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The NFH Team:

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> Medical Consultancy Group
The purpose of this group is two-fold. Firstly, the MCG advises the company regarding current trends in demand for nutraceutical products by patient groups in the general practice area. Secondly, the MCG assists in the process of preparation of materials for dissemination of current literature, data and information concerning products to medical professionals. This group is comprised of regularly practicing general practitioners.

Dr. Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND

Dr. Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND
Dr. Philip Rouchotas completed an honours undergraduate degree followed by a master's degree, both in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. His master's project under advisor Dr. Bruce Holub examined blueberries and antioxidant status of human plasma. Dr. Rouchotas then attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto for four years, graduating as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. While studying at CCNM, he worked as a Regulatory Associate and Scientific Evaluator for Dicentra Inc. in Toronto. Currently, Dr. Rouchotas is a practicing Naturopathic Doctor (ND), is the Professor of Clinical Nutrition at CCNM, and is involved with the Natural Health Products industry helping members of industry with compliance to new regulations established by the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) of Health Canada and with product formulations. In his role as a practicing Naturopathic Doctor, at the Naturopathic Foundations Health Clinic in Markham, ON, his main area of interest includes the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative disease through lifestyle modification.

Dr. David Lescheid, BSc, PhD, ND

Dr. David Lescheid, BSc, PhD, ND
Dr. David Lescheid graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2002. His education includes a PhD in Molecular Biology and Protein Chemistry from the University of Victoria as well as a BSc in Biology and a Diploma in Health and Fitness Studies from Simon Fraser University. He also has additional training in IV therapies, homeopathy and different forms of body work.

Dr. Lescheid was a professor for 5 years at the CCNM where he taught Physiology and Microbiology. He is frequently an invited speaker to professional seminars and has published extensively on complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Lescheid is a member of several different federal and international committees including the Expert Advisory Committee (EAC), the Council for Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) government and media relations subcommittees.

Dr. Lescheid currently practices full-time in a large multidisciplinary health clinic in the Ottawa area. Although his practice extends over a broad range of health concerns, he takes a special interest in the immune system and infectious diseases. He also works with men's health issues, overweight and obesity concerns, and sports medicine.


Dr. Neil McKinney, BSc, ND

Dr. Neil McKinney, BSc, ND
Dr. McKinney graduated from Simon Fraser University with degree in Biosciences, and had a career in biophysical (radiation) cancer research.  Studied kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.  Graduated  as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1985. Concurrently trained 3 years in TCM at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  Served many roles in the regulation and advancement of the profession, including Registrar of the BC College of Naturopathic Physicians and accreditation evaluator for CNME.   Founded the BC Naturopathic Association (www.bcna.ca)  and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic  Medicine  (www.binm.org).    Professor of Naturopathic Oncology, and author of textbooks of naturopathic oncology used in the Canadian ND colleges.  Mentors and lectures to doctors internationally;  contributes to publications  both for professionals and the public.  Practices integrative oncology in Victoria B.C., Canada.


Dr. Neil McKinney, BSc, ND

Dr. Tori Hudson, ND
Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical professor at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Dr Hudson has been in practice for 29 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, and director of product research and education for VITANICA.

Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President's award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women's health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NCNM Alumni Pioneer Award, the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame.

She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher and consultant to the natural products industry.


Dr. Neil McKinney, BSc, ND

Dr. Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, CCH, FABNO
Dr. Michael Traub obtained his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 1976 where he conducted neurobiology research of learning and memory for Professor James L. McGaugh. He graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1981 and completed a residency there in Family Practice and Homeopathy. He became board certified in homeopathic medicine by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians in 1989.

Dr. Traub was recognized for his many years of service to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, including President from 2001-2003, when he was honored with the 2006 Physician of the Year Award. His father was a dermatologist, and this inspired Dr. Traub to undertake extra study in this subject. He has taught dermatology at five of the seven accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America and is the author of “Essentials of Dermatologic Diagnosis and Integrative Therapeutics.” He is a recognized authority in the naturopathic profession on dermatology. He serves on the scientific advisory boards of several natural product companies, and has been actively engaged in clinical research for most of his career.

Dr. Traub has been medical director of Lokahi Health Center in Kailua Kona, Hawaii for the past 29 years. He is also board certified in naturopathic oncology by the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology.




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