Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss
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 a consultant for Solgar.
Special guest: Dr. Peter Osborne
Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. His practice is focused on the holistic natural treatment of chronic degenerative diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. Dr. Osborne lectures nationally to doctors on gluten sensitivity/intolerance, celiac disease, and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the founder of the Gluten Free Society, the author of The Gluten Free Health Solution and Glutenology, a series of digital videos and ebooks designed to help educate people about gluten.
Special guest: Dr. Emily Telfair
Emily Telfair, ND, a graduate of Bastyr University, practices in Baltimore, MD, where she supports healing and transformation for adults and children with chronic health concerns using traditional naturopathic modalities and cranio-sacral therapy. She is past president of the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association and is co-chair of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) State Alliance Committee. Dr. Telfair is a past recipient of the AANP President’s Award for her leadership in the passage of legislation to license naturopathic doctors in Maryland.
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: Erin Stokes, ND
Erin Stokes, ND, is the Medical Director at MegaFood, and a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. In her role as Medical Director, Erin has the opportunity to educate on health and wellness topics via webinars, radio shows, articles and blogs. Dr. Stokes received her naturopathic doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College. She combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.
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: 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: 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. Anthony Thomas
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 chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and is currently is a consultant for Jarrow.