QIVANA SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Marcus Laux
Chairman – Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Marcus Laux is a world renowned expert in natural medicine. He is a licensed naturopathic physician who received his doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Ore. in 1985. For nearly two decades, Dr. Laux maintained a successful full-time private family practice in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California. He served as an assistant adjunct professor at Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, Calif., as Clinical professor of OB/GYN at NCNM, and is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University of Natural Health in Kenmore, Wash.
Currently, Dr. Laux can be seen weekly across the USA on Healing Quest, the long running PBS TV series where he presents his Natural Medicine Update. Dr. Laux appears regularly in the national media as a natural health and medical expert, including CNN, CBS, NBC, PBS, BBC, CTV, and Fox News. Dr. Laux has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas to experience the indigenous healing practices and learn their native pharmacy and healing methods first-hand.
Dr. Laux testified before the Clinton Presidential Commission on Dietary Supplements on behalf of the National Natural Foods Association, and has presented novel nutritional research at the United Nations, and the Washington Press Club. He has been a leading educator and respected pioneer to the Natural Products industry for three decades. Dr Laux changed pharmacy forever through creating the term “Bio-Identical®” hormone for his ground-breaking book, Natural Woman, Natural Menopause (HarperCollins), improving the lives of millions of women’s worldwide.
Dr. Laux has been interviewed in leading publications, including Prevention, LA Times, Cosmopolitan, O, OK, Delicious, In Shape, among others. In addition, he was the editor of Naturally Well Today, an international monthly newsletter published by Healthy Directions from 2002 to 2009. Dr Laux has also served as editorial advisor for numerous publications, including the International Journal of Integrative Medicine and The Nutrition Reporter and co-author of The Ten Top Alternative Therapies, Natural Woman, Natural Menopause, Living Well with Food Intolerance, FVG Pine Bark, Walking with the Wise for Health and Vitality, The Fountain, After a Stroke, The Healing Powers of Pearl, and The King’s Crown. His latest book will be released in 2011, Myth, Lies, and Nutritional Nonsense.
Dr. Donald Layman
Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Donald Layman is Professor Emeritus of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is recognized for his research on amino acid metabolism, nutritional requirements during exercise and work with high protein weight loss diets.
Dr. Layman has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and his research has been recognized by the American Society for Nutritional Sciences with the BioServ Research Award in 1986, the Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health in 1992, and the Nutrition and Metabolism Society National Leadership Award in 2009. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions for his nutrition teaching at the University of Illinois. Dr. Layman served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Nutrition from 1989 through 1993 and he is currently Associate Editor of Nutrition and Metabolism and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Dr. Layman earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry at Illinois State University and completed his doctorate in human nutrition and biochemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1978.