Speakers are arranged in alphabetical order by last name.
Dr. Rob Abbott, MD
Medical Director for Resilient Roots
Rob Abbott, M.D. is the medical director and functional physician for Resilient Roots: Functional and Evolutionary Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed his family medicine internship with VCU-Shenandoah Valley in Winchester Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Medicine where he served as a student ambassador for the U.Va. School of Nursing’s Compassionate Care Initiative, promoting resilience, compassion and self-care. He has completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, is a Kresser Institute ADAPT Level 1 trained clinician, and is an AIP Certified Coach. He is currently the resident medical advisor at Autoimmune Wellness conducting collaborative research with founders Angie Alt and Mickey Trescott. Dr. Abbott approaches medicine from an evolutionary and functional perspective and practices what he calls “spiritually focused and evolutionarily informed functional medicine.” In his free time, Dr. Abbott enjoys creative expression through writing, sharing blogs, poetry and podcasts through his website amedicinalmind.com.
Rachel Alm, NTP, MMH
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®
Rachel Alm is a dedicated wellness professional, outdoor enthusiast, and passionate advocate for community health. Her Grand Canyon, AZ based business, Open Road Botanicals, offers small batch gifts and herbal medicine inspired by the open roads of the American Southwest. Rachel has been actively involved in free clinic development and health education service delivery since becoming an NTP in 2008. She is a proud Lead Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association.
Angela Alt, NTC, CHC
Auto Immune Wellness, Chief Empowerment Officer
ANGIE ALT, CHC, NTC is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, Certified Health Coach and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook and co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. She’s also the creator and director of SAD to AIP in SIX, SAS Phase 2, and The Living Well Collective, a series of online group health coaching programs that have helped thousands of people on the path to wellness, teaching them how to transition their diets and lifestyle from the Standard American Diet to the Autoimmune Protocol. Additionally, Angie partners with doctors to conduct medical research. In 2017, results were published from her first study showing the efficacy of AIP for inflammatory bowel diseases and a study on the efficacy of AIP for autoimmune thyroid disease is currently underway. In 2015, Angie partnered with Mickey Trescott. Together, Mickey and Angie, run AutoimmuneWellness.com and AIP Certified Coach. Angie lives in the Washington, D.C. area.
Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
Health Educator & Advocate
Award-winning public speaker, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned health expert, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (aka The Paleo Mom) believes the key to reversing the current epidemics of chronic disease is scientific literacy. She creates educational resources to help people regain their health through diet and lifestyle choices informed by the most current evidenced-based scientific research.Dr. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way. Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. Sarah’s talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health
Jamie Belz, NTP
Jamie Belz is an NTP, an entrepreneur, a public speaker, a wife, and a mother of five vibrant and healthy children.
As a radio personality in Juneau, Alaska, Jamie realized her passion for inspiring others to live healthy lifestyles. She accepted a position as the Director of Marketing and Public Relation for a hospital where she focused on community health initiatives and developed programs for area schools. It was during this time that she found her place in holistic health.
Jamie is now a business owner based in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She owns Revolution World Fitness, a Christian faith-based organization offering a wide variety of nutritional services including group education under Revolution Corporate Wellness, 10-4 Wellness – for fire, police, emt, and dispatch, The BFF Program – “Building Fit Futures” in elementary schools, and Journey to Healthy Living in the YMCAs.
Founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School
Chandler is the host of the Self Publishing School podcast & the author of 6 bestselling books including his most recent book titled “Published”. He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 online resource for writing your first book. Through his books, podcast, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their book.
Founder, CEO Bonafide Provisions B.Sc., CN, NTP, Certified GAPS Practitioner
Sharon Brown is the Founder and CEO of Bonafide Provisions – the #1 selling frozen bone broth in the nation. Sharon began her journey in the food business when she healed her son from chronic health issues using real food and bone broth. Sharon believed that the healing power of bone broth should be available to everyone and, so, Bonafide Provisions was born. Sharon’s mission has and always will be: to bring abundant wellness to the world by returning to the wisdom and traditions of our ancestors.
Jodi Cohen, NTP
Certified Herbalist and Aromatherapist
Jodi Sternoff Cohen is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where she has combined her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils that help her clients heal balance organs systems and regions of the brain to support the NTA foundations of blood sugar, digestion, detoxification, along with healing brain and gut inflammation, and promoting restful sleep.
General Manager, Innate Response Formulas
James has had the distinct opportunity to teach the benefits of whole food supplements throughout the US and Canada at chiropractic, nutritionist and naturopathic conventions, as well as to students at Toronto College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Through an examination of peer-reviewed studies and with an engaging and thought-provoking style, James’ current lectures examine the benefits of whole food supplementation, reveals the limits of reductionist approaches, and emphasizes the definition of whole foods as dynamic and evolving sets of interacting food constituents. As a passionate believer in whole food supplements, James has worked in many different functions and capacities within the MegaFood organization, including new product development, leadership, education, marketing, branding, sales management and strategic planning. MegaFoodis a passionate, socially responsible company that cares about doing things the right way. While supporting two great brands, MegaFood & INNATE, mastering the art of farm fresh supplements since 1973.
Mira Dessy, NE BCHHP
The Ingredient Guru
Mira Dessy, The Ingredient Guru – a Holistic Nutritionist and Real Food Advocate who emphasizes a healthy lifestyle and eating whole foods – supports practitioners incorporate foundational functional nutrition, programs, and chemical cleanup into their work. Author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food – Mira knows that it’s not just what you eat, but what’s in what you eat. A former meditation dropout, she is also the author of Beyond Meditation: making mindfulness accessible for everyone. Mira teaches that just like with diets, there is no one-size-fits-all plan for mindfulness practice. Member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and the American Holistic Health Association, and a founding member of the Holistic Business and Wellness Alliance, Mira can be found online attheingredientguru.com
CEO, Healthpreneur New York Times bestselling author, The All-Day Energy Diet
Yuri Elkaim is a former pro athlete, leading health expert, New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of Healthpreneur® where he helps health entrepreneurs, coaches, and practitioners start and scale coaching programs that create more income and freedom…and better results for their clients. You can learn more at http://healthpreneurgroup.com.
Dr. Keesha Ewers
The founder of The Academy for Integrative Medicine, an integrative medicine expert, doctor of sexology, psychotherapist, board certified functional medicine provider, Ayurvedic practitioner, medicine woman, best-selling author, speaker, and mother of four. Specializing in helping women reverse their autoimmune disease, heal their childhood trauma, and make friends with the woman they see in the mirror. I strive to help my clients achieve a healed digestive system, balanced hormones, a body they love, and energy that sizzles. Like many of the women I work with I have had autoimmune disease and breast cancer, been fat, fatigued and frazzled, had SIBO and candida overgrowth, been depressed (and even suicidal), and have had to heal from childhood sexual abuse. I have been there, done that, and gotten the tee-shirt. My mission? To guide other women to get to where I am now and teach other practitioners how to do the same for their clients.
Dr. Yasamine Farshad
Yasamine teaches anatomy and physiology for Herbal Wisdom Institute. Dr. Farshad received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona and she received her Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. She focuses in nature cure using botanical medicine. Dr. Farshad is also the Practitioner Education Manager for Wise Woman Herbals® where she coordinates educational events and content for health care practitioners.
Anne Fischer Silva, RWS, NTP
Anne Fischer Silva is an NTP and Restorative Wellness Specialist. Anne founded and co-owns Restorative Wellness Solutions, LLC (RWS). She serves clients around the world, with an emphasis on root cause. Anne helped develop the curriculum for NTA and continues to provide advanced education to health professionals through RWS. She is passionate about teaching, nutrient-dense foods, her family, and connection around the table.
Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS, NTP
Margaret Floyd Barry is a functional nutritionist, writer and real food advocate. She’s been on the pursuit of the most ideal, nutritious and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life. Margaret received her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2008, and has since been certified as a Restorative Wellness Specialist, GAPSTM Practitioner, Healing Foods Specialist, and Gluten Practitioner. She has a thriving private practice in Portland, OR through which she supports clients throughout North America and Europe to achieve true health and vitality through therapeutic diets and lifestyle changes. Together with her business partner Anne Fischer Silva, Margaret teaches other practitioners advanced clinical skills through Restorative Wellness Solutions. Margaret has authored two books published by New Harbinger Publications: Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You and The Naked Foods Cookbook. She writes regularly at eatnakednow.com.
Co-Founder of EPIC Provisions
Katie Forrest is the co-founder of EPIC Provisions, the mission-based brand making humanely-raised, animal-based snacks that improve the welfare of those animals, promote the health of humans, and support regenerative agriculture practices to restore the land. A proven entrepreneur with a background in consumer packaged goods, Katie’s enterprising spirit drives the EPIC team to ambitious heights. Katie plays a crucial role driving EPIC’s mission, company initiatives, and strategic brand planning.
Dr. Dian Ginsberg, MD, FACOG
Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Advanced Fellowship Metabolic Medicine Institute, Advisory Board Member for Functional Medicine University
Dr. Ginsberg completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine. She has years of experience providing obstetrics and gynecology treatment, weight management, optimal prenatal care, menopause management and healthy aging. Being a black belt in Tae Kwan Do and an Ironman Triathlete, has led her to explore the latest medical advances in wellness for athletes along with anti-aging therapies for both men and women. She is motivated to continue her research in nutritional therapies most significantly for the benefits it has brought to her sons with specific learning needs. Dr. Ginsberg lectures for Functional Medicine University and the American Academy of Anti-Aging about PCOS, methylation, pre-natal optimization and telomeres. Her experience and passion for the true health and wellness of all patients is encompassed in the programs she has designed. Dr. Ginsberg is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and an Advanced Fellow with the Metabolic Medical Institute.
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS
First Lady of Nutrition
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS has been on the frontlines of health for more than 30 years. As an award-winning author of 30 plus books, Ann Louise revolutionized weight loss in her New York Times bestseller The Fat Flush Plan and is rewriting the rules of nutrition, once again, in Radical Metabolism. This revolutionary program can resolve a multitude of health and metabolic issues. Radical Metabolism is a total health recovery book that addresses issues such as gallbladder insufficiency, low thyroid, autoimmunity, and toxicity—all common factors associated with a sluggish or “over-40” metabolism, at any age. With more than 50 sumptuous recipes, the book introduces a breakthrough 4-Day Cleanse and 21 Day Reboot sure to reignite fat loss and life-changing wellness. Ann Louise has been a trendsetter in the areas of menopause, hazards of EMFs, and environmental assaults from parasites, heavy metals, and GMOs. She was recognized as one of the top ten nutritionists in the country by Self magazine and was granted the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence and the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society. You can find her at www.annlouise.com.
Executive Director for the nonprofit farm certifier, A Greener World
With a background in sustainable agriculture and supply chain development, Andrew Gunther serves as the Executive Director for the nonprofit farm certifier, A Greener World (AGW). Andrew led the unprecedented growth of AGW’s flagship label, Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, recognized by Consumer Reports as the only “highly meaningful” label for animal welfare, outdoor access and sustainability. AGW is working with nearly 5,000 farms globally throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa and Europe.
Author, Trainer, Nutritional Therapist
Luke Hines is all about helping people live their best lives, with a contagiously positive energy and holistic approach that truly nourishes from the inside out. His down to earth persona, qualifications as a nutritional therapist and personal trainer, combined with his successful stint as a finalist on the number #1 Cooking Show My Kitchen Rules, have established him as one of the most popular health and wellness personalities in Australia.
From the official trainer on Australia’s Next Top Model to working with Angelina Jolie as her food and training consultant, Luke’s message is simple, eat the most nutrient dense meals on the planet, think positive to cultivate a healthy mindset, and keep up the moves that keep you well for life.
Having authored six bestselling ‘Clean Living’ books, and most recently the number #1 Best Selling Cookbooks, Eat Clean, Healthy Made Easy and Smart Carbs, Luke continues to grow his presence in the media and online with regular appearances on Sunrise, Today and Studio 10.
Brian Hoyer, NTP
EMF Shielding Specialist, Founder of Shielded Healing
Brian’s dive into health started when he became a father wanting to provide the most optimal growing environment for his family. His desire for them to thrive and devotion to the truth drove him to find the most insightful and effective cutting-edge methods for addressing what’s really going on in our bodies and environments. This led Brian to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, train with The Klinghardt Academy, and become a certified Geobiologist trained by a pioneering Environmental Medicine clinic in Austria that’s been addressing EMF and geopathic stress since 1983. Brian and his wife, Lindsey, built an EMF shielded tiny house and Brian travels all over the country doing EMF assessments, speaking at conferences and on podcasts, and helping families install shielding solutions. He founded Shielded Healing in early 2018 with the goal of helping modern humanity recreate environments that more closely mimic our ancestral human habitats.
West Region Farmer and Market Outreach Coordinator for A Greener World
Amanda works to educate consumers on food label literacy and the impacts of their food choices. She also enjoys working with farmers to help their high-quality, sustainable meat, dairy, eggs and fiber products stand out in a crowded marketplace, and supporting sustainable products as part of a healthy diet. Amanda is a graduate of the NTP program and is currently a group leader for the Tampa class.
Dr. Gena E. Kadar
DC, MSMEdL, CNS
Dr. Gena E. Kadar is an acclaimed author, speaker, consultant, and nutrition educator. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, and holds a master’s degree in Medical Education Leadership. Dr. Kadar is author of A Manner of Living: An Evidence-Based, Realistic, and Sustainable Approach to the Art of Eating Well, Living Well, and Being Well for Life. She is also founder of Beautifully Nutritious, a nutricosmetic line that cultivates confidence and beauty from within. As professor of nutrition for nearly a decade, she presented her work around the world, published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and developed clinical nutrition guidelines on obesity and cardiovascular health management. Dr. Kadar serves on a number of non-profit Boards and Councils, has been recognized with awards for her leadership, service, and scholarship, and received a teaching award from the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine.
Dr. Gauree Konijeti, MD, MPH
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California
Gauree Gupta Konijeti, MD, MPH, is a gastroenterologist specializing in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA. She trained in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, completed her internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the UCLA West LA VA Hospital, and attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Konijeti holds a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles and is head of the Scripps Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. Dr. Konijeti is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care in a welcoming and therapeutic environment. She takes the time to listen to her patients and thoroughly explain testing and treatment options, so they can make informed decisions about their care. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Konijeti has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Scripps Clinic to conduct research in IBD, focusing on the role of diet and nutrition, as well as improving outcomes.
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, NTP
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, NTP is an internationally renowned expert in mental health nutrition, and integrative medicine and trauma. She began her career in the jungle of Mexico where she directed a natural medicine clinic for over 25 years, treating over 50,000 patients. She completed graduate training at Harvard Medical School where she was a clinical instructor. She is Board Certified in Polarity therapy and Therapeutic Massage, Counseling, and Clinical Supervision. She was an NIH funded scientist and a a Fulbright Scholar. She is the author of 8 books including The Good Mood Kitchen, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body; Preventing and Treating Diabetes Naturally. Her new book on Herbal Medicine for Women will be out in 2019. She is the director of research at a cwis.org where she works with tribal communities on traditional foods revitalization. She has a career coaching and clinical supervision practice with nutrition and mental health professionals.
Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac
Co-Director, California Center for Functional Medicine, Founder ChrisKresser.com and Kresser Institute
Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, founder of Kresser Institute, creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best selling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and has trained over 400 clinicians and 325 health coaches around the world in his unique approach. Chris has appeared as a featured guest on Dr. Oz, Fox & Friends, and in other national media outlets. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and daughter.
Student, Teacher, Questioner
After growing up on a Kentucky diet of Crisco and white flour, Victoria ventured out to see the world and find some real answers regarding her poor health. Fifteen years ago she left the world of opera singing and hitchhiked her way to a community on Big Island, Hawaii where members lived according to the principles of healing through the Primal Diet, clean water and plenty of sunshine. The workings of the human body became the true love of Victoria’s heart, and she has since been hooked on learning more about the biochemical wonders that make us tick. Victoria is a magna cum laude graduate of Murray State University with a degree in applied anthropology and a minor in music. She is a graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Association and is currently obtaining her Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. She lives, practices and belly laughs everyday in Boston, Massachusetts and moonlights in her home state of Kentucky when the weather is good. Learn more about Victoria at www.paradigmofpractice.com.
Co-Founder, Corner Post Meats
Adrienne Larrew is co-founder of the ranch and meat distribution business, Corner Post Meats, located in Black Forest, Colorado. She is a gritty, yet sophisticated woman who is revolutionizing the pasture-to-plate business with a “don’t fence me in” kind of approach to problem solving. Adrienne is shaped and driven by her childhood experiences on a dusty family cattle ranch on the wide open prairie in South East Colorado. She is passionate about working in a land-centric business model which brings wholesome, ranch-raised meats to our community’s nationwide. The meats of Corner Post are created by clean water, open spaces, and healthy ecosystems. Adrienne envisions the food system reborn and revolutionized in a way that is mutually beneficial for the land, wildlife, livestock and people. The Corner Post ranch is operated in partnership with the National Audubon Society’s Conservation Ranching Program which certifies Beef from ranches that operate harmoniously with the land as “Bird Friendly Habitat”. The ranch raises and distributes grass-finished beef and lamb and pasture raised pork and chicken, shipped to home consumers nationwide and supplying restaurants throughout Colorado. Corner Post has also begun to partner with other like-minded farms and ranches in order to grow its reach.
BS, NTP, LMP, RWP, NTA Lead Instructor
DeAnn is the owner of Vibrant Health Nutrition and Bowenwork, a private practice in Seattle, Washington. In her practice, DeAnn uses a combination of therapeutic nutritional support, traditional herbal medicine, bodywork and holistic cooking classes to help her clients reclaim their health from the inside out. As an herbalist and passionate wild forager, DeAnn has a vast knowledge of plants, herbs and nutrient dense wild foods. She incorporates this passion and knowledge in her private practice as well as in her teaching. This summer, join DeAnn in the beautiful San Juan Islands for her newest class offering, Herbal Medicine Submersion Workshops, including wild foraging, wild crafting and seaweed harvesting excursions.
Co-Founder of BiOptimizers
3-Time Canadian Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Wade Lightheart, is one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. Having majored in Sports Science at the University of New Brunswick, he has authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise which have sold in over 80 countries. Wade is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels.
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, and educator. She practiced herbal medicine and midwifery, before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the safe and appropriate use of botanical remedies and dietary supplements. A prolific scholar, Dr. Low Dog has published 50 research articles in medical/science journals and written 24 chapters for medical textbooks.
Amy Lupton, NTP
Owner, Liferoot Botanicals
Amy is the owner of Liferoot Botanicals, a lifestyle company encouraging botanical wisdom, skin nutrition, and herbal & plant remedies. A premise and belief of the company is “a.life.rooted” where herbs/medicinal plants can be a familiar part of every family household, and her and her botanist, permaculture husband teach how to grow and sustain your own medicinal, sustainable gardens. She lives in the hill country of Texas with her two children, husband, animals, and plants.
Beth Manos Brickey, NTP
Beth Manos Brickey, NTP, is the face and force behind Tasty Yummies, a top lifestyle destination for readers with a wide range of dietary challenges who want to feel good, take control of their health and eat well. Bringing personal experience, knowledge, empathy and humor to the goal of living and eating well, Beth is a firm believer in the power of foods that heal and empowering readers and clients to make the best choices for them. An adventurer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a certified yoga instructor, Beth is the best kind of teacher, one who inspires you, and then shows you how. Follow Beth of Tasty Yummies on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook and check out her website full of healthy recipes.
Alison Marras, NTC
Alison Marras is an NYC-based Nutritional Therapy Consultant, Food Blogger & Photographer over at foodbymars.com where she whips up healthy and delicious recipes. She is dedicated to enabling her audience to take control of their health in the kitchen. All recipes are all gluten-free, predominantly paleo (grain-free, dairy-free) with an emphasis on wholesome and seasonal ingredients.Living with Hashimoto’s Autoimmune disease, Alison began her food blog after realizing the importance of food as medicine in helping her heal and in keeping symptoms under control. She combined her love of cooking with her health journey in creating recipes everyone can enjoy! She’s been featured in publications such as GFF Magazine, The Feed Feed, The Wellness Mercantile, Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, and wellandgood.com. To connect and follow along, visit Alison on social: @foodbymars on Instagram,Pinterest, Facebook and sign up for her newsletter for recipes delivered right to your inbox on www.foodbymars.com!
Vastu Architect, Ayurvedic, Practitioner and Founder of American InstituteofVastu.com and Vastucreations.com
Vastu (Indian Feng Shui) consultant reducing environmental stress that affects business success and nutritional support. Michael Mastro is North America’s leading expert of Vastu for over 40 years and has used Vastu for his clients worldwide to align their home and workspaces. He designed and built the first Microsoft building and many buildings for The Boeing Company employing the principles of Vastu. Corporate clients include The World Bank, NASA, Oracle, Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing and Intel. He has also co-authored three award-winning books on Vastu: Altars of Power and Grace (Balanced Books Publishing), The Way of Vastu (Balanced Books Publishing), and Making Room for Mr. Right (Simon & Shuster/Atria). Michael teaches courses in Vastu at the Chopra Center and Bastyr University. In 2015, he presented Vastu on the Doctor Oz Show and co-authors articles on the Doctor Oz Expert site. This year, Michael was named one of the Top 100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda in the World by Spirituality and Health Magazine.
Founder and Chairman of Raw Milk Institute. Org
Mark is the founder of Raw Milk Institute and is an activist and advocate for whole foods as a prevention for illness and disease. He founded the website “Farmers Over Pharmacies” where “ living case studies” are published. Each very personal story demonstrates the power of nourishing the GUT Microbiome and how real people have fully recovered from severe illness using natures oldest foods. Mark is a retired medical educator and retired EMS Paramedic. He is founder and owner of OPDC, the largest brand of consumer-connected organic raw milk in the world with products in more 400 stores in California than 3000 stores nationally and internationally ( raw cheeses and frozen raw kefir ).
Dr. Diane Mueller, ND, DAOM, LAc
Co Founder of the Mindfulness Medicine, Functional Medicine Certification Program
Dr. Diane Mueller is a licensed naturopathic doctor as well as a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine. She has been featured as a speaker & panelist on television and radio as well as national events. She and Dr. Miles are passionate about helping clinicians approach care from both a mind and a body perspective.
Shawn Mynar, NTP
Shawn Mynar, NTP is a holistic nutritionist based out of Boulder, CO. After years of chronic health issues, Shawn was able to regain complete health by making a massive shift in her nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset practices. She has an online nutrition practice at shawnmynar.com where she teaches women how to stop obsessing and start living, a popular women’s nutrition class, The Fat Burning Female Project, and a top-rated podcast, The Keto For Women Show.
Dr. Miles Nichols
Co Founder of the Mindfulness Medicine Functional Medicine Certification Program
Dr. Miles Nichols is a Doctor of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and functional medicine. Dr. Nichols speaks internationally and has co-authored a book. Together, Dr. Mueller and Dr. Nichols co-founded a functional medicine certification program with a mindfulness-based approach.
Jessica Pantermuehl, NTP, CHHC
Founder, Holistic Entrepreneur Association
Jessica Pantermuehl is the Brand Strategist Consultant for the Nutritional Therapy Association and a business and marketing educator for holistic health professionals. She teaches the Marketing and Leadership courses for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, is the co-lead instructor and co-creator of the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Career Development Course, and is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Entrepreneur Association, a membership organization that provides business tools and resources to nutrition-oriented health professionals in over 20 countries. With six years of experience as a practitioner both in private practice and as the head of nutrition counseling for an integrative medical practice in Los Angeles, having supported health and wellness brands in the corporate space as a Digital Marketing Strategist and Brand Specialist, and having consulted for individual practitioners, Jessica understands the breadth and scope of the business challenges faced by health professionals today and how to help them navigate those challenges successfully.
Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP
Author, Nutritionist, Sustainability Advocate, Multimedia Producer, Sustainable Dish
Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts that runs a vegetable and meat CSA. She is the author of two bestselling cookbooks and runs a clinical nutrition practice. Diana writes and speaks about the intersection of optimal human nutrition, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and social justice. She is also the producer of The Sustainable Dish Podcast, interviewing experts in the environmental and health movement. Her new film project examines the environmental, nutritional and ethical case for “better meat’. She can be found at www.sustainabledish.com.
Julia Ross, M.A.
Author of The Diet Cure, The Mood Cure, and The Craving Cure. CEO of The Neuro-Nutrient Therapy Institute and The Virtual Clinic for Food Craving and Insomnia
Julia Ross, M.A. is a neuro-nutrient therapy pioneer and author of the best-selling books The Mood Cure, The Diet Cure, and the new, Craving Cure. She is an internationally recognized expert in the use of amino acids and associated therapies for the treatment of eating disorders, addictions, mood problems, overstress, and insomnia. She trains and certifies health professionals, lectures widely, and oversees a virtual clinic for food cravers. She has been frequently featured in print, online, and on radio and television.
Jordan Schmidt, NTP
NTP: Remedy Method Nutrition & Wellness, Farm Partner: Chaseholm Farm, Instructor: Nutritional Therapy Association
Jordan Schmidt is an NTP, Instructor for the NTA, and a farmer in the Hudson Valley, NY. She has spent a decade working with organic farm systems and loves to translate that to her current clinical work with people. Jordan grows herbs, forages food, and geeks out about pasture on the grassfed dairy farm she runs with her partner. Her clinical practice, Remedy Method, focuses mostly on support for people with chronic and complex conditions.
Dr. Daniel L. Stickler, MD
Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer of The Apeiron Center for Human Potential & The Chief Science Officer for Apeiron Academy
Dr Stickler has had a long and distinguished career in a variety of medical disciplines, and in recent years has emerged as a pioneer and leader in the systems-based approach to precision lifestyle medicine. His work has attracted the attention of many of the world’s most prominent medical and scientific institutions and individuals and has earned him accolades as a best-selling author and an award-winning newspaper and magazine columnist, as well as the host of the popular Ironman Executive Podcast. He has had numerous appearances and interviews on television and radio and has been the subject of featured articles and news stories in several mainstream media outlets. Dr. Stickler also serves as the Medical Director for the Neurohacker Collective, a company focused on the development of cognitive enhancement strategies. He has served as a consultant for Google in the fields of wearable technology, human biometrics, epigenetics, and AI in healthcare. He is regularly invited to serve as a guest lecturer at Stanford University speaking on Epigenetics and Nutritional Genomics in Clinical and Lifestyle Practice.
Mickey Trescott, NTP
Autoimmune Wellness, Chief Idea Generator
MICKEY TRESCOTT, NTP, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, chef, blogger, and author of the bestselling book, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook and co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. She is the creator of AIP Batch Cook, a video-based cooking program that teaches users how to prepare allergen-free meals in their own home. She teaches cooking classes online and in venues around the country, like Bastyr University. In 2012, Mickey founded a website with recipes and resources for those suffering from autoimmune diseases. Today she is partnered with Angie Alt running AutoimmuneWellness.com and AIP Certified Coach. She lives in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Kris Vaughan, CH
Certified Clinical Herbalist, Program Director - Herbal Wisdom Institute
Kris Vaughan is a certified clinical herbalist and owner and Program Director of Herbal Wisdom Institute in Arizona. Kris began her study of herbal medicine in 2008 and now teaches students who seek a certification in western herbalism. Her clinical work and teaching has been focused on the areas of complicated, chronic health issues such as digestion and autoimmune conditions. Kris also works with a prominent herbal product manufacturer as the Director of Practitioner Experience.
Urban Farmer & Author
Josh Volk is an urban farmer and the author of the book, “Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less”. He has applied his background in mechanical engineering and interest in community food security to his own farming systems and has worked with farms around the country and abroad to help improve their sustainability and viability through ecological and equitable practices, sharing information he’s gleaned over more than two decades in the field.
Barb Wallick, PFP
Certified Tapping Into Wealth Coach Founder & Owner of the Inspired Wealth Academy
Barb teaches women and men to re-establish their relationship with money as she has found it to be at the heart of many of life’s challenges. Money, like love, can be one of our greatest sources of happiness; it can also be our greatest source of despair. Barb helps clients release the emotional toil left over from bad money relationships so they can achieve greater financial success.
Dr. Jack Wolfson
Jack Wolfson D.O., F.A.C.C., is a board certified cardiologist who uses nutrition, lifestyle and supplements to prevent and treat disease. After ten years performing angiograms, pacemakers, and other cardiac procedures, Dr. Wolfson started TheDrsWolfson.com in 2012 to offer patients the ultimate in holistic heart care. Together with his wife, Dr. Heather Wolfson DC, they are The Drs. Wolfson. Their website TheDrsWolfson.com is an excellent resource for natural health and living the organic lifestyle. Amazon Best Seller, The Paleo Cardiologistis the first book by Dr. Wolfson.
Miriam Zacharias, MS, NTC, BCHN
President, National Association of Nutrition Professionals
Miriam is dedicated to helping natural health enterprises achieve remarkable levels of performance and joy in the work they are called to do. Author of the definitive marketing text for natural health entrepreneurs, The PEACE Process, Miriam lectures at health industry conferences and schools throughout the country. She is honored to serve as President of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the leading trade association for holistic nutrition professionals in the U.S. Learn more about Miriam’s work by visiting www.miriamzacharias.com.