Speakers’ Biographies

Nicole Bijslma, ND, LAc

Healthy Home Expert, Nicole Bijlsma is a naturopath, acupuncturist, building biologist, bestselling author and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies (RTO 21740) which she established in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. Nicole has published in peer reviewed journals, has written extensively for Body+Soul newspaper, is regularly consulted by the media to discuss electromagnetic fields and toxic chemicals, and lectures in Australia and internationally at medical conferences about environmental health issues. Nicole is currently undertaking her PhD in environmental chemical assessment at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, an Australian public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria.

Debby Hamilton, MD, MPH

Dr. Debby Hamilton, MD, MPH is a Pediatrician with experience in primary care, integrative medicine, research, speaking and writing. Her education includes an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University followed by a medical degree from Chicago Medical School, where she graduated with honors. She is board-certified in Pediatrics, Physician Nutrition, and Integrated/Holistic medicine (AIHM), and has a Master of Science degree in Public Health (MPH).  Dr. Hamilton founded Holistic Pediatric Consulting in Colorado in 2005. Her practice focused on treating children with chronic diseases such as autism and ADHD and preconception counseling based on her book, Preventing Autism and ADHD: Controlling Risk Factors Before, During & After Pregnancy. Her book led to her collaboration in the writing of The Healthy Child Guide through the Neurological Health Foundation. She has also contributed chapters for Child Decoded:  Unraveling Learning and Behavioral Disorders. In 2017, Dr. Hamilton joined Researched Nutritionals. She now splits her time between clinical work and expanding Researched Nutritional’s clinical research on the efficacy of nutritional supplements, working on product development, and promoting the education of healthcare professionals

Carrie Jones, ND

Dr. Carrie Jones’ passion and expertise lies in the areas of hormonal, adrenal, and thyroid health. She recognizes that imbalance can occur at any age and believes it is important to look at the big picture, including proper use of lab testing. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon then went on to complete her residency in women’s health, endocrinology and hormones. Later, she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international work and health empowerment. Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor at NUNM and regularly consults, lectures, and writes on the topic of hormones, thyroid, adrenals, autoimmune and more both nationally and internationally. As the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc., her goals are to provide ongoing cutting edge integrative clinical education to the large network of functional medicine healthcare providers.

Carolyn Ledowsky, ND, Director of MTHFR Support Australia

Carolyn Ledowsky has become the leader in the field of MTHFR and methylation in Australia. She founded MTHFR Support Australia with a goal to raising the awareness of how MTHFR genetic polymorphisms may affect health. This has led to the existence of the largest MTHFR and methylation clinic in the world. Carolyn and her team of practitioners work with patients from all over the world.Carolyn spends much of her time teaching and training practitioners all over Australia and New Zealand on how to address the genes to make a huge difference to patient outcomes.Carolyn has a Bachelor of Herbal Medicine, Bachelor of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and Diploma of Nutrition. She has also studied courses in genetics at Duke University (Genetics and Evolution) and The University of Maryland (Genes and the Human condition – from behavior to biotechnology) in the US.

Matthew Pratt-Hyatt, PhD

Matthew Pratt-Hyatt received his PhD in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. He has trained under Dr. Paul Hollenberg, a prominent researcher on drug metabolism and Dr. Curtis Klaassen, one of the world’s leading toxicologists. He has over a dozen publications in well-known research journals such as PNAS and Cell Metabolism. At Great Plains Laboratory, he is focused on assisting with diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial disorders, neurological diseases, chronic immune diseases, and more. His work is bringing new insight into how genes and toxicants interact and how that may lead to mental health disorders, chronic health issues, and metabolism disorders.

David Quig, PhD

David Quig received his BS and MS degrees in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. After a five-year stint as a Research Associate studying lipid biochemistry and cardiovascular disease at Cornell University, he was a Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacologist for seven years with a major pharmaceutical company. For the past 22 years David has served as the Vice President of Scientific Support for Doctor’s Data, Inc. He has focused on toxic elements, methylation and amino acid metabolism, the clinical application of the biochemistry of endogenous detoxification, and the influence of the gastrointestinal metabolome on health and sustained adverse conditions. David regularly speaks at national and international medical conferences, and has facilitated and co-authored an array of studies spanning exposure and retention of environmental toxicants, nutritional status and gastrointestinal dysbiosis.

Andrew Rostenberg, DC

Andrew Rostenberg, DC, is a chiropractor, kinesiologist, functional medicine expert, methylation researcher, and director of Red Mountain Natural Medicine in Boise, ID. He has become a leading voice in the emerging field of functional medicine and genetics, raising awareness of how genetic variation impacts our health. In addition to running a busy practice, Dr. Rostenberg has developed cutting-edge protocols using methylation pathways designed to optimize biochemistry, detoxification, digestion, brain function and more.

Stephanie Seneff, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over two dozen peer reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world.

Sara Wood, ND

Dr. Sara Wood is an Oregon-based naturopathic doctor with a practice focused on endocrine imbalances and immune dysfunction, including allergies and autoimmune issues.  In addition to private practice, Dr. Wood was a staff physician at Labrix Clinical Services.  In this role, she educates doctors around the globe on bioidentical hormone replacement therapies through individual case consultation.  Dr. Wood has been invited to speak at a number of medical conferences, including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.  In 2009 Dr. Wood co-authored a book on declining testosterone levels in men and have contributed articles to numerous publications over the years on a variety of subjects