Patrick Holford is widely regarded as Britain’s leading spokesman on nutrition, food, environmental and health issues. In 1984 he founded the nonprofit Institute for Optimum Nutrition, the largest training school in the UK for nutrition consultants. In 2003 he founded the Brain Bio Centre, a treatment center pioneering the optimum nutrition approach for mental health. During the last decade he has written over twenty books on nutrition, selling more than a million copies worldwide. His books are available in 30 countries of the world and are in 15 different languages, from Arabic to Chinese. He also has a regular column in the Metro newspaper and Longevity magazine and is the most frequently quoted nutritionist in national newspapers.
Melvyn Werbach, M.D., is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and holds a faculty appointment in psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. Listed in American Men and Women of Science as well as in several Who’s Whos, he is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Nutritional Medicine (UK), the Journal of Optimal Nutrition (US), Health News and Review (US), and Alternative Medicine Digest (US), an Advisory Panel member of What Doctors Don’t Tell You (UK), consultant in nutrition to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and a member of the advisory committee to The Dead Sea Conferences (Israel), an international forum dedicated to integrating mainstream, traditional and alternative approaches to medical care. He is an honorary life member of the Biofeedback Society of California and an honorary member of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. His monthly column on nutritional medicine appears in the International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (UK) and is reprinted in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients (US) and the Australian Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He lectures internationally and is a popular guest on many radio shows. He is author of numerous books, including the internationally acclaimed series Nutritional Influences on Illness, Nutritional Influences on Mental Illness, and Botanical Influences on Illness (co-author).
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D., is the youngest person to graduate Stanford University during peacetime. Finishing medical school at age 21, Dr. Mehl-Madrona went on to become board certified in Psychiatry, Neurology, Behavioral Medicine and Family Practice and to obtain his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Half Cherokee Indian, Dr. Mehl-Madrona is author of the widely-acclaimed books Coyote Medicine and Coyote Healing, which delve into his blend of medical work with his Native American spiritual heritage. He is currently Coordinator for Integrative Psychiatry and System Medicine at the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil.
Victoria L. lbric, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Medical School in Bucharest, Romania, in 1974. She practiced Medicine in the field of Oncology, and was involved in cancer research, therapy/prevention, and neurology for more than 20 years. She worked at the Virology Institute in Bucharest, Romania, at USC /Cancer Research Laboratory, and at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Her work in cancer research involved investigation into the prevention of cancer by use of Vitamin C and other antioxidants and the origins of cancer induced by viruses or chemical agents. This work produced several scientific papers and book chapters. She has a long history of teaching students in various subjects related to the medical profession such as EMT, cardiac technicians, medical assistants and biofeedback and Neurofeedback. Dr. lbric was trained in General Biofeedback, at the Biofeedback Institute of Los Angeles, and in EEG biofeedback, at EEG Spectrum, Inc. Presently, she has a full time, thriving private practice in Pasadena at the Therapy & Prevention Center, and is often a consultant for the UCLA Pain Medicine Center, Kaiser Permanente, Friendly Hills, Pain Management Services of Northridge, and other clinics.
Priscilla Slagle, M.D., author of The Way Up from Down, the classic text on nutritional treatment of depression, still selling 15 years after it was written, is one of the early pioneer psychiatrists who applied nutritional treatments to the field of mental health. Dr Slagle is an Honorary Assistant Clinical Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology since1975, she has helped thousands overcome the effects of stress, low moods, depression, and a variety of chronic symptoms and diseases. Dr. Slagle has lectured extensively and has appeared on numerous radio & TV shows discussing her topics of expertise. She currently practices in Palm Springs, California.
Yury Kronn, Ph.D., educated at Gorky University (former USSR), was one of the Soviet Union’s leading radiophysicists, heading up research on high-frequency electromagnetic vibrations, laser physics and nonlinear optics. He co-authored the definitive book in his field titled Nonlinear Resonant Interactions of Light with Matter based on his theories, and published in several languages. His book is used at universities around the world. He has published over 75 articles on the interaction of light and matter. Dr. Kronn taught bachelor and doctorate students in a variety of courses in nonlinear optics, quantum electronics and quantum mechanics, and also served as dissertation adviser to Ph.D. students. In 1982, together with ten other Russian dissidents, he organized the first independent movement in the history of Russia for trust and peace between Russia and the Western world called the “Trust Group.” In 1987 Dr. Kronn was again part of Russian history when he chaired the Disarmament Section of the first “Moscow International Symposium for Humanitarian Problems.” Now living in California, Dr. Kronn has studied the body’s subtle energy fields for twenty years and now researches methods for safely altering these fields to improve physical and mental health.
Bhargavi Davar, Ph.D., is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Bapu Trust, a mental health organization named after her mother, which is based in Pune, India. She has published extensively on the subject of women and mental health, including recently the books Mental Health of Indian Women (1999) and Mental Health from a Gender Perspective (2001). Since 1998 Bhargavi Davar has engaged in networks with users’ discussion forums, on evolving consumer perspectives in mental health, especially the care and treatment rights and civil liberties of persons, especially women, with a psychiatric disability. At present, Bhargavi Davar is Director, Center for Advocacy in Mental Health, a Research Center of Bapu Trust.
Nancy Mullan, M.D., received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed a residency in psychiatry and child psychiatry at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She attended the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis and became a Clinical Instructor in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute of Research and Training at Michael Reese Hospital. After coming to Los Angeles, Dr. Mullan joined the medical staffs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Providence-Saint Joseph Medial Center in Burbank. She taught in the medical schools at both UCLA and USC. Currently, Dr. Mullan practices nutritional medicine and psychiatry in Burbank, California.
Stuart Shipko, M.D., founder and director of the Panic Disorders Institute in Pasadena, California, was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1987. His broad spectrum of clinical experience includes emergency room physician, biofeedback, psychiatry, general practice, medical director, chemical dependency treatment, certified medical examiner, expert witness, and Expert Reviewer for the Medical Board of California. As one of the world’s leading experts on the adverse effects of antidepressant medication, Dr. Shipko is well-regarded as a lecturer and has published 25 papers. He has taught at the University of Michigan and the University of California at Irvine. Medical society memberships include the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (advisory panel member), and the American Medical Director Association.
Professor James Croxton graduated from Columbia University with an MA in philosophy and Asian studies. He was possibly the first college professor in the US to establish a curriculum for the field of physiological psychology when he established the “Mind and Metabolism” course at Santa Monica College. He has taught this course there since 1968. Inspired when his daughter recovered from schizophrenia found to be caused by celiac disease (“wheat allergy”), he founded and directed the Mind and Nutrition Awareness organization in Los Angeles from 1978 to 1988. He has also taught at Long Beach City College, Antioch College, Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and Yosan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.