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Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.

Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Heath and Medicine

Author: Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and More, Healthy At Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions.

Ever since she was a young girl,  Dr. Tieraona Low Dog has been interested in the natural world and natural medicine. She studied and practiced massage therapy, martial arts, midwifery, and herbal medicine, serving as the President of the American Herbalist’s Guild, before going on to receive her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Tieraona has long been an advocate for health care that is compassionate, effective, equitable, and environmentally conscious. She currently serves as Director for the first Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine (, after leading the Fellowship program founded by Andrew Weil, MD at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine for many years. 

In addition to caring for her patients and teaching, she has spent much of her life in public service. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the White House Commission for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and then appointedby Secretary Thompson to the advisory council for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She has served on numerous NIH advisory panels over the years, including the National Cancer Institute. Given her vast expertise in dietary supplements and herbal medicine, she has been the elected Chair for numerous dietary supplements and botanicals panels for the United States Pharmacopeia for more than 15 years.

Tieraona is recognized as one of the leading experts in integrative medicine, particularly in the area of women’s health. She is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine and the Academy of Women’s Health, and has been on the editorial board for the Journal of the North American Menopause Society since 2003, amongst many others. She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles, authored 22 chapters for medical textbooks and numerous books including Women’s Health in Complementary and Integrative Medicine; National Geographic’s Life is Your Best Medicine, Healthy at Home and Fortify Your Life (due February 2016). She co-authored National Geographic’s Guide to Medicinal Herbs and The Botanical Safety Handbook (2nd edition) and was co-editor for Integrative Women’s Health by Oxford University Press. Tieraona has spoken at more than 550 medical/scientific conferences around the world over the span of her career.

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog has been honored by numerous organizations over the years. She was named by Time magazine as an “Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” she received the Burt Kallman Scientific Award, NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy Award for Excellence in Research and Communication for the Public Health, the New York Zen Center’s Compassionate Care Award, the Integrative Healthcare Leadership Award, the American Herbal Products Association’s Herbal Insight Award, and Clinician of the Year Award by the Natural Products Association in 2015.

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OnDemand Webinar – “Do No Harm”: The Health Impacts of Pesticides

“Do No Harm”: The Health Impacts of Pesticides  Hosted by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Free OnDemand Webinar         Join Tieraona Low Dog, MD for this “can’t miss” webinar on the negative health impacts of pesticides, including glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the United States. In this webinar practitioners will learn: […]

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Digestion and Inflammation

By: Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.   Happiness for me is largely a matter of digestion – Lin Yutang(1) The gut is our most intimate interface with the world. So if digestion goes awry, few dysfunctions are harder to bear. Which means the modern prevalence of digestive distress is true cause for alarm. An estimated 60 […]

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Focus and Stress

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. The psychological complaint of our age is “I just can’t focus.” I hear it from patients, friends, family members… and sometimes my own inner voice. The source of this feeling is far from mysterious. Never before have we been so bombarded with distractions. The ancient evolutionary drive to take in information […]

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Sleep and Stress

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Sleep is the best meditation – Dalai Lama(1) In health – and perhaps in life generally – one-way causality is rare. That’s why researchers are often careful to note association between phenomena, not causation. Which brings us to sleep dysfunction and a dysregulated hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. As you know, the HPA […]

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Plant-Based Interventions to Relieve Stress and Adrenal Dysfunction

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Stress may seem like a largely modern phenomenon, but in one way or another, it has been part of the human condition for as long as we have been human. So healers throughout the centuries, and across cultures, have paid close attention to plants that helped restore calm and resilience. (Or, as […]

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OnDemand Webinar – The HPA Axis: Differentiating the Use of Adaptogenic Botanicals

The HPA Axis: Differentiating the Use of Adaptogenic Botanicals  Hosted by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Free OnDemand Webinar   Research shows that many aspects of modern life can negatively impact the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which plays a primary role in maintaining homeostasis. Chronic pain, persistent stress, environmental toxins, and altered microbiota are […]

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A Silent Epidemic: The Hidden Dangers of Nutrient Deficiencies

Free OnDemand Webinar with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Can you really get all the nutrients you need in your diet? And are your patients getting everything they need in theirs? In this webinar, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. makes a compelling case for the prevalence of marginal and frank nutrient deficiencies in modern times and their […]

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