The Nutritional Therapy Association is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Conference. The conference will be open to Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, students of NTA and others with an interest in nutrition and alternative healthcare. This year’s theme Sweet Addiction: Sugar and America’s Health Crisis, will be addressed by presentations from nationally acclaimed speakers and local experts in the field of nutrition.
The conference will take place in Vancouver, WA March 16th, 17th & 18th, 2012.
Speakers to Include:
Russ Bianchi – Food scientist and outspoken expert on all matters pertaining to food and the ingredients used in the manufacture of processed foods. Russ is a major contributor to several ground breaking books and best sellers on the subject of sweeteners, and their metabolic as well as social effects, in the western food and beverage chain. Russ is a prolific writer-researcher and posts his commentaries on his blog at http://www.rusbianchi.com.
Jill Escher – Founder of EndSugarAddiction.com, home of Sugar Addiction Awareness Month, Jill is a former lawyer, owner of a real estate investment company, and an active autism philanthropist. Her recent book “Farewell Club Perma-Chub” is a sugar addict’s guide to easy weight loss. Jill’s current project is examining the epigenetic and neurodevelopmental impacts of steroid hormone pharmaceuticals used to treat at-risk pregnancies since the 1950’s.
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD – Heralded as the First Lady of Nutrition, she is a health guru, author and expert of the forefront of wellness and nutrition. Among her many books are “Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet” and “How to Stay Young and Healthy in a Toxic World.” Ann Louise is a leading expert on environmental toxins and their effect on health, including blood sugar regulation.
Larry McCleary, MD – is the retired Acting Chief of Neurosurgery at Denver Children’s Hospital. His scientific publications span the fields of metabolic medicine, tumor immunology, biotechnology and neurological disease. He has lectured to audiences around the world. His recent book “Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly” explores the relationship between sugar, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, dementia and other brain-related illnesses. He serves as the volunteer Medical Director of the Shining Stars Foundation, a non-profit that provides outreach activities for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Michele Simon, JD, MPH – Public health lawyer who specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. Author of “Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back.” Her groundbreaking 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to a federal ban on these dangerous products.
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD – is medical director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and Chronicity, author of the popular free iPhone application “Cures A-Z,” and author several best-selling books including “From Fatigued to Fantastic!,” “Beat Sugar Addiction NOW!,” and the new “Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! Cookbook.” Dr. Teitelbaum has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr Oz Show and Oprah & Friends.
Alex Vasquez, BS, DC, ND, DO – As a prolific writer, sought-after speaker, and leading-edge researcher, Dr. Alex Vasquez is the only single individual to obtain three doctoral healthcare degrees in three separate professions (chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, and osteopathic medicine) from American universities. Dr. Vasquez is the author of numerous articles and textbooks; he is expert in the field of Integrative Functional Medicine with a focus on Rheumatology and Autoimmune.
T.S. Wiley – Anthropologist, medical theorist and investigative journalist. Author of “Lights Out…Sleep, Sugar and Survival,” which offers staggering findings: Americans really are sick from being tired. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer and depression are on the rise; we’re literally dying for a good night’s sleep.
Jay Wortman, MD – Dr. Wortman recently completed a two-year research interchange at the University of British Columbia where he studied the role of traditional diet in the prevention and treatment of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in First Nations. In 2003, Dr. Wortman received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Medicine, awarded by the Canadian Government. Dr. Wortman authors “Dr. Jay’s Blog,” a forum to discuss the documentary film, “My Big Fat Diet,” and the science of low carbohydrate diets.
Friday, March 16th, 2012 10:00am-9:30pm
Russ Bianchi, PhD
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Film: Sweet Suicide by Nancy Appleton, PhD
Saturday, March 17th, 2012 9:00am-5:00pm (Banquet 7:00pm)
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Michele Simon, JD, MPH
Jay Wortman, MD
Sunday, March 18th, 2012 9:00am-5:00pm
Larry McCleary, MD
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD
Alex Vasquez, BS, DC, ND, DO
Registration Now Open:
NTA Student: $250
1 & 2 Day Passes Available
Call 800-918-9798 to register. Space is limited so register early!