May 2019 Speakers
Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DC
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, Ketotarian in which he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one.
Sharon Brown, GAPS Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist
Sharon Brown is the Founder and CEO of Bonafide Provisions – the #1 selling frozen bone broth in the nation. As a mom, Sharon used bone broth as part of a real food diet to treat her son’s chronic infections. In her private nutrition practice, she worked with thousands of clients, including many children, to heal through food, with gut health a foundation of her treatment plan. Her mission is to bring abundant wellness to the world by returning to the wisdom and traditions of our ancestors.
Dr. David Foss, D.C.
Dr. David Foss became a chiropractor for the sole purpose of educating, leading and adjusting as many families as possible towards optimal health. Dr. Foss’ deep understanding of chiropractic as well as his knowledge in nutrition, detoxification, therapeutic exercises and advanced healing therapies like HBOT, have made him a leader in his profession.
Dr. Foss is the founder of Vital Wellness Center and has been entrusted and trained to adjust newborns to senior citizens. He has also been selected to adjust college athletes and celebrities including a member of the band Aerosmith. Dr. Foss has spent and continues to spend countless hours and dollars on postgraduate education to maximize his knowledge and skills of chiropractic care, wellness education and nutrition.
Dr. Rajka Milanovic Galbraith, MD
Dr. Rajka has been successfully leading families to optimal health for over 2 decades as a board certified Family Medicine doctor, from delivering babies to managing family care in the clinic and hospital. She is now exclusively a leading Functional Medicine Consultant certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) . She is an international speaker, facilitator and mentor to practitioners and has trained dozens of practitioners 1:1, via her online mentorship and more recently as a mentor for IFM.
Dr. Rajka has patients who travel from around the world due to her renown expertise in autoimmune disease, autism, nutrigenetics and methylation, digestive disorders, cognitive decline, mold toxicity, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Her track record of success speaks for itself.
Having overcome 2 autoimmune diseases along with multiple symptoms gives her firsthand knowledge and empathy for the challenges that face her patients. As a woman and an entrepreneur she is passionate about empowering women leaders: celebrities, entrepreneurs, and CEO’s to optimal health via a comprehensive functional medicine approach which includes mindset, and stress modification via biofeedback. To strengthen her skills, Dr. Rajka is in the process of certifying as a high performance coach. Her ultimate goal is to have these women empower their families and their tribes to optimal health. She sees patients at the clinic she founded: Simply Health Institute outside of Chicago, IL. You can find out more information on her website: www.drrajka.com
Dr. Ernesto Gutierrez, MD
Dr. E, known as ‘The Stem Cell Guy’ has been a Faculty Member for the MMI’s Stem Cell Fellowship and is one of very few doctors who can currently claim to have a decade of proven experience in the stem cell field! He's a frequent lecturer at professional meetings such as the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine (A4M), and the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).
He hosts the Dr. E’s Highway to Health Show. A podcast with the goal of simplifying complex medical knowledge into everyday language and actionable steps. In it he opens up his rolodex of top scientists, researchers and thought leaders to bring his listeners the best about living ageless, alternative health science, cutting edge nutrition, practical fitness, and overall family wellbeing.
Dr. E still works one-on-one with patients from around the world. For more information about his programs and to learn how you too can work with him, visit drernestomd.com .
Dr. Peter Kozlowski, MD
Dr. Kozlowski is a Family Medicine trained M.D., has been studying Functional Medicine since 2011 and certified since 2015. He trained in Functional Medicine at the clinics of Dr. Mark Hyman, Susan Blum, and Deepak Chopra. He currently has a private practice in Elk Grove Village, IL. His passion is gut health, detox, nutrient and hormone balancing, and his enjoyed working with families of autistic kids for many years.
Jenny McCarthy’s honesty, humility and humor have enabled her to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress, host, best-selling author and influential activist in the world of healing and preventing autism. When she first made her own experience with her son Evan’s diagnosis and subsequent recovery from autism, her unique ability to articulate the unspoken words of thousands of mothers and fathers across the world was recognized immediately. A highly-regarded NY Times Best Selling author, McCarthy’s books include the bestsellers Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism and Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds, and Healing and Preventing Autism, co-written with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel.
Jenny is a board member of Generation Rescue, an organization dedicated to holistic family health. Currently, you can listen to Jenny weekday mornings on The Jenny McCarthy show on Sirius XM.
Dr. Jess Peatross, MD
Dr Jess finished medical school in 2006 after graduating from the University of Louisville and began internal medicine residency thereafter. During this time, she experienced mounting anxiety, hormonal imbalances and adrenal dysfunction due to her long hours and demanding schedule. She also observed that many of her patients never improved and often became a revolving door of admissions in the hospital. In 2012, after health issues began to worsen, Dr Jess had a personal awakening. She began to realize that allopathic medicine did not have all the answers she was so earnestly seeking. Answers not just for herself, but for patients as well.
Dr Jess moved to the west coast from Kentucky in early 2013. It was then that she dove into the world of Integrative medicine, energy work, stem cells, cannabis, and Gerson therapy. Her philosophy now embodies true health as being all encompassing of mind, body and spirit. Today Dr Jess practices as a Gerson therapy practitioner, is well versed in cannabis therapy and functional medicine. She now boasts 15 top selling, functional supplements for everyday conditions and spends her time educating thousands around the world.
Dr Jess believes that personalized, preventative and functional treatment plans are the next step to revolutionize healthcare.
Dr. Habib Sadeghi, DO
Dr. Habib Sadeghi is the founder of Be Hive of Healing, an integrative medical center based in Los Angeles. He specializes in multi-disciplinary treatment for chronic illnesses that include osteopathic, anthroposophical, environmental, psychosomatic, family, and German new medicine, as well as clinical pharmacology. He served as an attending Physician and Clinical Facilitator at UCLA - Santa Monica Medical Center and is currently a Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. He is the author of two books, The Clarity Cleanse: 12 steps to finding renewed energy, spiritual fulfillment and emotional healing, and Within: A spiritual awakening to love & weight loss. Dr. Sadeghi is also a regular contributor to Goop, CNN, BBC News and the Huffington Post, and is the publisher of the health and well-being journal, MegaZEN.
Dr. Jared Skowron, ND
Dr. Jared M. Skowron has been working with children with Autism and ADHD for over fifteen years.
He specializes in using natural, non-pharmaceutical therapies to support healthy neurological development. These natural treatments support healthy language development, calm behavior, normal sensory function, regular sleep patterns, emotional stability, and improved memory for children with Autism and ADHD.
Dr. Skowron also authored the Amazon best-selling book 100 Natural Remedies For Your Child. Dr. Skowron is a leading innovator in the realm of natural health solutions for children with Autism and ADHD and lectures internationally, educating parents about how natural therapies can help their children reach their full potential. As the creator of Spectrum Awakening, Dr. Skowron aims to benefit all families and children with the same supplement supports for Autism and ADHD that he uses in his private practice. He serves on the Editorial Board of Natural Practitioner magazine and on the advisory board of Autism Hope Alliance, NeuroNeeds, and Chemo & Crayons. He can be regularly seen on his local NBC news station in Connecticut where he serves as their Natural Medicine consultant.
Peter Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Clear Light Ventures, Inc., as well as an environmental health funder who focuses on toxins and wireless safety. He has spent the last 15 years successfully recovering his two sons from autism and sensory issues. Peter’s work on detoxification and EMF (electromagnetic fields) have been featured in the book Toxin Toxout, the book The Out of Sync Child Grows Up, Mother Jones magazine, Paleo Magazine, and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man. He is an executive producer of the documentary “Generation Zapped”, about the health effects of wireless, and co-executive producer of the film “The Devil We Know” about Teflon pollution. Peter serves on the board of directors of Pure Earth (pollution.org), and on the advisory board for the International Institute for Building-Biology Ecology. Previously, he worked as a software designer, making software easier to use at Netflix, Inc., Interwoven, Inc., Excite@Home, and Silicon Graphics. He also served as an Executive Officer and pilot in the United States Navy. He has a B.A. in psychology from University of Detroit and an M.S. in computer science from Stanford University.
Dr. Terry Wahls, MD
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. You can learn more about her work from her website, www.terrywahls.com. She hosts the Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD), on Instagram drterrywahls and on Twitter at @TerryWahls. Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team via this email: MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu.