Archive for January 2016
Dr. Diana Hoppe is a board certified Ob/Gyn in Encinitas, Ca. practicing for many years as an OB/GYN. She is a dynamic public speaker on women's health is the award- winning author of the book: HEALTHY SEX DRIVE, HEALTHY YOU. In the last few years, Dr. Hoppe re-focused her practice on helping women of all ages to balance hormones and to return to a healthier lifestyle. She has been called by some the “Hormone Queen” of San Diego and was a recent guest on the D. Oz show.
Dr. Aly Cohen is a board certified rheumatologist, integrative medicine specialist, and environmental health expert specializing in arthritis, immune system disorders and women’s health. She received her medical training at Hahnemann University Hospital School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Cohen continued her specialist training in rheumatology and autoimmune diseases at Montefiore Hospital/Albert Einstein University Hospital. Dr. Cohen is currently in private practice in Monroe Township, New Jersey. Her practice, that she founded in 2011, Integrative Rheumatology Associates P.C., focuses on both traditional western medical management of rheumatologic ailments, as well as integrative options for total “wellness”, such as biofeedback, acupuncture, cognitive therapy, diet and exercise counseling, environmental toxin counseling, smoking cessation, stress management and sleep evaluations.
Dr. Cohen’s strong interest and work in the area of environmental chemical exposure and health lead her to a collaboration with the Environmental Working Group (EWG.org) to create a CME accredited presentation on endocrine disrupting chemicals and their relationship to human health, designed specifically for physicians, nurses and other health professionals. She lectures nationally on this topic to communities, academic institutions and medical schools. She has been a consultant for major corporations such as Knowledge Universe to help reduce the chemical exposure of infants and toddlers in over 2,000 KinderCare Daycares across the United States.
Her book, “The Smart Human’s Essential Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World”, is due for release this fall. She is also co-editing “Integrative Environmental Health” text for the Weil/Oxford University Press academic book series. She was awarded the 2015 New Jersey Healthcare Heroes Award for Education in June.
Internationally renowned anti-GMO author/filmmaker Jeffrey Smith's meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation's top food safety priority.
Smith's books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating, the world's bestseller on GMOs; and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. As a highly regarded keynote speaker, Mr. Smith has lectured in more than 40 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by hundreds of media outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, and Time Magazine. Also a popular guest, he appears on influential radio shows and television programs, such as the The Daily Show, BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, and the Dr. Oz Show.
Jeffrey Smith is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. IRT's educational programs are driving the tipping point of consumer rejection of GMOs, which is already starting to push genetically engineered ingredients out of the market in the US.
Amy Hart is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer dedicated to shedding light on important global health issues. Based in California and NYC, Hart is the founder of CenterPeace Films and Photography.
Hart directed and produced an award-winning film on global water issues entitledWATER FIRST: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The film was shown at numerous conferences and festivals around the world . Hart has specialized in global and public health issues since 2002 when she became the producer of educational broadcast programs at the University of Albany School of Public Health.
Hart has specialized in global and public health issues since 2002 when she became the producer of educational broadcast programs at the University of Albany School of Public Health.
Amy Hart met Jeffrey Smith when she took her camera up to the Heirloom Seed Expo with the intention of doing a photo essay on an angle of the organic food movement. Jeffrey Smith was a speaker and moderator of a panel on GMOs. Their very first conversation was about making films on GMOs together - so began Secret Ingredients.