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: Erin Stokes, ND
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: Marcelle Pick, NP
Marcelle Pick, NP, co-founded the Women to Women Clinic in 1983 with the vision to not only treat illness, but also help women make healthy choices to prevent disease. In 2001, Marcelle created MarcellePick.com to reach, inspire, and educate more women with informative articles on women’s health issues and at-home solutions to some of the most troublesome symptoms. Marcelle discovered functional medicine early in her career and was among the first to be certified as a functional medicine practitioner. In addition, she holds a BS in nursing from the University of New Hampshire School of Nursing, a BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her MS in nursing from Boston College-Harvard Medical School. Marcelle is currently an educator with The Institute of Functional Medicine and has served as a medical advisor to Healthy Living Magazine. She is a prolific writer and lectures on a variety of topics including weight loss resistance, infertility, stress and illness, and adrenal dysfunction. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, FOX, and ABC to discuss women’s health.
Special Guest: Adam Banning
Adam Banning serves as a lecturer and senior functional medicine consultant with Metagenics. Adam has 25 years of experience teaching doctors and patients about alternative medicine and meditation. He has lent his clinical expertise to over 900 healthcare practices in North America and served as a consultant to leaders in many areas of holistic medicine. He has hosted and co-hosted numerous health-related radio shows and is the author of the self-help book, Seeing the Angel in the Mirror.
Special guest: Dr. Ronald Peters
Dr. Ronald Peters, MD, MPH, is trained in family medicine and has earned a Masters of Public Health in the prevention of disease. Dr. Peters has 30 years of experience in nutritional biochemistry and holistic health care. He has had medical practices in California and Oregon and is currently the director of the MindBody Medicine Center in Scottsdale, AZ. His lifetime of practicing medicine has led to a mind-body approach to holistic wellness that finds causes, not just symptoms.
Special guest: Rex Jones
Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than seven years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the Natural Foods Industry and a strong knowledge of herbals. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist. Rex also led classes, co-hosted a radio show, managed web content and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.
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 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.
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.
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.