2018 Presentations

Hilary Andrews, ND
Successful Strategies for Treating and Preventing the Flu
This presentation will look at the seasonal flu and ways to prevent and treat it. Strengthening the immune system and supporting whole-body health are vital components of flu prevention and speedy recovery strategies. We will discuss scientifically proven ways both to prevent and treat the flu using nutrition, herbal medicines and homeopathy.

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
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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Tom Cowan, MD

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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
Traditional Diets Seminar Flyer
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

Comfort Foods Cooking Class                       Friday 9:00-5:00

Linda Isaacs, MD
Cancer, Enzymes, and Diet
Pancreatic proteolytic enzymes have been used in the management of cancer for more than 100 years. The theoretical rationale was described by the embryologist Dr. John Beard, who noted the similarity of cancer cells to the trophoblast, the earliest stage of the placenta in fetal development, and who may have been the first researcher to speculate that cancer originates from stem cells. Since Dr. Beard’s time, other practitioners have used pancreatic enzymes to treat cancer, including the orthodontist Dr. William Donald Kelley. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez investigated Kelley’s results and subsequently he and Dr. Isaacs, using methods based on Kelley’s work, treated patients for more than twenty years. After Dr. Gonzalez’ untimely death in July 2015, she has continued with the work they shared.

The treatment involves diet, which varies from patient to patient and can range from almost exclusively vegetarian to one that includes large amounts of animal protein and fat; individualized nutritional supplement protocols, which include large doses of pancreatic enzymes; and procedures such as coffee enemas that help the body rid itself of metabolic wastes.

In 1999, Dr. Isaacs and Dr. Gonzalez completed a research study in patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: the results were published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition and Cancer, showing survival well beyond what is described in the medical literature. They also published a series of case reports in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and co-authored the book The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer.

In her lecture, Isaacs will review the history of the enzyme treatment of cancer, and describe case reports of cancer patients successfully treated with enzymes, dietary modification and detoxification by Dr. Kelley, Dr. Gonzalez or herself.

Anthony Jay, Ph.D.
Cancer Track: Starve Cancer and Heal Your Epigenetics
Session Description: Only about 10% of cancers are inherited. What’s the dysfunction that 90% of cancers have in common?  Dr. Jay explains the Warburg Effect and how most cancers feed off sugar.  He also simplifies cutting-edge research on cancer epigenetics by defining it, showing how problematic chemicals can change it, and revealing how nutrition can heal it.

Surviving in a Toxic World Track: Insidious Artificial Estrogens: Our Top 10 Hidden Exposures
Male frogs are feminized at 200ng/L of atrazine but 3,000ng/L is legally allowed in our drinking water. Breast cancer is up 250% since 1980 and dressing up NFL players like newborn baby girls isn’t solving the problem. In this exposé of our Top 10 artificial estrogen exposures, Dr. Anthony Jay explains what they are, what they do to our health and how to avoid them. From an insider’s perspective, Dr. Jay also talks scientific spin and bias and the true long-term health ramifications of exposing ourselves to estrogen-mimicking chemicals.

Brandon LaGreca, CAc, MAcOM
Living with a Small Bowel Obstruction and SIBO
Anyone who has experienced an abdominal tumor, surgery or trauma understands the chronic pain that can result from obstruction caused by scar tissue. This impairment of gut motility often leads to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Holistic medical practitioner Brandon LaGreca successfully manages both conditions in himself and his patients through diet, exercise, herbal medicine, topical therapies and bodywork. Learn Brandon’s practical and effective natural strategies for living well with these challenges.

Elizabeth Plourde, C.L.S., NCMP, Ph.D.
Aging Gracefully Track — Hormone Health & Hysterectomy Options
There are many important functions the uterus and ovaries perform throughout a woman’s life.  Even AFTER menopause!  The female reproductive organs provide essential-to-live chemicals and hormones throughout a woman’s ENTIRE life.  The information provided will outline what these lifegiving organs produce at all stages of life.  Participants of all ages, including the men who care for women, will gain a better understanding as to how to improve their long-term health, maintain the quality of their lives, and experience fewer medical problems or complications.  The sooner you learn how your body works—the sooner you can take charge of your health, the better you will live your life, improve your quality-of-life, live a life with greater dignity, and age gracefully.

Dr. Plourde combines her expertise as a NAMs Certified Menopause Practitioner with her own personal experiences to create a healthful presentation.  She provides many common-sense answers to health problems that have not been well managed by the medical community.

Surviving in a Toxic World Track—Sunscreen & EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation)—Unrecognized Hazards
We have been sold on the idea that we can have better living through chemistry (sunscreens) and wireless EMR technology (electromagnetic radiation devices; i.e., cell phones; Wi-Fi, and computers, iPADs, etc.). Unfortunately, these new innovations have been massively introduced into our lives and accepted into our environments without being sufficiently studied as to their effect on our living bodies. Now after decades of use, 1000s of scientific studies show both of these “must have products” have tremendous detrimental impacts on our entire body. This presentation will highlight how these two new innovations are harming our health individually and together. Most importantly, it includes the steps that can be taken today to comfortably reduce your and your family’s exposures; and which foods are the natural medicines that protect us from both solar and EMF radiations. We must do as much as we can to protect our health and the health of our families from these powerful and harmful toxic pollutants. After having compiled extensive research and written books on both, Dr. Plourde believes these two pollutants may be major reasons for many of the unexplained illnesses and the declining health people are experiencing.

Fall 2018 Wise Traditions Journal — Be sure to read Dr. Plourde’s latest research findings regarding sunscreens, as it continues to confirm and validate the concerns that led to her journey to embark on this research. As a menopause practitioner, on the surface, sunscreens appeared to be outside her field of expertise. However, her skills as a hormone specialist were required to do the research as sunscreens are potent anti-testosterones and estrogenic compounds, which are why our children are being so severely affected by these conflicting compounds. This presentation is guaranteed to leave you wide-eyed with information that is imperative to protect your family’s long-term health.

Stephanie Seneff, PhD
Glyphosate—The Most Dangerous Chemical We are Being Exposed To
Glyphosate is by far the most used herbicide on the planet, and it is a contaminant not only in our food but also in our water, vaccines, cotton products like tampons and sterile gauze, and probably some drugs and supplements. I believe glyphosate (in the herbicide Roundup) is the most dangerous chemical we are being exposed to today, due to its pervasiveness and careless handling because of its falsely perceived nontoxicity to humans. In this talk, I will reveal some of my latest findings in my continuing investigations into the remarkable mechanisms of toxicity of this chemical. I will develop the argument that glyphosate disrupts innate immunity, leading to either autoimmune disease as the adaptive immune system kicks in, or vulnerability to severe infection due to immune deficiency. I will also show how glyphosate can cause neurological diseases, including autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and depression, mainly through its action as a glycine analogue and its ability to bind toxic metals such as aluminum.

Glyphosate likely makes children much more susceptible to vaccine injury, both through synergistic toxicity and through direct contamination in the vaccines. I will also link glyphosate to the epidemic in bone and joint pain and the resulting abuse of opioid drugs. I will review the growing body of evidence that glyphosate gains much of its insidious cumulative toxicity through its ability to substitute by mistake for the coding amino acid glycine during protein synthesis. Finally, I will describe various ways to detox glyphosate and regain health.

Louisa L. Williams, MS, DC, ND
Safe and Effective Mercury Amalgam Detoxification
How to Treat Both the Acute Flames and the Chronic Smoldering Embers
Due to the clear correlation between mercury and Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases, it is important to replace amalgam fillings with non-toxic alternatives. But this should be done only when one is healthy enough to excrete this toxic heavy metal from the body effectively utilizing an experienced biological dentist, embodying a nutrient-dense Wise Traditions diet, and adhering to a specific homeopathic and nutritional detoxification protocol. The axiom, “Do it right the first time,” best describes this acute detoxification protocol for mercury amalgam fillings. When patients utilize strong detoxification measures acutely, that is, the day of, and four days after the dental drilling of their mercury fillings, their chances of effective detoxification of this heavy metal is greatly enhanced.

In contrast to this clear-cut “hitting fire with fire” acute protocol, chronic detoxification of mercury toxicity is significantly more challenging. Individuals who did not adequately detoxify at the time of their amalgam removal (as well as those who were injected with vaccines containing thimerosal) are often plagued with the “smoldering embers” of chronic mercury toxicity for years afterwards. When well-meaning doctors and practitioners attempt to use strong detoxification protocols on this population of patients, these embers can be reignited and trigger disturbing symptoms. These so-called “healing reactions” are rarely healing at all, but actually acutely inflaming and ultimately depleting to the body. The better choice in the case of chronic mercury intoxication is to employ gentler methods that strengthen the organs of detoxification to do their job more efficiently. In this way stored heavy metals can be released in a manner consistent with the body’s own inherent metabolic pace and capacities. Dr. Williams will describe both of these approaches, and outline the most important treatments appropriate for both acute and chronic detoxification of mercury—the most toxic (non-radioactive) heavy metal on earth.