Deirdre Layne
Founder and Owner, Earth Clinic

Lives in 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 private practice and included a handful of natural remedies. People began using Earth Clinic 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 ranked among the world's top sites for Alternative and Integrative Medicine for over 18 years. Hundreds of thousands of people and their pets around the world have reported healing their ailments, ranging from the simple to the very complex, thanks to the extensive remedy feedback shared by our global readers over the years. Read some of their incredible testimonials here.

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.

In addition to her expertise on natural remedies, Deirdre also holds a unique understanding of the body in movement. A gymnast in her early years, Deirdre went on to study, perform and teach traditional Middle Eastern dance in her twenties. A decade later found Deirdre following through on a childhood dream to learn martial arts. By her mid-thirties, Deirdre had became a nationally ranked medalist in Traditional Karate (Shotokan), winning several medals in kumite (sparring).

A 2nd degree black belt, Deirdre had the great honor of studying with Hidetaka Nishiyama, the prominent Japanese master of Shotokan karate, for 5 years before his passing in 2008. Deirdre continues her budo training in LA.


Parhatsathid Nabadalung (aka Ted from Bangkok, Thailand).
Contributing Editor

Lives in Bangkok, Thailand 

Co-Author, pH Balanced for Life! The Easiest Way to Alkalize

Since 2002, Parhatsathid Napatalung was one of the preeminent expert voices on integrative medical therapies for the website, as our site grew from a random blog entry to one of the world's top sites on alternative medicine. The eager and sustained interest Mr. Napatalung drew to his continuing research into alternative and complementary therapies for everything from mange in dogs to suppressing the growth of brain tumors. Thousands of grateful readers around the world 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. 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.

Tragically, Ted had a stroke in June, 2015 and has been unable to correspond with Earth Clinic readers since that time. Please visit to learn more about Ted and his recovery.


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.