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|Reverse Aging Now|
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About Our Experts
|Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Yale||Dr. Walter Willett, Harvard|
"Reverse Aging Now" features these experts: Click on their names for their books.
Robert C. Atkins, M.D was the founder of The Atkins Center in New York City. A graduate of Cornell University Medical School he specialized in cardiology treating more than 65,000 patients. Dr. Atkins was the author of a number of books that promoted controlled carbohydrate consumption including Age Defying Diet. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution (1992, 1999) has sold 10 million copies worldwide and is one of the top 50 best-selling books of all time.
Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ornish directed clinical trials demonstrating for the first time that comprehensive lifestyle changes can reverse coronary heart disease without drugs or surgery. He is the author of five New York Times bestsellers including Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease, Eat More, Weigh Less, and Love & Survival.
Barry Sears, Ph D., earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University and did post-doctoral work at the University of Virginia. He’s a former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Sears first made the public aware of his insights in treating food as if it were a drug with the publication of his first book, The Zone, in 1995, which became a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. To date, his books have sold 3 million copies. He holds thirteen US drug delivery patents.
Walter Willett, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A world-renowned researcher he is one of the leaders of the Nurse’s Health Study. His recent book, Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating provides comprehensive evidence of the link between proper nutrition and longevity. In addition to his 800 articles, he wrote the textbook Nutritional Epidemiology, 2nd Edition.
Nicholas Perricone, M. D. is a board certified clinical and research dermatologist who was an assistant professor of Dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is now an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He is the author of The Wrinkle Cure which reached number one on both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. Dr. Perricone holds dozens of US and international patents for topical anti-inflammatory agents to reverse and prevent damage to skin caused by age.
Roy Walford, M.D, was Professor of Pathology at the UCLA School of Medicine for thirty-eight years where he focused on the biology of aging. An internationally recognized authority on how nutrition is related to life extension and disease prevention, he was an advisor to both the World Health Organization and White House Conference on Aging. He was Chief Medical Officer of Biosphere II and bestselling author of Beyond the 120 Year Diet, Maximum Lifespan and The Anti-Aging Plan.
Christiane Northrup, M.D., trained at Dartmouth Medical School and Tufts before co-founding the Women to Women health care center in Yarmouth, Maine. She is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington and the author of The New York Times bestseller Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change.
Julian Whitaker, M.D., graduated from Dartmouth then earned his medical degree at Emory. Working with Nathan Pritikin convinced him that drawing upon the body's own healing powers could better prevent disease than traditional Western medicine. In 1979, he founded the Whitaker Wellness Institute where he has treated over 30,000 patients in an intensive program of diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, nutritional and herbal supple-mentation. Thousands have read his popular books including Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks.
Bradley Willcox, M.D., is a former fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he maintains a research affiliation. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. His research focuses on the interplay between diet, genetics, aging and chronic disease. A visiting scholar at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan, he is co-Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study and co-author of the bestselling book The Okinawa Program.
Nicholas Lowe, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine and senior lecturer in Dermatology at University College London. Dr. Lowe founded the Cranley Clinic for Dermatology in London and the Southern California Dermatology, Psoriasis and Laser Center. He practices and teaches in London and Los Angeles. He has authored and co-authored 300 scientific articles and wrote fifteen books including Models in Dermatology and Skin Secrets: Medical Facts vs. Beauty Fiction.
Robert Lanza, M.D., is V.P. of Medical & Scientific Development at Advanced Cell Technology. He has researched stem cells for more than 25 years and is an Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has hundreds of scientific publications and patents, and has authored or edited 16 books, including the Principles of Tissue Engineering. He has worked with Jonas Salk, B.F. Skinner, and Christiaan Barnard. Dr. Lanza is currently growing cells that repair heart attack damage in mice.
Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., Director of Radiology at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology at Stanford. He helped popularize full body computerized tomography three dimensional X-ray images as Medical Director of CT International. Dr. Brant-Zawadzki is the author / editor of numerous scientific articles and books including Pocket Radiologist, Mr. Angiography: A Teaching File, and MRI of the Brain II.
Caleb Finch Ph.D., graduated from Yale and earned his Ph.D. from Rockefeller University. He is one of only eight University Professors at the University of Southern California. Dr. Finch has directed the National Institute of Aging funded Alzheimer Disease Research Center since 1984. A member of ten editorial boards, he has written over 350 articles. In 1990 he published a major study of aging: Longevity, Senescence, and the Genome. He is co-wrote Scientific American’s Aging, A Natural History.
Mary Hardy, M.D., earned her medical degree from Louisiana State. She is the medical director of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center program in Integrative Medicine and the Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Dietary Supplement Research in Botanicals. Dr. Hardy has integrated alternative therapies into her clinical practice for years. She completed advanced training in botanicals at the Institute for Medical Herbalism and has studied with practitioners in the U.S., Peru, Kenya, South Africa, China, and Morocco.
Andrew Caster, M.D., a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, did his residency at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute. He was selected by Los Angeles Magazine as the “ Best Laser Eye Surgeon in Los Angeles." Dr. Caster has performed more than 12,000 laser vision correction procedures and is one of four US physicians who is a member of the Alcon Refractive Surgery Clinical Advisory Board. He is author of The Eye Laser Miracle: The Complete Guide to Better Vision.
Richard M. Fleming, M.D, graduated from medical school at the University of Iowa. He is the Director of Cardiovascular and Breast Cancer research at the Camelot Foundation and the founder of the Fleming Heart & Health Institute located in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Fleming is an internist and nuclear cardiologist who has published 25 research papers and written three books, How to Bypass Your Bypass , The Diet Myth: Keeping Your Heart Forever Young and Stop Inflammation Now.
Alan Mintz, M.D., earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine, and was Adjunct Professor for the Center for Cardiovascular Research at Northeastern Illinois University. Dr. Mintz is the principal founder, chairman, chief medical officer, and CEO of the Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas, the largest and most experienced Age Management Medicine Practice in the world. A s a 58 year old body builder, Dr. Mintz earned the title of Mr. Illinois in the Grand Masters Division.
Ronald Klatz, M.D., is President and co-founder of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, a 11,500 member medical organization dedicated to preventing and treating aging related disease. A graduate of Florida Technological University and the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery of Des Moines he received his M.D. from the Central America Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Belize. He wrote Grow Young with HGH and New Anti-Aging Secrets for Maximum Lifespan.
Robert Goldman, M.D., is Chairman and co-founder of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He’s a graduate of Brooklyn College and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his M.D. from the Central America Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Belize. Dr. Goldman is founder and international President Emeritus of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has a black belt in karate. With Dr. Klatz, he wrote Stopping the Clock and The New Anti-Aging Revolution.
E. Lee Rice, D.O. a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine is a clinical professor at the U. C. San Diego School of Medicine and Chairman of the San Diego Senior Olympics. A past president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, he founded the San Diego Sports Medicine Center in 1980. Dr. Rice has served as a physician for many professional teams including the San Diego Chargers and Clippers. He is co-author of Working Well: The Executive's Desktop Health Reference.
Lucy Postolov L. Ac., earned her medical degree at the age of 23 in Russia. She went on to complete her residency in neurology, where she was introduced to acupuncture. In 1990 Dr. Postolov moved to L.A. Five years later she was awarded "Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine" from Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine. The first licensed acupuncturist with full treating privileges at the Department of Integrative Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, she also practices at her own West L.A.clinic.
Ming-Dong Li L.Ac., learned oriental medicine in his native China where he taught until his 1999 move to Los Angeles to become Clinic Supervisor at Emperor’s College and Dean of Clinic Education, Professor and Clinic Supervisor at Dongguk Royal University. He is a founding member of the National Board of Oriental Physical Medicine, which seeks to establish national U. S. educational requirements and evaluation for certification in Oriental physical medicine. He is a Tai Chi master.
Betty Ehrlich, D.C., has been at the helm of a thriving chiropractic and nutrition practice for fifteen years, working with thousands of patients. A graduate of Pasadena College of Chiropractic, Dr. Ehrlich soon recognized the necessity of good nutrition as a way to complement structural therapy. She became a Diplomate in the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition and then achieved Certification in Clinical Nutrition by the International Association of American Clinical Nutritionists.
Anastasios Nestoras, Ph.D. graduated from the University of Athens, Greece. He earned his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Pacific States University in Los Angeles, Ca., specializing in nutrition, strength development programs, weight loss/ management, and health concerns such as diabetes, heart condition, cholesterol and blood pressure. Through a nutritional evaluation and the use of a phase contrast microscope, Dr. Nestoras is able to demonstrate the impact a person’s lifestyle has on health.