Don't Let Breast Cancer Steal Second Base

November 15, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Kristine Reese

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This week’s episode will focus on the revolution in early breast cancer detection with thermal imaging technology. Thermal imaging can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer many years before a traditional mammogram can. We will talk with an expert in the field of thermal imaging used to detect breast cancer and discuss how to prevent breast cancer. Don’t miss out and be with us for the next Optimal Health Hour episode.

The Optimal Health Hour

The Optimal Health Hour

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Listen to practical tips from a wide array of medical experts on how to heal your body naturally to live a more balanced life. Host Dr. Kristine Reese and her colleagues will walk you through various scenarios where the right mix of science and spirit come together to achieve optimal health. Each episode promises to be enriching and empowering.

Together, we uncover the proven benefits of naturopathic medicine to improve health for people of all ages through the use of natural therapies and medicines. It is the art, science, philosophy and practices of disease diagnosis and the treatment and prevention of illnesses.

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Don’t miss a single program! You’ll be glad you tuned in. The Optimal Health Hour is broadcast live every Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Dr. Kristine Reese

Dr. Kristine Reese

Dr. Kristine Reese brings over twenty years of experience in partnering with people on their healing journeys. As Naturopathic Physician, she knows first- hand the healing power of combining Eastern and Western medicine. Through her San Diego-based practice, LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic, Kristine is helping patients by offering a unique approach to medicine that is making optimal health a reality for hundreds suffering from symptoms not fully addressed by the conventional medical community.

A compassionate and active listener Kristine strives to put a patient’s care first. She designed LotusRain to be a peaceful, comfortable environment where patients feel safe and are treated with respect and professionalism. Creating a healing space is Kristine’s highest priority. This means bringing a positive attitude to every appointment and being attentive to the needs of her patients with care and sympathy.

As a Naturopathic Physician, Kristine is trained to provide both primary care and naturopathic specialty care. She combines her diverse background and experience with tools and wisdom from the East and West, providing truly holistic primary care. Kristine holds an ND from Bastyr University and is licensed to practice in the states of both California and Washington. Additionally, she has completed extensive training in bio-identical hormone therapy, IV nutrition, chelation, oncology, and optimal aging.

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Episode Directory

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

Al Sanchez, Jr., CEO AMARC Enterprises


Al Sanchez, Jr. CEO AMARC Enterprises is a member of the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research. He speaks at health conferences throughout the world where he shares his research and experience about degenerative diseases. He is also the president of Poly-MVA which provided a unique nutracuitcal that is used at many integrative clinics for people dealing with cancer and other chronic diseases. After losing both his mother, Julia, and sister, Tina, to colon cancer, he committed to joining family, friends and colleagues in their quest to find better options, access to information, treatments, and hopefully one day a cure for those stricken with such a devastating disease. He is dedicated to the belief that we can vastly improve the Health of the World with educated choices, improved diet and life style combined with natural products that can change the lives of our family and friends in our struggle especially in cancer and other degenerative diseases, one person at a time. View Guest page

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Dr. Dalal Akoury, M.D.


Dr. Dalal Akoury’s approach at AWAREmed Integrative Clinic is to bring ALL the most advanced and modern traditional, alternative, complementary, herbal, nutritional, stem cell, hormone, holistic and diagnostic medical methods and technologies to bear in order to combat: Cancer, Addiction, Aging & Aesthetics, Chronic disease, pain, inflammation & fatigue. My lifetime of experience, along with a unique sensitivity, genuine compassion, and a driving passion to inspire health in everyone has made me to be the doctor I am today. My mission is to ignite the spark of good health deep within everyone, and to allow this sparkle of wellness to shine through everyone’s eyes, becoming one with the universe, and aligning body, mind, and spirit. Publisher of medical research papers and author of a book about GI health. Guest speaker at numerous medical conferences and guest appearances on Fox, NBC. View Guest page

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Melanie Bivens


Melanie Bivens is passionate about helping healthcare professionals achieve their business goals. Bringing 20 years of experience in law and business, she is an expert on the specific challenges of building a business within integrative healthcare. Melanie received her JD from Loyola Law School and represented physicians for many years before co-founding “The Soul Shine Wellness Network™”, a first of its kind network for integrative healthcare practitioners.
In 2010, she began consulting with La Vita Compounding Pharmacy, supporting physicians and educating patients on integrative healthcare. La Vita has received numerous national honors including the prestigious US Small Business Administration’s “Women Owned Business of the Year” in 2012. www.lavitarx.com
In 2014, Melanie was on the founding team launching EpigeneticsRx®, an educational platform for clinicians to implement genetic testing and genomics. Currently with EpigeneticsRx® working in business development. View Guest page

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Blake


Something was suddenly wrong with me and I didn’t know what. Headaches,then loss of coordination, speech, vision, and hearing, all over the course of one year. I lost my job, girlfriend, and social life.
I moved across the county to find happiness. There I met Dr. Hilewitz who introduced me to genetic testing. I foolishly refused the test due to its cost. Later down the road I went through with the test. This changed my life. My doctor was able to understand the test results, it gave me an understanding of how my body works and how to improve it. I was now aware of things to watch out for when I have children.
My MTHFR gene is mutated. Vaccinating a baby with a mutated MTHFR gene can result in autism. The probability of having a susceptible autism gene, AND having parents who don’t vaccinate their young was like winning the lottery. I’m not saying vaccinations are bad, just be careful if you have a mutated MTHFR gene.
I have only good things to say about genetic testing. View Guest page

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Annie Brandt


Annie Brandt was diagnosed 15 years ago with cancerous tumors/lesions in her breast, lymph, brain, and lungs. She was given 3-5 months to live. Rather than get her affairs in order, she decided to research and devise a path for survival. Every day, cancer patients ask Annie how to be a survivor. She founded the Best Answer for Cancer Foundation to improve the quality of life and treatment of cancer patients with a holistic platform, targeted cancer therapies, and a patient-centered approach. Best Answer for Cancer Foundation (BAFC) believes the best standard of cancer care is one that provides the best quality of life during treatment and the best outlook for a long, vital life.
Annie is also the author of The Healing Platform that gives a clear answer for those taking on the same quest and gives you tips on how to be not just a survivor but a Thriver! View Guest page

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Marisa Bruyneel


Marisa Fogelman has always identified as an educator. By the time she graduated high school, she knew her life’s purpose included opening a school and changing our educational paradigm. She followed her dream and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her master’s degree in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. While living in New York City, Marisa taught high school English and helped to grow and develop a school from its second year of inception. For over a decade, Marisa lived her life’s passion as a progressive educator, working with students from diverse backgrounds in various educational settings. When she knew the time had come to transform education, she moved to San Diego to realize her dream and open SOUL Charter School. While crafting and perfecting each element of SOUL, Marisa furthered her experience by working at a local San Diego charter school. View Guest page

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Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM


Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM is a pioneer in advancing the Science of Medicine, providing the foundation of health through effective Systemic Detoxification, Immune Modulation and Physiological Optimization leading to Sustainable Health. He has been ranked among the top 50 US physicians from 3 separate sources, and has achieved fellowship status in 3 different medical societies. He is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, best selling author of “The 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away”, and has formulated numerous unique highly efficacious therapies. Dr. Buttar practices in Cornelius, NC where he is the Medical Director of The Center for Advanced Medicine, a clinic specializing in the treatment of cancer, autism, heart disease and other chronic conditions in patients refractory to conventional treatments with a special emphasis on the inter-relationship between metal toxicity and insidious disease processes. View Guest page

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Dr. Anastasia Chopelas


Dr. Anastasia Chopelas was born with an intense curiosity, blessed with a scientist’s mind, and she is a 4th generation psychic and healer. This diametrically opposed combination brought her through a life trajectory that includes a 40-yr international career as a physicist and a 25-yr study and practice of energy and holistic healing with a strong dose of science.
Dr. Anastasia, a UCLA-Caltech trained researcher (UW, UNLV, UCLA, and Max Planck Institute in Germany) and powerful master healer, developed scientifically based energy protocols that helped create thousands of miracles. She founded Scientific Healer’s Academy to empower/train her students to get themselves and their businesses/healing practices healthy and prosperous.
In her years of practice, she found this fundamental truth: your body is designed to be healthy. Resetting and replenishing your energetic systems can make the “incurable” healable. View Guest page

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Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.


Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. is the author of her forthcoming book The CANCER REVOLUTION, a compilation of some of the newest cancer treatments available today - and a plan for prevention and healing!
Dr. Connealy began practicing medicine in 1986, soon realizing that conventional medicine had very limited returns and did not always improve the health of her patients. This led her to study integrative and complementary therapies, and since then she has revolutionized the landscape of medicine through her integrative medical centers: Center For New Medicine,
With thirty years of experience in finding the "root cause of an illness", Dr. Connealy has taken numerous advanced courses, including homeopathic, nutritional and lifestyle approaches, while studying disease, chronic illness, cancer, and addiction. She has a true passion to change her patients’ lives, and give them their life back. View Guest page

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Dr. Walter Crinnion


Dr. Walter Crinnion is author of the book “Clean, Green and Lean.” He graduated with the first class at what is now Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 1982. With over 30 years of medical practice, Dr. Crinnion is considered one of the foremost experts in the field of environmental medicine. He started the environmental medicine classes at Bastyr University, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Crinnion has also authored over 25 articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. View Guest page

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Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.


Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.’s exploration of natural medicine and its role in modern health care began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Dr. Low Dog is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, herbal medicine and women’s health.
She has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 20 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored five books, including three National Geographic books, Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, and Life is Your Best Medicine.
Dr. Low Dog lives with her husband, horses, chickens, dogs, and cats on a small ranch in the mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. View Guest page

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Dr. Robert Eslinger, D.O.,H.M.D.


Early in Dr. “ Bob” Eslinger’s career as the medical director in a clinic on an Indian reservation, in Neah Bay, Washington, he learned about herbs, supplements and nutrition from the local tribal medicine women. He realized that there was a whole world of healing that he had never been told anything about. It changed the course of his life. He worked in Family Practice for a number of years before he became the Medical Director at Cascade Medical Center. He remained in that position for 13 years. In 2002 he passed his boards to receive the H.M.D. (Homeopathic Medical Doctor) in the state of Nevada. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Idaho, California and Nevada Dr. Eslinger sits on the Nevada State Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners. Currently he is the owner/medical director of Reno Integrative Medical Center. View Guest page

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David Foreman RPh,


David Foreman RPh, is a pharmacist, author and media personality known to consumers nationwide as, “TheHerbal Pharmacist.” Expert on the powers of herbs, vitamins and other natural supplements and how they interact with pharmaceutical drugs, Foreman’s career as a registered pharmacist gives him the foundation to now impart his expertise in physiology, pharmacology and integrative medicine to educate on cutting edge approaches to natural health and healing. His shift from traditional pharmacist to herbal pharmacist was based on his belief that education is the key to understanding natural health plays a vital role in mainstream medicine and he has dedicated his entire career to educating about the benefits and power behind natural herbs, supplements and functional foods. Foreman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, serves on Organic & Natural Health Association’s Scientific Advisory Board and is author of, “4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease.” View Guest page

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Dr. Michael Galitzer M.D.


Dr. Michael Galitzer is a nationally recognized expert in Energy Medicine, integrative medicine, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). For more than 40 years Dr. Galitzer has been a leading figure and innovator in the field of longevity, or anti-aging medicine.
Dr. Galitzer graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical School, and in 1973 he moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced Emergency Medicine for 15 years. (He was among the first 100 doctors in the U.S. to become board certified in Emergency Medicine.) Eventually he began studying integrative medicine, including herbs, nutrition, Energy Medicine, and homeopathy, and in 1990 he completed a course in Medical Acupuncture, which he incorporated into the private practice he established in Santa Monica, California, in 1987. View Guest page

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Chris Givant


Chris is a compounding pharmacist and co-founder of La Vita Compounding Pharmacy, As a Pharmacist, Christine brings her extensive experience in formulating customized medications and her passion and deep knowledge base in Age Management Medicine to La Vita. She is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on healthy aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and prescription only cosmeceuticals.
As a former lead pharmacist at University Compounding Pharmacy in San Diego she was responsible for Research and Development and physician education. She has personally developed hundreds of formulas for some of the nation’s leading physicians and brings this experience to both La Vita’s doctors and patients. Ms. Givant has over 20 years of experience in the pharmacy industry starting as pharmacy manager and then Western Territory Manager for Savon Pharmacies Corporation.She is a graduate of Iowa State University and Drake University School of Pharmacy. Christine consults View Guest page

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Michael Grimes


While completing his Masters Degree in Educational Administration, Michael endured a year of painful growth that included a fully reconstructive knee surgery, one of his best friends cheating with his girlfriend, and the suicide of his brother. These experiences solidified his place on a spiritual path that led him to finding peace with all these occurrences. Shortly after finding this peace, Michael moved to Post Katrina New Orleans where he volunteered to rebuild the community while working with Education Design Management to help create the philosophy, methodology, and petition for three New Orleans Charter Schools. These experiences combined to show him what was possible in education and inspired him to begin creating SOUL. He has since enjoyed over a decade of teaching, in a variety of grades and subjects, at a variety of charter schools, all while working to create SOUL. Over these years, he has experienced the life changing possibilities of a holistic based program. View Guest page

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Leslie Hendrickson-Baral, M.Ed.


Leslie Hendrickson-Baral, M.Ed. Expert in the science of Neurotherapy. Leslie focuses on brain “performance” and employs mind management technology for the peak performer; be it corporate executive, student, athlete or musician. Neurotherapy is educational therapy for the brain which specifically trains focus, attention, cognitive abilities, sleep regulation and emotional regulation. Brain training ensures that your brain is kept in prime working order no matter what life challenges come your way. Neuro-Fitness is always the end goal. Leslie employs Neuro-technology to impact Attention Training (ADHD), Hyperactivity, Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia), Math (Dyscalculia), Long and short term Memory, Listening Skills and other conditions that involve brain performance.University of Louisville M.Ed. Field Of Study Reading Specialist, Psychology Activities and Societies: Board Certified and a Diplomate Am. Association of Integrative Medicine. Post Graduate: ASU. View Guest page

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Dr. Hadas Hilewitz


Dr. Hadas Hilewitz started out her career in the conventional medical field, attaining a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences, and then proceeding to work in various fields such as clinical research, non-invasive cardiac testing, and as a supervisor of an endocrinology lab. Circumstances led Dr. Hilewitz to pursue a degree in Acupuncture, graduating 25 years ago, which she taught and practiced intensively for 10 years. She then went on to study naturopathic medicine graduating with a Naturopathic Doctor degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Dr Hilewitz is board certified in naturopathic oncology and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) and PANP. View Guest page

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Dr. Hadas Hilewitz, N.D.


Dr. Hadas Hilewitz started out her career in the conventional medical field, attaining a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences, and then proceeding to work in various fields such as clinical research, non-invasive cardiac testing, and as a supervisor of an endocrinology lab. Circumstances led Dr. Hilewitz to pursue a degree in Acupuncture, graduating 25 years ago, which she taught and practiced intensively for 10 years. She then went on to study naturopathic medicine graduating with a Naturopathic Doctor degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Dr Hilewitz is board certified in naturopathic oncology and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) and PANP. View Guest page

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Catherine Johnson, Owner & Founder of Silk Thermal Imaging


Catherine Johnson is a speaker, Certified Clinical Thermographer, and the owner of Silk Thermal Imaging. Catherine spent 18 years in biotech research before launching her thermal imaging practice. In 2009 she devoted herself doing research in the breast cancer industry. In spite of spending the prior 18 years in research, during her research in 2009 she learned a lot that she did not previously know, and if she didn’t know it, that meant most women didn’t know it either. In July of 2009 she compiled all of her research, put together a presentation and launched Silk Thermal Imaging. Today she continues to educate men and women on prevention of disease rather than detection. View Guest page

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Dr. Keith Kantor


Dr. Keith Kantor is an Author, Speaker, and Advocate for Healthy Living. He is the CEO and founder of NAMED program which helps people with substance abuse problems and the top twelve mental illnesses by using special menus and proper specific hydration Dr. Keith Kantor is an exclusive expert panelist for Consumer Health Digest’s Expert Panel. Dr. Kantor has been an advocate of natural food and healthy living for 30 years. In 1994 he was appointed CEO of the largest all natural food company of its kind in the United States. He is also on the Board of Directors for NAMI.org in Gwinnett. NAMI is the largest non profit in the United States dealing with Mental Illness including substance abuse. He has a PhD in Nutritional Science, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and a Doctorate in Business Entrepreneurship. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry. View Guest page

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Dr. Wendy Kaveney


Dr. Wendy Kaveney has been an educator in one form or another for the past 25 years. Her positions have ranged from being a Sales Middle Manager for a Fortune 500 Company to presenting her holistic programs in the middle school and high school arena. Wendy has been a certified instructor for Redirecting Children’s Behavior, Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom, and a certified Facilitator for Growing the Empowered Child. Some of Dr. Wendy’s favorite teaching experiences were during the discussions in the Lunch and Learn Programs she brought into the corporate world. Wendy is the author of “Me and My Senses” children’s book, Columnist in Women’s Voices Magazine, with her column titled, “Women’s Wisdom” and currently completing another book entitled, “It’s My Story and It is Sticking To Me!”(TM). She is the Managing Director of Center of Love groups internationally and currently the Director of Operations at the Lotus Law Center, on the Board of Directors of Conscious Humanity Inc. View Guest page

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Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT


Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT, is the CEO of Remission Nutrition, a global oncology nutrition therapy consulting and education enterprise. She develops and teaches education programs for the general public and clinicians, and is also the Founder of the Oncology Nutrition Therapy Program at the Nutrition Therapy Institute. With an undergraduate degree in journalism, Jess has written health and nutrition articles for local and national publications and is the former managing editor of Edible Southwest Colorado magazine. She lives in Mid Coast Maine. Her new book which she coauthored with Dr. Nasha Winters is The Metabolic Approach to Cancer (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017). View Guest page

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Dr. Michelle LaMasa-Schrader


Michelle LaMasa-Schrader is the founder and owner of Soul*Tree Transformations, a mind-body medicine practice in Covina, California. She is the assistant director for Recall Healing International and member of the scientific advisory board, facilitator, and researcher of mind-body medicine. Michelle works with individuals educating them about the source of their illness and teaches skills in which individuals can access their internal wisdom for self-care and transformation. She holds Master Degrees in Psychology, Religious Studies and a doctorate in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University. She is certified through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and holds certificates in Neuroemotional Technique and Neuro-linguistic Programming. She is an adjunct professor with the Academy for Comprehensive Integrative Medicine and several universities. Wife, mother of three, and grandmother of four her passion is in Recall Healing, helping individuals walk through their health journey. View Guest page

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Gwen Lepard


Success Strategist, Master Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Speaker, Holistic Energy Healer, and Co-Author of “The Gratitude Book Project” and “Pure Genius”… These are just a few of the acomplishments of Gwen Lepard, who brings wisdom, joy and tranformation to those that meet her. Even chance encounters, with this little powerhouse from Montana, have changed lives, as her presence inspires others to live a life with more joy and authenticity. Her purpose in life is to be well and help other be well, so they can help even more people be well. She’s found that relationships are the number one factor in health and wealth. That we carry energy from relationships that keep us from being well, keep love away and block our wealth. She helps clients clear out relationship energy to open up more possibility in health, love and life! View Guest page

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Gary Lowe


President of PFL Ventures, Inc. DBA Cannariginals Creator of EMU 420 Essentials infused products, Prop 215 only. Making a difference to those who accept that there is a different approach to treatment and that big pharma is not the answer. View Guest page

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Elisabeth Mack, RN, MBA


Elisabeth Mack is the founder and CEO of Holistic Caring. Holistic Caring was founded in 2016 and is a concierge service with clinical nurses helping educate, guide, and support patients with product choices, dosages, and timing. Integrating cannabis into a treatment plan for complex disease takes time, knowledge and research that few practitioners have. Elisabeth is bringing this service to community medical providers which bridges the gap between traditional and cannabis medicine. Elisabeth earned an MBA in Healthcare Administration, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Her background includes a decade in hospitals where she specialized in psychiatry. Elisabeth spent 20 years, prior to founding Holistic Caring, in operations, service, and sales for several major health insurance carriers. She believes targeted cannabinoid medicine plays a role in healing, comfort, and wholeness in a more holistic, economic, and empowering way. View Guest page

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Judy McCraw


Judy McCraw is an inspiration, a beacon of light and love. She was told multiple times she had 6 months or less to live and that was 6 years ago. Throughout her life she was healthy, happy, and active doing Yoga since the 1980’s. Her family ate organic foods always paying attention to diet. In 2010 she started having what appeared to be sinus infections. After nine months of treatment in which infections did not clear an MRI was performed. The results showed a tumor at the top of her sinus cavity. Thus her journey began with Head/Neck cancer at age 68. Judy has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and insight during this 6 year journey. She had to make bold decisions to take control of her health and wellbeing. View Guest page

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Dr. Chris 'Mac' McLaine


Dr. McLaine lives in San Diego and runs a holistic Chiropractic clinic at Liberty Station specializing in functional bio-mechanics, ergonomic footwear solutions, sports injuries and rehabilitation, and neurologically-based Chiropractic care. Dr. McLaine survived a near-fatal traumatic brain injury over 8 years ago that left him on the medical-merry-go-round. As a result of the alternative care and support he received during his recovery, he was inspired to change his life by going back to school at age 42. First he became a holistic health coach and then decided to tackle an intense 3 and a half year Doctor of Chiropractic program in Los Angeles. Today he teaches his patients a message of hope and works together with them as part of their health care team to empower their optimal health. View Guest page

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Nicolee Jikyo McMahon, Roshi


Nicolee Jikyo McMahon, Roshi, is a Dharma heir of Zen Master Taizan Maezumi Roshi. She is a co-founder of the Three Treasures Zen Community in San Diego, CA. She is semi-retired but continues to co-lead retreats several times a year. She has been creative throughout her life and after an unusual experience, she developed the Practice of Immediacy in the Arts® (PIA). She is married, and has two grown children, a stepson, and four grandchildren. She is semi-retired as a Marriage and Family Counselor. She is the author of a new book, Arte of Now: Practice of Immediacy in the Arts View Guest page

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Steve Mettner


Steve graduated from the University of Arizona in 1975 with a B.S. in biology. The following years of self discovery included two spiritual pilgrimages to India to study the teachings of Meher Baba. He graduated from the Rolf Institute as a Certified Rolfer in 1988.
His first seven years of practice included studying the energy healing of the Kahuna with the High Priestess of the Hawaiian Island. In 1994, at an unprecedented event in an ancient temple ceremony at Pu’uhonua, Hawaii, Steve was taken into his Kahuna’s lineage and given the name ‘Kalamakua’ meaning Ancient Wisdom. Steve received his Advanced Rolfing Certification in 1995 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is currently practicing in both Phoenix and San Diego, dedicated to the healing of the planet. View Guest page

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Dr. Nic Peters, M.D.


"Dr. Nic" is an Integrative Pediatrician in Tempe, Arizona who works with children, young adults, and their families affected by chronic health issues such as allergies, inattention, hyperactivity, intestinal distress, and fatigue. These conditions and others can be difficult to treat by conventional medicine but frequently benefit from an Integrative and Functional Medicine approach. A growing part of his practice involves helping childhood cancer survivors address the side effects from their treatment and to re-establish wellness. Dr. Nic works with patients and families to create a personalized program by recommending safe and effective, evidence-based treatments, behavior and dietary changes to seek optimum health. He is board-certified in General Pediatrics and board-eligible in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. By the end of 2017 he plans on obtaining certification in Functional Medicine and become licensed in Arizona as a Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Physician. View Guest page

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David Poole Executive Vice President, Marketing


Mr. Poole is an accomplished business executive with extensive experience in the software, biotech, wireless, and medical device industries. Mr. Poole has spent the last 25 years bringing new products and services to market with a unique ability of matching customer needs to technology. His career path includes information design, process engineering, IP protection, business modeling, new product design, go-to-market strategies, strategic partner relationship management, sales channel management, and executive management. Mr. Poole’s focus is on developing and implementing marketing and sales programs, identify new market opportunities, and developing channel partner relationships to execute new customer acquisition strategies. In 2004 Mr. Poole was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for contributions to the Emmy award winning achievement for outstanding achievement in engineering development. He joined Solace Lifesciences in 2009 to lead the marketing for NuCalm. View Guest page

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Dr. Corey Schuler


Dr. Schuler is the Director of Clinical Affairs for Integrative Therapeutics. He is a certified nutrition specialist, licensed nutritionist, and chiropractic physician board-certified in clinical nutrition. He has earned degrees in nursing and phytotherapeutics, and has a private integrative medicine practice in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Dr. Schuler is an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College. He volunteers for the Board of Certification for Nutrition Specialists and is a member of Institute for Functional Medicine, American College of Nutrition, and American Nutrition Association. He has conducted dozens of national seminars, media, and podcast interviews including CBS-WCCO and other radio stations, Intelligent Medicine, Underground Wellness, Five to Thrive Live, Aging but Dangerous, Rebel Health Tribe, and countless online summit appearances. He is also on the board of directors for the International Probiotics Association. View Guest page

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Dr. Mary Ellen Shannon


Dr. Shannon graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in nursing and a minor in chemistry. She continued her education at the University of Health in Sciences/Chicago Medical School. In 1991, she completed a residency at the Phoenix integrated OB/GYN program. While running her very successful OB/GYN and aesthetic practice in Arizona, she was diagnosed with a life threatening illness in 2010. The Mayo doctors gave her two years to live unless she received a heart and liver transplant. She believed this was not an acceptable treatment option for her and she began research to find alternative medicine options. A few weeks before Dr. Shannon was admitted to ICU she was told all her labs were normal and Dr. Shannon learned firsthand that conventional medicine many times fails to diagnose and manage chronic disease. Dr. Shannon is now passionate about integrative medicine. She is committed to helping patients find “the root of the cause of their disease”. View Guest page

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Dr. Jared Skowron, N.D. Pediatric and Autism Specialist


Dr. Jared Skowron is the Amazon best-selling author of 100 Natural Remedies For Your Child, and co-founder of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. An international speaker on natural medicine for children, he has lectured from Seattle to Beverly Hills, New York City to Paris.
Dr. Skowron’s life work and passion is to help children using natural therapies instead of unnecessary drugs and medications. Practicing for over ten years, he is one of the country’s leading experts in natural therapies for special needs children with Autism, PDD-NOS, Sensory Processing Disorders, PANDAS, and ADHD. Dr. Skowron serves on the advisory board of Autism Hope Alliance and editorial board of Natural Practitioner magazine.
Guest on NBC, CBS, FOX, and Animal Planet. View Guest page

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Craig Stack


As Managing Director, Craig is responsible for managing our client-facing operations. Before joining Life Credit, Mr. Stack was the founder and a Principal of The Stack Group, Inc. The Stack Group was a NY based company focused on the implementation and creation of life insurance sales and arbitrage. Prior to forming the Stack Group, Mr. Stack spent nine years as an Equity Trader for both Goldman Sachs and Spear Leeds & Kellogg. Mr. Stack received his B.S. degree from Boston College with a major in Finance. View Guest page

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Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren, aka Dr. T.,


Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren, Dr. T., European-trained MD, and Minnesota-licensed nutritionist, is an expert in functional, preventive medicine and testing. He travels worldwide conducting non-medical skin clinics and health consultations, educating both lay people and professionals. He certifies doctors and practitioners in his, non-surgical holistic procedures for eliminating and preventing skin and colon cancer. A tall order in a medical industry firmly rooted in surgery, drugs and never-ending pathology, yet this doctor remains undeterred in promoting more commonsense, cost-effective and safe alternatives for cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention, with success around the world to show for it. Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Dr. T served five years in military intelligence and had an extensive career in music before switching to medicine, the result of a long-term interest in health and nutrition stemming from a severe illness and tragedy in his family. View Guest page

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Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren, aka Dr. T.,


Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren, Dr. T., European-trained MD, and Minnesota-licensed nutritionist, is an expert in functional, preventive medicine and testing. He travels worldwide conducting non-medical skin clinics and health consultations, educating both lay people and professionals. He certifies doctors and practitioners in his, non-surgical holistic procedures for eliminating and preventing skin and colon cancer. A tall order in a medical industry firmly rooted in surgery, drugs and never-ending pathology, yet this doctor remains undeterred in promoting more commonsense, cost-effective and safe alternatives for cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention, with success around the world to show for it. Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Dr. T served five years in military intelligence and had an extensive career in music before switching to medicine, the result of a long-term interest in health and nutrition stemming from a severe illness and tragedy in his family. View Guest page

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Loran Thompson


An expert in stress management with over 25 years of experience, Loran Thompson is a corporate trainer, health coach, national speaker and founder of “The Wellness Edge”. Loran’s powerful and energetic message teaches her audience and clients how to reduce their stress and make healthier choices.
Her willingness to share stories about overcoming her own obstacles, brings a refreshingly, “real” perspective to her presentations which include: Stress Management at Work, Achieving Balance at Work and Home, and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle.
Loran is dedicated and committed to her mission of empowering individuals to make healthy, positive changes in their lives. With an amazing ability to connect with her audience, Loran presents an engaging and entertaining event that provides individuals with the tools they need to find balance in their work and personal lives.
Loran completed the Holistic Health Practitioner’s program at IPSB in San Diego California in 1990. View Guest page

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Dr. Stuart Titus, Ph.D


Stuart Titus, Ph.D. is a cannabis industry icon and innovator and the co-founder and President of General Hemp, LLC. He has a broad background in all aspects of the medical marijuana and industrial hemp industries.
His passion is to help others by supporting the greater cannabis industry. He practiced as a British Physiotherapist for over fifteen years, specializing in integrative pain management and injury rehabilitation, treating over 40,000 patients. His first-hand experience with therapeutic hemp oil products as nutritional supplements drive him to continue to support the emerging cannabis medical marijuana and industrial hemp industries in the United States and abroad.
A graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, Titus majored in economics and minored in business administration. Titus earned his PhD from Open International University, an educational organization affiliated with the World Health Organization. View Guest page

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Sherry Torkos, B.Sc.Phm., R.Ph.


Sherry Torkos, B.Sc.Phm., R.Ph., is a pharmacist, author, certified fitness instructor and health enthusiast who enjoys sharing her passion with others. She graduated with honors from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. Since that time she has been practicing holistic pharmacy in the Niagara region of Ontario. Her philosophy of practice is to integrate conventional and complementary therapies to optimize health and prevent disease. Torkos has won several national pharmacy awards for providing excellence in patient care. As a leading health expert, she has delivered hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and the public. Torkos is frequently interviewed on news shows throughout North America and abroad. She has authored 18 books and booklets, including, “Saving Women’s Hearts,” “The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine” and “The Glycemic Index Made Simple.” View Guest page

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Yaji Tramontini


Originally from the East Coast, she graduated from Boston University with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy. Beginning her career at BU as an engineering major, her true calling was to give back what she had been given in learning to heal and overcome the past. She brings a unique and personal perspective on what works in addition to a strong emphasis on math and science. She additionally participated in several cognitive behavioral (CBT) empirical, evidence based studies, gave lectures on the intersection of Cognitive Behavioral Science with Spirituality at JFK University, and presented at the Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis. She has over 10,000 hours of experience working with couples and individuals to release trauma, create great relationships, and become congruent with higher levels of self-esteem and self-love. View Guest page

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Dr Charles Wallace Jr.


Dr Charles Wallace Jr. is a Urologist in Memphis, Tennessee. He's affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and Methodist Hospitals of Memphis. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 15 doctors at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and one of 4 at Methodist Hospitals of Memphis who specialize in Urology. Dr Wallace currently practices integrative Urology and is an incredible surgeon. View Guest page

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Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, L.Ac., FABNO


Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, L.Ac., FABNO is the founder, CEO, and visionary of Optimal Terrain Consulting (www.optimalterrainconsulting.com). She is a nationally board certified naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist, and a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. She lectures all over the world training physicians in the application of mistletoe therapy and consulting with researchers on projects involving immune modulation via mistletoe, hyperthermia, and the ketogenic diet. She lives in Durango, Colorado. Her new book which she coauthored with Jess Higgins Kelley is The Metabolic Approach to Cancer (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017). View Guest page

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Dr. Andrew Zakarian D.D.S.


Dr. Andrew J. Zakarian is of Armenian descent and a native of the New York City area. After graduating from NYU College of Dentistry and earning his M.S. in Immunology and a certificate in Acupuncture, he pursued research on immunological diseases of the oral cavity at Columbia University. After moving into a clinical career, he taught a residency program at NYU. In 1997 he relocated to San Diego to participate in the holistic health movement. He has been mercury-free since 1992 and is an active member of the Hal Huggins Alliance and the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology. The world of dentistry is changing so fast that in order to be on the “cutting edge”, he attends many hours of continuing education each year. View Guest page

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