Dr. Alan H. Pressman, D.C., D.A.C.B.N., CDN
Alan H. Pressman, DC, CDN, DACBN, Author, Professor of Nutrition Research and the host of the highly acclaimed radio program, Healthline, passed away on April 8, 2017.
With decades of experience in the field of health and nutrition, Dr. Pressman was a force on talk radio and dedicated to sharing cutting-edge alternative and medical technologies with the public so they could have choices beyond prescription drugs and surgeries. Highlighted among the 18 books he authored were: Glutathione: The Ultimate Antioxidant, The Gsh Phenomenon: Nature’s Most Powerful Antioxidant and Healing Agent and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vitamins and Minerals as well as The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Alternative Medicine.
He was a New York State Certified Nutritionist and Dietitian, Doctor of Chiropractic, and Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. In the past, Dr. Pressman served as the Chairman of the Department of Clinical Nutrition and a Professor of Nutrition Research at New York Chiropractic College, as well as an Associate Professor of Bio-Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport.
Founder of Gramercy Health Associates in New York City, Dr. Pressman helped thousands of patients during his over-50 years of practice.
We at OmniVista Health Learning are honored to have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Pressman and to have had the opportunity to share his legacy with our community of scholars. We will miss him dearly.
Dr. Fred Pescatore, MD
Fred Pescatore, MD, is one of the most sought-after natural physicians in the country, specializing in making you feel like the best version of you!
You may have already met Dr. Pescatore on The O’Reilly Factor, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Extra, The View, and many more – sharing the latest breakthroughs in integrative and nutritional medicine.
Dr. Pescatore is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Hamptons Diet and the No. 1 best-selling children’s health book, Feed Your Kids Well, amongst others. Dr. Pescatore’s other books include: Thin For Good, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, The Hamptons Diet Cookbook and Boost Your Health with Bacteria.
Dr. Pescatore has his finger on the pulse of natural medicine’s most cutting-edge cures. As a result, everyone from normal hardworking Americans to international royalty are traveling hundreds (sometimes even thousands) of miles to visit at his renowned clinic in New York City.
He’s spent over 3 decades studying, researching and practicing medicine around the world alongside some of today’s most well respected physicians.
Through his non-stop research and unique medical connections across the globe he hears about the most groundbreaking natural discoveries and healing techniques as they happen…sometimes decades before they trickle out to the mainstream.
Dr. Pescatore has spoken on hundreds of radio shows across America. And for years, he was heard daily as the host of the No. 1 health radio show in New York City called, The Logical Alternative. He is currently on the editorial board of Us Weekly magazine and is a regular contributor to In Touch, First for Women and Women’s World magazines.
With over 30 years of knowledge in his back pocket, Dr. Pescatore is putting the research, techniques, and in-depth healing protocols right in your hands–and not in clunky medical textbook fashion. Dr. Pescatore makes good health easy to understand and attainable for any age, at any fitness level. His natural approach to healing confronts the modern day cure-all obsession for drugs and surgery that come with countless side effects. And it’s not just his patients that are reaping the benefits. Dr. Pescatore features it all in one of the most exclusive health newsletters available, Logical Health Alternatives. A direct pipeline to one of the most respected minds in natural medicine, written by Dr. Pescatore himself. These cutting-edge cures and simple healing miracles are also shared daily with his loyal readers in his free e-letter Reality Health Check.
Behind all the glitz and glamour, Dr. Pescatore is also deeply involved in the philanthropic community, devoting time to working in hospitals in Tanzania, as well as helping to support local organizations for the youth in this country. If he’s not lecturing across America or head deep in clinical research, he often travels around the world lecturing in such exotic locales as India and Japan – usually returning with new medical techniques to share with his patients.
After graduating medical school at Columbia University, Dr. Pescatore studied in Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Africa, and Europe. The techniques he gathered have become part of his broad knowledge of healing.
His passion for traveling and education has given Dr. Pescatore vast opportunity to research and create some of the best nutritional supplements available today. Coming out with his own line in 2012, NuLogic Nutritionals, Dr. Pescatore has had hands-on experience formulating only the highest quality ingredients derived from ideal climates around the world.
Because of the respect Dr. Pescatore has earned in the nutritional supplement industry, he is a consultant for many firms and has been instrumental in developing and clinically testing many of the leading nutritional products. He is the former President of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, and belongs to many other professional organizations.
Prior to opening his own practice, for five years, Dr. Pescatore was the Associate Medical Director of The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine working as the right-hand-man to the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins.
Marc S. Micozzi, M.D. , Ph.D.
In his 40-year career, physician, medical anthropologist and epidemiologist Marc S. Micozzi M.D., Ph.D., has accomplished something no other physician has been able to achieve.
He thrust the STAGGERING PROOF of complementary alternative therapies in the faces of mainstream medicine AND DEMANDED ANSWERS. In fact, some of the world’s most recognized natural research–on things like lycopene, lutein, brassica vegetables, and excess iron–would not even exist without his courage to stand up for true science.
His medical career is all but unrivaled—especially given his vast and unique mixture of experience within mainstream medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Dr. Micozzi was the founding editor-in-chief of the first US journal in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and organized and edited the first US textbook in the field, Fundamentals of Complementary & Integrative Medicine in 1996. He has published nearly 300 articles in medical literature and is the author or editor of over 25 books.
His experience made him the obvious choice to organize and chair continuing education conferences on the theory and practice of CAM and has even co-chaired with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop (whom he has collaborated with in different fashions for nearly 25 years) in 1996 and Dr. Dean Ornish in 1998. He’s also one of the most effective spokesmen for CAM, contributing to the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune as well as NPR, Good Morning America, and CBS Evening News.
As the Senior Investigator of cancer prevention at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Micozzi published the original research on diet, nutrition, and chronic disease. He continued this line of research as the Associate Director of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
He has served as the Executive Director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (the same state where he completed medical and graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania).
In recent years, Dr. Micozzi has served as the Founding Director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine in Bethesda, MD, working to educate policy makers, the health professions, and the general public about the opportunities for integrative medicine and the need for clean, clear science within our modern medical establishment.
Jim Donovan, M.Ed.
Jim is an assistant professor at Saint Francis University and an accomplished musician who’s enjoyed a remarkable multifaceted career as a world-class drummer, master facilitator, and award-winning educator.
As a founding member of the three-time platinum, percussion-infused music group, Rusted Root, Jim co-authored the number-one hit song “Send Me On My Way,” prominently featured in the popular films, Matilda and Ice Age. During his work with Rusted Root, he’s shared the stage with iconic music legends including Led Zeppelin, Sting, The Grateful Dead, and Carlos Santana.
Throughout his successful musical career, Jim discovered that layered rhythms of music possess compelling powers that go far beyond entertainment.
With over 25 years of leadership, teaching, and performance experience, Jim is working to fulfill his mission in demonstrating the connective power of music and its undeniably positive effects on brain health.
He’s helped thousands of people learn effective ways to consciously lead and live healthier, more productive lives.
In fact, his research revealed that virtually every culture — from ancient Hindus to delta sharecroppers — has utilized techniques of sound and vibration to help promote well-being, cope with life’s challenges, and maintain vitality for centuries.
Jim is one of the few experts in the U.S. to have mastered these unique brain-healing techniques and he devotes his time to teaching them. He works with a wide array of organizations, delivering highly-accessible keys to wellness and social connection through group-led music.
At this very moment, some of the nation’s largest health institutions are using some of these very methods to help control blood pressure, minimize pain, and even prevent some of today’s most frightening brain diseases.
Fortune 500 companies, healthcare companies, and top universities throughout the country have enlisted his expertise and revolutionary techniques in increasing mood, focus, and energy. Jim authored the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and continues to expand his reach as he travels to learning events and concerts across the U.S. and Europe changing lives with rhythm and sound.
Due to his dedication to his craft, Jim was awarded with the honor of DRUM! Magazine’s 2008’s Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year as well as Best Drummer-Drum Set in the World Music and Jam Band Category. He holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University, where he also serves as Chairman of the Fine Arts Department. Jim holds a BA in Classic Music Performance from the University of Pittsburgh.
Currently, Jim is working in various sectors of health treatment and rehabilitation. He facilitates specialized, evidence-based training programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities and Autism, as well as those in addiction and recovery.
When he’s not traveling the world sharing the connective healing power of music, sound, and rhythm, Jim enjoys life in Western Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.
Dr. Mark Stengler, N.M.D.
As one of America’s leading naturopathic doctors, Dr. Stengler’s passion for natural healing infuses everything he does.
If you’ve seen his weekly show on PBS, “Natural Healing with Mark Stengler,” or his appearances on the 700 club, you know how passionate he is about helping people reclaim a state of vibrant health without resorting to drugs.
And if you’ve read his groundbreaking books on natural cancer treatments, you know how deep his natural healing knowledge goes.
Hailed as “the leader of natural medicine’s new wave,” Dr. Stengler has quickly become one of the most trusted evangelists in the now crowded world of natural healing.
And his reputation for delivering the most advanced, effective natural therapies available makes him one of the most sought after Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine in the world.
But get to know him personally and you’ll see there’s much more to Dr. Stengler. He’s also a devout Christian, and he’s studied the Bible in great depth.
In fact, in addition to an advanced medical degree, he holds a Masters in Religious Studies from Southern California Seminary.
Dr. Stengler’s belief is that everything we need to eliminate pain and disease was given to us by God – he’s simply here to help spread the message.