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is the founder of Pure Indian Foods (http://www.pureindianfoods.com) which makes Grassfed Organic Ghee and sells traditional organic Indian foods. He is also the founder and chief curator of ButterWorld (http://www.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. He is a student of Ayurveda and herbal medicine.
Ton Baars, PhD
is a senior scientist for milk quality at the Swiss Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL). He works as a researcher and sometimes as a raw milk cheese processor. In 2012 he processed alpine cheese and butter in the Swiss Alps. As a researcher his focus is on raw milk quality in relation to human health, raw milk authenticity and the prevention of diseases in animals through improved biodiversity at farms.
Other projects: long-term health of raw milk consumers, potential of raw milk sour products, analytical methods to identify the authenticity of organic milk, milk production without the use of antibiotics, and animal self-medication.
Ted Beals, MS, MD
received his advanced degrees and training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is now retired after thirty-one years on the faculty of their Medical School, service in the Veterans Health Administration in Ann Arbor and as a senior executive in Washington, DC. As a certified pathologist with diagnostic, research and laboratory experience, he is now pursuing a research interest in dairy testing and safety of milk. He presents scientific testimony on fresh unprocessed milk throughout North America, promoting the rights of farmers to provide and consumers to obtain farm fresh milk and other local farm products. A lifelong advocate of organic principles and traditional nutrient-dense foods, Ted and his wife Peggy Beals, RN, serve as directors of the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation, members of the MI-Fresh Milk Council and on the Michigan Fresh Unprocessed Whole Milk Workgroup (working to enable consumers access to fresh unprocessed milk in Michigan).
Robert Scott Bell, D.A. Hom.
has been in broadcast media since 1999, served on the board of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists, provides direct support to those in need and works with physicians on their toughest cases. He personally overcame numerous chronic diseases over 24 years ago via natural medicine, whole foods, fats and the power of belief. As a homeopath, he has dedicated his life to revealing the healing power within us all. The Robert Scott Bell Show broadcasts LIVE Monday-Friday from 3-5 p.m. (EST)and Sundays 1-3 p.m. (EST) on Natural News Radio and Genesis Communications Network, with rebroadcasts via UK Health Radio and Digital Radio 103 in Australia.
Dean Bonlie, DDS
has been involved in full-time research and development in bio-magnetism for the last 22 years. His scientific theory on the action of magnetism on living tissue has been validated in numerous studies, making him a widely accepted authority in this field. He is a past president of the North American Academy of Magnetic Therapy. Dr. Bonlie has been interviewed extensively on radio, TV and webinars. He gives workshops and lectures regularly across North America.
Adriano Borgna, LAc
is an Italian physician and a licensed acupuncturist in New York, NADA (National Association for Drug Detox with Acupuncture) detox specialist, has a diploma as biodynamic farmer, faculty member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NY campus) and has dedicated the last 15 years to the investigation of the new environmental factors that can cause or contribute to illness. He has a private practice in the West Village in New York City. Dr. Borgna has lectured extensively on the topic of nutrition and environmental illnesses and is the co-author of a book on Bi-Digital-O-Ring test called Whole Person Healing: The O-ring Imaging Technique Influences to Oriental and Occidental Medicine by Phillip Shinnick and Adriano Borgna.
David Brownstein, MD
is a board-certified family physician who utilizes the best of conventional and alternative therapies. He is the medical director for the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Brownstein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College for the Advancement in Medicine. He is the father of two beautiful girls, Hailey and Jessica, and is a retired soccer coach. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally about his success using natural remedies.
is managing director of Agri-Dynamics, a 34-year-old company engaged in ecological systems approaches to livestock, crop and horticultural programs. Jerry is also co-founder of Earthworks, a company engaged since 1991 in instituting biological practices in the golf course and landscape industries. Jerry was an animal science major at North Carolina State University. He served as Regional Dairy Director of the National Farmers Organization in the Northeast for five years. He founded and served on the Lower Mt. Bethel Township Environmental Advisory Council and is currently on the board of Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), is an honorary board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and is active in other community based organizations devoted to rebuilding local food systems and local democracy.
Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom (NA)
is a homeopathic consultant and educator who began her formal studies in homeopathy in 1986 when she wanted to address her family’s health issues without synthetic drugs or doctor visits. She’s now a sought-after consultant and speaker. She is the author of a study program called How to Raise a Drug Free Family System, CDs, books and online courses to teach families how to cure themselves. You’ll recognize her engaging style from her column in our Wise Traditions journal. Joette says it takes spunk, guts and knowledge to achieve genuine health autonomy and she shares just how to do this with her audiences in her winning way. www.homeopathyworks.net
along with her husband and daughters, operates Pholia Farm Creamery, a licensed raw goat milk and cheese dairy, in southern Oregon. She writes and teaches regularly on milk quality, cheesemaking and farmstead life. Her books include The Farmstead Creamery Advisor, Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking, and a new book, due out spring 2014 The Raw Milk Lover’s Handbook: A Guide for Consumers and Producers of Unprocessed Milk.
Tom Cowan, MD
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.
is The Kombucha Mamma, founder of Kombucha Kamp, the most visited website in the world for kombucha information, recipes and advice. Along with partner Alex LaGory, Hannah is also an industry journalist and master brewer, mentor to thousands of new and experienced kombucha brewers and providing consulting services to kombucha start-ups since 2004. She has truly lived up to her title as The Kombucha Mamma by shipping freshly grown, full-size kombucha starter cultures to more than 10,000 people worldwide and offers kits and Continuous Brew Packages, the ultimate in convenient homebrewed kombucha, via her webstore: http://store.kombuchakamp.com/. Kombucha is incredibly easy to make and a lifetime supply can be made from one fresh, healthy culture. Get a Free “Do-It-Yourself” Kombucha Guide with brewing, bottling and flavoring tips by visiting: http://www.kombuchakamp.com/kombucha-recipe. Don’t forget the Kombucha Kamp motto: Trust Your Gut!
Kaayla Daniel, PhD
is The Naughty Nutritionist because of her ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths. She is vice president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a member of the board of directors of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity in Science Award in 2005. Dr. Daniel is author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food (New Trends, 2005) and has made numerous media appearances, including the Dr. Oz Show and PBS Healing Quest. Her website is www.drkaayladaniel.com.
Donald R. Davis, PhD
trained in physical chemistry at UCLA and the California Institute of Technology. While a chemistry professor at UC Irvine, he became interested in nutrition and moved in 1974 to the University of Texas at Austin to work with nutrition pioneer Roger J. Williams. For 20 years he was also a research consultant at an alternative medical clinic in Kansas. With Kansas coauthors in 2004 he published an historical analysis of US Department of Agriculture nutrient content data for vegetables and fruits. Now retired from UT Austin, he is working with others on the nutritional benefits of organic milk and continues to contribute to the scientific literature on nutrient declines.
is a clinical herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. An avid gardener, wildcrafter and permaculturalist, Dina has been teaching classes about the use of herbs for food, medicine and pleasure, including wild food foraging and cooking, for more than twenty years. She produces Falcon Formulations natural body care products and Earthly Extracts medicinal tinctures. She is a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation and an organizer of Slow Food-Hudson Valley. She is the author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Everybody and Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. www.foragingandfeasting.com
Sally Fallon Morell, MA
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 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.
is a sustainable agricultural writer and an avid poultry and local foods advocate. She graduated from Purdue University with degrees in pharmacy and agriculture (animal science, genetics and nutrition). She earned a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from Indiana University’s Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Pat has kept poultry for about 25 years and has experience ranging from backyard homestead flocks to owning and operating a small-scale farm with free range, organic layers, broilers and turkeys. The commercial operation includes keeping breeder flocks, incubating eggs, pasturing poultry and finished processing. She is the author of City Chicks, co-author of Chicken Tractor, Day Range Poultry and Backyard Market Gardening. She is the developer of the Chickens and You Training Series leading to the Master Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification. Pat, and co-presenter chicken celebrity, Oprah Hen-Free, have facilitated workshops at major fairs and festivals across the country, including a 6 week City Chicks book tour in California, Arizona and New Mexico.
Esther Gokhale, LAc
(pronounced Go-clay) has been involved in integrative therapies all her life. As a young girl growing up in India, she helped her mother, a nurse by training, treat abandoned babies waiting to be adopted. This early interest in healing led her to study biochemistry at Harvard and Princeton and, later, acupuncture at the San Francisco School of Oriental Medicine.
After experiencing crippling back pain during her first pregnancy and unsuccessful back surgery, Gokhale began her lifelong crusade to vanquish back pain. Her studies at the Aplomb Institute in Paris and years of research in Brazil, India, Portugal and elsewhere led her to develop the Gokhale Method, a unique, systematic approach to pain-free living. Qualified Gokhale Method teachers now teach her method worldwide.
Gokhale has practiced acupuncture and taught posture, dance and yoga in her Palo Alto wellness center for twenty years. In addition, she has given lectures and presentations to medical schools, medical foundations, professional sports teams and corporations. 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back is the first book in her series, Remember When It Didn’t Hurt. In 2010, Gokhale hosted the public television program BACK PAIN: The Primal Posture Solution (available as a DVD).
Nick Gonzalez, MD
graduated from Brown University and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1983. During a postgraduate immunology fellowship under Dr. Robert A. Good, considered the father of modern immunology and for years President of Sloan-Kettering, he completed a research study evaluating an aggressive nutritional therapy in the treatment of advanced cancer. Since 1987, Dr. Gonzalez has been in private practice in New York City, treating patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious degenerative illnesses. His therapy involves individualized diet, individualized supplement programs with pancreatic enzymes, and detoxification routines such as coffee enemas. Dr. Gonzalez has released three books: The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer, One Man Alone, and What Went Wrong: The Truth Behind the Clinical Trial of the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer.
For further information about Dr. Gonzalez or his books contact: www.dr-gonzalez.com or New Spring Press LLC: www.newspringpress.com.
Deborah Gordon, MD
lives in the wooded hills outside of Talent, Oregon, with her partner. They have just enough sun to keep a healthy brood of chickens for fresh eggs on a daily basis and enough garden space to keep their pantry well-stocked. In addition to the demands of her practice and website, she enjoys walking her big dog, reading and rowing with the Ashland Rowing Club.
author of Keeping a Family Cow, has milked cows and goats for most of her eight decades. She remains an active educator, writer and farmer. She has attempted to make her life a demonstration of the power of good nutrition to build family health and solidarity. Joann believes the time has come to welcome the family cow back to your neighborhood where she completes the short loop between grass and nutrient dense food on the table. Joann is the author of numerous books and articles wherein she makes clear the indispensable role of dairy products in the American diet.
is a radical homemaker, wife and mother. She has been the Pittsburgh-area chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation since 2004. She has managed farmers markets, taught cooking and nutrition classes, and now markets and distributes natural foods produced by the Amish in her community.
Shannon Hayes, PhD
works with three generations of her family raising grassfed meats on Sap Bush Hollow Farm in upstate New York, and is the author of The Grassfed Gourmet, The Farmer and the Grill, Radical Homemakers and, most recently, Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lover’s Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously. She holds a PhD in sustainable agriculture and community development from Cornell University. Hayes blogs for Yes! Magazine and at www.shannonhayes.info.
Joseph Heckman, PhD
is a professor of soil science at Rutgers University, where he teaches courses in soil fertility, organic crop production, traditional organic food & farming systems and agroecology. He conducts research and extension programs on optimizing nutrition and soil quality in support of plant, animal and human health. Dr. Heckman is current chair of the Organic Management Systems Community within the American Society of Agronomy. He recently published book chapters in Soils and Human Health and in Organic Farming, the Ecological System. http://www.cook.rutgers.edu/~plantbiopath/faculty/heckman/heckman.html
Don Huber, PhD
is Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University with 55 years of research on the epidemiology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens, microbial ecology, and nutrient-disease-and-glyphosate interactions with GMO crops. He is the author or co-author of 3 books; over 300 scientific articles, book chapters, and scientific reviews; and 84 special reports. He has cooperative research with scientists in 11 countries as well as the U.S.
is a business owner, entrepreneur and co-owner of Healing’s Water Jamaica along with her husband Ilan. Lupa is a naturopath, natural food chef, teacher and the creator/owner of Lupa’s Kitchen, Inc, which opened in 2011. She has spent nearly 40 years building and expanding her knowledge in the area of natural foods preparation. The motto of Lupa’s Kitchen is “Therapy through Food.” This is where she teaches and produces a line of certified 100% organic GMO-free, casein-free and gluten-free, sprouted buckwheat granolas and germinated trail-mixes produced in the greater Atlanta area.
lived with her husband Keith Jones in Northwest Alaska for 23 years and raised their family there while learning and enjoying the traditional Inupiat foods of the area. The indigenous Arctic cuisine so impressed Anore that she focused on learning the recipes and technology from local elders and then compiled some of this information into the book Plants That We Eat, Nauriat Nigingnaqtuaq, 1983, (revised 2010 by Univ. of Alaska Press). The next book, in this series documenting the traditional Inupiat food wisdom, was Iqaluich Nigingnaqtuat, Fish That We Eat, 2006; which is free to the world on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service web site under N.W. Alaska, Report FY 02-023. Anore and Keith currently live on Waldron Island in Washington State where she divides her time between giving slide presentations or teaching workshops and developing her five-acre permaculture farm and perennial forest garden.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. Box 152, Waldron, WA 98297.
Pete Kennedy, Esq.
is an attorney and serves as president of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. He has assisted and represented dairy farmers facing possible enforcement action in various states as well as helped others to get started in the business of distributing raw dairy products. Pete compiled the state raw milk law summaries posted at www.realmilk.com and has since written articles for Wise Traditions on raw milk distribution. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.
was a successful Wall Street business executive and is now a documentary filmmaker and activist. She conceived, wrote and produced The Greater Good, an award-winning documentary on vaccines that explores the safety, science and ethics of America’s vaccination program. She has been featured in dozens of TV, radio, print and internet interviews as well as appearing at numerous conferences discussing vaccine safety issues and science. She has served on the board, managed or consulted for many organizations in her community and successfully led the charge to defeat a proposed coal plant in her state, helped secure legislation providing consumer access to raw milk, and helped stop the extension of a vaccine tracking registry. She has been a chapter leader for the WAPF for 5 years, holds a BA, an MBA and a homeopathic qualification.
Chris Masterjohn, PhD
is creator and maintainer of Cholesterol-And-Health.Com which is home to his blog, The Daily Lipid. Chris is a frequent contributor to Wise Traditions journal, a perennial speaker at the annual Wise Traditions conference, and writes a second blog, Mother Nature Obeyed, on the foundation’s web site. He has authored five peer-reviewed publications including a hypothesis on the molecular mechanism of vitamin D toxicity published in Medical Hypotheses, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology challenging the conclusions of a widely publicized study claiming to show adverse effects of eating coconut oil, and a letter to the editor published in The American Heart Journal arguing that drugs used to raise HDL-cholesterol should not be considered safe until their potential adverse effects on vitamin E metabolism have been studied, a human study on the effects of vitamin E on sugar metabolism published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, and a review on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease published in Nutrition Reviews. He has authored two additional experimental papers that are presently under review. Chris has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut and is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois where he is studying interactions between vitamins A, D, and K. His presentations at this conference represent his independent work and do not represent the positions of the University of Illinois.
Richard Maurer, ND
specializes in discovering and applying natural therapies for metabolic conditions. He helps a variety of people from athletes to those with type 2 diabetes, lipid, weight and thyroid problems. After 19 years in a naturopathic medical practice in Maine, his coming book The Blood Code: Five Steps to Unlock Your Diet, Fitness and Future, provides useful and effective tools to help you integrate key blood tests and skin fold calipers into a rational plan that steers your unique diet, fitness and nutritional needs. Dr. Maurer travels to offer metabolic assessment and recovery programs and practices in Portland, Maine at Maine Metabolism. You can find more information at TheBloodCode.com or MaineMetabolism.com.
C. Andi Locke Mears
has been involved with holistic healing for over 20 years. She ran a wellness center in Maine, CALM HealthWorks, for six years and sold it to focus on teaching and consulting with German New Medicine (GNM). Through Andi’s vision, she has uniquely combined traditional healing modalities such as herbal medicine, complex homeopathy and nutrition with the Five Biological Laws of GNM and with Functional Medicine Testing. Her international client base receive comprehensive information regarding the natural cause, development and healing of their “disease.” She is also a chapter leader in East Asheville, North Carolina for the WAPF.
is a New York Times best-selling author. He was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post and has been featured in the national media in such outlets as Time magazine and the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, The Today Show, and CBS’ Washington Unplugged. See his site: Mercola.com – The World’s #1 Natural Health Website.
Ann Marie Michaels
is the author of Cheeseslave, a blog about traditional and slow food, sustainable agriculture, and food politics. She’s also founder and president of Village Green Network, the first blog network dedicated to natural and organic food made up of over 500 blogs that reach over 10 million unique visitors per month. Ann Marie lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. You can find her at the Saturday morning Santa Monica farmer’s market eating oysters on the half shell for breakfast or in her backyard growing organic heirloom tomatoes and Meyer lemons.
graduated from medical school in 1976 with a degree in pharmacology, but chose to pursue a career in the high-technology field. In 1996, just over forty years old, he began to suffer from severe diabetes and a host of related ailments, including debilitating carpal tunnel syndrome, and decided to pursue a career in medical research to find the solutions to his rapidly deteriorating health. Since then, Mr. Monastyrsky has fully recovered from diabetes and has written two best-selling Russian-language books, entitled Functional Nutrition and Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism, and his first English language book, provocatively entitled Fiber Menace: The Truth About Fiber’s Role in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Colon Cancer. See www.FiberMenace.com for follow up information from his conference presentation.
lives on a small farm in Kentucky, where he tries to keep track of a flock of chickens, a large garden, four wonderful kids, a beautiful wife, and the needs of the members and farmers of the Whole Life Buying Club which he serves in the role of administrator. John is the author of The Food Club and Co-op Handbook.
is a mother and a long time gardener with her first five chickens just this year, has had her own consulting business since 2001, and, as a dual citizen, has led the annual WAP Tours to her native Switzerland since 2006. She is the author of the recent published book Milch ist nicht gleich Milch! (“Not All Milk is Alike”) and holds keynote presentations on both sides of the ocean. Judith is also a chapter leader in New Jersey and in Switzerland.
Sylvia Onusic, PhD, CNS, LDN
completed her undergraduate work in the field of food and nutrition education and her PhD in the field of public health education. She is a certified nutrition specialist and a licensed nutritionist in Pennsylvania. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Slovenia in the 1990s and hosts the premier food tour, “Taste of Slovenia.” For the last 10 years she has been studying and working in the area of traditional and ethnic foods.
Sarah Pope, MGA
is an Honors graduate in economics from Furman University. She also holds a Masters Degree in public financial management from the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah worked for over ten years in the field of information technology designing financial systems for corporate and government clients. Sarah and her husband Richard are currently raising three young children. She has been the Weston A. Price chapter leader for Tampa/St. Pete, FL since 2002. In addition to her chapter leader duties, Sarah writes The Healthy Home Economist blog.
is a professional farmer and writer, and holds degrees in English and Geology from the College of William and Mary. His farm, Smith Meadows, has been featured on NPR and in the Washington Post. One of the first “grass finished” farms in the country, Smith Meadows has sold at leading farmers markets in Washington, DC for over fifteen years. His book Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm was published by Lyons Press in 2013.
is a writer, naturalist and activist. She is the author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. Her most recent book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, is a look at what’s happening to seeds, which is to say the future of food. The book has won an American Horticultural Society Book Award, Garden Writers Association Silver Award, and the American Society of Journalists & Authors’ Arlene Eisenberg Award for Writing that Makes a Difference.
Kate Rheaume-Bleue, ND
is a licensed, primary care naturopathic physician based near Toronto, Canada. A graduate and former faculty member of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Kate is now a regular guest on radio and television, speaks internationally about many natural health topics and is a contributor to several health related publications. She is the author of Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life (Wiley, 2012). www.DoctorKateND.com
Mark Schauss, MBA, DB
is an internationally acclaimed lecturer on the effects of environmental toxicity on human health, cognitive issues in human health, the use of laboratory testing and how to interpret the results in a clinically relevant manner. While researching in these fields for the past two decades, he has gained a comprehensive insight into a range of neurological disorders including epilepsy, autism, ADHD and neurodegenerative diseases as well as an array of other health problems. He also helped his daughter Tasya recover from a progressive form of epilepsy through the knowledge he gained in his 30 years of research. He is currently the president of Lab Interpretation LLC based in Reno, Nevada and research and development director for Knowledge Through Solutions based in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Schauss has lectured on the subject of laboratory testing, brain function and environmental health issues in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
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.
Stephanie Seneff, PhD
is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She has a bachelor’s degree from MIT in biology with a minor in food and nutrition, and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science, also from MIT. She is the first author of several recently published papers on theories proposing that a low-micronutrient, high-carbohydrate diet contributes to the metabolic syndrome and to Alzheimer’s disease, and that sulfur deficiency, environmental toxins, and insufficient exposure of the skin to sunlight play a crucial role in many modern conditions and diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, and autism. She has given several talks at previous Wise Traditions conferences on these subjects.
teaches people how to move freely and without pain. Her approach is not about corrections achieved through working harder. Instead, she uses friendly activities and pleasant explorations to guide you toward healthier, more relaxed movements. You feel more at ease and comfortable physically and more capable and confident.
Kim’s commitment to teaching that allows bodies of all kinds to thrive has led her to training in Yoga, Feldenkrais, Bones for Life, CranioSacral Therapy, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, the alignment work of Noelle Perez Christiaens at the Institut Supérieur d’Aplomb, and Spacial Dynamics. A full-time movement instructor since 2001, Kim currently sees clients privately and teaches classes in Maryland. www.KimsConnections.com
has been happily serving as a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation since 2008. She is a stay-at-home mom who offers local food consulting, teaches local food and green living courses and works with farmers to start CSAs at local schools and businesses. Heather grew up in California with Hungarian relatives who knew the importance of knowing your farmer well. Raw milk, butter, cheese and beef from grass-fed cattle were staples in her home. While attending the University of California, Davis she completed research on “bovines in captivity” for the psychology department and learned about Francis Pottenger’s work. Years of foreign travel increased her curiosity and love of new and traditional foods from all over the world. She discovered Weston A. Price after getting married and settling in Georgia where, during a search for raw cheese, she came to realize that some of the foods she grew up with in California weren’t legal in Georgia. It took 3 years of learning, searching and visiting farms to put everything food-wise back in place before having two lovely little girls. Heather continued her work in promoting local food when she served as sourcing manager for Improv’eat (at the time it was a local WAP style food service). She has several published articles and does media interviews in her spare time. Heather Tubbs holds a MA from the University of the Pacific in organizational communication with an emphasis in computer mediated communication and a BA from the University of California, Davis in psychology and rhetoric and communications.
Andrew Wakefield, MD
is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981. He pursued a career in gastrointestinal surgery with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He qualified as fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2001. He has published over 140 original scientific articles, book chapters and invited scientific commentaries. In the pursuit of the link between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurological injury in children, Dr. Wakefield lost his job, his career, his fellowships and his medical license. He is a bestselling author and co-founder of the Autism Media Channel, a TV and video production company that seeks to bring awareness and hope to those interested in childhood developmental disorders.
Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND
is licensed as a naturopathic doctor and heads the Marin Naturopathic Medicine clinic in California. Dr. Williams specializes in identifying and clearing dental, tonsil, sinus and other focal infections through neural therapy from Germany, auriculotherapy from France, and pre- and post- treatment of dental cavitation surgery. She additionally includes in her practice the new sensation method of constitutional homeopathy according to Dr. Divya Chhabra from India. Other areas of treatment include teaching patients the benefits of a nutrient-dense diet, identifying one’s primary food allergy(-ies), nutritional supplementation, diagnosis and supportive craniosacral therapy for dental malocclusions (bad bites), the detoxification of mercury amalgam fillings and heavy metal crowns, and educating patients about not using personal care and cleaning products containing toxic petroleum chemicals. Dr. Williams co-developed Neural Kinesiology (now ART), originated her current energetic testing method, Matrix Reflex Testing (MRT), and has authored twenty teaching manuals and the book, Radical Medicine.
William G. Winter, DVM
received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1975. He also received a degree in animal husbandry, completed post-graduate studies and conducted research in veterinary toxicology. After graduating, he specialized in surgical referrals and opened an emergency clinic. In 1980 he created the Uptown Veterinarian, one of the largest and most successful holistic veterinary practices in the United States. In 1983 he co-founded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He writes for several veterinary and agricultural journals and web sites and has served as the veterinary advisor to the International Alliance of Sustainable Agriculture since 1984. He is the author of The Holistic Veterinary Handbook and manufactures and markets Rescue Animal Products and is director of nutrition for Raw Bistro Pet Food, Inc.
In 1999 he sold his practice and the pet food company to become a free-lance journalist and lecturer, teaching about holistic veterinary livestock issues, sustainable agriculture and traditional nutrition. He has recently founded the American Holistic Livestock Association. In 2008 he founded Traditional Foods MN. He works as a holistic herd heath consultant for grass-based livestock producers including Artisan Beef Genetics and is a livestock and forage consultant with Jerry Brunetti at Agri-Dynamics. A life-long devotee of the Great Plains of America, he hangs his hat in Minnesota.