San Juan
Puerto Rico

August 3 - 6, 2005
at the beautiful 4-star InterContinental San Juan Resort
on Isla Verde Beach in
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Conference Speakers:

E. Denis Wilson, MD

E. Denis Wilson, MD developed the concept of Wilson 's Temperature Syndrome in 1988 after observing people with symptoms of low thyroid and low body temperature, yet who had normal blood tests. He found that by normalizing their temperatures with T3 (without T4) their symptoms often remained improved even after the treatment was discontinued. He originated the use of T3 mixed with a sustained-release agent, also known as “sustained-release T3". Over time he fine-tuned the intervention to arrive at the WT3 protocol. MDs, NDs and DOs have used the protocol with their patients with similar successful results. Dr. Wilson is the author of a book for patients, Wilson's Temperature Syndrome: A Reversible Thyroid Problem , and the Doctor's Manual for Wilson's Temperature Syndrome.

Michaël Friedman, ND

Michaël Friedman, ND graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998. He is the formulator of WTSmed Supplements which are natural medicines used in the treatment of endocrine and a variety of other disorders. Dr. Friedman was the principal investigator for a pilot study investigating the efficacy of botanical medicines in treating Diabetes. His articles have been published by the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. A Naturopathic Physician and herbalist, he is a former professor of Endocrinology at the University of Bridgeport and the author of the forthcoming medical textbook: Fundamentals of Naturopathic Endocrinology.

Jorge D. Flechas, MD, MPh.

Jorge D. Flechas, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director of Flechas Family Practice in Hendersonville, NC specializing in hormonal therapy for treatment of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) since the late 1980s. He also specializes in Iodine Therapy for Hypothyroidism and Fibrocystic Breast Disease. Dr. Flechas was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and majored in Physics at Southern Missionary College in Tennessee. He achieved his Doctorate in Medicine in 1977 and Masters in Public Health in 1979 from Loma Linda University in California. He is on the family practice staff of Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher, NC and is licensed to practice in both North Carolina and South Carolina. He is Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice, and is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America today. Dr. Flechas is considered to have broken a paradigm in effectively treating Fibromyalgia pain without the use of anti-depressants, anti-inflammatories, or narcotic medications. His treatment involves the use of Oxytocin and Nitroglycerine to increase Nitric Oxide, a natural pain killer found in the body. He has recently found the use of essential oils from plants to decrease the pain of FMS.

Michael J. Gonzalez, PhD

Michael J. Gonzalez, PhD is a professor at the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico.  His degrees include a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry from Catholic University, a Masters in Cellular Biology and Biophysics from Nova University and a Masters in Nutrition and Public Health from the University of Puerto Rico.  He also has a Doctorate in Health Sciences from Lafayette University and Doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry and Cancer Biology from Michigan State University.  He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico.  Dr. Gonzalez is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and has authored over a 100 scientific publications.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals such as Biomedicina, the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and Alternative Medicine Review.  He has also been a consultant for several companies and responsible for designing formulations of supplements and pharmaceutical products.  Dr. Gonzalez is a consultant for The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning.  He has obtained various research awards for his work on nutrition and cancer.  He is currently Director of RECNAC II project and research director of the InBioMed initiative.

Michael Kowalski, AP, Dr. Ac.

Michael Kowalski, AP, Dr. Ac. is an Acupuncture Physician and founder of the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center. After earning his BA at Yale University, he studied Classical Acupuncture for seven years with the eminent Professor J. R. Worsley at the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, England, where he received two post-graduate degrees. He is Florida Board Certified and National Board Certified, and a licensed Doctor of Acupuncture in Rhode Island. Dr. Kowalski practiced acupuncture and served on the faculty of the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in England from 1984-1988. Since then he has been in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida. He also teaches Acupuncture at the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture.

Roy B. Kupsinel, MD

Roy B. Kupsinel, MD graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1959 and interned at Martin Army Hospital, Ft. Benning, Georgia.  He was a family physician in Hallandale, Florida from 1960 to 1971. For four years he was an Emergency Room physician and then reentered family practice with an emphasis on preventive medicine.  As the "Transition Physician" he has become an holistic physician who considers the patient as a whole being - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  His current part time practice includes chelation therapy and a nutritional - metabolic drugless approach to helping the patient take responsibility in the healing process. Dr. Kupsinel is an international speaker and teacher.  He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows and hosted his own radio program in Orlando.  For fifteen years, concluding in 1994, he edited and produced Health Consciouness - an holistic magazine that was circulated in thirty-two countries. He also is author of the booklet A Patients' Guide to Mercury-Amalgam Toxicity with over 32,000 copies distributed internationally. It has been printed four times and revised with the 2001 and now 2004 edition.  Dr. Kupsinel is a talented magician and often combines his magical skills with his health and medical talks. 

Jorge R. Miranda-Massari, PhD

Jorge R. Miranda-Massari, PhD is an associate professor of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico and a registered Pharmacist.  He earned two bachelor degrees, one in Science and another in Pharmacy at the University of Puerto Rico. He also earned a doctorate degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a post doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacokinetics from the University of North Carolina.  He completed postdoctoral training in Pharmaceutical Care in Nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh and another one in Clinical Anticoagulation at the Medical College of Virginia.  He is author of numerous scientific publications including editorials, reviews and research data in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Miranda-Massari is a consultant of the prestigious Center for the Improvement for the Human Functioning in Wichita, Kansas.  He is also Director of the Education Branch of the innovative InBioMed (Institute of Biochemical Medicine) Project and Clinical Research Director of the RECNAC II Project (Cancer Research).  He created the first course in Integrative Medicine in the Medical Sciences Campus and the Advanced Practicum in Integrative Medicine.

Robert Murphy, ND

Robert M. Murphy, ND, is one of Connecticut 's leading practitioners of naturopathic medicine. In Nov. '04 Dr. Murphy resigned as chairman of the Connecticut State Board of Naturopathic Medicine. He had served in that position since 1990 and has worked continuously to assure quality and high standards in the practice of naturopathic medicine. Earlier, from 1985-90, he was involved with Connecticut Dept. of Health Services in developing the naturopathic physician licensing examination (NPLEX). Dr. Murphy has been in private practice of naturopathic medicine in Torrington since 1983. He began his career as a registered nurse in 1972 and later graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR where he received a Doctor of Naturopathy degree. He is a member of the Connecticut and American Societies of Naturopathic Physicians. Active in his own community, Dr. Murphy has taught at Northwestern Community College in Winsted and in a number of regional education programs. He is also a frequent guest and lecturer on radio and television. Dr. Murphy has been a shining example for the naturopathic profession. His professional commitment provides a model for the generations of naturopathic physicians to follow. Dr. Murphy also participates in the its Preceptorship Program for the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic. In Feb. '04 Dr. Murphy complete the Wilson 's Thyroid Syndrome/WTSmed Supplements certification seminar in Maui . He has been actively treating WTS patients for the past 2 years.

Mark Rhodes, PhD

Mark Rhodes, PhD is a mammalian biologist who began studying reproductive hormones in 1978. Dr. Rhodes majored in Wildlife Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia (PhD 1989), and Oregon State University, Corvallis (MS 1982). He previously attended George Fox College, Newberg, Oregon, (BA 1976) majoring in Biology, Music, and Physical Education. Dr. Rhodes started his first consulting company, IS For Researchers, in 1986 specializing in computer and statistical modeling of biological systems. In 1995 he contracted with Diagnos-Techs, Inc. to write the first commercial computer analysis of the female hormone cycle. Beginning in 1997, that same laboratory asked him to provide their clients with help interpreting patient test results. In 2001, Dr. Rhodes launched The web site provides patients and doctors alike with specific information regarding saliva testing, reproductive hormones and adrenal, thyroid, and gastrointestinal function.

Paul R. Saunders, PhD, ND

Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH is a Professor of Materia Medica (Botanical and Homeopathic Medicine, and Pharmacology) at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario and works as a ND at the Dundas Naturopathic Centre in Dundas, Ontario. Dr. Saunders is a very knowledgeable teacher, speaker, researcher and ecologist. Dr. Saunders has authored numerous articles on naturopathic medicine, received several awards for his academic and clinical work, reviewed NCCAM Grants for NIH, was editor of the Canadian Journal of Herbalism, and is currently on the Expert Advisory Committee to Health Canada regarding natural health products.

Suzanne Chrisco-Wilcox, MS, CNM

Suzanne Chrisco-Wilcox, CNM and Certified Menopause Clinician has treated thousands of patients with Wilson 's Thyroid Syndrome. She works in a very busy OBY-GYN clinic in Michigan. As a mid-wife she has made about 1,000 deliveries. She is listed in the Who's Who of both American Women and American Nursing. She has extensive experience with PCOS, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, menopause and many other health concerns. She has 19 years of diverse clinical nursing experience, including ICU, oncology, labor and delivery.






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