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EHS 2018

About this Years Conference


“Reducing Toxic Load”


The Environmental Health Symposium is the premier Environmental Medicine conference dedicated to helping clinicians become proficient and current in diagnosing and treating patients whose illness stems from a burden of toxic compounds. This conference provides strategies to prevent and reverse the conditions that are threatening the health and vitality of this and future generations to come.

Each year we invite the experts to join EHS and present the latest and most accurate information.  Our twelve presenters from last years’ conference had a combined total of 824 peer-reviewed published articles.  This year the conference will be focused on who is most vulnerable to toxic exposures and providing evidence for reducing the total toxic load that all persons carry.

The CDC reports that over 120 toxic chemicals and metals, out of a total of 246 measured, are present in the average U.S. resident. This load is a prime causative factor for all of the epidemic chronic diseases in the U.S. and must be addressed.

Effective means of avoidance and reduction of toxic exposures will be explained in easily adaptable protocols.

Speakers will present their decades worth of experience to the attendees;  Solid evidence of toxicant reduction, biomarker and clinical improvement will be presented.   You will hear what actually works, not just hopeful theory.

Using current treatment strategies that are peer-reviewed and published in the current medical literature, this conference will provide a solution to the unsustainable current situation of exposure and disease.

At this conference you will:

  • Learn effective strategies that safely lower body burden and improve health outcomes.
  • Gain expertise in evaluating body burden of toxicants from experts in the field of Environmental Medicine.
  • Discover the newest research and the most useful laboratory testing in the field of toxicogenomics and how to apply this knowledge in helping individual patients.
  • Become an expert in the application of nutrition and botanical strategies for reducing body burden and avoidance of everyday toxicants in your patients and yourself.

Come to EHS and join the growing community of healthcare providers committed to offering answers to the increasing number of patients with conditions related to toxic environmental exposures.

Early Standard Late
by 1/31/18 by 3/15/18 on or after 3/16/18
Full Conference $599 $899 $1,100
Single Day $325 $399
Student Full Conference $295 $395
Student Single Day $115 $175

If you would like to bring your spouse or a non-practitioner office staff, you may register them for an additional $200. Proof of employment required.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education credits have been applied for through the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNME)
17.0 general CE hours pending for ND CE with OBNME. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is not available for this activity.

Self-reporting disciplines will be given a "Certificate of Attendance" upon completion of the online faculty evaluation.Environmental

Health Symposium is open to trade professionals. Due to liability restrictions, no one under the age of 18, including infants and toddlers, will be allowed at the conference and on the exhibit show floor at any time. There will be NO exceptions.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 31, 2018, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 31 and before February 25, 2018 are eligible for a refund less a $300 late cancellation fee. Cancellations received after February 25 are non-refundable.  Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to appear at the program without prior written cancellation will result in forfeiture of full tuition and the course will not count toward certification (tuition is nonrefundable, non transferable, no exceptions). Program materials are available only to onsite attendees.

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email, and EHS will reply with our decision.

Friday April 6

7:00 - 8:00 AMRegistration Open
8:00 - 9:00 AMWalter Crinnion NDClinical Applications of Sauna Therapy
9:00 - 10:00 AMWilliam J. Rea MDIntervention with Sauna, Nutrients, and Avoidance: Evidence for Lowering Body Burden
10:00 - 11:00 AMExhibitor BreakIn Exhibit Hall
11:00 - 12:00 PMIsadora Guggenheim NDThe Effect of Ozone, Chelation and IV Therapies in Reducing Total Body Burden
12:00 - 12:30 PMNew Product Presentation Sponsored - Great Plains Laboratory
12:30 - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAKLunch on Own
1:30 - 2:30 PMPaul Anderson NDChelation Therapy: Strategies to Reduce Body Burden
2:30 - 3:00 PMNew Product Presentation TBA
3:00 - 4:00 PMExhibitor BreakIn Exhibit Hall
4:00 - 5:00 PMMarisol Teijeiro NDReducing Toxicant Burden and Improving Health with Colonic Irrigations
5:00 - 6:00 PMJoe Pizzorno NDToxicants Are Now the Primary Drivers of Chronic Disease
6:00 - 6:30 PMQ AND A PANELDiscussion of Todays Topics
6:30 - 8:30 PMEXHIBITOR RECEPTIONIn Exhibit Hall

Saturday April 7

7:00 - 8:00 AMRegistration Open
7:00 - 7:45 AMBreakfast LectureSponsored
8:00 - 9:00 AMTBATBA
9:00 - 0:00 AMAnne Marie Fine NDThe Clinician's Guide to Avoidance of Everyday Exposures
10:00 - 11:00 AMExhibitor BreakIn Exhibit Hall
11:00 - 12:00 PMDerrick McFabe MDEnteric Short Chain Fatty Acids: Role of microbiome metabolites in Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorde
12:00 - 12:30 PMNew Product Presentation Sponsored - Tesseract Medical Research
12:30 - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAKBuffet Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 - 2:30 PMMary CordaroHidden Toxicants in the Home and What to do About Them
2:30 - 3:00 PMNew Product Presentation TBA
3:00 - 4:00 PMExhibitor BreakIn Exhibit Hall
4:00 - 5:00 PMJill Carnahan MDStrategies for Decreasing Body Burden: Clinical Cases
5:00 - 6:00 PMDavid Quig PhDPhase 3 Detoxification: Strategies for Moving Toxicants Out of the Body
6:00 - 6:30 PMQ AND A PANELDiscussion of Todays Topics
6:30 PMDinner on your own
8:00 - 10:00 PMPool PartyLive Music / Band & Cocktail Cash Bar

Sunday April 8

7:00 - 7:45 AMBreakfast LectureSponsored
8:00 - 9:00 AMTodd Hagobia PhDStrategies for BPA: the Ubiquitous Obesogen
9:00 - 10:00 AMGregor Reid PhDProbiotics and Detoxification: Global Perspectives
10:00 - 10:30 AMNew Product Presentation TBA
10:30 - 12:00 PMBreak/BrunchExhibitor Sponsored Buffet Brunch in Foyer
12:00 - 1:00 PMJim Adams PhDEffective microbiome rebalancing in ASD children
1:00 - 2:00 PMScott Faber MDAbnormal chemical detoxification in children with autism treated with clean room technology: A tale of two studies
2:00 - 2:15 PMBathroom Break
2:15 - 3:15 PMLyn Patrick NDDecreasing a Ubiquitous Toxicant Load: Organophosphate Pesticides
3:15 - 3:45 PMQ AND A PANELDiscussion of Todays Topics
3:45 - 4:00 PMBathroom Break
4:00 - 5:00 PMCase Mentoring Case Mentoring with Lyn Patrick & Walter Crinnion
5:00 PMConference Ends

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley, 5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.  A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from April 3 to April 11, 2018 for those wishing to extend their stay.  This venue is within walking distance of old town Scottsdale for shopping, eating and entertainment.

  • For room reservations book online, or call (800) 222-8733 and inform them that you are attending the Environmental Health Symposium conference. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (480) 947-5400.

$189 single/double

Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before Friday March 15, 2018. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.

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Jill C. Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP

Dr. Carnahan completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center.  In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40.  She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine.  In 2008, Dr. Carnahan’s vision for health and healing resulted in the creation of Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in Peoria, IL where she served as the Medical Director for 2 years.  In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she practices functional medicine with medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree, author and expert speaker.  Dr. Carnahan is also 10-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness.  She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine.  She is a prolific writer, speaker, and loves to infuse others with her passion for health & healing!
If you would like to read more about Dr. Carnahan, visit


Scott Faber, MD

is a developmental pediatrician at The Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, where he is working with children with severe developmental and behavioral disorders, including autism. He was the lead author in the exciting new study entitled: A cleanroom sleeping environment's impact on markers of oxidative stress, immune dysregulation, and behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders. He will present his impressive finding on the benefit of simple environmental avoidance techniques with ASD children.

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Anne Marie Fine, NMD

Dr. Anne Marie Fine, N.M.D. practices in Newport Beach, CA. She is also a bestselling author, and highly sought after national and international speaker. She currently serves as the Director of Education for the Naturopathic Academy of Environmental Medicine (NAEM).  As well, she is a Science Advisor for the non-profit organization

Dr. Fine is also the Founder and CEO of Fine Natural Products, LLC, a company dedicated to formulating non-toxic anti-aging beauty products. Her unique expertise in environmental medicine and skin care product formulation has enabled her to combine epigenetics and environmental medicine to permit genes to express their quintessential beauty quotient.  Dr. Fine’s passion is to formulate elegant, eco-conscious, anti-aging skin care products that are pure and highly effective.  Her products, books, articles, and lecture topics represent her lifelong commitment to unlocking both the secrets and the science of aging beautifully.  
See more about Dr. Fine at


Mary Cordaro

Mary Cordaro is a healthy building, home and indoor environmental consultant, a certified Baubiologist and owner of Mary Cordaro, Inc.  She works  to ensure that what your house is built out of, what its interiors are comprised of, and what products might be contained in it, are all as healthy as possible. For over 25 years, she has been helping create safe and healing homes for new and prospective parents who want baby to begin life in a healthy environment, and people of all ages who simply desire healthy, healing homes.  She also helps create healthy living spaces for children and adults with health conditions, or who suffer from allergies, asthma, mold, chemical and electrical sensitivities.
Mary provides consulting services  around the country to homeowners, architects, interior designers, contractors and medical doctors. Her collaborative approach is unique, synthesizing both the German healthy building field of Baubiologie*, and American Building Science. For remodels and new construction, she specifies the healthiest, least toxic building and interior materials and systems. She collaborates with and often directs a world-class collaborative of environmental specialists to diagnose and solve indoor air quality and other environmental concerns in nurseries, homes and offices. Mary and her collaborative assess and remediate electromagnetic fields, chemicals and mold in existing buildings and specify preventive measures for new buildings and remodels.


Willam J Rea, MD

William J. Rea, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.E.M., founder of the Environmental Health Center - Dallas (EHC-D), is a thoracic, cardiovascular and general surgeon with an added interest in the environmental aspects of health and disease. Dr. Rea is currently director of this highly specialized Dallas-based medical facility.  

Author of seven medical textbooks, Chemical Sensitivity, V. 1-4, Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, V. 1-3; V. 4-5 IN PRESS, and the pictorial book, Optimum Environments for Optimum Health and Creativity as well as co-authoring Your Home, Your Health and Well-Being. Dr. Rea has published more than 150 research papers related to the topic of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery as well as that of environmental medicine.

 Dr. Rea held the First World Professorial Chair of Environmental Medicine at the University of Surrey, Guildford, England from 1988 – 1998.  
 Dr. Rea has treated over 30,000 patients with chemical sensitivity and chronic degenerative disease.  He has helped create numerous environmental units throughout the world including Mexico, Brazil, Japan, China, Australia, England, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  The principles of environmental medicine are used and taught in these centers.   He has trained hundreds of physicians on the facts and principles of environmental medicine.


James B. Adams, PhD

James B. Adams, Ph.D., is the Director of the Autism/Asperger's Research Program at Arizona State University. His research focuses on the medical causes of autism and how to treat and prevent it including the areas of nutrition (vitamins/minerals, essential fatty acids, carnitine, digestive enzymes, special diets), oxidative stress, gut problems, gut bacteria, toxic metals,  and seizures.   He has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including 35 related to autism.  He is also the President of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix,  the President of the Autism Nutrition Research Center, the co-leader of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Autism Research Institute, and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation.  He has an adult daughter with autism.

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Marisol Teijeiro, BA, ND

Dr. Marisol Teijeiro is a Naturopathic Doctor and Medical Director of Sanas Health Practice in Ontario, Canada. She is also the inventor of the Queen of Thrones™ Castor Oil Pack, and a Certified Trainer for the Angel of Water Colon Hydrotherapy system.  She is certified in Environmental Medicine and Homotoxicology. Before receiving her medical degree she spent years training other health care practitioners in this field as past Medical Advisor for Heel Canada.  Her first book entitled Oh, Shit! will be launching shortly. Her clinical area of expertise and passion is helping patients incorporate cleansing and detoxification practices into their daily lives.


Todd Hagobian, PhD

I am an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at California Polytechnic State University.  My research is centered on the interventions to promote positive weight and health outcomes, and the physiological and metabolic mechanisms behind intervention changes.  Specifically, as a trained physiologist, with extensive clinical research experience in weight and health outcomes, my clinical research is currently focused on two related areas; 1) lifestyle interventions to improve weight and health outcomes in individuals with obesity, with an emphasis in the time surrounding pregnancy and beyond, 2) effects of endocrine disruptors on obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease outcomes.  Presently, as part of the NIH funded LIFE-Moms consortium, I am the Principle InvestigatorI on a funded NIH grant to determine whether gestational lifestyle interventions have a positive “ripple” effect on partners’ weight and health outcomes.  Moreover, I am a Co-investigator on one of the 7-sites of the NIH funded LIFE-Moms consortium at Cal Poly State University assessing whether a comprehensive lifestyle intervention targeting healthy eating, activity, and behavior prevents excessive gestational weight gain.  Also, I am Co-investigator and oversee diabetes assessment and physiological outcomes on a recently funded project to determine whether a lifestyle intervention to reduce body weight before pregnancy can reduce gestational diabetes recurrence.  Recently, I have become interested in the effects of endocrine disruptors on health, and developed a novel intervention to reduce BPA exposure in normal-weight women, and recently completed a similar intervention in women with obesity.  Thus, I have extensive experience recruiting, retaining, and assessing fathers, mothers (pregnant and postpartum), pediatric, normal-weight and overweight/obese adults in large-scale and experimentally controlled, randomized trials.

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Gregor Reid, PhD

Gregor Reid BSc Hons, PhD, MBA, ARM CCM, Dr HS, FCAHS, FRSC Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Surgery at The University of Western Ontario and Endowed Chair in Human Microbiobiome and Probiotics at the Lawson Health Research Institute. Inductee into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Biology from Orebro University in Sweden. My research primarily focuses on beneficial microbes and I have developed novel probiotic therapies used by several million people around the world. I have held 28 patents, published 509 peer-reviewed papers including in Science, Nature, Lancet and JAMA, and given >600 talks in 54 countries.  I helped set up Western Heads East that has established community kitchens in Tanzania, Kenya, and through partnership with Yoba-for-Life in Uganda in which local mothers produce probiotic yogurt for over 120,000 people. I Chaired the United Nations - World Health Organization Expert Panel and Working Group on Probiotics, and have been President of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics. In 2010, I received the Hellmuth Prize, the highest research honour conferred by The University of Western Ontario, and in 2011, the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by Massey University. In 2016, I was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.


Walter J. Crinnion, ND

Dr. Crinnion received his Naturopathic Doctorate from Bastyr University in 1982. He maintained a private practice while simultaneously holding associate professorships at Bastyr University, SCNM, NCNM and University of Bridgeport where he taught geriatrics and environmental medicine. He was a professor and department chair for Environmental Medicine at SCNM from 2003 to 2013.   He has served as an editor of the environmental medicine section of Alternative Medicine Review and has been a reviewer for several scientific and medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Crinnion is a staunch advocate of environmental medicine and is the author of the book Clean, Green & Lean: Get rid of the toxins that make you fat. He appeared on The View with Barbara Walters three times to discuss these issues. He authored, with Joe Pizzorno ND, the textbook: Clinical Environmental Medicine (Elsevier Publications). He has trained hundreds of Environmental Medicine physicians through his year-long certification course.

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Lyn Patrick, ND

Dr. Lyn Patrick ND graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 and has been in private practice in Colorado and  Arizona for 25 years. She is past Contributing Editor for Alternative Medicine Reviews and has lectured internationally in the areas of fatty liver disease, cardiometabolic syndrome, environmental medicine and metal chelation. She is currently a Medical Director for Progressive Medical Education, an online provider of continuing medical education and a FacultyMember of the ACAM Chelation Advanced Providers Course. She is currently President of the Naturopathic Academy of Environmental Medicine, a specialty organization open to all licensed healthcare providers, that provides education and community resources to clinicians who encorporate toxicant exposure and treatment in their practices. She has also been a Founding Collaborator for the Environmental Health Symposium. When not working, she enjoys kayaking, biking and backpacking the mountains, rivers, lakes, and canyons of her home in Durango, Colorado.

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Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is a world-leading authority on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978. A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher, clinician and lecturer, he is founding president of Bastyr University, Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Treasurer of Board of Institute for Functional Medicine, co-founder of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and on science boards of Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and Bioclinic Naturals. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious commissions advising the US government on how to integrate natural medicine into the healthcare system. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors and author/co-author of 11 books, including the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (2 million copies in 6 languages) and the principal textbook in the field, the Textbook of Natural Medicine. His newest book, The Toxin Solution, was released February 2017 by HarperCollins.


Isadora Guggenheim, ND

Dr. Guggenheim started as a modern dancer then evolved into a medical massage therapist for several years. After performing over 60.000 massages, she enrolled in Naturopathic Medical College at University of Bridgeport. During her time in school, Isadora organized the first health fair with news coverage, an annual Thanksgiving vendor tradition, an corporate sponsored botanical garden and the first free Naturopathic clinic post 911. Armed with a diploma and license, she created Second Nature Care in CT. and NY. After battling NY legislators for years and consistently losing, she enrolled into nursing school. After completing nursing school, she then continued to obtain her FNP Family Nurse Practitioner degree. In between all of these academics, she certified in ozone therapy and I.V. therapies. As an FNP, she is licensed to practice in all 50 states with varying scope of practices, but she is one of the few ND's in CT. who can legally offer I.V. therapies and ozone therapy. She is expanding her practice in CT. in 2018 and offering a wide array of both standard medical modalities and advanced ozone/I.V. therapies. Specializations include:  Lyme and co-infections, Autoimmune conditions and Cancer Care.