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MICHAEL GAETA, DAc

is a visionary educator, clinician and writer in the field of natural health care. His purpose is to upgrade the patient care and practice success of natural healthcare professionals, in order to co-create a world of vital, resilient people who find fulfillment by boldly making their positive contribution, and who choose a lifestyle of “nature first, drugs last”.

Michael has trained over 17,000 health professionals in 25 years as an educator. His teaching is informed by 29 years of successful clinical practice, which combines natural functional medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine and Amma therapy (Asian bodywork therapy) to help people heal, grow and evolve.

Michael is also a pianist and composer. He is also past president of the Acupuncture Society of New York, earning awards for State Association President of the Year and State Association of the Year.

He trains 2,000 health professionals each year, through his live & online trainings, including the Clinician's Mastermind Circle one-year certification program in natural functional medicine.

 
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Mark Berger, MD

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr Berger spent four years in the US Navy taking care of a battalion of Marines, including six months in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. He spent the next four years studying diagnostic radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by a fellowship in body imaging at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. He has spent 20 years practicing as a diagnostic radiologist in St. Paul, Minnesota, and now in Colorado.

A life-changing moment occurred for Dr Berger after years of seeing people’s health deteriorate in the images he was interpreting. He realized that conventional medicine was simply broken. Individuals were becoming sicker and sicker while trying to follow conventional medical wisdom and nutritional recommendations. After transforming his own diet and lifestyle, he became interested in discovering both conventional and alternative forms of therapy that would allow individuals the greatest opportunity to maintain their health and prevent illness. This led to his functional & integrative medicine certifications through the University of Arizona, Cleveland Clinic, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and the Kresser Institute.

 
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Duane Graveline, MD, MPH

Duane Edgar Graveline, MD, MPH (1931-2016) was family physician, US Air Force Flight Surgeon, and NASA astronaut. He authored 10 professional publications on biological deconditioning and weightlessness countermeasures. He retired at age 60 from 32 years of family practice, and wrote medical and science fiction, with 15 novels to his credit.

While on Lipitor, Graveline developed transient global amnesia and could not recognize his family. He slowly recovered after stopping the medication. NASA physicians then prescribed half the dose, but the amnesia returned. Following his experience with cholesterol drug side effects, Graveline became a critic of the use of statins to treat high cholesterol levels.

Graveline wrote four books on his statin research: Lipitor, Thief of Memory (2010), Statin Drugs Side Effects (2006), Statin Damage Crisis (2014), and The Dark Side of Statins (2016). His criticisms include the important role of cholesterol in the metabolic pathways in the brain and its proper functioning, including mediating synaptogenesis.

His CMP presentation is an interview with Dr Gaeta, entitled, Statin Drugs and the Misguided War on Cholesterol.

 
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Bernie Siegel, MD

Bernard Siegel, MD, who prefers to be called Bernie, was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1932. He graduated Cornell University Medical College, and in 1989, retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale.

In 1978, Bernie originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings, to facilitate lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual’s life.

He has published 12 books and two recordings, and been featured in nine films. His books include Love, Medicine & Miracles, Peace, Love & Healing, How to Live Between Office Visits, and Prescriptions for Living. His books aim to humanize medical education and care, empower patients, and teach survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie was named one of the top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet by the Watkins Review. More at berniesiegelmd.com.

His CMP training is an interview with Dr Gaeta, entitled The Heart of Healing.

 
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Uffe Ravsnkov, MD, PhD

Uffe Ravsnkov, MD, PhD, earned his medical degree in 1961 from the University of Copenhagen with an MD. From 1961-1967 he held various appointments at surgical, radiology, neurological, pediatric and medical departments in Denmark and Sweden. From 1968-79 he held various appointments at the Department of Nephrology, and the Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden; and from 1975-79 as an assistant professor at the Department of Nephrology. In 1973 he earned his PhD in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Lund.

Dr Ravsnkov was in private practice from 1979-2000 a private practitioner, and has been an independent researcher. His awards include the Skrabanek Award in 1999, given by Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland for original contributions in the field of medical skepticism. In 2007 he received the Leo-Huss-Walin Prize for Independent Thinking in Natural Sciences and Medicine.

Dr Ravsnkov is a member of the International Science Oversight Board, and is the Director of THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics. His early research demonstrated that a common, perhaps the commonest, cause of kidney failure is exposure to toxic chemicals or drugs. His later research disproves the popular cholesterol hypothesis of cardiovascular disease. http://www.ravnskov.nu