Program 2023

Retailer Program (2023)

Please check back for updates to the program, additional seminars TBA (All Educational Programs will be in the Regent Ballroom unless otherwise noted.)

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023

12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Lunch and Intensive Workshop – Dr. Lexi Loch and Dr Jacob Teitelbaum
“Natural Approaches to Metabolic Syndrome: Treating High Blood Sugar, Liver Dysfunction, and Metabolism with Proven Natural Medicines”
Courtesy of EuroPharma/Terry Naturally

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Seminar, Dan Curtin
“Cardiovascular Health, Blood Cleansing, Viral Resolution and Systemic Enzymes”
Courtesy of Arthur Andrew Medical

7:15 – 8:30 p.m. Ty Furlow
“Manuka Honey – Knowledge is Key to Driving Success in Category Sales”
Courtesy of Bees & Trees Manuka Honey

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and Seminar, Joyce Moran, Training and Education Manager
“The Brain Boosting Power of Natural Products: From Ancient Remedies to Modern Science”
Courtesy of Youtheory/Nutrawise

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Stacey Littlefield, Master Herbalist
“Herbalist Answers: Stress & Its Impact on Women’s Health”
Courtesy of REDD Remedies

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
James Stolze, Sr. Account Executive with Mspark
Recruiting the RIGHT Customer: Who, Where & How”
Courtesy of Mspark

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lunch and Seminar, Carl Germano
“Bone Brain Connection”
Courtesy of Bluebonnet

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.: SHOW FLOOR OPEN

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner and Seminar, Carrie G. Pattison, MSOM, Lac
The Buzz Around Berberine, Saffron and other Pleiotropics”
Courtesy of Natural Factors

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Roy Glatt, Sales Director
“Regenerative ROC Stars”
Courtesy of Ancient Nutrition

 

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Annual Business Meeting – MAHO Board of Directors

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast and Seminar, Robert Scott Bell, D.A.
“The Mineral That Stops Wrinkles, Preserves Hair Color, Reduces Inflammation, Provides Energy & Protects the Cardiovascular System”
Courtesy of Sovereign Silver & Sovereign Copper

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Tom Sokoloff
“IP6 & Inositol Research Update”
Courtesy of IP6

Noon – 4:00 p.m.: SHOW FLOOR OPEN

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: PRIZE DRAWINGS: Easton Foyer

 

 

Speakers

MAHO Expo Show
Dr. Lexi Loch

Dr. Lexi Loch, ND

Dr. Lexi Loch received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine, where she graduated with highest honors. Dr. Loch is committed to scientifically investigated natural interventions to help people achieve their health goals. In addition to her practice, she is a medical writer and editor, researcher, educator, and patient advocate. Her articles have been published in various natural health periodicals and reference books. Prior to her education as a physician, Dr. Loch worked in Veterinary medicine as a licensed veterinary technician. She is also an accomplished athlete, playing collegiate volleyball and participating in overseas tournaments, and has been world ranked in downhill longboarding.

Natural Approaches to Metabolic Syndrome: Treating High Blood Sugar, Liver Dysfunction, and Metabolism with Proven Natural Medicines

As big food companies pander to sweet and salty cravings, America’s ongoing love affair with refined carbohydrates continues, meaning that metabolic syndrome is is at an all-time high.  Most people are not fully connecting the dots between diet and metabolic dysfunction until the system is already damaged.  Metabolic syndrome is a collection of symptoms reflecting systemic dysfunction that results in abdominal (visceral) obesity, high blood pressure and blood sugar, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and cholesterol out of balance.  Join Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and Dr. Lexi Loch as they share clinically studied interventions to help restore normal metabolism and good health.

Jacob Teitelbaum

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is one of the most frequently quoted integrative, pain and fibromyalgia medical authorities in the world. He is the author of the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Penguin/Avery 2021), Pain Free, 1,2,3!, the Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction, Real Cause Real Cure, The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution, Diabetes Is Optional and the popular free Smart Phone app Cures A-Z. He is the lead author of 8 studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET. Dr. Teitelbaum appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and FoxNewsHealth. Dr. Teitelbaum truly thrives on empowering people with information on natural therapies.

Natural Approaches to Metabolic Syndrome: Treating High Blood Sugar, Liver Dysfunction, and Metabolism with Proven Natural Medicines

As big food companies pander to sweet and salty cravings, America’s ongoing love affair with refined carbohydrates continues, meaning that metabolic syndrome is is at an all-time high.  Most people are not fully connecting the dots between diet and metabolic dysfunction until the system is already damaged.  Metabolic syndrome is a collection of symptoms reflecting systemic dysfunction that results in abdominal (visceral) obesity, high blood pressure and blood sugar, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and cholesterol out of balance.  Join Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and Dr. Lexi Loch as they share clinically studied interventions to help restore normal metabolism and good health.

Dan Curtin

Dan Curtin

Dan Curtin has over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry.  While acquiring degrees in Nutrition and Exercise Science at UC Santa Barbara, Dan started a health and wellness business.  Of the many supplements he provided to his clients, system enzymes offered unprecedented benefits, especially to those clients with cardiovascular and join issues.  Enzymes became part of his core business.  After a few years, Dan dissolved his business and decided to further his knowledge by joining the team at Arthur Andrew Medical, the company that made Neprinol, his favorite systemic enzyme product.  Now the Executive Vice President, his field of expertise include hands-on training, public seminars, sales and marketing.

Cardiovascular Health, Blood Cleansing, Viral Resolution and Systemic Enzymes

Cardiovascular health has always been an important topic, especially for aging adults. However, a series of unfortunate events has made cardiovascular health a primary concern for all ages. Join me as I talk about the highly effective blood cleansing ability of systemic enzymes, and why you and your customers should make them a part of your daily natural health arsenal.

Ty Furlow

Ty Furlow

Ty Furlow obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the founder of Inspired Solutions LLC, a digital marketing agency that specializes in working with natural food brands, increasing their online presence and growth.

He enjoys spending time on his farm in Texas with his wife, seven children, and wrangling a multitude of farm animals together. When not having fun on the farm, he can be found playing disc golf, swimming, or reading various theological books. Natural holistic living lines the threading of his life, which includes consuming Manuka honey daily!

Manuka Honey – Knowledge is Key to Driving Success in Category Sales

Manuka Honey’s many varied use cases make it an ideal go-to remedy for many common health issues. This presentation explores the properties of Manuka honey, the research that supports these properties, and their various use cases for health and wellness. We also explain in clear terms the testing, ratings, and labeling of Manuka honey, a source of confusion among consumers. The presentation closes with a behind the scenes look into the making of Manuka Honey in New Zealand.

Joyce Moran

Joyce Moran / Youtheory

Joyce Moran has 17+ years in sales and education in the Natural Products Industry, with the last 7 years being employed by Youtheory. As a certified health coach and life long researcher of natural remedies, Joyce continues her commitment to explore these powerful tools for health and well-being. Her passion to inspire wellness in all through education focusing on relevant and timely topics continues to drive her desire and gratitude for this amazing industry.

The Brain Boosting Power of Natural Products: From Ancient Remedies to Modern Science

Our brains may start showing signs of cognitive decline as early as in your 30’s. We spend a lot of time thinking about our physical health, but a healthy brain has significant impact on our daily lives. A healthy brain helps us to learn, remember, focus, communicate, solve problems and make decisions. There are ways to help support and boost our brains power and functioning through nutrition, exercise and supplements. We will take a closer look at these supplements and explore the scientific evidence behind their brain-boosting effects.

Stacey Littlefield

Stacey Littlefield

Passionate about natural medicines and a firm believer of utilizing nutritious food to improve overall health, Stacey Littlefield began working in the natural medicine industry in 1998 as a researcher. A Graduate of Valparaiso University with a major in Biology, Stacey began working with Redd Remedies CEO Dan Chapman in 2003 and became Product Formulator and Research Director of Redd Remedies’ growing company in 2005. In January 2016, she received a Master’s of Science in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences.

Herbalist Answers: Stress & Its Impact on Women’s Health

Join Master Herbalist, Stacey Littlefield, to learn how chronic stress specifically affects women’s health issues, from PMS to pregnancy and beyond. Stress affects women in unique and different ways compared to men. Through nutrition and botanicals, women can combat the negative impacts of chronic stress in their daily lives, achieve better health and improve their quality of life throughout every stage of womanhood.

James Stolze

James Stolze, Sr. Account Executive with Mspark

James Stolze has been helping independent retailers better market themselves for more than 20 years. His focus is the “Three R’s of Retail: RECRUIT new customers, RETAIN current customers, and RECAPTURE former customers.

Recruiting the RIGHT Customer: Who, Where & How

Marketing and advertising are something all retailers MUST do. So much is lost on a simple start – who should you target, where do you find them, and how do you do it to best impact your bottom line? It’s a complicated and inundated world of offers and services today. This is intended to be a launching pad for success and continuation for your businesses’ success. Recruiting New Customers is an ongoing discipline and a necessity. Mspark is a MAHO partner that delivers simple, cost-effective tools to keep your store going strong.

Carl Germano

Carl Germano/Bluebonnet

Carl Germano, CNS, CDN is a NY Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Vice President for Verdant Nature. He holds a masters degree in clinical nutrition from New York University and has over 40+ years experience as VP of product development for several of the largest vitamin supplement companies in the trade. In addition, he has been instrumental in bringing cutting-edge nutritional materials and hundreds of finished product formulations to a variety of markets including dietary supplements, medical foods, and functional beverages in the health food trade, medical and mass channels.

Today, he continues his efforts in product development and research and is responsible for providing the industry with the next generation of clinically important high bioavailable BioSNEDS™ ingredients. A prolific author with several bestselling trade books including “The Misled Athlete”, “Natures Pain Killers”, “The Osteoporosis Solution”, “The Brain Wellness Plan” and his most recent “Road To Ananda: The Simple Guide To The Endocannabinoid System, Phytocannabinoids & Your Health”.

Presently, he also heads a private product development consulting company, is a frequent lecturer and radio guest and operated a progressive nutrition practice at The Nutrition Therapy Center in New York for many years.

The GUT/Brain/Bone Connection

The brain is the body’s most complex organ and is instrumental in regulating and controlling numerous physiological bodily processes. Over the past two decades, the Brain/Gut/Immune connection has been popularized, yet new findings continue to unveil the intimate relationships the brain has with other organs, including those of the GUT and bones. The bones, classically considered static structures, communicate with the brain’s neurotransmitters, hormones, and peptides, paving the way for bones to grow and stay dense.

This new knowledge and understanding sets the stage for a comprehensive look at how we nutritionally treat bone conditions such as osteoporosis above and beyond the standard nutrients used. This presentation explores the intricate Bone/Brain/GUT connection and the dietary supplements that play a pivotal role in addressing bone health.

Carrie Pattison

Carrie G. Pattison, MSOM, Lac

Carrie G. Pattison, MSOM, Lac, is a practicing herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, trained home-birth midwife and is currently working on her Doctorate in Integrative Healthcare. A graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine, Carrie serves as National Educator for Natural Factors and adjunct professor of Herbal Studies at Huntington University of Health Sciences. Originally from rural Alaska, Carrie’s love of travel and social-justice issues in the developing world led her to undergraduate degrees focused on global development and relief and fuels her lifelong passion for health and healing.

The Buzz Around Berberine, Saffron and other Pleiotropics

There’s a lot of buzz around berberine and saffron these days. Other plant-based compounds such as resveratrol, curcumin, and quercetin have experienced similar explosive sales trajectories. Once the “rising star” factor fades, they become staples on supplement shelves and in consumer cabinets. These well-researched mainstay supplements all belong to a class called pleiotropics.

Pleiotropic refers to the ability of a particular herb or plant compound to have multiple beneficial effects on the body, beyond its primary or intended use. Join Carrie G. Pattison, MSOM, LAc, Herbalist, and Natural Factors as we take a deeper dive into how pleiotropics target multiple pathways or systems in the body to serve our genetic well-being, longevity, and optimal health.

Roy Glatt

Roy Glatt

Roy Glatt is an industry veteran of more than 28 years. He has been a key contributor to the success of several of the Natural Products Industry’s largest and most innovative companies. His roles have included sales representative to the New York City area, co-founder of a successful consulting agency, Director of National Accounts for Garden of Life and he is one of the five Sales Directors responsible for the record-breaking launch of Ancient Nutrition. Roy is a passionate storyteller (and Musician!) who is recognized nationally for his insightful and impactful sales and product trainings.

Regenerative ROC Stars

Our update on how Regenerative Organic Certified Agriculture can literally save the world while providing “superfoods” to feed the Planet. Let’s “ROC” this!

Robert Scott Bell

Robert Scott Bell, D.A. Hom.

In broadcast media since 1999, Robert Scott Bell, D.A. Hom. (American Academy of Clinical Homeopathy 1994) served on the board of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (1999-2001), currently serves on the Board for Trinity School of Natural Health and United Precious Metals Association.

Robert Scott Bell is a homeopathic practitioner, an author and an expert in silver and copper therapeutics. As a keynote speaker, lecturer and educator, he shares his expertise and practical experience with a broad range of audiences from Health Care and Wellness Professional forums, to Natural Industry trade and consumer shows, addressing those who are seeking the depth of his knowledge, education and key insights from his years of holistic practice, supporting effective natural health and healing choices. Robert reversed numerous chronic diseases nearly 30 years ago via homeopathy, herbal medicine, organic whole foods, minerals, essential fats and the transformational power of belief in Divine Spirit.

Robert is the father of 2 vaccine-free children, Elijah (23) and Ariana (18), with his wife Nancy. RSB co-authored Unlock the Power To Heal with Ty Bollinger. He hosts the popular Robert Scott Bell Radio Show six days a week, where he discusses everyday health issues from the perspective of alternative and holistic health care. He travels and lectures to bring the power to heal back where it belongs, with each and everyone of you!

The Mineral That Stops Wrinkles, Preserves Hair Color, Reduces Inflammation, Provides Energy and Protects the Cardiovascular System

Robert Scott Bell will help you activate every section of your health food store with perhaps the most important trace element overlooked in the natural products industry: copper. Robert Scott Bell will not only reveal the many critical pathways that rely on copper for optimum metabolic function, but also other key minerals that work in combination to prevent varicose veins, produce mitochondrial ATP, and repair and regenerate tissue for accelerated injury recovery, all while slowing the aging process. Do you have any customers looking to prevent wrinkles and keep the hair color of their youth? Would you like to see collagen products work even better? Do you know how to prevent chromosomal damage caused by excessive sun exposure without blocking Vitamin D production? Get ready to learn how to integrate the breakthrough bioactive copper hydrosol to supercharge your entire customer base and help them respond to ever-increasing levels of oxidative stress! RSB will be on hand to answer all your questions, too!

Tom Sokoloff

Tom Sokoloff

Tom Sokoloff has been a veteran of the natural products industry for almost 30 years. Having had the privilege of working in the retail, distribution, manufacturing and research provides him a vast amount of experience in the industry. Tom is the former owner of Paradise Health & Nutrition a three store chain in Florida founded in 1994. During his years as a retailer, Tom served on the board of directors for the NNFA/ NPA National and Southeast region including serving as President of NNFA-Southeast.

IP6 & Inositol Research Update

After a quick review of the history and research behind IP6 & Inositol, we will take a deep dive into what is new and most intriguing regarding the application of these powerful nutrients in human health.  During this presentation Tom will reveal a hidden danger the every one of your customers needs made aware of.