Special Guest: Adam Banning
Adam Banning serves as a lecturer and senior functional medicine consultant with Metagenics. Adam has 25 years of experience teaching doctors and patients about alternative medicine and meditation. He has lent his clinical expertise to over 900 healthcare practices in North America and served as a consultant to leaders in many areas of holistic medicine. He has hosted and co-hosted numerous health-related radio shows and is the author of the self-help book, Seeing the Angel in the Mirror.
Special guest: Robert G. Wright
Robert G. Wright is the founder and Director of the American Anti-Cancer Institute, an organization that educates people world-wide regarding the truth about cancer. Mr. Wright is a former vice-president of sales for an American aerospace, electronics and space company, and worked on the development of the International Space Station. After over 25 years of private study, Mr. Wright has emerged as an authentic American “cancer whisperer,” counseling cancer patients free of charge since his founding of the AACI in 2008. With skill and compassion, he teaches cancer patients how to correct the underlying metabolic basis of the disease in order to elicit their own body’s healing response.
Special guest: Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, is the President of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute, which he founded upon retiring from the US Army after a distinguished 31-year career. Dr. Lewis has years of experience developing programs for the military on the use of omega-3 fatty acids and traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention. His work has been featured on CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD show, numerous radio and television spots, and around the world at scientific and nutritional conferences, where his insights and pioneering work have impacted thousands of lives. He is in private practice in Potomac, MD, and is the author of the recent Amazon #1 top seller book, When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries.
Special guest: Michael J. Breus, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Breus’ book, The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype – and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More, explores how to use your body’s bio time to improve your health, happiness, productivity and relationships. Dr. Breus appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show and Sirius XM Radio. Dr Breus is dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all. He has become a widely recognized leader in the field of sleep medicine.
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: 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. Ronald Peters
Dr. Ronald Peters, MD, MPH, is trained in family medicine and has earned a Masters of Public Health in the prevention of disease. Dr. Peters has 30 years of experience in nutritional biochemistry and holistic health care. He has had medical practices in California and Oregon and is currently the director of the MindBody Medicine Center in Scottsdale, AZ. His lifetime of practicing medicine has led to a mind-body approach to holistic wellness that finds causes, not just symptoms.
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: 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: Dr. Decker Weiss
Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship. He became the first Naturopathic Cardiologist after training in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Institute, and the Arizona Heart Hospital. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients. He is currently is a consultant for Solgar.