2018 Speakers

Speakers are arranged in alphabetical order by last name.

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP

Founder, Tuit Nutrition

Amy Berger is a U.S. Air Force veteran, certified nutrition specialist and nutritional therapy practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods. She loves showing people that getting and staying well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation or living at the gym. Her motto is, “real people need real food!” She blogs at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Tyler & Elizabeth Boggs, NTP

Tyler & Elizabeth Boggs, NTP

Founders, Heart 2 Heart Farms

Like so many parents today, Tyler and Liz Boggs were concerned about the hormones, pesticides, and other chemicals in the foods their daughters were eating.  It only took a little research to realize they wanted to make some major changes.  Soon their family noticed an increase in their energy, vitality, and overall health as they eliminated the chemicals and processed foods from their diets.  It wasn’t long before the extended family wanted to buy from the farm, but it didn’t stop there.  Tyler and Liz began receiving calls from friends, then friends of friends, all of whom wanted to make the shift to buying local, chemical free, nutrient dense meats and produce.  And thus, Heart2Heart Farms was born!

Mary Brackett

Mary Brackett

Author, Artist, Real Food Advocate

Mary G Brackett is a whole foods advocate and creative entrepreneur based out of Boston, MA. Mary combines her background in the creative arts with her true passion, the healing power of REAL FOOD, to help enlighten people in regards to their health She is the
co-author and photographerof the best selling cookbook The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet.
Jeanette Cassisi, NTP

Jeanette Cassisi, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, CPT

Jeanette Cassisi “JC” has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Her certifications have included Pilates-PMA CPT, NASM, NSCA, E.F.T.I. and Kettlebell, as well as having a B.A. in Dance, a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Level 1 Reiki Certification. Throughout her years of training she discovered the importance of mobility and recovery, and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with others. Jeanette lives in Bend, OR where she teaches Pilates and training, and helps run KnotOut. Currently she enjoys taking Tai Chi/Wushu, Crossfit and Yoga and is very excited to announce that she just graduated as an NTP in November!

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 during a physically and emotionally painful 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 challenges, because they triggered the cascade of events that led her to a more fulfilling, authentic life in Ashland, Oregon.

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 believes that this name and title honor the powerful work that can be done to focus energy on feeding the soul as opposed to feeding the 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®)!

Stephanie Crowder

Stephanie Crowder

Fizzle.co

Steph Crowder is an educator, coach & Director of Member Success at Fizzle.co, a place for courses + community for entrepreneurs. She also hosts the Courage & Clarity podcast, providing inspiring stories and strategies from . When not helping people build their thing, she’s hanging out with her husband & one-year-old daughter, sipping wine & decorating her new home in Louisville, KY

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 about 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

Nutritional Therapist, Author

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.

Mira Dessy, NE BCHHP

Mira Dessy, NE BCHHP

Author, Public Speakers, Certified Nutrition Educator

Mira Dessy, The Ingredient Guru, is an author, public speaker, and a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who has been working with clients for over 10 years. She supports clients in reaching their health goals through holistic nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and chemical cleanup. She is the author of the book, The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food and the co-author of Beyond Meditation: making mindfulness accessible for everyone. A former meditation dropout, she’s learned that just like with diets, there is no one-size-fits-all plan for everyone’s meditation practice. Mira is on a mission to encourage others that if she can meditate so can you. She is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, the American Holistic Health Association, and is a founding member of the Health and Wellness Business Association . She can be found online at www.theingredientguru.com.

Brian Hoyer, NTP

Brian Hoyer, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Geobiologist

Brian is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (via NTA) and a certified Geobiologist trained by Geovital Academy, a 35 year running naturopathic clinic in Austria that specializes in Radiation Protection and Environmental Medicine.  Brian has completed courses in advanced clinical assessment techniques with Inneractive Healing Systems, Autonomic Response Testing with the Klinghardt Academy (levels 1,2,3, Applied Psychoneurobiology, Family Constellation Therapy), and hundreds of hours of continuing education in nutrition.  He is on the board for a NTP Farm Retreat Center for health practitioners on the Big Island of Hawaii set to launch in 2018.  Brian currently lives near Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Lindsey, and their three daughters.  Last summer (2017) they built an EMF shielded tiny house on wheels and toured the country doing workshops and EMF inspections on over 100 homes to help people begin to address and support their chronic illnesses and put in solutions and plans for EMF radiation protection.

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

Dr. Keesha has been in medicine for over 30 years. After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis—an incurable disease according to Western medicine—she discovered how to reverse her own patients and teaches to her health coach students in her online certification program.

Dr. Keesha is a popular speaker, including from the Harvard and TEDx stages. She is the #1 best-selling author of Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle: The Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming Emotional Freedom and Vibrant Health. Listen to her Mystic Medicine podcast and find her programs at DrKeesha.com.

Rachel Freeman, LCSW, NTC

Rachel Freeman, LCSW, NTC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Nutritional Therapy Consultant

Rachel Freeman combines her mental health training and nutritional education for an integrative and multidimensional approach towards wellness. She believes that health begins from the inside-out and can only be achieved when the mind and body are in balance.

Rachel also makes up one half of “The Paleo Therapists” with Kristy Malone, MFT, NTP. Together they have created “Cravings & Connections,” a four-week supportive group for women focused on the physical and emotional elements of wellness.

Lauren Geertsen, NTP

Lauren Geertsen, NTP

Author, Speaker, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, 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.

Laurie Hammer, NTP

Laurie Hammer, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Laurie Hammer studied Psychology at the University of Nebraska Omaha, but has always had a passion for nutrition and preventative holistic health options since overcoming bulimia and depression through dietary changes and amino acid therapy in 1996 at Recovery Systems under the direction of Julia Ross. Laurie was also diagnosed with a rare and fast growing cancer 11 years ago and rebuilt her body through holistic nutrition practices and deeper lifestyle changes. She is now a passionate Nutritional Therapist and Neuro Nutrient Therapy Practitioner and is helping a wide variety of clients with adrenal fatigue, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, auto-immune conditions and much more. Laurie is also the distance instructor for the Neuro Nutrient Therapy Institute based out of Mill Valley , CA and run by Julia Ross. Laurie consults with clients from all over the country via the internet and in person.

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, MS, MFT, NTP

Kristy Malone, MS, MFT, NTP

Mental Health Therapist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and Owner of Uncommon Wellness

Kristy takes an integrative approach to wellness by merging her mental health and nutritional therapy skills to effectively address nutritional imbalances, overcome emotional blocks, and enhance the mind-body connection.

Kristy also makes up one-half of “The Paleo Therapists” with Rachel Freeman, LCSW, NTC. They have developed innovative tools for more powerful client outcomes by combining mental health with nutrition. They created “Cravings & Connections,” a women’s group that focuses on a healthy relationship with food

Marie Manuchehri, RN

Marie Manuchehri, 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.”

 

Kerry McClure, BS, RYT, NC, BCHN

Kerry McClure, BS, RYT, NC, BCHN

Speaker, Author, Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Kerry is a speaker, author, teacher and practitioner of holistic nutrition, movement and mindfulness. She is co-author of the book Beyond Meditation: making mindfulness accessible for everyone, and creator of “The Vibrant Life Method” online wellness course. Kerry works with people to eat, move, and practice mindfulness for better energy, a clear focused mind, and a long, healthy life. Kerry is board certified in Holistic Nutrition®. She’s a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and Yoga Alliance. She is certified in yoga and several fitness modalities. She brings 25+ years of experience in corporate America to her company Kerry McClure – Practical Wellness. www.kerrymcclure.com

 

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.

Catherine Mulvihill, M.Ed.

Catherine Mulvihill, M.Ed.

Catherine Mulvihill is an experienced facilitator whose work focuses on change, habits, and personal development. Working in the university environment for 12 years, she is passionate about education, health, wellness and mindset. In addition to facilitating Immunity to Change workshops, she has also obtained trainer certifications for Crucial Conversations, Mental Health First Aid and safeTALK. She has an MEd with a specialization in workplace and adult learning and an MBA with a specialization in organizational behaviour.

Shawn Mynar, NTP, RWP, CPT

Shawn Mynar, NTP, RWP, CPT

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, 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.

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Science Journalist

Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning science journalist whose work explores the intersection between neuroscience, immunology, and emotion. Her book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology examines the lifelong physical and emotional consequences of adverse childhood experiences, and offers a window to healing. Donna’s other books include The Last Best Cure and The Autoimmune Epidemic. Donna has appeared on the Today Show and NPR, and written for The Washington Post, HuffPost and Psychology Today.

Emily Palmgren

Emily Palmgren

Founder, Fits and Spurts

Emily Palmgren is a business consultant for the entrepreneur. She started her company to support this specific group within the business community, because she recognized how easily entrepreneurs become bogged down with managing their business, especially in this digital age. Emily is passionate about helping others follow their passion. The services she provides are affordably designed to support her clients and establish improved business processes so they can do what they love with ease and enthusiasm. She works with clients, many of whom are in the natural health space, on goal setting for business growth, action planning, project management, website design, social media, client data management, refining key customer messages, and much more. Her goal is to make it fun, actionable, and sustainable. To learn more about Emily and how she champions the entrepreneur, check out her website: fitsandspurts.com.

Stacy Schilter Pisano, CEDS, LMFT

Stacy Schilter Pisano, CEDS, LMFT

Stacy Schilter Pisano 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.

Jonathan Posey

Jonathan Posey

Executive Director, Council of Holistic Health Educators

Jonathan Posey leads the Council of Holistic Health Educators, of which NTA is a founding member. The Council is a membership-based advocacy organization made up of holistic health schools and organizations, practitioners, and supporters, working to protect the practice of holistic health by defeating harmful legislation, and lobbying to pass laws that protect and grow our diverse profession.

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.

Sara Russell, PhD, NTP, CGP

Sara Russell, PhD, NTP, CGP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner

Sara Russell is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified GAPS Practitioner who works remotely with clients worldwide, specializing in complex cases, including fertility challenges, chronic illness and heavy-metal poisoning. She has designed programs for practitioners wishing to specialize in fertility optimization and pregnancy nutrition. You can learn more about Sara’s work at https://buildnurturerestore.com/.

Diane Sanfillipo

Diane Sanfillipo

Founder, Balanced Bites

Diane Sanfilippo is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified Nutrition Consultant, and two-time New York Times bestselling author of Practical PaleoThe 21-Day Sugar Detox and co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. Diane holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and is certified in holistic nutrition from Bauman College, holistic lifestyle coaching from the CHEK Institute, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. She writes for her popular health blog – balancedbites.com – and is co-host of the top-rated weekly health podcast, “The Balanced Bites Podcast,” available free from iTunes. In September 2016 Diane released an updated and expanded 2nd edition of her runaway hit Practical Paleo which has sold over half a million copies and spent a total of 97 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. On January 2nd, 2018, Diane will release The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide, a day-by-day handbook for her popular program, The 21-Day Sugar Detox (#21DSD). Diane lives in San Francisco with her husband, Scott, and two fur kids.

Jordan Schmidt, NTP

Jordan Schmidt, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Farmer

Jordan Schmidt is an NTP, Associate Instructor for the NTA, and a farmer in the Hudson Valley, NY. She has spent a decade working with organic farm systems and loves to translate that to her current clinical work with people. Jordan enjoys growing herbs, foraging food, and geeking out about pasture on the grassfed dairy she runs with her partner.  She also coordinates the farm-to-pantry program at her local food pantry.

 

Ellie Shortt, NTP

Ellie Shortt, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Founder, Whole Happy

Ellie Shortt is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, based in Victoria, B.C. She is the founder of the wellness company Whole Happy, which provides a variety of services including workshops, corporate consulting, and one-on-one guidance. With a strong theme of mindfulness, Ellie provides a balanced and broad-spectrum approach to food, movement, and health in general. Ellie shares these insights, as well as her passion for delicious gastronomy, as an instructor at a local cooking school and through her blog.

Paul C. Tijerina, BS MFT CPT NTP

Paul C. Tijerina, BS MFT CPT NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Atavist Life Coach

As a passionate, driven, U.S Military Academy West Point Grad, Army Master Fitness Trainer, Nutritional Therapist, Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, and Atavist Life Coach, Paul C. Tijerina’s goal is to EDUCATE and EMPOWER PEOPLE on real food principles, and lifestyle factors crucial for optimal health.

His mission is to empower the planet with the freedom that comes from understanding, implementing, and experiencing our foundations. freedom that allows us to experience life as we were meant to live – with energy, vibrancy, clarity, purpose, and with the ability to dream again.

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.
Liz Wolfe, NTP

Liz Wolfe, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Author

Liz is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and author of the Wall Street Journal best seller Eat the Yolks. Her other work includes the Purely Primal Skincare Guide and the online community Baby Making and Beyond. She co-hosts the award winning Balanced Bites Podcast and documents her adventures at RealFoodLiz.com. She is passionate about real food, safer beauty, and healthy babies and families.

Andrea Wool, NTP, CTP

Andrea Wool, NTP, CTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, 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.