Speaker Biographies

Our speakers are internationally recognized experts in natural medicine and science, committed to providing world-class, clinically relevant information that can be immediately integrated with existing modalities for a complete holistic approach.

Robert Abell, ND LAc

Dr. Abell received his BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1985. He received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1993 and his Master’s in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1994. Dr. Abell speaks on various topics throughout North America, including lectures for Seroyal focusing on Biotherapeutic Drainage™. He resides in Hawaii with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter, Elise, and is currently working on a new project that will permit health care practitioners access to treating with natural medicine according to the practice of Biotherapeutic Drainage. Dr. Abell has a virtual practice where he treats current and new patients.

Mikhael Adams, BSc ND

Dr. Adams received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1981. He practiced for 10 years in Seattle, and is now in private practice in Milton, Ontario. Dr. Adams uses drainage, nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture and auricular medicine as his primary therapeutic tools. He has studied homeopathy since 1977 with such renowned doctors as Robin Murphy, George Vithoulkas, Bill Gray, Francisco Eizayga and Michel Bouko-Levy. Dr. Adams is the president of the International Association of Auricular and Bioenergetic Medicine, past president of the North American Association of Auricular Medicine, and has studied extensively with Dr. Paul Nogier in France. He taught Clinical Pathology at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from 1987 to 1993 and has been giving workshops internationally on auricular medicine since 1984.

Felice L. Gersh, M.D.

Dr. Gersh, a board-certified OB-GYN and medical director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, California, is one of a small number of fellowship-trained, integrative gynecologists. Dr. Gersh is an award-winning physician and renowned national speaker on ovarian health, menopause, cardiometabolic health, environmental toxins and other important issues affecting women of all ages.

Penny Kendall-Reed, N.D.

Dr. Kendall-Reed has a special interest in metabolic and neuro-endocrine health, and co-author of five national best-selling books. Presently, Dr. Kendall-Reed is the director of natural therapies at the Urban Wellness Clinic in Toronto.

Nathan Morris, M.D.

Dr. Morris is a family practice, trained functional medicine practitioner. He specializes in determining connections between seemingly disparate clinical observations, approaching the body as an integrated whole.

Mona Morstein ND, DHANP

Mona Morstein ND, DHANP has a BS in Foods and Nutrition, received her ND and completed her Family Residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Following graduation, Dr. Morstein established a successful private practice in Great Falls, Montana, that she operated for 13 years. Dr. Morstein then moved to Arizona and was chair of nutrition, a professor of gastroenterology and supervising physician of students in the outpatient medical clinic at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona for 11 years. Now fully back in private practice in Tempe, Dr. Morstein addresses acute and chronic diseases for patients of all ages. A recognized expert on pre-diabetes and diabetes, she also specializes in gastroenterology and hormonal disorders, and created the well-received conferences “Insulin Intensive Seminar” and “Comprehensive Care of Diabetics.” Dr. Morstein is the founder and executive director of the 501©3 non-profit Low Carb Diabetes Association. She is also on the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of American’s Medical Advisory Board in Phoenix. Dr. Morstein conducted two five-week webinars on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Comprehensive Care of Multiple Gastrointestinal Conditions for Medicine Talk Pro. In 2012, Dr. Morstein received the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians President’s Award for her comprehensive work in the naturopathic profession. In 2014, she was named “Most Outstanding Professor” by the SCNM student body.

Nigel Plummer, PhD

Nigel Plummer, Ph.D., received his doctorate in microbial physiology from the University of Surrey, UK, and has developed an extensive knowledge specializing in omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and natural antimicrobials. Dr. Plummer is a globally accepted authority on probiotics and has produced a vast body of research on probiotics in post-antibiotic therapy, the control of IBS symptoms, and the prevention of allergies and antibiotic resistance.

Chris Spooner, B.Sc., N.D.

Dr. Spooner is a naturopathic doctor with more than 20 years of experience in naturopathic medicine. He has been a board member of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia since 2008, where he holds various positions. Dr. Spooner received a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Victoria in 1991 and his N.D. from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998. After completing his post-doctoral fellowship in Environmental Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence, he continued instructing at SCNM as an assistant professor, teaching courses in toxicology, environmental medicine and nutrition. Dr. Spooner works with a wide range of patients who are looking for a balanced approach to health care that combines conventional medicine with research-informed, integrative strategies. Dr. Spooner has advanced certifications through the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC, including prescriptive authority.

Dickson Thom, DDS ND

Dr. Thom is one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center forBiological Medicine and the American Center for Alternative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (dentistry) in 1974, the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto (N.D.) in 1986, and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland (N.D.) in 1989. He has been in practice for over 40 years with a primary focus on the management of chronic disease, including autoimmune disease, neurological conditions, gastrointestinal health, and endocrine disorders.




Practitioners are solely responsible for the care and treatment provided to their own patients. The information provided by speakers in this educational program, together with any written material, do not necessarily represent the view of Seroyal and are not intended as medical advice.