CHNC 2021 Speakers

CSNNAA is happy to bring you industry experts from across North America.

Day 1: Friday April 30, 2021

Dr. Fiona McCulloch, BSC, ND

Epigenetics in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND, is the founder and medical director of White Lotus Integrative Medicine in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of the Amazon best selling book, “8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS”, an active board member of the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the medical advisor and developer of the nutrition methodology for the Open Source Health PCOS project which analyzes molecular, genetic, metabolic and hormonal markers in women with PCOS.

Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD

Hormones: The Gut-Brain Axis

Sara Gottfried MD is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and functional medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include: The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her new book coming out in 2021 is called WOMEN, FOOD, AND HORMONES.

Dr. Jason Marr, ND

Burnout: Building Resilience Through the Adaptation Maxim

Dr. Jason Marr is a Naturopathic Doctor, Performance & Productivity Coach, Expert Health & Wellness Speaker, and Director of Evoke Integrative Medicine Ltd. in downtown Vancouver, BC. He arms urban professionals with the pragmatic tools to maximize performance, productivity and resilience. Using an evidence-informed, holistic and integrative approach, Dr. Marr is a productivity and performance coach for anyone who is striving to be awesome.

Dr. Allissa Gaul, ND

Renewing Your Confidence in Dietary Treatment of Blood Sugar Disorders

Dr. Gaul has worked with thousands of patients since 1999 to improve their health through Naturopathic and Anthroposophic Medicine as the founder and director of Resonance Wellness. She has had remarkable success in helping her patients achieve a healthier state by matching them to a diet that works with their biochemistry, effectively modifying the underpinnings of their health challenges. Dr. Gaul served as the President of the Alberta Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta until 2017. She is the current President of the Society of Physicians of Anthroposophic Medicine and is Board Certified in Anthroposophic Medicine. Today, she embodies a mind body and spirit approach as the founder and director of Resonance Wellness, empowering patients of all ages with knowledge, perspective and hope.

Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO

Integrative Strategies to Lower the Risk of Breast Cancer and its Recurrence

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona and the Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Alschuler graduated from Bastyr University in general naturopathic medicine and is board certified in naturopathic oncology. Dr. Alschuler is past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a current Board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is co-author of “Definitive Guide to Cancer” and “Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer”.

Day 2: Saturday May 1, 2021

Dr. Mordy Levy, BSC, ND, DC, HOM, MD (ATG)

Integrative & Functional Medicine Approach to Hormonal Imbalances

Dr. Mordy Levy, ND, DC, HOM, MD (ATG) is proud to be the only Canadian doctor to have obtained 3 first professional doctorates in separate and distinct health care professions. With his extensive background treating chronic and complicated cases for over 20 years, Dr. Levy’s Integrative and Functional Medicine approach is able to uniquely integrate his education in Medicine, Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.

Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND

Hormones and Mental Health

Dr. Bjorndal, is an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders. Having overcome many mental health challenges, Dr. Chris is a gifted speaker and writer who loves to share her philosophy of wellness in interviews with icons such as Jenny McCarthy. Dr. Chris has helped many patients achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. She has completed three mental health books as well as a 10-week course and in-person retreat on mental health.

Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed, BSC, ND

How Your Genes Affect Your Jeans: Stress and the Relevant SNPS that are Modifiable Through Nutrition and Lifestyle

Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed, N.D., is a naturopathic doctor in Toronto. After graduating from McGill University in Neurobiology, she earned a degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she received the Dr. Allen Tyler Award for Most Outstanding Clinician. Dr. Kendall-Reed is the author of five national best-selling books, and recently released her latest, “Fix Your Genes to Fit Your Jeans,” which she co-authored with her husband, Dr. Stephen Reed. She was voted Naturopath of the Year in 2013, and in 2018 received the “Top Naturopathic Doctor” award in Canada. Dr. Kendall-Reed is the creator of the integrated genetic platform She analyzes and interprets genetic profiles to design personalized health programs for patients worldwide. She is a medical consultant for Pure Encapsulations® and Douglas Laboratories® and is a member of the scientific board for PureGenomics™.

Elizabeth Wade, ND

Understanding the Microbial Endocrine System

Dr. Elizabeth Wade is a board certified naturopathic doctor and earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). She currently practices out of an integrative infertility clinic called Blossom Clinic in Portland, OR, and maintains a satellite practice in Chicago, her hometown. Dr. Wade is passionate about treating the root cause and offers well-rounded individualized care strategies for optimal health and wellness. Gut health restoration is something she finds imperative to addressing overall health, as well as in treating endocrine and hormonal imbalances.

Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, MS

Understanding Thyroid Health

Lorna Vanderhaeghe is a women’s health advocate for over 35 years and is the author of 13 books, including “A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones”. Early in her career she had the honor of working for the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine alongside nutrition pioneers including the late Dr. Abram Hoffer and the late Linus Pauling, Ph.D. She was listed as one of Canada’s Top 100 female entrepreneurs in 2011, 2012 and 2013. With degrees in nutrition and biochemistry, Lorna developed a line of nutritional supplements specifically for women. Lorna continues her mission of empowering women to achieve optimal wellness through nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Jerry Bailey

Men Mimicking Women: Hormonal Disruption in Men Appearing as PCOS Resulting in a New Clinical Manifestation

Dr. Jerry Bailey is a prominent expert and leading authority on men’s health. He leads the world in the emerging science of Poly-Hormonal Adrenal Testosterone Syndrome (PHAT Syndrome). He is an acclaimed, entertaining speaker, along with being a former clinical and graduate educator. He is one of the few practicing experts. Check him out at and Facebook @theguyshowlive.

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