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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
Randall Holmes, D.C., graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College in 1990 with outstanding academic recognition. He passed national and state boards to become licensed to practice in Texas in 1990. He also has a degree from Texas A&M University, which he received in 1982.Dr. Holmes' main purpose is to provide the highest in quality care and service while making it affordable. Our goal is to find the fundamental cause of health problems and if possible, correct it so that you can live your life at your optimum health potential. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Association, The Chiropractic Society of Texas, and ICA Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.
Dr. Patrick Hsu is a board-certified plastic surgeon and reconstructive microsurgeon in Houston and the founder of Memorial Plastic Surgery. Born and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey, he knew even as a young boy that he wanted to be a surgeon. The field of plastic surgery was a natural choice for Dr. Hsu due to its diversity – he can work with all age groups and all around the body. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breasts, and body, including breast augmentations and reconstructions, tummy tucks, liposuctions, and facelifts.
Alana is a graduate of NYU with a Bachelors and a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition. As a freshman in college, she began practicing yoga and meditation and continued on to train as an Ayurveda Specialist and Weight Management expert.
She is an accredited member of the of the CDR and American Dietietic Association and an E-RYT ( Expert Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance. She continues to attend continuting education classes and seminars in clinical nutrition, yoga, meditation, psyco-spiritual psychology and alternative wellness methods.
Alana founded Be Well as a fully integrated mind, body and spirit micro boutique. You will become embodied with methods, support and confidence empowering you to be in complete control of your health through a deeper understanding of yourself and how you can best coexist with your environment.
Practicing in Beverly Hills and Manhattan, with experience that spans more than 21 years and several Northeastern states, Dr. Thomas Connelly delivers world class dental aesthetics to patients from all walks of life. Accredited by the American Society of Dental Aesthetics - the most prestigious and selective credentialing organization in the world for Aesthetic Dentistry - Dr. Connelly is also a Fellow in the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics; in fact, Dr. Connelly was nominated into this academy by the Father of Cosmetic Dentistry - Dr. Irwin Smigel himself. Dr. Connelly received his dental training at the Mayo Clinic, the University of Detroit Mercy, and Louisiana State University, and has also served as a clinical professor in two Ivy League schools - (previously at Harvard University Dental School in Boston, and currently as an assistant professor at Columbia Dental School).
Alexandra Dusenberry is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and certified personal trainer, based in San Diego, California. She works with clients around the world to help them reach their health and fitness goals. She believes that food is medicine and that proper nutrition is healing and is essential for wellbeing and quality of life. Her specialties are in weight loss nutrition, female wellbeing, sports nutrition, corporate wellness, and whole food cooking. Alexandra enjoys hitting the gym, spending time at local cafes, and working on her nutrition and lifestyle blog “Have You Loved You Today”.
Jamé Heskett M.D. is the founder and director of Wellpath, a 15-year-old anti-aging and wellness center located on Madison Avenue in New York City. Dr. Heskett received her M.D. in family health from George Washington University and completed her post-graduate residency training at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, rounding out her medical practice with a formal education in homeopathy and naturopathy which she integrates into her practice today. She is a mother of three, an accomplished hiker, yogi, and wife. She lives with her family in New York City, and can be found during vacations and weekends on the Appalachian Trail.
Katie Corazzo, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing family medicine. Women, men, and their children looking for integrative health care can find natural treatments and preventative options with Dr. Katie. She is a family practitioner specializing in Natural Medicine. Many of our health problems stem from underlying issues; whether it be an imbalance physically, mentally, or emotionally. Dr. Katie offers a unique approach to uncovering the cause of illness and creating individualized treatments. Cutting edge natural medicines provide successful outcomes. Taking the time to listen and understand your health concerns is something she does with each and every patient. Dr. Katie will be there to guide you down the path to better health, offering guidance for women’s health questions, infertility, fertility, weight loss, digestive concerns, anxiety/depression, fatigue, nutrition, and more.
Dr. Meredith Gantos is a general dentist practicing in Naperville, Illinois. She has a strong passion for cosmetic dentistry, dental surgery, implantology, and sedation. She takes great pride in utilizing her advanced skillset to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy, long-lasting smiles. Her advanced training in sedation dentistry ensures patient comfort and safety are always a top priority. She is a published author and member of the ADA, ISDS, CDS, IAGD, AACD, and ADSA. She prides herself on staying current with the latest research and trends and volunteers regularly providing free dentistry throughout the world.
Dr. Jess (Dr.Jessica Peatross) is a western trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009 when she graduated from the University of Louisville internal medicine residency program. She is passionate about teaching people how to be their own best doctor by educating themselves and listening to their body. Dr Jess believes that personalized, preventative and functional treatment plans are the next step to revolutionize healthcare. Disease is much easier to prevent than to cure. Dr Jess would love to help heal you on every level through inspiration, knowledge, movement, nutrition, and a multidisciplinary approach.
Dr. Robert Finney is a board certified Dermatologist currently residing and seeing patients in New York City. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, he completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the Pennsylvania State University, prior to training in Dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. After residency, he completed a fellowship in cosmetic and surgical Dermatology, as well as hair transplantation. He treats all types of skin conditions, but has a focus on cosmetic dermatology, laser skin surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery to treat skin cancer. He has been featured in Womens Health, Self Magazine, and Popsugar.
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Dr. Klein received her BAS in bioengineering and MD from the University of Pennsylvania with honors, and her MPH from Columbia University. She completed her medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and her dermatology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Klein remains active in academia and research and was recently recognized as Fairfield County “Top Doctor” as featured in Westport, Greenwich, and New Canaan - Darien Magazines, Connecticut Magazine Top Docs in 2016 and 2017, and named to Castle Connolly Top Doctors in 2017.
Beth Opfer, MS, RDN, LDN is a practicing, Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Ohio seeing patients privately for nutrition counseling throughout Northern Ohio. Beth is also a food blogger for the Cleveland area, working with several local eateries around the city. After studying Public Health and playing basketball for her first two years on a athletic collegiate scholarship at Slippery Rocky University, Beth transferred and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Kent State University in 2013 and her Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2015. She completed her Dietetic Internship and earned her Registered Dietitian credential in 2014.
Dr. Nicholas Jones, MD, FACS is a double-boarded certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in Atlanta.
He completed surgery residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and his plastic surgery fellowship at Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Jones has advanced training in microsurgery from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also did a clerkship with Dr. Marcelo Araujo, a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
His philosophy is to provide high quality aesthetic and functional results while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and uncompromising safety and comfort.
ERIC ZIELINSKI, DC is the author of the national bestseller The Healing Power of Essential Oils. Dr. Z has pioneered natural living and biblical health education since 2003. Trained as an aromatherapist, public health researcher, and chiropractor, Dr. Z started DrEricZ.com in 2014 with his wife, Sabrina Ann, to help people learn how to safely and effectively use natural remedies such as essential oils. Now visited by more than seven million natural health seekers every year, DrEricZ.com has rapidly become the number one online source for biblical health and non-branded essential oils education.
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