2017 Presentations

Partial list, more to come!

Ask the Practitioner Panel                                        Friday 8:00-10:00 pm
Tom Cowan, MD, Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, Louisa Williams, DC, Kim Schuette, CN and Ronda Nelson, PhD
Ask the Practitioner Panel
We are excited to offer a panel of five highly qualified practitioners. Combined, they have well over 100 years of experience using a wide variety of treatments. The panel includes Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, Tom Cowan, MD, Ronda Nelson, PhD, Kim Schuette, CN, and Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND. First each practitioner will briefly describe their treatment philosophy. Next, Sally Fallon Morell as 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.

Sandeep Agarwal
Cooking with Spices – New Talk
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 learn medicinal benefits of ten spices, and the right way to add these spices to your cooking. You will also learn how to make your own spice blends for easy use in various dishes.
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Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP
Nourish Your Neurons: Protection Against Alzheimer’s with Good Nutrition – New Talk
Few illnesses are as frightening and feared as Alzheimer’s disease. It seems to strike indiscriminately and the best conventional medicine has to offer are medications that are largely ineffective at slowing or stopping disease progression. However, the scientific literature is replete with research referring to Alzheimer’s disease as “type 3 diabetes” or “diabetes of the brain,” owing to the fundamental role of impaired glucose metabolism and insulin signaling in the brain. This talk will explore the concept of Alzheimer’s as a metabolic condition, with a metabolic solution–one based on providing struggling neurons with a powerful alternative fuel source: ketones. This can be accomplished by following a low-carbohydrate, nutrient-dense diet containing the traditional nourishing fats and good quality proteins and vegetables. Berger will cover genetic factors related to risk for Alzheimer’s, the failure of the pharmaceutical paradigm and will provide a blueprint for dietary and lifestyle interventions to improve the lives of those with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones and caregivers.
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Dean Bonlie, DDS

Magnetism, Magnechelation and EMF Effects – New Talk
This lecture will show how you can dramatically enhance the chelation of toxins with the Magnetico Sleep Pad. Also, learn how EMF’s are affecting your health. Included are scientific studies done with the Johns Hopkins University Biophysics Lab showing the effects of magnetism at the cellular level.
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Sylvia Burgos Toftness
The Hows and Whys of Making Bone Broth and Baking Sourdough Breads: It’s About Lots More than Great Taste – New Talk
Bread and soup – a combination that’s sustained cultures worldwide. How and why? Sylvia Burgos Toftness will describe how you can make bone broth and bake sourdough in your home kitchen, and do it within your busy schedule. She’ll give strategies and tips for creating great taste and high nutrition without being chained to your stove.
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Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
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.

Vegetarianism Explained – New Talk
Plant-based life styles are becoming popular. Is there a problem with that? Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride will be talking about the value of plant foods versus animal foods and what people should know before making a decision to become a vegetarian or a vegan.
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Carrie Clark, DC
Baby Body Brain: A Traditional Approach to Nutrition and Optimal Development from Preconception through the Early Years

Most common issues with fertility, birth, nursing and early childhood diseases can be prevented or mitigated with properly preparing for parenting with proper nutrition. This jam-packed seminar will cover infertility, optimal birth preparation and recovery. Once baby is here you will learn how to establish nursing with nutrition and what to do when there are issues. Many early childhood issues are complicated with modern technology. Brain development in the baby starts with optimal nutrition and progresses with correct movement. Topics also covered: MTHFR, tongue tie, prenatal vitamins, reflux, mastitis and sleep issues.

How to Nourish your Family without Losing Your Mind
In 2012 more meals the average American family ate more meals outside the home than inside it, and this practice has only gotten more prevalent. With parents working, kids in activities and everyone going in all direction, how do you practically feed your family nourishing meals on the go? This seminar will give you practical, real-world solutions that take into account children’s age, dietary restrictions, transportation of food and also access to refrigeration and cooking implements. Learn how to get your family on board and get everyone fed without stressing you out!
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Tom Cowan, MD
The Fountain of Youth May Actually Be a Water Fountain – The Role of Water in the Cell Biology – New Talk
All natural water contains deuterium. According to clinical work conducted in Hungary, Japan and Russia, even a small reduction in deuterium content can have a significant influence on a number of health parameters. This talk will explore the ways of including deuterium-depleted water in your routine, and present a surprising reason to eat your vegetables!
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Sally Fallon Morell
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.

Seminar on Traditional Diets                 Saturday 9:30-4:30
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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Master Cooking Class – Three Meal Plans: Fish, Chicken and Lamb – New Talk       Monday 9:00-4:00
Get the basics for healthy meals in this Master Cooking Class.  We will prepare three meals–fish, chicken and lamb–with emphasis on preparing delicious sauces and gravies.  You will learn basic methods that allow you to improvise in the kitchen and throw away the recipe book!  We will also discuss using leftovers, healthy desserts and proper preparation of grains.
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Lee & Sean Graese
#itsallaboutthegrass: The Story of Northstar Bison – New Talk

Northstar Bison is a family owned and operated, vertically integrated enterprise, that was birthed in 1994 with the purchase of two young bison from Bluemound State Park in Minnesota, to fulfill a life-long dream. Shortly after, we added six bred cows which contributed to the growth of the herd to fourteen. During that time, we decided to market the meat directly and formed the distribution division. In pursuit of learning how to raise and produce the highest quality meat, we realized that 100% grass-fed bison was the best all-around–good for land, animals and people. This became our motto. Our primary commitment is to producing quality product and offering excellent customer service.

The slaughter and processing was performed by a local processor until 2005, when NorthStar Bison purchased our current processing plant in Wisconsin. This has allowed for control of the processing schedule, a “field-kill” method of harvesting the bison, and creating recipes that match our commitment to high quality products. Our product specialties include fresh, unfrozen product weekly and processed, cooked products that are nitrite and MSG-free, 100% bison. The meat offerings have expanded to include bison, beef, elk, lamb, pastured poultry & pork. Our market includes retail customers and wholesale, ranging from restaurants to grocery outlets and a wholesale outlet at our processing facility in Rice Lake.

Today, we have 2500 acres of owned and rented grasslands in Northwest Wisconsin and East Central Minnesota, where 2000 bison are grazed under holistic resource management principles. In addition, we have developed very close working relationships with the ranchers in the upper Midwest who believe in the grass-fed production model and meet our criteria for raising this wonderful icon of the prairie.
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Ben Greenfield
Why You’re Not Losing Weight: Fat Loss Frustration & What to Do About It – New Talk
Are you eating the “perfect diet” but still frustrated by excess adipose tissue and weight gain, or an inability to lose weight? In this presentation from America’s top personal trainer and nutritionist, Ben Greenfield, you’ll discover the truth about how to get the scale moving, change your body composition, improve your aesthetics, and shift your metabolism into fat-burning mode.
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Becca Griffith
Rendering Animal Fat – New Talk
Ready to incorporate more nourishing animal fats from pastured animals? Becca has rendered thousands of pounds of fat from animals in a variety of ways. When you find out how easy it is to do and the benefits it offers, you’ll be begging your farmers to save some of the extras for you! You’ll learn the most efficient ways to render the most fat along with the edible and non-edible uses that each kind of fat provides!

Foraging Cuisine – New Talk
It’s time to vindicate the “weeds!” When you make a culinary connection to all of those familiar-looking growths in your lawn, nearby parks or really anywhere, your world becomes your oyster (or nettle, in this case). After you have the a-ha moment on what you’ve been pulling out of the soil all of these years, you’ll find out numerous ways that you can cook and include them in a delicious meal AND be nourished by them, too!
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Stefan Hagopian, DO
Chairs, Beds and Footwear – Negotiating Their Pervasive Influence in Our Daily Lives – New Talk
Sitting may be the leading cause of back pain. While there are ways to mitigate that influence, we should also realize that chairs, beds and footwear are impacting us nearly twenty-four hours per day. Like the wrong chair, our mattresses and shoes can exert biomechanical pressures and strains which affect our joints, internal organs, nerves and vessels.  They can also restrict or divert the normal movement of fluids and energies in so many different places that we rarely connect the symptoms to the underlying causes.
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Zoë Harcombe
Real Food on Trial – New Talk

Zoë was one of three expert witnesses called by professor Tim Noakes at the nutrition “trial of the century.” Nina Teicholz and Dr. Caryn Zinn were the other two – the three became known as “Tim’s angels.” In this entertaining presentation, Zoë shares what it was like to be one of the angels and the inside story on the Cape Town case. How could a single tweet lead to a four-year hearing? Was something more sinister going on? Who started the vendetta and why? How did the American dietary guidelines end up on trial and has justice been done? All will be revealed in this bird’s eye view presentation.

The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused it? How Can We Stop It? – New Talk
To understand the obesity epidemic we need to understand when it started and what happened at that time. After a few million years of evolution, did we wake up one morning and decide to eat too much and do too little? Public health authorities imply that we did; but we didn’t. Something did happen, however, and it involved those same public health advisors. In this presentation, Zoë takes us through what changed, why it made a difference and what we need to do to stop the relentless rise in obesity and related illness. There is a solution, but those who should be leading the way aren’t doing so. Why not? And what can we do as participants in the bottom-up revolution?
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Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture – New Talk
Building on the traditional knowledge acquired growing up in the drylands and the northern rainforest of Guatemala, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin (Regi) has developed a strategic framework for a new regenerative food and agriculture system with free-range poultry and perennial crops at the heart of its innovative design. The system is being piloted and scaled up in Southeast MN by Main Street Project.

We know conventional agricultural systems and practices are needlessly polluting fresh water, land, oceans and air, all in the name of feeding the world. This presentation will focus on a real, large-scale solution to the problems inherent in the conventional system design and will make the case for the positive ecological, economic and social impact of the poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system.

Traditions build wisdom, while knowledge builds capacity. When wisdom is present, the smallest amount of knowledge can do a lot of good for everyone. When wisdom is absent, knowledge becomes a weapon of mass ecological destruction. Regi will contrast how in regenerative agriculture engineering and design, wisdom is more important than knowledge. He will walk the audience through the logic, common sense, and design components of this new system, and describe how we can all do better by aligning our needs with nature’s design instead of imposing our will on nature. In doing so, we can both feed the world and restore and regenerate the landscapes and communities decimated by monocultures and synthetic chemical inputs.
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Chris Knobbe
Macular Degeneration – Preventable and Treatable with an Ancestral Diet? – New Talk
Could age-related macular degeneration (AMD) be another “disease of Western civilization,” produced by the consumption of processed food-laden diets?  Ophthalmologist and associate clinical professor emeritus, Chris Knobbe, MD, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present the hypothesis he has proffered for the cause of AMD, along with a sampling of his group’s supportive research collected from twenty-five nations. Dr. Knobbe will also review pertinent existing dietary research that supports the hypothesis as well as plausible biological mechanisms whereby toxic, nutrient-deficient, processed foods may produce this potentially blinding disease.
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Kiran Krishnan
Forget What You Know About Probiotic – A Paradigm Shift – New Talk
A presentation on the most up-to-date understanding of the human microbiome, its origin, development, form and function as it relates to human health and wellness. An overview on the different strategies in probiotic therapy and an introduction into the role of commensal spore based probiotics. The presentation will also cover how a probiotic can protect its host by resolving a major disease driver, leaky gut.You are more bacteria than you are human with 10 trillion human cells outnumbered by over 100 trillion bacteria cells in and on your body. The human genome contributes just 1% genetic material to daily metabolic function compared to the 99% that is contributed by the microbiome. Understanding the form and function of the human microbiome is critical to understanding the human condition and the etiology of most common illnesses.
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Jodi Ledley
Eliminating Migraines, Chronic Pain and the Many Other Related Symptoms of Abnormal Nerve Function – New Talk

Nineteen doctors and $70,000 later, Jodi discovered the cause of her severe migraines and chronic pain. It was neurotoxins called excitotoxins in her food supply and environment.  She had numerous additional symptoms, many of them neurological for example insomnia, anxiety and restless leg symptoms that most would never connect as stemming from one problem.  Find out how these substances make nerves rapid fire and how to avoid them and get your life back!
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Celeste Longacre
Ferments, Ferments, Ferments!
For tens of thousands of years, our ancestors ate fermented foods every day. Fermenting 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 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 making it more easily absorbed. Beet kvass, a Ukranian drink that not only accomplishes all of the above, but it is also instrumental in detoxifying the body. According to WAPF, drinking beet kvass is the best way to detoxify. 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 mayonnaise with avocado oil, one of the best oils available. It’s easy and fun.Store-bought ketchup can be full of sugars and other unwanted ingredients. Learn how to make your own easily.
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Karen Lyke, MS, CCN, DSc, CGP
The HPA (Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal) Axis: An Introduction to the Major Hormones which Operate and Maintain the Body – New Talk
This introduction to hormones will cover the glands of the HPA (Hypothalamus – Pituitary – Adrenal) axis, their associated hormones and overall roles in maintaining day to day balance along with moderating changes as we go through life. Their interactions with the thyroid, pancreas and reproductive organs will be discussed as well as will the use of nutrient-dense foods to optimize their function. It should come as no surprise to Weston A. Price fans that traditional animal fats provide crucial support here.
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Chris Masterjohn, PhD
A Balanced Hormonal Milieu: Harnessing the Power of Nutrients
Hormones are often treated as masters of metabolism that need direct manipulation when out of balance. While there is a place for these treatments, hormones are not masters of anything but instead serve to communicate the metabolic milieu within the body so that whole body metabolism can be coordinated to serve the body’s needs according to the abilities of its cells and tissues. That metabolic milieu is largely influenced by our environment, and our nutrition is a large share of that environment. This talk covers the role of protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals in supporting a balanced hormonal milieu consistent with optimal health.
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Methylate Your Way to Mental Health: Beyond Folate and B12 Supplements
The impact of methylation on dopamine and other neurotransmitters has a profound impact on how fluid and stable our mental states are, which in turn influences the risk of many psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and substance abuse. Although B12 and folate are the best-known nutrients to support methylation, many others are just as critical: thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, magnesium, choline, betaine, methionine, creatine, and glycine to name some of the key players. This talk outlines nutritional strategies to balance methylation with foods and supplements and looks at how genetic polymorphisms would call for modifying these strategies and how bloodwork can be used to monitor the results.
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Measuring and Managing Nutritional Status Masterclass
While nothing can replace a nutrient-dense traditional diet as a foundation for health, different people have different needs for nutrients, and many people have disordered absorption or metabolism as a result of genetics or disease. Optimizing nutrition therefore requires recognizing the signs and symptoms of deficiency, using bloodwork and other testing to assess nutritional status, developing strategies to manage nutritional status, and using tests to monitor the results. This class teaches each of these skills, reviews some cases, and offers ample time for questions and discussion.
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Ronda Nelson, PhD
Nourishing Your Thyroid: The 7 Key Principles for Optimizing Thyroid Health – New Talk
Part I:         Understanding How Your Thyroid Works
Thyroid dysfunctions are not as complicated as you might think. During this 2-hour session, Dr. Ronda Nelson will explore the unique physiology of the thyroid gland and its relationship with the other primary endocrine glands. Discussion will include a review of the four most common thyroid disorders and how they can be supported using a very common-sense approach.
Part II:         Bridging the Nutritional Gap
As with any endocrine gland, the thyroid requires certain nutrients to function. Learn which nutrients are the most crucial for optimal thyroid health, which foods should best be avoided (and it’s not cruciferous veggies!) and how you can create a customized diet that is thyroid-healthy!
Part III:     Proper Testing, Support and General Recommendations
In her final session, Dr. Nelson discusses which blood tests are most important for a thorough evaluation of the thyroid and what kinds of herbal or nutritional support may be needed to restore optimal function. She will also discuss thyroid-healthy lifestyle habits that can make the difference between having to live with fatigue, anxiety, and weight gain vs. having an energetic, vibrant lifestyle that makes each day better than the one before!
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Cyndi O’Meara
What’s With Wheat? Film
Cutting edge documentary What’s With Wheat? investigates the devastating effect ‘modern’ wheat is having on our health. Fifteen global experts are interviewed including Sally Fallon Morell, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and Dr. Terry Wahls. A live Q&A session will follow the screening.
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Tim O’Shea, DC
Detoxification Protocol for Autistics and Other Vaccine Injured – New Talk
Defining vaccine injuries – symptoms and characteristics. What are the requirements of normal neurocranial development?    How is the formative neurology of the infant brain damaged by vaccine ingredients?  Can these bioaccumulative residuals be chelated out? Can cognitive function be improved?  What are the chances of full recovery?
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Laura Schoenfeld,MPH, RD
STRESS PROOF: Creating a Diet and Lifestyle To Recover From “Adrenal Fatigue” or HPA-D
Part I: Defining “Stress” and the 4 Main Triggers of Adrenal Fatigue (HPA-D)
Part II: How Diet and Exercise Help (or Harm) Your HPA Axis Function
Part III: Supplements, Sleep, and Stress Management for Promoting A Healthy HPA-AxisStress 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 is 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
Overcoming PCOS with a Nourishing Traditional Diet – New Talk
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – are you among the 1 in 8 women who have been diagnosed with PCOS?  Or do you suspect you or someone you know might have it? Women with this complex syndrome often are simply told to “lose weight” or “cut down on carbs.”  But did you know that cheese and egg yolks, along with other nourishing traditional foods, can help you overcome your symptoms? And that these foods can support ovulatory cycles and help you lose weight and keep it off?

Pam Schoenfeld, registered dietitian, will share insights on transforming your body with a nutrient dense diet, with the goal of achieving normal cycles. She will also discuss herbal and nutritional alternatives to medications, as well as lifestyle changes that are helpful.
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Kim Schuette, CN, Cert. GAPS Practitioner
Recovery from Bio-Identical Hormones – New Talk
Despite the promises of “achieving balance naturally” via bio-identical hormones, many women are left fatigued, bloated, anxious and sleepless. The use of bio-identical hormones shares many of the same downsides that come with synthetic hormone replacement therapy and the use of the birth control pill. In this session, Kim will share the importance of balancing hormones naturally at any stage of life as well as how to gently detox and recover from the use of bio-identical hormones. Learn how to eat right for your detoxification pathways, especially methylation, glucuronidation and sulfur conjugation, that are intricately involved in processing and eliminating hormones. The end result will be a healthier, more energized you.
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Stephanie Seneff, PhD
Everything You Wanted to Know About Glyphosate but Were Afraid to Ask – New Talk
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup, the most popular herbicide in agriculture due to its perceived non-toxicity.  My research over the past several years has revealed that, contrary to claims, glyphosate is insidiously, cumulatively toxic to humans and to all life on earth. Furthermore, it works synergistically with toxic metals and other toxic chemicals to increase their ability to cause harm. This presentation will be divided into three sections as follows (1) description of the methylation and transsulfuration pathways and the ways in which glyphosate disrupts these; (2) glyphosate contamination in vaccines and the mechanisms by which glyphosate induces autoimmune and neurological diseases; and (3) an expose of the microcephaly epidemic in NE Brazil as one of the best models for how a complex interplay of toxic chemicals is ruining our health.  I will conclude with some suggestions for how to safeguard your family.
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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.
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.

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.
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.

Elisa Vander Hout
The Raw Milk Journey – New Talk
The ongoing struggles of Elisa Vander Hout and her husband Michael Schmidt in the raw milk landscape in Canada have come to a head again! Through strength, courage, leadership and a strong community the results of this battle are not nearly as important as the journey it has taken us on. Recognizing our strengths and building a strong relationship with each other we begin to awaken the fire that lives in us and loose the fear that inhibits us.
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Donald K. Weber, DC
The Eight Critical Systems – New Talk
There are the eight “critical” systems including the respiratory, digestive, circulatory, spinal fluid, cranial/spinal pump, nervous, cellular, and lymphatic systems. And the other nine systems are the immune, endocrine, integumentary (skin), musculoskeletal, muscular, reproductive, skeletal, colon, and urinary systems which will only work properly if ALL of the eight “critical” systems are working together. It seems that everyone has pieces of the puzzle, However, until now no one has put all eight of the “critical” pieces of the puzzle together into one perfectly functioning unit “necessary for “optimum health.”
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Cilla Whatcott, PhD, HD, RHom, CCH
Real Immunity: Educate the Immune System Using Homeoprophylaxis – New Talk
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 and engenders a harmonious relationship between humans, bacteria and viruses.  HP is the perfect solution for those seeking an alternative.
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Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND
Exercise Tips from an Exercise Dropout! The Benefits of Active Stretching, Interval Training, and CBD Oil – New Talk
In this dynamic presentation, the neuromuscular pitfalls of various popular exercise regimens such as yoga and aerobic classes will be discussed as well as demonstrated on participant volunteers. This talk will specifically address the physiological and hormonal benefits of active versus passive stretching, and interval training over boot camp aerobic classes. Additionally, the muscle toning and strengthening effects of CBD oil will be described and demonstrated. Further, the neuromuscular and psychological benefits that CBD oil engender will be addressed, and can help explain why individuals in this more positive state of mind are inclined to exercise more frequently, experience faster recovery time, and have reduced soreness post-exercise.
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Lindsea Willon, MS, NTP
Tone Your Hormones: How Exercise Affects Insulin Resistance & Inflammation – New Talk
Current estimates show that one in three people will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Insulin resistance and diabetes are serious conditions with painful, costly and deadly side effects. In this presentation, nutritionist Lindsea Willon will provide you with an illuminating discussion of how insulin resistance develops, with a special focus on inflammation. With an eye on recovery, she will detail how diet and nutritional therapy can support healthy blood sugar regulation, as well as discuss recent findings on the effects of exercise training on inflammation and insulin resistance.
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Will Winter, DVM
Minerals, Vitamins, Salt and High Brix Forages–Rearing Livestock The Natural Way – New Talk
This thing is simple, beautiful and beyond analysis. It makes people feel good to be a part of it in any way. It’s the raising of wholesome, nutrient-dense food from the land. It doesn’t matter what kind of livestock or plant one desires to raise, it all boils down to one thing; that’s right, it’s the soil. Soil was our source as well as our ultimate destination. The question becomes, in our short time upright on earth, how can we both build better soil and indeed, prosper from it? Once we learn the secret, it’s absolutely incredible how making one kind of food, say raising 100% grass-fed beef, can cure so many earthly problems! Doing so can improve human health, help with water shortages, stop the creation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, slow down climate change, eliminate confinement, and, in the end, feed the world. There is a simple, timeless recipe for achieving radiantly healthy livestock, without any of the usual crutches such as vaccines, antibiotics or wormers. And the door to learning is wide open. Once one understands the basic underpinnings of genetics, health and immunity, the path becomes yours to enjoy. There has never been a better time to begin.

11th Annual Guided Farm Visit
Monday, November 13, 2017

Fee $100, includes lunch, bus and professional guide.

Each year our guided farm visit sells out. We already have one third of the bus spots filled.  We will spend the day visiting interesting farms, learning from the farmers and from our guide, Will Winter.  Although the schedule is not yet finalized, we suspect this will be our best farm tour yet as we are excited to be in the home town of our guide, Will, who knows the area and its farms very well.