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    Take Back Your Health Conference

    Los Angeles, CA

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    $50 off until february 15th!
    I just want to thank you for all your hard work in putting together the conference this month. Steve and I enjoyed it very much. It was a very encouraging and invigorating time! -Gayl



    Summer McStravick at the Take Back Your Health Conference

    Summer McStravick

    Summer McStravick is a multimedia broadcaster on radio and WebTV, the author of nine books and CDs, former Network Director of®, and the originator of FlowdreamingTM.

    The “art of Flowdreaming,” as Summer calls her trademarked program, is a riveting philosophy that helps explain the role of our consciousness in shaping our lives. At its heart, Flowdreaming teaches you how to define and program your future and how to interact with the living energies of our world to your best advantage.

    Previously, Summer spent a decade as a corporate director at Hay House, one of the world’s leading publishers of body/mind/spirit titles. She had the pleasure of producing radio shows, online seminars, and hundreds of CD titles by and for the likes of Louise Hay; Jerry and Esther Hicks, Suze Orman, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Doreen Virtue, and many other leaders in the fields of self-help and spirituality.

    Summer’s vision of a global online station that could capture the wisdom of the highest caliber teachers and freely offer it to the world led to become the premier site for mind/body/spirit broadcasting on the Internet. She launched the station in 2005, and her innovative uses of new media and on-demand audio delivery methods helped bolster Hay House’s international reach to unprecedented levels.

    After almost a decade with Hay House, Summer left her corporate position to pursue her passion for Flowdreaming and empathic intuition, and to build yet another remarkable offering for the world.

    Summer’s free radio program and podcast, also called “Flowdreaming,” is another means through which she teaches her distinctive form of manifesting and intuition to the world. In it, Summer couples her smart, hip understanding of the mind/body/health movement with her very real, useful, and thought-provoking explanations of the energies of our world—empowering listeners to change their lives after just a few shows.

    For many years, the Flowdreaming podcast occupied’s #4 network position behind such self-help and psychic celebrities as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue, and Sylvia Browne. “Flowdreaming” has garnered over 3 million downloads and averages 30,000 plays monthly. She currently broadcasts live to her audience on Tuesdays at 12 noon Pacific on the Internet radio station Flowdreaming (the podcast) continually ranks among the Top 20 “What’s Hot” featured podcasts in the iTunes category of Spirituality.

    Summer is also a summa cum laude graduate from the University of California, San Diego, and a married mother of two residing in Southern California. She travels extensively, and enjoys music and the arts.

    Robin Shirley

    Robin Shirley, CHHC | “Nutrition for Reversing Symptoms of Chronic Illness”

    Robin Shirley is the President and founder of the International Health Coach Association LLC and the Take Back Your Health Conference. She speaks, consults and writes about how to reduce the symptoms of chronic illness.

    Robin grew up with out-of-control systemic inflammation, which her doctors labeled as Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and chronic Lyme disease. She has spent over 10 years on her own studying and experimenting with nutrition, herbs, movement and various alternative therapies.

    Robin has personally experienced the power of holistic nutrition and lifestyle adjustments on reducing pain and inflammation and increasing joy and pleasure, which is her inspiration to serve and support others with health challenges.


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    Join hundreds of health enthusiasts for two days of informational seminars, whole foods and super food demonstrations, our favorite healthy exhibitors and product giveaways!
    A big thank you for putting on the best health show I have ever attended! It was worth the trip from Martha’s Vineyard Mass. I am signing up tonight for your next conference. - Ronald R.



    Sarah Ballantyne take back your health conference

    Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. a.k.a. The Paleo Mom | The Paleo Approach: Using Diet to Manage Immune & Autoimmune Diseases

    Sarah is the blogger behind the award-winning blog, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast, and author of two upcoming books The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook.

    Sarah is passionate about scientific literacy and about distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations.

    As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. Sarah’s innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. Sarah believes that the true rationale for this way of eating and living stems, not from evolutionary biology (although that is a great place to start for forming hypotheses), but the thousands of scientific articles that each evaluate one small piece to the picture of how diet and lifestyle contribute to health and longevity.

    Sarah is more than just a scientist. She is also a devoted mom and wife. It was important to Sarah to improve the health of her family in addition to addressed her own health conditions. Sarah successfully transitioned her originally skeptic husband and two spirited young daughters to a paleo diet and lifestyle. It was a slow road (full of challenges, victories and baby steps), but the difference in her family’s health was also profound. Sarah blogs about the challenges of raising a paleo family and living in a family where the members of different dietary requirements.

    Stacy Toth

    Stacy Toth, | “Paleo for Real Life: an Easy 3 Phased Approach for a Lifetime of Health”

    Stacy Toth blogs with her husband (Matthew McCarry) at the popular website, They co-host and produce the top rated syndicated podcast, The Paleo View as well as authored bestselling cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur, a recipe & guidebook for gluten-free kids, Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog, and the upcoming Real Life Paleo,Recipes, Meals, and Practical Tips That Follow an Easy Three-Phased Approach to Health as well as two eBooks: 3 Phase Paleo: Transition Your Family in Three Easy Steps and Paleo to Go: Meals & Snacks for Work, School and Travel! They and their award-winning recipes have been featured in several national publications, television, radio shows, podcasts and many sites online.

    In addition to writing on topics related to paleo parenting, Stacy & Matt are well-known for their candor and openness in addressing topics related to having changed their whole family’s health with a paleo lifestyle. This includes living without a gallbladder, depression, the auto-immune protocol, still being the fattest people in paleo after losing 200lbs, becoming a strong athlete after a lifetime of obesity, and everything in between. Stacy is also a competitive Strong Woman.

    Mostly though, Matt & Stacy try to keep it together with duct tape and lots of love. After over a decade of marriage, 3 kids, 3 cats, a blog, multiple books, a podcast, training for StrongMan and Stacy’s full-time job, sometimes it has to just be about spending quality time together. It just so happens that’s often in the kitchen.

    Teresa Tapp T-Tapp, take back your health conference

    Teresa Tapp

    Teresa Tapp is an exercise physiologist/rehabilitative trainer whose specialty is real fitness from the inside out.

    Teresa Tapp's program isn't about stereotypical fitness. It is about fitness from the inside out. Public Broadcasting Station even did a 30-minute special documenting the many health benefits of T-Tapp; with extra on how quickly it lowers blood sugar levels in Type II Diabetics. This workout not only helps you get into the best looking shape possible, it also helps to realign the body properly so as to improve back health and a vast array of other problems including pain relief from many autoimmune diseases. The side benefit to this program is that you see inch loss quickly. Teresa does not advocate dieting or scale watching - it's all about how you feel and look in your clothes.

    What is the T-Tapp program? It is a comprehensive, compound muscle movement done in specific sequence involving isometric isolations with linear alignment and neuro-kinetic flow. It works muscles layer by layer from the inside out and develops muscle density instead of muscle mass. Because of this, rapid reshaping can take place. No jumping, no weights and no dieting. Inch loss comes quickly at an average of one clothing size per month with no loose skin. Best of all, it works regardless of age or fitness level. T-Tapp is designed to put the body in proper functional alignment, restore metabolic function, and stands on its own as a complete workout as well as enhancing the effectiveness of ALL of your workouts. Basically, your entire system gets "tuned up" like a finely adjusted machine. This technique has some similar principles to Yoga, Callanetics and Pilates, but at the same time it is nothing like them.

    Robin Shirley

    Robin Shirley, CHHC | “Nutrition for Reversing Symptoms of Chronic Illness”

    Robin Shirley is the President and founder of the International Health Coach Association LLC and the Take Back Your Health Conference. She speaks, consults and writes about how to reduce the symptoms of chronic illness.

    Robin grew up with out-of-control systemic inflammation, which her doctors labeled as Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and chronic Lyme disease. She has spent over 10 years on her own studying and experimenting with nutrition, herbs, movement and various alternative therapies.

    Robin has personally experienced the power of holistic nutrition and lifestyle adjustments on reducing pain and inflammation and increasing joy and pleasure, which is her inspiration to serve and support others with health challenges.

    alexis baden-mayer organic consumers association at the take back your health conference

    Alexis Baden-Mayer | “The Latest Support for GMO & Pesticide-Free Food”

    Alexis Baden Mayer is the Political Director for the Organic Consumers Association. Full bio to come!


    Chas Gant, MD, PhD | “What You Need to Know about Holistic Testing, Diagnosis & Treatment”

    Dr. CE Gant has practiced Functional, Holistic and Integrative Medicine and Psychotherapy for over 36 years. He specializes in Functional Medicine and Predictive Genomics (Gene Testing). While in private practice and while serving in medical directorships and consultancies to many clinics and hospitals, Dr. Gant instituted and perfected various integrative treatment regimens of nutritional therapy, detoxification, neurotransmitter, hormonal and metabolic rebalancing, and mindfulness-based, reconstructive psychotherapies, to support the recoveries of his patients from all kinds of common, chronic medical and psychiatric disorders.

    Dr. CE Gant has treated many kinds of medical disorders such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, but a significant portion of his work has focused on natural, drug-free treatments for brain disorders, such as AD/HD, Addiction (prescription drugs, tobacco, alcohol, other drugs) and Mood Disorders (depression). By defining his patient’s unique biochemical and genetic risk factors, he is able to address many root causes of their chronic medical and psychological problems. Dr. Gant also integrates mindfulness-based psychotherapies to address psycho spiritual issues.

    Education: BS in Chemistry - Hampden-Sydney College, MD - University of Virginia Medical School, Postgraduate Training in Family Practice, Psychiatry and Psychology (PhD).

    Dr. Teresa Fuller

    Teresa Fuller MD, PhD. | “Raising a Brain-Healthy Child”

    Dr. Teresa Fuller is double board-certified in pediatrics and integrative holistic medicine, and holds a Ph.D. in physiology. She received both her M.D. and Ph.D. at Howard University in 1999. She received her residency training at University of Maryland Hospital for Children. She has been a practicing pediatrician for the past ten years.

    During those years, an explosion of chronic illness rates in children and adults prompted Dr. Fuller to learn how to identify the root causes of these chronic illnesses, and use a holistic approach to correcting the nutritional deficiencies and toxic accumulations to restore health.

    Dr. Fuller is executive director of A Healthy Tomorrow, PA, an organization that empowers families with health education and resources to achieve optimal wellness. Dr. Fuller has also authored a book, Change 1 Thing! A Doctor’s 12-Step Guide to Permanent Weight Loss, Disease Prevention and a Lifetime of Incredible Health.

    Education: Ph.D. in Physiology: Howard University College of Medicine 1997, M.D.: Howard University College of Medicine 1999, Residency in Pediatrics: University of Maryland 2002, Board Certified in Pediatrics (2002) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (2011).

    elaine gibson speaking at the take back your health conference

    Elaine Gibson

    Right before Thanksgiving Day, 2001 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While it was terrifying news at first, the cancer was early-stage, localized and the prognosis was good. Having learned everything I had over the years, I knew that traditional medicine was not the road for me. Instead, I packed up and went to Mexico for a treatment plan I could trust. By May of 2002 I was declared free of lymphoma and officially in remission.

    Life carried on as usual. Nevin and I returned our focus to growing the business, taking care of our family and each other. Today we have five children and twelve grandchildren. In the meantime, I believed I was living a healthy lifestyle and doing everything I could to keep the cancer at bay.

    Just over six years later, I began to notice things changing in my body. Little things, nothing major, but enough to get my radar up. I went through a series of tests over 2 months to make sure everything was alright. It wasn’t. The cancer had returned. My body was riddled this time; Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

    I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Looking back now, there are two key steps I took immediately that ultimately saved my life:
    I never, for one second, believed that I was going to die. Not for one second. I trusted that God had a plan for me even if that plan would not be revealed for some time. And I knew I would live to see this plan out.

    I took complete control over educating myself about our bodies and our health. I looked under every rock, leaving no stone I could find unturned, until I finally did know much more than I had known before.

    Here’s what I learned. It is the secret formula to prevention, vitality and youth:
    This experience led me to a bigger vision and now I am certified as a Raw Food Educator and Chef.
    To function properly, every cell in our body needs an alkaline and oxygen-rich environment.
    This could be considered the fountain of youth. Seriously. It is so important it bears repeating:
    To function properly, every cell in our body needs an alkaline and oxygen-rich environment.
    Got it? Good. Please don’t ever forget it.
    If everything you do throughout the day is for the sole purpose of creating an oxygen-rich, alkaline environment for your body’s cells, your body can begin to heal itself in ways you can’t even imagine.
    This can even reverse the body’s aging process.
    Something else I discovered during my journey: In choosing health, I had to learn and go from place to place when my body was toxic.

    My mission to create a place to fill that gap
    A place where people can:
    Find good vital information in one spot.
    Explore new ideas, discover technologies and begin to reclaim their vitality and youth.
    Learn how to make simple small incremental changes as they move towards a healthy lifestyle.
    Create this lifestyle at home, in the office and on the go.

    pamela rosenthal  take back your health conference

    Pamela Rosenthal | Rejuvenating Hatha Flow Yoga

    Pamela has been teaching Hatha Yoga for more than 10 years since completing her teacher training at Health Advantage Yoga Center in Herndon, Virginia where her master teachers were Susan Van Nuys and Douglas Keller.

    Yoga is a daily meditative practice for Pamela. She teaches weekly classes in Vienna, Virginia. Her post graduate work has been focused on teaching those who have a variety of physical ailments, including arthritis and fibromyalgia.

    This will be Pamela's second year teaching at the TBYH Conference - we're bringing her back by poplar demand!

    Susan Blasko Take Back Your Health Conference

    Susan Blasko | “Kicking the Supermarket Habit”

    Susan Blasko is a Nutritional Therapist, board certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. She has a private practice in Northern Virginia. She holds a bachelor degree in Speech Communication from the University of Pittsburgh, and she completed the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Georgetown University. The modalities used in her practice are recognized and accepted by the AMA.

    Susan considers farmers to be her closest allies in procuring produce grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and meats from animals raised the way nature intended – on the pasture, and in the sun. She believes that by reconnecting with nature we form relationships with life-giving processes to become better stewards of our bodies and of our planet. Partnering with farmers markets and the farmers themselves, Susan has not purchased food in a supermarket since 2008.

    Susan came to nutritional therapy by way of her own struggles with illness. A cancer survivor three times over, she is now cancer free and believes that her dietary and lifestyle changes benefit not only her physical health, but also the health of the Earth and the local economy.

    Her passion is helping others to reclaim their well being by guiding them in their quest for safe, nutrient dense, sustainably raised foods; and by introducing traditional food preparation techniques that increase nutrients and enhance their bioavailability. She encourages partnering with Nature to honor and nurture the mysterious property that makes food alive and gives us life.

    Susan is a Chapter Leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a member of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and a member of the Nutritional Therapy Association. She is also the commercial representative for Polyface Farms in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Southwestern Maryland. Her farm mirrors the Polyface model.

    Kicking the Supermarket Habit

    christine krieger take back your health conference

    Christine Krieger | Breath, Ayurveda, Meditation Yoga

    Christine Krieger’s journey into healing modalities began in 1971 when she met Dr. Ann Wigmore, founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute, and continued as she began teaching yoga, studying ancient health practices abroad and assisting at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she studied with Master teachers.

    Her forty plus years of experience, research, and study in spiritual modalities, nutrition, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda and breath work have been intricately woven into a unique approach to healing. She invites us to join her on a journey towards deep inner healing, balance, and rest.

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