2018 Autoimmune Disorders Conference Speakers

David Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN, IFMCP has 26-years of experience as an integrative medicine practitioner and over 22 years in health sciences academia. He is a licensed naturopathic medical physician in Connecticut and Vermont, is board certified in functional medicine and clinical nutrition, and completed his initial clinical training as a doctor of chiropractic in 1991. He currently serves as the Vice President for Health Sciences, Director of the Human Nutrition Institute, and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He maintains a private practice, Whole Body Medicine, in Fairfield, CT.  Dr. Brady is also an expert consultant to the professional nutraceutical & nutritional supplement and clinical medical laboratory industries, serving as Chief Medical Officer for Designs for Health, Inc. and Diagnostic Solutions Labs, LLC. He is an internationally sought-after presenter on nutritional, functional and integrative medicine. He has appeared on the speaking panel of some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field including; IFM, ACAM, A4M, IHS, AANP and many more. Dr. Brady has published a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbooks related to chronic pain, autoimmunity and functional gastroenterology and is a featured contributing author in the medical textbooks; Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients-2nd Ed. (edited by Kohlstadt I-Johns Hopkins Univ.), Integrative Gastroenterology (edited by Mullin G-Johns Hopkins Hospital) and Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine 2nd Ed. (edited by Bralley & Lord). His latest popular book, The Fibro-Fix, was published by Rodale and released July of 2016. You can learn more at DrDavidBrady.com, FibroFix.com, and FibroFixSummit.com.

Lisa Shaver,  ND, MSOM, LAc is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon whose practice focuses on chronic diseases. Her interests lie in gastrointestinal disorders such as celiac disease/non-celiac gluten sensitivity, GERD, SIBO, IBS and other digestive distresses. Expertise areas include hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions and neurotransmitter balancing. Dr. Shaver is past president and past board member of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is a current member. She is a past member and co-founder of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at National University of Natural Medicine. She is the branch manager for the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland, a gluten-free lifestyle educational, community and support group, since 2008. Dr. Shaver has lectured at four SIBO Symposiums, the annual American Association of Naturopathic Physicians National Conference, two Gastroenterology Conferences, two Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine, Food As Medicine Conference, amid other speaking engagements, interviews and podcasts. Dr. Shaver is a guest lecturer at NUNM’s Advance Gastroenterology class lecturing on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity since 2012

Alena Guggenheim, ND is a Naturopathic Physician with a passion for helping patients that don’t fit neatly in the medical box. Medicine is in her genes as a 4th generation physician, but she brings a new approach in which seemingly unrelated symptoms are approached within the context of the whole person. Alena Guggenheim attended Reed College in Portland, OR and graduated with a BA in Biology in 2001 and graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2007. She completed a residency through NUNM 2 years later. In 2011 she began teaching in the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) and Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine programs at NUNM. She has taught Clinical Physical Diagnosis, Rheumatology, Microbiology and an Integrative Modalities course. She also served as a thesis mentor for students completing the MSiMR program. In 2015 she started working for a technology driven health care system working with a collaborative multidisciplinary team. Dr. Guggenheim became the go-to provider when patients had complex symptoms in many systems and started to notice that many patients had undiagnosed hypermobile connective tissue diseases. Helping understand and treat these diseases has become her passion. Starting in Spring of 2018, she will start seeing patients at the Oregon Health Sciences University Comprehensive Pain Clinic with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and related syndromes.

Tyna Moore, ND specializes in the application of natural pain solutions and regenerative injection therapies to treat all varieties of musculoskeletal conditions. As both a board certified naturopathic and chiropractic physician, she brings a unique perspective and expertise to the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions. Throughout her professional career Dr. Tyna Moore has focused on pain and musculoskeletal conditions. She is uniquely qualified to quickly diagnose and treat orthopedic ailments using a variety of naturopathic, chiropractic and non-surgical techniques. Dr. Tyna Moore strives to utilize the most effective and advanced treatments available to assist her patients in achieving their own level of optimal performance. She was one of a select few chosen to study under Dr. Rick Marinelli, whose pioneering work has advanced the practice and techniques of injection therapy and naturopathic pain medicine. Dr. Moore was not only mentored by Dr. Marinelli for over 15 years, she had the honor of taking over his practice upon his retirement in 2012. She now strives to live up to his high standards and excellent reputation in the natural pain medicine community. Dr. Moore attended both Western States Chiropractic College and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine concurrently, where she earned both her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree respectively.

Heather Zwickey, PhD is a Professor of Immunology at the National University of Natural Medicine, in Portland, OR. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Western States, in Portland, OR, and Maryland University of Integrative Health, in Laurel, MD. Dr. Zwickey trained at the world renowned National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver.  She earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine. She studies the immunological and neurological mechanisms involved in nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and mind-body therapies. www.heatherzwickey.com


Natalie Gustafson, PharmD specializes in a holistic approach to medicine, with a focus on how compounded medications can help accomplish this goal. She’s been published in NDNR where she discussed optimal thyroid management, and is an invited speaker in for organizations such as the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) and the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) to name a few. During the day, she can be found practicing as a compounding pharmacist, where she is the Director of Pharmacy at Lloyd Center Pharmacy and Pacific Compounds Pharmacy.