Special guest: Tammi Sweet, MS, LMT, is a co-founder and co-director of the Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials, near Ithaca, NY, where she offers workshops and classes in herbal medicine and online courses in anatomy and physiology. She holds a master’s degree in endocrinology and has been teaching anatomy and physiology to a range of students in a variety of learning environments for the past 30 years. She combines her expertise in herbal medicine and neurobiology in her book, The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis, where in addition to exploring the chemistry of the whole cannabis plant, she explains the physiology of the human body’s endocannabinoid system and why and how it is affected by ingesting cannabis. Based on research and her own clinical experience, Tammi provides instructions on techniques for the best medicinal cannabis preparations and specific dosage recommendations for using these remedies to address a wide range of conditions, including stress, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and more.
Special guest: Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD, IFMCP, is passionate about transforming healthcare by training health coaches to integrate the positive psychology model of coaching with the functional medicine approach to reversing chronic illness. She founded the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine. A licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years, she taught graduate-level courses in the psychology of eating and mind-body medicine, ran clinics for treating attention deficit disorders, panic and anxiety, and conducted one of the first controlled studies of neurofeedback. She is an IFM Certified Practitioner and the author of Functional Medicine Coaching, Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps, and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks.
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. Raphael Kellman
Raphael Kellman, MD, graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He pioneered “Microbiome Medicine,” a groundbreaking new approach to medicine and healing which includes integrating holistic and functional medicine. Dr. Kellman is the author of The Microbiome Diet and other books on health and healing, He manages a thriving medical practice and lectures all over the world.
Dana Laake and her special guest Trudy Scott will discuss her book, The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, and End Cravings.
Trudy Scott is a Food Mood Expert and certified nutritionist on a mission to educate people about the healing powers of food in order to find natural solutions for their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. Trudy has had her own personal journey with anxiety, starting in her mid-thirties. She discovered that it was not only stress and overworking that were causing her anxiety symptoms, but also her so-called healthy vegetarian diet. What she learned led her to write her first book, The Antianxiety Food Solution.
Dana Laake and her special guest Todd Nelson will discuss overcoming fatigue, depression, and anxiety through balancing neurotransmitters – brain chemicals that regulate energy, mood, and sleep.
Todd Nelson is a Naturopathic Doctor serving the Denver/Boulder area for over 33 years. In his clinical practice he integrates comprehensive holistic modalities including clinical nutrition, medical-grade dietary supplements, detoxification, functional medicine, herbal supplements, lifestyle counseling, stress mastery and corporate wellness.
Dr. Nelson is the co-author of three books, Arthritis Survival, Asthma Survival, and Headache Survival, and a contributing author to Dr. Robert Ivker’s Sinus Survival. He also helped develop an online, self-help Sinus Survival Tutorial Series for patients to learn more about the root causes of their recurring sinus symptoms.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Donald Brown will be discussing anxiety management and the healthy alternatives to anti-anxiety medication.
Dr. Donald Brown is a naturopathic physician and a leading authority on the safety and efficacy of nutritional supplements, evidence-based herbal medicine, and probiotics. Dr. Brown currently serves as the Director of Natural Product Research Consultants in Seattle, WA. He is the author of Herbal Prescriptions for Health and Healing, a contributor to The Natural Pharmacy, the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions, and The Textbook of Natural Medicine.
Dana Laake and her special guests Albert Mensah, MD, and Judith Bowman, MD, will be discussing holiday and post-holiday blues and mood disorders including anxiety and phobias.
Drs. Mensah and Bowman co-founded Mensah Medical near Chicago, IL. Both family practice physicians have undergone extensive training by William J. Walsh, Ph.D., founder of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center and Health Research Institute. Drs. Mensah and Bowman consult with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other health care professionals, and lead annual physician training in orthomolecular medicine. The dedicated team of Mensah Medical is committed to understanding the individual needs and critical issues of their patients.
Specialized testing for a wide variety of neuropsychiatric problems, including ADD, anxiety, depression, autism and memory problems with special guest Dr. Elizabeth Stuller, MD. Dr. Stuller has experience in treating adults, adolescents, and geriatric populations in all aspects of psychiatry and addiction medicine. In addition to working at the Amen Clinic, Dr Stuller is principal owner and CEO of Stuller Resettings, LLC, where she works in Baltimore City with EHP Behavioral Services treating Dual Diagnosis patients at the Union Memorial Hospital and White Marsh Locations. She additionally teaches medical residents at Union Memorial Hospital, and volunteers with the City of Baltimore Staying Alive Program on “the block” in inner city Baltimore and also serves on the State of Maryland Physicians Health Committee overseeing case management of impaired physicians. She has additional training in Pain Management, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Group Psychotherapy.