Speakers

David Wolfe

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David Wolfe — Health, Eco, Nutrition, and Natural Beauty Expert

CO-FOUNDER: TheBestDayEver.com Online Health Magazine

PRESIDENT: The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (www.ftpf.org)

With a masters’ degree in nutrition, and a background in science and mechanical engineering, David Wolfe is considered one of the world’s top authorities on natural health, beauty nutrition, herbalism, chocolate, and organic superfoods. Leading the field with his vision, mission, education, and business, David has over 15 years of dedicated experience and understanding of the inner workings, the delicate chemistry, and hardcore mechanics of the human body and how the body is affected by the modern-day stressors of today’s fast-paced, over-worked, and unbalanced lifestyle, which is literally a “killer” to our beauty, health, and longevity.

David Wolfe is the author of the best-selling books, Eating for Beauty (4th Edition), The Sunfood Diet Success System (8th Edition), Naked Chocolate (2nd Edition), David Wolfe on Raw Foods, Superfoods, and Superherbs (www.21daystohealth.com), Amazing Grace (3rd Edition), Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future (North Atlantic Books/distributed by Random House, 2009), and The LongevityNOW Program.

As an innovative environmentalist, David Wolfe is also the President and Founder of The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (www.ftpf.org), a non-profit organization with a mission to plant 18 billion fruit trees on planet Earth. David’s organization has planted, to date, tens of thousands of fruit trees in locations spanning from Africa to Canada, from India to Hawaii.

David Wolfe is also a gourmet chocolatier. By bringing cacao beans and nibs into mainstream distribution throughout North America, David has continued to promote the economies of indigenous cultures through ethical business. To try some of David’s exotic chocolate, visit: www.sacredchocolate.com.

Caroline Myss

Carolyn MyssCaroline Myss is a five-time New York Times best selling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. Caroline established her own educational institute in 2003, CMED (Caroline Myss Education), which offers a diverse array of programs devoted to personal development and draws students from all over the world. In addition to hosting a weekly radio show on the Hay House network, Caroline maintains a rigorous international workshop and lecture schedule.

In 1996, Caroline released ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT, a New York Times bestseller that has been published in 28 languages and has sold over 1.5 million copies. Her third book, WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN, became another New York Times bestseller. Caroline followed with two more New York Times bestsellers, INVISIBLE ACTS OF POWER in 2004 and ENTERING THE CASTLE in 2007. Caroline’s latest book, DEFY GRAVITY, was released in October 2009, a book exploring the mystical phenomenon of healing that transcends reason.

Marianne Williamson

Marianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must­ read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change, and A Year of Miracles.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals­-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also co­founded the Peace Alliance. And she serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, working to end the worst ravages of hunger and poverty throughout the world.

According to Time magazine, “Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.”

Vani Hari

Vani HariVani Hari is a revolutionary food activist, creator of FoodBabe.com and author of The Food Babe Way. In her work, Hari has influenced how food giants like Kraft, Subway, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks create their products, steering them towards more healthful policies. She lives in North Carolina and travels around the world to speak about health and food awareness. She is currently planning her next campaign.

Robyn O’Brien

Robyn Obrien Robyn O’Brien has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times and Bloomberg, and her story has inspired millions. Robyn was a financial analyst that covered the food industry. Originally from a conservative Texas family, she now lends her analytical skill set, heart and mind to building a better food system. Armed with data on the health of our families and an analytical approach, she has been invited to speak at Target, Bloomberg, Nestle, Chipotle. and food and health organizations around the world. She is the author of the bestseller, The Unhealthy Truth, a non-fiction narrative and investigative report on our food supply, and she is the executive director of the AllergyKids Foundation whose mission is to make clean and safe food affordable to all families and founder of of Moms Voices, a campaign to protect the health of children. Robyn is named after a farmer, her mother was a nurse, and she lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and four children.

Alan Christianson, NMD

Robyn ObrienAlan Christianson is a New York Times Bestselling Author and a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He is the author of the Adrenal Reset Diet, the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, and Healing Hashimoto’s – a Savvy Patient’s Guide. Dr. Christianson was a member of the premier class of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) graduating in 1996. He has been actively practicing in Scottsdale ever since.

Dr. Christianson is the founding president of the SCNM alumni organization and continues to be an active board member. He is also the founding president and is currently the acting president of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

As a child raised in rural Minnesota, Dr. Christianson was an avid reader. He loved spending time with his family’s encyclopedias and medical textbooks. His body, however, was a source of struggle. Cerebral palsy left him with seizures, poor coordination, and obesity.

A devastating comment made by a classmate in 7th grade gym class spurred him into action. He became determined to reset his health and his life. Over the next few weeks he devoured dozens of books on nutrition, fitness, and health and created his own recovery plan.

Dr. Christianson gave up sugar and developed an exercise routine that was easy enough for him to start on. He stuck with it and built on it. With no prior sports experience, he became a varsity football player and his classes’ best endurance runner by 9th grade. This experience taught him that being healthy transformed both how you feel and how others treat you. He also learned that the tickets to health were knowledge and persistence.

He frequently appears on national TV shows like Dr. Oz, CNN, The Doctors and The Today Show as well as print media like Women’s World, USA Today, Newsweek, and Shape Magazine. When he’s not maintaining a busy practice, his favorite hobbies include mountain unicycling, technical rock climbing, and watching the stars.

Dr. Christianson resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Kirin, and their two children.

Sara Gottfried, MD

sara-gottfriedSara Gottfried, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet. After graduating from Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco. She is a board-certified gynecologist who teaches natural hormone balancing in her novel online programs so that women can lose weight, detoxify, and slow down aging. Dr. Gottfried lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at www.saragottfriedmd.com.

Nadine Artemis

nadine-artemisNadine Artemis is a gifted aromacologist and visionary who gathers and works with the purest ingredients and the intelligence embodied in plant juice to create a revolutionary line of essential oils, elixirs, serums and perfumed poetry for health, skincare and beauty. Nadine seeks to inspire people to rethink the traditional concept of beauty with her paradigm of “Renegade Beauty.”

A key speaker at conferences and television interviews, Nadine has received glowing reviews for her work in the Hollywood Reporter, New York Times and National Post. Alanis Morrissette, describes Nadine as “a true sense-visionary! Nadine has the greatest collection of rare and special oils… she has a wondrous knowledge and passion for it all.”

Aveda founder, Horst Rechelbacher, calls Nadine “a pure flower of creativity.”

Through Living Libations, a company co-created with her partner Ron Obadia, Nadine offers beauty products that bring out the strength of the botanicals without reliance on synthetics. By drawing on her gift of synesthesia, with which scent is also depicted as living color, Nadine is able to tap into the purest plant essences, enabling her to create the most sublime botanical compounds.

David Villarreal, DDS

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Dr. Villarreal graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.S. in Biology and received his Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1984. Dr. David began his education in Biological Dentistry at his first Dr. Huggins’ Seminar back in 1992 in Colorado Springs. Dr. David has taken extensive studies with Dr. Huggins since that time and has made Biological Dentistry his life’s passion.

Dr. David also received advanced training in cosmetic dentistry at the world renown Las Vegas Institute (LVI) and has incorporated Biological and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. David is a board certified Biological Dentist from IABDM. He enjoys lecturing and educating the public on Biological Dentistry.

Dr. David is also the founder and formulator for an all natural whitening toothpaste and mouth rinse line, called Estrella. His products can be found in certain retail and health food stores, catalogues and on the web at Pure Natural Toothpaste.

Pedram Shojai, OMD

pedram-shojaiDr. Pedram Shojai is a man with many titles. He is the founder of Well.Org, the editor of BeMore! Magazine, the author of Rise and Shine (Process, 2011), the producer and director of the movies Vitality, and Origins. He’s the co-host and creator of The Health Bridge podcast, which is commonly top of the charts in iTunes. Pedram is starring in two TV shows coming in 2015 and is working on his next book (publishing through Rodale in February 2016) called The Urban Monk. His next movie is in pre-production and is featuring some heavy-hitters that are changing the world. Pedram is considered one of the most influential people in health and green media.

Chelsey Korus

rebecca-gauthierWith 15 years of yoga teaching and 10 years of studies in the martial arts and dance world, Chelsey infuses components of dynamic movement to create classes that get you out of your head and focused on your body in new and exciting ways. Through free running, capoeira, ballet, and improvisational dance we will dive into the limitless world of yoga.

Chelsey is passionate about creating a platform to help people truly experience their BEST LIFE! To look their families in the eye and see what a blessing they have in them and look inward to themselves and know without a doubt that they have something truly special to give the world.

Rebecca Gauthier

rebecca-gauthierRebecca Gauthier is the creator and Executive Director of The Longevity Now® Conference and the Women’s Wellness Conference™. For the last 15 years she has worked with David Wolfe bringing cutting edge health and longevity to the world. With a background in improv comedy and music—her music regularly being played on E!, Bravo, Spike, MTV, VH1 and many other major television networks—Rebecca is a creative visionary.

Rebecca is also the creator and producer of several popular alternative health and wellness projects including: David Wolfe’s bestselling, signature Longevity Now® Program, David Wolfe’s Superherbs DVD, Superfoods DVD, Women’s Guide to Vibrant Health DVD, Mega Immunity DVD, and The Beauty Diet DVD.

Special Guest Appearance: Ron Teeguarden

ron-teeguardenRon Teeguarden started studying Chinese herbalism in 1969. He has been a practitioner of Asian health care since 1971 and has been a practicing herbalist since 1974. Although he is not genetically of Asian decent, he has been a powerful translator of Eastern philosophy and health care techniques to ten’s of thousands of Westerners for four decades.

In 1969 Ron was a founder of Eden Organic Foods, one of the largest natural foods companies in America. In addition to his herbal studies, Ron studied a wide range of traditional Asian healthcare techniques. He studied with numerous Oriental masters and doctors until, in 1974, he met his greatest teacher, Master Sung Jin Park. From Master Park, Ron learned the principles, theories and practices of the Oriental Art of Radiant Health that he employs today.

In 1976, Ron spent five months studying various Asian healthcare techniques in Japan. During this stay in Japan, Ron came up with the idea of the ‘elixir bar.’ However, it was eight more years before the first elixir bar was to manifested in America.

His first book, Chinese Tonic Herbs, written in 1984 (Japan Publications), has become a classic in the field, and is required reading by anyone interested in Chinese herbalism. Ron has developed a broad proprietary line of herbal products the likes of which have never been seen before in America. The line included numerous exotic products that have been used in Asia for centuries but had never been seen in America. He has been featured in articles in Time Magazine, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and in numerous news stories on television, including features on CNN, VH1 and NBC. He was on the cover of the L.A. Reader holding a Reishi mushroom.

In 2000 Ron published through Time Warner Books “The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs.’ Ron currently co-runs Dragon Herbs, a purveyor of hundreds of superior herbal products, with his wife Yanlin Teeguarden.