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Sally Fallon Morell, MA – author Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, President, Weston A. Price Foundation, co-owner P.A. Bowen Farmstead and raw milk cheesemaker.
Chris Masterjohn, PhD – is creator and maintainer of Cholesterol-And-Health.Com, a web site dedicated to extolling the benefits of traditional, nutrient-dense, cholesterol-rich foods and to elucidating the many fascinating roles that cholesterol plays within the body. Cholesterol-And-Health.Com is home to his blog, The Daily Lipid. Chris is a frequent contributor to Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, is a perennial speaker at the annual Wise Traditions conference, and writes a second blog on the foundation’s web site, Mother Nature Obeyed. His presentations at this conference represent his independent work and do not represent the positions of the University of Illinois.
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.
Susan Doiron – Growing up in a “hunting and gathering” adventurous Cajun family who loves sharing food as the greatest gift, Susan learned to garden, fish, milk cows, pick the best eggs from the coop, hunt and butcher wild game and prepare fresh real food from a young age. Her culinary interests grew to cooking professionally in her 20s, but she became even more passionate about teaching others to prepare fresh whole foods easily themselves, and with strategies to do so efficiently in a busy life. She has studied cuisines of cultures around the world and enjoys sharing what she has learned over the years to make fresh food prep fun, easy, fast and DELICIOUS! She leads corporate wellness seminars, provides individual and group health and wellness instruction and cooking classes.
Joy Hedges, MBA – Joy holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from University of California Santa Barbara and anMBA from Loyola Marymount University. After spending over 25 years working in thecorporate and government world, Joy now farms full time with her husband in westTexas. Their farm, Slowpoke Farm, is a traditional and diversified farm that sellswholesome food direct to the consumer. Joy has been a chapter leader for Abilene,Texas for six years.
Susan Salce, ND, CNC, MH, RYI (Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Herbalist, Registered Yoga Instructor) – Susan believes in the natural approach to wellness. Eating right and doing exercises that strengthen and tone your muscles, including your heart, is the way to longevity. As a certified nutritional consultant, naturopath and master herbalist with over 14 years in practice, she has seen the difference a healthy lifestyle makes. Health and fitness are two interlocking puzzle pieces.
Catherine Masden, ND, CNC, MH (Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Herbalist) – Catherine converted to a natural health approach after dealing with health issues with her infant son. She has seen the difference that naturopathy makes in a family’s life first hand. During the 14 years she has been in practice, she has seen this pattern repeated over and over again in her patients. Becoming a naturopath, certified nutritional counselor and master herbalist has transformed her life and the lives of her family and clients.
Dawn Ewing, ND – Dr. Dawn Ewing is a naturopathic practitioner in Houston, Texas, executive director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), and author of Let the Tooth Be Known. She began her career as a dental hygienist after graduating from the University of Texas Dental School in 1988 and was eventually appointed to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners by the governor, serving two terms. She became a nationally registered paramedic and spent 12 years on a 911 ambulance and four years in international air ambulance transport. She began teaching CPR to the public, advanced cardiac life support to health care providers and became an affiliate faculty member of the American Heart Association in 1987. She was drawn back into dentistry by a biological dentist who was looking for someone with knowledge of the body as a whole, not just the mouth. This new excitement led her to return to school for a doctorate in naturopathy, a PhD in holistic nutrition and a doctorate in integrative medicine at Capital University of Integrative Medicine.
Kim Schuette, CN, Cert. GAPS Pract. – 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 therapy to address gut/bowel and digestive disorders, male and female hormonal imbalances, autism, ADD/ADHD challenges and a myriad of other health concerns. Additionally, Kim co-serves as the WAPF San Diego chapter leader, where she resides with her husband and youngest son.
Mira Dessy, NE – Mira Dessy is a certified nutrition educator, a real food advocate, and the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food. Dessy is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Holistic Health Association. She is also the executive vice president of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Houston Chapter/North. Dessy speaks frequently to laypeople and nutrition professionals on how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, to decipher confusing food labels, and to choose healthy foods. Her motto is “Eat well to be well.”