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A Healthy Revolution: The Virtual Conference

with The Experience Life Editorial Team + 17 Experts
Hear from today's most progressive experts about how to live healthy even in the face of real challenges - and become part of a movement intent on creating a happier, healthier world.

The Experts

Learn more about each speaker
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Welcome to "A Healthy Revolution"

with Pilar Gerasimo
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Pilar Gerasimo is the founding editor of Experience Life, the award-winning healthy-living magazine that reaches more than 3.2 million people nationwide. An engaging public speaker and vibrant media presence, Pilar writes, speaks and presents widely on topics related to healthy, happy, authentic living. She appears regularly on a variety of radio and TV shows, and has been a guest on Dr. Oz’s Oprah & Friends radio program. She presents regularly at national conferences and retreat centers. In addition to her widely read column  for Experience Life, she writes regularly for The Huffington Post and is the author of a chapbook, "Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act: A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World." Pilar also serves as Senior Vice President of Education for Life Time Fitness.
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Crazy Sexy Wellness

with Kris Carr
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Kris Carr is multi-week New York Times best-selling author, speaker and health advocate. She is the subject and director of the documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which aired on TLC and The Oprah Winfrey Network. Kris is also the author of the award-winning Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Her latest books, Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen, will change the way you live, love and eat! Kris regularly lectures at hospitals, wellness centers, corporations such as Whole Foods, and Harvard University, and is a Contributing Editor for Natural Health Magazine. As an irreverent foot soldier in the fight against disease, Kris inspires countless people to take charge of their health and happiness by adopting a plant-passionate diet, improving lifestyle practices, and learning to live and love like you really mean it. Her motto: Make juice not war!
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Feel Empowered. Be Confident. Get Fit.

with Rachel Cosgrove
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Rachel, 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, co-owns and operates Results Fitness, a fitness center in Southern California in their 14th year of business and voted one of the top 10 gyms in the United States three years in a row by Men’s Health Magazine and listed as one of the best gyms by Women's Health 2013. A consultant for Nike, on the advisory board for Livestrong.com and Women's Health Magazine, she currently has her own column in Women’s Health Magazine and the Huffington Post. She is the best selling author of the book The Female Body Breakthrough, published by Rodale in November 2009. She has also been featured in numerous magazines and was recently on Dr. Oz discussing her book and sharing her message.
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4 Questions that Change Everything

with Byron Katie
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Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, has one mission in life: to teach people how to end their own suffering. She has worked with millions of people throughout the world, many of who report lasting transformations. When Katie appears, lives change. As she guides people through The Work, they find again and again that their painful beliefs—about life situations, other people, and the world as they see it—shift. The Work is a way to deeply investigate these beliefs. Its four simple questions have the capacity to radically transform your life. Who would you be without your story? Join Katie at "A Healthy Revolution" and find out.
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Mama Glow

with Latham Thomas
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Latham Thomas is a maternity lifestyle maven, wellness & birth coach, and yoga teacher. She is the founder of Mama Glow- a holistic lifestyle practice for women and mother's-to-be and co-founder of the Mama Glow Film Festival. Latham is helping to green the planet one belly at a time.
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Love on a Cellular Level

with Barbara Fredrickson
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Dr. Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina. She is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology. Her research centers on positive emotions and human flourishing and is supported by grants from the National Institute of Health. Her research and her teaching have been recognized with numerous honors, including, the 2000 American Psychological Association's Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology.
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Children's Optimal Weight for Life Program

with David Ludwig
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David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD is a practicing pediatrician and researcher at Boston Children’s. He holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Ludwig is Founding Director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children's Hospital, one of the country’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary clinics for the care of overweight children. He also directs the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight. In particular, he developed a novel “low glycemic” diet (i.e., one that decreases the surge in blood sugar after meals) for the treatment of obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Ludwig is Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, has published over 100 scientific articles, and presently serves as Contributing Writer for JAMA. He is author of a book on childhood obesity for parents entitled Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food World (Houghton Mifflin, 2007).
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Insanity

with Shaun T
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Shaun T. is a fitness trainer and choreographer best known for his Insanity and Hip-Hop Abs home fitness programs for adults and children. He can be found helping people stay fit, as he represents many fitness conventions around the world with is latest workout program, "The ASYLUM."
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Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

with Stacy Malkan
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Stacy Malkan is a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the award-winning book, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.” The book tells the inside story of the unprecedented research and advocacy efforts of the group of women who created the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and built a national movement to shift the $50 billion beauty industry away from harmful chemicals and toward safer products.
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The Paleo Solution

with Robb Wolf
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Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution, is a former research biochemist and one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition. Wolf has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast and wildly popular seminar series.
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Reclaiming Our Libidos

with Marcelle Pick
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Marcelle co-founded Women to Women in 1983 with a vision to change the way in which women's healthcare is delivered. In her practice, Marcelle undertakes an integrative approach which not only treats illness, but also helps women make choices in their lives to prevent disease. She is certified as an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Nurse Practitioner Association and American Holistic Nurses Association. Marcelle serves on the Advisory Board for the Integrated Healthcare Symposium, as well as the renowned Hoffman Institute. Marcelle published her first book, The Core Balance Diet, in 2009 and her second book, Are You Tired and Wired? earlier this year.
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Change Your Body, Change the World

with Frank Forencich
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Frank Forencich is an internationally-recognized leader in health education and performance training. He earned his B.A. at Stanford University in human biology and neuroscience and has over 30 years teaching experience. He has traveled to Africa on four occasions to study human history and is the author of Exuberant Animal, The Exuberant Animal Play Book, Change Your Body, Change the World and Stresscraft: A Whole-Life Approach to Health and Performance. Frank's primary interests include holistic health, social neuroscience and the neurobiology of learning.
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Better With Age: The Pro-Age Revolution

with Cindy Joseph
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Cindy Joseph was born in 1951. She was a make up artist for 27 years and was sought after as a model at 49 yrs of age in 1999. Cindy has had a thriving modeling career since, represented by Ford Models Inc.

Cindy launched Boom! by Cindy Joseph in 2010, which is the first pro-age cosmetic line consisting of organic skin care and parred down cosmetics for realistic beauty. She also has a weekly video blog, Saturday's with Cindy, which is posted on Experience Life Magazine/Just Cindy as well as www.boombycindyjoseph.com, she speaks about matters that matter to women from self esteem and aging, to hair, skin care, diet. exercise, group living and more.
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Growing up Healthy

with Matius Lipsie
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Matius Lipsie is an active, healthy 14-year-old young man living in Petaluma, Calif. His passions are baseball, great food, mountain biking, and hanging out with his friends. Growing up in Northern California, Matius is constantly surrounded by fresh fruits and vegetables, which he chooses regularly over fast, deep fried foods. He says, "Fast food gives me a headache". And just within the last year, Matius has started to drink soda, but only on rare occasions.
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The Rise of Integrative Medicine

with Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald
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Patricia Fitzgerald is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, a licensed acupuncturist and a homeopath. Dr. Fitzgerald earned a Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, as well as a Doctorate in Homeopathic Medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald has served on the faculty of Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicineand is the Wellness Editor of The Huffington Post. Dr. Fitzgerald is the founder of the Santa Monica Wellness Center and the author of the bestselling, award-winning The Detox Solution: The Missing Link to Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight, and Peace of Mind. This groundbreaking book has received rave reviews from the press as well as from medical professionals. Dr. Fitzgerald is a member of numerous professional associations, and has lectured nationally and internationally. Her audiences have included medical professionals, corporate executives, and the general public. Her frequent media appearances include PBS, Fox, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post. As a practitioner, Dr. Fitzgerald enjoys inspiring her patients to live their passion and to create and enjoy optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. As an educator through media influence and public speaking, she is committed to spreading the message of the integrative approach to optimal health.  
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The Tapping Solution

with Nick Ortner
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Nicolas Ortner is the CEO of “The Tapping Solution,” and Creator and Executive Producer of the breakthrough documentary, "The Tapping Solution,” which explores EFT or “tapping,” a healing tool based on ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

The film follows ten people faced with tremendous challenges, such as 30 years of chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, devastating grief and more, and explores how this technique can be used to change their lives. The results, as documented in the film, are real and extraordinary and have inspired tens of thousands to follow suit and apply tapping to their lives.
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Real Healthcare Reform

with Mark Hyman, MD
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Mark Hyman, MD has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Linus Pauling Award recipient, and an internationally recognized leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, advocacy and public-policy work, he strives to improve access to Functional Medicine, and to widen the understanding and practice of it, empowering others to treat the underlying causes of illness, tackling the roots of our chronic-disease epidemic. The Blood Sugar Solution book and companion PBS special addresses the global epidemic of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Please join him in helping us all take back our health at www.drhyman.com, follow him on twitter @markhymanmd and on Facebook at facebook.com/drmarkhyman.

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The Experience Life Editorial Team

Experience Life’s award-winning editorial team is an eclectic group of smart, creative individuals who each bring unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the table. We're excited for you to get to know them throughout the conference! 

Senior editor Anjula Razdan focuses on health and nutrition. 

Senior editor Maggie Fazeli Fard is passionate about fitness. 

Senior editor Courtney Helgoe concentrates on health, wellness, and quality-of-life issues. 

Community engagement specialist Heidi Wachter gets excited about practical ways to improve the environment. 

Senior editor Jamie Martin is focused largely on all things digital — and finding ways to disconnect. 

Managing editor Michael Dregni forays into the world of fitness. 

Senior editor Courtney Opdahl tackles goal-setting and personal development.