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Speaker Bios

Tori Hudson, ND

Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean.   She is currently a clinical professor at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Dr Hudson has been in practice for  more than 32 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, and director of product research and education for VITANICA. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Director), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.
Dr. Hudson has recently been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NCNM Alumni Pioneer Award., the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame.  In 2016, she is now also the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician.  Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry.

Jennifer Johnson, ND LAc

Dr. Jennifer Johnson graduated from Bastyr University with degrees in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine. She completed a women’s health residency under the guidance of Dr. Tori Hudson and has additional training in Holistic Pelvic Care(tm) and genomic medicine. Dr. Johnson is in private practice in Portland, Oregon, specializing in primary care for women, gynecology, endocrine dysfunction, and mental health. She is passionate about bridging the divide between conventional and naturopathic medicine and has presented at conventional and integrative medicine panels.

Corey Schuler, RN, MS, LN, CNS, DC

Corey Schuler is the Director of Clinical Affairs for Integrative Therapeutics and has a private integrative medicine practice focusing on GI health, stress, and metabolism. He is adjunct assistant professor at the School of Health Sciences and Education at New York Chiropractic College teaching nutrition assessment. Corey is a registered nurse, certified holistic nurse, and nutrition support nurse. He is Certified Nutrition Specialist practitioner and licensed nutritionist. He is a member of Institute for Functional Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. He has conducted numerous continuing education seminars, media and podcast interviews.

Xochitl Palomino, ND

Dr. Xochitl Palomino, ND got her naturopathic doctorate degree at Bastyr University and her undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at University of California, Santa Cruz.  She also has received four NIH bio-medical research grants, and for over 8 years Dr. Palomino has been advising patients on how to best use medical cannabis. Also, since May 2016 has been teaching a 20 credit course for the Department of Health of Washington on the medical cannabis consultant certificate program.  For over a year Dr. Palomino is a member of the subcommittee of King County’s Public Health Youth Marijuana Prevention Program consulting on the advisory board, and the past year she also has been lecturing for CV Sciences on CBD products.

Judy Neall Epstein, N.D.

Dr. Judy Neall Epstein has been engaged in the study of death and dying since the early days of her undergraduate education.  She graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR with a B.S. in Public Health (Health Promotion/Education and Community Health) and a minor in Nutrition Science. She then went on to receive her doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and completed a residency in integrative medicine in Portland.    After ten years of private practice in naturopathic family medicine, Dr. Epstein realized it was time to re-visit her passion for care of the aged and dying.  In 2011, Dr. Epstein retired from private practice and went to work for the national nonprofit Compassion & Choices, two years first as Clinical Director of the End of Life Consultation program and then 2-1/2 years as National Medical Director.  Dr. Epstein was appointed and served on the State of Oregon Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council, and also has served on the Compassion & Choices Oregon Advisory Council.

She currently has a small part-time family practice in La Quinta, CA and still volunteers for Compassion & Choices in La Quinta.

Lylen Ferris ND

Lylen Ferris is a licensed Naturopathic Physician living in Portland, OR. In addition to maintaining her private practice, Dr. Ferris is the Senior Staff Physician at Labrix where she has reviewed, interpreted and advised on tens of thousands of salivary hormone panels and neurotransmitter reports. Prior to joining Labrix as a staff physician, she completed a residency in advanced women’s health and gynecology at the National College of Natural Medicine where she oversaw patient care and as well as taught gynecology and clinical education classes. She currently sits on the advisory board of Functional Medicine University. Her extensive knowledge of women’s health and endocrinology coupled with her love of teaching have led her to develop curriculum and present at numerous integrative and alternative health conferences.

Mona Morstein N.D.

Dr. Mona Morstein has been a practicing naturopathic physician for twenty-nine years. Earning a summa cum laude BS in Foods and Nutrition from Arizona State University, she graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine and did a Family Practice residency there.   She practiced for thirteen years in Montana, and then joined Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she was Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor.  She is now back in private practice at her own clinic, Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions, in Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Morstein is recognized as an expert on pre-diabetes and diabetes, and also treats other hormonal conditions, reproductive, thyroid and adrenals. Her 560 page book “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach to Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes,” is an in-depth educational book for both patients and physicians.  Dr. Morstein is the founder and Executive Director of the Low Carb Diabetes Association, a 501c3 education non-profit. She has lectured on many different hormonal conditions and treatments at conferences and webinars.

Dr. Morstein also has a very busy gastrointestinal practice.  A leading speaker on the first and second SIBO Summits, Dr. Morstein is considered an expert in treating that complicated condition in an organized step by step very thorough protocol.

In 2012, Dr. Morstein received the AANP’s “The President’s Award”, honoring her comprehensive work for the naturopathic profession.  Last, Dr. Morstein is the owner/moderator of the largest naturopathic email list on the planet

Catherine Darley, N.D.

In 2003 Dr. Darley originated the new field of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine by opening The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine in Seattle Washington.   Dr. Darley’s interest in founding Naturopathic Sleep Medicine arises from the belief that since sleep is so basic and essential to health, it makes sense to use the most natural, least invasive therapies to help people obtain the sleep they need.   The mission of The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine is to provide patient care, public education about sleep health, and research on natural treatments for sleep disorders.

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