Special guest: Sonia Gomez is an early pioneer of the medical marijuana industry. She co-founded MedicalSecrets.com to inform and educate people about natural health practices and the powers of plant medicines. Sonia is committed to raising awareness about cannabis and other natural remedies that can help alleviate physical or emotional pain. Her company also provides a platform for those actively searching for products, services and practitioners specializing in, or supporting the use of, cannabis, hemp, CBD and other natural health remedies.
Special guest: Steven Nadell, MS, CNS
Steven Nadell, MS, CNS, is a functional medicine consultant with Thorne Research. He has been in the field of nutrition for 22 years. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist he helps doctors, nutritionists and licensed practitioners use nutrition to improve patients’ health outcomes. He also supports the implementation of OncoQOL and Hemp Oil Plus into oncology practices. These products are targeted nutraceuticals for helping to reduce side effects and improve quality of life for patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
Special guest: Dr. Peter Osborne
Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. His practice is focused on the holistic natural treatment of chronic degenerative diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. Dr. Osborne lectures nationally to doctors on gluten sensitivity/intolerance, celiac disease, and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the founder of the Gluten Free Society, the author of The Gluten Free Health Solution and Glutenology, a series of digital videos and ebooks designed to help educate people about gluten.
Special guest: Dr. Emily Telfair
Emily Telfair, ND, a graduate of Bastyr University, practices in Baltimore, MD, where she supports healing and transformation for adults and children with chronic health concerns using traditional naturopathic modalities and cranio-sacral therapy. She is past president of the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association and is co-chair of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) State Alliance Committee. Dr. Telfair is a past recipient of the AANP President’s Award for her leadership in the passage of legislation to license naturopathic doctors in Maryland.
Special guest: Dr. Patricia Frye
Patricia Frye, MD, is a physician consultant with a focus on cannabis and the role it plays in homeostasis and the management of pain and chronic disease. She evaluates and manages patients who are considering the use of medicinal cannabis as a primary or adjunct therapy for illnesses. Dr. Frye graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, then continued her studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in the field of anesthesiology. She is professionally certified in cannabis science and medicine by the University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine and is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management.
Special guest: Dr. William Pawluk
Dr. William Pawluk has a practice near Baltimore, Maryland. Formerly a family physician, he has held academic appointments at a number of universities, including Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. He has had training in acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, and bodywork and is considered the foremost authority on the use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy in North America.
Special guest: Dr. Joe Tatta
Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. He is the host of The Healing Pain Podcast, designed to broaden the conversation around natural strategies for solving persistent pain. Dr. Tatta is the author of Heal Your Pain Now: The Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life. He is currently in private practice and also provides online health consulting to help people achieve a pain-free life and heal from chronic disease.
Special guest: Dr. Mary S. Babcock, DO
Dr. Mary S. Babcock, DO, is a practicing physician at the National Spine & Pain Centers in the Washington, DC metro area. She specializes in treating traumatic muscular and neuromuscular injuries and other chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, back, neck and pelvic pain, degenerated or herniated discs, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy. She is equally accomplished in alternative treatments, including osteopathic manual medicine, medical and auricular acupuncture, and Botox injections for pain. Holistic in her approach, Dr. Babcock believes listening to the patient is paramount to developing an effective treatment plan.
Special guest: Dr. Alan Weiss
Dr. Alan Weiss is the Medical Director of Annapolis Integrative Medicine. He has practiced medicine for over 15 years. His clinical interests have led him to conduct studies and publish various articles on diabetes, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. He welcomes patients with longstanding and complex medical problems and addresses them utilizing the best of conventional and integrative therapies including diet, nutritional supplements, and bio-identical hormones.
Dana Laake and her special guest Densil Roberts will discuss how to become pain-free through movement and nutrition.
Densil Roberts is the founder of Renegade Core Fitness and a Longevity Lifestyle Extension Prehab Specialist. He has worked with individuals and small groups on becoming pain-free through movement. He has also worked to educate medical professionals about the principles of nutrition and movement as it pertains to prevention and recovery from injuries. Densil has combined his education in rehabilitation with his passion for movement, pulsed magnetic fields, micro-circulation and nutrition to develop protocols for a pain-free and independent lifestyle.