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Ruth Kriz is a Nurse Practitioner who suffered with IC herself for 11 years but has been well now for 18 years. She taught nursing for many years from LPNs to Master's level Nurse Practitioners and in 2005 opened her practice in Washington, DC to help IC patients. In addition to utilizing broth culture results, she addresses depressed immune function, nutrition, and other underlying infections that damage the bladder wall and depress immune function. Adrenal, thyroid, hormonal issues, allergy, and gut issues are also evaluated and treated if necessary. Phone appointments are available. Her office number is 202-714-2415 and her work email is ruthkriz@cox.net.

 
 
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Diane Blanchard is a co-founder and co-president of Lyme Research Alliance, formerly Time for Lyme, Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit organization focused on research and education for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Since 1998, Diane has volunteered her time to assist in the organization’s growth and to achieve its goals to ensure better detection and treatment protocols. Today, Lyme Research Alliance has funded scientists around the nation and has awarded $3 million to support promising research and educational programs. LRA was a critical force in establishing the Columbia Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Research Center where Diane currently sits on the Advisory Committee of the Center to help further its goals to advance research in tick-borne diseases. Diane has also worked with various federal, state and local politicians to further the cause of Lyme and tick-borne diseases. She attained a MBA in Marketing from Adelphi University. She is married with 3 children.

 
 
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Maggie Phillips, Ph.D. is a psychologist in Oakland, California. She is the author of Healing the Divided Self and Finding the Energy to Heal (both by W.W. Norton), and Reversing Chronic Pain (North Atlantic, 2007). Co-authored with Peter Levine, PhD, her new book is Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain (Sounds True). Phillips is also creator of several online pain self-help programs. Contact: http://www.maggiephillipsphd.com.

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Freedom from Pain and Healing at a Cellular Level
 
 
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Joyce Hawkes, Ph.D., is a biophysicist and cell biologist who completed her doctorate in biophysics at Pennsylvania State University and was a postdoctoral fellow with the National Institutes of Health before settling in Seattle to work in research for the National Marine Fisheries Service, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She earned an international reputation for her scientific contributions in the field of ultrahigh-speed laser effects on pigment cells and the effects of environmental pollutants on fish. After a near-death experience, Joyce embarked on an extensive exploration of spiritual and healing traditions in Western and Eastern cultures. From a master’s degree in ministry at a Jesuit University to Hindu temples in remote parts of Bali, she learned to work as the interface between the miracle of the body’s cells and the wisdom of healing traditions. Since 1984, Joyce has devoted herself to facilitating and teaching healing. 
Contact: www.celllevelhealing.com.

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Freedom from Pain and Healing at a Cellular Level
 
 
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Ruth LovettSmith is a writer, artist, and designer with a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is the Founder of the popular food allergy information and social networking community Best Allergy Sites. Ruth founded Best Allergy Sites after becoming frustrated at the lack of a central place to gain insight, information, and knowledge about allergies. As the mother of a child with multiple life threatening food allergies, Ruth quickly realized how difficult it was to find appropriate and safe products, information, as well as support. Since the launch of Best Allergy Sites in 2009, Ruth has been featured in numerous articles. She is an advocate for and within the food allergy community and volunteers regularly as a member of the board with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American New England Chapter. Ruth currently lives in a quaint Massachusetts town with her family. When she’s not working on Best Allergy Sites, she’s either blogging about or working on numerous DIY projects.

 
 
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Debra Ray is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA, and a certified Yoga, Pilates and Silver Sneakers Instructor. She has been teaching at the YMCA in Tallahassee, FL for over 10 years, and practicing Hatha Yoga for about 15 years. Debra describes yoga as a pleasurable exercise, where the mind and body fluidly move from one pose to the next as in a dance. With each mindful breath, the body enjoys expanding and opening, then folding and releasing like a flower. It's good to see the benefits, not only on the mat, but in daily life, as one becomes more balanced, centered and whole.

 
 
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Julie Diver a champion of women who possesses an entrepreneurial business savvy that has enabled her to build three businesses that support women’s physical and emotional strength and accomplishments. She developed AMFightClub.com to help today’s busy women reach their fitness goals. AMFightClub.com is a broadband gym, an online workout program, and an internet fitness program that is accessible to people of all ages and walks of life. As a mixed-martial arts sensi, a four-time black belt, and a certified instructor in several areas of health and fitness, she’s won many competitions and utilizes this experience by teaching many different in-person fitness programs. She dedicates hours each day to personally connecting with clients and encouraging them to continue to keep themselves strong, healthy, and active and to set daily goals and celebrate themselves and their accomplishments. By participating in my programs, women are empowered to move the world

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Shaping our bodies while positively impacting our minds
 
 
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Dr. David Weisman is a neurologist at Abington Neurological Associates in the greater Philadelphia area. He did his fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, and his internship at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Indiana. He is the treating physician for Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (YOAD) patients. To schedule an appointment call 215-957-9250

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
 
 
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Michael Ellenbogin is 53 years old. Before having to end his career he was in a high level position in the Information Technology field. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 49. He is married with one daughter. He now spends his time trying to increase awareness of this disease, and work to increase funding for research. He is in the final stages of writing a book outlining his experience with Alzheimer’s. Reach him at: www.michaelellenboganmovement.com.

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease