The Institute for Integrative Health will host its second annual wellness expo and holiday market on Saturday, November 17, 2018. This unique opportunity allows visitors a chance to learn how to improve their overall health and wellness while also having the chance to shop for one-of-a-kind, handcrafted and eco-friendly gifts for their holiday season.
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Cohen is on the board of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health and is a founding member and past president of the Society for Integrative Oncology. He has published more than 125 scientific articles in top medical journals and has edited two books on integrative medicine for cancer care.
Alison Jefferies, MEd, is the former president of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Faculty and Family Organization and works closely with Dr. Cohen to foster health and wellness in individuals and their communities.
Dr. Cohen and Mrs. Jefferies are the authors of Anticancer Living: The Six Step Solution to Transform Your Health and Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six.
Jules Shepard, gfJules, didn’t set out to lead, inspire and advocate for the gluten-free community. But to anyone who knows her, it’s no surprise she does. As a celiac diagnosed in 1999, and as an indomitable perfectionist with a penchant for equality and fairness, this former domestic violence attorney was simply unwilling to accept the dry, gritty, vacuous foods that were the norm then. Two years in her kitchen later, Jules had perfected an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend that enabled her to continue her passion for baking.
Peter D’Adamo, ND, is a naturopathic physician who is also an author, researcher-educator, Ivesian, amateur horologist, budding software developer and air-cooled enthusiast. He is considered a world expert in glycobiology, principally the ABO (ABH) blood groups and the secretor (FUT2) polymorphisms. He has been a physician in private practice for over thirty years. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport, Department of Health Sciences and is the Director of the University of Bridgeport Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine.
Cynthia Kupper, RD, CD, is the Executive Director of the national nonprofit organization the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG). Through GIG, Cynthia has launched three successful food industry-related programs: the Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program, the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, and the Gluten-Free Food Service Accreditation. These programs were created to allow consumers a higher level of confidence in dining out and shopping for gluten-free products, and they establish best practices for policies, procedures, training, and monitoring within gluten-free food production.
For the last 5 years, she has led the American Dietetic Association’s Evidence Analysis Team on Celiac Disease in developing management guidelines for dietitians treating individuals with celiac disease, and she now is part of the team creating toolkits for dietitians. She is a national speaker for patients, healthcare professionals, and the food industry. Her publications include numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, a continuing education manual for dietitians, and numerous patient education materials.