Nutrition for Optimal Health Association, Inc.
Jaffe, MD, PhD
Dr. Jaffe received his MD degree
from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He completed his residency
training in Clinical Pathology at the National Institutes of Health, where he
was on the permanent staff as a practicing molecular biologist and molecular
pathologist. In addition, he has studied extensively in the area of nutrition.
He was asked by Norm Shealey to be the founding chairman of the Scientific Committee
of the American Holistic Medical Association. He was the first Course Director
of "Oriental Medical Strategies in Western Medical Practice." This
was the first program recognized by N Y State for licensure certification based
on being a diplomate of this training program. Most graduates of this program
are now instructors in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture training programs throughout
the world. In 1984, Dr. Jaffe developed the lymphocyte response assays (LRA)
by ELISA/ACT tests. These tests enable physicians to examine the responses of
patients' immune systems to challenges. Delayed allergy for up to 436 common
substances can be ruled in or ruled out in terms of delayed hypersensitivity
by functional LRA by ELISA/ACT or MELISA tests.