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Editor and Major Contributor


Matthew Hogg BSc (Hons) dipBNCH
Matthew Hogg BSc (Hons) dipBCNH founded The Environmental Illness Resource in 2003 after suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and environmental illness (EI) since 1990. Through consulting with open-minded and pioneering medical professionals, personal and academic study and research, and adopting an integrative and holistic approach to "self-healthcare", Matthew has been able to overcome some of his long-standing health issues and manage others. In 2010 he was awarded the following academic qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree with First Class Honours in Nutritional Health (University of Greenwich, London)

  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (bachelor's degree level) (UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH), London)





Regular Columnists


Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is Medical Director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers specializing in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia. Senior author of the landmark studies "Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia -- a Placebo-controlled Study" & "Effective Treatment of CFS & Fibromyalgia with D-Ribose". Author of the best-selling books "From Fatigued to Fantastic!"(3rd ed-Penguin/Avery Oct 4, 2007) , "Three Steps to Happiness! Healing through Joy", and "Pain Free 1-2-3- A Proven Program to Get YOU Pain Free!" (McGraw Hill, 2006). He does numerous media appearances, including CNN and FOX National News and is a frequent guest on Oprah and Friends with Dr. Oz. He lives in Kona, Hawaii. Visit his web site at



Lisa Nagy M.D.
Dr. Lisa Lavine Nagy M.D. graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Pennsylvania and then from Cornell Medical College in 1986. After a surgical internship she completed Emergency Medicine residency at Metropolitan Hospital in NYC and practiced in Los Angeles until becoming severely ill (Addison's Disease, Mitochondrial Myopathy, Dysautonomia) as a result of a complex medical condition known as Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness.



Her story of survival and journey of discovery which led her to determine what had made her have such severe symptoms inspired ABC's 'Nightline' to interview her and many newspapers and magazines to feature her recovery. In her case it was due to toxic mold and in others it is due to pesticide or chemical exposure. She learned about the field of Environmental Medicine and it's focus on finding the causes of disease including genetic, hormonal, nutritional, allergic, and environmental factors.


She is now president of Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance which is a group focused on educating medical students, doctors, the AMA, congress and the public and assists patients to find help nationwide. Listening to physicians and other people who have developed severe Environmental Illness is the first step towards helping the 75 million people in the country with various health issues, including autoimmunity, related to their environments. Her website is




Dr. Damien Downing
Dr. Damien Downing M.D. is President of the British Society for Ecological Medicine (, Chief Medical Advisor to the charity Yes to Life (, and Editorial Board member of the Orthomolecular News Service ( He is a practitioner of ecological medicine in London ( and York ( and author of several books including The Vitamin Cure for Allergies  (USA, Basic Health Books, 2010).



Gloria Gilbère
Gloria Gilbère is an internationally respected traditional naturopath and homeopath. Author of the bestselling books 'I was Poisoned by my Body' and 'Invisible Illnesses', she restored her own health after suffering from leaky gut syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), and now successfully helps others do the same. She focuses on finding drug-free solutions to invisible illnesses such as these which she refers to as Multiple Allergic Response Syndromes (MARS). Visit her website at



Donna Gates - Body Ecology Founder

Donna Gates, a nutritional consultant, author and lecturer has helped thousands of people overcome candidiasis and other immune system disorders. Her book, The Body Ecology Diet, was written after years of research to find a cure for her own candida-related health problems. Frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, natural hygiene, raw foods and mega-supplement therapy. Incorporating the most beneficial components of each concept into her own system of health and healing, her success inspired her to share it with others.


Body Ecology and Donna are frequently mentioned in the books of many other authors and in natural health magazines. She does radio shows and workshops to educate the public and is well-regarded for introducing Americans to new concepts and insights for using medicinal foods.



MCS America
Lourdes Salvador M.Ed. is the founder of MCS America (, a science writer, and a social advocate for the greater awareness of environmental contamination, human toxicology, and propagation of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a disorder of organic biological origin induced by toxic environmental insults. The primary aim of MCS America is to "propagate medical, legal, and social recognition for multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a disorder of organic biological origin induced by toxic environmental insults."



Cort Johnson
Cort Johnson publishes the free Phoenix Rising newsletter and runs the website of the same name. An ME/CFS sufferer himself, since 2005 he has used his keen intellect to follow the latest developments in ME/CFS research and treatment and translate the often complicated concepts into language that the layman can understand. An active advocate Cort has been participating vigorously in the Campaign for a Fair Name to get CFS recognized as ME/CFS. Visit Cort's popular website and sign up for the Phoenix Rising newsletter at




Additional Contributors


Martin L. Pall, PhD
Macolm Hooper, PhD
Rich Van Konynenburg, PhD
Pamela Reed Gibson, PhD
Barbara Bolen, PhD
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, MMedSci (Neurology), MMedSci (Nutrition)
Dr. Grace Ziem, MD, DrPH
Dr. Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS
Dr. Lucinda Bateman, MD, MS
Dr. Mark Pimentel, MD
Dr. Mark Hyman, MD
Dr. Majid Ali, MD
Dr. Susan R. Johnson, MD
Dr. Mark J Pellegrino, MD
Dr. Leo Galland, MD
Dr. Philip F. Incao, MD
Dr. Douglas A. Drossman, MD
Dr. Sarah Myhill, MB BS
Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield, MB BS
Dr. Stephen Barrie, ND
Dr. Rodger H. Murphree, DC, CNS
Dr. David A. Jernigan, DC
John W. Cartmell, LMP, MS
Blake Graham, BSc


* This is not an exhaustive listing since articles from new authors are published on the site regularly.
** The suffix MB BS is the British equivalent of MD used in the US i.e. an individual whose name is followed by MB BS is a qualified medical doctor/physician.
*** BSc/MSc are degrees equivalent to the US BS/MS degrees.


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