Men’s Health: “Why Your Doctor Is Afraid Of Alternative Health”

On April 26th, the Dr. Oz Show investigates why some healthcare providers may be afraid of alternative health and discusses whether the alternative medicine you are interested in is safe and effective. Dr. Ulbricht, Chief Editor of Natural Standard Research Collaboration and Journal of Dietary Supplements is an authoritative guest on the television show.

Consumers spend over 58 billion dollars annually on supplements, weight loss products & diet aids, and almost 12 billion on integrative practitioner visits each year.

About Dr. Oz: Dr. Mehmet C. Oz is Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery at Columbia University in New York City, Director of the Cardiovascular Institute, and Founder and Director for the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Oz is a widely published author, including the award-winning Healing from the Heart, the bestselling YOU: The Owner’s Manual, and his latest YOU: The Smart Patient. He has written numerous articles for consumer and medical publications, including Newsweek, O, The Oprah Magazine,and The New England Journal of Medicine, and has a bi-monthly column in Esquire magazine. He is also a regular contributor to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and

About Dr. Catherine (Kate) Ulbricht, PharmD, MBA[c]: Dr. Ulbricht is co-founder of Natural Standard Research Collaboration. She serves as Senior Attending Pharmacist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Adjunct/Assistant Clinical Professor at multiple universities. She serves on the Editorial Board of Harvard Health Publications, Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, Journal of Integrative Cancer Medicine, Pharmacy Practice News and many others.

She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dietary Supplements, indexed by Medline. Her background includes experience in the areas of quality improvement, healthcare informatics, regulatory affairs, clinical trial protocol analysis and drug therapy decision-support. Dr. Ulbricht has also been trained in physical therapy and chiropractic care. Among her many international publications, many have been translated into multiple languages, including German, Japanese and Spanish.

About Natural Standard: Natural Standard is an international multidisciplinary collaboration that includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions. Research teams systematically gather scientific data and expert opinions to develop comprehensive monographs that are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. For each therapy, the available scientific evidence of effectiveness is evaluated using the Natural Standard Evidence-Based Validated Grading Rationale™.