About the Author
James B. LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N., N.D., is a nationally recognized pharmacist, author, educator, industry consultant, and clinical practitioner in the field of natural therapeutics. He is cofounder of the Living Longer Institute, an innovative, integrative, healthcare facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. LaValle is coauthor of Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, and The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs. He is the author of The Cholestin Breakthrough, Black Cohosh, Natural Therapeutics Pocket Guide, and The Cox-2 Connection. Dr. LaValle also serves as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, and has written and developed hundreds of articles and seminars on natural medicine for healthcare professionals and consumers.