The Anxiety Summit Season 4

A virtual online summit hosted by Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott
Certified Nutritionist and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

The Anxiety Summit Season 4 (June 2016)

Food Mood Expert and Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott interviewed 25+ of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the very powerful connection between food and mood. Hear the science and learn transformational tools you can apply right away. Be empowered and take charge!

Expert Speakers & Topics

Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

Anxiety Summit opening: benzos, electroshock, blueberries, sauerkraut and the vagus nerve

  • My vagus nerve story and how GABA helped
  • Why we need an integrative approach: Electroshock, LSD, BPA, phthalates, Zinc deficiencies, medication side-effects
  • An update on benzodiazepines and what we can learn from the Swiss and Blue Zones
  • Talking about mental health and ending the stigma
  • Anxiety: new research on blueberries, gluten, sauerkraut, low vitamin B6 and iron, foods rich in polyphenols
  • An overview of the speakers and topics on this summit

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.

Cyndi O’Meara nutritionist, founder of Changing Habits

Anxiety: the role of fats, turmeric and wheat

  • Oils ain’t oils and fats ain’t fats: the danger of vegetable oils
  • The benefits of butter and other healthy fats
  • The impact of wheat on anxiety and depression
  • Turmeric for detoxification, inflammation, depression and anxiety
  • How to get the most out of consuming turmeric

Not your typical nutritionist, Cyndi disagrees with low-fat, low-calorie diets, believes chocolate can be good for you and thinks cheating and eating yummy food is an important part of a well-balanced diet. Cyndi must be doing something right because she maintains a healthy weight and has never (in her whole life!) taken an antibiotic, pain-killer or any other form of medication. Cyndi is a passionate, determined and knowledgeable speaker on health issues and uses her education and experience to help others improve their quality of life so they too can enjoy greater health and longer lives.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Nutrition from Deakin University in Victoria and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Cyndi also undertook postgraduate studies from RMIT Victoria in human anatomy, pathology, physiology and diplomas in diagnosis and management of health issues.

Since the success of her two bestselling books ‘Changing Habits, Changing Lives’ and its accompaniment ‘Changing Habits, Changing Lives Cookbook’, Cyndi is in high demand both nationally and internationally as a keynote speaker. She conducts speeches bi-monthly on achieving health and lifestyle goals as part of her involvement in the holistic LIPS (Ladies Initiating Prosperity and Success) seminars for women.

Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, author of Eat Dirt

Anxiety: The Stressed and Toxic Gut

  • An overview of leaky gut, the causes and the 5 gut types
  • Symptoms of the stressed gut and how it impacts the adrenals
  • Leaky gut and glutamine as a fuel source
  • Healing licorice root, rhodiola and ashwaganda
  • How the frankincense fights inflammation and protects the tight junctions of the gut
  • Signs of a toxic gut, soil-based organisms and what we can learn from the Yanomami tribe

Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS is a doctor of natural medicine, nutritionist and author of the new book Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It

He has a passion to help people get well using food as medicine and operates one of the world’s largest natural health websites at www.DrAxe.com.

Dr. Axe has been a physician for many professional athletes. In 2009, he began working with the Wellness Advisory Council and traveled to the 2012 Games in London to work with USA athletes. Dr. Axe is an expert in herbal medicine, nutrition, digestive health and athletic performance. He has been featured on many television shows and stations, including the Dr. Oz Show, CBS and NBC.

In his spare time, Dr. Axe competes in triathlons and cross-trains with his wife Chelsea, who is also a health nut.

Steven Wright, creator of SCDlifestyle

Anxiety: the SCD diet, carbs, adrenals and leaky gut

  • The Specific Carbohydrate Diet /SCD: the history and the basics
  • The GAPs diet – the similarities and differences
  • Stressful times and panic attacks and recovering
  • Adrenal health and restricting carbs too much
  • Leaky gut and glutamine

Steven Wright is a health engineer and author.  After overcoming IBS, Acne and Asthma and other health issues he started SCDlifestyle.com in 2009 with Jordan Reasoner to help people who want to actually resolve their problems too.  Together they’ve helped 10,000s of people with digestive problems.  They also focus on helping other health business owners reach and impact more lives through the Pracitionerliberationproject.com.

Magdalena Wszelaki, founder of Hormones Balance

Is Coffee Your Hidden Anxiety Trigger and How to Substitute It with Delicious and Healing Drinks

  • Caffeine, anxiety and panic attacks and our genetics
  • How coffee impacts blood sugar and increases sugar cravings
  • Coffee: the gut, adrenals, sex hormones and the thyroid
  • Is decaf ok?
  • How to use chicory, dandelion, carob and reishi as great alternatives
  • Rooibos and tulsi/holy basil as anti-stress herbal teas

Magdalena Wszelaki is the founder of Hormones Balance, a nutrition coaching practice dedicated to helping women to rebalance their hormones with nutrition. Magdalena is a certified nutrition coach, speaker, educator and a soon-to-be published cookbook author with a long history of hormonal challenges. Her health crisis was the direct result from a highly stressful life in advertising – starting from Graves’ and Hashimoto’s Disease (autoimmune conditions causing thyroid failure) to adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance. Today she is in full remission, lives a symptoms-free awesome life and teaches woman how to accomplish the same in her online programs and education.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan DC, CCN, DACBN, The Gluten Summit

Gluten and anxiety: the testing conundrum solution

  • How gluten damages the gut lining and why gut healing is key for brain health
  • Alpha-gliadin and the limitations with current testing
  • Cyrex array 3: 10 peptides and 3 types of transglutaminase
  • Transglutaminase-6 and the brain on fire
  • Cyrex array 5: cerebellum, myelin and other brain antibodies
  • Cross-reactive foods: spinach, milk, coffee, chocolate
  • Autism: testing kids and their moms

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 www.theDr.com. 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. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Autoimmune Puzzle.

James Maskell, creator of Functional Forum

Anxiety and the Importance of Community

  • The definition of community and examples
  • The Functional Forum and a medication talk by Dr. Hyla Cass
  • The effect of social support on HPA axis function during pregnancy.
  • Social support for parents of autistic children
  • An interview with Kelly Brogan: the role of community in mental health
  • Community and social anxiety/introversion

James Maskell is the creator of Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference. He lectures internationally, and has been featured on TEDMED, Huffpost Live, TEDx and more, and is a contributor to Huffington Post, KevinMD, thedoctorblog and MindBodyGreen. He serves on the faculty of George Washington University’s Metabolic Medicine Institute.

Dr. Drew Ramsey, psychiatrist, farmer, author of Eat Complete

Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power and Reduce Anxiety

  • The nutritional psychiatry movement and food as medicine
  • The impact of food on brain health, neurogenesis and BDNF
  • The hippocampus and your diet
  • The 21 nutrients that are key for brain health
  • The impacts of low zinc, low B12 and low choline diets
  • How to get these nutrients in your diet

Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice in New York City where his work focuses on the clinical treatment of depression and anxiety. Using the latest brain science and nutritional research, modern treatments, and an array of delicious food he aims to help people live to their happiest, healthiest lives.

He frequently speaks and conducts workshops nationally, including two recent TEDx talks BrainFork and Brain Farmacy on food and brain health. His work and writing have been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Atlantic.com, Prevention, Lancet Psychiatry, and NPR, which named him a “kale evangelist.” His recent bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) has made this superfood accessible to thousands. His first book, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) explored the impact of modern diets on brain health. Coming up next is Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health (HarperWave Spring 2016.)

Dr. Kurt Woeller, DO, integrative medicine physician

Anxiety: The Link Between Low Cholesterol and Low Oxytocin

  • The functions of cholesterol and some of the many health consequences of low cholesterol
  • Fat malabsorption, and other causes of low cholesterol
  • Oxytocin: bonding, trust and social anxiety and why it can be low
  • The relationship between oxytocin and cholesterol and anxiety/depression
  • How to naturally raise low cholesterol and low oxytocin

Kurt N. Woeller, D.O., has been an integrative medicine physician and biomedical autism specialist for over 18+ years. He is an author of several health books including “Autism – The Road To Recovery”, “Methyl-B12 Therapy For Autism”, “Methyl-B12 for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” and “5 Things You MUST Do Right Now To Help With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis.” He is a lecturer (throughout the United States and international including Canada, China, England, Mexico and Poland), educator and experienced clinician offering specialized treatment and testing for individuals with complex medical conditions such as Autism-Spectrum Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Mental Health Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic health conditions. His health consulting practice for autism alone is multinational with families from various countries.

Dr. Woeller is on the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) and serves as a clinical advisor for both BioHealth Laboratory and Great Plains Laboratory providing patient and physician education through training programs and monthly webinars. He is also Medical Director of Integrative Medicine Academy, an online training course website for health practitioners.

Dr. Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol

Multiple sclerosis and anxiety: The Wahls Protocol

  • A move to diet and lifestyle research
  • Recovery from MS with functional medicine and the Wahls Paleo™ diet
  • MS and anxiety: myelin damage, medications, GABA and glutathione
  • The Wahls Paleo™ diet
  • Organ meats and a ketogenic diet

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic, and conducts clinical trials.

She is also a patient with a chronic progressive neurological disorder, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. But thanks to the power of The Wahls Protocol, which is based on functional medicine and the Wahls Paleo™ diet, Dr. Wahls restored her health and now pedals her bike five miles to work each day.

She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional MedicineMinding My Mitochondria: How I Overcame Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Got Out of My Wheelchair and teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of intensive nutrition.

Mike Mutzel, MS, author of Belly Fat Effect

The leptin obesity anxiety connection

  • Leptin as an appetite-regulation hormone
  • How leptin effects on immunity, inflammation and cortisol
  • Leptin and the microbiome, LPS and leaky gut
  • How leptin plays a role in anxiety, stress, PTSD and depression
  • How to exercise, meditate and do yoga to decrease leptin levels

Mike Mutzel, MS, has a BS degree in cellular biology from Western Washington University and an MS in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He has completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) course and all six of the Advanced Practice Modules (APMs) at the Institute for Functional Medicine. Since 2008, Mike has broadcast hundreds of webinars and video interviews on the latest integrative health developments and regularly speaks at seminars throughout the US, Canada and Asia. He is the author of Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat.

Prof. Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, author of Digestive Wellness

Anxiety and digestion: the microbiome, stomach acid, bile and the vagus nerve

  • The microbiome – how these microbes are “us” and not different from us
  • Low stomach acid and the effects on protein/zinc/iron absorption, and candida
  • Low bile production and fat absorption issues
  • The vagus nerve, enteric nervous system and neurotransmitter production

Liz Lipski is a Professor and the Director of Academic Development for the graduate programs in Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with specialization in Integrative Medicine from the Union Institute, three board certifications in clinical nutrition and one in functional medicine. She is on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program, and the Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation, advisory board for Certified International Health Coaches, and of the Autism Hope Alliance.

Dr. Lipski has been published in peer reviewed journals, and is the author of several books: Digestive Wellness, The Digestion Connection, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She co-authored a chapter for the IHMT study guide, is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology, and has been interviewed for Rodale’s Alternative Cures, The Women’s Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine, and others. She does frequent media interviews. She has been working in the field of integrative and functional medicine for over 30 years.

She is the founder of Innovative Healing, where she offers webinar-based Mentoring Programs and Advanced Nutrition Forums for nutritionists, dietitians, and other clinicians. www.muih.edu www.innovativehealing.com

Dr. Hyla Cass, M.D. board-certified in psychiatry and integrative medicine, author of The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

Marijuana and anxiety: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

  • Marijuana: THC and CBD
  • Medical marijuana/CBD benefits for nausea and mood
  • The risks: schizophrenia, psychosis, cognitive effects and worse anxiety
  • Toxins in marijuana and smoking dangers
  • Marijuana addiction and why it’s different from 20 years ago
  • The use of targeted amino acids for breaking the addiction

Dr. Hyla Cass is a nationally acclaimed physician, board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, as well as in integrative and holistic medicine. She is one of the country’s foremost authors and experts on the subject of integrative medicine, combining the best of leading-edge natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice of 30 years, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances.

She is recognized for helping people to come off both psychiatric medication and substances of abuse with the use of targeting nutritional supplements, including her own unique formulations. They also serve to enhance mind, mood, energy and memory, naturally.

Quoted widely in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, and People Magazine, she also appears regularly on radio and television, on shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, The View, E! Entertainment, and MSNBC.

She is the author of several popular books including User’s Guide to Herbal Remedies, St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, Natural Highs, Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free. See her website for more information cassmd.com

Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

GABA: Blood brain barrier controversy, concerns, best forms and how to do a trial for eliminating anxiety

  • Dispelling the blood brain barrier and the leaky brain myths
  • The newest research on GABA effectiveness
  • The best forms of GABA and why I have concerns about phenibut
  • Results from clients and feedback from practitioners using GABA
  • How to do a trial for the best results in eliminating anxiety

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.

Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer, PhD, NP, RN

Anxiety in children, adolescents and young adults: an integrative psychiatric approach

  • The incidence of anxiety in children: official stats and real life numbers
  • How to identify anxiety in children and the IBS-anxiety connection
  • Medication over-prescribing, hidden side-effects and electroshock
  • Food, toxins, gut health, the adrenals and an integrative approach
  • How to use calming theanine and GABA

Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer was born and raised in South Africa and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Cape Town. She moved to the USA in 1996 to pursue graduate studies at the University of Rochester, in Upstate New York.

She completed her Master’s Degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Leadership in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Fellowship, and practiced primary care pediatric and adolescent medicine for eight years. During this time she completed a post-Master’s Certificate as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a PhD in Nursing, with a research emphasis on adolescent mental health. Dr Zendi taught in the Nurse Practitioner programs at the University of Rochester, and worked in private psychiatric practice for the next eight years serving children, adolescents and young adults, with their families. She is the co-author of The KySS Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion and presents frequently about child and adolescent mental health topics.

Through her own personal health journey and that of her children, she became aware of the power of “food as medicine”, so she studied Nutrition and Health Coaching with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Dr Zendi realized the need to integrate wellness approaches for the body, mind, and spirit – and wanted to combine her background and experience in both physical and psychiatric medicine so she began a Fellowship in Functional Medicine. Approaching health from a functional and integrative perspective made so much sense to her, namely, combining the best of conventional and alternative health traditions, and in determining and addressing the underlying reasons for ill-health.

After hearing a life-changing presentation by Dr Leila Kirdani about stress and adrenal fatigue, she joined the practice of Dr Leila, Quality of Life Medicine in Rochester, NY, shortly thereafter.

Dr Zendi works with children, adolescents and young adults, integrating her conventional medical background in pediatrics and psychiatry with more natural, holistic, and functional healing modalities to help people attain the highest level of health and wellness. She is particularly interested in nutrition and the gut-brain relationship in conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress-related conditions, and gut disorders like IBS. She teaches a 6-week “Healthy Guts” course in her office and is developing an on-line version of this course for adults, as well as for parents of kids with gut related disorders.

John Dempster, ND, host of the Mental Wellness Summit

Anxiety and heavy metals: chelation of mercury and lead

  • The connection between toxic metals (mercury and lead) and anxiety
  • How to effectively measure toxic metals with a provoked urine challenge
  • The do’s and don’ts of chelation and watching for mineral depletion
  • A bipolar/anxiety case study

Dr. John Dempster, ND is the medical director/founder of The Dempster Clinic – Center for Functional Medicine located in Toronto, Canada. He treats a variety of patients ranging from high performance individuals, individuals looking for optimal health and wellness, to those suffering from a variety of chronic illnesses. As an avid seeker in integrative and evidence-based medicine, he has furthered his studies by completing an advanced fellowship in Functional, Regenerative, and Anti-aging medicine.  In addition to his busy practice, he writes regularly for a number of publications and speaks to corporations on a variety of health & wellness topics.  In addition, he is also featured frequently on national television, radio, newspapers and magazines.  You can follow Dr. D on twitter @drjohndempster or his monthly newsletter at www.thedempsterclinic.com

Julie Matthews, CNC, author of Nourishing Hope for Autism

Addressing Anxiety in Individuals with Autism

  • How common is anxiety in autism and medications commonly prescribed
  • Autism prevalence and the exponential growth and why this is important beyond those with autism
  • Underlying biochemical factors that contribute to anxiety in autism
  • The microbiome and gut involvement
  • Sensory sensitivity, light and sound sensitivity, weighted blankets and more
  • Foods, food compounds and nutrients like GABA and zinc
  • The far-reaching benefits of a BioInidividual Nutrition approach for autism, anxiety, ADHD and many chronic diseases

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and nutrition for pregnancy.  Her approached is based on the BioIndividual Nutrition™ needs of each person. She provides dietary guidance backed by scientific research and applied clinical experience. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, has helped people around the world to make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays. She presents at leading autism conferences in the US and abroad, and is the Nutrition Editor of the Autism File magazine. She is on the scientific advisory board for USAAA (U.S. Autism & Asperger Association) and the Autism Nutrition Research Center. She is the co-founder of Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses. Visit NourishingHope.com and BioIndividualNutrition.com

Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, author of Holistic Therapies for Anxiety and Depression

Serotonin and anxiety: tryptophan, 5-HTP, serotonin syndrome and medication tapers

  • What is the serotonin hypothesis and serotonin syndrome
  • Concerns about tryptophan and kynurenine and neurotoxic quinolinic acid
  • When to use tryptophan and when to use 5-HTP
  • Working with a prescribing doctor to do a SSRI (and benzo) taper
  • John’s Wort, saffron and venetron for anxiety and depression
  • Hydrotherapy and hugs

Peter Bongiorno, N.D., LAc. is co-director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture, with two thriving practices in New York. Specializing in emotional and mental health, Dr. Bongiorno researched at the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health in the department of Clinical Neuroendocrinology, and Yale’s department of pharmacology before training at Bastyr University in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. He is president of the NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

A major contributor to the “Textbook of Natural Medicine” (Elsevier), in 2010 he authored “Healing Depression” (CCNM press) the first comprehensive textbook designed to teach physicians the science and art of natural medicine for mood support.

His first public book in 2010 was “How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not,” (Red Wheel / Conari Press), which he followed in march 2015 with the professional guide “Holistic Solutions for Anxiety And Depression” (Norton).

His latest work is “Put Anxiety Behind You: The Complete Drug Free Program” (Red Wheel/Conari), which has helped thousands heal their fear.

He also contributed a chapter to “Integrative therapies for Depression” edited by James Greenblatt and Kelly Brogan.

He can be reached through www.drpeterbongiorno.com and www.InnerSourceHealth.com

Ron Sturtz, Owner/President, Lidtke Technologies

Tryptophan for anxiety, depression and insomnia: why quality is key and the critical co-factors

  • The benefits of tryptophan for anxiety/mood/insomnia and why Trudy only recommends Lidtke
  • Tryptophan history and why safety and quality is key
  • Concerns about neurotoxic quinolinic acid
  • Tryptophan 500mg, kids chewable, Tryptophan Complete, and tryptophan for pets
  • Why use lysine, vitamin B3, B6/P5P, folate and curcumin with tryptophan
  • Other serotonin co-factors, 5-HTP and prescription tryptophan
  • Client feedback and how to use these amino acids

Ronald G. Sturtz, B.A., M.S. founded Lidtke on January 1st of 1994 following his work on a National Institute of Health (NIH) research project. But his career in nutrition really began almost from birth, battling chronic health problems when no one seemed to realize that food can make you sick. In college he began a serious search for alternatives to conventional medicine, and was amazed in 1968 when he came across Adelle Davis’s book, Let’s Get Well. Then, as a starving college student in the sixties, he hitch-hiked great distances just to find unique books on nutrition and health.

Ron still remembers buying his first bottle of L-Tryptophan in 1974. It seemed to be a strangely significant moment, but he didn’t know why until twenty years later. After returning again to college in 1977, he continued his habit of spending long hours in university medical libraries reading medical journals, books, and homeopathic collections often hidden away in library basements. unread and collecting dust.

After years at universities, and after signing the last payroll check closing out the NIH research grant on December 31, 1993, the next day Ron founded Lidtke. Ron’s first customers were doctors who were looking for hard-to-find specialty biochemicals to use in their practice. In this environment, Lidtke introduced L-Tryptophan, which at the time was nearly impossible to find. There was no marketing or advertising, just doctors referring other doctors, so business continued to grow. Once the internet was up and running, the name Lidtke was circulated more widely, and at that time the decision was made to provide non-prescription products directly to consumers.

From our beginning, Lidtke has been fanatical about purity and safety. Driven by the controversy in 1990 over contaminated L-Tryptophan, Ron learned of a research project at the FDA in early 1994 in which they were testing L-Tryptophan from every source on the planet. In the course of discussing this project with the lead scientist, Ron discovered who was manufacturing the purest L-Tryptophan in the world and became committed to re-introducing it to the American market. This commitment to safety and precision always has been our goal, and it applies to everything Lidtke makes.

Dr. Jay Davidson, D.C., PSc.D., host of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit

A functional medicine approach to eliminate Lyme disease and the anxiety it often causes

  • The incidence of anxiety in Lyme disease
  • Lyme bacteria and methyl group depletion
  • A functional medicine approach to eliminate the Lyme disease infection
  • Balancing minerals and methyl donors
  • Healing the gut and detoxing heavy metals

Dr. Jay Davidson is admired for his ability to bridge the gap between the scientific health community and the layperson. His vision to see all the details and recommend simple straightforward instructions to his clients has gained him tremendous respect among colleagues.

An ambitious researcher and clinician in the health world, Dr. Jay’s focus allows him to set lofty goals for his clients to achieve. Dr. Jay Davidson works with and coaches a select number of clients virtually (via phone & Skype) around the United States.

After seeing his wife’s health deteriorate, Dr. Jay Davidson went on a search for the answers her doctors just could not find. His research led him to the techniques that he now employs in his 5-step plan. Not only did his wife’s health rebound, but Dr. Davidson personally began following this plan as well. Even though he was relatively healthy, he saw great results. This showed him that anyone could benefit from his 5-step plan.

Of the success that he has seen in his clients as they incorporate his protocol into their treatment plan, Dr. Jay Davidson said, “The message is simple: no matter what your past is like or current circumstances are, there is hope. You can make a massive transformation in your life for the better.”

His 5 Steps to Restoring Health Protocol is simple: (1) identify the problems, (2) drain the junk from your body, (3) eliminate pathogens, (4) rebuild your body’s tissues and pathways, and then (5) finally remove the heavy metals, biotoxins, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that have ravaged your system.

Dr. Jay completed his undergraduate studies at University Wisconsin La Crosse Majoring in Biology with biomedical concentration and chemistry minor. He received his doctorate of chiropractic degree at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota.

Lisa Bloomquist, fluoroquinolone toxicity patient advocate

Antibiotic Induced Anxiety – How Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Induce Psychiatric Illness Symptoms

  • Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and what they are prescribed for
  • Why fluoroquinolones are more dangerous than other antibiotics
  • How they can cause serious psychiatric problems, including anxiety.
  • Ways fluoroquinolones cause psychiatric problems: GABA inhibition, gut destruction, piperazine molecule, mitochondrial destruction, oxidative stress and magnesium depletion.
  • Fluoroquinolone toxicity and fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, autoimmity and thyroid disease
  • Recovery from fluoroquinolone damage

Lisa Bloomquist is a patient advocate who was injured by Cipro in 2011. She runs Floxie Hope, a fluoroquinolone toxicity advocacy site, and manages The Fluoroquinolone Wall of Pain. Lisa is a guest blogger for Hormones Matter and Collective Evolution, and hosts The Floxie Hope Podcast. Lisa has vowed to continue to screaming about the dangers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics until those in the medical professions start paying attention to their Hippocratic Oath, until proper informed consent is established for administration of these drugs, and until physicians stop giving them to children. Lisa is a Colorado native who enjoys the mountains, Pilates, and her cat. She has a BA in Economics from Colorado State University and a Masters in Public Administration from University of Colorado, Denver.

Autumn Fladmo Smith, co-founder Paleovalley

Anxiety: Grass-fed beef, fermented foods and healthy snacks the Paleovalley way

  • can dietary intervention reduce anxiety?
  • how the health of the mother affects the child’s mental health
  • nutritional and mental health benefits of grass-fed beef vs. conventionally raised beef
  • benefits of fermented foods for mental wellbeing
  • healthy snacks for blood sugar control and anxiety
  • GMOs, the shikimate pathway and serotonin
  • Paleovalley’s mission, 100% grass-fed beef sticks, why they are fermented, and how/why GMOs and hydrogenated oils were avoided

Autumn Fladmo Smith has been a health enthusiast her entire life. She began her academic career with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in dance from the University of Montana. Upon graduation, Autumn danced professionally while becoming a certified yoga instructor.  Hoping to combine her love of dance with her passion for health, Autumn became a celebrity fitness trainer with Tracy Anderson, most notably completing a world tour with Jennifer Lopez.

While working as a fitness trainer, Autumn could see that exercise alone was not enough for many of her clients to achieve the radiant health they worked so hard to achieve. Meanwhile, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and anxiety continued to plague her personal health, starting in adolescence. These frustrations further ignited her passion and interest in the study of holistic nutrition. Through self-guided research, she and her husband, Chas, healed her IBS with the paleo diet.  She then studied with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Hawthorn University where she obtained a Masters in Holistic Nutrition. In 2013, she founded Paleovalley with her husband and brother-in-law. Paleovalley’s mission is to disseminate excellent nutritional information and organic food products with 100 million people worldwide. Autumn’s commitment to health reached new heights last year following the birth of their son, Maverick.

William J. Walsh, PhD, FACN, author of Nutrient Power

Is My Anxiety and Depression from a Methylation, Pyrrole, or Copper-Zinc Imbalance?

  • Neurotransmitters: how they are synthesized, transported and broken down.
  • Biochemical individuality and incidences of imbalances of copper, B6 and zinc.
  • Biotypes of depression, methylation disorders and whole blood histamine, and pyrrole disorder (pyroluria)
  • Copper-zinc imbalance and post-partum depression
  • Testing in blood and urine

William J. Walsh, PhD, FACN, president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute near Chicago (USA), is an internationally recognized expert in the field of nutritional medicine and a key scientist paving the way for nutrient-based psychiatry and nutritional medicine. 

Dr. Walsh has researched biomedical details for individuals previously considered as untreatable or insufficiently treatable with modern psychopharmacology. This resulted in designing new therapies using natural substances (vitamins, minerals, and amino acids) – a healthier alternative to those who experience side effects, whose brain chemistry has not been corrected by pharmaceuticals, or who are seeking a “non-drug”, healthier approach. His advanced nutrient therapy protocols have helped thousands of individuals by supporting natural brain processes and healing brain imbalances. Dr. Walsh’s approach recognizes that nutrient imbalances can alter brain levels of key neurotransmitters, disrupt gene expression of proteins and enzymes, and cripple the body’s protection against environmental toxins. His book, Nutrient Power (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012), describes his findings and the advanced nutrient therapies which correct biochemical and methylation imbalances that are causing learning, behavioral, developmental and mental health issues.

After earning degrees from Notre Dame and the University of Michigan, Dr. Walsh received a PhD in chemical engineering from Iowa State University. While working at Argonne National Laboratory (USA) in the 1970s, Dr. Walsh organized a prison volunteer program that led to studies of prisoners and ex-offenders researching the causes of their violent behavior. A long collaboration with Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of nutritional research therapy in the USA, led Dr. Walsh to the development of individualized nutrient protocols to normalize body chemistry and brain chemistry.   Over the next 30 years, Dr. Walsh developed science-based biochemical treatments for patients with behavioral and learning disorders, autism, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease that are used by doctors throughout the world.

Walsh Research Institute’s current research includes studies in DNA methylation in individuals with schizophrenia, the role of epigenetics in mental health, oxidative stress in disease conditions, and underlying causes of bipolar disorder.   Dr. Walsh continues to direct his international physician training programs which have resulted in over 300 physicians from 14 countries educated in his non-drug, advanced nutrient therapy protocols. www.walshinstitute.org

Tricia Soderstrom, Abounding in Hope With Lyme

How We Used GABA for Lyme Anxiety

  • Lyme disease can mimic a number of psychiatric illnesses, including anxiety disorders
  • Our journey with Lyme Disease
  • Essential oil for ticks and having pets
  • My daughter’s symptoms; Lyme pain, OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
  • Protocols; antibiotics, herbs, supplements, anxiety meds and anti-depressant meds
  • Used GABA Calm sublinguals with good results and the Lyme pyroluria connection

Tricia Soderstrom is a curly-haired, techie loving, research junkie. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband Scott, and 4 children. Tricia has homeschooled her children since 2000 but in 2007 her world was changed when she began having severe pain, fatigue, memory loss, cognitive impairment and a long list of other medical problems. It wasn’t until 2009 that she was finally diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and co-infections.

Soon after her diagnosis she began noticing that her daughters were having similar symptoms and her youngest daughter was having severe anxiety, OCD, and rage. She began the long and difficult process of getting an accurate diagnosis for each of them. Later, her husband and all 4 children would also be diagnosed with chronic tick-borne infections.

Tricia has spent the past 7 years researching tick-borne infections and their treatments in an effort to help her and her family regain their health. In 2015 she decided to focus her passion for helping others by blogging about her journey with Lyme, homeschooling with chronic illness and sharing how her faith helped her through those difficult years. She feels that by sharing accurate information about tick-borne diseases she can help others avoid the devastating effects or find the information needed for getting the proper diagnosis and treatment. You can find her at http://www.aboundinginhopewithlyme.com

Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

Anxiety Summit closing: Neurotransmitter testing, amino acid questions, hyperflexibility/EDS and pet anxiety

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/EDS, hyperflexibility, connective tissue problems and the connection to pyroluria/social anxiety
  • Natural anxiety solutions for cats, dogs and horses
  • Neurotransmitter and pyroluria testing: what works and what doesn’t
  • Amino acid questions I get asked and my feedback
  • Questions from you, the summit attendees

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.

Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.

Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.

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What Attendees Have Had to Say

 

 

I have been riveted this entire week by the Anxiety Summit This whole week has been amazing! I have neglected all household responsibilities, much to the chagrin of those I care for, and it has been worth every second! Each interview has been fascinating, entertaining and nutrient-dense! Thank you!

The choice of speakers was really excellent, as was the whole format. I learned a great deal. I would also add that Trudy exudes both warmth and conviction, and I have looked forward every day to hearing her encouraging voice and learning from the provocative questions she asked each speaker. The interactive format was really nice–she never dominated the conversation, but often had something insightful to add to the guest’s comments.

I am a Naturopath/Nutritionist, specializing in the emotional/mental ramifications of Lyme Disease, and constantly attend webinars on numerous topics. I’m so impressed with Trudy’s knowledge and ability to ask the right questions and the webinar in general is fantastic… one of the best I’ve attended. Thank you, Trudy!

Fantastic work and what a selection of awe inspiring professionals leading the way forward in thinking about anxiety, stress and the biochemical dance that exists within everyone of us. Well done.

I’m so impressed with how extremely knowledgable, positive and engaging our speakers are. Your questioning is great and everyone’s such a good teacher, summarizing while adding tons of details and personal stories helps with comprehension of this amazing wealth of work. I am more than motivated to give up sugar and gluten and try some supplements while hopefully modeling for my children in their 20s how to be healthier and wiser. Thank you!

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