Archive for February 2011
with Dr. Joan Borysenko
This distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Eloquent and inspiring in settings that range from hospitals to hospices, from theaters to conference venues, and from boardrooms to houses of worship, she is a credible bridge between faith and reason. Her brilliance, humor, and authenticity—in combination with the latest research—make her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer.
After graduating magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1967, Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School, where she completed post-doctoral training in cancer cell biology. Her first faculty position was at the Tufts University College of Medicine in Boston. But after the death of her father from cancer, she became more interested in the person with the illness than in the disease itself, and returned to Harvard Medical School to complete a second postdoctoral fellowship, this time in the new field of behavioral medicine. Under the tutelage of Herbert Benson, M.D., who first identified the relaxation response and brought meditation into medicine, she was awarded a Medical Foundation Fellowship and completed her third post-doctoral fellowship in psychoneuroimmunology.
In the early 1980's Dr. Borysenko co-founded a Mind/Body clinic with Dr. Benson and Dr. Ilan Kutz, became licensed as a psychologist, and was appointed instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Her years of clinical experience and research culminated in the 1987 publication of the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. The 20th anniversary edition, newly revised, was published in 2007. Author or co-author of 13 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special Inner Peace for Busy People, she is the Founding Partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC located in Boulder, Colorado and the Director of The Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program.
Dr. Dan Koontz,, is a retired Chiropractic Physician and Naturopathic Medical Doctor, He now consultants with the nutritional industry and hosts the longest running live wellness radio talk show, Healthy House Call. Dr. Koontz personally interned and was an associate of Dr. Simeon.. He has stabilized 50,000 diabetics using the hCG protocol, and as well as helping thousands of others to lose weight!
with Doris Rapp, MD
Dr. Rapp is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric allergy and Environmental Medicine. She was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo until she moved in January 1996 to Phoenix. She practiced traditional allergy for 18 years and then, in 1975, began incorporating the principles of Environmental Medicine into her pediatric allergy practice. She is a certified specialist in Environmental Medicine. She has published numerous medical articles, authored chapters in medical texts and written many books and booklets for the public about allergy. She has also produced numerous educational videos and audiotapes for the public, educators and physicians. (see drrapp.com).
Dr. Rapp is a past President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. She is also the author of “Is This Your Childs World?” and the bestselling book “Is this Your Child?”. These two books will help identify and provide practical methods of treatment to eliminate substances which can cause illness and behavioral changes in both children and adults.