|2011 Conference, Speakers|
|Written by Weston A Price Foundation|
|Thursday, 03 March 2011 18:52|
Russ Bianchi was born in San Francisco, California and currently resides in Northern California.
Leslie (Bradshaw) Manookian (Writer / Producer) was a successful Wall Street business executive and is now a documentary film producer and activist. Bradshaw chose to leave Wall Street at the height of her career in order to pursue a more meaningful path of social and environmental justice. Originally from Idaho , her career in finance took her from New York to London with Goldman Sachs. She later became Director of Alliance Capital in London running their European Growth Portfolio Management business with assets of $4 billion. She learned of the vaccine debate while living and working in London and determined that one day she would make a documentary exploring the issue. She has been featured in a cover article in Barronâ€™sas well as in numerous other financial publications. She has served on the board, managed or consulted for many organizations in her community and successfully led the charge to defeat a proposed coal plant in her state and helped secure legislation protecting consumer access to raw milk. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Middlebury College . She is also a WAPF Chapter Leader in Sun Valley , Idaho !
Jerry Brunetti, BS, is managing director of Agri-Dynamics, a 23-year-old company engaged in ecological systems approaches to livestock, crop and horticultural programs. Jerry is also co-founder of Earthworks, a company engaged since 1991 in instituting biological practices in the golf course and landscape industries. Jerry was an animal science major at North Carolina State University. He currently serves on the steering committees of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Weston Price Foundation, the Lower Mt. Bethel Environmental Advisory Council, and The Foodshed Alliance of the Ridge Valley. Jerry is a regular speaker at numerous sustainable agriculture and health conferences throughout the USA.
Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, holds two postgraduate degrees in neurology and human nutrition. She lives in Cambridge UK, where she holds her clinic. She is the creator of the term GAPS or Gut And Psychology Syndrome and Gut And Physiology Syndrome, which establishes a connection between functioning of the digestive system and functioning of the rest of the body. She has written two books: "Gut And Psychology Syndrome. Natural treatment of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia", and "Put your heart in your mouth. What really causes heart disease and what we can do to prevent and even reverse it". Dr Campbell-McBride has a large following around he world with patients and health practitioners adopting her GAPS Nutritional Protocol for treating disease. See the website www.gaps.me
Monica Corrado, MA, CNC is a whole food chef and holistic nutrition educator, teaching Real Food cooking classes throughout the US. A leading activist for real, fresh, local, sustainable food, Monica was a founding member of one of the first CSAâ€™s in the DC metro area in 1998, which provided biodynamic food and milk to families. From 2000 to 2005, Monica owned and operated the only organic catering company (The Basic Feast) in the DC metro area that offered nourishing, traditional food from local, organic and sustainable farms. Monica catered some of the first Wise Traditions conferences. In addition to teaching, Monica currently has a private practice in Takoma Park, Maryland and is a member of the Honorary Board of the Weston A. Price Foundation. She has been featured in the Washington Post as an expert in traditional fermentation techniques and is currently involved in the White House Chefs Move! to Schools Initiative and the Food and Farm Freedom movement. Monica is an Honorary Board Member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Look for her upcoming cookbook in the fall of 2011, â€śWith Love from Grandmotherâ€™s Kitchen.â€ť
Thomas Cowan, MD discovered the work of the two men who would have the most influence on his career while teaching gardening as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa. He read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price, and a fellow volunteer explained the arcane principles of Rudolf Steinerâ€™sâ„˘ biodynamic agriculture. These events inspired him to pursue a medical degree. Tom graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dr. Cowan relocated to San Francisco in 2003.
Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN is The Naughty NutritionistTM because of her ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths. She earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences and Anti-Aging Therapies from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati , is certified as a clinical nutritionist (CCN) by the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists in Dallas , and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. In 2005, Dr. Daniel received the Weston A. Price Foundation's Integrity in Science Award. She is the author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America 's Favorite Health Food, which has been endorsed by leading health experts, including Drs Russell Blaylock, Larry Dossey, Joseph Mercola, Kilmer McCully, Doris J. Rapp, Jonathan Wright and many others. Based in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Daniel is a nutritionist in private practice and works with clients all over the country. She is the mother of two children adopted from Korea and Vietnam, performs Bach organ recitals, and enjoys ballroom dancing, firewalking, hiking and yoga.
Robert Disney, Robert Disney works as an environmental scientist for a state regulatory agency. He deals specifically with waste issues. How to dispose of something is often a challenge and sometimes detonation is the choice and is his favorite method!
He was introduced to the Weston Price Foundation in 1999 by June Varner while both were in attendance at an environmental conference in Minnesota. He finally had the opportunity to attend a weekend conference, conducted by Sally, in South Dakota last year and was captivated by the traditions of our ancestors. He is honored and humbled to be invited to speak at this conference with such like-minded people.
Robert will bring his understanding of the chemical environment and its impact on us to the conference. Specifically he will address mercury and waste water contaminants.
Sally Fallon Morell, MA, is founding president of the Weston A Price Foundation and founder of A Campaign for Real Milk, Mrs. Fallon Morell lectures extensively around the world on issues of health and nutrition. She is a prolific writer of numerous articles and books and serves as editor of Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation. In 1996, Mrs. Fallon Morell published the best-selling Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD), the cookbook that launched her career in alternative health. Visit her website at www.newtrendspublishing.com.
Jacques Goulet agr. Ph.D. A tenured professor at Laval Universityâ€™s Food Science and Nutrition Department, Jacques Goulet is also a founding member of Laval Universityâ€™s Dairy Science and Technology research group. Dr. Goulet is the author of authoritative technical reports and scientific papers on milk technology, and acts as scientific counsel to several companies in the food industry. He also sits on numerous scientific committees in the biotechnology, agriculture and food sectors. He received the Order of Quebec Agronomistsâ€™ Medal of Distinction.
Kimberly Hartke, Moderator, Publicist, Weston A. Price Foundation. Her Hartkeisonline.com blog covers a wide range of Weston Price issues, and concentrates on the politics of food. In the past year, nearly 300,000 visitors have discovered her blog. She will share pointers on Facebook, Twitter and how to find your blog niche.
Christy Hemenway What did bees do before beekeepers? Unable to find logical answers to what seemed a simple question, Christy Hemenway launched an investigation of her own into what, or more likely who, might be behind the growing problems with honeybees. She came to the conclusion that with bees, less is more, as in: less human interference equals more health for the honeybee.
In 2007, Christy founded Gold Star Honeybees to advance a beekeeping system known as the â€śtop barâ€ť hive - the original movable-comb, managed beehive. The most important feature of a top bar hive is that it lets bees make their own beeswax honeycomb in a natural, chemical free way. This means beeswax made BY bees, FOR bees!
Working to build the top bar beekeeping community, Christy Hemenway offers classes and workshops nationally to aspiring beekeepers, the concerned public, and farmers and gardeners. She particularly enjoys teaching Top Bar Beekeeping 101 - a Weekend Intensive class where students not only learn the how-toâ€™s of stewarding their bees, but also come to understand the connection between bees, and our food system, and our own well being. The importance of bees to human health, the health of the planet and to all of nature becomes quite clear!
Christy has been published in The Northeast Organic Farmers Association periodical, The Natural Farmer, with the essay entitled Shifting the Paradigm â€“ Towards More Natural Beekeeping. She also writes a beekeeping blog for Mother Earth News magazine.
Christy encourages people to think outside the box and reminds us, in the words of John Muir, that "when one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world."
Gold Star Honeybees maintains membership in the Green Business Network, the Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association (MOFGA), Maine Businesses for Sustainability (MBS), and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) as well as many local and regional beekeeping associations.
Dr. Brian Hickey, Certified Professional Applied Kinesiologist
Dr. Pete Hilgartner graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon in 1996. He has been practicing in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife, Dr. Lolin Hilgartner (who is a chiropractor and a Certified Nutrition Specialist), since 1997. Together, they run a busy practice that combines chiropractic, functional neurology, functional medicine, nutrition, and functional endocrinology. The Hilgartners dedicate a lot of their time and effort to teaching classes on nutrition, exercise, life-style and self-improvement in order to empower their community with the tools and information to reduce their dependence upon the medical system. They started the Leesburg, VA WAPF chapter and helped organize a number of food co-ops. They are strong supporters of local organic farmers in their community and have facilitated a strong network of local providers to fill their patientsâ€™ food needs. Their stated mission is to â€śTeach, lead and empower people so they can express their full potential for health and happiness.â€ť
Paul Jaminet, PhD After a career as an astrophysicist at MIT, Berkeley, and Harvard, Paul became a software entrepreneur and then, after developing a chronic disease, devoted his energies to learning about health. Paul and his wife Shou-Ching, a research scientist at Harvard Medical School, began studying diet and nutrition in hopes of finding help for his illness. After years of work, this proved successful â€“ diet, nutrition, and antibiotics cured his disease. Paul and Shou-Ching proceeded to write a book, Perfect Health Diet: Four Steps to Renewed Health, Youthful Vitality, and Long Life, that explains the dietary tactics that optimize health and prevent disease, and blog at www.perfecthealthdiet.com. Although Paul and Shou-Ching developed the Perfect Health Diet through study of the scientific literature, they found that their ideal diet is almost identical to traditional diets of the Pacific region â€“ diets noted for producing long life and good health. Paul and Shou-Ching believe that diet and nutrition will prove to be the most effective therapies for most diseases, and that traditional diets have much to teach us.
Sharon A. Kane is the author of The Art of Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking. After mastering old fashioned 7-day Rye sourdough bread she learned she was gluten-intolerant. Trying to find a commercial bread that was made within the Weston A. Price parameters proved difficult. She wanted bread that used whole grain flours without commercial yeast, chemical leaveners, gums or sugars. She became determined to create gluten-free bread that was prepared and fermented according to Weston A. Price principles. After one year of much trial and error she succeeded with her first loaf. Five years later she has written this book and developed a video course to share her work. (http://artofgluten-freesourdoughbaking.com) Her articles have been published in Wise Traditions and Spirit of Change. Sharon is a piano teacher at an alternative school, a hands-on energy healer and teaches Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking Classes and Allergen-Friendly Traditional Cooking. She and her husband, Allen, have an organic garden in Eastern Massachusetts. They use overwinter cold frames and begin eating out of their garden in mid March. Sharon ferments anything from the garden at least once and has succeeded in fermenting vegetable parts that usually end up in the compost. Her other book, Lacto-Fermentation Through The Seasons, features 21 recipes that start with Spring Rhubarb, move through Summer Daylily Buds and on to the much-loved old standards of late summer and fall, cucumbers and sauerkraut. Visit her website at www.food-medicine.com
Jules Klapper is President of the Cutting Edge Catalog, which he founded in 1991. He has lectured at events and appeared on TV and radio all over the country, speaking about keeping the immune system fit by reducing environmental stressors. He has devoted many years to studying how various environmental factors can affect the body and how to protect yourself from them. His website is www.cutcat.com
Kathy Kramer, (nĂ©e O'Brien) CN, has been happily working with the Weston A. Price Foundation since 2003. She is a licensed nutritionist offering classes and consultations. She has encouraged healthy eating in lectures to all ages, in published articles and in radio interviews.
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN, is board certified in Clinical Nutrition & Holistic Nutrition. She has been working in the field of nutrition, holistic health, herbology, lifestyle management, and relaxation and visualization techniques, and for over 30 years. She is the Director of Doctoral Studies, and Educational Director at Hawthorn University. Liz is also on faculty at Saybrook University, the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and the Autism Research Institute. She is a member of the Nutrition Advisory Board for the Institute for IFM, and special advisor to the board of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). Liz offers mentoring groups for health professionals on Clinical & Functional Nutrition. Sheâ€™s in private practice in Asheville, NC, providing on-site and telephone consultations. www.innovativehealing.com
Hugh Lovel-Clearly the best nutrition comes from empowering farmers to be well-informed and self-reliant and getting nitrogen from our atmospheric abundance as complex amino acids the way nature designed. Hugh Lovel recommends what is needed for best outcomes and gives detailed explanations using practical examples to develop a better understanding of how to tell nutritionally dense food and how to identify those growers who know how to grow it. Founder of the first CSA farm in Georgia, Lovel encourages a direct connection between farms and consumers, as finding growers who grow nutritionally dense foods is hugely rewarding and the growers themselves, rather than the middle men, should be well rewarded.
Chris Masterjohn is creator and maintainer of Cholesterol-And-Health.Com, a web site dedicated to extolling the benefits of traditional, nutrient-dense, cholesterol-rich foods and to elucidating the many fascinating roles that cholesterol plays within the body. Cholesterol-And-Health.Com is home to his blog, The Daily Lipid. Chris is a frequent contributor to Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, is a perennial speaker at the annual Wise Traditions conference, and writes a second blog on the foundation's web site, Mother Nature Obeyed. Chris is a doctoral candidate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He has authored three peer-reviewed publications including a hypothesis on the molecular mechanism of vitamin D toxicity published in Medical Hypotheses, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology challenging the conclusions of a widely publicized study claiming to show adverse effects of eating coconut oil, and a letter to the editor published in The American Heart Journal arguing that drugs used to raise HDL-cholesterol should not be considered safe until their potential adverse effects on vitamin E metabolism have been studied. He has also recently authored a human study on the effects of vitamin E on sugar metabolism that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, and a review on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease accepted for publication in Nutrition Reviews. Chris plans on graduating with his doctorate in the summer.
Richard Maurer, ND earned his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1994. Dr. Maurer specializes in the physiologic basis of disease. Through effective diagnosis and treatment he addresses obesity, thyroid problems, anemia, diabetes, digestive diseases and food allergies. He applies traditional dietary principles, authored under "FatBackDiet.com", for these and most childhood developmental conditions.
Mark McAfee is internationally recognized as an expert in raw milk safety and production and has spoken in multiple times in 24 states and 3 countries on the subject. He has been a guest lecturer and spoken at Rutgers and Stanford University Medical Schools and has been an expert witness in Raw Milk legislative and judicial proceedings across America. He pioneered the first â€śdietary supplementsâ€ť made from fresh raw colostrum, and secured their retail certification from the FDA and DHS. Mark developed and published the first international raw milk production and safety standards at www.rawusa.org <http://www.rawusa.org>. Along with internationally respected doctors and researchers, Mark co-developed RAMP, the first ever Food Safety â€śRisk Analysis Management Programâ€ť program for raw milk. He has been interviewed by countless TV, print and radio programs and authored numerous Raw Milk and food related articles. Mark has worked closely with University researchers to gather much needed data from raw milk consumers related to Lactose Intolerance. Mark is the CEO and founder of Organic Pastures Dairy Company near Fresno California where the company produces and serves 50,000 consumers from 400 retail stores with State of CA inspected, retail approved and tested raw dairy products. He is a political activist and pledges to change America from the Grass-Roots-Up through â€śteaching raw milk and dollar votingâ€ťâ€¦. one glass of immune system healing, safe, delicious raw milk at a time. Mark has pioneered a new theory of Pasteurization Intolerance that lays outside the clinical definition of True Lactose Intolerance and has gathered the data to support this concept which will now be proven in future University studies. In addition, he worked for sixteen years as an EMS paramedic, and served as marketing director and operations manager for a $30 million dollar EMS company. Mark taught paramedic medicine at the Fresno County Health Department EMS division and was a preceptor and medical quality assurance evaluator for field paramedics. He is pre-med trained, and is an experienced medical educator. Having flown since turning 16, Mark is an active Mission pilot for the Fresno Flying Doctors of Mercy-LIGA serving clinics in Mexico and is a husband and grandfather. Mark was born and raised on the family farms near Fresno California with his four brothers and milked cows at 13 years old. In 2011, Mark founded the Raw Milk Institute. This start-up non profit is dedicated to the establishment of standards for raw milk and the education of farmers and consumers from all over the world. Mark says that â€śThere is a desperate need for well developed safety and production standards for raw milk. The CAFO Pasteurized Milk Industry rejoices at the scattered disarray of confusion in the raw milk market. This is going to change, Raw Milk is Rising.â€ť
Judith McGeary, Esq. is an attorney, farmer, activist, and founder of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance. She has a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Following a clerkship with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, she practiced as an attorney doing a combination of administrative law, litigation, and appeals. After seeing how government regulations benefit industrial agriculture at the expense of family farms, she left her legal practice to form FARFA in 2006. Since then, Judith has spearheaded national coalitions fighting to stop the National Animal Identification System and to protect local foods, and was recently appointed to the USDA Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health.
Dr. Joseph Mercola trained as board certified as a family medicine physician and was in private practice for 20 years before founding Mercola.com in 1997. His site, Mercola.com is the third most visited health site in the world, approaching two million subscribers to his free online newsletter and 30 million visits every month. Dr. Mercola has written two NY Times bestselling books and has been on the Today Show, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Doctors. He has also been in Time, Business Week ,and Forbes magazines and is committed to changing the existing health model in the US.
Kristen Michaelis is a wife, mother, nutrition educator, and passionate advocate for real food. She is the author of two books specifically created to teach children about Real Food Nutrition -- a book for younger kids featuring coloring pages and activities (including a coloring page of Weston A Price!), and a book for teens. She also blogs online at Food Renegade, a website featuring Real Food recipes, nutrition & health articles, and the latest in sustainable agriculture, food politics & philosophy.
Denise Minger is a Portland-based writer, teacher, and nutrition blogger currently working on her first book, "Death by Food Pyramid." Her website, RawFoodSOS.com, aims to dispel nutrition myths and reexamine conventional beliefs about food. In 2010, Minger's reanalysis of China Study data received widespread publicity in the health community and sparked a public debate with T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study."
Pentti J. Nupponen, DMD, MAGD, FIND, AIAOMT is a full time holistic & cosmetic dentist, writer, researcher and national/international public speaker. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (DMD). In the year 2000, Dr. Nupponen achieved the status of Master Dentist in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). In 2007 he became an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral medicine and Toxicology. In 2008 he became a nutritional counselor (CNC) certified by the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. In 2009 Dr. Nupponen completed rigorous research into a scientific literature review on clay, earning himself a Fellowship in the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (FIAOMT). In 2010 he completed all the requirements to become central Pennsylvaniaâ€™s only Board-Certified Biological Dentist by International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. He is also a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute (LVI), an institution that teaches the finer points of cosmetic dentistry.
Sally Pacholok, R.N., B.S.N., an emergency room nurse with 24 years of experience, received her bachelorâ€™s degree in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to entering the field of nursing, she received an Associateâ€™s Degree of Applied Science with magna cum laude honors. She was also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT), and worked as a paramedic prior to and during nursing school. She has worked in health care for a total of 32 years, and has cared for thousands of patients. In addition, she is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider, and has assisted instructors at a local community college in training paramedics in ACLS. She is a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) Provider, an Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) Provider and a member of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).
Sarah Pope is an Honors graduate in Economics from Furman University. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Financial Management from the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah worked for over 10 years in the field of Information Technology designing Financial Systems for corporate and governmental clients. Sarah and her husband Richard are currently raising 3 young children and she has been the Weston A. Price Chapter Leader for Tampa/St. Pete, FL since 2002. In addition to her Chapter Leader duties, Sarah writes The Healthy Home Economist blog. This is Sarah's third speaking appearance at the Wise Traditions Conference.
Jessica Prentice is a professional chef, author, local foods activist, and social entrepreneur. Her first book, Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection, was released by Chelsea Green Publishing in 2006. Prentice is a co-creator of the Local Foods Wheel, and coined the word "locavore." Jessica is also a co-founder of Three Stone Hearth (www.threestonehearth.com), a Community Supported Kitchen in Berkeley that uses local, sustainable ingredients to prepare nutrient-dense, traditional foods on a community scale. She lives, works, and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tara Rayburn is the Healthy Habit Coach. She is a speaker, author, Weston A. Price Chapter Leader in Las Vegas, REAL food blogger, creator of Nourishing Your Family, wife and a Mom-on-a-Mission. Her lifelong health journey started in childhood and accelerated after her two children were born with severe food & environmental allergies. She began using Weston A. Price principles in 2002 to help her family heal through nutrition and natural methods. By merging old world wisdom with modern day challenges, Tara inspires each individual to make just one change. She illustrates how just one change creates a healthy ripple spreading not only within your family, but throughout the world.
April RenĂ©e is the Keynote Speaker for Vaccine Information Coalition (VIC) and former President of The Autism Autoimmunity Project (TAAP). She presents worldwide in honor of her 4-year old autistic angel, who passed away on June 13th, 1999. April realized Casi was vaccine injured, before she received the â€ślabelâ€ť of autism. Autism is 1 in 67 children today and itâ€™s impossible to have a genetic epidemic! ADD, ADHD, diabetes, cancer (and rising number of other dis-ease â€ślabelsâ€ť) are more prevalent than ever-the evidence points to vaccinations as the cause. She has dedicated the rest of her life to doing WHATEVER is necessary to help these innocent victims and the children-yet-to-be from the autism epidemic!
Morton Satin is the Vice President of Science and Research for the Salt Institute. A molecular biologist by training, he is an internationally-known food industry and United Nations executive and author with extensive experience in all aspects of the food industry. For 16 years, he served as the chief food industry executive at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome where he directed the Global Food and Agro-Industry program. He received numerous awards for his work on new food and beverage processes including wheatless bread and shelf-stable coconut water and received the only patents ever awarded to the United Nations System. Satin was heavily involved with the Codex Alimentarius Commission and served as Scientific Secretary to the WHO/FAO/IAEA International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation. In 1989, while at FAO, Morton Satin was formally nominated for the World Food Prize by the World Food Council.
Michael Schmidt was born in Germany and came to Canada 28 years ago. As a bio-dynamic farmer with passion he challenged through education and lectures from day one the current industrial farming system which more and more destroys the cultural identity of rural North America. He introduced Spelt to the North American market and founded Ontar-Bio which then became Organic Meadow Co-operative, the largest organic dairy processor in Canada. In 1992 he started the first Cow Share program for raw milk in Canada. In 1995 he founded Symphony in the Barn and conducted symphonies, operas and concertos with world renowned artists.
Pam Schoenfeld, RD is a holistically-oriented registered dietitian who utilizes the principles of healing traditional diets in her private nutrition practice in Morristown, New Jersey. She is also a co-director of the Healthy Nation Coalition (www.healthynationcoalition.org) whose mission it is to correct the erroneous, non-scientific nutritional guidance promulgated by the USDA in its Dietary Guidelines and My Pyramid, for the benefit of the health of all Americans.. She works first hand with individuals that have been harmed by the low-fat, low-cholesterol dietary dogma that demonize foods containing critically important nutrients, including vitamin B6 and choline. She recently spoke at the Weston A. Price Foundation's Press Conference announcing its Dietary Guidelines, exposing that the USDA is knowingly depriving Americans of choline because of their unfounded bias against the consumption of whole eggs, which they claim are a source of dangerous solid fats in the diet.
Stephanie Seneff, PhD received her Bachelorâ€™s degree in Biology with a minor in Food and Nutrition in 1968 from MIT. She received her Master's and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1979 and 1985, respectively, also from MIT. Since then, she has been a researcher at MIT, where she is currently a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Principal Investigator in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Throughout her career, Dr. Seneff has conducted research in diverse areas including human auditory modeling, spoken dialogue systems, natural language processing, human language acquisition, information retrieval and summarization, computational biology, and marine mammal socialization. She has published over 150 refereed articles on these subjects, and has been invited to give keynote speeches at several international conferences. She has also supervised numerous Master's and PhD theses at MIT. She has recently become interested in the effect of drugs and diet on health and nutrition, and she has written several essays on the web articulating her view on these topics. She is the first author of two recently published nutrition-related journal papers, one on the metabolic syndrome and one on Alzheimer's disease. Two papers on theories related to cholesterol sulfate are currently under review.
Ritchie Shoemaker, M. D., is a recognized leader in patient care, research and education pioneer in the field of biotoxin related illness. While illness acquired following exposure to the interior environment of water-damaged buildings (WDB) comprises the bulk of Shoemakerâ€™s daily practice, other illnesses caused by exposure to biologically produced toxins are quite similar in their â€śfinal common pathway.â€ť What this means is that while the illness might begin acutely with exposure to fungi, spirochetes, apicomplexans, dinoflagellates and cyanobacteria, for example, in its chronic form, each of these illnesses has similar symptoms, lab findings and Visual Contrast Sensitivity findings. Taken together the inflammatory illness from each of these diverse sources is known as a Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.
Matt Stone is an author and independent health researcher specializing in the connection between cellular energy production and metabolic rate with common health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, digestive illness, infertility, autoimmune disease, and more. He is best known for a simple nutrition and lifestyle-based program known as "Rehabilitative Rest and Aggressive Re-Feeding (RRARF)" that raises body temperature very effectively - what he feels is often the best exterior indicator of optimal cellular metabolic rate. More about Matt can be found at www.180degreehealth.com
Jeffrey J. Stuart, D.O. is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who has practiced for 18 years. Stuart is also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. Stuart received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes field amputation and hazardous materials decontamination, and he has also participated in training sessions with the Detroit Metropolitan Airport SWAT team. Dr. Stuart participated in visual brain research at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1987, and was involved in cholesterol metabolism research at the Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City in 1985. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, the Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association and the Michigan Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Jill Tieman is a Clinical Nutritionist and Chiropractor practicing in Suffolk County, New York. She specializes in SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome). She is also the co-Chapter Leader of the Great South Bay Chapter of the Weston Price Foundation. After seeing the Food Activism Panel presentation at the 2010 WAPF Conference, she realized that a blog would be a perfect forum for sharing her expertise in applying the WAPF principles to the needs of people with digestive and other conditions. Real Food Forager was born on out of a desire to share critical information about problems in the food supply and their effects on the health of the American people. As a Clinical Nutritionist offering alternatives to conventional medicine, she realized that the benefits of a real food diet would be far greater than that of supplementation or mainstream nutrition advice.
Harvey Ussery and his wife Ellen are activists in the local foods movement. They produce all their own dressed poultry and eggs, and most of their own vegetable produce, year-round, on three good acres in northern Virginia--and further reduce dependence on the supermarket by purchasing most of the remainder of their food face to face from local producers within a radius of ten miles or so. Harvey has for five years contributed frequently to Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside & Small Stock Journal. His book, The Small-Scale Poultry Flock, to be published by Chelsea Green in September, sets a new standard for holistic poultry husbandry.
Howard Vlieger is the president and co-founder of Verity Farms. Howard began the journey of a lifetime in 1989. That is when he humbly became a student of the soil and Howard began using alternative farming practices on the family farm near Maurice, Iowa.
David Wetzel and his family started Green Pasture Products about 10 years ago. We make the fermented cod liver oil as it was made throughout history.
Louisa Williams, ND initially studied psychology at the University of Texas in her hometown of Austin, as well as at Stephens College where she made the Dean's List. After graduating with a Bachelor's from UT, and later with a Master's degree from Purdue University, she worked for West Oaks psychiatric hospital and the World of Work in Houston, helping learning disabled young adults socially and vocationally. She also worked in private practice counseling clients.
William G. Winter, DVM, purveyor of all things holistic, received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1975. He also received a degree in Animal Husbandry and completed post-graduate studies and conducted research in veterinary toxicology. After graduating he moved to Minnesota, specializing in surgical referrals and opened an emergency clinic. In 1980 he created the Uptown Veterinarian, one of the largest and most successful holistic veterinary practices in the United States.
Alan and Mary Yegerlehner live just northeast of Clay City, Indiana. They have 3 grown children: Kate, who lives on the home farm and is actively involved in the dairy grazing operation; Luke and his wife Lauren, who live in Indianapolis, Indiana; and Jess, who lives in Maryland. Alan and Mary have been operating the home farm full time since 1976. Alan has had a passion for stewarding the land in a sustainable way and to market products on a local basis. Since they started the The Swiss Connection LLC in 2000 and began on-farm processing and direct marketing, their daily work and life schedule has taken a dramatic turn. They have found it very challenging, but rewarding to develop relationships with their customers.
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