Special guest: Georgia Austin, MSACN, CCN, CNS
Georgia Austin, MSACN, CCN, CNS, is a clinical nutritionist and owner of New Leaf Functional Nutrition in Manlius, NY. She also serves as a training specialist for Metagenics, a health science research company. Georgia is passionate about educating healthcare professionals and patients alike. Her services include developing personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans for anyone looking to improve their health and well-being. Specializations include inflammatory conditions, auto-immune conditions, body composition and healthy weight management, metabolic detoxification programs, stress management and wellness programs.
Special guest: Dr. Mark Hyman
Mark Hyman, MD, is a practicing family physician, a New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman is the Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is Founder and Director of The Ultra Wellness Center, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, medical editor of The Huffington Post, and a regular medical contributor in the media for CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, and more.
Special guest: Dr. Anthony Thomas
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 chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and is currently is a consultant for Jarrow.
Special guest: Dr. Veronica Gasko
Veronica P. Gasko, DC, graduated from Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, Georgia, in 1989. Shortly after beginning practice, she started using nutrition as part of her protocols to help patients achieve their health goals. Her success led to opening three practices specializing in functional nutrition with chiropractic sports and pediatric care. Dr. Gasko has lectured throughout the US and Canada on pediatric chiropractic, along with her sister Theresa Warner, DC. She is currently working with Metagenics as a Medical Information Scientist, addressing questions on formulas and protocols for practitioners.
Special guests: Dr. Arti J. Mehta and Dr. Rhodo Nguyen
Dr. Arti J. Mehta and Dr. Rhodo Nguyen are licensed naturopathic physicians with degrees from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. In their practice at Aloe Wellness they provide a warm and welcoming environment for their patients to heal, focusing on wellness. Dr. Mehta assesses and treats both acute and chronic conditions. She also has significant experience in the management of obesity, weight loss and nutrition. She focuses on providing personalized healthcare by understanding both the individual and the cause of illness, and not just treating the symptoms. Dr. Nguyen believes that a person’s susceptibility to illness stems from a combination of genetic predisposition, exposure to environmental toxins, allergens, and diet and lifestyle influences. She uses both conventional testing and functional lab testing to investigate the underlying causes of a person’s illness.
Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND
Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. The focus of Erin’s naturopathic practice in Boulder, Colorado, is on healthy moms. She believes, “When moms are healthy, the world can be healthy.”
Special guest: Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN,
Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN, began his career in the health sciences after graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 1966. He is the author of several books, including two on the topic of drug-induced nutrient depletions. He also has extensive experience in alternative cancer therapies and was the administrator of an alternative cancer treatment hospital in Baja, Mexico. In 1994, Ross became a certified clinical nutritionist. A significant part of his career has been devoted to speaking, writing, and conducting seminars on a variety of health-related topics.
Special guest: Michael Greger, MD, FACLM
Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times best seller.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., will discuss the health benefits of Niagen.
Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., earned his B.A. in Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetics 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.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Chris Mohr will discuss the five wellness issues that concern men the most.
Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, is a fitness and nutritional expert with an innovative, integrated approach to wellness, weight loss, nutrition and exercise, supported by years of experience in academics, research and practical fieldwork. As the owner of Mohr Results, Inc., he has been a consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations, including the Discovery Health Channel and University of Louisville Athletics. Dr. Mohr appears regularly as a guest nutrition expert on radio and TV and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, newspapers, and websites. Dr. Mohr is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Nordic Naturals.