About the author
Alex Vasquez began his professional training at Texas Chiropractic College and later graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. He then attended and graduated from the Naturopathic Medicine Program at Bastyr University near Seattle, Washington. Over the next few years, Dr Vasquez maintained a private practice (first in Seattle, then in Houston, Texas), taught Orthopedics and Rheumatology at Bastyr University, and pursued his constant review of Medline for the continuous compilation of his biomedicine, nutrition, and physiology database. From 2006-2010, Dr Vasquez attended University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2010. Dr Vasquez has published approximately 100 articles and letters in magazines, newspapers, and peer-reviewed journals including Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Integrative Medicine, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Arthritis & Rheumatism--official journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr Vasquez has written at least seven textbooks, including Integrative Orthopedics, Integrative Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies, Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders, and Chiropractic Management of Chronic Hypertension. Dr Vasquez's current affiliations include National University of Health Sciences (Adjunct Professor), Institute for Functional Medicine (Faculty), University of Western States (Affiliate Faculty), and Biotics Research Corporation (Researcher and Lecturer). He is currently finishing several textbooks for 2011: Nutritional and Functional Immunology for Clinicians, and Understanding and Treating Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: A Guide for Patients and Doctors using Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine.