Jill C. Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP

Jill C. Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP

Dr. Jill is Your Functional Medicine Expert! She uses functional medicine help you find answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms.Dr. Jill will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your illness through cutting-edge lab testing and tailor the intervention to your specific needs as an individual. She may use diet, supplements, lifestyle changes or medication to treat your illness but will seek the most gentle way to help your body restore balance along with the least invasive treatment possible.

She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing by working with you!

Dr. Carnahan moved to Boulder Colorado in 2010 joining medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. She recently opened her own practice, Flatiron Functional Medicine in Louisville, CO, to offer more services. She is notaccepting new patients at this time.Dr. Carnahan was board certified in both Family Medicine in 2006-2016 and in Integrative Holistic Medicine in 2005. She founded the Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in 2009 and worked there as Integrative Medical Director until October 2010.

She completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center and received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Dr. Bret Scher

Boundless Health | Cardiologist

Dr. Bret Scher is a practicing cardiologist in San Diego who also works with clients as an online health coach at LowCarbCardiologist.com. He completed a preventive cardiology fellowship at Scripps Clinic in San Diego and has been in practice for over 15 years helping people reverse and prevent heart disease. He also has a passion for spreading the message of prioritizing our health and has run the Low Carb Cardiologist Podcast as well as The Diet Doctor Podcast, he has an active blog, and authored a well-received book, Your Best Health Ever! The Cardiologist’s Surprisingly Simple Guide to What Really Works. Dr. Scher believes in using low carb nutrition and lifestyle interventions to help people become healthier, more productive and live longer. But he also realizes we do not live in a one-size-fits-all world, and therefore prioritizes individualization and sustainability for each and every one of his clients. To learn more about Dr. Scher, visit his website at www.LowCarbCardiologist.com

Geraldine Paz

STAE

Geraldine Paz is the founder of STAE, a natural beauty boutique in New York City that offers a carefully-curated collection of the best clean beauty and wellness products from around the world.

Geraldine grew up in a family of doctors in Venezuela, so as a child, she witnessed firsthand the benefits of preventing disease and “dis-ease” through a healthy, balanced lifestyle. She didn’t think of it as “healing” at the time — it was just how her family lived. From a young age, her mother taught her the importance of simple self-care rituals. Geraldine always cleansed her face before going to bed each night and would create her own chamomile face mists to calm irritated skin. She even had tinctures on hand from her grandmother for various ailments.

Geraldine started STAE when her fast-paced lifestyle started to take a toll on her body. As part of her healing, she consciously simplified and pared down, keeping only the people, things, and ideas that made her feel at home and at ease. That meant detoxing her entire beauty routine. She got rid of dozens of products and supplements she’d accumulated over the years — and in the end, all that remained were clean, natural essentials.

Her promise is to source and edit a curated, seasonal collection of high-quality natural products — ones that invoke ritual, boost feelings of well-being, and, most importantly, really work. Every single product Geraldine curates uses natural, chemical-free ingredients that speak to the whole being: mind, body, and spirit.

Geraldine is passionate about self-care that cultivates inner beauty, nourishes the body with the purest ingredients available, and makes daily ritual something to look forward to. Inspired by her lifelong love of travel, the products and ingredients are sourced from all over the world. She does the research and cuts through the clutter to provide you with the very best selection.

Orion Nevel

Grphy & IvyRose | Co-Founder

A second generation participant in the herbal and natural medicine movement, Orion’s childhood was steeped in natural medicine and healthy lifestyle choices with both his parents being healthcare practitioners.  For over 20 years he has owned and operated a medicinal herb shop in connection with his father’s acupuncture practice. He is most passionate about the profound results and experiences he has seen with alternative methods with his clients and his own children.  Orion is a husband and father who is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys finding new ways to introduce herbology and natural medicine to the ever growing community of health lovers across the country.

Karolina Kurkova

Gryph & IvyRose | Co-Founder

Many people know Karolina as the last of the true supermodels. She has had an enviable career having worked with the world’s top fashion designers, photographers and beauty editors and has graced the covers of Vogue, W and Harpers Bazaar multiple times to name a few. What some people don’t know, is that she is a mom to two boys and has a deep love and appreciation for all things natural. Growing up in the Czech Republic, Karolina was no stranger to family home remedies and experienced farming and growing food firsthand. Staying healthy has been a crucial factor in Karolina’s life as keeping up with the grueling demands and travel schedule of a supermodel mom isn’t easy. Since she was 19 years old, Karolina has been experimenting with alternative and holistic practices in both beauty and health. She truly believes that beauty and well being begin on the inside. Her travel and experiences along with her constant drive to evolve and learn has affected the way she raises her children, introducing them early to healthy foods and habits and always searching out the best ingredients in products. Through her own thirst for continuous knowledge and practices, she sought out an acupuncturist to treat her family and found Orion. It was a natural partnership with Orion and Rachel when they begin talking about Gryph & IvyRose and the goals of creating pure, functional products for children as well as creating resources and giving back to families.

Rachel Finger

Gryph & IvyRose | Co-President

Rachel discovered the power of herbs shortly after her twins were born at only 28 weeks and weighing in at 1.5lbs each. Although considered healthy overall, she saw the struggles that each of them had with certain elements like sleeping, pooping, reflux and overall irritability. Frustrated with the lack of progress made with traditional remedies, she began taking the girls to acupuncture and giving them the prescribed herbal blends from Orion. In just a short amount of time, she saw great success and progress in the girls sleep patterns, digestion and moods. Both Orion & Rachel agreed that there was a lack of pure, effective and high end products, internal and external, just for children that were available in the market and decided to share all the knowledge and success in the form of Gryph & IvyRose.

Paige Gregor

Citrine + Co | Recipe Developer

Paige Gregor came on board as VP for New York’s first plant-based blended beverages, LuliTonix, in January of 2013 after shifting gears from a career in the independent film industry. Having always had a deep passion for creating superfood smoothies and innovative raw food recipes at home, Paige has since immersed herself wholeheartedly into the wellness industry as a self-trained chef, recipe developer, and small-business entrepreneur with a specific focus on nourishment through food and the balancing-act of self-care. Through collaborations on events, retreats, and movements like Goddess Brunch and Mindful Morning, the seedling for her own passion project blossomed into Citrine + Co— an online lifestyle platform combining the concepts of mindfulness and joy through food, with original, healthy recipes to inspire a lifetime of abundance.

Sara Weinreb

Writer

Sara Weinreb is a writer, strategist, and design thinking facilitator on a mission to support people and businesses in being kinder to themselves, each other, and the planet.Sara is the host of Medium Well, a podcast exploring transitions, navigating uncertainty, and self-exploration. She is the Founder of The M List, a daily newsletter supporting individuals in living a more mindful, holistic and sustainable lifestyle. She formerly founded IMBY, an ethical fashion retail brand. Sara dedicated her lifestyle and work to helping others live a more holistic, stress-free lifestyle. Sara writes for Forbes, mindbodygreen, AlleyWatch, StartupFashion, and more. You can often find her on the yoga mat, making herbal elixirs, singing karaoke, and attempting to keep alive her growing collection of plants.

Nathalie Weiss Rhone

Nutrition by Nathalie | Founder

Nathalie Weiss Rhone, MS, RDN, CDN is a Registered Dietitian and Functional Medicine Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University and a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Nathalie is the founder of Nutrition by Nathalie LLC, a private nutrition practice in New York City focusing on health and wellness using an integrative approach, and All Good Eats, a social media health and wellness brand focusing on healthy, practical recipes and leading a clean, holistic lifestyle.

Melissa Wood

Melissa Wood Health

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg is a mom, certified health and wellness coach, meditator, Yoga and Pilates teacher and thriving on a plant-based diet. Her three pillars of focus are: meditation, mindful eating and movement. Melissa Wood Health is a platform for sharing wellness tips – from food, fitness, beauty, baby and overall lifestyle – to help achieve your best self. Now exclusively sharing her workouts on melisswoodhealth.com, where 12 workouts are available to you at all times along with a prenatal series and bonus flows using the MWH method of slow controlled movements to achieve long, lean lines throughout your entire body.

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Rebecca Eisenmann

Verde y Rebelde | Health Coach and Writer

Rebecca Eisenmann is a Venezuelan Health Coach, better known as ´Verde y Rebelde´. She became passionate about food and nutrition in 2012 after experiencing a life transformation by changing her eating habits. She now shares her experience, knowledge, and plant based lifestyle on her social media and also has a book called ´Generación Verde y Rebelde´ on Amazon. She loves teaching workshops and seminars and recently filmed a TV program to expand her message of conscious eating. Rebecca lives with her two young girls, Selah and Galiana, who have been her inspiration in the kitchen, and hopes to write a children’s book in the near future.