Following is a list of Houston area health practitioners that have indicated they promote integrative, holistic, and nutrition-based healing practices. There are also links to other resources that might help you find the practitioner you need.
Disclaimer: We have not evaluated and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information or the quality of service provided by any of the listed professionals.
“Biological dentists, also known as holistic, or environmental dentists, operate according to the belief system that your teeth are an integral part of your body and hence your overall health, and recognize that your oral and dental health can have a major influence on other disease processes in your body. Any medical treatment performed takes this fact into account. The primary aim of holistic dentistry is to resolve your dental problems while working in harmony with the rest of your body.” [source]
If you are looking for a dentist that is knowledgeable about the safe removal and handling of mercury fillings, these sites may be able to help you find a biological dentist.
Houston Area Biological Dentists
- Dr. Willian P. (Bill) Glaros DDS, Spring, TX, biological dentist, specializes in alternative and holistic dentistry. His practice is mercury free, mercury safe. Dr. Glaros’ Facebook page. Location: 17207 Kuykendahl Rd., Suite 150, Spring, Texas 77379. Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Glaros: How to Find a Biological Dentist that Can Treat You Holistically.
- Dr. Marilyn K. Jones DDS, Wholistic Dental Associates, Houston, biological dentist, “performs Natural Dentistry that is good for the body as well as the teeth and gums.” Phone: 713-785-7767, Location: 800 Bering Dr Suite 204. Houston, Texas, 77057
Web Resources for Finding a Dentist
- Mercury Free Dentists in Texas
- Holistic Dental Association
- Huggins Protocol – Find a Dentist
- International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
- Campaign For Mercury Free Dentistry –
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine – their web site says that their certified dentists have “fulfilled the stringent requirements, set forth by the Academy, in the practice of dentistry, regarding the safe handling of Mercury restorations. This includes and is not limited to: proper patient protection for optimal safety from unnecessary exposure; proper operatory/surgery environment for limiting occupational exposure to Mercury to the personnel, during and after the procedure; and then subsequent restoration of ones dentition with materials that have been shown to be the most biologically compatible.”
- Ora Wellness has much good information and some additional links to databases of health professionals.
- Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Bill Glaros DDS, Spring, TX. How to Find a Biological Dentist that Can Treat You Holistically.
Physicians [back to the top]
What is integrative medicine? “Integrative medicine . . . is the combination of practices and methods of alternative medicine with conventional biomedicine. It emphasizes treating the whole person, with a focus on wellness and health rather than treating disease and on the patient-physician relationship. [source]
Houston Area Physicians
- Dr. Chandra G. Higgenbotham MD, ob/gyn, holistic integrative physician. Location: The Women’s Health Solution, 1200 Binz St, Suite 380, Houston, TX 77004. Dr. Higgenbotham is a member of the WAPF.
- Dr. Mila Q. McManus MD, holistic physician, board-certified in Family Medicine, and a Certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Practitioner. Dr. McManus tries to help “her patients achieve optimal health and an improved quality of life, while avoiding the side effects and discomfort of prescription drugs and surgery.” Location: The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness, 26110 Oak Ridge Dr., Woodlands, TX 77380. Phone: 281-298-6742. Note that the center’s claim to have the only GAPS certified practitioners in the Houston area is not correct; there are additional Houston area GAPS certified practitioners listed below under Nutritionists.
- Dr. John Trowbridge MD, specializes in cardiology and pain medicine. Phone:281-540-2329. Address: 9816 Memorial Blvd Suite 205, Humble, TX 77338. He tries to find answers to health problems without daily drugs or surgery.
- Dr. Valeska Wells OD, Whole Health Center Houston, doctor of osteopathy, certified acupuncturist, board certified family physician, and board certified in integrative and holistic medicine. Phone: (713) 840-WELL. Address: 7100 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 272, Houston, TX 77036.
Web Resources for Finding a Physician
- Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation Professionals Directory: PPNF Disclaimer: PPNF does not make value judgments about these practitioners’ training or credentials, and while each has submitted a signed application attesting to his/her training, PPNF does not verify their training or legal authorization to practice. In listing these practitioners, PPNF does not endorse, warrant, or in any way guarantee the quality, effectiveness or safety of their work.
- Find an Integrative Practitioner: The Alliance for Natural Health USA teamed up with the Integrative Medicine Consortium and other associations to provide you access to thousands of integrative providers. The database may be searched with your zip code.
- Orthomolecular Medicine: Theraputic Nutrition Based Upon Biochemical Individuality. Self-service listing of orthomolecular practitioners.
- Vaccine-friendly doctors: Ask Dr. Sears has a list of doctors who say they are vaccine-friendly. As of February 2015, there is at least one in Houston and one in Magnolia.
- Tips for Finding a Vaccine Free Doctor: Good ideas to help you find a doctor that won’t bully, pressure, or trick you into having vaccinations that you don’t want.
Naturopathic Doctors [back to the top]
“Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.”
“Naturopathic practice includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy), public health measures, hygiene, counseling, minor surgery, homeopathy, acupuncture, prescription medication, intravenous and injection therapy, and naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth).” [source] For an interesting explanation by a naturopathic doctor read “You’re What Kind of Doctor?”
Houston Area Naturopaths
- Dr. Dawn Ewing, PhD, Holistic Health Alternatives, is a board certified naturopath and doctor of integrative medicine and Executive Director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). Phone: 281-251-4411. Location: Texas Institute of Thermographic Services, 17207 Kuykendahl Rd., Suite 151, Spring, Texas 77379
- Catherine Masden, Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Herbalist, Natural Health Solutions, Location: Rosewood Professional Building – The Atrium, Suite G-500 – 990 Village Square Dr. – Tomball, Texas 77375, Phone: 281-217-8443
- Susan Salce, Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Herbalist, Certified Personal Trainer, Natural Health Solutions, Location: Rosewood Professional Building – The Atrium, Suite G-500 – 990 Village Square Dr. – Tomball, Texas 77375, Phone: 281-217-8443
Web Resources for Naturopathic Doctors
Osteopathic Doctors [back to the top]
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully qualified medical doctors in all 50 U.S. states. They can prescribe medicine, deliver babies, and perform surgery. In addition to traditional medical training they are taught manipulation of the spine to improve blood flow and thus improve health by allowing the body to heal itself; however, not all DOs include spinal manipulation in their practice and are, therefore, not much different from MDs. The best way to find a DO that practices natural medicine is to contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). Another method to find a DO that is more likely to use body manipulation and rely on natural healing methods is to research members of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA). Read more about osteopathy.
- ACAM professional directory (7 practitioners were found with a search for Houston, Texas.)
- OCA professional directory (3 practitioners were found in the greater Houston area through a search for Texas. All three practice cranial osteopathy at least 90% of the time.)
Midwives and Doulas [back to the top]
What is a midwife? A midwife is a professional in midwifery, which is “the health science and the health profession that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including care of the newborn). . .” What is a doula? “A Doula (/ˈduːlə/) provides continuous emotional and practical support, for mothers and couples, through pregnancy, birth and immediately postpartum, also providing flexible practical and emotional support postnatally for new mothers and families in their own homes.”
Disclosure: The midwives and doulas listed below may not be familiar with and do not necessarily follow WAPF principles. You should discuss your needs and preferences with the practitioner.
- Association of Texas Midwives
- Bay Area Birth Center – Pasadena, Houston Heights, and Beaumont. Services
- Bay Area Breastfeeding & Education – breastfeeding classes and lactation consultation
- Bio-Births – licensed midwife. Services. FAQs
- Greater Houston Midwive Alliance – What is a midwife? Find a midwife.
- Houston Doulas – a doula and advocate of natural childbirth, serves Harris & Galveston counties. Services and philosophy
- Houston Doula Cooperative – a group of Houston area doulas offering support during birth and postpartum plus classes on childbirth and childcaring. Services
- Katy Birth Center – Services
- Nativiti, Women’s Health & Birth Center – the Woodlands – Services
- North Houston Birth Center – staffed by a Certified Nurse Midwife and five Doulas, who have access to a consulting OB/GYN Physician.
- Rite of Passage – Pearland – Certified Nurse Midwife, offers birthing services as well as gynecology and well-woman care.
- West Houston Birth Center – Services
Nutritional Therapists [back to the top]
What is Nutritional Therapy? According to the Nutritional Therapy Association “Nutritional Therapists address nutrition from a holistic perspective. The NTA trainings offer a clear alternative to the grain-based, low fat nightmare that is the official diet of modern America. The Nutritional Therapy Association is founded on the beliefs of such nutritional pioneering greats as Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis A. Pottenger, considered two of the greatest scientific minds ever to research nutrition, food supplies and their effects on modern society.” [source]
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are “dietitians who meet academic and professional requirements, including earning at least a bachelor’s degree, and fulfilling a specially-designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, passing a registration exam, and completing a supervised program of practice at a health care facility, food service organization or community agency.” [source]
Houston Area Nutritionists
- Jennifer Doctorovich, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Phone: 646-263-4377, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Address: Houston Spinal Care, 5715 NW Central Dr, Houston, TX 77092
- Serge Gregoire, PhD in Experimental Medicine at McGill University, certified in Nutritional Response Testing and certified herbalist, Houston Nutrition Center – Mind Body Solutions, Phone: 281-616-3816, Address: 117 West Parkwood Ave., Friendswood, TX 77546, Email: email@example.com. Dr. Gregoire focuses on drug-free wellness solutions and supports WAPF principles.
- Ashley Hurst, Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Certified Leap Therapist at Wellness by Design, Phone: 832-795-4868, Address: Sugar Land Nutrition Therapy 15200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 266. Contact.
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- Constance Meyer, Registered Nurse (RN), BSN, ACN, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), Phone: 409-392-4140, Address: 5606 Country Green, League City, TX.
- Ali Miller, Naturally NourishedRD, registered dietitian (RD), certified diabetes educator (CDE), certified weight management specialist, and therapeutic lifestyle healthcare practitioner applying functional medicine to address the underlying causes of illness. Ali has dedicated her career to revolutionizing food-as-medicine in treatment and prevention of disease. Phone: 832-559-0155, Address: 811 Heights Blvd., Suite 1, Houston, TX 77007.
- Olivia Neely RDN LD, works with the physicians at Whole Health Center Houston to provide individualized dietary therapy. Her services include weight management and healthy lifestyle programs, personal health assessments, personal shopping assistance, kids’ cooking club, healthy recipe demonstration and nutrition consultations specific to individual dietary needs. Phone: (713) 840-WELL. Address: 7100 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 272, Houston, TX 77036.
- Amy Robison, My Life Delicious, nutrition coach and certified traditional foods cook, Phone: 832-875-2358, Email: Amy.Robison@mylifedelicious.com, Facebook page: My Life Delicious.
- Jennifer Steakley, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Phone: 713-714-3700, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: Wellness Nutrition & Bodywork. Facebook page.
- Nicole Walton, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Phone: 208-856-0084, Email: email@example.com, Address: 8100 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379
- Stacy Olinger, Complete Integrative Wellness, licensed Wellness Clinician, Certified Health Educator, specializes in medical massage, nutrition therapy, emotional release therapy. Phone: (281) 940-6165, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Address: 16650 Champion Forest Dr (Corner of Louetta) Spring, Texas. Facebook page.
Web Resources for Nutritionists
- Annette Falconett, Integrative Health Coach Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner (CGP), graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Contact Info.
Homeopathy Practitioners [back to the top]
“Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.” [source] For more information about the science, history, and origins of homeopathy, read What is Homeopathy.
Houston Area Homeopathy Practitioners
- Mary Ann Layden, DipHom, Classical Homeopathy, Phone: 713-248-1338, Address: P.O. Box 271323, Houston, TX 77277. Board member of the Texas Society of Homeopathy.
- Dr. Karl Robinson, MD, Homeopathy Yes, Phone: 713-621-3184, Location: 4200 Westheimer Rd, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77027. Dr. Robinson is a practitioner of classical homeopathy and an MD. He is the founder and a member of the Texas Society of Homeopathy.
- Homeopathy Center of Houston, Phone: 713-366-8700, Location: 670 Woodway Drive Suite 340, Houston, TX 77063. The Center features the Houston Homeopathy Method for Autism and Autism Spectrum, acute care, and General, family practice and remedies. Practioners include Julianne Adams,DSH-P, BCIH, BA (Psych), NST Certified Practitioner; Lynn Rose Demartini, DSH-P, RN, HN-BC, LMT, BCIH, DCN; Cindy L. Griffin,DSH-P, DIHom, FBIH, BCIH, DCNT, FAAIM; and Lindyl Lanham, DSH-P, BCIH, DCNT, BS (SpEd). Interview with Cindy Griffin, co-founder of the Houston Homeopathy Method for Autism and Autism Spectrum.
- Susan Salce, ND MH CCN, Natural Health Solutions, Phone: 281-217-8443, Location: 990 Village Square, Dr Ste G-500, Tomball, TX 77375-4270, Email: email@example.com
- Sucheta Dagli Shah BHMS, MS. LAC, Practitioner of Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Herbology. Phone: 713-621-3184 or 281-703-3536, Location: 4200 Westheimer, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77027, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Member: National Center for Homeopathy, NCCAOM, TAAOM, Texas Society of Homeopathy.
Web Resources for Homeopathy
- Joette Calabrese at Homeopathy Works, is a Homeopathic Master Clinician (HMC), Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH), Registered Member of the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) (RSHom (Na). Joette offers a wide variety of training courses on homeopathic remedies, consultations, and blog posts about homeopathy. She may be contacted for internet video or phone consultations, seminars and interviews.
- Linda Robins MD at Montclair Homeopathy practices classical homeopathy and is available for phone consultations. She may be contacted by email, email@example.com, or by phone, 973-746-9888.
- Homeopathy practitioner directory at the National Center for Homeopathy.
Compounding Pharmacies [back to the top]
“The traditional role of compounding pharmacies is to make drugs prescribed by doctors for specific patients with needs that can’t be met by commercially available drugs.” [source] Wikipedia has more information about compounding pharmacies.
- Biocare Pharmacy (no website) Address: 10603 Bellaire Blvd Ste B114. Phone: 281-530-5800. Yelp review.
- Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy customizes the prescriptions, compounds for clinical drug trials funded by the US government and private industry, provides special dosage forms of investigational drugs, and offers innovative problem solving for the medical community.
- Katy Pharmacy is “a family owned and operated Traditional, Specialty, and Compounding Pharmacy that started in 2008. We are Traditional because, like many chain pharmacies, we provide your Over the Counter medications, supplements, and traditional prescriptions. We are a Specialty, which means we carry certain medications and supplements that traditional pharmacies cannot carry, many of which you can order right here on this website. Finally, we are a Compounding pharmacy as well. This means that we formulate certain medications to fit the needs of our patients right here in the pharmacy.” Address: 20005 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450. Phone: 281-578-1515.
- Pharmacy Innovations is a compounding pharmacy with locations in several states including Texas. Address: 10130 Louetta Rd, Houston, TX 77070. Phone: 1-888-733-6250 or
- Village Compounding Pharmacy is a PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) accredited pharmacy in business for over 32 years. Address: 975 Corbindale Road, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77024. Phone: 1-800-783-5068 or 713-464-5069.