FOUNDER & OWNER, EARTH CLINIC Los Angeles, CA
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, 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 over 15 years.
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 Sensei 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.
Jessie Hill was born and raised in the Baltimore suburbs. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech and did graduate work in Maryland. She has spent the last three decades teaching children of all ages and writing about a variety of subjects. Natural health is her preferred topic for researching and writing. Her favorite activities include hiking, reading, and spending time 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.
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.
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.