About Detox Safely

DetoxSafely.org is dedicated to everyone everywhere who sincerely wants to be healthy, but often is confused by the dizzying array of products, claims, and information -- some of which is conflicting, exagerrated, or just plain decietful. Health care is big business, and ironically, the doctors whose purpose it is to keep you healthy, profit from your illness.

Now more than ever, we need to be responsible for our health care, and fortunately, more than ever, a vast wealth of information is available to the discriminating web surfer and researcher. DetoxSafely.org is a compilation of information culled from the wise elders of the field of nutrition, health and body detoxification, among them doctors Christopher Hobbs, Elson Haas, Jeffrey Bland, David Katz and nutritionist Joey Shulman.

Our Detox Experts

Christopher Hobbs
L.Ac., Herbalist

Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems
Post Office Box 600
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Christopher Hobbs is a fourth generation herbalist and licensed acupuncturist with 30 years clinical experience, currently pursuing his doctorate in ethnopharmacology and ethnobotany at University of California, Berkeley. He is the Director of Herbal Formulation at Rainbow Light, the author of more than 20 books on herbs and supplement use, and an international lecturer at major medical, academic, and industry venues. He has been formulating herbal supplements exclusively with Rainbow Light since 1985.


  • Author, Women's Herb, Women's Health
  • Author, Handmade Medicines: Simple Recipes for HerbalHealth
  • Contributor, Peterson's Field Guide to the Medicinal Plants of the Western United States
  • Contributing Editor, Let's Live
  • Contributing Editor, Herbs for Health
  • Contributing Editor, Herbalgram
  • Contributor, Natural Health
  • Contributor, Let's Live
  • Contributor and author of numerous other publications

Jeffrey Bland, PhD

Nutrition for Optimal Health Association
P.O. Box 380
Winnetka, IL 60093 www.nutrition4health.org
Phone: 847-60HEALTH (847-604-3258)

NOHA Honorary Member Jeffrey Bland’s 28-year career in nutritional biochemistry has spanned roles as a research professor, thought leader, and internationally recognized expert in human nutrition. His doctorate in chemistry prepared him for his role as educator and researcher from 1971 to 1983 at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, where he was awarded the Brown & Haley Lectureship as a professor of merit in 1978. From 1975 to 1982 he was President of the Northwest Academy of Preventive Medicine. In 1982 he joined the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine as Director of the Laboratory of Nutritional Supplement Research. In 1984 he created HealthComm International, Inc., in Gig Harbor, Washington. During the past 14 years, with his direction as Chief Executive Officer, the company has emerged as a leader in functional medicine, medical foods and education of health practitioners.

More than 50,000 health practitioners have attended Dr. Bland’s seminars and educational programs during the past 20 years. He is regarded worldwide as a principal educator in nutritional and functional medicine. In 1993 he was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Functional Medicine, which has now sponsored five successful international symposia, attendance at which earns Category One continuing medical education credit. In 1996 under Dr. Bland’s direction, HealthComm International established the Functional Medicine Research Center, which is engaged in laboratory and human clinical studies. This research focuses on management of glucose intolerance, inflammatory disorders, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, functional gastrointestinal disorders, childhood atopic disorders, functional mitochondrial disorders and oxidative stress, and problems resulting from altered metabolic detoxification.


  • Your Health Under Siege (1980)
  • Medical Applications of Clinical Nutrition (1980), Nutraerobics (1982)
  • The Year In Nutritional Medicine (1982, 1983)
  • The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program (1996)
  • Genetic Nutritioneering (1999).

Eldon Haas, M.D.

Preventative Medicine Physician
Preventative Medical Center of Marin, Inc.
25 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 8
San Rafael, CA 94903
415/472-7636 FAX
web site: www.elsonhaas.com

Dr. Elson M. Haas is a medical practitioner with more than 35 years experience in patient care, always with in an interest in natural medicine. For the past 30 years, he is also instrumental in the development and practice of Integrated Medicine at a clinic that he began in 1984 and directs, called Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, CA. At this multidisciplinary center with a range of experienced practitioners, patients can receive the quality of cooperative care that looks at causes and natural remedies as much as possible. See more at the Center's website: www.pmcmarin.com.


Dr. Haas is also a popular author of seven books in the areas of Health, Nutrition, and Detoxification, and these publications include Staying Healthy with the Seasons, The New Detox Diet, and Staying Healthy with Nutrition.

Dr. David L. Katz

Dr. Katz is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He is an Associate Professor (adjunct) at the Yale School of Public Health, and Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. Dr. Katz earned his BA from Dartmouth College, his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health. He has authored over 100 scientific articles; numerous chapters, abstracts, essays, poems, and commentaries; and 11 books to date, including two editions of a nutrition textbook for health care professionals.

He is the founder and director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT, a facility with a unique and nationally recognized model of evidence-based holistic care; and the founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, devoted to reversing trends in obesity and related chronic disease.

Dr. Joey Shulman
DC, Registered Nutritionist

Dr. Joey Shulman is the author of Winning the Food Fight - Every Parent's Guide to Raising a Healthy, Happy Child (Wiley, 2003) and the National Best Seller The Natural Makeover Diet - 4 steps to Inner Health and Outer Beauty (Wiley, 2006) . Her latest release The Last 15 - A Weight Loss Breakthrough is available in all stores as of Jan. 08.

As one of Canada's foremost authorities on nutrition and wellness, she is a highly sought after speaker, inspiring and educating large audiences across North America on health and wellness.

Lynn Baer, M.A.
DetoxSafely.org Editor-in-Chief

Lynn Baer is a nutritional researcher/writer, specializing in body detoxification, weight loss and nutrition. Lynn has seen from first hand experience in her work the dangers of detoxification programs if not approached wisely. She created DetoxSafely.org to be a complete reference guide for safe, natural cleansing and body detoxification.

Sidney MacDonald Baker, M.D.
Alternative Medicine Physician
40 Hillside Rd. N.
Weston, CT 06683
203/227-8443 (fax)

Stephen Barrie, N.D.
Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory
63 Zillicoa St.
Asheville, N.C. 28801

Peter Bennett, N.D.
Medical Director
Helios Health Systems
Victoria, B.C. 604/

Lewell D. Brenneman, M.D., Ph.D.
Allergy Immunology & Chronic Disease and Medical Activist
500 Sutter Street, Suite 512
San Francisco, CA 94102-1114
415/677-9745 FAX

David Feldman, M.D.
Endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine
(research on yeast binding with cortico steroids)
Department of Medicine – Endocrionology Gerontology Metabolism
Stanford University Medical Center S-005
Stanford California
650/725-7085 FAX
Mail Code: 5103
Email: feldman@Cmgm.stanford.edu

Burton Goldberg
Future Medicine Publishing, Inc.
1640 Tiburon Blvd., Suite 2
Tiburon, CA 94920
415/789-9138 (fax)

Jacqueline Krohn, M.D.
Los Alamos Medical Center
3917 West Road, Ste. 136
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Stephen E. Langer, M.D.
General Preventative Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
3031 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
510/ 548-7384

Gladys T. McGarey, M.D., M.D. (H)
Homeopathic Physician and Pioneer in Alternative Medicine
Scottsdale Holistic Medical Group
7350 East Stetson Drive, Suite 204
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
602/990-3298 FAX

Reginald de Pelichny, M.S.
Holistic Chiro-based Biochemist
615 Ortiz N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87108