2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference with Marc David


July 21st-26th, 2014

The world’s premier online event in an eating psychology for everyone! Listen in as over 40+ experts share their wisdom and insights. Be exposed to cutting edge ideas that can help you take a big leap forward in your understanding of weight, body image, overeating, binge eating, endless dieting, emotional eating, nutrition, health, personal transformation and more. We’re taking an approach that honors all of who we are as eaters – body, mind, heart and soul. The world is ready for a powerful and positive new conversation when it comes to the science and psychology of eating. Thank you for joining in!

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About the Experts

Dr. Mark HymanDr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, an eight-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and a regular medical contributor on Katie Couric’s TV show, Katie. His latest book, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet addresses the obesity epidemic by providing a step-by-step approach to managing blood sugar levels, diabetes and a healthy weight.
6168D_AmyPershing-300_DPI-match (1) (1) (1) (1)Amy Pershing is the Founding CoExecutive Director of Pershing Turner Centers in Annapolis, Maryland and the Clinical Director for the Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is also the 2013/2014 Chair of The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Amy lectures internationally on BED and complex trauma, and maintains a clinical practice in Ann Arbor.
Thomas MooreThomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. He lectures frequently in Ireland and has a special love of Irish culture. He has a Ph. D. in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University. Three of his books have won the prestigious Books for a Better Life awards. He writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin. He writes regular columns for Resurgence, Spirituality & Health, and The Huffington Post, and his most recent book is A Religion of One’s Own, where he re-defines and re-imagines religion as the deep, personal process in which you deal with the mysteries of life. Much of his recent work has focused on the world of medicine, speaking to nurses and doctors about the soul and spirit of medical practice.
drperlmutter_200x200David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. After completing residency training in Neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida.
Aimee LiuAimee Liu’s most recent book is GAINING: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE AFTER EATING DISORDERS, published by Warner Books in 2007. GAINING is, in part, a sequel to Liu’s very first book, SOLITAIRE (1979), which was also America’s first anorexia memoir. Revisiting the questions of what really causes eating disorders and what it takes to fully recover, Liu interviewed leading researchers and more than 40 other women and men with histories of eating disorders. Aimee Liu is also a bestselling novelist: FLASH HOUSE (Warner Books, 2003)is a tale of suspense and Cold War intrigue set in Central Asia. The story centers on an American journalist’s wife whose quest to rescue her missing husband presses her into an unlikely alliance with an extraordinary native child and an Australian spy. CLOUD MOUNTAIN (Warner Books, 1997) is based on the true story of Liu’s American grandmother and Chinese revolutionary grandfather, their marriage in the early 1900s in America and their life together — and apart — during the first Chinese Republic, the Warlord Era, and the Japanese invasion of China. Cloud Mountain was serialized in Good Housekeeping magazine, and was published in German, Dutch, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, South American, and United Kingdom editions. FACE (Warner Books, 1994) centers on a young photographer raised in New York’s Chinatown who exposes three generations of family secrets, dating back to Imperial China, while coming to terms with her mixed-race identity — and her own hidden past. Liu worked as a flight attendant, edited business and trade publications, and was an associate producer for NBC’s TODAY show before turning to writing full-time. She has co-authored seven nonfiction books and written numerous articles on medical and psychological topics. She has been a guest speaker at Yale University, UCLA, and writers’ conferences throughout the country. She currently teaches as a member of the faculty of Goddard College’s Port Townsend MFA program in creative writing. She served as 2002 President of the literary organization PEN USA. Aimee Liu was born in 1953 and raised in Connecticut, and received her B.A. from Yale University in 1975. She has two sons and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Martin Fink.
Sara GottfriedDr. Sara Gottfried MD is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Hormone Cure. She teaches men and women how to balance their hormones naturally, regardless of age. She is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker and author of The Hormone Cure. Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, she is known for quoting Top 40 lyrics and blending the seriousness of women’s health with playfulness and humor. http://www.saragottfriedmd.com/ and http://thehormonecurebook.com/
Sayer JiSayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is widely recognized as the most widely referenced health resource of its kind.
Jesica OrtnerJessica Ortner is a co-producer of the breakthrough documentary film on EFT / Meridian Tapping, “The Tapping Solution.” She studied digital journalism with the New York Film Academy, in conjunction with NBC News, and has been interviewing experts in the personal development field since 2007, having conducted over 200 broadcast interviews to date. For the past eight years, Jessica has traveled the world working with and training under many of the leaders in the field of personal development. She is trained as an NLP Master Practitioner and is certified in hypnosis. She combines her experience in the field with her knowledge of tapping to create tap-along audios that have been used by thousands of people around the world, with great results. Jessica is the host, and creates content for, The Tapping Insiders Club (www.TappingInsidersClub.com) and is also the host of the annual Tapping World Summit.
ACDr. Alan Christianson is a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Physician (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He founded Integrative Health, a group of physicians that reverses complex and chronic diseases. Accolades include Top Doc recipient in Phoenix magazine. Dr. Christianson co-authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease and authored Healing Hashimoto’s a Savvy Patient’s Guide. His numerous media appearances include CNN, The Today Show, The Doctors, Insider and Shape Magazine.
John RobbinsJohn Robbins is the author of nine bestsellers that have collectively sold more than 3 million copies and been translated into 31 languages. These include Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution, Healthy at 100, and (with Ocean Robbins) Voices of the Food Revolution. John is Founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International, and co-founder and co-host of the 150,000+ member Food Revolution Network. He is recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other accolades. He lives with his wife of 47 years, Deo, in California.
Maghan TelpnerMeghan Telpner is a Toronto-based nutritionista and her humorous, engaging and real approach to healthy living has garnered her a world-wide following and extensive media attention. Her online cooking courses and health programs are making this vibrant living lifestyle available across the globe. Meghan’s bestselling book UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health is creating a revolution in how people think about their health.
Frank LipmanDr. Frank Lipman is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. After years of seeing patients struggle to get (and stay) healthy, he developed a simple & highly effective 2 week detox program that has helped hundreds of patients reclaim their health.
Ana ForestAna Forrest is an inspiration. She has been changing people’s lives for nearly 40 years. Ana is an internationally-recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. She is a Medicine Woman, the creatrix of Forrest Yoga and author of the highly-acclaimed book, Fierce Medicine. Ana created Forrest Yoga as she worked through her own life traumas— including abuse, addictions and an unhealthy relationship with food—to find healing. She teaches from an intuitive and highly-developed understanding of the human body and psyche. Native American Medicine and the clinical application of healing modalities—including homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, reflexology, pressure point & craniosacral therapies, Shiatsu, chiropractic, and hands-on healing—always inform her work.
Jon GabrielIn 2001 Jon Gabriel weighed 409 lbs. He’d tried almost every popular diet available without success. Not only did he fail to lose weight—he was steadily gaining it. Overweight, overworked and unhappy, Jon was ready to give up. Then on September 11th 2001, Jon received a wake-up call. He was scheduled to fly from Newark to San Francisco that day and it was only by chance that he was not on the United Airlines Flight 93 that was hijacked by terrorists and crashed in Pennsylvania with no survivors. Jon realized that life was a precious opportunity not to be wasted. He realized that his weight would eventually kill him and decided to do something about it. Over the next two and a half years, Jon lost over 100 kilos (226 pounds) without dieting, pills or surgery. He also stopped feeling stressed and overworked and started living the life of his dreams.
Hyla CassDr. Hyla Cass •Nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine and psychiatry •Helps individuals to enhance mind, mood and energy, as well as withdraw safely and comfortably from addictive substances, including medication, with the use of targeted natural supplements, many of which are her own unique formulations •Formulator of unique supplement formulas that enhance brain function •Frequent guest on national radio and television, including The View and The Dr. Oz Show. •Board-certified in psychiatry and neurology (ABPN); integrative and holistic medicine (ABIHM) •Author/co-author of : oThe Addicted Brain and How to Break Free (ebook) o Natural Highs: Feel Good All the Time o8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Program o Supplement your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition oComplementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Treatments in Psychiatry
Guðni GunnarssonFitness and life consultant Gudni Gunnarsson is a native of Iceland. He has been instrumental in the Icelandic yoga and fitness industry for the past thirty-five years. In 1982, he founded Bodybuilding Inc. a private gym and a leading import and retail fitness company, which later became Health Inc. the leading fitness retailer in Iceland. Then, in 1985, he opened Inspire, the first commercial yoga center in Iceland. As a complement to the fitness industry, in 1986 Gunnarsson started the magazine Fitness and Nutrition, which became a major resource for Iceland’s growing interest in holistic approaches to mind and body devel- opment. Gunnarsson also ran the holistic fitness and mind/body aware- ness division of the Mattur Institute. In 1990, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA, to work with executives, businessmen, celebrities, and corporations as a fitness and life management consultant. In 2006, he returned to Iceland to start the Rope Yoga Center and began the development of Rope Yoga within the GlóMotion System. (GlóMotion comprises various types of exercises, simultaneously focusing on what one nourishes on and why). He is currently CEO of this center. Gunnarsson has an international clientele. He has taught workshops and held seminars in the United States as well as in Europe. He is currently President of Ropeyoga Inc., a company associated with the BodycrafterTM and the Mindful FitnessTM program—which are the result of Gunnarsson’s thirty-five year career involvement in the wellness industry. Mr. Gunnarsson is the author the Icelandic bestseller (Máttur Viljans, 2011), Presence Is Power (Máttur Athyglinnar, 2012), and Awareness Prosperity
Isabelle TierneyIsabelle Tierney, M.A., LMFT, BHS, is a licensed therapist, trailblazer, coach, speaker, consultant, and author. She is the creator of the “Dare To Be You” movement, which invites us to fall in love with the sacred and the messy art of being human in body, mind, and spirit. She spreads this message through her Dare To be You podcast, ebooks, and group and invididual coaching. Isabelle has been in private practice internationally since 1996 with a strong specialty in eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating), body image, and other painful habits and addictions. Isabelle practices both in her Boulder, CO office and through long-distance programs. Additionally, she travels the country leading workshops and speaking for audiences on topics such as eating disorders, stress, and addiction. Isabelle lives in beautiful Boulder, CO with her husband and three children.
Alan ChristiansonDave Asprey, founder and CEO of The Bulletproof Executive, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. He upgraded his brain by over 20 IQ points, lowered his biological age, and lost 100 pounds without calorie counting or exercise.
Golda PoretskyGolda Poretsky, HHC is a certified holistic health counselor and founder of Body Love Wellness, which offers one-to-one and group coaching for plus-sized women who are fed up with dieting and want support to stop obsessing about food and weight. Her Health At Every Size® based programs and activism work have been featured on CBS’s The Early Show, ABC’s Nightline, NBC’s LX New York and in Time Out New York. Golda is often recognized from her viral TEDx talk, “Why It’s Okay To Be Fat” and was named a “Top Body Image Hero for 2013” by The Huffington Post. She is the author of Stop Dieting Now: 25 Reasons To Stop, 25 Ways To Heal, available in softcover and Kindle. Golda has also organized and hosted major body positive online events, including The Body Love Revolutionaries Telesummit, the HAES® Master Class and the Body Positive Dating Master Class. Golda’s big, fat dream is for every plus sized woman to own her power, beauty, and body, whatever her size.
IMG_2648Daniel Vitalis is a Leading Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist. Encouraging us to “ReWild Ourselves”, he teaches that Invincible Health is produced by a life aligned with our biological design. His entertaining, motivational and magnetic delivery style has made him an in-demand public speaker in North America and abroad. He is the creator of FindASpring.com, a resource helping people find fresh, clean, wild water wherever they live, and the founder of SurThrival.com, a brand pioneering a lifestyle of health and adventure. Daniel was recently featured in the widely acclaimed film “Hungry For Change”. He can be found at DanielVitalis.com.
JJ VirginJJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerance. She is author of New York Times Bestsellers The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast. JJ is also bestselling author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy, a Huffington Post blogger, creator of the 4X4 Burst Training Workout, and co-starred in TLC’s Freaky Eaters. Learn more at www.jjvirgin.com
Thomas O'BryanDr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of www.theDr.com. He recently hosted the paradigm-shifting ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity at www.theglutensummit.com.
Paul ChekPaul Chek is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of preventive holistic health and corrective and high-performance exercise systems addressing all aspects of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. During the past three-decades, Paul’s unique, holistic approach to clinical intervention, treatment and education has changed the lives of countless individuals worldwide. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has successfully coached clients toward complete resolution of their health and performance challenges, where traditional approaches have consistently failed. As a walking, talking definition of success, Paul is above all an educator: teaching and applying his methods to benefit others. He has produced more than 50 videos, 6 books, 2 e-books, and 16 advanced-level home study courses while regularly contributing to many diverse publications and web sites. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K Institute and the P~P~S Success Mastery Center, in San Diego, California, USA.
Andrea NakayamaAndrea Nakayama is a Functional Nutritionist and founder of Replenish PDX and Holistic Nutrition Lab, where healthcare practitioners and awakened individuals learn how to effectively care for others and take full ownership over their own health. A master at simplifying and explaining why we hurt, how we heal, and what foods to eat, Andrea’s dedication to personalized “food as medicine” skyrocketed after personal tragedy into the practice she has today, which includes a team of five nutritionists working in one-on-one client care and a host of sought after online programs.
Pedram ShojaiDr. Pedram Shojai is the founder of Well.Org and the producer of the Vitality Movie. He travels the world filming the good guys and helps bring balance and health back to our world. He’s also the editor of BeMore! Magazine and the author of the book Rise and Shine.
Donna GatesDonna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, is the international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet. Over the past 25 years, Donna has become one of the most respected authorities in digestive health, and is on a mission to change the way the world eats.
Srini PillaySrini Pillay, M.D. is a world-renowned Harvard psychiatrist, executive coach, award-winning author and brain-imaging researcher who applies his extensive background in human psychology and the brain to help people overcome psychological obstacles. He works with corporations as well as individuals invested in lifestyle transformations. Srini graduated as the top medical student and won the most national awards of any resident at Harvard. He was Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at McLean Hospital, and is regarded as a global leader in the management of stress and anxiety as well as habit change. As the CEO of NeuroBusiness Group, Srini led the company to being voted one of the Top 20 “Movers and Shakers” in Leadership Development in the world by Training Industry in 2013. In the past year, Srini has created many programs to help people reach their greatest potential, including a 6-audio download called “The Untapped Power of You”, an online burnout assessment and intervention tool called “Burnout Buster”, an App to manage anxiety and help people through change and uncertainty called “GearShift” and an online program to help people develop a successful mindset for weight loss called “Noodlefist Habit Changer”. He is also author of Motivational Book of the Year: “Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear.” Srini has been interviewed by many media outlets including Fox and CNN on TV, Shape magazine, Cosmopolitan and Martha Stewart Whole Living in print, the New York Times, Forbes and Oprah Radio as well as NPR.
Amara PaganoAmara Pagano is the founder of AZUL, a path of awakening through movement and the co-founder of OneDanceTribe, a global community of people evolving through conscious movement. She believes in the power of movement to transform ourselves and transform the world. Amara trained with Gabrielle Roth to teach Waves & Heartbeat and has taught 5Rhythms workshops and intensives internationally for 15 years. AZUL is an evolution of her work with 5Rhythms and inspired by her devotion to Prem Baba and his pscho-spiritual teachings. AZUL is a spiritual dance practice that supports people in their personal evolution and in the awakening of their true nature. She is based in Maui Hawaii and travels extensively offering workshops and retreats in North and South America, Europe and Australia.
Michael T. MurrayDr. Murray is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health. His research into the health benefits of proper nutrition is the foundation for a best-selling line of dietary supplements from Natural Factors, where he is Director of Product Development. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.
Martin RosenMartin G. Rosen, D.C. is a 1981 summa cum laude graduate of Life Chiropractic College. He lives and practices with his wife Nancy Watson, D.C. in Massachusetts. He has two daughters Emily and Erin, both accomplished professionals. For the past 30 years Dr. Rosen has run a successful family oriented wellness care practice in Wellesley MA. His practice paradigm encompasses pediatrics, craniopathy and organic imbalances within a family oriented environment. Prevention of behavioral dysfunction issues, as well as treatment for these issues, has been part of Dr. Rosen’s specialized chiropractic approach. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Rosen has taught craniopathy and chiropractic pediatrics nationally and internationally as well as lecturing on practice management, philosophy, and technique protocols. He has written the only Pediatric Participant Guide for Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), The Pediatric SOT Spinal Adjusting Manual, The SOT Pediatric Cranial Adjusting Manual and a chapter in the 2nd Edition of “Chiropractic Pediatrics”. He has been a quest speaker and teacher for numerous organizations including Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Channel 56 Health Expo, Forsythe Dental Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Alliance of Chiropractic Philosophy, WCA Clinical Symposium, SOTO-USA and ICA-MA. His professional leadership has included President of SOTO-USA, Chairman of the Pediatric Committee and Chairman of SORSI Research Committee. Dr. Rosen’s articles have been published in the The American Chiropractic, The Canadian Chiropractic, The Journel of Vertebral Subluxation Research, The SORSI Communicator and the SOTO-USA Dural Connection. Dr. Rosen is a certified SOT, SORSI, and SOTO-USA instructor, practitioner and craniopath, on the Board of Governors for the WCA, instructor for the ICPA, Board member of SOTO-USA, a consulting member of the Committee for Chiropractic Practice, chairman of the SOT Council for The Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and is on the editorial board for The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. Learn more about Dr. Rosen’s work here: http://www.wellesleychiro.com
Dr. Deanna MinichDr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized lifestyle medicine expert, creative visionary, and author of five books. Her twenty years of experience in the nutrition and functional medicine fields led her to develop an integrated, “whole self” approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit (www.foodandspirit.com), which is the practice of understanding one’s eating and living through the seven core symbolic themes. In 2014, she launched the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program (www.foodandspiritprofessional.com) to provide health professionals with a practical way to apply the Food & Spirit principles into clinical medicine. Dr. Minich has had a diverse, well-rounded experience in the field of nutrition including clinical practice, research, product formulation, marketing, writing, and education. She received her nutrition education during her Doctoral (Ph.D.) study at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands where she researched essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, and from her Master’s Degree (M.S.) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she focused on carotenoids and oxidative stress. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (F.A.C.N.), a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), Certified Nutritionist (C.N.) by the Washington State Department of Health, and a Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.). She is the author of five books on health and wellness, and over fifteen scientific publications. Currently, she is senior advisor to the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, WA, and is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and two universities. Her passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.
Dr. Brian MowllSince 1998, Dr. Mowll has been helping people with all forms of diabetes properly manage their complex health conditions. Additionally, with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, his goal is to not just manage the condition, but to reverse it, by addressing the root causes. Dr. Mowll has spent over 20 years studying and applying clinical nutrition, physical fitness, lifestyle management, functional medicine, and diabetes self-management education. He is the host of the widely popular “Reversing Diabetes World Summit”, as well as a prolific writer, blogger, and speaker. He has written over 500 articles about diabetes and natural health, and has been a featured speaker throughout the US. Dr. Mowll treats patients locally in the Philadelphia area and globally through his acclaimed Diabetes Coach™ program.
Trudy ScottFood Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about the healing powers of real whole food, the amazing amino acids and simple lifestyle changes for eliminating anxiety and emotional eating. Trudy works with clients one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing mood transformations. Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. She is also a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy presents nationally to mental health and nutritional professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their patients and clients. Trudy is author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011). She is also the creator and host of The Anxiety Summit, a virtual gathering of international experts sharing research and nutritional solutions for anxiety. She has been featured on NPR, GaiamTV, morning shows like Good Day Sacramento and been quoted in AARP, Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines.
Tom MalterreWhat if our state of dis-ease is coming from a lack of connection? A connection of where health and all of life comes from? What if the soil we grow our food in, the air that we breathe, and the water we drink are the key to sustaining health? What if these are the true currencies of life itself? After attaining two degrees in nutrition sciences, getting advanced training from the Institute for Functional Medicine, lecturing across the US and Canada, becoming a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, and watching as thousands of my clients change their connection to their food, their earth, and their health, the message is becoming clearer every day. If we are kind to earth in which our food comes from, it gives us more abundance than we could ever imagine. My goal now is to share this insight as much as I possibly can and I am doing this through the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, Nourishing Meals book, and the website WholeLifeNutrition.net. I am reaching our to physicians and other practitioners with hard sciences and clinical case studies in my Progressive Practitioner Coaching Programs so I can share the genius of Functional Medicine and it’s understanding of these principals of life. It is my belief that we can end unnecessary suffering through two simple means. Awareness and gratitude.
Janet PodleskiJanet Podleski is the author (along with her sister, Greta) of four #1 national bestselling cookbooks, including their latest, The Looneyspoons Collection. Known for her trademark wit and humor, she’s also host of popular Food Network Canada TV series, “Eat, Shrink & Be Merry,” and is a sought-after inspirational/wellness speaker and Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. Janet & Greta are to Canada what Jamie Oliver is to the UK: Health and wellness experts passionately dedicated to helping North Americans improve their eating habits. By combining good food, good health and good fun, the sisters have inspired millions to “take platters into their own hands,” getting them back into the kitchen preparing their own healthy meals. Their first cookbook, Looneyspoons (published in 1996) became one of the fastest-selling books in Canadian publishing history, with an astonishing 850,000 copies sold. It spent an incredible 85 weeks on the national bestseller list…8 months at the #1 spot. Not bad, considering the girls self-published the book out of their basement! Their inspirational, against-all-odds, entrepreneurial success story has been featured in countless media outlets across North America, including People Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Prevention, The Today Show, CNN and QVC. Besides making the complicated subject of healthy eating “easier to digest,” Janet’s passion is inspiring and motivating others to become their best selves ever. Whether you want to trim a FLABdomen, live longer and stronger, improve your career, write a book or simply become a happier, more fulfilled you, Janet’s heartfelt tales, heart-healthy tips and hearty serving of laughter just might tip the scales in your favor!
Matt Stone“With a high metabolic rate, EVERYTHING works better.” Matt Stone is an independent health researcher, #1 Amazon bestselling author of more than 15 books, and the founder of 180DegreeHealth, a controversial website that has challenged the status quo on health with a combination of cutting-edge science and radical common sense since 2006. In his most popular books, Eat for Heat and the Diet Recovery series, Stone lays out explicit instructions for achieving a high metabolic rate, the details of which are Stone’s greatest discovery in his decade of intensive research. With an increase in metabolic rate, thousands of Stone’s readers and clients have reported improvements in a vast array of disorders: constipation, hair loss, low libido, acid reflux, insomnia, anxiety, cold hands and feet, frequent urination, allergies, skin conditions, chronic infections, infertility, and countless others, all while eating common, enjoyable, comfort foods to their heart’s content.
Izabella Wentz Large HeadshotDr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is a pharmacist who has dedicated herself to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009. She is the author of the best-selling patient guide “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis” Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause”.
Susan AlbersSusan Albers PsyD is a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from the University of Denver and did her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Albers completed her post-doctoral work at Stanford University. She has written six books on the topic of mindful eating including Eat.Q., Eating Mindfully, Eat, Drink & Be Mindful, Mindful Eating 101, 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, and But I Deserve This Chocolate. She conducts mindful eating workshops and lectures on 5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Eat.Q. internationally.
Sarah BallantyneSarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning blog www.ThePaleoMom.com, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast, and author of two upcoming books The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook. Sarah started her academic career in physics, earning an Honors Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the University of Victoria, Canada in 1999. Her honors thesis work was in radiation therapy for prostate cancer, which prompted her to look for medical research applications in graduate school . Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at The University of Western Ontario in 2003, at the age of 26. Her doctoral thesis was titled “Progressive Liver Injury during the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome: Heme Oxygenase as a Therapeutic Target”. Her doctoral research spanned the gamut of inflammation, innate immunity, endogenous anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant enzymes, gene therapy techniques, microcirculation and vascular biology, liver health, and critical care medicine. Even though Sarah was enjoying a successful and vibrant burgeoning academic career, she opted to become a stay-at-home mom upon the birth of her first daughter. Sarah’s decision to give the world of medical research a break when her first daughter was born was inspired both by the profound influence of her own mother during her upbringing and by a recognition that her health was not going to accommodate any attempts at finding balance between a high-powered academic career and her desire to be a fully-engaged parent. At the time her first daughter was born, Sarah was morbidly obese and suffered from over a dozen immune- and autoimmune-related diseases. After her second daughter was born, Sarah discovered the Paleo lifestyle. It had an amazing effect on her health, including contributing to her 120-pound weight loss! Over time, she healed herself of a long laundry list of physical complaints including: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux, migraines, anxiety, asthma, allergies, psoriasis and an autoimmune skin condition called lichen planus. In fact, Sarah was able to discontinue six prescription medications, some of which she has been taking for 12 years, within two weeks of changing her diet! The dramatic improvements in Sarah’s conditions convinced her never to revert to her previous eating habits. She quickly became a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for the Paleo lifestyle.
Connie SobczakConnie Sobczak is the co-founder and co-director of The Body Positive, a nonprofit organization she founded in 1996 with Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, to prevent eating problems and improve the self-image of youth and adults. She is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), which brings to life the five core Competencies of the Be Body Positive Model. Connie produced the BodyTalk DVD series for students in grades K-12, and Discover Your Healthy Weight, a DVD for adults and grand festival award winner in the 2009 Berkeley Video & Film Festival. She develops The Body Positive’s curricula and training materials, facilitates Be Body Positive workshops for the general public, and trains student groups in middle school through college to develop peer-led Body Positive programs. She was a 2008 semi-finalist for a Volvo for Life award honoring “real-life heroes.”
Roy NelsonRoy is known as “the last resort” for those who cannot stop their self-destructive habits. Living with a violent, alcoholic father drove him to pursue a life of distraction by any means possible – until he conceded that his self-imposed hell was killing him. It was then that he had a profound experience that changed everything. Over thirty-five years ago Roy “cracked the code” of his own addictive personality. As a result, he lost 120 pounds and overcome a myriad of addictions, as well as depression, panic attacks, and phobias. Based on his personal experience of total freedom, Roy developed The Nelson Method—a plan of spiritual healing that is designed to help people heal from their own personal hell, even when all other approaches have failed.
Ian LawtonIan is a spiritual teacher of inner wisdom, universal love, self awareness, oneness, peace, and abundance. He is an author and lectures internationally on contemporary spirituality and personal growth. Ian and his wife, Meg lead an online support community called Soulseeds, and an online marketing support service called Soulseeds Media. Soulseeds offers resources to people to eat, live, lead, change, exercise, meditate and love more soulfully
Yuri ElkaimYuri Elkaim is a holistic nutritionist and fitness expert most famous for helping people enjoy all-day energy and amazing health in a very short period of time without radical diets or gimmicks. His follow-along workouts are sought-after for helping you get in athletic shape without spending all of your time in the gym. He’s on a mission to transform the lives of more than 10 million people by 2018. For more visit http://www.yurielkaim.com
Joe CrossJoe Cross is the founder of Reboot with Joe (www.rebootwithjoe.com) a company dedicated to helping people reclaim their health and vitality by consuming more fruits and vegetables. His personal story of transformation was chronicled in the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which has been seen by more than 10MM people worldwide. The film is the story of Joe’s journey (both figurative and literal) beginning with the realization that at age 40, more than 100lbs. overweight and heavily medicated for a chronic autoimmune disease, he was facing an early death. Taking matters into this own hands, Joe spends 60 days traveling across America consuming nothing but the fresh juice of fruits and vegetables, talking to average people about their relationship to food, and ultimately inspiring and leading others on the path back to health. The incredible response to screenings of the film inspired Joe to create Reboot with Joe, making the tools, information and support available to enable anyone to reclaim their wellbeing. Currently, more than a half a million people are members of Reboot’s online community (www.rebootwithjoe.com). Cross has spent the past 18 months criss-crossing the globe as a featured speaker, spreading his message of plant-based wellness to audiences eager for a solution to a growing global problem of obesity. A native Australian, Joe Cross began his career as an entrepreneur and investor who invests in early stage high potential growth companies, with a focus on the fashion, transportation, private equity finance, derivatives trading, early childhood education, structural steel distribution and health and wellness sectors. Joe began his business career as a trader on the Sydney Futures Exchange where he worked from the early 1980s until 1998. During this time, Joe founded several companies in the derivatives trading and technology space. He lives between Sydney and New York City.
John Spencer EllisEach week, over one million people enjoy a fitness and personal development program John created. He is the CEO of 4 international associations and founded Wexford University. He’s a 2x Amazon #1 best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker and Personal Trainer Hall of Fame inductee. John competed in the Ironman triathlon and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships.
Lindsey AverillLindsey Averill, the producer/director of the forthcoming film Fattitude, is a fat feminist activist, filmmaker and the author of Feminist Cupcake, a blog that looks at how representations in popular culture perpetuate negative stereotypes about race, gender, sexuality and body type. Lindsey also founded Extraordinary Being, an organization that facilitates life affirming, feminist and body-positive workshops and provides one-on-one feminist and body-positive coaching to clients nationwide.
Mark SchwartzDr. Mark Schwartz graduated from The John’s Hopkins University with a doctorate degree in psychology and mental health. He worked in the Department of Psychology at John’s Hopkins and co-taught at the university. He then joined the staff of Master’s and Johnson Institute, in which he served as Director of Workshops, Director of Research, and ultimately, Executive Director. He co-founded along with Lori Galperin, three Inpatient Programs in Trauma and Compulsivity with Dr. Masters in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. He then co-founded Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in St. Louis, and Monarch Cove Treatment Center located in Pacific Grove, CA. He has published research articles, textbook chapters and has edited 3 books. He lectures widely throughout the United States and Europe to thousands of psychotherapists.
Lori GalperinLori Galperin is a clinician, writer and teacher. She received her undergraduate degree psychology followed by a graduate degree in social work from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over the last 27 years of her professional career, Ms. Galperin co-founded 3 clinical programs treating sexual trauma, sexual addiction and related disorders, in addition to 3 residential eating disorder programs. She is trained in an array of clinical modalities including Hypnosis, EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Processing Therapies, and is skilled in psychodramatic techniques. Additionally, Ms. Galperin is trained in the original Masters & Johnson model of marital and sexual co-therapy, as taught by its founders. Along with co-authoring book chapters and journal articles, Ms. Galperin has lectured to, and done trainings with professional audiences in a variety of settings over the last 27 years.
Fall FergusonFall Ferguson, JD, MA, is an educator and health activist. She teaches full-time in the Masters of Health Education program at John F. Kennedy University. “I am passionate about transformative health education. The best educators create a container for learning where experimentation with new perspectives feels safe—free from judgment and consequences. Unfortunately, most health and nutrition educators think their job is to get people to stop behaving one way and start behaving another way. I find that so limiting. My vision of health education is to help people make shifts in their lives toward meaning, toward purpose, toward connection, toward joy. Only meaningful changes, motivated intrinsically, will be sustainable and health-promoting in the long term.” Ferguson has also served as President of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) since 2012. ASDAH is an international non-profit that promotes education, research, and health services that are free from weight-based assumptions and weight discrimination. ASDAH advocates for a Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach promoting weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being, and life-enhancing movement. “I am extremely proud of ASDAH’s recent expansion of the HAES model to address healthism, intersectionality, and social justice concerns. Any health advocacy group that is not confronting the social determinants of health risks becoming part of the problem.” A regular contributor to the Health At Every Size Blog, Ferguson writes about a wide range of health policy and health activism topics.
Linda PatersonLinda Paterson is a Certified GAPS Practitioner and strong advocate and spokesperson for GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride). GAPS Australia and the GAPS Nutrition Consultancy Clinic emerged from Linda’s personal experience in effectively treating her own son diagnosed with autism and extreme fussy eating. She understands the extent to which these children will refuse to eat certain foods and crave the very foods that are problematic for them. Linda has since supported many families to navigate their GAPS healing journey in her GAPS clinic and has been very successful in providing parents with the right tools to convert their child’s fussy eating habits. The GAPS diet coupled with applied behaviour analysis and fussy eating programs is instrumental to the transformation of a child who experiences severe food aversions and Linda is committed to help families get their little fussy eaters across the line.
Deborah KingNew York Times best-selling author, health & wellness expert, and spiritual teacher Deborah King was a successful attorney in her twenties when she was diagnosed with cancer, which began a quest for healing that would radically change her life. Her amazing recovery led her to leave the corporate arena for the field of energy medicine, where she mastered ancient and modern systems, ultimately developing a powerful technique of her own. Deborah’s energy healing and life coaching courses both teach and transform. Her New York Times best-selling Be Your Own Shaman and Truth Heals take you into the world of alternative medicine. Her newest book, Entangled in Darkness: Seeking the Light, is a startling trip into the underbelly of the psyche and the enlightened path out. Deborah is featured regularly in broadcast, online, and print media. She makes frequent appearances on national TV and is regularly featured in The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Deborah is the host of Live From Hollywood, a spiritually-based entertainment show, and also has a popular weekly show on Hay House Radio. W magazine calls Deborah’s work “electrifying.”
John AssarafJohn Assaraf is a serial entrepreneur, brain researcher, and CEO of PraxisNow, a brain-research company that creates some of the most powerful evidence-based brain retraining tools and programs in the world. A relentless explorer of consciousness and human behavior, John’s passion is discovering and teaching people how to release the mental blockages that hold them back from achieving their fullest potential. Thousands of companies, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide are currently using PraxisNow programs to develop unstoppable confidence, certainty and the personal power needed for achieving their goals and vision. In the last 25 years, John has grown 5 multi-million dollar companies in real estate, Internet software, brain research and life and business coaching and consulting. He’s the author of 2 New York Times best-selling books, Having It All and The Answer. John has appeared on almost every major TV program such Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Ellen Degeneres Show, and was featured in the blockbuster movie and book “The Secret” and in the special documentary “Quest for Success” with the Dali Lama and Sir Richard Branson. Today, John researches, writes and lectures extensively around the world on the neuroscience of success and achieving maximum performance.
Meggan WattersonMeggan Watterson is an author, international speaker, and spiritual misfit who inspires seekers to abandon their fears but never themselves, and to live from the audacity and authenticity of the voice of their soul. Her recent book with Hay House titled REVEAL: A Sacred Manual For Getting Spiritually Naked is described as “ignited prayer” by Eve Ensler, “life-changing” by Dr. Christiane Northup, and “a blessing to the world,” by Gabrielle Bernstein. She facilitates the REDLADIES, a spiritual community that encourages women to reclaim their bodies as sacred and to be led by the soul-voice inside them without compromise or apology. (Some break bread together; REDLADIES break dark chocolate.) She founded REVEAL, an annual event in NYC that’s a triumvirate of one part fiery soul-voices, one part ritual, and one part dance party. She has a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her son and his imaginary goose, Goldie.
Emily RosenEmily Rosen is the Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship, where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations. With an extensive and varied background in nutritional science, counseling, natural foods, the culinary arts, conscious sex education, mind body practices, business management and marketing, Emily brings a unique skill-set to her role as a consultant to corporate and professional clientele. She has been a long-term director and administrator for Weight Loss Camps and Programs serving teens and adults and has held the position of Executive Chef at various retreat centers. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to teach, counsel, manage, and be at the forefront of the new wave of professionals who are changing the way we understand the science and psychology of eating and sexuality. Learn more at www.PsychologyOfEating.com

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