SHINE Conference: Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology Conference with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo – The Gut Brain Connection in Clinical Practice – 2015 – SPEAKERS – DRAFT

Meet Your SHINE Conference Leader

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo - Nutritional Endocrinology SpecialistDr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is fiercely committed to transforming our current broken disease-care system into a true health care system where each and every practitioner is skilled at finding the root cause of health challenges and using ancient healing wisdom married with modern scientific research to restore balance.

As the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, Dr. Ritamarie specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore balance to hormones with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. Her practitioner training programs empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health issues by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and HeartMath®. She’s also a certified living foods chef, instructor, and coach, and she has trained and certified hundreds of others in the art of using palate-pleasing, whole fresh food as medicine.

A best-selling author, speaker, and internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority with over 23 years of clinical experience, Dr. Ritamarie offers online courses, long-distance coaching and counseling, and deeply empowering and informative live events. Her wildly popular practitioner certification program empowers health and wellness professionals to unravel the mystery of their clients’ complex health challenges, so they become known as go-to practitioners for true healing and lasting results.

Meet Your Featured Gut-Brain Connection Guest Speakers

It is my great honor and pleasure to bring you to my panel of Special Guest Experts that I’ve handpicked over many of my amazing colleagues, due to their expertise in distinct areas of the gut-brain connection.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan – The Neurological UnderBelly of the Gluten-free Lifestyle: Potential Benefits, Devastating Dangers

Dr Tom O'BryanThere is a spectrum of gluten-related disorders, with the classical Celiac Disease being at one extreme end and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) at the other.

Gluten may activate either/both innate and adaptive immune response and is considered to cause gastrointestinal, non-neurological, and neurological damage via cross reacting antibodies, immune complexes, and direct cytotoxicity.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and Autoimmune Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.

He is the founder of He is the visionary behind the paradigm-shifting The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the gluten connection to diseases, disorders, a wide-range of symptoms and ages.

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Mike Mutzel – Optimizing Sugar and Fat Burning Machinery Through the Leptin-Gut Metabolic Axis

Mike Mutzel 200x300In this presentation, we will:

  • Explore the links among leptin, gut health, and metabolism
  • Learn what gut hormones and enteroendocrine cells are and why they are so important
  • Discover the local and systematic effects of key metabolites released from enteroendocrine cells
  • Know the top herbs, phytochemicals, proteins, and fibers that beneficially affect gut hormones and leptin
  • Learn how prebiotics improve enteroendocrine cell function

Mike Mutzel has an B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University and is completing his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).

In April of 2014, Mike launched his first book, Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat. Mike regularly conducts workshops for health care practitioners, teaching leading-edge science in a concise format that can be utilized by progressive clinicians for the prevention of chronic disease. Often termed Translational Medicine, this bench-to-bedside approach is key to ensure the application of pioneering research and concepts in systems biology a preventative health care setting, optimizing patient outcomes.

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Steph Jackson – Functional Probiotics: 3 Keys to Success with Chronic Digestive Distress

FunctionalNutritionCoach-StephJackson 200x292In this session, you will discover the 3 most common bacteria associated with inflammatory bowel diseases and immune disorders, the 3 most important factors to bring balance, and what functional probiotics are and how to use them in your practice.

Steph Jackson, Crave Conscious yogurt company founder, teacher, and writer guides revolutionary health enthusiasts and educators as they change the face of personal care and health care by rebuilding their digestion and immunity with functional probiotics and nutrition.

She loves wildcrafting, fermenting, and geeking out just a little in her programs and personal life. After healing her own chronic pain and fatigue, she is a fierce friend and mentor for you to do the same for yourself and your clients.

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Donna Kasuska – Toxins in Food and Water That Could Affect Gut Microbiome

DonnaKasuska-ChemConsciousheadshotDonna Kasuska is Founder and CEO of ChemConscious, Inc., a company that is on a mission to create a healthier world by increasing chemical awareness. Donna provides consulting services to the chemical industry and also brings technical, yet practical information to the public.

Donna is dedicated to bridging the information gap between industry and the public. As a chemical engineer with over 30 years of experience, Donna has seen, first hand, how water is treated, food is processed and how many personal and household products are manufactured. Donna now dedicates much of her time to speaking, writing, and publicly communicating an urgent message regarding the overuse of some chemicals. She speaks and writes passionately about the hidden hazards of chemicals in our environment.

She will show you how to recognize and avoid the harmful chemicals by making better choices without significantly changing your life style.

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Arttemis Keszainn – How to Use 5 Elements, 5 Prayers, and 5 Essential Oils for Deep Emotional Transformation of Your GI Tract and Rewiring Your Neural Pathways

Arttemis KeszainnLearn how Conscious Language, Essential Oils, and Words of Affirmation can help release trapped emotions and negative attitudes that are at the ROOT of dis-ease and digestive problems. Your words of affirmation spoken with key essential oil blends are medicine to your mind, body, and will even rewire your Gut-Brain connection. You can move from “stuck” to “clear” in your large intestine, from disgust to acceptance in the stomach, and from anger to compassion and benevolence in the liver to rewire your limbic brain, build new positive neural pathways, and heal your gut at the deepest levels.

Arttemis Keszainn is a visionary entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and creator of Juicing For Fat Loss and Green Living With Essential Oils.

Arttemis has touched and transformed over 10,000 lives world-wide to achieve dynamic health through raw foods, detoxification, and lifestyle design. He has studied holistic health for over 15 years, pursuing his passion to teach and embody the art of Radiant Health.

Arttemis is currently transforming 10s of 1000s of lives world-wide by creating information products, eBooks, videos, and websites that inspire and educate people to build the body they love and love the lifestyle they live!

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Plus a few other surprise world class speakers well known as experts in their field.

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S H I N E The Gut-Brain Connection in Clinical Practice

I understand that for my investment, I receive:

  • SHINE Conference 20153 full days of live training sessions with you and world-renowned speakers sharing the most cutting-edge scientific research so I can discover new, deeper ways to help my clients and patients.
  • Access to a list of lab testing resources so I can expand my skill set and increase my confidence in dealing with complex cases related to the gut-brain connection.
  • Invaluable networking and connection opportunities.
  • A class syllabus and notes to help me remember everything I’m learning.
  • All the checklists, charts and resources I need to make my practice shine.

And if I enroll as a VIP, I’ll also receive:

  • SHINE Conference lanyard VIP Great food, all weekend long! Healthy, delicious dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast and lunch each day.
  • Pre- and Post-conference teleseminars with Dr. Ritamarie and subject matter experts so I can continue building my knowledge and skills around managing chronic health challenges that stem from gut-brain illnesses.

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