Special guest: Elizabeth Plourde, CLS, NCMP, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist with degrees in both biological science and psychology. Dr. Plourde uses her experience in her fields of study as well as her work in medical laboratories to focus attention on the hazards of sunscreen and how they are impacting our children and the environment. Dr. Plourde is a health educator and internationally known author. She has appeared on numerous network news programs and radio shows across the country.
Special guest: Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, an Emory University trained gynecologist and women’s health expert was diagnosed with early menopause at age 38. Devastated, she traveled the world looking for answers and healing and found it. She is now a triple board-certified, menopause and hormone expert. She is internationally acclaimed for her work in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Dr. Cabeca has changed the lives of thousands of women across the globe, connecting to others through humor, honesty and passion. Her book The Hormone Fix and empowering transformation programs have helped women of all ages become their best selves again.
Special guest: Aminah Keats, ND, FABNO, is board certified in naturopathic oncology and has specialized in integrative oncology since 2004. Dr. Keats received her naturopathic doctorate from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from Spelman College and did pre-medical coursework at Rutgers University. Her goal with each patient is to create a personalized treatment plan that safely works to reduce side effects, support immune function and offer a cancer-fighting benefit to patients who are actively undergoing conventional oncology treatment. Dr. Keats also works with patients who are at high risk for cancer and those seeking naturopathic care for cancer prevention. She utilizes vitamin and nutrient therapy, botanical medicine, and diet and lifestyle counseling to create individualized plans for her patients. She currently works in private practice at Capital Integrative Health in Bethesda, MD.
Special guest: Dan Hanson
Dan Hanson is the owner of DHA Laboratory and founder of Build a Bump. DHA is a CLIA licensed independent clinical laboratory specializing in unique biochemical testing, corporate and personal drug screening, and paternity testing. The lab services private medical practices with unique results necessary in formulating individualized, advanced micro and macro nutrient treatment protocols for patients suffering from mental and emotional conditions. DHA is dedicated to meticulous laboratory procedures which allow for the treatment of various conditions through the use of neutraceuticals. Village Green offers a selection of unique DHA lab panels here.
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: Anthony Thomas, PhD
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 the pathogenesis of chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and has served as a referee with relevant expertise in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and diabetes for multiple scientific journals. He is currently is a consultant for Jarrow.
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.
Special guest: Dr. Stephanie Becker, ND
Dr. Stephanie Becker, ND, founder and Medical Director of the Washington Center for Complementary Medicine, specializes in the areas of hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune disorders and their root causes, such as allergies. She offers bio-identical hormone therapies for women and men. Her extensive clinical experience has resulted in highly effective approaches to help those struggling with health concerns such as menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue, fibroids, PCOS, infertility and auto-immune disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Special guest: Dr. Janine Blackman, MD, PhD
Dr. Janine Blackman, MD, PhD, is a uniquely trained expert in the fields of natural medicine, nutrition, and hormones for disease prevention, optimal health, and longevity. Dr. Blackman founded the Living Wellness Medical Center with the mission to provide personalized expertise and support for people at every age. Dr. Blackman’s practice offers effective and safe approaches to customized and natural hormone therapies, based on the latest evidence-based medicine. Her focus is on the root cause of symptoms and the essential elements of health to assist the body in restoring itself to optimal function, and thereby, naturally reverse imbalances and illness.
Special guest: Hannah Bradford
Hannah Bradford is an acupuncturist and researcher with training in nutrition, herbal medicine and homeopathy. She is certified in Biological Medicine through the Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland and has completed further training at the Klinghardt Academy in the United States. Her training with Deitrich Klinghardt includes Autonomic Response Testing, neural therapy, light therapy, and detoxification and immune system regeneration strategies. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member for Alternative and Complementary Medicine in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and an Instructor in Nursing at Marymount University.