Special guest: Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS, spent her first 25 of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and the next 18 years as an anti-aging/metabolic medicine specialist. She holds a master’s in public health, along with a master’s degree in metabolic and nutritional medicine. Dr. Smith is currently the director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. She is also the co-director of the master’s program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. Dr. Smith is the author of HRT: The Answers; Vitamins Hype or Hope; Demystifying Weight Loss; What You Must Know About Vitamins; Minerals, Herbs & More; What You Must Know about Women’s Hormones; Why You Can’t Lose Weight; What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It; and What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders. She has most recently co-authored the book, What You Must Know About Allergy Relief.
Special guest: Dr. Christy Williamson earned her doctor of clinical nutrition (DCN) from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), her master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a also a Certified Nutrition Specialist. In 2016, she helped pass legislation in Virginia that established a statutory definition of nutritional genomics. With a colleague, Christy developed a course in nutritional genomics for MUIH and continues to teach there as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Williamson is also the owner of the Nutritional Genomics Institute, OmicsDx, ZebraDx and SNPed. NGI houses SNPed, practitioner education in nutritional genomics, and ZebraDx, a nutritional genomics focused research diagnostics company. OmicsDx is a software startup and state-of-the-art nutritional genomics analysis company that produces epigenetically validated genome panels.
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.