Special guest: Dr. Liz Lipski holds a PhD in clinical nutrition and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN). She has two board certifications in clinical nutrition (CNS and BCHN) and one in functional medicine (IFMCP), and is on the faculty for The Institute for Functional Medicine and the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. Dr. Lipski is on the board of the American Nutrition Association, and advisory boards for the International Association of Health Coaches and the Autism Hope Alliance. She is a professor and director of academic development for graduate programs in clinical nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health, and the owner of the Innovative Healing Academy. She has been a co-author in peer-reviewed papers and is the author of three books, Digestive Wellness, Digestive Wellness for Children and Leaky Gut Syndrome, and a video course, The Art of Digestive Wellness.
Special guest: Dana Godbout Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, is a licensed nutritionist in the Washington, DC area, who has provided preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the 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. She is also author of The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook, 3rd Edition.
Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND, is the medical director at MegaFood, and a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. In her role as medical director, Erin has the opportunity to educate on health and wellness topics via webinars, radio shows, articles and blogs. Dr. Stokes received her naturopathic doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College. She combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.
Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his B.A. 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 chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and serves on the Jarrow Formulas’ Scientific Panel.
Special guest: Dr. Will Cole
Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine practitioner, specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors and customizing health programs for chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune, hormonal dysfunctions, and more. He consults locally in the Pittsburgh area as well as webcam and phone consultations for people across the country and around the world. Dr. Cole lectures nationally and writes articles for health-related sites such as mindbodygreen.com.
Special guest: Sherry A. Rogers, MD
Sherry A. Rogers, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Environmental Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Nutrition. After 40 years of solo private practice in environmental medicine in Syracuse, NY, where she saw patients from all over the world, she currently consults by phone with readers of her 17 books and newsletter of 27 years. Her publications are highly referenced and show people how to find the cause and cure of diseases, rather than merely mask symptoms. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and lectured around the world to physicians and the public.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Gerard Mullin will discuss his new book, The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
Dr. Gerard Mullin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, integrative medicine, functional medicine and nutrition. Dr. Mullin is renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition. He has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative gastroenterology and earned his Master’s degree in nutrition while in practice. He is the author of several professional desk reference and trade books including his latest, The Gut Balance Revolution.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Deanna Minich will discuss why a personalized approach to detox is essential.
Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, is an internationally-recognized lifestyle medicine expert with a specialty in detox. Her 20 years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated, “whole-self” approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit. In 2014, she led The Detox Summit™ featuring 30 international detox experts. Following the summit, she hosted an online whole-self detox program in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Minich not only leads detox events multiple times per year, but lectures to audiences worldwide on the topic.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Rachel Feldman will discuss detoxification for a fast-paced, modern lifestyle.
Rachel Feldman is a Certified Holistic Health Coach specializing in healthy digestion. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype. Her approach to health focuses on the foods you put into your mouth and incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body. Her signature Detox & Cleanse program is based on the elimination diet. It helps to uncover hidden food intolerances, restore gut health, and teach simple ways to detox the body daily.
Dana Laake and her special guest Amber Lynn Vitse, CN, will discuss recent discoveries about the gut microbiome and how this affects one’s overall health.
Amber Lynn Vitse is a Certified Nutritionist in Integrative Nutrition, and also brings her training in Ayurvedic medicine to the Garden of Life Education team. She has worked in product retail for 16 years, as well as maintained her own wellness practice, often working with doctors and alternative health practitioners promoting optimum health, inside and out. Amber has written educational articles for a variety of natural health publications, and she is excited to be a member of the Garden of Life Education team and continue the mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health®.