Kathryne Pirtle is the clarinetist and executive director of the Orion Ensemble. Ms. Pirtle co-authored a book with Dr. John D. Turner and Sally Fallon called Performance without Pain. This book focuses on the modern dietary influences in common inflammatory and degenerative conditions, presenting a highly effective solution to healing that utilizes nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich, traditional foods. Kathryne also has an e-book on acid reflux. She has given more than 85 workshops around the country and appeared on numerous radio and television shows. As a child and young adult, she experienced early symptoms of undiagnosed Celiac disease, an allergy to gluten grains (wheat, oats, barley and rye), that included depression, inflammation, flatulence, acid-reflux, weight instability and an eating disorder. She healed her digestive illness and long-term nutrient deficiencies through the work of Dr. Weston Price. After 25 years of living in pain she is is now recovered and vibrantly healthy!