Special guest: Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN
Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN is a leading sports nutrition consultant. He is the co-founder and director of sports nutrition education for My Sports Dietitian, an online sports nutrition company that provides athletes and their support team nutrition programs to improve their health, performance and recovery. Tavis is a well-known speaker, educator and author on sports performance and nutrition. He works with all levels of athletes from high school to Olympic levels. He served as the Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints (2006-2013), New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2008-2013), and Tulane University Athletics (2002-2016). Tavis currently serves as Program Education Manager for Taylor Hooton Foundation.
Special guest: Steven Nadell, MS, CNS
Steven Nadell, MS, CNS, is a functional medicine consultant with Thorne Research. He has been in the field of nutrition for 22 years. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist he helps doctors, nutritionists and licensed practitioners use nutrition to improve patients’ health outcomes. He also supports the implementation of OncoQOL and Hemp Oil Plus into oncology practices. These products are targeted nutraceuticals for helping to reduce side effects and improve quality of life for patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
Special guest: Dr. Thomas Lokensgard, DDS, NMD, ABAAHP
Dr. Thomas Lokensgard, DDS, NMD, ABAAHP, received his BA degree (cum laude) in 1974 from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, majoring in biology with a special emphasis in biochemistry and physiology. He graduated from the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry in 1979 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. In 1980, Dr. Thom started his dental practice in Park Rapids, Minnesota, with an emphasis in cosmetic restorative dentistry. Recognizing the important connection between nutrition and optimal health, he went on to earn his Naturopathic Medical Degree (NMD) from Clayton College of Natural Health in Birmingham, Alabama. Subsequently Dr. Lokensgard founded the Centre for Holistic and Biological Dentistry, in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Special guest: Dana Laake
Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing 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.
Special guest: Dr. Gabriel Cousens
Gabriel Cousens is the author of 11 internationally acclaimed books, including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture and holistic medicine. His multi-cultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a 4-year Native American sundancer, adds insight to his “whole-person enlightenment” teachings. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and the Tree of Life Center US. In his book, There Is A Cure For Diabetes, he presents his center’s program for reversing diabetes naturally.
Special guest: Jenny Hrbacek
Jenny Hrbacek (Her-ba-check) is a registered nurse, author, educator, speaker and cancer survivor. You can see her daily on the “Know the Cause” television show and as moderator of Cancer Free University, an online cancer education resource. Her mission is to educate us on the latest science-based testing that can help us move cancer out of the acute, life-threatening category into a manageable condition. Cancer Free! Are you Sure? is the “go-to” book for cancer detection tests. It describes state-of-the-art early diagnostic testing that can find cancer years before conventional screenings find it.
Special guest: Rex Jones
Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 8 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbs. For more than 13 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®.
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 a consultant for Jarrow.
Special guest: Dr. Stephanie Seneff
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.
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.