Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA
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.
Special guest: Dr. Kevin Passero
Dr. Passero is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and graduated from one of only eight accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools in North America. His mission is to bring cutting-edge natural and holistic therapies to the Washington DC metro area and to educate people on the value of naturopathic medicine across the country. His goal is to help people uncover the reasons why their body is in distress and find the solutions to restore optimal health. Drawing on 15+ years of medical training and clinical experience, and utilizing a wide range of in-depth scientific research conducted by leading experts in the field, Dr. Kevin Passero has created a simple, easy-to-read guide that will end your acid reflux issues — permanently.
Special guest: Sherry A. Rogers, MD
Sherry A. Rogers, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Environmental Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Nutrition. After 40 years of solo private practice in environmental medicine in Syracuse, NY, where she saw patients from all over the world, she currently consults by phone with readers of her 17 books and newsletter of 27 years. Her publications are highly referenced and show people how to find the cause and cure of diseases, rather than merely mask symptoms. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and lectured around the world to physicians and the public.
Dana Laake and her special guest Erin Stokes, ND, will discuss new probiotic formulas.
Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. Erin practices naturopathic medicine in Boulder, CO.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Robert Silverman will discuss protocols for inflammatory gastrointestinal (GI) conditions such as IBD, Crohn’s and colitis.
Dr. Robert G. Silverman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic. He holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and is a Diplomate with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition. He is certified as a sports nutritionist and is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Dr. Silverman has a private practice in White Plains, NY, where he specializes in the treatment of joint pain with innovative, science-based, non-surgical approaches. He is a speaker for Metagenics and Erchonia Medical and has published numerous articles on treating and preventing sports injuries and joint pain.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Gerard Mullin will discuss his new book, The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
Dr. Gerard Mullin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, integrative medicine, functional medicine and nutrition. Dr. Mullin is renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition. He has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative gastroenterology and earned his Master’s degree in nutrition while in practice. He is the author of several professional desk reference and trade books including his latest, The Gut Balance Revolution.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Rachel Feldman will discuss detoxification for a fast-paced, modern lifestyle.
Rachel Feldman is a Certified Holistic Health Coach specializing in healthy digestion. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype. Her approach to health focuses on the foods you put into your mouth and incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body. Her signature Detox & Cleanse program is based on the elimination diet. It helps to uncover hidden food intolerances, restore gut health, and teach simple ways to detox the body daily.
Dana Laake and her special Bill Shaddle will be discussing gut microbiome and gluten.
Bill Shaddle has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for nearly 40 years. Bill has managed sales teams, product lines, divisions and companies in the nutritional sciences field. He has developed workshops and training programs on different health and nutritional topics and is co-author of the acclaimed Nutrition Masters Course series. Bill is currently the Senior Director of Training for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help train representatives to support practitioners.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD, will discuss the importance of probiotics to support digestive and immune health, and maintain intestinal balance.
Dr. Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD, serves as Director of Nutrition Research at NBTY, Inc. In this position, Susan provides strategic scientific leadership for innovation and new product development, and ensures the scientific integrity all brands and products. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University. She has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and is a contributing author for book chapters relating to nutrition in adult and pediatric populations. Susan’s passion for wellness includes participating in short- and middle-distance triathlons, and getting her young children to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Dana Laake and her special guest Silvano Arnoldo will be discussing how probiotics help with candida and other problems caused by bacterial imbalance, and the importance of documented strains.
Silvano Arnoldo is a probiotics industry consultant in product development, manufacturing procedures, quality assurance, technical support and educational services. As a probiotic consultant for Jarrow Formulas, Silvano works to heighten consumers’ awareness about probiotic strains that are science-based and supported by clinical documentation.