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Mental Wellness Summit

MW15Mental Wellness Summit

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Event Experts

  • Jesse Hanson

    Jesse Hanson

    A Toolkit for Healing Trauma

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      The different levels of trauma and ways to release it ●      Regulating your nervous system and expanding your capacity to self regulate ●      Unresolved trauma’s relation to the spectrum of mental health symptoms/disorders
  • Hyla Cass, MD

    Hyla Cass, MD

    Addiction, Nutrition and Natural Medication Detox

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      How to safely and effectively taper your use of medications ●      Why hormones are so important for optimal mental health ●      The nutritional supplements that are most helpful for patients on medications.
  • James Greenblatt, MD

    James Greenblatt, MD

    An Integrated Perspective on Eating Disorders

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Integrative psychology and the role it plays in mental health treatment●      4 eating disorders and their underlying causes●      Key nutrient deficiencies commonly linked to eating disorders
  • Julie Daniluk

    Julie Daniluk

    Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Reducing Depression and ADHD

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      4 major causes of inflammation and the link to depression ●      Why eating organic food is critical for children with ADHD ●      Tips for detecting inflammation processes in the body
  • Trudy Scott, CN

    Trudy Scott, CN

    Anxiety, Pyroluria and Amino Acid Therapy

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Anxiety and diet: The connection between what we eat and how we feel ●      Amino acids in the treatment of anxiety and other mental health conditions ●      Amino acid repletion programs to treat anxiety and other mental health disorders
  • Mike Chang

    Mike Chang

    Body Over Mind: Health, Willpower and Fitness

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Physical exercise to improve your self-esteem and build more confidence●      Fitness rituals to contribute to our optimal emotional balance and wellbeing●      Tips for those having a hard time beginning or continuing a fitness regime
  • Gwen Olsen

    Gwen Olsen

    Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      An inside view of Big Pharma from a former pharmaceutical sales rep●      Mental Health Alchemy and how to turn your mental anguish into spiritual gold●      Making informed decisions for yourself and loved ones
  • Sayer Ji

    Sayer Ji

    Deeper Into Mental Wellness Research

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Lab tests and how to determine mental health disorders ●      Holistic treatment protocols and root-cause symptoms of mental health challenges ●      The power of avoiding gluten and choosing rituals as tools for healing
  • Alesandra Rain

    Alesandra Rain

    Drug Interactions and Contradictions

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      The challenges of taking a pharmaceutical cocktail of medications●      Importance of food-based nutraceuticals & safe medication tapering/detox strategies●      The dangers/challenges of medications interacting with each other & with foods
  • Greg McKeown, MBA

    Greg McKeown, MBA

    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Essentialism and why is it critical to our wellbeing. ●      The importance of simplifying our lives in a world of constantly expanding demands ●      Why we often make trade-offs we do not intend
  • Peter Osborne, DC, DACBN, PScD

    Peter Osborne, DC, DACBN, PScD

    Grainflammation, Food Toxicity and Microbes

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      “Grainflammation” and how eating the wrong food impacts our mental health ●      “Leaky Brain” and how it affects those diagnosed with psychiatric conditions ●      Functional medicine testing and natural remedies to treat and reduce inflammation
  • Master Sher O’Rourke

    Master Sher O’Rourke

    Healing the Soul

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      The art and practice of soul healing●      Karma and how it affects our health and wellness●      How soul healing positively impacts one’s mental health and wellness
  • Alison Armstrong

    Alison Armstrong

    Healthy Relationships, Healthier Mind

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      How men and women operate in relationships--in opposing operating systems ●      Sorting out relationship challenges as a foundation to health and wellness ●      The critical importance of honoring your partner as a path to healing
  • John Dempster, ND, FAARFM, ABAAHP

    John Dempster, ND, FAARFM, ABAAHP

    Heavy Metal Detoxification and Functional Medicine

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Providing a tailored map for patients to address root-cause resolution ●      Difference between heavy metal “toxicity” and heavy metal “burden” ●      How to safely remove heavy metals from the body
  • Kelly Brogan, MD

    Kelly Brogan, MD

    Holistic Medicine and Root-Cause Resolution

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Why people commonly experience mental health symptoms ●      A more holistic, root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric treatment ●      Dangers of psychotropic medications and power of radical dietary change
  • Raj Raghunathan, PhD, MBA

    Raj Raghunathan, PhD, MBA

    If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      The differences between success and happiness●      Why we’re not set up for life success, good health and wellbeing●      What it means to make happiness-enhancing decisions
  • Daniel Amen, MD

    Daniel Amen, MD

    Innovative Psychiatry and The Amen Clinic Approach

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      How changing your brain your changes your life ●      Importance of addressing the authentic “why” aspects of a person’s mental health ●      The flaws in the psychiatric treatment model
  • Ross McKenzie

    Ross McKenzie

    Journey Beyond Meds

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Thriving and reclaiming one’s life through a holistic, self-care approach ●      Benefits of prescription detoxification and heavy metal chelation ●      Addressing the root cause resolution of mental health symptoms
  • Ginger Dean

    Ginger Dean

    Managing Money and Your Mental Health

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Addressing financial challenges to create more balance, harmony and flow●      Taking the time and effort to consistently live within one’s means●      How regular budgeting is a path to empowerment and abundance creation
  • James Maskell

    James Maskell

    Mental Health from Scratch: Redefining the Care Paradigm

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Why functional medicine is becoming a cornerstone in the future of health care●      A community’s role in healthcare, and why is it considered the “guru” of the future●       How online technology is re-shaping healthcare
  • Mansoor Mohammed, PhD

    Mansoor Mohammed, PhD

    Methylation, Genomics and Mood Disorders

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      “Lifestyle genomics” and the genetic impact on our mental health ●       Science of single nucleotide polymorphisms and copy number variations ●      Methylation and how it impacts your mental health and wellbeing
  • David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM

    David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM

    Microbiome: A New Frontier in Mental Health

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Why the human microbiome is our “newest” organ ●       C-section babies: Increased risk of autoimmune and mental health issues ●      Medications and their impact on our gut microbiome
  • Scott Clack, ND

    Scott Clack, ND

    Naturopathic Approach to Healing ADHD

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      How diet, food additives and food sensitivities affect children with ADHD●      Common toxins, vitamin deficiencies and mineral deficiencies in ADHD●      Proactively manage your child’s care through functional medicine diagnostics
  • Lisa Wimberger, MEd

    Lisa Wimberger, MEd

    Neurosculpting, Repatterning and Healing

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Neurosculpting as a healing modality ●      The numerous benefits of Neurosculpting, including healing PTSD ●      Neurosculpting as a means to rewire limiting beliefs and negative patterns
  • Kimberly Snyder

    Kimberly Snyder

    Nutrition and Detoxification for Everyday Wellness

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Problems with the standard American diet (SAD) and how it affects “Inner Beauty” ●      Foods that create nutrient deficiencies that most affect our mental health ●      Tips for safely and effectively detoxifying
  • Jonathan Prousky, ND, MSc

    Jonathan Prousky, ND, MSc

    Orthomolecular Medicine Approach to Mental Health Disorders

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Orthomolecular medicine as evidence-based therapy for treating mental disorders ●      How anti-psychotic medications impact our health ●      Specific nutrient supplementation to help patients experience improvement
  • Gina Ross

    Gina Ross

    PTSD, Trauma and Healing at the Personal and Societal Level

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      How trauma symptoms mimic behavior symptoms in children ●      5 channels of dysfunction that unresolved trauma affects ●      Somatic Experience and how it addresses and heals trauma
  • Chris Kresser, MS, LAc

    Chris Kresser, MS, LAc

    The Brain-Gut Connection

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Why our gut-brain connection is the axis to optimal mental health ●      How our gut ‘flora’ and our bacterial DNA play a major role with our mental health ●      Gut flora and chronic stress, and how mental health impacts our beneficial bacteria
  • Shunyamurti Shunyamurti

    Shunyamurti Shunyamurti

    The Healing Power of Meditation

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Benefits of keys to developing a meditation practice ●      Becoming our real selves through meditation, foster nobility and good ethics ●      How meditation plays a role in supporting the healing of mental health symptoms
  • Gioconda Parker, MA

    Gioconda Parker, MA

    The Lasting Benefits of Yoga and Somatic Experience

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      How yoga and meditation work symbiotically to heal and make us feel whole●      8 limbs of yoga and how they show up and unfold in our lives and wellbeing●      Designing a functional practice of yoga for lasting, positive impact
  • Robert Whitaker

    Robert Whitaker

    The Perils of Big Pharma

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      Psychiatry: The influence of institutions and madmen ●      The destructive DSM-3 and deception of the chemical imbalance theory ●      The massive scale of social injury to the public without informed consent
  • Frank Ford

    Frank Ford

    Yes, and...the Benefits of Improvisation in EveryDay Life

    What You'll Learn +

      ●      The improv tool of “yes and…,” and how it can transform your life●      How studying and applying the tools of improvisation can add joy to your life●      How improv improves one’s listening skills and fosters empathy.

Meet Your Host

Ross McKenzie

Ross McKenzie

Ross is co-founder of the Mental Wellness Summit, a health and wellness education company that explores the potential for a mind, body and spirit approach to addressing mental health challenges from a root-cause resolution perspective. 

Ross is a Relational Somatic therapist, certified Hatha Yoga instructor, Conklin-Method Cellular Cleansing Associate, Reiki Energy Medicine Practitioner, and trained in Hypnotherapy.  His studies span countless modalities and techniques in his vigorous pursuit of optimal wellness.

In 2013 he co-produced and co-wrote the prominent award-winning feature-length documentary Bipolarized highlighting his self-directed odyssey back to a revitalized existence. The film has been screened at dozens of film festivals worldwide and honored with numerous awards. It is consistently met with widespread acclaim for its increasing relevance in this era of awakening, transformation offering a new paradigm in how we approach mental health.

John Dempster, ND, FAARFM, ABAAHP

John Dempster, ND, FAARFM, ABAAHP

John Dempster, ND, FAARFM, ABAAHP, is a board-certified naturopathic doctor, founder, and medical director of The Dempster Clinic –Center for Functional Medicine. He uses a functional medicine model to treat patients with various conditions such as mental illness, autoimmune disease, and digestive disorders. His approach emphasizes the importance of optimizing biochemical, metabolic, and hormonal function using integrative and evidence-based medicine to promote overall health.

In addition to working with patients at his Toronto-based clinic, Dr. Dempster is also the co-founder of The Mental Wellness Summit, one of the world’s largest web-based forums that provides natural solutions and root cause resolution for mental illness.


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