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 is a chiropractor, specializing in upper cervical chiropractic and cranial work and a certified nutrition specialist. While in private practice, Dr. Killpartrick began working as a clinical consultant and medical educator in the nutritional supplement industry, and then moved on to a director of product development role. Currently, he is the chief science officer for FoodScience Corporation, makers of DaVinci Labs and VetriScience products, overseeing research and development for both the human products as well as pet product lines.
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 Vitale, CN, ACC, BCHN®, CDSP™
Amber Lynn Vitale, CN, ACC is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® and is a Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™ under the oversight of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She is also an Ayurvedic Clinical Consultant and has produced an online course in Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine for the Wild Rose College of Herbal Medicine. Much of her nutrition practice has been in collaboration with Functional Medicine doctors and other Integrative Practitioners. By 2012, she had realized that raw materials sourcing, labeling transparency, legitimate certifications, and educational support were the criteria that would set quality natural products brands apart from the rest; and she made it her mission to educate both the practitioner and public about the standards that ensure a reliable product. She continues to write, lecture and produce online content on health and wellness topics important to the brand and the consumer alike.
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
Dr. Serena Goldstein is a naturopathic doctor in New York, NY who helps people lose weight and sustainably keep it off, with a special focus on hormones and endocrinology related concerns. Dr. Goldstein has appeared on MindBodyGreen, Better Nutrition, the Hearty Soul, Shape, Well + Good, Sirius XM Radio, presented research about hormones during a poster session at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, spoken at places like the American Cancer Society, Lehman College and the Endocrinology/Autoimmunity Conference at National University of Natural Medicine.