MEDICAL AND DENTAL ADVISORY BOARD
Sharp Again Naturally formed a Medical and Dental Advisory Board (MDAB) to help individuals, family members, caregivers and practitioners access information to address memory loss and dementia. The MDAB will be a collegial board, working in the interest of the public and medical community to forward SAN’s mission. MDAB members are charged with the following:
- Produce a “living protocol” for an integrative approach to treating of AD and dementia. The MDAB is working to create a set of Guidelines for practitioners which outlines evaluation and treatment options for the identified causes of dementia, supported by research studies. This approach recognizes that there are many potential causes of dementia and any ways to treat it.
- Review new research and information as it is published to determine whether it bears on our comprehensive, holistic approach. Make recommendations to amend the Guidelines when warranted.
- Promote the new paradigm of a multi-causal, multi-therapeutic approach for treating dementia with patients and other practitioners through conversations, newsletters, blogs, articles and other means.
- Be open to presenting on this topic at conferences and SAN-sponsored events.
Howard Hindin, D.D.S.
Dr. Howard Hindin, D.D.S. is trained in all aspects of general dentistry, with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, temporomandibular joint disorders, craniofacial pain and sleep dental medicine. An acknowledged pioneer in the relationship between dental issues and whole body health, he was one first dentists to eliminate the use of mercury from his practice.
Dr. Hindin was President (2000-2010) of the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine (FAIM). The foundation offered educational services to professionals and the public on complementary medicine as well as advocacy for patient and doctor rights. In addition, Dr. Hindin advanced the use of acupuncture in dentistry and general medicine as the Director of the Acupuncture Program for Substance Abuse in Rockland County. There he developed, supervised, and trained personnel to provide acupuncture for the Rockland County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Outpatient Services.
Dr. Hindin is the co-founder and president of the Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD) an organization to prevent the proliferation of chronic disease in the U.S. based on airway, sleep and breathing awareness, research and education and Director of the Foundation for Airway Health, a not for profit, dedicated to raising awareness about airway / sleep health and providing education, resources and access to care for those in need. He is also the first dentist elected to the board of the ACAM, the American College for Advancement of Medicine.
He is also an active member of the American Academy of Pain Management, American Academy of Cranio-Facial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and the NY State Society of Acupuncture for Physician and Dentists. Dr. Hindin has presented important position papers to dental and medical groups throughout the country. His research into the dental – medical connection and systemic balance has shaped the medical community’s understanding of this growing and important field.
Robert Kachko ND, LAc
Robert Kachko ND, LAc sees patients at Inner Source Health-Manhattan and Inner Source Health – Connecticut, with a practice focus in healthy aging, neurodegenerative (dementia and Alzheimer’s), and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Kachko is the Medical Director of the 6-month AgeWell Natural Health program, with a focus on natural individualized prevention and treatment of cognitive decline. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Public Education and Media Affairs Committee of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), and on the legislative committee of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP). He also serves as a Clinical Research consultant for Weill Cornell Medical’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic and on the Medical and Dental Advisory Board for Sharp Again Naturally.
Gary A. Klingsberg, DO
Dr. Gary A. Klingsberg is an osteopath and the Medical Director of the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine. He is Board Certified in Family Practice as well as Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He also holds a Masters degree in nutrition.
For over twenty-five years, the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine has been northern New Jersey’s leading alternative medical practice. The Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine’s goal is to keep our patients healthy, youthful, vigorous and vibrant, in both mind and body. We take a holistic approach to our patients and always look for the cause, never do we merely treat symptoms. We reduce or eliminate the use of medications when possible to avert their unwanted side effects, such as dementia. We believe that good nutrition along with what are currently considered alternative medical approaches to patient care may be more effective than traditional medical treatments alone.
We encourage patients who want to improve the quality of their lives to visit the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine. We are your best source for quality alternative and preventive medical care in the area. In addition to primary care (family care and preventive medicine), we look forward to discussing alternative medical therapies with you, such as: bio-identical hormone replacement (BHRT), intravenous vitamins and other nutrients, heavy metal detoxifying chelation therapy and oxygenating hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
Patients of all ages, from childhood to old age have benefited from our care.
David Lerner, D.D.S.
Dr. Lerner’s odyssey toward holistic dentistry began before he even thought of becoming a dentist. As a child, he had many cavities that resulted in repair with mercury silver fillings. It seemed that at every checkup, there were more mercury silver fillings to be placed. Then, as many kids do, Dr. Lerner broke a tooth in an accident and it had to be removed. The orthodontist decided to close the space by bringing his teeth all the way over to the front from the right to the left. His teeth ended up looking straight but his jaw was crooked.
Dr. Lerner later learned that his crooked jaw lead to a variety of problems – including head and neck aches. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Lerner began TMJ treatment. When the treatment finally brought relief, Dr. Lerner began his journey toward understanding the mouth-body connection in earnest, and soon learned that the bite can affect much more than your mouth.
Dr. David Lerner’s gained further insight in the form of a painful back pain due to shoveling too much snow without a proper shovel. The excruciating pain lead to a quest for a cure. A quest that did not end until he met a practitioner of Applied Kinesiology and Sacral – Occipital Technique. This practitioner gave him relief with his very first treatment. The treatments helped Dr. Lerner so much that he decided to begin his training in Holistic Dentistry. He soon became a practitioner of Applied Kinesiology and Sacral – Occipital Techniques.
Although his back was feeling much better, Dr. Lerner still needed relief from lingering complications, which drove him to search for more answers. He found those answers in the office of a dentist trained in nutrition and acupuncture therapy. During a thorough analysis, this dentist discovered that Dr. David Lerner’s health issues and lack of energy were a result of childhood mercury silver fillings. Once the fillings were removed, Dr. Lerner had much more energy and he felt he was finally moving toward ideal health.
From that point on, Dr. David Lerner worked with many health practitioners in many health fields to improve his own health, increase his understanding of the mouth-body connection, and expanding his knowledge to better treat his patients.
This thirst for knowledge has stayed with Dr. Lerner over the years and has resulted in an ever-expanding expertise in dentistry and the mouth-body connection. Dr. Lerner is now known as an authority on holistic dental health care. Patients come from all over Putnam County, Westchester County, and beyond, (even from Hawaii !) to seek his holistic dental care.
Susanne Saltzman, MD
Susanne Saltzman, MD has a family practice in Hartsdale and Montebello, NY where she specializes in Homeopathic and Functional medicine. For the past 25 years she has successfully treated thousands of adults and children with acute and chronic illnesses. She is also Vice President of the American Institute of Homeopathy (the oldest national physician’s organization in the U.S.), current Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine and she is a Faculty instructor at New York Medical College where she teaches a course in homeopathic medicine for fourth year medical students. She also teaches a course in homeopathy for lay people and health professionals in Tarrytown, NY.
Henry Sobo, MD
Dr. Sobo believes that the best of both medical and nutritional approaches to medical care is more effective than either approach alone, and your overall wellness is our goal.
Our practice focuses on strategies to understand and correct the underlying causes of illness. Natural treatments may enable you to avoid the use of medications and their risks or side effects.
Dr. Sobo is a Diplomate Candidate of the American College for Advancement in Medicine . This is the largest national organization of doctors practicing nutritionally-oriented medicine. He also holds current memberships in the American Association of Integrative Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Sobo is also Board-certified Member of The Obesity Medicine Association.
He Provided a Holistic Alzheimer’s program, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, Fibromyalgia , Allergy evaluation and treatments. IV vitamins. Lifestyle changes are encouraged to enhance the benefits of treatment programs.
Allan Warshowsky MD, FACOG, ABIHM
Dr. Allan Warshowsky is a board certified Ob-Gyn who had been in private practice from 1977 – 2009 in the New York City and Bethesda, MD area. He spent the last ten years developing a practice of integrative holistic women’s healthcare. He has expanded his practice to include men and teens and has moved this practice to Rye, NY.
His practice therapies range from the conventional to the purely holistic. Some of these holistic modalities include: nutritional therapy, vitamin and herbal treatments, lifestyle changes, visualization and imagery, and other stress modification therapies.
He has had great results treating the discomforts and problems of menopause using natural, bio-identical hormones and other integrative, holistic approaches.
Dr. Warshowsky has been very successful as a facilitator of optimal health to those in need. His book “Healing Fibroids – A Doctors Guide to a Natural Cure”, published by Simon and Schuster, describes Dr. Warshowsky’s holistic program for fibroid tumors of the uterus.
Dr Warshowsky was a founding physician and director of the Women’s Program at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing from 2000 -2003
A Founding Diplomat of and Director Emeritus of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.