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About the Filmmaker

origins-about-filmmakerPedram Shojai, OMD, is the founder of Well.Org, the editor of BeMore! Magazine, the author of Rise and Shine, and the producer and director of the documentary films “Vitality” and “Origins.”It was when he ran a large medical practice treating patients with the same lifestyle-induced ailments again and again, that Dr. Shojai began his mission — to help people understand the intrinsic connection between their lifestyle, their health and the vitality of our planet. He works to preserve our natural world and wake us all up to our fullest potential.

About the #OriginsFilm

Who’s Hijacking Your Health?

We humans were once pretty bad-ass organisms.

Then something significant changed.

Today we don’t move enough, we don’t know how to take care of ourselves, and we’ve become disconnected from what makes us thrive as the super-animals we once were.

We’re getting sicker, weaker and more infertile. We’re spending billions on health care to stay healthy, and it’s not working.

Find out why. And what you can do.

Reclaim Your Vitality Now

The movie Origins shows you how simple it is to:

  • Take back your power to determine the quality of your own life – by discovering how you’re being scammed out of your health and by whom.
  • Safeguard yourself and your family against preventable illness – with little-known, research-based health and wellness tips anyone can use.
  • Make immediate and drastic improvements to your world and the world around you – with simple, daily adjustments to the way you eat, shop and live.

Featuring the Brightest Minds in
Human & Environmental Health

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Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Harvard-Trained MD and New York Times Bestselling Author

Sara Gottfried, MD, is a physician, author, speaker. Sounds so official—and she is. A Harvard/MIT-trained physician scientist with more than 20 years experience, she’s the real deal, the kind of doctor every person needs on their team. As an integrative physician practicing functional medicine, Dr. Sara doesn’t treat problems or even symptoms. She treats people and specializes in getting to the root cause of disease. “I believe in you,” Dr. Sara says to her patients. “I believe in tending your flame. I believe that managing and optimizing your health is your divine responsibility and path to personal power.

Yoga teacher, mom, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Hormone Cure (Simon & Schuster, 2014), Dr. Sara also teaches online workshops to help you double your weight loss and detoxification. Find out more about her and get your free Hormone Survival Guide at www.saragottfriedmd.com.

Sara Gottfried, M.D.

David Wolfe

Health, Longevity, Nutrition, and Natural Beauty Expert

origins-david-wolfe1WEBSITE: www.DavidWolfe.com
CO-FOUNDER: TheBestDayEver.com Online Health Magazine
EVENT: Longevity Now Conference (www.thelongevitynowconference.com)
PRESIDENT: The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (www.ftpf.org)
CHOCOLATE: www.sacredchocolate.com
SUPERFOODS: www.longevitywarehouse.com

You’d think he was a rock star with a fan base like his — America’s TOP CEO’s, Global Ambassador’s, Hollywood celebrities, busy professionals, and even the most powerful buying influence in the nation — Mom’s! But it’s not rock n’ roll that they flock to him for...it’s his nutrition mission and the natural-health and beauty eco-revolution that David Wolfe champions.

With a masters degree in nutrition, and a background in science and mechanical engineering, David Wolfe is considered one of the world’s top authorities on natural health, beauty nutrition, herbalism, longevity, chocolate, and organic superfoods. Leading the field with his vision, mission, education, and business, David has over 17 years of dedicated experience and understanding of the inner workings, the delicate chemistry, and hardcore mechanics of the human body and how the body is affected by the modern-day stressors of today’s fast-paced, over- worked, and unbalanced lifestyle, which is literally a “killer” to our beauty, health, and longevity.

With a life-long passion for inspiring people to “Have The Best Day Ever,” David has touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people across the world. David is a true living master of what it means to “walk the talk” on the road to higher and higher levels of natural beauty, vibrant health, and peak-performance.

Through his down-to-earth and simple approach, David shows us that no problem is created without a solution and that we DO have the opportunity, right at our fingertips, to make new choices about our lifestyle and take our health back into the power of our own hands.

As the author of the best-selling books, Chaga King of Medicinal Mushrooms, (September 2012) Eating for Beauty , The Sunfood Diet Success System, Naked Chocolate, Amazing Grace, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future (North Atlantic Books/distributed by Random House), and Longevity Now, David Wolfe empowers and inspires people to take charge of their health even up against all the modern-day demands of bills, technology, environmental pollution, commuting, and inflation. By making simple, informed decisions, David shows us that we can all enjoy quality time for ourselves and with our family, because, after all, Health is Wealth!

David has founded several all-green and eco-friendly businesses that continue to lead the world with the most innovative, highest quality, organic superfoods and healthy-lifestyle related products and information. David Wolfe’s leadership has been inspired by principles of sustainable agriculture, living in harmony with nature, and ethical global cooperation.

Taking the world by storm with a trendsetting sense of eco chic style, David Wolfe, ground-breaking businessman, entrepreneur, and lecturer is like many other successful ‘non-jet set’ 30-somethings, who are turning conventional living on it’s head and bringing awareness of green living and natural health into mainstream consciousness. By championing environmentally-friendly (yet still profitable) business, David is a living example of the next frontier of success technology. David is a sound believer in the power of the dollar to bring eco-friendly living into the mainstream and teaches, through his work, how by practicing just a few key principles anyone can improve their health, fashion, physical appearance, and sense of well-being.

As an innovative environmentalist, David Wolfe is also the President and Founder of The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (www.ftpf.org), a non-profit organization with a mission to plant 18 billion fruit trees on planet Earth. David’s organization has planted, to date, tens of thousands of fruit trees in locations spanning from Africa to Canada, from India to Hawaii.

In addition to running one of the busiest schedules anyone has ever seen and setting the standard and precedent for the highest-quality level of clean, organic and fair-trade superfoods, David Wolfe privately consults and inspires the ordinary into the extraordinary and the extraordinary into “peak states of flow.” His celebrity fan base includes Woody Harrelson, Bryce Dallas Howard, John Assaraf, Anthony Robbins, Steve Jobs, Angela Bassett, and many others.

A highly sought after health and personal success speaker, David has given over 2500 live lecture events in the past 20 years. Today, David Wolfe continues to share the stage in the company of Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Buzz Aldrin, T. Harv Eker, John Gray, Les Brown, Barbara DeAngelis, Brian Tracy, and many more. In addition, David along with 15 cutting-edge health experts hosts his two annual signature events the Longevity Now Conference. (www.thelongevitynowconference.com) and Women’s Wellness Conference. (http:// womenswellnessconference.com)

David Wolfe is also a gourmet chocolatier. He is a passionate proponent of the healing and beautifying power of raw chocolate (cacao beans). By bringing cacao beans and nibs into mainstream distribution throughout North America, David has continued to promote the economies of indigenous cultures through ethical business. Just ask David how — he won’t be shy to tell you why chocolate is the greatest, most prosperous, nutritious, mood-elevating, highest energizing, and top weight loss aphrodisiac food on the planet! To try some of David’s exotic chocolate, visit: www.sacredchocolate.com.

David is a blogger for Huffington Post. His interviews include hundreds of media in both national and international outlets including Forbes, TodayShow.com, Time, Prevention, Health, Self, USAToday, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, InStyle, and Everyday with Rachael Ray. He has appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, VH1, MTV, CBS, ABCand NBC affiliates in every major market, NPR’s Marketplace, and Coast-To-Coast.

David Wolfe

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Health and Fitness Instructor, and New York Times Bestselling Author

Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings.

She is author of New York Times Bestsellers The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast and coming November 4, 2014: The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks.

JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at www.jjvirgin.com.

JJ Virgin

Dave Asprey

Founder of The Bulletproof Executive

Dave Asprey, founder of The Bulletproof Executive, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain by more than 20 IQ points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Learning to do these seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father.

From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, Dave used hacking techniques and tried everything on himself, obsessively focused on discovering the answers to this one persistent question:

  • What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything?
  • What emerged is the idea of being “Bulletproof”, the state of high performance where you take control of and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what youʼd expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way, if you were lucky enough to even know it was possible. Technology has changed the rules. Dave founded The Bulletproof Executive to make these breakthroughs – and the body and brain you deserve — easily available to you in your everyday life.
Dave Asprey

Jeffrey Smith

GMO Expert, International Bestselling Author and Founder of The Institute for Responsible Technology

The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith's meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation's top food safety priority.

Mr. Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Described as a “life-changer” and seen by millions world-wide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced.

His books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating, which is the world’s bestseller on GMOs; and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, which is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers.

An admired keynote speaker , Mr. Smith has lectured in nearly 40 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by hundreds of media outlets including: The New York Times,Washington Post, BBC World Service, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, and Time Magazine. Also a popular guest, he appears on influential radio shows and television programs, such as the BBC, NPR, Fox News,Democracy Now, and the Dr. Oz Show.

He is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. IRT’s educational programs are driving the tipping point of consumer rejection against GMOs, which is already starting to push genetically engineered ingredients out of the market in the US.

Mr. Smith lives in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.

Jeffrey Smith

Ulrich Steencamp

Indigenous Rights Activist

25 year old – studying Biotechnology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He has been involved with indigenous peoples cultural heritage affairs since he was 15.

Son of Billy and Dorothy Steenkamp, he comes from Beaufort West in SA. He is an indigenous youth and is an awakened, free spirit, seeking truth and enlightenment in this vessel of human body.

Ulrich Steencamp

Mark Hyman

Family Physician, 8-time New York Times Bestselling Author and Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine

Dr. Hyman is an eight-time #1 New York Times bestselling author. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post.

Join Dr. Hyman on his path to revolutionize the way we think about and take care of our health and our societies at www.drhyman.com, on Twitter and Instagram @markhymanmd, and on Facebook at facebook.com/drmarkhyman.

Mark Hyman

Lisa Archer

Food and Technology Program Director at Friends of the Earth

Lisa leads Friends of the Earth’s efforts to ensure food, consumer products and emerging technologies are safe for people and the environment. For more than a decade, she has developed and led successful corporate accountability, markets and legislative campaigns focused on environmental health and justice.

She co-founded and directed the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of women’s, public health, labor, environmental health and consumer groups moving the cosmetics industry toward safe, sustainable production while advocating for smarter laws to protect our health from toxic chemicals and building the movement for chemical policy reform.

Prior to this, she led Friends of the Earth’s health and environment program, developing and running hard-hitting campaigns to prevent the environmental causes of cancer; challenge the introduction of untested, virtually unregulated genetically engineered food and nano-materials into marketplace; and promote regenerative, sustainable, healthy and just farming practices. Lisa has appeared in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, AP, Time Magazine, CNN, CBS, ABC and NPR. Lisa is a graduate of Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing and holds a dual degree in International Relations and Economics.

Lisa Archer

Tom Materre

Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Bestselling Author

As a 10 year old, Tom Malterre witnessed his family doctor, Dr. John McDougall, treat hundreds of patients (including his family) using foods instead of pharmaceuticals. Wanting to understand this powerful medicine, Tom attained two nutritional science degrees from Bastyr University, became a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, and learned Functional Medicine from some of the brightest minds in medicine.

Through the books he has co-authored with his wife Alissa (the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, and Nourishing Meals), their website (www.WholeLifeNutrition.net), and recipe blog (www.NourishingMeals.com), Tom and Ali are hoping to share delicious medicine with the entire world.

As a father of five, Tom has been studying the effects of our current industrial living on our environment and the health of future generations to come. He is currently focusing his attention on sharing these findings with other health practitioners in his Progressive Practitioner Coaching Programs where he instructs doctors on using nutritional biochemistry alongside their traditional pharmaceutical therapies.

Tom Malterre

Jonathan Tillet

Wildlife Photographer

Jonathan Tillet is the founder of World Images. World Images is a selected portfolio of travel-based photojournalism by Jonathan himself, with a focus on cultural and documentary-style photography.

Jonathan is a regular contributor to magazines, books and image libraries in South Africa and Europe. He is currently based in Cape Town.

Jonathan Tillet

Bruce Lawson

Naturalist and Head Instructor at EcoTraining

Bruce is a director of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA), is one of only a handful of qualified SKS (Special Knowledge and Skills) dangerous game guides and a national SKS birding guide. He is also an advanced rifle handling trainer for FGASA and is also a THETA accredited national assessor.

Bruce is just pure passion in the bush! With a dry sense of humour and a stickler for getting it right, he passes on his enthusiasm, knowledge and years of experience wholeheartedly to participants and guests on EcoTraining courses.

Bruce Lawson

Scott Murray

Sustainable Development Consultant and Founder of the Edge of Urban Farm

A former MESA Host, organic farmer, and sustainable development consultant, Scott has 40 years of organic agricultural production experience in the United States and Mexico. Scott’s recent project experience includes the restoration and development of an organic agricultural project and education program on a 250-acre historic farm owned by the County of San Diego. Scott designed and built a 15-acre organic farm supplying the boarding high school on site and selling to the Whole Foods stores of Southern California.

Scott serves as the president of the Mission Resource Conservation District which covers areas in North San Diego County. He has worked extensively on Conservation projects with the National Resource Conservation Service in California. He specializes in farmland preservation projects utilizing Smart Growth Principles. Scott also serves as Chair of the local Slow Food San Diego chapter.

Scott Murray

Cliff Hodges

Electrical Engineer (MIT) and Founder of Adventure Out

Cliff, founder and CEO of Adventure Out, holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) where graduated with Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honors. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and outdoor guide; traveling the world to climb mountains, surf big waves, study with indigenous tribes, and lead groups of clients ranging from school groups to corporate executives to tap in to their true potential through wilderness adventure.

Hodges also sits on the board for several nonprofit organizations and is the owner of CrossFit West – one of the largest CrossFit facilities in the United States. At the heart of his mission statement is the desire to cultivate environmental stewardship through nature connection. Hodges has been featured in international publications such as Outside Magazine and Popular Mechanics, and has starred as a survival instructor on MTV and Na@onal

Cliff Hodges

Abel James

No. 1 Bestselling Author and Host of the Award-Winning Top-Rated Fat-Burning Man Radio Show

Abel James is a #1 best-selling author, top 10 App Developer, musician, radio show host, entrepreneur, and veritable health crusader. Abel’s work has been featured in WIRED Magazine, Paleo Living, and hundreds of media outlets in business, technology, psychology, and health.

Within its first year, Abel’s Fat-Burning Man Show rose to the #1 most popular health podcast in the United States and United Kingdom and went on to top the charts in more than 7 countries across the world for the past 2 years.

A former strategic advisor to the food and beverage industry, Abel now acts as a consumer advocate who exposes the truth behind deceptive marketing practices, misleading corporate propaganda, and powerful special interests that have accelerated the worldwide obesity epidemic and health crisis. Abel harnesses the techniques he developed for the Wild Diet to achieve extremely compelling results in fat loss and health for his clients and the community.

Abel’s quick-start guide, Intro to Paleo and The Musical Brain are distinguished as #1 Amazon bestsellers in health and psychology. The Musical Brain explores evolutionary biology and how musical training and experience affects the brain.

Abel and his team developed Caveman Feast, the #1 App in Food and Drink across the world and #6 App overall in the Apple Store in 2013. Abel has advised Fortune 500 and federal government clients including Microsoft, State Street Global Advisors, Lockheed Martin, the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, and the Library of Congress. A research junkie, Abel James completed high school and college in a total of just six years. Distinguished as Valedictorian at New Hampton School, he earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College and graduated as a Senior Fellow with Honors with a concentration in Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Hailing from the frosty backwoods of New Hampshire, Abel James lives with his kitchen co-pilot, Alyson, and his rambunctious yellow lab, Bailey, in Austin, Texas. Abel enjoys strong coffee and cheesecake. Preferably together.

Abel James

Jonny Bowden

Board-Certified Nutritionist and Bestselling Author Known as “The Nutrition Myth Buster”™

Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, (aka “The Nutrition Myth Buster”) is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. He is a board-certified nutritionist with a master’s degree in psychology and the author of fourteen books on health, healing, food and longevity including three best-sellers, “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth”, “Living Low Carb” and “The Great cholesterol Myth” (co-authored with Stephen Sinatra, MD). A frequent guest on television and radio, he has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on nutrition, weight loss, and longevity. He is a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Men’s Health magazine, is the Nutrition Editor for Pilates Style, and is a regular contributor to AOL, Vanity Fair Online, Clean Eating Magazine, and Better Nutrition.

Dr. Jonny has contributed to articles for dozens of national publications (print and online) including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair Online, Time,Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, GQ, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan,Self, Fitness, Family Circle, Allure, Men’s Heath, Prevention, In Style, Natural Health, and many other publications. He appears regularly as an expert on ABC-TV Los Angeles.

Dr. Bowden has a Master’s Degree in psychology and counseling and a PhD in nutrition, and has earned six national certifications in personal training and exercise. He is board certified by the American College of Nutrition, a member of the prestigious American Society for Nutrition, and a much in-demand speaker at conferences and events across the country.

He is also the owner of Rockwell Nutrition.

Jonny Bowden

Summer Block

Health Coach, Herbalist, and Fermentationist

Summer Bock is an Herbalist, Fermentationist and founder of OlyKraut.

She runs her own practice as a Health Coach & Herbalist where she educates nutrition nerds around the world to create a thriving body and unstoppable life!

She teaches how to resolve your health concerns by accessing your own internal healer to get rid of toxins, build natural energy levels, rebuild native intestinal ecology, and boost immune function to ultimately access your super human powers and extend your life.

Summer Block

Daniel Amen

Physician: Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatry, Nuclear Brain Imaging
CEO: Amen Clinics, Inc.

Daniel Amen believes that brain health is central to all health and success. When your brain works right, he says, you work right; and when your brain is troubled you are much more likely to have trouble in your life. His work is dedicated to helping people have better brains and better lives.

Dr. Amen is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist, television producer and nine-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach and San Francisco, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta and New York City.

Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest award they give members, and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, he also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.

Daniel Amen

Mark Sisson

Former Elite Endurance Athlete and No. 1 Bestselling Author

Mark Sisson is an American fitness author and blogger, a former distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor, finishing 4th in the February 1982 Ironman World Championship. He has written several books, including The Primal Blueprint, which incorporates aspects of the popular Paleolithic diet. The Primal Blueprint is his fifth book.

Mark is an independent researcher, critical thinker, motivator, and communicator – to get people to take responsibility for their health and fitness, and to inspire people to be open-minded, passionate, and enthusiastic about leading a healthy, happy, fit, balanced, active lifestyle, with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice possible.

Mark Sisson

Alan McSmith

Professional Wilderness Guide & Tracker and Head Instructor at EcoTraining

Wilderness guide, motivational speaker, conservationist and writer Alan McSmith has worked and lived in the African bush for the past 25 years. A result of this life changing journey is a passion to mould the ancient values of living close to the land with our contemporary lifestyles. Through meaningful contacts with the environment, his vision is to reflect the significance of wilderness in our lives – and also what we stand to lose without it.

He travels regularly to Europe to conduct Meaningful Encounters, to corporate audiences with much success. His reputation as an entertaining, deeply inspiring and down to earth public speaker has gained momentum and Alan was invited to speak at the prestigious TEDX Amsterdam event in 2011, which drew an on-line audience of over 30 000 people.

Over the years Alan has worked as a specialist guide, tracker, camp manager, overland safari guide & guide trainer. He frequently leads training courses for EcoTraining, the largest guide training provider in the country. He is a qualified trails guide and member of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa. In 1999, Alan developed his own safari business Alan McSmith Safaris (www.alanmcsmith.com) focussing on specialist foot safaris and wilderness trails. He is an invited member of GreatGuides.org.

Alan McSmith

Kim Walls

Green Organic Skin Expert, Industry Advisor to Leading Health Advocacy Organizations and CEO of Episencial

Kim Walls, M.S., is the CEO of Episencial and chief formulator the company’s skincare products and philosophy. A second-generation skin care expert from the family that developed the world renowned Epicuren anti-aging skin care products, she now combines her activism for health and environmentalism with expertise in clinical skin care and nutritional science to develop green, effective skin care for pregnant women and children.

An esthetician with more than a decade of experience, Walls has honed her perspective focusing on botanically-based skin care and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skin care. Now through Episencial, she is dedicated to sharing that knowledge with new and growing families to support the enhanced health and immunity that effective, all natural products can provide.

Kim’s strong, personal commitment to organic and environmentally-responsible living is at the core of Episencial’s high standards for green manufacturing and product development. Having grown up on ranches in the Pacific Northwest and now the mother of two young boys, Kim marries her innate understanding of the importance of sustainability, her birthright in luxury skincare with her post-graduate work as a nutritionist to establish a new standard in skincare research and products that support lasting health for today’s families.

Kim is a spokesperson not only for Episencial, but also for her broader mission to support actively healthy choices for a new Vivid Green Generation. She is a sought after industry advisor to leading health advocacy organizations including Healthy Child, Healthy World, Infant Massage USA, the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association and Pregnancy Awareness Month. Kim is often a featured speaker on television and at industry events, a contributor to high-traffic websites such as Ecomom.com, www.drgreene.com, and www.mindfulmama.com. Kim is currently writing two books on healthy lifestyle parenting and has authored articles for periodicals in the health and wellness industry to create awareness of skincare as a health issue in support of Episencial’s mission.

Kim Walls

!’aru Ikhuisi Piet Berendse

Bushman Tracker and Indigenous Rights Activist

Piet !’Aru Ikhuisi is a bushman of South Africa, born in the eastern Kalahari. He is a tracker par excellence and was employed as a tracker by the South African defence force many years ago.

He is an artist and author now and fights for the rights of his indigenous culture in South Africa and lives in the wild of the Northern Cape. He loves the earth, the birds, animals and earth where he walks every day!

!’aru Ikhuisi Piet Berendse

Alejandro Junger

Cardiologist, Detox Specialist and New York Times Bestselling Author

Founder of the Clean Program, Dr. Junger was born in Uruguay. He graduated from medical school there in 1990 and moved to New York City for his postgraduate training. He completed three years of training in Internal Medicine at NYU Downtown Hospital and three more years of fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Lenox Hill Hospital.

The drastic change in lifestyle and diet resulting from his move to New York City soon showed up as irritable bowel syndrome and depression. Becoming a patient of the system he was practicing was such a shock, that it started his journey in search of an alternative solution to his health problems.

His findings are the subject of his first book, Clean: The Revolutionary Program To Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself, where Dr. Junger describes how he became aware of the toxicity of our planet. He also explains how detoxification and cleansing have been around for thousands of years, but the knowledge has been lost, and right now it’s more important than ever to reclaim this information. Most importantly, Clean is a manual for readers to learn how to turn on and work with their own detoxification systems to restore and maintain optimal health.

Alejandro Junger, M.D.

Craig Foster

Documentary Film Maker

Brothers Craig and Damon Foster are widely regarded as South Africa’s top documentary filmmakers. With a long experience shooting and directing, and having received numerous international awards, the Foster brothers have deservedly carved themselves a niche in global film circles.

The Foster brothers have been at the forefront of the African renaissance, using media to turn the tide on negative attitudes. They have reached an audience of over 200 million by using Africa’s voice first hand. The filmmakers have a passion and commitment to the natural world and the relationship between human and nature has deeply influenced their style of filmmaking and the stories they seek out.

In 1995 the brothers entered into an enduring relationship with the IUCN (The World Conservation Union) which has seen their ongoing involvement in African conservation issues, and particularly in the exploration and preservation of African indigenous heritage. An important part of the brothers’ lives was their experience with hunter-gatherer communities in the Kalahari, and with the Dogon of Mali.

They have worked and lived with some of the continent’s most powerful diviners, healers and hunters, whose legendary openness and intrinsic wisdom opened their eyes to another world…a world of deep connectedness to one’s fellow humans and a bond with the environment.

The brothers’ primary intent lies in telling stories with the voice of Africa herself, and creating film experiences that enable the viewer to gain an intense and deep insight into the natural and cultural dynamics of this ancient continent. They explore the timeless and universal themes of the relationship between man and animal, and the relationship between them and the environments that they share. They seek unique and challenging footage, which is enthralling and exciting, without compromising on integrity and sensitivity. They show reality as it is but in a way in which it is not usually seen.

The brothers work closely together throughout every aspect of the process and have pioneered an organic style of filmmaking that brings new life to the screen.

Craig Foster

Pedram Shojai

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Renowned Author, Filmmaker and Lecturer, and Founder of Well.org

Pedram ShojaiDr. Pedram Shojai is the producer of "Origins". He founded Well.Org and has devoted his life to making transformational media.

He is a doctor of Oriental medicine, a Taoist Priest, an author, film maker, and kung fu world traveler who is committed to protecting nature and creating a legacy of balanced living for generations to come.

Pedram Shojai

Top Health Experts Recognize the Significance of Origins

"So many people are either unaware of the mounting damage to our health from the destruction of the environment or feel guilty that they aren’t doing better. Origins shines a much-needed spotlight on the root cause of our health crisis and, most importantly, empowers us with simple ways we can make a real difference. Bravo!"

Sara Gottfried, M.D. - Harvard-Trained Physician and NY Times Bestselling Author of The Hormone Cure

"This hugely important film tells the story of how we veered off the very path we evolved to follow and what that decision is doing toour human biology, fertility and brains. I can think of nothing more important to our survival."

Dave Asprey - Founder of The Bulletproof Executive

"The Origins Summit reveals what the food industry and chemical companies don’t want you to know – that it’s not too hard, expensive or inconvenient to eat and live in ways that support your long-term health or the long-term health of our planet. Those are lies."

Mark Hyman, M.D. - Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, 8-time NY Times Bestselling Author and Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine

"Origins provides a wakeup call to heal ourselves and our planet. Within this groundbreaking documentary lie the seeds for change and revolution. I’m honored to be a part of this conscience-shifting, don’t-miss film."

JJ Virgin - Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Health and Fitness Instructor, and New York Times Bestselling Author

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