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Friday, July 20
 

2:40pm

Building Your Baby From The Ground Up
The development of bipedal locomotion, walking, is the result of a complex neurosensorimotor process that evolution has honed over millenia. Without any technological intervention, our babies’ brains learn how to roll over, crawl, and walk. However, our culture has widely accepted and promoted the use of modern infant furniture, or orthotic devices, (Bumbo seats, Exersaucers, Jolly Jumpers, Infant Walkers) as beneficial and necessary for the development of sitting, crawling, or walking. Remarkably, infants don’t need any help in this process. In this presentation, we will learn why infant orthotic devices that are designed to “help” our children may actually be harming them. In “Building Your Baby From The Ground Up,” we make the case that a minimalistic and evolutionary model of infant motor pattern development is best, and that the less technology we use to help our children walk, the better and stronger they will be.

Speakers
avatar for Chris LoRang

Chris LoRang

DC
Dr. LoRang is a licensed chiropractic physician and summa cum laude graduate from Palmer College and was an honor student at the University of Iowa, graduating in 2007. He specializes in evidence-based pain management, infant motor pattern development, and lifestyle medicine. He treats... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Circumcision Is Not Paleo
Of all the bodily features for which we should give evolution credit for having shaped meticulously due to intense selection pressures, the reproductive organs top this list. Yet, American cultural views in the last century have cast a shadow and inflicted grievous harm on the male penis by falsely claiming that the highly specialized foreskin is, at best, vestigial and useless, and, at worst, disturbing, unhygienic, and dangerous. The origins of both male and female circumcision as a common practice in the United States are neither religious nor medical as many believe, but specifically instituted to reduce sexual pleasure, and while female genital mutilation was made a felony in 1996, male genital mutilation persists. This talk will provide an in-depth appreciation of the anatomy and functions of the evolutionary marvel which is male foreskin as an argument for why men deserve the same right to genital integrity as women.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Welch

Stephanie Welch

BA, MA, LMT
Stephanie Welch has been an ancestral health advocate since 2010. Her penchant for disruptive anthropology has led her to investigate and challenge many commonly held beliefs and taboos about being a modern human. In addition to the original paleo focus on how to determine what constitutes... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
In 2015 we were contacted by Dr. Gauree Konijeti, Director of the IBD Program of Gastroenterology at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. Dr. Konijeti told us that a patient had introduced her to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), and that she’d like to undertake a medical study of it to evaluate its potential efficacy for patients with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. The study was built on the framework of Angie’s diet and lifestyle program, SAD to AIP in SIX, which transitioned participants from a Standard American Diet to AIP over six weeks. Participants then spent five weeks in a maintenance phase. The results of the study were remarkable, with 73% of participants reaching clinical remission by week 6 and maintaining that remission during the maintenance phase. The authors concluded that this result rivals that of most drug therapies for IBD These results help the AIP community put data behind our conviction that this process is benefiting so many of us. More importantly, it opens the door for big conversations with the medical community and massive changes in the standard of care for those with autoimmune diseas. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5647120/

Speakers
avatar for Angie Alt

Angie Alt

NTC, CHC
avatar for Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott, NTP
MICKEY TRESCOTT, NTP, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, chef, blogger, and author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook and co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. She is the creator of AIP Batch Cook, a video-based cooking program that teaches users how to prepare allergen-free... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Iron: An Unrecognized Contingency
An excess of iron is implicated in many chronic diseases, but remains ignored in general nutrition advice. Popular medical opinion is that anemia is rampant and caused by iron deficiency, thus most grain-based foods in the United States are fortified with iron. However, anemia is diagnosed with a measurement of hemoglobin, not iron stores. As well, the resulting excess of unliganded iron in an iron fortified diet creates several contingencies such as hydroxyl radicals, fibrin clots in the blood, vascular calcification, and pathogen population increase. Iron levels are best managed with a diet containing substances that chelate iron in the gut or create proteins to chaperone iron in the bloodstream. Many of these dietary practices are under-appreciated by most professionals. In short, there is little recognition in general medical advice for the danger that unliganded iron poses and ways to guard against it.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Bussinger

Steven Bussinger

Steven Bussinger is an independent health researcher. He also co-hosts a podcast discussing nutritional science with a focus on alternative theories.


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Paleolithic diets, and traditional and nontraditional risks for kidney disease
In comparison to typical western diets, Paleo diets may improve many of the traditional risks factors for renal disease such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, all of which lead to vascular damage and renal failure - as well as non-traditional factors such as hyperphosphatemia, hyperuricemia and low-grade metabolic acidosis, all considered to be uremic toxins that accumulate in renal failure and lead to further kidney damage.

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Frassetto

Lynda Frassetto

MD
Lynda Frassetto, MD, is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF). She continues to do research on paleolithic diets, renal transplant in HIV infection, and is now working with the bioartificial kidney group... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

The Family Medicine Physician of the Future
The role of today's family physician is changing more rapidly than at any other point in modern medicine. Family physicians have been classically trained to be able to care for people "from cradle to grave," however, with the rise of specialization, coupled with vast advances in medical knowledge, the scope and expectations of a family physician is undergoing a radical shift. Joyful and successful family physicians of the future must become experts in truly removing barriers to wellness at all stages of life, preparing and supporting families to raise empowered and healthy children. The family physician of the future will utilize technology in real time to communicate with patients, will employ innovative self tracking and educational platforms to help patients make meaningful change, and above all, will approach disease and wellness utilizing an ancestral or evolutionary framework.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Abbott

Robert Abbott

MD
Rob Abbott M.D. is a second year family medicine resident at the Virginia Commonwealth University- Shenandoah Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Front Royal, Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Medicine where he served as a student ambassador... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

When Food-as-Pharma Backfires: Oxalate and the Iatrogenics of Medical Foods
The public’s use of high oxalate foods in hopes of reversing health problems “naturally” is prompting an ever-increasing number of case reports of severe kidney damage. This presentation will: 1) discuss these cases; 2) discuss the hidden problems non-renal oxalate damage; and, 3) examine the flaws in our modern mindset that prompt us to routinely violate key features of ancestral lifestyles, putting the general public and metabolically fragile persons at risk for unexpected injury from “health foods”.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Norton

Sally Norton

BSc, MPH
Sally K. Norton holds a degree in Nutrition from Cornell University (BS ) and in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill (Master’s in Public Health Leadership). Her career in health promotion includes designing and delivering programs in the inner city; research on health issues in poor... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
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Saturday, July 21
 

2:40pm

A Paradigm Shift in Nutrition Education: An Evolutionary Whole Foods Perspective
The current paradigm in nutrition education not only teaches inaccurate information to students but also lacks the promotion of a healthy relationship with food. The reductionist approach highlighted by the vast majority of nutrition curricula mirrors the research methodology that has led to the misguided dietary recommendations promoted by the government and healthcare professionals alike. In order to move the wisdom of ancestral nutrition into the mainstream, we need to reteach the subject at a very fundamental level. Use of an evolutionary approach to nutrition education that puts food, rather than nutrients, first is the only way that we can begin to change the perspective on healthy food for healthcare professionals and the general public on a large scale. It is time to rise from the underground!

Speakers
MS

Megan Sanctuary

MS, PhD
Megan R. Sanctuary MS, PhD, is a nutrition researcher and instructor. She has conducted research concerning the immunologic properties of human and bovine milk and the effects on the gut microbiota. She also has expertise on preconception diets, diets for pregnancy and lactation as... Read More →


Saturday July 21, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Ancestral Health is Psychological Health
Diet and lifestyle choices are the foundation of the ancestral movements message of consciousness. Changes in these areas often feel daunting with adoption rates low for long-term lifestyle changes. Learning how to establish a road map increases success rates when using a lens inclusive of the psychological tools one needs to establish a foundation for long-term sustainable outcomes using ancestral principles. Informed and influenced by the science regarding sustainable change one can begin to develop steps for long term goals using a Paleolithic lens. These steps filled with simple accessible tools everyone can use across all cultures toward sustainable lifestyle changes.

Speakers
avatar for Diane 'V' Capaldi

Diane 'V' Capaldi

Community Psychology Specialist
Highly accomplished visionary, leader, entrepreneur, teacher & executive with a 35 plus year history of successful startups, creating movements, educating & empowering the community. V has a MAP with a focus on community considers herself a miracle. Today V is considered the most... Read More →


Saturday July 21, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

GI Pathogens: The Tip of the Iceberg
GI tract infections are a common contributor to disease and cause acute andchronic symptomology. It is important for practitioners working with any client to understand that while it is important to treat these infections directly, even more important is to consider why the client was initially infected. The goal of this educational session is to provide participants with a complete background of GI pathogens, how they are contracted, using lab panels to detect infections, explain why common treatments fail, and provide practical and specific information on how to work with clients in health building which includes specific dietary practices, that will protect them from further infection. It is imperative that steps are taken to address the underlying health issues that contribute to susceptibility of GI infections.

Speakers
avatar for Reed Davis

Reed Davis

FDN-P, CNA, BioHealth Clinical Advisor
Over 11,000 clients with varying health issues have been helped to regain normal function and health because of Reed Davis & Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) . FDN is a holistic discipline that employs functional laboratory assessments and interpretations that identify malfunctions... Read More →


Saturday July 21, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Lessons from Ancestral Eating: What Pedagogy is Getting Wrong When Training our Dietitians and Nutritionists in Adult Weight Management
Training for nutritionists and dietitians is based on Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guidelines, but they are clearly not effective for creating sustainable weight loss in adults. Even with more holistic approaches to weight management, like mindful eating, intuitive eating, positive psychology, and the Health at Every Size model, which propose that restrictions placed on eating are at the root of overeating, are not effective at creating lasting change either. Examining the various naturally occurring restrictions that were present for our ancestors can provide insights into effective strategies to bridge the gap between our modern hyper-palatable food environment and our evolutionary mis-matched tendencies toward adiposity.

Speakers
avatar for Carole Freeman

Carole Freeman

CN, CHt
Carole Freeman completed her master’s degree in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology at Bastyr University and a Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy from The Wellness Institute. After a disabling car accident in 2014, Carole discovered the healing power of the ketogenic diet... Read More →


Saturday July 21, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

The Diminished Modern Brain
The modern human lifestyle is posing a serious threat to human brain health; and may be permanently altering the brain for the worse. Humans now have exposures to chemicals from plastics, herbicides and metals that are not only decreasing brain resiliency, but boosting rates of neurological disease. The Homo sapien brain is not built to withstand the level of stress, screen use, artificial light, chemical exposure, lack of sleep and poor nutrition that is the new normal for many people. As the brain attempts to adapt to this new landscape, disease rates are climbing and function is decreasing. What can be done to reverse this disturbing trend?

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Aguilar

Jennifer Aguilar

MHEd, CBFC
Jennifer has a BA in Infant/Human Development and her MS in Health Education. She is also a Certified Brain Fitness Coach. She's advised top-tier natural/organic companies, in addition to working with hundreds of private clients. Jennifer was a community and parent health educator... Read More →


Saturday July 21, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Vaccine-Induced Autoimmunity: What do we know and what is suspected?
Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. Though the Ancestral Health Community discusses treatment of autoimmune disease, it doesn’t often discuss the source of them. As with all drugs, there are side effects to vaccines and one side effect is autoimmune reactions. This session will review the primary mechanisms of vaccine-induced autoimmunity, with an emphasis on molecular mimicry, repeated immune activation and aluminum-triggered responses. It will start with the most certain reactions (those compensated by the US National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) and the pandemic flu shot (H1N1) causing narcolepsy then move to more recent and less certain associations. Some genetic variants increase the risk of an autoimmune reaction, which will also be discussed. Finally, the presentation will conclude with several key modifications that could be made to both vaccines and the vaccine program to reduce the occurrence of autoimmune reactions.

Speakers
avatar for André Angelantoni

André Angelantoni

BSc
André Angelantoni has been investigating the science of Ancestral Health since discovering it in 2010. Using evolutionary principles, he modified his diet, lost weight and feels healthier than ever. He is the project lead of an international team putting together The Vaccine Course... Read More →


Saturday July 21, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C