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Message from the Directors
We believe that the unbiased examination of existing research on the effect of vitamins, herbs, and other nutrients on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia gives an encouraging conclusion that these substances have more value than the conventional medical field gives them.
Too often the vested-interests of the drug companies, university and governmental research institutes, and parts of the “sick-care” industry give misleading, or false, information about inexpensive solutions for chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. They favor lucrative, patentable drugs instead. While understandable, this attitude and practice does a disservice to all of us who want to protect ourselves and our family members from the scourge of dementia.
We will provide information about the best research, conventional or alternative, that promises to give a reasonable chance of mitigating, slowing or curing Alzheimer’s Disease. The solution to conquering Alzheimer’s Disease, and all dementias, requires cooperation from everyone involved in trying to solve the problem.
Keep an open mind.
The Board of Directors
The National Fund for Alternative Medicine
The Foundation’s Three Projects:
The National Alzheimer’s Disease Institute
The Coalition for Advanced Cancer Treatment and Prevention
The Arthritis Trust of America
P. ANTHONY CHAPDELAINE, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H.
Anthony Chapdelaine was born in February of 1950 in Mason City, IA. He received his B.A. at St. Ambrose College (now St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA) in 1972, his M.D. in 1989 and his M.S.P.H. in 1992, both at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. His career included academic teaching and research at Meharry as well as public health service in Nashville. He saw patients in his private medical clinic, General and Alternative Medicine, for over a decade in Brentwood, TN until his retirement.
Dr. Chapdelaine’s interest in a medical career started while watching his father, Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr. develop so-called incurable, crippling rheumatoid arthritis. After his father was told he would soon be crippled permanently, Perry’s son told Perry about a doctor in Mississippi who was obtaining incredible results in curing patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. (That story on how Perry got well is told in the article: “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Two Case Histories“). Perry Chapdelaine, along with the “miracle” doctor who helped to cure Perry, Jack M. Blount, M.D., and other doctors and lay people founded The Roger Wyburn-Mason and Jack M. Blount Foundation for the Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease.
The Arthritis Trust of America continues as a project of that Foundation (which was recently renamed The National Fund for Alternative Medicine).
Anthony Chapdelaine’s Curriculum vitae is here: Curriculum vitae P. Anthony Chapdelaine
MARY ANN (HERMOSISIMA) CHAPDELAINE
Mary Ann Hermosisima Chapdelaine was born in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines, the same island upon which Douglas McArthur returned to the Philippines during WWII.
Mary Ann’s worked as a production operator for AmKor Technology, Philippines located in Laguna and Sucat. AmKor is a jointly owned American Korean
company manufacturing integrated circuits.
When she received separation pay, she set up a sari sari store — “a little bit of this or that” in Tagalog — earning enough to send a niece and nephew through college.
Mary Ann owns her own house in Puerto Princesa, Palawan after marrying. She now resides in the United States.
Leonora Lasla Chapdelaine graduated with a B.S. from University of San Jose Recoletos in Cebu, Philippines.She worked in hotel management for nine years before immigrating to the United States. She and her husband have one child. They’ve been married for fourteen years.
Leonora has been interested in charity work and, in particular, rheumatoid disease, for many years.
MEILIN DINA CHUANG, C.P.A.
Meilin Dina Chuang was born in January of 1962 in Taiwan. She graduated with a Business Management Degree from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.
After teaching high school for three years she married and moved to the United States where she obtained a Masters of Accountancy degree from The University of Tennessee, and six months later passed the CPA licensing exam while still working as Controller for Deutsche Bank.
She worked for nearly a decade for The Bank and then for nearly another decade with Dr. Chapdelaine in his Medical Clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee.
She has one son from a previous marriage. Her son is currently serving in the US military.
Meilin lives near Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Dr. Chapdelaine.
DR. CURT MAXWELL, N.D., D.C., M.D.(M.A.)
Curt Maxwell is a New Zealander, U. S. and Canadian trained, with more than 30 years experience in the treatment of Pain, Dysfunction and Health Restoration. He has degrees/ diplomas in Medicine, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Natural Medicine, Acupuncture and Chiropractic. He is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician, Diplomat of the College of Pain Management and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. Dr Maxwell has practiced in Mexico since 1993 and since 1996 in Los Algodones, Baja California, about 7 miles from Yuma Arizona.
Dr. Maxwell owns A.W. Health Institute. The focus is on pain elimination. Dr. Maxwell uses Neural, Intraneural or Prolotherapy depending on patient need combined with manipulation. He also practices Integrative Medicine, using the best from Science and Nature, utilizing many of the treatments promoted by The Arthritis Trust of America and its sister project, The Coalition for Advanced Cancer Treatment and Prevention.
He has patients from all over North America. Dr. Maxwell’s ‘Health Restoration’ programs use complete blood workups with computer analysis. Patients requiring Musculo-skeletal treatment must of course visit the Institute in Mexico, as do cancer patients. However all others may be treated from a distance with consults by phone or email. He can send a requisition for blood testing anywhere in the U.S. Almost all conditions can be helped including ‘autoimmune’ problems.
Since Dr. Maxwell’s practice is mostly geriatric, the emphasis is on anti-aging , restorative and longevity medicine. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, with telephone number of 928-257-4873.
LEAH (BELAGA) MAXWELL
Leah Maxwell was born in March of 1981. She grew up on a Coffee plantation in Bukidnon Philippines, and after high school moved to the city of General Santos to attend the University of Notre Dame of Dadiangas, completing one year toward a teaching degree.
She lives with her husband, Dr. Curt Maxwell, in Yuma, Arizona, managing their Medical/Dental Clinic in Los Algodones, Mexico.
Leah also has her own business with Valentus Company selling a very effective weight loss Coffee.
ALLEN G. MAXWELL, B.S., C.P.S.G.T.
Allen Maxwell was born in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in November of 1995. He grew up in the town of Los Algodones, Mexico on the US border where his father, Dr. Curt Maxwell, has maintained his thriving Integrative Medicine practice since 1995. Being raised in a holistic medical environment, and experiencing the positive impact of his father’s practice, instilled Allen since early childhood with a desire to restore and optimize the lives of those who were merely surviving. Witnessing the health disparities that often exist within border communities and minority populations, Allen has identified a passion for global health. While medicine is his true passion, he strives every day to heal the world by inspiring others to commandeer their own health and chose ways of being that work for overall well-being.
After graduating from Gila Ridge High school in Yuma, AZ at the age of 16, Allen earned a Bachelor in Health Sciences, majoring in Physiology (with Spanish and Public Health minors) at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. During college Allen was involved with several health organizations dedicated to providing health education and healthcare to underprivileged communities including: Flying Samaritans, Global Brigades, Global MedCats, and also served as president of The University of Arizona Naturopaths Without Borders.
Allen became involved in sleep medicine, working as a certified polysomnography technician at facilities such as Canyon Ranch – Tucson. That experience nurtured a determination to address sleep conditions through holistic, curative practices.
He currently resides in Mesa, AZ where, in the Fall of 2016, he started attending Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. After graduation he plans to work with his father and expand their Integrative Medicine practice to the US.
Allen enjoys being outdoors, doing yoga, cooking, tending to his garden, or simply being in the now and enjoying the abundance of life. His favorite quote is “Know Thyself,” and favorite aphorism is “Live Light, Travel Light, Spread the Light, Be the Light.”
We regret to say that Dr. Jaconello passed away in July 2017. He was 72 years-old. Dr. Jaconello, a long-time board member, co-authored the book Soft Tissue Arthritis with Anthony DiFabio (pen name of our Foundation’s co-founder and first Executive Director Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr.), available at http://arthritistrust.org/books-and-pamphlets/
PAUL JACONELLO, M.D., C.T.
Canadian Board Member
Paul Jaconello was born in England, in 1945. He attended Royal London Hospital Medical School receiving his medical degree there in 1967. He practiced in England also receiving his anesthesiology degree, and was a practicing anesthesiolgist until 1975. He moved to Canada in 1973, working as an anesthestist at University Hospital in Saskatoon in Saskatchewan. Dr. Jaconello was employed at McMaster Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, after which he went into general practice in Toronto, Ontario from 1975 on.
He developed an interest in nutritional and metabolic medicine. Dr. Jaconello has a busy medical practice with special interest in alternative therapies using chelation therapy and enzyme potentiated desensitization, and other metabolic nutritional therapies.
Physicians and Scientist Advisors
HECTOR E. SOLORZANO del Rio, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Scientist Adviser, Mexico
Medical Doctor (Surgeon) – Universidad de Guadalajara.
Master of Acupuncture Degree – Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Doctor of Science – Open International University for Complementary Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology – Universidad de Guadalajara
Professor of Traditional Practices – Public Health Course, U. of Guadalajara
Program Coordinator – Alternative Medicine, Universidad de Guadalajara
Organizer of 150 seminars – Alternative Medicine, U. of Guadalajara,
(see Memorias Del Seminario Sobre La Enfermedad Rheumatoidea
Lecturer at several congresses – domestic, national and international.
Author of many magazine articles for laymen and doctors.
President: La Sociedad de Investigacion de Acupuntura y Medicina Oriental, A.C.
President: La Sociedad Medica de Investigaciones Enzymiaticas, A.C.
Co-author of the book Enzyme Therapy published by Universidad de Guadlajara
Co-author of the book Tunia (Infantile Massage). Also see: Terapia antibiótica contra el lupus eritematoso y otras enfermedades autoinmunes. Por el
Dr. Solórzano contact information:
Dr. Hector E. Solórzano, M.D.,Ph.D., D.Sc.
Coordinador de Medicina Ortomolecular y Acupuntura en el Cedemi de la UAG
Los Alpes No. 1024
44340 Guadalajara, Jal.
Phone numbers 36377237, 36370030, 32082002
En Español: Breve Curriculum Vitae
Medico Cirujano y Partero egresado de la Universidad de Guadalajara
Maestria en Acupuntura en la Chinese Culture University de Taipei
Doctorado en Ciencias en la Open International University for Complementary Medicines.
Profesor de Farmacologia de la Universidad de Guadalajara
Profesor de Practicas Tradicionales, Especialidad de Enfermeria en Salud Publica – Universidad de GuadalajaraCoordinator del Programa de Estudios de Medicinias Alternativas de la Universidad de Guadalajara, donde se han hecho muchas investigaciones sobre varias diferentes medicinas alternativas.
Organizador de mas de 150 seminarios sobre medicinas alternativas.
Ponente en varios congresos tanto locales, como nacionales e internacionales.
Autor de mas de 100 articulos para varias revistas tanto legas como medicas.
Presidente de la Sociedad de Investigacion de Acupuntura y Medicina Oriental, A.C.
Presidente de la Sociedad Medica de Investigaciones Enzimaticas, A.C.
JOHN PARKS TROWBRIDGE M.D. FACAM
John Parks Trowbridge, M.D. attended Stanford University as a National Merit Scholar and California State Scholar, graduating in 1970 with an A. B. degree in Biological Sciences. After training in medical laboratory technology, he attended the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, finishing in 1976 with an M. D. degree. After a general surgery internship at Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, he briefly studied urological surgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. In 1979, he started a general medical practice in Humble, a Houston suburb. By 1981, Dr. Trowbridge was turning to the study of how nutritional changes – with supplements and diet – could improve the condition of patients with chronic degenerative diseases ….. the ones for which operations provide little relief, the ones for which medications are needed for years, the ones that finally kill people after years of suffering.
In 1985, he was awarded a Diplomate in Preventive Medicine by the Medical Research Institute of the Florida Institute of Technology for graduate studies in nutrition. Dr. Trowbridge became certified as a specialist in the removal of toxic heavy metals by the American Board of Chelation Therapy in 1985 and by the (now defunct) American Board of Biologic Reconstructive Therapy (arthritis and pain medicine) in 1993; he served as an examiner for both boards. He served as director and officer of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (1984 – 1991) and was awarded recognition as a Fellow of the College in 1991.
Dr. Trowbridge also served as chairman of the board of governors of the National Health Federation in 1989 and as president of the Great Lakes College of Clinical Medicine (GLCCM) in 1995. From 1996 through 1998, Dr. Trowbridge was program chair for the advanced chelation training seminars in Heavy Metal Toxicology: Diagnosis and Treatment. In 2000, he was re-elected to the board of directors of GLCCM and appointed editor of their newsletter; in 2001, the society changed its name to the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM). In 1995, he was appointed to the Medical Advisory Board of the Arthritis Trust, having become skilled in using this specialized treatment program in his practice since 1983.
More recent studies have involved “anti-aging” and life-enhancing technologies, to “add life to your years as well as years to your life.” Popular as a public speaker and radio/TV guest, in 1990 he hosted his own nationally-syndicated radio talk show “Finally Feeling Better.” Of his several published articles, one dealing with life’s stresses for the Rotarian Magazine was reprinted in several languages. In 1980 – 81, he published one of the first “health newsletters,” called The Company Doc. His many accomplishments are recognized in listings in over 3 dozen volumes of “Who’s Who —,” including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
Among his several books are three bestsellers: Bantam Books’ million-copy-plus The Yeast Syndrome (1986), Chelation Therapy (1985), and Do What You Want To Do (1996). A unique “book-on-tape” on chelation therapy, titledLIVING WELL PAST 50: Rejuvenate Your Heart and Arteries, was released in 1988, featuring 3 hours of patient interviews and “plain English”explanations of the chelation program. The Rumble in Humble: Heart Surgery and All that JAZZ!, published in 1997, reviewed diagnostic and treatment issues in the modern treatment of heart and blood vessel diseases, including “alternative” or “complementary” approaches. His newest book, anticipated publication date late 2002, covers innovative and effective treatment strategies for those suffering with chronic headaches (including migraines) & emphasizing the use of “NCR,” neuro-cranial restructuring, a remarkable technique to rebalance skeletal posture.
At the LIFE CENTER HOUSTON medical office, near the Bush Intercontinental Airport in Humble, Dr. Trowbridge focuses on helping “people to get out of their pain and get on with their life.” He encourages inquiries from people suffering with long-standing degenerative diseases (requiring continuing medication or repeated operations), unusual illness problems, and those limited by or suffering with headaches, neck pains, low back pains, and other joint injuries or diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and other “immune system” diseases. For more information ….. www.healthCHOICESnow.com ….. or dial 1-800-FIX-PAIN.
RAUL VERGINI, M.D.
Scientist Adviser, Italy
Raul Vergini, M.D. was born in Predappio (FO), Italy on March 8, 1958. He received his doctorate in medicine at the University of Bologna in 1984, beginning immediately private practice in classical homeopathy. He says, “I had the luck to learn homeopathy, since 1980, from an old retired homeopathist.” Homeopathy is still his principle activity.
At the very beginning of his practice, Dr. Vergini also took an interest in alternative cancer therapies and in nutrition, including vitamins and mineral supplementations. He wrote his first article about magnesium chloride in 1986 for a homeopathic magazine. In February 1994 the Italian most important publisher of books about “alternative” health practices published his book Curarsi con il magnesio (Healing With Magnesium) that details the properties and the use of magnesium chloride in human (and veterinary) therapy.
Since 1989 Dr. Vergini has also taken an interest in hormone balancing, including thyroid, progesterone, DHEA, etc. His interests have also included the arthritis protocols recommended by this foundation as well as those of the Life-Extension Foundation. Dr. Vergini is a member of Mensa (the international “high IQ society”), and of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Vergini’s treatment procedure using Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate Therapy can be found on the articles page as well as in our Winter 1995 newsletter.
RICHARD A. KUNIN
Dr.Kunin is a physician, psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of nutri-molecular medicine, an approach to health by means of laboratory measurement of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other substances that are essential for life and for health. A founder and past-president of the Orthomolecular Medical Society, he is author of the best-selling book, MegaNutrition, (McGraw-Hill). Dr. Kunin may be contacted at 2698 Pacific Ave.; San Francisco, CA 94115; (415) 346-250
He was president of the International Association of Ortho-molecular Physicians. Educated at the University of Minnesota, he received his B.S. in 1953 and his M.D. degree in 1955. He served two years as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps, and was psychiatrist for the 7th Division at the DMZ as well as on the staff at the 121 Evac Hospital in ASCOM city, Korea, later also serving at Valley-Forge Hospital in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kunin was the first clinician to combine computer analysis of diet with laboratory diagnosis of nutrient levels in body tissues, including hair analysis, being recognized in 1972 as a national leader by Prevention Magazine. This procedure is now widely used by many clinicians. His interest in mineral metabolism led to the important discovery that manganese treatment is often successful in otherwise permanent cases of drug-induced tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movements). He was also first to demonstrate that aspirin blocks the niacin flush, and was first to suggest that the anti-schizophrenic action of niacin was related to prostaglandin metabolism.
Dr. Kunin’s most practical contribution will probably be recognized as the LISTEN TO YOUR BODY DIET™, a method of optimizing personal nutrition by systematic adjustments of carbohydrate, fat and protein and taught by means of a unique food diagram. The application of advanced knowledge and technology that integrates nutrition and medicine is the focus of Dr. Kunin’s career now.
Dr. Levin passed away on July 21, 2017. He was 85 years-old. We will miss him.
For an In Memorium and to contribute to a memorial fund in his name, go to:
WARREN M. LEVIN, MD
WARREN M. LEVIN, MD
FAAFP (ret), FACN, FAAEM
“The Blending Of Conventional and Alternative Philosophies”
Warren M. Levin, M.D., who retired in 2014, is still recognized as the “East Coast Dean of Alternative Medicine” – establishing the first alternative and integrative medical practice in New York City (1974). He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Levin has been Board Certified by the following institutions: American Board of Family Physicians [ret];The American Board of Chelation Therapy; The American Board of Environmental Medicine; The American Board of Advanced Longevity Medicine and The American Board of Bariatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of The American Academy of Family Practice [ret], a Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and a Fellow of The American College of Nutrition.
Dr. Levin’s 35-plus year Alternative Medicine experience focused on the following treatment protocols:
· Challenged Children: Attention Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Asthma, and the Autistic Spectrum Disorders, (including Lyme Induced Autism, which he was one of the first to identify). These conditions are often linked to food, chemical, and environmental allergies and Dr. Levin is notable for treating his patients with non-invasive procedures.
· Dr. Levin was the earliest practitioner of Chelation Therapy in New York, beginning in 1973.
· In 1985, in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Levin presented scientific research linking chronic systemic yeast (Candida) with parasites, affecting diseases such as Allergies, Asthma and Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia. Many physicians throughout the country have adopted Dr. Levin’s teachings.
· In 1990, Dr. Levin was the first East Coast physician to enter an IRB study for mercury toxicity treatment, and has pioneered the medical recognition of dental issues such as amalgam fillings, root canals and “NICOs” (cavitations).
· Dr. Levin’s experience in Lyme Disease since practicing in CT since 1998 added several new dimensions to his management of chronic, undiagnosed illness, linking it to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and numerous neurological disorders including Autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s, Neuropathy, MS, ALS, etc.
· Dr. Levin’s 30-year experience supporting Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy coupled with his recent research in the use of Human Growth Hormone and the new Genomics™ testing keep his practice “cutting edge” in Advanced Longevity Medicine
· Dr. Levin recognized subclinical hypothyroidism for more than 28 years, and is the first physician in the DC area to utilize the latest computerized reflex testing which is even more reliable than the current blood tests.
· Dr. Levin was one of the very few practitioners of Integrative Medicine to be included in the prestigious Marquis Publications: Who’s Who in American Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in America and – as of-2007 – Who’s Who in The World.
Warren M. Levin, MD (H) treated Lyme disease since the mid 90’s. Since 1998 he practiced in Ridgefield, CT and Wilton, CT before moving his clinic to Vienna, VA. According to the Wilton Bulletin, 54% of the Families in Wilton have Lyme disease! Please realize that is only the percent of Families in which the diagnosis has been recognized and reported to the Health Department. How many other individuals have had the symptoms including Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Headaches, Arthritis, Muscle Pain, Cognitive impairment, Neurological Symptoms etc., but have not been to a doctor, or were not tested for Lyme disease or had a false negative test?
Dr. Levin, himself, had Lyme disease twice, but successfully treated it early on both occasions. This makes 3 important points:
1) Early treatment is short and effective.
2) Unlike most other infections, long term immunity is not guaranteed after recovery or immunization.
3) It is impossible (outside of a very few research facilities) to differentiate a new infection from a recurrence of an old one that has been “hiding” or “dormant” in the body after treatment which has been stopped too soon. Knowing when to stop is often more difficult than making the diagnosis.
Tests must be done for 4 other infections that can be transmitted simultaneously with the Lyme organism: Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia and Mycoplasma. Many cases of “persistent Lyme” turn out to be one of these “co-infections” that require different antibiotic therapy.
For further information, including his Curriculum Vitae. go to www.warrenlevinmd.org