Special guest: Sonia Gomez is an early pioneer of the medical marijuana industry. She co-founded MedicalSecrets.com to inform and educate people about natural health practices and the powers of plant medicines. Sonia is committed to raising awareness about cannabis and other natural remedies that can help alleviate physical or emotional pain. Her company also provides a platform for those actively searching for products, services and practitioners specializing in, or supporting the use of, cannabis, hemp, CBD and other natural health remedies.
Special guest: Dr. Daniel Pompa
Dr. Daniel Pompa is a leader in the health and wellness industry, on a mission to educate practitioners and the public on the root causes of inflammation-driven disease. Dr. Pompa overcame serious neurotoxic illness and heavy metal poisoning using unique cellular detoxification strategies. For the past two decades, Dr. Pompa has been practicing and teaching his True Cellular Detox™ program. His interests include the application of the ketogenic diet, fasting, ancestral-based health approaches, and cellular healing and detoxification.
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. 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: 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: Dr. Chris Oswald
Dr. Chris Oswald, DC, CNS, has extensive post-graduate training in functional medicine. With the use of functional diagnostics, he has developed a highly effective approach to support those struggling with weight gain, fatigue, depression and digestive problems. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Oswald works with other healthcare practitioners teaching them how to provide the highest quality and most effective care, so their patients can also realize the power of integrative physical medicine. Dr. Oswald is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Nordic Naturals.
Special guest: Dr. Mary S. Babcock, DO
Dr. Mary S. Babcock, DO, is a practicing physician at the National Spine & Pain Centers in the Washington, DC metro area. She specializes in treating traumatic muscular and neuromuscular injuries and other chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, back, neck and pelvic pain, degenerated or herniated discs, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy. She is equally accomplished in alternative treatments, including osteopathic manual medicine, medical and auricular acupuncture, and Botox injections for pain. Holistic in her approach, Dr. Babcock believes listening to the patient is paramount to developing an effective treatment plan.
Dana Laake and her special guest Densil Roberts will discuss how to become pain-free through movement and nutrition.
Densil Roberts is the founder of Renegade Core Fitness and a Longevity Lifestyle Extension Prehab Specialist. He has worked with individuals and small groups on becoming pain-free through movement. He has also worked to educate medical professionals about the principles of nutrition and movement as it pertains to prevention and recovery from injuries. Densil has combined his education in rehabilitation with his passion for movement, pulsed magnetic fields, micro-circulation and nutrition to develop protocols for a pain-free and independent lifestyle.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Diane Gilman will discuss effects of stress on the body and mind, and how to deal with pain and illness using mind-body techniques.
Diane Gilman, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of The Center for Mind and Body Health, LLC. Her practice focuses on a holistic and integrated approach to therapy with specialties in chronic pain and chronic illness. She works with children, teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, phobias, grief/loss, eating disorders, and difficulty adjusting to life changes and relationship stress. Dr. Gilman also provides psychological testing and conducts workshops, presentations, and lectures in the community.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Buddy Ojeda, CN, will be discussing nutritional support for managing inflammation.
Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator. Buddy has worked in the dietary supplement industry since 1996. He has a broad understanding of natural health topics and is often called upon to discuss issues related to immune health, joint disorders, essential fatty acids, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cardiovascular health and energy management. He also has expertise in sleep disorders, stress reduction, digestive health concerns and energy medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle and the correct use of nutritional supplements.