Just like you, most of the co-hosts of this summit have Hashi’s — we’re here to assist in your path towards wellness. We’ve done it. You can, too! You’ll learn from our personal stories, plus the advice, tips and in-clinic practices from the experts we’ve relied on, not just to diagnose and manage this disease, but to live with hope, purpose and companionship!

The Healing Hashimoto’s Summit 2017 is here to:

  • Raise awareness about this chronic disease
  • Help with early detection, testing and diagnosis
  • Discuss the importance of physical, mental and emotional healing
  • Advice for navigating the ups and downs
  • Share success stories (it IS possible and you’re not alone!)
  • And so much more!

Our first summit in 2016 was a resounding success that raised awareness, helped with early detection and connected our attendees to proper testing for diagnosis. This year, we’ll continue our mission to raise awareness, as well as dive more deeply into all aspects of healing: physical, mental and emotional. Join us!

Our Speakers

  • Leah Carver

    Undoing Hashimoto’s with Self-Care

    What You'll Learn +

    • Simple techniques to create change
    • Listen (and respond) compassionately to your body
    • New approach to living well with Hashimoto's

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  • Jenn Pike, RHN, MES, MPTS

    Simplifying Thyroid Health

    What You'll Learn +

    • Simplifying daily actions and choices
    • How to become your own practitioner
    • Heal gut lining by clearing facial tension!

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  • Titus Chiu, MS, DC, DACNB

    7 Do-It-Yourself Tips to Stop Your Anxiety

    What You'll Learn +

    • The neurological root cause of anxiety
    • Foods to eat (and avoid) to calm your nerves
    • Stop anxiety by leveraging your 5 senses

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  • Lara Adler

    Establishing a Partnership with Your Environment

    What You'll Learn +

    • How environmental toxins affect Hashimoto’s patients
    • Why thyroid health is disrupted by these toxins
    • Tips for avoiding environmental exposure

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  • Jolene Brighten, ND

    Hormones and Hashi's: Finding Balance in Motherhood

    What You'll Learn +

    • What is postpartum Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
    • How hormones impact Hashimoto’s
    • Maintaining remission when you’re a busy mom!

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  • Alana Nur, MHS

    Transformations: Patient Success Story About Healing

    What You'll Learn +

    • How healing stories can be similar to each other
    • Reclaiming your health and vitality
    • Improving your outlook and overcoming fear
  • Sara DeFrancesco, ND, LAc

    Finding Your True Nature (in Nature!)

    What You'll Learn +

    • Spending time in nature to retrain your immune system
    • Immune healing practices that can be done outdoors
    • Turning your passions into a healing asset

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  • Angie Alt, CHC, NTC

    Conquering Your Emotions About Food

    What You'll Learn +

    • Stumbling blocks when changing your diet
    • What to do about unsupportive family and friends
    • The emotional connection in dietary transition

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  • Natasha Fallahi, DC

    KANARI in a Coalmine: A Yin Approach to Healing

    What You'll Learn +

    • Learn about your hidden gifts!
    • Discover an intuitive path to self-healing
    • How bodywork can transform autoimmune diseases

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  • Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP

    Hashimoto’s 101 and Beyond: Root Causes and Protocols

    What You'll Learn +

    • The 411 on understanding Hashimoto’s
    • When thyroid replacement doesn’t cut it
    • Protocols to help find your way to remission

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  • Caroline Stahlschmidt, MSN, FNLP, CHHC

    Core Basics for Managing Hashimoto’s

    What You'll Learn +

    • Finding the right dietary protocol for your needs
    • Why prioritizing sleep is extremely critical
    • How stress impacts Hashi's (and how to manage it!)

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  • Keira L. Barr, MD

    The Power of Movement and Exercise

    What You'll Learn +

    • Evidence-based benefits of movement and exercise
    • Connection between your skin, thyroid, gut and brain
    • Tapping into your overall state of wellness

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  • Mickey Trescott, NTP

    Autoimmune Protocol Recipe Demonstrations

    What You'll Learn +

    • Spatchcocked adobo chicken
    • Rainbow-roasted root vegetables
    • Cilantro-basil pesto

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  • Kim D’Eramo, DO

    The ABCs of MindBody

    What You'll Learn +

    • Why MindBody medicine is the missing piece
    • What love (and fear) do to your body
    • 3 steps to shift into your authentic self

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  • Eileen Laird

    Being in a Healthy Partnership with Your Diet

    What You'll Learn +

    • What is the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol?
    • Gaining an awareness of what works for you
    • The fear of re-introducing foods (or trying new ones!)

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  • Magdalena Wszelaki

    Using Hashimoto's to Gain Support from Friends and Family

    What You'll Learn +

    • Dealing with skepticism about your condition
    • Where to find people who support you!
    • Inspiring others to make diet changes alongside you

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  • Ryan Monahan, FDN-P

    A Man’s Journey with Hashimoto’s

    What You'll Learn +

    • Restoring balance with diet, lifestyle and testing
    • Live a fulfilling life while pursuing your passion
    • Staying healthy with the 5 pillars of health

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  • Sachin Patel, DC

    Living Proof: Creating Health at Home

    What You'll Learn +

    • Essential self-care tools and technology
    • Simple way to lower EMF exposure
    • Sneak peek into an FM practitioner’s home

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  • Alaena Haber, MS, OTR

    Setting Up Your Healing Kitchen

    What You'll Learn +

    • Simple kitchen tools for the Autoimmune Protocol
    • Finding healthy foods at local stores (and online!)
    • Batch cooking and easy routines

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  • Harry Massey CEO of NES Health

    Bioenergetics and Body-Field Healing

    What You'll Learn +

    • The human body-field (and how to measure it!)
    • Understanding macro- and micro-energy sources
    • Using bioenergetics to heal

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  • Donna Jackson Nakazawa

    Your Partnership with Friends and Family

    What You'll Learn +

    • The difference between coping and resilience
    • Discussing the uncertainties of your outcome
    • How to create a healing tribe!

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  • Marc Ryan, LAc and Ava Ryan

    The Family That Deals Together, Heals Together

    What You'll Learn +

    • Supporting others in your family when they’re diagnosed
    • Making healthy choices and changes as a family
    • Lifestyle choices that benefit you and your family

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  • Selena Moon, BSc, MA

    Healing Hashimoto's Energetically

    What You'll Learn +

    • Uncover what might be sabotaging your best life
    • Learn about a healing, non-pill intervention
    • How to overcome seemingly impossible odds

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  • Jennifer Fugo, MSc, CHC

    Dietary Transition Without Overwhelming Yourself

    What You'll Learn +

    • Assessing next “moves” without feeling overwhelmed
    • Avoiding gluten in household and personal care products
    • Cooking simple meals without getting frustrated

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  • Shiroko Sokitch, MD

    An East-West View of Hashimoto’s

    What You'll Learn +

    • Blending traditional Chinese and Western medicine
    • 3 body systems that balance autoimmunity
    • Connection between emotions and organ function

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  • Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP

    Creating a Safe Workplace

    What You'll Learn +

    • How to talk with management about Hashimoto’s
    • Protecting your work status
    • Why stress in the workplace impacts your healing​

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  • Stacey Robbins CHC, RYT 200 & Rock Robbins Author of "The Guy's Guide to Hashimoto's"

    How Our Family Lives, Loves and Thrives

    What You'll Learn +

    • Husband’s perspective: What I wish I knew
    • Wife’s perspective: From defeated to healthy again
    • Kid’s perspective: How we help and have fun!

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  • Mitch Hankins Health Coach, Entrepreneur

    Transformative Healing from the Inside Out

    What You'll Learn +

    • How healing involves going beyond food
    • Holistic approach to managing your illness
    • Breaking free of self-limiting beliefs

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  • Gillian Joy Whyatt, TCHt, MNLP, MTLT, MCHt

    Hypnosis for Hashimoto's

    What You'll Learn +

    • Hypnosis to unlock emotional/physical health
    • Approach to reshape your mindset and outcomes
    • Strategy to dramatically improve your quality of life

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  • Kate Jay, NTP, CGP

    Implementing the Autoimmune Protocol with Kids

    What You'll Learn +

    • Concerns and benefits surrounding implementation
    • Allergen-free lunches, snacks and party food
    • Should you try an elimination diet for your kids?

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  • Aumatma Shah, ND

    Fertility and Autoimmunity from an Ayurvedic Perspective

    What You'll Learn +

    • 3 mind-body types of Ayurvedic medicine
    • Creating a diet based on your Ayurvedic type
    • Mind-body techniques for fertility

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  • Sachin Patel, DC

    The Partnership Between a Patient and Physician

    What You'll Learn +

    • What is your role as a patient?
    • What metric is more important than antibodies?
    • Tools that support speaking up for yourself

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  • Andrea Nakayama, FNLP, MSN, CNC, CNE, CHHC

    Loving Yourself First

    What You'll Learn +

    • How loss can trigger Hashimoto’s
    • Navigating and owning lifestyle changes when single
    • Having healthy, playful relationships when dating

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  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH

    Patient-Centered Approach to Healing

    What You'll Learn +

    • How to feel seen, heard and cared for
    • Amazing patient success stories!
    • Connection between patients and their health teams

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  • Anthony Suau Photo Journalist, Author, Director

    Organic Rising: When Food Is Not Medicine

    What You'll Learn +

    • Truth about organic farming certifications
    • Why eating organically may not be enough
    • Protecting yourself from chronic diseases

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  • Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

    Take Your Healing Further with the Autoimmune Protocol

    What You'll Learn +

    • Sarah’s AIP research and what it entails
    • Why the Autoimmune Protocol is not forever!
    • New discoveries about autoimmune healing

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  • Mario Martinez, PsyD

    The Mind-Body Self

    What You'll Learn +

    • 3 archetypal wounds (and how to heal them!)
    • How culture impacts health and illness
    • Connection between psychology, neurology and immunology

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  • Meghan O’Rourke

    Partnership With Yourself!

    What You'll Learn +

    • Using inner wisdom to guide you toward health
    • Shifting your mindset to prioritize self-care
    • How grief impacts autoimmunity

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  • Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, FACN, CNS

    Managing Attitude, Expectations and Family Support

    What You'll Learn +

    • Why gluten-free matters!
    • Impact of stress and unsupportive family members
    • The positive influence of support from loved ones

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Free Bonus Gifts

Register for The Healing Hashimotos Summit 2017 to get access to the following FREE Early Talks!

  • Andrea Nakayama, FNLP, MSN, CNC, CNE, CHHC
    Free Gift 1

    Loving Yourself First from Andrea Nakayama, FNLP, MSN, CNC, CNE, CHHC

    In this video, learn:

    • How loss can trigger Hashimoto’s
    • Navigating and owning lifestyle changes when single
    • Having healthy, playful relationships when dating
  • Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, FACN, CNS
    Free Gift 2

    Managing Attitude, Expectations and Family Support from Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, FACN, CNS

    In this video, learn:

    • Why gluten-free matters!
    • Impact of stress and unsupportive family members
    • The positive influence of support from loved ones
  • Mickey Trescott, NTP
    Free Gift 3

    Autoimmune Protocol Recipe Demonstrations from Mickey Trescott, NTP

    In this video, learn:

    • Spatchcocked adobo chicken
    • Rainbow-roasted root vegetables
    • Cilantro-basil pesto
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  • AIP Recipes!
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    AIP Recipes! by Fabienne Heymans and Pearl Thomas, Founders of HeyHashi.org

    A collection of AIP friendly recipes for you and your family to enjoy. Happy cooking!

  • TOO SENSITIVE: My Personal Story of Healing from Depression, Anxiety and Hashimoto's eBook
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    TOO SENSITIVE: My Personal Story of Healing from Depression, Anxiety and Hashimoto's eBook by Natasha Fallahi, DC

    Dr. Natasha Fallahi struggled for many years with “unexplainable” health issues: chronic fatigue, vague pain, low energy, hormonal imbalance, acne, anxiety and depression. In this personal story, she looks back on her journey to wellness and breaks down the 5 ways she healed: physically, emotionally and energetically.

  • My Guidelines Tracker
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    My Guidelines Tracker by Andrea Nakayama, FNLP, MSN, CNC, CNE, CHHC

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    Food Reaction eChecklist by Mickey Trescott, NTP

    Use this checklist each day, for three to seven days, with each food reintroduction. If any reactions occur, note them in a food tracking journal.

  • 30 Ways in 30 Days eGuide
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    30 Ways in 30 Days eGuide by Sachin Patel, DC

    This self-mastery program taps into the power of the compound effect. By making small, yet significant, changes to your personal health habits, you’ll experience a transformational change in a short period of time.

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    Wisdom That Saved My Bacon by Stacey Robbins

    Some of the greatest wisdoms come from enduring a challenge. This is a list from Stacey’s award-winning book: You’re Not Crazy and You’re Not Alone.

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    6 Tips That Will Save Your Time, Sanity, and Your Sex Life by Rock Robbins

    Tips from his book, The Guys’ Guide to Hashimoto’s, for husbands/partners of someone with Hashimoto’s–it’s a list to shortcut you on the journey of supporting your relationship while you support their health.

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Meet Your Host

Meet Your Host

Meet Your Hosts

Fabienne Heymans

I arrived in NYC as a young model and actress at the age of 21. I soon began experiencing adrenal exhaustion, food allergies, head fogginess, and terrible indigestion. For the next 28 years, I tried to overcome these symptoms through education. I studied alternative medicine, including Chinese medicine, holistic nutrition, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and energy work. My explorations eventually led to a teaching position at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and I taught for 9 years while also working as an Integrative Energy Healer at my own private practice in NYC. Through it all, my symptoms persisted and even became worse. Yet my lab tests were always normal! Then in 2012, I had surgery on my para-thyroid and almost died that very day. My body was simply exhausted. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s by accident that same week –and I discovered that I had been misdiagnosed for most of my life! I like to say that day in surgery was the worst and best day of my life! Miraculously, I recovered, and slowly found my way to remission. Since then, I have dedicated my life to empowering others who struggle with Hashimoto’s and to sharing what I learned about living a productive and active life with the disorder.

Together with Pearl Thomas, I co-founded Hashimoto’s Awareness in 2014, known today as HeyHashi — a non-profit organization providing a hub of daily connections, monthly webinars and yearly summits for people with Hashimoto’s around the world who are seeking wellness in an era of epidemic autoimmunity.

Pearl Thomas

I know what it’s like to hit bottom. From the outside my life looked perfect but the truth was things were bad. And they weren’t getting better. Physically I felt awful, emotionally I felt drained, and I had no idea why, and all in all, I was killing myself without even realizing what I was doing. It wasn’t until my Hashi diagnosis that I really looked at how I was living –and what I saw wasn’t great. Right away, I stopped going out, I stopped drinking, and I started sleeping more. The post-autoimmune diagnosis me was determined to make health a priority. The only problem? At the time, Hashimoto’s was considered a rare disease, and there wasn’t a lot of information. I didn’t let that stop me, though! I read everything I could find, and I took every recommendation to heart. That meant cutting out gluten, dairy, soy, and alcohol – which wasn’t fun or easy (especially at first) but in six weeks my levels had dropped by50% and my symptoms had disappeared. Just like that! Some might call that magic. Others commitment to health. And in six months, I was in remission! My doctor literally told me he had never seen anyone recover so quickly. And at that moment I realized that if my own doctor thought it impossible to recover that fast and I did it, other people could do it, too. That’s the big idea behind HeyHashi. We want you to have these resources and the support FOR LIFE.

I know that healing is possible, and I want to make sure it never seems impossible to you or anyone ever again.

Natasha Fallahi, DC

Dr. Natasha Fallahi is a creative chiropractor and multimedia artist specializing in a Yin approach to healing. She helps sensitive people suffering from depression and anxiety find their gifts so they can feel at home in this world. After transforming her own health with mindbody medicine, she dedicated her life to helping others achieve their highest potential – physical, emotional and energetic. Her holistic approach includes interactive and DIY therapies such as: discovery workbooks, bioenergetic bodywork and natural remedies. She is the founder of The KANARI Life: Celebrating the Gift of Sensitivity and co-founder of KOBA Family Wellness in Berkeley, CA.