Benjamin I Brown, ND, is a science writer and speaker specializing in nutrition and functional medicine. He an author and contributes regularly to industry magazines and scientific journals. Ben is founder and director of the Nutritional Medicine Institute, contributing editor of Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition, consultant and director of clinical education for Pure Encapsulations UK and Ireland, and on the advisory board and lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health. Ben guest lectures at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) and the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM). He hosts Positive Health Podcast. Learn more at scientificwellness.com
Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP+, is a nationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to helping practitioners and patients understand and properly address thyroid function, particularly in the >90% of cases involving an immunological component. Dr. Wentz is the author of a New York Times best-selling patient guide on thyroid support and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about improving assessment, lifestyle interventions and functional medicine approaches to optimize thyroid function and overall health.
Caroline Cederquist, M.D.+, is the founder and medical director of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in Naples, Florida, a comprehensive weight management and preventive medicine clinic. Her scientific understanding of medical weight management through proper nutrition has allowed her to help patients all over the world. Dr. Cederquist helped co-develop the PureLean™
Daniel Kalish, D.C.+, is the founder of the Kalish Institute, an online training program established in 2006 dedicated to building Functional Medicine practices. In 2017, Dr. Kalish joined the Practice Implementation faculty with the Institute for Functional Medicine and began a strategic partnership around My Practice Plan. This hands-on, online course focuses on designing an ideal practice plan and is intended to address the lack of practice management instruction available in the Functional Medicine arena. Dr. Kalish has authored three books on this subject and is a notable speaker at integrative medicine conferences across the United States. Dr. Kalish helped co-develop the PureGI™
Denise Furness, Ph.D.+, is passionate about helping practitioners and patients navigate the new and evolving world of nutrigenomics and personalized medicine. She began her career as a research scientist focusing on folate nutrigenomics, methylation, and DNA damage in relation to pregnancy health. Her research has since expanded to vitamin D, inflammatory and metabolic-related genes, and biomarkers. She is a published author and has won numerous awards for her research and conference presentations. In 2012, she founded Your Genes and Nutrition, applying her knowledge to private practice and working alongside some of Australia’s most prominent integrative medical doctors.
Felice L. Gersh, M.D.+, is an award-winning integrative gynecologist. She has special expertise in women’s hormones and the impact of environmental toxins, medications, nutrition, and aging on hormone receptors and production. Dr. Gersh graduated from Princeton University and the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dr. Gersh helped co-develop the PureWoman™