Special guest: Bernarda Zenker, MD
Bernarda Zenker, MD, is a Board Certified Family Physician through the American Academy of Family Medicine. Her special interest is in integrating physical, emotional and spiritual health. Dr. Zenker has a particular concern for methylation genetics. She utilizes nutritional supplements and diet recommendations to assist traditional medicine in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Some areas of specific focus are preventing age-related memory loss, detoxification, and increasing neurotransmitter levels when needed.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss two kinds of inflammation – loud or painful and obvious, and silent inflammation that can cause cancer and heart disease.
Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Tom O’Bryan will discuss the neurological underbelly of the gluten-free lifestyle – benefits, and dangers.
Dr. Tom O’Bryan is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop leader, healer, and researcher specializing in celiac disease and gluten intolerance. He is a highly esteemed clinician in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine perspective. He recently hosted the ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth,’ bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Tom Malterre will be discussing how chemicals are altering our microbiome, hormones, and immune systems and what that means to our health.
Tom Malterre, MS, CN, received both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from Bastyr University and is licensed by the state of Washington as a certified nutritionist. Tom travels throughout the United States and Canada lecturing at conferences on topics such as vitamin D, gluten intolerance, and digestive health. He empowers people through classes, seminars, and private counseling with his insight and depth of knowledge on the biochemical interactions within our bodies, and their relationships to our diet.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Terry Wahls will be discussing her history and experience with multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients with traumatic brain injuries, and conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for 4 years. Using her own Wahls Protocol™ based on functional medicine and the Wahls Paleo™ diet, Dr. Wahls restored her health and now pedals her bike 5 miles to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of intensive nutrition.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David L. Katz will be discussing the book, Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well.
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is a renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and a recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. His book Disease-Proof reveals that we can reduce our risk of any chronic disease by an astonishing 80% – more than any drug or intervention could ever hope to do. Disease-Proof equips readers with the knowledge to manage weight, improve immune function, reprogram our genes, and prevent and reverse life-altering illnesses.
Topic: Dr. Susan Blum’s new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease.
Special guest: Dr. Susan Blum, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been treating, healing and preventing chronic diseases for nearly two decades.