Bernarda Zenker, MD
Bernarda Zenker, MD, is a board-certified family physician through the American Board of Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and completed her family medical residency in Oklahoma City. Dr. Zenker completed her fellowship in integrative medicine at The University of Arizona. An active member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Zenker opened her own independent medical clinic, Trinity Integrative Medicine P.A., in Burnsville, MN, in May, 2010. She utilizes nutritional therapies, when possible, to assist traditional medicine in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases.
Mark Tager, MD
Session Title: Going Back From The Future: How Bovine Colostrum–A Remedy as Old as Time—is Being Used for Complex, Chronic Diseased
Mark Tager, MD, is a well-recognized consultant in the fields of aesthetics, natural products, regenerative medicine, and laboratory sciences. Dr. Tager is CEO of ChangeWell inc., a San Diego-based company that trains healthcare practitioners and organizations in how to more effectively deliver their messages.
He is well known for his presentations on new approaches to integrative health. He has spoken extensively to large healthcare groups in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Tager is the author of ten books. His latest book is Cash-Pay Healthcare: How to Start, Grow & Perfect Your Business (with Stewart Gandolf). Other recent books include: Enhance Your Presence: The Path to Personal Power, Professional Influence and Business Results (with Robert John Hughes); and Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients and Your Practice with noted integrative cardiologist and AIHM (aihm.org) president, Mimi Guarneri, MD. Dr. Tager received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University and trained in Family Practice at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center.
Session Title: The role of Glutathione in Chronic Health Issues
Dr. Guilford graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas Medical Branch for Medical School. After two years of studying general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital he completed his ENT surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 1978 and published a paper on the surgical anatomy of the orbit.
Dr. Guilford began clinical practice in 1979. In 1985 he introduced complementary medical approaches into his practice. The concept that chronic inflammation functions as a causative factor in illness became apparent while he was the director of a laboratory specializing in in-vitro allergy and viral immunology testing (1982 -1992). Interest in the immunology of yeast and mold led to testing for Candida albicans and other fungal organisms. Exploration and research into the detoxification of mercury led to insight into the need for glutathione in the defense against heavy metals and led to further insight regarding mycotoxins, which deplete glutathione. Dr. Guilford’s study of the role that glutathione plays in the basic mechanism of many diseases led to his formulation of ReadiSorb Glutathione, a liposome encapsulation of reduced glutathione, over 15 years ago, The path to our current understanding of inflammation is chronicled in over 20 peer reviewed articles found at ReadiSorb.com-click on references and drguilford.com/publications/
Interest in inflammation has led to publications including Oxidative Stress and Low Glutathione in Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions: and Antiparasitic and Antifungal Medications for Targeting Cancer Cells.
Bradley Bush, ND
Bradley Bush, ND received his naturopathic doctor from National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR and is currently co-owner and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine of Stillwater in beautiful Stillwater, MN. He is also owner/operator of the SIBO lab testing company Neurovanna. Dr Bush’s practice focus is fatigue, insomnia, mood disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and chronic disease. Dr. Bush lives in Stillwater, MN with his naturopathic doctor wife and four daughters. He enjoys cooking, running and gardening.
Session Topic: Uncovering the Hidden Drivers of Chronic Disease
Issac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc is a respected author, lecturer, researcher, product formulator, and clinical practitioner. He has been a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980’s.
Dr. Eliaz is a frequent guest lecturer on integrative medical approaches to health, immune enhancement, and cancer prevention and treatment. He has also taught several courses on Traditional Chinese Medicine for medical doctors and licensed acupuncturists. As an innovative formulator of dietary supplements, Dr. Eliaz developed and currently holds the patents for several of his unique herbal formulations.
In order to substantiate nutritional approaches to health, Dr. Eliaz regularly participates in clinical studies and has been published in well-recognized, peer-reviewed journals. In addition, many of Dr. Eliaz’s formulations have been submitted for validation in independent human clinical studies whose results have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Eliaz continually studies, integrates, and applies the best health practices of both Western medicine and complementary and alternative approaches. A native of Israel, Dr. Eliaz lived in the Far East and in Latin America before returning to study at Tel Aviv University. From an early age, Dr. Eliaz has been interested in and pursued the study of multiple medical and healing modalities, with a comprehensive, holistic and integrative model in mind.
Topic: Functional Immunology : Microbiome and Metabolome
Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, is CEO and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH). He is considered one of the pioneers of integrative and regenerative medicine. Since inventing the world’s first single step amplified (ELISA) procedure in 1984, a process for measuring and monitoring all delayed allergies, Jaffe has continually sought new ways to help speed the transition from our current healthcare system’s symptom reactive model to a more functionally integrated, effective, and compassionate system. PIH is the outcome of years of Dr. Jaffe’s scientific research. It brings to market 3 decades of rethinking safer, more effective, novel, and proprietary dietary supplements, supplement delivery systems, diagnostic testing, and validation studies.
Aicacia Young, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Austin, Texas. While she was trained in traditional nutrition, Aicacia’s first job as an RDN was in the field of Functional Medicine, where she worked closely with an MD to help patients from all over the country treat and reverse their various autoimmune conditions through diet and supplementation. Aicacia now serves as a Director of Scientific Affairs and Digestive Health Educator at Microbiome Labs, where she compiles and shares the latest research concerning the gut microbiome.
Dr. Campbell was educated in Switzerland where he graduated first in his high school class at age 14; he then completed college in 3 years. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Campbell trained at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and at the Medical College of Georgia. He was medical director of the Medical Center for Immune and Toxic Disorders in Houston for 20 years. Dr. Campbell has published over 90 studies in peer-reviewed medical journals and chapters in medical textbooks, and has received awards from many national and international organizations. He is fluent in French, Spanish, Hungarian and English. He has been on television shows including 20/20, the Montel Williams Show, and 24 Hour Investigative News, and has been interviewed by NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico. He lectures regularly at national and international medical conferences and at Oxford University. Dr. Campbell is currently the editor-in-chief of 2 peer reviewed medical journals, editor of 4 medical journals and is the medical advisor to several companies. He also is conducting several clinical trials as principal investigator for supplement companies.
Anastacia White, Chinese Herbal Medicine & Chinese Sciences
Session Topic: TCM and Gut Health
Anastacia White has been a practitioner, teacher and consultant of Chinese herbal medicine since 1984. Ms. White conducts seminars throughout the United States and lectures internationally on Chinese herbs and medical theory. She has specialized her educational offerings for those acupuncture practitioners wishing to incorporate herbal formulae into practice.
Ms. White has had the good fortune to have studied with Chinese herbalists and authors revered for bringing Oriental medical methodologies and philosophies to the west including: Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Ted Kaptchuk, OMD, and Giovanni Maciocia, Medical Acupuncturist.