2018 Speakers

Speakers are arranged in alphabetical order by last name.

Caroline Clavin

Caroline Clavin

Founder, Chief Gratitude Officer

Caroline Clavin is the Founder of Chief Gratitude Officer®. Their Mission is to inspire, empower, and spread joy, and they keep that mission front and center in all that they do. Caroline founded Chief Gratitude Officer® after discovering the healing power of gratitude as she managed through the physical and emotional pain of a 6+ year struggle to have children. This struggle prompted a re-evaluation and several significant life changes. Through reflection, meditation, and yoga, Caroline developed immense gratitude for her struggle, because it had prompted the cascade of events that led her to Ashland, Oregon and a life that was more authentically her.

On a walk, one day in October 2015, while reflecting on her career path, she thought, “The only job title I really want is Chief Gratitude Officer.” With that (and a few giggles), her inspiring little company was born. She felt this name/title was a great way to honor the work she had done to focus energy on feeding her soul versus feeding her ego. Caroline believes strongly that gratitude can move us from scarcity thinking to conscious recognition of the abundance in our lives. Life’s challenges become a little less daunting when we realize the unexpected gifts that accompany them. Check out her website at www.chiefgratitudeofficer.com and search for Chief Gratitude Officer® on Facebook and Instagram to see how you too can become a CGO (Chief Gratitude Officer®)!

Param Dedhia, MD

Param Dedhia, MD

Physician, Weight Loss Program Leader & Director of Sleep Medicine, Canyon Ranch in Tucson

Dr. Dedhia is a sought after medical doctor and lecturer who continues to be curious of the world that he lives in. He has studied abroad in Spain and Greece, and has traveled to India, Colombia, Turkey, Italy, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and South Africa in recent years. He enjoys any book by Malcolm Gladwell and lives by the saying: “Know Thyself.” He is nourished by friends and family, rejuvenated by music and dance and inspired by kindness and wit.

In going to Canyon Ranch in Tucson, he championed the re-launch of the Weight Loss Program at the Life Enhancement Center and actively serves as Director of Sleep Medicine. He specializes in internal medicine, executive health, preventive cardiology, longevity, mind-body medicine, integrative medicine, weight loss and sleep.

Daniele Della Valle, NTP

Daniele Della Valle, NTP

Daniele Della Valle is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, author and motivational speaker. Having worked in the food, beverage, retail and service industries for the past 18 years, Daniele has had an invaluable experience that greatly contributes to her profession now as an NTP and body positive coach. After Daniele transitioned into nutrition she dove head first, worked in a Keto clinic as the principle nutritionist, opened a private practice, wrote a book, started a podcast, and now is about to embark on the conference circuit as a motivational speaker. Her love to heal and be of service to others is clear when you meet her, her heart knows no bounds. Daniele’s hope is that she can work hard to help every woman feel validated and supported through every aspect of their life.

Darryl Edwards

Darryl Edwards

Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator, Nutritionist and Founder of the Primal Play Method™

Darryl Edwards (aka The Fitness Explorer), is a Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator, nutritionist and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process. Darryl is the owner of Fitness Explorer Training and author of several books including Paleo Fitness and Paleo from A to Z.  His work has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Paleo Magazine, Elle Magazine, Men’s Fitness and featured on the BBC documentary Eat to Live Forever. He is also founder of the first Paleo conference in Europe, HEALTH Unplugged which took place for the 3rd year running in Autumn 2016.

Keesha Ewers, ARNP

Keesha Ewers, ARNP

Doctor of sexology, psychotherapist, energy worker, yoga teacher, best-selling author, speaker, and host of the Healthy YOU! Radio network

Keesha Ewers has been in the medical field for over 30 years. She is board certified in functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as being a doctor of sexology, psychotherapist, energy worker, yoga teacher, best-selling author, speaker, and host of the Healthy YOU! Radio network. She cured herself from rheumatoid arthritis, a supposedly incurable autoimmune disease, and soon after developed the Freedom Framework, which is designed to get to the root problem of any disease or imbalance. Her online programs and videos can be found at www.DrKeesha.com

Lauren Geertsen, NTP

Lauren Geertsen, NTP

Author, Speaker, Nutritional Therapist, Co-Founder of Meo Energetics, and a leading online wellness writer,

Lauren Geertsen is an author, speaker, Nutritional Therapist, and a leading online wellness writer. Her website, EmpoweredSustenance.com, has shared resources for vibrant health with over 30 million international readers. Lauren’s books Quit Acne: The Nutritional Approach to Clear Skin and Quit PMS: End Your Menstrual Misery Naturally reached Amazon bestseller categories. She offers support for healing the body, mind, and soul at LaurenGeertsen.com.

John Tjenos and Lauren partnered to make a therapeutic line of essential oil formulations widely available through Meo Energetics. Their international circle of holistic health colleagues jumped in to bring this company to life. Nutritionists, acupuncturists, meditation instructors, yoga instructors, bodyworkers, and energy healers eagerly tested Meo Energetics products in their practice. With their feedback, Meo Energetics’s formulations were refined for use by both practitioners and individuals.

Kendall Kendrick, NTP

Kendall Kendrick, NTP

Nutritional Therapist, Author, Warrior

Kendall Kendrick is a motivational speaker and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in ancestral connection, through stress management, nutrition, lifestyle, mindfulness, and empowerment. She is also the co-founder of Evolved Recovery, A Holistic Approach to Sobriety.  After a near-death experience in 2010, Kendall found a new way of life within the ancestral health community. In her public speaking role, she shares her personal journey of perfectionism recovery, letting go of control and shame, finding balance, and creating a fulfilled, peaceful life using the tools of our ancestors. Kendall spends her free time going on long walks, sitting around backyard fires, researching her personal ancestry, knitting, and connecting with her four daughters and husband on their urban farm in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN

Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN

Founder, Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology

Dr. Loscalzo is passionately committed to transforming our current broken disease-care system into a true health care system where each and every practitioner is skilled at finding the root cause of health challenges and using ancient healing wisdom married with modern scientific research to restore balance. As the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, Dr. Loscalzo specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore balance to hormones with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. Her practitioner training programs empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health issues by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the master controller.

Dr. Loscalzo is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and HeartMath®. She’s also a certified living foods chef, instructor, and coach, and she has trained and certified hundreds of others in the art of using palate-pleasing, whole fresh food as medicine.

A best-selling author, speaker, and internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority with over 23 years of clinical experience, Dr. Loscalzo offers online courses, long-distance coaching and counseling, and deeply empowering and informative live events. Her wildly popular practitioner certification program empowers health and wellness professionals to unravel the mystery of their clients’ complex health challenges, so they become known as go-to practitioners for true healing and lasting results.

Kristy Malone, MFT, NTP

Kristy Malone, MFT, NTP

Kristy Malone is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and mental health therapist. Her personal and professional experiences have led her to one unquestionable conclusion: optimal wellness occurs only when the body, mind, and life are in balance. When one of these areas is problematic, it creates a ripple effect into the other areas. Emotional stress takes an enormous toll on our bodies and can lead to a variety of health conditions. Similarly, anyone who has experienced a health or a weight issue understands that it is a deeply emotional and often isolating experience. It can impact relationships, career, and finances.

The most important thing she does for her clients is getting them reconnected with their own body and mind. She’s not opposed to traditional medicine or even to pharmaceuticals. What she is opposed to is giving up all responsibility for your own health, ignoring your intuition, and accepting what is “common” as normal instead of getting at the root cause of illness. You can dramatically decrease the outsourcing of your healthcare when you take a proactive, intuitive approach to wellness. In her practice she merges her mental health and nutritional therapy skill sets to get at the root cause of present health concerns, and to empower her clients to connect with their own mind and body. Together they work to correct the emotional and physical imbalances that are asking for your attention.

Marie Manucherhri, RN

Marie Manucherhri, RN

Reiki master, Author, Teacher, Energy Intuitive

Marie Manuchehri, is a nationally known energy intuitive, Reiki master, author, and teacher. While working as registered oncology nurse, Marie first discovered her unique gifts for perceiving subtle energy and facilitating energetic healing. She has her own practice in Seattle, Washington, teaches popular classes and workshops, and hosts a biweekly radio program on KKNW “The Marie Manuchehri Show: Where Energy and Medicine Meet.”

 

Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS

Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS

Lifestyle Medicine Expert, Teacher, Author, and Creator of the Food & Spirit Approach to WHOLE Health

Deanna is the author of five books on nutrition and wellness, including Chakra Foods for Optimum Health, and her latest, Whole Detox. She grew up with a health-nut mom and junk-food dad, who ultimately taught her important lessons about food – be conscious, but not so crazy conscious that you become a perfectionist. Having had her own emotional eating and health issues in her teens and twenties, she looked for solutions to her health and relationship with food. Her journey to find answers led her to weave together science, nutrition, psychology, philosophy, yoga, and chakras to develop a lifestyle system called Food & Spirit. She offers training to practitioners of all types to learn this color-coded system for health and wellness (www.foodandspiritprofessional.com) to help others to live a vibrant full-spectrum life.

Jimmy Moore

Jimmy Moore

Blogger, Author, Host of "Livin La Lvia Low Carb" Podcast

Jimmy Moore is an American blogger and author who is best known for his “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog and podcast, and more recently for his books on nutrition. After losing 180 pounds on the Atkins diet in 2004, Jimmy Moore has gone on to grow an empire of projects centered around healthy low-carb living that seek to encourage, educate and inspire others to lose weight and get healthy.

Shawn Mynar, NTP, RWP, CPT

Shawn Mynar, NTP, RWP, CPT

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer, Real Food Foodie, and Passionate Health Seeker

Shawn Mynar is thoroughly versed in issues related to autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, unexplained weight gain, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and all other thyroid disorders, toxic mold exposure, heavy metal toxicity, adrenal fatigue or HPA axis dis-regulation, bacterial imbalances, and leaky gut from a first-hand experience. She survived and thrived through these health issues and you can too! She is now doing everything she can to get the word out!  She is convinced that most of our country’s health problems could be helped, if not cured, by taking out the foods that cause our bodies to become inflamed.

David Ramaley, ND, DC, DACNB

David Ramaley, ND, DC, DACNB

Naturopathic and Chiropractic Physician, Writer, Lecturer and Educator in the fields of Health and Nutrition

Dr. Ramaley is a Naturopathic and Chiropractic Physician, writer, lecturer and educator in the fields of Health and Nutrition. He is a graduate of Bastyr University, Life West Chiropractic College and Whitworth College. He holds a Diplomate degree in chiropractic neurology from Logan College of Chiropractic. He is certified in Applied Kinesiology and a participating colleague of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. He is the author of Perpetual Energy; The Ambitious Woman’s Quick Guide to More Energy, Focus, and Balance.

Dr. Ramaley was a participating doctor in a recent diabetes study funded by the National Institute for Health. He served on the Board of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington State Chiropractic Association and the International College of Applied Kinesiology.

Tiffany Renee

Tiffany Renee

Herbalist & Lightworker | Medicine Woman

Tiffany Renee is a modern day Medicine Woman: a clinical herbalist and ordained lightworker specializing in women’s health, anxiety & depression, and autoimmune disorders. She combines her graduate study of Chinese medicine, energywork, over 15 years study of middle eastern dance and taichi to help her clients gain a significantly higher quality of life. When she isn’t in session, you can usually find her in the garden, in the kitchen, by the water, or in the mountains.

Stacy Schilter, CEDS, LMT

Stacy Schilter, CEDS, LMT

Stacy Schilter is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) working with individuals, couples and families affected by eating disorders, problematic eating and body dissatisfaction. Through increased awareness, she helps people recognize, and change unhelpful behaviors and thinking patterns. Through self validation and acceptance, she assists people in making peace with their bodies or themselves. And through skills development, she encourages people as they find freedom from food preoccupation or self criticism.

Liana Werner-Gray

Liana Werner-Gray

Author and advocate for natural healing using a healthy diet and lifestyle

Liana is an advocate for a consistently healthy lifestyle using a wholesome diet & natural lifestyle, by focusing on everything the Earth provides naturally. She grew up in Alice Springs, in Outback Australia and learned from the aboriginal people at a young age about their diet, connection to nature & spirit, and Ancient Healing Techniques. Liana graduated from Charles Darwin University where she began indulging in processed foods, which ended up being a 5-year long addiction to junk foods, and vicious binge eating and emotional eating cycle. This landed Liana in hospital at 21 with a diagnosis of a stage 1 cancer, in the form of a golf-ball size tumor in her lymphatic system, chronic fatigue, and Epstein Barr virus. Liana was fed up with suffering every day, and wanted to shed excess weight, clear her skin feel more positive sleep better, repair her digestive system and so she created “The Earth Diet” blog where she committed to eating only foods straight from nature for 365 days. The concept went viral and led to her traveling the world teaching about nutrition including to nurses, doctors, school students, teachers and corporations including the NYPD. Liana has written two worldwide bestsellers “The Earth Diet” and “10-Minute Recipes” (published by Hay House with a foreword by Mark Hyman. M.D) which have appeared on television and radio including Fox News, NBC, and WABC. Liana is based in NYC.

Leah Williamson, NTP

Leah Williamson, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Co-Host of the Low Carb Conversations podcast, a real food advocate, and the founder of Brisbane Paleo Group

Leah Williamson is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), co-host of the Low Carb Conversations podcast, a real food advocate, and the founder of Brisbane Paleo Group.  She resides in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and two children. All her life she has struggled with weight and health issues, digestive issues, extreme fatigue and fluctuating moods.  In her early twenties she was diagnosed with Hashimotos, an autoimmune condition, and thought this would be the answer to her health issues, but in fact it was not, and her symptoms continued to get worse.   After the birth of her son, she gained a significant amount of weight, had no energy and did not feel like herself anymore. She discovered Paleo and a real food approach to eating and went on to loose 30kg and never felt better. She started a community meetup group of like minded people following the paleo lifestyle to help support, encourage and motivate each other on their real food journey.  The group was so well recieved that there is now over 1000 members and similar groups being created around Australia and New Zealand. She runs an active Facebook page called Brisbane Paleo Family   to help inspire others with meal ideas for busy people.  Her philosophy is that if a busy mum with 2 children that works part time and runs a large community group and has a husband that works away can do this, then she believes anyone can.  Her mission is to help people reconnect with their kitchen.
Andrea Wool, NTP, CTP

Andrea Wool, NTP, CTP

Founder, Autoimmune Strong

Andrea Wool is a movement coach and a nutritional therapy practitioner, specializing in movement and food therapy for autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain illnesses. She is the founder and creator of Autoimmune Strong, a unique fitness program designed to help people struggling with autoimmune disease and chronic pain regain their strength and energy through specific, controlled, progressive movements that allow them to build strength without triggering symptom flare-ups.