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Helping the Unusually Sensitive Patient to Heal

September 18, 2015
Hosted by Neil Nathan MD

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Today, I am delighted to bring back to our program, my friend and colleague, Dr. Wayne Anderson. We are putting on a symposium later this month on the subject of diagnosing and treating the extremely sensitive patient. We are seeing more and more patients who cannot tolerate the typical doses of medications, supplements, and even homeopathics. This broadcast will be devoted to understand how this happens and how we can help those patients to heal. Please join us for this important show!

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It is our hope that this program will become the premier go-to site for consumers and interested medical practitioners to obtain the most in-depth information in this field that is available today. We hope to educate about and explore the controversies and treatments currently in use at a level of clarity and practicality that we believe is not available anywhere else.

The goal is improved quality of life and new hope for those who have been struggling with their health care to date. We will be discussing the entire field of health with special emphasis on Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Lyme disease, Mold toxicity and Pain.

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Neil Nathan MD

Neil Nathan MD

Neil Nathan, MD has been Board Certified in Family Practice and Pain Management and is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. With Dr. Rich van Konynenburg he did the ground-breaking clinical research which demonstrated the role of methylation chemistry in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and he has just completed a study with Dr. Robert Naviaux on the metabolomics of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He has written several books, including "Healing is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue," "Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnesses" and "On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks." He is the host of an internationally syndicated radio program/podcast on VoiceAmerica called "The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today."

He has been practicing medicine for 44 years and has recently relocated his medical practice to the Redwood Valley Clinic in Northern California. He can be contacted most easily through his website, www.neilnathanmd.com, through which consultations are available.

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Sidney Baker, MD



Dr. Baker is a former Yale Medical Faculty member, Peace Corps Volunteer, pediatrician and family practitioner, Gesell Institute Director, founder of Defeat Autism Now! and Autism360.org He is a Linus Pauling Award recipient, associate editor of Integrative Medicine and editorial board member of Global Advances in Health and Medicine. He is the inventor of a US patented system of web-based health information technology, and author of several books including "Detoxification and Healing: The Key to Optimal Health" and "Autism: Have We Done Everything We Can For This Child? Effective Biomedical Treatment" View Guest page

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John Banta, CIH


John Banta, CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist), brings to this program over two decades in troubleshooting indoor environmental problems. His expertise covers many aspects of indoor air quality, but his specialization is in mold problems in buildings. He holds a degree in environmental health science, and is the author of "Extreme Weather Hits Home: Protecting Your Buildings From Climate Change," and co-author of "Prescriptions For A Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners." View Guest page

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Roger Billica, MD


Dr. Billica received his undergraduate chemistry degree as a Morehead Scholar and M.D. from the University of North Carolina, followed by a residency in Family Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. He later joined the Air Force as an F-16/F-15 squadron flight surgeon and Chief of Aero-medical Services at Luke Air Force Base. He joined the NASA Space Program in 1989 and was appointed Chief of Medical Operations in 1991. He published numerous scientific papers, has been the recipient to a variety of distinguished awards, and holds a patent in the field of telemedicine. He left NASA in 2001 to open an integrative medical clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado (Tri-Life Health, PC) which specializes in preventive, nutritional, epigenetic and environmental medicine. Since 2002 he has been the nightly host of the popular radio program "God's Plan for Your Health." View Guest page

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Joseph Brewer MD



Dr. Brewer is an infectious disease specialist in private practice in Kansas City. He practices at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has special interests in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and HIV/AIDS. He published the ground-breaking paper "Detection of mycotoxins in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" in April, 2013, and followed this up with "Chronic illness associated with mold and mycotoxins: is naso-sinus fungal biofilm the culprit?" View Guest page

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Ben Brown, MD

Dr. Brown is currently the Medical Director of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine. He has worked with Dr. Ornish since 1994 in developing this program. He was previously on The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness last Spring discussing integrative medical care for the underserved. Ben graduated from UCSF medical school and then from the family medicine residency in Santa Rosa. While in medical school he founded and directed an international non-profit to help serve the refugees along the Thai-Burma border and has done many missions to that region as well as to Bolivia, Haiti and Nicaragua. As Chief Medical Officer for Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, he and his team grew the clinics from one site to five, and in 2007 he joined the faculty of the Santa Rosa Family Practice Residency where he developed an Integrative Medicine Fellowship. He is an award-winning photographer, writer and humanitarian and the author of "50 Simple Things to Save Your Life During Residency." View Guest page

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Stephen Harrod Buhner



Stephen Buhner lectures throughout the United States and Europe on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants and the intelligence of nature. His unique understand of these relationships and his poetic ability to write about them is well recognized. Some of his books include "Healing Lyme", "The Secret Teachings of Plants", and the newly released books "Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections" and "Herbal Antivirals." He lives in Silver City, New Mexico. View Guest page

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Mary Ellen Chalmers, DMD



Dr. Chalmers is a dentist in Santa Rosa, CA, practicing Integrative and Functional Dentistry. In addition to her dental skills, Dr. Cahlmers is certified as a Naturopathic Physician, with advanced training in Oxygen and Ozone therapy and is one of two dentists to be certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the first dentist certified as a Frequency Specific Microcurrent practitioner. She lectures nationally and has worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between the dental and medical professions to improve the quality of care for all patients. View Guest page

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Suzy Cohen

Suzy Cohen, America's Pharmacist (TM) is a licensed pharmacist and Functional Medicine practitioner. In addition to writing a syndicated health column, "Dear Pharmacist", which circulates to millions of readers each week, Suzy hosts a medical minute on "Know the Cause" television. You have seen her on The Dr. Oz Show, The View, The Doctors, 700 Club or Good Morning America health. She has written several best selling books on health, including "Thyroid Healthy", "Headache Free: Relieve Migraine, Tension, Cluster, Menstrual and Lyme Heaches", "Diabetes Without Drugs", "Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients and How To Restore Them" among others. Get your free newsletter at www.SuzyCohen.com View Guest page

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Dr. Sean Devlin



Dr. Devlin is a board certified Family Physician and board eligible in Emergency Medicine. He is an ILADS member and works extensively with chronic medical conditions including Lyme Disease, Cancer and Chronic Pain. He holds a Master's Degree in Biochemistry and pursued doctoral studies in Pharmacology with an emphasis on the evaluation of novel antineoplastic agents. During his tenure as a PhD student, he uncovered a variety of important research on the endocannabinoid system and has recently published an article in the Townsend Letter regarding the benefits of cannabis in cancer patients. He is a founder and current Advisory Board member of the International Organization of Integrative Cancer Physicians foundation. He is an internationally recognized speaker on a wide variety of medical subjects. View Guest page

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Daniel Dunphy, ND, PA



Dr. Dunphy is currently working with the Regenesis Medical Group in San Francisco. He has extensive experience working with chronically ill and cancer patients, including his work with Dr. Robert Atkins, Dr. Emmanuel Revici and Dr. Nick Gonzales among others. He has been on the forefront of working with new information from oncogenetics and biochemistry and the dark field microscope to provide integrative insights into improving the treatments for cancer patients. View Guest page

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Kendra Faye

Kendra Faye grew up in the Valley of the Moon, singing to the skies and oak tress and golden meadows. The cycles of nature have long inspired her path as a musical healer and deep listener. These tools have proven essential as she pioneers the field of therapeutic music at the thresholds of birth and death. In 2004 she began volunteering as a hospice harpist at Hospice by the Bay. She went on to become a Certified Sound Healing Therapist at CIIS and completed a year-long Integrative Medicine internship at California Pacific Medical Center, focusing on harp therapy at the hospital bedside. Kendra has been playing for patients, staff and family at Marin General Hospital since 2011 and is currently developing a 9 month training program to guide therapeutic musicians in hospice settings. She is preparing to release her first CD, "Gracenotes", funded by St. Joseph's Hospital to provide healing music to patients, staff and families. She is also a longtime yoga teacher and practitioner. View Guest page

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Michael Fratkin, MD

Dr. Fratkin is an experienced educator and physician with diverse background in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is dedicated to the physical and psycho-spiritual well being of patients and their families as they face complex medical conditions in the context of integrated health care delivery. Dr. Fratkin brings his quest to bring greater well-being to the overburdened and underserved. He is currently the Founder and Director of ResolutionCare and also is instrumental in providing Palliative care Consultation Services for St. Joseph Hospital. He served for many years as a Hospice Medical Director and is passionate about providing holistic/integrative medical care for those in need. View Guest page

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Joel Friedman MD



Dr. Friedman is a family physician who has been practicing in Kula, Maui for many years. He has studied and incorporated a wide-array of healing concepts into his practice which integrates the physical with the spiritual, emotional and energetic aspects of health care. View Guest page

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Kristine Gedroic, MD


Dr. Gedroic is an integrative physician and founder of The Gedroic Center for Integrative Medicine in Morristown, NJ. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University and completed her internship at Cornell University in NYC, followed by a residency in Family Practice at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. She later completed a fellowship at the University of Arizona in Integrative Medicine and received board certification in acupuncture from the American Board of Medical Acupuncture and the newly established Integrative Medicine Boards. Dr. Gedroic is also the Medical Director of the Chambers Center for Well-Being at Morristown Hospital in NJ. She serves as volunteer faculty for Rutgers University in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Center for Immunity and Inflammation. She lives in Morristown with her husband and three young sons. View Guest page

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Stephen Genuis, MD


Dr. Genuis is a clinician and researcher involved in many areas of medical science. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as in Environmental Medicine and has authored over 105 scientific publications for over 50 different peer-review medical journals including Lancet, British Medical Journal, and Environmental Research. In addition to writing, he lectures extensively and has reviewed papers for over 70 different scientific and medical publications on a wide range of subjects. He has served as the women's health physician for an inner city clinic, worked as an Ob/Gyn at a University teaching hospital, and served as co-director of medical services in a West African hospital. Included in his awards are the Commemorative Medal from the Governor General in recognition of significant contributions to Canada. He plays the piano and sings in a doctor's band called DixieDocs. Most importantly, he enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife Shelagh, and being his five kids "Pa." View Guest page

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Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, MD, PhD



Dr. Golomb is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She two decades of experience as a primary care physician, and has served as a Health Consultant at RAND. Her background includes a BS in physics, summa cum laude, an MD and PhD at UC San Diego (during which time she gave vaulting lesson to Francis Crick); a postdoctoral fellowship in the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute, a Robert Woods Johnson Clinical Scholarship at RAND/UCLA and recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award. Her interests include: research methods and inference from evidence; the balance of treatment risks and benefits and the relationship of oxidative stress and mitochondrial function to health, behavior, illness, environmental injury, medication effects, nutrition and aging. She is best known for her work on Gulf War Illness, statins, placebos---and chocolate. Her work has been featured many times in such venues as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Economist---as well as Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. View Guest page

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Dr. Eric Gordon


Dr. Eric Gordon is the founder and director of the Gordon Medical Associates, one of our country's best respected alternative medical centers. Dr. Gordon has worked tirelessly to bring a wide variety of integrative medical practices under one roof so that patients will have the opportunity to be treated with the most comprehensive modalities currently available. Well known for his work with Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, Dr. Gordon is also known for his diagnostic abilities and breadth of knowledge. View Guest page

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Lauren Gordon-Fahn



Lauren trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture. She has also trained in Heart Mind Integration. She practices Pattern Reintegration, an alternative form of therapy that integrates Chinese Meridian Theory with guided visualization to transform dysfunctional physical and mental-emotional holding patterns, while applying light touch. She works in private practice in Petaluma at Second Arrow Healing and also at Gordon Medical Associates in Santa Rosa. View Guest page

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Jeffrey Greenfield, DO



Dr. Greenfield is joining Gordon Medical Associates this September after leaving his 20+ year practice in Manchester, New Hampshire. After training in Family Medicine in a military program, he taught Family Medicine in the USAF residency program in Nebraska. He has become well-known for his ability to provide expert osteopathic manipulation and he has taught this for many years in many venues.

On his journey he realized that many patients with chronic illness could only be helped when their underlying medical conditions had been addressed, so he studied (and is certified by) the Institute of Functional Medicine, and has worked with Lyme disease for many years. In tandem with his Nutritionist wife, Heather, he helps create individualized dietary programs to assist the healing process. View Guest page

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Lisa Harvey, OD


Dr. Harvey is a developmental optometrist. She received her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and her Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley in 1983. She completed an internship in pediatric optometry and binocular vision at State University of New York College of Optometry, and worked for a year as a research optometrist at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco with a focus on cataracts and the visual side effects of systemic medications. She moved to Fort Bragg, CA in 1984 and started a general optometry practice; 20 years later she started a specialty practice in vision therapy, pediatric optometry and vision rehabilitation. She co-edited the textbook "Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury" with Dr. Penelope Sutter. She is Board-certified in vision development and vision therapy. View Guest page

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Larry Klapow, PhD


Dr. Klapow graduated from CCNY first in his class in Biology and Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa, and went on to get his PhD in biological oceanography and invertebrate ecology from Scripps Institute in La Jolla. He then went on to work for the State of California looking at marine waters, designing discharge standards for municipal waste water. In that capacity he also studied toxic materials and the effects of cooling waters from these plants on the environment. His own health issues which first surfaced in 1976 and became increasingly incapacitating forced him to look for the cause and he discovered the microscopic worm Varestrongylus klapowii on the day of his retirement. He has spent the past 20 years researching this worm and bringing it to the attention of the medical field. View Guest page

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Babak Larian MD



Dr. Babak Larian is the Chairman and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills. He is one of the leading international experts in parathyroid surgery and considered a pioneer in this field. He holds the prestigious position of Clinical Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and is the author of numerous papers on this subject. View Guest page

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Judy Loring, NC



Judy is a Certified Nutritional Consultant with a private practice in Northern California. Her specialty is working with clients with complex chronic conditions including immune dysfunction. Over the last 20 years she has also worked for a number of nutritional and herbal suppliers, and for the past 8 years she has been handling practitioner technical support for BioResource, located in Cotati, California. View Guest page

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Benjamin Lynch, ND



Benjamin Lynch, ND, received his Cell and Molecular Biology BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. He currently researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr. Lynch and his work at www.MTHFR.Net. Dr. Lynch is also the President & CEO of www.SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Bothell, Washington with his wife Nadia, and 3 boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor. View Guest page

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Susan McCamish

Susan McCamish is a Certified Traditional Naturopath, practicing in the state of California and certified by the American Naturopathic Certification Board. She is also a Board Certified Naturopath with the American Naturopathic Medical and Accreditation Board and a Certified Nutritional Consultant with the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. Susan is also an Herbalist with a well-deserved reputation for creating effective, high quality herbal formulas for people with chronic complex illnesses. She has researched and developed natural products that support the body in dealing with challenging health issues for over 25 years. Her products include more than 35 high quality herbal formulas that are used internationally by prominent holistic and Lyme literate physicians to help fight various pathogens, promote detoxification and enhance the body's natural ability to heal. She has frequently lectured internationally on chronic illness and tick-borne disease. View Guest page

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Dwight McKee, MD


Dr. McKee studied in a combined MD-PhD program at Case Western Reserve University from 1970-73 then completed his medical training at the University of Kentucky. After twelve years of medical practice which emphasized nutritional and mind-body medicine, he re-entered training and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and then Hematology and Oncology at Scripps Research Institute. He continued to do research and practice Oncology for many years. Although he is not currently involved in direct patient care, he continues to consult with other physicians in the design of treatment and research protocols and works as a consultant to the neutraceutical industry in developing advanced formulations with an emphasis on supporting the immune system, regulation of the cell cycle and DNA protection. View Guest page

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Heather McLean-Greenfield



Heather McLean-Greenfield is a functional nutritionist, currently working at Gordon Medical Associates in Santa Rosa, California. She has a Masters degree (MS) in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and holds national certification as a Certified Nutritional Specialist (CNS). She has continued her education in nutrition and digestive health through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). She is currently working as an independent nutritionist and has spent several years assisting Dr. Jeffrey Greefield with patients under his care. View Guest page

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Carolyn McMakin MA, DC



Dr. McMakin is the clinical director of the Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Clinic of Portland, Oregon. She developed Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) in 1995 and began teaching FSM courses in 1997. In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches seminars in the use of FSM in the U.S., Australia and Europe. She has lectured at the NIH on the subjects of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome and sports injuries. She has authored 8 peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters, and her textbook, "Frequency Specific Microcurrent in Pain Management" was published by Elsevier in 2010. View Guest page

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Cheryl Myers, RN



Cheryl is an integrative health nurse, author, and an expert on natural medicine. She is a nationally-recognized speaker who has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Prevention Magazine. Her research on botanicals has been presented at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the North American Menopause Society. Ms. Myers is the head of Scientic Affairs and Education for Europharma, Inc. View Guest page

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Len Ochs, PhD



Len Ochs is a neuropsychophysiologist with over 30 years experience as a psychologist working in behavioral medicine. With a PhD in social psychology and extensive formal clinical and school psychology training, he is nationally recognized for his work in this area. He served two terms as President of the New York Biofeedback Society. With a background in electronics and programming, he invented and continues to develop a form of neurofeedback that involves nonconscious responsiveness of the brain, which is ideal for those who cannot sit still or have no language skills. In October, 2014 he was awarded the Joel L Lubar award for his pioneering contributions to neurobiofeedback. View Guest page

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Susan Owens

Susan Owens is becoming known as the foremost authority on the role that oxalates play in chronic diseases. Beginning in 2005 she has helped the scientific world begin to understand the deleterious effects that oxalates can have on the whole body and their role in many diseases. To arrive at this discovery she spent the last 20 years studying lab work and examining the science behind chronic disorders. A graduate of Vanderbilt University she completed her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, while serving in think tanks with physicians and researchers. Her first decade of scientific work involved studying the role of sulfur and sulfate disruptions, which led to uncovering the toxicity of oxalates which share transport with sulfate. Through the Oxalate Project, founded in 2005, she and her colleagues have found that oxalates play a pivotal role in over 20 disorders, including autism, muscle wasting, chronic pain and weakness and failure to thrive. View Guest page

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William Parker, PhD


Dr. Parker has worked at Duke University Medical Center for more than 20 years, focusing on the immune system and how immune function in Western culture deviates from function in pre-industrial societies. He is best known for the discovery of the function of the human appendix, and his current work deals primarily with characterization of "normal" immune function and ways to normalize the aberrant immune function found in Western cultures. Work in progress utilizes animal models and other approaches to examine improved neuropsychological function as a result of immune system normalization. He has published dozens of papers, and I would particularly recommend "Reconstitution of the human biome as the most reasonable solution for epidemics of allergic and autoimmune diseases" easily available on line. View Guest page

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Alice Prescott DO

Dr. Prescott brings an international practice experience to her practice at Gordon Medical Associates. After 7 years as a massage therapist doing myofascial release and CranioSacral therapy, Dr. Prescott completed her osteopathic training in Fort Worth, Texas and a residency in family medicine at the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation where she took extra time to study acupuncture and functional medicine. She then went on a Buddhist mission trip to Myanmar, and has worked for the reservations of the Northern Cheyenne and Makah tribes, for Kaiti Medical Center in Gisborne, New Zealand, the ARCH clinic for Austin's homeless, the Northampton Wellness Associates in Massachusetts, and most recently and most happily with Gordon Medical Associates in Santa Rosa, CA View Guest page

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Sonia Rapaport, MD


Dr.Sonia Rapaport is a family physician and the director of Haven Medical, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Board certified in both family medicine and in integrative and holistic medicine, she specializes in the holistic evaluation and treatment of individuals with complex, multisystem illnesses.
Dr. Rapaport received certification in the evaluation and treatment of biotoxin illness through Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker in 2014. She is a Reiki Master and a Master level SCENAR therapist. She has served on the Board of the American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Rapaport earned an MFA in Creative Writing and is a fountain pen enthusiast, yet her greatest gifts are her four children. In 2001, after diagnosing her two youngest with Familial Dysautonomia, she founded FD Hope, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to find a cure for this rare genetic disorder. View Guest page

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Marty Ross



Marty Ross is an integrative medicine physician from Seattle. In his practice at The Healing Arts Partnership he focuses on treating chronic Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. He is a writer and educator as well, and publishes The Treat Lyme Book which is a first of its kind online book. He also maintains Treat Lyme and Associated Diseases, a website devoted to education about chronic Lyme disease. Dr. Ross completed his residency in family medicine through Georgetown University after graduating from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is married to Tara Brooke, ND, who is also his practice and business partner. View Guest page

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Hendrikus Schraven


Hendrikus is a leading-edge soil to health advocate. He has spent decades working with the soil and has worked tirelessly to educate medical audiences and the public about the importance of restoring soil chemistry. As a part of his work, he's a unique world-class landscape-environmental designer. He is the originator of an approach he calls "neofractal landscape design" which create a timeless beauty, exceptional longevity and heightened feeling of "aliveness." He has won over 70 awards internationally and nationally. He consults across the globe from China to New York, Haiti to Hawaii. Among his innovations from Hendrikus Organics are organic soils that don't erode from rainfalls, methods to restore landslides and burned forests and organic soil amendments that increase yields of high nutritional produce. His recent presentation at the April 2016 Seeking Health Educational Institute received a standing ovation from physician attendees. View Guest page

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Christopher Shade PhD

Dr. Shade founded the Quicksilver Scientific company in 2005. Using the research methodology he developed as part of his PhD program, he is able to measure different forms of mercury in body tissues and fluids, allowing a more detailed understanding of mercury toxicity. With his unique Tri-Test and specific treatment programs for removal of mercury from the body he has become a leader in our understanding of detoxification procedures. View Guest page

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Frank Shallenberger MD



Dr. Shallenberger has been practicing integrative medicine since 1978. He is currently the President of the American Academy of Ozonotherapy. He has just published his new book: "The Principles & Applications of Ozone Therapy: A Practical Guide for Physicians" available at amazon.com. He is the developer of Prolozone, an injection technique that has been shown to regenerate damaged joints, herniated discs, tendons and soft tissues. He is the Editor of Second Opinion, a medical newsletter, and has written the "Type II Diabetes Breakthrough" and "Bursting With Energy", both in their 4th printing. He holds the only patent on the use of respiratory gas analysis to determine mitochondrial function......and much, much more. View Guest page

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Eugene Shippen, MD



Dr. Shippen is a family physician from Shillington, PA (near Reading, PA) who is widely viewed as the go-to expert on hormonal imbalances. His book, "The Testosterone Syndrome" is regarded as a classic, and he continues to refine his understanding of complicated hormonal interactions with clarity. He has published research papers and lectures nationally in addition to his full practice. View Guest page

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Ritchie Shoemaker MD

Dr. Shoemaker has pioneered the understanding of Mold Toxicity and Biotoxin Illnesses. His groundbreaking book "Mold Warriors" was followed by the more recent "Surviving Mold". He has published many books and research papers in his efforts to bring this serious condition to the public's attention. His new e-book, "500 Questions on Mold" will be published in the next few weeks, and his website www.surviving mold.com contains a great deal of valuable information that will enable patients to understand this complex illness. His lectures with Dr. Nathan----"Biotoxin Illness: The Science Behind Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment" are available on CD through his website and www.gordonmedical.com View Guest page

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Amy Joy Smith, NP

Amy Joy Smith is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Functional Medicine. She working currently at Pacific Frontier Medical, Inc, a progressive, integrative medical practice in Redwood City, California. While Amy is a renowned pioneer in the understanding and treatment of PANDAS and PANS, her work is more extensive than that and includes decades of work with people with complex, chronic illness and immune disruption. She is also a clinical nutritionist and the mother of an amazing child with PANDAS. Amy serves on the PANDASNetwork.org Board of Directors and was the lead organizer of the West Coast PANDAS/PANS Parent Symposium in 2012 and 2014. She has spoken at a number of medical conferences and training programs around the country. She also has a Master's Degree in Adolescent Health with a focus on youth Development and community health from the University of Minnesota. View Guest page

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Connie Strasheim


Connie Strasheim is the author, co-author, or ghostwriter of ten wellness books, including the just-released "New Paradigms in Lyme disease treatment: Ten Top Doctors Reveal Healing Strategies that Work". She is a medical copywriter and editor for the Alternative Cancer Research Institute and Pro Health's Lyme Disease site, as well as a healing prayer minister and health coach. Connie's passion is to help people with complex, chronic illnesses find freedom from disease using whole body medicine and prayer, and she collaborates with some of the world's best integrative doctors to do this. In addition to Lyme disease, Connie's books focus on cancer, nutrition, detoxification and spiritual healing. In her free time, Connie enjoys traveling the world and doing missions work overseas and sharing the love of God with others. You can learn more about her at www.ConnieStrasheim.org. She can be contacted at Connie9824@aol.com View Guest page

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Norman Suhu, MS, ND


Dr. Suhu is a naturopath practicing in New York City and Glencove, NY for more than 18 years. He specializes in various forms of energy medicine including hydrotherapy, biosyntonie, acupuncture, homeopathy, geobiology and nutrition. He received his Masters of Acupuncture from Tristate College in 1997 and a Masters in Nutrition from NYU in 1998. He received his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2002. As a native New Yorker he is fond of the cultural diversity of his patients and has learned how to utilize the resources available in the New York world marketplace to create very unique energetic remedies. He can be contacted by email at info@drsuhu.com View Guest page

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Jacob Teitelbaum MD



Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is a board certified internist and nationally known expert in the fields of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep and pain. He is also the Founder of the Practitioners Alliance Network (or PAN) and author of numerous books including The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution (Avery), the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery Penguin), Pain Free 1-2-3 — A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now (McGraw-Hill), Three Steps to Happiness! Healing Through Joy (Deva Press), the Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! series (Fairwinds Press), and Real Cause, Real Cure (Rodale). He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET. Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. He lives in Kona, Hawaii. Dr. T battled CFS and fibromyalgia while attending medical school in the mid 70's. In his struggle to heal, he discovered treatments that were unknown to the medical community and began a quest that became his life's passion — helping those who suffer from these debilitating illnesses. The S.H.I.N.E.-based treatment program he developed has helped tens of thousands of sufferers reclaim the vitality CFS/FMS once robbed from their lives. Through his books, speaking engagements and private practice, Dr. T has also reached many of you. View Guest page

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Carolyn Torkelson MD



Dr. Torkelson is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota with joint appointment in the Department of OB/GYN and Women's Health. She is medical director of integrative health at Women's Health Specialist Clinic. Dr. Torkelson is active in clinical research involving herbal and nutritional interventions and has authored a number of papers. She is completing a five-year NIH funded study on "Green Tea and Reduction of Breast Cancer Risk" at the University of Minnesota. View Guest page

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Ty Vincent, MD

Dr. Vincent is an integrative practitioner and father of 6 with a busy practice in Alaska for the past ten years. He completed medical school at the University of Washington and then a family medicine residency in Alaska. After practicing conventional medicine with a very broad scope for 2 years, he began to seek more answers to chronic disease problems that were not adequately treated by the standard approach. He has had additional training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, chelation and detoxification, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, hyperbaric medicine, energy medicine and other integrative therapies in an effort to solve chronic disease problems. He is the author of "Thinking Outside the Pill Box" and has developed Low Dose Immunotherapy as an exciting new tool to assist in the healing of compromised patients. View Guest page

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Alan Vinitsky, MD


Dr. Vinitsky is a creative, inventive, passionate physician, board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. His practice is "Enlightened Medicine" and he has consulted with patients of all ages, both nationally and internationally. He has created nutritional products, MethyLift and RescuMe to support the treatment of methylation and other nutritional imbalances. He co-authored "Energy---the Essence of Environmental Health" with Natalie Golos and a chapter in the medical test "Advancing Medicine with food and Nutrients", 2nd edition, entitled "Bipolar Disorder, an Environmental and Nutritional Approach" with Dr. Ronald Parks View Guest page

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William Walsh, PhD


Dr. Walsh is president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute near Chicago, Illinois, and directs physician-training programs internationally, including the U.S., Australia and Norway. During his 30+ years as a research scientist and engineer, Dr. Walsh developed a science-based nutrient system that has helped thousands of patients challenged by behavioral disorders, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism and Alzheimer's disease, and is used by doctors throughout the world. Dr. Walsh's approach recognizes nutrient imbalances can alter brain levels of key neurotransmitters, disrupt gene expression of proteins and enzymes, and cripple the body's protection against environmental toxins. His book "Nutrient Power", describes his findings and the advanced nutrient therapies which correct biochemical imbalances that are causing learning, behavioral, developmental and mental health issues. View Guest page

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