This program will explore the microbiome from an overview, detox, nutrition, and hormone point of view. Attendees will learn how phytonutrients play a role in microbiome health and discuss microbiome testing as an actionable way to assess patient health.
Sara LeBrun-Blashka MS is the director of education and practitioner engagement at Standard Process, where she led the team to launch the new educational website, WholisticMatters.com. Sara is a nutritionist with Master’s in Nutrition Education at American University and a bachelor of science in dietetics and food science. Sara has strong industry experience working for multiple nutrition organizations over the last 20 years. Sara has also provided medical and nutrition marketing consulting services and medical food development to a wide range of health focus corporations. She has also provided radio interviews on multiple health programs and writes nutritional articles. Sara is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She keeps busy with her family, dog, exercising and traveling. Sara has a passion for community-supported agriculture (CSA) and is active on multiple charitable boards.
Mahmoud Ghannoum is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer for BIOHMHealth. He received an MSc in Medicinal Chemistry and his PhD in Microbial Physiology from the University of Technology in Loughborough, England, and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. He has published more than 350 peer reviewed publication and 6 scientific books, and was on the top 1% of cited scientists worldwide. He pioneered studies on the fungal communities residing in and on our body and coined the term ‘mycobiome’. Dr. Ghannoum is an entrepreneur-scientist who has launched a number of companies focused on the treatment of biofilm infections, as well as microbial dysbiosis.
Meghan Hamrock, MS, MPH, is the Nutrition Learning Manager for Standard Process located at the Nutrition Innovation Center on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Meghan has a Master of Science in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition and a Master of Public Health in Health Communications, both from Tufts University. She is also a licensed health and wellness coach. Meghan has experience in creating personalized nutrition therapy programs through blood biomarker analysis, coordination and implementation of clinical trials, as well as classroom instruction and coaching expertise. She also has five years of experience in public health nutrition, where she designed and implemented community-based health programs.As an avid marathoner and mom of a toddler, Meghan appreciates the power of nutrition and how it plays such an important role in her daily lifestyle.
Dr. Jennifer Stagg is a practicing naturopathic physician and is the founder and medical director of Whole Health Wellness Center in Connecticut. Dr. Stagg is also the author of Unzip Your Genes and is routinely interviewed and appears as an expert guest in the media on the topic of nutrigenomics. She has always been passionate about science and health and started out as a doctoral student in Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. Dr. Stagg is the former director of the USDA – Agricultural Research Service Medicinal Botanical Program at Mountain State University. She also serves on medical advisory boards and is an industry consultant. Dr. Stagg is a well known authority in precision lifestyle medicine, a medical educator and sought after speaker and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX.
Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN, HHC is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and leading expert in holistic health and Integrative and Functional Nutrition, practicing at the renown Morrison Center in New York City. Robin firmly believes that the body is able to heal itself when given the right conditions, and offers her clients a more natural approach to health and healing by seeking out the underlying imbalances that cause symptoms and using a holistic and biological approach to reversing those imbalances. By utilizing dietary interventions, elimination diets, herbs and dietary supplements, and incorporating principles of nutrigenomics and mind-body techniques, she helps her clients achieve optimum health. When not working with clients, Robin is a nutrition consultant, writer, lecturer and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expert advice is frequently featured in top media outlets, including Good Morning America, ABC News, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Prevention, WebMD, Well + Good, Glamour, Shape, Health Magazine, Men’s Health and Women’s Health Magazines. Robin attended New York University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Columbia University, where she completed her Master of Science degree and dietetic internship. She has done extensive training in Integrative and Functional Medicine, which has enabled her to address people’s health issues by teaching them how to create the conditions that allow their bodies to return to balance and health
Annette Schippel, DC, graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1998. Her passion for pediatrics and nutrition resulted in a large family practice with an emphasis on women, children, and clinical nutrition. Dr. Schippel’s reputation has brought her a continuing flow of patients from across the U.S. and even other countries. Her expertise in functional medicine has contributed to the success of her holistic practice and also allowed her to become a respected public health educator in her profession. Dr. Schippel has traveled the world teaching thousands of practitioners about functional endocrinology and its application for the patient. She has written and co-written numerous clinician manuals. Her expertise in this field has led to appearances as a guest speaker at national and international conferences. Dr. Schippel was given the great honor of speaking at the 2014 International Health Management Forum. Dr. Schippel partnered with Dr. Doris Kutz-Compton in 2011 to start the Endocrine Wellness program.