Special guest: Reed Davis, HHP, CNT, is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is the founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®(FDN) and the FDN Certification Course. Reed served as the health director and case manager at a wellness center in California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries. Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients. Reed is also a clinical advisor for BioHealth Laboratories.
Special guest: Jeffrey M. Smith is a leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. He is the executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology, a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. Mr. Smith’s documentary Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives, was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Mr. Smith’s new film, Secret Ingredients, co-directed with Amy Hart, was released in 2018. His books include Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods.
Special guest: Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist who has been providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting children and adults. Dana holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland.
Special guest: Eric Nager, MD, is a functional medicine physician who is opening his practice at Belcara Health in Baltimore, Maryland, in January of 2019. After over 20 years as an emergency physician, Dr. Nager felt compelled to pursue his passion of finding the root cause of illness in his patients. Dr. Nager is board certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging / Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM). When he is not engaged in learning all he can to help his patients, he is spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys Olympic lifting, running in Spartan races and training with his old SWAT team.
Special guest: Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, provides preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services in Kensington, Maryland. Her practice encompasses the full spectrum of complex health issues for all ages, including children with special needs, ADHD and autism. In addition to media presentations, writing, radio talk show hosting and providing professional continuing education courses, Dana has been a Maryland legislative assistant on health issues and has served four gubernatorial appointments on two state health care regulatory boards.
Special guest: 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 Strategic Development for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help translate Metagenics’ science into practical application for the healthcare practitioner.
Special guest: Dr. Stephanie Seneff
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.
Special guest: Dr. Mark Hyman
Mark Hyman, MD, is a practicing family physician, a New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman is the Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is Founder and Director of The Ultra Wellness Center, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, medical editor of The Huffington Post, and a regular medical contributor in the media for CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, and more.
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.
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.