Special guest: Chris Wark is a bestselling author, speaker and global health and wellness leader. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2003, when he was 26 years old. After surgery, he opted out of chemotherapy and used plant-based nutrition and natural non-toxic therapies to heal. Chris began sharing his story in 2010 with a mission to inspire people to take control of their health, and to show them that simple diet and lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on cancer prevention and survival. His national bestselling book, Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally, was published by Hay House in September 2018.
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: Dr. Peter Bongiorno
Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine. He completed 5 years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Bongiorno authored Healing Depression: Integrated Naturopathic and Conventional Treatments, the first comprehensive textbook designed to teach physicians how to use the science and art of natural medicine to heal depression. His book for the public, How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not? was released in 2012. He regularly writes articles for the Dr. Oz and Sharecare websites and is an invited expert blogger at Psychology Today.
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. Kevin Passero
Dr. Passero is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and graduated from one of only eight accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools in North America. His mission is to bring cutting-edge natural and holistic therapies to the Washington DC metro area and to educate people on the value of naturopathic medicine across the country. His goal is to help people uncover the reasons why their body is in distress and find the solutions to restore optimal health. Drawing on 15+ years of medical training and clinical experience, and utilizing a wide range of in-depth scientific research conducted by leading experts in the field, Dr. Kevin Passero has created a simple, easy-to-read guide that will end your acid reflux issues — permanently.
Special guest Dr. Laurie Herscher, M.D
Dr. Laurie L. Herscher, M.D., is a nationally recognized radiation oncologist. She has practiced in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 20 years. She is board certified in Integrative Medicine and completed her fellow training at the prestigious University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine under the guidance of the field’s pioneer, Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Herscher is the Director of the Integrative Oncology Program at the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center. She is committed to excellence in patient care and seeks to empower patients to make lifestyle changes that can have a lasting positive impact.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Véronique Desaulniers will discuss healing breast cancer naturally.
Dr. Véronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, has maintained successful practices in the wellness field since 1979. Because of her passion for health and wellness, Dr. V undertook extensive studies in energy medicine, specializing in chiropractic, bio-energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, homeopathy, and digital thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time to sharing her story and journey with breast cancer. Her experience led to the recently released book, Heal Breast Cancer Naturally: 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer.
Dana Laake and her special guest Patricia S. Lemer will discuss the management, healing and prevention of autism.
Patricia S. Lemer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 40 years, advocating for families of children with special needs. She is passionate about determining underlying causes of developmental delays, not just treating symptoms. Ms. Lemer is a co-founder of Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) and Board Chair of Epidemic Answers. She is the author of Envisioning a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Outsmarting Autism.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guests Dr. Tracy Hackett and Dr. Shaundel Knights of Eastern Holistic Arts will be discussing weight management, digestive health regulation through natural medicine, and types of healing massage treatments.
Tracy L. Hackett, DOM, L.Ac, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in Washington, DC. Dr. Hackett has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2005 and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997. Her study of healing arts in India, China, Ladakh, Nepal, Thailand, and Bali gives her a well-rounded cultural understanding of traditional medicine and healing modalities.
Dr. Shaundel Knights, ND, grew up in Guyana, South America and knew she would follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, a natural healer. Today she is a naturopathic physician with a focus on natural skin care and pain management. Dr. Knights is also a certified massage therapist and maintains this hands-on approach to healing in her practice.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David A. Jernigan will be discussing new advancements in the treatment of people with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and heart arrhythmia.
David A. Jernigan, BS, DC, is a published author, researcher and physician. He is a leader in Biological Medicine and the treatment of chronic illness. Dr. Jernigan is also the developer of the diagnostic and treatment technique, Bio-Resonance Scanning™ and a whole new concept in medicine called Circuit Healing™. Dr. Jernigan has developed over 30 novel natural medicines to date. As past president of the American Medical Academy of Thermodiagnostics, he is one of the most experienced doctors in one of the latest FDA approved adjunctive diagnostic tests, Computerized Regulation Thermodiagnostics.