|SATURDAY, October 2nd|
|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.|
|JEFFREY M. SMITH, MBA, has been involved in activism against genetically modified (GM) foods for nearly a decade–in 1998 he even ran for U.S. Congress to raise public awareness of the health and environmental impacts. Smith is the founding director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, a member of the Sierra Club Genetic Engineering Committee, and a member of the advisory board of the Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods. He is the author of the best selling Seeds of Deception.|
|RUSSELL BLAYLOCK, MD, served as Clinical Assistant Professor Neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Director Advanced Nutritional Research. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association and the editorial board of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He has written three books on nutritional subjects: Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health, Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients and is the author of 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as three chapters in medical textbooks.|
|DAVID GETOFF, ND, has a bachelor of science degree in nutrition and holistic therapies from the Union Institute University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a board certified naturopath and nutritionist. Mr. Getoff is a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, an elected member of the American College of Nutrition and is the vice president of the internationally respected Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. David’s educational video, Eating for Optimal Health in the 21st Century, is used in many health practitioners’ offices to educate patients about healthy eating practices.|
|CHARLES EISENSTEIN, BA, teaches in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State University, and is the author of The Yoga of Eating: Transcending Diets and Dogmas to Nourish the Natural Self.|
|SUNDAY, October 3|
|TOM COWAN, MD, graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1977, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland from 1977-1980 and graduated from Michigan State medical school in 1984. Cowan has provided holistic medical care in his private practice from 1985 to present. He is the past vice president of the Physician’s Association for Anthroposophical medicine and founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He is the author of The Fourfold Path to Healing (NewTrends 2004).|
KAAYLA DANIEL, PhD, THE WHOLE NUTRITIONIST® , is a writer, seminar leader and nutritionist in private practice. She is board certified clinical nutritionist (CCN) and holds a PhD in nutritional sciences and anti-aging therapies from the Union Institute University. She is the author of The Whole Soy Story (New Trends, 2004) and is a frequent contributor to Wise Traditions. Visit her website at www.wholesoystory.com.
|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.|
CAROL ESCHE, RN, ND, MA, CNA, is a nurse executive with extensive background in teaching at the college level and working in acute-care hospitals. She is a frequent public speaker, writes for both professional publications and the general public, and has been interviewed on television. Always a patient advocate, Dr. Esche works to enhance th equality of patient care in the hospital setting.
|ARTHUR EVANGELISTA is an honor graduate of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ – School of Allied Health Professions for Advanced Emergency Medical Technology. Combining careers in emergency medicine and law enforcement, Mr. Evangelista applied these strengths as a (former) federal investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Investigations Branch. He has written on the association of these food additives to neurological and neuro-endocrine disordersand has appeared on several radio and television broadcasts detailing government regulatory problems.|
|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.|
|LINDA JOYCE FORRISTAL, CCP is the food and travel editor at The World & I magazine, the monthly publication of The Washington Times. She serves on the board of the Weston A. Price Foundation and writes a regular food column in Wise Traditions. A Certified Culinary Professional (CCP), she is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She recently received her masters degree in tourism administration from George Washington University. She is the author of Ode to Sucanat and Bulgarian Rhapsody: The Best of Balkan Cuisine. She earned her moniker Mother Linda by being the mother of three hungry boys.|
|DONNA GATES, MEd, is the author of the best-selling 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. She is currently working with autistic children, obtaining excellent results using nourishing traditional foods and Body Ecology principles to repopulate the gut and maintain healthy intestinal flora.|
|KENNETH MOREHEAD, DOM, is licensed as a doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico, nationally board certified as an acupuncture orthopedist, and practices as a licensed acupuncturist in North Carolina. Dr. Morehead was the keynote speaker for the first Weston Price Conference. He is involved in initiating acupuncture research projects at Duke University Medical Center and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ken lectures nationally on a variety of topics, serves on the NC state licensing board, and uses food as medicine as a major aspect of his practice.|
BRUCE RIND, MD, is a holistic physician with both traditional and alternative medical training. He is board certified in anesthesiology with additional training in acupuncture, osteopathy and nutritional medicine. His professional development has taken two directions: metabolic therapy focusing on the thyroid/adrenal connection and rapid reversal of injury to the brain from stroke, trauma, hypoxia and cerebral palsy.
|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. Dr. Rosch has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Physician’s Award of the New York State Medical Society. For the past decade, his interest and research has focused on subtle energy communication pathways in the body and the clinical applications of magnetic fields. He is the editor of Bioelectromagnetic Medicine, (Marcel Dekker), a 50-chapter volume that explains why certain electromagnetic therapies are likely to replace drugs in the next decade because of greater efficacy and safety.|
|JORDAN RUBIN, NMD, CNC, is a doctor of naturopathic medicine, certified nutritional consultant and member of the national Academy of Sports Medicine. Jordan has collaborated on several scientific and clinical research studies and has appeared on radio and television programs worldwide. He is the author of Patient Health Thyself, Restoring Digestive Health and Return to the Maker’s Diet.|
|JACK SAMUELS, MSHA, is a graduate of Northwestern University where he received both a BA in biology and an MA in hospital administration. Following 15 years as a hospital administrator, Mr. Samuels became an investment banker, providing investment banking services to the health care industry. He has been retired since 1995 because he found it impossible to avoid becoming ill from MSG when traveling to serve his clients. Mr. Samuels has lost consciousness on over 30 occasions from MSG. Mr. Samuels is founder and president of the Truth in Labeling Campaign (TLC).|
|RON SCHMID, ND, naturopathic physician, writer, teacher, and farmer, has prescribed raw milk for his patients for nearly 25 years. Dr. Schmid is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and has taught at all four of America’s naturopathic medical schools. He served as the former clinic director and chief medical officer at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is the author of Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine and The Untold Story of Milk.|
|KATIE SINGER, BA, CFE, is the author of The Garden of Fertility: A Guide to Charting Your Fertility Signals to Prevent or Achieve Pregnancy–Naturally–and to Gauge Your Reproductive Health. A contributor to Our Bodies, Ourselves 2005, she has also published in Alternative Therapies and Mothering Magazine. Her novel, The Wholeness of a Broken Heart, was a selection of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program, and has been translated into three languages.|