to miss this informative session.

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Ramiel Nagel                                                  Sunday 10:30-11:50
Heal and Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease the Natural Way, with Food
Tooth decay and gum disease are primarily caused not by bacteria but rather by an inadequate diet. Learn how pioneering dentists Weston Price, Harold Hawkins and Melvin Page found the root cause and remedies of oral diseases through diet. Learn how they reduced their patients’cavity rates by 90 percent and reduced and eliminated gum disease in a large percentage of their clients. This presentation will cover why people get tooth decay and gum disease from a nutritional perspective, and the most recent and innovative nutritional protocols for preventing and stopping tooth decay and gum disease.

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Frank S. Niceley                                                Sunday 5:30-6:30
Restoring the Family Farm

Senator Frank Nicely of Tennessee will address legislative strategies for easing restrictions and rescinding the oppressive laws that hamper American family farms. What Frank has accomplished in Tennessee can be accomplished in other states when farmers and their customers work closely with their legislators.
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Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD                                 Sunday 10:30-11:50
How the Immune System Works
Objective: to familiarize attendees with immunologic research detailing how cellular and molecular immune defense mechanisms are positively or negatively affected by nutritional and life style choices as well as by some medications.  Participants will learn about the impact of the following mediators on the immune system function:
1.    Vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, selenium, phytonutrients, glutathione and non-denatured cysteine, probiotics, oxidative burst vs. oxidative stress;
2.    The Three As (aluminum, acetaminophen, and antibiotics) and sugar.

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Daphne Olivier, LDN, RD, CDE, CLT                           Saturday 9:00-10:30
Breaking Down the Nutrition of Diabetes
The session will give an overview of diabetes as it relates to nutrition. We will review the role of macronutrients and micronutrients that aid in glycemic control, various hormones that affect diabetes and obesity, and the role of the gut microbiome in diabetes management.

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Alan Phillips, J.D.                                                 Sunday 1:30-2:50
Vaccine Politics and Your Legal Rights 
Alan will discuss the history of infectious disease mortality decline in relation to vaccines; documented problems in the medical publishing industry, federal health agencies, and pharmaceutical industry; the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (VAERS and the NVICP); U.S. vaccine exemption and waiver rights in over a dozen different categories and sub-categories including how to legally avoid vaccines required for birth, daycare, school, college, work, military, immigration, international travel, declared emergencies, etc.; contemporary vaccine legislative issues; and resources for more information concerning your legal right to refuse mandatory immunizations.

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Laura Schoenfeld, RD                                   Monday 9:15-4:00
Stress Proof: Building a Diet and Lifestyle To Support Your Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis
Stress is one of the biggest contributors to chronic health issues and poor quality of life. Did you know that your diet and lifestyle can play a huge role in how your body responds to stress? After working one-on-one with hundreds of clients, Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD has found that under-eating, overly restrictive dieting, inappropriate exercise, and inadequate attention to sleep and stress management are rampant in patients who are hoping to solve their health concerns through functional medicine and real food. In this seminar, Laura will teach you the five most important lifestyle factors that will influence the way your body responds to stress, maximize your energy and mental wellbeing, and improve your body’s ability to heal itself from chronic conditions.

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Pam Schoenfeld, RD                 Sunday 10:30-11:50
Preventing Malnutrition in the Elderly: How the Dietary Guidelines Lead to Deficiencies of Vitamins A, B6, B12 and Other Key Nutrients
Pam will be discussing how the health and quality of life of seniors is being harmed by the very dietary guidelines that are purported to reduce chronic disease. Due to the continued emphasis on a “plant-based” diet and vegetable-source oils, and compounded by ongoing recommendations to limit saturated fat and cholesterol, the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans put vulnerable populations at real risk for malnutrition. Although seniors may have grown up on traditional foods, unfortunately it appears the majority now believe that many of the most nourishing foods, including liver, whole eggs, and cheese, are harmful to their health.  In addition, senior care facilities adhere to the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines, either due to federal regulation or to accepted best practice. While life expectancy remains relatively stable in the U.S., the quality of life in what are supposed to be the “golden years” does not compare to that of populations following traditional diets as observed by Dr. Weston A. Price. Pam will discuss why this is and how a few relatively simple changes can dramatically improve nutritional intakes for seniors and in turn, their overall health and longevity.

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Kim Schuette, CN, Cert. GAPS Practitioner         Saturday 9:30-10:45
Mindful Conception
In light of the tremendous rise in birth defects, autism, learning disabilities, autoimmunity and cancer in children living in industrialized nations, especially the U.S., it is imperative that preconception couples take preparation for conception seriously. Mindful conception is just that. It is preparatory, calculating and intentional. Preparatory involves proper gentle detoxification. Calculating considers proper child spacing. Intentional requires optimal nutrition using real food–foods known for their ability to support hormone function and encourage healthy offspring. Join Kim as she shares how to pursue a healthy pregnancy and begin life well for your children.
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Ask the Practitioner Panel                                        Friday 8:00-10:00 pm
See Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD

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Stephanie Seneff, PhD                                         Saturday 9:00-10:30
Microcephaly in Brazil: Is it Really Just Zika?
The mainstream media have been diligent in letting us know about the hype surrounding the tragic microcephaly epidemic in Brazil, and have led us to believe that the Zika virus is the sole cause.  But is this really true?  And would a new vaccine against Zika actually solve the problem?  Come hear about all the other possible factors that could be contributing to microcephaly in Brazil.  We will explore the plausible links between microcephaly and multiple toxic chemicals — from sugar-derived ethanol fuels to larvicides in the drinking water to new aluminum-containing Tdap vaccines in pregnancy to GMO mosquitoes and new GMO crops engineered to resist the herbicide glufosinate. And we will show how glyphosate (Roundup) works synergistically with all of these, including Zika itself!  Come learn why it is so important to work towards reducing rather than increasing our toxic burden.
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Raymond Silkman, DDS                                             Sunday 1:30-2:50
Dental/Cranial Development and Its Impact on Overall Health    

Our physical and emotional well-being relies on many aspects of our physical development, however, the impact of our oral-dental-cranial development plays a significant role in our overall health and our ability to deal with stress and disease and to lead productive lives.

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Lorie Miller Stevens, RDH, DMD, MAGD, AIAOMT       Sunday 4:00-5:20
Your Family’s Dental Health: Extracting the Truth
A healthy mouth can save your life! The truth about dental health may not be what you think it is at all–nor what your dentist thinks it is.  Do you know the connection between bone loss, gum recession, breathing and teeth? Dr. Lorie connects the dots to help you see the cause and effects of toxins to your mouth, immune system and overall health.
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Nina Teicholz
Fat, Your Best Friend for Weight Loss                                 
Saturday 1:45-3:00

Discouraged by the Biggest Loser and the specter that you might be stuck on the diet see-saw forever? Diets that depend on calorie-counting have been demonstrated to fail, but what works better? Teicholz will discuss the best and latest science on weight loss and will also speak about her own recent struggle to lose 10+ pounds. For that effort, she reached into her nutrition networks to learn about cutting edge, clinical knowledge on weight-loss: why does low-carb not always work for everyone? Why is it harder for women to lose weight than men? What role should exercise play? Teicholz will share the latest clinical and scientific findings on diets–and weight loss. She explains how you can stop counting calories, enjoy food, and stay slim.
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Banquet Keynote: The ‘Real’ Food Politics                     Saturday 7:30-8:00 pm

Food Politics for fifty years have been dominated by a small coterie of nutrition experts and their industry allies who together have steered America’s nutrition policy away from good science and towards a diet that has made Americans fat and sick. How did this diet, based on weak evidence and continuously contradicted by the findings from multiple clinical trials, persist for so many decades? Where were the critics? What institutional forces are at play? And now, in the face of overwhelming evidence that the lowfat diet has failed to combat obesity and diabetes, how does this same nutrition policy persist? Teicholz will discuss the politics, personalities, and players that created our nation’s failed nutrition policy as well as those that keep it in place today.
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Red Meat and the Masculine Ideal Through History       Sunday 10:30-11:50

Red meat is now widely portrayed in the media as being dangerously bad for health, if not also contributing to the demise of the planet. Teicholz will distinguish fact from fiction on red meat, and she will also discuss its cultural history as a food traditionally valued in societies for conferring strength and virility in men. She will discuss a lost history on red meat, with evidence from Uganda to southern Italy and beyond.

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Kim Thompson
FRIDAY MORNING
Gentle Movement                                              
Relax your body and prepare your mind for a day of learning. Wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. All levels welcome.
How to Sit Comfortably
Good sitting alignment leaves you physically relaxed, mentally alert, and able to engage with the world around you. We’ll take a look at the role of the feet, knees, hips, spine, and shoulders for sitting postures that are simultaneously dynamic and restful.

SATURDAY MORNING
Gentle Movement
Relax your body and prepare your mind for a day of learning. Wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. All levels welcome.
Release Low Back Tension
The pelvis can go out of alignment in three basic ways. Learn techniques to bring it back into balance and relieve stress in the low back and hips.

SUNDAY MORNING
Gentle Movement
Relax your body and prepare your mind for a day of learning. Wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. All levels welcome.
Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension
Learn simple and effective techniques you can do anytime, anywhere to release tight muscles in your jaw, neck and shoulders.

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Veronica Tilden, DO                               Sunday 4:00-5:20
Male Fertility – The Other Half of the Equation
Learn how to help the man’s sperm fertilize the woman’s egg.  I will explain how to assess male fertility, causes of infertility and simple steps you can take to be healthier, with a special emphasis on nutrition.  We will discuss it all – ejaculate, sperm, testicles, erections, sex and more.

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Carrie Vitt                                                       Monday 9:00-4:00
Nutrient-Dense Cooking Made Simple

In this all day cooking class, Carrie Vitt will teach how to make the following items: simple crock pot roast with vegetables; strawberry superfood shake; beet kvass (a great liver detox); liver pate (that the whole family will love); homemade yogurt; nutrient-dense snacks (that will keep the kids satisfied); nut-ola; fermented sauerkraut; easy salad dressing; and health desserts.

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Cilla Whatcott, PhD                                  Monday 9:00-12:00
Support Immunity with the Perfect Disease Prevention
Homeoprophylaxis, also called HP, is a natural, non-toxic method for disease prevention. Learn how HP educates the immune system, supports healthy development, promotes robust long term health outcomes, and engenders a harmonious relationship between humans, bacteria and viruses.  Truly HP is the perfect solution!Included will be facts about homeoprophylaxis in epidemics, applications for travelers, flu epidemics, as well as long-term protection for childhood diseases.   Specific studies from Cuba, Brazil and Australia will be shared, validating the effectiveness of HP.  Included will be a feasible plan for patient access to a self-administered HP program.
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Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND                            
Mercury Amalgam Detoxification: How to Treat Both the Acute Flames and the Chronic Smoldering Embers                    Sunday 9:00-10:20
The axiom “Do it right the first time” best describes the acute detoxification protocol for mercury amalgam fillings. When patients utilize strong detoxification measures acutely, that is, the day of, and four days after the dental drilling of their mercury fillings, their chances of effective and most complete detoxification of this heavy metal are greatly enhanced. In contrast to this clear-cut “hitting fire with fire” acute protocol, chronic detoxification of mercury toxicity is significantly more challenging. Individuals who do not adequately detoxify when their amalgams are removed are often plagued with the “smoldering embers” of chronic mercury toxicity for years afterwards. When well-meaning doctors and practitioners attempt to use strong detoxification protocols on this population of patients, the smoldering embers of chronic mercury poisoning can be reignited and trigger serious symptoms. These so-called “healing reactions” are rarely healing at all, but inflaming and ultimately depleting to the body. The better choice in the case of chronic mercury intoxication is to employ gentler methods that strengthen the organs of detoxification to do their job more efficiently. In this way stored heavy metals can be released in a manner consistent with the body’s own inherent metabolic pace and capacities. Dr. Williams will describe both of these approaches, and outline the most important treatments appropriate for both acute and chronic detoxification of this most toxic heavy metal.
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Removing the Five “Obstacles to Cure” in Order to Attain Optimal Health
Sunday 4:00-5:20
There are as many different types of holistic medical approaches as there are doctors and practitioners—some are effective, others not so much. After thirty years of both energetic (MRT, kinesiology) and clinical practice, Dr. Williams will be sharing the five major ”obstacles to cure” and the recommended therapeutic areas that she has found are truly worth patients’ time and energy. These include removing toxic foods (through adopting a Weston A. Price diet) and the necessity of avoiding major food allergies for a period of time; detoxification (the removal of heavy metals, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical medications and supplements, and reducing EMF’s); mitigating malocclusions (bad bites); eliminating dental, tonsil, and other focal infections; and most important, clearing one’s miasmic or inherited genetic tendencies toward disease through constitutional homeopathy (the new Sensation Method from India). In this talk the signs and symptoms that can signify one or more of these issues is causing significant problems in your life will be clearly enumerated, and effective treatments that can lead to real cure will be described.
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Will Winter, DVM
How to Make Your Farm Less Efficient                    Friday 10:00-12:00,Driving past the seemingly endless corn fields of Iowa this year, this thought struck me…. “America’s modern agriculture has become incredibly good at doing all the wrong things!”Yes, we have achieved extreme efficiency. And as a result we have cheap food. But we are sicker than ever, real farmers are going broke, and factory farm agriculture is killing the planet. Every hour, the topsoil of a forty-acre farm floats down the Mississippi River. So, let’s build a blueprint for making all our food real. Cows on grass, chickens scratching in the dirt and happy pigs in a mud puddle! When we focus on restoring the life in the soil, building high Brix plants, the traditional genetics and natural rearing of domesticated animals, we are talking about not only feeding the world, we are talking about feeding the world real food. Save the planet, and have fun doing it.
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Jereme Zimmerman                                 Friday 1:30-3:00
Make Mead Like a Viking
Learn to make your own mead (honey wine) using techniques that have been utilized by ancient cultures since the first discovery of bubbling honey and its magical effects. Wild-crafting and spontaneous-fermentation techniques will be the focus, but other mead-making practices will also be discussed. Be prepared for an engaging discussion on mead, Vikings, and the simplicity of fermenting your own honey-based alcoholic beverages. Intermediate techniques and suggestions for experimentation will be discussed as well.