FOUNDER & OWNER
EARTH CLINIC, LLC Southern California
Deirdre Layne is a widely respected expert in natural remedies and healthcare professional specializing in Energy Medicine. She is the Founder and Owner of Earth Clinic, LLC which began in 1999 as a local site supporting Deirdre's healing practice. People began using her website to share tried-and-true home remedies, but what they were most excited about were the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Ultimately, Deirdre co-authored a book about it, Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy.
Earth Clinic has consistently been ranked among the world's top sites for Alternative and Integrative Medicine for well over a decade.
Since her early twenties, Deirdre has traveled throughout the world to study spirituality, healing and native remedies. Deirdre Layne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Mount Holyoke College.
Deirdre holds a unique knowledge of body dynamism and the Yin & Yang flow of energy. In her mid-thirties, Deirdre became a nationally ranked medalist in Traditional Karate, winning several bronze and silver medals in kumite (sparring). A second degree black belt, Deirdre had the great honor of studying with Hidetaka Nishiyama, the prominent Japanese master of Shotokan karate, before his passing in 2008.
HEAD PROGRAMMER Houston, Texas
In charge of the unseen, complicated, and ever-evolving backend of the Earth Clinic web site, Tomer Dagan has been Earth Clinic's brilliant head programmer since 2008. Tomer is a self-taught programmer who started at the age of 11 on Commodore64 and got into web development over 10 years ago, with a focus on consumer health websites. He resides with his family in the quaint Houston suburbs.
Los Angeles, California
Robert is the talented web designer behind Earth Clinic, having helped with its slow but sure evolution since 2002. He is an avid karate enthusiast and coaches ice hockey on the weekends. Robert and his family live in the wondrous South Bay area of Los Angeles and tries to avoid traffic whenever possible.
Since 2010, the talented editor and author Kathy Miritello has been helping Earth Clinic run its monthly prayer & meditation group with over 6,500 international members!
Kathy has been studying and practicing energy healing with Rev. Rosalyn L. Bruyere since 2002 and is an ordained graduate of the Crucible Program in the Healing Light Center Church. Kathy is also a 2008 graduate of the Art of Healing program taught by Helen Yamada and Mary Branch Grove. Inspired by the work of Dion Fortune during World War II and her Society of Inner Light, Kathy began what is known as The Meditation Project in August 2008. Initially started to bring more honesty, integrity and ethics into the U.S. election process, the Meditation Project continues by bringing light and healing to the nation.
Kathy has a Master of Philosophy in Cognitive Neuropsychology from George Washington University and lives in North Carolina with her family.
Since 2003, Parhatsathid Napatalung has been one of the preeminent expert voices on integrative medical therapies for the EarthClinic.com website, as that site has grown from random blog entry to one of the world's top sites on alternative medicine. The eager and sustained interest Mr. Napatalung draws to his continuing research into alternative and complementary therapies for everything from mange in dogs to suppressing the growth of brain tumors has played a central role in the website's success, but that is nothing to the number of grateful readers who commend his as the one voice that was able to save them from debilitating illness when the rest of the medical profession had failed or given up. With justifiable fondness and esteem, we have come to know Mr. Napatalung more simply as "Ted" from Bangkok.
Ted was born in Bangkok, Thailand and has since returned to that historic metropolis but spent the formative years of his life (1965-1981) in the US, studying in its schools and universities. He is an autodidact in the areas of biochemistry, allopathic medicine, laboratory science, and integrative medicine as the outgrowth of a very personal interest in life-saving treatments standard medicine has ignored or missed out on entirely.
Bill Thompson entered the Earth Clinic community years ago as one of the walking unwell but has emerged not only wholly well but furthermore as an expert in alternative therapies. In particular, Mr. Thompson has established an eager following for his advice on alkalizing techniques and the treatment of systemic candida—two areas of complementary healthcare he has studied extensively and in successful application to his own health.
After a productive career as a software analyst and entrepreneur, Bill Thompson was able to enter into an early retirement in the Philippines, where he could launch into this second lifetime in alternative health. The analytical skills required by his first career and life-long interest in natural herbal therapies have made him the perfect counselor to weigh the evidence both for and against powerful natural remedies, and to present them cogently to a world of people eager for inexpensive, natural medicines.
Mr. Thompson, now in his sixties, enjoys the company of his family and the successes of his two grown sons.
You can read all of Bill's posts here. If you would like to make a donation directly to Bill Thompson via Paypal, you can click on the green/blue heart icon next to his name on any post.
MARY POST CONTRIBUTING EDITOR and WRITER Tampa, Florida
Mary Post has been researching and writing on financial and technical subjects for corporate use for over thirty years. Health problems suffered by family and friends led to extensive research on health issues, hunting for better answers to their problems. She is also very interested in gardening (as organically as possible!) since nothing tastes better or is better for you than the veggie that was just picked! Mary and her husband, Gary, live near Tampa, Florida where they enjoy cooking for and spending time with family and friends.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR & WRITER Boston, MA
Isabella Dutta is a writer and reporter based in Boston, Mass. Educated in the United Kingdom as well as the United States, she is fascinated by all health-related matters and makes the ongoing integration between traditional knowledge and modern medicine her speciality.