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Calvin F. Bey PhD
is a retired USDA Forest Service scientist with a great concern about health, environment and sustainability issues.  He writes, consults and teaches courses on how to grow nutrient-dense vegetables.  Calvin has been gardening for more than 40 years, using organic and biointensive concepts.  He grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan, but now lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he grows about 40 different kinds of fruits and vegetables. 


summerbockSummer Bock
is a master fermentationist who guides people to experience a deeper level of healing. Her mission is to improve people’s health radically while empowering them to revolutionize the local food system using delicious, local and healthy food. A skilled herbalist with a background in microbiology, she is certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University.  Summer has created an avid following with her signature programs The Probiotic Power Cleanse, Gut Rebuilding, and the yearlong Fermentationist Certification Program. On sunny days she can be found rollerblading down the streets in the Pacific Northwest.  Find out more at www.SummerBock.com.


Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, PhD
author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome, holds two postgraduate degrees in neurology and human nutrition. She lives in Cambridge UK, where she holds her clinic. She is the creator of the term GAPS or Gut And Psychology Syndrome and Gut And Physiology Syndrome, which establishes a connection between functioning of the digestive system and functioning of the rest of the body. She has written two books: “Gut And Psychology Syndrome. Natural treatment of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia“, and “Put your heart in your mouth. What really causes heart disease and what we can do to prevent and even reverse it“. Dr Campbell-McBride has a large following around he world with patients and health practitioners adopting her GAPS Nutritional Protocol for treating disease. See the website www.gaps.me


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.




cindy-daleyCynthia Daley, PhD

is a professor at the College of Agriculture at California State University Chico. In 2007 she created an organic dairy program on the CSU University Farm. She established an applied research program to enhance the sustainability of organic dairy farms through improved soil fertility, enhanced grazing practices, and value added marketing.

 Dr. Daley has also worked to establish the nutritional benefits of grazing on lipid and antioxidant profiles in grass-fed milk and beef.  Her research was recently published in the Nutrition Journal and continues to provide justification for “value added” nutritional labeling. www.csuchico.edu/agr/grassfedbeef

 Most recently, she has been working to develop a raw milk dairy and creamery on her farm. To address food safety measures, she applied her training in molecular genetics to the development of a food safety testing procedure as a part of her on-farm risk management program. She hopes others will create similar programs to support safe raw milk production and healthy communities.

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 in 2005 received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity in Science Award.  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.

AnnaDruAnnie Dru
is an ancestral cuisine educator facilitating traditional food preparation classes throughout San Diego County.  A mother of four grown sons, she has been a keen student of nutrition for nearly thirty years, and has explored many approaches during the course of her journey, including macrobiotic, vegan and Ayurvedic diets. Founder of the Lardmouth Ancestral Cuisine Academy, Annie left a promising career in music to focus on restoring her own health, eventually empowering others to do the same by employing the ancient principles of ‘grease, guts, bones, grass, shoots and pickles.’ An advisory board member of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Annie has addressed audiences at the University of California; San Diego and Santa Barbara campuses, and at San Diego State University.



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 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.



Michael Farrell
serves as the director of the Uihlein Forest, Cornell University’s maple syrup research and extension field station in Lake Placid, NY.  There he taps 5,000 maples, 600 birch trees, and a couple dozen black walnut and butternut trees every year. Michael earned his bachelor’s in economics from Hamilton College, his master’s in forestry from SUNY-ESF, and his Ph.D. in natural resources from Cornell University.  He recently published The Sugarmakers Companion: An integrated approach to producing syrup from maple, birch, and walnut trees.


Patricia Foreman
writes about sustainable agricultural and is 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 master’s of public affairs from Indiana University’s Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Pat has kept poultry for 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. Her commercial operation included 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 conducted workshops at major fairs and festivals across the country, including a six-week City Chicks book tour in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

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Esther Gokhale, LAc
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. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children.

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 help people find their way back to pain-free living.Qualified Gokhale Method teachers now teach her approach worldwide.Gokhale has practiced acupuncture and taught posture, dance and yoga in her California 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 television program BACK PAIN: The Primal Posture Solution (available as a DVD).



William M Hang, DDS, MSD
is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and the University of Minnesota Orthodontic program. After a short career teaching orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hang practiced orthodontics in a very conventional manner for seven years before becoming dissatisfied with the faces the conventional orthodontic approach produced. He embarked on a continuing education journey that has not only led to more beautiful faces but improved breathing. Dr. Hang has spoken to dental groups in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and including lectures at Harvard University, Stanford University Sleep Center and the Medical College of Virginia. He has several published articles and appeared on the British equivalent of “Sixty Minutes” on Channel 4 in London.

kimberly-hartkeKimberly Hartke
is the publicist for Weston A. Price Foundation, and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.  Kimberly writes about holistic health and green living on her blog, hartkeisonline.com.  Over 450,000 visitors from 200 countries have discovered her blog, which features real food recipes, small farm stories, food news, opinion editorials and guest blogs by some of the leading voices for sustainable farming and alternative health.


RandyHartnellRandy Hartnell
is a former Alaskan salmon fisherman, and the president and founder of Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics.  Vital Choice has been a proud sponsor of WAPF since 2003, and Randy is a past recipient of the WAPF Activist Award. He lives with his lovely wife Carla in Bellingham, Washington.




anorejones-color Anore Jones
and her husband Keith Jones raised their family in northwest Alaska for 23 years while learning and enjoying the traditional Inupiat foods of the area. So impressed with the indigenous Arctic cuisine, that she focused on learning the recipes and technology from local elders and then compiling some of this information into the bookPlants That We Eat, NauriatNigingnaqtuaq, 1983, (revised 2010 by Univ. of Alaska Press). The next book, in this series documenting the traditional Inupiat food wisdom, was IqaluichNigingnaqtuat, 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.



Lierre Keith
(www.lierrekeith.com) is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of six books including, The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, which has been called “the most important ecological book of this generation.” She is also coauthor of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. She lives in a redwood forest with a dog named Mist.

PeteKennedyPete 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.



Chris Kresser, MS, LAc
is a practitioner of integrative and functional medicine, the creator of one of the world’s most respected natural health sites, ChrisKresser.com, and author of The New York Times best seller, Your Personal Paleo Code. Widely known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine and providing natural health solutions with proven results, his work is frequently cited in national publications such as Time and The Atlantic, on NPR and on Dr. Oz and Fox & Friends, where he has appeared as a guest. He developed the Personal Paleo Code based on over ten years of research, his own recovery from a debilitating, decade-long illness, and his clinical work with patients. Chris maintains a private practice in Berkeley, California, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

KarelLittmanKarel Littman, JD, GFI
is an advanced MELT trainer and certified group fitness instructor. She came to MELT from her own pain and injury.  Before that she was a lawyer, journalist, training manager and economic development specialist. She has a BA from Smith College in Massachusetts, a JD from Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law and a certificate from Sarah Lawrence Early Childhood Center.




LokensgardThomas J. Lokensgard, DDS, NMD, ABAAHP
received his BA degree (cum laude) from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1974, majoring in biology with a special emphasis in biochemistry and physiology. He then studied dentistry at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1979 with a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree. In 1980 Dr. Lokensgard started his dental practice in Park Rapids, Minnesota, with an emphasis in cosmetic restorative dentistry. His knowledge deepened as he became interested in orthodontic and cranio-facial procedures in dentistry, taking hundreds of additional hours in CDE credits. He then began to pursue nutrition and anti-aging medicine by completing his NMD degree and gaining diplomat fellowship status with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

Dr. Lokensgard, a native of Bloomington, Minnesota, resides in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife Jan.


Jeff Lowenfels, JD
is the world’s longest-running garden columnist and award-winning author of Teaming With Microbes: The Organic Gardeners Guide to the Soil Food Web and Teaming With Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Plant Nutrition. In addition to writing a weekly garden column for 39 years, Jeff has hosted Alaska’s most popular television show as well as a weekly call-in radio program. He writes for national magazines and is a frequent keynote speaker all over North America. A rabid but humorous advocate of chemical-free gardening and farming, Jeff lives in Anchorage, Alaska where he is working on his third book in order to complete a trilogy so he can be called “Lord of The Roots.”


Leslie Manookian
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 five years, holds a BA, an MBA and a homeopathic qualification.

JimMarloweJim Marlowe
is a nutrition and health researcher, writer and consultant. He has been studying nutrition and the other fundamentals of health for 37 years. About 20 years ago, he began learning about the labs found on standard of care blood tests. From 2000 to 2007, he was the chief nutritionist at Dr. Joseph Mercola’s Optimal Wellness Center. Over the past 16 years, Jim has helped thousands of people understand their own blood tests and what they can do to improve their health.



ChrisMasterjohnChris Masterjohn, PhD
is creator and maintainer of Cholesterol-And-Health.Com, a web site  dedicated to extolling the benefits of traditional, nutrient-dense, cholesterol-rich foods and to elucidating the many fascinating roles that cholesterol plays within the body. Cholesterol-And-Health.Com is home to his blog, The Daily Lipid. Chris is a frequent contributor to Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, is a perennial speaker at the annual Wise Traditions conference, and writes a second blog on the foundation’s web site, Mother Nature Obeyed. Chris has a PhD in nutritional sciences, which he obtained from the University of Connecticut in August of 2012. He currently works as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studies interactions between fat-soluble A, D, and K.

Mark McAfee
is the founder and CEO of McAfee Farms and Organic Pastures Dairy Company. He is pre-med trained, a retired paramedic and a health department medical educator. Mark has lectured on Raw Milk production, food safety, and nutrition at Stanford Medical School, Rutgers University, in 30 different states and internationally. He is certified in HACCP management from Chapman University and has developed and implemented award-winning food safety plans including Raw Milk Risk Analysis & Management Plans (“RAMP”) and the 1997 Odwalla Apple Juice “Field HACCP”.


Denise Minger
is a Portland-based writer, teacher, nutrition blogger and author of Death by Food Pyramid. Her website, RawFoodSOS.com, aims to dispel nutrition myths and reexamine conventional beliefs about food. In 2010, Minger’s reanalysis of China Study data received widespread publicity in the health community and sparked a public debate with T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study.


Konstantin Monastyrsky
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


John Moody
When modern medicine failed him, leaving him with allergies, ulcers, and cavities, John turned to the wisdom of writers and researchers like Weston Price.  By embracing their wisdom, not only were his own hurts substantially healed, but he was able to help others as well.  A farmer, writer, speaker, kombucha and Jun brewer, author of Food Club and Co-op Handbook, board member for Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and member of the administrative team for the Whole Life Buying Club, John’s greatest joy is in his wife and four children and their quiet farm life in Kentucky.



Rami Nagel
is the author of Cure Tooth Decay and Healing Our Children. His health articles and research have been published in Wise Traditions, Nexus Magazine, Fox Business News, Natural News, Rodale News and the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. His background is in energy medicine and yoga, and his writings focus on empowerment and self-responsibility in relation to health. Ramiel is especially focused on rediscovering and teaching about authentic traditional food habits for health. He is the founder of the traditional food market and educational site, TraditionalFoods.org.


Linda Robins, MD LindaRobins
began her healing career as a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist but traded in her scalpel and hormones to become a holistic homeopath after homeopathy cured her chronic back pain. Now in her practice she blends classical homeopathy, supplement management and nutritional counseling to help people achieve true wellness of mind, body, heart and spirit.  A guiding principle of Dr. Robins’s practice is Hippocrates’s adage “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”




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 recover his daughter Tasya from a progressive form of epilepsy through the knowledge he gained in his 30 years of research. Mark Schauss is currently the president of Lab Interpretation LLC 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 Practitioner
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 co-serves as the WAPF San Diego chapter leader, where she resides with her husband and youngest son.


karenselickKaren Selick, LL.B.
has been the litigation director for the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) since 2009. The CCF is a public-interest law firm known in Canada as “freedom’s defense team.” Karen acted for raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt during some portions of his various court battles with provincial governments. She continues to be involved in Michael’s defense against criminal charges in a case relating to preserving biodiversity on farms. Karen has practised law in Ontario since 1978. She has also written hundreds of op-eds for major newspapers and magazines in Canada, championing the right to individual liberty and exposing the transgressions of the state.



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 skin sunlight exposure 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 workshops on these subjects.

allisonsiebeckerAllison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc
has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM).  Dr. Siebecker is the medical director and co-founder of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NCNM Clinic in Portland, OR, where she specializes in the treatment of SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).  She is instructor of advanced gastroenterology at NCNM, teaches continuing education classes for physicians and is the author of the educational website siboinfo.com.  She received the Best in Naturopathy Award from the Townsend Letter for her articles: “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”(2005) and “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS” (2013).  An avid reader of Wise Traditions, she has been a WAPF member since 2000 and has taught Introduction to WAP classes at local chapters.


KimThompsonKim Thompson
is a movement teacher, language enthusiast and a great cook. She helps people move with greater ease, integrity and delight. You’ll probably be surprised by her ability to find small, easy changes that make a big difference.  Kim leads weekly classes and sees individual clients in Maryland. Her work draws from some of the great movement teachers and researchers of our time, including: Moshe Feldenkrais, Jaimen McMillan, Noelle Perez-Christiaens, David Berceli, Janet Hulme, and from the long, rich and varied tradition of yoga.

You can find her at this conference leading the early morning movement classes, in the exhibit hall, and online at: www.AbleActiveLife.com


wild photoDonna Wild
has studied, practiced and taught holistic health to doctors and laymen for the past 30 years.  She has studied nutrition extensively at Drexel University, Colorado State University and the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research. Ms. Wild has written, published, broadcasted and lectured extensively on natural restorative methods for human and animal health.  In May 2012 her book was released, The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies. Ms. Wild currently owns and runs Unique Perspective in Loveland, Colorado, where she has a private practice, works as a consultant, lecturer and author, and lovingly tends to her organic vegetable and herb gardens.


Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND 
practices naturopathic medicine in Marin County, CA, 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 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 20 teaching manuals, 4 DVDs, and 5 ebooks.


William G. Winter, DVMreceived 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.  In 1980 he created the Uptown Veterinarian, 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 created and owns Rescue Animal Products and launched Sojourner Farms, a raw pet food company. He is the author of The Holistic Veterinary Handbook.

 In 1999 he sold his practice and the pet food company to become a free-lance journalist and lecturer, teaching about holistic livestock herd health, 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 and owns and operates Grassfarmer Supply out of Cannon Falls, MN. He also raises Kiko goats, Barbados Blackbelly sheep and Berkshire hogs, conducts invasive weed eradication programs and sells artisanal meats to a direct market buying club.