James M. Greenblatt, MD is dually board-certified in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrywith over three decades of experience treating clients with complex mood disorders, eatingdisorders, and other mental illnesses. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and VicePresident of Medical Services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and is an assistantClinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and the DartmouthCollege Geisel School of Medicine.
An acknowledged integrative psychiatry expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally onthe scientific evidence for biochemical interventions in psychiatry. He has also publishedmultiple books and articles for professional and consumer audiences on how to employ acomprehensive approach toward mental health treatment. His book series Psychiatry Redefined,which includes the newly-released Integrative Medicine for Depression, draws upon his manyyears of experience treating complex and diverse patient populations.
Dr. Greenblatt is the Medical Director of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platformdedicated to the evolution of modern psychiatry offering books, courses, and professionalfellowships.
Felice L. Gersh, M.D. is double Board-Certified in OB/GYN and Integrative Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. This was followed by a four-year internship and residency in OB/GYN at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles. More recently she completed a 2-year fellowship program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. She specializes in all aspects of female health, with a particular focus on managing female hormonal dysfunctions. In addition to her many national and international speaking engagements, she works full time as the Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. She served many years as an Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at the Keck/USC School of Medicine and currently serves as a Consultative Faculty member with the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Gersh has been awarded membership in the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, named the outstanding volunteer faculty for the OB/GYN Department at USC-Keck School of Medicine, and identified as a Physician of Excellence for Orange County 16 years in a row. She has recently completed her first book, PCOS SOS: a Gynecologist’s Lifeline to Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones, and Happiness, which is now available for purchase on Amazon.
Dr. Villanueva is a functional holistic medicine expert and founder of Modern Holistic Health, a multi clinician practice that focuses on addressing the root causes of physiological illness and mental health imbalances. Dr. V is known for her expertise in resolving mental health disorders and neurodegenerative disease. Her Brain Health Restoration System uses a genetically tailored and data driven approach to find the underlying root causes of illness and disease, rather than just covering symptoms. Dr. V and her team work to restore chronic health conditions including brain chemistry imbalances, male and female hormones, autoimmune disorders, Type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and others.
What is your story? Many of us may not even know the full scope of our life story, but our bodies and health give us clues. Symptoms and illnesses that become chronic, that the current medical system is not able to provide answers or healing for can be the clues our bodies give of our story. My story starts with the traditional medical training at Loma Linda University and 4 years general General Surgery training at Oregon State Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. My life was dramatically affected by Miguel, a 4 year old boy I adopted from the foster care system while during medical school who had experienced neglect, abuse, and instability since he was born. He ultimately challenged every aspect of my way of thinking, my medical training, even my spiritual beliefs. The result has been an experiential learning of trauma, neurobiology, attachment disorders, stress and inflammatory illnesses, and addictions. The result has also been a personal quest to find the underlying cause and heal myself from fatigue, depression, and high levels of autoimmune antibodies that the specialists had no answers for except an anti-depressant to manage symptoms. Through my own journey and helping others through theirs, my understanding of what it takes to heal trauma and the effects of stress on the brain and body has expanded to beyond what conventional medicine offers. Science and the experience of others are now confirming that even the most challenging of cases can heal. There is hope, and you can experience healing and wholeness too.
While I was doing my undergraduate degree at UBC in the late 1980’s, I experienced a debilitating depression and anxiety. I also had an eating disorder and was not coping with the stress I was under at that time. Like most people, I had not heard about Naturopathic medicine so I was treated with medications that were not effective. After taking the medication that was initially prescribed to alleviate depression, I swung into a psychotic manic episode and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1.In 1994, after surviving a suicide attempt (which left me in a coma, on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant), I finally began the healing process after reading a book called “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson. Up until this point I was living with the shame and stigma of having a mental illness and I had not accepted myself.The sole reason I became a Naturopathic Doctor was because when I was struggling with my illness there weren’t many natural experts in the field. After attending a Mental Health Regained Public Forum in 1999, I became a patient of Dr. Abram Hoffer’s (a nutritionally oriented psychiatrist) and experienced my first depression and anxiety free year in 13 years. I also made some major life changes, such as resigning from my corporate job, where I reported to the CEO and travelled frequently and I began the process of inquiry into what I really wanted to be doing with my life.After sitting with the question “If money didn’t matter, what would I be doing?” the answer revealed itself to me in a tiny whisper “Become a Naturopathic Doctor and help people heal from anxiety, depression , anorexia, bulimia, bipolar disorder (types 1 or 2), addiction, ADD/ADHD, etc using natural therapies and orthomolecular medicine – as you have been helped“.My books, 10 week course and in-person retreat teach you how you can regain your mental health using a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual approach to health. Let me guide you on the path to wellness so you can fulfill your potential and be free from the mental prison you may be living in. My goal is to help people living in Edmonton be the best they can be.
Dr. Minich holds master’s and doctorate degrees in Human Nutrition and Medical Science, respectively, and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.
I am from Melbourne, Australia. I lived in London for 23 years before moving back to Melbourne in 2017. I used to be overweight and a very heavy, regular drinker who used food and alcohol as a way to escape my insecurities. Alcohol was my confidence crutch and I used it regularly to feel more comfortable around other people. I must tell you that I still do drink alcohol, have the odd hangover and eat chocolate. Another thing that I like to share is that I was eternally single for many years (apart from the odd boyfriend) and at the age of 43 I met the love of my life. After being told that I would never be able to have children, due to a medical condition, I am now the proud mother of triplet boys who were born in February 2013.
My special approach is progressive rather than regressive. In other words, I believe that it is important to understand a little bit of history but, more importantly, to train the mind to move on. All my programmes help people to do this. Part of the major issues is that people get ‘stuck’ in unhelpful, habitual thinking that is related to the past. I believe it is important to acknowledge history but appreciate that it can hold people back from enjoying being in the present and trusting in the future. I am very passionate about my work and feel very strongly that everybody has the ability and resources to improve their emotional wellbeing. They just need to learn how! I have had the privilege of being featured in some of the most well read newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Good Housekeeping and Psychologies Magazine just to name a few. I am regularly featured on Sky News and The Morning Show Australia.
William Walsh, Ph.D., is president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute nearChicago and a key scientist driving the development of nutrient-based psychiatry. His book,Nutrient Power, which describes an evidence-based nutrient therapy system, is the result of hisover 30 years of research and clinical experience. In addition to ongoing research studies, Dr.Walsh directs an international physician-education program in the U.S. and in Australia teaching advanced biochemical/nutrient therapies which are now used by over 800 doctors throughoutthe world.
Dr. Krista Burns is leading the way in one of the most crucial health epidemics of our time. Digital Dementia. This disorder is caused due to dysfunction caused by postural distortions, sedentary lifestyles, & over use of technology. It is most readily prevented in it's earlier forms such as tech neck, poor posture, & sitting disease. With a lack of qualified professionals trained to handle this overwhelming epidemic the American Posture Institute has made it our mission to educate & help as many people as possible on the severity of digital dementia. Our efforts are focused on educating the public on this growing epidemic.
Jess is a former teacher, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Family Health Expert, specializing in nutrition for brain health & resilience for kids. For over 10 years she has worked alongside Naturopathic and Medical Doctors, Family Counsellors & Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, teachers and parents to bring an understanding of the power of good nutrition, simplicity and connection into mainstream conversation about children’s mental health, learning, and resilience
Patti Conklin grew up in Brooktondale, NY with a unique ability to see how the vibration of words and emotions affect the physical body. Through this sight, she began to understand that manipulating the vibration of the particles that make up the body could release stored emotion and facilitate healing, and Conklin Method of Cellular Cleansing was born.
After spending her youth learning and perfecting her healing abilities, she began to work with individuals with illnesses ranging from physical to mental, and even spiritual. Patti grew her private practice with tremendous results, and as her reputation grew, more and more people sought her out, bringing her into their home for healing.
Patti realized that while she can help those who have become ill, she could teach others how to shift their perception and thus prevent illness from occurring. She quickly became a frequent keynote speaker, and soon a curriculum to learn the Conklin Method of Cellular Cleansing was in demand. She developed the Certified Associates of Cellular Cleansing training course which opened the doorway to a select few students who now offer Cellular Cleansing in their own private practices across the globe.
Patti’s great successes reach further than the world of health, however. Before she began her own private practice, Patti was active in the non-profit world where she held many exciting and interesting jobs, such as Director of Women in Literacy, Laubach Literacy International, overseeing campaigns in 30 countries throughout Africa, Asia and South America; Southeast Regional Director Canine Companions for Independence; West Regional Director of Make A Wish Foundation; and Development Director of Girl Scouts of America in Michigan.
Among Patti’s many honors are the Founder’s Award, from the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association in 2007, and the President’s Award in 2004 from the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. Also, she was inducted into the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame in 1996. Patti has been labeled by colleagues, physicians, and clients as one of the greatest Medical Intuitives of the 21st Century. Patti is the author of God Within: The Day God’s Train Stopped, a tell-all book that recounts the experiences, visitations, and lessons Patti has been faced with in learning and accepting her mission in this life: “To teach others to become insubstantial without transitioning.”Patti has been included in literary works with respect by authors in more than ten books, including Soul Agreements by Dick Sutphen, Miracles of the Casa by Josie Ravenwing, and Radical Remissions by Dr. Kelly Turner, Unstuff Yourself by Nancie Barwick Ph.D, One Day At A Time by David M. Sloan, The Faces Behind The Pages That Inspire by Lori Rekowski, to name a few.
Dr. Rajka has been practicing medicine for over 22 years. She is certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine in Functional Medicine, The American Board of Family Medicine and The American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She is passionate about empowering women to optimal health and in turn having them become ambassadors to empower their families and others. It is her personal mission to spread the word that disease prevention AND cure are possible. She has a particular interest in nutrigenetics although puts the focus on epigenetics first. She herself battled many avoidable symptoms and disease and would like to put an end to this for our future generations. She is a international speaker, wife, mother of 2, and avid yogi who loves the arts and travel. She is currently working on her first book which will be available in 2020. Her private practice, Simply Health Institute, is located outside of Chicago in Naperville, IL.
Nicola Dehlinger, ND received her B.A. in International Health from Brown University in 1997, graduating with honors. She went on to get her Naturopathic Medical Degree from SCNM in 2004. After medical school, Dr. Nicola worked with HIV+ patients at Phoenix Body Positive where she utilized her Spanish fluency.
In 2006, Dr. Nicola moved to Durango, CO to co-found Open Sky, a wilderness therapy program for young adults and adolescents coping with emotional health challenges.
Today, Dr. Nicola sees clients in her naturopathic medical practice, Pura Vida Natural Healthcare, in Durango and online. Dr. Nicola is an expert in the treatment of anxiety, depression and insomnia. By connecting people back to themselves, she is able to minimize supplements and medications as her patients become empowered to heal themselves.
Dr. Nicola believes that balance brings health, and through her work, guides people in restoring harmony to their body, mind, and spirit. During medical school she developed a passion for going back to the basics: whole foods nutrition, exercise, sunlight, nature. In her practice, she combines her enthusiasm for exposing people to natural living, the benefit of whole foods, and the healing power of nature.
Dedicated to addressing each person as a whole, Dr. Nicola believes that the key to health is discovering the obstacles to optimal vitality and listening to what the symptoms are telling us about the dis-ease.
Dr. Nicola uses nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, mind-body medicine and other cutting- edge natural therapeutics to enhance the well-being of the whole person.
In addition to seeing clients, Dr. Nicola leads group and private retreats. She also teaches a variety of on-line and in-person classes. In her free time, you can find her exploring the mountains or in the kitchen, enjoying time with her husband, son and their dogs."
Brandy is a Certified Nutritionist that specializes in preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum care. She calls this period of life the Pan-natal™ period and gives women and families the support she wishes she had in her own pan-natal™ period. She helps her clients by using a functional and comprehensive approach that includes diet, lifestyle, genetics, environment toxins, movement, and mental health. After becoming a certified Nutrition Consultant through Bauman College, she went on to earn her Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. When not working with clients, she can be found keeping up to date on current research, spending time with her kiddo and husband, perusing one of the many farmers’ markets in the Pacific Northwest, or cooking up a storm in her kitchen.
Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute. She holds a Masters Degree in Education, a Foundations Certification in NeuroLeadership, and Certificates in Medical Neuroscience, Visual Perception, and the Brain, and Neurobiology. She is the author of NEW BELIEFS, NEW BRAIN: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear, and NEUROSCULPTING: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness.
As the Founder of the Neurosculpting® modality, Lisa runs a private meditation practice in Colorado teaching clients who suffer from stress disorders, and she is a faculty member of Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Center, the Law Enforcement Survival Institute, Omega Institute, and 1440 Multiversity.
Lisa began her meditation practice at age 12. Hit by lightning at age 15, and clinically dead on multiple occasions, Lisa uses her traumatic experience as a vehicle for transformation. Lisa studied Ascension training for four years with Ishaya monks. She completed four years of psychic awareness training, applying the tools of the Berkeley Psychic Institute, and is trained in Autogenic Hypnosis.
Lisa is the Founder of the Trance Personnel Consulting Group and Ripple Effect, LLC. She has created and facilitated leadership training for executive teams in Fortune 500 companies, the Colorado Department of Health Care and worked individually with international management. She has created and facilitated Emotional Survival programs for Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies and peer counsel groups.
Lisa writes for the Elephant Journal and CopsAlive. Additionally, Lisa’s services are sought on a national level by individuals in law enforcement looking to find a new way to navigate through their stress patterns. Lisa is a public speaker and has addressed audiences ranging from corporate leaders to FBI and Secret Service. Lisa is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association). Her mission to share practical and powerful stress management techniques to those in need caused Lisa to develop her Neurosculpting® programs combining neuroscience principles with mindfulness and energetic modalities.
Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute https://pbtinstitute.com is a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset, and personal development expert. She's an award-winning speaker, coach and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis, The Unshakable Woman-The Workbook (the companion guide to the book) as well as 2 books recommended by Brian Tracy, Marshall Goldsmith and Jack Canfield. Debi has contributed to FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz show, TEDx, The Huffington Post, Shape, Self, Health, Working Mother, Forbes, Psychology Today, WebMD, Ladies Home Journal, Woman's World and Glamour to name a few. Her doctoral study led to three discoveries around how women experience and heal from betrayal. Based on her findings, along with 27 years of health, mindset and lifestyle coaching, Dr. Debi has created a proven multi pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally and emotionally) from a life crisis, specializing in betrayal.
Dr. Wise has a true passion for powerfully contributing to the transformation and growth of the human spirit. Her love and deep belief in the value of her work has impacted and transformed thousands of lives. Helping, guiding and teaching people how to find their gifts, and use them to create lives that are rich, abundant and truly full have been her life’s purpose and meaning.
In the last 20 years along with her clinical work she has been a true motivator, leader, educator, humanitarian and student of human behavior. She is a highly educated, ethical and well respected professional with deep ties to making a difference. Today Dr. Wise has dedicated her time to relentlessly deepening and widening her positive impact, co-collaborating on program development and innovative content and theory design. The combination of her authenticity, warmth, engaging and straight forward professional style has made Dr. Wise beloved by her clients, students, colleagues and peers. It is the application of her core values that has placed her as a leader, as her life’s story has been one of true triumph from insurmountable odds. Dr. Wise exemplifies living proof, that the human spirit when nurtured and loved will thrive beyond measure.
Ken Sharlin, M.D., M.P.H., IFMCP, is a board-certified neurologist, consultant, functional medicine practitioner, Assistant Clinical Professor, researcher, author, and speaker. His medical degrees are from Emory University, The University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University. His functional medicine certification is through The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is author of the #1 best-seller The Healthy Brain Toolbox: Neurologist-Proven Strategies to Improve Memory Loss and Protect Your Aging Brain. His most recent publication, Reversal of Cognitive Decline: 100 Patients, can be found in the peer-reviewed Journal of Alzheimer’s & Parkinsonism, and he has been the primary investigator in several pharma-sponsored clinical trials that have helped bring new therapeutics to market. Dr. Sharlin practices general neurology, and directs his functional medicine program, Brain Tune Up!, in Ozark, MO.
A unique combination of psychologist, nutritionist, and special educator, Dr. Nicole Beurkens has 22 years of experience supporting children, young adults, and families. She is an expert in evaluating and treating a wide range of learning, mood, and behavior challenges including ADHD, autism, anxiety, mood disorders, brain injury, and sensory processing disorder. Dr. Beurkens holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, masters degrees in Special Education and Nutrition, and is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist. She is the Founder and Director of Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she leads a multidisciplinary team dedicated to exceptional evaluation and integrative treatment services, research on innovative treatment protocols, and professional training on best practices. She is a highly sought-after international consultant and speaker, award-winning therapist, published researcher, and best-selling author. Her work has been highlighted in numerous publications, and she’s an expert media source. When she isn’t working, Dr. Beurkens enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
Dr. Ingels is a licensed naturopathic doctor with more than 30 years experience in the healthcare field. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and has been published extensively. Dr. Ingels is the author of “The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Autoimmune Response and Beat Lyme Disease”, a comprehensive natural approach to treating Lyme disease. He has also been a Lyme and MS patient and has been able to reverse and control his symptoms using natural methods. Dr. Ingels specializes in Lyme disease, MS, autism and chronic immune dysfunction. He uses diet, nutrients, herbs, homeopathy and immunotherapy to help his patients achieve better health.
Dedicated to addressing each person as a whole, Dr. Nicola believes that the key to health is discovering the obstacles to optimal vitality and listening to what the symptoms are telling us about the dis-ease. Dr. Nicola uses nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, mind-body medicine and other cutting- edge natural therapeutics to enhance the well-being of the whole person.
William Walsh, Ph.D., is president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute near Chicago and a key scientist driving the development of nutrient-based psychiatry. His book, Nutrient Power, which describes an evidence-based nutrient therapy system, is the result of his over 30 years of research and clinical experience. In addition to ongoing research studies, Dr. Walsh directs an international physician-education program in the U.S. and in Australia teaching advanced biochemical/nutrient therapies which are now used by over 800 doctors throughout the world.
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