Dr. Mark Houston is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, TN. He is on the faculty and Director of the Advanced Cardiovascular Modules XVI A4M/MMI in the US and Director of the Cardiovascular Module 2 for A4M/MMI. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Science. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and then as an Associate Professor of Medicine from 1978-1990 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, (VUMS) (1990-2012). He also served as an Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa (USF) Medical School (2014-2918)
Dr. Houston has four board certifications by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) (FASH-Fellow), the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM, FAARM) and American Board of Cardiology (ABC) Certification in Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease (DABC). He holds two Masters of Science degrees in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT (MS) and another in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine (University of South Florida School of Medicine-Tampa (MSc).
He was selected as one of the top physicians in the US in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2018 by the US Consumer Research Council. Dr. Houston was also named as one of the Top Physicians in Hypertension in the US in 2008-2014 by the Consumer Research Council. He was honored by USA Today as one of the Most Influential Doctors in the US in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia twice in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Houston was selected as The Patient’s Choice Award in 2010 -2012 by Consumer Reports USA. He was selected as one of the Top 100 physicians in the US by the American Health Council in 2017 and one of the Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors in the USA in August 2017. He was also named one of America’s Best Physicians in Cardiology 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board. In 2019 he was elected to the Continental WHO’S WHO as a Top Doctor in the field of Medicine as the Medical Director and Founder of the Hypertension Institute.
Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 250 medical articles, scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals, books and book chapters. He is an author, teacher, clinician and researcher.
Dr. Sarah J’s interest in functional medicine began as a student in pharmacy school and has been a passion ever since. Recognizing that most guidelines begin with life style modifications she is excited and open to address how those recommendations can help you change your life and how medications and supplements fit into your unique picture of wellness. With a background in retail pharmacy, insurance claims processing, and education; Dr. Jastram enjoys not only finding and addressing the root causes of health concerns but also helping patients navigate the health care world.
She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and the Leadership Emphasis Area. She sought out additional training through classes in complementary and alternative medicine, Reiki training, and continuing education in Functional Medicine.
Dr. Kate Henry is the Director of Functional Medicine at Sanare Today, a revolutionary clinic that combines natural medicine, therapy, nutrition and coaching to help people thrive. Her study of nutrition, botanicals, and lifestyle medicine allows her to offer unique expertise and cutting edge, root-cause solutions for chronic health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and more.
Lisa Fraley is a Legal Coach®, Attorney, Best-Selling Author and Speaker who has helped hundreds of coaches and entrepreneurs get legally covered through her DIY legal templates, services and online courses. She uniquely aligns legal steps with the chakras because she believes the law protects you practically AND energetically. Lisa “gets” online and holistic entrepreneurs because she’s also a certified Holistic Health Coach through IIN, Life Coach through Coach U, and Master Transformational Method Coach through HCI (formerly HMBA). Lisa is the author of the #1 Best Seller Easy Legal Steps… That are Also Good for Your Soul.
Dani Williamson MSN, FNP owns Integrative Family Medicine and Wild & Well a Wellness Emporium in Franklin, TN. She focuses on gut health, autoimmune thyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is her passion) diseases, and hormone and adrenal health with her patients. Her approach embodies a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual process to healing. She believes that God designed our bodies to heal themselves, we simply must give our bodies what they need. She completely reversed 24 years of chronic lifestyle diseases by healing her gut and building her immune system. Dani incorporates the art of medicine by balancing traditional and integrative therapies. Dani encourages her patients to step out of the realm of “normal” and reach “optimal” health.
Dani is a sought-after speaker at various conferences and workshops where she leads discussions on gut, adrenal, thyroid, hormone, and brain health. She is on the board of Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and believes strongly in addressing issues of adverse childhood trauma and its relation to overall long-term health conditions.
Her first book Wild & Well Dani’s Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing was released on November 9, 2021 by Morgan James Publishing. She believes that your health is not rocket science, and healing shouldn’t be either.
Dr. Elroy Vojdani is the founder of Regenera Medical, a boutique Functional Medicine practice in Los Angeles, California. “Dr. V” grew up in the field of Functional Medicine. His father, Dr. Aristo Vojdani, is known in the medical science world as, “The Father of Functional Immunology,” and played an instrumental role in the areas of research and education in the fields of functional and integrative medicine. In fact, his father actually invented some of the blood tests used by many practitioners today!
Upon graduating medical school from the University of Southern California and completing his residency at Keck School of Medicine, Dr. V began his career as an Interventional Radiologist, diagnosing and treating complex, late-stage cancers and other extremely debilitating diseases. While this experience gave him unique insights into how radiology testing is done and interpreted, his desire to stop disease before it reached the point of becoming a chronic illness remained at the core of his desire to practice medicine. Today, he continues in his father’s footsteps – pioneering to find answers to medical conditions that go undiagnosed and untreated.
Dr. Vojdani has co-authored 19 articles in the Scientific literature and continues an integral role in research related to Autoimmune, Neurodegenerative, and Autoinflammatory conditions. He is also the author of his recently published book “When Food Bites Back” which discusses the role of dietary proteins in the autoimmune epidemic.
Dr. Kirsty Washam completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Western Kentucky University and received both her Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy from Harding University. She is an internal medicine clinical pharmacist who is passionate about functional medicine stemming from her own experiences with autoimmunity.
Beth Shirley, RPh CCN is a Registered Pharmacist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist who has developed unique expertise as both a pharmacist and certified clinical nutritionist during a distinguished 40+ year career. She has been a pioneer at the cutting edge of the evolution of what has now come to be known as “Integrative Pharmacy” …the junction between traditional pharmacy and the clinical use of nutritional supplementation.
Since 2009, Beth has worked in close collaboration with some of the world’s leading thought leaders in the field of nitric oxide research. Through this, she has developed an in- depth knowledge on the topic and its potential beneficial applications in multiple aspects of patient care. In addition, she has worked closely with the scientific community and cutting-edge companies working on innovative nutritional ingredients and approaches to their use for a variety of life’s challenges.
She is currently the Executive Director of the Berkeley Life Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Vincent M. Pedre is the medical director of Pedre Integrative Health, founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness, and a functional medicine-certified practitioner in private practice in New York City since 2004. He is also certified in yoga and medical acupuncture, as well as the Chief Medical Officer of United Naturals. As Spanish-speaking faculty for The Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Pedre has taught the AFMCP in Spanish in Lima, Peru, as well as an introduction to functional medicine in Mexico City. He believes the gut is the gateway to excellent health. As the bestselling author of Happy Gut-The Cleansing Program To Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain, he has helped thousands of people worldwide resolve digestive and gut-related health issues to regain their well-being.
As a board-certified internist with a thriving practice in Manhattan, Dr. Pedre is a sought-after speaker and writer on integrative and functional medicine. He has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and Sirius XM Radio’s “Doctor Radio” show, and has guest blogged on Ecomii and Yahoo! Green, Yahoo!’s leading wellness blog platform. Dr. Pedre is a frequent author on MindBodyGreen and a major contributor to the MBG Revitalize Event; he has become a Key Opinion Leader in the area of Gastrointestinal Health. As a medical doctor who went through his fair share of GI issues, he helps countless patients find the root cause of their digestive problems and take back their health through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Marina Buksov (a.k.a. Dr. Marina Book at RawFork.com), is a registered Doctor of Pharmacy, Health Coach, Clinical Herbalist, and lifelong learner of the Healing Arts. She is the creator of Start Your Holistic Herbal Practice course mentoring other healthcare professionals in clinical herbal as well as business skills. Marina also offers educational webinars with Radicle Herbs and is a wellness writer for Jejune Magazine. Marina uses her multidisciplinary background to educate patients about the least invasive and most natural methods for healing the spirit-body-mind. Her truly holistic approach helps women embody the best versions of themselves and lovingly celebrate the skin they’re in. When she is not studying, Marina likes to dance, paint, and tinker with various concoctions (tea blends, meals, DIY projects). She lives with her husband, toddler and two mischievous kitties in NYC.