Speaker Bios - NWNPC 2016 - Food as Medicine

Tieraona Low Dog, MD

The Greening of Medicine

Tieraona Low Dog, MD Dr. Tieraona Low Dog's exploration of natural medicine and its role in modern health care began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbal medicine; massage therapy and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. This two-year fellowship is the first integrative interdisciplinary program in the world committed to training teams of medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nursing professionals, physician's assistants, dietitians, acupuncturists, naturopathic and chiropractic physicians in integrative health and medicine. Dr. Low Dog is a founding member of the American Board of Physician Specialties American Board of Integrative Medicine and the Academy of Women's Health.

An internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women's health, Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

She previously served as the Education/Fellowship Director at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (2005-2014), where she oversaw all aspects of the training for more than 600 physicians and nurse practitioners in integrative medicine. She has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 20 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored four books, including two National Geographic books, Healthy at Home and Life is Your Best Medicine. She has appeared on CNN, ABC's 20/20, is a frequent guest on the Dr. OZ show and NPR's The People's Pharmacy.

Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc

BIOME Meets Food!

Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc Dr. Satya Ambrose is an acupuncturist and naturopathic physician. She has been practicing for 31 years. She has a 24 acre farm from where she lives with her husband and three children and practices. She is the co-founder of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where she currently teaches nutrition/biochemistry and pediatrics. She has teaches Chinese medicine at NCNM, and teaches in the CAM program at OHSU. She lectures at universities and conferences around the US, Canada and other counties on Psychoneuroimmunology and interactions with endocrinology, gastroenterology and toxicology. She is preparing to publish her book on synthesizing the various filed of Medicine. She is president of Chitari Foundation, a non-profit organization, working to create an integrative hospital model that provides quality, affordable, sustainable medicine that includes prevention.

With a background in psychology, and biochemistry, she has taught many areas of medicine including oncology, pathology, acupuncture points and therapeutics, medical philosophy, immunology, neurology, emotional basis of illness, gastroenterology infectious disease, pediatrics and women's health. Currently she focuses on treatment  of “untreatable” unusual illnesses and prevention of illness. She also supervises acupuncture and naturopathic students at her clinic.

Dr. Ambrose tries to utilize natural therapeutics as well as lifestyle counseling to address patient's symptoms when they come. Patients' pain leads them to discover their physical weakness, which can be countered by changing lifestyle. Illness can lead to a deeper understanding of self and if addressed appropriately prevent potentially fatal illnesses in the future. Illnesses like autoimmune disorders, neurological diseases, infections, chronic pain, can be treated gently and naturally without toxic medications. This takes support, encouragement by the physician, and determination on the patients' part. Overall the most utilized medicine of all in her practice is love and laughter.

Thomas Kruzel, ND

Safe and Effective Vaccinations - A Naturopathic Perspective

Thomas Kruzel, ND Patients want our professional opinions on vaccinations, and trust our advice. Dr. Kruzel will discuss the history of immunization development within the context of naturopathic history, focusing on successes that naturopaths and homeopaths have had in treating “vaccinatable” diseases. Learn an alternative approach and how you can implement this safe and effective homeopathic immunization schedule into your clinical practice.

Dr. Thomas A. Kruzel is a naturopathic physician in private practice in Scottsdale, AZ, who specializes in naturopathic primary care. He is the former Vice President of Clinical Affairs and the CMO at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. He received is doctorate from NCNM and is also a Board Certified Medical Technologist. As an Associate Professor of Medicine at NCNM, Dr. Kruzel has taught Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Urology. He is the author of the books The Homeopathic Emergency Guide: A Quick Reference Handbook to Effective Homeopathic Care and Natural Medicine Pediatric Home Health Advisor and has published numerous articles in The Journal of Naturopathic Medicine and other publications. He is past president of the AANP and was selected as AANP Physician of the Year in 2000 and Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association Physician of the Year in 2003. His expertise on immunizations and pediatric care has been invaluable and we anticipate Dr. Kruzel will get us focused and updated in current pediatric health topics.

Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG

Bitters are Best: The Bitter Principle in Phytotherapy

Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG) Our guts evolved with certain chemical signals and triggers, and the bitter flavor is one of them. The modern palate shies away from the bitter taste, and this has significant health implications. Learn how to judiciously implement bitter herbs in your practice to effectively treat chronic digestive deficiencies. Discover how secondary or tertiary levels of use in herbs help direct the medicine to organ specific effects.

Ms. Cabrera has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and has been in clinical practice continuously since then, offering herbal healing to thousands of patients. She obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003 and she has held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition and health. Chanchal is the author of the book Fibromyalgia – A Journey Toward Healing published by Contemporary Books. She is a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist. Ms. Cabrera is trained in Inquiry Based Science Education and holds diplomas in Botanic Garden Management and in Botanic Garden Education from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London). In 2009 She was honored with a Fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 25 years.

Dewey M. Caron, PhD

Bee Medicine: History and Present Status

Dewey M. Caron, PhD In modern western civilizations, honey is used primarily as a dietary sweetener. Learn of the rich historical use as a medicine for both humans and livestock. In this workshop, we explore how a bee hive, natural or in managed domiciles, is the local, natural drug store and can be implemented in a food-as-medicine based practice.

Dr. Dewey M. Caron is Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, and Affiliate Professor, Department Horticulture, Oregon State University. He has spent 40+ years teaching, doing bee extension and bee research at Cornell (1967-70), University of MD (1970-1981) and University of DE (1981-2009). He spends 4-6 months each year in Bolivia where he keeps Africanized bees, marketing their products as medicines, and has 5 backyard colonies in Tigard OR, to produce local artisan honey. He is the authoer of 80 refereed journal articles, 5 books, 7 book chapters, 5 teaching manuals, over 200 semi-technical/popular articles (bees, beekeeping and insects), over 100 Extension fact sheets, manuals, leaflets and numerous newsletter contributions.

Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, BS, ND

The Carroll Food Intolerance Method: Using Diet to Heal

Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, BS, ND The Carroll Food Intolerance Method is a traditional diagnostic tool well suited to a naturopathic physician practice. Dr. Dick-Kronenberg will share her experience about the benefits and outcomes of providing this “naturopathic diagnostic modality” for nature cure patients. She will explain how even modern naturopaths can implement this method into clinical practice and patient case management.

Dr. Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, BS, ND earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Eastern Washington University where she graduated Magna Cum Lauda in 1985. She earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1990 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She then completed a 3-year residency with her late father, Dr. Harold Dick. After his passing she continued his classical Naturopathic clinic in Spokane WA, now over 55 years old. Dr. Letitia has been in practice 25 years; is past adjunct faculty at Bastyr University (22 years as an instructor of hydrotherapy); a co-founder of the Carroll Institute of Natural Healing (a non-profit post-graduate Naturopathic educational institute teaching the healing methods of Dr. Otis G. Carroll); author of The Ultimate Text In Constitutional Hydrotherapy: A 100 year Tradition of Clinical Practice; a contributor and co-lead editor of the Nature Cure Section of the Foundations textbook project for NCNM; and an international speaker / medical educator.

Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh

The Nutritional Cost of Pharmaceuticals

Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh< While pharmaceuticals are necessary agents, there are various costs associated with their use.  Nutritional deficiencies are one of those costs.  In this presentation, Dr. Fleetwood will explain how some of most commonly prescribed agents deplete nutrients and how to replete them with food. In addition, she will discuss strategies for communicating this information to patients in a way that helps them understand your dietary recommendations and nutritional therapeutics.

Christie Fleetwood earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1988. After practicing as a retail pharmacist in the greater Richmond are for a decade, she attended Bastyr University, earning a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. Because of this unique education and training, she is considered to be “medically bilingual”, understanding both conventional medicine as well as natural forms of healing. She currently teaches at Bastyr University on topics of philosophy and pharmacy to naturopathic medical students and nutrition/health psychology students.

Jeremy Gilsoul, LAc, MSOM

Bone Broth

Jeremy Gilsoul, LAc, MSOM Bone broth has a rich history of use in traditional cultures, both as food and as medicine. This presentation includes a brief historical review, as well as application to modern day health issues. Learn the science behind the traditional use of bone broth, and how to prepare it to maximize its nutritional benefits. Identify patients whose conditions can be helped with incorporating bone broth. Explore common reasons for patient non-compliance with food-based therapy, and implement solutions to reduce the barriers to care.

After a brief but successful career in Law Enforcement, Jeremy Gilsoul chose to attend massage school at East West Healing Arts in Madison, WI. While interning for Dr. Zhou in his acupuncture clinic, Jeremy decided to pursue his masters. In 2010, Jeremy Gilsoul earned his Masters Science in Oriental Medicine as well as a Bachelors in Nutrition Science. In 2010 Jeremy Gilsoul became nationally certified in acupuncture and that same year opened up Aspire Wellness & Lifestyle Center in Milwaukee, WI. In 2015, Jeremy and his family moved to Seattle, Wa. and Jeremy joined his friends as the Director of Marketing for Brew-It-Yourself Bone Broth located in San Jose, Ca. Jeremy is passionate about helping his patients make simple changes in their everyday lives to yield remarkable results in their health. To Jeremy food is powerful and it must be an active part of one's health maintenance and recovery approach.

Ellen Goldsmith, MSOM, LAc, Dip. CH

East Meets West in the Kitchen: Nourishing Treasures of Chinese Medicine

Ellen Goldsmith, MSOM, LAc, Dip. CH Ellen Goldsmith is co-founder of Pearl Natural Health, a naturopathic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic in downtown Portland. She is a graduate of NCNM's Classical Chinese Medicine program, with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, is licensed as an acupuncturist, and certified in Chinese herbal therapy.  She has taught Chinese Dietetics and its application in practice for NCNM's Classical Chinese medicine program for the past 12 years and is currently adjunct faculty for the Masters of Science of Nutrition program. She is passionate about creating courses, programs and presentations that cultivate body/mind health and engage people through food as medicine, mindfulness and self-transformation. Her international teaching has trained hundreds of health practitioners in the field of Asian bodywork, self-transformation, and End of Life Care. She was formerly adjunct faculty at NYU's - Tisch School of the Arts in the drama department where she developed the course Optimizing Performance for undergraduate drama students to improve body awareness, focus, energy and presence.

She has hosted the podcast Health Currents Radio and is currently a monthly host on Pacifica radio station's Healthwatch (KBOO). Ellen's commitment to increasing the public's access to naturopathic and Chinese medicine is highlighted by her 11 years of service on NCNM's board of directors, functioning on the Executive Committee and as its chair, as well as her 8-year tenure on the Acupuncture Advisory Committee to the Oregon Medical Board.

Pamela Jeanne, ND

A New Paradigm for Aging Well

Pamela Jeanne, ND Explore the multi-faceted aspects of a successful healthy aging process. Learn how quality of life trumps longevity. Dr. Jeanne will discuss practical ideas to consider with advancing age, such as implementing hormone balance, applying simple daily hydrotherapy and therapeutic effects of spending time outdoors. She will guide us to examine our own beliefs of aging before treating gerontology patients.

Dr. Jeanne currently is an adjunct faculty at National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR the national leader in training and inspiring doctors in health and wellness. In 2015 she was recognized and inducted into the Hall of Fame at National College for her 25 years of service to her Alma Mater. In 2012, Dr. Jeanne published Healing Matters: Celebrating Women's Innate Healing Nature, emphasizing the importance of listening to feminine wisdom for deep healing. Dr. Jeanne has been in practice in Portland, OR for 25 years, supporting women's hormonal balance, coaching for life long wellness and inspiring her patients in the importance of self-care. Dr. Jeanne leads national and local conferences, classes and offers coaching to motivate others to recognize their own inner wellness potential.

Kiran Krishnan, Microbiologist

A New Understanding of Probiotics and the Human Microbiome

Kiran Krishnan, Microbiologist The intestinal mucosa and epithelial lining is ground zero in the battle for favorable vs. unfavorable immune and metabolic responses to food and the environment, which leads to a cascade of positive or negative health outcomes in peripheral tissue. The health of an individual is often decided at this thin layer of tissue that truly separates the inside of the body, from the outside. The fate of one's metabolic and immune health depends on the ability of the microbiome to modulate reactions to incoming stimuli and control the subsequent sequence of events. Postnatal, transient commensal organisms play a crucial role in the body's response at this critical axis vs. metabolic response modifiers, typically known as "probiotics", tend to offer a different class of benefits. Lastly, learn about a clinically validated solution for Leaky Gut.

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 16 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. Mr. Krishnan earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology at the University of Iowa; his undergraduate education was followed up with post graduate research in Molecular Biology and Virology. He left University research to take a position as the U.S. Business Development and Product Development lead for Amano Enzyme, USA. Amano is one of the world’s largest suppliers of therapeutic enzymes used in the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries in North America. Kiran also established a Clinical Research Organization where he designed and conducted over a dozen human clinical trials in human nutrition. Kiran is also a co-founder and partner in Nu Science Trading, LLC.; a nutritional technology development, research and marketing company in the U.S. Dietary Supplement and Medical Food markets. Most recently, Kiran is acting as the Chief Scientific Officer at Physician's Exclusive, LLC. and Microbiome Labs. He is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. He conducts the popular monthly Microbiome Series Webinars through the Rebel Health Tribe Group practitioner training program, he has been invited as an expert guest on National Radio and Satellite radio and has been a guest speaker in several Health Summits as a microbiome expert. He is currently involved in 3 novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. Kiran offers his extensive knowledge and practical application of the latest science on the human microbiome as it relates to health and wellness.

Yan Lu, DAOM, LAc

Tuina Techniques

Yan Lu, DAOM, LAc Dr. Lu, an expert in Tuina massage, will demonstrate several techniques used to treat common muscular-skeletal conditions, including pressing-kneading, strumming, pushing, grasping, stretching, and many more. Participants will have a chance to practice basic techniques which they can implement into their clinical practice.

Dr. Yan Lu, DAOM, LAc, is one of the first U.S. accredited Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist. While most licensed acupuncturists have a masters degree, Dr. Lu is one of the few acupuncturist who also has earned his doctoral degree. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Medicine from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the People's Republic of China. This degree licensed him as a doctor of both western medicine (in China) and traditional Chinese medicine. He earned his doctoral degree of acupuncture and oriental medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, specializing in Gynecology and Pain Management. From 1990 to 1996, Dr. Lu was on staff at the Heilongjiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, where he was involved in treating patients, teaching and research. He specialized in diagnosing and treating neuromuscular and skeletal pain and stroke with acupuncture, herbs and tuina (Chinese medical massage). Since 1997, Dr. Lu has taught acupuncture, tuina and herbal medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has trained many acupuncturists through these years and is proud to see over half of them helping people in Oregon and Washington with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Faye Luong, LAc, MSTCM

Bone Broth

Faye Luong, LAc, MSTCM

Bone broth has a rich history of use in traditional cultures, both as food and as medicine. This presentation includes a brief historical review, as well as application to modern day health issues. Learn the science behind the traditional use of bone broth, and how to prepare it to maximize its nutritional benefits. Identify patients whose conditions can be helped with incorporating bone broth. Explore common reasons for patient non-compliance with food-based therapy, and implement solutions to reduce the barriers to care.

Faye Luong, born to a Chinese family of five siblings in Viet Nam in 1975, after the fall of Saigon. She and her family were part of the boat people that fled Viet Nam in 1978 and was fortunate enough survive the escape. While stranded in the ocean, Faye and her family was saved by the Italian ship and was blessed to be taken in by Pope, John Paul II and was brought back to Italy. A few years later, Faye and her family moved to the US to join her grandparents, aunts and uncle. Faye lived in San Jose for the most part of her life. She attended University of California, Davis and studied Food Science Technology and later graduated with a B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also went to Bastyr University for the Naturopathic Program, but had to drop out a year later due to the lack of financials. But it was the ND program that Faye was first exposed to Chinese Medicine. She took her first TCM elective course at Bastyr and it was her Physics teacher that gave her the realization that energy also known as “Qi” in TCM is real and they are both synonymous.

Russell Marz, ND

Blue Zones and the Ideal Diet

Russell Marz, ND Human search for the perfect diet for excellent health and longevity need go no further than “Blue Zones.” The five identified Blue Zones are areas in the world where people live into their 90s and do not get the normal diseases that afflict the majority of people in the world. Dr. Marz will discuss the analysis of the diets and lifestyle practices. He will describe macro-, micro-, and phytonutrients as they relate to longevity. Dr. Marz will share his personal experience of traveling to a Blue Zone within the context of his decades of nutritional expertise.

Dr. Russell B. Marz received his naturopathic doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 1983. Upon graduating from naturopathic school he completed a 10,000 mile bicycle tour, around North America with a group of naturopathic physicians, where he appeared numerous times on radio and TV giving over 120 lectures on nutrition and naturopathic medicine. In 1985 he founded Omnivite Nutrition Inc., a company that formulates unique nutritional formulas. He is currently the patent owner of 8 formulations. Dr. Marz has taught clinical nutrition as an associate professor at many of the naturopathic medical schools around the country including National College of Natural Medicine, Bridgeport Naturopathic Medical School, SW College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine for over 25 years.

He is the author of a 600 page clinically oriented textbook in clinical nutrition, Medical Nutrition from Marz. 2nd edition. He earned a master's degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1992. Since 1990 he has been in private practice at the Tabor Hill Clinic in Portland, OR where he is the medical director. Recently December 2015, Dr. Marz was inducted into the Naturopathic Hall of Fame.

John McDougall, MD

Dr. McDougall's Color Picture Book on Food Poisoning and How to Cure It with a Starch-Based Diet

John McDougall, MD More than half the world's population is suffering from ‘food poisoning' caused by consuming animal foods and vegetable oils. Join a pioneer in modern veganism as he explains why so many people are fat and sick, and how they become well by eating what he calls the “green light” foods and avoiding the “red light” foods. Help your patients to lose excess weight, get their health back, and discontinue the need for medications by eating corn, potatoes, and rice.

John McDougall, MD is a board-certified internist, author of 12 national best-selling books, the international on-line “McDougall Newsletter,” and medical director of the 10-day, live-in McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA. Other McDougall activities include seminars and health-oriented adventure vacations. Results of the McDougall Program are published in the Nutrition Journal. McDougall books include: The McDougall Plan, McDougall's Medicine: A Challenging Second Opinion, The McDougall Health Supporting Cookbook, Volumes 1 and 2, The McDougall Plan: 12 Days to Dynamic Health, The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss and The McDougall Program for Women.

Glen Nagel, ND

Herbal Mixology 101: Creating Effective and Tasty Herbal Extracts

Glen Nagel, ND Taste is often the last but most important ingredient in a formula. If the patients won't take your formula, then its clinical effectiveness is zero. In this breakout session, we will discuss and demonstrate methods to improve compliance. We will focus on simple ways to mix so your formulas will not only be effective but taste good.

Herbal Tea Practicum: The World of Healing in a Simple Cup of Tea

The herbal profession has moved away from simple and practical methods of healing like a cup of herbal tea. In this talk, I will demonstrate the best way to make herbal infusions and decoctions. I will also discuss herbal tea formulation and how to make teas taste and look good for the modern herbal client. We will discuss how a warm herbal tea can be a powerful balancing tool for health.

Dr. Glen Nagel has been a practicing herbalist for the last 30 years and a botanically focused herbal physician for 23 years. He has worked in the herbal industry as an educator and product researcher and formulator. He has practiced clinical botanical medicine for 20 years including private practice and supervising herbal students. He also has taught for botanical medicine at both Bastyr University and National College of Natural Medicine.

Ernst Schaefer, MD

Where Are We With Risk Assessment, Lifestyle Modification, Supplements, and Medications for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Ernst Schaefer, MD NWNPC welcomes cardiovascular scientist and clinician Dr. Ernst Schaefer to offer up-to-date recommendations for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment, and correlative lifestyle modification for CVD risk reduction. He will decipher advanced CVD testing, describe benefits of their use in primary care practice. He will discuss the efficacy of alternative medicine methods and supplements and the data supporting their use.

Dr. Schaefer received his B.A. cum laude (biology) from Harvard University, his B.M.S. from Dartmouth Medical School, and his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He did a medical residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, and an endocrinology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where he also was a senior investigator and head of the clinical service of the Molecular Disease Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. From NIH he received the JD Lane Award together with Drs. David Anderson and H. Bryan Brewer. Since 1982 he has been at Tufts University where he is currently a Distinguished University Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, a Senior Scientist in the Cardiovasular Nutrition Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and the director of the Lipid and Heart Disease Prevention Clinic. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Boston Heart Laboratory, Framingham, MA. He was previously the director of the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory until 2012.

He received the Irvine H. Page Arteriosclerosis Young Investigator Research Award from the American Heart Association in 1981, the Saul Horowitz Research Award from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in 1989, Oliver Smith Patient Care Awards of Tufts Medical Center in 1999, 2001, and 2003, the E.V. McCollum Research Award of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition in 2000, a Distinguished Faculty Award from Tufts University in 2001, an honorary PhD from the University of Buenos Aires in 2007, and the George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecture Award from the American Heart Association in 2010.

Doni Wilson, ND, CPM, CNS

The Food-Stress Connection: What It Is and How to Reverse It

Doni Wilson, ND, CPM, CNS Chronic, stress-related conditions and complaints are becoming increasingly common among our patients. Problems like anxiety, sleep disorders, autoimmunity, fibromyalgia, infertility, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and many others are often recognized as being linked to stress. But most people - doctors and patients alike - tend to think of stress as a psychological, emotional or lifestyle issue, without understanding the underlying, biological mechanics of stress. Even fewer understand the direct correlation between food and stress. Dr. Doni Wilson will dispel our society’s common beliefs about stress. She will explain what stress actually is, and how certain foods act as stressors on the body. Looking through the “lens” of stress, she will explore food from the perspectives of intestinal permeability, dysbiosis, oxidative stress and inflammation, and will analyze how toxins, dysglycemia and chronic infections act as stressors on the body.

Dr. Doni Wilson, ND, CPM, CNS, is a doctor of naturopathic medicine, natural health expert, nutritionist and midwife. She specializes in gluten sensitivity, intestinal permeability, adrenal distress, insulin resistance, neurotransmitter imbalances, hypothyroidism, women’s health issues, autoimmunity and epigenetics. For nearly 20 years, she has helped women, men and children overcome their most perplexing health challenges and achieve their wellness goals by crafting individualized strategies that address the whole body and the underlying causes of health issues. She is the creator of The Stress Remedy Program and author of The Stress Remedy: Master Your Body’s Synergy & Optimize Your Health as well as the bestselling e-book Stress Remedies: How to Reduce Stress and Boost Your Health in Just 15 Minutes a Day.