DicQie Fuller, PhD, DrSc, ND, CNC, enjoyed and was blessed by thirty-plus years as a clinician, educator, researcher, and author. She earned two Ph.Ds, one in Health Science and the other in Dietetic Nutrition, and also a degree as Naturopathic doctor from Germany’s Kneipp Heilpraktiker Akademie. Her passion over her last 35 years was in the realm of Enzyme Therapy along with Biochemical Individualism and their use in bringing balance to the body whether involving our health, thoughts, or harmful beliefs. Dr. Fuller wrote the landmark book The Healing Power of Enzymes and continued to research and study the changes in our food supply and their effects on child development. The Founder of Transformation Enzyme Corporation, all of her research and clinical study was with the practitioner in mind, giving them practical, science-based solutions transforming the lives of all people.
- "I personally believe good health is not an unobtainable privilege meant to be savored only by the fortunate, but rather, it is a right that should be enjoyed by anyone who is willing to take the time to learn how to take care of his or her own body." - Dr. DicQie Fuller
Milton Bastidas, DC, CIHP, was born in Colombia and is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College with additional certification in Functional Medicine. He is Founder of True Lifelong Wellness Center and has been in practice since 1998 treating skeletal conditions, sports injuries, and systemic disorders. Dr. Bastidas is also Vice President of the College of Integrative Medicine (CIM) as well as Director of Research and Development at Transformation Enzyme Corporation. Dr. Bastidas has a passion for soccer which put him through college at Texas Lutheran University and is very sought after in the soccer community for rehabilitation and nutritional counselling. He is also an expert in the use of laboratory analysis and enzyme nutrition as part of a functional and natural approach to well-being. As a lead researcher in Transformation’s research and development team, Dr. Bastidas has co-directed two clinical studies showing the benefits of enzyme supplementation on systemic inflammation and gastrointestinal dysfunction as well as a most recent pilot study on the effects of enzyme therapy on Glyphosate detoxification. Dr. Bastidas lives in Houston, TX, with his family. He is currently involved in developing specific treatment protocols depending on the biochemical individuality of the patient.
- "My mission is to help patients achieve and maintain optimal health through a holistic and integrative approach. I strive to help my patients regain their health by educating them on how to obtain true lifelong wellness through natural means with the aid of nutrition and enzymes." - Dr. Milton Bastidas
Amy Rawls MS, RD, LD, FMNS, CGN, has practiced in the Beaumont and Houston area since 2010 when she completed her Master’s degree with a Dietetic residency through Lamar University. Amy has gone on to earn additional certifications as a Functional Medical Nutritionist and Certified Gastrointestinal Nutritionist. Amy has more than ten years of experience applying functional nutrition practices to an array of metabolic clinical states. She is currently Director of Clinical Services for Transformation Enzyme Corporation where she gained her certification in enzyme therapy and is responsible for all of Transformation's Education and Development material and programs. She also oversees Transformation's Clinic and technical support services and assists with research and development. Amy has spoken at various events, seminars, and conferences both locally and internationally on topics related to nutrition and enzyme application. Her passion for health focuses on holistic, integrative, and functional medical nutrition therapy. She has a personal mission to create awareness that even healthy food can be poison if not digested properly.
Dawn Aubrey, CCN, CLE, CNC, Inside Outside Nutritionist, is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Lifestyle Educator, Mom, and long-time Austinite. She has been involved with enzyme therapy for over 15 years and understands the true root cause of allergies such as those seen in the winter season in Austin. She has appeared on major TV networks and was a regular guest of the Let's Get Healthy radio show with Bill Swail, R.Ph., owner of People’s Pharmacy.
Theresa Buede, HC, LMT, dedicated many years to the field of event coordination until her health took a turn for the worse with a diagnosis of cancer initially in 1998. When traditional approaches contributed to a continued deterioration landing her in critical condition on New Year's Day of 2011, she embarked on a holistic journey to restore her health. After detoxifying and nourishing her own body, she opened a detox and nutrition business, ReConnect Detox & Holistic Center. As a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Texas School of Massage, she creates programs that combine detoxification, nutrition, and non-invasive therapies to maximize the potential for the body to heal itself.
Natalie Butler, RD, LD, is a foodie at heart and passionate about helping people discover the power of nourishing, real food. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and completed her dietetic internship through Marywood University. She’s a corporate dietitian for Apple Inc. and also manages her own private practice, Nutrition by Natalie. She specializes in weight management, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances, inflammatory diseases, gut health, and functional nutrition. Her happy places are her kitchen and organic garden, and she loves teaching her two kids how to cook, garden, be active, and enjoy a healthy life.
Caroline Carpenter, DC, graduated from chiropractic school in 2012 from Palmer, IA, and has since opened her own practice in Little Rock, AR, offering chiropractic services and functional medicine. During the past seven years, Dr. Carpenter began focusing on soft tissue and movement which led to her discovery that every individual is limited by their own ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients. This, combined with her seven years of nutrition research, sent her on a mission to educate as many individuals as possible about how their unique makeup influences their dietary needs. She has traveled to Vietnam for clinics abroad and speaks across the country on nutrition, genetics, and performance.
Mike Clark, MBA, JD, Ph.D., is the Founder of Seeking Perfect Health and Co-Founder of the Natural Bio Health Clinics, where he created one of the first bioidentical hormone and functional medicine clinics. He is currently the Partner Services Contractor and Provider for GX Sciences, a state of the art Genetic Nutrigenomics Testing Company located in Austin, TX. Mike has a Doctorate Degree in Natural Health, has been designated a Health Practitioner Diplomate in the Clinical Science of Anti-Aging, and is a Fellow and Advanced Fellow of Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. He has been a member of the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine for more than 16 years and is an affiliate of the Amen Clinics, where he has been certified as a Brain Health Coach.
Tamyra Comeaux, MD, NMD, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and by the America Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She also completed her Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship and obtained a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition and a Naturopathic Medical Degree. She has been in private practice since 2000. Dr. Comeaux is experienced in preventing as well as treating health problems using the least invasive and disruptive methods possible. She is the "woman’s doctor," a specialist in well-woman care, family planning, menopause, hormones, and sexual disorders. Her expertise includes weight loss individualized planning, orthomolecular medicine, natural hormone therapy, and natural solution for gynecologic problems. She is also at the forefront of stem cell therapy. Dr. Comeaux is a principal formulator of Transformation’s newest Transcendence product line.
Richard "Dick" Couey, PhD, was a Professor of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation at Baylor University with many years of experience conducting workshops and programs on physical fitness, wellness, weight loss, nutrition, stress management, and enzymes. Upon his retirement, Dr. Couey had been in the health and fitness field for over 30 years and published numerous articles along with twelve books including Living Longer: Questions You Never Knew to Ask; Answers You Can't Live Without which he co-authored with Dr. DicQie Fuller and The Super Antioxidant Diet and Nutrition Guide: A Health Plan for the Body, Mind, and Spirit with Robin Jeep.
Mira Dessy, NE, is "The Ingredient Guru." She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who has been working with clients for nearly 12 years. Mira supports Functional Medicine practitioners to incorporate functional nutrition into their practice to improve client support and client outcomes. She is the author of the book Beyond Meditation: making mindfulness accessible for everyone. A former meditation dropout, she has learned that just like with diets, there is no one-size-fits-all plan for everyone's meditation practice. She is on a mission to encourage others that if she can meditate so can you. Mira is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and the American Holistic Health Association, and is a founding member of the Holistic Business and Wellness Alliance.
Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBHWC, is the founder and CEO of The Integrative Women's Health Institute. She is a clinical nutritionist, physical therapist, and board certified health coach. She has over 20 years of experience helping people with chronic women's and pelvic health issues to achieve optimal health and wellness. Dr. Drummond specializes in helping people with chronic illnesses, including endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, digestive issues, and chronic post-viral syndromes, find the nutrition and lifestyle solutions that work best for them. She is a sought-after speaker and author, and her work has been featured on Bloomberg, Advance Healthcare Network, Fox News, CT News 8, hundreds of podcasts, and other major media outlets. Dr. Drummond is committed to providing personalized, evidence-based care that is tailored to each individual's needs. She is passionate about empowering her patients to take control of their health and well-being. She is equally passionate about educating women's and pelvic health professionals in over 60 countries to use conservative, integrative, effective, and evidence-based strategies in their practices through her global training institute.
Mary M. Ernsberger, MS, M.Ed, has an extensive educational background in holistic, complementary/alternative medicine, and education providing the foundation for her work as a holistic nutritionist and CAM practitioner. She is the author of Parenting Consciously: Out of the Box Solutions for Raising Your Authentic Child, Recognizing the Greatness in Each Child: Because Learning Differently Doesn't Mean Learning Disabled, Plants vs Pills: Natural Solutions to the Over-Drugging of America's Youth, and un-Broken Children: Removing Labels Restoring Health & Wellness, and was a co-author of the international bestseller My Big Idea Book from Expert Insights Publishing. Mary actively shares what she has learned through a variety of presentation platforms including webinars, podcasts, radio shows, blog posts, and public TV. For more information visit her website www.marymernsberger.com.
Joseph Feste, MD, FACOG, AACS, AACG, currently serves as the lead physician and medical director for Natural Bio Health. He is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians with extensive experience in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, surgical and non-surgical cosmetics, bioidentical hormone therapy, weight loss, the use of Botox and Fillers in cosmetic applications, and the use of laser technology for cosmetic and surgical applications. He received his M.D. in 1961 from Baylor College of Medicine and practiced and taught in the area of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health for approximately thirty years. He taught obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor School of Medicine and at Ben Taub General Hospital (the latter for eleven years).
Emily Fritchey, "The Skin Whisperer," is Founder and CEO of Sunshine Botanicals and a clinical aesthetician, natural health practitioner, and passionate herbalist whose cutting-edge approach to dramatic skin transformation has made her not only a respected trend-setter among her peers in the field of aesthetics, plastic surgery, and dermatology, but an award-winning product formulator and expert in the development of botanical skin treatments. Her unique approach has been published in beauty media as well as major medical journals, including Cosmetic Surgery Times and Dermatology Times, and Sunshine Botanicals received the "Beauty with a Conscience" award from Natural Solutions magazine for outstanding product formulation three times!
Alicia Galvin, MEd, RD, LD, CLT, IFNCP, has practiced in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2010 with an emphasis on gastrointestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. She also works with patients with autoimmune conditions including autoimmune thyroid disease as well as infertility, developing therapeutic diets to manage and address these conditions. After earning her registration as an RD, Alicia earned a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas and completed her Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) certification with the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. Having previously served as a Nutrition Entrepreneur Mentor Coordinator for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Alicia continues to mentor her colleagues in various outlets. She has served as Nominating Committee Chair for the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG. She is also co-founder of SIBO Academy, an online training platform for RDs looking to expand their education in the area of SIBO and GI disorders. In 2014 Alicia founded her own private practice with a focus on integrative and functional nutrition.
Christine Garvin, MA, NE, RWP, is a Functional Nutritionist based in Asheville, NC. She weaves together her personal health journey – including a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her – with her training in functional health, nutrition, and hormones to help women heal their gut and balance their hormones. She has been featured in Health, Shape, Parade Magazine, and MSN, among other outlets. She is the host of the podcast Hormonally Speaking, works with clients all over the world via Zoom, and offers group programs for gut healing and hormone health. Learn more at christinegarvin.com.
Dian Ginsberg, MD, FACOG, completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina before Houston's sunny climate brought her to Texas. Dr. Ginsberg has years of experience providing comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology treatment, which is the basis of her special interest in weight management, optimal prenatal and postpartum care, menopause management, and healthy aging. Being a black belt in Tae Kwan Do and an accomplished marathon runner and Ironman Triathlete has led her to explore the latest medical advances in wellness for athletes along with anti-aging therapies for both men and women. She is motivated to continue her research in nutritional therapies for many reasons, most significantly for the benefits it has brought to her sons with specific learning needs. Dr. Ginsberg has used her extensive experience to help men and women with hormone imbalance regain the vitality and fitness they thought was lost forever. She lectures for Functional Medicine University on the topic of PCOS, its natural reversal, and pathways to fertility. Rectangularization of all aging and minimizing the development of chronic disease is her personal passion. She has lectured at the American Academy of Anti-Aging about methylation, pre-natal optimization, and telomeres. Her experience and passion for the true health and wellness of all patients is encompassed in the programs designed at Women's Specialty Healthcare. Dr. Ginsberg is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and an Advanced Fellowship with the Metabolic Medical Institute.
Robert Greenberg, DC, throughout his professional healthcare career of almost 30 years, has been a chiropractor, the owner of two integrative health centers and a biological technology company, an inventor, a patent holder, a lecturer that has travelled the world, a nutritional product formulator, a developer of numerous assessment and clinical devices, and an avid ballroom dancer. Throughout the years, Robert has been interviewed and featured on many television and radio programs. His studies of biochemistry, chiropractic, biological medicine, and biological terrain have formed a web of understanding and knowledge about the intricacies of wellness, health, and disease. Most recently, he has shifted his focus to include quantum physics, meditation, mindfulness training, and a greater appreciation for the space found between the atoms of life. Robert brings to his presentations a true passion for sharing, an extraordinary ability to extrapolate even the most complex scientific information and make it easy-to-understand for others, and a genuine love for unraveling the mysteries about science and health. His strong belief is that in our pursuit of the intellectual components of life, we may have missed some very basic, simple, and profound ways to improve health, wellness, and our enjoyment of this journey called life.
James M. Greenblatt, MD, is a pioneer in the field of functional and integrative medicine, a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist who has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. He is the author of seven books, including the best-seller Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD. His latest book, Answers to Anorexia, is being released October 2021 and his newest book, Functional & Integrative Medicine for Antidepressant Withdrawal, will be available in January 2022. Dr. Greenblatt is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the transformation of psychiatry which offers online courses, webinars, and fellowships for professionals.
Rolf Habersang, MD, is a physician who practiced Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (1975-2013) and to this day provides care for children with special / chronic health conditions. He has been practicing and teaching since 1973 and is a highly sought after speaker. Dr. Habersang has served on several committees for the State of Texas, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, at two different hospitals in Amarillo, within professional/community functions, and with a number of scientific and professional societies. He has been a guest speaker at seminars since 1989 and has received numerous awards for his achievements. Dr. Habersang is the Medical Director of ICAM (Integrated Complementary Alternative Medicine) in Amarillo and Clinical Advisor for Transformation Enzyme Corporation. Dr. Habersang is also Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at TTUHSC (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) Amarillo and Medical Director of Pedi-Providers at TTUHSC-Amarillo.
Kelly Hatke, MNT, is a nutritionist and AIP (Autoimmune Paleo) Certified Coach. She received a B.S. from Purdue University and both her CNTP and MNT diplomas from the Nutrition Therapy Institute. In her practice, Nourished Wellness, Kelly works with other healthcare practitioners to apply a functional and holistic approach to nutrition therapies including hormone imbalance, autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, digestive issues, and blood sugar imbalances.
Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, D.PSc., HHP, M Ed., CCI, is a degreed naturopathic doctor, member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and Diplomat of Pastoral Science with the Pastoral Medical Association. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994, is the women’s director at her church in Humble, Texas, and has been active in both television and radio community service programs. An international traveler, Dr. Polly gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology, EAV, and Biblical nutritional counseling. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices.
Lisa Helffrich Hudson, RD, LD, is a graduate of the University of Texas-Austin, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, owner of Hudson Health & Wellness, and author of The Ripple Effect of Toxicity: And What YOU Can Do About It.
Theresa Hernandez, APN/CNP, IFMCP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Functional Medicine Provider. Graduating top of her Nursing class in 2002 from The University of Illinois at Chicago, her first exposure to hospital nursing was with the Pediatric ICU Department at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Her love and passion for caring for pediatric patients and their families continued at Rush from 2002 until 2006, when she graduated with her Master's Degree in Nursing and was honored to accept a tenured position as Nursing Faculty in the Department of Community and Mental Health at Rush immediately after graduation. A pioneer for Wholistic Family Care for her entire medical career, Theresa's current Integrative Medical Practice in Austin is now thriving and specializes in Gut Health, Immune Support, and Adrenal Dysfunction. She individualizes her care for each patient and emphasizes getting to the root cause of symptoms, not just disease management.
Derek King, DC, is a Holistic Chiropractor focusing on Whole Body Wellness and Whole Person Healing at Finding the Cause Chiropractic in Southern California. An advocate for natural supplements to help his patients heal maximumly, Dr. King is also a certified master practitioner of the B.E.S.T. method with 20 years of experience using Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique which utilizes reflex pressure points and polarity to balance the muscle groups to allow the body to help pull itself straight and hold the "old-school" standard chiropractic vertebra adjustments longer.
Ashley Koff, RD, a 20+ year personalized nutrition and marketing expert, helps people, practitioners, and businesses identify and make better nutrition choices more often for better health outcomes. As a practitioner, she has created a proven system for continuous, root cause assessment to identify, show, and help patients make their better choices more often. Today, as founder of The Better Nutrition Program, Ashley leads a team bringing this system of tools and programs to practitioners globally to empower them to deliver personalized nutrition and lifestyle solutions to their patients more efficiently and effectively.
Paula Kruppstadt, MD, graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed her pediatric internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. She served as a U.S. Army pediatrician at Fort Hood and then relocated to The Woodlands in 1995. She has since worked as a general pediatrician at Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children's Urgent Care, and served as a pediatric hospitalist for Baylor College of Medicine at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Kruppstadt is a Certified Practitioner of Functional Medicine by The Institute for Functional Medicine. As of last year, she is one of only nine pediatricians in the world who are certified IFMCP.
Devra Lindsay is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Colon Hydrotherapist, and owner of Pathways to Health Wellness Center. Her specialty is promoting Colon Hydrotherapy as a safe, modest, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material, keeping your cells healthy, and improving whole body wellbeing. Devra also actively uses Dr. DicQie Fuller's BioDézyne technology and science of Biochemical Individualism to provide intricate evaluation of the body and bring profound wellness to each of the eleven systems.
Erin Livers, BA, ICNT, is an Integrated Clinical Nutrition Therapist, health educator, and intuitive chef who is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Erin created her Revitalize Digestion™ Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Gut Healing Program and wrote the Revitalize Digestion Guidebook for Practitioners and Their Clients after successfully guiding more than 700 clients to gut health. Her love of learning and passion for teaching have been shared with students at Bauman College, The Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, Southwest Acupuncture College, The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Nutrition Therapy Institute, and now with clients at Roots & Branches Integrative Healthcare.
Mila McManus, M.D., graduated from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School in 2000, is board certified in Family Medicine, board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine by the A4M, certified by the American Academy of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy in 2004, is a certified GAPS practitioner, and is completing her certification in peptide therapy. She has been featured on The Michael Berry Show, Dr. Hotze's Wellness Revolution podcasts, Great Day Houston, and The Business Makers Radio Show. Dr. McManus is the Founder of The Woodlands Institute for Health and Wellness, a contributing writer for I-Am Magazine and other publications, and recently published the second edition of her book Highway to Health: A Nutritional Roadmap.
Abby A. Matzke, Ph.D., is a Traditional Naturopath with a doctorate in Natural Medicine, a Certified Homeoprophylaxis Supervisor and Certified Travel HP Supervisor for Free and Healthy Children International (FHCI), a Certified BioEnergetic Technician, and a Certified Meridian Stress Assessment Practitioner with over 16 years of Practical Experience with Herbs and Homeopathy. Her specialty is developing customized programs in Traditional Naturopathy, Herbals, Homeopathy, Homeoprophylaxis, Emotion Neutralization, Technical Energy Work, Nutritionals, and Wellness Programs.
Peter Osborne, DC, DACBN, PScD, is the clinical director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of pastoral science, and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Oftentimes referred to as "The Gluten Free Warrior," he is one of the most sought after alternative medicine doctors in the world. His practice is centered on helping those with painful chronic degenerative and autoimmune diseases using natural methods. He is one of the world's leading authorities on gluten sensitivity and lectures nationally to both the public as well as doctors on this and many other nutritionally related topics.
Jan Patenaude, RDN, CLT, is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), SCAN, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Medical Nutrition Practice Group, and Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Diseases (DIGID). She was the DIFM "Excellence in Practice" Award winner in 2010 and was listed in Today's Dietitian Magazine as her as one of the Top 10 RDs of the year 2014. Her writing has been published in multiple journals and magazines, and she has presented on Food Sensitivity, Inflammation, Telecommuting, and/or LEAP at numerous National, State, and District meetings, has given Academy sponsored webinars, and has presented at various conferences on the effectiveness of Mediator Release Testing (MRT®). Jean was the first Certified LEAP Therapist and LEAP Mentor and is co-author of the Certified LEAP Therapist training. She loves encouraging other LEAP Therapists to be proficient at LEAP, incorporating integrative and functional protocols to get clients well. As a mentor, she provides her clients with marketing ideas and opportunities as well as practice, telecommuting, insurance, technology, and speaking support.
Lisa Pomeroy, ND, FDN-P, is a traditional naturopath with extensive training in functional medicine and lab interpretation through the Kalish Institute, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN), Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), Functional Medicine University (FMU), and others. Currently she works as a clinical consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory and educates health practitioners on functional lab interpretation through her training courses and 1-on-1 consultations through Pomeroy Institute For Functional Nutrition. Lisa became interested in health at a young age due to her own personal health struggles. Because functional laboratory testing was essential in helping her identify the root causes of her health issues, she has made it her mission to teach health practitioners how to interpret functional lab tests and create natural protocols so that clinicians are better equipped to help their patients overcome their chronic health issues.
Katelyn Richter, MS, is a clinical nutritionist from the Houston area. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Sciences from Baylor University and her Master's degree from Sam Houston State University in Nutrition and Counseling. Katelyn previously worked with a functional medicine doctor in Bellaire, Texas, who treated an extensive client base with an emphasis on hormones, digestion, and auto-immunity. She also worked with local ob/gyns and fertility specialists at Houston Fertility Institute to reverse infertility and increase success in assisted reproduction like IVF and IUI. Katelyn has over 5 years of experience applying functional nutrition practices to an array of metabolic clinical states.
Wayne L. Sodano, DC, DABCI, DACBN, CFMP, BCTN, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist, Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Naturopathic Doctor who has practiced and taught post graduate programs since 1985. He is a former instructor with the American Board of Chiropractic Internists, currently dedicates his time to research and development in the areas of integrative and functional medicine, and teaches distance learning and live post graduate programs nationwide. Dr. Sodano is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College and Rutgers University and completed postgraduate studies through Logan College, Towson University, and The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is an active member of the ACA Council on Nutrition, American Clinical Board of Nutrition, American Chiropractic Association, The Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders, and holds board certification in naturopathic medicine through the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. Dr. Sodano also sits on the Advisory Board at The Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics.
Gary Stapleton served in the United States Marine Corps before launching his career in commercial health care with an MBA from Long Island University. He began with Astra USA, later AstraZeneca, where he was integral in the successful launches of blockbuster pharmaceuticals including Prilosec, Nexium, and Crestor. He then joined Bausch & Lomb as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, launched the first Caris Life Sciences molecular diagnostic, served as CEO at Lerner Medical Devices, and attracted new and innovative diagnostic tests as COO for the Calloway Laboratories national toxicology laboratory. The founder of Aerodiagnostics LLC, Gary now helps provide the highest level of diagnostic accuracy and customer service for patients and clinicians..
Radha Tamerisa, MD, is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist who has been practicing in Katy, TX, for the last 16 years. After finishing her training, she has chosen to settle down in her home town where she proudly serves the needs of her community. Dr. Tamerisa received her Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training from UTMB in Galveston. Throughout her career, she has felt the need to incorporate nutrition and lifestyle to optimize the health of her patients. In search of providing integrative gastroenterology care, she has attended various courses offered by the Institute of Functional Medicine. This approach has transformed her practice and allowed her to offer her patients a broader range of therapeutic options. Dr. Tamerisa understands that no two patients are identical. She states, "It is vitally important to understand the root cause of illness and to customize care to suit the individual. It is not enough to write a prescription for every complaint. We need to explore deeper and offer more comprehensive solutions for healing the mind, body, and gut."
Brenna Thompson, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered and licensed dietitian with a Master's Degree in Applied Nutrition. After completing her Dietetic Internship at West Virginia University Hospital, Breanna worked for Phoebe Sumter Memorial Hospital in Americus, GA, where she helped run the outpatient diabetes center and later developed the employee wellness dietitian position. She then went on to work at a Minnesota based weight and wellness clinic for 6 years before joining the Stepping Stone Clinic team in 2018 where she focuses on integrating nutrition and supplementation to support mental health for both kids and adults. She is passionate about teaching people how foods interact with their body and helping patients learn how what they eat affects how they feel. Brenna believes no one eating style is right for every person — what works for some doesn't work for others. She encourages patients to make changes they can stick with and supports their goals.
Michelle Tonkin ND is a graduate of Trinity College of Natural Health and Acusage Academy with degrees as Master Herbalist, Master Iridologist, and Master Reflexologist. She has two books out on natural health and healing, both of which are available on Amazon. etc. Michelle is a speaker, writer, and musician, and her heart's desire is to see others walking in abundant health. Melissa Tonkin CNC is a graduate of Trinity College of Natural Health, a Certified Nutritional Consultant, and Master Herbalist. Talented musicians, the twin sisters Melissa and Michelle lead their own music ministry. Melissa loves helping other people achieve and maintain abundant health and wholeness.
Michael Turcotte, DP.S.c, NCTDP, is a Doctor of Pastoral Sciences & Natural Medicine and a National Certified Therapist and Drugless Practitioner who has worked with Lyme disease patients in Connecticut for over two decades. With a deep and broad investigation of his numerous clinical cases on Lyme disease, he brings a powerful collective perspective that can be found nowhere else. These five commonly overlooked factors for treating Lyme disease may collectively be the key to stopping unneeded suffering and lead to a comprehensive solution to restored heath for patients dealing with this painful and confusing affliction.
Chad Yarbrough, DC, is a lecturer, teacher, functional medicine practitioner, and licensed chiropractor in the north Nashville area. He has been in practice since 2011, utilizing functional genetic and laboratory analysis to help form an individualized care plan for each person. Dr. Yarbrough is the founder of MaxGen Laboratories and actively lectures on implementing genetic testing into clinical practice to help guide patients into a better state of health.
Gary Young CNC, is owner, operator, and practicing clinician at Zen Life Solutions, LLC, in Springfield, MO, a holistic health clinic on the leading edge of innovative treatments including Brainwave Entrainment, TrueRife Plasma Sessions, and Aqua Chi Foot Bath to boost energy levels, increase vitality, and achieve optimal wellness. He is also an expert in using Metabolic, Digestive, Food Intolerance, and Nutrient Deficiencies lab testing to reveal how true health is possible by facilitating the body's natural ability to heal itself with food, enzymes, minerals, herbs, and other nutrients that are missing from the modern diet.
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