Dr Charles Gant, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of Education and Training of The Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics
Dr. Gant has practiced Integrative, Complementary/Alternative and Functional Medicine for over three decades. He also teaches mindfulness-based meditation and incorporates Gestalt, REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy), Transpersonal and other mindfulness-based psychotherapies into his medical practice.
His doctorate thesis research in the 1980s predicted that mindfulness-based therapies should evoke consistent neurophysiological changes in brain function (especially frontal lobes), which should be measurable with brain neuroimagery, and this has essentially been proven in the last decade in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) research.
Dr. Gant received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Hampden-Sydney College and his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School. He pioneered many of the nutritional and detoxification treatments for the treatment of substance use and other mental disorders while serving as the medical director of Tully Hill Hospital, as a medical consultant at Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare and as a psychiatric consultant at numerous substance abuse and mental health clinics throughout Central New York.
These protocols are currently being duplicated around the country by many healthcare practitioners (see allianceforaddictionsolutions.org – Dr. Gant is a founding member) and they promise to improve treatment outcomes and bring authentic healing to those suffering from all types of mental disorders. He currently practices at International Precision Medicine Associates and National Integrated Health Associates (NIHADC.com ).
He has authored numerous publications, including ADHD Complementary and Alternative Medicine Solutions, and End Your Addiction Now which is available in bookstores.
Dr. Gant provides the latest, cutting-edge, diagnostic, functional laboratory testing for his patients to define the root causes of symptoms which can then be targeted to optimize brain health and general wellness. This science-based approach can reverse the biochemical roots of aggression, addiction and mental disorders, as well as many medical disorders, which brings authentic healing and recovery.
He is the “trainer of trainers”.
Howard Jamison brings over 30 years of extensive business experience to the Academy, covering the gamut from film/video production to international consultant. He has vast experience in Internet marketing, web development, and has produced hundreds of educational webinars. Howard has also authored and marketed various audio/video educational programs, eBooks and DVD’s. In addition, he was partner in a start-up company that went from zero to $50 million in sales.
Howard is a graduate of CSU, Sacramento and also did graduate studies at San Jose State University.
A lifelong advocate of a healthy lifestyle, he is a proponent of improving medical education and believes Integrative and Functional Medicine should be studied and adopted by all healthcare practitioners.
His main objective is to promote the Academy’s programs to healthcare professionals and to make the general public more aware of functional medicine and nutrigenomics.