Even if you live a pretty healthy lifestyle there's bound to come a time when you need a little extra professional support on your side.
But, it can be tough to find doctors and other professionals who hold similar values to you when you're someone who makes a huge effort to cure your ailments naturally and address not only physical needs, but also mental and spiritual needs, too.
In today's post I'm going to introduce you to some of the top docs in the world. They get that health comes from an aligned mind, body and spirit, not a pill. Some have graced the cover of Time Magazine, others have been on Oprah and they've all written books. Enjoy perusing through this list of Top Docs.
Gabriel Cousens, MD | Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center
Books: Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, Conscious Eating, There Is A Cure For Diabetes, Spiritual Nutrition
Gabriel Cousens M.D., M.D.(H), D.D. (Doctor of Divinity), Diplomate of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Diplomate Ayurveda is considered the leading live-food medical doctors and spiritual nutrition experts in the world, and, is recognized as "the fasting guru and detoxification expert" by the New York Times. He is also a psychiatrist, family therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, homeopath, acupuncturist, medical researcher, ecological leader and bestselling author. He continually walks on the edge of controversy and inspiration, discussing the hard truths on today's most pressing health issues.
Dr. John Douillard | LifeSpa.com
Books: The 3-Season Diet, Body, Mind and Sport, Perfect Health for Kids, The Yoga Body Diet, The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage
Advancing ancient wisdom through modern science, he's published books, hosts cleanses & teaches Ayurveda. The short videos on his site deal with real issues and will educate you about how to take care of yourself the Ayurvedic way.
Dr. Wayne Dyer | DrWayneDyer.com
Books: Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life, Excuses Begone, Wishes Fulfilled
Wayne Dyer, PH.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He's the author of over 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. Dyer holds a Doctorate in Educational Counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. John's University in New York. Dr. Wayne Dyer is affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans.
Joel Fuhrman, MD | DrFuhrman.com
Books: Disease-Proof Your Child, Eat for Health, Super Immunity, Eat to Live
Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is an American board-certified family physician who specializes in nutrition-based treatments for obesity and chronic disease. As one of the country's leading experts in nutritional and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman's articles, case studies, and advice are widely published, from medical journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Orthopedics and Nutrition Journal, to consumer publications such as Mothering Magazine and Health Science.
Mark Hyman, MD | DrHyman.com
Books: Ultrametabolism, The UltraMetabolism Cookbook, The UltraSimple Diet, The UltraMind Solution, The Blood Sugar Solution
Mark Hyman, MD has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a four-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader in his field.
Alejandro Junger, MD | The Clean Program
Dr. Alejandro Junger was born in Uruguay. He graduated from medical school there in 1990 and moved to New York City for his postgraduate training. He completed three years of training in Internal Medicine at NYU Downtown Hospital and three more years of fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Lenox Hill Hospital. His drastic change in lifestyle and diet from his move to New York City soon reflected as irritable bowel syndrome and depression. Becoming a patient of the system he was practicing was such a shock, that it started a journey to search for an alternative solution to his health problems. His findings are the subject of his first book, Clean. In it, Dr. Junger describes how he became aware of the toxicity of our planet. He also explains how detoxification and cleansing have been around for thousands of years, but knowledge about them has been lost at at time when it is more important than ever before.
Dr. Vasant Lad | The Ayurvedic Institute
Books: Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing, Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume One, Secrets of the Pulse, Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies
A masterful ayurveda teacher. Guru even. He's credited for bringing Ayurveda to the US. He has several technical books to further your at-home education.
Dr. Frank Lipman | DrFrankLipman.com
Books: Total Renewal, Revive
Dr. Lipman received his initial medical training in South Africa, qualifying in 1979 and emigrated to the United States in 1984. He became board certified in internal medicine after serving as Chief Medical Resident in his final year of residency at Lincoln Hospital in New York City. Becoming more and more aware of both the strengths and the weaknesses of his training, he began to study acupuncture, Chinese medicine, functional medicine, nutrition, herbal medicine, biofeedback, meditation and yoga. He began to see that the polarization between western modalities and other healing philosophies merely negated positive attributes of both. He saw that true healing lay in a blend between the two. He now practices his unique blend of what he calls “Good Medicine”, combining all the systems in which he has trained.
Dr. Christiane Northrup | DrNorthrup.com
Books: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, Energy Medicine for Women, The Secret Pleasures of Menopause
Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and the world’s leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup teaches women how to thrive at every stage of life.
Dean Ornish, MD | The Ornish Spectrum
Books: The Fatigue Prescription, Love & Survival, The Food Revolution, Eat More, Weigh Less, The Spectrum
Dean Ornish, M.D., is a physician and president and founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, as well as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. For over 34 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Recently, Medicare agreed to provide coverage for this program, the first time that Medicare has covered a program of comprehensive lifestyle changes.
Andrew Weil, MD | DrWeil.com
Books: Spontaneous Happiness, Healthy Aging, Spontaneous Healing, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health
Andrew Weil, M.D., is founder, professor, and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
He received both his medical degree and his undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University and established the field of integrative medicine which aims to combine alternative and conventional medicine. Weil says that patients should take the Western medicine prescribed by the doctor, and then incorporate alternative therapies such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and herbal remedies, meditation and other “spiritual” strategies.
Do you have any whole health-minded doctors that you adore and recommend? Please share in the comments below.