AAEM 2022 Conference Recordings - Environmental Influences on Gastrointestinal Health: Addressing the Foundation of Diet, Digestion, and Detoxification

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About This Conference

The AAEM Fall 2022 Conference was held October 20-23 2022 in Costa Mesa, California at the Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa.

The topic was Environmental Influences on Gastrointestinal Health: Addressing the Foundation of Diet, Digestion, and Detoxification.

General Conference Schedule

Friday, October 21

8:30-9:00 AM – Mitochondria Microbiome Connection – Environmental Impact on the Mitochondrial Microbiome Axis
Catherine Clinton, ND
9:00-10:00 AM – GI Tract Toxicity-Mechanisms and Therapeutics 
Paul Anderson, NMD (KEYNOTE)
10:00-10:45 AM – Exhibit Hall Break
10:45-11:45 AM – The Role of Exposomes Including Toxic Chemicals, Food, and Infection in The Induction of Autoimmune Diseases
Aristo Vojdani, MsC, PhD
11:45 AM-12:15 PM – Prevalence of Food Sensitivities in Pediatric Patients Requiring Tympanostomy Tube Insertion
Gregg Govett, MD, FAAEM, DABEM
12:15-1:30 PM – Exhibitor Welcome Luncheon
1:30 PM-2:30 PM – Autologous Stool Low Dose Allergen Therapy for In the Immune Dysfunction in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM
2:30 PM-3:00 PM – Diet, Digestion and Detoxification Strategies in Endometriosis
Shreya Soni, ND
3:00-3:45 PM – Exhibit Hall Break
3:45-4:45 PM – Glyphosate: The Microbiome (And Body) Can’t Stomach It
Wendie Trubow, MD
4:45-5:45 PM – Effects of Glyphosate on the Microbiome and Pathophysiology of Subsequent Toxicity
Dan Harper, MD
5:45 PM – Adjourn

Saturday, October 22

8:00-9:00 AM – Molds, Mycotoxins, the Gut, the Brain, and Misconceptions: An evidence-based lecture
Andrew Campbell, MD
9:00-10:00 AM – Rebalancing the Gut Microbiome to Help Chronic Conditions
Anju Usman Singh, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM, FMAPs, Hom-C (KEYNOTE)
10-10:45 AM – Exhibit Hall Break
10:45-11:45 AM – Stress and the Gut-Brain-Axis
Julia Malkowski, ND, DC
11:45 AM-12:45 PM – The Gut-Brain Axis in Autoimmune and Neuroimmune Disorders
Elroy Vojdani, MD (KEYNOTE)
12:45-1:00 PM – Awards Presentation
Herbert J. Rinkel Award presented to William Shaw, Ph.D.
1:00-2:15 – Lunch

2:15-3:15 PM – Possible Connections Between Gut Microbiome and Neurodegenerative Conditions
Medeya Tsnobiladze, ND
3:15-4:00 PM – Exhibit Hall Break
4:00-5:00 PM – Medical Legal Update
Jacques Simon, ESQ
5:00 PM – Adjourn

Sunday, October 23

8:30-9:00 AM – A Novel Therapy for Painful Gas and Digestive Healing
Kathleen Janel, ND
9:00-10:00 AM – Top Herbs for Optimal Gut Health
Sanaz Demehry, MS, PA-C
10-10:45 AM – Exhibit Hall Break
10:45 AM-11:45 PM – Organic Acid Testing and GI Health
Steve Ottersberg, Biochemist
11:45-12:45 AM – GI and Oncology
Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO
12:45 PM – Adjourn

Metabolic-Associated Fatty Liver Disease: Causes and Solutions Schedule

8:00 AM –Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease- “no longer non-alcoholic fatty liver disease” what is MAFLD and why we are experiencing a tsunami of liver disease?
Lyn Patrick, ND
9:00 AM –How to identify MAFLD- signs, symptoms, labs
Lyn Patrick, ND
10:00 AM – Networking Break
10:45 AM – BPA and the Plague of Plastics and Microplastics
Anne Marie Fine, ND
11:45 AM – Glutathione in the Management of Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease
Tim Guilford, MD
12:30 PM – Lunch Break
2:00 PM – Dietary Plan for Metabolic-Associated Fatty Liver Disease
Chris Farrelly, ND
3:00 PM – Break in Exhibit Hall
3:45 PM – Liver Imaging
John Hoefs, MD
4:45 PM – Treatment: Identify the Cause and Focus in On It to Reverse MAFLD
Lyn Patrick, ND
5:45 PM – Adjourn

Main Conference Session Presenters

Paul Anderson, NMD

Dr. Anderson is a recognized educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic, and oncologic illness. In addition to three decades clinical experience, he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV and integrative therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on cancer and chronic diseases and now focuses his time in collaboration with clinics and hospitals in the US and other countries.

Former positions include multiple medical school posts, Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.

He is co-author of the Hay House book “Outside the Box Cancer Therapies” with Dr. Mark Stengler as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology “Success Breakthroughs” and the Lioncrest Publishing book “Cancer… The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.”. He is also co-author with Dr.’s Osborne and Carter of the IV textbook “A Scientific Reference for Intravenous Nutrient Therapy”.

He is a frequent CME speaker and writer and has extended his educational outreach creating an online CE website “ConsultDrA.com” and Advanced Applications in Medical Practice (AAMP) conferences. AAMP is dedicated to bringing next level learning to healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills in a CME approved format.

Andrew W. Campbell, MD

Andrew Campbell, MD

Andrew W. Campbell, M.D. is a clinician, director, advisor and medical consultant, and also Editor-in Chief of several peer-reviewed medical journals. He lectures regularly at national and international medical conferences, including at Oxford University in England and Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Campbell has published 99 studies in peer-reviewed medical journals and chapters in medical textbooks. Dr. Campbell has received awards from many organizations, both national and international. He is the Medical Advisor of Mymycolab. Dr. Campbell has demonstrated success in treating the most complex patients with molds and mycotoxins from environmental and toxic exposures. He is fluent in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hungarian, and English.

Catherine Clinton, ND

Dr. Catherine Clinton is a licensed naturopathic physician with a focus on gut health, autoimmunity and psychoneuroimmunology. A respected author, speaker, pediatric health advocate, Dr. Catherine practices in Eugene, Oregon.

When in medical school Dr. Catherine was diagnosed with and healed from an autoimmune disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract, leaving her with a passion to prevent autoimmunity in children everywhere. Dr. Catherine addresses the psychoneuroimmune system and gut health of children and families through a deeper connection with the world around us.

Dr. Catherine is passionate about the connections we have with the world around us and how these connections can regenerate our health and the health of the planet. She sees an urgent need for healing our internal terrain as well as healing the terrain of the world we live in.

Sanaz Demehry, MS, PA-C

Sanaz Demehry is an Integrative/Functional & Herbal Medicine Practitioner who graduated from the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, where she also began her mentorship with world renown Native American Herbalist, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD.

Sanaz has had a diverse career working in Urgent Care, Neurology, Mindfulness, Integrative Pediatrics and Women’s Health, in addition to her eight-year private practice and her business, Sanaz Botanicals. A passionate advocate and speaker for evidence-based, natural, and traditional approaches to medicine, health, and well-being, Sanaz offers patients a holistic perspective built on a strong foundation and a compassionate heart.

Gregg Govett, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM

Gregg Govett, MD, FAAEM, DABEM

Dr. Gregg S. Govett, is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is practicing in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He became certified by the American Board of Environmental Medicine after completing all the instructional courses and examinations given by the American Board of Environmental Medicine. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Dr. Govett graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine and completed his post-graduate residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He became interested in environmental medicine by accident. His first patient with chronic sinusitis after completing his residency training program was a four year old boy with a lifelong history of illness. The child had had two sets of tympanostomy tubes and an adenoidectomy and was now plagued with chronic sinusitis. Despite sinus surgery and normal humoral immune laboratory testing, the boy continued to have infections. The child was noted to have numerous inhalant allergens and was begun on immunotherapy. However, Dr. Govett performed a serologic test for foods and the child had a questionable reaction to oats. Once the patient stopped eating oats, he was not ill for another nine months. Since that patient, Dr. Govett has continued to evaluate patients for environmentally induced causes of chronic otolaryngic illnesses.

Dr. Govett practiced otolaryngology in Chickasha, Oklahoma from 1995-1998. During that time, he encountered a rare, reportable malignancy along with other malignancies that exceeded the statistical incidence of those malignancies in that county. Using toxicology testing, Dr. Govett determined that the malignancies were induced by chlorinated pesticides. Upon making this find, Dr. Govett discovered that crop dusting was pioneered in Grady County, Oklahoma after WWII. This is another example of environmental causes of human pathology.

Harper, Dan

Dan Harper, MD

Dr. Dan Harper is a native of Atlanta, East Texas where he was fortunate to receive an early education in how to raise organic food and nurture the land by tending to the family farm.

His early education pedigree includes the following:

  • Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry and Physics from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas and graduated Magna Cum Laud (1973).
  • Received a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) doctoral degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and graduated Cum Laud (1976).
  • While at Baylor, he received “The Upjohn Award for Clinical Proficiency” where he was recognized as a gifted medical student in the application of knowledge with his patients in a clinical setting.
  • Completed a “Family Medicine” residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon where he dedicated himself to comprehensive family health care emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion (1976-1979).
  • To supplement his income during residency (as well as later in formal practice), Dr. Dan worked routinely in emergency and trauma care settings.

Immediately after residency, Dr. Dan volunteered as a medical missionary in Nigeria, West Africa for several months and put his skills to work for a church sponsored hospital during a period of civil war. The hospital oversaw the care of more than 100,000 villagers in the region and it was not uncommon for roughly 400 patients to require services each day with almost 100 needing more significant hospital care.

Since 1989, Dr. Dan has devoted himself to advancing his knowledge in complementary medicine and has accumulated 3,500 hours of continuing medical education specifically in integrative and environmental medicine therapeutics including advanced techniques from Germany and Switzerland. And in 40 years of medical practice, his experience includes more than 35,000 hours in emergency, trauma and intensive care medicine as well as the advancements of complementary and integrative medicine techniques. In the communities that he has served, he has worked to set rural standards for disaster response teams, transfer of serious patients to regional trauma and medical centers, and protocols to insure up to date therapies and smooth transition of care in the ambulance or helicopter transport. He is also very proud to have delivered more than 2000 babies internationally, with only 5 that have required a caesarean section procedure.

Dr. Dan is proud to have added the following professional designations to his clinical resume as a Family Physician:

  • Board Certified Integrative & Holistic Medicine (2002 & 2012)
  • Doctor of Homeopathy (2003)
  • Board Eligible for Emergency Medicine (2007)
  • Board Certified Integrative Medicine (2016)
  • Diplomate of Clinical Lipidology (2016)
  • Functional Medicine Certification (2017)
  • Board Certified Environmental Medicine (2018)
  • Board Certified Clinical Nutrition Specialist (2009 & 2019)

Kathleen Janel, ND

Dr Kathleen Janel has been practicing digestive medicine for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle Washington and holds an undergraduate degree in science from the University of British Columbia.

After completing a residency in pediatrics and primary care, she went on to specialize in digestive medicine.

Over the past decades, Dr Janel has developed and refined a unique treatment approach for digestive disorders. She has used this therapy for patients around the country and around the world, to help eliminate symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and the gas and bloating of IBS and SIBO.

In 2019 her work was published and release in the book entitled, “GI Janel, Permanent IBS/SIBO Resolution”. In it she guides the reader through her unique steps for successful digestive recovery.

Dr Janel’s specialized digestive formulas are available at GIJanel.com.

Additional treatments used in her practice include:

therapeutic injections for pain management

low dose allergy shots for food and inhalant allergies

intravenous (IV) nutrient and iron infusions

implanted bio-identical hormone and naltrexone pellets for weight loss

Julia Malkowski, ND, DC

Dr. Julia Malkowski was first introduced to Naturopathic Medicine as a mom with her infant son as a patient. She immediately began pursuing naturopathic medicine as a career after observing its excellent results. Dr. Malkowski remains committed to optimal health and enjoys empowering others via “docere”; to teach, to delight and to move.

Dr. Julia Malkowski graduated with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2017 (advanced standing) and a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in 2016. Dr. Malkowski’s clinical rotation focused on drug-free and surgery-free approaches to improving health conditions. During this time, Dr. Malkowski completed the Biomedical Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar, Mastering Brain Chemistry and 100 hours in Functional Neurology applied to Childhood Neurobehavioral Disorders. Dr. Malkowski has spoken at International College of Integrative Medicine, Laboratory, Endocrine, & Neurotransmitter Symposium, National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Mid-Atlantic Conference and American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine.

Steve Ottersberg, Biochemist

Steve has built a career as a Bio-organic Chemist and brings extensive experience to the MTI of Health Mission.

Jacques Simon, ESQ

My practice assists healthcare practitioners and clinics to face regulatory enforcement investigations and actions. When it comes down to regulatory enforcement our philosophy is RRC. That stands for rapid response and compassion. In most cases, the licensee’s initial responses to government investigation dictate the course of the follow up steps the state government will take. Considerations during the rapid response stage include a variety of factors such as the posture of the case and the possibility of court intervention for injunctive and declaratory relief.

We fully understand the sensitive and personal feelings that such actions invoke in the practitioner’s life and how that affects their families. My legal practice and approach is designed to guide the practitioner as well as his/her family through the ordeal of administrative action against their only means of making a livelihood.

Education of the practitioner coupled with sober and cutting edge litigation strategies assists the practitioner and his/her family in better coping with this rough spot of their lives. My approach to regulatory administrative action is multi faceted and unique. This approach includes proactive and preventive measures as well as rapid court involvement and stern legal responses to unexpected actions of various regulatory agencies.

Anju Usman Singh, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM, FMAPs, Hom-C

Dr. Anju Usman Singh is director and owner of True Health Medical Center and Pure Compounding Pharmacy in Naperville, Illinois. She also is the Chief Science Officer for True Healing Naturals. She specializes in biomedical interventions for children with ADD, Autism, PANDAS/PANS, Down Syndrome and related disorders. She has been involved in research
regarding copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction, biofilm related infections and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She serves on the board for The Neuroimmune Foundation, and the medical advisory
boards for TACA (The Autism Community in Action) and Autism Hope Alliance, as well as faculty for MAPs (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs). Dr. Usman Singh received her medical degree from
Indiana University and completed a residency in Family Practice at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in Family Practice and Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and holds a certification in Homeopathy.

Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM

Barry is a Functional Medicine Practitioner who specializes in Environmental Medicine interventions to assist the body in the healing process. He has dedicated his career to healing children and families after his own son was diagnosed with multiple medical conditions, from which all he has significantly improved.

Barry has a Master’s in Physician Assistant studies from Finch University/Chicago Medical School. He is on the Faculty and Board of Directors of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Barry is also the first Physician Assistant in the country that has earned the designation of Fellow of Environmental Medicine.

Barry is an internationally recognized speaker that has presented for organizations such as AAEM, Generation Rescue, TACA, Autism One and NIAS in China. His knowledge in environmental topics include specializing in Low Dose Allergen (LDA) therapy, Mold and Mycotoxins, chemical sensitivities, and Neuroinflammatory disorders such as PANS/PANDAS.

Shreya Soni, ND

As a naturopathic doctor, Shreya Soni has a special interest in helping people have healthy periods and live pain-free from endometriosis. She founded “Wholendo,” a clinic located in San Jose focusing in complementary holistic care for patients with endometriosis. Prior to her work in private practice, she completed naturopathic residency at University of California Irvine, preceded by naturopathic medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She graduated with distinction in Biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia.

Wendie Trubow, MD

Wendie Trubow, M.D., MBA is passionate about helping women optimize their health and lives as a functional medicine gynecologist. Through her struggles with mold and metal toxicity, Celiac disease, and other health issues, Trubow has developed a deep sense of compassion and expertise for what her patients are facing.
She is the co-author of “Dirty Girl: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great, and Feel Freaking Amazing!” and has been regularly featured in MindBodyGreen.

She is an accomplished speaker and previously had her own television show on a local station. She has recently been very active in the podcast community, recording over 50 podcasts over the last 4 months. She has been invited to speak at the A4m spring conference in Hollywood, FL as well as Dr. Terry Wahl’s summit.

She and her partner will be working on their next book coming out in 2023. She is a graduate of Tufts Medical School combined MD/MBA program, class of 2000 and completed her OBGYN residency in 2004. She is board certified in OBGYN.

Medeya Tsnobiladze, ND

Medeya Tsnobiladze is a Naturopathic doctor practicing in CT. She started her path to medicine by obtaining M.S. degree in Biophysics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and getting trained in a PhD program in Neuroscience at the Russian academy of medical sciences.

Upon moving to the United States, she received her ND degree and MS in acupuncture degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

She was a professor teaching physician assistant and naturopathic medical students for 12 years teaching physiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, immunology, and clinical medicine courses. She transitioned to full time clinical practice in 2020 to dedicate herself to patient care.

Her main interest is an interplay of immunology, neurology, and endocrinology.

Aristo Vojdani, MsC, PhD

Aristo Vojdani obtained his MSc and PhD in microbiology and clinical immunology from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, with postdoctoral studies in comparative immunology at UCLA and tumor immunology at Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He is a Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University in California, and an Adjunct Professor at the Lincoln College of Professional, Graduate and Continuing Education at the National University of Health Sciences. His ongoing research focuses on the role of environmental triggers in complex diseases, and he has developed more than 300 antibody assays for the detection of autoimmune disorders and other diseases. He has 17 US patents, over 200 articles, and 2 books, “Neuroimmunity and the Brain-Gut Connection” and “Food-Associated Autoimmunities: When Food Breaks Your Immune System,” to his name.

He is the CEO of Immunosciences Lab in Los Angeles, California, the Chief Scientific Advisor for Cyrex Labs in Phoenix, Arizona, and sits on the editorial board of 5 scientific journals. His many awards include the Herbert J. Rinkel Award (American Academy of Environmental Medicine), the Linus Pauling, PhD Award (American College for Advancement in Medicine), and the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute Lifetime Achievement Award.

Elroy Vojdani, MD

As a pioneer in the field of functional medicine, Dr. Elroy Vojdani is the founder of Regenera Medical, a boutique functional medicine practice in Los Angeles, California. Warmly referred to as Dr. V, he is a licensed medical doctor, an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP), and a certified Bredeson ReCODE Practitioner. Dr. Vojdani combines his medical training, knowledge with state-of-the-art lab testing and scientifically proven methods to accurately diagnose and treat serious, life-threatening conditions.

Highly respected by his peers, Dr. V is well published and lectures regularly. His most recent published research on the causes of Alzheimer’s are considered ground breaking, along with a new blood test him and his father developed, which can determine if an individual, in their 40s or 50s, is at risk for Alzheimer’s. Dr. V believes that functional medicine is, without a doubt, the future of medicine – and he is passionate about sharing his teachings and practices of this life-changing medicine with the world!

LDA Workshop Presenters

Shrader, W.A. (Butch)

W.A. (Butch) Shrader, Jr., MD, FAAEM, DIBEM

Dr. Shrader has now retired from the office, but continues to manage LDA in the U.S. and Canada.

As a physician board certified by the American Board of Environmental Medicine, Secretary of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Environmental Medicine, and a Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Dr. Shrader treats environmental illnesses and allergy with modalities such as nutritional therapy (oral and IV), dietary therapy and many others, and employs IV therapy for detoxification when necessary.

Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM

Barry is a Functional Medicine Practitioner who specializes in Environmental Medicine interventions to assist the body in the healing process. He has dedicated his career to healing children and families after his own son was diagnosed with multiple medical conditions, from which all he has significantly improved.

Barry has a Master’s in Physician Assistant studies from Finch University/Chicago Medical School. He is on the Faculty and Board of Directors of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Barry is also the first Physician Assistant in the country that has earned the designation of Fellow of Environmental Medicine.

Barry is an internationally recognized speaker that has presented for organizations such as AAEM, Generation Rescue, TACA, Autism One and NIAS in China. His knowledge in environmental topics include specializing in Low Dose Allergen (LDA) therapy, Mold and Mycotoxins, chemical sensitivities, and Neuroinflammatory disorders such as PANS/PANDAS.

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