Nutrition for Optimal Health Association, Inc.
NOHA Honorary Member Jeffrey Blands 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. Blands 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. Blands 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.
Dr. Blands best-selling books for health professionals and consumers include:
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), & most
recently, Genetic Nutritioneering (1999). For 15 years he has produced
Functional Medicine Update (formerly Preventive Medicine Update),
a monthly audio magazine for health practitioners. It now has subscribers in