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Past Speakers

As part of our Alternative Health Lecture Series PATH brings industry leading natural wellness speakers to our monthly meetings as one of the benefits of membership.  Past speakers have included:

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Christine Horner, MD, FACS

In 2002, Dr. Horner left her plastic surgery practice to devote herself full time to her passion—prevention-oriented medicine and to teach others how to become and stay healthy naturally. This dynamic and determined woman is on a mission to prevent other women from getting breast cancer. She continues to be interviewed by many national periodicals and TV and radio shows. www.christinehorner.com  

Dr. Steven Green DDS, PATH past president 

Steven Green, DDS, ND

Dr. Steven N. Green, DDS, ND, is a second-generation general dentist, a primary care practitioner, with over 35 years of experience, specializing in non-invasive and natural treatments for tooth decay and diseases of the gums. Considered an expert in treating TMJ and creating the dental facelift to enhance facial harmony, he uses bonding techniques to restore smiles quickly, sometimes accomplishing in one day what used to take up to 2 years to treat. He is also a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician. www.antiagingdentist.com  

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Dr. Roy Heilbron-Jimenez, MD

One of the original National Institute of Health researchers for the TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) study, Roy Heilbron, M.D. is an award-winning board-certified cardiologist (2009), board-certified in internal medicine (1993), board-certified in nuclear cardiology (1998), a Diplomat in Cardiovascular Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, a certified chelation therapist, former Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine, and current Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He stars in the new documentary film on chelation therapy, “Unleaded.” Dr. Heilbron is also a co-developer and original researcher of The South Beach Diet, in collaboration with Arthur Agatston, M.D. He is also the winner of numerous awards and citations, including the Genentech Research Award and the Paul Furlong Clinical Medicine Award, awarded to the outstanding physician of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida. He is currently in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Heilbron is on the ACAM Board of Directors and is the co-chairperson for both the Basic Chelation and Advanced Chelation workshops.  He has made 5 Himalayan Journeys where he studied under Babaji on how to combine Western and Eastern Medicine.  
He may be reached at heilbron@mac.com or 505-983-1293

Emil K. Schandl, PhD, MS

Emil Schandl, PhD, FACB, SC(ASCP), CC(NRCC), LNC, CLD

Research and American Metabolic Labs in Hollywood, FL, specializes in clinical chemistry, hematology, serology, and immunohematology. Schandl invented the renown blood tests Cancer Profile© for early detection and followup of malignancies. His blood tests can foretell a host of serious diseases, including cancer, heart disease, bone loss, and much more. www.caprofile.net

 Nelly Yefet, AP

Nelly L. Yefet, AP: 

Dr. Nelly Yefet is a graduate of the Community School of Traditional Chinese Health Care, NMB, FL. She is licensed by the State of Florida to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and has been doing so since 1996.  She is a National Board Certified Diplomat of Acupuncture certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).  She is drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Thermography and Biofeedback because of their non-invasive and preventative approaches and their effectiveness in treating the whole - Body, Mind and Spirit. When treating a patient she realizes the importance in focusing on the root cause of an illness rather than only superficially treating their symptoms.  Founder Spirit Mountain Healing Arts Center in Aventura, Florida.  Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, thermography, biofeedback, homeopathy.

Raymond Francis, MSc 

Raymond Francis, MSc

Raymond Francis is recognized as one of the few scientists to achieve a breakthrough understanding of health and disease.  On the cutting-edge of biological science, Raymond, a graduate of M.I.T., is an internationally acclaimed leader in optimal-health maintenance.  Dr. Francis has created an entirely new concept of health along with a simple program for achieving it called the Beyond Health Model.  Having survived and fully recovered from a terminal illness by using his knowledge of biochemistry, Raymond has devoted his life to improving the health of people everywhere.  Raymond Francis may be contacted at 1-800-250-3063 or via his website at www.beyondhealth.com

Chaplain Tom Kopko, MA, BA 

Chaplain Tom Kopko, MA, BA

Retired hospital chaplain and clergyman. Author of True Healing with Nature’s Doctors, and editor of God’s Physicians, a monthly health magazine.

Brenda Cobb 

Brenda Cobb

Director, The Living Foods Institute, Atlanta. Host of Living Well radio show. www.livingfoodsinstitute.com

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 Jay D. Foster, BS, CCN

Nutrition Biochemist, Jay Foster founded Body Chemistry Associates, Inc., and hosts "Health Connection Radio with Jay Foster" (WAXY 790am) 1800chemist.com and www.healthconnectionradio.com healthconnectionradio.com

Donna Eden 

Donna Eden 

Teacher, lecturer, energy healer and author. www.innersource.net

Dr. Rodrigo Rodriguez, MD 

Rodrigo Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Rodriguez obtained his medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and did his post-graduate and fellowship in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  He is a postgraduate in Nuclear Medicine.

Dr. Rodriguez became involved with nutritional and metabolic approaches to cancer and other degenerative diseases and since 1979 has headed International Bio Care Hospital and Medical Center.  He has implemented innovated medical protocols sharing information with numerous consultants and research institutes around the world and has participated in symposia and workshops in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, New Zealand and Mexico.  He has undertaken collaborative reseach projects in Mexico and foreign institutions in the use of cellular therapy, childhood retardation, ozone, gene therapy, whole-body hyperthermia and intravenous hyper aliminatation in cancer and degenerative diseases. 

At the International Bio Care Hospital in Baja California Mexico he heads a distinguished staff of doctors and researchers.  Since 1982 when the present facility was opened, the first integrative medicine center was available for physicians and researchers around the world.  Dr. Rodriguez may be contacted via his website www.biocarehospital.com

Michael Culbert, ScD 

Michael Culbert, ScD

Founder-President of International Council for Health Freedom (ICHF) and informational Director of IBC Hospital and Medical Center. 

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Leonard G. Horowitz, DMD, MA

Dr. Horowitz's latest book. "Scientific research in multidisciplinary fields" solidly proves your physical body is a crystallization of love vibrations. The electromagnetic bioacoustic frequencies of creative energy move physical matter along paths of least reistance to flow into sacred geometric forms." Very interesting indeed! www.tetrahedron.org

Sheri Kaplan 

Sheri Kaplan

Founder, The Center for Positive Connections. Support and holistic services to victims with HIV/AIDS with emhasis on heterosexuals, newly infected and their family and friends. 

Ray Desjarlais, LSMY, CST-D 

Ray Desjarlais, LSMY, CST-D

Clinical and instructional staff member The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. www.upledger.com 

John Easterling 

John Easterling

John Easterling, "Amazon John," is founder and CEO of Amazon Herb Company since 1989. He is an adventurer and entrepreneur with 27 years' experience exploring the Amazon. www.amazonherb.net

Ed McCabe (Mr. Oxygen) 

Ed McCabe (Mr. Oxygen)

Best selling author and writer in the innovative health area. Author of O2xygen Therapies and Flood Your Body with Oxygen. www.oxygenhealth.com 

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Paul Wand, MD

Medical Director, Neurological Pain Management, Inc.

 

Kim Dalzell, PhD, RD, LD 

Kim Dalzell, PhD, RD, LD

Author, Challenge Cancer and Win www.challengecancer.com 

Brian R. Clement, CN: 

Brian R. Clement, CN:

Dr. Brian Clement has spearheaded the international progrssive health movement for more than three and one-half decades.  By conducting daily clinical research as the director of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute, the world's foremost complementary residential health Mcca in West Palm Beach, h and his team have developed a state of the art program for health maintenance and recovery.  His Florida (U.S.A.) center has pioeered a program and established training in active aging and disease prevention.  With hundreds of people participating in this prgram over the last half century, volumes of data have been accrued giving Clement a prvileged insight into the lifestyle required to prevent disease, enhance longevity and maintain vitality and stamina.  For more, visit www.hippocratesinst.org or call 561-471-8876

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Martin Dayton, DO

In 1973, Dr. Dayton founded the Dayton Medical Center in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, an outpatient institution dedicated to the responsible integration of mainstream conventional medicine with holistic, alternative and complementary medicine based upon the best available evidence to maximize benefits and minimize potential harm.  He is an internationally known lecturer on chelation therapy and teacher of family medicine for physicians, medical students and the public making appearances at international medical schools, hospitals, medical conferences such as the American Academy for Anti-aging Medicine, the International College of Integrative Medicine and the IPT Best Answer for Cancer Annual Conference. He has held Clinical Professor appointments at several universities including the University of Miami and also appears for charitable organizations, radio and national television.  Dr. Dayton  published The Case for Intravenous EDTA Chelation Therapy, a reference book on intravenous EDTA chelation therapy for health-care providers and the lay public in 1995 with an updated edition in 1999. He was a Clinical Advisor for the PACT study at Mt. Sinai Hospital on Chelation therapy 2001-2003 and Clinical Advisor of the (TACT) Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy study at Mt. Sinai 2003-2008.  Dr. Dayton may be reached at 305-931-8484 or by email:  mailto: \n mddomddo@pol.net . For more information and a complete curriculum vitae, visit his website at  www.daytonmedical.com

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Richard Keller, DDS, MPS

Dr. Keller's holistic approach to dentistry has led him to many inter-related fields of study, including TMJ dysfunction, pain management, biomechanical trauma and maxillofacial bone disorders. The impact of dental and oral conditions in the context of supporting the body's natural systemic healing processes is something we all need to know more about. He practices in Plantation, FL. www.dockeller.com 

Dr. Shri Balaji Tambe 

Dr. Shri Balaji Tambe

Ayurvedic Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Musician, and Founder of the Atmasantulana Village in Karla, India, the country's largest Ayurvedic Healing Center. www.santulan.com 

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Eric Rydland, MD, DABP, Board Certified, Holistic Pediatrician

Dr. Rydland has been treating children holistically for 22 years. He founded kidsWellness, Inc., a company designed to make natural products for kids. Dr. Eric Rydland explored the issue of learning difficulties, including ADD and ADHD, available biologic treatments, mercury, food allergies and much more. He is an author, lecturer, and has been treating children holistically in the South Florida area since 1981. Dr. Rydland is Medical Director of the Rydland Pediatric Wellness Center in North Carolina and visits patients monthly in South Florida. www.kidswellness.com  

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David Berger, MD, FAAP, Board Certified, Holistic Pediatrician

Dr. Berger specializes in holistic pediatrics with emphasis on ADHD. Utilizes vitamin and natural therapies. Practices In the offices of Vitality Health & Wellness in Aventura, FL. www.vitalitywellness.com 

Jennifer Vest-Dominguez, DI Hom  Jennifer Vest-Dominguez, DI Hom

Jennifer Vest-Dominguez studied with the British Institute of Homeopathy and the National Center for Homeopathy's John Hopkins University Program of Homeopathy. She specializes in classical homeopathy for entire family. www.jennifer-dominguez.com

Susan Luck, RN, CN 

Susan Luck, RN, CN

Susan Luck is a Clinical Nutritionist of Special Immunology Services at Mercy Hospital in Miami. She is also Director of Nutrition Education at Biodoron Immunology Center in Hollywood, Florida. 

Diana Garber 

Diana Garber

Diana Garber is a Feng Shui consultant. www.intuitiveconcepts.com

Brian Logan, DC 

Brian Logan, DC

Gentle chiropractic, muscle technique, and nutrition for 35 years. Private practice in South Miami, FL. 305-669-0070 

Rick Chaba 

Rick Chaba

Rick Chaba is the President of YU-CCAN Corporation in Alberta, Canada. He came to Path in Miami to speak to us about the wonders of yucca and essiac tea. He has worked with naturopaths and played an integral role in the development of new products, including CANAID Herbal Tea, B-Fit and REVIVE. He works with people who have degenerative diseases, including a large number of cancer patients. www.yuccan.com 

Dr. Simon Astor, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Naturopath, Acupuncture Physician 

Dr. Simon Astor, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Naturopath, Acupuncture Physician

Dr. Simon Astor opened the Iluma Center for Health in 2005, a 7000 square foot healing center and spa in Aventura, FL, where he blends science and tradition. His talk was about the giant shift healthcare is making away from disease and illness into health and wellness as is pioneered in the reality of his new health center. ilumahealth.com 

Dr. Woody Swartz, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, State-Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncture Physician 

 Dr. Woody Swartz, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, State-Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncture Physician

Dr. Swartz has extensive experience working and training in the medical, spiritual and martial QiGong disciplines. His video, Flying Crane Chi Gong is featured on Amazon.com and sold in stores throughout the U.S. He gave demonstrations and helped people to learn how to do things for themselves. energymedicinemiami.com

Dale G. Alexander, PhD, LMT 

Dale G. Alexander, PhD, LMT

Life presents each of us with an invitation to healing. The core wound we all experience is separation. Dr. Alexander's approach is a natural evolution of his life-long fascination with spirituality, biology and psychology. He has developed an effective way to assist clients to discover what lies beneath the apparent pattern of their difficulties in a style which empowers them. His practice is in Key West.
www.dale-alexander.com  

Dr. David Newman, PATH President 

David Newman, DC

Dr. David Newman has extensive background in alternative and progressive medicine that includes: completion of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine certification program and the AFMCP Program from the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is a licensed chiropractic physician, certified as a naturopathic physician, licensed in acupuncture and is an adjunct professor for Miami Dade College Department of Health and Related Sciences.

He is past president of several community health and business organizations including past president of PATH and was appointed to several State of Florida boards dealing with health issues.

Dr. Newman currently teaches, serves as a corporate consultant and maintains a clinical nutrition practice in Miami.

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Paul Nison, Promoter of the Raw Food Diet & Lifestyle

At age 20, Paul Nison was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (also know as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), a deadly affliction.  His search for a cure began with medical doctors, but they didn’t have the answers he needed. After trying almost every so-called cure to overcome his pain and suffering, Paul finally discovered the benefits of eating more simply. He started by getting rid of foods that were no good for him. Simplifying his diet was the first step in his cure.    After turning to a more simple diet called “the raw food diet” consisting of just that, raw foods, Paul was amazed at how quickly his health returned.  Paul may be reached through his website at www.paulnison.com

 

 

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Gerald H. Smith, DDS

Reversing Cancer A Journey from Cancer to Cure

Dr. Smith is the author of this great book on reversing cancer. It empowers you to better understand the nature of cancer and how to fight back. Well worth reading. Email ghsdoc@icnr.com
www.icnr.com

 

Marie-Clotilde (Cloe) Couturier: Medical Qigong and CranioSacral Therapy 

Marie-Clotilde (Cloe) Couturier: Medical Qigong and CranioSacral Therapy

For more information on the Upledger Institute: www.upledger.com, and on Medical Qigong: www.wishus.org 

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN 

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN 

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter practices in Naples, Florida, where he is Medical Director of the Perlmutter Health Center and the Perlmutter Hyperbaric Center. He is the author of The Better Brain Book. www.perlhealth.com

Dr. DicQie Fuller-Looney 

Dr. DicQie Fuller-Looney

Dr. DicQie Fuller-Looney holds a PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences, and is the Founder and President of Transformation Enzyme Corporation. 

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Dr. Richard Couey

Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Doctor of Nutrition and Sports Medicine, Dr. Couey is professor of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

www.transformationenzymes.com

 

Geza P. Lux 

Geza P. Lux

Geza Lux is a chemical engineer and BTI health professional. He has been a medical researcher for over 30 years, and his company, SRC Industries, Inc., has manufactured Hawthorn Berry Syrup for 13 years. He has helped more than 3500 people with various heart and circulatory conditions, especially those with anxiety and panic attacks. www.hawthornsyrup.com  

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Cris Enriquez, MD

Dr. Cris Enriquez is a very successful medical doctor in practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida integrating traditional and preventive medicine with anti-aging, lifestyle medicine and the Bible.  A best selling author, his most recent book is The Healthy Life. 

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Richard Clement, MD

Dr. Richard T. Clement received his medical degree from The Faculty of Medicine in Paris, France.  He has practiced medicine in Africa, Europe, The West Indies, The Pacific Region and the USA for the past 25 years and has lectured extensively on complementary medicine around the world.  He founded a Homeopathic company, Be Well Homeopathics and a nutritional company, Richard Clement Nutrition (www.web-outpatients.com, www.fluterminator.com). 

Dr. Alvin Stein, MD 

Dr. Alvin Stein, MD

Dr. Alvin Stein is a graduate of The Chicago Medical School , now part of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is a member of  ACAM,The American College for Advancement in Medicine,  ICIM, The International College of Integrative Medicine, AAOMED The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine,The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pain Management among other organizations. He is on the faculty of Nova Southeast Medical; School.  His practice is located in at 4101 NW 4th Street, Suite 401, Plantation Florida. 954-581-8585.  www.proloshot.com 

 

Dr. Frank Maye 

Dr. Frank Maye

Dr. Frank Maye has developed Bio-energetic AblationTM an integral approach to measure, locate, and identify lifelong triggers that disrupt homeostasis.  He has combined the study of Physics, Neuroscience, and Medicine to help resolve issues of depression, anxiety, and chronic health issues.  Utilizing EAV and the best of Bio Resonance screening to apply Bio-energetic AblationTM, Dr. Maye can locate physical impedence connected to hypothalamic functioning.  Impediments to hypothalamic function can cause a gradual decline in emotional and physical health.

Dr. Maye may be reached through his website at www.mayeholisticmed.com

 

Donna Gates 

Donna Gates

Donna Gates, nutritional consultant, author and lecturer has helped thousands of people overcome candidiasis and other immune system disorders. Her book, "The Body Ecology Diet", was written after years of research to find a cure for her own candida-related health problems. Frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, natural hygiene, raw foods and mega-supplement therapy. Incorporating the most beneficial components of each concept into her own system of health and healing, her success inspired her to share it with others.  Donna may be reached through her website at www.bodyecology.com

 

Jeffrey Dach, MD 

Jeffrey Dach, MD

Dr. Dach is Board Certified in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.  He retired from the practice of radiology in 2004 after 25 years experience as a hospital based physician with Radiology Associates of Hollywood.  In 2005, he obtained Board Certification with the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.  Jeffrey Dach has 25 years experience as a hospital based physician in the Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida.

Jeffrey Dach, M.D. receives no funding from the pharmaceutical industry or government.  Dr. Dach is an advocate of patients' rights and supports informed consent.
 

Dr. Daniel G. Clark 

Dr. Daniel G. Clark

Dr. Daniel G. Clark is a 1975 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia.  He completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1978, and was in private practice from 1979 to 1985 in Preventative Medicine, Chelation Therapy and Environmental Diseases.  Dr. Clark formed BioActive Nutritional, Inc. in 1986.  In 1988, he received the Physician of the Year Award, Broward County IACVF.  Dr. Clark was a Staff Instructor at the I.W. Lane College of Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Clark with ABEIM, sponsors the International Congress of BioEnergetic Medicine.  Dr. Clark formed an exciting new twenty-first century Anti-Aging company, Pure Vitality Organics, Inc.  Pure Vitality Organics has two lines:  a highly bioligically active internal line and an organic skin care line - Organic Obsessions.  Daniel Clark, MD is dedicated to using the highest quality biologically active ingredients for assisting the body to slow down the aging process.

Dr. Frank Ervolino, ND 

Dr. Frank Ervolino, ND

Dr. Frank Ervolino has practiced in the Jupiter, FL area since 2001 when he joined the Mind/Body Institute of Jupiter Hospital.  He joined the staff of Jupiter Medical Center in 2002.  Since then he has been in private practice.  Presently Dr. Ervolino is involved with a medical education project for Palm Beach Community College where he serves as adjunct faculty, CEO of Affordable Health Inc., and as medical director for a new medical service which will  be starting soon in the Palm Beach Gardens area.  Dr. Ervolino is also a writer, having served as the Senior research editor for Better Nutrition Magazine.  Dr. Ervolino also served on the Florida State Board of Acupuncture for the Department of Health where he was the board chairman.

Dr. Ervolino may be contacted via his website at www.drervolino.com

George Eisman, Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Consultant 

George Eisman, Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Consultant

George Eisman has been a Registered Dietitian since 1978.  He is the founder of the Association of Vegetarian Dietitians and Nutrition Educators, and co-founder and first Chairman-Elect of the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association.  He has taught nutrition at the college and university level for over 20 years, having served as a faculty member at Florida State University, Broward Community College and Miami-Dade Community College.  He is the Education Director of the Coalition for Cancer Prevention, Pembroke Pines, FL.  He is also the author of two books, "The Most Noble Diet:  Food Selection and Ethics" and "The Basic Course in Vegetarian and Vegan Diet".  He was induced into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1993. He may be contacted via his website at http://vegforlife.org/

 

Roberta Crawford, Iron Overload Expert 

Roberta Crawford, Iron Overload Expert

Roberta Crawford has been an expert on Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload) after years of being a patient administered iron by doctors.  With luck, she was accidentally diagnosed with iron overload at death's door.  Ms. Crawford founded an international corporation, Iron Overload Diseases Association, Inc., with membership across the country.  She authored a book, "The Iron Elephant" as well as a mystery novel, "Tik... Tik... Tik", based on iron toxicity.  States Ms. Crawford, "I am delighted to share my message with people involved in cancer.  It is essential to understand that cancer cells can't grow without a good supply of iron to feed them."

 

Dr. Herbert Slavin 

Dr. Herbert Slavin

Dr. Slavin has been in practice for over 20 years and specializaes ini Internal Medicine.  In Institute of Advanced Medicine was established by Herbert R. Slavin, M.D. more than 10 years ago.  Dr. Slavin is Board Certified and is on the staff of two hospitals.  He is also a Diplomate of the American College for the Advancement in Medicine and the American Board of Chelation Therapy.  Memberships also include, the American Preventive Medical Association and the American Pain Society.  Dr. Slavin has also been a guest lecturer on issues of disease prevention and alternative medicine, and is the host of his radio show "Healthline" broadcast Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 AM-12 PM on WLVJ-1040 AM radio.  Dr. Slavin can be reached at his office at 954-748-4991 or via his website www.drslavin.com .

Janet Cimorelli 

Janet Cimorelli

Janet Cimorelli is a Licensed Clinical Nutritionist and Health Talk Radio Host and Author.  She has worked with clients for more than twenty five years. With the experienced gathered from client feedback as well as traveling the United States, Canada and Europe, she has amassed a wealth of information of inestimable value for her work. 

Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM 

Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM is a board-certified family physician in private practice (Aventura, FL).  Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He received his medical training in Germany and Israel, completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL and served as chief resident.  Since 1997 he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  He is an active member of the American Medical Association and a passionate advocate for public health issues.  Dr. Wollschlaeger is also a book author, and his book "A German Life:  Against All Odds Change is Possible" describes his struggle growing up in German in the shadow of his father, a highly decorated WWII tank commander and Nazi officer.  He eventually converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a Medical Officer.  In summer 2010 he will release his book, "Stauffenberg And My Life in the Shadow of a Hero" describing growing up in the house of a German hero.

David Gonzalez, MS, LMT, CSCS 

David Gonzalez, MS, LMT, CSCS

David R. Gonzalez received his master degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor degree in Sports and Exercise Science with concentration in Cardiac Rehab & Strength & Conditioning from Florida International University.  He also graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant program in Miami Dade College.  David is the owner of the Institute of Functional Performance, a company dedicated to providinig quality and professional services in the areas of Fitness, Massage and Bodywork and Physical Therapy.  David is also an Assistant Professor at Miami Dade College where he teaches in the massage therapy program.  For more information go to www.ifpfitness.com

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Dr. Andrew Levinson, MD

Dr. Levinson's vast exposure and studies with Kundalini Yoga Master; Yogi Bhajan, pioneers in Orthomolecular Psychiatry & Complementary Medicine (e.g. Abrahm Hoffer MD and Bernie Rimland, Ph.D.) and an array of healers, shamans and body workers led him to specialize in diverse areas of medicine. Bringing to bear all his expertise, he works with each patient to create a cohesive treatment plan to engender mind/body balance, resolve chronic ailments, prevent illness and stave off undue aging. He has been featured on television and film including the Discovery Channel series Ten Years Younger as the Mind-Body Expert for Anti-Aging and Wellness. Dr. Levinson received his Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Miami School Of Medicine. During his psychiatric residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, he received the Pharmacia & Upjohn Research Award for original research in the area of Alternative Medicine. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and is the founder and director of Vitality Health and Wellness. Dr. Levinson may be contacted through his website at www.vitalitywellness.com

Dr. Theodore Hermann, DMD 

Dr. Theodore Hermann, DMD

Dr. Theodore Herrmann, DMD, has been practicing general dentistry in South Florida since 1989. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Herrmann is currently a member of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the Holistic Dental Association and a diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a certified nutritional consultant. In 1989, started Assure a Smile to provide a more engaging and enlightening dental experience for his patients. 

Dr. Walter Campbell, D.A.O.M, A.P.  

Dr. Walter Campbell, D.A.O.M, A.P. 

Dr. Campbell is the founder of Physicians of Traditional Chinese Medicine Inc., and has practiced acupuncture and oriental medicine for over 15 years. His practice is currently located at the Holistic Rejuvenation Center in North Miami Beach. In addition to being a skilled acupuncturist and herbalist, he is currently completing his PhD in Integrated Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Additionally, he is an acknowledged researcher of oriental and homeopathic treatments, and has developed several unique products for use in his clinical practice.He attained his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) at Five Branches University of Oriental Medicine, San Jose, California through a cooperative effort between Five Branches University, Zhejiang University in China and Stanford College of Medicine, San Jose, California. While studying in China, Dr. Campbell specialized in Gynecology and Oncology, and for his PhD he is currently engaged in research targeted to treating fibrocystic breasts through the integration of Chinese Medicine with the work of Dr. David Brownstein, M.D.  He may be reached through his website at www.tcmphysicians.com

Maria Delgado, Acupuncture Physician 

Maria Delgado, Acupuncture Physician 

Maria Delgado is a Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and founder of Enlightened Health, a Holistic Wellness Center focused on the practice of Functional Endocrinology catering to women struggling with Thyroid dysfunction and autoimmunity.  Coming from a family of western medical doctors, Maria has always been fascinated by how the human body functions and how it deals with disease.  However, she always saw health care from a different perspective and in 2005 Maria obtained her Masters in Oriental Medicine and became a Board Certified Acupuncture Physician in the state of Florida.  Determined to learn more about the function of the human body, Maria continously keeps herself hungry for knowledge and has completed over 500 hours in Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine studies.  Maria may be reached via her website at www.enlightened-health.com

Dr. Lewis J. Arrandt DC 

Dr. Lewis J. Arrandt DC

Dr Lewis J. Arrandt has been serving the local community for 34 years as a practicing chiropractor.  He has been based in the Kendall area since 1979, and in his current office at 107th Ave and Kendall Drive, since 1982.   Dr. Lew has always been keenly aware of the importance of the dynamic interplay between the physical/structural, emotional/spiritual and biochemical/physiological elements and the impact that each and all have for creating and maintaining a healthy life.

Dr. Lew may be reached via his website at www.arrandt.com

 

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Erika Ruiz, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Cognitive Fitness Facilitator

Erika Ruiz is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Cognitive Fitness Facilitator and Healty RHYTHMS (R) Facilitator.  Erika is an active member of the Association for Applied Therapeutic Humor, American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) South Florida Chapter and Global Speaker Federation.  Over the past 15 years Erika Ruiz has worked as a Recreational Coordinator for seniors and frail elders in Miami, FL.  Ms. Ruiz offers stress reduction workshops as well as brain fitness exercises that help participants to reduce the negative effects of stress.  For more on Ms. Ruiz, visit www.risoterapiacreativa.com .

Dr. Bruce Dooley 

Dr. Bruce Dooley

Following a decatde practicing Emergency Medicine, Dr. Bruce Dooley refocused his medicatl philosophy on preventive medicine.  He is certified by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology and has been actively practicing and teaching the proper detection and treatment of heavy metal toxicity since 1994 in his Florida clinics and through worldwide traveling and lecturing with MercOut International.

 

Dr. David Blyweiss 

Dr. David Blyweiss

Dr. David Blyweiss is adjunct faculty at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine helping to train both future and practicing physicians in “ functional medicine” . He is both a local authority and international speaker on a multitude of important medical subjects with a functional medicine approach. 

Tom Frazier

Tom Frazier 

Tom Frazier has been practicing a plant-based raw food, natural lifestyle for 17 years. He is a graduate and volunteer of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, the world’s premier organic raw vegan chef training school. and has become exceptionally knowledgeable in the acid /alkaline balance of our bodies and the foods that are truly alkaline forming.  He can demystify or debunk much of the vast amount of information that we see and hear.  Tom currently lives on Paradise Farms Organic in Homestead where he makes plant-based,  live-food dehydrated snacks and privately coaches clients on their health and lifestyle. 

Dr Serena Sara DC

Dr Serena Sara DC 

Dr. Sara is a Chiropractic Physician who has been practicing in the South Miami area for over 30 years.  She uses multiple techniques in Energy Medicine, including Applied Kinesiology and Acupuncture.  Dr. Sara graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1978 with a BS in Biology.  She earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1983 from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois as second in her class.  She received the Anatomy Award given to the student with the highest grade point average in Anatomy.  Dr. Sara is a Certified Chiropractic Team Physician through the American Chiropractic Association.  She is certified in Applied Kinesiology and is a member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology.

Dr. Patrick Barry, MD
 

Dr. Patrick Barry, MD

Dr. Patrick Barry, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, has specialized in knee problems for more than 4 years.  He holds a Bachelor's degree from Columbia University, NY; Medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, NY; Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Cornell's Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, NY.  He is a member of the Dade County Medical Association, FL Medical Association, and the American Medical Association with Board Certification from the Arthroscopy Board of North America.  Dr. Barry's current practice is confined to non-surgical management of the knee.  He has perfected a non-invasive knee manipulation technique that realigns the knee, immediately brings relief, and helps people of all ages return to their normal lives.  There are no shots, no braces, no pills, only Dr. Barry's hands.

Alicia Sirkin
 

Alicia Sirkin BFRP

Alicia Sirkin is a Personal Achievement Coach with offices in downtown Miami and Coconut Grove where she works with clients to provide structured guidance to help them through life decisions such as a potential career change to reflect your right livelihood, dealing with an empty nest or family health issues. Founder and director of The Sirkin Creative Living Center, LLC, Alicia co-authored the globally recognized Bach Flower Remedies Quick Reference Guide and is published in books and magazines. Her scientific research is published in the Journal of Complementary Health Practice Review. She has lectured at national conferences and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs.  Alicia’s medical background and 28-year advocacy of whole foods, Bach remedies, the value of a positive outlook and inner peace gives Alicia a unique framework from which to help others discover the best within themselves.  Her coaching practice includes working with a variety of executives across the health care, finance, education, hospitality and events, and consumer health product industries.

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Andrew R. Heimann, AP, LAc, MSTOM

Andrew practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture) revised with modern science and recent discoveries in quantum physics.  This form of medicine also looks at the corollaries between an individual's biology, psychological, and energetic meridians or channels in relation to his/her environment. Andrew holds a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a double major in Psychology and Eastern Religious Studies from Indiana University. Throughout his life he has studied extensively a multi-disciplinary approach to the body and mind. His undergraduate work was in psychology with emphasis on perception and action and brain physiology, and Eastern philosophy.

He is a licensed acupuncturist in 3 states – Florida, New York, and Indiana. He has several years of clinical experience as an acupuncturist in multidisciplinary clinics and he has volunteered his time and medical talents extensively to non-profit organizations.

Andrew lives in Miami, FL. He teaches Nutripuncture seminars for patients and medical professionals.  For  a consultation, visit www.andrewheimann.com.

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Filmmaker, Eric Merola

Eric Merola is an internationally award-winning documentary film director. Before starting his career in documentary films, Eric was a painter, painting massive 6 to 8 foot paintings, using oil on canvas. After moving to New York as a painter, he soon became a motion graphics designer and animator after founding Merola Productions and was commissioned by various clients including Campbell's Soup, Fuel TV, WE Network, The Speed Channel, Old Navy, MoveOn(.org), and Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi. He was also employed as an animation director for FlickerLab in New York City, where he worked on projects for Comedy Central and A&E.

In 2007, Eric began production on his first documentary, BURZYNSKI, which garnered widespread distribution and won numerous international awards including "Best Documentary of 2011" on The Documentary Channel, two "Audience Awards" at the HumanDoc Film Festival in Warsaw and the "Humanitarian Vision Award" at the Newport Beach Film Festival. This film also received favorable reviews from various press including The Los Angeles Times and Variety, and granted Mr. Merola a guest appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.

In 2013, Eric released a sequel to BURZYNSKI, which also garnered world-wide distribution and won the top Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Sedona International Film Festival on March 2, 2014.
In August of 2014, Eric Merola released his third documentary, SECOND OPINION: LAETRILE AT SLOAN-KETTERING, theatrically in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Portland, and Seattle. It received rave reviews from the media, and garnered a 45-second plug on CBS's internationally syndicated TV show, "The Doctors".

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Ann Fonfa, Cancer Advocate and Annie Appleseed Project Founder

The Annie Appleseed Project, a non-profit founded by Ms. Fonfa, decided at its inception to Challenge the Existing treatment paradigm, to Question the existing research methods and subjects, and to Propose new directions for both ending with true Integrative Oncology. Thus the program name Cheqpt, designed to bring complementary, alternative therapies to the mainstream as soon as may be, while serving as a place where all ideas are scrutinized. Ms. Fonfa has brought her message of hope to thousands of people around the world.

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Dr. Karen Koffier MD

Dr. Karen Koffier is the Medical Director at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach. Dr. Koffier was part of the first class of physicians trained by Dr. Andrew Well, the father of Integrative Medicine, at the University of Arizona where she focused on expanding her conventional training to include nutrition, herbs, vitamins, and supplements, mind-body therapies, spirituality, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and other alternative approaches to healing.

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Nicholas A. Bernal, M.S. (CEO, Season Farm Fresh)

Ever since childhood Nicholas Bernal has had a passion for nature. What started as an after school hobby in selling lychees roadside across Miami has blossomed into a viable business sharing the bounty of South Florida with all socio-economic classes. Using his extensive training in the biological sciences, Mr. Bernal takes pride in working with the best farmers to constantly improve crop quality while enhancing the surrounding ecosystem.

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Julia Schopick, Award winning, Best-selling author, HONEST MEDICINE: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases

Julia Schopick is a seasoned speaker and radio talk show guest who has appeared on over 100 radio and internet interview shows. Through her writings and her blog, HonestMedicine.com, Julia's goal is to empower patients to make the best health choices for themselves and their loved ones by teaching them about little-known but promising treatments their doctors may not know about. Julia’s writings on health and medical topics have been featured in—among other publications—American Medical News (AMA), Alternative & Complementary Therapies, the British Medical Journal and the Chicago Sun-Times. You may reach her via email at Julia@HonestMedicine.com.

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Michael Forman, DOM

Michael Forman, DOM is a graduate of the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine and is nationally board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He is also a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (the highest certification) and a certified Applied Clinical Nutritionist by the Ulan Nutritional Institute.

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Lauren Sonnenberg, LMHC, D.PSc, CAP.

Psychotherapist & Wellness Consultant on Optimal MindBody Wellness for Chronic Pain & Serious Illness. www.lifecoreonline.com

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Dr. Todd Giardina

Dr. Todd Giardina is a licensed psychologist. He has trained/worked on the pain management services at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Upstate New York and the New Jersey VA Healthcare System. He was invited to participate in a postdoctoral residency at the Miami VA Medical Center which specialized in pain management, palliative/end-of-life care, and psychological/medical consultation. Dr. Giardina has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Barry University in Miami, FL, training new clinicians in the skills and styles of various psychological interventions. He has been an invited speaker at the meetings of professional organizations and medical departments, lecturing on topics of overlapping medical and mental conditions, pain management, and psychological intervention techniques. The doctor has been involved in research projects examining the impact of pain on psychological and emotional coping, the benefits of psychological intervention for professionals providing hospice and palliative care, and the needs of families experiencing grief and loss.

In addition to providing services at the Coral Gables Counseling Center, Dr. Giardina is also a staff consultant at University of Miami Hospital.

Dr. Giardina specializes in treating patients with pain and other medical illnesses, as well as assisting patients in developing coping skills and adjusting to their new circumstances. The doctor is skilled in couples therapy as well.

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Susan Casado, Founder DOC IT Foundation (Detect Ovarian Cancer In Time)

Susan Casado was born in the Dominican Republic but raised in New York City. In 2006 her older sister Martha Casado was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer, three months after her GYN doctor had cleared here. Martha was so devastated they wanted to warn other women about this fatal disease. Susan and Martha opened Doc It Foundation, Detect Ovarian Cancer in Time with the mission to reach as many woman as possible and warn them about this silent killer. Sadly Martha died in 2008. 

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Laura Pfeffer

Laura Pfeffer is a Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in lymphatic health. She is certified in Electro-Lymphatic Decongestion and AromaTouch. Both are lite-touch techniques to help people DeTox & DeStress.

She has been a holistic wellness advocate for many years after discovering how natural & alternative healing therapies helped her to recover from debilitating health issues.

In 2013 she created CircHolistic (circ-ho-lis’tic) to provide a resource to help people maintain wellness by promoting a healthy lifestyle through education, prevention, alternative therapies, and wellness products.

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Dashi Chu Kocica, Acupuncture Physician, Asian Healing Arts

Dashi Chu Kocica, AP, is an Acupuncture Physician specializing in Asian Healing Arts. In 1997, she cured herself of a partial hearing loss at the world's largest Qigong hospital in China, and since then, her passion is sharing powerful self-healing methods from Asia, and inspiring individuals to take charge of their health by practicing Qigong daily.

Dashi is the Educational Director for the Center for BioTherapeutics in Miami, and author of over a dozen DVDs on Qigong and rejuvenation. She lectures and teaches world-wide on the healing bene-fits of Qigong, Taiji, yoga and meditation.

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Iris Pitaluga, Psychotherapist

Iris has been practicing psychotherapy for over 15 years. She has found that we change when we are pushed by circumstances; when the threat to lose our comfort is greater than the fear to change.

Iris is the founder of Alternatives Counseling Center and has practiced psychotherapy in the state of Florida for more than fifteen years. She has a degree in Psychology from Indiana State Uni-versity, as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova University. She has been licensed by the state of Florida since 1995. She is also certified as a Master Addiction Counselor and a Substance Abuse professional. Throughout her years in practice, she has assisted people suffering from a variety of psychological disturbances including: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and more. She has used traditional methods of psychotherapy and believes in the importance of considering all as-pects of the mind-body connection through holistic healing.

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Dr. Michael Newman, DC, AP

Dr. Newman’s practice is a holistic and multi-disciplinary clinic that incorporates Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Medical Care. The patient coming to his clinic is seen as a whole person, not just a painful part of a person. With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Newman not only treats the symptoms but looks to the root of the cause and can provide many non-surgical approaches to health problems.  His practice also focuses on spinal bio-mechanics and neurophysiology, spinal decompression for discs, low-level cold laser therapy (for pain, healing and smoking cession), therapeutic massage, anti-aging consultations, sport/auto/work injury treatment, and physician directed wellness programs using functional medicine.  Dr. Newman may be reached at his website www.drmichaelnewman.com or at 305.666.1402.

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Dr. Mike Cusnir, MD, Medical Oncology, Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Cusnir graduated from medical school at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He then started an internal medicine residence at Maimonides Medical Center in New York and then completed a fellowship at the University of Maryland in hematology and oncology. For the past 15 years he has been active on the medical staff of Mount Sinai’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has been named on multiple occasions as physician/teacher of the year by the students and residents. More recently he completed a prestigious fellowship at the University of Arizona in integrative medicine under the direction of Dr Andrew Weil. He has been involved in multiple clinical trials and currently has a grant to train the residents on integrative medicine. He is currently serving as the president of the medical staff.

Dr. Mike Cusnir can be reached at Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami Beach, 305 535-3310

Dr Steven Roth 

Dr. Steven Roth, D.M.D.

Dr. Steven Roth attended both the University of Florida and Tufts University, receiving his undergraduate in Zoology and his D.M.D. Degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1989.  He has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry at Relax and Smile Dental care office since 1991.  Dr. Roth has studied Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) since 2007, practicing in his Relax and Smile Dental Care office since 2008.

Dr. Steven Roth has been involved in the world of self-development and enlightenment for the last decade.  Dr. Roth is a certified Integrative Life Coach, and has achieved over 25 certifications in the field of Hypnotherapy and NLP.  He most recently received the 2016 Award of Excellence in Healthcare Hypnosis from the International Hypnosis Federation.

Dr. Steven Roth lectures and puts on workshops throughout the country on Hypnosis, self-empowerment, self-development and the power of the mind to heal physical and emotional dis-ease.

Dr. Roth has pioneered the term "Zentist" because he makes his patients feel calm, relaxed and ready to receive treatment.  Dr. Roth responds to both physical and mental needs of his patients.

Dr. Roth may be reached at http://www.relaxandsmile.com/

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