Natural Health Symposium 2019 – Meet the Speakers

Natural Health Symposium 2019 – Meet the Speakers

The 2019 Natural Health Symposium

Enjoy a day of natural-focused presentations, exhibits and demonstrations at Boise’s first Natural Health Symposium! Join us and other health-seeking locals on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9 am – 5:30 pm


Combination Therapy for  Autoimmune Disease, Cancer and Neuroimmune Disease using Botanical Compositions and Cannabis


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Judy Mikovits  accomplished scientist, researcher and outspoken medical whistle-blower

At this year’s Natural Health Symposium, we welcome the return Dr. Judy Mikovits, an expert in the fields of immunology, biochemistry, and virology from the National Cancer Institute.

She will discuss the latest science behind medical cannabis, CBD and its use in cancer, autoimmune conditions, Lyme disease, chronic anxiety, and more.

Dr. Mikovits began her early career in natural plant medicine and after spending decades in mainstream science, turned her attention back to natural healing remedies for immune health. She will share the latest research on the healing benefits of this sacred plant!

She earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from George Washington University, a cornerstone in her thirty-five-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 addition to more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, Dr. Mikovits holds patent # WO 2012061790 A1. “Combination Therapy for Prostate Cancer using Botanical Compositions and Bicalutamide” and authored the books, Plague and Plague of Corruption. 

To learn more about Dr. Mikovits’ work and how the government has attempted to silence her, check out her book, ” Plague, One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases .”

How to Nourish Your Immune System: a Scientific Perspective

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, immunologist, author of VACCINE ILLUSION

She has documented her scientifically-referenced perspective — that the immune system, in its fully functional state, can ensure our peaceful co-existence (i.e., without deadly or crippling outcomes) with any virus or bacteria. -She will share insight into what makes the immune system weak or strong and how you, and not the medical system, can be in control of your immune system.    

Tetyana Obukhanych graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Biochemistry and then earned a PhD in Immunology. Upon completion of my PhD research thesis (on immunologic memory) at The Rockefeller University in New York, she held postdoctoral research training appointments in prominent immunology laboratories affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine.  

Access to six part  NATURAL IMMUNITY FUNDAMENTALS lectures and regular group meetings with Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych that further explore the science that impacts children’s health and the immune system,  please join Building Bridges in Children’s Health (BBCH).

GMO, Failed Promises; Flawed Science: A Serious Health and Safety Issue

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Don Huber award-winning, international scientist and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University  

The advertised benefits of genetically modified food misrepresent both the safety and necessity of the procedure. Genetic engineering is more like a virus infection than a normal breeding process, and “substantially equivalent” is a myth that hides the highly mutagenic process of genetic engineering and its epigenetic consequences to health.

Rather than encouraging independent research on genetically modified organisms (GMO) safety or performance, the companies (such as Monsanto and other GMO seed producers) have denied access to the seed for research, a forbidden publication of data, and threatened legal action if negative data are disclosed. Rather than the way to feed the world, current genetic engineering is a disaster in the making and is not a sustainable strategy!

Dr. Huber is Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Idaho (1957, 1959), a Ph-D from Michigan State University (1963), and is a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He was Cereal Pathologist at the University of Idaho for 8 years before joining the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Purdue University in 1971.

His agricultural research the past 50 years has focused on the epidemiology and control of soilborne plant pathogens with emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, and physiology of host-parasite relationships. Research also includes nitrogen metabolism, micronutrient physiology, inhibition of nitrification, and nutrient-disease interactions.

In addition to his academic positions and research, Dr. Huber has had several concurrent careers including 14 years as a professional labor-relations mediator with 7 years service on the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board as a Mediatory/Fact Finder/Conciliator, and served 12 years on two school boards with recognition as a Master Board Member from the Indiana School Board Association and Honesty in Public Service Award from Taxpayers United For Fairness. He retired in 1995 as Associate Director of the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (Colonel) after 41+ years of active and reserve military service.

He has received various awards for his scientific accomplishments and contributions to government.


2019 Legislative Recap & Citizens Guide To Protecting Health Freedoms

Miste Karlfeldt, Executive Director of Health Freedom Idaho

Welcome to our valued attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. Miste will also discuss 2019 Legislative Session’s events and how laws and trends could affect yours and your family’s health and freedoms. She will introduce several new groups that have developed under Health Freedom Idaho.

Miste Karlfeldt is an entrepreneur, mother of four and founder of Health Freedom Idaho.  Seeking relief from an autoimmune disease that left her bedridden, Karlfeldt traveled to the Mayo clinic from Idaho, only to be told she would need 3 years of chemotherapy. She sought out a second opinion from a practitioner of naturopathic medicine and then began undergoing the modalities of treatment he recommended. Just as she was experiencing an amazing recovery (without toxic chemotherapy), Idaho lawmakers considered legislation to limit access to natural medicine. Still in pain, she shuffled through the halls of the Idaho Legislature meeting with lawmakers to tell her story. It was then she woke up to her true purpose and passion.  Her calling is to empower the citizens of Idaho by advocating for their health freedoms. She does this work by leading Health Freedom Idaho, a non-profit organization, which educates Idahoans about the laws and factors impacting their right to access the healing health care treatment, information, and services of their choice. 

Is Conventional Dentistry Making You Sick?

Dr. Veronica Montgomery, DDS. NMD, IBDM, AIAOMT of  Boise Caring Dentistry a Board Certified Naturopathic Dentist and the first Ozone and SMART certified dentist in the state of Idaho

A Healthy mouth is a  healthy body. Avoiding the use of known toxic substances in dentistry as much as possible and utilizes safer techniques to remove toxic materials from patients’ mouths. Learn more about mercury/amalgam restorations, root canals and fluoride.

Dr. Veronica Montgomery graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (San Francisco, CA) with high honors as the Dean’s Salutatorian.  She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Dentist and was the first Ozone and SMART certified dentist in the state of Idaho. She was voted a member of the most prestigious national dental honor society, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She is also a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Tau Kappa Omega National Dental Society, the Southwest Idaho Dental Society, the Idaho State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the Holistic Dental Association and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists. She has received awards in the field of Periodontics, Implants and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She has done several internships in Preventive and Emergency Dentistry, extensive continuing education courses in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants and Occlusion, Holistic Dentistry, Ozone Therapy in Dentistry and has dedicated over 25 years of practice to the treatment of children and their families.

Learn How Detoxifying Your Body Can Lead to True Healing

Dr. Daniel Nuzum DO, NMD, OMD, Ph.D. of Spirit Way Medicine 

Within your body there are a number of systems that work to eliminate toxins and harmful substances that we are exposed to everyday. Modern medicine typically treats the symptoms but not the root cause of your health issues. Learn how detoxifying your body can lead to true healing by enabling your body to operate as it was designed.

Daniel Nuzum is a seasoned and dedicated medical professional with proven expertise and demonstrated success as a Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Indigenous Medicine, and a Doctor of Natural Medicine, and a researcher and formulator for Dr. Nuzum’s Nutraceuticals.

A pioneer the industry and an expert in Naturopathic medicine with immense field-work experience, substantial research contributions, and significant private practice experience in which he has treated more than 15,000 patients throughout his dynamic and comprehensive career, Dr. Nuzum exceeds what it means to be an industry-leading practitioner.

With a background that extends all throughout natural medicine, Dr. Nuzum has spent much of his life working towards becoming a comprehensive physician in the alternative medicine field. 

Western Healing Traditions & True Healing Solutions

Dr. Brett Butterfield of Nampa Nauturpathic Health Clinic

A brief history of western healing traditions and true healing solutions found today. Explore the origins, foundations, developments, and key individuals of the western natural healing and human potential movement.

Dr. Brett Butterfield received his undergraduate degree at BYU-Idaho and his doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where he discovered his true passion for healing through Total Body Modification (TBM). He is now an international instructor for TBM and a candidate for the TBM Master Healer certification. At his practice, Nampa Naturopathic Health Clinic, he provides seemingly miraculous, yet predictable results through the TBM system.

Cooking for the Whole Family: Getting in Your Phytonutrients

Madison Wolf  Integrative Nutritionist of Functional Medicine of Idaho 

Eating nutritious food is important at any age, and ensuring young kids get adequate phytonutrients is essential for growth, development, proper immune system function, lowering risk of obesity and chronic diseases. Starting with colorful foods is the first step when developing a healthy way of eating for everyone; plants are good medicine for chronic disease prevention and treatment. Come learn how to cook healthy meals for your entire family using lots of healthy, colorful, fresh foods without spending hours in the kitchen each night!

Integrative nutritionist, Madison Wolf received her Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics and has many years of experience as a nutrition coach working with people of all ages from babies to adults. She appreciates the unique bio-individuality of each person she works with and is passionate about empowering others to take control of their health through nutrition, fitness, and mindset.

Health, Freedom, Censorship & Misinformation

Leslie Manookian producer of The Greater Good and Founding Board Member of Health Freedom Idaho

Staying healthy, free, and informed in an increasingly toxic world beset by orchestrated censorship and misinformation.

Leslie Manookian writes and speaks on topics of health, freedom, parenting, personal development, politics and more. She is a former successful Wall Street business executive and award-winning documentary film producer and writer. She conceived, wrote and produced “The Greater Good” an award-winning documentary exploring vaccines. She has served on the board of the Weston A. Price Foundation and is a founding Board Member of Health Freedom Idaho. She is a qualified homeopath, nutrition and wellbeing junky, and a health freedom advocate. She has been featured in dozens of TV, radio, print, and Internet interviews as well as appearing at numerous conferences. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a BA from Middlebury College, and M.L.C.Hom from Lakeland College of Homeopathy.

Which Foods Affect Your Children’s Behavior and Why―Information Every Parent Should Know 

Dr. Jessica Payne is a chiropractic nutritionist and medical intuitive @

In the age of information-obesity, it can feel nearly impossible to know what to feed your family and why. Yet, we all know from experience that food can dramatically affect children’s behavior…and it can vary from child to child. Get insight and greater clarity of the multiple factors for today’s behavioral issues among children and what you as parents can do to address safe, effective and natural treatment options.

Dr. Payne received her Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Parker College in Dallas, TX in December 2007. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received top honors of Clinical Excellence and Clinic Service Awards. She has also had extensive nutritional training of over 500 accredited hours. Prior to her studies at PCC and nutrition, Jessica was a Division One student-athlete at Ball State University.  As a mother of two with 13+ years clinical experience, Dr. Jessica has witnessed the radical health transformations possible through the simple application of key nutritional and natural living principles. After selling her practice in Carmel, IN she has now on a global mission of reaching mama’s worldwide through inspirational videos and thought-provoking blog.

We look forward to seeing you!

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