Environmental Impacts Upon the Gut

This special panel will explore factors in the environment that impact gut health.

Good gastrointestinal health is integral to healthy neurodevelopment and immunity.

What factors in our environment may be adversely affecting this?

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Suzanne Humphries.



Dr. Judy Mikovits

Dr. Stephanie Seneff

Dr. Walter Lukiw

Dr. Zach Bush

Zen Honeycutt


Judy A. Mikovits, PhD

Dr. Judy A. Mikovits earned her BA in chemistry with a specialization in biology from the University of Virginia in 1980 and her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from George Washington Uni-versity in 1992. In her 35-year quest to understand and treat chronic diseases, she has co-authored seminal papers culminating at least a decade of research in each of four fields: immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, and HIV/AIDs drug development. In 2006, she became attracted to the plight of families with neuroimmune diseases including ME/CFS and autism. Dr. Mikovits has been primarily responsible for demonstrating the relationship between environmentally acquired immune dysfunction, chronic inflammation, and these diseases. Dr. Mikovits has coauthored more than 50 peer reviewed publications and book chapters and the book Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism and Other Diseases. Her pioneering work during her 20-year career at the National Cancer Institute includes the discovery of the modulation of DNA methylation machinery by human retro viral infection and the development of the concept of inflammatory cytokines and chemokine signatures of infection and disease, which was first published in 1999, when she directed the Laboratory of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms in developing therapeutics and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS and AIDS associated malignancies. These are therapies that are still standard of care twenty-five years later and credited with saving millions of deaths from HIV/AIDS 

Stephanie Seneff, BS, MS, EE, PhD


Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and MS, EE and PhD degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.  She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over thirty peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world.


Zach Bush, MD

 Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country - with expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and hospice/palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. In 2012 he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. He and his team subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to compensate for glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems. 

Zen Honeycutt

Zen Honeycutt is the founder and executive director of Moms Across America. Moms Across America is the brainchild of Zen, mother of 3 boys, one of whom had life threatening allergies. That is, until she found out about GMOs and helped her sons to avoid them. Her sons with allergies and autism symptoms that got better when they avoided GMOs and pesticides by eating organic. Later her second son experienced a sudden onset of autism symptoms at 8 years old. He tested positive for fungus, gut dysbiosis and 8 x higher the level of glyphosate in his urine than was found anywhere in European testing.  Through an organic diet and restoring the gut bacteria, he is completely recovered. 

Suzanne Humphries, MD

Suzanne Humphries, MD, is a private medical consultant with American Board of Internal Medicine certifications in internal medicine and nephrology.

In 2016, she published an autobiography titled Rising From The Dead and is co-author of Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History.

Dr. Humphries has lectured throughout Scandinavia, the USA, and New Zealand on vaccines, holistic health, infant immunity, and vitamin C. Epigenetics, infectious diseases, and the human microbiome are other areas of interest. Her website is drsuzanne.net.   

Walter Lukiw, PhD

Walter J. Lukiw, PhD, is a professor of neurology, neuroscience and opthalmology at LSU Neuroscience Center and just coauthored the new paper "Synergism in aluminum and mercury neurotoxicity" in the journal Integrative Food, Nutrition and Metabolism.