Annual Eating Psychology Free Online Conference Part 3

Psychology of Eating Online Event
2nd Annual Eating Psychology Virtual Conference

This is Part 3 of a series of posts on this free online premier event.  To read about the conference in general and biographies of some of the experts, please go to Annual Eating Psychology Free Online Conference Part 1 and Part 2.

In this part, we are continuing with the short bios of some of the many experts who are sharing the newest, cutting edge ideas, information, research and science on the psychology of eating, including weight loss, dieting, binge and emotional eating, body image and nutrition:

JJ Virgin - Reclaiming Health with Virgin Diet
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerance. She is author of New York Times Bestsellers The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast .  JJ is also bestselling author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arm, a HuffingtonPost blogger, creator of the 4X4 Burst Training Workout, and co-starred in TLC'sFreaky Eaters.
Dr. Tom O'Bryan - Getting Real About Gluten
Dr. Tom O'Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of He recently hosted the paradigm-shifting ‘The Gluten Summit - A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity at
Paul Chek - Energy, Chemistry, Hydration and Organisms
Paul Chek is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of preventive holistic health and corrective and high-performance exercise systems addressing all aspects of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. During the past three-decades, Paul’s unique, holistic approach to clinical intervention, treatment and education has changed the lives of countless individuals worldwide. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has successfully coached clients toward complete resolution of their health and performance challenges, where traditional approaches have consistently failed. As a walking, talking definition of success, Paul is above all an educator: teaching and applying his methods to benefit others. He has produced more than 50 videos, 6 books, 2 e-books, and 16 advanced-level home study courses while regularly contributing to many diverse publications and web sites. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K Institute and the P~P~S Success Mastery Center, in San Diego, California, USA. 
Andrea Nakayama
Andrea Nakayama is a Functional Nutritionist and founder of Replenish PDX and Holistic Nutrition Lab, where healthcare practitioners and awakened individuals learn how to effectively care for others and take full ownership over their own health. A master at simplifying and explaining why we hurt, how we heal, and what foods to eat, Andrea's dedication to personalized "food as medicine" skyrocketed after personal tragedy into the practice she has today, which includes a team of five nutritionists working in one-on-one client care and a host of sought after online programs.
Dr. Pedram Shojai - A Life of Vitality
Dr Pedram Shojai is the founder of Well.Org and the producer of the Vitality Movie.   He travels the world filming the good guys and helps bring balance and health back to our world. He's also the editor of BeMore! Magazine and the author of the book Rise and Shine: Awaken Your Energy Body with Taoist Alchemy and Qi Gong.
Donna Gates - The Gut Microbiome
Donna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, is the international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity.  Over the past 25 years, Donna has become one of the most respected authorities in digestive health, and is on a mission to change the way the world eats.
Dr. Srini Pillay - A Psychiatrist's Heartfelt Approach to Habit Change
Srini Pillay, M.D. is a world-renowned Harvard psychiatrist, executive coach, award-winning author and brain-imaging researcher who applies his extensive background in human psychology and the brain to help people overcome psychological obstacles. He works with corporations as well as individuals invested in lifestyle transformations. Srini graduated as the top medical student and won the most national awards of any resident at Harvard. He was Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at McLean Hospital, and is regarded as a global leader in the management of stress and anxiety as well as habit change. As the CEO of NeuroBusiness Group, Srini led the company to being voted one of the Top 20 “Movers and Shakers” in Leadership Development in the world by Training Industry in 2013. In the past year, Srini has created many programs to help people reach their greatest potential, including a 6-audio download called “The Untapped Power of You”, an online burnout assessment and intervention tool called “Burnout Buster”, an App to manage anxiety and help people through change and uncertainty called “GearShift” and an online program to help people develop a successful mindset for weight loss called “Noodlefist Habit Changer”. He is also author of Motivational Book of the Year: Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear Srini has been interviewed by many media outlets including Fox and CNN on TV, Shape magazine, Cosmopolitan and Martha Stewart Whole Living in print, the New York Times, Forbes and Oprah Radio as well as NPR.
Amara Pagano - Movement, Embodiment, and the Power of Dance
Amara Pagano is the founder of AZUL, a path of awakening through movement and the co-founder of OneDanceTribe, a global community of people evolving through conscious movement. She believes in the power of movement to transform ourselves and transform the world. Amara trained with Gabrielle Roth to teach Waves & Heartbeat and has taught 5Rhythms workshops and intensives internationally for 15 years. AZUL is an evolution of her work with 5Rhythms and inspired by her devotion to Prem Baba and his pscho-spiritual teachings. AZUL is a spiritual dance practice that supports people in their personal evolution and in the awakening of their true nature. She is based in Maui Hawaii and travels extensively offering workshops and retreats in North and South America, Europe and Australia.
Dr. Michael T. Murray - 10 Commandments for Healthy Weight Loss
Dr. Michael T. Murray is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health. His research into the health benefits of proper nutrition is the foundation for a best-selling line of dietary supplements from Natural Factors, where he is Director of Product Development. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Martin Rosen - Neuroplasticity and Personal Change
Martin G. Rosen, D.C. is a 1981 summa cum laude graduate of Life Chiropractic College.  For the past 30 years Dr. Rosen has run a successful family oriented wellness care practice in Wellesley MA. His practice paradigm encompasses pediatrics, craniopathy and organic imbalances within a family oriented environment. Prevention of behavioral dysfunction issues, as well as treatment for these issues, has been part of Dr. Rosen’s specialized chiropractic approach. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Rosen has taught craniopathy and chiropractic pediatrics nationally and internationally as well as lecturing on practice management, philosophy, and technique protocols.
Dr. Deanna Minich - Food and Spirit
Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized lifestyle medicine expert, creative visionary, and author of five books. Her twenty years of experience in the nutrition and functional medicine fields led her to develop an integrated, "whole self" approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit (, which is the practice of understanding one’s eating and living through the seven core symbolic themes. In 2014, she launched the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program ( to provide health professionals with a practical way to apply the Food & Spirit principles into clinical medicine. Dr. Minich has had a diverse, well-rounded experience in the field of nutrition including clinical practice, research, product formulation, marketing, writing, and education. She received her nutrition education during her Doctoral (Ph.D.) study at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands where she researched essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, and from her Master’s Degree (M.S.) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she focused on carotenoids and oxidative stress. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (F.A.C.N.), a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), Certified Nutritionist (C.N.) by the Washington State Department of Health, and a Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.). She is the author of five books on health and wellness, and over fifteen scientific publications. Currently, she is senior advisor to the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, WA, and is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and two universities. Her passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine. 
Dr. Brian Mowll - A Mind Body Soul Approach to Diabetes
Since 1998, Dr. Brian Mowll has been helping people with all forms of diabetes properly manage their complex health conditions. Additionally, with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, his goal is to not just manage the condition, but to reverse it, by addressing the root causes. Dr. Mowll has spent over 20 years studying and applying clinical nutrition, physical fitness, lifestyle management, functional medicine, and diabetes self-management education. He is the host of the widely popular "Reversing Diabetes World Summit", as well as a prolific writer, blogger, and speaker. He has written over 500 articles about diabetes and natural health, and has been a featured speaker throughout the US. Dr. Mowll treats patients locally in the Philadelphia area and globally through his acclaimed Diabetes Coach™ program.  For more information visit Sweet Life Diabetes Centers.
John Assaraf - Mastering Your Mindset
John Assaraf is a serial entrepreneur, brain researcher, and CEO of PraxisNow, a brain-research company that creates some of the most powerful evidence-based brain retraining tools and programs in the world. A relentless explorer of consciousness and human behavior, John’s passion is discovering and teaching people how to release the mental blockages that hold them back from achieving their fullest potential. Thousands of companies, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide are currently using PraxisNow programs to develop unstoppable confidence, certainty and the personal power needed for achieving their goals and vision. In the last 25 years, John has grown 5 multi-million dollar companies in real estate, Internet software, brain research and life and business coaching and consulting. He’s the author of 2 New York Times best-selling books, Having It All: Achieving Your Life's Goals and Dreams and The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life John has appeared on almost every major TV program such Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Ellen Degeneres Show, and was featured in the blockbuster movie and book The Secret and in the special documentary “Quest for Success” with the Dali Lama and Sir Richard Branson. Today, John researches, writes and lectures extensively around the world on the neuroscience of success and achieving maximum performance.
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