Dr. Chris D. Meletis is a physician and educator whose life mission is to "Change the World's Health One Person at a Time." He has sought to fullfill his life's journey through becoming an educator of physicians, pharmacist, allied health care providers and the general public, while seeing patients himself.
Dr. Meletis is an internationally published author, with 16 books to his name and 3 pending publication. He has also contributed to an additional 7 books and dozens of national articles.
As a regular columnist for professional journals he authors columns routinely for the physician and pharmacist community in publications such as Natural Pharmacy and the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He has also had articles featured in such magazines as Natural Health and Bottom Line Health.
Over the years he has sought to reach the public through regular radio programs such as Back to the Beginning and The Golden Radio Hour an OPB series. He has been the guest on countless radio programs nationwide and throughout Canada, often reaching listening audiences of upwards of a million listeners at a time. Dr. Meletis has also been featured on several television programs focusing on natural medicine in the new millennia.
As an educator Dr. Meletis lectures routinely to the medical community for continuing education on various natural medicine topics and how to safely use natural products. He also enjoys providing talks to the public; one of his most recent presentations was as a panelist discussing the use of integrated medicine to an audience of over 1200 women in conjunction with the local medical school in Portland, Oregon.
He has also served and continues to provide leadership as the Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. NCNM is the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America, and offers a 4-year post-baccalaureate doctorate of naturopathic medicine degree. He has taught and continues to teach courses focusing on nutrition, Nutraceutical and natural pharmacology with an emphasis on using natural medicines as supported by the medical and scientific literature. In his academic and administrative role, Dr. Meletis helped create strategic alliances within the Portland metropolitan area thus creating 12 community clinics for NCNM physicians, students and residents to provide patient care to some 12,000 patient annually to low income and homeless that otherwise would go without healthcare.
As a consultant to the healthcare industry, Dr. Meletis has served in numerous capacities, including product formulator, technical advisor, research director, vice president of medical affairs, and numerous other capacities. He believes that natural medicine in the new millennium must "blend the best of nature and science" and that individuals need to be provided safe and reliable knowledge to gain and sustain optimal wellness.
Alexander G. Schauss, PhD, FACN, is the Senior Director of Natural and Medicinal Products Research, at AIBMR Life Sciences, in Puyallup, Washington, USA.
Dr. Schauss has held a number of academic positions, including Clinical Professor of Natural Products Research and Adjunct Research Professor of Botanical Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon; Senior Director of the Southwest College Research Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona; Associate Professor of Research at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona; Director, Institute for Biosocial Research, City University, Seattle; and, Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Bastyr University in Seattle.
He has been a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) Advisory Council (AMPAC); a member of the Ad Hoc Developmental Planning Committee of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS); a reviewer of botanical standards and information monographs for the U.S. Pharmacopoeia Convention (USP); and, a reviewer for the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, maintained through an interagency partnership with the Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements.
In 1985, Dr. Schauss was appointed to represent the United States as a voting member to the WHO Study Group on Health Promotion based on the recommendation of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Hafdan Mahler, which led to his confirmation as the United States representative by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Schauss has studied nutrition and botanical medicine for over 35 years. He is a Member of the American Society of Nutrition, the Society for Experimental Biology in Medicine, the Society for Food Science and Technology, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), an Emeritus Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, former Chairman of the Food Policy Council of the National Council for Public Health Policy, an Honorary Founding Member of the British Society of Nutritional Medicine, and Emeritus Executive Director of the American Preventive Medical Association. He is also a member of the: American Chemical Society, International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, International Society for Horticultural Science, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, and an Associate Member of the Society of Toxicology.
In 2005, Dr. Schauss received the Linus Pauling Lecture Award “for contributions to the medical sciences” from the American College for the Advancement of Medicine.
He earned his undergraduate, graduate (summa cum laude), and doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and, California Coast University in Santa Ana, respectively. He completed post-graduate studies at the University of New Mexico, the University of Washington at Seattle, University of Washington at Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, in addition to continuing education studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and California State University – Fullerton.
Besides having chaired and served on Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) Self-affirmation expert panels, Dr. Schauss has chaired the Safety Subcommittee of the Compliance and Labeling Integrity Committee (ComPLI) of the Natural Products Association since 1992, the nation’s largest natural products trade association, founded in 1935. ComPLI oversees the association’s GMP certification program and its TruLabel Program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding quality and purity standards for products sold by the over 10,000 members of the association. In 1996 he was an official NGO member of the US FDA delegation to the Codex Meeting on Special Nutritionals held in Bonn, Germany.
He is the author or a co-author of some 150 papers that have appeared in a diverse range of scientific journals, including: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Renal Failure, Food and Chemical Toxicology, International Journal of Neurology, Journal of Applied Nutrition, Nutrition Research, Biological Trace Element Research, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, International Journal of Integrative Medicine, Nutrition & Health, and the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. In addition, he has contributed to numerous edited works, including a number of chapters in each edition of the Textbook of Natural Medicine (Elsevier Science).
Two papers in which he is the senior author and published in 2006 in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, were selected in 2007 as among the “top 5 medical studies of 2006” in fruit and berry research.
From 1979 through 1992 he served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Biosocial and Medical Research. A strong believer in the peer-review process, he continues to serve on numerous editorial boards and/or as a reviewer for scientific journals.
He is an author or co-author of 19 books, including: Obesity: Why Are Men Getting Pregnant? (Basic Health); Acai: A Remarkable Antioxidant-Rich Palm Fruit from the Amazon (Biosocial Publications); Minerals, Trace Elements and Human Health, 4th Edition (Life Sciences Press); Feed My Brain (Biosocial Publications); Mulberry Leaf: Herbal Support for Diabetes (Pacific Wellness); Cat’s Claw: Uncaria tomentosa (McGraw Hill); Nutrition and Behavior (McGraw Hill); Anorexia and Bulimia (McGraw Hill); Zinc and Eating Disorders (Keats); Eating for A's (Simon & Schuster); Nutrition and Behavior (Keats); Nutrition and Criminal Behavior (Brain Shuppan); Diet, Crime and Delinquency (Parker House and Life Sciences Press); and, Orthomolecular Treatment of Criminal Offenders (Parker House).
As lead scientist, Dr. Schauss has been a part of the AIBMR Life Sciences team for 29 years. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the wide-range of services provided by this internationally respected consulting, CRO and R&D firm that during the period of 2003-2007 worked on projects in over 40 countries.
BSChE, University of Utah, 1960
Continuing Education: Reliability and Statistics; Strategy of Experimentation; Brine Biological System; Financial System; Performance Management; Management Reinforcement; Roadmap To Problem Solving.
Certified by the American Institute of Chemists.
Mr. Butts has 45 years of experience in practical engineering. Forty years have been devoted exclusively to the extraction of minerals and salts from lakes, oceans, salars, and underground deposits.
Mr. Butts participated in the design and operation of a 35,000 acre solar pond complex, now in operation at Ogden, Utah. He designed solar ponds for FMC in Argentina, for the Bureau of Chemical Mines at the Quidam Basin, China. He has supervised the building of hundreds of kilometers of solar pond dikes on every continent. He has aided in the design and operation of plants manufacturing potassium sulfate, potassium chloride, sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, soda ash, borax, sulfur, lithium carbonate, lithium chloride, sodium and potassium nitrate, iodine, and bromine.
From 1982 to 1996, Mr. Butts was vice president of GSL Solar Consultants and Advisors Inc. He consulted with clients in the United States and abroad. This includes salt plants and refineries in over 30 countries. In addition to practical engineering experience, he has given training lectures in China, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Uganda, USSR, and the United States. 1n 1998, IMC Global purchased Great Salt Lake Minerals and renamed it IMC Kalium. Mr. Butts now consults with IMC and with other clients under the name of DSB International, Inc.
Mr. Butts received The George Harris Chairman's Award for engineering excellence in 1995. He is an honorary Research Fellow at the Center of Saline Lakes, Academy of Geological Science, China. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.
Mr. Butts has published over 30 papers and books combined and has been awarded 5 patents. A list of some of his published books and papers can be seen here.