Speakers


Joseph Pizzorno, ND
FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF
BASTYR UNIVERSITY

Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a world leading authority on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978 as founding president of Bastyr University. A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, he is Editor-in-Chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ, Treasurer of Board of IFM, board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and Bioclinic Naturals. Author or co-author of five textbooks and 7 consumer books (Encyclopedia of Natural MedicineThe Toxin Solution), he has been an intellectual, political and academic leader in medicine for four decades.

Lucia Thornton, RN, MSN, AHN-BC

Dr. Lucia Thornton ThD, RN, MSN, AHN-BC is a former president of the American Holistic Nursing Association and current Board Chair for the Academy of Integrative Health and Healing. The Model of Whole Person Caring which she developed to facilitate individual and organizational healing has been the recipient of national, state and local awards and recognition.

Kimball Lundahl, DC

Since graduating from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Lundahl has used his education and experience to achieve personal optimal health and has strived to pass that knowledge on to his patients and clients. He saw a need to combat the growing crisis of obesity, and built a successful weight loss and aesthetic practice that provided quality patient care.

He saw a need to combat the growing crisis of obesity, and was able to build a successful practice that provided quality patient care. He has learned there is nothing more gratifying than helping prevent serious diseases and saving lives.

Over the year’s Dr. Kimball Lundahl goal has been to help other doctors do the same. He has developed a complete business system, and as the President of Healthy Habits, he has helped turn many practices into functional and financially sound businesses.

William S. Harris, PhD, FAHA – President and CEO OmegaQuant

 

Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He obtained his Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and did post-doctoral fellowships in Clinical Nutrition and Lipid Metabolism with Dr. Bill Connor at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

His interest in omega-3 fatty acids began with his postdoctoral work when he published his first study on the effects of salmon oil on serum lipids in humans (1980). Since that time he has been the recipient of five NIH grants for studies on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) on human health. He has more than 300 publications relating to fatty acids, including omega-3s, in medical literature and was an author on two American Heart Association scientific statements on fatty acids: “Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease” (2002), and “Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease” (2009) both published in the journal Circulation.

Dr. 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.

Jamie Harvie, P. E.

Jamie Harvie, P. E. serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Future and is the founder of Commons Health. He is nationally recognized for his extensive experience at the intersection of health, community, environment and healthcare. For this work, he has been interviewed and cited in media including Time Magazine, USA Today, Minnesota and National Public Radio. Jamie led the successful coordination of a national healthcare mercury elimination campaign and the virtual elimination of mercury use globally. He founded and led the award winning Healthy Food in Healthcare Campaign.

He has consulted for clients including the Blue Green Alliance, Democracy Collaborative, City of San Francisco, World Health Organization and the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency. He is the author of numerous health and prevention journal articles and is a contributor to the textbook Integrative Medicine and forthcoming Climate Change and Health. Mr. Harvie has been honored with the NRDC “National Thought Leader” award for his work on healthcare and sustainable food systems and received the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Public Health Achievement Award for lifetime achievement and service.