Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND, one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine, was appointed to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy by President Clinton in December 2000 and to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee by President Bush’s administration in November 2002. A physician, educator, researcher, and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University. He is editor-in-chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal, a member of the scientific review board of the Gateway for Cancer Research, and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of The Institute for Functional Medicine. Licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his academic, professional, and public affairs leadership. Dr. Pizzorno is the co-author of the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine, the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine(1,000,000 copies in six languages), and six other books.