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The Slow Medicine Foundation Advisory Team

Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD(hc)

Dr. Pelletier is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, as well as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco (UCSF).

He holds numerous other distinguished positions, as well, including but not limited to Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a collaborative research program that works with Fortune 500 corporations; peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), Annals of Internal Medicine, and WebMD; and medical and business consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the National Business Group on Health.

Dr. Pelletier has been featured in top media including Good Morning America, Today, and the McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, and he is the author of ten books, including the international bestseller Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer; Stress and Fitness at Work; and The New Medicine: How to Integrate Conventional and Alternative Medicine for the Safest and Most Effective Treatment. Visit Dr. Pelletier's website for more information.

Kelly Turner, PhD

Kelly Turner, PhD is the New York Times bestselling author of Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, now in 20 languages – summarizing her research into the radical remission of cancer, when someone heals from cancer without Western medicine or after Western medicine has failed. Over the past decade, she has conducted research in 10 different countries and analyzed over 1,500 cases of radical remission.

She is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show and holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, Dr. Turner adapted her bestselling book into a fictional, feature-length screenplay entitled, Open Ended Ticket.

Dr. Turner also is also working on a 9-part docuseries that will cover each of the 9 healing factors from her research, and feature many of the Radical Remission survivors from the book. She is also the founder of the Radical Remission Project website, which continues to collect new cases of Radical Remission. Visit Dr. Turner’s website for more information.

Orly Munzing

Orly is the founder and executive director of Strolling of the Heifers. She received the Glynwood Harvest, “Wave of the Future” award in 2006; she was named the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year in 2010; and she received the Vermont Community Leadership Award from the Vermont Council on Rural Development in 2013. Back in 2001, Orly gathered a group of volunteers to help focus attention on the difficulties of small family farms in the Brattleboro region. Under her leadership, they organized the first annual Strolling of the Heifers in 2002.

Orly attracted corporate sponsorships ranging from national brands to local businesses, and with the growth in the local foods movement since then, “the Stroll” has expanded to a full weekend which is annually rated one of Vermont’s Top Ten Summer Events. It also was rated one of America’s Top 10 Summer Festivals in 2013 and one of North America’s Top 100 Events in 2014.

Over the years, Strolling of the Heifers also launched educational programs, a microloan fund, and farm internship program for youth, which are now all carried on by other organizations; the farm/food business planning competition; the Locavore Index; and now the Farm/Food Innovation Center at the River Garden. Visit the /i>Strolling of the Heifers website for more information.

Strolling of the Heifers

Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a world-leading authority on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978.

A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher, clinician, and lecturer, he is founding president of Bastyr University, Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Treasurer of Board of Institute for Functional Medicine, co-founder of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and on science boards of Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and Bioclinic Naturals.

He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious commissions, advising the US government on how to integrate natural medicine. He also is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and author/co-author of 10 books, including the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, which has sold two million copies in six languages. Visit Dr. Pizzorno’s website for more information.

Vicki Robin

Heralded by The New York Times as the “prophet of consumption downsizers,” Vicki Robin is co-author of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence.

Now available in 11 languages, it was an instant NY Times best seller in 1992 and steadily appeared on the Business Week Best Seller list from 1992-1997. Her latest book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us about Food, Community and Our Place on Earth, recounts how her experiment in 10-mile eating not only changed how she ate but also renewed her hope and rooted her in her community.

Vicki has lectured widely and has appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and The Wall Street Journal. Vicki has helped launch many sustainability initiatives, and in the 1990s, she served on the President’s Council on Sustainable Development’s Task Force on Population and Consumption.

She also has received awards from Co-op America and Sustainable Northwest, for her pioneering work on sustainable living, and she is one of 61 visionaries featured in Utne Magazine’s book, Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. Visit Vicki’s websitefor more information.

Jan Adrian, MSW

Triple cancer survivor Jan Adrian, MSW, is the founder and director of Healing Journeys, a nonprofit organization providing the emotional, spiritual, and psychological support needed by anyone whose life has been touched by cancer or any life-altering condition – patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones, and healthcare professionals.

Over the past two decades, Healing Journeys has sponsored annual Cancer as a Turning Point™ conferences and ongoing “Cancer-Fighting Kitchen” workshops, helping individuals activate the internal healing process, through evidence-based workshops on self-care strategies, as well as through music, theater, comedy, and nourishing personal connections.

Uplifting and inspiring over 25,000 individuals nationwide, Healing Journeys has been featured in top media including ABC News, Fox News, and CNN, and Cancer as a Turning Point™ conferences have featured integrative cancer care pioneers including Rachel Naomi Remen and MD Michael Lerner, MD, as well as motivational speakers including Alice Walker and Marianne Williamson. For her ground-breaking work, Adrian has received prestigious awards such as the Heroes Award from The Breast Cancer Fund, and she has been inducted into the Strike Out Cancer Hall of Fame at a Giants vs. Dodgers game in San Francisco.

Still living with metastatic breast cancer today, Adrian thrives by employing strategies modeled in Healing Journeys programs – optimal nutrition, daily exercise, regular spiritual practice, active community involvement, frequent inspirational reading, and plain old fun. For more information, visit the Healing Journeys website.

Healing Journeys