2018 Speakers

We have a total of 36 speakers! 19 are new to our conference and 17 are our popular returning speakers who are offering 14 new talks.

 

Sandeep Agarwal

Sandeep Agarwal 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.

 

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 through 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.

 

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

 

Tom Cowan, MD
New Talk
Tom Cowan 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, author of Nourishing Traditions

 

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, 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.

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Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
New Speaker
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.

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Chris A. Knobbe, MD

Chris A. Knobbe, MD, is ophthalmologist and associate clinical professor emeritus, formerly 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 August 2016, Knobbe proffered a revolutionary hypothesis for the cause of AMD at the prestigious Ancestral Health Symposium, which was held at the University of Colorado Boulder. Knobbe’s hypothesis and fundamental research are both 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 around the U.S., where he has reviewed the hypothesis and portions of the supportive research.  In support of this mission, Knobbe founded the non-profit entity, Cure AMD Foundation, whose mission is to prevent macular degeneration globally through ancestral dietary strategy, advocacy and further scientific research. Dr. Knobbe’s book on this subject, Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent & Treat Macular Degeneration, has been available through the foundation’s website since September, 2016. CureAMD.org.

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Kiran Krishnan

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 Clinical 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.

Chris Masterjohn, PhD

 

Chris Masterjohn, PhD
New Talk
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, expert on thyroid health

 

Ronda Nelson, PhD, MH, CNC
New Talk
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.

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Forest Pritchard
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Stephanie Seneff, PhD

 

Stephanie Seneff, PhD
New Talk
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.

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Kim Thompson
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

Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND

 

Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND
New Talk

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, MS, NTP, expert on insulin resistance

 

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.

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William G. Winter, DVM
New Talk

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.