Medical Advisory Board
Kathleen Barnes - is the author, coauthor, or editor of 17 natural health books including The Calcium Lie. “The Calcium Lie” reveals: Excess calcium in the body and an imbalance of other essential minerals leads to calcification and a hardening of the arteries (calcific plaque), increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension. This condition often leads doctors to prescribe statins and other drugs which very often have dangerous side effects.
Kathleen had an early career in newspapers and a 10-year stint as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Africa for ABC and CNN before returning to the U.S. to embark on a new career as a health writer, editor and publisher.
For six years, Kathleen wrote the weekly natural health column for Woman’s World magazine, and she has been part of the effort to raise public awareness of the subject of natural health for more than thirty years, as a writer, life coach and yoga teacher.
When it comes to America’s obsession with calcium, we need to switch gears and realize that more is not always better. In fact, many of us who think we need calcium supplements are actually already overloaded with calcium, thus causing what Thompson terms the “calcium cascade”, a domino-like effect of nutritional depletion that leads to some terrible body woes—including heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, migraines and more. What we need is not more calcium, but a better balance of minerals in our minerally-bankrupt bodies. www.kathleenbarnes.com
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND - Known as “The Doctor of the Future,” Dr. Dean has been at the forefront of health issues for 31 years. She graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1978, holds a medical license in California, and is a graduate of the Ontario Naturopathic College, now The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Dr. Dean has authored or coauthored 30 books, including the Future Health Now Encyclopedia, Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions, The Magnesium Miracle, The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health, The Everything Alzheimer’s Book, Homeopathic Remedies for Children’s Common Ailments, Menopause Naturally, 365 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power: Tips, Exercise, Advice, IBS for Dummies, IBS Cookbook for Dummies, and Hormone Balance.
Radio, TV and magazines interview Dr. Dean regularly — including ABC, NBC and CBS. She has been extensively quoted in many media articles including The New York Post, Women’s World, and FIRST for Women. Dr. Dean also conducts a Telephone Wellness Consulting practice assisting individuals with all types of illness at any stage or degree of severity.
Dr. Dean’s lifelong commitment to educate people about nutrition and lifestyle is seen in an online wellness program she created called “Completement Now!” Wellness Program www.drcarolyndean.com/futurehealthnow. You can sign up for Dr. Dean’s free newsletter at www.drcarolyndean.com
Carolyn DeMarco, MD - Dr. DeMarco is the author of the The Bone Building Solution - (2006) and the best selling book on women’s health, Take Charge of Your Body, Women’s Health Advisor (Well Women Press, revised 1997). Recommended by women’s groups across the country, this book is the gold standard for women’s health information. Her 2nd book is a mini-encyclopedia on natural remedies, Doctor DeMarco Answers Your Questions (Well Woman Press, 2000).
Dr. DeMarco stresses the importance of magnesium as an important co-factor nutrient that works with calcium for healthy bones. She is a forerunner in natural childbirth and was among the first to promote the pro-active approach to health care. She warns about the dangers of the overuse of drugs and surgery and recommends using the best of Western medicine and natural medicine. Dr. DeMarco appears frequently on TV and lectures throughout Canada and the United States. www.drdemarco.com
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS - Dr. Gittleman is a Visionary, health guru, diet/detox expert, author, role model, and natural foods icon, Ann Louise Gittleman has always been a trendsetter. Highly respected as a health pioneer, weight loss expert and award-winning author of 30 books, she revolutionized weight loss in her New York Times bestseller The Fat Flush Plan. She later introduced The Fast Track ONE-DAY Detox Diet, which takes the age-old method of fasting and incorporates it into a modern day detox diet. Ann Louise’s latest release, The Gut Flush Plan, reveals the surprising sources of toxins that make you sick, tired and bloated, and offers a revolutionary three-week, three-step program to rebuild your digestive system.
Always ahead of her time, Ann Louise set the pace for new health protocols in the 1990s with four breakthrough books. She was the first to warn of the environmental hazards of parasites in her classic Guess What Came to Dinner? Parasites and Your Health. In Your Body Knows Best, Ann Louise was the first to discuss the blood type/weight theory and proclaim that one diet may not be right for every body – an idea that is only now becoming mainstream. She was the first to offer natural remedies for menopausal symptoms in Super Nutrition for Menopause and is widely credited as the first to popularize the term “perimenopause” in her New York Times bestseller, Before the Change.
Millions of readers follow her advice through her column in First for Women magazine, where she has been a columnist since 2003. Thousands visit her Web site (www.annlouise.com) on a daily basis and join The Forum, her interactive messaging board, where she frequently responds to diet and health questions.
Ann Louise is a savvy and dynamic speaker. She has been featured on 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, Good Morning America, Extra, CNN, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CBN, Fox News, Good Day New York and the BBC. Her work has been featured in national publications ranging from Time, Newsweek, Harper’s Bazaar, The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, Fitness, Cosmopolitan, Parade, USA Weekend, Woman’s World, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times to US Weekly and The National Enquirer.
Ann Louise was recognized as one of the top ten nutritionists in the country by Self magazine (1993) and was the recipient of the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence (1992). Today, she continues to dedicate herself to carving out new landmarks in holistic health and healing based on science and ancient healing arts. Through her many books, Web site, and free e-letter, Ann Louise offers a “virtual” health support system for men and women that provides educational and self-health assessment services to empower people everywhere to achieve total health.www.annlouise.com
Dr. Kathy Gruver, PhD, LMT, RM – Dr. Gruver is the author of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards and Host of the National TV Series, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet on OTV. She is a Natural Health Speaker, Author, Educator and Practitioner inspiring people to have better health; Body, Mind and Spirit.
Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Shape, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Women, Massage and Bodyworks Magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 200 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 150 educational lectures around the country. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance. www.TheAlternativeMedicineCabinet.com
Gottfried A. Lange, MD - Dr. Lange is the author of How to Really Prevent and Cure Heart Disease: The Billion Dollar Cholesterol ‘Scam’ Exposed. Dr. Lange is a popular lecturer, author, and physician, and has been a leading health advocate for the past two decades throughout Europe. Since receiving his M.D. from Hamburg University in 1980, Dr. Lange has specialized in cellular nutrition, vitamin therapies, and the holistic practice of naturopathy.
Dr. Lange’s research on the harmful effects of pollutants, pesticides, and drugs on the human body led him to successfully test pioneering de-toxification and rehabilitation methods. His work in toxicology, advanced research on the results in using plant colloidal minerals to increase cellular absorption of nutrients from foods, vitamins and supplements and decrease effects of commonly-found pollutants and heavy metals found in cell tissue. Based on such research, Dr. Lange has spent the past eight years working with and lecturing to health professionals and consumers on the use of advanced vitamin formulas to prevent and cure common “killer” diseases, leading to the publication of his book which questions the five most common myths of medicine related to heart disease. www.healthnetpublishing.com
Lord Rudi Charles Loehwing - Member of the House of Lords, Founder and Managing Director, The World Institute of National Health Sciences (WINHS), a non-profit, worldwide organization established to facilitate the defense and support of the natural and alternative health care industries; their sciences, and the individual’s right of access.
Through the WINHS, Lord Loehwing supports the individual’s basic right to make their own educated decisions and their own choices from all available treatments and therapies in order to maintain or reestablish a desirable level of health and well-being. The institute’s purpose includes the collection and synthesizing of research and technical developments from the scientific community in the fields of nutrition, foods and food supplements, minerals and herbs and the alternative and natural health industries themselves. This includes all of the work necessary to codify and simplify these scientific reports in order to redirect them back into the community and public sectors for universal access and understanding.
Lord Loehwing is also the CEO of Broadcasters Network International, Ltd., Board Member of the International Association of Broadcasters and is listed in Strathmore’s International Who’s Who, Marquis Who’s Who in the World and Marquis Who’s Who in America. http://www.winhs.org
Dr. David Pascal - Dr. Pascal is a graduate of UCLA and Palmer Chiropractic College. He is licensed as a Primary Health Care Physician by the Federal Government and the State Boards of North Carolina and California. Now in his 22nd year of treating patients, Dr. Pascal’s reputation as a leader in health care is well known. He has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated & Bicycling magazine, as well as in newspapers, on radio and television.
A former world class runner himself, Dr. Pascal has been the treating doctor at hundreds of athletic events including the Olympic Games, World Track & Field Championships, World Gymnastic Championships, European Cup Track and Field Championships, PGA Golf Tour, U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and the U.S. National Track & Field Championships.
In 1990 he developed a special treatment for low back and disc problems that is now taught in the U.S. and Europe, and has saved countless people from surgery. http://www.drpascal.com/index.html
Andrea Rosanoff, PhD - Dr. Rosanoff is a pioneer in bringing the importance of magnesium as a nutrient to the attention of the broad public and is a continuing researcher into its impact on general and heart health. She holds MS and PhD degrees in nutritional science from the University of California Berkeley and is co-author of the book The Magnesium Factor with Mildred Seelig MD, MPH. She is currently the Director of Research and Science Education Outreach for the Hawaii-based Center for Magnesium Education & Research.www.centerformaged.org
Allan E. Sosin, MD – Dr. Sosin is the author of two books, Alpha Lipoic Acid: Nature’s Ultimate Antioxidant, and The Doctor’s Guide to Diabetes and Your Child. Dr. Sosin is the founder and medical director of the Institute for Progressive Medicine. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology, the study of kidney disease. He has held the position of Assistant Medical Director at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, a world-renowned facility for the treatment of brain injured children. In 1997 the Institutes for Human Potential awarded him the LEONARDO DAVINCI AWARD for his work. In the year 2000, Dr. Sosin received the PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD from the National Health Federation.
Dr. Sosin is an expert in the use of natural approaches to replace drugs and surgery. He has over 40 years of clinical experience in treating patients with traditional therapies and 15 years experience using alternative methods in combination with conventional medicine. Dr. Sosin has also worked extensively with IV therapy, acupuncture and natural hormone replacement therapy. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with serious medical conditions. Dr. Sosin has appeared on both radio and television. http://www.iprogressivemed.com