NAH is proud to introduce their Medical Advisory Board. The distinguished doctors and patient advocate have years of medical research and developing treatments to improve the care of thyroid patients.
Kent Holtorf, M.D. is the medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group and the nation-wide Holtorf Medical Group Affiliate Centers, providing physicians a turn-key program for a successful cash-based anti-aging practice. Dr. Holtorf is also the medical director of the non-profit National Academy of Hypothyroidism; fellowship lecturer for ABAAM; The Endocrinology Expert for AOL Health and founding director of the non-profit Bioidentical Hormone Initiative.
Dr. Holtorf has published a number of peer-reviewed endocrine reviews, including on the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones, inaccuracies of standard thyroid testing, testosterone replacement for men and women, the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency and on the diagnosis and treatment of HPA axis dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. He is also a reviewer for the journal Endocrine, Postgraduate Medicine and Pharmacy Practice.
He has personally trained numerous physicians across the country in the use of bioidentical hormones, hypothyroidism, complex endocrine dysfunction and innovative treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic infectious diseases, including Lyme disease.
He has been a featured guest on numerous TV shows, CNBC, ABC News, CNN, EXTRA TV, Discovery Health, The Learning Channel, The Today Show, Dr. Dean Edell, Glenn Beck, Nancy Grace, Fox Business, ESPN, Rush Limbaugh, CBS Sunday Morning, Sean Hannity, So Cal News and quoted in numerous print media including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, US New and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle (front page), WebMD, Health, Elle, Better Homes and Garden, US Weekly, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, New York Daily News, Self magazine among many others
Dr. David Brownstein is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Brownstein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College for the Advancement in Medicine. He is the father of two beautiful girls, Hailey and Jessica, and is a retired soccer coach.
Dr. Brownstein has received two prestigious awards by his colleagues. The first was given by the American College for the Advancement in Medicine at the 2005 annual meeting. The award was the Norman E. Clarke Sr. Award for Science and Practice. The second award was given by the American Academy of Integrative Medicine at their 2005 annual meeting in Florida. This was titled, 2005 ARC Excellence Award for Distinguished Clinician for his “Advancement in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Diseases.”
Dr. Wilson did his undergraduate work at the University of Florida and received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Beginning in 1988, he developed and fine-tuned the WT3 protocol for Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome after observing people with symptoms of low thyroid and low body temperature who had normal thyroid blood tests. He found that by normalizing their temperatures with T3 (without T4) their symptoms often remained improved even after the treatment was discontinued. He originated the use of T3 mixed with a sustained release agent. MDs, NDs, and DOs have used the WT3 protocol with their patients with similar successful results. Dr. Wilson is the author of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome: A Reversible Low Temperature Problem, and Evidence-based Approach to Restoring Thyroid Health. Dr. Wilson is a frequent speaker at medical conferences and has presented internationally.
Michael Friedman, ND is a naturopathic physician and medical herbalist. He graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and was adjunct instructor of endocrinology at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He is also the founder and director of the Annual Restorative Medicine Conference.
Dr. Friedman is the author of the medical textbook Fundamentals of Naturopathic Endocrinology and co-author or Healing Diabetes. His research on the use of SR T3 has been published by the University Puerto Rico Medical School. Dr. Friedman has lectured at three naturopathic and allopathic medical schools including NCNM, UB, CCNM and at the Dehradun Medical School of Physicians and Surgeons in India.
He is currently the Executive Director of the non-profit Assoication for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM).
Nancy L Evans, ND earned her Doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Dr. Evans treats all medical conditions such as allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, infertility, obesity, heart disease, menopause, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease. Dr. Evans has full prescriptive rights for both pharmaceutical medications and bio-identical hormones. She uses all modalities along with advanced laboratory testing to search for the cause of disease, rather than just treating symptoms. She is currently pursuing the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) and Board Certification in Anti-Aging Medicine.
Patient advocate and author Mary Shomon transformed her 1995 thyroid diagnosis into a mission to educate and empower others struggling with thyroid and hormonal conditions.
Mary has written a number of best-selling books on thyroid disease, hormones and weight loss, and is a nationally-known patient activist. In addition to her work with About.com, Mary founded Thyroid-Info.com and has published the popular Sticking Out Our Necks thyroid newsletter since 1997.