Summary of expertise:
Douglas MacKay, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who is committed to the advancement of natural and preventive medicine. As Research Advisor for Nordic Naturals, he facilitates the numerous ongoing human clinical trials and is developing research-based educational materials for professionals and consumers. Dr. MacKay also maintains a part-time practice, lectures internationally, and is devoted to research and advocacy. Founder of Makai Naturopathic Center in Dover, NH, Dr. MacKay has worked as a medical consultant for the nutrition industry for the past 8 years, and served as a medical editor for the Alternative Medicine Review. An expert in nutritional biochemistry and member of the American Oil Chemists
Dr. MacKay is currently coordinating over 24 different human clinical trials on essential fatty acids. Studies are being conducted at prestigious universities and organizations including, Stanford, Harvard, Georgetown, Columbia, and the National Institute of Health.
*Alternative Medicine Review Book of Monographs Volume I. Senior Medical Editor
*Nutritional Support for Wound Healing. Altern Med Rev 2003;8(4):359-377.
*Can CAM Therapies Help Reduce Antibiotic Resistance? Altern Med Rev 2003;8(1):28-42.
*Hemorrhoids and Varicose Veins: A Review of the Treatment Options. Altern Med Rev 2001;6(2):126-140.
*Erectile Dysfunction: Nutrient and Botanical Considerations. Altern Med Rev 2004; 9(1):4-16.
*Users Guide to Treating Hepatitis Naturally. Basic Health Publications, Jack Challem (ed); Laguna Beach, Ca. 1995.
*L-Arginine Improves Vascular Endothelial Function, a Key Component of Cardiovascular Health Townsend Letter; February/March 2006.
*Fish Oil: The Best Source and Optimal Dosing of this Anti-inflammatory Nutrient. Vitamin Research News 2006:20(6).
American Assoc of Naturopathic Physicians
NH Assoc of Naturopathic Physicians
American Oil Chemists Society
Clinical Applications of Omega-3 fatty Acids. Family Practice Naturally; Oct. 05. Manhattan, NY. New York Assoc of Naturopathic Physicians First Annual Convention.
International Summit on Mental Health; Feb 2006. Sydney, Australia.
Clinical Implications of RBC and Serum Fatty Acid Levels. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Symposium. Aug 2006 Portland, OR.
Dietary Fat Composition and Diabetes: The Omega-3 Connection. Wyoming Diabetes Association. 7th Annual Diabetes Conference; Sept 2006. Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Musculoskeletal Conditions. Norwegian Primary Care Conference; Oct 2006. Oslo, Norway.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What Every Naturopathic Should Know. Pharmaceutical Perspectives VII: NH Assoc of Naturopathic Phys Annual Meeting; Oct 2006
Prior media experience:
Print, radio and TV
Dr. Mackay is an invited expert guest on several nationally syndicated radio shows including, Nutritional Solutions with Frank Tabino, The Wilner Window, Healthy Talk Radio with Debra Ray and others. He writes for magazines both technical and consumer as well as newspaper articles.
1990-1994 BS, Marine Sciences; University of California Santa Cruz
1996-2001 ND, National College of Naturopathic Medicine
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