Discover the latest research on natural solutions for common health conditions, including bone health, blood sugar issues, weight loss, sleep issues, and energy levels.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of natural medicine, and author of
A Textbook of Natural Medicine, among several other best-selling books. A graduate and board member of Bastyr University, Dr. Murray has dedicated his life to educating the public on the tremendous healing power of nature.
Learn how a raw-foods diet can increase your vitality, save your health, and save you money too!
Herbalist and nutritional consultant with over 40 years experience and a professional member of The American Herbalist Guide. Brigitte is the author of Rawsome!, among several other books,
and has hosted a radio show on KGNU called Naturally for over 20 years.
Memory loss and other forms of brain decline are not inevitable and can be reversed.
Learn about the best clinically-proven natural brain enhancers. All lecture attendees get a free copy of Dr. Kidd's Nature's Brain Booster, while supplies last.
Dr. Kidd is internationally renowned for his record of scientific work on nutrients, and
has published professional reviews and consumer articles on integrative maintenance of
brain and whole-body health. He earned his PhD in cell biology at UC Berkeley.
Discover how your buying patterns can make a positive impact on your health and simultaneously improve conditions in indigenous communities.
Born and raised in Kaboli, Togo, Olowo-n’djo returned home after earning his degree from UC Davis to establish a women’s fair-trade shea butter cooperative and launched Alaffia as a means of distribution. Today, more than 300 women are part of four cooperatives in Togo and Ghana, and sales of Alaffia shea butter products fund multiple community empowerment projects in West Africa.
By: Deanna Rodriguez, DVM
Enhance your pets’ mobility and vitality by
gaining a better knowledge about animal chiropractic and how it can be integrated into your pets’ health care.
Dr. Deanna Rodriguez has been a member of Manlius Veterinary Hospital since 2009. She is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and a recent graduate of Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic. Dr. Rodriguez believes that it is through animal chiropractic that the body can focus on its innate healing capabilities, leading to an enhanced immune system, improved mobility, and enriched quality of life.
By: Stacey Bell, PhD
Your intestinal tract is filled with bacteria that enter your system when you are born. Some bacteria are friendly and make you healthy, and others make you sick. Many people have too many of the unhealthy bacteria and experience unpleasant issues related to their stomach and intestines as well as their immune systems. Learn how probiotic supplements can increase the healthy bacteria and make you healthier.
Having published more than 100 scientific nutrition articles, Dr. Stacey Bell earned her doctorate in nutrition with honors from Boston University. She served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she conducted human nutritional studies. She is currently a consultant to Jarrow Formulas.
By: Ann Allworth, PhD
Feeling fatigued can become one of our biggest obstacles to having an enjoyable life. Learn about hidden sources of fatigue, and the supplements that can help you obtain optimal energy.
Dr. Ann Allworth is a cell biologist, whose laboratory research includes studies on breast and ovarian cancers. In her 20 years teaching in higher education, 15 were spent at the medical school level, where she received numerous teaching awards. Ann left the medical establishment in 2004 and joined the natural health industry.
By: Christopher Speed, MND, APD
By moving away from our traditional diets, we’ve developed an imbalance in essential fatty acids which has been linked to many modern diseases. As the balance has shifted towards Omega-6 fats, inflammation has followed, potentially contributing to the development of many chronic conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, and depression. Explore nutritional interventions based on current research demonstrating improvement as well as possible prevention of chronic inflammatory diseases.
Christopher Speed is the nutrition director and the founder of Minami Nutrition USA, purveyors of the highest-concentrated omega-3 supplements on the market. He is a Master of Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney, and continues his academic work as an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cancer Prevention.
By: Jeffery DeSimone, MD & Kenneth Cooper, DO
Overweight or struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise with no long-term success? Weight loss surgery may be right for you. Join Crouse surgeons Jeffrey DeSimone, MD, and Kenneth Cooper, DO, as they explain bariatric surgery.
Jeffrey DeSimone, MD, is a partner of CNY Surgical Physicians, P.C., and is the medical director of Crouse Hospital’s weight-loss surgery program. Kenneth Cooper, DO, is a member of the Crouse Hospital medical staff and associated with CNY Surgical Physicians, P.C.; his specialty is bariatric surgery. Both are board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.
By: Jennifer Morganti, ND
Scientific research shows that your immune system is the key to preventing cancer, colds and flu, and even determines how quickly you age. Dr. Jennifer Morganti will show us how to recognize the signs of future cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases evident in our present state of health and well-being and then will discuss ways to better your immunity for a better tomorrow.
Dr. Jennifer Morganti received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University. The Director of Education at N.E.E.D.S., Jennifer has been working in the industry for over 10 years, bringing products to market, advising on FDA regulations, and educating consumers nationwide.
By: Kristina Phillips, MBA
Health consequences resulting from omega-3 deficiency
have become cause for considerable concern. To address this deficiency, Nordic Naturals is dedicated to delivering the safest and most effective omega oils. Join us to learn strategies for balancing your omega nutrition across a lifetime of healthy living.
Kristina Phillips’ lifelong passion for food, nutrition, and fitness makes her an ideal educator for the natural products industry. Along with an M.B.A. in International Business, her great interpersonal skills and an appreciation for diversity have helped her apply expert knowledge of omega-3 nutrition to all manner of contexts within the industry.
By: Brian Bogren, BS
Discover how to get the most out of your daily multi by choosing the formula that’s right for you. Learn the unique ingredients you should look for in your multi to improve endurance, reduce physical and emotional stress, support healthy immune functions, and provide the richest nourishment for both mom and baby.
Brian Bogren has been working in the natural products industry for over ten years. He has a degree in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. For seven years, Brian owned and operated a health food store where he used his degree to assist an Ayurvedic practitioner and a registered pharmacist in creating balanced, effective nutritional programs.
By: Don Brown, ND
Probiotics are the health-promoting bacteria that live in our digestive tracts. Beyond better digestion, these healthy organisms provide remarkable support to your immune system! Join Dr. Don Brown, one of the leading experts on probiotic clinical research, as he uncovers the benefits of these amazing organisms.
Dr. Donald Brown is a naturopathic physician and one of the leading authorities in the U.S. on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. Dr. Brown is the managing director of Natural Product Research Consultants.
By: Christine Shahin
Do You LOVE professional facials, but can’t afford them or commit to another appointment? Solution—learn to pamper yourself, and/or your family and friends with an at-home facial featuring 100% natural handcrafted Aubrey Organics facial care systems along with kitchen ingredients for oily, dry, combination, and sensitive skin.
Christine Shahin is a licensed cosmetologist and holistic beauty practitioner.
By: Kim Fischer
Learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques in this morning yoga class to help energize the mind and loosen up your body. No experience is necessary, all are welcome.
Kim Fischer is an Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT), in the Kripalu tradition with over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. She is the owner/director of Lotus Life Yoga Center, LLC. Kim’s unique style of teaching is a blend of Kripalu and Vinyasa flow and has been described by students as energizing and inspirational.
By: Brigitte Mars
Learn to make delicious easy healthful rawsome recipes in a fraction of the time! Raw foods extend far beyond romaine lettuce salads. Brigitte Mars, raw food expert extraordinaire, will show you how to make a tasty kale salad, delectable jicama fries, raw spaghetti, and home-made almond milk.
Brigitte is one of our keynote speakers this year. You can catch her Rawvolution talk at 11:30 AM in the New Chapter Organics Room. She is the author of Rawsome! among several other books.
By: Chef Julie Morris
Learn superfood secrets from one of the pioneers on the topic, Julie Morris. Chef Julie will provide nutrition tips about the most respected superfoods in the marketplace today including organic maca, cacao, acai, goji berries, chia, and goldenberries. The Smoothment is an interactive campaign by Navitas Naturals that features easy and delicious smoothie recipes and advice from superfoods gurus. It’s a lifestyle movement to get people to upgrade the nutrition of one meal per day by subbing in a superfood smoothie.
Julie Morris is a Los Angeles-based natural food chef and author of Superfood Cuisine: Cooking with Nature’s Most Amazing Foods. Julie has worked in the natural foods industry for a decade as a recipe developer, writer, and cooking show host. She is the executive chef at Navitas Naturals.
By: Olowo-n’djo Tchala
A demonstration of Togolese cooking, using traditional ingredients such as black eyed peas, red palm oil, and fufu (which is made from wild yam and used both as a utensil and eaten itself). Learn more about this beautiful culture through their food!
Olowo-n’djo Tchala is one of our keynote speakers. You can catch his Harmony in the World talk at 3:00 PM in the New Chapter Organics Room. Born and raised in Kaboli, Togo, Olowo-n’djo returned home after earning his degree from UC Davis to establish a women’s fair-trade shea butter cooperative and launched Alaffia as a means of distribution.
By: Patrick VanBeveren, DPT, PT, MA, OCS, GCS, CSCS
Learn about the slippery slope of aging, the role that strength plays in successful aging, and concepts for effectively building strength and function.
Patrick VanBeveren is the Director of Physical Therapy Services at St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation. He is one of only 25 dual board-certified practitioners in geriatrics and orthopedics in the nation.
Patrick created Healthy Steps, an exercise program for people 55+ that builds and maintains strength and balance to reduce the risk of falls.
By: Roslyn Rogers
Staying healthy, active, and vital has everything to do with balancing hormones whether you are 16 or 100. Learn how to balance hormones so that you can restore energy, lose weight, and treat health ailments such as arthritis, allergies, autoimmune disorders, ovarian cysts, hot flashes, headaches, sleep problems, loss of libido, and more.
Rosyln Rogers is a Certified Nutritional Consultant with 25 years of experience in the field of vitamins and herbs. Her specializations include: anti-aging, menopause, PMS, weight management, and most women’s health issues.
By: Sungwon David Yoo, D.C., M.S.A.O.M., L.A.c.
Dr. Yoo will share the missing link in all of health care. Drugs and surgery will never be the answer for achieving optimal health and well-being because medicine doesn’t find the cause; it just suppresses the physical symptoms. Subluxation and Qi stagnation rob lives! But when we discover the reasons why they exist and have them corrected, we can prevent sickness.
Dr. Yoo is a NYS licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist who provides wellness-based health care. His specialty is spinal reconstruction combined with acupuncture, joining the best of both Western and Eastern holistic practices in one beautiful location in Fayetteville, NY. At Healing Point, Dr. Yoo has a passion for saving lives and giving people hope, not just to get by in life, but to be fully alive!
By: Betsy Bullman
What is immunity, exactly? Betsy Bullman, Regional Sales Manager for the Host Defense Line, will discuss the importance of everyday immunity for life, and the significant role that mushrooms play in helping achieve optimal health, year-round!
For the last two years, Betsy has worked for Fungi Perfecti’s Host Defense Line and founder Paul Stamets, renowned mycologist, author, and innovator.