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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

Information for all Clients and Members (outside Texas): "Colon irrigation devices are prescription devices by federal law. A practitioner licensed by state law to use such prescription devices must authorize the purchase of the colon irrigation device, must use or supervise its use, and must order each colon irrigation for a patient."

Information for all Clients and Prospective new members in the State of Texas: "Colon irrigation devices are prescription devices and their purchase must be authorized by a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. A colon hydrotherapist must be supervised by such a physician to use a colon irrigation device and must have a written order on file for each procedure from a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners."

Information for all Clients and Members (outside the USA): "Comply with the laws of your country to ensure that you are in compliance.




June 15, 2018



June 15, 2018



June 16, 2018

Dr. Stephen Holt is a best-selling author and medical practitioner in New York. He has been described as a visionary, a pioneer of Integrative Medicine and is world-renowned for his work on nutrition and dietary supplements. He is a frequent guest lecturer at medical and scientific conferences.

For many years, Dr. Holt has developed management pathways for several public health initiatives, with an emphasis on lifestyle changes and nutritional interventions. He believes that healthcare should be portable, widely available and free for children and the elderly. Dr. Holt has been described as the “doctor’s doctor” because many of his patients are medical practitioners. Because of the major pressure on Dr. Holt’s time as an international lecturer etc., he restricts his patient care to referrals only from other doctors.

Dr. Holt’s principal training has been in allopathic medicine, but he has charted new treatment paradigms using natural medicines. He believes in the concept of “medical pluralism”, where many different medical disciplines come together to provide holistic healthcare. Dr. Holt supports the practice of many forms of medicine including: chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, homeopathic medicine, as well as traditional medical disciplines that offer many alternative strategies for health maintenance.

He is an author of more than 20 books in the popular healthcare field and he has also contributed chapters and many articles to peer-reviewed medical textbooks and journals. As well as publishing several hundred scientific articles in leading medical journals, Dr. Holt has been cited thousands of times in the medical and lay press.

An honors graduate in medicine from Liverpool University Medical School, in England, UK, Dr. Holt holds sub-specialty qualifications in gastroenterology and internal medicine in the USA, Canada and Europe. He has practiced clinical medicine for four decades. Dr. Holt has held the rank of full professor of medicine and bioengineering (adjunct) for many years and he has received awards for medical teaching and research, in the United States, China, Indonesia, Great Britain, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and other countries, where he has served as a Visiting Professor. He now holds the highest academic rank as a Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emeritus).

Dr. Holt was the recipient of an honorary appointment as a Professor of medicine at San Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences in China, an honor bestowed on only a small number of Western physicians. In 2005, Dr. Holt was honored with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for his contributions to education in medicine. He has been knighted by the Holy Order of St. John and serves as their Lieutenant Grand Hospitaller.

Dr Joe Klassen, ND is a 2005 graduate of Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine. He is the founder and has been the medical director of Fish Creek Naturopathic Medicine in Calgary for over 12 years. He is a certified I-ACT instructor and is one of few Naturopathic Doctors offering colon hydrotherapy in practice. He also has additional training in prolotherapy and intravenous therapies. He and his wife Carole are avid gardeners, campers and whole food nutrition advocates.


He is an instructor of anatomy and physiology, pathology and cellular biology at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, including teaching cadaver anatomy in Calgary. He is currently the longest serving member of the Council of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta, and serves as treasurer. His time is currently split between clinical practice and being a clinician support specialist for one of North America’s largest medical laboratories. This gives him the ability to fulfill the naturopathic principle of docere “to teach”. This gives him the opportunity to present to ND’s, MD’s, nurses, chiropractors, laboratory technicians and other health professionals.


Microbiome presentation:

“The relevance of Microbiome in Health and Disease”

The importance of health diversity of gut flora is being acknowledged as an important aspect of health management. Dr Klassen, ND will review some of the recent research showing in this area with respect to several health issues. There will be a brief overview of how we come to dysbiosis and poor gut flora diversity. He will finish with a discussion of strategies to improve the gut flora and diversity.



“What to make of “Direct-to-consumer” microbiome tests and other gut testing”

Dr Klassen, ND will briefly describe some of the tests which you may be seeing your clients trying to interpret. Within the context of a colonhydrotherapist, is there helpful information for you? How are the tests done and are the results relevant for most clients? This is an expanding and poorly defined aspect of laboratory testing where your clients may need guidance.

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Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN


About 15 years ago I was speaking at a health conference in Florida. When I attend health/medical conferences, one of my objectives is to see what I can learn from new companies and new products that are being exhibited. At this particular conference, I stopped by the Essential Formulas¨ booth, which had a banner announcing Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics¨.

The people in the Essential Formulas booth took the time to explain the multi-year fermentation process that is unique to Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics. Although I was familiar with the category in general, I had never come across a probiotic that was produced this way.

On my transcontinental flight home from Florida to California, I devoured the literature Essential Formulas had given me. I soon realized that Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics are not only unique, but also superior to any other probiotic product I had ever evaluated. From that point on, I started taking Dr. OhhiraÕs Probiotics myself, recommending them to clients, and teaching about them in my seminars for health professionals.

I look forward to sharing my findings and insights with you regarding all of Essential Formulas products as well as posting significant news, clinical studies, and articles regarding probiotic health. We believe knowledge is power and imperative in helping you in the journey towards life-long health!

Understanding the Microbiome: The Foundation of Health

This presentation will provide I-ACT practitioners with a greater understanding probiotics and the human microbiome, which will enable them to educate clients about the importance of maintaining a healthy microbiome.

Key sections in this presentation will include the following:

a. An overview of the history of microbiology, probiotics & the microbiome

b. How the Human Genome Project and the Human Microbiome Project accelerated microbiome scientific research

c. Functions of probiotics in humans

d. Probiotics beyond the GI tract: cancer, immunity, obesity and mental health

e. Probiotics are strain specific

f. Environmental problems causing gut problems

g. Postbiotic metabolites; the next frontier in microbiome science

W. Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H) is a USA board-certified cardiologist and internist who is internationally known for his knowledge and skill in practicing and teaching integrative medicine. He has co-authored many books and articles on integrative medicine and has pioneered successful treatments of cancer, autism, Lyme disease and many other illnesses.


The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board and Academy Professor



Cardiology/Internal Medicine/Integrative Medicine private practice from 1984 through 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri and from 1988 to present in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.


Medical Education

University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas – M.D. 1975-1978

Internal Medicine Residency (St. Louis University Hospital) –1978-1981

Cardiology & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship (St. John’s Mercy Medical Center and St. Louis University Hospital) – 1981-1984


Presentation Synopsis: Restoring Health with a 7-Day Rapid Cleanse

In 1990, a Hollywood movie-star, who was well before she got silicone breast implants, became progressively more & more ill after breast implant surgery. She had the silicone breast implants removed, but she failed to improve afterward. She had severe fatigue; muscle, joint & gut pains; edema & she was 100% disabled because she could not remember her acting lines. Dr. Cowden created the 7-day Rapid Cleanse specifically for her & she did the cleanse in a hotel room near the clinic, with assistance from Dr. Cowden’s nurse. By the third day of the cleanse, white fluffy mate-rial started coming out of the patient’s bowel into the toilet every time she did the twice-daily 4-gallon ozonated colemas & the white fluffy stuff came out of the patient’s skin into the bathtub every time she did the twice-daily warm ozonated bath-soaks. Lab tests confirmed this white fluffy stuff was silicone. Since then, this cleanse has been used successfully to get silicone, asbestos & many other types of toxins out of patients and restore their health. Dr. Cowden will describe this process to attendees.


Mark Buse & Roxanne Watson

Introducing the new


“Leadership / Mentorship”


Elena Kazakova

"Arnica Clinic Presents The Data Master."

Elena Kazakova, is an I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist as well as the owner and director of Arnica Clinic.

She holds a Master of Arts and a Civil Defence Nurses’ Diploma from Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia. Being a third generation from an all doctors’ family, she has always been passionate about the natural ways of healing. Her university research work was focused on anthropology, folklore and folk medicine. Elena strongly believes in the healing powers hidden inside every human being and every ones’ ability to take control of ones’ own health. Elena believes that becoming healthy and staying healthy is not only a way of life but, it is a journey where searching for truth and making choices becomes ultimately the true way to that healthy life. Elena and her associates at Arnica Clinic will help and support your personal journey to a healthy life.


Linda Yoonjin

"Gut Healing With the Belly Button"

The belly button is the secret to gut health that's been under your nose this whole time. In this lecture, Linda Yoonjin will talk about why the belly button is the "master key" for accessing the gut and releasing problems in the intestine. You'll learn about the 8 points of navel reflexology and what it does not just for your gut but also the surrounding organs. The wisdom of the belly button that'll be shared is based in both eastern medicine and western science. This is a very unique lecture you don't want to miss! 

Linda Yoonjin is a gut health expert. Through experiential webinars, lectures, and workshops, she actively teaches about the gut and its role in creating health of body, mind, and spirit. She currently serves as the main instructor for the Belly Button Healing Certification Course and head mentor for Belly Button Healing therapists worldwide.

Linda received her training from mind-body expert and New York Times bestselling author, Ilchi Lee, who has over 40 years of experience with abdominal health research and energy principles. In addition to her work with the gut, she utilizes her expertise of the body’s energy systems as a certified Body & Brain yoga teacher, energy guide, and intuitive reader at Change Your Energy—an online wellness education site. She is also the director and creator of a popular online TV show called Change TV.

Marisol Teijeiro, ND is an expert in the art of cleansing and detoxification. She inspires people to live and feel better!


She is a master of both the art and science of medicine, and therefore the patient experience includes the best of both worlds. Through consultations, labs, full physical examinations and the use of many holistic assessment tools, you will be confident your concerns have been truly heard, you have been fully assessed and your health journey is on the right track.


Dr. Marisol’s style of medicine focuses on the three major balancing systems in the body; the hormonal, immune and nervous systems, coincidentally, the most prone to insult from toxins of all sorts. Her goal is to find the weakest link and re-balance it. The domino effect of this is the balancing of all three systems. It’s an approach that works.


She enthusiastically educates you and motivates you into action. She provides easy to execute protocols that are life changing!


She travels the world over (Germany, France, USA, etc.) upgrading her expertise in the areas to best care and treat her patients. She is a member of Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), Oncological Association of Naturopathic Practitioners ( OncANP), International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).


Her goal is to help as many people as possible live a full, healthy and happy life. All it takes is adopting your best health practices. She inspires people to live and feel better!! Come start your experience today.


Dr. Carolyn Matzinger, M.D. has built her career around the premise that the most important aspect of treatment is creating a deep connection with each individual patient Her style combines cutting edge research and diagnostics in Membrane/Metabolic Medicine with the personal attention missing in today's modern medicine. Her passion for healing and personal touch is the embodiment of her work and continues to be at the forefront of her practice.

Dr. Matzinger received her Medical Degree from Wright State University School of Medicine. Completing her Internal Medicine Residency Program in 1990 at the Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio, provided a solid basis for Dr. Matzinger's study in Internal Medicine followed by Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine. As an Internal Medicine Specialist and Diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, she has worked diligently to be at the forefront of her specialties.

Both her peers and industry thought leaders have honored Dr. Matzinger's storybook career numerous times. In 2005, she was named Physician of the Year, The Golden Stethoscope Award by St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. That same year, she was also honored with the Quarterly Marcus Welby Award. In the 2005/2006 editions, the Beauty, Health and Fitness Magazine named Dr. Matzinger one of Las Vegas' Top Doctors. She is a Lifetime Honoree of the Strathmore's Who's Who and a member of America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals. Dr. Matzinger co-authored Audacious Aging with other professionals such as Deepak Chopra, and Andrew Weil, which won a silver medal in the Independent Publisher book awards.

Dr. Matzinger maintains her leadership role within the Henderson community by serving on the Board of Directors of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and lectures frequently throughout the Las Vegas/ Henderson area and nationwide. Recently, Dr. Matzinger was named one of 2017 TOP DOCS and DENTISTS in Las Vegas. perience today.


Roger Bezanis is considered the worlds’ foremost authority on face reading and the world expert on “Whole Food Raw Foodism,” Roger Bezanis has now earned the new moniker of “Professor Ph.” Renowned as a profound author researcher, formulator, healthcare pioneer, educator and mentor Roger Bezanis, in his mini-book “pH MADNESS” has redefined cellular life itself. An iconoclast, he is completely self trained via study of the greatest minds healthcare has ever known. Armed with constant self testing results and empirical data he holds no allegiances or alliances with any group or dogma.


His work in his book “Diagnostic Face Reading and Holistic Healing” legendary and is used around the globe.


When Mr. Bezanis says “it works,” it is because empirical testing has borne out these effects time and time again. His interviews found on YouTube and running information feed found on twitter.com are magnets of education. Now offering class validation in his teachings, he has created a legion of new healers unparalleled in their abilities. His health axioms are; lead by example, teach only empirical truth, heal those who ask, dispel the lies of healthcare and stop mans decline into the torment of drugs and surgery. Mr. Bezanis is guided by three basic principles,1) Anyone can heal, 2) Healing starts with education and taking personal responsibility, 3) Exact diagnosis leads to right solutions, which lead directly and only to healing results.


As a Whole Food Raw Foodist he leads public and professional alike to levels of heath thought impossible to achieve.


His lecture career began in 1995 on the Chiropractic circuit. He has now lectured upward of 500 times. As a speaker he is without parallel as he brings his audiences to conceptual understanding of material not heretofore grasped and often not ever considered. His presentations are unique as he is a master at grabbing the attention of his students and can spot if the audience has lost their way via his words. When he speaks of the pH scale it is not only understandable but sage. His ability to make the complex simple is almost other worldly. He may be the most riveting speaking and teacher in health today.