Daily Speaker Schedule
Sunday, January 10th, 2016
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Saturday, January 16th, 2016
Monday, January 18th, 2016
Monday, January 11th, 2016
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Friday, January 15th, 2016
Sunday, January 17th, 2016
(Encore Day- Line Up TBD) Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Speaker Quotes to Share with Friends and Family
Jim Adams, PhD I think the kids with autism are just those who are more vulnerable, with a higher need for higher-quality nutrition.
Sid Baker, MD: All illnesses are spectra. Autism is the Trojan horse, in the belly of which this idea of spectrum came into the fort and then came out and now is going to eventually spread throughout the kingdom because it involves all illness.
Anat Baniel: Most people make the mistake that they think they're teaching something. Teaching and learning are two independent processes. Often times they don't intersect. That's the job of the brain, is to make sense out of the nonsense, and put order in the disorder. Children on the autism spectrum have a tremendously difficult time doing that. When we look at the child, and we give it the diagnosis, it could close our mind to the genius of that system, and how to access the genius of that system, even when it shows symptoms of severe dysfunction. The way to help them is to help that brain get better at perceiving differences. Once you do that in ways that don't trigger their limitations and their challenges, then very often we get very remarkable outcomes.
Jeff Bland, PhD I started to actually study the skeleton as being a living part of our physiology, and that it’s not just in the bone marrow that were making all of our white and red blood cells, but that the bone itself, this calcium matrix also has hormones in it that are osteopontin and others that are actually circulating in the blood that are signaling to other organs, like the beta cells in the pancreas to secrete insulin. I thought “Oh, my word, I got a look at this entirely differently, because maybe by manipulation of the structure, it changes the function”
Ken Bock, MD: This disorder is so devastating… not only affects the kids, it affects the whole family, the parents, the siblings, grandparents, the uncles and aunts, and cousins etcetera and their close friends….when you have the opportunity to heal these children, you heal the families. What is autism? It is a phenotype in the sense that the diagnosis is based on the description of behaviors, impairments in language and communication, impairments in the ability to socially interact, repetitive and restricted interest, so to speak. So that's something that you do by looking at somebody maybe doing a certain kind of testing. But the reality is it's not a behavioral disorder. It’s defined by behavioral characteristics but it is a medical disorder.
Richard Deth, PhD: What's changed is certainly more knowledge about these environmental factors…they impinge on your antioxidant status, and then their antioxidant status impinges on methylation, and the methylation is development. So we can see how many different things, pesticides, mercury, lead, Roundup, and things like that, even things like radio waves… it is really the summation of all these things that probably contributes to the risk of autism. Environmental factors… impinge on your antioxidant status… methylation and the neuro development. …many different things, pesticides, mercury, lead, Roundup, and things like that, even things like radio waves… it is really the summation of all these things that probably contributes to the risk of autism. "The summation of all these things…. pesticides, mercury, lead, Roundup…even things like radio waves…that impinge on your antioxidant status… methylation…and probably contributes to the risk of autism." I think that the people, who are at highest risk for environmental-induced neurodevelopmental problems, are people whose genes are poised for intelligence, but that intelligence in the brain is a risky undertaking. The cells are poised in a tricky position where they are more vulnerable. Those people, when things go bad, when they have an environmental exposure, they are more likely to suffer, than somebody who was less vulnerable under those circumstances.
Stu Freedenfeld, MD: Population studies have been very clear that we are all severely laden with these chemicals….To test, doesn’t tell me anything. Because of the genetic component, it doesn’t so much matter how much you are exposed to as much as how much you can tolerate. How much you can dispose of.
Richard Frye, MD, PhD: In medicine, it takes about 10 years for any good idea that's been adopted to be put into practice. I think going from inception of having a good idea to being put into medical practice usually takes about 20 years.
Martha Herbert, MD, PhD: It's a total load of environmental stressors that shouldn't be there and a depletion or insufficiency of environmental supports, like critical nutrients, that should be there. Every time you take away some of the bad stuff and every time you add some of the good stuff, you're reducing the total load…every choice should be healthy choice, because it all matters. Autism is not a fixed state. Autism is a process, an ongoing process that is generated every second, every microsecond of every day by the cells in your body and brain that are having hard time.
Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN: I want to diagnose at a level of cause. The molecular basis for cause is at the cellular level. “I want people get their 40 to 100 grams of daily fiber from lentils, pulses, tubers, root vegetables, seasonings and spices…making a savory and detoxifying diet; it turns out that herbs, in one way or another, are nature’s detoxifying elements.”
Beth Lambert: We have to figure out what's going on and then also we have to do something about this. This is our children. These are our future. We have to figure out what's going on and then also we have to do something about this. This is our children. These are our future. From that day I felt this burning need to be a part of whatever solution it is that we come up with. I felt that was my role.
Jim Neubrander, MD: I looked in his eye and I knew without a shadow of a doubt, that he knew every single thing that was happening. He was so aware and he couldn't get out. It broke my heart.
Eve Plews, LNC: if you intend to have a child, the day for you to start detoxing is today, because we know now that autism is fundamentally created in utero.
Marco Ruggerio, MD, PhD: Of these 22,000 genes, those that are really critical for the functioning of the cells…are no more than a 100 – 120. There are no more than 100-120 genes that control the most basic functions of cells. Guess what? These 120 genes are involved in all human diseases. Schwartz: Life as a plant is hard….To protect itself it produces protective chemicals. Intriguingly, these chemicals the plant makes under stress, as would be with organic produce in a natural environment, not with pesticides and fertilizers, are so good for our bodies. Stephanie Seneff PhD: The diseases match with the amount of glyphosate that is being used on the crops.
Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD: The key, and all the data points this way, is that diversity of microbes is what protects us from any one community of microbes growing out of control and causing really problematic infections.
Paul Thomas, MD: The hepatitis B vaccine has 250 µg of aluminum. The adult daily max is 50 µg…Five times the adult maximum, you are going to inject into a newborn... birthday present?
Anju Usman, MD: The early development of the immune system and the early development of the brain is tied to early healthy gut development.