A new vision of health and medicine is emerging in this country and abroad that promises to safely diminish disease and discomfort and replace them with optimal health. More and more leading authorities are realizing that diet and lifestyle play perhaps the most critical role in your healthcare. As simple as it may sound, making those changes in our lives often prove to be very difficult and take place over time. Changing your diet and lifestyle is not one simple act, it’s a journey and our medical advisory board helps us assure that the products and services we offer make your journey as simple, effective and enjoyable as possible.
Toby K. Hallowitz, ND, MSOM, LAc
Dr. Toby, is a naturopathic doctor (ND), classically-trained Chinese medicine practitioner and licensed acupuncturist providing alternative medicine options through Pilgrim's Wellness Clinic, located inside Pilgrim's Market. He concentrates his treatments on whole-patient wellness, evidence-based clinical naturopathic medicine and Chinese medicine theory and therapies that have been practiced over the past millennia. Dr. Toby tailors to each individual patient’s unique condition rather than focusing on the disease. Using natural treatment modalities such as acupuncture, dietary modification, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, nature cure and hydrotherapy, he emphasizes prevention and restoration of balance to the body, mind and spirit. Read more.
Todd Schlapfer N.D.
Dr. Todd Schlapfer, ND, attended the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR and has been a practicing physician of natural medicine for the past 30 years at his current office, Coeur d'Alene Healing Arts. The exploration of how human health is intimately linked to the forces of nature (food, soil, water, climes, genetics, exertion, stress and their corresponding biological systems and cultures) is central to his work as a doctor. He has worked extensively to develop public policy for the advancement of natural medicine and serves as an educator and mentor to burgeoning physicians and established practitioners. As a clinician, Dr. Schlapfer strives to enable others to re-connect to their inherent and indigenous resources as pathways to reversing disease and optimizing health. In 2005, he was awarded Physician of the Year by a national vote of his peers. To contact his office, call (208) 664-1644. www.cdaharts.com.
Bill Misner Ph.D., C.S.M.T
Dr. Bill Misner Ph.D., C.S.M.T. (Emeritus) is perhaps one of the most accomplished nutritional experts in the Nothwest and is recognized internationally. He holds his Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition from the American Holistic College of Nutrition. He is an AAMA board certified Alternative Medicine Practitioner and has completed accredited coursework at Harvard Medical School, Yale Medical School, University of Alabama Medical School, University of Washington Medical School and Vanderbilt Medical School. He holds a lifetime of endurance athletic awards, is an accomplished author with over 30 published peer reviewed journal articles and was most recently, prior to “retirement” the director of research and Product Development for Hammer Nutrition LTD. For a complete Curriculum Vitae click here.
Dr. SeAnne Safaii, PhD, RD, LD, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho
Dr. Safaii is Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Idaho. She has worked in health and nutrition leadership positions for the last 15 years. Prior to this she worked in education, public health and in acute care as a dietitian. She has a strong background in translational research, foods and food behavior, diabetes, obesity and maternal and child health. She currently serves as President Elect on the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics board. She has also been a columnist for the CDA Press for the last 5 years, makes appearances on local television networks, has an “Ask a Nutritionist” series on the eHow Network, has authored national position papers and published in various journals. She has chaired several local coalitions and initiatives and has received numerous awards, including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year.