Woman's Vitality Summit: Day 1
Code Red: Fertility and Periods
Alisa Vitti, HHC, is an integrative nutritionist, best-selling author of WomanCode, creator of the WomanCode System, and the founder of FLOLiving.com, a virtual health center that supports women’s hormonal and reproductive health. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Alisa has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, has a web series on Lifetime, and has been a regular contributor for CBS, Fox, Shape, Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, and the Huffington Post. She is also "The Hormone Whisperer" for Yahoo Health and serves on their advisory board. She has presented at TEDx, [email protected], Summit Series Outside, Hay House, WIE Symposium, and SHE Summit.
Navigating your Hormones – From PMS to Menopause
Marcelle co-founded the world renowned Women to Women in 1983 with a vision to change the way in which women’s healthcare is delivered. In her practice, Marcelle undertakes an integrative approach which not only treats illness, but also helps women make choices in their lives to prevent disease. She has successfully treated thousands of women with her unique approaches. Marcelle discovered Functional Medicine early on in her career and was thrilled to be among the first to be certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner.
In 2001, Marcelle created womentowomen.com with a goal to inspire and educate women. Through her successful website information on many women’s health issue is provided as well as at home solutions to some of the most troublesome symptoms women experience today. Marcelle earned a BS in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire School of Nursing, a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her MS in Nursing from Boston College-Harvard Medical School. She is certified as an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and is a member of the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurse Practitioner Association.
Marcelle serves on the Advisory Board for the Integrated Healthcare Symposium, the renowned Hoffman Institute and is a facilitator with The Institute of Functional Medicine. Marcelle has served as Medical Advisor to Healthy Living Magazine, writes a weekly newsletter fromWomenToWomen.com, and lectures on a variety of topics — including weight loss resistance, infertility, stress and illness, and adrenal dysfunction. Marcelle has written three books: The Core Balance Diet, Is It Me or My Adrenals? and Is It Me or My Hormones? Her PBS show, Is It Me or My Hormones? is a favorite among viewers.
Dr. Susan Albers
Mindful Eating – The Key to … EVERYTHING!
Susan Albers, Psy.D., is a New York Times best selling author and a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness. After obtaining a masters and doctorate degree from the University of Denver, Dr. Albers completed an APA internship at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University in California. Dr. Albers conducts mindful eating workshops across the country.
Dr. Albers is the author of six mindful eating books including: EatQ, 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, Eating Mindfully, Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful and Mindful Eating 101. Her work has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Shape, Prevention Magazine, Self, Health, Fitness Magazine, Vanity Fair, Natural Health, the Wall Street Journal and was on Dr. Oz. Susan is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
Sugar Busting – Ending Cravings, Exhaustion and BS
JJ VIRGIN CNS. CHFS Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is author of 4 New York Times Bestsellers: JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks, The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at www.jjvirgin.com.
Dr. Deanna Minich
Food and Spirit…Making The Connection
DR. DEANNA MINICH is an internationally-recognized health expert and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in nutrition and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about nutrition. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Currently, Dr. Minich teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine and for the graduate program in functional medicine at the University of Western States. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful whole-self approach to nourishment called Whole Detox and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine. Her new book is called Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life (HarperOne, 2016). Visit her at: www.drdeannaminich.com.
Dr. Alan Christianson
From Toxic to A Thriving Thyroid – The Gateway to ALL Health
Dr. Alan Christianson is a New York Times Bestselling Author and a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) with two decades of clinical experience in natural endocrinology. His main focus is thyroid disease, especially Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. He is the author of The Adrenal Reset Diet, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, and others.
Dr. Christianson frequently appears on national TV shows like Dr. Oz, CNN, The Doctors and The Today Show as well as print media like Women’s World, USA Today, Newsweek, and Shape Magazine. When he’s not in the clinic or writing, he’s probably in the backcountry balancing on a mountain unicycle or scaling up a vertical wall.
Breaking Free of PCOS and other Vitality Drainers
Integrative Health expert Carol Lourie L.Ac, Functional Medicine™ Practitioner in Berkeley CA is schooled and highly skilled in the disciplines of Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Naturopathic Health, Homepathy and Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. Carol has synthesized her over 30 years of experience to develop her unique method, "The Lourie Process". She focuses on getting to the root cause of disease and believes partnership with her patients is critical to success. She investigates metabolic imbalances and addresses the mind-body-spirit connection, so people can achieve the good health they deserve.
Dr. Jalaja Bonheim
Menopause as an Initiation – It’s Just the Beginning
Jalaja Bonheim is the voice of the essential feminine wisdom without which we cannot heal ourselves and our planet. ―Marci Shimoff, #1 bestselling author of Love for No Reason
Raised and educated in Austria and Germany, Jalaja Bonheim, PhD, studied Indian temple dance in India before moving to the United States. Today, she is one of the world’s foremost experts in the use of circle gatherings as a tool for healing and empowering women. She is the founder and director of the Institute for Circlework (www.instituteforcirclework.org), and has trained hundreds of Circlework leaders from all parts of the world, including India, Afghanistan, Kenya and Australia. She has gathered special recognition for her groundbreaking work in the Middle East, where she helps Jewish and Palestinian women serve as agents of peace in their communities.
Jalaja is a popular speaker and the author of five critically acclaimed books, including Aphrodite’s Daughters: Women’s Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul and The Hunger for Ecstasy: Fulfilling the Soul’s Need for Passion and Intimacy. Her most recent book, The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World just received the Nautilus Award for best book of 2015. Critics are calling it “exciting, compelling, groundbreaking,” “a gem, beautiful and vitally important,” “brilliant and visionary.”
For more information, please visit www.sacredego.com and www.circleswork.org.