Dr Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND, appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and by President Bush’s administration to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in February 2003, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University. In 1996, he was appointed to the Seattle/King County Board of Health and the founding board of directors of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. In 2002, he became the founding editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal. He has been licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975. Dr Pizzorno has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In May, 2003, the American Holistic Medical Association recognized him as a “Pioneer in Holistic Medicine.” In May 2004, the Institute for Functional Medicine honored him with the Linus Pauling Award.
Dr Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine, Handbook of Natural Medicine, Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients, best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1,000,000 copies in six languages), Natural Medicine For the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and soon to be released Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.
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