OUR EXPERTS Cyndi O'Meara Cyndi O’Meara is a nutritionist, best selling author, international speaker and founder of Changing Habits. Cyndi graduated with a BSc majoring in Nutrition from Deakin University in 1984, her special interest was ancestral foods. At the end of her degree she was so disillusioned by the nutritional guidelines that she paved her own path and stayed clear of the low fat diets of the day, and not without controversy. Her ground breaking book Changing Habits Changing Lives (1998) became an instant best seller and from there she has grown a successful organic food company, certified online education program and ground breaking documentary. Cyndi is about educating, her greatest love is to teach people, in order for them to make better choices in their life, so they too can enjoy greater health throughout their life. Her unique, surprisingly simple and down-to-earth approach challenges and encourages others to eliminate unhealthy habits and has inspired thousands to make smarter choices about the food they choose to put into their body. By educating people on how to read food labels, why diets don’t work, and how drugs can affect your total well-being and vitality, Cyndi confronts her audiences with new truths and empowers them to make long lasting changes with simple and achievable steps on how to create healthier habits. You can find out more about Cyndi and Changing Habits at http://changinghabits.com.au David Perlmutter - MD, FACN, ABIHM Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition, and is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He serves as Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr.Oz Show and The CBS Early Show. He is the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders and in addition was awarded the Denham Harmon Award for his pioneering work in the application of free radical science to clinical medicine. He is the recipient of the 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award and was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition in, 2010. In 2015 Dr. Perlmutter was awarded both the Media Award from the American College of Nutrition and the Healthy Living Award from The Invisible Disabilities Association. Dr. Perlmutter is the author of seven books including the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers, now with over 1 million copies in print and published in 27 countries. His new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life, is also a New York Times Bestseller and is now available nationwide. You can find out more about Dr. Perlmutter at http://www.drperlmutter.com/ Dr Terry Wahls Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in a therapeutic lifestyle clinic and conducts clinical trials. Dr. Terry Wahls is also the Director for Extended Care and Rehab Service Line at the Veteran Affairs Iowa City Health Care System. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the paperback, The Wahls Protocol A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles You can learn more about her work from her website: www.terrywahls.com. She is conducting clinical trials testing the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS. She is also committed to teaching the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes to restore health and vitality to our citizens. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD) Follow her on Twitter at @TerryWahls. Natasha Campbell-McBride M.D. Dr. Campbell-McBride graduated with Honours as a Medical Doctor in 1984 from Bashkir Medical University in Russia. In the following years she gained a Postgraduate Degree in Neurology. After practising for five years as a Neurologist and three years as a Neurosurgeon she started a family and moved to the UK. It was during this time that Dr. Campbell-McBride developed her theories on the relationship between neurological disorders and nutrition, and completed a second Postgraduate Degree in Human Nutrition at Sheffield University, UK. Dr. Campbell-McBride returned to practice in 2000 and runs the Cambridge Nutrition Clinic. She has specialised in using nutritional approach as a treatment, and has become recognised as one of the world’s leading experts in treating children and adults with learning disabilities and other mental disorders, as well as children and adults with digestive and immune disorders. In 2004 she published a book Gut And Psychology Syndrome. Natural Treatment Of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression And Schizophrenia where she explores the connection between the patient’s physical state and brain function. The book gives full details of the GAPS Nutritional Protocol, highly successful in treating patients with learning disabilities and other mental problems. A second edition was published in 2010, and the book has been translated into ten languages. In her clinic Dr Campbell-McBride works with many patients with heart disease, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and other complications of atherosclerosis. She has become acutely aware of the existing confusion about nutrition and these conditions, which spurred an intensive study into this subject. The result of this study is her book Put Your Heart in Your Mouth! What really is Heart Disease and what can we do to Prevent and even Reverse it. The book was published in December 2007. Dr Campbell-McBride is a keynote speaker at many professional conferences and seminars worldwide. She frequently gives talks to health practitioners, patient groups and associations. She is also a Member of The Society of Authors, The British Society for Environmental Medicine, and a Board Member of the Weston A Price Foundation. She is a regular contributing health editor to a number of journals, magazines and newsletters in English speaking countries around the world. You can find out more about Dr Campbell-McBride at http://www.doctor-natasha.com/ Joel Salatin Joel Salatin is a third generation beyond organic farmer and author whose family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, forage-based rabbits and direct markets everything to 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets. A prolific author, Salatin’s nine books to date include both how-to and big picture themes. The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan’s NYT bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc. The 2015 released documentary POLYFACES features the entire farm from production to education. To learn more about Joel and Polyface farms go to http://www.polyfacefarms.com/ Leo Galland, MD Leo Galland, MD, a board-certified internist, is recognized as a world leader in integrated medicine. Educated at Harvard University and the NYU School of Medicine, he won the Linus Pauling Award for his trailblazing vision that created a bold new approach toward healing for thousands of doctors. He has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, on the Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. Dr. Galland is recognized in The Leading Physicians of the World and America’s Top Doctors. Dr. Galland is the co-author of The Allergy Solution: The Surprising, Unlock the Hidden Truth about Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well with his son Jonathan Galland, JD. In this groundbreaking book, he explores the shocking rise of asthma, sinusitis and food allergies, and reveals the hidden allergies that lead to unexplained weight gain, anxiety, fatigue, ADHD, depression, digestive problems, and much more. Astonishing new research shows how each of these is linked to the immune imbalance that is at the root of allergy. Dr. Galland believes in empowering people to balance immunity through a nutritional and lifestyle program that reduces allergic reactivity, decreases toxic exposures, improves antioxidant status and restores a healthy microbiome. To educate people in their understanding of the severity of the allergy epidemic and to help them recognize the impact that allergies play in their own lives, Dr. Galland appears on a public television special in the United States. Dr. Galland has contributed extensively to world medical literature with scientific articles in journals and textbooks. His latest article is “The Gut Microbiome and the Brain.” Discover a natural approach to allergies and how to get well at http://www.drgalland.com/ Dr. Stephanie Seneff Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has published over two dozen peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world. Sayer Ji Sayer Ji is an author, educator, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation and Steering Committee Member of the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC). He founded GreenMedInfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is recognized as the most frequently trafficked and most widely referenced, evidence-based natural health resource of its kind. In addition, Sayer is affiliated with other organizations that include Co-Founder, Exosome Media Group Reviewer and Editor, The International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine Advisory Board Member, Fearless Parent Co-founder, Alliance for Vaccine Awareness You can find out more information about Sayer and Greenmedinfo at www.GreenMedInfo.com Sarah Ballantyne Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. is the creator of the award-winning online resource www.ThePaleoMom.com; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; and New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Healing Kitchen. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way. Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. Sarah’s innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in the impact of lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. Her passion for scientific literacy and her talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health. Learn more by checking out Sarah’s website at http://www.ThePaleoMom.com Pete Evans Pete is very passionate about health and food. Which sees him right at home in his career as both an internationally renowned and household name chef. A love of food saw Pete begin his career as chef and restauranteur at the age of 19, opening numerous award winning restaurants nationally as well as cooking in some of the nest restaurants globally. Pete has not only cooked for the general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala G’Day USA dinner for 600 in NYC. Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle Channel’s Home show, Postcards from Home, FISH, My Kitchen Rules, Moveable Feast, and his latest – The Paleo Way… stay tuned for Food is Medicine which is in pre-production now! It’s safe to say he knows his stuff, with over 10 bestselling cookbooks inspiring individuals and families in their kitchens around the world. Pete’s also a simple guy. He loves his family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining his own healthy lifestyle. When he changed his life to The Paleo Way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for Pete’s belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life. They say the proof is in the pudding, and if hearing Pete speak about The Paleo Way isn’t enough to get you excited, almost nothing will. As a certified health coach with qualifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Pete wants to change the lives of everyone around him, including you. You can find out more about Pete at http://peteevans.com/ Kim Morrison Kim Morrison is the founder and creator of Twenty8 Chemical-free Skincare and Aromatherapy, a five times best selling author and Health and Lifestyle Educator. As an aromatherapist, remedial sports therapist, PT, personality trainer and a multi-tasking mum and wife, Kim shares the essential tools and rituals she has studied for decades to master self-care, relationship dynamics, self-discipline, leadership, teamwork, chemical-free living and most of all how to embrace an attitude with sparkle! You can find out more about Kim and Twenty8 natural skincare at http://www.twenty8.com Dr Rodney Ford - MB. BS. MD. FRACP Doctor Rodney Ford is a pediatrician, and former Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Christchurch Clinical School. He is a specialist in food allergy and gastroenterology, at the ‘The Children’s Clinic and Allergy Centre’, Christchurch, New Zealand. His philosophy is “diet: not drugs”. He has seen too many people given medications for symptoms without first considering the possibility of food allergy/ food intolerance. He has been investigating adverse reactions to gluten for over 20 years. These illnesses have now been labeled “Gluten-related disorders” or Gluten Syndrome, with world-wide evidence accumulating that gluten is bad for us all. Dr. Ford’s current goal is to bring communities up-to-date about the harmful effects of gluten. His books are available as ebooks at – https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DrRodneyFord To find out more about Dr. Ford go to http://www.DrRodneyFord.com Sally Fallon Sally Fallon Morell is founding president of The Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutrition education foundation with over five hundred local chapters worldwide helping consumers find local grass-based animal products. She is also the founder of A Campaign for Real Milk, which has as its goal universal access to clean raw milk from pasture-fed animals. She is the author of the best-selling cookbook Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD) and also of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Thomas S. Cowan, MD) and Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN). You can find out more about Sally and Weston A. Price at http://www.westonaprice.org/ Mark Sisson Mark Sisson is the author of the Amazon.com bestseller, The Primal Blueprint, and publisher of one of the world’s most trafficked health blogs, Mark’s Daily Apple. As a former top endurance athlete riddled with ailments that defied treatment from conventional wisdom, he made it his mission to heal his body and help others do the same. Today, he successfully runs a leading education and supplement company, publishing house, and food line, which offer invaluable nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle resources to the huge market of individuals who benefit from his ancestral health model to living awesome. You can learn more by visiting marksdailyapple.com and primalblueprint.com. Dr. Vandana Shiva Dr. Vandana Shiva trained as a Physicist at the University of Punjab, and completed her Ph.D. on the ‘Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory’ from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India In 1982, she founded an independent institute – the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun – dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, working in close partnership with local communities and social movements. In 1991 she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources – especially native seed – and to promote organic farming and fair trade. For last two decades, Navdanya has worked with local communities and organisations, serving more than 500,000 men and women farmers. Navdanya’s efforts have resulted in the conservation of more than 3000 rice varieties from across India, and the organisation has established 60 seed banks in 16 states across the country. In 2004, Dr. Shiva started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K. Dr. Shiva combines sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism, and her work spans teaching at universities worldwide to working with peasants in rural India. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental ‘hero’ in 2003, and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia. In November 2010, Forbes Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe.