Special guest: Dr. Dale Bredesen
Dale Bredesen, MD, is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his M.D. from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He served as chief resident in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH postdoctoral fellow. He has held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before becoming the founding president and CEO of the Buck Institute in 1998. He is the chief medical officer of MPI Cognition. In the spring of 2017, he will star in a documentary which follows patients on his protocol.
Special guest: Amber Lynn Vitse, CN
Amber Lynn Vitse, CN, is a certified nutritionist in Integrative Nutrition, and also brings her training in Ayurvedic medicine to the Garden of Life education team. She has worked in product retail for 16 years, as well as maintained her own wellness practice, working with doctors and alternative health practitioners promoting optimum health, inside and out. Amber has written educational articles for a variety of natural health publications, and she is excited to be a Regional Educator for Garden of Life and continue the mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health®.
Special guest: Steven Masley, MD
Steven Masley, MD, is a physician, nutritionist, author, speaker and award-winning patient educator. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Nutrition, and American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Masley is a clinical associate professor at the University of South Florida and teaches programs at Eckerd College. He sees patients from across North America at the Masley Optimal Health Center in St. Petersburg, FL, and has published numerous scientific articles, as well as several books: SMART FAT, The 30 Day Heart Tune-Up, and Ten Years Younger. He has devoted his medical career to the study of heart disease and aging, working to empower people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes.
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.