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Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) (acupuncturist, doctor of oriental and pastoral medicine) is a prolific writer and author of some astounding medical and health-related books.
Dr. Sircus’s methods are based on medical science and long years of clinical experience, not only his own but experiences of doctors from around the world who have been practicing brilliant medicine. His books are heavily referenced, but the layperson finds little difficulty in understanding his presentation of medical topics. Dr. Sircus plays a very big part in the evolution of health care towards a holistic medicine combining the best of all practices.
Dr. Carolyn Dean has been a health pioneer for almost 40 years and is a leading expert on magnesium. She is a medical doctor and naturopath who has authored over 35 books including The Magnesium Miracle, IBS for Dummies, and Death by Modern Medicine. Heart Rhythm Society in the UK awarded her for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management.” She is passionate about helping people of all ages achieve optimal health by taking a holistic approach to wellness. On her website you can find links to her Free Newsletter, Weekly Radio Show, Dietary Supplement Company, and 2-Year Online Wellness Program.
Dr. Bindiya Gandhi is double boarded by the American Board Family Medicine as well as the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Physicians. She is also currently working on her Functional Medicine Training with the Institute of Functional Medicine.Dr. Bindiya is currently the Medical Director at Revive Atlanta MD in Atlanta, GA.bio Her interests include integrative, holistic and functional medicine, women’s health, preventative medicine, international medicine and health care reform. She’s also a certified yoga instructor and reiki master. She practices emergency medicine as well. She enjoys writing and educating everyone on important health matters.
Dr. Kramer is a Chiropractor + Holistic Physician practicing in the Chicagoland area. She has been featured in various publications such as: The Huffington Post, Bustle, E Health Radio Network, and the American Chiropractic Association Journal of Rehabilitation. Through her history of experiencing migraine headaches, in her 20’s and being told her symptoms were “normal”, she sought alternative care. Once she realized that her symptoms were her bodies’ way of communicating physical, mental, and emotional imbalances – true healing occurred. Changing the course of her professional life, she became a doctor inspired to bring that same type of transformation to her patients – ultimately becoming one of the foremost voices for progressive, holistic medicine in the Greater Chicago area.
Dr Perpetua Neo (DClinPsy, UCL; MPhil, Cambridge) accelerates Type A High Achievers’ performance and leadership, by teaching them to master their time, mind and sleep in a way that’s tailored to their personality.
She specialises in sorting out The Big 3 that most mistakenly believe they can tolerate— perfectionism/anxiety, abusive relationships and panic attacks— quickly and thoroughly. DrP’s an international expert across 33 languages on Forbes, Business Insider and ELLE; and writes for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and Thrive Global.
Tatiana Sokolova is an advanced Ashtanga yoga instructor and retreat guide who discovered Ashtanga during a trip to Sri Lanka. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with the Ashtanga Yoga Studio in Paris while pursuing a full-time career in management in Paris. After leaving the corporate world, Tatiana packed her bags and moved to Costa Rica, where she dedicated her life to teaching yoga. She now lives and teaches in Playa Guiones, Nosara, and has made it her mission to share this incredible practice and all its physical and mental benefits through weekly classes, retreats, and teacher trainings.
Dr. Scott A. Johnson is a Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, Certified Elite Essential Oil Specialist, and Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist. As one of the most prolific natural medicine writers of the 21st century, Dr. Scott A. Johnson has empowered tens of thousands of individuals to realize greater wellness naturally through more than a dozen books and over 300 articles in online and print publications. His diverse educational background and critical mind allow him to take complex health topics to any audience. He is an acclaimed international speaker and has delivered keynote presentations across North America, Europe, and Asia. He travels the globe, sharing his passion for people and natural medicine.
Dr. Carnahan completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).Dr. Jill was also part of the first 100+ health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP).
Dr Sarah Brewer, MSc (Nutr Med), MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT, CNHC, has qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. After working as a hospital doctor and in general practice, she recognized that many illnesses have a dietary basis and studied for a Master's degree in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey. Apart from being a licensed doctor, Sarah is also a Registered Nutritionist, a Registered Nutritional Therapist and an award-winning health writer. Sarah writes widely on all aspects of health and nutrition and has authored over 60 popular self-help books.
Karyn Shanks, MD, is a physician who lives and practices in Iowa City. Her work is inspired by the revolutionary science of Functional Medicine, body-mind principles, and wisdom gleaned from the transformational journeys of thousands of clients over her twenty-five year career. Her first book, Big Energy: Recover Vitality—Reclaim Your True Potential, a Roadmap for a Healing Life, will launch in 2019.
Timothy M. Marshall, Ph.D. is a Neuropharmacologist and Nutritional Biochemist with a passion for natural approaches to healing and nutrient therapeutics. Dr. Marshall earned his doctorate in Medical Pharmacology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, with a minor in Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology, and has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and a Master's in Organic Chemistry. He is on the board of Healing Arizona Veterans and is the author of the landmark publications, "The Next Generation in Brain Recovery and Neuroregeneration" (2017), and "Lithium as a Nutrient" (2015) in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Auth has studied the healing arts globally from China to India, Peru, Thailand and beyond – becoming steeped in ancient healing practices that have woven the rich tapestry of her healing practices today. She is a licensed and NCCAOM certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She has a Master’s in Herbology and is a Board Certified Chinese Herbalist also with extensive training in Vedic and Western herbs. Among her many other accreditations, she is a licensed massage therapist, guild-certified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration and a Faculty Member of the Swedish Institute, NYC. She founded The Auth Method of Therapeutic Massage and has trained thousands of practitioners on this method.
Caroline C. Duncan graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in May of 2017, where her interests were primarily psychiatric, neurologic, and pharmacologic in nature. She served on the editorial board for the school’s literary and artistic publication Humanitas and was editor-in-chief in her fourth and final year. She's a native of the Carolinas and earned an A.B. degree in biology while pursuing undergraduate research opportunities with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CofC in Charleston, South Carolina. Residing in Charleston, she enjoys writing, among other things, and is excitedly seeking new experiences within the realm of the health and wellness industry.
Joel Kahn, MD, 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 and trained in interventional cardiology in Dallas and Kansas City. Known as "America’s Holistic Heart Doc", Dr. Kahn is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and maintains sub-specialty board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine. He was the first physician worldwide to complete the Metabolic Cardiology curriculum in conjunction with A4M.com/MMI and the University of South Florida. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show and Fox 2 News. He has also debated plant diets on the Joe Rogan Experience and has been featured with Larry King Live in a recent heart special. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business.
Dr. Millie Lytle ND, MPH is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, specializing in Mind-Body-Soul Medicine for chronic disease reversal. She fills gaps of care with Naturopathic Medicine, Integrative medicine, custom-made nutrition programs and body mind soul exploration. She is the founder of Nat Med Coach offering a weekly Virtual Health Club, as well as concierge programs with integrative teams of Licensed Naturopathic Doctors and Certified Functional Health Coaches to help her patients. She is a member of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) and sits on the Medical Advisory Board for the School of Applied Functional Medicine.
Robi Ludwig is a nationally known psychotherapist and award-winning reporter. She has been appearing on broadcast media since 1997 and is sought after for her psychological insights on a wide range of topics. She is currently the Executive Producer and Host of a Facebook Live Show out of Star Shop Studios right in the heart of Times Square, where she interviews prominent and pro-social personalities of the day weekly. She is a regular guest on CNN, FOX News, and Headline News, and has appeared on Today, Entertainment Tonight, 20/20, World News Tonight, Nightline, The View, Steve Harvey, and The Wendy Williams Show, and is on the medical board and a contributor for Bella Magazine.
Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN is a dietitian nutritionist and yoga instructor who specializes in plant-based diets along with yoga and mindfulness to help guide people to better health and wellness. She created Purely Planted to guide people through plant-based eating in the most delicious way to help optimize their health and well-being. When not in the plant-based world you can find her volunteering with local animal rescues, enjoying the outdoors and traveling with her husband, Ricky and their four-legged pup, Mariposa.
Dr. Veerula (Dr. V) grew up in Fort Wayne, IN. She attended an accelerated BS/MD program, at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Ohio, graduating in 2012. She completed her Internal Medicine and Dermatology Residency at Indiana University in 2016. She is an energetic, proactive, and compassionate medical practitioner, with a thorough understanding of overall mind-body-spiritual wellness. She is on a mission to INSPIRE and teach YOU to heal from within. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. She started her own Integrative Dermatology practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2017.
As a Registered Dietitian and personal trainer, Kate is passionate about improving people’s health through increasing their knowledge about nutrition and exercise. This passion drove her to complete her Master’s in nutrition education and later teach at her alma mater. Kate has over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition as a wellness director, private nutrition consultant, educator, and public speaker. She believes each moment is an opportunity to educate one another and is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise to improve the lives of others. Learn more about Kate at Livewellwithkate.com.
Monica Auslander Moreno is the lead dietitian for a group dietitian practice (Essence Nutrition) in Miami. Her practice provides both in-office and virtual consultations and works with individuals, groups, offices, schools, and restaurants. In addition to her B.A. from the University of Florida, she holds a Master’s in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University, during which time she matched into their highly competitive dietetic internship program, published and presented her thesis as peer-reviewed, original research at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition. She first practiced as an inpatient clinical dietitian for both pediatrics and adults at Jackson Memorial Hospital and also cared for patients at the Miami Transplant Institute.
Dr.Varsha is an Ayurveda doctor with degree in the Indian system of medicine and MD in the field of Ayurveda Pharmacology (Dravyaguna). She earned her bachelors degree in Ayurveda medicine from Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences and MD from NTR University of health sciences. She has a diverse work experience as a Senior consultant for Government of India health projects in the North eastern and Southern parts of India, under CCRAS (Central Council for research in Ayurveda sciences) and as a physician at clinics and rehabilitation center. She is passionate about the Ayurvedic approach of usage of medicinal plants for therapeutic benefits in various diseases. She is currently working for IncNut digital Pvt.Ltd as a Consultant in making customized Ayurvedic haircare and is building Ayurvedic diet database for East World Wellness Pvt. Ltd
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