Bernarda Zenker, MD
Bernarda Zenker, MD, is a board-certified family physician through the American Board of Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and completed her family medical residency in Oklahoma City. Dr. Zenker completed her fellowship in integrative medicine at The University of Arizona. An active member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Zenker opened her own independent medical clinic, Trinity Integrative Medicine P.A., in Burnsville, MN, in May, 2010. She utilizes nutritional therapies, when possible, to assist traditional medicine in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases.
Mark Tager, MD
Session Title: Going Back From The Future: How Bovine Colostrum–A Remedy as Old as Time—is Being Used for Complex, Chronic Diseased
Mark Tager, MD, is a well-recognized consultant in the fields of aesthetics, natural products, regenerative medicine, and laboratory sciences. Dr. Tager is CEO of ChangeWell inc., a San Diego-based company that trains healthcare practitioners and organizations in how to more effectively deliver their messages.
He is well known for his presentations on new approaches to integrative health. He has spoken extensively to large healthcare groups in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Tager is the author of ten books. His latest book is Cash-Pay Healthcare: How to Start, Grow & Perfect Your Business (with Stewart Gandolf). Other recent books include: Enhance Your Presence: The Path to Personal Power, Professional Influence and Business Results (with Robert John Hughes); and Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients and Your Practice with noted integrative cardiologist and AIHM (aihm.org) president, Mimi Guarneri, MD. Dr. Tager received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University and trained in Family Practice at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center.
Session Title: The role of Glutathione in Chronic Health Issues
Dr. Guilford graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas Medical Branch for Medical School. After two years of studying general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital he completed his ENT surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 1978 and published a paper on the surgical anatomy of the orbit.
Dr. Guilford began clinical practice in 1979. In 1985 he introduced complementary medical approaches into his practice. The concept that chronic inflammation functions as a causative factor in illness became apparent while he was the director of a laboratory specializing in in-vitro allergy and viral immunology testing (1982 -1992). Interest in the immunology of yeast and mold led to testing for Candida albicans and other fungal organisms. Exploration and research into the detoxification of mercury led to insight into the need for glutathione in the defense against heavy metals and led to further insight regarding mycotoxins, which deplete glutathione. Dr. Guilford’s study of the role that glutathione plays in the basic mechanism of many diseases led to his formulation of ReadiSorb Glutathione, a liposome encapsulation of reduced glutathione, over 15 years ago, The path to our current understanding of inflammation is chronicled in over 20 peer reviewed articles found at ReadiSorb.com-click on references and drguilford.com/publications/
Interest in inflammation has led to publications including Oxidative Stress and Low Glutathione in Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions: and Antiparasitic and Antifungal Medications for Targeting Cancer Cells.
Bradley Bush, ND
Bradley Bush, ND received his naturopathic doctor from National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR and is currently co-owner and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine of Stillwater in beautiful Stillwater, MN. He is also owner/operator of the SIBO lab testing company Neurovanna. Dr Bush’s practice focus is fatigue, insomnia, mood disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and chronic disease. Dr. Bush lives in Stillwater, MN with his naturopathic doctor wife and four daughters. He enjoys cooking, running and gardening.
Session Topic: Uncovering the Hidden Drivers of Chronic Disease
Issac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc is a respected author, lecturer, researcher, product formulator, and clinical practitioner. He has been a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980’s.
Dr. Eliaz is a frequent guest lecturer on integrative medical approaches to health, immune enhancement, and cancer prevention and treatment. He has also taught several courses on Traditional Chinese Medicine for medical doctors and licensed acupuncturists. As an innovative formulator of dietary supplements, Dr. Eliaz developed and currently holds the patents for several of his unique herbal formulations.
In order to substantiate nutritional approaches to health, Dr. Eliaz regularly participates in clinical studies and has been published in well-recognized, peer-reviewed journals. In addition, many of Dr. Eliaz’s formulations have been submitted for validation in independent human clinical studies whose results have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Eliaz continually studies, integrates, and applies the best health practices of both Western medicine and complementary and alternative approaches. A native of Israel, Dr. Eliaz lived in the Far East and in Latin America before returning to study at Tel Aviv University. From an early age, Dr. Eliaz has been interested in and pursued the study of multiple medical and healing modalities, with a comprehensive, holistic and integrative model in mind.