Special guest: Dr. Alan Christianson is a board-certified naturopathic endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid care. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset Diet and The Metabolism Reset Diet. Dr. Christianson has been featured in countless media appearances including on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. He is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College of Thyroidology.
Special guest: Teri Cochrane, CCP, is an integrative practitioner in nutritional counseling. She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida, and she is a graduate of the Huntington College of Health Sciences and the National Leadership Institute. She also has extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices, such as healing touch, craniosacral therapy, meditation techniques, certified coaching and herbology. Teri is currently in private practice in the metro DC area, where she specializes in complex health conditions and elite athletic performance. She is a frequent guest on BlogTalkRadio, including Thyroid Nation, Unlimited Realities and Life Mastery Radio.
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: 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. Martha Calihan, MD, is a board certified family physician who has practiced in the northern Virginia region for more than 30 years. She is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and board certified in holistic and integrative medicine. Dr. Calihan is the founder and CEO of the Five Stones Healing Arts and Wellness Center and is trained in acupuncture and mind-body medicine. Her philosophy is simple – she believes that true health comes from being in balance in body, mind and spirit, and that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when properly supported.
Special guest: Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP
Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, she dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease. Dr. Wentz is the author of the New York Times best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and her new protocol-based book Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back. As a patient advocate, researcher, clinician and educator, Dr. Wentz is committed to raising awareness on how to overcome autoimmune thyroid disease.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Mary Shomon will be discussing the book, Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, “Thyroid Sexy” Life.
Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and author who transformed her 1995 thyroid diagnosis into a mission to educate and empower others struggling with thyroid and hormonal conditions. Her latest book, co-authored with former Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin, starts out with Gena’s story including her time in Hollywood, struggling with symptoms that were eventually diagnosed as thyroid disease. Beautiful Inside and Out includes chapters to help other women understand what the thyroid does, recognize the possible signs of a thyroid problem, find and deal with the right doctors, have the appropriate tests, get properly diagnosed, and choose the most effective treatments.