SECRET INGREDIENTS, a film by Jeffrey Smith and Amy Hart


Movie begins at 12:30 pm.

Panel following led by Kathleen DiChiara, FDN-P, BNI-P, INHC, includes Dr. Marcia Schaefer, Zen Honeycutt, and others.



Kathleen, a triathlete who mysteriously became paralyzed with debilitating pain, began looking for answers to her health conditions, and those of her children who were also suffering from a list of chronic diseases and disorders – the most heartbreaking was her eldest son Stephen who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of four. At first she began eliminating certain foods, like gluten, dairy and soy, but they only saw limited results – and Stephen was still unable to speak or function like other children.

It wasn’t until she tried removing GMOs and chemical pesticides that they suddenly saw dramatic results: the inflammation and pain disappeared; skin rashes faded away; asthma and bronchitis were suddenly gone; indigestion and bloating gone; and her son Stephen started to settle down and was actually able to learn and speak like other children.

Kathleen’s experience is not isolated. This film shares stories of other families who watched their children recover from autism, asthma, weight gain, skin and digestive disorders and other maladies after removing GMOs and pesticides. Also included are people who recovered from tumors, several types of cancer, and infertility.


Kathleen DiChiara, FDN-P, BNI-P, INHC.

Kathleen DiChiara is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition ® Practitioner, Bio-Individual Nutrition Practitioner, Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach and Author. She received specialized training in the biochemistry and specialized diets for autism, allergies, autoimmune and other chronic conditions and is a professionally trained chef.  As a nutrition educator and researcher, Kathleen has dedicated her work to increasing the public’s knowledge about the connection between nutrition and patterns of chronic disease. Her personal journey back to health and her son’s autism recovery serve as the inspiration for her work and a reminder of our innate capacity to heal. Her clinical work focuses on functional nutrition, the microbiome, and the immunological reactions involved in food allergy and intolerances. 

Marcia Schaefer, DC

Marcia Schaefer, DC grew up in Wisconsin and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Biology before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010. While studying at Palmer, she could not help but question if there was more to the big picture, and became trained in Holistic Nutrition. It's not every day you get to test the principles that you were trained in, but shortly after graduating chiropractic college, a potential death sentence was put upon her and she decided to put salutogenic principles to work.

Her experiences created a determination and passion to empower and educate others to care more about their internal environment of their being instead of the label handed to them. Through her experiences, her deepest passion is shifting the epigenetic health status of future generations, starting with preconception. Empowering healthy families from fertility forward is her mission, and transforming the way people look at health and wellness for the benefit of our future generations. She currently teaches for the ICPA and resides in Wisconsin with her husband and son. 

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.  

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. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements. 

Amy Hart


Amy Hart is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer dedicated to shedding light on important global health issues. Based in California and NYC, Hart is the founder of Amy Hart Studios. Hart directed and produced an award-winning film on global water issues entitled Water First: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MGs). The film was shown at numerous conferences and festivals around the world including the World Water Forum, the UN African Water Summit, the UN Environmental Programme, the World Expo in Spain, Amnesty International Film Festival in Sweden, Pan African Film Fest in LA, The American Public Health Association annual meeting, Environmental Film Festival in our Nations Capitol, The Rhodos Environmental Film Festival in Greece, which won her a Fulbright Cultural Exchange Award to travel to the Greece for the premiere. She also won an International Jury Award at the World Water Forum in Mexico City, and anInitiatives for Women Award.

Hart has specialized in global and public health issues since 2002 when she became the producer of educational broadcast programs at the University of Albany School of Public Health. During her five years there she directed, produced and wrote 125 hour-long broadcast programs featuring health experts speaking on an array of topics literally from AIDS to Zoonosis. Many of the programs included short field productions that she also directed. The programs were funded by the New York Department of Health, and the CDC. Among the many programs, she produced several specials on Chronic Diseases for the NYS DOH Division of Chronic Diseases. The programs garnered five Telly Awards.

Hart founded Public Health Productions at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) where she produced and directed videos and campaigns on public health and population health for NYAM, as well as other organizations including UNICEF, the Institute of Medicine aka National Academy of Medicine, NYC Health and Hospitals Corp., and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Amy Hart met Jeffrey Smith when she took her camera up to the Heirloom Seed Expo in Santa Rosa in 2014 with the intention of doing a photo essay on an angle of the organic food movement. Jeffrey Smith was a speaker and moderator of a panel on GMOs. Their very first conversation was about making films on GMOs together – so began Secret Ingredients.