MICHAEL B. SCHACHTER, M.D., C.N.S. is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College, and received his M.D. Degree from Columbia’s Physicians and Surgeons in 1965 in New York City. Although originally trained and Board Certified in Psychiatry, he has devoted most of his professional career to treating all kinds of patients, using a Complementary and Alternative or Integrative Approach. He is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and has achieved Advanced Proficiency in Chelation Therapy from the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).

Back in 1974, Dr. Schachter, along with the late David Sheinkin, M.D., established one of the first Nutritionally Oriented Orthomolecular, Integrative, Complementary and Holistic Practices in the tri-state area, in Nyack, New York. In 1991, the practice was moved to Suffern, New York and became known as the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine.

Active in a number of professional organizations, Dr. Schachter was past president of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) and has been on the ACAM board of Trustees or an Advisor to the Board since the 1970’s. He is also a past president of the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine (FAIM) and has been included in several publications of Marquis Who’s Who.

As a recognized leader in Orthomolecular Psychiatry, Nutritional Medicine, Chelation Therapy for cardiovascular disease, and Alternative Cancer Therapies, he has written numerous articles and is frequently called upon to lecture.

Dr. Schachter is familiar with a wide range of Alternative Therapeutic Modalities and has incorporated several of them into his daily work with cancer patients. These have included dietary suggestions based on an optimal, individualized Nutrition Program, Nutritional Supplements, High Dose Intravenous Infusions of Vitamin, Amygdalin or Laetrile Therapy, Detoxification and Psychosocial Modalities, including Visualization.

Co-author of The Food Connection (1979) and Food, Mind and Mood (1980, 1987) and author of The Natural Way to a Healthy Prostate (Keats, 1995), Dr. Schachter was a major contributor to Alternative Medicine’s Definitive Guide to Cancer (Future Medicine, 1997). His latest book is What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Depression (Warner, 2006). Several years ago, he wrote the introduction to the book The Cancer Survivors by Judith Glassman and his methods and views are discussed in Nancy Bruning’s book, Coping with Chemotherapy. A major review paper entitled Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients was published in the Journal of the International Society of Integrative Medicine in July 2010.

The Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine is located in Suffern, New York 30 miles from New York City. It can be reached by phone 345-368-4700, website www.schachtercenter.com and e-mail office@mbschachter.com. The Schachter Center is pleased to follow-up with patients living in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and adjacent areas who have been treated at one or more of the Mexican clinics specializing in Alternative Cancer Therapies.

Dr. Schachter will speak on Salvestrols: A Nutritional Strategy For Cancer.

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