Sandeep Agarwal is the founder of Pure Indian Foods (pureindianfoods.com ) which makes grass-fed 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.
Hilary Andrews, ND
Hilary Andrews, ND, was born at the base of the Canadian Rockies into a family committed to nature and environmental conservation. My parents raised me with a love of the earth and of animals and it is to that end that I became a naturopathic physician. I graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine – now called National University of Natural Medicine – with academic honors and was voted valedictorian by my fellow graduating class.
My profound interest in optimizing childhood health and nutrition led me to examine the topic of immunizations. In 2004, I began exploring this topic in-depth and soon it became a passion of mine. I combined the scientific data regarding vaccines, the science of the body and my strong foundational knowledge of health from my naturopathic education to create an optimal approach to infectious disease. Since 2006 I have lectured extensively on the topic of immunizations and have created several CE courses on the subject.
Most recently I began the most passionate job of my life–that of mommy. My naturopathic husband and I are the proud parents of an energetic, spirited son. His life has strengthened my determination to help doctors understand vaccines and learn safer ways to vaccinate. To that end they can then help parents create the happiest, healthiest babies on the planet. I hope that my passion for natural health is purely and that I serve as an inspiration.
Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP
Amy Berger is a U.S. Air Force veteran, certified nutrition specialist and nutritional therapy practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality by eating delicious foods. She loves showing people that getting and staying well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation or living at the gym. Her motto is, “real people need real food!” She blogs at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.
Hilary Boynton is a certified holistic health counselor who 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 children, 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 the 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 has run several food co-ops, teaches cooking classes out of her house and helped to open a farm-to-table restaurant in Concord, Massachusetts, was a chapter leader and is the author of Heal Your Gut Cookbook.
Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD. MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition)
Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, 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. 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.
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 programs around the world.
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Monica Corrado, MA, CNC, CGP
Monica Corrado is a teaching chef, certified nutrition consultant, and certified GAPS practitioner who is passionate about illuminating the connection between food and well-being. A member of the honorary board of the Weston A. Price Foundation for many years, Monica is a dynamic teacher, speaker, consultant and author who loves to share the tools, knowledge and inspiration to cook nourishing, traditional food. Monica has been teaching food as medicine throughout the U.S. for more than twelve years after eighteen years in sustainable food sourcing and preparation, menu design and management. She started her own Cooking for Well-Being teacher training program in 2012, and has graduates all over the globe, including Mexico, Hong Kong, Canada and throughout the United States.
Over the past ten years, Monica’s work has focused on the gut-brain connection and she is considered an authority on cooking to heal a leaky gut via the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) nutritional protocol and others. She is writing a four-part series on Cooking Techniques for the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet published by Selene River Press, including meat stock and bone broth, culturing dairy, and her latest books on lacto-fermentation and nuts and seeds. Monica has had tremendous results in her private practice with those on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, failure to thrive, fertility and autoimmune disorders, guiding clients through the GAPS diet and helping them add nutrient-dense foods to their diet. For more information about Monica, her books, charts, classes, online classes and traditional foods teacher training program, see www.simplybeingwell.com.
Tom Cowan, MD
Tom Cowan, MD, is a holistic physician in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of Human Heart, Cosmic Heart; 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.
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Sally Fallon Morell, MA
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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, 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.
Linda L. Isaacs, M.D.
Linda Isaacs, MD, received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Kentucky, graduating with high distinction with a major in biochemistry. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She subsequently received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center at New York University Medical School. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, most recently completing recertification in 2011. She has written papers published in the peer-reviewed journals Nutrition and Cancer and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and has served as a reviewer for Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. She is the co-author, with Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, of the book The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer. Her website is www.DrLindaI.com.
Anthony G. Jay, Ph.D.
Anthony G. Jay has a PhD in biochemistry and researches stem cells and epigenetics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also the president of AJ Consulting Company which provides personalized diet, sleep and training programs based on DNA. Dr. Jay is the author of a bestselling book on artificial estrogen chemicals and is an expert on hormones, fats and cholesterol. His book is called Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile.
Season Johnson, B.A., NTP
Season Johnson is a nutritional therapy practitioner who uses her knowledge in preventive healthcare and nutrition science to educate families on how to achieve real health in a real-life way. Through a nutrient dense diet, detox remedies, essential oils and healthy living, she is helping her young son, beat cancer and thrive during conventional treatment.
Chris A. Knobbe, MD
Chris Knobbe, MD, is associate clinical professor emeritus, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Knobbe is a general ophthalmologist, certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1997. He is founder and president of Cure AMD Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency, with the goal of preventing and treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), through ancestral dietary strategy, advocacy and scientific research. He is author of Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent & Treat Macular Degeneration. CureAMD.org
Ted Koren, DC
Kiran Krishnan is a research microbiologist whose focus is the human microbiome and wellness. With his particular expertise in the newest frontier in microbiology, gut commensal spore bacteria, Kiran is a frequent lecturer, largely to national and international medical audiences, but also as an expert guest on live radio and satellite podcasts. Coming from a strict research background in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa, over the last seventeen years Kiran has conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition through the contract research organization he established. In addition to his recently published, ground-breaking leaky gut study showing reversal of gut enteropathy within thirty days, Kiran is currently involved in seven other ongoing human clinical trials testing the effect of gut commensal spore probiotics on such conditions as AIDS/HIV gut enteropathy, thyroid/Hashimoto’s, irritable bowel syndrome and liver failure, as well as a longer, more extensive leaky gut trial.
Brandon LaGreca, LAc, MAcOM
Brandon LaGreca is a 2005 graduate of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, a certified acupuncturist in Wisconsin and is nationally certified in the practice of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Following the completion of his master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine, he continued his education with post-graduate clinical work in Nanjing, China. In 2015, Brandon was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, achieving full remission eight months later following an integrative medicine protocol including immunotherapy, but without the use of chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Brandon’s experience growing stronger through and beyond cancer lead to creation of the Empowered Patient Blog. He now lectures and writes extensively on holistic cancer therapies and is a columnist for Acupuncture Today. Brandon is the founder and director of East Troy Acupuncture, an integrative medical clinic serving southeast Wisconsin, where he specializes in whole-food nutrition, ancestral health and environmental medicine. When not researching and practicing holistic medicine, he studies the healing power of traditional diets and is a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. You can read his blog at www.EmpoweredPatientBlog.com.
Thomas Levy, MD, JD
Carlo Litano, DMD
Mel Litman, MD
Chris Masterjohn, PhD
Chris Masterjohn earned his PhD in nutritional sciences in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, served as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012 to 2014, and served as assistant professor of health and nutrition sciences at Brooklyn College from 2014 to 2016. He now works independently in health and nutrition research, education and consulting. Chris has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications. His podcast, Mastering Nutrition, his two video series, Chris Masterjohn Lite and Masterclass With Masterjohn, and his blog can all be found on his web site at chrismasterjohnphd.com. You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat, where his username is @chrismasterjohn.
Ronda Nelson, PhD, MH, CNC
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. 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.
Elizabeth Plourde, C.L.S., NCMP, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Plourde, PhD, is a clinical laboratory scientist and NAMS certified menopause practitioner. Her education is augmented by invaluable experience while working with cutting-edge medical research laboratories for two decades. Applying this knowledge and background, her research has been devoted to hormone interactions, toxins that interfere with their balance, and most recently to the cellular disruptions of electromagnetic radiations that affect the body’s ecosystem.
Dr. Plourde’s independent research provides simple common-sense answers to avoiding or clearing up the disease states that have become accepted as normal when the conditions are just a matter of the proper knowledge of how to prevent them. Her goal is that everyone maintains a greater quality of life and obtain life-long vibrant health and vitality.
Her twenty-five years of research and expertise in the field of health have resulted in her appearances on ABC’s 20/20, Berman & Berman: For Women Only, Good Morning America, The Gary Null Show, and numerous network news and radio shows. She is the author of EMF Freedom: Solutions for the 21st Century Pollution; Sunscreens – Biohazard: Treat As Hazardous Waste; Hysterectomy: The Best or Worst Thing that Ever Happened to Me?; and, Your Guide to Hysterectomy, Ovary Removal & Hormone Replacement.
Bruce Rind, MD
Julia Ross, MA
Marianne Rothschild, M.D.
Marianne Rothschild, M.D., is a family physician who has practiced holistic medicine for over twenty-five years. She blends many traditions of healing in her work including herbs, nutrition, lifestyle modification, homeopathy, flower essences, aromatherapy in addition to conventional Western medicine.
She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1990 with honors in emergency medicine and community and preventative medicine. She completed her family practice residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia.
After moving to Maryland, Dr. Rothschild worked with the Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation before establishing her own practice. She has grown children, many grandchildren and currently has a private practice in Maryland and California. Her book, Dancing with the Rhythms of Life: A Holistic Doctor’s Guide, will be available in 2018. More information can be found on her website: www.mariannerothschildmd.com
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 on the board of directors 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
Kim Schuette 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 is co-chapter leader for the WAPF San Diego chapter, where she resides with her husband and youngest son.
Stephanie Seneff, PhD
Dr. 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 MS, EE and PhD degrees 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 thirty peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world.
Kim Thompson, RYT, 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
James Strick, PhD
Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND
Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND, practices naturopathic medicine in Austin, Texas, 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 practices according to 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 major hidden food sensitivities. With Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Dr. Williams co-developed Neural Kinesiology (now ART), and has originated her current energetic testing method, Matrix Reflex Testing. MRT measures the most highly sensitive indicator of function (or dysfunction) in the body—the state of the fascial-matrix connective tissue. It is an easy-to-learn and an exceptionally accurate energetic testing method for attaining more specific diagnoses and more effective treatments in practice.
She is currently launching her new herbal company, Radical Botanicals: Sprouted, Fermented and Detoxified Phytoembryotherapy, which are both gentle and potent remedies, and exceptionally bioavailable in the body.
Lindsea Willon, MS, NTP
Lindsea Willon. MS, NTP, 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 DVM degree from Kansas State University in 1975, an undergraduate degree in animal husbandry and conducted post-graduate studies and research in veterinary toxicology for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Animal Resource Facility. After graduating he specialized in surgical referrals and emergency medicine. In 1980 he created the Uptown Veterinarian-A Holistic Practice, 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 writes for several veterinary and agricultural journals and web sites. He is the author of The Holistic Veterinary Handbook and founded Rescue Animal Products.
In 1999 he sold his practice and raw pet food industries and retired from active practice to become a free-lance journalist and lecturer, teaching about holistic livestock rearing, sustainable agriculture and traditional nutrition. He recently founded the American Holistic Livestock Association, is a chapter leader for the WAPF, distributes farm-fresh dairy products and food in the Twin Cities area, and moderates web discussion groups. In 2008 he founded Traditional Foods MN an indoor, year-round farmers market and business incubator for producers of organic, sustainable and artisanal foods.
He works as a holistic herd heath consultant for grass-based and pastured livestock producers and in 2011 opened Grassfarmer Supply. He is the herd health and forage consultant at Practical Livestock Solutions, Grassfarmer Supply, and Standard Soil. He sponsors small pastured pork production operations in various locations, as well as custom grazing and invasive weed eradication programs using hair sheep and meat goats. A life-long devotee of the Great Plains of America, he resides in Minnesota.
Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM
Dr. Nasha Winters is former CEO and founder of Optimal Terrain Consulting where she launched the successful Terrain10. She has expanded her services, her team and is co-founder of Torus Ventures, a global healthcare consulting team committed to changing health outcomes. Torus Ventures creates a health “REDO” for clients by integrating research, education and data funneled through an optimization process. Her focus has always been to seek integrative modalities for treating cancer, in addition to or in lieu of conventional standard of care in order to enhance outcomes.
Dr. Nasha is bestselling co-author of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer which has received many accolades. She has also co-authored a forthcoming book (working title) Advances in Mistletoe Therapy: Global Perspective on Integrating Mistletoe, Viscum Album, as an Adjunct Therapy with Cancer due out fall 2018.
Dr. Nasha is a sought-after luminary in the integrative cancer research world and consults with physicians around the world; she bridges ancient therapies with advancements in the digital era. She consults with the Johns Hopkins clinical trial team on developing the clinical protocol for the first FDA-approved clinical trial in the U.S. using mistletoe to treat advanced cancer. She has educated approximately 250 professionals in the clinical use of mistletoe and has created robust educational programs for both healthcare institutions and the public on incorporating mistletoe as adjunctive therapy in cancer care.
She was selected by the Medical and Scientific Committee Chairs to be a keynote speaker at the International Medical Meeting in Germany in 2018. She is an engaging speaker bringing passion, heart and soul to her audience. She has done a variety of interviews and podcasts.