- BA in Biological Sciences, Sacramento State College (1970)
- PhD in Botany/Plant Biochemistry, University of Texas (1977)
- Faculty in Plant Biology, Arizona State University (1976-2006)
- Visiting Professor in Plant Ecology & Evolution, University of California at Irvine (1982)
- Visiting Professor in Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Heidelberg (1983)
- Visiting Professor in Plant Sciences, University of California at Riverside (1989-90)
Titillating list, isn’t it?
Of course, my full professional Curriculum Vitae now serves as a cure for insomnia for whomever reads it. It lists my books and research publications, graduate students, professional organizations, grant funding, courses taught, etc., etc. A real yawner for all except my proud parents.
The point of all this is that my professional background is wonderfully suited for thinking critically about scientific research. Then translating what I find into “English” for the non-scientist.
Important Stuff to Know About Me
While all those credentials are nice, they are like those of a gazillion other scientists.
The value that I add to my experience and expertise is that I am a Baby Boomer in good health. In achieving my own health status, I have discovered some extremely valuable truths about how our bodies should work as we move into our 60s and beyond. At this writing I’m 73.
This means I have clear insights into Baby Boomers health, benefit personally from what I discover, know how to explain my discoveries for the benefit of my fellow Baby Boomers, and derive great satisfaction from teaching others what I know.
I have also experienced medical disasters at the hands of mainstream medicine. My personal experiences are the driving reason that I feel the need to point others in my age group in the right direction. Hopefully, what I do here shows you how to course-correct in the face of ineffective and dangerous treatments foisted upon us by our flawed healthcare system.
That’s probably enough of an overview of who I am for now.
You will get to know me better as I provide more details about my ongoing health research.
What’s Different Here?
First off, my “health lens” is biology. This view is missed by mainstream medicine in lieu of a medical business model that fails Baby Boomers (and everyone else, for that matter).
The foundation of good health is capitalizing on real human biology, plain and simple. (Actually, maybe not “simple” – since understanding biology also demands understanding its underpinnings in biochemistry and biophysics.)
Once you know how your body is supposed to work, then you can take the right steps to make yourself healthier.
Now let’s get started!
All the best,