Special guest: Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for 4 years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. She teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of intensive nutrition.
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. Jill Carnahan
Dr. Carnahan received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was part of the first 100+ healthcare practitioners to be certified through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP), and recently opened a new medical clinic with a broad range of services in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Carnahan is also a 14-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and is passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying causes of illness through the principles of functional medicine, rather than just treating symptoms.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Cheryl Burdette, ND, will discuss the far-reaching effects of stress on adrenal health.
Cheryl K. Burdette, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001. She completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Family Health and Wellness Center. She has lectured internationally, and believes that education is a critical component of empowering others on their journey to wellness. Dr. Burdette has been a member of Xymogen’s Medical Board of Advisors since 2009.
Dr. Kevin Passero’s special guest Dr. Kim D’Eramo will share her personal experience using self-healing to overcome chronic illness.
Dr. Kim D’Eramo is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who trained at Emory University’s Grady Hospital in Atlanta. Her bestselling book, The MindBody Toolkit, explains the basis for how the prolonged stress state generates toxicity and imbalance in the body, and how reversing this stress state restores our natural state of well-being. Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs, and speaks nationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public for training in mind-body medicine.
Dana Laake and her special guest Gwenn Herman will be discussing support for chronic pain sufferers and their families.
Gwenn Herman is a Maryland clinical social worker whose life was turned upside-down in 1995 by a car accident. Frustrated by the lack of awareness and understanding of chronic pain that she repeatedly confronted among medical professionals, Gwenn founded the Pain Connection, Chronic Pain Outreach Center in 1999 – a nonprofit center providing support groups, education and training.
Host Dana Laake and her special guest John F. Crawford, Ph.D., will be discussing micronutrient testing for nutritional status and health implications in common chronic conditions.
John F. Crawford, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President of Operations for SpectraCell Laboratories. Dr. Crawford oversees the daily operations of the laboratory and works closely with the University of Texas Biochemical Institute to develop new assays. He has 25 years of operating and general management experience in the clinical laboratory industry.