Day 2 - September 6
Dr. Tom O’Bryan
The Autoimmune Fix
Dr. O'Bryan is a world expert on gluten and it’s impact on your health. He is an internationally recognized and sought after speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and the development of Autoimmune Diseases as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind ‘The Gluten Summit - A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the Gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide-range of symptoms and ages. You can find this info at www.theglutensummit.com.
Dr. O’Bryan is considered the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases.
His 2016 critically acclaimed ground-breaking book, ‘The Autoimmune Fix’ outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives us the tools to identify our dis-ease process years before the symptoms are obvious.
Dr. Terry Wahls
Freeing Yourself from Autoimmune: Is it Simpler than we Thought?
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and Director, Extended Care and Rehab Service Line at the Veteran Affairs Iowa City Health Care System. She is also the director of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic at the Iowa City VA hospital which treats patients with chronic disease using diet and lifestyle. In addition, she is a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now commutes to work by bicycle. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles.
Dr. Jack Tipps
Inside Out: Love Your Guts! Understanding the Vitality Connection
Dr. Jack Tips has dedicated his career to advancing the application of natural health practices and bringing to bear the latest research in his own clinic as well as passing on his vast knowledge to others. His teaching style has been honed to cut through the scientific chatter to the true essence of the latest natural health research.
Dr. Jay Davidson
Recovering (Your Vitality) from Lyme Disease
Dr. Jay Davidson is a doctor focusing on a natural functional medicine approach. He is also a popular speaker, #1 international bestselling author, husband, father, former radio talk show host and church elder. Dr. Jay was the host of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit with 33 experts that happened April 2016. He is also a cohost of The Detox Project, which starts September 26th, 2016.
Dr. Jay Davidson is admired for his ability to bridge the gap between the scientific health community and the layperson. His vision to see all the details and recommend simple straightforward instructions to his clients has gained him tremendous respect among colleagues.
The Fun-ky Kitchen – From Table to ABLE
Sarica Cernohous, L.Ac., MSTOM, BSBA is a nationally-certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine, practicing Japanese-style acupuncture. She is an instructor on traditional food preparation methods, through her program, "Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen", and is the author of The Funky Kitchen: One Soccer Mom's Favorite Traditional Food Techniques and Recipes, sharing with both the public at large, and to other health care practitioners. She has co-founded The Belly Garden with Dr. Jack Tips, as a teaching resource for practitioners in the role of biome health in total vitality. She is also a coach for Metabolic Balance of Germany, an active member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She resides in northern Arizona with her husband and two children. You can learn more about her at her website, naturallylivingtoday.com.
Thyroid Questions (and Answers) on Autoimmune Hashimotos Thyroiditis
Shannon Garrett, BS, RN, CHLC, CNN is a thyroid & autoimmune women’s wellness & recovery nurse, certified functional nurse-nutritionist, nurse educator, and holistic health & lifestyle consultant. She is passionate about guiding and supporting women in reversing the symptoms of thyroid disease and help them discover what it feels like to get their life back.
Shannon is also an autoimmune thyroid thriver and uses her background in nursing, human development, nutrition, environmental toxins, anxiety and stress to help women everywhere start thriving again too. She was also one of the top graduates of the inaugural class (2015) at the Hashimoto's Institute's 12 week practitioner course. She also serves on the advisory board for Hashimoto's Awareness.org.
Taking the Junk Out of Snacks-Finding Vitality in Your Food
Autumn Fladmo Smith has been a health enthusiast her entire life. She began her academic career with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in dance from the University of Montana. Upon graduation, Autumn danced professionally while becoming a certified yoga instructor. Hoping to combine her love of dance with her passion for health, Autumn became a celebrity fitness trainer with Tracy Anderson, most notably completing a world tour with Jennifer Lopez.
While working as a fitness trainer, Autumn could see that exercise alone was not enough for many of her clients to achieve the radiant health they worked so hard to achieve. Meanwhile, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and anxiety continued to plague her personal health, starting in adolescence. These frustrations further ignited her passion and interest in the study of holistic nutrition.
Through self-guided research, she and her husband, Chas, healed her IBS with the paleo diet. She then studied with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Hawthorn University where she obtained a Masters in Holistic Nutrition . In 2013, she founded Paleovalley with her husband and brother-in-law. Paleovalley’s mission is to disseminate excellent nutritional information and organic food products with 100 million people worldwide. Autumn's commitment to health reached new heights last year following the birth of their son, Maverick.
Dr. Dan Kalish
Weight Loss and Neurotransmitters – From Head to Toe
Dr. Daniel Kalish believes that physical health is our platform for emotional and spiritual growth - and that we each have the ability to fully heal ourselves. He is dedicated to teaching both doctors and patients Functional Medicine philosophy and practices. Dr. Kalish and his team conduct Functional Medicine training programs and work directly with patients to uncover the root causes of disease.
Dr. Kalish has an active private practice, having developed his own model of Functional Medicine founded on 25 years of successful clinical results. Through The Kalish Institute’s educational programs he has trained over 1,000 practitioners worldwide in The Kalish Method which solves patient challenges through a proven lab based approach. Graduates of The Kalish Institute include practitioners ranging from Dr. Mercola's medical staff to Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic physicians.