Special guest: Dr. William Pawluk
Dr. William Pawluk has a practice near Baltimore, Maryland. Formerly a family physician, he has held academic appointments at a number of universities, including Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. He has had training in acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, and bodywork and is considered the foremost authority on the use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy in North America.
Special guest: Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS
Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, is an internationally recognized lifestyle medicine expert with a specialty in detox. Her 20 years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated, “whole-self” approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit. In 2014, she led The Detox Summit™ featuring 30 international detox experts. Following the summit, she hosted an online whole-self detox program in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Minich not only leads detox events multiple times per year, but lectures to audiences worldwide on the topic.
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.
Special guest: Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University, America’s largest and most successful accredited institution of natural medicine. Licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his academic, professional and public affairs leadership. Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed physician’s reference, Textbook of Natural Medicine.
Special guest: Rex Jones
Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for over 7 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbals. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist, as well as led classes, co-hosted a radio show, 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. Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND
Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND, is a CNME-board certified graduate of the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine, with a degree in biomedical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After graduation, Dr. Shavon put the principle of “doctor as teacher” into practice, consulting with patients in private practice while teaching in academia. As the Medical & Scientific Affairs Advisor at DolCas-Biotech, LLC, a branded natural ingredients firm in northern New Jersey, Dr. Shavon acts as a liaison between researchers, medical professionals, and marketing and sales teams.
Special guest: Dr. Joe Tatta
Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. He is the host of The Healing Pain Podcast, designed to broaden the conversation around natural strategies for solving persistent pain. Dr. Tatta is the author of Heal Your Pain Now: The Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life. He is currently in private practice and also provides online health consulting to help people achieve a pain-free life and heal from chronic disease.
Special guest: Dallas Clouatre, PhD
Dallas Clouatre, PhD, earned his A.B. from Stanford and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. A Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, he is a prominent industry consultant and a published author, as well as a principal in Glykon Technologies Group, LLC, an intellectual property holding company. He is an Associate Editor of Total Health Magazine and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Nutritional Outlook and Recent Patents on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery.
Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND
Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. The focus of Erin’s naturopathic practice in Boulder, Colorado, is on healthy moms. She believes, “When moms are healthy, the world can be healthy.”