MICHAEL GAETA, DAc
is a visionary educator, clinician and writer in the field of natural health care. His purpose is to improve the patient care and practice success of natural healthcare professionals, in order to co-create a world of vital, resilient people who find fulfillment through positive contribution, and choose a lifestyle of “nature first, drugs last”.
Michael has trained over 17,000 health professionals in 25 years as an educator. His teaching is informed by 28 years of successful clinical practice, which combines clinical nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine and Amma therapy (Asian bodywork therapy) to help people heal, grow and evolve.
Michael is also a pianist and composer. He is past president of the Acupuncture Society of New York, earning awards for State Association President of the Year and State Association of the Year.
He trains 2,000 health professionals each year, through his live & online trainings, including the Clinician's Mastermind Circle one-year certification program in natural functional medicine.
James Lyons-Weiler, PhD
is a Pittsburgh-area scientist. He is a biologist, geneticist, lecturer, and author, who has worked collaboratively for over 20 years on more than 100 research studies in the areas of biological diversity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infectious disease, autism and other aspects of clinical, biomedical and translational research.
Dr Lyons-Weiler was Founding Editor-in-Chief of the open access, peer-reviewed research journal Cancer Informatics. He is an expert in study design, multivariate data analysis, genetics and systems biology. He has authored three books: Ebola: An Evolving Story; Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research. In his latest book, The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism, he cited more than 2,000 research studies. He is Director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge.
Dr Lyons-Weiler’s AMP presentation focuses on vaccines and autoimmune disease.
Izabella Wentz, PharmD
is a pharmacist who has dedicated herself to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease, after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009.
She is the author of the New York Times best-selling books Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause; Hashimoto’s Protocol; and the upcoming Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology. Dr Wentz is an ardent champion of incorporating lifestyle change and functional medicine in the treatment of autoimmune disease.
Dr Wentz’s AMP training will give you clinical pearls for working with autoimmune patients.
Mark Berger, MD
After graduating from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr Berger spent four years in the US Navy taking care of a battalion of Marines, including six months in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. He spent the next four years studying diagnostic radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by a fellowship in body imaging at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. He has spent 20 years practicing as a diagnostic radiologist in St. Paul, Minnesota, and now in Colorado.
A life-changing moment occurred for Dr Berger after years of seeing people’s health deteriorate in the images he was interpreting. He realized that conventional medicine was simply broken. Individuals were becoming sicker and sicker while trying to follow conventional medical wisdom and nutritional recommendations. After transforming his own diet and lifestyle, he became interested in discovering both conventional and alternative forms of therapy that would allow individuals the greatest opportunity to maintain their health and prevent illness. This led to his functional & integrative medicine certifications through the University of Arizona, Cleveland Clinic, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and the Kresser Institute.
Dr Berger’s AMP presentation is entitled Integrative Radiology and Autoimmune Disease.
A widely-recognized author, writer, researcher and presenter in health and wellness education, Sayer is the founder of GreenMedInfo.com, the world’s most widely referenced natural health resource. The site’s uniquely evidence-based content has attracted 50 million visitors and received more than 100 million page views, since its inception in 2008.
Sayer holds many affiliations in the field of holistic medicine, including the National Health Federation, International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Global Non-GMO Coalition, World Mercury Project, Mercola.com, and Fearless Parent. He is co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Exosome Media Group, and Alliance for Vaccine Awareness. He co-authored The Cancer Killers, which has sold over 100,000 copies.
Sayer Ji’s AMP training is entitled The Human Microbiome and the Unity of All Life.
Rebecca Mara, LMT
is a somato-emotional bodyworker, reiki practitioner, yoga teacher, intuitive coach, meditation teacher, certified holistic health coach, and Ayurvedic therapist. After a successful career in finance, she moved into the healing arts, studying at Blue Sky Massage School, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Denver Integrative Massage School, with Dr. John Douillard, and Barbara Brennan-based psychotherapy/energy healing.
She writes, “The main work I do is identifying the root pattern of tension in the mental/emotional systems and how they present in the physical body. From there, we contact that pattern with loving presence and help it find a new pathway, restoring energy flow and health back to the system.”
Ms Mara’s AMP training topic is Trauma and Autoimmune Disease.