American Academy of Environmental Medicine
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians seeks to serve its members by advancing the profession of naturopathic medicine and preserving its integrity and transforming the healthcare system from a disease management system to a comprehensive health program incorporating the principles of naturopathic medicine. They believe that every American has the right to choose a naturopathic doctor and every naturopathic doctor has the opportunity to be a successful practitioner.
American College for Advancement in Medicine
American Holistic Medical Association
The American Holistic Medical Association serves as an advocate for the use of holistic and integrative medicine by all licensed healthcare providers. The AHMA is committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the natural healing tenets of holistic medicine and to link together those who wish to utilize and promote a holistic approach to conventional and integrative medicine.
Ames, Bruce (PhD)
Dr. Ames is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, and a Senior Scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and he was on their Commission on Life Sciences. He was a member of the board of directors of the National Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Advisory Board, from 1976 to 1982. He was the recipient of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prize (1983), the Tyler Environmental Prize (1985), the Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Chemists (1991), the Glenn Foundation Award of the Gerontological Society of America (1992), the Lovelace Institutes Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Research (1995), the Honda Prize of the Honda Foundation, Japan (1996), the Japan Prize, (1997), the Kehoe Award, American College of Occup. and Environ. Med. (1997), the Medal of the City of Paris (1998), the U.S. National Medal of Science (1998), The Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research (2001), and the American Society for Microbiology Lifetime Achievement Award (2001).
Bland, Jeffrey (PhD)
Based in Gig Harbor, Washington, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 25 years. Dr. Bland founded HealthComm International, Inc. in 1984, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until a merger with its strategic partner, Metagenics, in 2000. Dr. Bland currently serves at Chief Science Officer for Metagenics and President of MetaProteomics.
Brownstein, David (MD)
David Brownstein, MD is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice.
Collin, Jonathan (MD)
Dr. Jonathan Collin is an MD specializing in adult medical care with emphasis on nutritional and alternative medicine. He has two offices in Western Washington. One is in Port Townsend, on the Olympic Peninsula. The other is in Kirkland, on the Seattle side of the Puget Sound. Patients with circulation disorders or toxic metal poisoning are considered for a special treatment known as EDTA Chelation Therapy.
Friends of Alternative and Complementary Therapies Society site. Its mission is to create a repository of health information that is factual, accessible, credible and ethical, and promote learning activities on alternative and complementary medicine through various media.
Gaby, Alan R. (MD)
Hanaway, Patrick (MD)
Patrick Hanaway, MD, is the co-founder of Family to Family and the Chief Medical Officer of Genova Diagnostics. Dr. Pat earned his Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin in 1981 and went on to complete his Medical degree at the University of Washington (St. Louis) and his Family Practice residency training at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Pat's areas of research include muscle biology, neurochemisty, lipid metabolism, public health, preventative medicine, immunology, digestion and nutrition. Dr. Pat currently serves as the President-Elect of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and he lectures extensively on the clinical application of nutrition and genomics. His areas of specialty include digestion, oxidative stress, inflammation, hormone metabolism and achieving long-term wellness.
Hoffman, Ronald (MD)
Recognized as one of America's foremost complementary medicine practitioners. He is founder and Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in New York City, author of numerous books and articles for the public and for health professionals, and is host of the popular nationally-syndicated radio program Health Talk. He is active in several medical professional organizations, and is a past President of the country's largest organization of complementary and alternative doctors, the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). He is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and is frequently quoted in popular magazines and newspapers. He is also called upon to lecture both to the public and to groups of medical professionals. On the personal side, his active lifestyle is an embodiment of the healthy principles he espouses.
Hyman, Mark (MD)
Dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach called Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a four-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, and advocacy, he empowers others to stop managing symptoms and start treating the underlying causes of illness, thereby tackling our chronic-disease epidemic. More about Dr. Hyman or on Functional Medicine.
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International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
A network of dental, medical and research professionals who seek to raise the standards of scientific biocompatibility in the dental practice with information from the latest interdisciplinary research. IAOMT leads in the movement to eliminate toxic therapies in dentistry, including mercury and fluoride, promoting safer dentistry for the clinic and the environment.
International College of Integrative Medicine
The International College of Integrative Medicine is a community of dedicated healthcare professionals advancing emergent innovative therapies in integrative and preventive healthcare by conducting educational sessions, supporting research and publications and cooperating with other professional and scientific organizations, while always promoting the highest standards of practice.
Kennedy, David (DDS)
Dr. Kennedy is the Past President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. His BA is in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Kansas (1967) and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery is from the University of Missouri (1971). He is a world lecturer to the dental profession on the safety of dental materials in the human body. His lectures include (among others) addresses to the World Health Organization, the American Dental Society of Europe, the German BGD, and Brazil Rio Eco-Odonto. More recently, in 1996 he was a presenter at the International Society for Fluoride Research XXI Conference on fluoride (Budapest), and in 1997 was involved in the Canadian Dental Association conference (Toronto) on the use of fluoride drops and tablets.
Lavalle, Jim (RPh)
A nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, naturopathic doctorate, founder of LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati where he has served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company. James has 27 years experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business models. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues.
Linchitz, Richard (MD)
Mindell, Earl (RPh, MH, PhD)
His professional education was strictly establishment when it came to vitamins. Dr. Mindell's courses in pharmacology, biochemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and public health hardly dealt with vitamins at all – except in relation to deficiency diseases. Lack of vitamin C? Scurvy. Out of B1? Beriberi. Not enough vitamin D? Rickets. His courses were the standard fare, with the usual references to a balanced diet and eating the “right foods” (all unappetizingly illustrated on semi-glossy charts).
Moss, Ralph W. (PhD)
The medical writer Ralph W. Moss, PhD, has written or edited twelve books and three film documentaries, mostly on the question of cancer research and treatment. He is a graduate of New York City public schools, New York University (BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965) and Stanford University (MA, 1973, PhD, 1974, Classics). The former science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1974-1977), for over 30 years Moss has independently evaluated the claims of various cancer treatments, conventional and nonconventional. He currently directs The Moss Reports, a periodically updated library of detailed reports on 200+ varieties of cancer diagnoses. Although not a medical doctor, he is noted for his critical acumen and is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in HealthCare, etc.
Patrick, Lyn (ND)
Lyn Patrick, ND graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. Doctors of naturopathic medicine are trained in all aspects of family health and wellness, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Licensed naturopathic physicians have attended a 4-year graduate level program at accredited institutions where they receive the same basic science education as their counterparts in regular medical school. In addition, they receive training in holistic, non-toxic therapies and develop skills in homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling. Although Colorado does not currently license qualified naturopathic physicians, they are licensed in 15 states and the District of Columbia as well as all provinces in Canada.
Perricone, Nicholas (MD)
Nicholas Perricone, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and world renowned healthy-aging expert. A brilliant scholar, Dr. Perricone completed medical school in just 3 years, graduating with distinction. He completed his internship in Pediatrics at Yale Medical School and his Dermatology Residency at Ford Medical Center. Dr. Perricone is regarded as the Father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging.
Schachter, Michael (MD)
The Center's director, Michael B. Schachter, MD, is a 1965 graduate of Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is board certified in Psychiatry, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and has obtained proficiency in Chelation Therapy from the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). Dr. Schachter has more than 35 years experience in CAIM--Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine.
Siegel, Bernie (MD)
Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.
Simone, Charles B. (MD)
During your life, there are people you would like to meet, and there are people you should meet. Meet now Charles B. Simone, Masters of Medical Science, Medical Doctor, Medical Oncologist, Immunologist, and Radiation Oncologist. He is the Founder of Simone Protective Cancer Center, and author of Cancer and Nutrition, A Ten Point Plan for Prevention and Cancer Life Extension; The Truth About Breast Health and Breast Cancer, Prescription for Healing; The Truth About Prostate Health and Prostate Cancer, Prevention and Cancer Life Extension; and HOW TO SAVE YOURSELF FROM A TERRORIST ATTACK. He has worked in cancer research and treatment since 1976.
Sinatra, Stephen (MD)
Dr. Stephen Sinatra realized his calling to medicine from an early age. As a boy growing up in New York, he was greatly affected by his mother's painful battle with diabetes, glaucoma, and eventual blindness. Though helpless in alleviating her suffering, he felt that as a doctor, he might be able to help others. He credits her illness with causing him to look deeper into himself, and helping him become the kind of doctor who truly cares about his patients.
Whitaker, Julian (MD)
Julian Whitaker, MD, graduated from Dartmouth College and received his medical training at Emory University Medical School. He is a member of the American Medical Association and is board certified in anti-aging medicine. A popular speaker and lecturer, Dr. Whitaker is the author of 13 best-selling books, including Reversing Heart Disease and Reversing Diabetes, and the author of the widely-read monthly newsletter, Health & Healing. Founder of the Freedom of Health Foundation, Dr. Whitaker is also a tireless crusader against abuses by the FDA and a champion for medical freedom.