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: 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: Dr. Decker Weiss
Dr. Weiss is the first Naturopathic Physician to complete an internship, fellowship and residency at a conventional hospital (AZ Heart Institute). He is the first Cardiologist as a “Naturopathic Physician” and has treated more than 40,000 patients over the past 17 years. In 2012 he was named one of the “Leading Physicians in the World” a distinction given to under 1,000 physicians each year. He has worked in Haiti, Tibet, and recently on the Syrian border both in a medical capacity, and as a researcher to look at the biochemistry of violent behaviors, and radicalization. Dr. Weiss has lectured and taught in some of the finest academic and medical institutions in the world, including the first Holistic (functional) physician to lecture at the renowned Cleveland Clinic.
Special guest: Dr. Raphael Kellman
Raphael Kellman, MD, graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He pioneered “Microbiome Medicine,” a groundbreaking new approach to medicine and healing which includes integrating holistic and functional medicine. Dr. Kellman is the author of The Microbiome Diet and other books on health and healing, He manages a thriving medical practice and lectures all over the world.
Special guest: Dr. Serena M. Satcher
Dr. Serena M. Satcher brings a wealth of experience in musculoskeletal physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational medicine, and functional medicine to her patients. Her areas of interest include functional medicine approaches to arthritis and autoimmune diseases, hormone rebalancing (men and women), and weight management. Dr. Satcher believes in approaching health problems by looking at the root causes and modifying diet and lifestyle choices, including genetic factors that may influence the way the body metabolizes food (fuel). She has had her own health challenges and lives the healthy lifestyle that she teaches.
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 guest: Stuart M. Nunnally, DDS, MS
Stuart M. Nunnally, DDS, MS, graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio in 1980. Dr. Nunnally is board certified in naturopathic medicine, as well as in integrative biologic dental medicine. He serves on the teaching faculty of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine and The American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry, and he frequently teaches on all aspects of biological dentistry.
Special guest: Michael A. Klaper, MD
Michael A. Klaper, MD, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and received post-graduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California, San Francisco. As Dr. Klaper’s medical career progressed, he began to realize that many of the diseases his patients brought to his office were made worse, or actually caused, by the high-fat, high sugar, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). He currently practices nutritionally-based medicine at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, California.
Special guest: Marc Isaacson, President and CEO of Village Green Apothecary, is passionate about changing healthcare from a symptoms-based system to one that works on getting to the root cause, focusing on individualization, wellness and prevention. Over the last several years he has partnered with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno to create IQYOU, a revolutionary smart health tool, which is driven by over 30,000 medical studies. IQYOU identifies health risks by integrating assessments, lab work, DNA, as well as medications, diet, lifestyle and exercise habits, to provide people with a personalized health roadmap, empowering them to take ownership of their own health. IQYOU also creates a personalized toxin risk report and outlines detox solutions.
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.