Biographies

Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP

Website: mensahmedical.com

Dr. Albert Mensah is the co-founder of Mensah Medical in Warrenville, IL, a clinic that specializes in the treatment of biochemical imbalances, and the cognitive (and physical) disorders caused by those imbalances. As a physician in this specialized field since 2005, Dr. Mensah has treated over 30,000 patients using all-natural, non-pharmaceutical, targeted nutrient therapy. His practice focuses on the management and treatment of cognitive disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, behavior/learning disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety syndromes, childhood and adult schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease, as well as family medicine. More recently, Dr. Mensah co-founded the Mensah Research Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conducting, supporting, and presenting research that provides scientific evidence of the efficacy of targeted nutrient therapy and other natural approaches to improving brain function, and to enhancing and optimizing mind/body health and balance. Dr. Mensah regularly presents at conferences internationally, participates in physician training programs, and consults with other health care professionals. Dr. Mensah received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and his medical degree from Finch University of Health Sciences-Chicago Medical School.

Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOGAnna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG

Website: annacabeca.com

Best-selling author, Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, is known nationally as The Girlfriend Doctor and is host of The Girlfriend Doctor show, where she welcomes experts and guests to the show to share their insights on how women can truly thrive in body, mind and spirit. Dr. Anna is triple-board certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She holds special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She lectures frequently on these topics throughout the world to large audiences.

Her first two highly acclaimed books, The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16 are best-sellers. In addition, Dr. Anna is the creator of several popular virtual transformation programs – The Keto-Green Way to Breeze through Menopause, Sexual CPR, and Magic Menopause. She offers Keto-Green nutrition plans to online subscribers, is the founder of her Girlfriend Doctor Club, and the host of the vast Keto-Green community on Facebook.

A passionate health advocate for both women and men, Dr. Anna has appeared on numerous television shows and has been interviewed by ABC, CBS, and NBC. Sought after by various other media, Dr. Anna has been featured as a women’s health, nutrition, weight loss, and hormone expert in Shape Magazine, Woman’s World, First Magazine, InStyle, Huff Post, Mindbodygreen, and others.
Forbes Magazine reported on her success in creating and building a successful business around her flagship product Julva – an all-natural, over-the-counter cream that she developed to treat vaginal dryness and discomfort. Dr. Anna is also the creator of other top-selling health products such as Mighty Maca Plus.

Dr. Anna lives in Dallas, Texas with her daughters, horses, and dogs.

Brendan Vermeire, FDN, CPTBrendan Vermeire, FDN, CPT

Website: www.metabolicsolutionsllc.com
Brendan is a Functional Medicine Consultant, Clinical Researcher, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Nutrition Coach, Master Personal Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach, and Crossfit Certified Trainer.

He began his career as a personal trainer and nutrition coach at the age of 19 after disappointingly being medically discharged from the United States Navy Seal training pipeline due to an injury.  After being exposed to the power of functional lab testing in the start of his career, he began intensely pursuing that as a career path which has led him to be widely regarded as one of the top leading experts in Metabolic Health and Holistic Education.

He is the proud owner of the Metabolic Solutions Institute, dedicated to educating Health Professionals and Clinicians with cutting edge strategies to best serve their clients and patients.

When he’s not educating doctors/ practitioners/professionals, helping clients overcome their most severe health struggles, or producing cutting edge scientific education, Brendan enjoys all things fitness and is probably working out. He also enjoys anything in nature and any activities that expand his heart, mind, and soul.

Chrissie Williamson, PhD

Website: nutritionalgenomicsinstitute.com

Dr. Christy “Chrissie” Williamson has dedicated her life’s work to bridging the gap between alternative and modern medicine to revolutionize personalized medical nutrition. She is the owner and founder of Nutritional Genomics Institute (NGI), OmicsDx, a software startup and state of the art nutritional genomics analysis company that produces epigenetically validated genome panels, and SNPed, a practitioner education platform for nutritional genomics. Dr. Chrissie’s groundbreaking research and work is changing lives and changing the way that we understand how our genetics, nutrition, environment and experiences work together to affect our health.

Dr. Chrissie specializes in functional nutrition as it relates to biochemical nuances within the genome, epigenome, metabolome, and microbiome. Concepts such as testing metabolites (metabolomics) and checking interactions between prescription drugs and genetics for potential adverse effects (pharmacogenetics) can now be part of everyday care. Dr. Chrissie earned her DCN (summa cum laude) from MUIH, her master’s degree (summa cum laude) in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist. She was active in the 2016 Virginia General Assembly in the passage of legislation which established a statutory definition of nutritional genomics. She has also published journal articles, textbook chapters and developed courses in nutritional genomics for Maryland University of Integrative Health and other organizations.

Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCSDebra Atkinson, MS, CSCS

Website: flippingfifty.com

Wellness Coach, Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert, and Flipping 50 founder Debra Atkinson has helped over 200,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want. She’s the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women; Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust; and Hot, Not Bothered. Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and the Flipping 50 podcast, an AARP top podcast for 50+. She is a frequent speaker and TEDx presenter of Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie.

She has 37-years full time fitness experience, is an International fitness presenter for associations including International Council on Active Aging, IDEA, NSCA, and Athletic Business, and CanFitPro. She’s an American Council on Exercise Subject Matter Expert, and prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology at Iowa State University. Debra is also founder of Flippingfifty.com and creator of the Flipping 50 Fitness Specialist program for fitness professionals. She’s a frequent contributor at HuffPost, ShareCare, and other featured outlets and on the Education Advisory Board for Medfit.org.

Geo Espinosa ND, L.Ac, IFMCP, CNS

Website: drgeo.com

Dr. Geo Espinosa is a naturopathic functional medicine doctor recognized as an authority in urology and men’s health. He is faculty and holistic clinician in urology at New York University Langone Health and faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine. As an avid researcher and writer, Dr. Geo has authored numerous scientific papers and books, including the best-selling prostate cancer book Thrive, Don’t Only Survive! He is the chief medical officer and formulator at the male-focused nutraceutical company, XY Wellness, LLC. Dr. Geo is the co-founder and writer of the popular male health website, DrGeo.com.s

Joel Kahn, MD, FACCJoel Kahn, MD, FACC

Website: www.drjoelkahn.com

Joel Kahn, MD, FACC of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School. Known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc”, Dr. Kahn has triple board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology. He was the first physician in the world to certify in Metabolic Cardiology with A4M/MMI and the University of South Florida. He founded the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bingham Farms, MI.

Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes health articles and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. His 6th book, Lipoprotein(a): The Heart’s Silent Killer, is about to be published. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show, Dr. Oz, Larry King Now, Joe Rogan Experience, and with Bassem Yousef. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns GreenSpace & Go, a health restaurant in suburban Detroit. He serves as medical director of the largest plant support group in the USA, www.pbnsg.org.

Dr. Kahn can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com.

Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is a transformational leader in medicine. He founded Bastyr University, the country’s first and largest fully accredited university of natural medicine, and served as its president for twenty-two years. A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher, and expert spokesman, he is editor-in-chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ, founding board member and currently chair of the board of IFM, founding board member of American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research, and Bioclinic Naturals. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious government commissions to advise the President and Congress on how to integrate natural medicine (by whatever name) into the healthcare system. He is author or co-author of six textbooks for doctors (most recently Clinical Environmental Medicine) and seven consumer books, including the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (with more than two million copies in six languages) and, most recently, The Toxin Solution.

Julie Matthews, CNC

Website: nourishinghope.com

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and published researcher specializing in complex neurological, digestive, and immune conditions, most notably autism. She is the author of the award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, and co-author of a study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients. Julie’s approach is based on the personalized nutrition needs of each person and stems from her 20 years of clinical nutrition experience and research. Her methodology of BioIndividual Nutrition® helps individuals and practitioners who work with a wide range of disorders for adults and children improve health and healing. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses. Visit http://NourishingHope.com and http://BioIndividualNutrition.com

Lisa Klein, PT, IMT.C

Website: totalhealthptdc.com

Lisa R. Klein, PT, IMT.C is the founder and owner of Total Health Physical Therapy, a PT practice specializing in manual therapy and total body rehabilitation. Lisa has spent the entirety of her 30 year career pursuing excellence in manual medicine and total body/mind healing. She has taken over 100 course trainings, primarily in the area of manual therapy. She was mentored by the developer of Integrative Manual Therapy, a sophisticated and comprehensive form of manual intervention that encompasses over 20,000 tissue specific techniques. She teaches manual therapy nationally and internationally and mentors the team of therapists of the 3 offices of THPT.

Magdalena Wszelaki, CH, HHC

Website: hormonesbalance.com

Magdalena Wszelaki is the founder of Hormones Balance, a thriving online community dedicated to helping women balance hormones naturally. Magdalena is a nutrition coach, certified herbalist, a published bestselling cookbook author, speaker and educator. Her health crisis was the direct result from a highly stressful life in advertising – starting from Graves’ and Hashimoto’s Disease (autoimmune conditions causing thyroid failure) total burnout and estrogen dominance. Today she is in full remission, lives a symptoms-free life and teaches women how to find their sacred hormonal balance with her books, online programs and education.

Margie Bissinger, MS, PT, CHC

Margie Bissinger, MS, PT, CHC

Website: MargieBissinger.com

Margie Bissinger, MS, PT, CHC is a physical therapist, integrative health coach, and happiness trainer.  Margie has over 25 years of experience helping people with osteoporosis and osteopenia improve their bone health through an integrative comprehensive approach utilizing whole foods, exercise, supplements, mind-body relaxation techniques and happiness training.  Margie is the author of Osteoporosis: An Exercise Guide.   She oversees all the osteoporosis initiatives in the state of New Jersey as a physical therapy representative to the NJ Interagency Council on Osteoporosis. Margie teaches an online 6-week program, Happy Bones, Happy Life, to give people the tools to naturally achieve optimal bone health. Margie is the host of the Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.

Margie believes that happiness plays an integral role in our bone and overall health. She has been teaching her patients happiness habits for over 35 years and has seen the powerful effects happiness has on chronic pain and recovery. Margie created The Happy Me, Happy Life online program to help people increase their happiness level, energy, and overall health. 

Margie has lectured to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, hospitals, and women’s groups throughout the country. She has been featured in the New York Times, Menopause Management, OB GYN News and contributed to numerous health and fitness books.

Michael Greger, MD

Website: nutritionfacts.org

A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition. He has videos on more than 2,000 health topics freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded almost every day. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Three of his recent books— How Not to Die, the How Not to Die Cookbook, and How Not to Diet all became instant New York Times Best Sellers. His latest book, How to Survive a Pandemic, was just released in May. All proceeds he receives from the sales of his books go to charity.

Michael Murray, ND

Website: drmurray.com

Dr. Murray is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Murray has dedicated his life to educating physicians, patients, and the general public on the tremendous healing power of nature. In addition to his books, which have cumulative sales of over five million copies sold, Dr. Murray has written numerous articles for major publications, appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and lectured to hundreds of thousand people nationwide.

For the past thirty-five years, Dr. Murray has been compiling a massive database of original scientific studies from the medical literature. He has personally collected over 65,000 articles from the scientific literature, which provides strong evidence on the effectiveness of diet, vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other natural measures in the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. It is from this constantly expanding database that Dr. Murray provides the answers on health and healing.

Mignonne Mary, M.D

Website: theremedyroom.com

Dr. Mignonne Mary, M.D, is the founder and medical director of The Remedy Room. Dr. Mignonne Mary graduated from LSU Medical School in New Orleans and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Charity Hospital. She has been in practice since 2001, and has trained with pioneers in the field of IV Vitamin Therapy and integrative medicine, including Dr. Charles Mary Jr. (father,) Dr. Charles Mary III (brother),  Dr. Ron Hunninghake and Dr. Tom Levy with Riordan Clinic, Dr. Mitchell Ghen, Dr. Paul Anderson, and Dr. Nayan Patel. The Remedy Room is a continuation of the legacy of her father, Dr. Charles C. Mary, Jr., a pioneer in the field of IV Vitamin Therapy. Dr. Charles Mary, Jr. became the Director of Charity Hospital at the young age of 33 and later went on to open the prestigious Mary Medical Clinic of New Orleans. He was also one of the first physicians in the United States to introduce High Dose IV Vitamin C and Nutritional Therapy and Complementary Medicine successfully in both the hospital and outpatient settings. Dr. Mary was on the forefront in using High Dose IV Vitamin C for sepsis, EBV, hepatitis and cancer, and in 1990, Dr. Mary healed his own colorectal cancer with High Dose IV Vitamin C.  

Dr. Mignonne Mary continues to spread the reach of the Mary family’s approach to wellness, disease prevention and recovery. Her passion for the benefits of infusion therapy began with her father and have since developed through years of her own practice and continued education. Today, Dr. Mignonne Mary’s clinics focus on treating the whole person and not just symptoms, health promotion, and disease prevention. The Mary family’s innovative approach to wellness and recovery has changed thousands of people’s lives and continues to grow each year. Dr. Mignonne Mary currently practices Internal Medicine out of The Remedy Room, with an emphasis on nutrition and Integrative Medicine to use the best that every field of thought has to offer.

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Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO

Website: drnasha.com

Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO has been on a personal journey with cancer for the last 27 years. Her quest to save her own life has transformed into a mission to support others on a similar journey. As both a naturopathic integrative oncologist and a cancer survivor, she has professional and personal experience with the disease that is ravaging more and more people each year. Her decades of work led her to write The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, to inspire others to dig deep to address the collection of hundreds of illnesses that make up cancer and chronic disease. Dr. Nasha travels the world to explore integrative cancer clinics, vet cancer protocols for research projects, speak at conferences, and meet with colleagues to help them apply metabolic approaches with their patients.

Rav Ivker, DO

Website: doctorrav.com

Dr. Robert (Rav) Ivker has been practicing medicine for nearly 50 years. He is a holistic healer, family physician, cannabis clinician, health educator, and author of eight books, including the best-selling Sinus Survival, Asthma Survival, The Complete Self-Care Guide to Holistic Medicine, and his latest book (2017), Cannabis for Chronic Pain. Since 2011 in his Fully Alive Medicine practice in Boulder, CO, he has worked with nearly 10,000 chronic pain patients using medical marijuana to relieve their suffering.

Dr. Ivker is a board-certified integrative holistic physician, the co-founder and past-president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Ritamarie Loscalzo, DC

Website: drritamarie.com

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, is passionately committed to transforming our current broken disease-care system into a true health care system where each and every practitioner is skilled at finding the root cause of health challenges and uses the wisdom of nature combined with modern scientific research to restore balance.

Dr. Ritamarie, a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and HeartMath®, specializes in digestion, thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. She’s also a master at using palate-pleasing, whole fresh food as medicine, and is a best-selling author, speaker, and internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority with over 28 years of clinical experience.

Sheila Kilbane, MD

Website: sheilakilbane.com

Sheila Kilbane, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician, who specializes in integrative medicine. After realizing she didn’t fit into the “box” of conventional medicine, she broke free from big business medicine and disease management and sought additional training in nutrition and mind-body therapies with Andrew Weil, MD. Today, she uses the best of traditional and integrative medicine to find the root cause of illness. Using her seven-step process, along with natural and nutritional therapies, Dr. Kilbane helps families significantly improve or resolve altogether, illnesses such as colic, reflux, eczema, recurrent ear and sinus infections, asthma, allergies, and stomach and GI issues such as constipation and abdominal pain. .She also conducts online education classes in addition to seeing individual patients in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tom O’Bryan, DC

Website: thedr.com
Dr. Tom O’Bryan is a recognized world expert on gluten and its impact on health. He is an internationally recognized and sought after speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and the development of Autoimmune Diseases, as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. Dr. Tom is the visionary behind ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’, one of the first online summits, creator of the documentary series “Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You”, and author of several ground-breaking books. Dr. O’Bryan is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders, teaching that the underlying mechanisms that trigger the development of chronic disease are the key to health. He holds teaching faculty positions with The Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases.

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