2017 SPEAKERS AND TRAINERS

Joseph Mercola, D.O., F.A.C.N.

Author of three NY Time bestsellers

  • Board certified family physician and fellow of the American College of Nutrition
  • Founder of Mercola.com, the most visited natural health site on the web
  • Author of three NY Times bestselling books 

In 1997, he established his own natural health website, Mercola.com, which is dedicated to providing free health and wellness articles, natural products, as well as other resources to people worldwide, inspiring them to take control of their health. Mercola.com is now known as one of the top natural health websites in the world, with over one million subscribers.

Dr. Mercola authored three New York Times bestsellers, The No-Grain Diet, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, and Effortless Healing. He has been invited as a keynote speaker at many health-related conferences and assemblies, and has also been featured in various media resources, such as TIME magazine, LA Times, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, Today Show, Dr. Oz, and CBS’s Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson.

In 2009, Dr. Mercola was named the “Ultimate Wellness Game Changer” by the Huffington Post, an honor bestowed upon “100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of new media to reshape their fields and change the world.”

Stephen Sinatra, M.D.

​Internationally Acclaimed Cardiologist

Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a highly respected and sought-after cardiologist whose integrative approach to treating cardiovascular disease has revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of illness.

His expertise is grounded in more than 35 years of clinical practice, research, and study beginning as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital (Eastern Connecticut Health Network).

His career there included nine years as chief of cardiology, 18 years as director of medical education, seven years as director of echocardiography, three years as director of cardiac rehabilitation, and one year as director of the weight reducing program. In 1987, Dr. Sinatra founded the New England Heart Center.  Through it, he became a well-known advocate of combining conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging, and psychological therapies.

Today Dr. Sinatra is active primarily as an author, speaker, and advisor for the research and development of nutritional supplements. He joined the Healthy Directions family of experts in 1995

Tony Jimenez, M.D., N.D., C.N.C.

Founder of Hope 4 Cancer 

DR. ANTONIO JIMENEZ (M.D., N.D., C.N.C.) is the Founder and Medical Director of the Hope4Cancer® Institute with centers in North America (Baja California and Cancun – Mexico), Europe (Riga – Latvia), and South America (Barranquilla – Colombia). After receiving his undergraduate education in the United States, Dr. Jimenez received his M.D. degree at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine in Mexico. For over 25 years, he has dedicated his life to the study, clinical research and implementation of non-toxic cancer therapies. Based on his Seven Key Principles of Cancer TherapyTM, Dr. Jimenez’s comprehensive holistic protocols include efficacious and tumor-selective treatments such as Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy and Rigvir® Virotherapy. Dr. Jimenez is a Virotherapy Certified Physician by the International Virotherapy Center in Latvia, and Hope4Cancer® is the only accredited and exclusive provider of Rigvir® Virotherapy in Mexico. Dr. Jimenez has extensively traveled to over 70 countries in the world to learn, train, and research new approaches to treat cancer. He was been an invited speaker at various forums across the world and was featured in the 2014 and 2015 Truth About Cancer docuseries. Dr. Jimenez was also one of 40 invited speakers at the Truth About Cancer Live Symposium (2016) and was honored by that organization with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Zach Bush, M.D.

​Triple Board Certified Doctor

Zach Bush, MD demonstrates the unifying science behind the devastating changes in the food, farming and medical industries, and introduces the breakthrough science of bacteria and their communication with the body's defense systems. The industrial storm of the last 70 years has left the human gut and immune systems vulnerable to injury. Two synergistic toxins in our food and water systems have exploited this vulnerability, resulting in direct damage to the tight junctions that compose the natural firewalls at the gut/blood and blood/brain barriers. This new science finally delivers the mechanisms behind this relationship. The novel science of bacterial communication is the foundation for a new class of dietary supplements that goes beyond the probiotic, prebiotic and enzyme eras of gut supplementation. This science offers new avenues for ongoing grassroots changes to big industry to foster a healthy future. Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the country, with specialties of internal medicine, endocrinology and palliative care. His achievements include award-winning cell biology, clinical care, and medical education. He is the founder and director of Revolution Health Center in Charlottesville, Virginia and is the CEO of Biomic Sciences - the team that hasbrought forth the novel science and product line of RestoreTM.

Christopher Shade, PhD

​Founder of Quicksilver Scientific

Dr. Shade obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University in environmental and aqueous chemistry. Dr. Shade earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he studied the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury as well as advanced aquatic chemistry.  During his Ph.D. work, Dr. Shade patented analytical technology for mercury speciation analysis and later founded Quicksilver Scientific, LLC in order to commercialize this technology. Shortly after starting Quicksilver Scientific, Dr. Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury exposure/toxicity and the human detoxification system. He has since developed specific clinical analytical techniques for measuring mercury exposure and a system of products to remove metallic and organic toxins by upregulation of innate detoxification biochemistry. His current focus is at the intersection of neuroinflammatory issues, immune dysregulation, toxicity, and infection - specifically how to peel away the layers of overlapping dysfunction in the sick individual until you get to a point at which the system rights itself.

Dr. Shade earned his Ph.D. from University of Illinois studying the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury and advanced aquatic chemistry. He has since developed specific analytical techniques for measuring mercury exposure and a system of products to remove metallic and organic toxins by upregulation of innate detoxification biochemistry.

William Lee Cowden, M.D.

​Internal Medicine Specialist and Author

Dr. Cowden is a board certified Cardiologist and Specialist in Internal Medicine. Internationally known and recognized for his proficient technique in the use of Evaluative Kinesiology, Dr Cowden has refined treatment protocols for Cancer, Lyme disease, Autism, Parkinson’s disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, as well as many other medical conditions including Reversing Heart and Vascular Disease. Dr. Cowden is the author or co-author of several publications and books including:

An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer, 1997
Alternative Medicine guide to Heart Disease, 1998
Cancer Diagnosis; What to do next, 2000
Longevity, An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide, 2001

David Minkoff, M.D.

Health, Fitness and Energy Physician

David is passionate about fitness and is a 41-time Ironman finisher. He also devotes much of his time to writing and research. He also writes two newsletters each week, The Optimum Health Report and the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter.

Dr. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement.

He is board certified in pediatrics and has completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California in San Diego, which included research in developing new medicines to fight viral disease.

As a clinical faculty member at the University, he also served as co-director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palomar Medical Center.

In addition to his traditional medical training, Dr. Minkoff has extensive post-graduate training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is an expert in Functional Medicine, Chelation, Allergy Elimination, European Biological Medicine, Neural Therapy, Longevity/Aging Medicine, Enderlein Therapy, Insulin Potentiated Therapy, and more.

With this training, he co-founded LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997, one of the largest alternative medical clinics in the U.S. This wellness center combines more cutting-edge alternative therapies and modalities under the same roof than almost any other alternative clinic in the country.

 Lisa Nagy, M.D.

​Expert in Chemical Sensitivities

Dr. Lisa Nagy became involved in alternative medicine after facing adrenal insufficiency from her home environment. She and her family, including the family dogs, had a toxic exposure that led to thyroid insufficiency, muscle weakness and Myasthenia Gravis and Pemphigus foliaceus in the canines.  From this experience, Dr. Nagy, who specialized in Emergency Medicine, educated herself on Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Medicine in hopes of passing along this education to the nearly 40% of the population that it plagues. Since then she has been written up in many medical and dental newsletters and been honored as Doctor of the Month by the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM).

She and her husband Wes lived in a home in California which caused she, the dog and Wes to become adrenally insufficient among many other problems that they developed. It was a toxic exposure that led to this, thyroid insufficiency in all of them (both dogs) and muscle weakness in Lisa and the dogs. One dog developed Myasthenia Gravis and Wes developed Pemphigus Foliaceus – both autoimmune diseases possibly induced by this exposure.

It is from this personal experience that Lisa, who was trained in Emergency Medicine, has learned about Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Medicine and hopes to educate the country about the condition that almost killed her and plagues, to some degree, at least 40% of the population.

Lisa’s story has also been written up in many medical and dental newsletters as seen as Doctor of the Month at ICIM the InternationalCollege of Integrative Medicine.

Ahvie Herskowitz, M.D.

Cardiology and Immunology Expert

Dr. Herskowitz’s extensive training includes a medicine degree from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, residencies in pathology and internal medicine, and a fellowship in cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Center. During his 12 years at Johns Hopkins, he led a multidisciplinary research team in the study of molecular and immunological mechanisms of heart ischemia, heart transplantation and heart failure.

After moving to the Bay area, he served as Director at the Ischemia Research and Education Foundation; Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California at San Francisco; and Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Institute for One World Health. Four years ago, Dr. Herskowitz founded Anatara Medicine (www.anataramedicine.com) and the San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center (www.sfstemcellcenter.com) where he has been developing novel integrative approaches towards prevention and treatment of vascular, immunologic and recalcitrant chronic diseases.

 Bridghid McMonagle N.D.

Author and Ozone Trainer

Dr. Bridghid McMonagle graduated from Bastyr University in 2005 and completed a residency at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) . She started her private practice in Lake Oswego and currently owns Lake Oswego Health Center (www.lakeoswegohealth.com).  Her clinic offers primary care with a focus on regenerative and functional medicine. She is the co-author of the best selling book, Secret to a Younger You.

Dr. McMonagle completed her U.S. Peace Corps service in Thailand in 1999. During her time in the Peace Corps, she became fascinated with herbal medicine and various treatment options which inspired her to pursue naturopathic medicine.

“I feel very fortunate to practice medicine, and have witnessed tremendous results through blending holistic and standard primary care.” Her activities include soccer, CrossFit, rock climbing, gardening, and staying active in the outdoors.

Michael Kessler, D.C.

​Expert in German Biological Medicine

Michael Kessler, DC is supremely qualified to help you heal your health problems using the most natural cures on earth.

A fully certified DC and an expert in German Biological Medicine, Dr. Kessler takes pride in educating his patients about alternative therapies that can be more effective than prescription drugs or surgery and using a variety of healing techniques in his practice, including natural herbal extracts, dietary modifications, and homeopathy, to successfully treat “the untreatable.”


Daniel Pompa, D.C.

​Host of Cellular Healing TV

Dr. Daniel Pompa, D.C., is a global leader in the health and wellness industry, having traveled across the country for the past 15 years educating practitioners and the public on the root causes of inflammation driven diseases such as Weight Loss Resistance, Hypothyroid, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorders and other chronic conditions. His authority today is rooted in his own personal battle, having overcome serious neurotoxic illness using the tools and strategies included in True Cellular Detox™. At the core of his own recovery, True Cellular Detox™ passionately fuels his mission and is changing lives around the world. Dr. Pompa’s multi-faceted approach to cellular healing is a key factor in his practitioners’ coaching program, wherein he teaches practitioners’ cutting edge methods to transform clients’ health and lives. He is also the host of Cellular Healing TV, watched throughout the world via the Internet, and co-host of Health Seekers radio, a nationally syndicated radio show.

Tyler LeBaron, BSc

Molecular Hydrogen Expert

Founder and Executive Director of Molecular Hydrogen Foundation
BSc Biochemistry

Tyler has authored a number of papers and gives lectures on Molecular Hydrogen : therapeutic and medical applications. He is an expert in this developing field of Hydrogen – the new molecular agent for health, well-being and anti-aging. He joins Dr Bush as one of the Dream Team presenters.

Internship at Nagoya University Japan to research molecular mechanism of H2. Relevant course work include: Biochemistry, Physiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Biology Analysis Techniques

Phil Mollica, D.D.S.

Trainer for Ozone Dentists

Dr. Mollica has been in private practice for over 25 years. He graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School with a Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mollica received a Doctorate in Integrative Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine from Capital University of Integrative Medicine in 1999.

He currently is Professor of Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine at the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry, School of Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine.

Dr. Mollica has been an attending membe rat Hackensack University Medical Center for over 20 years. He is Section Chief, Oro-Facial Pain and Senior Lecturer.

Dr. Mollica heads a international team of dental researchers studying the effects of oxygen/ozone therapy in dentistry. He is chairman of the Institutional Review Board for Human Studies at the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Mollica has pioneered and developed the many applications of oxygen/ozone in dentistry.

Kim Look

Clinic Manager and Practicum Overseer

Kim has had much success finding clinical solutions from a patient perspective and also has extensive in-office experience with creating and implementing strategic plans to educate staff and patients, improve clinic culture and increase patient satisfaction and retention. Her passion lies in building awareness and empowerment in the functional medicine industry; bridging the gap between practitioners and their teams, enabling medical groups to better relate with the people they serve. In recent years, Kim has traveled around the United States and Mexico working with some of the most progressive practitioners and offices in functional medicine.

Her expertise is invaluable in how to generate larger revenue when integrating training, health and engagement as a protocol for hyper-responsive and highly satisfied patients. Money follows value-create value in your office by investing in growth.

Jeff Wright, N.D.

​Ozone Trainer and Prolo+Ozone Expert

Dr. Jeffrey Wright, a naturopathic doctor (ND), completed undergraduate studies in Communications at Weber State University. He earned his medical degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is the medical director at Utah Valley Health Clinic (UVHC) in Provo, Utah.

Dr. Wright prefers to use natural therapies over pharmaceutical medications when possible. His practice encompasses clinical nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, physical medicine, physical therapy, natural childbirth, IV therapy and minor surgery. He specializes in allergies, chronic fatigue, hypothyroidism, depression, anxiety and chemical and environmental sensitivity.

Dr. Wright is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Utah Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and Institute for Functional Medicine. He serves as the Chairman of the Utah State Naturopathic Licensing Board and as a member of the Utah State Naturopathic Formulary Board.

On a personal note, Dr. Wright is the proud daddy of five beautiful daughters and two handsome sons. He enjoys scuba diving, gardening, camping and good music—especially piano concerts by his wife, Amber.

Tom Lowe, BSc

Entrepreneur, Researcher, Teacher, Designer, Inventor and Marketer

Tom has started more than 15 businesses during the past 35 years. His business ventures are diverse encompassing a wide variety of markets: retail food stores, home remodeling, construction, small manufacturing, and a mortgage company. Tom is the designer of the updated UBI Azura device and new accepted protocol and he continues training physicians at conferences and clinics in Japan, the Philippines, Ukraine, Mexico, Cuba, Spain, and the United States. His ultraviolet device is used for more than 60,000 treatments in 16 countries each year.

I do want to add that I want to acknowledge God in all my ways for it is He who will direct my path (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Alexandre Branco de DeLuca, M.D., PhD

​PhD in Obstretrics and Gynecology

De de Luca is joining SOPMed from Brazil.  With more than 20 years of clinical experience in various pathologies such as degenerative diseases of the central nervous system, cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive arterial disease, metabolic diseases, rheumatologic diseases and cancer among others, he brings a wealth of experience. He also will give us a gloabal perspectives on how alternative treatments are conducted in another country. His training includes:

2016 Specialty in Clinical Functional Thermography and Full Body Thermometry

2015 Specialty in Integrative Medicine - HIAE

2015 Specialty in Hyperbaric Medicine - SBMH

2014 Specialization in Sports Medicine - HC-FMUSP

2012 Biopuntura Specialist Title - Heel

2010 Certified Chelation Therapy - ACAM

2007 Acupuncture Specialist Title - AMBA / CMA

2004- 2008 PhD in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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