|SATURDAY, May 3rd
|UFFE RAVNSKOV, MD, PhD, has published more than 50 critical papers and letters about the alleged association between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. In 1999, he received the Skrabanek Award given by Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland for original contributions in the field of medical skepticism. He is the author of The Cholesterol Myths, published in Sweden, Finland, Germany, and the US.
|PAUL ROSCH, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at New York Medical College and President of The American Institute of Stress. He has been involved in stress research for over 50 years. He has written extensively about the adverse effects of stress on the cardiovascular system and the noncontributory role of dietary fat and elevated cholesterol to coronary heart disease.
|KILMER MCCULLY, MD, PhD has received worldwide recognition for introducing the concept of elevated blood homocysteine as a risk factor for vascular disease. He is the author of The Heart Revolution and has pioneered the use of B vitamins for prevention and treatment of vascular disease. He has received numerous awards for his work on homocysteine, is widely published and is a frequent speaker to the medical community.
|MARY G. ENIG, PhD, an expert of world renown in the field of lipid chemistry, has brought scientific and media attention to the adverse health effects of trans fatty acids found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. She is a licensed nutritionist, vice-president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, fellow of the American College of Nutrition and president of the Maryland Nutritionists Association. She is the author of Know Your Fats, a primer on the biochemistry of dietary fats. Visit her website at bethesdapress.com.
|TOM COWAN, MD, is a physician in private practice, board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and former vice-president of Physicians for Anthroposophical Medicine. He uses the principles of traditional diets, along with herbs and anthroposophical medicines, in the treatment of chronic disease. His book, The Fourfold Path to Healing, will appear this year.
|SUNDAY, May 4
|JULIA ROSS, MA, is a licensed psychotherapist, author of The Mood Cure, and also of the best-seller, The Diet Cure, chosen by Amazon.com for its Tremendous Ten list of 1999. Currently Executive Director of Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California, Ross has founded and directed six outpatient addiction and eating disorder treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay area.
|CHARLES EISENSTEIN is an author, yogi, college teacher and the father of two. His background includes ten years as a Chinese translator in Taiwan where he came into contact with Qigong, yoga and other Eastern practices. His book The Yoga of Eating will appear this year. Charles will also be providing home-brew lacto-fermented soft drinks at the conference.
|TED SPENCE, DDS, ND has practiced general dentistry for 25 years in Virginia. He is a master herbalist, clinical nutritionist and board certified naturopath. He is a member of the American Academy of Biological Dentists, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and the American Naturopathic Medical Association. He serves on the editorial board of Naturopathic Medicine.
|KRISPIN SULLIVAN, CN, studied nutrition at the University of Vermont and has been practicing nutrition since 1968. The Nancy Drew of Nutrition,” Sullivan is a frequent lecturer and has a nationwide private practice. Her book Sunlight and Vitamin D will appear this year. Visit her website at www.krispin.com.
|DONNA GATES is the author of The Body Ecology Diet and The Stevia Cookbook: Cooking with Nature’s Calorie-Free Sweetener. A popular lecturer and the frequent subject of radio and television interviews, Ms. Gates holds an MEd in counseling and a BS in Early Childhood Development.
|KEN MOREHEAD, DOM is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. In practice for 11 years, he is a frequent lecturer on oriental medicine, acupuncture, diet and herbs. Dr. Morehead served as the secretary of the Oriental Medicine Association of New Mexico and was a board examiner for three years. He is currently in practice in North Carolina.
|RON SCHMID, ND is a licensed naturopathic physician practicing in Connecticut for over 20 years and consulting with people all over the country by phone. He is the author of Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine. His new book, The Story of Milk, will be published this summer. He and his wife recently bought a small farm and are starting a raw milk dairy.
|JORDAN RUBIN, NMD, CNC, is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Certified Nutritional Consultant and member of the national Academy of Sports Medicine. Jordan has appeared on radio and television programs worldwide and is the author of Patient Health Thyself and the upcoming books Restoring Digestive Health and Return to the Maker’s Diet.
|SALLY FALLON, MA is the author of Nourishing Traditions and president of The Weston A. Price Foundation. Her interest in the subject of diet and human health began in the 1970s when she read Nutrition & Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price. Her experience in applying Dr. Price’s findings to the feeding of her own family, and her work with Dr. Mary Enig, led her to write Nourishing Traditions.
|JUST ADDED: More speakers for Sunday May 4!PETER H. LANGSJOEN, MD, FACC has been practicing cardiology since 1985. After five years of invasive cardiology at the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, he set up a private cardiology practice in Tyler and for the past 13 years has worked exclusively as a non-invasive cardiologist, specializing in congestive heart failure, primary and statin-induced diastolic dysfunction and other diseases of the heart muscle. Dr. Langsjoen has been involved with the clinical application of CoQ10 to the treatment of a broad range of cardiovascular diseases since 1981.DUANE GRAVELINE, MD, MPH, is a former USAF flight surgeon and research scientist, NSAS scientist astronaut (1965) and retired family doctor, known primarily for his work in prolonged weightlessness deconditioning and countermeasure development. The lower body negative pressure device, used on Mir, Skylab and the ISS for assessment of cardiovascular deconditioning while in space, is his invention. His book Lipitor, Thief of Memory, which describes Dr. Graveline’s experience of total amnesia while taking the cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor, is in publication process. His website is www.spacedoc.net.
LESLIE M. KLEVAY, MD, SM, SD, is the Research Medical Officer at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of North Dakota. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Klaus Schwarz Commemorative Medal of the International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists, for his work in nutrition and disease.