Medical Reviewers

Dr. Thomas Cowan

Dr. Thomas Cowan

Thomas Cowan, M.D., has studied and written about many subjects in medicine including the heart, cancer, autoimmune disease, nutrition, anthroposophical medicine and herbal medicine. He is the author of “Human Heart, Cosmic Heart” and “Vaccines, Autoimmunity and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness,” both published by Chelsea Green; the principal author of “The Fourfold Path to Healing;” and coauthor (with Sally Fallon) of “The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care.”

Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation®. He also writes the “Ask the Doctor” column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts (the Weston A. Price Foundation’s quarterly magazine) and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2016, he and his family launched Dr. Cowan's Garden, a company that makes and sells organic vegetable powders to help people diversify their vegetable consumption. He has three grown children and lives in, and practices medicine in, San Francisco.

Dr. William Lee Cowden

Dr. William Lee Cowden

William Lee Cowden, M.D., M.D.(H), is chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board and professor on the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (www.acimconnect.com) of Panama. He is a USA board-certified cardiologist and internist who is internationally known for his knowledge and skill in practicing and teaching integrative medicine.

He has pioneered successful integrative treatments for cancer, Lyme disease, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, autism and various other neurological conditions, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, silicone implant disease and many other illnesses. He has co-written six books and has contributed to several other books and publications. The academy with which Cowden works has recently compiled a 300-hour online Integrative Medicine Fellowship training program as well as Wellness Coach training programs (www.acimconnect.com ). ACIM also hosts an annual international integrative medicine conference.

Robert Dennis

Robert Dennis, Ph.D.

Robert Dennis is an associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He studied at the University of Michigan, where he earned his Master of Science in biological engineering and kinesiology. He graduated with a Ph.D. in bioengineering and biomedical engineering.

Dennis is the cofounder and chief engineer of Cortical Metrics LLC, where he aims to develop new systems and technology for the study of brain plasticity and cortical health. He also established Micro-Pulse, LLC in 2010, where he invents new technology and products such as biomedical devices, consumer electronics, educational toys, robotics, instrumentation for basic scientific research, and more. Dennis' life goal is "to develop and market new technologies that will benefit everyone and will be made available at a reasonable price to anyone in the world who needs them."

Dr. Dan Engle

Dr. Dan Engle

Dan Engle, M.D., is board certified in psychiatry and neurology, with a clinical practice that combines aspects of regenerative medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry, integrative spirituality and peak performance methods.

Currently, he is medical consultant to Onnit Labs in Austin, Texas; the Revive Treatment Centers of America in Denver; the True Rest Float Centers in Phoenix; and several international healing centers using indigenous plant medicines of the Peruvian Amazon River basin.

His programs include Freedom From Meds, a comprehensive and integrative tool kit for successful transition from psychiatric medications; the Concussion Repair Manual, facilitating the return to optimal function after concussion and traumatic brain injury; BOLD — Brain Optimization and Lifestyle Design, a coaching program for maximizing brain health and cognitive performance; and Full Spectrum Medicine, a research, education and advocacy platform pioneering the future psychiatric healing centers using consciousness expansion tools for root-cause healing and total life transformation.

Dr. Lee Know

Dr. Lee Know

Lee Know, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic doctor and recipient of several awards. He has held positions as medical adviser, scientific evaluator and director of research and development for major organizations. He’s the author of “Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine” (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018), manages scientific affairs for his own health products company, and is a consultant to other natural health product brands. He lives in the greater Toronto area with his commonlaw partner and their two sons, and has a particular interest in promoting natural health and environmental stewardship.

Dr. William LaValley

Dr. William "Will" LaValley

William LaValley, M.D., combines state-of-the-science molecular biology with precision medicine molecular integrative oncology treatment options to complement conventional oncology treatment. He has developed highly sophisticated and rapid data-mining approaches that link evidence-based molecularly-targeted treatment interventions utilizing natural products and repurposed pharmaceuticals to the molecular biology of cancer. 

LaValley serves as a professional medical consultant to physicians and their patients and develops advanced, evidence-based, molecularly-targeted natural product and repurposed pharmaceutical treatment plan recommendations for physicians to receive and consider in the treatment of their patients who are diagnosed with various types of cancers.

LaValley graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He completed his family practice internship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and has been medically licensed since 1988 by the Texas Medical Board and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. 

He has served as chairperson for the Doctors Nova Scotia Section of Integrative and Complementary Medicine since 1994. LaValley was appointed by the federal Canadian Minister of Health to the Natural Health Products Advisory Panel (1997-2000); the National Transition Team for the Office of Natural Health Products within Health Canada (1997-2000); the Expert Advisory Committee of the Natural Health Products Directorate for the development of Regulations for Natural Health Products in Canada (2000-2004); and the Canadian National Advisory Group on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Health (1998-1999). 

He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, the Canadian Medical Association, its Nova Scotia Division — Doctors Nova Scotia, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and since it began in 2003, the Society for Integrative Oncology. LaValley is an advisory board member of GettingToKnowCancer.org and its affiliated clinical research organization, BroadSpec.org, and actively supports the mission for evidence-based broad-spectrum approach to cancer prevention and treatment. LaValley can be reached via his website.

Dr. Meryl Nass

Dr. Meryl Nass

Meryl Nass, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician in private practice in Maine. Her current focus is chronic fatiguing illnesses, especially those caused by tick-borne diseases.

Nass was the first person to show that the world’s largest anthrax epidemic, in Zimbabwe in 1978, was due to biological warfare. She identified the cause of Cuba's 1993 neuropathy epidemic as cyanide, in a setting of nutritional deficiency resulting from the U.S. embargo. She studied the anthrax letters attack in the U.S., the Ebola and Zika epidemics, and provided extensive recommendations for their evaluation and treatment.

Nass discovered that the military anthrax vaccine caused a range of autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, while its effectiveness remains questionable. She has given several congressional testimonies and published a number of papers on this health issue. She has also written about problems with other vaccines, especially influenza vaccines and hepatitis B vaccines.

Patrick Mckeown

Patrick McKeown

For the past 16 years, functional breathing educator and author Patrick McKeown has taught simple and effective ways to adopt functional breathing patterns for improved sports performance and health. A TEDx speaker, McKeown’s work has touched the lives of thousands and more worldwide. His bestselling book “The Oxygen Advantage” is currently published in 14 languages. Journal publications include the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Otolaryngology. See: OxygenAdvantage.com

Dr. Lawrence Palevsky

Dr. Lawrence Palevsky

Lawrence Palevsky, M.D., is a New York state-licensed pediatrician who utilizes a holistic approach to children’s wellness and illness. Palevsky received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine, completed a three-year pediatric residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, and served as a pediatric fellow in the ambulatory care outpatient department at Bellevue Hospital, New York City.

Since 1991, his clinical experience includes working in pediatric emergency and intensive care medicine, in-patient and out-patient pediatric medicine, neonatal intensive care medicine, newborn and delivery room medicine, and conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric private practice. Palevsky is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association. He received his pediatric board certification in 1990, and passed his pediatric board recertification exams in 1997, 2004 and 2011.

In his current practice in Northport, Long Island, and Manhattan, New York City, Palevsky offers well-child examinations, consultations and educational programs to families and practitioners in the areas of preventive and holistic health; childhood development; lifestyle changes; nutrition for adults, infants and children; safe, alternative treatments for common and difficult-to-treat acute and chronic pediatric and adult conditions; vaccination controversies; mindful parenting; and rethinking the medical paradigm.

Additionally, he teaches holistic integrative pediatric and adolescent medicine to parents and medical and allied health professionals, both nationally and internationally, and is available for speaking engagements worldwide. 

Dr. Ron Rosedale

Dr. Ron Rosedale

Ron Rosedale, M.D., is an internationally known expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine and was one of the founders of the "low-carb" movement over two decades ago — and perhaps the first to specifically recommend a high-fat, rather than a high-protein, low-carb, "ketogenic" diet.

He has been a pioneer in applying concepts based on the biology of aging to reverse its chronic diseases including diabetes and heart disease by using a unique nutritional approach to improve cellular responses to insulin, leptin, and mTOR. He has published a highly-acclaimed book, “The Rosedale Diet,” and has been featured in many magazine and newspaper articles and in dozens of radio and television interviews.

Dr. Robert Rowen

Dr. Robert Rowen

Robert Jay Rowen, M.D., is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, acquiring double board certifications (and recertifications) in family practice, and emergency medicine, and additionally in clinical metal toxicology.

Rowen is affectionately known as the “Father of Medical Freedom” for pioneering the nation’s first statutory protection for alternative medicine in 1990. He overcame organized medicine’s vociferous opposition, inclusive of importing an infamous “quackbuster” to defrock him in a debate, which saw the quackbuster himself lose all credibility before Anchorage-organized medicine rather than Rowen.

Two years later, Alaska’s Gov. Wally Hickel appointed him to a term on the Alaska State Medical Board, again against contentious opposition of organized medicine. The appointment survived a legislative battle due to overwhelming public support.

Rowen is internationally known for his clinical practice and teaching in oxidation medicine, especially ozone therapy, as well as all aspects of integrative medicine. He was the Oxidation Workshop chairman for ACAM, and teaches oxidation to interested professionals in hands-on sessions quarterly in his office. He was editor-in-chief of the highly respected Second Opinion Newsletter from 2000 until August 2014.

In October 2014, he traveled to Sierra Leone to bring ozone therapy to the Ebola epidemic. His team cured 5 of 5 people with Ebola, a 100 percent recovery rate.

He is co-author of the book, “PEO Solution,” which details the danger of the use of fish oils and the wonderful benefits of vegetable-based omega oils.

He is also co-author of a popular book on currency entitled “They Own It All (Including You!),” which is about the toxic privately owned debt currency, which has relegated the entire American people into peonage.

He currently practices integrative medicine with his beloved physician wife, Terri Su, M.D., in Santa Rosa, California.

Andrew Saul

Andrew Saul, Ph.D.

Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. He is also a member of the board of the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. He was on the faculty of the State University of New York for nine years, and taught nutrition, health science and cell biology at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Saul holds three state certificates in science education, and has twice won New York Empire State Fellowships for teaching. He was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2013. He has been honored with the Riordan Clinic's Pearlmaker Award, Citizens for Health Outstanding Health Freedom Activist Award, and was named one of seven natural health pioneers by Psychology Today. He is the author, coauthor or editor of 25 books, four written with Abram Hoffer, M.D.

Saul is featured in the movies “Food Matters” and “That Vitamin Movie.” He is on Facebook as "themegavitaminman" and his personal website is www.doctoryourself.com.

Stephanie Seneff

Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.

Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a B.S. degree from MIT in biology and M.S., E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.

She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has written over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world.

Thomas Seyfried

Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D.

Thomas N. Seyfried, Ph.D., is professor of biology at Boston College, and received his Ph.D. in genetics and biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New England, where he recently received the distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. He also holds a master's degree in genetics from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Seyfried served with distinction in the United States Army’s First Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War, and received numerous medals and commendations. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine, and then served on the faculty as an assistant professor in neurology. 

Other awards and honors have come from such diverse organizations as the American Oil Chemists Society, the National Institutes of Health, The American Society for Neurochemistry, and the Ketogenic Diet Special Interest Group of the American Epilepsy Society.

Seyfried previously served as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, and the Uncompromising Science Award from the American College of Nutrition for his work on cancer. 

He presently serves on several editorial boards, including those for Nutrition & Metabolism, Neurochemical Research, the Journal of Lipid Research, Frontiers in Nutrition, and ASN Neuro, where his is a senior editor. Seyfried has over 180 peer-reviewed publications and is author of the book, “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer” (Wiley Press). His book was recently translated into Chinese. Seyfried has over 180 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His full list of peer-reviewed publications can be found on PubMed.