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Dale Alexander, PhD, LMT
Dale Alexander has maintained a clinical massage therapy practice in Key West, Fla., for 26 years. His background includes extensive training in biological and applied behavioral sciences and osteopathic manual therapy. He can be reached via his Web site:

Tom Ballard, RN, ND
Tom Ballard, RN, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 1982. He practices family naturopathic medicine in Seattle, focusing on finding and treating the cause of disease, and will be opening a detoxification center later this year. His specialties are fatigue, allergies, skin and digestive problems, and chronic pain.

Campbell Berry-Kilgour, BSc (Hons.)
Campbell Berry-Kilgour is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland with a BSc (Hons.) in Pharmacology. For the past six years, he has been working with Forest Herbs Research of New Zealand, focusing on potential applications of the New Zealand native herb Pseudowintera colorata, or horopito against Candida albicans. He is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about his research into natural medicine, particularly in relation to the use of natural products and digestive well-being.

Nita Bishop, ND
Nita Bishop, ND, co-developed the first BS degree in herbal medicine at Bastyr University and continues her research on flavonoids as adjunct research professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. During the past 10 years, she has studied medicinal plants on a global level for formulating new medicines, including the highest testing flavonoids, Croton lechleri, at her 220-acre plant nursery in the upper Amazon basin of Peru. She has also traveled to Southern India and worked with the head doctor at a hospital in Coimbatore to study the most potent and highest flavonoid Sanskrit/Ayurvedic plants.

Kerry Bone, BSc (hons.), Dip. Phyto
Kerry Bone is a practicing herbalist; co-founder and head of research and development at MediHerb; and principal of the Australian College of Phytotherapy. He also is the author of several books, including Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy and The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety.

Leon Chaitow, ND, DO
Dr. Leon Chaitow was born in South Africa and then moved to London, where he trained in osteopathy and naturopathy. Dr. Chaitow is active teaching in America, Australia and Europe. Currently, he is involved in a major project: developing a new textbook, Naturopathic Physical Medicine, collaborating with 15 leading naturopathic, chiropractic and osteopathic experts from around the world. To contact him, visit

John Chen, PhD, PharmD, OMD, LAc
John Chen, PhD, PharmD, OMD, LAc, is a recognized authority on Western pharmacology and Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Chen is an assistant professor at the USC School of Pharmacy, Yo San University, Emperor's College and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He also serves on the American Association of Oriental Medicine's (AAOM) herbal medicine committee.

Steven Cranford, ND, DC
Dr. Steven Cranford is a graduate of National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Western States Chiropractic College, and taught proctology at WSCC and NCNM for 10 years. He has practiced at the Sandy Blvd. Rectal Clinic-Portland in Portland, Ore. for more than 30 years. He was trained by clinic founders Jay Oliver, DC, ND, and Maurice G. Beal, DC, DO, who both practiced proctology for more than 45 years. For more information about Dr. Cranford's practice, visit

Amy Day, ND
Amy Day, ND, received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Ore., and was among the first NDs licensed in California. Dr. Day is in private practice in San Francisco at SOMA Acupuncture and Natural Health Clinic and is a Western medicine faculty member at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and is a physician member of the Endometriosis Association where she strives to improve integrative care for this condition. She can be reached at or .

Kevin Doherty, LAc and Dominic Sembello, LAc
Kevin Doherty and Dominic Sembello are licensed acupuncturists and business-development consultants. They are the owners of Dream Practice Coaching. They can be reached at

Shaun Dyler, ND, LAc
Shaun Dyler, ND, LAc, has a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia, a Doctorate of Naturopathy from National College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Dyler currently has a private practice in Portland. He can be reached at

Valerie Early, RD, LD, CES, R.PhT
Valerie Early is a registered and licensed dietitian, registered pharmacy technician and clinical exercise specialist. She received her bachelor's degree in food & nutrition science from Florida State University in 1993, and completed her medical nutrition therapy internship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994. She is an accomplished author with writing credits in numerous health publications, including Fitness magazine, Chicago Wellness and Nutritional Wellness. Valerie is the owner of Nutrition, Connection, Balance (NCB) in Schaumburg, Ill.

Anthony Godfrey, PhD, ND
Anthony Godfrey, PhD, ND, earned his doctorate in human anatomy from UCLA in 1974, and graduated from Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1990, at which time he entered private practice. He has served in many academic and professional roles including head of the biology department at Pasadena College (Pasadena, CA); chair of the Department of Health Sciences at Boston University; and vice president of the Board of Governors of Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Dr. Godfrey currently is adjunct faculty at CCNM, as well as the college's ambassador to the naturopathic profession in Canada.

John Hahn, ND, DPM
Dr. John Hahn is a graduate of Sacramento State University, California College of Podiatric Medicine and National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has lectured at various naturopathy and podiatric conventions and been published in numerous journals. Dr. Hahn can be reached at

Victoria Hamman, ND
Dr. Hamman graduated from Bastyr University in 1999 and is now in private practice in San Francisco.

Warren Hammer, MS, DC, DACBO
Dr. Warren Hammer received a Master in Science (Human Biology - Nutrition) from the University of Bridgeport and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Lincoln Chiropractic College. He has been in practice in Norwalk, Conn., since 1959. He is the author of Functional Examination of the Soft Tissues and Treatment by Manual Methods, and has contributed to several other textbooks and peer-review journals.

Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, ABAAHP
Dr. Douglas Husbands graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles in 1991. In 1996, he earned his postgraduate board certification as a certified clinical nutritionist, and in 2000, he became a board-certified anti-aging health care practitioner. He now practices at Athens Chiropractic Clinic in San Carlos, Calif., where he works with patients who have diabetes, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders, musculoskeletal problems and other disorders. He uses natural therapies and enzyme-based dietary supplements to support patient health.

Brett Jacques, ND
Dr. Brett Jacques received his naturopathic degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to that, he received a bachelor's of science in exercise science from the prestigious Springfield College in Massachusetts. Among his areas of clinical expertise are hormone replacement therapy, botanical medicine and physical medicine. Dr. Jacques is a frequent speaker at conventional and alternative medical conferences on these topics. In addition to his public speaking, he has authored chapters for medical, laboratory and botanical medicine textbooks and has contributed numerous articles to a variety of naturopathic and health journals. He practices at the Tustin Longevity Center in Tustin, Calif.

William J. Keppler, PhD, president, National College of Naturopathic Medicine
William (Bill) J. Keppler, PhD, holds a doctorate in genetics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed 15 years at Florida International University in Miami as dean of the college of health and professor of public health, teaching graduate students in genetics, ethics, and biostatistics. Dr. Keppler has served as a public member of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and as a longtime senior evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Dr. Keppler also is an emeritus civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army and is involved as a volunteer in the Department of Homeland Security for the state of Oregon.

Datis Kharrazian, DC, MS, CCN
Dr. Datis Kharrazian earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York, a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He instructs postgraduate courses sponsored by Bridgeport and conducts seminars across the country. Dr. Kharrazian has completed extensive postgraduate training in sports medicine; he is a certified chiropractic sports physician and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Patricia Kim, ND, LAc
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Patricia Kim attended National College of Naturopathic Medicine, receiving a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Currently, she practices at the Acumen Health Centers in Hollywood, Calif.

Isis van Loon, ND
Dr. Isis van Loon is dean of clinical studies at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, British Columbia. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1995 with the degree of Naturopathic Doctor and a Bachelor of Science (Human Sciences), and then joined Boucher in 2002, originally as a classroom instructor (bioethics, physical/clinical diagnosis, pediatrics, gynecology, naturopathic clinical arts and sciences). She also holds a TCM certificate from the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Christopher Maloney, ND
Christopher Maloney, ND, maintains a busy practice in Augusta, Maine, focusing increasingly on the treatment of rare, genetic illnesses. He is dedicated to finding viable, evidence-based alternatives to conventional treatment measures. Before graduating from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, he earned a bachelor's degree at Swarthmore College and a diploma in continuing health studies from Harvard.

Ron Mariotti, ND
Dr. Ronald Mariotti graduated from Bastyr University's naturopathic medical program after receiving undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington. His desire for the past 15 years has been to assist those living with HIV to attain greater degrees of health. Currently, he is working on a book designed to inspire, educate, encourage and give hope that naturopathic medicine indeed offers real and significant answers to those living with HIV/AIDS.

James Meschino, DC, MS, ND
Dr. James Meschino practices in Toronto, Ontario. He can be contacted via his Web site:

Wadie Najm, MD, MSED
Dr. Wadie Najm is a clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UCI Health Sciences Center. He practices with the Susan Samueli Center of Integrative Medicine at UCI.

Rick Nappi, DIHom, FBIH
Rick Nappi is the founding chairman of, a not-for-profit overseeing organization that has set new standards in the nutraceutical industry. Among his considerable and diverse professional accomplishments and affiliations, Rick is president/CEO of Doctors For Your Health, Inc., and is a partner in Venus Pharmaceuticals International. He assists in product formulation for a wide variety of laboratories and private corporations behind the scenes and has served as health consultant for numerous celebrities and entertainers.

Rick is also the founder and current acting director for the "ULCA Nutritional Program," a nonprofit 501(c)(3) N.P.R.O. based in New York servicing the indigent community through nutritional solutions and innovative approaches to food bank inventories.

Juan Nodarse
Juan Nodarse is a 25-year marketing veteran and president of The Marketing Advantage, a marketing consulting firm that works with leading alternative health care vendors and practitioners to implement successful marketing efforts.

Tabatha Parker, ND, co-founder and medical director of NDI
Dr. Tabatha Parker is the co-founder, executive director and medical director of Natural Doctors International. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts (Women's Studies) and from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in June 2004. At NCNM, her clinical emphasis was in women's health, IV therapy, addiction medicine, and international health. Currently, she oversees the NDI's naturopathic physician medical rotation in Ometepe, Nicaragua. To learn more about NDI, visit

Jacob Schor, ND
Dr. Jacob Schor graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and received his naturopathic training at National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He currently practices at the Denver Naturopathic Clinic. E-mail Dr. Schor at

David Seaman, MS, DC, DACBN
Dr. David Seaman is the author of Clinical Nutrition for Pain, Inflammation and Tissue Healing. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Rutgers University, and then attended New York Chiropractic College, graduating in 1986. He earned his master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in 1991 and completed postdoctoral studies in neurology at Logan College of Chiropractic the following year.

Vic Shayne, PhD
Vic Shayne, PhD, a 1978 graduate of the University of Florida, is a food science researcher and writer. His books include Illness Isn't Caused by a Drug Deficiency!, Man Cannot Live on Vitamins Alone, and Evil Genius in the Garden of Eden (a study on food-borne and environmental toxins and their toll on human health). Dr. Shayne's work stresses the value of whole-food nutrition over vitamins and other isolated supplements. He is a key contributor of the research Web site

Jared M. Skowron, ND
Dr. Jared M. Skowron is in private practice in Hamden, Conn., where he specializes in pediatrics and treating autistic spectrum disorders in children. He is the senior naturopathic physician with Metabolic Maintenance. Dr. Skowron also is an adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport, teaching pediatrics, CPD and EENT.

Hana R. Solomon, MD
Dr. Solomon attended medical school at the University of Missouri, graduating with a specialty in pediatrics. She is in private practice in Colombia, Mo. For comments and questions regarding this article, contact Dr. Solomon at

Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD
Dr. Ronald Steriti graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and currently resides in Naples, Florida. He can be contacted via e-mail at .

Suzanne Tang, ND, LAc
Dr. Suzanne Tang is a board-certified ND and licensed acupuncturist, most recently with the Susan Samueli Center of Integrative Medicine at UCI. She received her ND degree from Bastyr University.

Amy Terlisner, ND
Dr. Amy Terlisner is a naturopathic physician based in Scottsdale, Ariz. A graduate of Bastyr University, Terlisner currently teaches pharmacognosy at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Her specialties include women's health, infertility, cancer, anxiety/depression, and endocrine and autoimmune disease.

Alex Vasquez, ND, DC
Dr. Alex Vasquez is a 1999 graduate of Bastyr University, where he later taught rheumatology, orthopedics, and radiographic interpretation. He is the author of two textbooks: Integrative Orthopedics and Integrative Rheumatology. He is also a researcher and lecturer for Biotics Research Corporation and has authored more than 50 articles and letters in various peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Vasquez currently practices in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dicken Weatherby, ND
Dr. Dicken Weatherby is a naturopathic physician based in southern Oregon. A graduate of NCNM, he is co-author of Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis – Clinical Laboratory Testing From a Functional Perspective. He is involved in research, writing and consulting, with a particular emphasis on teaching Web marketing to health practitioners. He can be reached by e-mail at:

Donielle Wilson, ND, CPM
Dr. Doni Wilson graduated from Oregon State University as well as Bastyr University where she also earned a certificate in midwifery. She currently is president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) and is a past board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and a current board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Midwives. She specializes in women’s and children’s health, with practices in Danbury, Conn., and New York City. She can be reached at

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