Dynamics of Healthful Diet
Wednesday, May 26
8:00 am - noon
Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies: Harnessing the Power of Traditional, Nutrient-Dense Foods - the Keys to Maximizing Treatment Success for Autism.
Dr. John Turner, Kathryne Pirtle, and Sueson Vess discuss why the principles of optimal nutrition for human health of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price are an effective partner in approaching the treatment of autism. Discover why some common nutritional advice can perpetuate digestive problems, leaky gut and malnourishment, which can deter healing progress. Learn how focusing on a diet of nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich, traditional foods is a superior therapeutic initiative for autism as it can improve physical health and brain function as well as the body's ability to detoxify.
Dr. John D. Turner, DC, CCSP, DIBCN
is a certified chiropractic sports physician and a board certified chiropractic neurologist who has run a successful private practice in Glendale Heights, Illinois, for more than 25 years. He has served on the medical staff at the World Gymnastics Championships and the United States and Big Ten Track and Field Championships, lectured at the National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Conference, and served as nutrition consultant for the Chicago Sting Professional Soccer Team. He currently serves as a Preceptor for the National University of Health Sciences, helping train graduating Doctors of Chiropractic in their clinical expertise in physical examinations, diagnosis and adjusting skills. Dr. Turner believes that health is not merely the absence of symptoms, but an optimal balance of our physical, biochemical, and energetic selves.
is a world-class clarinetist whose career nearly ended because of performance difficulties caused by acid reflux, celiac disease, chronic inflammation, and other health problems. Performance without Pain, written with Dr. Turner and Sally Fallon, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, tells the story of her recovery. As a health educator, she has given more than 45 workshops around the country with Dr. Turner and appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Pirtle is executive director of the Orion Ensemble, presents a live internationally broadcast series on Chicago's WFMT-FM Fine Arts Radio Network and tours throughout North America. She is also is principal clarinetist of the Lake Forest Symphony and frequently performs with the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival, The Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
is a chef, food writer, and food coach with 25 years experience. She is the author of Special Eats: Simple, Delicious Solutions for Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Cooking and a contributing writer for Living Without magazine.
She supports families adjusting to the demands of multiple food intolerances and children with special needs. Creatively adapting recipes to a suit varied dietary limitations while making GF/CF meals nutritious and delicious is her passion.
Picky Eating Solutions
Join Betsy Hicks, author of Picky Eating Solutions: Bringing the Joy of Real Food Back to the Table, as she presents step-by-step methods for introducing vegetables and meats into your picky eater's diet. As a diet counselor for the past 12 years, wife of a pediatrician, and mother of child with autism, Betsy's techniques will turn meal time into a more pleasant experience filled with cooperation and nutrition. Whether your goal is to wean your child away from simple carbs or introduce greater variety in your child's diet, this lecture will help bring healthy harmony to your family table.
is the CEO of Elementals Living, a holistic health and wellness center in Delavan, Wisconsin, as well as a nationally known radio host, video anchor, and speaker on health and wellness topics. As the mother of a child with autism, Betsy is a passionate and gifted public speaker on holistic interventions for children with disabilities. A leading authority, diet counselor, and author on diet and nutrition, Betsy also specializes in "picky eating," helping parents find creative and practical techniques to overcome the picky eating habits of their children. Her new book, Picky Eating Solutions: Bringing the Joy of Real Food Back to the Table, although aimed primarily at parents, teaches everyone how to eat well for a lifetime of health and wellness.
How to use a Rotation Diet and Food Families to Reduce Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Food allergies have risen 24% among children under the age of 5 and 19% among children ages 5-17 in the last decade according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Historically, physicians throughout the world have used a rotation or rotary diet to reduce and/or prevent the development of new food allergies and sensitivities. During this presentation, Lisa will go through the history of food allergies, rotation and rotary diets, food families, and how to set up and use a rotation diet to improve health outcomes. The benefits from this talk, while valuable for the general population, are specifically targeted to those individuals and families with multiple food allergies and sensitivities or intolerances.
is the author of The Super Allergy Girl(tm) Allergy & Celiac Cookbook, a gluten-free, casein-free, and other allergen-free cookbook. She is the mother of three food allergy and celiac children. She and her husband have spent over $100,000 in out-of-pocket medical expenses to save the life of their youngest child, who has an immune dysfunction resulting in the inability to absorb vitamins and minerals (malnutrition and malabsorption).
Lisa is a credentialed public speaker who lectures on health and wellness, food allergies, celiac disease, the gluten-free and GF/CF diets, and other business topics. She is the host of an Autism One Radio program and writes for a variety of magazines and online websites. Lisa is also the volunteer executive coordinator of several national integrative medicine physician organizations.