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A Powerful Exploration of the World Around (and Inside) You.

Terrain is a powerful conversation

Terrain is personal AND it is global.
Terrain Is the ground under your feet and the universe around you.
Terrain is your immunity, your gut, your skin, your mind …And even who you surround yourself with.

You thought you had it all together. You thought you knew what you were doing.

Then something unexpected came along … on a global level.


For five amazing days, Dr. Maya Shetreat will share interviews, tools and gifts to give you the information and powerful insights and guidance to make changes in your body, in your life, and in the world around you.

Meet Our Speakers

Kiran Krishnan

Our Microbial Terrain: The Science of Community

Louie Schwartzberg

The Terrain of Art and Visual Healing

Sabrina Strings, Ph.D

Fat shaming and the Origin of Body Image

Dr. Bob Naviaux

Our Mitochondrial Terrain: The New Science of How We Heal

Dr. Jessica Drummond

The Terrain of Pain, Being Believed, and Endometriosis

Shamini Jain, PhD

The Terrain of our Energy Body and the Biofield

Merlin Sheldrake, Ph.D.

Our Entangled Terrain of Mycelium and Mushrooms

Amikaelya Gaston

How Music Can Save Our Lives

Datis Kharrazian, PhD

Understanding the Terrain of your Brain and Immune Tolerance

Toko-pa Turner

The Terrain of Belonging and Living Authentically

Itzhak Beery

Shamanism and the Terrain of the Invisible World

Elizabeth DiAlto

The Terrain of Embodiment for Healing and Wholeness

Dr. Deanna Minich

The Terrain of Creativity: Revealing Your Healing Path Through Art

Chrissy King

The Terrain of Being Strong and Loving Yourself

Ari Whitten

The Healing Terrain of Sunshine

Dr. Terry Wahls

The Terrain of Healing from Chronic Illness

Dr. Hunter N. Hines

The Terrain of Microbial Ecology: How Do Soil and Water Organisms Affect Us

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! And Why They Matter For Human Health

Tammi Sweet

The Healing Terrain of Plants and Cannabis

Dr. Jennifer Mullan

Rage, Our Emotional Terrain, and Ancestral Healing

Dr. Will Cole

The Terrain of Inflammation and Autoimmunity

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.

Cultivating a Fertile Terrain to Bloom

Jackie Summers

The Terrain of Equity and Entrepreneurship in Challenging Times

Summer Bock

Pickles, Fermenting, and the Terrain of the Gut

Andrea Nakayama

Root Cause Resolution: Addressing the Nutritional Terrain and more

Dr. Christine Schaffner
Dr. Christine Schaffner

The Glymphatic System and the Terrain of Good Sleep

Nicole Jardim
Nicole Jardim

The Menstrual Terrain and Having a Healthy Period

Christina Rasmussen
Christina Rasmussen

The Terrain of Grief: Emerging from Loss and Disappointment

Victoria Albina, NP, MPH
Victoria Albina

Breathwork, Polyvagal Theory, and the Terrain of Our Inner Child

Dr. Elisa Song

Building a Healthy Terrain for Children in Challenging Times

Dr. Nicole Beurkens

The Terrain of Emotional Wellbeing and Family Mental Health

Dr. Claudia Ford

Navigating the Terrain of Trauma 

Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith

The Terrain of Gardening and the Soil

Lloyd Burrell
Lloyd Burrell

EMRs and the Terrain of the Electromagnetic Field

Dr. Tom O'Bryan

The Gut-Brain Terrain

4 POWERFUL REGISTRATION GIFTS

(and one amazing expert talk)

These powerful exercises support your ability to be completely aware and conscious in the present moment, despite all circumstances in the world around you.

10 Ways to Ground Yourself Handout

Imagine yourself walking barefoot on the beach, listening to the lapping waves. Or standing in a forest, surrounded by the cool green shadow of a lush canopy of leaves. You feel centered and fully in your body. You are wholly and deeply connected to your authentic self. You have a deep sense of calm and clarity.

Heart Meditation

Healing starts in the heart. But the heart needs daily care and maintenance to be able to do its work. This cleansing, heart-centered practice is wonderful for opening your heart, moving your emotions, and feeling gratitude.

Pranayama Breathing Exercise

This simple and brief technique can be done anywhere and at any time. It will help you to navigate difficult moments, and to feel calmer and more relaxed all the time.

Plant Brushing Ritual

Cleaning with plants is an ancient practice used throughout the world that will help you move what’s stuck inside of you, release difficult emotions and trauma, and start the process of healing.

Why This Event at This Time?

Right now, we are being pushed out of our comfort zone and forced to step outside of who we have been. The Terrain Summit is a powerful opportunity and a catalyst to propel you forward into a life and purpose you didn’t imagine was possible for you. Learn the most powerful steps to becoming the hero of your own health and life.

Meet Dr. Maya Shetreat, Host and Speaker

Maya Shetreat, MD is a neurologist, herbalist, astrologer, urban farmer, and author of The Dirt Cure. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Telegraph, NPR, Sky News, The Dr. Oz Show and more. Dr. Maya​ is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain Medicine™, earth-based programs​ for transformational healing. She works and studies with indigenous communities and healers from around the world, and is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred​.

Copyright © 2020 Dr. Maya Shetreat, MD • All Rights Reserved

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Kiran Krishnan

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 20 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. He left University research to take several leadership positions in global companies in Business Development and Product Development.. Most recently, Kiran is a Co-Founder and the Chief Scientific Officer at Microbiome Labs, a leader in microbiome and probiotic research. He is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. He is an expert guest on National Radio and Satellite radio and has been a guest speaker on several Health Summits as a microbiome expert. He is currently involved in over 18 novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. Kiran is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for 7 other companies in the industry. Kiran has published clinical trials in peer-reviewed, scientific journals and several global patents in his name.

Louie Schwartzberg

Louie Schwartzberg is an award winning cinematographer, director and visionary who’s notable career spans more than four decades providing breathtaking imagery using his time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography techniques. He is a visual artist who breaks barriers, connects with audiences, and tells stories that celebrate life unveiling the mysteries and intelligence of nature. Louie’s three TED talks have over 56 million combined views. His Visual Healing programs are being used in healthcare at UCSD and the Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Sabrina Strings, Ph.D

Sabrina Strings, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. A certified yoga teacher, her work on yoga has been featured in The Feminist Wire, Yoga International, and LA Yoga. Her writing has appeared in diverse venues including, The New York Times, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. Her award-winning book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia (NYU Press 2019), was recently re-released as an audiobook and is available on Audible, iTunes, and Google Play.

Dr. Bob Naviaux

Dr. Naviaux is the founder and co-director of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC), physician-scientist and Professor of Genetics at UCSD where he directs a core laboratory for metabolomics.  He is the co-founder and a former president of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society (MMS), and a founding associate editor of the journal Mitochondrion.   He is an internationally known expert in human genetics, inborn errors of metabolism, metabolomics, and mitochondrial medicine.  Dr. Naviaux is the discoverer of the cause of Alpers syndrome—the oldest Mendelian form of mitochondrial disease—and the developer of the first DNA test to diagnose it. His lab also discovered the first mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations that cause genetic forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the metabolic features of the cell danger response (CDR). This work has led to the discovery that many complex chronic disorders are the result of abnormal persistence of the CDR that lead to blocks in healing and regeneration.  He directed the first FDA-approved clinical trial to study the safety and efficacy of the antipurinergic drug suramin as a new treatment for the core symptoms of ASD.  His lab has also developed new methods in metabolomics and environmental toxicology that have shown that many complex chronic disorders like primary mitochondrial disorders, ASD, and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) have a metabolic signature that can be used in diagnosis, prognosis, and lead to fresh insights to treatment. Information about Naviaux Lab research can be found on the web at: naviauxlab.ucsd.edu.

Dr. Jessica Drummond

Dr. Jessica Drummond is the CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and author of Outsmart Endometriosis. She holds licenses in physical therapy and clinical nutrition and is a board certified health coach. She has 20 years of experience working with women with chronic pelvic pain, facilitates educational programs for women’s health professionals in more than 60 countries globally, and leads virtual wellness programs for people with endometriosis. Dr. Drummond lives and works with her husband and daughters between Houston, Texas, and Fairfield, Connecticut.

Shamini Jain, PhD

Shamini Jain, PhD, is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator of scientists, healers, artists, and educators to help lead humanity to heal themselves. Shamini is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego and has received numerous awards for her published studies in biofield healing practices and meditation. Shamini integrates her background in clinical psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, healing arts, vocal performance and East Indian spiritual practice to share with others how they can best heal themselves and live joyful, meaningful lives. Shamini speaks and teaches in diverse venues including TEDx, universities, conferences, hospitals and retreat centers. She also contributes as an author on the science and practice of healing. Her public writing can be found in online blogs including Huffington Post, Thrive Global and Times of India. Her book, “Healing Ourselves” will be released with Sounds True in 2021.

Merlin Sheldrake, Ph.D

Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures. He received a Ph.D. in tropical ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Merlin’s is a keen brewer and fermenter, and is fascinated by the relationships that arise between humans and more-than-human organisms. Find out more at merlinsheldrake.com.

Amikaeyla Gaston

Proclaimed as one of the “purest contemporary voices” by National Public Radio (NPR), Amikaeyla is a force for change. A Cultural Arts Ambassador for the State Department, as well as a highly sought-after performer and public speaker, she travels worldwide doing expansive work with political refugees, war survivors, and jeopardized populations “opening paralyzed voices and transforming wounded spirits...”. (Laura R., President, Institute of Noetic Sciences). Founder and Executive Director for The International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute (ICAHSI), Amikaeyla unlocked her self expression and healing in an intensive care burn unit after a near fatal hate crime. Lying in excruciating pain and anguish after being told her legs would have to be amputated and she would never walk again, she discovered she could not only overcome fear, but also become fearless through the healing power of music. Working in the Behavioral Health arena for over the past 25 years, Amikaeyla brings together artists and healers of all forms and from all specialties to promote healing and wellness through the arts & activism. She is often called by the United Nations and embassies worldwide into difficult scenarios to offer inter- cultural literacy and deep restorative justice work in support of transformative and peaceful solutions. Her Music As Medicine programming and work with at-risk children, youth and families has been utilized and implemented by the Department of Health & Human Services, The American Psychological Association and United Nations High Commission on Refugees, and Her extensive studies with traditional healers and cultural artists around the healing effects of music led to the commemorative Golden Buddha performance at personal invitation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India. She appears regularly on television, radio, and film and has shared the stage with many accomplished speakers and musicians including Angela Davis and members of the Black Panther Party, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Pete Seeger, Baba Olutunji, Micky Hart, Amiri Baraka, Gil Scot Heron, Esperanza Spalding, and Sheila E. She is the proud recipient of the United Nations Global Woman Award, the Voss Foundation Emerging Women Leaders Award, the Pioneer Award for Exemplary Leadership and Outstanding Service in Social Justice and Advocacy, and the International Hero for Peace and Forgiveness award.

Datis Kharrazian, PhD

Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN is a Harvard Medical School trained and award-winning clinical research scientist, academic professor, and a functional medicine health care provider. He develops evidence-based models to treat autoimmune, neurological, and unidentified chronic diseases with non-pharmaceutical applications. His clinical models of functional medicine are used by several academic institutions and thousands of health care providers throughout the world. He is Associate Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? and Why Isn’t My Brain Working?, the creator of several functional medicine and neurology online courses, and the founder of the Kharrazian Institute, a post-graduate institute for functional medicine and restorative neurology. 

Toko-pa Turner

Toko-pa Turner is an award-winning author, teacher and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated.Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News and BBC Radio and has a community of over 100,000 online readers. She is the author of the bestselling book, Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home, which explores the themes of exile, and the search for belonging. Sometimes called a Midwife of the Psyche, Toko-pa’s work focuses on restoring the feminine, reconciling paradox, and facilitating grief and ritual practice.

Itzhak Beery

Itzhak Beery is an internationally recognized shamanic teacher, healer, speaker, community activist, and author of three Amazon bestseller books. Born in an Israeli Kibbutz, he had a fine art career and was the owner of an award-winning boutique Ad agency in New York City. A midlife crisis led to his transformation from a skeptical atheist, and business executive into a passionate believer, aligned with his life purpose.  Since 1995, Itzhak bridges the spiritual and practical wisdom his indigenous and Western teachers entrusted in him. He was initiated into the "Circle of 24 Yachaks of Imbabura" by his Quechua teacher in Ecuador and by Amazonian Kanamari Pajè in Brazil.

Itzhak is the founder of ShamanPortal.org, The Andes Summit, and co-founder of the New York Shamanic Circle, he is on major global spiritual centers faculties. Itzhak received the 'Ambassador for Peace Award' from The Universal Peace Federation and the UN.

Elizabeth DiAlto

Known for her raw, honest, and grounded approach to leadership, growth and connection, Elizabeth DiAlto is the creator of Wild Soul Movement, an author, and the host of the popular Truth Telling with Elizabeth DiAlto podcast. She’s been a teacher, leader, speaker, coach and trainer to groups and individuals for 17 years in three different industries. Elizabeth works with anyone who identifies as a woman internationally through her digital programs and speaking engagements and more intimately through in-person intensives, retreats, workshops, Wild Soul Movement™ teacher training, and occasional one-on-one engagements. Her greatest mission in this life is to help those who identify as women worldwide to reclaim and redefine their own womanhood, and contribute to a new paradigm of culture where it is both safe and natural for them to love, trust, and accept themselves fully.

Dr. Deanna Minich

Dr. Deanna Minich (pronounced DEE-A-nuh MIN-ik) is a health educator and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Human Nutrition and Medical Science, respectively, and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful whole-self approach to nourishment called Whole Detox and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine. Visit her at: www.deannaminich.com

Chrissy King

Chrissy King is a writer, speaker, strength coach, and self-proclaimed truth teller with a passion for intersectional feminism and creating a diverse and inclusive wellness industry.  She has been featured in SELF, SHAPE, BuzzFeed, Muscle and Fitness, and Livestrong, among others.   She empowers individuals to stop shrinking, start taking up space, and use their energy to create their specific magic in the world. When she’s not serving her clients by empowering them to create stress-free and sustainable lifestyles and feel confident and empowered in their skin, she spends her time lifting all the weights, reading, traveling, and hanging with friends and family.

Ari Whitten

The Founder of The Energy Blueprint is Ari Whitten. He is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement,  a nutrition, exercise and natural health expert, and #1 best-selling author. He has been studying nutrition and holistic health for over 2 decades. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology (with specialization in fitness, nutrition and health). He also has a background in exercise physiology and fitness, and holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist. In addition, he recently completed the 3 years of coursework for his PhD in Clinical Psychology, an education which rounds out all aspects – nutrition, fitness, and psychology – of his approach to optimal health.Ari is a tireless researcher who has obsessively devoted the last 20 years of his life to the pursuit of being on the cutting‑edge of the science on health and energy enhancement.For the last six years, he’s been working with many of the top scientists and physicians on the planet to develop the most comprehensive program in the world on the science of overcoming fatigue and increasing energy — The Energy Blueprint.

Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials.  In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team: MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu. Pick up a copies of her research papers at https://terrywahls.com/researchpapers/ and a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet at https://terrywahls.com/diet/

Dr. Hunter N. Hines

Dr. Hunter N. Hines conducts research at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Florida (USA), where he was awarded the Ph.D. in 2019. His research interests center around microbial ecology, focusing on the biogeography and biodiversity of freshwater and terrestrial ciliates, a large and diverse group of single-celled eukaryotic organisms. Dr. Hines is also active in science outreach, having created the Instagram account Microbialecology which has amassed over 130,000 followers from a global audience.

Dr. Rae Wynn- Grant

DR. RAE WYNN-GRANT is a large carnivore ecologist with an expertise in using field biology, statistics, and mapping, and to investigate how human activity influences carnivore behavior and ecology. Her research is conducted with black bears in the Western Great Basin, grizzly bears in Montana, and African lions in rural Kenya and Tanzania. A native Californian, Dr. Wynn-Grant attributes her interest in wildlife and conservation from the television shows she watched as a child. Dr. Wynn-Grant received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Emory University, her M.S. in Environmental Studies from Yale University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Columbia University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. She is currently a carnivore ecologist with National Geographic Society. She is a scientist, conservationist, equity and justice advocate, and storyteller

Tammi Sweet

Tammi Sweet is a passionate and energetic teacher. Her love, amazement and wonder of the human body and how it works shines through as she presents the material in ways people can understand and take home. She loves integrating the wisdom of the body with all aspects of living. Presently she is co-director Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials, travels to teach Anatomy and Physiology at conferences and Herbal Schools and offers two online video courses. She has just finished writing, The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis: Understanding the Endocannabinoid System, Addressing Specific Ailments and Conditions, and Making Cannabis-Based Remedies set for release in July 2020. Her learning of the body has come through many paths including traditional Master’s level college studies in Neurobiology, collegiate athletics, college level Anatomy teaching, Massage School, Yoga Teacher Training, Herbal studies, and most importantly, an ever-growing love of understanding who we are in relation with this wonderful home we call earth.

Dr. Jennifer Mullan

Dr. Jennifer Mullan (Pronouns: She/ Her) creates spaces for people and organizations to heal. She believes that it is essential to create dialogue to address how mental health is deeply affected by systemic inequities and the trauma of oppression, particularly the well-being of Queer Indigenous Black Brown People of Color (QIBPOC).


Dr. Mullan has earned her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies; a Master’s in Counseling & Community Agencies from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education; and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education, from New Jersey City University. She notes that her dissertation: “Slavery and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Inner City African American Male Youth: From the Cotton Fields to the Concrete Jungle,” has been a primary foundation for her current work in furthering emotional wellness on a larger collective scale for communities of color.


Dr. Mullan is currently a full-time Psychologist at New Jersey City University’s Counseling Center, facilitator for the campus LGBTQIA+ Support group, Coordinator of the University’s nationally recognized Peer Education program (Peers Educating Peers), Instructor for Graduate Counseling courses, and a proud LGBTQIA+ Gothic Knight Ally Safe Zone Trainer.


She has almost 15 years of experience in clinical practice, higher education, teaching, and grant writing. She is passionately committed to solidarity work that effectively addresses inequities based on race, gender, class, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Her professional research and clinical interests include complex and intergenerational trauma, group psychotherapy, LGBTQIA wellness, spirituality & mindfulness practices, racism as trauma, healing in therapeutic settings, self-love as a revolutionary act, and the process of decolonizing mental health.

Social Media has been a primary platform for Dr. Mullan’s current work in politicizing therapy and emotional health on a larger collective scale, with over 53K followers on Instagram. In 2019, she founded Decolonizing Psychology, LLC. They seek to create spaces to “call mental health professions IN” (rather than call people out). Dr. Mullan believes it is essential to ask mental health professionals to reassess their education, “whom they are serving? “and begin to question the relatability of the mental health industrial complex to the People they serve. It is her belief that we can tend to our emotional/ mental health AND hold systemic oppression accountable. You can frequently hear Dr. Mullan stating, “Everything is political!”

Dr. Mullan also centralizes Historical and Intergenerational Trauma, which she identifies as Ancestral Trauma, at the crux of decolonization work. Through the movement of Decolonizing Therapy, Dr. Mullan can be found providing international keynotes, holding Radicalizing Rage workshops, doing Coaching sessions while un-training mental health professionals, providing Ancestral healing sessions, or spending time with her Goddess cat, Isis.

Whether on stage or through her writing, Dr. Mullan offers conscious, clear, and authentic dialogue that is a healing interchange of therapy, intersectional awareness, social justice work, and practical interventions that pave a path for her participants to carve out a purposeful life for themselves. She is passionate about helping people and movements define their own healing, and resistance to oppression. She loves cats, the ocean, brunch, dancing, and affirmation cards.


Whether on stage or through her writing, Dr. Mullan offers conscious, clear, and authentic dialogue that is a healing interchange of therapy, intersectional awareness, social justice work, and practical interventions that pave a path for her participants to carve out a purposeful life for themselves. She is passionate about helping people and movements define their own healing, and resistance to oppression. She loves cats, the ocean, brunch, dancing, and affirmation cards.

Dr. Will Cole

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam at www.drwillcole.com and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert for mindbodygreen and goop. Dr. Cole is the author of the book, The Inflammation Spectrum in which he explores how inflammation exists on a spectrum within the body, the various systems it can affect, and how you can discover your individual food triggers to overcome chronic inflammation. He is also the author of Ketotarian in which he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one. 

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D. is a board certified physician, bestselling author of Bloom: 7 Steps to Reclaim Your Health, Cultivate Your Desires, and Reignite Your Spark, wife and mom of 3.She is the founder of Nourish Medicine, a functional and integrative medicine practice in Austin, TX., and the cofounder of Hey Mami, an online resource that helps women navigate a healthy and happy motherhood.  Dr. Carrasco  is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a certified practitioner by the Institute of Functional Medicine.She is passionate about helping women find root cause solutions for their health challenges and believes that every single one of us deserves to live a fulfilled, healthy, and happy life.

Jackie Summers

Jackie Summers is an acclaimed author, seasoned public speaker, and serial entrepreneur. Summers is the founder of JackFromBrooklyn Inc. and the creator of the award-winning Sorel Liqueur. A native New Yorker, he served as an Executive Editor for The Good Men Project for six years.

Ranked among the world’s “100 Most Influential Bar Industry Figures” by Drinks International Magazine, The 50 Most Influential People In Brooklyn Food (Brooklyn Magazine), and named the 2019 Award winner for “Best Food Essay” by the Association of Food Journalists, Jackie has written for everyone from the James Beard Foundation to Plate, Wine Enthusiast, and Edible Brooklyn.

Andrea Nakayama

Andrea Nakayama is an internationally known Functional Medicine Nutritionist, educator, and speaker who is leading a movement to transform the health industry into a system that WORKS, empowering patients and practitioners alike with the systems and tools of Functional Nutrition. Her passion for this nutrition revolution came as a result of a personal family tragedy. Her young husband, Isamu, was diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor while she was just seven weeks pregnant with their only child. It was in overcoming his prognosis of six months and prolonging his life for another two years that Andrea's expanding interest in food as personalized medicine became her full-time passion and purpose.Andrea formed Functional Nutrition Lab in 2012 to further educate health practitioners in both the science and physiology of nutrition and in the art of the Functional Nutrition practice, providing professionals of diverse backgrounds with advanced tools and the depth of knowledge necessary to effect substantive changes in the lives of their own clients and patients as she has.  As her reach and impact have grown, Andrea has focused her mission onto personalized medicine as a means of transforming healthcare at large, delivering to each person the opportunity to take their health into their own hands, thereby gaining more ownership over their everyday choices in relation to their signs, symptoms and ultimate health.Andrea is celebrated as a leader in the field of Functional Nutrition because of her unique ability to teach and inspire practitioners and patients alike. Andrea synthesizes art and science, empathy and physiology, intuition and problem solving, into a system that truly helps people get to the root cause of their illness, create a path towards wellness, and find their way back to life.

Dr. Elisa Song

Dr. Elisa Song is a board-certified, Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained holistic pediatrician. She founded Whole Family Wellness (formerly Whole Child Wellness), an integrative pediatric practice in Belmont, CA – one of the first and most highly regarded holistic pediatric practices in the country. She created Healthy Kids Happy Kids – dedicated to empowering parents to take charge of their kids’ health … naturally! She is a holistic pediatrician, integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, holistic nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. She is also a lecturer for the Center for Education and Development in Clinical Homeopathy (CEDH), Academy for Pain Research, Institute for Functional Medicine, and Holistic Pediatric Association, among others.

Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Nicole Beurkens, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Nutritionist specializing in evaluation and treatment of children with serious developmental and mental health conditions.As one of the only psychologists in the world with a doctorate in clinical psychology, a master’s of science in nutrition and integrative health, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education, Dr. Beurkens brings a unique blend of knowledge and experience to her work. With a current caseload of over 80 patients, and having treated over 1,000 children and families during her 20 years in practice, she understands how to use nutrition, lifestyle, and mental health techniques to help where all others have failed, and without using prescription medication.Dr. Beurkens is the Founder and Director of Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At her state of the art facility she leads a team of six clinicians dedicated to integrative treatment services, research on innovative treatment protocols, and professional training targeted toward pediatric patients and their families in areas such as autism, ADHD, brain injury, anxiety, and behavior disorders.

Dr. Claudia Ford

Dr. Claudia J Ford has enjoyed a career in international management, development, and women’s health spanning three decades and all continents. Dr. Ford holds degrees in biology, midwifery, business administration, creative writing and a PhD in Environmental Studies. She has been a professor for over twenty years and is currently on the faculty of State University of New York at Potsdam. Claudia conducts research and teaching in ethnobotany, indigenous knowledge, gender studies, sustainable agriculture, spiritual ecology, environmental justice, environmental literature and international business. She serves on the boards of directors of the Soul Fire Farm Institute - committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system - and the Biodynamic Farming Association - transforming the practice and culture of agriculture to renew the vitality of the earth and the health and wholeness of our communities. Claudia is a visual artist and writer, and she has been so blessed to share the joys and adventures of her life with her four children.

Dr. Tom O'Bryan

When it comes to getting healthy, Dr. Tom O'Bryan’s goal for you is ‘Making It Easy To Do the Right Thing’. As an internationally recognized, admired and compassionate speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases, Dr. Tom's audiences discover that it is through a clear understanding of how you got to where you are, that you and your Dr. can figure out what it will take to get you well.

Dr. O’Bryan is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and teaches that recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms that activate an immune response is the map to the highway towards better health. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases. Dr. O'Bryan's most recent book, You Can Fix Your Brain: Just 1 Hour a Week to the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You've Ever Had, was published through Rodale Books in September 2018, to global accolades. This best seller offers a step-by-step approach to better cognitive function, from nutrition to environment to toxicity, ultimately creating better long-term memory and a sharper mind.

In November 2016, Dr. O’Bryan released Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They're Not Telling You, an investigation into why our immune system, designed to protect us, begins attacking our own tissue (autoimmunity). Currently, over 500,000 people worldwide have watched the Docuseries. www.betrayaldocumentary.com

His 2016 ground-breaking book, winner of the National Book Award and ranked #1 in several categories on Amazon.com, The Autoimmune Fix outlines the step-bystep development of degenerative diseases and gives the tools to identify our disease process years before the symptoms are obvious and how to turn your health around, one step at a time. 

He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind ‘The Gluten Summit -A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide-range of symptoms and ages. You can find this info at www.theglutensummit.com.

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