Nourish Vermont

Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering
Friday, June 1, 2018 to Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 9:00AM–5:00PM each day
Event Type: 
Special Event
Adult Program
Location: Coach Barn
Fee: Sliding scale, $25-$100 each day (includes lunch). We are pleased to offer this program at a sliding scale in order to make it accessible to all income levels.

Registration is now open below!

Come learn the core principles of traditional diets and explore how lifestyle and the environment in which you live impacts health. 

Hosted at Shelburne Farms, Nourish Vermont is a grant funded program supported by The Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner Foundation.  

Food served will align with the principles presented by the speakers, including nutrient-dense, locally and organically grown vegetables, pastured and grass–fed meat, raw dairy products, and fermented vegetables, all skillfully prepared by Frank Pace of Great Northern.

Exhibitors & Marketplace: Local and regional producers,  therapeutic practitioners and Nourish Vermont sponsoring organizations and businesses will be tabling in the East Hall of the Coach Barn.   Many items will be for sample and for sale.

Friday, June 1

Zacciah Blackburn | Sound as Nutrition 

Our world is filled with Sound and Light.  Our brain is constantly stimulated by these sound and light impulses in our environment, and interprets and encodes our experiences in Time and Space through the auditory and visual cortexes.  What many of us do not realize, is that in our highly stimulated modern world, these neurological signals also activate excitation and relaxation responses in our hormones, and thus in our physiology.

The Science of Sound tells us that over-stimulative sounds and noise in our environs create stressful toxic effects on our physiology not unlike the toxic effect of psychological and emotional stress, or even polluted air, water, and food.  Conversely, sounds interpreted as relaxing or beautiful create nourishment through those same neurological impulses.

Sound healing is a rapidly growing new therapeutic field, which draws from many ancient cultures’ uses of sound and music, as well as modern technology, to create relaxing, soothing, or healing sounds for listeners to rest or ‘bathe’ in.  The skillful use of intentional sound can also create the atmosphere for one to journey into the inner sanctums of mind and spirit, to carry us to places of new inspiration or revelation, and to deeper connection, harmony and balance within.

Come and join with Master sound workers Zacciah Blackburn and Dorothy Stone as they weave a rich tapestry of sound, guiding us into an exploratory journey of the sacred space within us, and the connecting point of sound and light, which may bring us together into the greater network, the very matrix of Life.

Zacciah Blackburn is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures.  He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies. Zacciah shares authentic trainings in the nature of human consciousness, explorations into the Shamanic worlds of Earth Energies & awareness, and teachings on the nature of sound, and sacred sound practices, as a therapeutic healing modality.  His in depth understanding provides life transforming experiences into the authentic nature, being, and wellness of who we are as spiritual beings. He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace. He also offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, and sound healing tools, as well as expert advice on their use, at  See his primary website for further information.

Nora Gedgaudas | Bridging the Nutritional Gap between Our Prehistoric Ancestry, the Work of Weston A. Price and our Uniquely Challenging Modern World

We humans have been subject to a wide variety of climatic changes and ecosystems throughout our evolutionary trajectory. A number of philosophical perspectives have arisen in recent years designed to promote dietary approaches based on a variety of ancestral concepts and perspectives. How do we reconcile prehistoric humankind and the Neolithic/premodern perspective of Weston A. Price with the uniquely challenging world we all live in today? This presentation will draw from certain key commonalities among ancestral and human physiological concepts and cross pollinate this with the modern science of human longevity and the implications for today’s unique health challenges.  This presentation will also help sift through a variety of frequently confusing misconceptions to arrive at a sound universal foundational framework for optimized health. Expect a surprise or two.

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.  Nora is an experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, online summits, television and film. Her own popular podcasts are widely listened to on iTunes and are available for free download. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist. Her latest book Primal Fat Burner was released in January 2017 by Simon & Schuster (Atria).

Nicolas Pineault | How To Thrive In A World Filled With 3G, 4G and 5G Electrosmog

Our modern exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) – or “Electrosmog” – are orders of magnitudes higher than ancestral levels, and this new type of pollution is triggering health symptoms in many people. With the upcoming roll-out of the new 5G networks which will blanket our environment with even thicker electrosmog, Nick explores how we follow ancestral health principles and greatly reduce our exposure just by changing a few bad habits most of us have around technology.

Nicolas Pineault is an investigative health journalist, educator and advocate for safe technologies. In 2017, he authored The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs — an unconventional book endorsed by top health authorities such as Dr. Mercola, and which tackles the very serious topic of electromagnetic pollution with humor and common sense. He since launched the Electrosmog Rx online course, with the goal of educating 100,000 health practitioners how to prevent, diagnose and treat EMF-related illness. You can find more about Nick’s work on and ElectrosmogRX.COM

Jeff Leach | Slipping from the Pond: Is a Healthy Microbiome Even Possible in the Modern World

Jeff Leach Jeff’s interest in modern diet and the gut microbiome began almost a decade ago when his daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As with other autoimmune diseases, an underlying genetic susceptibility must exist for type 1 diabetes to manifest but an environmental component (trigger) is necessary. With advances in metagenomics and huge government initiatives like the recently completed Human Microbiome Project, its becoming increasingly clear that the gut microbiome plays a significant if not causal role in the development of type 1 diabetes, other autoimmune diseases, and modern (ecological) diseases in general.  In an effort to raise awareness about the changes in human ecology that have given rise to diseases of the modern world, Jeff launched the Human Food Project to blur the line between the science and the general public. See also our recently launched crowd sourcing project American Gut. We hope you can join us as we look to the past to better understand why we get sick.  Research interests include the impact of acculturation on the gut microbiome among traditional groups in Africa, public health policy, ethnography, indigenous rights, hot-rock technology, site formation processes, foraging and pastoral societies, and evolution of the human microbiome from our Mio-Pliocene ancestors to modern primates and humans.

Saturday, June 2

Zach Bush, MD | Our Role in Today’s Disease Epidemics and the Microbiome’s Capacity in the Recovery of Our Soil, Food, and Human Health

Consumer behavior over the last 50 years has led to extraordinary changes in our food systems in the United States.  The demand for cheap, convenient food options throughout the grocery and restaurant industries has created today’s large scale chemical farming industry.  Our separation and unawareness of the scale of the resulting ecological collapse and steady co-dependence that our food system has entered into with the chemical industries has set us up for a total loss of food independence and food sustainability in our highly industrialized nation and economy.  This lecture reveals the multiple direct avenues by which these market and industry forces have impacted human health and disease. The scale of the problem is only matched by the extraordinary power of the microbiome to heal our most grave mistakes. Dr Bush outlines the concrete steps that we can take to re-engage the power of mother nature to reach food and health independence that we must reach if we are to escape the accelerating collapse of our physical, social, and financial structures.

Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr Zach and his colleagues have delivered offers profound new insights into human health and longevity. In 2012, he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria, and his team has subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions as an antidote to glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product RESTORE. Dr Zach points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. He is fiercely motivated by a desire to have them experience a much brighter and healthier future. His educational efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and western medicine at large.

Dr.  László Boros | Fractionation and discrimination of heavy hydrogen (deuterium) for nutritional medicine

Deuterium (2H; D) is a stable isotope of hydrogen (1H) that weighs twice as much. Hydrogens are provided by the foods and liquids we consume. They have several fundamental biological roles including forming and maintaining the three-dimensional confirmation of proteins and DNA and as fuel to create ATP in the mitochondria. The creation of mitochondrial ATP occurs via rapidly rotating nanomotors, and the creation of ATP happens simultaneously with the creation of metabolic water in the mitochondria as the nanomotors rotate. When deuterium binds to the nanomotors instead of regular hydrogen, it acts like an “elephant in a china store” and ultimately breaks the nanomotors. This decrease in the capacity of nanomotors to drive the formation of ATP and metabolic water has devastating effects on metabolism, proliferation, and the structure of the cell and DNA. Biological systems continually deplete deuterium using a variety of methods including nutrition, gut microflora, biochemical reactions such as glycolysis, light and sound driven molecular resonance patterns, breathing, and exercise. But this ability to deplete deuterium decreases as we eat poorly, sleep less, get older, and become sick and diseased. As a consequence, deuterium acts as an oncoisotope and deuterium depletion is gaining acceptance as an important part of scientific, translational, and clinical program across the globe. Deuterium depletion provides a better understanding of how nutrition, physical factors such as light exposure, circadian rhythms, photoelectric and cosmic resonance, aging, and exercise “truly” effect the world’s greatest health challenges – fatigue, impotence, cancer, diabetes, cognitive decline, heart disease, and premature aging. Dr. Boros’ talk will clarify the biological art of submolecular deuterium fractionation, discrimination, and depletion and make a case for it being  Nature’s most efficient tool to protect cellular metabolism, energy production, and structure from permanent damage in order to preserve strength, health, and vitality!

Dr.  László Boros holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Albert Szent-Györgyi School of Medicine, Szeged, Hungary and he is currently a Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is an active investigator at the UCLA Clinical & Translational Science (CTSI) and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institutes (LABIOMED). He is the Chief Scientific Advisor of Metabolic Profiling at CignatureHealth where he studies heavy hydrogen, deuterium related clinical chemistry and advises clinical services. Dr. Boros is the co-inventor of the targeted 13C tracer fate association study (TTFAS) platform to study deuterium as an oncoisotope and its depletion by mitochondrial matrix water exchanges to prevent oncoisotopic cell transformation by deuterium.  Dr. Boros trained as a house staff in his medical school in gastroenterology after receiving a research training fellowship from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Boros was a visiting Scholar at the Essen School of Medicine in Germany and also worked as a Research Scientist at the Ohio State University, Department of Surgery, in the historic Zollinger-Ellison laboratory. Dr. Boros is the recipient of the C. Williams Hall Outstanding Publication Award from the Academy of Surgical Research of the United States (1997), the Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Research Award from the University of California (2001), the Excellence in Clinical Research Award from the General Clinical Research Center at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (2004) and Public Health Impact Investigator Award of the United States Food and Drug Administration (2011).  Dr. Boros serves as an associate editor for the journals Pancreas and Metabolomics while he serves as an Academic Editor of Medicine® Oncology.

Dr. Jack Kruse | Skin in the Game  

There is a deep connection between thermodynamics in biology and the processing of energy and information. This process begins in the skin and this biophysical process will be explored and examined. In 2016 Jack came to Nourish Vermont and explained how food can only be understood via photosynthesis. Last year he showed us obesity begins in the eye and not with foods of exercise. All of these things tie light, water, and magnetism the computations that mitochondria must make. What stands between the sun and our mitochondria? The skin. Do nature and biology add lipid droplets to our skin to create a laser that changes sunlight into coherent light that activates programs in our subcutaneous fat? Learn how the skin works with the sun and mitochondria in a wireless fashion to build wellness within.

Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South.  As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog,, gets over 250,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa).



*Subject to shifts.  We will do our best to stick with the schedule!

Friday, June 1

Doors Open: 8AM

8:00 AM - Registration and Visit Exhibits & Marketplace

8:45 - Welcome

9:00-9:30AM - Zacciah Blackburn

9:30-9:45AM - Ben Hewitt

9:45-11:30- Nora Gedgaudas

12:00-1:30PM Lunch

1:45-3:15 PM - Nicolas Pineault

3:30-5:00 - Jeff Leach


Saturday, June 2

8:00 AM - Registration and Visit Exhibits & Marketplace

8:45 - Welcome

9:00-9:10 Zacciah Blackburn

9:15-10:45AM - Zach Bush

11:00AM - 12:30PM-  Dr Boros

12:30-2:00PM - Lunch

2:00-5:00PM - Dr. Jack Kruse


Nourish Vermont Exhibitors & Marketplace  

Aqua Vitea Kombucha

Bemer Therapy

Urban Moonshine, Herbal Medicine & Bitters

Maybe it’s Mercury, Andy Cutler Protocol, Rebecca Lee

Cedarwood Natural Health Center, Applied Kinesiology & heavy metal testing, Dr. Suzy Harris

Wellspring Chiropractic, Network Chiropractic, Dr. Heather Rice

Ceres Natural Remedies & Champlain Valley Dispensary, high quality, lab-tested CBD products

Body Charge, Darcie Shedd-Feller, Massage Therapist, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Reiki Master

Railyard Apothecary/Burlington Herb Clinic

Spoonful Herbals

Your Wellbeing, Bemer Therapy, Margaret Osha

Intervale Center

Massage Therapy, Aimee Goff

Solutions Health Coaching, Sarah Chila

The Simmering Bone


Nutritional Therapy Association

Rural Vermont

Shelburne Farms

Ra Optics

Wild Gourmet Food/ The Wild Food Society & Gatherers Guild

Structural Energetic Therapy, Jennifer Kiel, Massage Therapy

Shelburne Farms

Sunreed Instruments and the Center of Light, Your Source For Sound Healing™


More information will be announced soon.

Registration Details: 

Please contact Tre McCarney, Director of Community Programs, at [email protected] with any questions.


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