Here is some information about our next retreat, which will be held January 21st-23rd, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ. at the Saguaro Hotel.

Here is the official schedule:

Michael Eades, MD – Keynote speaker is co-author of 14 books including Protein Power and blogger.

Randolph M. Nesse, MD – Keynote speaker is a professor of Life Sciences, director of ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine and foundation professor.

Our program will be eligible for AAFP Prescribed Credit. AAFP Prescribed Credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

Saturday afternoon and evening January 23rd are set aside for informal and fun activities around town.

Thursday – January 21, 2016
Time Speaker Topic
7:OO-8:OO Darryl Edwards, MSc Primal Play Session
7:3O-8:3O Breakfast Introduction to Participants
8:45-9:3O C. Rick Henriksen, MD, MPP and Polina Sayess, MD Welcome and Organizational Discussion
9:3O-1O:15 Jeffry Gerber, MD, FAAFP Framingham and the Muddy Waters
1O:3O-1O:55 Darryl Edwards, MSc 7 Steps to Get ‘Paleo’ Fit
11:OO-11:25 Daria Demkovich Schooler, MD Bovine Milk Proteins and Human Disease: Is There a Correlation?
11:3O-12:15 Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH The Roles of Intermittent Fasting and Carbohydrate Restriction in Cancer Therapy
12:15-1:15 Lunch and Movement Get Some RAYS and Play with Darryl Edwards, MSc
1:3O-2:15 Bryan Barksdale, MD/PhD Student Ketogenic Diets and Ketone Bodies in Treatment of neurotrauma and Ischemia
2:3O-3:15 Carol Loffelmann, MD Music as Medicine
3:3O-4:15 Deborah Gordon, MD Outliving Our Evolutionary Legacy, Hormones at Work
4:3O-5:15 Tommy Wood, MD, PhD Fellow Medschool Circuits Exercise Program with Critique/Comments by Darryl Edwards, MSc


Friday – January 22, 2016
Time Speaker Topic
7:OO-8:OO Darryl Edwards, MSc Primal Play Session
7:3O-8:3O Breakfast
8:OO-9:OO Polina Sayess, MD and C. Rick Henriksen, MD, MPP PAH Organizational Discussion
9:OO-9:45 Georgia Ede, MD Mood and Memory: How Sugar Affects Brain Chemistry
1O:OO-1O:25 Jasmine Moghissi, MD CV Risk Modification with Diet, Case Studies
1O:3O-1O:55 Polina Sayess, MD Influencing Healthcare Policies: Update from the Trenches
11:OO-11:55 Robert Hansen, MD Atherosclerosis, Lipoprotein Retention Model, Gaps and Controvercies, Systems Approach to Pathogenesis
12:15-1:15 Lunch and Movement Get Some RAYS and Play with Darryl Edwards, MSc
2:OO-2:45 Tommy Wood, MD, PhD Fellow Systems Approach to CVD, IR, Carbs and Everything Else
3:OO-3:25 C. Rick Henriksen, MD, MPP Teaching the Teachers
3:3O-4:15 Randolph M. Nesse, MD – KEYNOTE SPEAKER Evolutionary Medicine
4:3O-5:3O Polina Sayess, MD, Jeffry Gerber, MD, FAAFP,
C. Rick Henriksen, MD, MPP
PAH Website and Organizational Issues, Annual Meeting of PAH
5:3O-6:15 Darryl Edwards, MSc Primal Play Session


Saturday – January 23, 2016
Time Speaker Topic
7:OO-8:OO Robert Hansen, MD Yogalates with Critique/Comments by Darryl Edwards, MSc
7:3O-8:3O Breakfast
 9:OO-9:45 Michael Eades, MD – KEYNOTE SPEAKER Paleopathology and the Origins of the Paleo Diet
 1O:OO-1O:45 Georgia Ede, MD Histamine Intolerance: Why Freshness Matters
 11:OO-11:45 Carol Loffelmann, MD, Jeffry Gerber, MD, FAAFP,
Jasmine Moghissi, MD, Polina Sayess, MD,
Ann M. Childers, MD
Panel Discussion: Using Social Media for Advancement of
 11:OO-11:45 Deborah Gordon, MD 23 and Me: Practical First Steps
 12:OO-12:45 C. Rick Henriksen, MD, MPP, Polina Sayess, MD Wrap Up, Loose Ends of Organizational Issues
 12:15-1:15 Lunch

Schedule Subject to Change

Lodging information:

The Saguaro Scottsdale
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This is a wonderful hotel at which every day on Jan 21-23, 2016 we will have catered Paleo/ Whole 30-compliant breakfast and lunch and all our meetings and movement sessions, thus we encourage you to stay at this hotel. 

The separate retreat registration fee ($180 for students, $200 for guests, $250 for PAH attendees) will cover the cost of 6 meals (catered breakfast and lunch for 3 days of the retreat), use of the meeting room, AV equipment, and CME- accreditation. Please find the information below about hotel registration.

Historically, our retreats had greater than 90% retention rate and we hope you will be able to join us.



We were able to negotiate a rate of $169/ night for a single or double room.

Room rates quoted above are subject to tax, which is currently 13.92%.

There will be a one-time porterage fee of $7.00 per person and a daily Housekeeping fee of $3.00 per room. These fees are separate and distinct from the room rate and from taxes.

Our group rates will be honored for PAH attendees three (3) days before group arrival and three (3) days after group departure based on availability.

Please email Polina at and Daria at if you are looking for a roommate to decrease the cost of the accomodations. It is important to email both of us as we will work on this together. Thank you. 


SPECIAL CONCESSIONS that Saguaro made for PAH:

• Waived Resort Fee ($22.00 daily savings)
• Complimentary upgraded high-speed wireless internet in the guest rooms
• Complimentary high-speed wireless internet in the meeting space
• Complimentary parking – self/valet
• Room rate offered 3 days pre/post, based on availability

RESORT FEE includes (waived for PAH):

➢ Access to Saguaro state of the art fitness center
➢ Daily newspaper offered in the hotel lobby
➢ Use of Saguaro Bicycles
➢ Wi-Fi
➢ Local telephone calls and 800 calls
➢ Valet and self-parking
➢ In room coffee
➢ Use of Saguaro Shuttle to designated stops


The Cut-off Date is December 25, 2015.


In order to assign individuals to specific rooms, room reservations will be required. Please phone in your reservation requests, to the following number: 1-877-808-2440. It is important that each of the guests contact the hotel at least thirty days prior to your arrival date and identify themselves as part of our group (Physicians for Ancestral Health), and provide the hotel with guest name, home or business address, email address (if any), requested type of room, requested bed type (i.e. king, double/double or suites), check-in and check-out dates. Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this call. The Hotel does not confirm reservations to the individual in writing. All individually booked reservations must be guaranteed to the attendee’s major credit card at the time of reservation and the reservation must be received by the Cut-off Date.

You may also book reservations online.


Guest accommodations will be available at 4:00 pm on arrival day and reserved until 12:00pm on departure day. Any attendee wishing special consideration for late checkout should inquire at the front desk on the day of departure.


When reservations are made, Saguaro will require a major credit card to hold the reservation. Each guest will be required to present a valid credit card upon check-in, on which an amount of sufficient pre-authorization can be obtained to cover the room and tax charges and hotel fees for the length of the guest’s stay, plus the anticipated use of the hotel’s ancillary services.

Any changes made to group individual reservations or master rooming lists must be made through the reservations department and submitted in writing 72 hours prior to arrival. Saguaro will do our best to accommodate change requests based on availability at the time the request is made, but cannot guarantee that requests will be accommodated.



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