Robert Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.

Mr. Kennedy serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City. He has worked on several political campaigns including the presidential campaigns of Edward M. Kennedy in 1980, Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. He is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City’s water supply. The New York City watershed agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and New York City watershed consumers, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development. He helped lead the fight to turn back the anti-environmental legislation during the 104th Congress.

Among Mr. Kennedy’s published books are the New York Times’ bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004), St. Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy (2005), The Riverkeepers (1997), and Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr: A Biography (1977). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other publications. His award winning articles have been included in anthologies of America’s Best Crime Writing, Best Political Writing and Best Science Writing.

Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Environmental Law.

He is a licensed master falconer, and as often as possible he pursues a life-long enthusiasm for white-water paddling. He has organized and led several expeditions in Canada and Latin America, including first descents on three little known rivers in Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela.

David Wolfe

David “Avocado” Wolfe is the rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity universe. The world’s top CEOs, ambassadors, celebrities, athletes, artists, and the real superheroes of this planet—Moms—all look to David for expert advice in health, beauty, herbalism, nutrition, and chocolate! David is the celebrity spokesperson for America’s #1 selling kitchen appliance: the NUTRiBULLET™ and forwww.LongevityWarehouse.com. He is the co-founder of TheBestDayEver.com online health magazine and is the visionary founder and president of the non-profit The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation charity (www.ftpf.org) with a mission to plant 18 billion fruit, nut, and medicinal trees on planet Earth.

Erin Elizabeth

Erin Elizabeth is a long time activist with a passion for the healing arts, working in that arena for a quarter century. Her site HealthNutNews.com is less than 2 years old but has already cracked the top 20 Natural Health sites worldwide. Originally from Chicago, Erin now spends most of the year in Florida. She enjoys exploring the latest raw restaurants, hiking, reading, animal rescue, edible landscape (growing your groceries!) green living (all solar) driving an electric car for 10 years and investigative journalism. 

Dave Asprey

Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet. He is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain and lift his IQ by 20 points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Learning to do these seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father.

Josh Axe

Dr. Josh Axe DC, DNM, CNS is a doctor of chiropractic, doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist and operates one of the world’s largest health websites www.DrAxe.com which has over 12 Million visitors a month. He is an expert in functional medicine, digestive health and herbal remedies. Dr. Axe is also a best selling author of Eat Dirt as well as Essential Oils Ancient Medicine. He co-founded the Ancient Nutrition supplement company providing bone broth protein and certified organic herbal formulas. Dr. Axe and his wife Chelsea live in Nashville, TN where they enjoy paddle boarding, functional exercise, Italian food and red wine.

Suzanne Humphries

Dr. Suzanne Humphries is a private medical consultant with American Board of Internal Medicine certifications in internal medicine and nephrology, who practices in Maine and Virginia. In 2016, she published an entertaining autobiography Rising From The Dead and is co-author of Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History. Dr. Humphries has lectured throughout Scandinavia, the USA and New Zealand on vaccines, holistic health, infant immunity, and vitamin C. Many of her lectures are viewable on her YouTube channel. Epigenetics, infectious diseases, and the human microbiome are other areas of interest. Her website is drsuzanne.net .

Del Bigtree

PRODUCER Del Bigtree was an Emmy Award-winning producer on the daytime talk show The Doctors, for six years. With a background both as a filmmaker and an investigative medical journalist, he is best known for combining visually impactful imagery, raw emotional interviews and unbiased investigative research into stories that push the envelope of daytime television. Some of his most thought-provoking episodes include a rare televised debate between Monsanto’s head of toxicology Dr. Donna Farmer and GMO activist Jeffrey Smith and an exposé on a “gold standard” medical test that mistakenly indicts loving parents for child abuse, causing their children to be remanded to Child Protective Services.

When Bigtree began investigating the story of the CDC Whistleblower and the fraud perpetrated by the CDC, he soon realized that he had stumbled upon a story of corruption and deception beyond any he had ever seen. Further investigation into the wrongful destruction of Andrew Wakefield’s career orchestrated by Big Pharma and the UK Department of Health inspired him to focus all of his attention on what he believes to be the most crucial documentary of the year. Bigtree is proud to be working side by side with Andrew Wakefield, one of the most important minds of our time, to create a documentary that will not only alert Americans to the outright destruction of their civil liberties, but will lead the charge to demand the formation of a genuine independent research body conducting legitimate science to ensure that all vaccines are truly safe.

James Chestnut

Dr. James L. Chestnut has been studying human wellness and prevention for over 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology with a specialization in neurological adaptation, is a Doctor of Chiropractic, and holds a post-graduate Certification in Wellness Lifestyle. Dr. Chestnut is also the author of ‘The Wellness & Prevention Paradigm’, which is considered the gold standard evidence-based argument for lifestyle intervention. Dr. Chestnut lectures at venues worldwide including colleges and professional conferences regarding lifestyle as the evidence-based foundation of wellness and prevention and 21st Century healthcare reform.  Dr. Chestnut also holds an “O” visa from the United States which recognizes him as one of the world’s leading authorities on evidence-based lifestyle intervention for wellness and prevention. Dr. Chestnut’s efforts have touched many thousands within the natural healthcare community, and through this, millions of patients worldwide.

JJ Virgin

Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is author of 4 New York Times Bestsellers: JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 WeeksThe Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast. 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

Cathy Wendland-Colby

 

Wendland-Colby has been teaching the world how to live a healthier lifestyle since 1988. What started as a simple after school job teaching aerobics while still in high school, quickly blossomed into a fast-paced career in the health and fitness industry. Almost overnight I began training instructors, educating executives and teaching corporate wellness to some of the largest businesses throughout the US Northeast. By 1995, I knew I needed to expand my reach so I moved to Georgia to attend Life. After graduating in 1999, public speaking seemed the most natural way to educate the masses and build my practices in Florida, New York and Georgia. I’ve been honored to speak on some of the largest stages in and out of the profession and realize the importance of excellent communication skills. Through live events, YouTube videos and my online work at Educated Pregnancy, we’ve educated over 4 million families and thousands of health care providers around the world.

Heidi Haavik

Dr Heidi Haavik is a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology for over 15 years. Heidi has a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland.

She was named Chiropractor of the year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association. Her work has been instrumental in building the base of scientific evidence demonstrating the efficacy of chiropractic care in improving people's health and wellbeing.

As a researcher, she has investigated the effects of chiropractic adjustments of dysfunctional spinal segments (vertebral subluxations) on somatosensory processing, sensorimotor integration and motor cortical output. 

"I heard you speak at Parker, and was thrilled beyond words to hear of your work. I have been in practice for 35 years, and have been waiting all my life for your research. Thank you for your enthusiasm, your dedication, and your curiosity. Finally, proof of what I see every day. I was moved to tears, really. (and not by your swearing!)"

Billy DeMoss

Dr. Billy DeMoss is an energetic and passionate speaker who has been a chiropractor and fixture within his community for over three decades. His passion for chiropractic care, community wellness, and global sustainability is far-reaching and his influence is international. Along with heading an innovative practice that educates and strengthens his community, Dr. Billy is the founder the Dead Chiropractic Society (DCS), which is a coalition of Southern California chiropractors who meet monthly to discuss chiropractic philosophy and advancements. In 2008, he decided to expand DCS by founding California Jam. Cal Jam allows him to invite world-renowned experts in public health and global sustainability to educate and empower people, not just chiropractors, from around the world who find natural solutions more attractive than harmful man-made ones and share a desire to ensure the well-being of future generations. His mission for Cal Jam is simple: awaken, empower, action. 

David Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy is the Past President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.  His BA is in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Kansas (1967) and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery is from the University of Missouri (1971). He is a world lecturer to the dental profession on the safety of dental materials in the human body. His lectures include (among others) addresses to the World Health Organization, the American Dental Society of Europe, the German BGD, and Brazil Rio Eco-Odonto. More recently, in 1996 he was a presenter at the International Society for Fluoride Research XXI Conference on fluoride (Budapest), and in 1997 was involved in the Canadian Dental Association conference (Toronto) on the use of fluoride drops and tablets.

Tim Young

Dr. Tim Young was born and raised in Springfield, MO.  After graduating in 1994 from Cleveland Chiropractic School in Kansas City, MO, Dr. Young and his family relocated to Oklahoma City where he began his own practice, Young Chiropractic. Dr. Young is currently the Founder and President of The Oklahoma Chiropractors’ Association, Founder and President of the national chiropractic education seminar company FocusOKC, as well as the Co-Founder of Next Level Chiropractic Development company. Along with running one of the more successful chiropractic offices in the Nation, Dr. Young excels in maintaining a balanced life and keeps his Family his first priority. Along his side is his wife Shannon, and 3 children, Ashlee, Alasha, and Aryion, and now a grandson, Copeland. Dr. Young maintains a mission to serve his community and patients with love, compassion and gratitude.

Patrick Gentempo

Over the course of three decades Dr. Gentempo has built one of the most reputable and recognized names within all of Chiropractic by leveraging tenacity of conviction and unrivaled business acumen. His name has become synonymous with innovation. a mindset which has spawned a myriad of liberating business ventures that all work toward a legacy level goal- to elevate chiropractic in a way never before attempted. Dr. Gentempo has taken a hands on role and has shaped the core business strategy and market entry approach. His direct involvement has been critical for establishing operating philosophies and aligning partnerships that facilitate a purpose driven business model which will ultimately inspire more doctors to serve more people. He is the Chairman on Circle of Docs, a website dedicated to chiropractors.

John Minardi

Awarded Chiropractor of the Year in 2011, Dr. John is the creator of Minardi Education, an innovative educational series which focuses on increasing certainty in the Power of the Chiropractic. For the past 15 years, Dr. Minardi's primary interest has been to understand the Neurology of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) and apply this information in a clinical setting for chiropractors and patients. Dr. John brings a unique blend of passion, intensity and excellent teaching skills in order to explain, in a practical manner, the VSC's segmental and global neurological effects that occur in the body.  In addition to his busy lecture schedule, Dr. Minardi operates a full time practice in Oakville, Ontario.

Krista Burns

Dr. Krista Burns, co-founder of the American Posture Institute, is dedicated to being the world’s leading professional resource for posture-related information, products, and correction systems.

She graduated with honors as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Passionate about furthering her education, she completed a Doctorate in Health Administration with an emphasis in Health Policy. To increase her clinical expertise she completed certifications as a Certified Posture Expert, Certified Posture Exercise Professional, and a Specialist in Functional Chiropractic Neurology.

She is an inspiring public speaker and has been a featured presenter at forums such as the International Functional Medicine Conference in Italy, the UCA Women in Chiropractic Conference in England, and the Women’s Leadership Summit in the United States. Dr. Burns is a published author and researcher in the field of health and wellness. She is the author of the evidence-based textbook, The Principles of Posturology. As a recognized health expert, she is a regular featured expert on Sport Magazine televised program, CYOU TV live radio program, and as a contributing author to L’Accademia del Fitness national health magazine, and a weekly expert author of NaturalNews.com.

Dr. Burns has created and implemented a publicly recognized postural hygiene program called “Better Posture for Brighter Futures” which has been implemented throughout the Italian school system. She is the co-founder of the Certified Posture Expert Program, an intensive online certification educating healthcare professionals of the theories of Posturology, how to perform postural evaluations with clinical precision, and complete postural correction strategies.

She is the Vice President of Membership for the League of Chiropractic Women and also the founder and President of the European League of Chiropractic Women, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the chiropractic profession. She is a regular featured speaker at seminars to empower women in chiropractic.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dr. Burns has always had a love for fitness. She was a competitive member of the United States Freestyle Ski Team, and a qualifier for the US National Championships and North American Competition skiing circuit. Her love for sports continues today, as she is a nationally recognized fitness competitor in the category of Bikini Bodybuilding. In 2014 she was the Italian Grand Prix Overall Champion, she finished 3rd overall in the IBFA Bodybuilding World Championships, and 4th in the Italian Natural Bodybuilding Championships.

Dr. Burns has a passion for all things “health.” She lives the advice she gives. Her superior personal work ethic is demonstrated by her continuous devotion to academics, her professional accomplishments, her role as a female leader in the chiropractic profession, and her success as a professional athlete.

Dan Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan graduated Chiropractic College in 2004. In 4 short years he built one of the largest practices in the profession of 1000 visits/week. He is a graduate of The Academy of Chiropractic Philosophy Diplomate Program. He has a deep burden for bringing certainty to the profession by educating on the simple science that proves the importance of Chiropractic Philosophy and the power of an Adjustment! He launched www.chiropracticadvocate.com this year to help bring certainty and vision to Chiropractors!

David Hogsed

David Hogsed, D.O.M., A.P., is in full time practice with his father, James Hogsed, D.C., at the Natural Healthcare Professionals clinic in Fort Myers, Florida. His practice specializes in providing effective nutritional support for endocrine, digestion, musculoskeletal, and immune system health.

David has taught post-graduate programs through Texas Chiropractic College, Logan Chiropractic College, the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, Palmer Chiropractic College, Life University, and Northwestern Chiropractic College. He has served as a clinical consultant and seminar speaker for Standard Process since 2003 and is currently a post-graduate faculty member of Texas Chiropractic College. These inspiring nutrition seminars focus on giving health care professionals the tools they need to successfully integrate nutrition into practice. 

Gilles LaMarche

Dr. Gilles Lamarche is a successful chiropractor, passionate healer, accomplished author, professional speaker, and motivating certified personal development coach. He was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Lamarche found his calling as a healer when at the age of twelve he was taken to a chiropractor after years spent as an “unwell” child. His only expectation was that a chiropractor might help him resume regular activities without pain; little did he know that one meeting would change the course of his life and he would soon discover the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic which led him to a vision for better health. This vision: to help the world discover the importance and value of taking personal responsibility for overall health and well-being naturally. Dr. Lamarche continues to live this vision today some forty-plus years later.