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Experts Council

Greg Barsten, DC, MS, RH(AHG)

Greg Barsten Greg Barsten has been a practicing clinician for over 22 years. As a chiropractor, certified clinical nutritionist, and registered medical herbalist, he relentlessly pursues and studies health and natural healing methods. His integrated approach has helped many people over the years to get out of pain and regain full function again.

In addition to maintaining a busy practice, he has served as postgraduate lecturer at Palmer College of Chiropractic West, and as clinical nutrition consultant and advisory board member for a bay area cancer support center for years. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Mederi Foundation and has previously served on several medical advisory panels. He has also lectured widely to various hospitals, clinics and health companies. Dr. Barsten has also worked in an official capacity to various professional sports organizations, including the Men's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and the Danskin Women's Triathlon.

Meg Jordan, PhD, RN

Meg Jordan Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, is a clinical medical anthropologist, with expertise in integrative and behavioral health. She is Department Chair and Professor of Integrative Health Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Her research explores the methods of building alliances between varying philosophies, and healing modalities. Meg has written five books in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition, along with numerous articles. She has been recognized as a major “Internet health personality “ due to her cutting edge work with iVillage and other health sites.

She is the founder and editor of American Fitness magazine, and a health commentator for radio and TV. Winner of the coveted Healthy American Fitness Leader Award for her 15-year contribution in health and fitness reporting, she served on the first Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in California. Meg serves on the board of trustees for the National Wellness Institute, and is a research consultant for numerous foundations and health care organizations. As a hospital trustee, she has helped to establish wellness centers for two major hospital systems in California, and as a registered nurse, she has worked in psychiatry, intensive care, and cardiac care, and supervised cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Deborah A. Metzger, PhD, MD

Deborah A. Metzger Deborah A. Metzger, PhD, MD is a gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist whose major interest is the integrated treatment of women with complex medical issues including chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis and vulvodynia. During the past 22 years, she has developed novel approaches to these underappreciated problems.

After graduating from college (SUNY @ Buffalo, 1973), she obtained a PhD in molecular endocrinology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas (1979). She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1982) and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1986) and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (1988) at Duke University in North Carolina. She has served on the medical school faculties of the University of Connecticut, Yale, and Stanford. Currently she is Medical Director of Harmony Women’s Health in Los Altos, California.

She has lectured extensively throughout the world, published widely in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals and is one of the editors of Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Integrated Approach (Saunders, 1998), the first book on the subject. She was also medical editor for Stay Fertile Longer (Rodale, 2003). In addition to her involvement in many professional societies such as ACAM, AAEM, and ILADS, she is a founding member and past-President of the International Pelvic Pain Society.