"America's children are in a true health crisis. Babies in utero are soaking in Toxic Soup! Children are facing twin epidemics in this country: Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. An exorbitant number of kids are being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. 18 million children are obese; in fact 81% of America is overweight! We owe it to our children to do something about this tragic turn of events."
Andrea Frank Henkart is an internationally recognized expert and popular keynote speaker specializing in parenting, communication skills and personal development. She is the author of five books including, Trust Your Body! Trust Your Baby! (1995), the highly acclaimed Cool Communication: From Conflict to Cooperation for Parents & Kids (1998), and The Healthy Family Handbook: Creating Physical & Emotional Nutrition at Home (2004). Her books have been endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Stephen Covey, Dr. John Gray and Jack Canfield.
Andrea writes a monthly online article for Hot Moms Club Magazine and serves on the Board of Directors for Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education. In her spare time, she volunteers by teaching parenting classes to homeless and at-risk families.
Andrea has been featured on hundreds of radio and television programs internationally, including the Oprah Winfrey Show. In addition, she has worked with more than 10,000 teens in her seminars nationwide and has a national telephone consultation service that helps families create health and harmony at home.
One of only seven Master Coaches and one of four Platinum Coaches worldwide, Brenda Schinke is an expert on peak performance and a longtime practitioner of Tony Robbins’ techniques for maximizing personal potential to support lasting change and to bring about fulfillment and happiness in life. Over the past 10 years, she has successfully coached hundreds of people worldwide including renowned business people, artists and athletes, helping them define and achieve their goals in life. She has been instrumental in supporting her clients in losing weight permanently, coaching them with their marriages and relationships as well as keeping them focused so they achieved the business and financial successes they envisioned. In addition to maintaining her own private life coaching practice, Brenda travels with Tony Robbins’ production crew over 100 days a year and acts as the Main Room Manager for his live events worldwide. A passionate advocate of the belief that "giving is living," Brenda’s volunteer accomplishments include crisis counseling for rape victims as well a working with the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.
"The Work" is a simple yet powerful method designed to promote happiness through a direct inquiry into the nature of suffering. Cultivated directly from Byron Katie’s own experiences with clinical depression, The Work promotes an immediate change in our emotional perception through an unbiased acknowledgment of the truth – not the truth we want but the truth as it is. Once we know the truth and rationalize it unconditionally, we allow the emotion to be put in perspective. This renders a sense of immediate relief by allowing us to let go of unnecessary pain associated with circumstances outside of our control. Accepting reality as it plays out, grants us with a limitless freedom to deal with situations on our own terms. Since 1986, Katie has introduced The Work to thousands of people in over 30 countries, and has adapted it for use in corporations, universities, schools, churches, prisons and hospitals. Byron Katie has been like a magnet to millions of men and women worldwide who come to see her to heal their relationships with themselves, to lose weight and rid themselves of addictions, depression as well as save their relationships with loved ones including their marriages. TIME magazine recently named Katie "a visionary for the new millennium." In March 2002 she published her first book, Loving What Is, co-authored with author and husband Stephen Mitchell.
Author of The Sunfood Diet Success System and Eating for Beauty, David Wolfe is a leading authority on raw-food nutrition and the founder of Nature’s First Law Inc. David teaches, among other things, the importance of eating a diet rich in raw fresh green leafy vegetables (70 percent). This enables our bodies to reach its peak state of balance by supplying itself with the needed nutrients to flush out toxins as well as rid ourselves of excess weight. In addition to teaching at Dr. Gabriel Cousens’ Living-Food Nutrition Masters Program in Patagonia, Arizona, David hosts several raw adventure retreats worldwide each year and is a leading cast member in the reality television show Mad Mad House. David has degrees in Engineering and Political Science, as well as a degree in law from the University of San Diego.
Hailed by the Time magazine as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the twentieth century, Dr. Deepak Chopra is one of the foremost leaders in the field of mind-body medicine – a system whose guiding principle is that the mind exerts the deepest influence on the body. Through his significant clinical successes such as weight loss, addictions, allergies, diabetes and even cancer, Dr. Chopra, a trained internist and endocrinologist, has been a key figure in bringing the benefits of holistic medicine to the attention of the modern medical establishment and general public at large through the integration of Ayurvedic practices into Western medicine. Through his emotional wholeness healing techniques, Dr. Chopra teaches us to take responsibility for our feelings as well as release ourselves from perpetual emotional torment, which causes us to react in self-destructive ways. Applying this technique to emotional over-eating is a factor key for successful weight loss. Dr. Chopra has written more than 45 books, which have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide in addition to being translated into over two dozen languages.
Edgar D. Mitchell, Sc.D., Captain USN (Ret), a pioneer in efforts to expand science toward understanding consciousness and inner experience, was an Apollo astronaut and the sixth man to walk on the moon. Founder on the Institute of Noetic Sciences and co-founder of the Association of Space Explorers, he is the author of Psychic Exploration and The Way of the Explorer.
Known to some as "the enzyme empress," Dr. Ellen Cutler is the founder of BioSET™, a highly effective system of healing from allergies, overweight and obesity, digestive disorders, immune dysfunction and many other types of chronic illness. The approach incorporates Dr. Cutler’s knowledge of natural medicine and her clinical experience of more than 25 years as the director of one of the largest complementary medicine centers in the United States. Her postgraduate training includes nutrition, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure and enzyme therapy. She currently dedicates herself to writing, research, and teaching, as well as evaluating patients with particularly complex conditions—many of whom come to see her from all over the world.
Elson M. Haas, MD has been in medical practice for over 25 years and was instrumental in the development of the field that he has termed Integrated Medicine. He is the founder and director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin, an integrated health care facility in San Rafael, California, where he specializes in Family and Nutritional Medicine, Detoxification, and Individualized Health Programs.
Dr. Haas also lectures to corporations, conventions, and associations throughout the world. See his Upcoming Appearances for more information about dates and topics.
Dr. Haas is author of many books including the popular and effective healing program: The False Fat Diet: The Revolutionary 21-Day Program for Losing the Weight You Think is Fat.
His other books on health and nutrition:
Over the last two decades, Dr. Haas has integrated these many healing disciplines into his family medical practice. He wrote about this process in his first book, Staying Healthy with the Seasons, now available in the newly revised 21st century edition!
With the great progress, awareness, and acceptance of nutritional and alternative medicine, Haas has been in the midst of this rapidly growing field. With thousands of nutritional products now available in a variety of stores, Vitamins for Dummies is essential reading for those desiring to interpret this complex field and achieve the great health and longevity benefits of nutritional supplementation.
Dr. Fred Gallo has been a practicing clinical psychologist since 1977 and is one of the founding fathers of a field known as energy psychology, which combines traditional psychological practices with those that involve the body’s energy systems. His successes in healing disorders such as depression, overweight and obesity, pain, fear, and various addictions brought him worldwide fame. Dr. Gallo is the author of five books on energy psychology, and recently launched the Energy Consciousness Therapy Program, integrating principles of energy, consciousness, and spirituality into one therapeutic methodology. Dr. Gallo received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and is on staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County.
Howard Martin is the Executive Vice President of HeartMath® LLC, an organization devoted to teaching a practical, ten-step method for harnessing the heart’s intelligence. Martin has made a fascinating correlation between our heart’s rhythm and our emotions. A fast incoherent rhythm may stimulate an emotion of anxiety, fear or anger. Emotions directly relate to our ability to accomplish goals. If our goal is to lose weight, the way we respond to food, if based on an irrational feeling, can seriously sabotage our well intended weight loss efforts. Harnessing the power of emotions is a key and often overlooked aspect of a successful effort to attain our desired weight. Co-author of The HeartMath Solution, along with the method’s founder Doc Childre, Martin acts as its key spokesperson and has conducted nationwide training sessions for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, school systems and religious organizations. A former professional drummer, Martin recently used his musical talent to co-produce Childre's award-winning recording, Heart Zones, which spent 50 consecutive weeks on Billboard Magazine's charts. Martin has been interviewed by numerous programs and publications including CNN, Inside Edition, the A&E Channel, the Discovery Channel, New York Newsday, and US News and World Report.
“Current diet plans say little about stimulating the correct brain chemicals to achieve optimum health and weight management.”
Dr. John Gray is the author of 15 books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (Harper Collins 1992), the number one best-selling relationship book of the last decade.
John Gray’s latest book, The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution, reveals why diet, exercise and communication skills combine to affect the production of healthy brain chemicals and how the need for those chemicals differ between men and women.
An internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships, John Gray’s unique focus is assisting men and women in understanding, respecting and appreciating their differences. For more than 30 years, he has conducted public and private seminars for thousands of participants. In his highly acclaimed books, audiotapes and videotapes, as well as in his seminars, Dr. John Gray entertains and inspires audiences with his practical insights and easy to use communication techniques that can be immediately applied to enrich relationships and the quality of life.
John Maguire is a world-renowned holistic health and pain relief expert, who over the past thirty years has taught tens of thousands of people from 70 different countries. He is a senior faculty member of the Anthony Robbins Life Mastery University, where his students are continually amazed by the profound and rapid results they receive using his easy to follow methods.
As the founder and director of the Kinesiology Institute, John has created fifteen professional training programs on optimizing health and performance. Since 1983 he has extensively trained a wide variety of doctors, therapists and world-class athletes throughout Europe and North America.
Drawing from his in-depth training with many of the world’s leading experts in Applied Kinesiology and Touch For Health, Clinical Nutrition, Energy Psychology and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, John is known for his ability to make complex material practical and easy to understand.
In his twenty-seven years as a holistic health practitioner and kinesiologist, John has helped thousands of people identify the root causes of their health challenges and has empowered them to take the actions needed to create optimum wellness and become pain free. He is particularly adept in the areas of nutrition, weight loss and stress management, assisting his clients and students to clear emotional issues and make dietary and lifestyle choices that bring their bodies into greater balance.
With extensive training in public speaking, John has won numerous awards with Toastmasters International and other organizations. As a former stand-up comedian, John mixes fun and humor with powerful content to truly enrich his audience. He is also an excellent musician and recording artist, who livens up the crowd, often making impromptu appearances with bands and solo performers.
“Money has become a playing field where we measure our competence and worth as people” – Lynne Twist
Named a “Woman of Distinction” at the United Nations by the International Health Awareness Network for her work to end hunger, Lynne Twist is one of the most brilliant thinkers and global activists of our times. She has devoted her life to service and support toward eradicating hunger and poverty, global sustainability, human rights, economic integrity and spiritual authenticity.
Ms Twist has developed a deep understanding of our relationship to money, the psychology of scarcity and sufficiency. Through her award-winning book, The Soul of Money, and the Soul of Money Institute, she is empowering us in finding peace, freedom and sufficiency in our relationship with money and the money culture.
As America’s Dream Coach®, Marcia Wieder travels the world — an ambassador for making dreams real. In addition to being a charismatic speaker, she’s the author of three books dedicated to achieving your dreams: Making Your Dreams Come True® , Life is But a Dream, and Doing Less and Having More. She’s also a syndicated columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle.
Appearing several times on Oprah and The Today Show, she’s shared her message of a "passion-filled life" with millions of viewers. Equally exciting, was the PBS featured national television special, Making Your Dreams Come True®, the namesake of her popular book, which has also been translated into numerous languages.
Marcia inspires thousands of people through her keynotes and workshops which appeal to a wide range of audiences. Whether she’s teaching at the Stanford Business School, speaking to executives in China or Prague, or addressing a group of young women gathered at Girl Scout Camp, her belief that each of our personal dreams matter, and are worth achieving strikes a chord in everyone, everywhere.
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“Ecstasy works. The time has come to rediscover it. One moment of ecstasy can transform your life.”
Margot Anand is a best-selling author, much-beloved teacher and an internationally acclaimed authority on Tantra. Her popular books are available in numerous languages and include, The Art of Everyday Ecstasy, The Art of Sexual Magic, Sexual Ecstasy: The Art of Orgasm, She has just released the DVD training series: “The Secret Keys to the Ultimate Love Life,” to inspire a whole new generation of lovers as well as offer a refresher with some fun new twists to longtime students of her classic methods.
Margot Anand is an adjunct faculty member at Dr. Deepak Chopra’s institute and has taught at Dr Dean Ornish’s annual retreats for heart patients.
Over the past two decades, Margot Anand developed and taught the “Love and Ecstasy Training®”, a powerful and proven method for healing and enhancing sexuality and for re-claiming our natural bodies in ecstasy.
After trying many fad diets and finding that none provided long term solutions, I began searching for a new more holistic approach to weight loss. I soon became frustrated by the overwhelming information available today, particularly on the Internet. Not knowing whom to trust, I recognized the great need for someone to identify and offer accurate, consistent and useful information and embarked on a three year long quest for weight loss and life style wisdom. After studying with the best teachers and experts in this field I have developed an 8-step program which unifies the expertise of some of the most brilliant minds on Earth today. It is an honor and a joy for me to present to you these sages who have agreed to share their wisdom on and through this website. Through their articles, books, tapes and live advice you too can receive the guidance, tools and support you need to lose your weight and keep it off permanently while gaining health and vitality as well as a life of meaning.
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“There have always been people who thought, if you just work on yourself, become a better person, and if enough of us do this, the world will be transformed. But what brings change is when systems change, systems that make it possible for us to express ourselves more fully, to give and receive more love, to be less humiliated, less degraded, to not be tortured or killed."
Dr. Riane Eisler is one of the most intelligent and provocative scholars alive today whose “inter-disciplinary research blends together anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology” (Alex Burns).
The bestselling author of The Chalice and the Blade and The Power of Partnership, initiates change by making us see what we can do today to heal mentally, spiritually, emotionally and economically. Furthermore, together with Peace Nobel Prize Laureate Betty Williams, Dr. Eisler has become a significant force in stopping intimate violence as the leading cause of injury and death for women and children in the world today.
Shelley Redford Young is Co-Founder along with her husband Dr. Robert O. Young (author of Sick and Tired? Woodland Publications, The pH Miracle, The pH Miracle for Diabetes, and The pH Miracle for Healthy Weight Loss Time Warner publications), of InnerLight. Inc. and The InnerLight Biological Research and Health and Education Foundation. This Foundation is committed to assisting people who are dealing with debilitating disease. The Foundation was established for an outreach to provide valuable healing information and Dr. Young’s research in the form of books, tapes, and Cycle of Balance Protocols.
As Co-Author of the Time Warner release, The pH Miracle, Shelley speaks to audiences’ worldwide on the practical application of living Dr. Young’s New Biology. Her focus centers on women’s and children’s health issues.
“Many of us are habitually at war with our bodies, treating them in ways we would not want to be treated and in ways we’d never consider treating anyone else.”
A certified dietitian and non-violent communication expert, Sylvia has developed a unique ability to help us learn how to master our emotions and create not only healthier eating habits but more importantly better relationships with ourselves and with people around us.
“Degenerative diseases that involve fats prematurely kill over two-thirds of the people currently living in affluent, industrialized nations.”
After healing himself from a life-threatening disease, Dr. Udo Erasmus, Ph.D., introduced the importance of essential fats (EFA's) derived from organic flax seeds to the world. He pioneered methods for producing unrefined oils made with health in mind which are still used today by manufacturers of flax and other oils.
Starting in the mid-1980's, Dr. Erasmus popularized the use of flax oil through an endless number of public lectures, which eventually led to TV and radio interviews. His groundbreaking book, Fats that Heal Fats That Kill, became the industry's bible on fats.
Later he developed an oil blend, called Udo's Choice, which is an improvement on flax oil, offering a better ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6. This oil blend contains everything we need from fats and nothing we should avoid.
In a nutshell, Dr. Erasmus is the reason there are high quality, unrefined flax oils and other important seed oils found in refrigerators in health food stores and in health-minded practitioners' dispensaries around the world.
“Go to the dictionary and look up the words horrible, ugly, painful, expensive, selfish, cruel, ferocious, relentless, and fearful. Each of these words describes diabetes.”
-- Walter M. Bortz, II, M.D.
We learn that worldwide there are one billion overweight people, which represents a doubling in 20 years. In addition, this tendency is continuing as China and India are becoming more westernized. For example, between 1989 and 1997, the number of overweight Chinese men has tripled and that of Chinese women has doubled. “By 2030, India will have 62 million citizens with diabetes. That is equal to the entire population of Great Britain or France today!”
And yet, there is hope. Dr. Bortz tells us what we can do to heal and age with dignity.
Dr. Walter Kacera, mostly known as Shantree, is a Weight Loss and Detoxification Expert, an Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, a Therapeutic and Shamanic Herbalist as well as a Constitutional Iridologist with over 30 years experience in the Natural Healing Arts. He received his doctorate in Nutritional Medicine and Herbalism in the 1970's. Since then he has been researching in depth the effects of nutrition on the physical, mental and emotional health of human beings. His passion in life is to study and apply the benefits of a high-energy Ayurvedic live-food approach to weight loss, healing and overall wellbeing. In his private practice, Dr. Kacera has healed, counseled, supported and empowered tens of thousands of clients on their journey to health and vitality. A former Vice President of the Ontario Herbalists' Association, he formulates and delivers his own herbal remedies and product line called HerbSpirit Botanicals. Dr. Kacera has also authored several books including, The Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis and The Healing Tastes. Walter's deep spiritual connection to the Earth has drawn him to become involved with the preservation and studies of the rainforest. He is the founder and co-director of Spirit of the Earth, The Living Centre as well as the Eco-Spiritual Educational Retreat & Sanctuary.
Wes Taylor is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. He has been sharing NVC since 1996 when he began studying with Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. He came to his current vocation as trainer, mediator, and consultant after enjoying a successful career in psychotherapy working in private practice and with clinics in the US and Australia.
As a trainer of trainers, Wes is a founding member of the NVC Training Institute, a group that has provided training to communication trainers and mediators in the US, Europe and Canada since 2000. Wes has been featured as a keynote speaker & trainer for the Anthony Robbins Platinum Partnership Program. He was also the Founding Director of the Flagstaff Center for Compassionate Communication; a nonprofit organization offering NVC training and organizational consulting services. Wes was a founding partner with the Center for Sustainable Leadership, a training firm serving Fortune 500 corporations. He has offered Nonviolent Communication training and mediation to a wide variety of people and organizations, ranging from environmental organizations and community activists to hospitals, government agencies and corporations.
Wes splits his time between Bellingham, Washington and Vancouver Island, BC. He co-parents three incredible children; they are his master teachers.
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