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Naturopathic Endocrinology & Restorative Medicine An interview with Michaël Friedman, ND

Interview by Matt Laughlin

Unified Health (UH): Where did your interest in medicine get sparked, and what led you to naturopathic medicine and the focus of your practice today?
Michaël Friedman, ND (MF): It all came about due to a variety of different factors. My undergraduate degree focus was in philosophy and religion.
Science classes were the kind of classes I generally avoided. (Laughter) It never occurred to me at that point that this is where I was going. While studying philosophy and religion, I went to study in India, and spent time in a monastery. I got sick while read more…

Bethany Hays, MD: Inspiring Healthy Living Through Relationship-Centered Care

Interview by Frank Lampe and Suzanne Snyder

Abstract
Bethany Hays, MD, is a cofounder and the medical director of True North, an organization in Falmouth, Maine, whose mission is to change healthcare and inspire individuals to live healthier lives through integrative care, education, and research. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, Massachusetts, and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where she completed her residency and a fellowship in perinatology. Dr Hays has practiced obstetrics and gynecology and now functional medicine, over a career lasting 34 years. In May 2008, she was presented the Linus Pauling Award at read more…

Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS: Functional Medicine Pioneer

Interview by Karolyn A. Gazella

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Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, earned his bachelor degree in chemistry and biology from the University of California at Irvine. After receiving his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oregon, Eugene, he became a chemistry professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. Dr Bland has also been the clinical laboratory director for the Bellevue Redmond Medical Laboratory in Washington State, the director of the Nutritional Supplement Research Laboratory at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, and president of the Seattle-based Northwest Academy of Preventive Medicine. Dr Bland also developed read more…

David Jones, MD: A Clinician’s Journey

Interview by Laurie Hofmann and Suzanne Snyder

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David S. Jones, MD, is the president and director of medical education for The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), Gig Harbor, Washington. He has practiced as a family physician with emphasis in functional and integrative medicine for more than 25 years. He is a recognized expert in the areas of nutrition, lifestyle changes for optimal health, and managed care, as well as the daily professional functions consistent with the modern specialty of family practice. Dr Jones is the recipient of the 1997 Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine. He is the immediate read more…

Frank Lipman, MD: Where Eastern Medicine Meets Western Medicine

Interview by Frank Lampe and Suzanne Snyder

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Frank Lipman, MD, is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York, New York, where he practices integrative medicine, combining the best of the many alternative practices he has studied with Western medicine. Trained as a medical doctor in South Africa, he became board certifi ed in internal medicine after immigrating to the United States in 1984.

Recognized as a leader in his fi eld, he has been profiled in O Magazine, Time Out New York, and Donna Karan’s Women to Women Magazine. He has appeared as read more…

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