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FUNCTIONAL, INTEGRATIVE and HOLISTIC MEDICINE

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Dr. Will Mayo: “Civilization and intellectual growth depend largely on preventive medicine.”

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LEADERS IN INTEGRATIVE & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
                                                                                      .Dr. Hoffman

Leader in the field of complementary medicine and prevention.  Dr. Hoffman received his Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College and his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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

Dr. Susan Blum

A true pioneer in Functional Medicine, Dr. Susan Blum, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been treating and preventing chronic diseases for the last decade. Her passion and dedication for identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through the groundbreaking whole body approach known as Functional Medicine, is helping to transform our healthcare system. As the Founder of The Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York, Dr. Blum’s mission for personalized medicine is paramount for treatment and prevention. The Center focuses on the comprehensive integration of Functional Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, and Nutritional Medicine. Dr. Blum has also been a member of the Senior Teaching Faculty at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. for over a decade. Dr. Blum completed her Internal Medicine training at St-Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, her residency in Preventive Medicine at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine. She received her Masters in Public Health at Columbia University, and her training in Functional Medicine from The Institute for Functional Medicine, in Gig Harbor, Washington.  Importantly, Dr. Blum practices what she preaches. Ten years ago, she was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid as if it were a foreign tissue. By following the same Functional Medicine and Lifestyle principles she prescribes for her patients, Dr. Blum cured herself of this serious condition.

Dr Hyman

Dr. Hyman strives to improve access to Functional Medicine, and to widen the understanding and practice of it, empowering others to stop managing symptoms and instead treat the underlying causes of illness, thereby also tackling our chronic-disease epidemic. Dr. Hyman is Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and was awarded its2009 Linus Pauling Award for Leadership in Functional Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and a faculty member of its Food As Medicine training program. Dr. Hyman is founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts,where he directs a team of physicians, nutritionists and nurses who utilize a comprehensive approach to health. Dr. Hyman graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University, and graduated magna cum laude from the Ottawa University School of Medicine.

Dr. Weil – Preventive Medicine
Uber guru Andrew Weil, M.D., has devoted the past thirty years to developing, practicing, and teaching others about the principles of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil received both his medical degree and his undergraduate AB degree in biology (botany) from Harvard University.He has spent his lifetime practicing natural and preventive medicine.   He is the Founder and Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology.

Dr. Dean Ornish Lifestyle Program
Reverse heart disease.  Simple choices about diet and lifestyle can play such a powerful role in their health and well-being.  For the past 25 years, Dean Ornish, MD, and his colleagues at the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute have conducted a series of scientific studies proving that comprehensive changes in diet and lifestyle can often reverse the progression of even severe heart disease.  And Newsweek reported, “Revolutionary results. … Dr. Ornish’s work could change the lives of millions. By the standards of conventional medicine, the impossible has happened.”
Dr. Christiane Northrup
Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health. Following a career as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology for over 20 years, Dr. Northrup has now dedicated her lifework to helping women (and the men who love them) learn how to create health in their lives.
Dr. Fuhrman
Specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.  Author of Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss,  Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease,  Disease–Proof Your Child,  and Eat For Health, (acclaimed as a medical breakthrough for weight loss, disease reversal and prevention.)  + 2nd place in U.S. National Pairs figure skating championship!
Dr. Neal Barnard
Received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency at the same institution.  Founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) in 1985. PCRM has since grown into a nationwide group of physicians and lay supporters that promotes preventive medicine and addresses controversies in modern medicine.  Clinical researcher, author, and health advocate. principal investigator or coinvestigator on several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health & the effect of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes. Author of  Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing DiabetesBreaking the Food SeductionTurn off the Fat GenesThe Best in the World (1998: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, D.C. collection of delicious recipes), Foods That Fight PainEat Right, Live Longer,  Food for Life A Physician’s Slimming Guide,    The Power of Your Plate                                                                                                                                                 .
Dr. Sara Gottfried (gynecologist)Harvard-trained MD with 20+ years of experience, author of the forthcoming book, The Hormone Cure. “I believe in evidence based ancient wisdom. I believe in eating your leafy greens rather than popping synthetic pills. I believe in Ayurveda and integrative medicine. I believe in using yoga to cultivate your most vibrant vitality. I believe you deserve to feel sexy, ripe, and delicious. I’m a gynecologist, but I don’t treat problems. I don’t even treat symptoms: I specialize in root cause analysis because I know – and evidence shows – that the greatest health transformations are triggered when you address the root cause, not the signs…And my mission at The Gottfried Center – and in life – is to help women feel sexy, vital and balanced from their cells to their souls. “..Dr. Wendy Warner

In addition to being Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Wendy Warner is also Board certified in Holistic Medicine.  She studied with many noted holistic practitioners, herbalists and energy workers, including Dr Andrew Weil and Dr Tierona Low Dog. Her interest in energy medicine also led her to become a Reiki Master and incorporate yoga and meditation into her practice. She is a member of the Board of Directors and the teaching faculty of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), serving as President from 2007-2009.

Dr. Steven Gundry

surgeon, researcher, author. Founder/Director of The Center for Restorative Medicine, author of the book Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You – and Your Waistline – and Drop the Weight for Good. Dr. Gundry states in his book, that he is in the “survival business”. The crux of his method stems from his research that started years ago at Yale University – that our mind and body are locked into an eons-old “computer program” that is very fundamental, logical and, ultimately, easy to control.                                                                                                          .

Dr. Hyla Cass
Leading Edge Integrative medicine                                                                                              .
Dr. Linda Olafson   Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine: A dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association. We are a group of nutrition professionals with special interests in integrative, functional and holistic medicine, nutritional genomics, whole foods, dietary supplements and natural healing modalities.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
INTEGRATIVE PEDIATRICIAN                                                                     
Dr. Greene -Pediatrician
Dr. Greene is the cutting edge green pediatrician,a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California at San Francisco. Upon completion of his pediatric residency program at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Northern California he served as Chief Resident. He entered primary care pediatrics in January 1993. He is now a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, an Attending Pediatrician at Packard Children’s Hospital. Dr. Greene is the Chairman of the Board for The Organic Center and on the Advisory Board of Healthy Child Healthy World.                                                                                                                 
Dr. Sears – Pediatrician
Famous for the Sears books,  Dr Bill Sears and his wife Martha, a registered nurse, have raised eight children. The two oldest followed in their dad’s footsteps, also becoming pediatritions.  Dr Bill has been practicing pediatric medicine for more than 30 years. Martha is a former childbirth educator, a La Leche League leader, and a lactation consultant. Martha is the co-author of 25 parenting books with her husband.   Dr. Sears is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Bill received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital in Boston.                                                                                                                            
NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR
Dr. Murray Natural Health                                                                              
ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE                                                                 
The Schachter Center of Complementary Medicine                                        
PREVENTIVE SUPPLEMENTS
Prostabel Prostate Cancer Supplim. Lowers PSA
Dr. Katz at Columbia University says it might be an excellent approach to prevention of prostate. However,  It is still in the research phase.
Ladybel – Protection during stress
Ladybel®, a scientifically optimized dietary supplement formula, helps women maintain their health during stressful circumstances.*                                                               
MEDICAL LIBRARY / INFORMATION
Web MD
The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. Their esteemed colleagues at MedicineNet.com are frequent contributors to WebMD and comprise  their Medical Editorial Board. Their Independent Medical Review Board continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness.                              
Stanford Health Library                                                                                  
Men’s Health-Am. Acad. of Fam. Physicians
Prostate health, reproductive health, mental health and addictions, fatherhood and general information.                                                                                                                         
HOLISTIC HEALTH SITES
Berkeley Wellness, Nutrition, Fitness & Self Care                                          
Whole Health MD
A site dedicated to providing the best in complementary and alternative medicine. All of their information is developed by a team of leading board- certified doctors and specialists.  INCLUDES THE HEALING KITCHEN                                                                               
Stanford Women’s Center for Mind-Body Health                                           
Preventive Medicine Research Institute-Ornish
PMRI is a non-profit research institute that performs scientific research investigating the effects of diet and lifestyle choices on health and disease.  The founder, Dr. Dean Ornish, MD is a physician and scientist, well-known for the development of the comprehensive lifestyle change program for reversing heart disease.  More recently Dr. Ornish and his colleagues at PMRI have been studying the effects of these same comprehensive lifestyle changes on the progression of early stage prostate cancer.         
American Holistic Health Association
Information about health and wellness resources to help you better cope with an illness or disease, or to enhance your health. AHHA’s focus is to help you integrate mind, body and spirit in the process. Resources include offerings in both conventional and alternative medicine.  With nothing to “sell,” AHHA has the unique opportunity to serve as a neutral clearinghouse to assist you in locating resources you need to enhance your health and well-being. Since the beginning, AHHA member contributions have made it possible for AHHA to be free and impartial in helping people to help themselves.                                                                                                                 
My Wellness Test
a holistic assessment and life-balance program designed to help individuals gain personal insight into their state of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. The program offers guidance and tools to transform this new awareness into sustainable lifestyle change, and a renewed sense of health and wellbeing.                                           
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FOR CANCER
Choices in Healing for Cancer
One of the best books on complementary therapies is Michael Lerner’s Choices in Healing. It’s a balanced and thoughtful assessment of a variety of therapies and their role in the treatment of cancer. The publisher (Commonweal) has placed the entire book on-line.                                                                                                                                     
Duke Center for Integrative Medicine
Founded in 2000, Duke Integrative Medicine draws from the very best conventional and complementary/ alternative medicine strategies to create a plan to help you optimize your health.  Develop a health plan to address the whole person, because we believe there is a powerful interrelationship between the mind, body, spirit and community in both health and disease.                                                                                      
INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Dr. Perlmutter Neurologist
Recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. http://inutritionals.com/drperlmutter.php   Representing more than 30 years of research in the clinical neurosciences, Dr. Perlmutter’s brand includes these important products:

neuroscience – healing the nervous system
Addressing neurotransmitter and hormone imbalances through TAATsm can lead to significantly improved patient outcomes for a number of today’s most challenging conditions. Advocate an assess-address approach to nervous system function. This process entails laboratory assessment of the body’s chemical messengers, via urinary neurotransmitter and salivary hormone testing. Based on the laboratory results, NeuroScience works with healthcare providers to develop Targeted Amino Acid Therapy (TAATsm)programs designed to address the spectrum of neurotransmitter and hormone imbalances.                                                                                                                     
The Best in Alternative Cancer Treatmnt Info                                                
National Institute of Health                                                                          
Shared Experience
Cancer Experience Support Knowledgebase – Cancer Stories                                                
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Whether you need information on breast cancer treatment, testing or side effects, we are dedicated to assisting you by offering easy access to a wealth of information specific to your needs. Read updates on clinical trials and the latest news on surgeries like mastectomy, lumpectomy and reconstruction; medicines like tamoxifen, Femara, Arimidex and Aromasin; targeted therapies like Herceptin and Tykerb; and a variety of medical and quality-of-life issues below, or use the navigation bar below to access topics of interest to you.
Dr. Mao
Dr. Mao, anti-aging expert, doctor of Chinese medicine and best-selling author, shares his secrets of longevity and self healing with natural health solutions for living a long, healthy life through diet and alternative medicine.




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