Special guest: Dr. Martha Calihan, MD, is a board certified family physician who has practiced in the northern Virginia region for more than 30 years. She is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and board certified in holistic and integrative medicine. Dr. Calihan is the founder and CEO of the Five Stones Healing Arts and Wellness Center and is trained in acupuncture and mind-body medicine. Her philosophy is simple – she believes that true health comes from being in balance in body, mind and spirit, and that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when properly supported.
Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD
Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science from California State University Northridge, his doctorate in Nutritional Biology from the University of California at Davis, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center. His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on the pathogenesis of chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and has served as a referee with relevant expertise in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and diabetes for multiple scientific journals. He is currently is a consultant for Jarrow.
Special guest: Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP
Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, she dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease. Dr. Wentz is the author of the New York Times best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and her new protocol-based book Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back. As a patient advocate, researcher, clinician and educator, Dr. Wentz is committed to raising awareness on how to overcome autoimmune thyroid disease.
Special guest: Dr. Stephanie Becker, ND
Dr. Stephanie Becker, ND, founder and Medical Director of the Washington Center for Complementary Medicine, specializes in the areas of hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune disorders and their root causes, such as allergies. She offers bio-identical hormone therapies for women and men. Her extensive clinical experience has resulted in highly effective approaches to help those struggling with health concerns such as menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue, fibroids, PCOS, infertility and auto-immune disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Special guest: Dr. Janine Blackman, MD, PhD
Dr. Janine Blackman, MD, PhD, is a uniquely trained expert in the fields of natural medicine, nutrition, and hormones for disease prevention, optimal health, and longevity. Dr. Blackman founded the Living Wellness Medical Center with the mission to provide personalized expertise and support for people at every age. Dr. Blackman’s practice offers effective and safe approaches to customized and natural hormone therapies, based on the latest evidence-based medicine. Her focus is on the root cause of symptoms and the essential elements of health to assist the body in restoring itself to optimal function, and thereby, naturally reverse imbalances and illness.
Special guest: Hannah Bradford
Hannah Bradford is an acupuncturist and researcher with training in nutrition, herbal medicine and homeopathy. She is certified in Biological Medicine through the Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland and has completed further training at the Klinghardt Academy in the United States. Her training with Deitrich Klinghardt includes Autonomic Response Testing, neural therapy, light therapy, and detoxification and immune system regeneration strategies. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member for Alternative and Complementary Medicine in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and an Instructor in Nursing at Marymount University.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Mache Seibel will discuss The Estrogen Window: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced – Through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond.
Mache Seibel, MD, is one of America’s leading health experts on women’s health and menopause, addressing stress and weight control in connection with menopause symptoms, and beyond. He spent nearly two decades on the Harvard Medical School faculty and has conducted many published clinical trials. Dr. Seibel is regularly interviewed by major print, radio and broadcast media on a wide variety of health issues.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D., will discuss fighting fertility stress.
Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City. She focuses on stress management, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching. Dr. Carmichael is known nationwide for her online tools and support groups that help individuals and couples facing relationship stress, including fertility problems.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Véronique Desaulniers will discuss healing breast cancer naturally.
Dr. Véronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, has maintained successful practices in the wellness field since 1979. Because of her passion for health and wellness, Dr. V undertook extensive studies in energy medicine, specializing in chiropractic, bio-energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, homeopathy, and digital thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time to sharing her story and journey with breast cancer. Her experience led to the recently released book, Heal Breast Cancer Naturally: 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Dr. Aimée Shunney will discuss the benefits of omega-3s through a woman’s life cycle.
Aimée Gould Shunney, ND, is in private practice in Santa Cruz, CA, where she blends conventional medical diagnosis and treatment with the use of natural therapeutics including dietary and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and bio-identical hormones. Dr. Shunney is a dynamic educator, radio show host, and writer on a mission to empower people to take charge of their health with integrative medicine. She specializes in women’s health, functional endocrinology, and family medicine. As a Medical Advisor to Nordic Naturals, Dr. Shunney also enjoys extolling the virtues of fish oil to professional, retail, and consumer audiences across the country.