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About Earth Clinic

Founded in 1999, began as a local website supporting founder Deirdre Layne's energy medicine practice and included just a handful of natural remedies.

Earth Clinic was one of the very first sites on the internet to focus on natural remedies. People began using Earth Clinic to share tried-and-true home remedies, but what they were most excited about were the extensive health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Ultimately, Deirdre co-authored a book about it, Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy.

Earth Clinic has ranked among the world's most trusted Alternative and Integrative Medicine sites for over 21 years. Over 42,500 people worldwide have reported healing their ailments, ranging from the simple to the very complex, thanks to the generous posting of natural remedies that work by our global community over the years. You can read some of their incredible testimonials here.

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Deirdre Layne is a widely respected expert in natural remedies and a healthcare professional specializing in Energy Medicine. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer 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; they were most excited about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Ultimately, Deirdre co-authored the 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.

Deirdre maintains a private healing practice in Norwalk, CT. She has traveled extensively to study spiritual healing, folk medicine, and native remedies in Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, and throughout North America. She is also a 2nd-degree black belt in Traditional Karate and used to teach this art in Atlanta, where she lived for ten years. She continues to train during the pandemic via Zoom with her teachers in Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Deirdre Layne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Mount Holyoke College.

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In charge of the unseen, complicated, and ever-evolving backend of the Earth Clinic website, Tomer Dagan has been Earth Clinic's 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.

Robert Dobes


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 try to avoid traffic whenever possible.

About Ted from Bangkok

Parhatsathid Nabadalung (aka Ted from Bangkok, Thailand). Co-Author, pH Balanced for Life! The Easiest Way to Alkalize

From 2002-2015, Parhatsathid Napatalung was one of the preeminent expert voices on integrative medical therapies for the website, as our site grew from a few pages on natural remedies to one of the world's most extensive databases for natural remedies.

The eager and sustained interest Mr. Napatalung drew to his research into alternative and complementary therapies for everything from mange in dogs to suppressing the growth of brain tumors. Millions of grateful readers worldwide commend Ted 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. We came to know Mr. Napatalung more simply as "Ted" from Bangkok with justifiable fondness and esteem.

Ted was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and 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 was an autodidact in biochemistry, allopathic medicine, laboratory science, and integrative medicine as the outgrowth of a very personal interest in life-saving treatments standard therapy has ignored or missed out on entirely.

Tragically, Ted had a debilitating stroke in June 2015 and has been unable to correspond with Earth Clinic readers since that time. You can visit an archive of Ted's remedies at and to learn more about our beloved Ted.

Mary Post
Contributing Writer

Mary Post has been researching and writing on health, financial and technical subjects 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. Mary has written a number of health articles for Earth Clinic since 2012.

Mary lives near Tampa, Florida.

Jessie Hill
Contributing Writer

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.