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DR. DAVID MINKOFF
Dr. David Minkoff is one of the foremost alternative health practitioners in the US and patients come from all over the country to see him. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement.
In addition to his traditional medical training, Dr. Minkoff is an expert in Hormone Replacement, Functional Medicine, Chelation, Allergy Elimination, European Biological Medicine, Neural Therapy, Prolotherapy, Ozone Therapy, Longevity/Aging Medicine, Enderlein Therapy, Insulin Potentiated Therapy, and more. He is also one of the primary masterminds behind the Master Amino Pattern (MAP) amino acid supplement.
With this training, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff, co-founded LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997, one of the largest alternative medical clinics in the U.S.This wellness center combines more cutting-edge alternative therapies and modalities under the same roof than almost any other alternative clinic in the country.
Dr. Minkoff is passionate about fitness and is a 38-time Ironman finisher, including eight appearances at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. He also writes two newsletters each week, The Optimum Health Report and the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter.
DR. MARK SIRCUS
Dr. Mark Sircus, one of the most prolific writers in medicine, holds the honorary title of doctor of Oriental medicine and was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. He was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Santa Fe, N.M., and in the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla, in Mexico.
For many years he has been researching into the human condition and into the causes of disease. His primary focus in recent years has been the study of environmental toxicity and iatrogenic diseases. He has written extensively on the poisons in the environment, in our foods, medicines and dental practices. Dr. Sircus is the director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA), which is advocating radical changes in orthodox medicine.
His research and writings bring forth information that others wish to be hidden and he is without doubt “a flame of wonderful insight” and many are thankful for his wisdom and courage. Some people think him a genius in his own right and “his methods of attacking chronic disease beautiful and to the point.”
His work “Natural Allopathic Medicine” represents a revolution in medical thinking laying the groundwork for a future of medicine free from the poisonous rein of pharmaceutical companies. He envisions a future for medicine that is rational, effective and safe. Dr. Sircus is also the author of the popular magnesium book “Transdermal Magnesium Therapy“.
When one reads one of his numerous medical books one can see his discipline and regard for medical science. Though his works are heavily referenced to researchers and clinicians from around the globe the layperson finds little difficulty in understanding his presentation of medical topics.
Dr. Sircus has distilled many of the divergent medical systems and paradigms to an essence that provides a roadmap toward a unified medicine that can be practiced by allopath and non allopath alike. He sees the restoration of the Hippocratic spirit in medicine as vital for he feels that without heart, without love medicine will never serve humanity as it desperately needs to be served.
A lifetime commitment to health, fitness, and sensible nutrition – that’s what Curtis Moran is about. He has been a consumer advocate in the natural foods and preventive medical fields from the tumultuous college days of the 1960s to the present — unafraid to separate the silliness from the science in nutrition claims. Today his primary interests are optimizing bio-identical hormone balance, longevity, and brain function.
Among his notable accomplishments are the following:
- Developed a loyal following of customers over the years in my own retail stores, plus those who patronized the Tahoma Clinic Dispensary and later at Pilgrim’s Market, where I also assisted the founder of that store in creating Pilgrim’s Wellness Center.
- Responsible for naming and coordinating the market development of GlucoBalance, a blood sugar control supplement by Drs. Jonathan Wright, MD and Alan Gaby, MD. Wrote the marketing copy and naming MindMattersRx, a brain-cell regeneration formula by Zortho, a Seattle-based, professional products company.
- Retail sales consultant at Pilgrim’s Market, in Coeur d’Alene, ID, an independent natural foods market frequently and favorably compared to Whole Foods. It includes a massive nutrition department.
- As general manager for Probiologic, a Northwest distributor for Biotics Laboratories, I oversaw all aspects of its operation as well as promoting its products to professionals at trade shows throughout the US.
- Supervised a 12-store chain of nutrition centers in Spokane and Seattle areas.
- Served four years on the Board of Bastyr University—two years as Chairman—bringing in funding and assisting in the successful accreditation of the Seattle-based school of naturopathic medicine and nutrition.
DR. PHIL MAFFETONE
Dr. Philip Maffetone is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, clinician, and author in the fields of complementary and sports medicine, diet, nutrition, stress management and biofeedback. He is a recipient of the prestigious Statuette award by the International Academy for Child Brain Development, was named “Coach of the Year” by Triathlete Magazine and honored by Inside Triathlon magazine as one of the top twenty most influential people in endurance sports worldwide. Dr. Maffetone has written over 15 books and textbooks on sports, fitness and health, including “The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing.” He can be reached through his website: www.philmaffetone.com.
DR. TOBY K. HALLOWITZ, ND, MSOM, EAMP, LAc
Dr. Hallowitz is a naturopathic doctor (ND), classically-trained Chinese medicine practitioner and licensed acupuncturist (EAMP, LAc) providing alternative medicine options to the Inland Northwest community. He concentrates his treatments on whole-patient wellness, evidence-based clinical naturopathic medicine and Chinese medicine theory and therapies that have been practiced over the past millennia. Dr. Toby tailors to each individual patient’s unique condition rather than focusing on the disease. Using natural treatment modalities such as acupuncture, dietary modification, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, nature cure and hydrotherapy, he emphasizes prevention and restoration of balance to the body, mind and spirit.
The ever-energetic and enthusiastic man behind the uber-popular “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog, “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast, “Ask The Low-Carb Experts” podcast, “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends” podcast…I think you get the idea! If you’re following a Paleo and/or low-carb lifestyle and are not currently following the work of Jimmy Moore, then you are missing out on one of the best resources for quality information online today. His passion for educating, encouraging and inspiring others in their own journey to better health is an example for all of us.
In January 2004, Jimmy Moore made a decision to get rid of the weight that was literally killing him. At 32 years of age and 410 pounds, the time had come for a radical change of lifestyle. One year later, he had shed 180 pounds, shrunk his waist by 20 inches, and dropped his shirt size from 5XL to XL. Because of this tremendous life change, Jimmy has dedicated his life to helping as many people as possible find the information they need to make the kind of changes they need to make in their health. Although he’s had his struggles with some weight gain in recent years, he is currently in the midst of a very successful n=1 experiment of nutritional ketosis that has helped him shed well in excess of 60 pounds in 2012. Learn more about Jimmy’s work at http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com.
Roger Drummer is an Herbalist who has traveled extensively throughout North America lecturing on the benefits of Chinese Tonic Herbalism and Nutrition.
Roger’s 19 years of experience ranges from formulating personalized tonic herb and nutritional programs for over 30,000 people, including notable celebrities. He has created nutritional supplement product lines, consults and teaches courses to the public on health and nutrition and training apprentices in the art of Herbalism.
Roger is a NCCAOM Diplomat of Chinese Herbology. He is currently the spokesperson for Functional Fungi, a grower and distributor of medicinal mushrooms for whom he lectures on the immune properties of mushrooms. He has a U.S. patent for growing biologically active, anthocyanin rich medicinal mushrooms. Roger has given over 175 lectures in the past 5 years on a variety of health related issues including Chinese herbology, immunity and cellular health.
Roger is a published writer, Certified Herbalist, Certified Nutritionist, public speaker, educator, a former triathlete, runner, cycling enthusiast, husband and father of three girls. He has studied a variety of healing modalities, including Jin Shin Do, Shiatsu and Pranic Healing. He is a Reiki Master and a Yoga practitioner.
DR. CHARLES CARPENTER
Dr. Charles Carpenter is a specialist in Preventive and Integrative Medicine. In addition to his traditional medical training, he pursued extensive studies with leaders of the field of integrative medicine such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Norm Shealy and Dr. Dean Ornish. He has recently joined Dr. Phillip Warner’s medical practice as an associate and is seeing patients for weight loss, hormone therapy and integrative medical treatments.
Before moving to the Sacramento area, Dr. Carpenter was on staff as a Clinical Associate Professor at Tulane Medical School’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. He received his Board Certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Carpenter realizes that it is just as important to know the person as it is to understand the person’s disease and he looks upon patients as unique and whole persons instead of just their symptoms and disease. Dr. Carpenter has focused on empowering women in their health and wellness and collaborates with his patients in a partnership that emphasizes a personalized and individualized treatment approach. His holistic practice empowers women in enhancing their own wisdom to create a healthier and more fulfilling life .
DR. JEFFREY SPENCER
Dr. Jeffrey Spencer was an Olympic cyclist and awarded the ICA’s “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2004. He has been directly involved in over 40+ World, Olympic, National and Tour de France championships and has worked with PGA, WTA and NASCAR champions, a World Series MVP, rock legends, and ultra-successful business people. Spencer received his Master’s in Physical Education and his undergraduate degree from University of Southern California and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree summa cum laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. He has taught post-graduate sports rehabilitation courses and is an acclaimed thought leader on health, fitness, and peak performance and creator of the revolutionary program, The Champion’s Blueprint. He is author of the self-help book, Turn It Up! How To Perform At Your Highest Level For A Lifetime. For more information please go to www.jeffspencer.com.
DR. TODD A. SHCLAPFER, N.D.
Compelled by his life-long immersion and interest in nature, Dr. Schlapfer studied resource conservation and biology (University of Montana), co-founded a Montana-based environmental education foundation, matriculated at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and now, for the past 30 years, practices as a physician of natural medicine at Coeur d’Alene Healing Arts—a clinic he founded for the purposes of serving people of all ages from locations near and far. Central to his work as a doctor is the exploration of how human health is intimately linked to the forces of nature, e.g. food, soil, water, climes, genetics, exertion, stress and their corresponding biological systems and cultures. He has worked extensively to develop public policy for the advancement of natural medicine and serves as a constant educator and mentor to burgeoning physicians and established practitioners. He has contributed generously to the development of medicinal products and systems for advancing human health and performance. As a clinician, Dr. Schlapfer strives to enable people to re-connect to their inherent and indigenous resources as a pathway for reversing disease and optimizing health. Dr. Schlapfer was awarded Physician of the Year in 2005 by a national vote of his peers.
Nora Gedgaudas is the author of the ground breaking, international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life currently ranking near the top of all health-related books on Amazon.
Nora’s work has been enthusiastically endorsed and promoted by respected experts such as David Perlmutter, MD (board certified neurologist and head of the Perlmutter Institute), Functional Clinical Neurologist and educator, Dr. Glen Zielinski of the Carrick Institute, former heads of State such as Catherine Austin Fitts (former senior underwriter secretary for HUD under two different White House administrations and current president of Solari, Inc.), international celebrity chefs such as Pete Evans, Nutritional Psychologist and best-selling author, Julia Ross, respected influential thinkers such as Thom Hartmann, legendary Self-Help pioneer, Louise L. Hay, as well as numerous other best-selling authors and experts in medicine, psychology and natural health. Nora’s popular articles on diet and health have appeared in the Well Being Journal, Paleo Magazine, New Dawn, Nature & Health (one of Australia’s leading health & wellbeing magazines), Rodale, Forbes and others. Nora also serves on the Advisory Board for Paleo Magazine.
Nora served as a trainer for the State of Washington Institute of Mental Health, illuminating nutrition’s impact on mental health for State health care workers at all levels. Nora has given numerous talks, seminars, courses and workshops nationally and internationally, including the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions conference in Philadelphia, the EEG Institute in Los Angeles, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY, the Nutritional Therapy Association, and she also completed a hugely successful three city University speaking tour in Australia November of 2011 as well as speaking at Sydney’s popular Soul Sessions there. Nora was also a featured presenter at the 2011 Paleo-FX conference at the University of Texas in Austin last year (2011), as well as being interviewed for the popular Paleo Summit produced by Sean Croxton’s Underground Wellness. In Brisbane, Australia, Nora was filmed for an upcoming major documentary on aging and longevity starring Mariel Hemingway, also featuring other speakers such as Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispenza and John DiMartini. Nora has been filmed for several other upcoming documentaries, as well. She was a featured presenter at The First Annual Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA—billed as “the Woodstock of evolutionary medicine” and was also a featured presenter for AHS12 at Harvard University this year (2012).
Nora has appeared internationally as a featured guest on radio and television, including several popular appearances on the international broadcast, Coast To Coast with George Noory, and Sydney, Australia’s top televised morning program, The Today Show; as well as having been interviewed for CBS evening News. She was recently featured in an article in Australia’s popular Wellness magazine as ”a natural born leader” and “the world’s leading Paleo expert”. She was host of her own top rated radio program on Voice America Radio’s “Health and Wellness” channel and her Primal Body Primal Mind Radio podcasts are currently available on iTunes!
Nora Gedgaudas is Board-certified in Holistic Nutrition® through the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP) and is recognized by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT). She is also a board certified Neurofeedback specialist (CNS). Nora maintains a successful private neurofeedback and nutritional consultation practice in Portland, Oregon.
PROF. TIM NOAKES
Prof. Tim Noakes was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he obtained an MBChB degree in 1974, an MD in 1981 and a DSc (Med) in Exercise Science in 2002.
He is Professor in the Discovery Health Chair of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He is also Director of the UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and co-founder with Morné du Plessis of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA).
Noakes has published more than 450 scientific publications, has been cited more than 11 000 times in the scientific literature, has an H index of 57 and is rated an A1 scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. In 2003, he received the UCT Book Award for Lore of Running (4th Edition) which is considered the “bible of the sport”. Among his other published works are Rugby without Risk, Bob Woolmer’s Art and Science of Cricket co-written with the late Bob Woolmer, his scientific autobiography Challenging Beliefs and most recently Waterlogged: The serious problem of overhydration in endurance sports.
In 2002, Noakes was awarded the International Cannes Grand Prix Award for Research in Medicine and Water for his work on Exercise-associated Hyponatraemia (EAH). In 2004 Runner’s World (USA) included this work as one of the 40 most important “persons or events” in the sport of running in the past 40 years. In 2008 he was elected an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK), the first foreigner to be so recognised. In that year he also received the Order of Mapungubwe, Silver, from the President of South Africa for his “excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise”.
Noakes has been physically active all his life and has run more than 70 marathons and ultra marathons including seven 90km Comrades Marathons. At age 63 he now takes part in races up to 21km.
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