In its search to provide readers with insight and perspective that will help them build and better their practices, Natural Practitioner has culled together an Editorial Advisory Board of authoritative practitioners willing to do just that. You will see our Board members present in key editorial, as well as each authoring their own column, Practitioner Corner, throughout the year that highlights their expertise and professional experiences. They will also lend us their perspective on trends and topics that Natural Practitioner will be covering in issues to come. Natural Practitioner’s Editorial Advisory Board is comprised of:
Adam Killpartrick, DC
Dr. Adam Killpartrick earned his degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. His primary practice focus has been a synergistic blend of NUCCA (upper cervical chiropractic) with Cranial Release Technique, for which he has attained lead instructor status. Dr. Killpartrick furthered his education in clinical nutrition, functional diagnostics and lifestyle medicine, and has since successfully integrated this blend of specialized chiropractic care and functional medicine into his New Hampshire private practice. This practical experience led him to clinical consulting for numerous nutritional supplement companies. He is currently the chief scientific officer for DaVinci Laboratories.
Holly Lucille, ND
Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized licensed naturopathic physician, lecturer, educator and author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women’s Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health. Her private practice, Healing From Within Healthcare, focuses on comprehensive naturopathic medicine and individualized care. Outside of her practice, Dr. Lucille holds a position on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians board of directors and is on the faculty of the Global Medicine Education Foundation. She is the past president of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, where she spearheaded a lobbying effort to have naturopathic doctors licensed in the state of California. A graduate from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Lucille’s commitment to naturopathic medicine has been recognized with the Daphne Blayden Award and, more recently, the SCNM Legacy Award.
Jared M. Skowron, ND
Dr. Jared M. Skowron is a national expert in natural medicine for children. Author of the best-selling 100 Natural Remedies For Your Child, his life’s work is dedicated to the optimal health of children. A faculty member at University of Bridgeport and founder of their Pediatric & Autism Clinic, Dr. Skowron has helped thousands of children fulfill their optimal potential. He is vice president of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and his expertise is in pediatrics, autism, ADHD and acute and chronic EENT conditions.
Shailinder Sodhi, ND
Growing up near the Himalayas, Dr. Shailinder Sodhi developed an early interest in ayurvedic plants and herbs, and received his BAMS (bachelor in ayurvedic medicine and surgery) degree from Dayanand Ayurvedic College in Jalandhar, India in 1985. In 1993, he received a naturopathic medicine degree from Bastyr University, as well as a degree in diagnostic ultrasound from Bellevue College. Dr. Sodhi practices naturopathic medicine along with his wife, Dr. Anju Sodhi, and his brother, Dr. Virender Sodhi, at the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Medical Clinic in Bellevue, WA, which he established in 1989. In addition, Dr. Sodhi serves as president of Ayush Herbs Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality ayurvedic herbal formulas, is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr and has been published in several natural health magazines.
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
A recognized authority on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum is medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers nationally, and does phone consultations with CFS/fibromyalgia patients worldwide. He is the author of the popular iPhone application “Cures A-Z,” and author of the best-selling book From Fatigued to Fantastic! (3rd revised edition, Avery/Penguin Group) and Pain Free 1-2-3—A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now (McGraw-Hill). His newest book is Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! (Fairwinds Press; 2010). Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances, including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends.
Amber Lynn Vitse, BA, LMT, CN
Amber Lynn Vitale, BA, LMT, CN majored in economics with postgraduate work in medical sciences, and additional certifications in bodywork, ayurveda and holistic nutrition. Her journey in the healing arts developed richly as she worked for years in practices with integrative physicians, acupuncturists, chiropractors and nurses. Ultimately, she developed an integrated modality of ayurvedic medicine, yoga, advanced bodywork and integrative nutrition. Vitale uses her 19 years of experience in integrative medical practices to educate on the consumer mindset and to distill these wisdoms into digestible information bytes. In 2014, she joined the Garden of Life team as their Northeast regional educator.
Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
Dr. Isaac Eliaz is a recognized expert in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980s, with a specific focus on cancer, immune health, detoxification and mind-body medicine. He is a respected formulator, clinician, researcher, author and educator. As part of his commitment to the advancement of integrative medicine, Dr. Eliaz partners with leading research institutes and has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed papers on innovative therapies for immune enhancement, heavy metal toxicity, and cancer prevention and treatment. He is founder and medical director of Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center in Santa Rosa, CA, where he and his team of practitioners pioneer individualized treatments for cancer and chronic illness.
Serena Goldstein, ND
Serena Goldstein, ND is a naturopathic doctor in New York, NY specializing in hormonal health concerns such as menses, menopause, libido, and inability to lose weight. She graduated Cum Laude, double majored in Psychology and Biology from Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, and received her Naturopathic Doctorate from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. She has been published in numerous health and wellness resources like MindBodyGreen, GreenMedInfo, and Better Nutrition, and appeared on multiple radio shows. Dr. Serena also gives talks, as in most recently the American Cancer Society. Dr. Serena is in her own practice, and volunteers at the NYU-Hospital Poison Control Center.