Gut Health: Why it Matters
May 19, 2017
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The gut is at the root of many diseases. A balanced, diverse microbiome (gut bacteria) is essential for health. Reduced microbiome diversity has been linked to increased gut permeability, autoimmune, metabolic and inflammatory diseases, diabetes (types 1 and 2), obesity, Alzheimer’s, MS, autism, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease. When the gut microbiota is altered or disrupted, it is referred to as “dysbiosis,” which results in the gut becoming inflamed and permeable (“leaky gut”). A leaky gut allows substances to pass through the walls of the gut into the blood stream. This leads to inflammation and oxidative stress - triggers for chronic diseases. A permeable gut also can start an autoimmune response because antibodies are formed against the food proteins that pass through the wall of the gut. Gut health is intricately connected to brain health. You will learn about gut health and how it effects overall health.
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Susan Downs, MD
Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.
Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.
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Bruce Ames, PhD
Dr. Ames, a world-renown scientist and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of California Berkeley, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and served on their Commission on Life Sciences. He has also served on the board of directors of the National Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Advisory Board. Dr. Ames has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize and is a recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Science. His 550+ publications have resulted in his being among the few hundred most-cited scientists in all fields. View Guest page
Michael Ash DO, ND, BSc(Hons) RNT
Michael Ash DO, ND, BSc(Hons) RNT is an osteopath and naturopath, who built one of the largest Integrative Medicine Clinics in the southwest of England.
He has been active in studying and teaching functional medicine since 1991 He promotes functional medicine through regular international speaking events.
He has contributed chapters to text books as a co-author (Nutrition and Mental Health, Biochemical Imbalances in Disease, Nutrition and Addiction) and has written many articles for peer reviewed journals and related field journals in the UK, Australia and the USA. He is the editor of www.clinicaleducation.org and provides clinical support for Dr In The House, a BBC1 TV series.
He has developed research projects in the field of mucosal immunology, food, consumer related health foods and fertiliser. He is the Managing Director of Nutri-Link Ltd and his consulting company Integrated Health Consultants Ltd. View Guest page
Dave Asprey is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof, the world's first human performance and nutrition company. Dave is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $1 million to hack his own biology. Dave is the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, host of the health podcast Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet.
The Financial Times calls Dave a “biohacker who takes self-quantification to the extreme of self-experimentation.” Dave’s work is featured in the New York Times and Fortune, and he’s presented at Facebook, Yahoo, Wharton, Harvard Business School, Kellogg, and Stanford.
Through his work Dave provides information and techniques to help you take control of your body and mind so that you can perform at your highest potential. View Guest page
Sergio Azzolino, DC, DACNB
Dr. Sergio F. Azzolino is an internationally renowned clinician who has been serving his profession and patients from around the world since 1995. In 2012 he was appointed by Govern Brown, to the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and in January of 2014 and 2015, he was elected Chairman of the Chiropractic Board of California.
He holds Board Certification in Chiropractic Neurology through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board as well as Board Certification in Pain Management through the American Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Azzolino is the vice president of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and an assistant professor of clinical neurology for the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies'
He has an integrative practice in San Francisco,and is the executive director of Brain Balance Center in SF – a learning center dedicated to assisting children with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and various neurobehavioral disorders. View Guest page
Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP
Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, is a U.S. Air Force veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in helping people with low-carbohydrate, ketogenic, and Paleo-style diets. She focuses on nutritional support for issues related to insulin resistance, including obesity, type-2 diabetes, PCOS, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease and more. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!” She loves showing people that getting and staying well don't require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym, and enjoys turning conventional nutrition advice on its head. Her blog covers a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline. View Guest page
Steve Blake, ScD
Steve Blake, Doctor of Science, is faculty nutritional biochemist at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience. He has offered many classes at the University of Hawaii. He designed and ran the Hawaii Dementia Prevention Trial, a clinical study at the Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He is author of the 2008 McGraw-Hill college textbook Vitamins and Minerals Demystified, A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease, Mastering Migraines, Parkinson’s Disease: Dietary Regulation of Dopamine, Stop Strokes before they Start, and Understanding Fats and Oils. He has written Mosby’s Alternative Remedies and is co-author of Mosby's Drug Guide for Nurses, 4th edition. He also authored the Diet Doctor, software for analyzing dietary nutrients. Steve Blake attended the University of California. He is a research specialist in nutritional biochemistry. Email: steve@DrSteveBlake.com. www.DrSteveBlake.com View Guest page
Dale Bredesen, MD
Dr. Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen founded the Buck Institute in 1998 and served as its founding President and CEO. Dr. Bredesen had numerous television appearances. Dr. Bredesen is developing successful protocols to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease. View Guest page
Andrew Campbell, MD
Andrew Campbell, MD was the Medical Director: Medical Center for Immune and Toxic Disorders in Woodlands, Texas (2000-2010) and the Medical Director of Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Center in Houston, Texas (1990-2000). Both of these clinics treated patients from all over the world.
He was selected out of 720,000 to win the Patient’s Choice Award 2009-2014. He also won the Most Compassionate Doctor Award (2011); International Health Profession of the year: Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Toxicology”, Cambridge, England (2005)
He is the Editor-in-Chief of several journals including" Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine; Advances in Mind-Body Medicine; The International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine; nd Natural Solutions.
He speaks French, Spanish, Hungarian fluently and has conversational ability in Arabic and German. View Guest page
Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
Dr. Devra Davis founded non-profit Environmental Health Trust in 2007 to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally. Currently Visiting Professor of Medicine at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, and Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey, Dr. Davis lectures at University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and major universities in India, Australia, Finland, and elsewhere.
An award-winning scientist and writer, Davis’ work has appeared in more than a dozen languages. She was designated a National Book Award Finalist for When Smoke Ran Like Water (2002, Basic Books). Her most recent book, Disconnect, selected by TIME magazine as a top pick in 2010, received the Silver Medal from Nautilus Books for courageous investigation. View Guest page
Roger Deutsch is the CEO and Founder of Cell Science Systems and PreviMedica, a nutrition consulting firm. He is also the CEO of Cell Science Systems, GmbH, Potsdam, Germany. Roger is one of the pioneers of food and chemical sensitivities testing with involvement in this field since 1986. Cell Science Systems is a specialty clinical laboratory that develops and performs laboratory testing in immunology, cell biology, molecular diagnostics - supporting the personalized treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Cell Science Systems, Corp. operates a CLIA certified laboratory and is an FDA inspected registered laboratory. Under Roger’s guidance, Cell Science Systems has become best known for pioneering the Alcat Test for food and chemical sensitivities. The test has been provided for more than 500,000 patients globally.
Roger is the co-author of Your Hidden Food Allergies are Making You Fat. View Guest page
Steven Druker is a public interest attorney who founded the Alliance for Bio-Integrity and, as its executive director, initiated a lawsuit that forced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to divulge its files on genetically engineered (GE) foods. This revealed that politically influenced administrators had covered up the extensive warnings of their own scientists about the abnormal risks, misrepresented the facts, and then allowed these novel products onto the market without requiring the testing that’s mandated by federal food safety law.
His influential book, Altered Genes Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public, was released in March 2015. He attended UC Berkeley’s law school, where he was elected to both the California Law Review and the Order of the Coif (the legal honor society). View Guest page
Steven Fowkes is an organic chemist who has been hacking his health for decades. One hack was overcoming severe stage fright, which enables Steve to do public speaking engagements and TV appearances including Larry King Live.
He has a broad knowledge of biochemistry, neurochemistry, nutrition, metabolism and nanotechnology. He is also a nutritional consultant, formulation consultant, author, editor, public speaker, inventor, and expert witness. He is -the moderator and blogger for Project Wellbeing (www. projectwellbeing.com), -chief chemist of eCycle Systems, -executive director of Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute CERI) and -Co-Founder and chief Science Officer of Nanopolymer Systems Corporation. He has numerous publications and in this radio host;s opinion is the most brilliant man she has encountered. View Guest page
Raymond Francis, MSc
Raymond Francis has been cited as “one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease.” A graduate of MIT, he is the author of five cutting-edge books on health, including the international bestseller Never Be Sick Again and The Great American Health Hoax, Never Fear Cancer Again, Never Feel Old Again, and Never Be Fat Again. Simplifying health and taking the mystery out of disease, his books are decades ahead of standard medical practice. Raymond has appeared on over two thousand radio and television shows. He lectures all over the world and was a syndicated talk-show host for 16 years.
The late astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, had this to say about Raymond: “Raymond Francis is a brilliant, advanced thinker and an international treasure…he transforms the way we think about health and disease…bringing hope and inspiration to those who seek the path out of illness to sustained health and well-being.” View Guest page
Bernd Friedlander, DC
Bernd Friedlander, D.C. earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He has been involved in developing nutritional therapies since 1982. As result of his therapeutic formulas, he pioneered the research and use of nutrition and free form amino acids for improving athletic performance as a safe alternative to steroids. During his career Dr. Friedlander has served as a nutritional and sports injury consultant for athletic members of track teams at UCLA, USC Berkeley, Stanford and many professional track and field athletes from all over the U.S. He has also worked with professional players from the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego Chargers. In 1984 he served as a chiropractor and a nutritional consultant to numerous members of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Teams View Guest page
James Greenblatt, MD
Dr. James M. Greenblatt is chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden. Dr. Greenblatt is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry department at Tufts Medical School as well as the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Dr. Greenblatt is the author of six books: Answers to Anorexia (2011), The Breakthrough Depression Solution (2012), Answers to Binge Eating (2014), Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (2015), Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016), and The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016). His latest book is, Finally Focused about ADHD View Guest page
Antony Haynes, DipION mBANT
Antony has been in private practice for over 25 years and is one of the most experienced Registered Nutritional Therapists in the UK. He is one of the first practitioners to implement the principles of Functional Medicine in the UK, since 1994.
Antony has been teaching for 25 years including at a variety of nutritional colleges (ION, CNELM, BCNH, CNM) and at IFM in the USA, as well as for Nutri-Link Ltd a company he co-founded in 1998. He has presented lectures, seminars and courses on a wide variety of subjects over those years. In particular, Antony has been studying the connection between viruses and bacteria and their role in the pathogenesis of auto-immune conditions. He is known as the practitioners’ practitioner. He employs his clinical experience in managing the nutritional needs of his patients, which number in excess of 15,000, at his clinic, The Nutrition Clinic Ltd. in Harley Street, London. He is also a successful, award-winning author of two books on nutrition. View Guest page
Mark Houston MD
Dr. Mark Houston is a leading expert in cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart health and functional medicine. He is on the faculty at the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at the George Washington University and the University of South Florida Medical School. He is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology and Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.
Dr Houston was selected as one of the Top Physicians in Hypertension in the US in 2008-2014 by the Consumer Research Council, and by USA Today as one of the Most Influential Doctors in the US in both Hypertension and and Hyperlipidemia twice in 2009- 2010. He was selected as The Patient’s Choice Award in 2010 -2012 by Consumer Reports USA.
His best selling books include: What your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease , What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension, and The Hypertension Handbook. View Guest page
Guy studied physics at Uni and then learnt how to desgn test and manufacture cars with an apprenticeship at LandRover. He specialised in structural design to make cars safer and lighter. This was followed by a specialisation in IT for the design of motor cars. and then general IT management consulting
He later developed electromagnetic sensitivity after working between 32 cell towers (cell masts).He then developed sever brain fog, cluster headaches and many other symptoms. After two years of suffering, he stopped being in denial and reduced his electrosmog exposure. He started a company to do the same for other people. . View Guest page
Jeannette Hyde mBANT, CHNC
Jeannette Hyde is a London-based practicing Registered Nutritional Therapist (BSc mBANT, CNHC) who specialises in helping people improve digestive symptoms, skin, mood, memory and immune system, through her innovative gut diet approach. The welcome side effect of this work for many is weight loss. She is author of The Gut Makeover (December 2015), and The Gut Makeover Recipe Book (June 2016) which have reached thousands of people in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The Gut Makeover has been published by Bloomsbury in the US and Cananda in May 2017. The Gut Makeover is currently being translated into Russian and Spanish to be published in those countries soon.
She practices nutritional therapy one-to-one, in groups, and on her popular retreats in Spain and the UK. She is a regular speaker on BBC and has featured in The Times, The Daily Telegraph and numerous magazines and web sites. She is involved in gut-brain research with St Mary's University in London. View Guest page
DIANA KEUILIAN is the author of the best selling cookbooks The Recipe Hacker and Recipe Hacker Confidential. She's passionate about creating wholesome versions of your favorite foods, removing the gluten, dairy, soy, grains, and cane sugar from traditional comfort food recipes like cake, tacos, cookies, waffles, and enchiladas. This hobby propelled her to start the popular blog RealHealthyRecipes.com, where she shares hundreds of delicious recipes and mouthwatering photos. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two young children. View Guest page
James B. LaValle, RPh, CCN
James LaValle, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc. He founded and practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA. Mr. LaValle has 27 years of expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital.
He is author of 16 e books and 20 books and was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau. Mr. LaValle is a favorite interviewee for the media related to natural care, and has done well over 500 media appearances in T.V. and radio.
He is affiliated with George Washington University as the course director in systems biology and clinical lecturer . View Guest page
Carolyn McMakin MA, DC Bio
Dr. Carolyn McMakin developed Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) in 1996 and began teaching it in 1997. She has a part-time practice, consults with and treats professional teams and elite athletes, does clinical research and teaches FSM seminars in the US and abroad. She has lectured at the National Institutes of Health and at conferences on fibromyalgia and the differential diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes in the US, Australia, England and Germany. She has authored seven peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters and two abstracts in the areas of chronic pain and differential diagnosis. Her textbook, “Frequency Specific Microcurrent in Pain Management” was published by Elsevier in 2010. Her book “The Resonance Effect” was published by North Atlantic Books in 2017. View Guest page
Beryl Nozedar is an herbalist who has taught about herbal remedies, natural medicine, and yoga in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and the United States. She is currently writing a book on healing remedies with weeds. View Guest page
Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN
Dr. Tom O' Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and writer on chronic diseases and metabolic disorders. He is considered the world expert on the impact of wheat sensitivity on autoimmunity. In 2013, he organized the Gluten Summit, the first internet gathering of more than 25 experts in a particular health field.
Dr O'Bryan has more than thirty years experience as a functional medicine practitioner and is a member of the teaching faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the author of the autoimmune Fix. More information can be found on his website, www.TheDr.com View Guest page
Akil Palanisamy, MD
Akil Palanisamy, MD, is a physician who practices integrative medicine, blending his conventional medical expertise with evidence-based holistic approaches, including functional medicine and Ayurveda. He studied biochemistry at Harvard and completed his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University, followed by a fellowship with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. He currently practices at the Sutter Health Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco. He is the author of the book “The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease View Guest page
David Perlmutter, MD
Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a frequent lecturer at medical symposia. He serves as Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr.Oz Show and The CBS Early Show.
Dr. Perlmutter’s books have been published in 28 languages and include Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and his most recent book, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan (November 2016). View Guest page
Gail Pruitt, CN
Gayle Pruitt, has been a nutritionist/chef since 1996, earning her CN (Certified Nutritionist) degree from the American Health Science University’s National Institute of Nutritional Education/NINE. She is currently working with Convergent Marketing as Nutritionist and Product Specialist. She conducts nutritional research that focuses on human and canine nutrition and specializes in digestive issues and disorders.
Prior to this, Gayle was Executive Chef for MacNut Oil, a gourmet cooking oil company. In addition, she has worked as a Personal Chef and has owned and operated Fine Food Delivered, preparing and delivering unique meals for those with special dietary needs.
Her recipes have appeared in national magazines and in best-selling cookbooks such as Hampton’s Diet Cookbook, plus she was the food writer for a Dallas based magazine, Lifestyle Solutions.
Gayle has written two cookbooks published by St Martin’s Press; The Dog-Gone Good Cookbook and Dog-Gone Good Cuisine View Guest page
Tommy Rosa is a spiritual counselor who help people conquer their fear of death. He is also the founder of the Unicorn Foundation in Stuart , Florida – a non profit Foundation dedicated to educational endeavours and community out reach projects. View Guest page
Christine Rosche, MPH, CNS, CBT
Christine Rosche, M.P.H., C.N.S. Board Certified Nutrition Specialist and Digestive Health Expert developed an integrative approach to digestive health based on 25 years experience in the health care field. She developed and taught courses to Stanford University Medical Center and Heart Disease Prevention Program staff. Christine is the author of “Light Living, An Integrated Approach to Health and Weight” with companion audio CD program. She has maintained a private practice in health counseling since 1983 and specializes in state of the art functional testing and customized nutrition counseling for all types of digestive issues including heartburn, SIBO, absorption issues, gut permeability, IBS, IBD, constipation, diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease. She provides counseling for emotional and stress eating and biofeedback therapy for challenging health issues.
She has worked and studied for the past 20 years with the leading physicians in functional and preventive medicine. View Guest page
Robert J Rowen, MD
Dr. Rowen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University followed by medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. He is board certified in both family practice and emergency medicine. He is internationally known for his complementary, alternative and integrative medicine practices. Hi practice included acupuncture, nutritional medicine, homeopathy, herbal medicine and oxidative therapy. He is affectionately known as the father of medical freedom for pioneering the nation’s first statutory protection for alternative medicine in 1990. He served on the Alaska State Medical Board. Recently, he traveled to Sierra Leone during the ebola epidemic to teach doctors about using ozone to treat ebola patients. Some of his students are currently using ozone to successfully treat patients with many different illnesses. View Guest page
Len Saputo, MD
Len is a board-certified internist with 50 years of clinical experience. He has pioneered the development of an integrative, holistic, person-centered, preventive health care model called “Health Medicine.” He is the founder of the Health Medicine Forum, a non-profit educational foundation and the Health Medicine Center in Walnut Creek. Len is a practicing physician, motivational speaker, television and radio personality, and was formerly ranked number one in the world in men's senior singles tennis by the International Tennis Federation. He is the author of the Nautilus Gold Award winning book, A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine. and Science, Spirituality and Medicine. Len's free website, www.DoctorSaputo.com, has more than 2600 audio and video files organized to provide completely free integrative information on more than 30 common health care conditions. Len is also involved in NIH funded research at UCSF on the use of infrared light therapy. View Guest page
Stehapnie Seneff, PhD
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over two dozen peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world. View Guest page
Stephen Sinatra, MD
Stephen T Sinatra, MD is a cardiologist and psychotherapist with over 40 years of clinical experience treating heart disease. He is truly a pioneer and very spiritual. His books include: The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology, Reverse Heat Disease Now Lower your Blood Pressure in Eight weeks Heart Break: heart disease and many others. He also delved into the time honoured healing technique of earthing where we connect with the healing energy of the earth. View Guest page
Joseph Smith, DC
Joseph P. Smith, DC is a board-certified chiropractic neurologist through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and a fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology, with specialties in neurodegeneration and child developmental disorders. He has earned diplomate status through the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Smith earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and his bachelor of science in psychology from North Dakota State University. He has been speaking internationally on the topics of applied kinesiology and functional medicine since 2008.
He is the founder of Atlas Institute, a nonprofit organization that educates the public on nutritional concepts and controversies and has an office in Fairfax, California. View Guest page
Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH
Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH is an internationally sought after speaker in functional medicine. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and teaches in the Fellowship (a master's program through the University of South Florida) as well as for the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).
After obtaining her BA degree in Biology she obtained a master's in Public Health and went to medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the U.C. San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 16 year in a functional medicine practice. She was the medical director of a non-profit organization that catered to the under-served. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Functional Medicine in the USA, Latin America and in Europe. View Guest page
Dana Ullman, MPH
DANA ULLMAN, MPH, is one of America's leading advocates for homeopathy. He has authored 10 books, including The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy, Homeopathy A-Z, Homeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants, Discovering Homeopathy, and (the best-selling) Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines (with Stephen Cummings, MD). Dana also authored an ebook that is a continually growing resource to 200+ clinical studies published in peer-review medical journals testing homeopathic medicines. This ebook combines the descriptions of these studies with practical clinical information on how to use homeopathic medicines for 100+ common ailments. This ebook is entitled Homeopathic Family Medicine: Evidence Based Nano-pharmacology, and it is an invaluable resource.
He is the founder of Homeopathic Educational Services, America's leading resource center for homeopathic books, tapes, medicines, software, and correspondence courses. Homeopathic View Guest page
Aristo Vojdani, PhD
Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS, obtained his MSc and PhD in the fields of microbiology and clinical immunology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel with postdoctoral studies in comparative immunology at UCLA and tumor immunology at Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He is presently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept. of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University in California, USA, and an Adjunct Professor at the Lincoln College of Professional, Graduate and Continuing Education at the National University of Health Sciences. His ongoing research focuses on the role of environmental triggers in complex diseases. Dr. Vojdani's research has resulted in the development of more than 300 antibody assays for the detection of many autoimmune disorders and other diseases. He holds fifteen US patents for laboratory assessments of immune disorders associated with the brain and gut and has published more than 160 articles in magazines and scientific journals. View Guest page
William Walsh, PhD
William Walsh, Ph.D, is president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute and directs doctor-training programs in the U.S., Australia, and Norway. During his 30+ years as a research scientist and engineer, Dr. Walsh developed a science-based nutrient system that has helped thousands of patients challenged by behavioral disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Walsh has researched biomedical details for individuals previously considered as untreatable: from personality disorders to others insufficiently treatable with modern psychopharmacology. Dr. Walsh’s approach recognizes that nutrient imbalances can alter brain levels of key neurotransmitters, disrupt gene expression of proteins and enzymes, and cripple the body’s protection against environmental toxins. His book, Nutrient Power , describes his findings and the advanced nutrient therapies which correct biochemical and methylation imbalances. View Guest page
David Wood was a pioneer of the smartphone industry, co-founding in 1998 Symbian, the creator of the world’s first successful smartphone operating system. Software written by teams led by David was included in half a billion smartphones over the following years. David also spent three years as CTO of Accenture Mobility, during which time he co-led the company's "mobility health" business initiative".
As principal of the independent consultancy and publisher Delta Wisdom, David is now a full-time futurist speaker, analyst, and writer. He is the author or lead editor of six books, including "Anticipating 2025: A guide to the radical changes that may lie ahead, whether or not we're ready", and "The Abolition of Aging" He has an honorary doctorate in in science from the University of Westminster, awarded in 2005. He is a fellow of the IEET, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Humanity +, Executive Director of the political think-tank Transpolitica, and a fellow of the RSA. View Guest page