2016 Speakers

Sandeep Agarwal


Sandeep Agarwal
is the founder of Pure Indian Foods (pureindianfoods.com ) which makes grassfed organic ghee and sells traditional organic Indian foods.  He is also the founder and chief curator of ButterWorld (butterworld.org), a traveling exhibition showcasing unique, rare and historical dairy artifacts from around the world.  His interest in dairy history grew out of his family’s fifth-generation ghee business (started by his great-great-grandfather in 1889) and the culturally significant role that dairy plays within his Indian heritage.  Sandeep is a graduate of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies’ two-year herbalist training program and one-year graduate program.  He has spoken at Ayurvedic conferences in the USA and India. Sandeep is passionate about cooking traditional Indian foods using lots of fresh herbs and dry spices.



Carla Bartolucci  
Carla Bartolucci discovered einkorn when searching for an alternative grain for her daughter, who was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. Einkorn has remained unaltered for thousands of years, which allows many, including Carla’s daughter–who suffered from mood swings, headaches, asthma, and digestive problems–to eat wheat without symptoms. Amazed by her daughter’s health transformation, Carla became a champion of this relic grain. As founders of the Jovial and Bionaturae organic food companies, Carla and her husband are now the largest growers of einkorn in the world. Carla and her family spend most of the year on a small farm in Italy, where she has eagerly learned traditional cooking from the older generation.



Alvin E. Bey
who grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan, is a retired research chemist and technical director of Dow Corning Corporation.  He now resides in Aiken, South Carolina where he is an active master gardener.  His keen interest is in teaching and training master gardeners and homeowners how to convert from synthetic to organic-based yards. 

Calvin Bey


Calvin F. Bey PhD
is a retired USDA Forest Service scientist with a great concern about health, environment and sustainability issues.  He writes, consults and teaches courses on how to grow nutrient-dense vegetables.  Calvin has been gardening for more than 40 years, using organic and biointensive concepts.  He grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan, but now lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he grows about 40 different kinds of fruits and vegetables. 



Del Bigtree
was an Emmy Award-winning producer on the daytime talk show The Doctors, for six years. With a background both as a filmmaker and an investigative medical journalist, he is best known for combining visually impactful imagery, raw emotional interviews and unbiased investigative research into stories that push the envelope of daytime television. Some of his most thought-provoking episodes include a rare televised debate between Monsanto’s head of toxicology Dr. Donna Farmer and GMO activist Jeffrey Smith and an exposé on a “gold standard” medical test that mistakenly indicts loving parents for child abuse, causing their children to be remanded to Child Protective Services.

When Bigtree began investigating the story of the CDC whistleblower and the fraud perpetrated by the CDC, he soon realized that he had stumbled upon a story of corruption and deception beyond any he had ever seen. Further investigation into the wrongful destruction of Andrew Wakefield’s career orchestrated by Big Pharma and the UK Department of Health inspired him to focus all of his attention on what he believes to be the most crucial documentary of the year. Bigtree is proud to have worked side by side with Andrew Wakefield, one of the most important minds of our time, to create a documentary that will not only alert Americans to the outright destruction of their civil liberties, but will lead the charge to demand the formation of a genuine independent research body conducting legitimate science to ensure that all vaccines are truly safe.

Kate Birch


Kate Birch, RSHom(NA), CCH
Kate Birch has been practicing homeopathy since 1994. She is a past vice president of the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) and remains the NASH representative to the International Council on Homeopathy. She is the director of Free and Healthy Children International and teaches homeopathy and homeoprophylaxis (HP) around the world. She lives in Minneapolis and runs a busy practice offering HP and treating vaccine-damaged children. Kate is the author of Vaccine Free Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Contagious Disease with Homeopathy, The Amazing Liver: Interfacing Nature with Spirit, The Best Family Homeopathy Acute Care Manual and co-author of The Solution ~Homeoprophylaxis: the Vaccine Alternative.

Mandy Lee


Mandy Blume, NRT

J. Whitehead said, “Children are the living message we send to a time we will not see.”

At age twelve, Mandy wanted to adopt a child. Learning there were 400,000 children in foster care was unthinkable! A dream took shape, with children filling up all the spaces. At California Polytechnic State University, Mandy graduated with degrees and obtained cooking and nutritional credentials, but the important stuff is the impact on foster children and foster homes.

 Mandy loves sharing the importance of the food we put into our bodies. If you want to be great, you have to eat great! After fostering many children and adopting, each child became her inspiration to step out into the world and share how we can heal with good food. A little two-year-old foster boy with cancer who called her mommy changed everything. Fighting a rare cancer, Dak passed away at four years old in her arms and his last words inspire Mandy today. Life comes with some powerful lessons. With experience, knowledge, and inspiration, Mandy continues to help kids and families through foster homes and realfoodrecovery.org. Currently an exciting initiative is underway that supports local farmers and feeds foster kids.  Authoring a healthful cookbook, Real Food Recover, as well as an encouraging book, How Our Family Survived: 10 Ways to Holistically Manage Cancer (and Fostering), are resources to fund this philanthropic program. Join Mandy to build bridges between us, blow the roof off fear and find ways to recover our children and the earth.

Dr. Dean Bonlie


Dean Bonlie, DDS
has been involved in full-time research and development in bio-magnetism for the twenty-four years.  His scientific theory on the action of magnetism on living tissue has been validated numerous studies, making him a widely accepted authority in this field.  He is a past president of the North American Academy of Magnetic Therapy.  Dr. Bonlie has been interviewed extensively on radio, TV and webinars.  He gives workshops and lectures regularly across North America.


Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD. MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition)
Dr. Campbell-McBride graduated with honors as a medical doctor in 1984 from Bashkir Medical University in Russia. In the following years she gained a postgraduate degree in neurology and completed a second postgraduate degree in human nutrition at Sheffield University, UK.

In 2004 she published a book Gut And Psychology Syndrome. Natural Treatment of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression and Schizophrenia where she explores the connection between the patient’s physical state and brain function. The book gives full details of the GAPS Nutritional Protocol, highly successful in treating patients with learning disabilities and other mental problems.  A second edition was published in 2010, and the book has been translated into twelve languages.

In her clinic Dr. Campbell-McBride works with many patients with heart disease, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and other complications of atherosclerosis. She has become acutely aware of the existing confusion about nutrition and these conditions, which spurred an intensive study into this subject resulting in her 2007 book, Put Your Heart in Your Mouth! What Really is Heart Disease and What Can We Do to Prevent and Even Reverse It.

Dr Campbell-McBride is a member of the Society of Authors, the British Society for Environmental Medicine, and an honorary board member of the WAPF.  She is a regular contributing health editor to a number of journals, magazines, newsletters, and radio programmes around the world.



Ann Childers, MD
is a child- and adult-trained psychiatric physician with a special interest in regaining the physical and mental health of children, adolescents and adults through standard psychiatric care integrated with principles of nutrition and sleep. Dr. Childers has published a number of textbook chapters, among them ‘Nutritional Aspects of Psychiatry’ for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials (Cheng and Myers, 2011). A local and international lecturer, Dr. Childers’ lectures and podcasts are available on the Internet. A member and fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, with membership in the Oregon Psychiatric Physician Association, the American Medical Association, the Nutrition and Metabolism Society and the Obesity Medicine Association, Dr. Childers sees patients who desire an integrated approach to psychiatric care, sleep and metabolism management.

Tom Cowan, MD


Tom Cowan, MD
is a holistic physician in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of The Fourfold Path to Healing and co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care. He is a popular speaker at Wise Traditions conferences.

Hannah Crum


Hannah Crum
is The Kombucha Mamma, founder of Kombucha Kamp, the most visited website in the world for kombucha information, recipes and advice. Along with partner Alex LaGory, Hannah is also an industry journalist and master brewer, mentor to thousands of new and experienced kombucha brewers and providing consulting services to kombucha start-ups since 2004. She has truly lived up to her title as The Kombucha Mamma by shipping freshly grown, full-size kombucha starter cultures to more than 10,000 people worldwide and offers kits and Continuous Brew Packages, the ultimate in convenient homebrewed kombucha, via her webstore: http://store.kombuchakamp.com/. Kombucha is incredibly easy to make and a lifetime supply can be made from one fresh, healthy culture. Get a Free “Do-It-Yourself” Kombucha Guide with brewing, bottling and flavoring tips by visiting: http://www.kombuchakamp.com/kombucha-recipe. Don’t forget the Kombucha Kamp motto: Trust Your Gut!

Sally Fallon Morell, MA, author of Nourishing Traditions


Sally Fallon Morell, MA
is founding president of the Weston A Price Foundation and founder of A Campaign for Real Milk. Mrs. Fallon Morell lectures extensively around the world on issues of health and nutrition. She is a prolific writer of numerous articles and books and serves as editor of Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation. In 1996, Mrs. Fallon Morell published the best-selling Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD), the cookbook that launched her career in alternative health. Visit her website at  www.newtrendspublishing.com.

Ben Greenfield


Ben Greenfield
Ben Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life (BeyondTrainingBook.com). In 2008, Ben was voted National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Personal Trainer of the year and in 2013 and 2014 was named by Greatist.com as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. Ben blogs and podcasts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, and resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife and twin boys.

Will Harris


Will Harris
now runs the Georgia farm that his family has operated since 1866 (fivegenerations.) After receiving his animal science degree from the University of Georgia, Will returned home to produce calves, in a monoculture, for long distance shipment to the western industrial feedlots where commodity beef is produced.  In 1995, Will began transitioning his operation into the vertically integrated, pastured, multi-species livestock farm that it is today. Ten species or animals are rotated through his pastures, which are all hand-butchered on the family farm.

In 2007, Will built a USDA-inspected, zero-waste, red meat abattoir on the farm.  It is state-of-the-art, one of only two in the country, and is operating at full capacity of more than 150 head per week.  In 2010, Will built a USDA-inspected zero-waste poultry abattoir on the farm. No other farm in the U.S. has both its own USDA-inspected red meat plant and USDA-inspected poultry processing plant.

Environmental sustainability and humane stockmanship are practiced and taught. Cabins and the restaurant are available on the farm for guests to lodge, dine and learn.  The farm has truly come full circle in the 150 years since it was established.  Visitors are welcome, whiteoakpastures.com.



Laura Hayes
is the mother of three adult children, all of whom suffered some level of vaccine injury, one to the point of permanent and severe brain damage and disability. For nearly two decades, she has worked to educate others regarding the dangers, inefficacies and lack of need for vaccines, and the corruption that underlies them, from manufacture to mandate, and beyond.

In the hopes of sparing other children and families from the devastation that vaccines leave in their wake, Laura has written numerous articles for the Age of Autism blog, done radio, TV and documentary interviews, spoken at rallies in California opposing vaccine legislation, sponsored speakers and documentaries in her area and more.

Laura would like to see vaccine mandates banned completely, the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act repealed (as it removed liability from those who make and administer vaccines), the 1905 Jacobson vs. Massachusetts decision overturned, and the full restoration of individual and parental rights with regard to medical decision making, including vaccination decisions. She would also like to see education campaigns that focus on time-proven and risk-free ways to protect, maintain, and enhance health, without the use of risk-laden vaccines. She contends that vaccine use must be eliminated, as humanity already faces an extreme uphill battle to try to recover from the damage already done by them.

Beth Lambert


Beth Lambert
Beth Lambert is the founder and executive director of Epidemic Answers, anon-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting our youth, and helping parents find healing solutions (epidemicanswers.org).  She is also the creator and executive producer of The Documenting Hope Project (documentinghope.com). Beth is the author of A Compromised Generation:  The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children (Sentient, 2010).  She is a former healthcare consultant and teacher. She attended Oxford University and graduated with honors from Williams College. She holds an M.A. in American studies, with a concentration in American healthcare, from Fairfield University. Beth is the mother of three young children and is passionate about preventing chronic illnesses in children.  Beth has appeared on television and radio, and speaks widely on the epidemic of chronic illness in children. Learn more at: acompromisedgeneration.com.

Celeste Longacre


Celeste Longacre
is an accomplished gardener who has been growing most of her family’s vegetables for over thirty-five years. Celeste preserves the garden’s bounty by canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting it as well as storing her produce in a root cellar. She and her husband, Bob, live sustainably in a handmade octagonal home. During the cold winter months, their heat is provided by the firewood that Bob cuts. Much of their electricity is generated with an array of solar panels.  She is the author of Celeste’s Garden Delights: Discover the Many Ways a Garden Can Nurture You. For further information visit her website at celestelongacre.com.

Chris Masterjohn, PhD


Chris Masterjohn, PhD
is assistant professor of health and nutrition sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. In 2012, he obtained his PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut, where he studied the role of vitamin E and other antioxidants in regulating the metabolism of methylglyoxal, a potentially toxic byproduct of energy metabolism that appears to contribute to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. From the fall of 2012 through the summer of 2014, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois in Urbana, where he studied interactions between fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. He is now continuing this research at Brooklyn College. Chris created and maintains a website Cholesterol-and-Health.Com which is home to his blog, the Daily Lipid. He has published ten peer-reviewed scientific papers, has contributed regularly to the pages of Wise Traditions since 2004, and has spoken at the annual Wise Traditions conference every year since 2006.



Leah E. McCullough
Natural healing expert Leah E. McCullough is always looking for holistic solutions to the challenges in her life. After spending six years almost completely bedridden she was able to recover completely from the supposedly incurable disease fibromyalgia and a number of other illnesses, and then went on to lose over 100 pounds. She is on a mission to help others achieve joyful lives and optimal health. She is a national speaker, author of Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Complete Recovery, and a fibromyalgia support group leader. She may be reached at Leah@TheFibroLady.com. She offers a free newsletter “The Unconventional Traditional” at her website TheFibroLady.com.



Kelly Moeggenborg
Kelly had a “food transformation” in 2004 after a long love affair with convenience foods.  She began passionately researching how to eat and live better, and on January 1st, 2008 the politically incorrect ‘Kelly the Kitchen Kop’ blog was born.  She now loves to help others with the knowledge she has gained from her own family’s transition to real food.  In addition to blogging, she teaches an online class called, ‘Real Food for Rookies’ and has written a book with the same title: Real Food for Rookies.   Kelly lives near Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband of twenty-nine years and is a former WAPF local chapter leader.  As if life weren’t crazy enough, she also homeschools of their children, with their eldest graduated from college and on his own.
Ken Morehead, DOM


Kenneth Morehead, MSOM, DOM (NM), L.Ac. (NC) DAONB
is licensed as a doctor of oriental medicine in New Mexico, nationally board certified as an acupuncture orthopedist and is one of the first two licensed acupuncturists credentialed at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He is an advisory board member of WAPF who gave the keynote address at the very first WAPF International Conference many years ago. The clinic where he practices uses the principles of Dr. Weston Price and every new patient is given a free WAPF Shopping Guide. Ken has lectured in New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. He is also a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner. 

Richard Morris


Richard Morris
once weighed over 400 pounds and was on the fast track to an early grave. He found his way back to health by rediscovering the transformative power of real food. He is the author of the book, A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting on with My Life, an Eric Hoffer Award winner. Richard has shared his inspirational story with audiences around the country. A real-food enthusiast, small-scale farmer, and obstacle course racer, Richard has been profiled in the film documentaries: American Meat and Polyfaces.

Rami Nagel


Ramiel Nagel
is the author of Cure Tooth Decay, Cure Gum Disease Naturally and Healing Our Children. His health articles and research have been published in Wise Traditions,Nexus Magazine, Fox Business News, Natural News, Rodale News and the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. His background is in energy medicine and yoga and his writings focus on empowerment and self-responsibility in relation to health. Ramiel is especially focused on rediscovering and teaching about authentic traditional food habits for health. He is the founder of the traditional food market and educational site, TraditionalFoods.org.

Frank Niceley


Frank S. Niceley
is a member of the Tennessee State Senate who previously served in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Niceley is a native of Knox County and of the district he served in the state House of Representatives. He was raised around agriculture. After graduating from Jefferson High School, Niceley attended the University of Tennessee, where he received a bachelor’s degree in soil science in 1969. Subsequently, he and his wife, Cyndie, moved their residence to neighboring Jefferson County, where he began his career as a farmer and businessman. He is a tireless advocate for access to raw milk and has worked on many bills to make life easier for small farmers.

Tetyana Obukhanych


Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD
Tetyana Obukhanych earned her PhD in immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York. Her dissertation was on immunologic memory. She was subsequently involved in laboratory research as a postdoctoral research fellow at leading biomedical institutions, such as Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Obukhanych is the author of Vaccine Illusion and an international public speaker on immunity, immunization and the immune system.Her mission is to bring scientifically-substantiated and dogma-free perspective on optimal function of the immune system to parents and health care practitioners.



Daphne Olivier, LDN, RD, CDE, CLT 
Daphne is a food passionista, farm girl wanna-be and registered, yet unconventional, dietitian. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisiana, completed her dietetic internship through the V.A. system in Tampa and a mentorship with Dr. Liz Lipski, a board member for the Institute of Functional Medicine. Daphne is the chapter leader of the Acadiana WAPF chapter and the director of Acadiana Food Circle, a local organization which connects consumers to local food producers. She was one of the leaders in working with the Louisiana Legislature to legalize the sale of raw milk. She has been a certified diabetes educator since 2009 and is the founder of My Food Coach, her private nutrition practice. She works with people with varying degrees of metabolic disorders including insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, types 1 and 2 diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. She is devoted to providing the education, empowerment, and strategies needed to facilitate change to nourish the body and support a healthy lifestyle. Her blog was voted in the Top 100 Blogs by the Psychology of Eating in 2015.


Alan Phillips


Alan Phillips, J.D. 
Alan is the nation’s leading vaccine rights attorney and the only attorney whose practice is focused on vaccine exemptions and legislative activism. He advises clients, attorneys, legislators and legislative activists throughout the U.S. concerning vaccines required at birth; for daycare, school and college enrollment; for military members, families and civilian contractors; for immigrants, including foreign adopted children; for employees as a condition of employment; for children in child custody disputes; for international travel—anywhere vaccines are required in the U.S. He hosts the weekly Vaccine Agenda Radio Show (blogtalkradio.com/thevaccineagenda), authored The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions e-book, is published internationally on vaccine politics and law; appears at rallies and conferences nationally; and is an accomplished professional singer song-writer on acoustic 12-string guitar and piano. For more information, go to vaccinerights.com.


Laura Schoenfeld


Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD
Laura Schoenfeld is a registered dietitian trained in functional medical nutrition therapy. She draws from a variety of sources to form her philosophy on nutrition, including ancestral diets, principles of biochemistry, current research, and clinical experience. She helps her clients identify and implement diet and lifestyle changes that will allow them to live a healthy, fit, symptom-free life, without being consumed by thoughts of food and exercise. She loves Sundays at her church, hikes with her dog, beach trips, live music, and heavy weight training.

Pam Schoenfeld


Pam Schoenfeld, RD
Pam is a dietitian on a mission – to ensure all have an equal opportunity to be well-nourished, especially the most vulnerable populations. She credits Sally Fallon Morell, Mary Enig, and Chris Masterjohn for inspiring her to earn her registered dietitian (RD) at the age of fifty. Responding to the USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines, she co-founded the Healthy Nation Coalition, dedicated to making the focus of the Dietary Guidelines ensuring adequate essential nutrition. Formerly a chapter leader and an advocate for legal raw milk sales, she is an honorary board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Pam wrote commentary to the USDA on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report and the Child and Adult Care Food Program for WAPF, and spoke at their press conference announcing the release of the WAPF Dietary Guidelines. Her practice, Women and Family Nutrition, focuses on women’s reproductive nutrition using the power of traditional diets. Pam is grateful to the late Mary Enig for her research on trans fats, which Pam learned about while an undergrad at the University of Maryland; she always fed her family butter, despite being taught that margarine is healthier!  Pam is married to Adam; their children are Jessica, Laura, and Alex.

Kim Schuette, CN, Cert. GAPS Practitioner


Kim Schuette, CN, Cert. GAPS Practitioner
has been in private practice in the field of nutrition since 1999 teaching the importance of real food for optimal health. In 2002 she established Biodynamic Wellness where she and her staff specialize in nutritional and biotherapeutic drainage therapies to support gut/bowel and digestive disorders, detoxification, mindful preconception, hormonal imbalances, ADD/ADHD challenges, and children’s health concerns. Additionally, Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the WAPF and co-serves as the WAPF San Diego chapter leader, where she resides with her husband and youngest son.

Stephanie Seneff, PhD


Stephanie Seneff, PhD
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.  She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral sulfur. She has published over two dozen peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world.

Raymond Silkman


Raymond Silkman, DDS
has been providing holistic dental care to families for 25 years. His approach considers the interrelationships and influences of body structures, organs and systems, as well as the overall nutritional and emotional health of each patient. These typically reveal the underlying causes of dental issues such as decay, periodontal disease, dental crowding and more. His incorporation of alternative health modalities has helped patients bring about profound changes in their well-being.

Dr. Silkman’s protocols also include safe removal and detoxification of toxic dental materials, conservative approaches to restorations, and functional jaw orthopedics for proper jaw development and care for TMJ and orofacial pain.

Through nationwide lectures and his writings, Dr. Silkman educates about how prevention far outweighs the cure. He especially encourages families to be aware of the critical importance of nutrition during preconception and pregnancy when the foundation is laid for a child’s entire lifetime. Dr. Silkman’s practice is based in Brentwood, California.

Lorie Miller Stevens


Lorie Miller Stevens, RDH, DMD, MAGD, AIAOMT
Dr. Lorie has been in the dental field for over thirty-five years and served a long term for the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry.  She found her way into holistic/biologic dentistry when she began to have trouble walking.  That is when she dove head-first into the realm of alternative/integrative medicine and dentistry.  She is accredited by and serves on the board of directors for the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.  She is also a board member and serves as president of the Holistic Dental Association.

She has focused her practice on safe mercury removal, ultra-conservative treatment, and straightening teeth without braces by balancing muscles and breathing.  She practices in Gainesville, Georgia with satellite offices to serve patients in the Southeast.  Her blog at DearHolisticDentist.com is available for patients in any area to ask questions and get information.  Her website, GaHolisticDentist.com, is a wealth of information for interested patients.  Her “Holistic Dental Advisor” is a system of teaching both professionals and lay people the toxins in dentistry, and the benefits, techniques, methods and procedures available in non-conventional dentistry.  She is committed to connecting the dots for patients who want non-toxic dentistry and for the dentists who need and want to provide it.

Nina Teicholz


Nina Teicholz

Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the international (and New York Times) bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise (Simon & Schuster). Named a ‘Best Book’ of 2014 by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal, The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy. A review of the book in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, “This book should be read by every nutritional science professional.” A former editor of the British Medical Journal said, “Teicholz has done a remarkable job in analysing [the] weak science, strong personalities, vested interests, and political expediency” of nutrition science. Before taking a deep dive into researching nutrition science for nearly a decade, Teicholz was a reporter for National Public Radio and also contributed to many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Economist. She attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.

Kim Thompson


Kim Thompson
is a movement teacher and bodyworker. She is skillful at finding small, simple changes that help people shed chronic discomfort and move with greater ease and confidence.  From muscle balancing to spatial gestures to trauma release to energy medicine to the long and varied tradition of Yoga, Kim synthesizes work from some of the great movement teachers and researchers of our time. She leads weekly classes and sees individual clients in Maryland. You can find her at this conference leading the early morning movement classes and in the exhibit hall offering individual hands-on sessions. You can reach her online at: www.ArtofMovingWell.com



Veronica Tilden, DO
Dr. Tilden is a holistic osteopathic physician in private practice in Nevada City, California.  Her philosophy is to support health rather than simply suppress symptoms.  In her practice she uses her hands to treat patients using osteopathic manipulative medicine, including cranial osteopathy.  She also uses nutrition, herbs, whole food supplements and lifestyle counseling to help her patients regain vibrant health.  Dr. Tilden treats all medical problems and everyone – pregnant women, newborn babies, children and adults.  Dr. Tilden has exceptional expertise in fertility and hormone issues helping both men and women. She is particularly passionate about helping couples get pregnant and have healthy, happy babies.  There is a critical need for the simple and important basics about health and fertility to be understood.  To help make this knowledge more available she has a website, MyPregnancyExpert.com.



Carrie Vitt
is the author of the successful cooking blog, Deliciously Organic, and has authored two cookbooks: Deliciously Organic and The Grain-Free Family Table. Carrie also runs a successful meal-planning business and online 10-module video course called “Real Food Boot Camp” that teaches how to reduce inflammation and achieve better health with real food. After struggling with health issues for years, Carrie turned to a nutrient-dense diet and has been able to overcome Hashimoto’s disease, chronic migraines, IBS and eczema.

Cilla Whatcott


Cilla Whatcott, PhD
holds a B.A. degree from Arizona State University, a diploma from the four-year professional program at Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, Minneapolis and a PhD in homeopathy from Kingdom College.  She is an instructor at Normandale Community College and the author of “There Is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis.” She is co-founder of Free and Healthy Children International, a 501c3 for the promotion of homeoprophylaxis and co-author of The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis.

Cilla has published articles in Pathways, Homeopathic LINKS, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, Holistic Mom’s Magazine, Natural Health365, GreenMedInfo, Fearless Parent, and WAPF’s Wise Traditions. Cilla has over 1000 hours of post-graduate education including certification as a CEASE therapist for reversing vaccine injury.

She is the director of Worldwide Choice, an organization training medically-licensed providers to administer homeoprophylaxis. She offers homeoprophylaxis programs for travel or in place of childhood vaccines. Cilla has been a guest lecturer in France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Indonesia, the USA, and Canada. She has organized and directed international conferences about homeoprophylaxis with leading researchers from Australia, Germany, India, and the Netherlands. As the mother to children adopted from Russia, Taiwan and China, and one biological child, her deepest desire is to help mothers and children everywhere. 

Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND


Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND 
Louisa Williams practices naturopathic medicine in Marin County, California, and is the author of the book Radical Medicine. The word radical means, “going to the root or origin and pertaining to that which is fundamental and thorough.” Dr. Williams follows this “radical medicine” philosophy, by addressing such core issues as heavy metal and petrochemical detoxification (mercury amalgam fillings, toxic cosmetics, etc.), clearing dental, tonsil, sinus, and other focal infections, treating scar interference fields, identifying significant malocclusions (“bad bites”), and uncovering hidden food sensitivities. She uses various cutting-edge treatment modalities including constitutional homeopathy, according to the theories of Dr. Divya Chhabra from India, auriculotherapy from France, neural therapy from Germany, nutritional supplementation, and counseling patients on the importance of a nutrient-dense organic GMO-free Weston A. Price diet. With Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Dr. Williams co-developed neural kinesiology (now ART) and has originated her current energetic testing method Matrix Reflex Testing (MRT). Besides the book Radical Medicine, she has authored over twenty teaching manuals, four DVDs, and five ebooks.

Will Winter, DVM


William G. Winter, DVM
received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1975. He also received a degree in animal husbandry, completed post-graduate studies and conducted research in veterinary toxicology.  In 1980 he created the Uptown Veterinarian, one of the largest and most successful holistic veterinary practices in the U.S. In 1983 he co-founded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He created and owns Rescue Animal Products and launched Sojourner Farms, a raw pet food company. He is the author of The Holistic Veterinary Handbook.

 In 1999 he sold his practice and the pet food company to become a free-lance journalist and lecturer, teaching about holistic livestock herd health, sustainable agriculture and traditional nutrition. He has recently founded the American Holistic Livestock Association. In 2008 he founded Traditional Foods MN. He works as a holistic herd heath consultant for grass-based livestock producers and owns and operates Grassfarmer Supply out of Cannon Falls, MN. He also raises Kiko goats, Barbados Blackbelly sheep and Berkshire hogs, conducts invasive weed eradication programs and sells artisanal meats to a direct market buying club.



Jereme Zimmerman
Jereme Zimmerman is a writer and blogger who lives in Berea, Kentucky. He was raised and homeschooled in northern Kentucky on Twin Meadows Nubians goat farm. After obtaining his B.A. in English from Berea College, he spent more than seven years living in the Pacific Northwest, where he learned how to brew beer. Upon returning to Kentucky, he became fascinated with ancient practices in making mead, beer, and wine, which inturn led to his interest in learning how to brew with local, organic, and wild-foraged ingredients. He documents his research into ancient brewing and muses on the homesteading life at Earthineer.com (as RedHeadedYeti), and articles with New Pioneer and Backwoods Home magazines. He is the author of the book Make Mead Like a Viking, published by Chelsea Green Publishing in November 2015. To learn more, visit: jereme-zimmerman.com.