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Kathryne Pirtle and Dr. John Turner, DC, DIBCN, CCSP

Since 2004, Kathryne Pirtle and Dr. Turner have presented seminars to orchestras, dance companies, university music and dance students, in Autism conferences, public schools and in lecture series in public forums such as libraries and health food stores.They have also given radio and television interviews throughout the country. Their engaging presentations advance an understanding of the necessary nutritional elements that help heal the human body and mind to promote a higher level of health; factors which contribute to the ability of accomplishing life goals.

Seminar for Performers and Athletes

Optimal Nutrition for Performance and Career Longevity–We discuss the integral relationship between diet and a predisposition to injury, and offer a nutritional program that can help heal the digestive system and build the body to be injury resistant and more resilient. Our lecture will provide information about the dietary relationships of ailments of the digestive system and malnourishment to recurring inflammatory and muscle weakness conditions, such as chronic tendonitis, pain in arms, neck, back, shoulders and legs and embouchure shaking–a form of focal dystonia. For symphony orchestras, ballet companies, sports teams and university music and dance schools.

Seminars for the General Public

Creating Optimal Health with Traditional Foods–Learn how our modern food supply and nutritional dictates are causing common health problems. Find out how to determine facts from trends and what foods best build optimal health.

A Practical Dietary Plan for Overcoming Chronic Illness–An in-depth seminar, based on the infallible work of Dr. Weston A. Price, which addresses recovery from chronic illness through focusing on healing the digestive system and reversing malnutrition through specific nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest foods that build health.

Recovering from Malnutrition Associated with Digestive Disorders–Dr. Turner and Kathryne Pirtle discuss the problem of malnutrition with regard to grain intolerance, Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s and other digestive ailments. Healing is difficult with malnutrition. Learn about the superior advantage that traditional nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich foods offer to correcting malnutrition and rebuilding health.

Beyond a “Gluten-Free” Diet–Learn how a gluten-free diet is just the first step to recovering from Celiac disease and grain intolerance. Understand how following common nutritional advice can perpetuate digestion problems and deter recovery, despite following a strict gluten-free diet. Discover how eating a nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich traditional-foods diet best corrects digestive disorders and malnourishment, and is a superior approach to building optimal health.

Acid Reflux–a National Epidemic and a Precursor to Chronic Illness: Treating Acid Reflux with Traditional Foods

There are endless radio, television, internet and magazine ads dedicated to medication that treats acid-reflux and other related digestive complaints. In fact, 60 million Americans have acid-reflux and many people have acid reflux without knowing it. In addition to the typical symptom of acid-regurgitation, other less-known symptoms include hoarseness,belching, chronic throat clearing and sore throat, persistent cough, difficulty swallowing, nausea, asthma and wheezing and persistent hiccups in adults.  In infants and children, frequent ear infections, excessive crying, nausea with or without vomiting, excessive coughing, respiratory problems, refusing food, excessive belching and burping.

What is the cause of this massive increase in GERD? There has been a 56% increase in the last few years of medicine for acid-reflux and digestive disorders in infants and children from 0-4 years old!Should our entire population succumb to these medications that magically heal the symptoms of these discomforts, thereby inadvertently expanding the wealth of drug companies? Could it be that there is a great danger in the purple pill solution–that the purple pill is the wrong answer to your health challenge?In fact, what you need to know is that untreated or incorrectly treated acid reflux may lead to serious degenerative or even life-threatening illness.

Dr. Turner and Kathryne Pirtle discuss an effective approach to the treatment of acid reflux with traditional foods.Through a diet of nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest foods from pastured animals and wild-caught fish, adequate vitamin A and D, and cultured foods that correct poor intestinal flora, acid reflux and intestinal damage can be permanently healed.

Seminar for Families of Children with Autism

Healthy Bodies/Healthy Minds: Harnessing the Power of Traditional, Nutrient-Dense Foods–the Keys to Maximizing Treatment Success for Autism

Dr. John Turner and Kathryne Pirtle discuss why the principles of optimal nutrition for human health of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price are an effective partner in approaching the treatment of Autism. Discover why some common nutritional advice can perpetuate digestive problems, leaky-gut and malnourishment, which can deter healing progress. Learn how focusing on a diet of nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich, traditional-foods is a superior therapeutic initiative for Autism as it can improve physical health and brain function as well as the body’s ability to detoxify.