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.
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.
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.
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 helped co-develop the PureLean® protocol and is the author of a book that addresses the role of insulin and glucose regulation in weight management and overall cardiometabolic health.
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.
Dr. Denise Furness, PhD, is a pioneer in the field of nutrigenomics and personalized medicine, with over 15 years experience in the area. She began her career as a research scientist focusing on folate nutrigenomics, methylation, and DNA damage in relation to pregnancy health. Denise is a published author and has won numerous awards for her research and conference presentations. Denise is a molecular geneticist and registered nutritionist, and has worked in the fitness industry for 10 years.
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.
James Greenblatt, M.D. is a leading contributor to the revolution of personalized medicine for mental health. His book series, Psychiatry Redefined, draws on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine for psychiatry. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact has made him a highly sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and workshops. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Mass., and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel 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.
Over the past 25 years, Daniel Kalish has directed three integrative health clinics in California, where he has coordinated teams of medical doctors, nutritionists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. Dr. Kalish is dedicated to teaching doctors Functional Medicine philosophy and practices. Through The Kalish Institute’s educational programs, he has trained over 1,000 practitioners worldwide in The Kalish Method, which solves patient challenges through a proven, lab-based approach. He is the author of three books and is a frequently requested speaker for integrative medicine conferences across the United States.
Penny Kendall-Reed, 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.
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.
Samuel F. Yanuck, D.C., FACFN, FIAMA is a functional immunologist with a private practice in Chapel Hill, N.C. He serves as CEO & director of education at Cogence, LLC, an online functional immunology education company, and as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Program on Integrative Medicine.
Our Medical Advisors have been retained as consultants in advising Pure Encapsulations.