The Pure Encapsulations Medical Advisory Board is a panel of licensed healthcare professionals each of whom are recognized experts who specialize in various medical and healthcare fields. With their expertise and guidance, we are able to further our mission to formulate targeted dietary supplements and create educational tools that help support a wide range specific health concerns.
Felice L. Gersh, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN and medical director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, CA, is one of a small number of fellowship trained, integrative gynecologists. Dr. Gersh is an award-winning physician and renowned national speaker on ovarian health, menopause, cardiometabolic health, environmental toxins and other important issues affecting women of all ages.
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. is the founder and medical director of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in Naples, Florida, a comprehensive weight management and preventive medicine clinic. Her scientific understanding of medical weight management through proper nutrition has allowed her to help patients all over the world. A board-certified bariatric physician, Dr. Cederquist is the author of a new book coming out this year that addresses the role of insulin and glucose regulation in weight management and overall cardio-metabolic health.
Paige Bourassa, LAc. is nationally board certified in acupuncture and is licensed to practice in the state of New York. She holds a master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). She also holds a diploma in holistic nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, completed the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has training in cranio-sacral therapy and massage.
Juniper Devecis, M.S., R.D., C.C.N. completed her dietitian training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and for the past 10 years has taught nutrition courses and counseled patients throughout Boston. Juniper has published papers in a number of journals, including the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter, Obesity Research, and the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
James Greenblatt, M.D. has dedicated his professional career to integrative psychiatry. He has worked with thousands of children, adolescents and adults, employing both medical and complementary therapies to support mental health and well-being. Dr. Greenblatt is dually board- certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his M.D. and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition to serving as the chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Carl Hangee-Bauer, N.D., LAc is founder of San Francisco Natural Medicine, where he has been in practice for over 23 years. Dr. Hangee-Bauer is a founding member and past president of the CNDA and AANP. He also served as chairperson on the California Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council for four years.
Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. is a nutritional pharmacologist in research and development. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, where he studied molecular pharmacology, epigenetics and functional genomics. His publications and lectures have highlighted evolving concepts in polyphenol biochemistry, nutritional endocrinology and nutrigenomics.
Penny Kendall-Reed, BSc., ND is a naturopathic doctor based in Toronto and the recipient of the Dr. Allen Tyler Award for Most Outstanding Clinician. A specialist in metabolic health, Dr. Kendall- Reed is a national best-selling author and lectures throughout Canada and the United States, holding health retreats and workshops at various resorts worldwide, and appears regularly on television, magazine and radio across North America. She is currently the director of natural therapies at the Urban Wellness Clinic in Toronto.
Nathan Morris, M.D., our Chief Medical Advisor, is a family practice-trained functional medicine practitioner. He sees complex patients of all ages at his Good Medicine practice in Oxford, Ohio, and specializes in determining connections between seemingly disparate clinical observations, approaching the body as an integrated whole. Dr. Morris applies genetic testing as a tool to objectively guide personalized approaches to detoxification, age-related cognitive function, and cellular health.
Barry W. Ritz, Ph.D., is the V.P. of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Atrium Innovations, Inc. Dr. Ritz is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences and chairs the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Medical Affairs Subcommittee. A former professor at Drexel University, Dr. Ritz is an expert in nutritional immunology and has numerous publications in scientific journals.
Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP, is a nationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to helping practitioners and patients understand and properly address thyroid function, particularly in the >90% of cases involving an immunological component. Dr. Wentz is the author of a New York Times best-selling patient guide on thyroid support and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about improving assessment, lifestyle interventions and functional medicine approaches to optimize thyroid function and overall health.
Terry Wingo, RPh, FACA received his pharmacy degree from Auburn University and has been active in community pharmacy for 40 years, focusing his practice on compounding and nutritional therapies since 2000. Terry believes that we are created to be healthy and self-repairing, and that poor health is often the result of relative nutrient deficiencies and impaired detoxification. He works with patients to enable health recovery and speaks regularly to pharmacy audiences, particularly about integrating nutrients as therapy and transitioning toward functional practice.
Our Medical Advisors have been retained as consultants in advising Pure Encapsulations.