Understanding Our Relationship with the Viruses, Bacteria & Molds Around Us


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Understanding our relationship with the complex community of microorganisms, viruses and fungi around us could hold the key to unlocking the mystery of chronic disease and how to attain advanced immunity.

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Have Recent Events Left You Wondering...

  • How can I make sense of what's happening in the world right now?
  • Do I have to live in fear of viruses, molds and other pathogens?
  • Why do some people get sick, and others don't?
  • How do different personalities, genetics, and lifestyles affect our susceptibility?
  • What health, relationship, societal and spiritual lessons can we learn from microbiomes?
  • How does 5G and other wireless technology factor into our health?
  • How can I prepare and protect my family?
  • How can we use our growing knowledge of microbiomes to live healthier and happier lives? 
  • Through current events, what are we discovering about the role that humans play in the larger Global Microbiome?

All of these questions and more will be addressed!


Experts, Teachers & Real People

Andrea Beaman

"How I Used Food & Herbs To Heal From C*vid-19"

Andrea Beaman, CHC is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Herbalist, Educator, Author and Natural Foods Chef. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts of 2012, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching individuals and health practitioners how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers with nutritional practices that are:

Seasonal, local and organic, Aligned with the environment and our unique biochemistry, Rooted in ancient healing principles and practices, and Focused on the physical, emotional and spiritual contributors to good health. Andrea is the author of "Happy Healthy Thyroid – The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally," "Health is Wealth," and "The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too!"

Dr. Maya Shetreat

"Healing Through The Invisible World"

Maya Shetreat, MD is a neurologist, herbalist, astrologer, urban farmer, and author of The Dirt Cure. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Telegraph, NPR, Sky News, The Dr. Oz Show and more. Maya Shetreat was board certified in adult and child neurology as well as pediatrics during her conventional medical career. She completed the University of Arizona’s two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, founded by Andrew Weil, M.D., where she served as faculty. She lectures internationally to medical professionals and laypeople on environmental health and toxins, and healing with food and nature. Dr. Maya​ is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain Medicine™, earth-based programs​ for transformational healing. She works and studies with indigenous communities and healers from around the world, and is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred​.

Dr. Larry Palevsky

"Understanding C*vid-19 & The Vital Role Viruses Play In Human Health"

Dr. Palevsky is a licensed pediatrician who utilizes a holistic approach to children’s wellness and illness. Dr. Palevsky received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987, completed a three-year pediatric residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC in 1990, and served as a pediatric fellow in the ambulatory care out-patient department at Bellevue Hospital, NYC, from 1990-1991. Since 1991, his clinical experience includes working in pediatric emergency and intensive care medicine, in-patient, and out-patient pediatric medicine, neonatal intensive care medicine, newborn and delivery room medicine, and conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric private practice. Dr. Palevsky is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and Past–President of the American Holistic Medical Association. He received his pediatric board certification in 1990, and passed his pediatric board recertification exams in 1997, 2004, and 2011. He teaches holistic integrative pediatric & adolescent medicine to parents, and medical and allied health professionals, both nationally & internationally, and speaks on conference stages worldwide.

Cheyanne Welton, RN

"Chronic Illness and Mold"

Cheyanne Welton, RN, also known as "the biohacking nurse" is a registered nurse, avid traveler, and known amongst the top 50 biohackers in the world. As a young child she faced several health issues like fatigue and depression, and later on mold toxicity and lyme disease. Cheyanne has spent nearly a decade studying with experts on the key to unlocking health. She has discovered that it all revolves around one thing. You are as healthy as your mitochondria. Cheyanne is passionate about bringing key insights how to "hack" your mitochondria, including bio hacks for sleep, light, mood, and detoxification. She will be presenting on "What you may not know is holding you back: Mold Mycotoxins & Healing Strategies" 

Jason Shurka

"Where's The Proof? Intuition, Energy And Human Ascension"

Jason Shurka is the author if "Forming the Formless" published in the beginning of 2020 and "The Language of Energy" published in September of 2020. His third book titled, "Rays of Knowledge" focuses on the importance of awareness in order to make a positive shift for humanity. Jason enjoys helping others by training the mind to clear emotional and physical blockages. He feels that our destiny here on Earth is to shine the Light of presence and Love onto others, and thus expand that Light for others to shine onto the rest of humanity. In 2011, a series of painful injuries began that would forever change his life. "After twenty-three shoulder dislocations, three shoulder surgeries, and coming very close to having my leg amputated, I woke up. And so, my journey began…" Recently, Jason produced a short movie called "Covid-19: EXPOSED" with Dr. Larry Palevsky. He also hosts live monthly Global Meditations through his social media accounts.

Bob Soulliere

"Energizing & Grounding Breathwork"

Bob Soulliere is a Level 2 Wim Hof Method Instructor, Level 2 Buteyko Educator, and Advanced Oxygen Advantage Instructor from Alexandria, Virginia. Through his company, Breathe Your Power, he has trained hundreds to take the steering wheel of their nervous system through breath and controlled stressors to improve mental and sports performance, address breathing pattern dysfunctions, reduce chronic stress, and more fully experience the beauty in every moment of life. He is partnering with dental practices, special operators and mindset programs, CrossFits, triathlon and open-water swim programs, and the military PTSD community, among others. At the intersection of mindset, physiology, and fun, Bob has seen how learning to relax slightly over the edge of your comfort zone opens the door to a wealth of growth, improvement, and transformation. 

Arthur Firstenberg

"5G & Radiation: The Urgent, Untold Story"

Arthur Firstenberg is the founder and president of the Cellular Phone Task Force. Since 1996, the Task Force has provided a global clearinghouse for information about wireless technology’s injurious effects, and a national support network for people disabled by this technology. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University with a B.A. in mathematics, he attended the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine from 1978 to 1982. Injury by x-ray overdose cut short his medical career. For the past 37 years he has been a researcher, consultant and lecturer on the health and environmental effects of electromagnetic radiation.

He is the author of "Microwaving Our Planet: The Environmental Impact of the Wireless Revolution" and "The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life."  He co-founded the Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS) in 2014 to oppose global wireless Internet from thousands of satellites in space.

Hilda Labrada Gore

"Stay Strong"

Hilda Labrada Gore is and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Group fitness professional, and the host and producer of the Wise Traditions podcast. Through her work, she has the privilege of interviewing renown health experts and with people worldwide who still live according to their traditions. Hilda was born with a serious birth defect - a hole in her heart between the lower two ventricles. After open-heart surgery at nine years old, Hilda was told she could do anything she wanted to do. Her passion for personal health grew into a desire to help others do the same. Hilda's holistic health approach includes exposure to sun, cold therapy, an emphasison sleep, spirituality, community, mitigating EMF/RF exposure, and more

Mark McAfee

"Lessons From The Breast"

Mark McAfee is the CEO of Organic Pastures Dairy farm and is internationally recognized as an expert in raw milk safety and production. His mission as a farmer and educator is to harness “mother nature’s blueprints” to produce and market superior quality raw dairy products to dramatically improve our customer’s health while sustaining and enhancing the environment, our cows, employees and shareholders making our world a greener and healthier place. In 2011, Mark founded the Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI). This start-up non-profit is dedicated to the establishment of standards for raw milk and the education of farmers and consumers from all over the world. 

Dr. Thomas Cowan

"The Contagion Myth Pt. 1"

Dr. Thomas Cowan has studied and written about many subjects in medicine, including nutrition, homeopathy and herbal medicine. He is co-author of The Contagion Myth (with Sally Fallon Morell), author of Cancer and the New Biology of Water, author of Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, the principal author of The Fourfold Path to Healing and co-author (with Sally Fallon Morell) of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care. From 1985 until 2019, Dr. Cowan had a general-medical practice, first in upstate New York, then for 17 years in Peterborough, N.H., and for 17 years in San Francisco, until his recent retirement from active practice. He formerly served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and was a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He continues to serve as its vice president. He has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Cowan lives with his wife, Lynda, on rural farmland in Upstate New York. He has three children, one stepson and six thriving grandchildren. 

Sally Fallon Morell 

"The Contagion Myth Pt. 2"

Sally Fallon Morell is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and editor of the Foundation’s quarterly magazine. The Foundation has fifteen thousand members and almost six hundred local chapters worldwide. Sally is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling cookbook, Nourishing Traditions®: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. The culinary ideas introduced in Nourishing Traditions® have stimulated the growth of a variety of small businesses providing traditional nutrient-dense foods including lacto-fermented condiments, kombucha and other lacto-fermented soft drinks, bone broth, genuine sourdough bread and raw milk production.

Dr. Ameet Aggarwal

"The Gut Microbiome - Liver - Emotion Connection"

Voted one of the top 43 naturopathic doctors worldwide, Dr. Ameet has helped thousands of people around the world heal from trauma, anxiety, depression and chronic disease by combining naturopathic & functional medicine, gestalt psychotherapy, family constellations therapy, EMDR and homeopathy (drameet.com). His bestselling book (Heal Your Body, Cure Your Mind), online therapy sessions and online courses on drameet.com have helped thousands of people heal their mind and body together with emotional release techniques and holistic medicine. Dr. Ameet also treats poor communities and children living with disabilities in Kenya through his charitable work and sales of his book and online course.

Beth Lambert

"Hope For Children's Health Through The Microbiome"

Beth Lambert is a former healthcare consultant and teacher. As a consultant, she worked with pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and other health care companies to evaluate industry trends. She is the author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children (Sentient Publications, 2010). In 2009, Beth founded Epidemic Answers and currently serves as Executive Director. Beth attended Oxford University and graduated from Williams College and holds a Masters Degree in American Studies from Fairfield University. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. Beth is also the mother of three young children.

Joel Salatin

"Soil Microbiomes, Our Food Supply & Our Health"

Joel Salatin co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products. When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the callouses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems. From Joel, "Ultimately, my 3 trillion-member micro-biome community of beings depends on me to feed and care for them.

It's not anyone else's responsibility; my mouth is their gateway, to let in what's healthy and to exclude what's


Hilary Boynton

"Feeding Your Family For Bulletproof Immunity"

Hilary Boynton is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and was trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. A devoted mother of five kids, Hilary has seen the power of nutritional healing firsthand. Inspired by her own experience of "food as medicine," she has dedicated herself to helping others on their path to wellness as a cook, coach, and professional educator. 

Hilary is the co-author of the best selling cookbook, The Heal your Gut Cookbook. She is the co-founder of the local real food delivery lunch boxes called SOL, School of Lunch, in Los Angeles. She and her family have battled many health issues themselves including cancer, epilepsy, infertility, eczema, and Alzheimer’s amongst others.

Chris Buonocore

"Solutions For 5G & EMFs In Your Home"

Christopher Buonocore has a B.S. in Indoor Health and is certified as a Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC) with the advanced Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist (EMRS) designation. Chris’ passion is to uncover and reduce indoor exposures to create a “Healthy Home” or workspace. A particular interest is placed in creating safe living spaces for those suffering with Electro-Hypersensitivity (EHS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Lyme Disease, Mold toxin exposures and injured veterans. In addition, he has adapted 40 contact hours of FEMA Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive (CBRNE) Awareness Training scaled to residential applications.

Meredith Dykstra

"Joyfully Living With The Microbes All Around Us"

Meredith Dykstra, C.H.C is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and lifestyle expert on a mission to help people regain their health and joy for living, naturally. Her personal story has inspired her to educate and guide others, having dealt with hormone dysregulation, disordered eating, digestive challenges, and chronic inflammation which affected her quality of life. Meredith has trained with functional and holistic health practitioners since 2010, along with doing relentless research. She helps clients restore health through diet, lifestyle, and mindset shifts, seeking to uncover the root of dis-ease. Meredith is a firm believer in the role that healing foods, a natural lifestyle, and positive mindset play on overall well-being and joy.

Leslie Bobb

"The Gut-Microbe-Brain Communication Highway"

Leslie Bobb is a Certified Integrative Wellness Coach and Nutritional Therapist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Public Health. She specializes in brain and gut health. Leslie is a self-proclaimed "fermentista", traditional foodie, and health educator. She co-founded the company, Cultural Revivalists, to teach people the art of cooking real food and, most importantly, fermentation. She Leslie has co-written a children's book called "Things Your Grandma Might Have Taught You" and teaches cooking and fermentation classes nationally.

Hannah Crum

"Spiritual Lessons From The Kombucha SCOBY"

Hannah Crum, is the founder of Kombucha Brewers International and Kombucha Kamp, and is affectionately dubbed “The Kombucha Mamma.” Hannah has taught Kombucha making classes all over the country for over a decade, spreading the message of Kombucha and its bacterial benefits far and wide. Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) is a non-profit trade association (501 c 6) that represents the commercial Kombucha Tea bottled beverage category globally. KBI strives to promote, protect and enhance the overall well-being of the industry by creating an open line of communication between brewers, consumers and regulators while advancing our industry through advocacy, education, research, and modern legislation.

Larry Cook

"Understanding The Problems With The V@ccine Approach"

Larry Cook is natural health advocate, medical freedom activist and v@ccine skeptic devoted to helping parents understand why v@ccines are neither safe, nor effective, and why natural immunity is superior to v@ccination in every possible way. He ran one of the largest v@ccine skeptic Facebook Groups in the World with over 200,000 members, Stop Mandatory V@ccination, until it was censored and removed (along with his personal and business pages) by Facebook in late 2020. Larry delivers relevant information through his websites: www.StopMandatoryV@ccination.com, www.TheV@ccineFreeChild.com and www.C*VID19REFUSERS.com. He has a global audience that follows his work because he pushes back against the plan to force v@ccinate every living human on the planet.

Cilla Whatcott

"Healing Our Relationship With Microbes"

Cilla Whatcott, HD RHom, CCH, PhD is a board-certified classical homeopath with a PhD in Homeopathy. She’s the author of “There Is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis.” Cilla is the producer/director of the Real Immunity documentary film series about the intelligence of life and how we can overcome fear to access the resources we possess to build authentic immunity. As an outgrowth of the Real Immunity series, she offers individualized homeoprophylaxis programs for adults and children. Since 2008 she has administered homeoprophylaxis to over 3,500 children and adults for influenza, childhood diseases, and tropical disease. 


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Your Host, Robin Shirley, Founder of Take Back Your Health™

Hi! My name is Robin Shirley. I founded Take Back Your Health in 2010 with the mission to share what I was learning about my own chronic health issues with others who are chronically ill. Our Take Back Your Health™ D.C. and L.A Conference, and our sold-out Take Back Your Health™ Retreats, draw repeat attendees and have grown a like-minded community of thousands of health enthusiasts who are taking back their health.

I grew up with chronic pain, headaches, and rashes, and later developed depression, digestive discomfort, out-of-control systemic inflammation, infertility, and more. I was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at 11 years old. I tried everything to heal naturally. Food changes and supplements helped a lot, but nothing truly took the pain away. When I was 23 I was finally diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease, and I was able to get to the root of the pain. I have personally experienced the power of a natural approach to reducing pain and inflammation. I am now 32 years old, a mother of two beautiful babies and running the business of my dreams. Learn more here.


The Virtual Expo Hall

Experience our exhibit hall in full effect with live interviews with the exhibitors, opportunities to ask your questions, and show specials on amazing health-restoring products and services. This virtual expo hall is the first of its kind, and we can't wait for you to join us there.


Skincare You Can Eat: 

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Make your organic garden dream a reality.

Committed to offering the purest, most effective CBD remedies available.

A professional level system for Pulsed Frequency, Infrared, Light, Biofeedback Therapy.

Yoga for Mindful Well-Being: Live your life with ease through chronic healing.

Immune system and detoxification support through cleansed nano Zeolites.

Single-origin Ecuadorian chocolates sweetened with coconut sugar.

Line of natural dietary, skincare & cosmetic products.


Movement & Meditation

Guided Visualization for Parasympathetic "Rest & Digest"

Energizing and Grounding Breathwork

with Wim Hof Instructor Bob Soulliere

with Robin Shirley, CHHC, AADP

This guided visualization is called "The Relaxation Technique" and has grown from a simple childhood bedtime technique that Robin's parents taught her, into a full guided visualization used at Take Back Your Health™ Retreats. It will help your body get into the “rest and digest” mode – where the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) restores homeostasis to the body, allowing you to heal.

An introductory breathing session that will introduce you to its many mental and physiological benefits, and will leave you feeling buzzy, grounded and happy. Bob will answer questions and guide you on how to take the practice home and integrate it into your daily life.