NOVA LEE, Got Mercury Project Coordinator, Inventor, Patient Advocate
Nova became interested in environmental concerns after joining Creating our future, a club at Los Altos High School. She earned a degree in Geography from UCSB and went on to work as a naturalist, community organizer, sustainable technology developer. Prior to launching Buda Star Nova was the merchandise manager for Kanu Hawaii. Durring her time at Kanu Hawaii she discovered an eager market for compact reusable products but found few if any compact items that worked well. This led her back to Los Altos to start Buda Star, Intelligent products to support your eco-hip lifestyle. In becoming a plastics manufacturer Nova learned the real truth behind plastic health hazards and has become an advocate and public educator on how to avoid plastic contamination in all aspects of ones daily life. In formulating Buda Stars products she discovered innovative materials formulations devoid of estrogenic activating chemicals and are now one of the few companies in the world using and promoting this new technology. As a frequent consumer of fish, she increasingly suffered symptoms of mercury poisoning. After being diagnosed and receiving treatment she is motivated to raise awareness and help promote better health advisory policies for mercury in seafood.
DR. TIM GUILFORD
Dr. Guilford has been using a combination of "mainstream" and "alternative" therapies since the mid-1980's. The techniques include homeopathy, nutritional support and heavy metal detoxification strategies. While the approaches may differ from those currently considered "mainstream", they are well founded in medical tradition and, where possible, documented in biochemistry. It is easiest to describe the combination of approaches he uses as "complementary" and offering a variety of approaches to many problems.
EDUCATION After graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch Medical School, Dr. Guilford completed a two-year general surgery internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. That was followed by a four year residency in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery) at the University of Michigan. He was Board certified in Otolaryngology in 1978.
ALLERGIES In the early 1980's he became interested in allergy. The need for a therapeutic approach to treat children with allergies sparked his initial interest in homeopathic medicine. Since then he's been using low-dose natural combinations to treat allergies in both children and adults. An interest in chronic diseases led to the further study of homeopathy, and to document knowledge in this area, he became licensed in the state of Nevada as a Homeopathic Medical Doctor in 1986.
TOXIC METALS Continued research of the causes of chronic disease led to the exploration of the role of excess toxic metal burden. For 5 years he conducted clinical research, through a licensed Investigational Review Board, on the effects of toxic metals such as mercury, on chronic disease. Toxic metal excess is being increasingly associated with many illnesses including vascular disease and neurobehavioral problems.
NUTRITION An individual's nutritional status plays an important role in the development of many illnesses. Evaluating and restoring these losses help maintain and regain health and energy. Laboratory tests which help document deficiencies and guide nutrient therapies are used whenever possible. Emphasis is placed on restoring a balanced nutrient biochemistry. When possible, oral supplements are recommended, and when needed, intravenous nutrients can be very helpful.
STRESS The role of stress and the mind-body relationship is also important in chronic illness. Strategies for understanding these relationships may be discussed in the evaluation.
Dr. GREAME SHAW
Dr. Shaw received his medical training at Creighton University of Medicine. He spent three years specializing in Internal Medicine at the St, Louis University Hospitals, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine. For the next eighteen years, he concentrated on both acute and chronic illnesses. Many years of hospital-based practice made him appreciate the benefits of Western medical technology, but also revealed the deficiencies Western medicine has in dealing with chronic illness.
Nutrition is a basic treatment for many ills we see these days. Our environment, soil and foods have lost the nutrient value they once had.
Reversing this 'malnutrition' can treat man~ disorders. Dr. Shaw has bee-n practicing nutritional and preventive medicine since 1994. He is a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, and has experience in chelation and herbal therapy.
Dr. Shaw integrates Western and Eastern therapy. Neither of these schools of medicine is exclusive and they can be easily combined. Dr. Shaw is a medical advisor for Get Well Natural Herbal Company. The company offers custom-made herbal supplements for many hard-to-treat disorders, including drrhosis, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, blood disorders, glomerulonephrltis and chronic viral diseases. The natural supplements work particularly well for common ailments such as hayfever, asthma, digestive and autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Shaw has done extensive research on cell membrane hyperexcitabiity and neurotransmitter dysfunction. With Dr. Ba Hoang, he has co-authored multiple research papers on the relationship between cell membrane abnormalities and chronic illnesses. Open-mindedness, acceptance, and time are rare among our doctors these days. Dr. Graeme Shaw makes sure he provides these precious commodities to all his patients.
Dr. DEBORAH A METZGER PhD, MD gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist
Dr. Metzger, Harmony Women's Health Medical Director, is a gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist devoted to the treatment of women with challenging medical problems. After graduating from college (SUNY at Buffalo, 1973), she obtained a PhD in molecular endocrinology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas (1979). She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1982), completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1986) and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (1988) at Duke University in North Carolina. After six years on the faculty of the University of Connecticut Health Center (where she was an associate professor) she went into private practice in Hartford, CT, specializing in chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, infertility and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Metzger is recognized as one of the leading authorities in the integrative and holistic treatment of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. As a necessity, she is also an expert in chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and Lyme disease since these problems often accompany pain issues. She has lectured extensively throughout the world, published widely in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.
DR. LYNETTE McLAMB, M.D.
Dr. McLamb specializes in public health medicine and internal medicine in San Rafael, California. She has 26 years experience as a MD, Her education is at the University of Miami. Dr. McLamb has worked as a homoeopath at ICH graduate at Institute of Classical Homoeopathy and as an Internist, Integrative Medicine and Women's Health Physician at Hill Park Medical Center
She currently works in Health and Human Services with the County of Marin as the lead clinician in the sexually transmitted infection clinic which has a focus on male and female reproductive health and high risk populations. She provides consultation on complex syphilis cases to community clinicians and oversee the clinical aspects of STD treatment in Marin County. Her other duties include running the Hepatitis C clinic, which provides comprehensive evaluations and treatment for individuals with Hepatitis C, and providing medical oversight of the Tuberculosis clinic in collaboration with her colleague, Dr. Robert Gelber.
She completed a four year training program in classical homoeopathy and taught anatomy & physiology to the students attending the institute. She also provided educational lectures to San Francisco State University Psychologists and UCSF Osher Center Medical students on the principals of classical homoeopathy.
DOROTHY CALIMERIS, Chef, Advocate For Healthy Seafood
Dorothy has cooked, worked, written, and eaten her way through the food industry since she was old enough to get a job. She started at Mills College when she was a teenager, working in Dining Services and left to work for Cuisinart, Martha Stewart, Campton Place, Whole Foods, and Wente Winery. She owned a cafe and catering business for many years. Dorothy frequently contributes to Diablo Magazine. Currently she is the Director of Auxiliary Services at Mills College where Dorothy oversee housing and dining. In her capacity at Mills she is a member of the Sustainability Committee Campus Farm Committee. She works closely with Campus Dining to insure that we provide the healthiest sustainable food and disposable wares that we can. At Mills College she teaches a class about food which will include cooking, food justice, and sustainability in its curriculum. Food never ceases to captivate Dorothy; it is a topic that is alive and ever changing. You can follow her food journey on my blog What’s Dorothy Eating Now http://whatsdorothyeatingnow.com/.
Dr. JIM SAARMAN DDS.
Dr. Saarman is a holistic, non mercury dentist practicing in San Anselmo CA. Over 30 years of practice have refined the most effective cosmetic and preventive dentistry techniques to help achieve lasting results. He has worked with countless patients removing mercury fillings and replacing with non toxic substitutes.
SUSAN SILBERNAGEL, MPA
The Gelfond Fund for Mercury Research & Outreach
Consortium for Inter-Disciplinary Environmental Research (CIDER)
167 Dana Hall
Stony Brook University