Bottom Line Experts

Andrew Rubman, ND

Contributing medical editor for Bottom Line’s Daily Health News, and a licensed naturopathic physician and founder of the Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicine in Southbury, CT. A founder of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, he has served as an adviser and lecturer for the White House Commission for Complementary and Alternative Medical Policy, an adviser for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Natural Standard. Dr. Rubman received his naturopathic medical degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Suzanne Steinbaum, DO

Attending cardiologist and director of Women and Heart Disease, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City. Trained as a DO and board-certified as an MD, she combines the holistic approach of osteopathy with conventional medicine. Dr. Steinbaum lectures nationally on cardiovascular health and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including The Doctors, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and 20/20. She also is the author of Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book.

Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD

Medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Obesity Clinical Program and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston. He also is coauthor of The Diabetes Breakthrough.

Pierce Howard, PhD

Managing director of research and development at the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies in Charlotte, North Carolina, a firm that provides consulting services in leadership development and personality testing. He is the author of The Owner’s Manual for the Brain: The Ultimate Guide to Peak Mental Performance at All Ages.

Joel K. Kahn, MD

Clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and director of Cardiac Wellness at Michigan Healthcare Professionals. He is a founding member of the International Society of Integrative, Metabolic and Functional Cardiovascular Medicine and the author of The Whole Heart Solution.

Holly S. Andersen, MD

Attending cardiologist and director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and medical advisor to the Women’s Heart Alliance. She is an expert in the field of heart disease in women.

Joel Fuhrman, MD

Is a nutrition researcher and board-certified family physician in Flemington, New Jersey, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is the author of seven books, including Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free .

Michael T. Murray, ND,

one of the country’s best-known naturopathic physicians. He serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle and has written more than 30 books, including The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and The Complete Book of Juicing.

Stefan Ripich, ND

A naturopathic physician based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He practiced for 10 years at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center and established the first holistic clinic in the VA system. He is coauthor, with Jim Healthy, of The 30-Day Diabetes Cure .

Dr. Laurie Steelsmith

Is dedicated to helping people empower themselves and create great health with natural medicine. In her practice and her teachings, she blends the extraordinary benefits of healing techniques from the Western naturopathic tradition with the ancient art of Chinese medicine. A licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, she is also the co-author of the best-selling book Natural Choices for Women’s Health, which has been featured on CNN and numerous other television and radio programs.

Mary Ann Wilmarth, DPT, OCS

Chief of physical therapy at Harvard University Health Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and former director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Northeastern University in Boston. She is also the founder and CEO of Back2Back Physical Therapy in Andover, Massachusetts.

Scott A. Travers

Owner of Scott Travers Rare Coin Galleries, New York City. He is a former vice president of the American Numismatic Association, served as a coin-valuation expert for the Federal Trade Commission and has authored numerous books on coin collecting, including The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values, 21st Edition.