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    The Anxiety Summit Season 1-3Food Mood Expert and Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott interviewed 20+ of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the very
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    The Anxiety Summit Season 1-3

    The Anxiety Summit Season 1-3

    Food Mood Expert and Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott interviewed 20+ of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the very powerful connection between food and mood. Hear the science and learn transformational tools you can apply right away. Be empowered and take charge!
    Expert Speakers & Topics

    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    The Anxiety Summit: stats, trends and gems

    Why The Anxiety Summit
    Stats on anxiety and related health issues such as depression, emotional eating, addictions, insomnia, IBS, ADHD and autism
    Disturbing trends we’re seeing with toddlers, in high schools and at colleges
    Gems from each of the upcoming speakers

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D., Holistic women’s health psychiatry
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    Misunderstood and Mistreated: Reinventing Psychiatry

    misconceptions around causes of mental illness
    the danger of psychiatry and a better model of mental illness
    bodily problems that masquerade as psychiatric
    top lifestyle interventions and powerful natural treatments

    Dr. Brogan is boarded in Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine/Reproductive Psychiatry and Integrative Holistic Medicine, and practices Functional Medicine, a root-cause approach to illness as a manifestation of multiple-interrelated systems. After studying Cognitive Neuroscience at M.I.T., and receiving her M.D. from Cornell University, she completed her residency and fellowship at Bellevue/NYU. She is one of the nation’s only physicians with perinatal psychiatric training who takes a holistic evidence-based approach in the care of patients with a focus on environmental medicine and nutrition. She is also a mom of two, and an active supporter of women’s birth experience, rights to birth empowerment, and limiting of unnecessary interventions. She is the Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and an advisory board member for GreenMedInfo.com, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, and Fisher Wallace. She practices in NYC and is on faculty at NYU/Bellevue.

    Dr. Felice Jacka, Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
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    The Research: Food to prevent and treat anxiety and depression?

    Organizations and collaboration in nutritional psychiatry research and prevention
    Study: Traditional diet lowers the risk of anxiety and depression in women
    The surprising benefits of grass-fed red meat for improved mood
    Food and mental health research in Norway, Japan, UK and Spain, across all ages and socioeconomic levels
    Ongoing research on diet to prevent depression and future research on the gut

    Dr. Felice Jacka’s ongoing program of research focuses on lifestyle as a risk factor for the common mental disorders, depression and anxiety. She is a Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University within the IMPACT Strategic Research Centre and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR.org) and the Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD.org.au)

    Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat
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    How to Live Gorgeously and Rock Your Inner Cavegirl

    Paleo eating for anxiety, stress, weight management and autoimmunity
    Finding your own carbohydrate tolerance and why eat red meat
    How to set up your own tension taming routine
    The effects of toxic cosmetics on your health and anxiety

    Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on the Today Show, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5′s Good Day NY, Fox News Live, CW11 morning news, Martha Stewart Radio, Lime Radio, and Bloomberg Radio. A self-titled Food Fashionista, Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in InTouch, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, iVillage, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Delicious Living, Time Out New York, Women’s Health, Body and Soul, Clean Eating, and Health.

    Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), a license of the American College of Nutrition (ACN)’s certifying arm, the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS). She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.

    Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant and author of award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism
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    BioIndividual Nutrition for Anxiety: How special diets and avoiding certain foods can support individuals with anxiety

    how the body and brain are connected
    opiates, salicylates, amines, glutamates and oxalates
    how special diets can help: GFCF, GAPS, low oxalate diet, FODMAPs
    how to support biochemical pathways such as sulfation and methylation

    Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and nutrition for pregnancy. Her approached is based on the BioIndividual NutritionTM needs of each person. She provides dietary guidance backed by scientific research and applied clinical experience. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, has helped people around the world to make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays. She presents at leading autism conferences in the US and abroad, and is the Nutrition Editor of the Autism File magazine. She is on the scientific advisory board for USAAA (U.S. Autism & Asperger Association) and the Autism Nutrition Research Center. She is the co-founder of Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses. Visit NourishingHope.com and BioIndividualNutrition.com

    Mira Dessy, Certified Nutrition Educator, Real Food Advocate, and author of The Pantry Principle
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    How additives in your food can make you anxious

    neurobehavioral effects of artificial sweeteners Aspartame and Splenda
    MSG: effects on the HPA axis and serotonin
    the ‘mystery math’ of trans fats, azodicarbonamide/ADA and BVO
    the endocrine disrupting chemical BPA

    Mira Dessy is a Certified Nutrition Educator, a Real Food Advocate, and the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food. Mira is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Holistic Health Association. She is also the Senior Vice President of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Houston Chapter/North. She speaks frequently to laypeople and nutrition professionals on how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, to decipher confusing food labels, and to choose healthy foods. Her motto is “Eat well to be well.”

    Amanda Swart, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
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    Rooibos: a functional food in the management of stress

    the role rooibos plays in the maintenance of normal cortisol levels
    the influence of rooibos on cytochrome P450 enzymes
    the polyphenols and flavonoids found in rooibos
    other health benefits of rooibos

    Amanda Swart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Stellenbosch University. She teaches undergraduate courses while also managing her research program and her postgraduate students. Professor Swart has been investigating the influence of natural products on the adrenal cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450s) for a number of years. These enzymes catalyze the biosynthesis of steroid hormones – glucocorticoids (cortisol and corticosterone), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone) and adrenal androgens (androstenedione). She has devoted years to studying adrenal steroid hormone biosynthesis and the structure/function aspects of the P450s, using the baboon enzymes as her model system, linking these to the human P450s for comparative analyses.
    Running alongside her interest in steroid hormones is her interest in natural plant products. The P450s are enzymes ideally suited to studies investigating the bioactivity of plant extracts and secondary plant metabolites. Her recent publications into the influence of Rooibos, a herbal tea, on cortisol biosynthesis, supports it’s potential as a functional food and has led to much public interest, locally and internationally

    Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
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    How aluminum and glyphosate (Roundup) collaborate to cause anxiety, depression, autism and celiac disease

    Why glyphosate is sprayed on wheat right before the harvest, and how this explains the epidemic in gluten intolerance
    How glyphosate disrupts gut bacteria causing a deficiency in beneficial bacteria and an overgrowth of pathogenic forms
    How glyphosate depletes minerals like cobalt, zinc, molybdenum, and manganese by caging them; and how it depletes serotonin and GABA levels
    How glyphosate disrupts cytochrome P450 enzymes in the gut and liver, with devastating consequences

    Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She has a Bachelor’s degree from MIT in biology, and her PhD from MIT is in computer science. Recently, Dr. Seneff has become very concerned about the current autism epidemic, and her research leads her to believe that environmental toxic chemicals play a critical role in this epidemic, as well as in most other modern chronic diseases. Together with collaborators, she has published several peer-reviewed papers on this topic.

    Margaret Floyd, nutritional therapist, writer, real food advocate and author of Eat Naked
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    Comfort food or sweet misery? How sugar controls your mood and how to get it out of your diet

    why sugar is so harmful to our mood, where it hides in the diet and how to get it out
    why protein is so important and why we shouldn’t be afraid of fat
    the challenges of gluten, soy, and other food toxins
    other important aspects of real whole food eating

    Margaret Floyd is a nutritional therapist, writer, and real food advocate. She’s has been on the pursuit of the ideal, nutritious, and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life.
    Margaret received her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association and was certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and has a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, California through which she supports clients throughout North America and Europe to achieve true health and vitality through diet and lifestyle changes.

    Margaret is the author of Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You published by New Harbinger Publications in 2011. She is also the coauthor with Chef James Barry of the follow-up cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook, released May, 2012. She currently blogs at eatnakednow.com as well as several other health-related websites.

    Julia Ross, MFT, pioneer in the field of Amino Acid Therapy and the author of best sellers The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure
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    Eliminating Anxiety: Amino Acid Therapy and Adrenal Balancing

    the role of low serotonin and low GABA in anxiety
    when to use tryptophan versus 5-HTP
    the effectiveness of oral GABA supplements
    how to assess for neurotransmitter deficiencies and the ineffectiveness of urinary neurotransmitter testing
    the adrenals and excess cortisol: how to correct this cause of anxiety
    the issues with using benzodiazapines and SSRIs for anxiety

    Julia Ross, M.F.T. holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is a pioneer in the field of Neuro-nutrient Therapy and the author of two best sellers: The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure. Trained and licensed as a psychotherapist, she has founded and directed six innovative outpatient programs for the treatment of mood problems, addictions, and eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area. She introduced amino acid therapy into her programs in 1988 as the executive director of the Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California and saw her programs’ success rates soar as a result. Since then, nearly 4000 clients have experienced its benefits.

    To visit Ross’ new Virtual Clinic for Food Cravers see dietcure.com/virtual_clinic. Craving elimination is one of the most outstanding benefits of amino acid therapy.

    Julia Ross’ brain-targeted nutritional therapy has been featured frequently on radio and television and in publications ranging from the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry to Vogue, The Townsend Letter and Psychology Today. She lectures internationally and has taught at several Bay Area universities. She provides consultation and training throughout the U.S. to health professionals and in 2011 created a certification program for those interested in becoming Neuro-nutrient Therapy Specialists.

    The Mood Cure was a finalist for “The Books for a Better Life Award” and its alternative approach to depression was featured on NBC-TV news programs aired throughout the U.S. It has been translated into German and Japanese. The Diet Cure has been a top seller in the U.S. since 2000. Its revised edition was published in 2012 in the U.S. and France.

    To learn more about Julia Ross and her Neuronutrient Therapy Institute visit MoodCure.com

    Dr. Hyla Cass, M.D. board-certified in psychiatry and integrative medicine and the author of Natural Highs and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free
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    The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

    how to recognize the signs addiction
    why do we become addicted and what is the connection to anxiety
    food/carbs/sugar, caffeine, alcohol and drug addictions
    how can we end addiction without suffering/withdrawal

    Dr. Hyla Cass is a nationally acclaimed physician, board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, as well as in integrative and holistic medicine. She is one of the country’s foremost authors and experts on the subject of integrative medicine, combining the best of leading-edge natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice of 30 years, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances. She is recognized for helping people to come off both psychiatric medication and substances of abuse with the use of targeting nutritional supplements, including her own unique formulations. They also serve to enhance mind, mood, energy and memory, naturally. Quoted widely in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, and People Magazine, she also appears regularly on radio and television, on shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, The View, E! Entertainment, and MSNBC. She is the author of several popular books including User’s Guide to Herbal Remedies, St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, Natural Highs, Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free. See her website for more information cassmd.com

    Dr. Josh Friedman, Psy.D., CHHC, Integrative Psychotherapist
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    Integrative Psychotherapy: My Journey from Psychoanalysis to Whole Person Mental Health

    Why he uses nutrition and functional medicine, together with therapy
    5-HTP and GABA for anxiety, inositol for OCD and DPA for “broken-hearted-ness
    LENS and other forms of neurofeedback

    Dr. Josh Friedman earned his doctorate in Psychology for New York University and received Post-Doctoral Training in Psychoanalysis for the Training and research institute for Self Psychology in New York City. He worked at as an eating disorders psychotherapist at the esteemed Renfrew Center of New York and is on the Faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For more than 10 years he has worked as a psychologist with adults, couples and Families.

    As his practice has evolved, it became clear to him that something was missing from traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. Curiosity and a chance meeting led him to discover the word of Nutritional Psychology, which teaches many psychological issues are caused or made worse by underlying biochemical/ nutritional deficiencies. Further exploration led him to the practice of yoga, with its emphasis on breathing, meditation and movement for emotional centering.

    To enhance his effectiveness in helping patient to heal and grow, he became certified as Holistic Health Counselor at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and has studied with Mental Health Nutritional leaders Dr. Charles Gant, MD, Ph.D., Julia Ross, MA, and Tim Kuss, Ph.D. Dr. Friedman is an avid yoga practitioner and a student of Susi Amendola, ERYT 500.

    His latest endeavor has been into the world of Neurofeedback, which directly provides the brain information about its own functioning, and as a result increases self-regulatory functioning and flexibility, leading to improved behavioral outcomes.

    Dr. Friedman’s practice now offers integrative psychotherapy services which combines the healing power of insight oriented psychotherapy with education about lifestyle and nutritional tools that have shown scientific efficacy in improving mental health symptoms.

    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    How zinc and vitamin B6 prevent pyroluria and social anxiety

    The history of pyroluria and Carl Pfeiffer’s work with schizophrenic patients
    The symptoms of pyroluria and the relationship to anxious introverts
    How to assess for pyroluria: the questionnaire and lab tests
    Nutrients for pyroluria: forms and tips to enhance absorption

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, Gynecologist and Obstetrician, co-creator of Sexy Younger You
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    The role of our hormones and neurotransmitters in anxiety

    the bodies’ monthly and lifetime hormonal changes and how to claim balance
    the hormone – neurotransmitter connection
    key TLC’s you can make to gain hormone harmony and balanced moods

    Dr. Anna Cabeca is a board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s health. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine. Dr. Cabeca earned her medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Florida. Since completing her residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, she has maintained a private practice in Southeast Georgia.

    Dr. Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding restorative health and women’s health issues. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.

    A mother of five, Dr. Cabeca is a native English speaker who is conversant in four languages. Growing up in a multi-lingual and cultural household nurtured her love for international medicine and travel, which she pursues to this day. She has traveled around the world learning healing modalities from leading physicians, scientists, and other practitioners across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance are that we not only improve our own health, but also improve the health of our generations to follow.

    She is the co-creator of the Sexy Younger You telesummit and the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: WomensRestorativeHealth.com and SexualCPR.com.

    Dr. Amy Day, ND, specialist in stress, fatigue and hormonal issues
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    Adrenal health for more energy, less anxiety and balanced hormones

    the adrenals: what they are and how they affect mood, sleep, energy and hormonal health
    the 3 Rhythms to Save Yourself from Stress
    herbs for adrenal health and anxiety
    amino acids to calm your anxiety

    Dr. Amy Day, ND received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR and was among the first NDs licensed in California. After eight years at San Francisco Natural Medicine, Dr. Amy opened her private practice in Berkeley in 2012, specializing in helping busy professional women with stress, fatigue and hormonal issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Endometriosis Association and is a past board member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association.

    Dr. Amy provides experienced and compassionate care to help women get to the bottom of their hormone issues including adrenal/thyroid health, perimenopause/menopause, PMS, PCOS and endometriosis. She uses an integrated approach combining diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, stress management, nutritional supplements, botanical medicines and bioidentical hormones as she guides women on the journey to optimal wellness. Learn more at DrAmyDay.com.

    Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, author of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
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    Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Anxiety

    Why hypothyroidism can sometimes feel like anxiety and the definition of autoimmunity
    How common is it and an overview of the best testing
    The role of the gut and food intolerances
    The key nutrients: zinc, iodine, selenium and more

    Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is a passionate, innovative, solution focused pharmacist with an exceptional blend of creativity, empathy and clinical experience. 
Dr. Wentz received the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2006 from Midwestern University and has excelled in numerous professional roles; including working as a community pharmacist, a clinical consulting pharmacist and later a medication safety pharmacist.

    She is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and holds certifications in Medication Therapy Management as well as Advanced Diabetes Care and is also a 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Innovation Award from the Illinois Pharmacists Association.

    After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of conventional medical knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions. She decided to take on lifestyle interventions as a personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with Hashimoto’s.

    Dr. Wentz is the author of the best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about improved the impact of appropriate diagnosis, medication management, lifestyle interventions and functional medicine treatments on patient outcomes. Learn more at thyroidpharmacist.com

    Corey Schuler, MS, DC, board-certified nutrition specialist, chiropractic physician
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    Roots, Leaves, and Vitamin Bs for Anxiety

    Oral lavender for anxiety: safety, research and mechanism of action
    4 key B vitamins for anxiety and HPA dysregulation
    3 types of sex hormone dysregulation in women and the role of Femmenessence
    Unique non-supplement approaches for anxiety

    Corey Schuler, MS, DC, LN, CNS, CNP. Dr. Schuler’s clinical practice is focused on mood, behavior, and metabolic health. He is director of the Metabolic Treatment Center in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, graduating from the University of Bridgeport and Northwestern Health Sciences University. He is a board-certified nutrition specialist, board-certified in holistic nutrition, a licensed nutritionist, and chiropractic physician. He is also a doctoral candidate in behavioral health at Arizona State University.

    Dr. Schuler is core faculty at the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College. He serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and an advisor to the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Schuler is a reviewer for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He is a member of Institute for Functional Medicine, American College of Nutrition, American Nutrition Association, and NANP.

    In addition to his role on the medical advisory board for three leading nutraceutical companies, Dr. Schuler is a medical writer for the nutrition industry.

    Coleen Walsh, MFA, MNT, Functional Nutritionist, Master Nutrition Therapist
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    Are Your Genes Depressing You?: MTHFR and your mood

    the Methylation Cycle overview, MTHFR and B vitamins as cofactors
    how MTHFR effects the BH4 cycle and serotonin and dopamine
    factors that disturb methylation, how to test and what to do
    epigenetics and how SNPs are not our destiny

    Coleen is a Functional Nutritionist and Master Nutrition Therapist. Dubbed the “methyl queen” by colleagues, Coleen’s specialty is genetic SNPs (mutations) in the methylation cycle, including MTHFR, and the conditions that surround them. She is the owner of Harvesting Nutrition, a private nutrition therapy practice, and is a teacher of health and nutrition classes at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Whole Foods Market, and various other venues including hospitals, corporate businesses, and non-profit organizations. Coleen is the recipient of the 2014 NANP Impact Award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals for her work with MTHFR and methylation.

    A former professional dancer, choreographer and professor, Coleen battled a brain injury, depression, chronic pain, multiple autoimmune diseases, and a slew of degenerative conditions but turned her health around with holistic nutrition. Finding out that she had the MTHFR mutation was instrumental in her recovery, and now her passion is to educate the broader community about methylation and MTHFR. She attended Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) in Denver, CO and is currently completing the Functional Medicine & Lab Interpretation Series with Dr. Brandon Lundell. She keeps up on the latest health and nutrition research by attending numerous medical seminars and conferences. She offers a five-hour webinar on MTHFR and methylation for healthcare practitioners, and will soon be releasing a webinar and eBook on the same subject for non-practitioners.

    Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D, clinical psychologist, psychology professor, co-author of Extinguishing Anxiety
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    Benzodiazepines in the Treatment of Anxiety: Weighing Risks and Benefits

    benzodiazapines: how they work and some of the benefits
    side-effects, tolerance facts and withdrawal effects
    survey results from members of the Benzobuddies.org online support group
    what sort of questions should we be asking about benzodiazepine prescriptions

    Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, psychology professor, and chair of the Psychology Department at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. As a practicing clinical psychologist at Roseland Counseling, Dr. Pittman also provides psychotherapy, most frequently working with those coping with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She also is experienced in neuropsychological rehabilitation, and works with individuals who have experienced brain injuries or strokes. Along with Elizabeth Karle, she authored Extinguishing Anxiety, a book that assists individuals in overcoming the difficulties associated with anxiety disorders. The two are currently writing a second book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain, for New Harbinger.

    Dr. Pittman practices evidence-based psychotherapy, which means that she uses approaches that have been studied and shown to be effective. Her focus is on understanding how the natural processes of the brain and body can be changed in order to improve one’s life. After 20 years of experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Neuropsychology, Dr. Pittman has acquired a substantial amount of knowledge about how to help people change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. One of her goals in therapy is to help individuals understand what needs to be changed in the brain to help them accomplish the changes they seek. She is continually amazed by the fact that the brain is capable of tremendous growth, change, and healing, no matter what the person’s age, and knows that, while medication can be useful, it is not always necessary to promote change. Her research on benzodiazepines was inspired by her growing awareness of individuals with anxiety disorders who were relying on these medications to cope with anxiety, and the lack of resources available for those who were interested in using alternate methods but had difficulty stopping the use of benzodiazepines.

    Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified LENS Practitioner
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    Nutrition as a Foundation for Other Therapies

    Why good nutrition status is important for people with anxiety and other mental health issues
    What kinds of nutrition changes are encouraged
    Challenges with helping parents and families make nutrition changes

    Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, has over 17 years of experience helping individuals and families impacted by a range of neurological disorders including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and brain injury. Dr. Beurkens is the Founder and Director of the Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Caledonia, Michigan. She and her team are dedicated to exceptional evaluation and integrative treatment services, research on parent-child interaction and relationships, and professional training on best practices. As a published author, Dr. Beurkens has developed a variety of educational resources for parents and professionals. She’s a highly sought-after international consultant and speaker, published researcher, a Mom’s Choice Award recipient, and AutismOne Best Therapist award winner. She is dedicated to empowering patients with knowledge and strategies that allow them to reach their highest potential.

    Christa Orecchio, clinical and holistic nutritionist, co-host of the nationally syndicated health talk show, “The Randy and Christa Show: News that makes you healthier”
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    Preventing and Quelling Post-Partum Anxiety

    the most important nutrients and food groups to consume to prevent depletion and anxiety
    placental encapsulation as the fastest way to re-balance hormones
    lifestyle and emotions: Visualizing, meal trains, moms groups
    homeopathics to help balance hormones and soothe the emotions

    Christa is a clinical and holistic nutritionist and founder of thewholejourney.com. After eight years in private practice, her approach has become focused on functional medicine with the intention to help others heal from the root cause by giving them a deep understanding of how to use food as medicine.

    She does not advocate any one specific way of eating, but instead focuses on helping others understand their own unique bio-individuality while imparting a positive and empowering perspective shift around food as well as a mind-body approach to healing and thriving.

    She’s a TEDx speaker, the weekly FOX nutrition expert, contributor on The Doctors on CBS, and co-host of the nationally syndicated health talk show, “The Randy and Christa Show: News that makes you healthier”. I actually had the pleasure of being interviewed on this show and it was a blast – and we covered a lot of ground. Christa and Randy do an awesome job!

    Christa is the co-author of “The Anti-Inflammatory Diet” with Cheryl Tiegs, the author of “The Whole Journey Food as Medicine Cookbook” and is working on a fertility book.

    James M. Greenblatt, MD, pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, author of The Breakthrough Depression Solution
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    Integrative Therapies for the Treatment of OCD and Anxiety

    the role of PANDAS in OCD
    inositol for OCD
    opiate peptides casomorphin and gliadorphin and the DPP-IV Enzyme
    the role of clostridia in anxiety

    A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness.

    His books, Answers to Anorexia and The Breakthrough Depression Solution, draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has led to numerous interviews by the media on television as well as in written articles for consumer audiences.

    Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine.

    His third book, Answers to Appetite Control, offers a combination of nutritional and medical solutions to recover from a disordered appetite. Answers to Appetite Control is now available on Amazon.

    Robin Nielsen, Certified Nutrition Consultant and co-creator of Sexy Younger You a global telesummit event
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    Sleep Your Way to Better Moods

    Learn why restorative sleep is the key to being happier
    How anxiety and poor sleep are connected: sugar, blood sugar, caffeine, gluten
    What sleep has to do with brain chemistry and hormones
    How you can feel so much better when you get restorative sleep

    Robin Nielsen is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and is Founder of Juvenescence, LLC, helping her clients to “grow younger.” She specializes in helping women and men release OLD to get back to feeling fabulous through hormone balance. She is co-creator of Sexy Younger You!, a global telesummit event, now in its third season, is the creator of Get Your Groove On – a 12 week corporate wellness program and many other individual programs to grow younger. Robin is past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Silicon Valley Chapter, and past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.

    Robin has attracted media attention including a feature on the CBS television program Eye on the Bay CBS showcasing her life changing women’s retreats. The mother of two amazing men, and married over 30 years to her amazing partner, Robin is passionate about helping women and couples thrive in midlife.

    Sophia Elizabeth Archambault
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    Sophia Elizabeth Archambault struggled with chronic sadness and an eating disorder, now she has resilience, balance and lives happily on a farm with her husband, 3 dogs and 10 goats. Hear how:

    she found solutions by addressing food sensitivities, pyroluria and digestive issues
    she used the food mood log and why it is such a powerful tool
    she walks the talk now

    Carolyn Gard
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    Carolyn Gard is a Facebook follower who is very active on my page. She always has great feedback and valuable advice to offer. She found me via my book The Antianxiety Food Solution and the pyroluria quiz and has benefited tremendously from the pyroluria protocol and the amino acids. Hear how:

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    she made the food mood connection
    GABA and magnesium help her feel calmer
    the amino acids have also helped with her sugar cravings?
    she wishes she knew about pyroluria, introversion and social anxiety when she was at college

    Meme Grant
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    Meme Grant had anxiety, had panic attacks, didn’t enjoy speaking in public, had insomnia and was an emotional eater. She found answers with the amazing aminos acids and the pyroluria protocol. Hear how:

    glutamine allowed her to walk past the gluten and dairy free junk foods
    tyrosine helped her flutterby mind, gave her energy, focus and a desire to do things again
    DPA stopped her comfort eating for too much of the “healthy” sweeteners
    Tryptophan stopped her mind talk, got her sleeping through the night for the first time in 11 years and helped reduce the frequency of her panic attacks
    GABA was the best amino acid and how the panic attacks disappeared
    zinc, vitamin B6 and evening primrose oil helped her pyroluria symptoms

    Meme is a GAPS Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, FNTP, and fellow African. You can find out more at givernnewlife.info

    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    Anxiety: coffee, sugar and water – and where to go next

    the anxiety-provoking effects of coffee! and what about chocolate?
    the bad-mood effects of gluten (and all grains for some)
    wild fish, water, pumpkin seeds and laughter to boost your mood and calm you down
    questions answered (a few from the blog and facebook page)
    what you can get out of the summit, resources and where to go next

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).
    What Listeners Had to Say about the Anxiety Summit

    “I am going to miss these interviews when they are over!! They are like a bouquet of hope:)” ~ Karen

    “I have been riveted this entire week by the Anxiety Summit This whole week has been amazing! I have neglected all household responsibilities, much to the chagrin of those I care for, and it has been worth every second! Each interview has been fascinating, entertaining and nutrient-dense! Thank you!” ~ Jen

    “The choice of speakers was really excellent, as was the whole format. I learned a great deal. I would also add that Trudy exudes both warmth and conviction, and I have looked forward every day to hearing her encouraging voice and learning from the provocative questions she asked each speaker. The interactive format was really nice–she never dominated the conversation, but often had something insightful to add to the guest’s comments.”

    “I am a Naturopath/Nutritionist, specializing in the emotional/mental ramifications of Lyme Disease, and constantly attend webinars on numerous topics. I’m so impressed with Trudy’s knowledge and ability to ask the right questions and the webinar in general is fantastic… one of the best I’ve attended. Thank you, Trudy!” ~ Dr. Elle Guastella

    “Fantastic work and what a selection of awe inspiring professionals leading the way forward in thinking about anxiety, stress and the biochemical dance that exists within everyone of us. Well done.”

    “I’m so impressed with how extremely knowledgable, positive and engaging our speakers are. Your questioning is great and everyone’s such a good teacher, summarizing while adding tons of details and personal stories helps with comprehension of this amazing wealth of work. I am more than motivated to give up sugar and gluten and try some supplements while hopefully modeling for my children in their 20s how to be healthier and wiser. Thank you!”

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    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    The latest food and nutrient research on anxiety, music and more

    Why The Anxiety Summit
    New research on food and nutrients for reducing anxiety and depression
    Why changing our diets and addressing nutritional deficiencies is so important
    Music for mood and some inspiration for you
    Gems from each of the upcoming speakers

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Randy Hartnell, fisherman, owner of Vital Choice
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    What you need to know about seafood—the ultimate brain and mood food

    Purity and contaminants such as mercury and radiation (Fukushima)
    Research showing the health benefits: anxiety, depression
    What if you are mercury-toxic and sensitive
    Farmed vs wild salmon (and other species)
    What about that fish-y smell
    The health benefits of fish roe
    Omega-3s and fish as ‘Brain Food”
    Omega3-6 balance and testing fatty acid levels

    Before he and his wife founded Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics in 2001, Randy Hartnell spent 24 years as a commercial fisherman in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Today, Randy is president of Vital Choice, now the leading source for fast home delivery of the world’s finest wild Alaskan seafood and organic fare. He guides Vital Choice in its mission to provide customers with sustainable seafood of the highest quality, while educating them about the impact of their food choices on the environment, their health, and the commercial fishing community. Randy is the public face of Vital Choice, fostering relationships with environmentally minded, health-conscious consumers and nutrition-oriented health and wellness advocates. He is a Washington state native and lives with his wife Carla in his home town of Bellingham. Randy also holds a degree in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley.

    JJ Virgin, CNS, Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert, author The Virgin Diet
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    The Sugar Impact Diet

    The role stress and anxiety in play in sugar addiction
    Why sugar is a drug and what it’s doing to our health and mood
    Why all sugar is not created equal and where it hides
    Why fructose is worse than glucose
    Can we eat natural sugars, fruit, honey and agave
    The dangers of artificial sweeteners
    Signs of high sugar impact and how the sugar impact diet works
    Why snacking may not be a good thing

    Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is author of New York Times Bestsellers The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast and coming November 4, 2014: The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at www.jjvirgin.com

    Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant, author of Nourishing Hope for Autism
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    Fermented foods and probiotics for anxiety and depression: The practical and the research

    Types of fermentations
    Health benefits of probiotics and fermentations
    Research on probiotics and anxiety/depression/brain health/autism
    Probiotic supplements
    Prebiotics and why some people can’t use them
    Who might have trouble with fermented foods and why
    Steps and tips on making fermented foods and beverages

    Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and nutrition for pregnancy. Her approached is based on the BioIndividual NutritionTM needs of each person. She provides dietary guidance backed by scientific research and applied clinical experience. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, has helped people around the world to make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays. She presents at leading autism conferences in the US and abroad, and is the Nutrition Editor of the Autism File magazine. She is on the scientific advisory board for USAAA (U.S. Autism & Asperger Association) and the Autism Nutrition Research Center. She is the co-founder of Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses. Visit NourishingHope.com and BioIndividualNutrition.com

    Dr. Tom O’Bryan, DC, host of ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’
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    Gluten’s impact on the inflamed brain: reducing anxiety and depression

    Terminology and why it’s not called gluten intolerance but sensitivity
    Is gluten sensitivity just a fad and the recent FODMAPs research
    The multitude of diseases and symptoms caused by gluten sensitivity
    Gluten sensitivity as a contributing factor to psychiatric manifestations/anxiety/depression and new 2014 research from Italy
    Suicide rates in kids with celiac disease (even when they quit gluten), and kids celiac camps
    The conundrum with testing
    Doing an elimination and then challenge?
    Can anyone eat wheat or should we all be gluten-free

    Dr. 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.

    Jeffrey M. Smith, non-GMO advocate, producer of Genetic Roulette
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    Anxiety and mood: Health risks of GMOs and Roundup

    GMO definition, health effects and why advocate a complete ban
    The sad story of the South African GM corn/mielie farmer
    How Bt toxins damage the gut and become “pesticide producing factories”
    How Roundup affects serotonin production, detoxification and the gut
    Roundup’s new scary use
    The GM tryptophan disaster in 1989
    The good news and how you can help bring about change

    Jeffrey M. Smith is an international best-selling author and filmmaker; Executive Director, Institute of Responsible Technology and leading spokesperson on the health dangers of GMOs. He is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. Mr. Smith’s documentary Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). His books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. Learn more at www.responsibletechnology.org and www.seedsofdeception.com

    Dr. Kelly Brogan MD, Holistic women’s health psychiatry
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    Psychoneuroimmunology, the new psychiatry

    The role of inflammation in anxiety and depression
    Hormones and where the endocrine system fits in
    Where inflammation comes from
    What a healthy microbiome looks like
    Natural lifestyle interventions to reverse symptoms and favorite nutraceuticals
    Why psychiatrists don’t know about this

    Dr. Brogan is boarded in Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine/Reproductive Psychiatry and Integrative Holistic Medicine, and practices Functional Medicine, a root-cause approach to illness as a manifestation of multiple-interrelated systems. After studying Cognitive Neuroscience at M.I.T., and receiving her M.D. from Cornell University, she completed her residency and fellowship at Bellevue/NYU. She is one of the nation’s only physicians with perinatal psychiatric training who takes a holistic evidence-based approach in the care of patients with a focus on environmental medicine and nutrition. She is also a mom of two, and an active supporter of women’s birth experience, rights to birth empowerment, and limiting of unnecessary interventions. She is the Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and an advisory board member for GreenMedInfo.com, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, and Fisher Wallace. She practices in NYC and is on faculty at NYU/Bellevue.

    Dr. Ted Dinan MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at University College Cork
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    Microbes in the gut and psychobiotics as a potential treatment for anxiety and depression

    Varied ways in which anxiety presents
    Anxiety as a co-morbid condition e.g. irritable bowel syndrome
    Microbes in the gut and the influence on emotional activity
    Non-pharmacological approaches to treating anxiety
    Psychobiotics as a potential treatment and the newest research in this area

    Ted Dinan, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry at University College Cork. He was previously Chair of Clinical Neurosciences and Professor of Psychological Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked in research laboratories on both sides of the Atlantic and has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His main research interests are in the biology of depression and functional bowel disorders and in this context he has made significant contributions to the literature on the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in situations of stress with particular emphasis on the role of vasopressin. In 1995 was awarded the Melvin Ramsey Prize for this research into the biology of stress. His current research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the Health Research Board and the Wellcome Trust. He has published over 400 papers and numerous books on the pharmacology and neurobiology of affective disorders. He is on the Editorial Boards of several journals including the Journal of Affective Disorders, Human Psychopharmacology and Psychoneuroendocrinology.

    Dr. Mikell S. Parsons, DC., Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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    Conquering those yeastie beasties (candida) once and for all

    Yeastie beasties/ candida: what it is and how common it is
    How to assess if you have it and symptoms of overgrowth
    Why craving sugar is a HUGE sign of a yeast overgrowth
    How yeast can be a cause of weight gain
    How do we get it and is it contagious
    Protocols for getting rid of the yeastie beasties
    Methylation and mercury toxicity and candida?

    Dr. Mikell Suzanne Parsons is a doctor of Chiropractic, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has earned two diplomats. One from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the other is in Chiropractic Neurology. In addition to this she is also a Certified Gluten (free) Practitioner. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, Connecticut where she taught women’s health, obstetrics, gynecology, geriatrics and EENT.

    Dr. Parsons is a former Attending Doctor and Clinical Instructor at the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. Before moving to Connecticut, Dr. Parsons maintained a multi-doctor practice of chiropractic, clinical nutrition and natural-medicine in Houston, Texas for 7 years. She lectures throughout the United States and Canada on clinical nutrition, women’s health issues, and the management of soft-tissue disorders. Previously, Dr. Parsons was in practice at a multi-disciplinary integrated medical practice in Milford, Connecticut where she specialized in women’s health and functional medicine.

    In December of 1998, she was a contributing author of the critically acclaimed textbook “Instant Access to Chiropractic Guidelines and Protocols” published by Mosby, Inc. and in 2010 she contributed to Dr. Claudia Anrig’s “Second Edition of the Pediatric Chiropractic Textbook.” Dr. Parsons also currently publishes her own bi-monthly Ezine available on her website.

    In the year 2001, she was the host of the radio talk show “The MultiCare Health Hour”, and has continued her media outreach as a reoccurring guest on the Central Valley Today show. She has also been a consultant for Whole Health Professional Consulting and Educational Services, an organization that provides clinical consultations to physicians of all types in order to help train them in functional medical management of difficult patients, as well as providing professional educational seminars in order to help train doctors in the methods of clinical nutrition, herbal therapy, and functional medicine.

    Dr. Parsons served as a board member for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), and is the founder of the Natural Path Health Center in Fresno, California where she continues to specialize in chiropractic, nutrition and chiropractic neurology.

    Trudy Scott, CN, Host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and nutritionist
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    Targeted individual amino acids for eliminating anxiety: practical applications

    Glutamine: how it’s calming and helps with blood sugar balancing
    GABA: how it eases physical tension
    Tryptophan: how it eases anxiety in the head/busy ruminations (and when not to use 5-HTP)
    DPA and tyrosine: how they help you quit the comfort-eating and coffee
    Precautions when using individual amino acids
    Factors that make them more effective and factors that make them less effective

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Tom A. Malterre, MS, CN, author of Nourishing Meals
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    Our environmental toxin exposures promote anxiety

    The drastic spike in ADD/ADHD and autism and increase in anxiety and depression
    Air pollution as an environmental toxin: concerns and sources (mercury, the brown cloud)
    Mercury in fish and fish meal for animals
    EDCs/ Endocrine Disrupting Compounds: BPA, phthalates and anxiety
    Pesticides and the effects on folates in the colon and the production of serotonin
    TILT /Toxicant-induced loss of tolerance
    What to do: nutritional and lifestyle tips

    Since the age of 10, Tom Malterre has been fascinated by the science of nutrition. In his quest to understand the genius of food and nature, he has achieved both a Bachelors and Masters degree in nutritional sciences from Bastyr University, learned from medical experts at the Institute for Functional Medicine, become a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, co-authored two books Nourishing Meals and Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, and coached numerous health care practitioners on using nutritional science as a tool in their clinical practices. Through his Whole Life Nutrition Elimination Diet program he has helped thousands of people let go of migraines, arthritis, anxiety, skin disorders, and many other chronic conditions. Tom loves to spend time with his wife and children hiking in the mountains, harvesting wild food, and enjoying the beauty of the great Northwest. Learn more at www.wholelifenutrition.net and his recipe blog www.nourishingmeals.com

    Kris Homme, MPH, retired engineer turned science writer
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    Your hidden mercury burden: A likely root cause of the other root causes of anxiety

    Part 1

    chronic mercury poisoning effects at the molecular level: blocks enzymes, displaces minerals
    chronic mercury poisoning effects the cellular and organ level: mineral transport, destroys barriers like gut and brain, mitochondrial dysfunction
    effects on hormone imbalance, blood sugar regulation, food sensitivities, GABA/serotonin levels, autoimmunity
    why mercury toxicity is complicated and hard to test for
    subjective signs of chronic mercury poisoning

    Part 2

    how to get rid of your mercury burden: dental amalgams, mercury in fish
    how a special diet can help
    important supplements to include: antioxidants; essential fatty acids; minerals
    foods and supplements to avoid
    concerns around chelation
    chronic mercury poisoning resources

    Kris Homme is a retired engineer turned science writer. She has graduate degrees in public policy and public health. She has chronic mercury poisoning. She is the lead author of a peer-reviewed journal article entitled, “New science challenges old notion that mercury dental amalgam is safe,” published in BioMetals in February 2014, which describes the new science of genetic susceptibilities to low-dose exposures of mercury. She facilitates a chronic mercury poisoning support group in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an activist, she is a party to the ongoing legal effort to compel the FDA to restrict mercury dental amalgam. And in 2013 she led a campaign in the city of Berkeley to improve the information given to dental patients about the risks of mercury dental amalgam. Learn more at www.mercuryandmore.weebly.com

    Dr. Alan Christianson, ND, author of Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease
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    Adrenals – Master glands of anxiety / tranquility

    Why the adrenals regulate the anxiety response
    Why some are more prone to anxiety than others
    How to know if your adrenals are healthy
    Testing your adrenal function
    The difference between adrenal dysfunction and disease
    How your diet and daily habits stress your adrenals
    The best ways to heal your adrenal glands

    Dr. Alan Christianson is a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Physician who helps people overcome adrenal and thyroid disorders and achieve lasting fat loss and vibrant energy. He is the author of the bestselling Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, Healing Hashimoto’s – A Savvy Patient’s Guide, and an exciting new book coming soon (2015.) Dr. Christianson is the founding physician behind Integrative Health Care, The Fix, Hormone Club for Men and Women and the founding president of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He trains doctors internationally on the treatment of obesity, thyroid disease, and hormone replacement therapy. Learn more at www.drchristianson.com

    Dr. Hyla Cass, MD, Board-certified in psychiatry and integrative medicine and the author of Mood, Anxiety, Energy and Your Thyroid
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    How thyroid imbalance can cause anxiety and depression

    An aside on Abram Hoffer and orthomolecular medicine
    Thyroid disorders: frequency, causes, symptoms and the mood/anxiety connection
    Hashimotos thyroiditis and anxiety
    Hyperthyroidism and anxiety
    Testing: basal temperature and blood tests
    Conventional medical treatment
    Natural thyroid hormones and dietary factors
    Shoulder stands, rebounding and exercise for stress and anxiety

    Dr. Hyla Cass is a nationally acclaimed physician, board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, as well as in integrative and holistic medicine. She is one of the country’s foremost authors and experts on the subject of integrative medicine, combining the best of leading-edge natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice of 30 years, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances. She is recognized for helping people to come off both psychiatric medication and substances of abuse with the use of targeting nutritional supplements, including her own unique formulations. They also serve to enhance mind, mood, energy and memory, naturally. Quoted widely in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, and People Magazine, she also appears regularly on radio and television, on shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, The View, E! Entertainment, and MSNBC. She is the author of several popular books including User’s Guide to Herbal Remedies, St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster; Natural Highs; Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition; 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free. See her website for more information cassmd.com

    Dr. Ameet Aggarwal ND, psychotherapist and author of Feel Good
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    The hidden master organ: Why treating your liver is fundamental to anxiety and depression

    Why the liver is the hidden master organ and defining a sluggish liver
    The role of lactate and the liver and how this contributes to anxiety
    How the liver affects thyroid hormones
    Dietary factors that improve the liver and the ones that make it more sluggish
    A form of breathing that massages the liver
    Homeopathics, antioxidants and herbs for a sluggish liver
    The benefits of using a castor oil pack
    The importance of organic psychotherapy, family constellations, de-stressing, meditation, and exercise

    Dr. Ameet Aggarwal ND is a Naturopathic doctor, psychotherapist (gestalt therapy) and family constellations / systems therapist with years of experience treating stress, trauma, anxiety, depression and chronic disease.

    Ameet is the author of Feel Good: Easy Steps to Health and Happiness which teaches you why your mind and body are connected and how to release trauma and stress, nourish your body with nutrition and herbs AND detoxify to achieve optimal long-term emotional wellbeing.

    From Europe to Canada to Kenya and South Africa, Ameet has lectured around the world and brings to you his vast knowledge on integrating mind and body for emotional wellbeing.

    Born in Kenya, he returned to his roots from Canada to run private practice (www.drameet.com) and mobile clinics for remote underserviced communities (www.fimafrica.org). He also holds workshops for corporations on team building, communication and conflict resolution and runs emotional healing safaris in Kenya.

    Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, author of The Magnesium Miracle
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    Take magnesium and melt your anxiety away

    how important is magnesium: enzymatic processes, mitochondria, heart health, anxiety
    how important is magnesium compared to calcium; and the vitamin D connection
    the medication fluoride concern and magnesium impact
    the symptoms of magnesium deficiency
    why we are deficient in magnesium
    dietary sources of magnesium and why diet is often not enough
    how to test your magnesium level

    Dr. Carolyn Dean is a Medical Doctor and Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Carolyn Dean is a Medical Doctor and Naturopathic Doctor on the cutting edge of the natural medicine revolution since 1979. She is working on several patents for novel health products including the iCell, the basic ingredient of RnA Drops. She also produces unique magnesium: ReMag and a multiple mineral product: ReLyte that are 100% absorbed at the cellular level. Dr. Dean is the author/coauthor of 33 health books (print and eBooks) including The Magnesium Miracle, Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II, Death by Modern Medicine, IBS for Dummies, The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health, Future Health Now Encyclopedia, Everything Alzheimers, and Hormone Balance and over 100 Kindle books! Dr. Dean is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site – Nutritional Magnesium Association, Her magnesium outreach has won her an award from the Heart Rhythm Society in the UK for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management-2012.” Dr. Dean has a free online newsletter and a valuable online 2-year wellness program called Completement Now! and runs a busy telephone consulting practice. Find out more at Dr. Dean’s Website www.drcarolyndean.com and her www.rnareset.com website.

    Sayer Ji, researcher, author, founder of Greenmedinfo
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    Deconstructing medical anxiety & evidence-based natural solutions

    how modern medical screening and interventions are based on an outdated evidence-base and lead to fear and anxiety
    the top evidence-based natural interventions for anxiety: lavender, aromatherapy, flowers, plants, forest bathing, probiotics (and the gut-brain axis), magnesium
    foods that can cause anxiety: gluten/all grains
    what foods to include: real whole foods, healthy fats, eggs (and issues with statins)
    ‘alternative’ non-invasive modalities to reduce stress/anxiety – yoga, EFT, music, shiatsu, dancing and aromatherapy

    Sayer Ji is a widely recognized researcher, author, and lecturer, Steering Committee Member of the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC), an advisory board member of the National Health Federation, and the founder of the world’s most widely referenced, evidence-based natural health resource of its kind. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities.

    Dr. Benjamin Lynch, ND, Researcher/writer/speaker: MTHFR and methylation defects
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    Anxiety: Biochemical and genetic predispositions

    MTHFR, methylation, SAMe and anxiety (and other health effects)
    Good forms of folate
    How too much folate can raise norepinephrine and cause anxiety
    COMT genetic polymorphisms and anxiety: estrogens, xenoestrogens and sulfur
    MAOA genetic polymorphisms and anxiety: tyramines and histamine
    GAD genetic polymorphisms and anxiety: MSG, glutamates and GABA
    How to test for and interpret these genetic polymorphisms?
    Three top recommendations to reduce anxiety

    Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at www.MTHFR.Net. Dr Lynch is also the President & CEO of www.SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Bothell, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

    Dr. Peter Osborne, DC and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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    Drug induced nutritional deficiencies that contribute to anxiety

    the victim-warrior concept for being empowered
    what is the meaning of drug-induced nutritional deficiencies
    drugs that contribute to anxiety through nutrition loss
    estrogen/ birth control pill and magnesium, folate, vitamin B6
    antibiotics: good bacteria, B vitamins esp biotin and vitamin B12, vitamin K
    antacids: protein malnourishment
    NSAIDs: iron, vitamin C, folate, strips mucosal layer
    prescription meds in drinking water
    how to test for these nutritional deficiencies
    nutritional deficiencies caused by gluten and the Gluten-Free Society

    Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Town Center Wellness in Sugar Land, TX (just southwest of Houston). He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He is an expert in orthomolecular and functional medicine. He has been practicing since 2001. His clinical focus is the holistic natural treatment of chronic degenerative diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. He has helped thousands of patients recover from mysterious medical illnesses.

    Doctor Osborne received his doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College. He has held faculty teaching positions at Texas Women’s University and HCC’s nursing program teaching Neurophysiology, Nutrition, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology. He lectures nationally to doctors on the topics of gluten sensitivity/intolerance, celiac disease, drug induced nutritional deficiencies, and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the co-founder of Nutra-MD, a nutritional supplement product line that addresses nutrient deficiencies caused by commonly prescribed medications. He is the host for the radio program Alternatives for Health & Wellness and the Executive Secretary for the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.

    He founded Gluten Free Society in 2010 to help educate patients and physicians on the far reaching effects of gluten sensitivity. He is the author of Glutenology, a series of books designed to help educate the world about gluten.

    Dr. Jonathan Prousky, MSc, ND, author of Anxiety: Orthomolecular Diagnosis and Treatment
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    Tapering off psychiatric drugs so they don’t ruin your life

    The process of reducing or discontinuing psychotropic medications
    Difficulties patients have in overcoming pharmacological dependence
    Reactions when someone discontinues SSRIs and benzodiazapines
    Tapering approach, duration and improving outcomes
    The importance of diet and lifestyle
    Melatonin and niacinamide during benzodiazepine withdrawal
    Using Neurapas Balance, rhodiola and GABA during a taper protocol
    A tapering schedule case report

    Jonathan Prousky, ND, MSc, graduated from Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He is the Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and also supervises at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. He is a passionate advocate for patients having psychiatric disorders and focuses his clinical practice on optimizing mental and neurological health with orthomolecular nutrition, botanical (plant-based) medicines and lifestyle counseling. He has lectured extensively on various health-related topics, especially mental health. Dr. Prousky is the current editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. His clinician-based research primarily involves the neuropsychiatric applications of vitamin B-3. Learn more at www.jonathanprouskynd.com/

    Sharon Heller, PhD, author of Anxiety: Hidden Causes
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    Hidden causes of anxiety: Drugs, illness, light and balance

    How anxiety is often misdiagnosed as psychological when it’s primary cause is physical
    Why such misdiagnoses happen
    Physical causes of anxiety: thyroid disorders, diabetes, Cushing’s Syndrome, adrenal exhaustion
    Common heart conditions that can cause anxiety: mitral valve prolapse and high blood pressure.
    Infections and anxiety: Lyme disease, PANDAs
    Over-the counter drugs that cause anxiety: lidocaine, birth control pills and more
    Space-related phobias: Vestibular/balance and the inner ear
    Anxiety and photosensitivity

    Sharon Heller, PhD is an author, developmental psychologist and college professor specializing in how poor nutrition, internal and external toxicity, drugs, and cranial/sacral misalignment create sensory processing problems, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems, and on how to heal holistically. She received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago and PhD from Loyola University of Chicago.

    Sharon is the author of Anxiety: Hidden Causes: Why your anxiety may not be “all in your head” but from something physical ;Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World and Uptight & Off Center: How Sensory Processing Disorder Throws Adults off Balance & How to Create Stability . You can learn more at www.sharonheller.net

    For many years Sharon suffered debilitating sensory defensiveness, head pressure, head fog, poor balance, visual processing problems, weakness, digestive problems and fatigue for which conventional medicine could offer neither diagnosis nor treatment. She was told and assumed that her problems were largely from anxiety. Psychotropic medication had a minor impact in helping to reduce some distress but, suffering side effects, she promptly stopped. Something was very wrong but what?
    Exploring various holistic modalities, she slowly discovered the causes and treatments for her symptoms. Sequelae from head trauma suffered twenty years earlier drove her neurological symptoms, while Epstein Barr virus, Candida overgrowth, mercury poisoning and adrenal exhaustion drove her physical symptoms, all of which were compounded by unrelenting distress. Neurocranial restructuring, biocranial therapy, magnetic resonance therapy, acupuncture and other alternative therapies, along with a raw food diet, detoxification, yoga, qi gong, and painting (see www.anya.artspan.com) helped to heal and transform her life. You too can heal!

    Rebecca Robb, PsyD, clinical psychologist, co-founder of integrative health care practice
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    Treating Anxiety in an Integrative Medicine Practice

    What is integrated medicine
    What are the complexities of building an integrated medical practice
    Incorporating neuro-nutrition/amino acids into a psychotherapy practice
    Case studies using neuro-nutrition/amino acids and psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, family dysfunction, chronic pain, gut distress

    Rebecca Robb, PsyD is a clinical psychologist with 40 years of experience in the field of mental health. She holds a master and a doctorate from the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Her undergraduate degree is from George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon.

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    Dr. Robb’s work in the community mental health system before and after graduate school prompted many questions about traditional psychiatric pharmaceutical interventions. Her dissertation explored the efficacy of dietary interventions for children with AD/HD. In 2001 she co-founded an integrative health care practice. Her practice at Integrative Primary Care Associates, in Portland, Oregon is based on her firmly held belief that vibrant mental health is directly related to proper nourishment of the body, mind and spirit. She recognizes the reciprocal and dynamic influence of biological, psychological and social forces in illness and health.

    Dr. Robb’s ongoing investigation of emerging treatment practices led to an examination of neuro-nutrition and diet. These practices proved to be a remarkably valuable complement to insight-oriented psychotherapy. Further study at the Neuro-Nutrient Training Institute, founded by Julia Ross, MA and author of best-sellers The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure established a foundation for her current protocols. She continually strives to expand her understanding and effectiveness through study and collaboration with multi-disciplinary colleagues.

    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    Eggs, broths, sprouts, almond flour, questions and what to do next

    Are eggs a superfood? and choline for a better mood and less anxiety
    More superfoods: broths, sprouts and curcumin
    Reconsidering almond flour for baking
    Questions answered (a select few from the blog and facebook page)
    What you can get out of the summit, resources and where to go next

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Dr. Lauren Noel, ND, host of Dr. Lo Radio
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    Primal nutrition for anxiety and depression

    The benefits of eating grass-fed red meat
    Which healthy fats to include and why
    Why include nutrient-dense bone broths and how to make them
    Mineral-rich foods make a difference

    Dr. Lauren Noel is the owner and medical director of Shine Natural Medicine in Solana Beach, CA. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Since 2010, Dr. Noel has treated over 5,000 patients using natural therapies. Her areas of expertise are digestive disorders, thyroid & hormone imbalances, and primal nutrition. She has been a frequent guest/lecturer on health radio shows and medical conferences, and she is the host of Dr. Lo Radio, a top rated podcast on iTunes that has attracted over 1 million listens. Dr Noel treats patients locally in the San Diego area and all throughout the US. To learn more visit DrLaurenNoel.com
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    Angela Savitri, OTR/L, Freedom from Chronic Stress Coach
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    How Changing My Breakfast Cut My Anxiety in Half

    How amino acids helped (5-HTP, and GABA)
    How yoga and mindfulness meditation helped her anxiety
    The research supporting yoga and mindfulness meditation for anxiety
    How changing to a 90% whole foods diet helped her anxiety
    What the biggest game-changer was for her anxiety?

    Angela Savitri, OTR/L, helps professional women be free of burnout and chronic stress through her 90-Day Freedom from Chronic Stress Program. She’s devoted to this work due to her own health and relationship crisis that required her to take two medical leaves from work before she was 30. Through this humbling experience, Angela knew she had to look within to change her approach to ambition, work, relationships, and well-being. She healed herself while still working in a corporate setting to experience peace regardless of her external circumstances. She left her corporate career behind to pursue her passion to ease the chronic stress burden of high-achieving women so they can experience calm, contentment, and light-heartedness even with a demanding career. Angela is an Occupational Therapist, Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach, Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and Mindfulness Meditation teacher and student. More at freedomfromchronicstress.com.

    AMMA JO, singer/songwriter and entrepreneur
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    The power of music for mood and inspiration

    Why music is inspiring and uplifting
    Coming together to create the ‘Top of the World” song
    A big food change she made

    AMMA JO is a dynamic inspirationalist (to coin the phrase)!. She works to change the world through her positive and uplifting spirit! She inspires the world through everything she does, whether speaking, singing or launching her own creative ideas!

    AMMA JO is a singer/songwriter and entrepreneur. Her sole mission in life is INSPIRATION. She inspires through music, speaking and in her business endeavors. With 15 years executive management experience and over 10 years as an independent artist and true creative, AMMA JO brings her sincerity and flair to every presentation and project!

    Learn more about her at meetammajo.com and download free music at ammajomusic.com. Invite her for an inspirational experience for your next LIVE event! You may also contact her directly for your next songwriting or marketing project

    Food Mood Expert and Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott interviewed 25+ of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the very powerful connection between food and mood. Hear the science and learn transformational tools you can apply right away. Be empowered and take charge!
    Expert Speakers & Topics

    Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    New 2015 Food/Nutrient Research on Anxiety and Speaker Highlights

    Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry
    What if nutrients could treat mental illness?
    The gut microbiome and diet in psychiatry, and the guts of remote Amazon dwellers
    Dietary guidelines from Brazil, exercise, mindfulness, caffeine and social interaction
    Preschoolers on Medicaid being prescribed psychotropic drugs and other medication news
    Speaker highlights, gems and connections

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

    Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

    Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

    Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.

    Dr. Daniel Amen MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

    The Brain Warriors Way to Attacking Anxiety, Depression and Aging

    Why we are in a war for the health of our brains?
    Why anxiety is so common in women and how depression shows up in men
    Four different brain types
    Natural ways for dealing with anxiety (instead of typical anti-anxiety medications)
    How birth control pills contribute to anxiety
    The impact of gut health on anxiety

    Dr. Daniel Amen MD is dedicated to optimizing and healing the brain. He is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist and nine-time NY Times bestselling author. He is the Founder of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa and San Francisco, CA, Bellevue, WA, Reston, VA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. The clinics have the world’s largest psychiatric database of functional brain scans, totaling nearly 100,000 scans on patients from 111 countries. Dr. Amen is the lead researcher on the largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on NFL players and he is the co-creator of The Daniel Plan with Rick Warren and Mark Hyman, a program to get the world healthy through religious organizations.

    Some of Dr. Amen’s books include Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind At Any Age, The Daniel Plan and Unleash the Power of the Female Brain.

    Julia Rucklidge PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology

    What if… Nutrition could Treat Anxiety and Depression?

    The increasing prevalence of mental health problems and medication side-effects
    Why diet is so important when it comes to mental health (anxiety, depression, ADHD and even schizophrenia)
    Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry and ISNPR (International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research)
    The problems with food: pesticides, soil quality, Roundup
    Micronutrient research for ADHD, anxiety, bipolar and PTSD)
    The emerging field of nutritional mental health: Inflammation, the microbiome, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial function

    Julia Rucklidge PhD, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she did her undergraduate training in neurobiology at McGill University in Montreal. She then completed a Master’s and PhD at the University of Calgary in clinical psychology where she studied the psychological profiles of women with ADHD. She went on to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to complete a two year post-doctoral fellowship investigating gender differences in ADHD adolescents. In 2000, she and her husband moved to Christchurch, New Zealand where she secured a position at the University of Canterbury in the Department of Psychology. She teaches child and family psychology in the Clinical Psychology Programme and more recently, has introduced the topic of Mental Health and Nutrition into the wider psychology programme. Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. In the last decade, she has been running clinical trials investigating the role of broad-spectrum micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes. She is also studying the effect of probiotics on depression. Julia has over 75 peer-reviewed studies and is passionate about helping people find alternative treatments to medications for their psychiatric symptoms. Her current research interests can be found at: psyc.canterbury.ac.nz/people/rucklidge.shtml

    Rebecca Katz MS, culinary translator, author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook

    Your Brain on Food: The Science and Alchemy of Yum for Alleviating Anxiety!

    The wonderful definition of alchemy
    Brain boosting ingredients from Rebecca’s culinary pharmacy: lentils, mint, pumpkin seeds, cauliflower, #goodmoodsardines
    The tricks to building flavor great taste and flavor
    How to make the most of your time in the kitchen
    Tips and tricks to feel less overwhelmed in the kitchen and how to prevent recipe reading anxiety
    The secret of dollops for yum and why they are like edible makeup

    A nationally-recognized culinary translator and expert on the role of food in supporting optimal health, Rebecca has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education, from Hawthorn University and received her culinary training from New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

    As a consultant, speaker, teacher and chef, Rebecca works closely with physicians, nurses, and wellness professionals to include the powerful tools of flavor and nutrition in their medical arsenal. Rebecca is the Executive Chef for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s renowned Food as Medicine professional training in medical nutrition therapy, and consults for Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s premiere nutrition conference for health professionals co-directed by Andrew Weil, MD.

    She is the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, which trains healthcare professionals and interested cooks how to translate nutritional science directly to the plate through taste and flavor.

    Rebecca is the author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory and Mental Clarity, (Ten Speed Press, 2015), The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top-16 Age Busting Power Foods, (Ten Speed Press, 2013) along with the award-winning cookbook The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond (Ten Speed Press, 2009), and One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and their Friends (Ten Speed Press, 2008, Second Edition).

    A myriad of food related experiences, including a sojourn to Italy, where she studied Mediterranean cuisine with chefs and signoras from Florence to Sicily, shaped Rebecca’s philosophy that health-supportive food must taste great in order to be nourishing and healing. For more information and yummy recipes: rebeccakatz.com

    Summer Bock, Master Fermentationist

    Sauerkraut for Gut Healing and Reducing Anxiety

    Summer’s journey and recovery from allergies, gut problems, anxiety and panic attacks, and how fermented foods turned things round for her
    The good bacteria we get from fermented foods: psychobiotics and anxiety
    Sauerkraut: a “promising nutraceutical for the treatment of malnutrition-induced diseases” and how it helps with asthma, IBS and inflammatory bowel disease
    The 3 categories of fermented foods: Functional Ferments, Increased Assimilation Ferments and Primarily Preservation Ferments
    The history of kefir
    How to buy sauerkraut in the store
    How to make your own sauerkraut at home and why

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    Summer Bock is a Master Fermentationist who guides people to experience a deeper level of healing. Her mission is to radically improve people’s health while empowering them to revolutionize the local food system using delicious, local and healthy food. A skilled herbalist with a background in microbiology, she is certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University. Summer has created an avid following with her signature programs The Probiotic Power Cleanse, Gut Rebuilding, and the yearlong Fermentationist Certification Program. On the days it is sunny she can be found rollerblading down the streets in the Pacific Northwest. Find out more at SummerBock.com

    Dr. Peter Osborne DC, author of Glutenology

    Grainflammation – How Grain Consumption Contributes to Anxiety and other Mood Disorders

    Gluten and autoimmunity
    Schizophrenia and “bread madness”
    How gluten and all grain consumption can lead to chemical changes in the brain
    How the gluten in corn can impact the mind and mood
    Concerns with seeds and grains
    DNA testing for celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity

    Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Healthcare Center in Sugar Land, TX (just southwest of Houston). He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He is an expert in orthomolecular and functional medicine. He has been practicing since 2001. His clinical focus is the holistic natural treatment of chronic degenerative diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. He has helped thousands of patients recover from mysterious medical illnesses.

    Doctor Osborne received his doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College. He has held faculty teaching positions at Texas Women’s University and HCC’s nursing program teaching Neurophysiology, Nutrition, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology. He lectures nationally to doctors on the topics of gluten sensitivity/intolerance, celiac disease, drug induced nutritional deficiencies, and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the co-founder of Nutra-MD, a nutritional supplement product line that addresses nutrient deficiencies caused by commonly prescribed medications. He is the host for the radio program Alternatives for Health & Wellness and the Executive Secretary for the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.

    He founded Gluten Free Society in 2010 to help educate patients and physicians on the far reaching effects of gluten sensitivity. He is the author of Glutenology, a series of books designed to help educate the world about gluten.

    Lierre Keith, small farmer, author of The Vegetarian Myth

    Anxiety, Depression, and the Vegetarian Diet

    How young girls are being targeted by vegan groups
    Lierre’s story and the health challenges she faced: hypoglycemia, anxiety, bone pain, fatigue
    Moral vegetarianism or veganism and factory farming
    The importance of topsoil and how it’s disappearing
    The nutritional deficiencies of a vegetarian or vegan diet: B12, fats, amino acids like tryptophan, iron, vitamin D
    The mood benefits of grass-fed red meat
    The problems with processed soy

    Lierre Keith is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of six books including, The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, which has been called “the most important ecological book of this generation.” She is also coauthor, with Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. She’s been arrested six times for acts of political resistance. You can find out more at lierrekeith.com

    Kaayla T. Daniel PhD, CCN, The Naughty Nutritionist®, author of Nourishing Broth

    Real Food for Anxiety: Butter, Broth and Beyond

    Butter and the “fats of life”
    How vegetarian diets can contribute to anxiety and other mental health disorders
    Why soy is NOT a health food and why it can contribute to anxiety, ADHD and other mental health challenges
    Paleo diet and “nose to tail eating”
    Broths help to cure melancholy/depression and help us deal with stress
    A simple broth recipe
    The component in broth that helps calm the mind and quell anxiety
    How broths heal the gut and how this heals our brains

    Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN, is known as The Naughty Nutritionist® because she outrageously and humorously debunks nutritional myths. She is Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

    Dr. Daniel earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, is certified as a clinical nutritionist (CCN) by the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists in Dallas, and in 2005, received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity in Science Award.

    She is coauthor (with Sally Fallon Morell) of Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World (2014) and the author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food (2005).

    Dr. Daniel has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, PBS Healing Quest, NPR’s People’s Pharmacy, ABC’s View from the Bay, and Discovery Channel’s Medical Hotseat, and has shared the stage with Dr. Mark Hyman, JJ Virgin, Chris Kresser, Gary Taubes, Charles Poliquin, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Joel Salatin, Dr. Terry Wahls, David Wolfe and other prominent health experts. Dr Daniel has also spoken at numerous professional conferences, including Ancestral Health, BoulderFest, Wise Traditions, National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP), Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) and Bio-Signature.

    Subscribe to Dr. Kaayla’s Naughty Edge newsletter at her website drkaayladaniel.com and join her on Facebook at @DrKaaylaDaniel

    Dr. Allison Siebecker ND, LAc, SIBO specialist

    Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Anxiety

    An overview of SIBO/small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and recent research
    The SIBO connection to IBS and anxiety/depression
    Using a SIBO questionnaire and SIBO testing
    SIBO treatment: medications, a herbal approach and diet
    Gut motility and low serotonin/low melatonin

    Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine. Dr Siebecker is the Medical Director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NCNM Clinic in Portland, OR, where she specializes in the treatment of SIBO. She is instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NCNM, teaches continuing education classes for physicians, is the author of the educational website siboinfo.com and is writing a book synthesizing the SIBO data into one source. In 2005 and 2013, she received the Best in Naturopathy award from the Townsend Letter for her articles “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”(2005) and “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS” (2013). Find out more at siboinfo.com

    Ann Louise Gittleman PhD, CNS, author of The Fat Flush Plan and Guess What Came to Dinner

    The Parasite/Anxiety Connection

    How common are parasites and how do we become infected (even if we live in a first world country)
    How do parasites contribute to anxiety and depression and even schizophrenia
    Other symptoms of a parasitic infection
    How to avoid being exposed to parasites
    How to test for parasites and how do we get rid of the parasite/s

    Highly respected as the grande dame of alternative health and award-winning author of over 30 books, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, single-handedly launched the weight loss/detox revolution in her New York Times bestseller The Fat Flush Plan. A Connecticut College and Teachers College, Columbia University graduate, she has been recognized as one of the top ten nutritionists in the country by Self magazine and was the recipient of the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence.

    Dr. Ann Louise forged new ways of thinking about obesity early on in her career. She was the first to proclaim that obesity was caused by the lack of dietary fats and the wrong kind of carbohydrates in her book Beyond Pritikin (1988) where she predicted that the fat-free, carb-rich diet was creating weight gain, sugar cravings, fatigue and diabetes.

    Always ahead of her time, Dr. Ann Louise has set the pace for new health protocols over the last two decades with a myriad of breakthrough books including Get the Sugar Out, Guess What Came To Dinner? Parasites and Your Health, Your Body Knows Best, the New York Times bestseller Before The Change: How to Take Charge of Your Perimenopause, “The Gut Flush Plan”, The Fast Track Detox Diet and Fat Flush for Life.

    A savvy and dynamic speaker, Dr. Ann Louise has appeared on 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, Good Morning America and The Early Show. Her work has been featured in a myriad of national publications ranging from Time and Newsweek to Glamour, Ebony and The Oprah Magazine.

    Today, she continues to dedicate herself to carving out new landmarks in holistic health and healing. Her latest book, the highly acclaimed Zapped (HarperOne, 2010) is a step-by-step manual for fortifying the body, detoxifying the home, and protecting yourself from the invisible hazards of electropollution.

    Visit her website annlouise.com and join her on facebook at @annlouisegittleman

    Dr. Eva Selhub MD, author of Your Health Destiny and Your Brain on Nature

    How to Heal Anxiety with Nature and the Body, not just with the Mind

    Why the “the body whispers before it screams”
    What stress has to do with anxiety
    Mind/body interventions and why they help
    Why nature is so important for reducing anxiety and even improving cognition
    What love has to do with any of this
    The role of our genes in anxiety and depression
    Why sleep is so important?

    Dr. Eva Selhub MD, is a physician, author, speaker and consultant in the fields of stress, resilience, mind-body medicine and working with the natural environment to achieve maximum health and wellbeing. She is a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a clinical associate of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was medical director and senior physician at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital for thirteen years. A trained internist and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Selhub runs a private practice as a comprehensive medical specialist and transformation consultant. She is the author of The Love Response: Your Prescription to Turn Off Fear, Anger, and Anxiety to Achieve Vibrant Health and Transform Your Life, Your Brain on Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality with Alan Logan and the newly released book Your Health Destiny: How to Unlock Your Natural Ability to Overcome Illness, Feel Better, and Live Longer. Learn more at drselhub.com

    Dr. Jill Carnahan MD, Functional Medicine Practitioner

    Is Toxic Mold the Hidden Cause of Your Anxiety?

    An overview of functional medicine
    How common is it for mold and mycotoxins to contribute to illness and anxiety
    Where are we exposed to mold
    Top symptoms associated with mycotoxin-associated illness
    How to treat mold/mycotoxin exposure in someone who has anxiety (or depression)
    The role of methylation and MTHFR polymorphisms in our detox abilities

    Dr. Carnahan MD, completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was also part of the first 100 health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). In 2008, Dr. Carnahan’s vision for health and healing resulted in the creation of Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in Peoria, IL where she served as the Medical Director for 2 years. In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she practices functional medicine with medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. Dr. Carnahan is also 13-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine. She is a prolific writer, speaker, and loves to infuse others with her passion for health and healing!

    Joe Tatta DPT, Musculoskeletal Pain Expert

    Nutritional Influences on Anxiety and Musculoskeletal Pain

    Link between anxiety and chronic musculoskeletal problems
    Fear avoidance behaviors and pain
    Headaches, back pain, joint pain and nutritional influences
    An exercise prescription for anxiety

    Joe Tatta, DPT is a doctor of physical therapy. He is Co-Founder of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness, one of the largest outpatient physical therapy providers in the New York Tri-State area. He is board certified in orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has studied nutrition and functional medicine through the University of Western States and the Institute of Functional Medicine. His mission is to help over a million people arrive to a place where they are healthier, pain-free and energized from the inside out. Achieving it naturally by optimizing your movement, nutrition and intentions is the way to turn around chronic patterns and optimize your health.

    Magdalena Wszelaki, founder of Hormones Balance

    Foods to balance your hormones and ease anxiety

    Magdalena’s own journey with Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, estrogen dominance and anxiety
    How hormonal imbalances can cause anxiety: low progesterone, low/high estrogen
    How over and underactive thyroid can cause anxiety
    The adrenals and anxiety and depression
    How to test for hormonal imbalances
    The foundation to all hormonal health being: healthy gut, healthy blood sugar levels and optimal liver health
    Foods that support the production of the different hormones
    Seed rotation for balancing estrogen and progesterone
    The role of coffee in liver health, hormone metabolism and anxiety

    Magdalena Wszelaki is the founder of Hormones Balance, a nutrition coaching practice dedicated to helping women to rebalance their hormones with nutritional and lifestyle changes. Magdalena is a certified nutrition coach, speaker, educator and chef with a long history of hormonal challenges which resulted from a highly stressful life in advertising – starting from Graves’ and Hashimoto’s Disease (autoimmune conditions causing thyroid failure) to adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance. Today she is in full remission, lives a symptoms-free awesome life and teaches woman how to accomplish the same in her various online coaching programs.

    Dr. Benjamin Lynch ND, MTHFR and methylation expert

    How Methylfolate can make you Feel Worse and even Cause Anxiety, and What to do about it

    Methylfolate and the MTHFR polymorphism
    Anxiety and other side effects of too much methylfolate
    How to prevent methylfolate side-effects
    How to determine how much methylfolate to take

    Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at MTHFR.net. Dr. Lynch is also the President & CEO of SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Bothell, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

    Mira Calton CN and Jayson Calton PhD, micronutrient specialists, authors of Naked Calories

    Micronutrients for Eliminating Anxiety

    The importance of micronutrient sufficiency and Mira’s osteoporosis
    The Calton’s 6 year, 135 country expedition to explore traditional diets
    The definition of naked calories
    How glyphosate/Roundup impacts mineral absorption in plants and thereby impacts us
    The new GM arctic apple and why it should be avoided
    How minerals compete for absorption
    Zinc/copper balance and why we want a multi with no copper

    Mira Calton, CN, FAAIM, DCCN, CMS, CPFC, BCIH is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, a Certified Personal Fitness Chef and is Board Certified in Integrative Health. She holds a Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences, has completed the Yale University School of Medicine’s OWCH (Online Weight Management Counseling for Healthcare Providers) program, and currently sits on the American Board of Integrative Health. Mira’s interest in nutrition came after having been diagnosed at the age of thirty with advanced osteoporosis. Working with her husband Dr. Jayson Calton to become micronutrient sufficient Mira reversed her condition, they now work together to inspire others to do the same.

    Jayson B. Calton, PhD, FAAIM, DCCN, CMS, CISSN, BCIH, ROHP is a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, and is Board Certified in Integrative Health and Sports Nutrition. He has worked with thousands of international clients over the last 20 years to improve their health through his unique nutritional and lifestyle therapies. Dr. Calton majored in Molecular and Microbiology (pre-med), at the Burnett Honors College, School of Biomedical Sciences and holds a Masters of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Nutrition. He has completed post-doctoral continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School, Cornell University, and Yale University School of Medicine, and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) and the American Board of Integrative Health (ABIH).

    Together the Caltons are among the world’s leading experts on the topics of weight management, lifestyle medicine and micronutrient deficiency. Their high success rate working with adults and children to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse health and disease conditions has made their consultancy highly sought after by celebrities, athletes and top corporate executives around the world.

    It is their belief that becoming micronutrient sufficient is the first step towards preventing and reversing many of today’s most prevalent health conditions and diseases. The Caltons appear regularly on numerous media outlets including a monthly column in First for Women magazine as well as nutritional experts on FOX and Friends and CNN with Sanjay Gupta.

    Yasmina Ykelenstam, the Low Histamine Chef

    Histamine-containing Foods: their Role in Anxiety, Depression and Schizophrenia

    What is histamine
    Yasmina’s anxiety story and how she discovered the histamine connection
    How histamine can cause symptoms of anxiety: high-histamine foods, low levels of DOA or HMNT enzyme, neuroinflammation
    The histamine and depression/ schizophrenia connection and possible links to pyroluria
    Histamine disorders: allergies, histamine intolerance and mast cell activation
    The difficulty in diagnosing a histamine intoleranceHigh histamine foods and factors that cause histamine to be released
    High histamine foods with anti-inflammatory properties
    How to eat when you have a histamine intolerance: the “histamine-balanced” diet
    Histamine interaction with psych medications such as valium and why this can be problematic for many doing the Ashton benzodiazepine taper protocol
    Histamine interaction with other medications and dyes in medications

    Yasmina Ykelenstam, the Low Histamine Chef, is a former CNN/BBC journalist and luxury brand marketing professional turned nutrition/wellness blogger and cookbook author after using a high-nutrient, gluten-free, histamine-balanced “flexitarian” diet to heal a chronic inflammatory condition. Due to her investigative skills and her ability to publicize information online, her reporting on the topics of histamine intolerance and mast cell activation (MCA) syndrome has earned her the respect of an international community of physicians and researchers. Yasmina now has thousands of devoted, grateful readers whose lives she positively impacted by putting a name to their pain and advising them on how to eat and live so they can heal, recover, and move forward without discomfort.

    A Dutch-Lebanese citizen, Yasmina grew up in the United States and Europe. Her Dutch father was a vice-president for Sheraton and developed new hotels. Her Lebanese mother was a journalist. The family resided in New York, Spain, London, Paris, and Beirut. She holds a B.A from Trinity University in Washington, D.C., and is currently studying nutrition with Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Super Immunity.

    Yasmina has over ten years of experience in research and international news production for programs that include CBS’s 60 Minutes, where she began as an intern, and CNN’s Inside Politics andbusiness news division. After 9/11, she was pulled into the general news division at CNN, where she worked with Wolf Blitzer, John Snow, Christiane Amanpour, Richard Quest, and Hala Gorani. She was part of a team that received the Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the 2006 Lebanon War with Israel. After CNN, she did field reporting from Baghdad for Fox New and the BBC. The journalistic standards of her blog are of the highest order due to her training.

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    While residing in London and bedridden (2008–2010), she worked producing and copywriting promotional campaigns for the Nobrand Agency, an award-winning digital consultancy working with luxury brands. Her accounts included the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (NYC), Nokia, Mercedes-Benz, Bischoff/Weiss Gallery (London), Elie Saab, Roberto Cavalli, and the Oscar-winning 2007 documentary No End in Sight.

    After her thirty-year struggle to identify the source of her diverse constellation of physical, emotional, and mental symptoms began to come to an end in 2010 with the recognition that her histamine levels were involved—a discovery that ultimately led to a valid diagnosis of MCA syndrome—Yasmina devoted herself full time to her recovery. She subsequently became a full-time blogger and health reporter, successfully publishing nine ebooks (PDFs) on low-histamine cooking and lifestyle.

    Not only does Yasmina back up each claim on her website and blog with numerous studies, she makes sure to put her journalism background to good use by interviewing leading medical experts, bestselling authors, and healers. She and her blog have been featured in articles appearing in Huffington Post, BBC News, The (London) Times, First for Women, Buzz Feed, Aftonbladet (Sweden), Health Monitor, and GreenMedInfo.

    Yasmina currently resides in London, England, and Marbella, Spain, and also spends frequent intervals visiting New York City.

    Dr. Peter Bongiorno ND, author of Holistic Therapies for Anxiety and Depression

    Serotonin and Anxiety, Happiness, Digestion and our Hormones

    What is serotonin and why is it often considered the molecule of happiness
    The role of serotonin when it comes to anxiety?
    How serotonin was first discovered and the 5-HT1A receptor/oxytocin connection
    Serotonin’s strong relationship to the digestive tract
    The connection between inflammation and serotonin
    How to naturopathically support serotonin and the overall neurotransmitter system for optimal mood support: 5-HTP, L-tryptophan and its vitamin co-factors
    Serotonin’s effects on our hormones, other neurotransmitters and whole body

    Dr. Peter Bongiorno is co-medical director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture, a thriving practice with two clinics in New York (New York City and Long Island). He specializes in mood disorder and depression.

    Dr. Bongiorno teaches an integrative medicine elective at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and also lectures at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. He is an expert blogger for Psychology Today, and has appeared multiple times on national FOX news programs.

    He is current President of the NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians and, was chosen naturopathic physician of the year in New York State in 2008.

    Dr. Bongiorno is a major contributor to the Textbook of Natural Medicine and authored the 2010 textbook for physicians Healing Depression: Integrated Naturopathic and Conventional Therapies for Depression. He authored How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not – The Complete Natural Program for Healing Depression for Good (Red Wheel / Conari) and Holistic Therapies for Anxiety and Depression recently released by WW Norton.

    Peter loves running outside, playing the drums, making breakfast, and enjoying life with daughter Sophia and fellow naturopathic doctor Pina LoGiudice.

    Please join Peter @drbongiorno on Facebook or learn more about him through InnerSourceHealth.com and drpeterbongiorno.com

    Karla A Maree CNC, Neuronutrient Therapy Specialist

    Pyroluria, Amino Acids and Anxiety: Real Cases, Real Solutions

    How pyroluria affects mood and anxiety and introversion
    Amino acids GABA and tryptophan: how they can help you feel less anxious and happier in as little as 5 minutes
    What is a pixie dust person
    Gina, case study 1: social anxiety/pyroluria, birth control pill, vegetarian, low GABA, low serotonin and low iron
    Mark, case study 2: social anxiety, pyroluria, claustrophobia, low serotonin, very sensitive to noise, gluten sensitivity

    Karla A Maree is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Certified Neuronutrient Therapy Specialist. For the past 9 years, Karla has been working with functional diagnostic nutrition in both the clinical setting (in the Diet Cure Clinic, formerly Julia Ross’ Recovery Systems Clinic) and in private practice using a multitude of assessments and tests. Her specialty is brain chemistry (including pyroluria, histamine and fatty acid imbalances, and bipolar spectrum disorder). She helps clients recover naturally from depression, anxiety, addictions, and disordered eating. In addition to brain chemistry, she works with sex hormones, thyroid and adrenal function, sleep, gastrointestinal wellness, and autoimmunity and inflammation.

    As a distance instructor, she trains licensed and/or certified therapists, psychologists, NDs, acupuncturists, RNs, nutritionists, and other health professionals from around the US and the world, through Julia Ross’ Neuronutrient Therapy Institute in advanced amino acid therapy and related techniques. By learning the basics of brain chemistry, and how mood is affected by nutrition, genetics, (and the internal and external environment in general), practitioners are able to dramatically improve their healing success rate with even their most challenging clients. You can find out more at KarlaMaree.com

    Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

    Pyroluria, Amino Acids and Anxiety: Troubleshooting when you are not getting results

    Pyroluria and the effects of leaky gut, oxalates and low oxytocin levels
    CFS, ADHD, autism, alcoholism, Lyme disease: the pyroluria connection
    Introversion and musician’s dystonia: an update on the pyroluria connection
    Troubleshooting the pyroluria protocol and mistakes I see
    Testing for pyroluria, zinc, vitamin B6 and fatty acids
    The 8 factors that make the targeted individual amino acids more effective
    What to do when the amino acids are not working
    Concerns about quinolinic acid and tryptophan?

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

    Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

    Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

    Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.

    Dr. Kim D’Eramo, DO, author of The MindBody Tool Kit

    How to use MindBody Medicine to Reverse Anxiety in 3 Minutes or Less

    Why anxiety leads to us developing diseases like heart disease
    What is MindBody medicine
    How do we use MindBody medicine to reverse anxiety, depression, pain or other symptoms instantly
    MindBody tools like the instant elevation technique
    The broccoli yoga pose

    Dr. Kim D’Eramo is a physician, speaker, bestselling author of The MindBody Tool Kit: 10 Tools to Immediately Increase Energy, Enhance Performance, and Even Reverse Disease, and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and attended residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

    After healing herself from a chronic illness using MindBody tools, she now empowers millions to use the same tools to immediately shift their body chemistry and brain activity to patterns that create health and wellbeing.

    Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs, and speaks internationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public to teach self-healing tools. Receive your free MindBody tools today at: DrKimD.com

    Lebby Salinas, The Fooducator®, certified health & wellness coach

    How Gluten Elimination Healed Me and Eliminated my Anxiety

    Lebby’s gluten story and how she nearly died
    The gluten testing she did and what she learned
    The C.R.A.P diet
    Community work and the Fooducation® Movie Series
    Buying local produce

    Lebby Salinas is a certified health & wellness coach, board certified holistic health practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, an ADHD/ADD coach, a change-maker and a visionary. Lebby has a degree in home economics and minor in marketing. Her education and personal experiences have equipped her with extensive knowledge that she draws on to work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Lebby suffered from many food allergies and illnesses that conventional medicine couldn’t diagnose or cure; at one point, becoming very ill and needing to be hospitalized. After many years and many thousands of dollars, she took her health into her own hands. Lebby took Hippocrates at his word and began to “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” She discovered that it was more about what was wrong with the foods she was eating, not what was wrong with her body. The more she studied health, food, and nutrition, the more passionate she became about sharing with others the power of holistic health and the power that “real food” has in nourishing and healing our bodies, minds and spirits. Lebby is the founder of Fooducation® and sprouted a grassroots movement teaching others how food affects our health and our world. In collaboration with The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, Lebby started a community effort to help improve the health and wellness of communities via the Fooducation® Movie Series that works towards “Changing lives one movie at a time.”™ You can read more about Lebby and her work at thefooducator.com and getfooducated.org

    Dan Stradford, Safe Harbor President

    My Anxiety Story and the Message of Hope We Offer

    Safe Harbor /Alternative Mental Health: a message of hope and practitioner resources
    His low zinc, histadelia and anxiety
    Margot Kidder’s story with amino acids and bipolar disorder
    Success with social anxiety/pyroluria
    His greatest piece of wisdom from an elderly African priest

    Safe Harbor is the world’s largest site on non-drug approaches for mental health. Thousands of people around the world have recovered from mental disorders and now enjoy the simple pleasures of a drug-free life. Most were told this was impossible. Yet we hear from these individuals regularly. Many others have been able to significantly reduce their dependency on psychiatric medication. Commonly these people find that underlying their “mental” disorders are medical problems, allergies, toxic conditions, nutritional imbalances, poor diets, lack of exercise, or other treatable physical conditions. Find out more at alternativementalhealth.com

    Safe Harbor is a nonprofit corporation, founded in 1998 and based in Los Angeles, California.

    In 1958, when Safe Harbor founder Dan Stradford was four years old, his father, William Stradford, vanished into a mental hospital with a “nervous breakdown.” After receiving a series of shock treatments and potent drugs, William Stradford returned home a broken man. His memory was gone, his personality had deteriorated, and he could scarcely hold a job.

    William Stradford – a once-vibrant, personable man – never recovered. The family, with 4 children, plummeted into poverty and fell apart. All the children except for Dan ended up in children’s homes.

    From a very early age, Dan Stradford felt there had to be safer, more effective alternatives for treating the mentally disturbed. In 1998 he formed the groundwork for the Safe Harbor Project to help others avoid the tragedy he witnessed growing up.

    Finding many like-minded people inside and outside the medical community, Dan requested their help as board members and advisors and the Safe Harbor Project was born.

    In addition to being the Safe Harbor President, Dan Stradford is a semi-retired corporate executive, a naturalist, writer and editor.

    Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

    Closing call: 60+ Nutritional & Biochemical Causes of Anxiety and Recommended Supplements

    60+ Nutritional/biochemical causes of anxiety and associated solutions
    4 degrees/levels of anxiety I see and response to the 60+ causes
    The unique ability of the body to heal
    Testing I use with my clients and what tests I’d run if everyone had unlimited funds
    My recommendations: food companies and supplements
    My message of hope

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

    Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

    Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

    Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.
    What Listeners Had to Say about the Anxiety Summit

    “I am going to miss these interviews when they are over!! They are like a bouquet of hope:)” ~ Karen

    “I have been riveted this entire week by the Anxiety Summit This whole week has been amazing! I have neglected all household responsibilities, much to the chagrin of those I care for, and it has been worth every second! Each interview has been fascinating, entertaining and nutrient-dense! Thank you!” ~ Jen

    “The choice of speakers was really excellent, as was the whole format. I learned a great deal. I would also add that Trudy exudes both warmth and conviction, and I have looked forward every day to hearing her encouraging voice and learning from the provocative questions she asked each speaker. The interactive format was really nice–she never dominated the conversation, but often had something insightful to add to the guest’s comments.”

    “I am a Naturopath/Nutritionist, specializing in the emotional/mental ramifications of Lyme Disease, and constantly attend webinars on numerous topics. I’m so impressed with Trudy’s knowledge and ability to ask the right questions and the webinar in general is fantastic… one of the best I’ve attended. Thank you, Trudy!” ~ Dr. Elle Guastella

    “Fantastic work and what a selection of awe inspiring professionals leading the way forward in thinking about anxiety, stress and the biochemical dance that exists within everyone of us. Well done.”

    “I’m so impressed with how extremely knowledgable, positive and engaging our speakers are. Your questioning is great and everyone’s such a good teacher, summarizing while adding tons of details and personal stories helps with comprehension of this amazing wealth of work. I am more than motivated to give up sugar and gluten and try some supplements while hopefully modeling for my children in their 20s how to be healthier and wiser. Thank you!”

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    Food Mood Expert and Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott interviewed 20+ of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the very powerful connection between food and mood. Hear the science and learn transformational tools you can apply right away. Be empowered and take charge!
    Expert Speakers & Topics

    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    The Anxiety Summit: stats, trends and gems

    Why The Anxiety Summit
    Stats on anxiety and related health issues such as depression, emotional eating, addictions, insomnia, IBS, ADHD and autism
    Disturbing trends we’re seeing with toddlers, in high schools and at colleges
    Gems from each of the upcoming speakers

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D., Holistic women’s health psychiatry
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    Misunderstood and Mistreated: Reinventing Psychiatry

    misconceptions around causes of mental illness
    the danger of psychiatry and a better model of mental illness
    bodily problems that masquerade as psychiatric
    top lifestyle interventions and powerful natural treatments

    Dr. Brogan is boarded in Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine/Reproductive Psychiatry and Integrative Holistic Medicine, and practices Functional Medicine, a root-cause approach to illness as a manifestation of multiple-interrelated systems. After studying Cognitive Neuroscience at M.I.T., and receiving her M.D. from Cornell University, she completed her residency and fellowship at Bellevue/NYU. She is one of the nation’s only physicians with perinatal psychiatric training who takes a holistic evidence-based approach in the care of patients with a focus on environmental medicine and nutrition. She is also a mom of two, and an active supporter of women’s birth experience, rights to birth empowerment, and limiting of unnecessary interventions. She is the Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and an advisory board member for GreenMedInfo.com, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, and Fisher Wallace. She practices in NYC and is on faculty at NYU/Bellevue.

    Dr. Felice Jacka, Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
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    The Research: Food to prevent and treat anxiety and depression?

    Organizations and collaboration in nutritional psychiatry research and prevention
    Study: Traditional diet lowers the risk of anxiety and depression in women
    The surprising benefits of grass-fed red meat for improved mood
    Food and mental health research in Norway, Japan, UK and Spain, across all ages and socioeconomic levels
    Ongoing research on diet to prevent depression and future research on the gut

    Dr. Felice Jacka’s ongoing program of research focuses on lifestyle as a risk factor for the common mental disorders, depression and anxiety. She is a Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University within the IMPACT Strategic Research Centre and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR.org) and the Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD.org.au)

    Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat
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    How to Live Gorgeously and Rock Your Inner Cavegirl

    Paleo eating for anxiety, stress, weight management and autoimmunity
    Finding your own carbohydrate tolerance and why eat red meat
    How to set up your own tension taming routine
    The effects of toxic cosmetics on your health and anxiety

    Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on the Today Show, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5′s Good Day NY, Fox News Live, CW11 morning news, Martha Stewart Radio, Lime Radio, and Bloomberg Radio. A self-titled Food Fashionista, Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in InTouch, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, iVillage, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Delicious Living, Time Out New York, Women’s Health, Body and Soul, Clean Eating, and Health.

    Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), a license of the American College of Nutrition (ACN)’s certifying arm, the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS). She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.

    Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant and author of award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism
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    BioIndividual Nutrition for Anxiety: How special diets and avoiding certain foods can support individuals with anxiety

    how the body and brain are connected
    opiates, salicylates, amines, glutamates and oxalates
    how special diets can help: GFCF, GAPS, low oxalate diet, FODMAPs
    how to support biochemical pathways such as sulfation and methylation

    Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and nutrition for pregnancy. Her approached is based on the BioIndividual NutritionTM needs of each person. She provides dietary guidance backed by scientific research and applied clinical experience. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, has helped people around the world to make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays. She presents at leading autism conferences in the US and abroad, and is the Nutrition Editor of the Autism File magazine. She is on the scientific advisory board for USAAA (U.S. Autism & Asperger Association) and the Autism Nutrition Research Center. She is the co-founder of Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses. Visit NourishingHope.com and BioIndividualNutrition.com

    Mira Dessy, Certified Nutrition Educator, Real Food Advocate, and author of The Pantry Principle
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    How additives in your food can make you anxious

    neurobehavioral effects of artificial sweeteners Aspartame and Splenda
    MSG: effects on the HPA axis and serotonin
    the ‘mystery math’ of trans fats, azodicarbonamide/ADA and BVO
    the endocrine disrupting chemical BPA

    Mira Dessy is a Certified Nutrition Educator, a Real Food Advocate, and the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food. Mira is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Holistic Health Association. She is also the Senior Vice President of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Houston Chapter/North. She speaks frequently to laypeople and nutrition professionals on how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, to decipher confusing food labels, and to choose healthy foods. Her motto is “Eat well to be well.”

    Amanda Swart, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
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    Rooibos: a functional food in the management of stress

    the role rooibos plays in the maintenance of normal cortisol levels
    the influence of rooibos on cytochrome P450 enzymes
    the polyphenols and flavonoids found in rooibos
    other health benefits of rooibos

    Amanda Swart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Stellenbosch University. She teaches undergraduate courses while also managing her research program and her postgraduate students. Professor Swart has been investigating the influence of natural products on the adrenal cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450s) for a number of years. These enzymes catalyze the biosynthesis of steroid hormones – glucocorticoids (cortisol and corticosterone), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone) and adrenal androgens (androstenedione). She has devoted years to studying adrenal steroid hormone biosynthesis and the structure/function aspects of the P450s, using the baboon enzymes as her model system, linking these to the human P450s for comparative analyses.
    Running alongside her interest in steroid hormones is her interest in natural plant products. The P450s are enzymes ideally suited to studies investigating the bioactivity of plant extracts and secondary plant metabolites. Her recent publications into the influence of Rooibos, a herbal tea, on cortisol biosynthesis, supports it’s potential as a functional food and has led to much public interest, locally and internationally

    Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
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    How aluminum and glyphosate (Roundup) collaborate to cause anxiety, depression, autism and celiac disease

    Why glyphosate is sprayed on wheat right before the harvest, and how this explains the epidemic in gluten intolerance
    How glyphosate disrupts gut bacteria causing a deficiency in beneficial bacteria and an overgrowth of pathogenic forms
    How glyphosate depletes minerals like cobalt, zinc, molybdenum, and manganese by caging them; and how it depletes serotonin and GABA levels
    How glyphosate disrupts cytochrome P450 enzymes in the gut and liver, with devastating consequences

    Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She has a Bachelor’s degree from MIT in biology, and her PhD from MIT is in computer science. Recently, Dr. Seneff has become very concerned about the current autism epidemic, and her research leads her to believe that environmental toxic chemicals play a critical role in this epidemic, as well as in most other modern chronic diseases. Together with collaborators, she has published several peer-reviewed papers on this topic.

    Margaret Floyd, nutritional therapist, writer, real food advocate and author of Eat Naked
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    Comfort food or sweet misery? How sugar controls your mood and how to get it out of your diet

    why sugar is so harmful to our mood, where it hides in the diet and how to get it out
    why protein is so important and why we shouldn’t be afraid of fat
    the challenges of gluten, soy, and other food toxins
    other important aspects of real whole food eating

    Margaret Floyd is a nutritional therapist, writer, and real food advocate. She’s has been on the pursuit of the ideal, nutritious, and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life.
    Margaret received her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association and was certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and has a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, California through which she supports clients throughout North America and Europe to achieve true health and vitality through diet and lifestyle changes.

    Margaret is the author of Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You published by New Harbinger Publications in 2011. She is also the coauthor with Chef James Barry of the follow-up cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook, released May, 2012. She currently blogs at eatnakednow.com as well as several other health-related websites.

    Julia Ross, MFT, pioneer in the field of Amino Acid Therapy and the author of best sellers The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure
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    Eliminating Anxiety: Amino Acid Therapy and Adrenal Balancing

    the role of low serotonin and low GABA in anxiety
    when to use tryptophan versus 5-HTP
    the effectiveness of oral GABA supplements
    how to assess for neurotransmitter deficiencies and the ineffectiveness of urinary neurotransmitter testing
    the adrenals and excess cortisol: how to correct this cause of anxiety
    the issues with using benzodiazapines and SSRIs for anxiety

    Julia Ross, M.F.T. holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is a pioneer in the field of Neuro-nutrient Therapy and the author of two best sellers: The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure. Trained and licensed as a psychotherapist, she has founded and directed six innovative outpatient programs for the treatment of mood problems, addictions, and eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area. She introduced amino acid therapy into her programs in 1988 as the executive director of the Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California and saw her programs’ success rates soar as a result. Since then, nearly 4000 clients have experienced its benefits.

    To visit Ross’ new Virtual Clinic for Food Cravers see dietcure.com/virtual_clinic. Craving elimination is one of the most outstanding benefits of amino acid therapy.

    Julia Ross’ brain-targeted nutritional therapy has been featured frequently on radio and television and in publications ranging from the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry to Vogue, The Townsend Letter and Psychology Today. She lectures internationally and has taught at several Bay Area universities. She provides consultation and training throughout the U.S. to health professionals and in 2011 created a certification program for those interested in becoming Neuro-nutrient Therapy Specialists.

    The Mood Cure was a finalist for “The Books for a Better Life Award” and its alternative approach to depression was featured on NBC-TV news programs aired throughout the U.S. It has been translated into German and Japanese. The Diet Cure has been a top seller in the U.S. since 2000. Its revised edition was published in 2012 in the U.S. and France.

    To learn more about Julia Ross and her Neuronutrient Therapy Institute visit MoodCure.com

    Dr. Hyla Cass, M.D. board-certified in psychiatry and integrative medicine and the author of Natural Highs and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free
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    The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

    how to recognize the signs addiction
    why do we become addicted and what is the connection to anxiety
    food/carbs/sugar, caffeine, alcohol and drug addictions
    how can we end addiction without suffering/withdrawal

    Dr. Hyla Cass is a nationally acclaimed physician, board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, as well as in integrative and holistic medicine. She is one of the country’s foremost authors and experts on the subject of integrative medicine, combining the best of leading-edge natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice of 30 years, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances. She is recognized for helping people to come off both psychiatric medication and substances of abuse with the use of targeting nutritional supplements, including her own unique formulations. They also serve to enhance mind, mood, energy and memory, naturally. Quoted widely in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, and People Magazine, she also appears regularly on radio and television, on shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, The View, E! Entertainment, and MSNBC. She is the author of several popular books including User’s Guide to Herbal Remedies, St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, Natural Highs, Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free. See her website for more information cassmd.com

    Dr. Josh Friedman, Psy.D., CHHC, Integrative Psychotherapist
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    Integrative Psychotherapy: My Journey from Psychoanalysis to Whole Person Mental Health

    Why he uses nutrition and functional medicine, together with therapy
    5-HTP and GABA for anxiety, inositol for OCD and DPA for “broken-hearted-ness
    LENS and other forms of neurofeedback

    Dr. Josh Friedman earned his doctorate in Psychology for New York University and received Post-Doctoral Training in Psychoanalysis for the Training and research institute for Self Psychology in New York City. He worked at as an eating disorders psychotherapist at the esteemed Renfrew Center of New York and is on the Faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For more than 10 years he has worked as a psychologist with adults, couples and Families.

    As his practice has evolved, it became clear to him that something was missing from traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. Curiosity and a chance meeting led him to discover the word of Nutritional Psychology, which teaches many psychological issues are caused or made worse by underlying biochemical/ nutritional deficiencies. Further exploration led him to the practice of yoga, with its emphasis on breathing, meditation and movement for emotional centering.

    To enhance his effectiveness in helping patient to heal and grow, he became certified as Holistic Health Counselor at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and has studied with Mental Health Nutritional leaders Dr. Charles Gant, MD, Ph.D., Julia Ross, MA, and Tim Kuss, Ph.D. Dr. Friedman is an avid yoga practitioner and a student of Susi Amendola, ERYT 500.

    His latest endeavor has been into the world of Neurofeedback, which directly provides the brain information about its own functioning, and as a result increases self-regulatory functioning and flexibility, leading to improved behavioral outcomes.

    Dr. Friedman’s practice now offers integrative psychotherapy services which combines the healing power of insight oriented psychotherapy with education about lifestyle and nutritional tools that have shown scientific efficacy in improving mental health symptoms.

    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    How zinc and vitamin B6 prevent pyroluria and social anxiety

    The history of pyroluria and Carl Pfeiffer’s work with schizophrenic patients
    The symptoms of pyroluria and the relationship to anxious introverts
    How to assess for pyroluria: the questionnaire and lab tests
    Nutrients for pyroluria: forms and tips to enhance absorption

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, Gynecologist and Obstetrician, co-creator of Sexy Younger You
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    The role of our hormones and neurotransmitters in anxiety

    the bodies’ monthly and lifetime hormonal changes and how to claim balance
    the hormone – neurotransmitter connection
    key TLC’s you can make to gain hormone harmony and balanced moods

    Dr. Anna Cabeca is a board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s health. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine. Dr. Cabeca earned her medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Florida. Since completing her residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, she has maintained a private practice in Southeast Georgia.

    Dr. Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding restorative health and women’s health issues. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.

    A mother of five, Dr. Cabeca is a native English speaker who is conversant in four languages. Growing up in a multi-lingual and cultural household nurtured her love for international medicine and travel, which she pursues to this day. She has traveled around the world learning healing modalities from leading physicians, scientists, and other practitioners across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance are that we not only improve our own health, but also improve the health of our generations to follow.

    She is the co-creator of the Sexy Younger You telesummit and the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: WomensRestorativeHealth.com and SexualCPR.com.

    Dr. Amy Day, ND, specialist in stress, fatigue and hormonal issues
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    Adrenal health for more energy, less anxiety and balanced hormones

    the adrenals: what they are and how they affect mood, sleep, energy and hormonal health
    the 3 Rhythms to Save Yourself from Stress
    herbs for adrenal health and anxiety
    amino acids to calm your anxiety

    Dr. Amy Day, ND received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR and was among the first NDs licensed in California. After eight years at San Francisco Natural Medicine, Dr. Amy opened her private practice in Berkeley in 2012, specializing in helping busy professional women with stress, fatigue and hormonal issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Endometriosis Association and is a past board member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association.

    Dr. Amy provides experienced and compassionate care to help women get to the bottom of their hormone issues including adrenal/thyroid health, perimenopause/menopause, PMS, PCOS and endometriosis. She uses an integrated approach combining diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, stress management, nutritional supplements, botanical medicines and bioidentical hormones as she guides women on the journey to optimal wellness. Learn more at DrAmyDay.com.

    Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, author of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
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    Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Anxiety

    Why hypothyroidism can sometimes feel like anxiety and the definition of autoimmunity
    How common is it and an overview of the best testing
    The role of the gut and food intolerances
    The key nutrients: zinc, iodine, selenium and more

    Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is a passionate, innovative, solution focused pharmacist with an exceptional blend of creativity, empathy and clinical experience. 
Dr. Wentz received the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2006 from Midwestern University and has excelled in numerous professional roles; including working as a community pharmacist, a clinical consulting pharmacist and later a medication safety pharmacist.

    She is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and holds certifications in Medication Therapy Management as well as Advanced Diabetes Care and is also a 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Innovation Award from the Illinois Pharmacists Association.

    After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of conventional medical knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions. She decided to take on lifestyle interventions as a personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with Hashimoto’s.

    Dr. Wentz is the author of the best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about improved the impact of appropriate diagnosis, medication management, lifestyle interventions and functional medicine treatments on patient outcomes. Learn more at thyroidpharmacist.com

    Corey Schuler, MS, DC, board-certified nutrition specialist, chiropractic physician
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    Roots, Leaves, and Vitamin Bs for Anxiety

    Oral lavender for anxiety: safety, research and mechanism of action
    4 key B vitamins for anxiety and HPA dysregulation
    3 types of sex hormone dysregulation in women and the role of Femmenessence
    Unique non-supplement approaches for anxiety

    Corey Schuler, MS, DC, LN, CNS, CNP. Dr. Schuler’s clinical practice is focused on mood, behavior, and metabolic health. He is director of the Metabolic Treatment Center in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, graduating from the University of Bridgeport and Northwestern Health Sciences University. He is a board-certified nutrition specialist, board-certified in holistic nutrition, a licensed nutritionist, and chiropractic physician. He is also a doctoral candidate in behavioral health at Arizona State University.

    Dr. Schuler is core faculty at the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College. He serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and an advisor to the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Schuler is a reviewer for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He is a member of Institute for Functional Medicine, American College of Nutrition, American Nutrition Association, and NANP.

    In addition to his role on the medical advisory board for three leading nutraceutical companies, Dr. Schuler is a medical writer for the nutrition industry.

    Coleen Walsh, MFA, MNT, Functional Nutritionist, Master Nutrition Therapist
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    Are Your Genes Depressing You?: MTHFR and your mood

    the Methylation Cycle overview, MTHFR and B vitamins as cofactors
    how MTHFR effects the BH4 cycle and serotonin and dopamine
    factors that disturb methylation, how to test and what to do
    epigenetics and how SNPs are not our destiny

    Coleen is a Functional Nutritionist and Master Nutrition Therapist. Dubbed the “methyl queen” by colleagues, Coleen’s specialty is genetic SNPs (mutations) in the methylation cycle, including MTHFR, and the conditions that surround them. She is the owner of Harvesting Nutrition, a private nutrition therapy practice, and is a teacher of health and nutrition classes at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Whole Foods Market, and various other venues including hospitals, corporate businesses, and non-profit organizations. Coleen is the recipient of the 2014 NANP Impact Award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals for her work with MTHFR and methylation.

    A former professional dancer, choreographer and professor, Coleen battled a brain injury, depression, chronic pain, multiple autoimmune diseases, and a slew of degenerative conditions but turned her health around with holistic nutrition. Finding out that she had the MTHFR mutation was instrumental in her recovery, and now her passion is to educate the broader community about methylation and MTHFR. She attended Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) in Denver, CO and is currently completing the Functional Medicine & Lab Interpretation Series with Dr. Brandon Lundell. She keeps up on the latest health and nutrition research by attending numerous medical seminars and conferences. She offers a five-hour webinar on MTHFR and methylation for healthcare practitioners, and will soon be releasing a webinar and eBook on the same subject for non-practitioners.

    Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D, clinical psychologist, psychology professor, co-author of Extinguishing Anxiety
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    Benzodiazepines in the Treatment of Anxiety: Weighing Risks and Benefits

    benzodiazapines: how they work and some of the benefits
    side-effects, tolerance facts and withdrawal effects
    survey results from members of the Benzobuddies.org online support group
    what sort of questions should we be asking about benzodiazepine prescriptions

    Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, psychology professor, and chair of the Psychology Department at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. As a practicing clinical psychologist at Roseland Counseling, Dr. Pittman also provides psychotherapy, most frequently working with those coping with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She also is experienced in neuropsychological rehabilitation, and works with individuals who have experienced brain injuries or strokes. Along with Elizabeth Karle, she authored Extinguishing Anxiety, a book that assists individuals in overcoming the difficulties associated with anxiety disorders. The two are currently writing a second book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain, for New Harbinger.

    Dr. Pittman practices evidence-based psychotherapy, which means that she uses approaches that have been studied and shown to be effective. Her focus is on understanding how the natural processes of the brain and body can be changed in order to improve one’s life. After 20 years of experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Neuropsychology, Dr. Pittman has acquired a substantial amount of knowledge about how to help people change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. One of her goals in therapy is to help individuals understand what needs to be changed in the brain to help them accomplish the changes they seek. She is continually amazed by the fact that the brain is capable of tremendous growth, change, and healing, no matter what the person’s age, and knows that, while medication can be useful, it is not always necessary to promote change. Her research on benzodiazepines was inspired by her growing awareness of individuals with anxiety disorders who were relying on these medications to cope with anxiety, and the lack of resources available for those who were interested in using alternate methods but had difficulty stopping the use of benzodiazepines.

    Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified LENS Practitioner
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    Nutrition as a Foundation for Other Therapies

    Why good nutrition status is important for people with anxiety and other mental health issues
    What kinds of nutrition changes are encouraged
    Challenges with helping parents and families make nutrition changes

    Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, has over 17 years of experience helping individuals and families impacted by a range of neurological disorders including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and brain injury. Dr. Beurkens is the Founder and Director of the Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Caledonia, Michigan. She and her team are dedicated to exceptional evaluation and integrative treatment services, research on parent-child interaction and relationships, and professional training on best practices. As a published author, Dr. Beurkens has developed a variety of educational resources for parents and professionals. She’s a highly sought-after international consultant and speaker, published researcher, a Mom’s Choice Award recipient, and AutismOne Best Therapist award winner. She is dedicated to empowering patients with knowledge and strategies that allow them to reach their highest potential.

    Christa Orecchio, clinical and holistic nutritionist, co-host of the nationally syndicated health talk show, “The Randy and Christa Show: News that makes you healthier”
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    Preventing and Quelling Post-Partum Anxiety

    the most important nutrients and food groups to consume to prevent depletion and anxiety
    placental encapsulation as the fastest way to re-balance hormones
    lifestyle and emotions: Visualizing, meal trains, moms groups
    homeopathics to help balance hormones and soothe the emotions

    Christa is a clinical and holistic nutritionist and founder of thewholejourney.com. After eight years in private practice, her approach has become focused on functional medicine with the intention to help others heal from the root cause by giving them a deep understanding of how to use food as medicine.

    She does not advocate any one specific way of eating, but instead focuses on helping others understand their own unique bio-individuality while imparting a positive and empowering perspective shift around food as well as a mind-body approach to healing and thriving.

    She’s a TEDx speaker, the weekly FOX nutrition expert, contributor on The Doctors on CBS, and co-host of the nationally syndicated health talk show, “The Randy and Christa Show: News that makes you healthier”. I actually had the pleasure of being interviewed on this show and it was a blast – and we covered a lot of ground. Christa and Randy do an awesome job!

    Christa is the co-author of “The Anti-Inflammatory Diet” with Cheryl Tiegs, the author of “The Whole Journey Food as Medicine Cookbook” and is working on a fertility book.

    James M. Greenblatt, MD, pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, author of The Breakthrough Depression Solution
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    Integrative Therapies for the Treatment of OCD and Anxiety

    the role of PANDAS in OCD
    inositol for OCD
    opiate peptides casomorphin and gliadorphin and the DPP-IV Enzyme
    the role of clostridia in anxiety

    A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness.

    His books, Answers to Anorexia and The Breakthrough Depression Solution, draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has led to numerous interviews by the media on television as well as in written articles for consumer audiences.

    Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine.

    His third book, Answers to Appetite Control, offers a combination of nutritional and medical solutions to recover from a disordered appetite. Answers to Appetite Control is now available on Amazon.

    Robin Nielsen, Certified Nutrition Consultant and co-creator of Sexy Younger You a global telesummit event
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    Sleep Your Way to Better Moods

    Learn why restorative sleep is the key to being happier
    How anxiety and poor sleep are connected: sugar, blood sugar, caffeine, gluten
    What sleep has to do with brain chemistry and hormones
    How you can feel so much better when you get restorative sleep

    Robin Nielsen is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and is Founder of Juvenescence, LLC, helping her clients to “grow younger.” She specializes in helping women and men release OLD to get back to feeling fabulous through hormone balance. She is co-creator of Sexy Younger You!, a global telesummit event, now in its third season, is the creator of Get Your Groove On – a 12 week corporate wellness program and many other individual programs to grow younger. Robin is past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Silicon Valley Chapter, and past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.

    Robin has attracted media attention including a feature on the CBS television program Eye on the Bay CBS showcasing her life changing women’s retreats. The mother of two amazing men, and married over 30 years to her amazing partner, Robin is passionate about helping women and couples thrive in midlife.

    Sophia Elizabeth Archambault
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    Sophia Elizabeth Archambault struggled with chronic sadness and an eating disorder, now she has resilience, balance and lives happily on a farm with her husband, 3 dogs and 10 goats. Hear how:

    she found solutions by addressing food sensitivities, pyroluria and digestive issues
    she used the food mood log and why it is such a powerful tool
    she walks the talk now

    Carolyn Gard
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    Carolyn Gard is a Facebook follower who is very active on my page. She always has great feedback and valuable advice to offer. She found me via my book The Antianxiety Food Solution and the pyroluria quiz and has benefited tremendously from the pyroluria protocol and the amino acids. Hear how:

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    she made the food mood connection
    GABA and magnesium help her feel calmer
    the amino acids have also helped with her sugar cravings?
    she wishes she knew about pyroluria, introversion and social anxiety when she was at college

    Meme Grant
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    Meme Grant had anxiety, had panic attacks, didn’t enjoy speaking in public, had insomnia and was an emotional eater. She found answers with the amazing aminos acids and the pyroluria protocol. Hear how:

    glutamine allowed her to walk past the gluten and dairy free junk foods
    tyrosine helped her flutterby mind, gave her energy, focus and a desire to do things again
    DPA stopped her comfort eating for too much of the “healthy” sweeteners
    Tryptophan stopped her mind talk, got her sleeping through the night for the first time in 11 years and helped reduce the frequency of her panic attacks
    GABA was the best amino acid and how the panic attacks disappeared
    zinc, vitamin B6 and evening primrose oil helped her pyroluria symptoms

    Meme is a GAPS Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, FNTP, and fellow African. You can find out more at givernnewlife.info

    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    Anxiety: coffee, sugar and water – and where to go next

    the anxiety-provoking effects of coffee! and what about chocolate?
    the bad-mood effects of gluten (and all grains for some)
    wild fish, water, pumpkin seeds and laughter to boost your mood and calm you down
    questions answered (a few from the blog and facebook page)
    what you can get out of the summit, resources and where to go next

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).
    What Listeners Had to Say about the Anxiety Summit

    “I am going to miss these interviews when they are over!! They are like a bouquet of hope:)” ~ Karen

    “I have been riveted this entire week by the Anxiety Summit This whole week has been amazing! I have neglected all household responsibilities, much to the chagrin of those I care for, and it has been worth every second! Each interview has been fascinating, entertaining and nutrient-dense! Thank you!” ~ Jen

    “The choice of speakers was really excellent, as was the whole format. I learned a great deal. I would also add that Trudy exudes both warmth and conviction, and I have looked forward every day to hearing her encouraging voice and learning from the provocative questions she asked each speaker. The interactive format was really nice–she never dominated the conversation, but often had something insightful to add to the guest’s comments.”

    “I am a Naturopath/Nutritionist, specializing in the emotional/mental ramifications of Lyme Disease, and constantly attend webinars on numerous topics. I’m so impressed with Trudy’s knowledge and ability to ask the right questions and the webinar in general is fantastic… one of the best I’ve attended. Thank you, Trudy!” ~ Dr. Elle Guastella

    “Fantastic work and what a selection of awe inspiring professionals leading the way forward in thinking about anxiety, stress and the biochemical dance that exists within everyone of us. Well done.”

    “I’m so impressed with how extremely knowledgable, positive and engaging our speakers are. Your questioning is great and everyone’s such a good teacher, summarizing while adding tons of details and personal stories helps with comprehension of this amazing wealth of work. I am more than motivated to give up sugar and gluten and try some supplements while hopefully modeling for my children in their 20s how to be healthier and wiser. Thank you!”

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    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    The latest food and nutrient research on anxiety, music and more

    Why The Anxiety Summit
    New research on food and nutrients for reducing anxiety and depression
    Why changing our diets and addressing nutritional deficiencies is so important
    Music for mood and some inspiration for you
    Gems from each of the upcoming speakers

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Randy Hartnell, fisherman, owner of Vital Choice
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    What you need to know about seafood—the ultimate brain and mood food

    Purity and contaminants such as mercury and radiation (Fukushima)
    Research showing the health benefits: anxiety, depression
    What if you are mercury-toxic and sensitive
    Farmed vs wild salmon (and other species)
    What about that fish-y smell
    The health benefits of fish roe
    Omega-3s and fish as ‘Brain Food”
    Omega3-6 balance and testing fatty acid levels

    Before he and his wife founded Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics in 2001, Randy Hartnell spent 24 years as a commercial fisherman in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Today, Randy is president of Vital Choice, now the leading source for fast home delivery of the world’s finest wild Alaskan seafood and organic fare. He guides Vital Choice in its mission to provide customers with sustainable seafood of the highest quality, while educating them about the impact of their food choices on the environment, their health, and the commercial fishing community. Randy is the public face of Vital Choice, fostering relationships with environmentally minded, health-conscious consumers and nutrition-oriented health and wellness advocates. He is a Washington state native and lives with his wife Carla in his home town of Bellingham. Randy also holds a degree in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley.

    JJ Virgin, CNS, Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert, author The Virgin Diet
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    The Sugar Impact Diet

    The role stress and anxiety in play in sugar addiction
    Why sugar is a drug and what it’s doing to our health and mood
    Why all sugar is not created equal and where it hides
    Why fructose is worse than glucose
    Can we eat natural sugars, fruit, honey and agave
    The dangers of artificial sweeteners
    Signs of high sugar impact and how the sugar impact diet works
    Why snacking may not be a good thing

    Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is author of New York Times Bestsellers The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast and coming November 4, 2014: The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at www.jjvirgin.com

    Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant, author of Nourishing Hope for Autism
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    Fermented foods and probiotics for anxiety and depression: The practical and the research

    Types of fermentations
    Health benefits of probiotics and fermentations
    Research on probiotics and anxiety/depression/brain health/autism
    Probiotic supplements
    Prebiotics and why some people can’t use them
    Who might have trouble with fermented foods and why
    Steps and tips on making fermented foods and beverages

    Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and nutrition for pregnancy. Her approached is based on the BioIndividual NutritionTM needs of each person. She provides dietary guidance backed by scientific research and applied clinical experience. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, has helped people around the world to make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays. She presents at leading autism conferences in the US and abroad, and is the Nutrition Editor of the Autism File magazine. She is on the scientific advisory board for USAAA (U.S. Autism & Asperger Association) and the Autism Nutrition Research Center. She is the co-founder of Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses. Visit NourishingHope.com and BioIndividualNutrition.com

    Dr. Tom O’Bryan, DC, host of ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’
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    Gluten’s impact on the inflamed brain: reducing anxiety and depression

    Terminology and why it’s not called gluten intolerance but sensitivity
    Is gluten sensitivity just a fad and the recent FODMAPs research
    The multitude of diseases and symptoms caused by gluten sensitivity
    Gluten sensitivity as a contributing factor to psychiatric manifestations/anxiety/depression and new 2014 research from Italy
    Suicide rates in kids with celiac disease (even when they quit gluten), and kids celiac camps
    The conundrum with testing
    Doing an elimination and then challenge?
    Can anyone eat wheat or should we all be gluten-free

    Dr. 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.

    Jeffrey M. Smith, non-GMO advocate, producer of Genetic Roulette
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    Anxiety and mood: Health risks of GMOs and Roundup

    GMO definition, health effects and why advocate a complete ban
    The sad story of the South African GM corn/mielie farmer
    How Bt toxins damage the gut and become “pesticide producing factories”
    How Roundup affects serotonin production, detoxification and the gut
    Roundup’s new scary use
    The GM tryptophan disaster in 1989
    The good news and how you can help bring about change

    Jeffrey M. Smith is an international best-selling author and filmmaker; Executive Director, Institute of Responsible Technology and leading spokesperson on the health dangers of GMOs. He is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. Mr. Smith’s documentary Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). His books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. Learn more at www.responsibletechnology.org and www.seedsofdeception.com

    Dr. Kelly Brogan MD, Holistic women’s health psychiatry
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    Psychoneuroimmunology, the new psychiatry

    The role of inflammation in anxiety and depression
    Hormones and where the endocrine system fits in
    Where inflammation comes from
    What a healthy microbiome looks like
    Natural lifestyle interventions to reverse symptoms and favorite nutraceuticals
    Why psychiatrists don’t know about this

    Dr. Brogan is boarded in Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine/Reproductive Psychiatry and Integrative Holistic Medicine, and practices Functional Medicine, a root-cause approach to illness as a manifestation of multiple-interrelated systems. After studying Cognitive Neuroscience at M.I.T., and receiving her M.D. from Cornell University, she completed her residency and fellowship at Bellevue/NYU. She is one of the nation’s only physicians with perinatal psychiatric training who takes a holistic evidence-based approach in the care of patients with a focus on environmental medicine and nutrition. She is also a mom of two, and an active supporter of women’s birth experience, rights to birth empowerment, and limiting of unnecessary interventions. She is the Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and an advisory board member for GreenMedInfo.com, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, and Fisher Wallace. She practices in NYC and is on faculty at NYU/Bellevue.

    Dr. Ted Dinan MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at University College Cork
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    Microbes in the gut and psychobiotics as a potential treatment for anxiety and depression

    Varied ways in which anxiety presents
    Anxiety as a co-morbid condition e.g. irritable bowel syndrome
    Microbes in the gut and the influence on emotional activity
    Non-pharmacological approaches to treating anxiety
    Psychobiotics as a potential treatment and the newest research in this area

    Ted Dinan, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry at University College Cork. He was previously Chair of Clinical Neurosciences and Professor of Psychological Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked in research laboratories on both sides of the Atlantic and has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His main research interests are in the biology of depression and functional bowel disorders and in this context he has made significant contributions to the literature on the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in situations of stress with particular emphasis on the role of vasopressin. In 1995 was awarded the Melvin Ramsey Prize for this research into the biology of stress. His current research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the Health Research Board and the Wellcome Trust. He has published over 400 papers and numerous books on the pharmacology and neurobiology of affective disorders. He is on the Editorial Boards of several journals including the Journal of Affective Disorders, Human Psychopharmacology and Psychoneuroendocrinology.

    Dr. Mikell S. Parsons, DC., Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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    Conquering those yeastie beasties (candida) once and for all

    Yeastie beasties/ candida: what it is and how common it is
    How to assess if you have it and symptoms of overgrowth
    Why craving sugar is a HUGE sign of a yeast overgrowth
    How yeast can be a cause of weight gain
    How do we get it and is it contagious
    Protocols for getting rid of the yeastie beasties
    Methylation and mercury toxicity and candida?

    Dr. Mikell Suzanne Parsons is a doctor of Chiropractic, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has earned two diplomats. One from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the other is in Chiropractic Neurology. In addition to this she is also a Certified Gluten (free) Practitioner. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, Connecticut where she taught women’s health, obstetrics, gynecology, geriatrics and EENT.

    Dr. Parsons is a former Attending Doctor and Clinical Instructor at the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. Before moving to Connecticut, Dr. Parsons maintained a multi-doctor practice of chiropractic, clinical nutrition and natural-medicine in Houston, Texas for 7 years. She lectures throughout the United States and Canada on clinical nutrition, women’s health issues, and the management of soft-tissue disorders. Previously, Dr. Parsons was in practice at a multi-disciplinary integrated medical practice in Milford, Connecticut where she specialized in women’s health and functional medicine.

    In December of 1998, she was a contributing author of the critically acclaimed textbook “Instant Access to Chiropractic Guidelines and Protocols” published by Mosby, Inc. and in 2010 she contributed to Dr. Claudia Anrig’s “Second Edition of the Pediatric Chiropractic Textbook.” Dr. Parsons also currently publishes her own bi-monthly Ezine available on her website.

    In the year 2001, she was the host of the radio talk show “The MultiCare Health Hour”, and has continued her media outreach as a reoccurring guest on the Central Valley Today show. She has also been a consultant for Whole Health Professional Consulting and Educational Services, an organization that provides clinical consultations to physicians of all types in order to help train them in functional medical management of difficult patients, as well as providing professional educational seminars in order to help train doctors in the methods of clinical nutrition, herbal therapy, and functional medicine.

    Dr. Parsons served as a board member for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), and is the founder of the Natural Path Health Center in Fresno, California where she continues to specialize in chiropractic, nutrition and chiropractic neurology.

    Trudy Scott, CN, Host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and nutritionist
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    Targeted individual amino acids for eliminating anxiety: practical applications

    Glutamine: how it’s calming and helps with blood sugar balancing
    GABA: how it eases physical tension
    Tryptophan: how it eases anxiety in the head/busy ruminations (and when not to use 5-HTP)
    DPA and tyrosine: how they help you quit the comfort-eating and coffee
    Precautions when using individual amino acids
    Factors that make them more effective and factors that make them less effective

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Tom A. Malterre, MS, CN, author of Nourishing Meals
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    Our environmental toxin exposures promote anxiety

    The drastic spike in ADD/ADHD and autism and increase in anxiety and depression
    Air pollution as an environmental toxin: concerns and sources (mercury, the brown cloud)
    Mercury in fish and fish meal for animals
    EDCs/ Endocrine Disrupting Compounds: BPA, phthalates and anxiety
    Pesticides and the effects on folates in the colon and the production of serotonin
    TILT /Toxicant-induced loss of tolerance
    What to do: nutritional and lifestyle tips

    Since the age of 10, Tom Malterre has been fascinated by the science of nutrition. In his quest to understand the genius of food and nature, he has achieved both a Bachelors and Masters degree in nutritional sciences from Bastyr University, learned from medical experts at the Institute for Functional Medicine, become a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, co-authored two books Nourishing Meals and Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, and coached numerous health care practitioners on using nutritional science as a tool in their clinical practices. Through his Whole Life Nutrition Elimination Diet program he has helped thousands of people let go of migraines, arthritis, anxiety, skin disorders, and many other chronic conditions. Tom loves to spend time with his wife and children hiking in the mountains, harvesting wild food, and enjoying the beauty of the great Northwest. Learn more at www.wholelifenutrition.net and his recipe blog www.nourishingmeals.com

    Kris Homme, MPH, retired engineer turned science writer
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    Your hidden mercury burden: A likely root cause of the other root causes of anxiety

    Part 1

    chronic mercury poisoning effects at the molecular level: blocks enzymes, displaces minerals
    chronic mercury poisoning effects the cellular and organ level: mineral transport, destroys barriers like gut and brain, mitochondrial dysfunction
    effects on hormone imbalance, blood sugar regulation, food sensitivities, GABA/serotonin levels, autoimmunity
    why mercury toxicity is complicated and hard to test for
    subjective signs of chronic mercury poisoning

    Part 2

    how to get rid of your mercury burden: dental amalgams, mercury in fish
    how a special diet can help
    important supplements to include: antioxidants; essential fatty acids; minerals
    foods and supplements to avoid
    concerns around chelation
    chronic mercury poisoning resources

    Kris Homme is a retired engineer turned science writer. She has graduate degrees in public policy and public health. She has chronic mercury poisoning. She is the lead author of a peer-reviewed journal article entitled, “New science challenges old notion that mercury dental amalgam is safe,” published in BioMetals in February 2014, which describes the new science of genetic susceptibilities to low-dose exposures of mercury. She facilitates a chronic mercury poisoning support group in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an activist, she is a party to the ongoing legal effort to compel the FDA to restrict mercury dental amalgam. And in 2013 she led a campaign in the city of Berkeley to improve the information given to dental patients about the risks of mercury dental amalgam. Learn more at www.mercuryandmore.weebly.com

    Dr. Alan Christianson, ND, author of Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease
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    Adrenals – Master glands of anxiety / tranquility

    Why the adrenals regulate the anxiety response
    Why some are more prone to anxiety than others
    How to know if your adrenals are healthy
    Testing your adrenal function
    The difference between adrenal dysfunction and disease
    How your diet and daily habits stress your adrenals
    The best ways to heal your adrenal glands

    Dr. Alan Christianson is a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Physician who helps people overcome adrenal and thyroid disorders and achieve lasting fat loss and vibrant energy. He is the author of the bestselling Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, Healing Hashimoto’s – A Savvy Patient’s Guide, and an exciting new book coming soon (2015.) Dr. Christianson is the founding physician behind Integrative Health Care, The Fix, Hormone Club for Men and Women and the founding president of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He trains doctors internationally on the treatment of obesity, thyroid disease, and hormone replacement therapy. Learn more at www.drchristianson.com

    Dr. Hyla Cass, MD, Board-certified in psychiatry and integrative medicine and the author of Mood, Anxiety, Energy and Your Thyroid
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    How thyroid imbalance can cause anxiety and depression

    An aside on Abram Hoffer and orthomolecular medicine
    Thyroid disorders: frequency, causes, symptoms and the mood/anxiety connection
    Hashimotos thyroiditis and anxiety
    Hyperthyroidism and anxiety
    Testing: basal temperature and blood tests
    Conventional medical treatment
    Natural thyroid hormones and dietary factors
    Shoulder stands, rebounding and exercise for stress and anxiety

    Dr. Hyla Cass is a nationally acclaimed physician, board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, as well as in integrative and holistic medicine. She is one of the country’s foremost authors and experts on the subject of integrative medicine, combining the best of leading-edge natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice of 30 years, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances. She is recognized for helping people to come off both psychiatric medication and substances of abuse with the use of targeting nutritional supplements, including her own unique formulations. They also serve to enhance mind, mood, energy and memory, naturally. Quoted widely in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, and People Magazine, she also appears regularly on radio and television, on shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, The View, E! Entertainment, and MSNBC. She is the author of several popular books including User’s Guide to Herbal Remedies, St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster; Natural Highs; Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition; 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free. See her website for more information cassmd.com

    Dr. Ameet Aggarwal ND, psychotherapist and author of Feel Good
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    The hidden master organ: Why treating your liver is fundamental to anxiety and depression

    Why the liver is the hidden master organ and defining a sluggish liver
    The role of lactate and the liver and how this contributes to anxiety
    How the liver affects thyroid hormones
    Dietary factors that improve the liver and the ones that make it more sluggish
    A form of breathing that massages the liver
    Homeopathics, antioxidants and herbs for a sluggish liver
    The benefits of using a castor oil pack
    The importance of organic psychotherapy, family constellations, de-stressing, meditation, and exercise

    Dr. Ameet Aggarwal ND is a Naturopathic doctor, psychotherapist (gestalt therapy) and family constellations / systems therapist with years of experience treating stress, trauma, anxiety, depression and chronic disease.

    Ameet is the author of Feel Good: Easy Steps to Health and Happiness which teaches you why your mind and body are connected and how to release trauma and stress, nourish your body with nutrition and herbs AND detoxify to achieve optimal long-term emotional wellbeing.

    From Europe to Canada to Kenya and South Africa, Ameet has lectured around the world and brings to you his vast knowledge on integrating mind and body for emotional wellbeing.

    Born in Kenya, he returned to his roots from Canada to run private practice (www.drameet.com) and mobile clinics for remote underserviced communities (www.fimafrica.org). He also holds workshops for corporations on team building, communication and conflict resolution and runs emotional healing safaris in Kenya.

    Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, author of The Magnesium Miracle
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    Take magnesium and melt your anxiety away

    how important is magnesium: enzymatic processes, mitochondria, heart health, anxiety
    how important is magnesium compared to calcium; and the vitamin D connection
    the medication fluoride concern and magnesium impact
    the symptoms of magnesium deficiency
    why we are deficient in magnesium
    dietary sources of magnesium and why diet is often not enough
    how to test your magnesium level

    Dr. Carolyn Dean is a Medical Doctor and Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Carolyn Dean is a Medical Doctor and Naturopathic Doctor on the cutting edge of the natural medicine revolution since 1979. She is working on several patents for novel health products including the iCell, the basic ingredient of RnA Drops. She also produces unique magnesium: ReMag and a multiple mineral product: ReLyte that are 100% absorbed at the cellular level. Dr. Dean is the author/coauthor of 33 health books (print and eBooks) including The Magnesium Miracle, Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II, Death by Modern Medicine, IBS for Dummies, The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health, Future Health Now Encyclopedia, Everything Alzheimers, and Hormone Balance and over 100 Kindle books! Dr. Dean is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site – Nutritional Magnesium Association, Her magnesium outreach has won her an award from the Heart Rhythm Society in the UK for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management-2012.” Dr. Dean has a free online newsletter and a valuable online 2-year wellness program called Completement Now! and runs a busy telephone consulting practice. Find out more at Dr. Dean’s Website www.drcarolyndean.com and her www.rnareset.com website.

    Sayer Ji, researcher, author, founder of Greenmedinfo
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    Deconstructing medical anxiety & evidence-based natural solutions

    how modern medical screening and interventions are based on an outdated evidence-base and lead to fear and anxiety
    the top evidence-based natural interventions for anxiety: lavender, aromatherapy, flowers, plants, forest bathing, probiotics (and the gut-brain axis), magnesium
    foods that can cause anxiety: gluten/all grains
    what foods to include: real whole foods, healthy fats, eggs (and issues with statins)
    ‘alternative’ non-invasive modalities to reduce stress/anxiety – yoga, EFT, music, shiatsu, dancing and aromatherapy

    Sayer Ji is a widely recognized researcher, author, and lecturer, Steering Committee Member of the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC), an advisory board member of the National Health Federation, and the founder of the world’s most widely referenced, evidence-based natural health resource of its kind. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities.

    Dr. Benjamin Lynch, ND, Researcher/writer/speaker: MTHFR and methylation defects
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    Anxiety: Biochemical and genetic predispositions

    MTHFR, methylation, SAMe and anxiety (and other health effects)
    Good forms of folate
    How too much folate can raise norepinephrine and cause anxiety
    COMT genetic polymorphisms and anxiety: estrogens, xenoestrogens and sulfur
    MAOA genetic polymorphisms and anxiety: tyramines and histamine
    GAD genetic polymorphisms and anxiety: MSG, glutamates and GABA
    How to test for and interpret these genetic polymorphisms?
    Three top recommendations to reduce anxiety

    Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at www.MTHFR.Net. Dr Lynch is also the President & CEO of www.SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Bothell, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

    Dr. Peter Osborne, DC and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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    Drug induced nutritional deficiencies that contribute to anxiety

    the victim-warrior concept for being empowered
    what is the meaning of drug-induced nutritional deficiencies
    drugs that contribute to anxiety through nutrition loss
    estrogen/ birth control pill and magnesium, folate, vitamin B6
    antibiotics: good bacteria, B vitamins esp biotin and vitamin B12, vitamin K
    antacids: protein malnourishment
    NSAIDs: iron, vitamin C, folate, strips mucosal layer
    prescription meds in drinking water
    how to test for these nutritional deficiencies
    nutritional deficiencies caused by gluten and the Gluten-Free Society

    Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Town Center Wellness in Sugar Land, TX (just southwest of Houston). He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He is an expert in orthomolecular and functional medicine. He has been practicing since 2001. His clinical focus is the holistic natural treatment of chronic degenerative diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. He has helped thousands of patients recover from mysterious medical illnesses.

    Doctor Osborne received his doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College. He has held faculty teaching positions at Texas Women’s University and HCC’s nursing program teaching Neurophysiology, Nutrition, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology. He lectures nationally to doctors on the topics of gluten sensitivity/intolerance, celiac disease, drug induced nutritional deficiencies, and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the co-founder of Nutra-MD, a nutritional supplement product line that addresses nutrient deficiencies caused by commonly prescribed medications. He is the host for the radio program Alternatives for Health & Wellness and the Executive Secretary for the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.

    He founded Gluten Free Society in 2010 to help educate patients and physicians on the far reaching effects of gluten sensitivity. He is the author of Glutenology, a series of books designed to help educate the world about gluten.

    Dr. Jonathan Prousky, MSc, ND, author of Anxiety: Orthomolecular Diagnosis and Treatment
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    Tapering off psychiatric drugs so they don’t ruin your life

    The process of reducing or discontinuing psychotropic medications
    Difficulties patients have in overcoming pharmacological dependence
    Reactions when someone discontinues SSRIs and benzodiazapines
    Tapering approach, duration and improving outcomes
    The importance of diet and lifestyle
    Melatonin and niacinamide during benzodiazepine withdrawal
    Using Neurapas Balance, rhodiola and GABA during a taper protocol
    A tapering schedule case report

    Jonathan Prousky, ND, MSc, graduated from Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He is the Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and also supervises at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. He is a passionate advocate for patients having psychiatric disorders and focuses his clinical practice on optimizing mental and neurological health with orthomolecular nutrition, botanical (plant-based) medicines and lifestyle counseling. He has lectured extensively on various health-related topics, especially mental health. Dr. Prousky is the current editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. His clinician-based research primarily involves the neuropsychiatric applications of vitamin B-3. Learn more at www.jonathanprouskynd.com/

    Sharon Heller, PhD, author of Anxiety: Hidden Causes
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    Hidden causes of anxiety: Drugs, illness, light and balance

    How anxiety is often misdiagnosed as psychological when it’s primary cause is physical
    Why such misdiagnoses happen
    Physical causes of anxiety: thyroid disorders, diabetes, Cushing’s Syndrome, adrenal exhaustion
    Common heart conditions that can cause anxiety: mitral valve prolapse and high blood pressure.
    Infections and anxiety: Lyme disease, PANDAs
    Over-the counter drugs that cause anxiety: lidocaine, birth control pills and more
    Space-related phobias: Vestibular/balance and the inner ear
    Anxiety and photosensitivity

    Sharon Heller, PhD is an author, developmental psychologist and college professor specializing in how poor nutrition, internal and external toxicity, drugs, and cranial/sacral misalignment create sensory processing problems, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems, and on how to heal holistically. She received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago and PhD from Loyola University of Chicago.

    Sharon is the author of Anxiety: Hidden Causes: Why your anxiety may not be “all in your head” but from something physical ;Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World and Uptight & Off Center: How Sensory Processing Disorder Throws Adults off Balance & How to Create Stability . You can learn more at www.sharonheller.net

    For many years Sharon suffered debilitating sensory defensiveness, head pressure, head fog, poor balance, visual processing problems, weakness, digestive problems and fatigue for which conventional medicine could offer neither diagnosis nor treatment. She was told and assumed that her problems were largely from anxiety. Psychotropic medication had a minor impact in helping to reduce some distress but, suffering side effects, she promptly stopped. Something was very wrong but what?
    Exploring various holistic modalities, she slowly discovered the causes and treatments for her symptoms. Sequelae from head trauma suffered twenty years earlier drove her neurological symptoms, while Epstein Barr virus, Candida overgrowth, mercury poisoning and adrenal exhaustion drove her physical symptoms, all of which were compounded by unrelenting distress. Neurocranial restructuring, biocranial therapy, magnetic resonance therapy, acupuncture and other alternative therapies, along with a raw food diet, detoxification, yoga, qi gong, and painting (see www.anya.artspan.com) helped to heal and transform her life. You too can heal!

    Rebecca Robb, PsyD, clinical psychologist, co-founder of integrative health care practice
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    Treating Anxiety in an Integrative Medicine Practice

    What is integrated medicine
    What are the complexities of building an integrated medical practice
    Incorporating neuro-nutrition/amino acids into a psychotherapy practice
    Case studies using neuro-nutrition/amino acids and psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, family dysfunction, chronic pain, gut distress

    Rebecca Robb, PsyD is a clinical psychologist with 40 years of experience in the field of mental health. She holds a master and a doctorate from the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Her undergraduate degree is from George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon.

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    Dr. Robb’s work in the community mental health system before and after graduate school prompted many questions about traditional psychiatric pharmaceutical interventions. Her dissertation explored the efficacy of dietary interventions for children with AD/HD. In 2001 she co-founded an integrative health care practice. Her practice at Integrative Primary Care Associates, in Portland, Oregon is based on her firmly held belief that vibrant mental health is directly related to proper nourishment of the body, mind and spirit. She recognizes the reciprocal and dynamic influence of biological, psychological and social forces in illness and health.

    Dr. Robb’s ongoing investigation of emerging treatment practices led to an examination of neuro-nutrition and diet. These practices proved to be a remarkably valuable complement to insight-oriented psychotherapy. Further study at the Neuro-Nutrient Training Institute, founded by Julia Ross, MA and author of best-sellers The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure established a foundation for her current protocols. She continually strives to expand her understanding and effectiveness through study and collaboration with multi-disciplinary colleagues.

    Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    Eggs, broths, sprouts, almond flour, questions and what to do next

    Are eggs a superfood? and choline for a better mood and less anxiety
    More superfoods: broths, sprouts and curcumin
    Reconsidering almond flour for baking
    Questions answered (a select few from the blog and facebook page)
    What you can get out of the summit, resources and where to go next

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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 a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

    Dr. Lauren Noel, ND, host of Dr. Lo Radio
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    Primal nutrition for anxiety and depression

    The benefits of eating grass-fed red meat
    Which healthy fats to include and why
    Why include nutrient-dense bone broths and how to make them
    Mineral-rich foods make a difference

    Dr. Lauren Noel is the owner and medical director of Shine Natural Medicine in Solana Beach, CA. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Since 2010, Dr. Noel has treated over 5,000 patients using natural therapies. Her areas of expertise are digestive disorders, thyroid & hormone imbalances, and primal nutrition. She has been a frequent guest/lecturer on health radio shows and medical conferences, and she is the host of Dr. Lo Radio, a top rated podcast on iTunes that has attracted over 1 million listens. Dr Noel treats patients locally in the San Diego area and all throughout the US. To learn more visit DrLaurenNoel.com
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    Angela Savitri, OTR/L, Freedom from Chronic Stress Coach
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    How Changing My Breakfast Cut My Anxiety in Half

    How amino acids helped (5-HTP, and GABA)
    How yoga and mindfulness meditation helped her anxiety
    The research supporting yoga and mindfulness meditation for anxiety
    How changing to a 90% whole foods diet helped her anxiety
    What the biggest game-changer was for her anxiety?

    Angela Savitri, OTR/L, helps professional women be free of burnout and chronic stress through her 90-Day Freedom from Chronic Stress Program. She’s devoted to this work due to her own health and relationship crisis that required her to take two medical leaves from work before she was 30. Through this humbling experience, Angela knew she had to look within to change her approach to ambition, work, relationships, and well-being. She healed herself while still working in a corporate setting to experience peace regardless of her external circumstances. She left her corporate career behind to pursue her passion to ease the chronic stress burden of high-achieving women so they can experience calm, contentment, and light-heartedness even with a demanding career. Angela is an Occupational Therapist, Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach, Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and Mindfulness Meditation teacher and student. More at freedomfromchronicstress.com.

    AMMA JO, singer/songwriter and entrepreneur
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    The power of music for mood and inspiration

    Why music is inspiring and uplifting
    Coming together to create the ‘Top of the World” song
    A big food change she made

    AMMA JO is a dynamic inspirationalist (to coin the phrase)!. She works to change the world through her positive and uplifting spirit! She inspires the world through everything she does, whether speaking, singing or launching her own creative ideas!

    AMMA JO is a singer/songwriter and entrepreneur. Her sole mission in life is INSPIRATION. She inspires through music, speaking and in her business endeavors. With 15 years executive management experience and over 10 years as an independent artist and true creative, AMMA JO brings her sincerity and flair to every presentation and project!

    Learn more about her at meetammajo.com and download free music at ammajomusic.com. Invite her for an inspirational experience for your next LIVE event! You may also contact her directly for your next songwriting or marketing project

    Food Mood Expert and Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott interviewed 25+ of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the very powerful connection between food and mood. Hear the science and learn transformational tools you can apply right away. Be empowered and take charge!
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    Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
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    New 2015 Food/Nutrient Research on Anxiety and Speaker Highlights

    Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry
    What if nutrients could treat mental illness?
    The gut microbiome and diet in psychiatry, and the guts of remote Amazon dwellers
    Dietary guidelines from Brazil, exercise, mindfulness, caffeine and social interaction
    Preschoolers on Medicaid being prescribed psychotropic drugs and other medication news
    Speaker highlights, gems and connections

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

    Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

    Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

    Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.

    Dr. Daniel Amen MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

    The Brain Warriors Way to Attacking Anxiety, Depression and Aging

    Why we are in a war for the health of our brains?
    Why anxiety is so common in women and how depression shows up in men
    Four different brain types
    Natural ways for dealing with anxiety (instead of typical anti-anxiety medications)
    How birth control pills contribute to anxiety
    The impact of gut health on anxiety

    Dr. Daniel Amen MD is dedicated to optimizing and healing the brain. He is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist and nine-time NY Times bestselling author. He is the Founder of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa and San Francisco, CA, Bellevue, WA, Reston, VA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. The clinics have the world’s largest psychiatric database of functional brain scans, totaling nearly 100,000 scans on patients from 111 countries. Dr. Amen is the lead researcher on the largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on NFL players and he is the co-creator of The Daniel Plan with Rick Warren and Mark Hyman, a program to get the world healthy through religious organizations.

    Some of Dr. Amen’s books include Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind At Any Age, The Daniel Plan and Unleash the Power of the Female Brain.

    Julia Rucklidge PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology

    What if… Nutrition could Treat Anxiety and Depression?

    The increasing prevalence of mental health problems and medication side-effects
    Why diet is so important when it comes to mental health (anxiety, depression, ADHD and even schizophrenia)
    Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry and ISNPR (International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research)
    The problems with food: pesticides, soil quality, Roundup
    Micronutrient research for ADHD, anxiety, bipolar and PTSD)
    The emerging field of nutritional mental health: Inflammation, the microbiome, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial function

    Julia Rucklidge PhD, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she did her undergraduate training in neurobiology at McGill University in Montreal. She then completed a Master’s and PhD at the University of Calgary in clinical psychology where she studied the psychological profiles of women with ADHD. She went on to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to complete a two year post-doctoral fellowship investigating gender differences in ADHD adolescents. In 2000, she and her husband moved to Christchurch, New Zealand where she secured a position at the University of Canterbury in the Department of Psychology. She teaches child and family psychology in the Clinical Psychology Programme and more recently, has introduced the topic of Mental Health and Nutrition into the wider psychology programme. Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. In the last decade, she has been running clinical trials investigating the role of broad-spectrum micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes. She is also studying the effect of probiotics on depression. Julia has over 75 peer-reviewed studies and is passionate about helping people find alternative treatments to medications for their psychiatric symptoms. Her current research interests can be found at: psyc.canterbury.ac.nz/people/rucklidge.shtml

    Rebecca Katz MS, culinary translator, author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook

    Your Brain on Food: The Science and Alchemy of Yum for Alleviating Anxiety!

    The wonderful definition of alchemy
    Brain boosting ingredients from Rebecca’s culinary pharmacy: lentils, mint, pumpkin seeds, cauliflower, #goodmoodsardines
    The tricks to building flavor great taste and flavor
    How to make the most of your time in the kitchen
    Tips and tricks to feel less overwhelmed in the kitchen and how to prevent recipe reading anxiety
    The secret of dollops for yum and why they are like edible makeup

    A nationally-recognized culinary translator and expert on the role of food in supporting optimal health, Rebecca has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education, from Hawthorn University and received her culinary training from New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

    As a consultant, speaker, teacher and chef, Rebecca works closely with physicians, nurses, and wellness professionals to include the powerful tools of flavor and nutrition in their medical arsenal. Rebecca is the Executive Chef for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s renowned Food as Medicine professional training in medical nutrition therapy, and consults for Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s premiere nutrition conference for health professionals co-directed by Andrew Weil, MD.

    She is the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, which trains healthcare professionals and interested cooks how to translate nutritional science directly to the plate through taste and flavor.

    Rebecca is the author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory and Mental Clarity, (Ten Speed Press, 2015), The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top-16 Age Busting Power Foods, (Ten Speed Press, 2013) along with the award-winning cookbook The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond (Ten Speed Press, 2009), and One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and their Friends (Ten Speed Press, 2008, Second Edition).

    A myriad of food related experiences, including a sojourn to Italy, where she studied Mediterranean cuisine with chefs and signoras from Florence to Sicily, shaped Rebecca’s philosophy that health-supportive food must taste great in order to be nourishing and healing. For more information and yummy recipes: rebeccakatz.com

    Summer Bock, Master Fermentationist

    Sauerkraut for Gut Healing and Reducing Anxiety

    Summer’s journey and recovery from allergies, gut problems, anxiety and panic attacks, and how fermented foods turned things round for her
    The good bacteria we get from fermented foods: psychobiotics and anxiety
    Sauerkraut: a “promising nutraceutical for the treatment of malnutrition-induced diseases” and how it helps with asthma, IBS and inflammatory bowel disease
    The 3 categories of fermented foods: Functional Ferments, Increased Assimilation Ferments and Primarily Preservation Ferments
    The history of kefir
    How to buy sauerkraut in the store
    How to make your own sauerkraut at home and why

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    Summer Bock is a Master Fermentationist who guides people to experience a deeper level of healing. Her mission is to radically improve people’s health while empowering them to revolutionize the local food system using delicious, local and healthy food. A skilled herbalist with a background in microbiology, she is certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University. Summer has created an avid following with her signature programs The Probiotic Power Cleanse, Gut Rebuilding, and the yearlong Fermentationist Certification Program. On the days it is sunny she can be found rollerblading down the streets in the Pacific Northwest. Find out more at SummerBock.com

    Dr. Peter Osborne DC, author of Glutenology

    Grainflammation – How Grain Consumption Contributes to Anxiety and other Mood Disorders

    Gluten and autoimmunity
    Schizophrenia and “bread madness”
    How gluten and all grain consumption can lead to chemical changes in the brain
    How the gluten in corn can impact the mind and mood
    Concerns with seeds and grains
    DNA testing for celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity

    Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Healthcare Center in Sugar Land, TX (just southwest of Houston). He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He is an expert in orthomolecular and functional medicine. He has been practicing since 2001. His clinical focus is the holistic natural treatment of chronic degenerative diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. He has helped thousands of patients recover from mysterious medical illnesses.

    Doctor Osborne received his doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College. He has held faculty teaching positions at Texas Women’s University and HCC’s nursing program teaching Neurophysiology, Nutrition, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology. He lectures nationally to doctors on the topics of gluten sensitivity/intolerance, celiac disease, drug induced nutritional deficiencies, and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the co-founder of Nutra-MD, a nutritional supplement product line that addresses nutrient deficiencies caused by commonly prescribed medications. He is the host for the radio program Alternatives for Health & Wellness and the Executive Secretary for the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.

    He founded Gluten Free Society in 2010 to help educate patients and physicians on the far reaching effects of gluten sensitivity. He is the author of Glutenology, a series of books designed to help educate the world about gluten.

    Lierre Keith, small farmer, author of The Vegetarian Myth

    Anxiety, Depression, and the Vegetarian Diet

    How young girls are being targeted by vegan groups
    Lierre’s story and the health challenges she faced: hypoglycemia, anxiety, bone pain, fatigue
    Moral vegetarianism or veganism and factory farming
    The importance of topsoil and how it’s disappearing
    The nutritional deficiencies of a vegetarian or vegan diet: B12, fats, amino acids like tryptophan, iron, vitamin D
    The mood benefits of grass-fed red meat
    The problems with processed soy

    Lierre Keith is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of six books including, The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, which has been called “the most important ecological book of this generation.” She is also coauthor, with Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. She’s been arrested six times for acts of political resistance. You can find out more at lierrekeith.com

    Kaayla T. Daniel PhD, CCN, The Naughty Nutritionist®, author of Nourishing Broth

    Real Food for Anxiety: Butter, Broth and Beyond

    Butter and the “fats of life”
    How vegetarian diets can contribute to anxiety and other mental health disorders
    Why soy is NOT a health food and why it can contribute to anxiety, ADHD and other mental health challenges
    Paleo diet and “nose to tail eating”
    Broths help to cure melancholy/depression and help us deal with stress
    A simple broth recipe
    The component in broth that helps calm the mind and quell anxiety
    How broths heal the gut and how this heals our brains

    Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN, is known as The Naughty Nutritionist® because she outrageously and humorously debunks nutritional myths. She is Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

    Dr. Daniel earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, is certified as a clinical nutritionist (CCN) by the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists in Dallas, and in 2005, received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity in Science Award.

    She is coauthor (with Sally Fallon Morell) of Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World (2014) and the author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food (2005).

    Dr. Daniel has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, PBS Healing Quest, NPR’s People’s Pharmacy, ABC’s View from the Bay, and Discovery Channel’s Medical Hotseat, and has shared the stage with Dr. Mark Hyman, JJ Virgin, Chris Kresser, Gary Taubes, Charles Poliquin, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Joel Salatin, Dr. Terry Wahls, David Wolfe and other prominent health experts. Dr Daniel has also spoken at numerous professional conferences, including Ancestral Health, BoulderFest, Wise Traditions, National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP), Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) and Bio-Signature.

    Subscribe to Dr. Kaayla’s Naughty Edge newsletter at her website drkaayladaniel.com and join her on Facebook at @DrKaaylaDaniel

    Dr. Allison Siebecker ND, LAc, SIBO specialist

    Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Anxiety

    An overview of SIBO/small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and recent research
    The SIBO connection to IBS and anxiety/depression
    Using a SIBO questionnaire and SIBO testing
    SIBO treatment: medications, a herbal approach and diet
    Gut motility and low serotonin/low melatonin

    Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine. Dr Siebecker is the Medical Director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NCNM Clinic in Portland, OR, where she specializes in the treatment of SIBO. She is instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NCNM, teaches continuing education classes for physicians, is the author of the educational website siboinfo.com and is writing a book synthesizing the SIBO data into one source. In 2005 and 2013, she received the Best in Naturopathy award from the Townsend Letter for her articles “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”(2005) and “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS” (2013). Find out more at siboinfo.com

    Ann Louise Gittleman PhD, CNS, author of The Fat Flush Plan and Guess What Came to Dinner

    The Parasite/Anxiety Connection

    How common are parasites and how do we become infected (even if we live in a first world country)
    How do parasites contribute to anxiety and depression and even schizophrenia
    Other symptoms of a parasitic infection
    How to avoid being exposed to parasites
    How to test for parasites and how do we get rid of the parasite/s

    Highly respected as the grande dame of alternative health and award-winning author of over 30 books, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, single-handedly launched the weight loss/detox revolution in her New York Times bestseller The Fat Flush Plan. A Connecticut College and Teachers College, Columbia University graduate, she has been recognized as one of the top ten nutritionists in the country by Self magazine and was the recipient of the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence.

    Dr. Ann Louise forged new ways of thinking about obesity early on in her career. She was the first to proclaim that obesity was caused by the lack of dietary fats and the wrong kind of carbohydrates in her book Beyond Pritikin (1988) where she predicted that the fat-free, carb-rich diet was creating weight gain, sugar cravings, fatigue and diabetes.

    Always ahead of her time, Dr. Ann Louise has set the pace for new health protocols over the last two decades with a myriad of breakthrough books including Get the Sugar Out, Guess What Came To Dinner? Parasites and Your Health, Your Body Knows Best, the New York Times bestseller Before The Change: How to Take Charge of Your Perimenopause, “The Gut Flush Plan”, The Fast Track Detox Diet and Fat Flush for Life.

    A savvy and dynamic speaker, Dr. Ann Louise has appeared on 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, Good Morning America and The Early Show. Her work has been featured in a myriad of national publications ranging from Time and Newsweek to Glamour, Ebony and The Oprah Magazine.

    Today, she continues to dedicate herself to carving out new landmarks in holistic health and healing. Her latest book, the highly acclaimed Zapped (HarperOne, 2010) is a step-by-step manual for fortifying the body, detoxifying the home, and protecting yourself from the invisible hazards of electropollution.

    Visit her website annlouise.com and join her on facebook at @annlouisegittleman

    Dr. Eva Selhub MD, author of Your Health Destiny and Your Brain on Nature

    How to Heal Anxiety with Nature and the Body, not just with the Mind

    Why the “the body whispers before it screams”
    What stress has to do with anxiety
    Mind/body interventions and why they help
    Why nature is so important for reducing anxiety and even improving cognition
    What love has to do with any of this
    The role of our genes in anxiety and depression
    Why sleep is so important?

    Dr. Eva Selhub MD, is a physician, author, speaker and consultant in the fields of stress, resilience, mind-body medicine and working with the natural environment to achieve maximum health and wellbeing. She is a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a clinical associate of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was medical director and senior physician at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital for thirteen years. A trained internist and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Selhub runs a private practice as a comprehensive medical specialist and transformation consultant. She is the author of The Love Response: Your Prescription to Turn Off Fear, Anger, and Anxiety to Achieve Vibrant Health and Transform Your Life, Your Brain on Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality with Alan Logan and the newly released book Your Health Destiny: How to Unlock Your Natural Ability to Overcome Illness, Feel Better, and Live Longer. Learn more at drselhub.com

    Dr. Jill Carnahan MD, Functional Medicine Practitioner

    Is Toxic Mold the Hidden Cause of Your Anxiety?

    An overview of functional medicine
    How common is it for mold and mycotoxins to contribute to illness and anxiety
    Where are we exposed to mold
    Top symptoms associated with mycotoxin-associated illness
    How to treat mold/mycotoxin exposure in someone who has anxiety (or depression)
    The role of methylation and MTHFR polymorphisms in our detox abilities

    Dr. Carnahan MD, completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was also part of the first 100 health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). In 2008, Dr. Carnahan’s vision for health and healing resulted in the creation of Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in Peoria, IL where she served as the Medical Director for 2 years. In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she practices functional medicine with medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. Dr. Carnahan is also 13-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine. She is a prolific writer, speaker, and loves to infuse others with her passion for health and healing!

    Joe Tatta DPT, Musculoskeletal Pain Expert

    Nutritional Influences on Anxiety and Musculoskeletal Pain

    Link between anxiety and chronic musculoskeletal problems
    Fear avoidance behaviors and pain
    Headaches, back pain, joint pain and nutritional influences
    An exercise prescription for anxiety

    Joe Tatta, DPT is a doctor of physical therapy. He is Co-Founder of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness, one of the largest outpatient physical therapy providers in the New York Tri-State area. He is board certified in orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has studied nutrition and functional medicine through the University of Western States and the Institute of Functional Medicine. His mission is to help over a million people arrive to a place where they are healthier, pain-free and energized from the inside out. Achieving it naturally by optimizing your movement, nutrition and intentions is the way to turn around chronic patterns and optimize your health.

    Magdalena Wszelaki, founder of Hormones Balance

    Foods to balance your hormones and ease anxiety

    Magdalena’s own journey with Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, estrogen dominance and anxiety
    How hormonal imbalances can cause anxiety: low progesterone, low/high estrogen
    How over and underactive thyroid can cause anxiety
    The adrenals and anxiety and depression
    How to test for hormonal imbalances
    The foundation to all hormonal health being: healthy gut, healthy blood sugar levels and optimal liver health
    Foods that support the production of the different hormones
    Seed rotation for balancing estrogen and progesterone
    The role of coffee in liver health, hormone metabolism and anxiety

    Magdalena Wszelaki is the founder of Hormones Balance, a nutrition coaching practice dedicated to helping women to rebalance their hormones with nutritional and lifestyle changes. Magdalena is a certified nutrition coach, speaker, educator and chef with a long history of hormonal challenges which resulted from a highly stressful life in advertising – starting from Graves’ and Hashimoto’s Disease (autoimmune conditions causing thyroid failure) to adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance. Today she is in full remission, lives a symptoms-free awesome life and teaches woman how to accomplish the same in her various online coaching programs.

    Dr. Benjamin Lynch ND, MTHFR and methylation expert

    How Methylfolate can make you Feel Worse and even Cause Anxiety, and What to do about it

    Methylfolate and the MTHFR polymorphism
    Anxiety and other side effects of too much methylfolate
    How to prevent methylfolate side-effects
    How to determine how much methylfolate to take

    Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at MTHFR.net. Dr. Lynch is also the President & CEO of SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Bothell, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

    Mira Calton CN and Jayson Calton PhD, micronutrient specialists, authors of Naked Calories

    Micronutrients for Eliminating Anxiety

    The importance of micronutrient sufficiency and Mira’s osteoporosis
    The Calton’s 6 year, 135 country expedition to explore traditional diets
    The definition of naked calories
    How glyphosate/Roundup impacts mineral absorption in plants and thereby impacts us
    The new GM arctic apple and why it should be avoided
    How minerals compete for absorption
    Zinc/copper balance and why we want a multi with no copper

    Mira Calton, CN, FAAIM, DCCN, CMS, CPFC, BCIH is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, a Certified Personal Fitness Chef and is Board Certified in Integrative Health. She holds a Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences, has completed the Yale University School of Medicine’s OWCH (Online Weight Management Counseling for Healthcare Providers) program, and currently sits on the American Board of Integrative Health. Mira’s interest in nutrition came after having been diagnosed at the age of thirty with advanced osteoporosis. Working with her husband Dr. Jayson Calton to become micronutrient sufficient Mira reversed her condition, they now work together to inspire others to do the same.

    Jayson B. Calton, PhD, FAAIM, DCCN, CMS, CISSN, BCIH, ROHP is a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, and is Board Certified in Integrative Health and Sports Nutrition. He has worked with thousands of international clients over the last 20 years to improve their health through his unique nutritional and lifestyle therapies. Dr. Calton majored in Molecular and Microbiology (pre-med), at the Burnett Honors College, School of Biomedical Sciences and holds a Masters of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Nutrition. He has completed post-doctoral continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School, Cornell University, and Yale University School of Medicine, and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) and the American Board of Integrative Health (ABIH).

    Together the Caltons are among the world’s leading experts on the topics of weight management, lifestyle medicine and micronutrient deficiency. Their high success rate working with adults and children to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse health and disease conditions has made their consultancy highly sought after by celebrities, athletes and top corporate executives around the world.

    It is their belief that becoming micronutrient sufficient is the first step towards preventing and reversing many of today’s most prevalent health conditions and diseases. The Caltons appear regularly on numerous media outlets including a monthly column in First for Women magazine as well as nutritional experts on FOX and Friends and CNN with Sanjay Gupta.

    Yasmina Ykelenstam, the Low Histamine Chef

    Histamine-containing Foods: their Role in Anxiety, Depression and Schizophrenia

    What is histamine
    Yasmina’s anxiety story and how she discovered the histamine connection
    How histamine can cause symptoms of anxiety: high-histamine foods, low levels of DOA or HMNT enzyme, neuroinflammation
    The histamine and depression/ schizophrenia connection and possible links to pyroluria
    Histamine disorders: allergies, histamine intolerance and mast cell activation
    The difficulty in diagnosing a histamine intoleranceHigh histamine foods and factors that cause histamine to be released
    High histamine foods with anti-inflammatory properties
    How to eat when you have a histamine intolerance: the “histamine-balanced” diet
    Histamine interaction with psych medications such as valium and why this can be problematic for many doing the Ashton benzodiazepine taper protocol
    Histamine interaction with other medications and dyes in medications

    Yasmina Ykelenstam, the Low Histamine Chef, is a former CNN/BBC journalist and luxury brand marketing professional turned nutrition/wellness blogger and cookbook author after using a high-nutrient, gluten-free, histamine-balanced “flexitarian” diet to heal a chronic inflammatory condition. Due to her investigative skills and her ability to publicize information online, her reporting on the topics of histamine intolerance and mast cell activation (MCA) syndrome has earned her the respect of an international community of physicians and researchers. Yasmina now has thousands of devoted, grateful readers whose lives she positively impacted by putting a name to their pain and advising them on how to eat and live so they can heal, recover, and move forward without discomfort.

    A Dutch-Lebanese citizen, Yasmina grew up in the United States and Europe. Her Dutch father was a vice-president for Sheraton and developed new hotels. Her Lebanese mother was a journalist. The family resided in New York, Spain, London, Paris, and Beirut. She holds a B.A from Trinity University in Washington, D.C., and is currently studying nutrition with Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Super Immunity.

    Yasmina has over ten years of experience in research and international news production for programs that include CBS’s 60 Minutes, where she began as an intern, and CNN’s Inside Politics andbusiness news division. After 9/11, she was pulled into the general news division at CNN, where she worked with Wolf Blitzer, John Snow, Christiane Amanpour, Richard Quest, and Hala Gorani. She was part of a team that received the Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the 2006 Lebanon War with Israel. After CNN, she did field reporting from Baghdad for Fox New and the BBC. The journalistic standards of her blog are of the highest order due to her training.

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    While residing in London and bedridden (2008–2010), she worked producing and copywriting promotional campaigns for the Nobrand Agency, an award-winning digital consultancy working with luxury brands. Her accounts included the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (NYC), Nokia, Mercedes-Benz, Bischoff/Weiss Gallery (London), Elie Saab, Roberto Cavalli, and the Oscar-winning 2007 documentary No End in Sight.

    After her thirty-year struggle to identify the source of her diverse constellation of physical, emotional, and mental symptoms began to come to an end in 2010 with the recognition that her histamine levels were involved—a discovery that ultimately led to a valid diagnosis of MCA syndrome—Yasmina devoted herself full time to her recovery. She subsequently became a full-time blogger and health reporter, successfully publishing nine ebooks (PDFs) on low-histamine cooking and lifestyle.

    Not only does Yasmina back up each claim on her website and blog with numerous studies, she makes sure to put her journalism background to good use by interviewing leading medical experts, bestselling authors, and healers. She and her blog have been featured in articles appearing in Huffington Post, BBC News, The (London) Times, First for Women, Buzz Feed, Aftonbladet (Sweden), Health Monitor, and GreenMedInfo.

    Yasmina currently resides in London, England, and Marbella, Spain, and also spends frequent intervals visiting New York City.

    Dr. Peter Bongiorno ND, author of Holistic Therapies for Anxiety and Depression

    Serotonin and Anxiety, Happiness, Digestion and our Hormones

    What is serotonin and why is it often considered the molecule of happiness
    The role of serotonin when it comes to anxiety?
    How serotonin was first discovered and the 5-HT1A receptor/oxytocin connection
    Serotonin’s strong relationship to the digestive tract
    The connection between inflammation and serotonin
    How to naturopathically support serotonin and the overall neurotransmitter system for optimal mood support: 5-HTP, L-tryptophan and its vitamin co-factors
    Serotonin’s effects on our hormones, other neurotransmitters and whole body

    Dr. Peter Bongiorno is co-medical director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture, a thriving practice with two clinics in New York (New York City and Long Island). He specializes in mood disorder and depression.

    Dr. Bongiorno teaches an integrative medicine elective at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and also lectures at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. He is an expert blogger for Psychology Today, and has appeared multiple times on national FOX news programs.

    He is current President of the NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians and, was chosen naturopathic physician of the year in New York State in 2008.

    Dr. Bongiorno is a major contributor to the Textbook of Natural Medicine and authored the 2010 textbook for physicians Healing Depression: Integrated Naturopathic and Conventional Therapies for Depression. He authored How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not – The Complete Natural Program for Healing Depression for Good (Red Wheel / Conari) and Holistic Therapies for Anxiety and Depression recently released by WW Norton.

    Peter loves running outside, playing the drums, making breakfast, and enjoying life with daughter Sophia and fellow naturopathic doctor Pina LoGiudice.

    Please join Peter @drbongiorno on Facebook or learn more about him through InnerSourceHealth.com and drpeterbongiorno.com

    Karla A Maree CNC, Neuronutrient Therapy Specialist

    Pyroluria, Amino Acids and Anxiety: Real Cases, Real Solutions

    How pyroluria affects mood and anxiety and introversion
    Amino acids GABA and tryptophan: how they can help you feel less anxious and happier in as little as 5 minutes
    What is a pixie dust person
    Gina, case study 1: social anxiety/pyroluria, birth control pill, vegetarian, low GABA, low serotonin and low iron
    Mark, case study 2: social anxiety, pyroluria, claustrophobia, low serotonin, very sensitive to noise, gluten sensitivity

    Karla A Maree is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Certified Neuronutrient Therapy Specialist. For the past 9 years, Karla has been working with functional diagnostic nutrition in both the clinical setting (in the Diet Cure Clinic, formerly Julia Ross’ Recovery Systems Clinic) and in private practice using a multitude of assessments and tests. Her specialty is brain chemistry (including pyroluria, histamine and fatty acid imbalances, and bipolar spectrum disorder). She helps clients recover naturally from depression, anxiety, addictions, and disordered eating. In addition to brain chemistry, she works with sex hormones, thyroid and adrenal function, sleep, gastrointestinal wellness, and autoimmunity and inflammation.

    As a distance instructor, she trains licensed and/or certified therapists, psychologists, NDs, acupuncturists, RNs, nutritionists, and other health professionals from around the US and the world, through Julia Ross’ Neuronutrient Therapy Institute in advanced amino acid therapy and related techniques. By learning the basics of brain chemistry, and how mood is affected by nutrition, genetics, (and the internal and external environment in general), practitioners are able to dramatically improve their healing success rate with even their most challenging clients. You can find out more at KarlaMaree.com

    Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

    Pyroluria, Amino Acids and Anxiety: Troubleshooting when you are not getting results

    Pyroluria and the effects of leaky gut, oxalates and low oxytocin levels
    CFS, ADHD, autism, alcoholism, Lyme disease: the pyroluria connection
    Introversion and musician’s dystonia: an update on the pyroluria connection
    Troubleshooting the pyroluria protocol and mistakes I see
    Testing for pyroluria, zinc, vitamin B6 and fatty acids
    The 8 factors that make the targeted individual amino acids more effective
    What to do when the amino acids are not working
    Concerns about quinolinic acid and tryptophan?

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

    Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

    Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

    Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.

    Dr. Kim D’Eramo, DO, author of The MindBody Tool Kit

    How to use MindBody Medicine to Reverse Anxiety in 3 Minutes or Less

    Why anxiety leads to us developing diseases like heart disease
    What is MindBody medicine
    How do we use MindBody medicine to reverse anxiety, depression, pain or other symptoms instantly
    MindBody tools like the instant elevation technique
    The broccoli yoga pose

    Dr. Kim D’Eramo is a physician, speaker, bestselling author of The MindBody Tool Kit: 10 Tools to Immediately Increase Energy, Enhance Performance, and Even Reverse Disease, and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and attended residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

    After healing herself from a chronic illness using MindBody tools, she now empowers millions to use the same tools to immediately shift their body chemistry and brain activity to patterns that create health and wellbeing.

    Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs, and speaks internationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public to teach self-healing tools. Receive your free MindBody tools today at: DrKimD.com

    Lebby Salinas, The Fooducator®, certified health & wellness coach

    How Gluten Elimination Healed Me and Eliminated my Anxiety

    Lebby’s gluten story and how she nearly died
    The gluten testing she did and what she learned
    The C.R.A.P diet
    Community work and the Fooducation® Movie Series
    Buying local produce

    Lebby Salinas is a certified health & wellness coach, board certified holistic health practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, an ADHD/ADD coach, a change-maker and a visionary. Lebby has a degree in home economics and minor in marketing. Her education and personal experiences have equipped her with extensive knowledge that she draws on to work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Lebby suffered from many food allergies and illnesses that conventional medicine couldn’t diagnose or cure; at one point, becoming very ill and needing to be hospitalized. After many years and many thousands of dollars, she took her health into her own hands. Lebby took Hippocrates at his word and began to “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” She discovered that it was more about what was wrong with the foods she was eating, not what was wrong with her body. The more she studied health, food, and nutrition, the more passionate she became about sharing with others the power of holistic health and the power that “real food” has in nourishing and healing our bodies, minds and spirits. Lebby is the founder of Fooducation® and sprouted a grassroots movement teaching others how food affects our health and our world. In collaboration with The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, Lebby started a community effort to help improve the health and wellness of communities via the Fooducation® Movie Series that works towards “Changing lives one movie at a time.”™ You can read more about Lebby and her work at thefooducator.com and getfooducated.org

    Dan Stradford, Safe Harbor President

    My Anxiety Story and the Message of Hope We Offer

    Safe Harbor /Alternative Mental Health: a message of hope and practitioner resources
    His low zinc, histadelia and anxiety
    Margot Kidder’s story with amino acids and bipolar disorder
    Success with social anxiety/pyroluria
    His greatest piece of wisdom from an elderly African priest

    Safe Harbor is the world’s largest site on non-drug approaches for mental health. Thousands of people around the world have recovered from mental disorders and now enjoy the simple pleasures of a drug-free life. Most were told this was impossible. Yet we hear from these individuals regularly. Many others have been able to significantly reduce their dependency on psychiatric medication. Commonly these people find that underlying their “mental” disorders are medical problems, allergies, toxic conditions, nutritional imbalances, poor diets, lack of exercise, or other treatable physical conditions. Find out more at alternativementalhealth.com

    Safe Harbor is a nonprofit corporation, founded in 1998 and based in Los Angeles, California.

    In 1958, when Safe Harbor founder Dan Stradford was four years old, his father, William Stradford, vanished into a mental hospital with a “nervous breakdown.” After receiving a series of shock treatments and potent drugs, William Stradford returned home a broken man. His memory was gone, his personality had deteriorated, and he could scarcely hold a job.

    William Stradford – a once-vibrant, personable man – never recovered. The family, with 4 children, plummeted into poverty and fell apart. All the children except for Dan ended up in children’s homes.

    From a very early age, Dan Stradford felt there had to be safer, more effective alternatives for treating the mentally disturbed. In 1998 he formed the groundwork for the Safe Harbor Project to help others avoid the tragedy he witnessed growing up.

    Finding many like-minded people inside and outside the medical community, Dan requested their help as board members and advisors and the Safe Harbor Project was born.

    In addition to being the Safe Harbor President, Dan Stradford is a semi-retired corporate executive, a naturalist, writer and editor.

    Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

    Closing call: 60+ Nutritional & Biochemical Causes of Anxiety and Recommended Supplements

    60+ Nutritional/biochemical causes of anxiety and associated solutions
    4 degrees/levels of anxiety I see and response to the 60+ causes
    The unique ability of the body to heal
    Testing I use with my clients and what tests I’d run if everyone had unlimited funds
    My recommendations: food companies and supplements
    My message of hope

    Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

    Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

    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. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

    Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

    Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.
    What Listeners Had to Say about the Anxiety Summit

    “I am going to miss these interviews when they are over!! They are like a bouquet of hope:)” ~ Karen

    “I have been riveted this entire week by the Anxiety Summit This whole week has been amazing! I have neglected all household responsibilities, much to the chagrin of those I care for, and it has been worth every second! Each interview has been fascinating, entertaining and nutrient-dense! Thank you!” ~ Jen

    “The choice of speakers was really excellent, as was the whole format. I learned a great deal. I would also add that Trudy exudes both warmth and conviction, and I have looked forward every day to hearing her encouraging voice and learning from the provocative questions she asked each speaker. The interactive format was really nice–she never dominated the conversation, but often had something insightful to add to the guest’s comments.”

    “I am a Naturopath/Nutritionist, specializing in the emotional/mental ramifications of Lyme Disease, and constantly attend webinars on numerous topics. I’m so impressed with Trudy’s knowledge and ability to ask the right questions and the webinar in general is fantastic… one of the best I’ve attended. Thank you, Trudy!” ~ Dr. Elle Guastella

    “Fantastic work and what a selection of awe inspiring professionals leading the way forward in thinking about anxiety, stress and the biochemical dance that exists within everyone of us. Well done.”

    “I’m so impressed with how extremely knowledgable, positive and engaging our speakers are. Your questioning is great and everyone’s such a good teacher, summarizing while adding tons of details and personal stories helps with comprehension of this amazing wealth of work. I am more than motivated to give up sugar and gluten and try some supplements while hopefully modeling for my children in their 20s how to be healthier and wiser. Thank you!”

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