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.
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.
Sylvia Burgos Toftness
Born and raised in the Bronx, Sylvia transplanted to the upper Midwest to be a television/radio reporter at KDAL TV, Duluth, Minnesota in the early 1970s. After more than forty years in communications, today Sylvia and her husband David raise 100% grass-fed beef on their farm, Bull Brook Keep, in northwestern Wisconsin. Although breeding and raising grass-fed/grass-finished cattle is a full-time job, their mission is about more than delicious, healthful beef.
Sylvia and Dave are committed to sustainable and transparent farming, and host farm visits every month of the year. Sylvia also taps her background to build city-farm connections via her blog, From the Bronx to the Barn. On Saturday mornings, Sylvia produces and co-hosts Deep Roots Radio, a show where she interviews farmers, scientists, educators, film makers, chefs, policymakers and investigative journalists from all across the country. Their expertise and perspectives help listeners connect the dots between what we eat and how it’s grown. Broadcast and streamed live from WPCA Radio 93.1 FM, Amery, Wisconsin, listeners are farmers and food lovers nationwide.
Sylvia teaches sourdough baking classes and instruction on best ways to cook pastured meats.
Sylvia is president of the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (MOSES) board of directors, serves on the boards of the Hungry Turtle Institute and the Hungry Turtle Farmers Cooperative, and is a past board member of the Wedge Community Co-op. Sylvia and Dave have six grown children and three delightful grandchildren.
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.
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.
Sally Fallon Morell, MA
Sally Fallon Morell 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 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.
Stefan Hagopian, DO
Dr. Stefan Hagopian practices traditional osteopathic medicine and nutrition in Santa Monica, California. He also lectures frequently on human health sciences, including clinical anatomy, biomechanics and biodynamics as related to osteopathy in healthcare.
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin began working on economic development projects with indigenous Guatemalan communities in 1988. He served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America and as an advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. He is a founding member of the U.S.-based Fair Trade Federation. A native Guatemalan, he migrated to the U.S. in 1992, and has served as director of the Fair Trade Program for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, where he led the creation and launch of Peace Coffee, a fair-trade coffee company. Regi’s social enterprise development work includes woodland owner cooperatives and support for a multitude of inner-city new immigrant enterprise efforts.
In 1996, he was named one of the Twin Cities International Citizens of the Year and in 2008 he received both the Northfield and College City Service to Mankind Award, as well as their district award. He has served on numerous non-profit boards including the North Country Development Fund and the Northfield Area Foundation. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Northfield and chief strategy officer at Main Street Project where he leads an international and local team that has broken new ground in the field of food and agriculture through an innovative poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system he has pioneered.
Regi received his agronomy degree from the Central National School of Agriculture, studied at the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala and graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis with a major in international business administration and a minor in communications. Regi lives in Northfield, Minnesota with his wife Amy and three children.
Chris A. Knobbe, MD
Chris Knobbe is an ophthalmologist and associate clinical professor emeritus of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. Dr. Knobbe practiced ophthalmology for twenty-four years and held an academic position as professor for sixteen years before devoting his full-time efforts to researching the causes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In 2016, Dr. Knobbe proffered a revolutionary hypothesis for the cause of AMD at the prestigious Ancestral Health Symposium in 2016 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Knobbe’s hypothesis and fundamental research principles are founded upon the nutrition principles set forth by Weston A. Price. He and his team have investigated that hypothesis through the correlation of processed food consumption patterns and AMD development, in twenty-five nations, with compelling results. As a result, Knobbe has had numerous speaking engagements in cities around the U.S., where he has reviewed the hypothesis and portions of the supportive research. Dr. Knobbe’s website is CureAMD.com and his 2016 book on this subject, Cure AMD – Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent & Reverse Macular Degeneration.
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.
Karen Lyke, MS CCN DSc, CGP,
Karen Lyke has been studying the effects of food on human health ever since she was anorexic as a teenager. Her academic credentials include an MS in human nutrition, board certification as a clinical nutritionist (CCN), and a doctorate based on a study of the effects of oxalates in soy-based foodstuffs on human health. A Waldorf school graduate and certified in therapeutic massage, Karen has taught anatomy and physiology, as well as nutrition, to students of massage therapy, acupuncture, and holistic health. She currently teaches online with Hawthorn University and is a certified GAPS practitioner. A lifelong organic gardener, Karen now cultivates a nutrient-dense, pesticide and GMO-free garden, with a few backyard chickens and ducks, with her husband in northwest Ohio.
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.
Ronda Nelson, PhD, MH, CNC
Dr. Ronda Nelson holds a PhD in holistic nutrition along with a Master’s degree in herbal medicine. Her passion lies in helping others regain their health through dietary modifications, herbal and nutritional support. Dr. Nelson enjoys working with difficult digestive and endocrine-related cases, helping men and women reach their health potential as quickly as possible. She recently transitioned to a virtual-only practice which allows her to work from her Seattle home. Dr. Nelson has gained the respect of patients and doctors alike, providing relevant clinical information both online and at her sold-out educational seminars across the country.
Cyndi graduated with a BSc majoring in nutrition from Deakin University in 1984, her special interest was ancestral foods. At the end of her degree she was so disillusioned by the nutritional guidelines that she paved her own path and stayed clear of the low-fat diets of the day, and not without controversy. Her ground-breaking book Changing Habits Changing Lives (1998) became an instant best seller and from there she has had a successful organic food company, certified online education program and ground-breaking documentary.
Cyndi’s greatest love is to teach people, in order for them to make better choices in their life, so they too can enjoy greater health throughout their life. Her unique, surprisingly simple and down-to-earth approach challenges and encourages others to eliminate unhealthy habits and has inspired thousands to make smarter choices about the food they choose to put into their body.
By educating people on how to read food labels, why diets don’t work, and how drugs can affect your total well-being and vitality, Cyndi confronts her audiences with new truths and empowers them to make long lasting changes with simple and achievable steps on how to create healthier habits. http://changinghabits.com.au
Dr. Tim O’Shea
Best known for his comprehensive website on immunity and holistic nutrition, thedoctorwithin.com
Dr. O’Shea is the author of Vaccination Is Not Immunization, which has been called the definitive parents’ guide to vaccines, available in 6 languages. The vaccine book is a shocking but thoroughly documented exposé on the global vaccine industry. For several years Dr. O’Shea’s chapters on nutrition and childhood immunity have appeared in many professional publications.
He is a frequent guest on syndicated radio programs across the U.S. and at educational conventions worldwide. Dr. O’Shea’s stated purpose is to remind people that freedom in health care issues has become a matter of survival in today’s world. His work strives to provide the data necessary for anyone to make truly informed health choices in areas that are saturated by the scientifically regimented misdirection so apparent in media, academia, and literature today.
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, RD
Pam Schoenfeld 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 a 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
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 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 and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.
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
Donald Weber, DC
Dr. Donald Weber graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1975 and has completed post graduate studies in chiropractic orthopedics, chiropractic radiology, international sports injuries and has studied nutritional research an average of three hours a day for the last forty years. Dr. Weber has an active chiropractic practice in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (651) 771-8740.
Cilla Whatcott, PhD
Cilla Whatcott 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 U.S. 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 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.
Lindsea Willon was influenced by the work of Dr. Weston A. Price from a young age and experienced the benefits of a Nourishing Traditions diet first hand. The gap between conventional teaching and traditional wisdom sparked her curiosity and led her to pursue a degree in nutritional sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating, she earned her certification as a nutritional therapy practitioner and began work on her master’s degree in kinesiology. While at California State University Northridge, Lindsea led biochemical research on the effects of diet and exercise on inflammation and insulin resistance and completed her program with a focus on exercise physiology. After finishing graduate school, she began her own practice and has since joined the experienced team at Biodynamic Wellness in Salano Beach, California.
William G. Winter, DVM
Will Winter 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.