Our Speakers

See the biographies of the speaker panel for Thinking Out Loud: Food as Medicine II at Chicago’s Resurrection University on February 23, 2017.


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Eric Meredith, MEd, MS, RD, CHES, CPT is a Dietitian, Health Education Specialist and Personal Trainer. He previously served in the US Navy as a Russian Linguist and earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He worked as a Developer and a Software Sales Professional, and then made a career move that changed everything. In 2007 he started a healthy meal delivery service called Alter EatGo to help address Chicago’s lack of healthy food options. After building his business he completed UIC’s Dietetics Program and became certified as a Personal Trainer and Health Education Specialist. 


David W. Miller, MD, Lac is one of the only MD physicians in the U.S., dually board certified in Pediatrics and Chinese medicine. His practice, East-West Integrated Medicine, LLC is located in Chicago. Dr. Miller has designed curricula in integrative physiology, and is an active participant and leader in numerous state and national medical associations. He is the National Chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists and the Legislative Director for the Chinese medical community in Illinois. He teaches extensively and enjoys speaking to both professional and public audiences about integrative medicine.

Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, MsAC, Cert. MDT, CACCP discovered chiropractic and holistic medicine at a young age, and has dedicated her life to helping others with their ailments in a holistic manner incorporating chiropractic and acupuncture into one practice. Dr. Tohtz owns and practices at Serenity Family Wellness Center, a Chicago family health center that uses integrative medicine and holistic wellness solutions to treat a variety of health issues. She is the current Board President for the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Chiropractic Acupuncture (CCA) and the Illinois State Representative for Maternity Wise, for which she teaches physicians and organizations on the topics of pregnancy and pediatric care for continuing education. Dr. Tohtz is also a certified yoga instructor through the Temple of Kriya Yoga and a certified hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotherapy. She received her Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences, and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Acupuncture (MsAC), advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric Care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and a certification in post-partum doula practice.