Meet the Health Sciences Institute Advisory Panel

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The Health Sciences Institute Editorial Panel includes more than a dozen famed specialists from all over the world. That’s why HSI delivers so many different breakthroughs first-whether it’s an American heart-health protocol, an arthritis treatment from New Zealand or a cancer-fighting formula from Europe.

Allan Spreen, M.D. As Chief Medical Advisor of the Health Sciences Institute, Dr. Spreen has been teaching people how to be thin and disease-free for over a decade. He has helped spread the truth about natural medicine and expose common medical myths through his book Nutritionally Incorrect – Why the American Diet Is Dangerous & How to Defend Yourself. Dr. Spreen is also known for his To Your Health newsletter, his “Nutrition Physician” online websites for both America Online and iVillage. Dr. Spreen wears a second hat as a coach of competitive divers at the national and Olympic levels.
Marty Milner, N.D. Dr. Milner is a pioneer of test-guided nutrition and has developed breakthrough treatments for “incurable” conditions like arthritis, thyroid disease, cancer, and heart disease. In addition, he is a professor of cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine with the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Dr. Milner is President and Medical Director of the Center for Natural Medicine, and we’re honored to have him serve on the Health Sciences Insitute panel. To learn more about Dr. Milner, go to
Jon Barron While working on a premed degree almost 30 years ago, Mr. Barron began to pursue the study of alternative medicine after becoming frustrated with mainstream medicine. Through his exhaustive studies, he has become a leading expert on anti-aging, and age-related diseases. In addition, he is the author of Lessons from the “Miracle Doctors:” Step by Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness, which offers a plan for total wellness and strong resistance to disease.
Hyla Cass, M.D. Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and noted spokesperson, consultant, and educator in complementary medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Cass brings to Health Sciences Institute members the benefits of her profound expertise in the uses of alternative solutions to psychiatric disorders, replacing prescription medication with healthy alternatives. She is the author of seven books, including St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, All About Herbs, and her latest, Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind/Body Techniques to Feel Good All the Time.
Richard Cohan, D.D.S., M.B.A. Understanding how important dental health is to general health and well being, Health Sciences Institute introduces its first dentist as a panelist member. Dr. Cohan attended Case Western Reserve University for dental school and completed his MBA at the University of the Pacific where he is on the Executive Board of the Academic Council. Author and professor, Dr. Cohan is currently researching the benefits and risks of herbal and other nutraceutical agents in dentistry.
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S. Visionary health expert and award-winning NY Times author, Ann Louise Gittleman has always been a trendsetter. With over 30 best selling books on health and healing and millions of followers nationwide, she has the uncanny ability to pinpoint major health concerns and provide solutions years ahead of anybody else. Gittleman is the creator of the Fat Flush phenomenon and the highly acclaimed Zapped which once again illuminates an emerging and critical health risk: the invisible hazards of electropollution.
Elson Haas, M.D. Dr. Haas is the Founder and Medical Director of Preventive Medical Center of Marin and has been an Integrative Family Physician for more than 40 years. He is a pioneer in the field of integrated medicine incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine with natural healing methods from the west. He is a world-acclaimed author of 11 popular health books including the classic Staying Healthy with the Seasons, The Detox Diet, Staying Healthy with Nutrition, The False Fat Diet, Ultimate Immunity, and Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine: Integrating Natural, Eastern and Western Approaches for Optimal Health. See websites and
Kohhei (Tadahiro) Makise, M.D. Dr. Makise is Medical Director of the Kyoto Imadegawa Makise Clinic in Kyoto, Japan and has been in practice for 21 years. He has traveled around the world in search of hidden cures for a wide range of ailments, and now joins the Health Sciences Institute panel. He is now considered to be one of the most cutting-edge physicians in Japan. He has had recent success treating patients for severe dermatitis without oral administration of cortisone.
Linda Page, Ph.D. Founder of Crystal Star Herbal Nutrition, Dr. Page is also a prolific writer. Healthy Healing, How to Be Your Own Herbal Pharmacist, and Stress & Energy are just a few of her well-known books. She has degrees in naturopathy and nutrition from the Clayton College of Natural Health and a Ph.D. in holistic medicine. To learn more about Dr. Page, go to
Leslie Taylor After surviving a rare form of leukemia thanks to alternative health and herbal medicine, Ms. Taylor has been researching, studying, and documenting alternative healing methods for over 15 years. She is a board-certified naturopath by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board, Inc. Ms. Taylor is founder of the Raintree companies, who made the medicinal herb cat’s claw available in the United States.
Melissa Young is the Director of the Health Sciences Institute, and writes the HSI e-Alert every day. Melissa has been with the Health Sciences Institute for ten years, tirelessly working to get the word out on cures that consistently get covered-up by the mainstream. Melissa works closely with the HSI panelists to bring cutting-edge cures and ideas to the more than 200,000 HSI Members around the world. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and two dogs.
M.M. Sree Ganesh, M.D. An international speaker of great acclaim, Dr. Ganesh is a member of the Malaysian Medical Council and the Malaysian Medical Association. Dr. Ganesh introduces HSI members to the world of Asian alternative medicine that is combined with centuries old healing secrets and cutting edge discoveries of Asia’s most progressive research centers.
Glenn S. Rothfeld, M.D. In practice for over 35 years, Dr. Rothfeld operates the renowned Rothfeld Center for Integrative Medicine in Waltham, Mass., and is constantly scouring the globe looking for the latest advances in natural health. He was named a fellow at Harvard University’s prestigious Channing Laboratory, and developed one of America’s first courses on alternative health for the world-class Tufts University School of Medicine. As an author of 9 books and editor of his own newsletter Nutrition & Healing, Dr. Rothfeld has helped thousands of patients find solutions on everything from thyroid disorders to back pain.
Dr. Joshua Levitt Dr. Joshua Levitt is a naturopathic physician who is widely known for his expertise in treating both common and complex medical problems. In practice, Dr. Levitt draws on his broad knowledge of the science of both conventional and natural medicine and the art of combing the two into a “best of both worlds” treatment strategy. He has over 15 years of direct clinical experience using a unique blend of nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, and physical medicine to treat a wide range of diseases and conditions. His patients and his readers praise him for the ability to educate, motivate, and inspire them with stories and advice that helps them help themselves. In addition to his work as an author, Dr. Levitt owns and runs a private practice in Connecticut, where he is also a clinical preceptor for the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Levitt’s unique perspective was informed by an education that includes a degree in physiology from UCLA, a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the prestigious Bastyr University, formal residency training in integrative medicine in Seattle, and experience with thousands of patients.

Dr. Levitt is also the author and creator of several popular books, and many articles and videos, which all demonstrate his passion and commitment to bringing information and products to you that can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Marc R. Grossman, O.D., L.Ac. As a holistic eye doctor, author, and co-founder of Natural Eye Care, Inc., Dr. Grossman has helped thousands of people maintain and even improve their eyesight. A pioneer in integrated mind-body vision therapies, he holds degrees in optometry, biology, and physical education, and has extensive training in yoga, bioenergetics, nutrition, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture. Dr. Grossman believes that vision can be improved at any age through natural alternatives, rather than surgery, and he uses a multi-disciplinary approach to successfully treat difficult eye problems, including vision-stealing diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most innovative minds in medicine today. In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona. He spent more than a decade as a private physician at the exclusive Canyon Ranch medical facility and currently runs a private practice in Tucson, Arizona.