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Expo featured speakers: Joel Makower, Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Dr. Andrew Weil, Vandana Shiva, Ph.D.

This year’s featured speakers at Expo West offer a wealth of knowledge about the full spectrum of issues affecting the naturals industry.

You’ll want to get out your pencils and take notes when these powerhouse experts tackle topics ranging from green business practices and climate change to personal growth and the future of health care. Here’s a quick overview. All the featured speakers’ talks take place in Room 204AB.

Profits and pitfalls of environmentally responsible business
Thursday, March 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Joel Makower, founder and executive editor of, will discuss the profits and pitfalls of environmentally responsible business, offering insight and inspiration for aligning environmental and business goals.

Courage to Change
Friday, March 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Room 204AB
A pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection, Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., will explore how we limit stress and take care of ourselves in this time when our world is rapidly changing. This seminar will help you understand how your thinking helps or hinders change, and will offer practical advice for embracing a positive transformative process.

The Role of Food and Supplements in Health Care of the Future
Friday, March 6, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and author of 10 books on health and wellness, will discuss the collapsing health care system and the need to shift our priorities to disease prevention and health promotion instead of intervention.

Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis
Saturday, March 7, 3 – 4 p.m.
World-renowned environmental expert Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., will address how, in this time of changing climates and increasing food scarcity, sustainable and biologically diverse farms can increase the potential for social justice and biodiversity.

For more information on all the seminars and events taking place at Expo, visit

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