Sally Fallon Morell, MA – author Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, President, Weston A. Price Foundation, co-owner P.A. Bowen Farmstead and raw milk cheesemaker.
is a certified holistic health counselor, received a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia and was trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. The devoted mother of five young kids, Hilary has seen the power of nutritional healing firsthand. Inspired by her own experience of “food as medicine,” she has dedicated herself to helping others on their path to wellness as a cook, coach, and professional educator. Hilary supports her clients by integrating “Paleo” and “Primal” philosophies with the wisdom of the Ancestral Health Movement and the Weston A. Price Foundation. Hilary is a Weston A. Price chapter leader, runs several local food co-ops, teaches cooking classes out of her house, and helped to open a farm-to-table restaurant in Concord, Massachusetts, where she lives with her family.
Mary Giordano Brackett
is a whole-foods advocate and a creative visionary based out of Boston, Massachusetts. After receiving her BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mary went on to photograph hundreds of weddings, events, people, and places before recognizing her true passion: the healing power of real food. Combining a love of photography with a devotion to nutrition is her life’s work, illustrating and illuminating the importance of our food choices. Mary’s work has been featured in many publications online and in print, as well as in numerous restaurants and cafes throughout the city. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in nutrition in hopes of helping people free themselves from the tyranny of Frankenfood and reclaim their birthright: health and happiness. Mary happily serves up three homemade meals a day to her husband and son in their Watertown, Massachusetts, home. Her work can be viewed at MGBrackett.com.
Kristin Canty – is the director/producer of Farmageddon; The Unseen War on American Family Farms. She is a first-time film maker, small farm advocate, fresh milk drinker and a mom. One of her children was ridden with multiple allergies and asthma as a pre-schooler, and when medications couldn’t help him, she found that raw milk helped him recover. Since then, she has tried to buy most of her family’s food directly from local, organic farms. When Kristin learned that farmers and co-ops all over the country were increasingly getting raided by the government, she set out to make a film about it. She hopes that when people see it, it can change the tide of public pressure so that our government stops harassing and adding costly burdens to our small, organic farmers. Kristin lives in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband, four children, two dogs, two cats and 11 chickens.
Kaayla Daniel, PhD – is The Naughty Nutritionist™ because of her ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths. In 2005, Dr. Daniel received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity in Science Award. Dr. Daniel’s book The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America ‘s Favorite Health Food (New Trends, 2005) has been endorsed by leading health experts, including Drs. Russell Blaylock, Larry Dossey, Joseph Mercola, Kilmer McCully, Doris J. Rapp, Jonathan Wright and many others.
Charlie Foster, Executive Chef, Woods Hill Table
With ten years of experience working for acclaimed chefs such as Daniel Boulud and Ken Oringer, Charlie Foster joins Woods Hill Table as executive chef. Working closely with the farm at Woods Hill and the many small farms around Concord, MA, Charlie will be preparing delicious and nutritional food steeped in the culinary traditions of New England.
Arthur Haines – is a plant taxonomist, nutritional anthropologist, and ancestral lifeways mentor. He combines his expertise of local plants with indigenous and traditional gathering and preparation methods to present detailed information on wild foods and their role in generating health. Through his human ecology school (Delta Institute of Natural History), Arthur also teaches wildcrafting medicine and various indigenous skills, including friction fire, fiber arts, tracking, and primitive archery.
John Kozinski, MEA – is a pioneer natural health counselor, teacher and researcher since 1976 in the arts of holistic health care and natural healing, noninvasive eastern and western health diagnosis, eastern and western healing arts, and alternative medicine with a current, progressive and integrated approach. John was a faculty member of an international natural health education institute in Massachusetts for 27 years, and the director of a Connecticut natural health center for 11 years. He is an author and lecturer throughout the United States and internationally. He counsels regularly in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York city, Maine and Chicago. John is available for national or international engagements.
Beth Lambert – is the Founder and Executive Director of Epidemic Answers, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting our youth, and helping parents find healing solutions. She is also the creator and executive producer of The Canary Kids Project. Beth is the author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children. 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, radio and speaks widely on the epidemic of chronic illness in children.
A Compromised Generation at www.acompromisedgeneration.com
Epidemic Answers at www.epidemicanswers.org.
The Canary Kids Project at www.canarykidsmovie.com
is the author of Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen. He has given fermentation workshops, demos, classes, and lectures at venues including Harvard, Stanford, and the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. His interests in real food, health, social justice, sustainability, and personal growth have led him to believe that we must all take back our food from the food industry, and take charge of our own health destiny. He currently lives in Oakland and Cambridge, and serves on the board of the Boston Public Market Association and on the steering committee of Boston Ferments. His blog is http://FeedMeLikeYouMeanIt.com/
Richard Maurer, ND – has practiced integrative medicine in Maine since 1994. He is the author of The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. He specializes in dietary and fitness interventions for health, performance and recovery from metabolic conditions such as pre and type 2 diabetes, weight gain and thyroid problems. He is an author, speaker and practices in Portland, Maine.
Gena Mavuli, MA – is a holistic Nutrition Consultant and Traditional Foods Teacher serving the Boston metro region. She believes in real food to grow healthy kids and families, and to promote health and vitality. She loves cooking and eating fantastic food and sharing her passion with friends and family. www.holisticnutritionbasics.com
Kathryn Pirtle – is a world-class clarinetist whose career nearly ended because of performance difficulties caused by celiac disease, acid reflux, chronic inflammation and other health problems. Performance without Pain, written with Sally Fallon and John Turner, DC tells the story of her trials and recovery. She has given more than 100 workshops around the country including speaking at the Wise Traditions Conference in London, England. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. She is also an active advocate and spokesperson of health freedom and sustainable farming. She testified in Washington, DC against the new USDA Dietary Guidelines. She has been published in the Autism File Global, Advance Magazine (a publication for Physical Therapy), Wise Traditions, International Musician, the Clarinet and writes a blog on her website www.performancewithoutpain.com about issues relating to building health with nutrient-dense foods. She has published an e-book called Acid Reflux, A National Epidemic and Precursor to Chronic Illness—Achieving Lasting Healing with Nutrient-Dense Foods.
Pirtle is executive director of the Orion Ensemble, which presents a live internationally broadcast series on the radio and tours throughout North America. She is also is principal clarinetist of the Lake Forest Symphony and frequently performs with the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival, The Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Tanya Renner, CCH, RSHom(NA) – currently serves as a core faculty member at Teleosis Homeopathic Collaborative in Boston, MA and as an adjunct professor at Nashua Community College in NH. Her teaching is focused on both homeopathy and the foundations of health and wellness. She has a private practice in New Hampshire where she combines her experience as a wellness coach and homeopath in working with clients.