Dr. Partha Nandi brings awareness to glyphosate, a dangerous chemical found in weed killers that are likely sitting on your garage shelf. Thousands of people have brought suit against the maker of Roundup, saying their cancer is a direct result of the chemical.
Hear from scientist Chris Portier who has been an expert witness at several of the trials and other researchers who say glyphosate is in our air, water and soil.
Plus, organic farmer Bob Quinn shares how his farm is thriving without chemical sprays.
Jan Kielmann (pronounced Yahn Keelmahn) is a board-certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist®, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner® and candidate Doctor in Clinical Nutrition. Jan grew up in Germany and came to Natural Medicine early in his life after seeing how the standard medical approaches did not always help patients truly get better. He believes that there is always a way, there must be a way, even if standard knowledge claims a condition or disease to be irreversible.
Jan teaches Integrative Medical Practitioners worldwide at medical conferences, in science-based public presentations and workshops and through residency programs and continuing medical education. In his practice, he focuses on the underlying functional imbalances of complicated chronic diseases to help people optimize their health effectively and sustainably. Jan uses advanced tools such as Nutritional Genomics, Advanced Functional Labs, Botanical and Environmental Medicine, as well as Mind-Body Medicine to get to the root cause of someone who is “un-well”. He has an instinct for what is detrimental and making us sick after studying both science and clinical experience for years. He is committed to educating and empowering us to understand the amazing machines we call our bodies and how to live a long and fulfilled life. Jan truly believes that nutrition is an absolutely crucial and missing centerpiece of healthcare. Learn more at functionallwellness.com and www.jankielmann.com.
Christopher J. Portier
Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Portier is a semi-retired expert in the design, analysis, and interpretation of environmental health data with a focus on carcinogenicity. Dr. Portier is currently a Kravits Senior Collaborating Scientist (part-time) with the Environmental Defense Fund, and an Adjunct Professor at Emory University and Maastricht University. He is also working with several governments on risk assessment issues and is a consultant on chemical-related issues (including glyphosate) to several US law firms.
He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. During his 36+ years of research, Dr. Portier has focused on using systems-based approaches to understand the impact of the environment on human health. He has received numerous awards including the President’s Dream Green Team Award from President Obama, the Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association and the Outstanding Practitioner of the Year Award from the International Society for Risk Analysis. He is an elected Fellow of the International Statistics Institute, the World Innovation Foundation, the American Statistical Association and the Collegium Ramazzini.
Prior to his retirement, Dr. Portier served as the Director of the US National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Prior to this, Dr. Portier was at the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) where he conducted research on environmental health and served as the Director of the Environmental Toxicology Program, the Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program, and the Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director of NIEH.
Bob Quinn is an organic farmer and progressive leader in promoting organic, sustainable agriculture around the world. With a PhD in plant biochemistry and degrees in botany and plant pathology, he has turned his northern Montana family farm into an organic laboratory. On a mission to educate, as well as farm eco-consciously, Bob is the co-author of Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food.
Bob served on the first National Organic Standards Board, and has been recognized with the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award, The Organic Trade Association Organic Leadership Award, and Rodale Institute’s Organic Pioneer Award. His enterprises include the ancient-grain business Kamut International and Montana’s first wind farm.