Special guest: Kara Fitzgerald, ND
Kara Fitzgerald, ND, completed post-doctorate training in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science under the direction of Richard Lord, PhD, at Metametrix Laboratory. She authored/edited Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, and was a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine, The Institute for Functional Medicine’s Textbook for Functional Medicine, and co-authored the eBook, The Methylation Diet and Lifestyle. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, blogs and podcasts for professionals and consumers. Dr. Fitzgerald is on faculty at The Institute for Functional Medicine and maintains a functional medicine practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
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.
Special guest: Dr. Chris Gilbert
Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD, has dedicated her career to treating symptoms and illnesses that other physicians haven’t been able to address. “Only by learning how to listen to your body will you be able to fix what ails you,” she maintains. In The Listening Cure: Healing Secrets of an Unconventional Doctor, she explains her unique process for identifying repressed emotions that may be at the root of a multitude of symptoms. Dr. Gilbert has practiced medicine all over the world, from a Mauritanian refugee camp during her time with Doctors Without Borders, to UCLA Hospital.
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.