Background on the Author of an Important Book:
Joan Mathews-Larson, Ph.D.
Author of Depression Free, Naturally
Joan Mathews-Larson holds a doctorate in nutrition and is the founder and executive director of a new psycho-biological model for treating addictions and emotional disorders at Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis. This outpatient treatment facility is internationally renowned, having treated people from around the world. The unique focus of the Health Recovery Center combines therapy with intervention at a biochemical level to repair biochemical damage that often manifests as impaired mental functioning and behavior problems. Her work has received national recognition because of the high recovery rates this model produces.
The loss of her seventeen-year-old son to suicide directly after completing a treatment program fueled her ongoing search for more effective solutions. Her clinic has now successfully treated over five thousand people over a twenty-year period. Her research, published in the International Journal of Biosocial and Medical Research in 1987 and 1991, describes this work. Dr. Julian Whitaker's 100th issue of Health & Healing: Tomorrow's Medicine Today lists Joan Mathews-Larson as one of an elite group of six national researchers and practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the world of medicine.
Dr. Mathews-Larson's best-selling books, Seven Weeks to Sobriety and Depression Free Naturally published by Ballantine in 1992 and 2000 respectively-have led to over 500 television and radio appearances including 20/20, CNBC-TV, The Susan Powter Show, ABC Network News, Universal Studios American Health Network, and CBN-TV's 700 Club.
Articles about her work have appeared in Psychology Today, Let's Live, Harper's Bazaar, Prevention Magazine, Common Boundaries, Natural Health, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, Minnesota Physician, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Daily Herald, New Orleans Times Picayune, Dallas Observer, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Norway Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Townsend Letter for Doctors.
Recent speaking engagements include The American College for Advancement in Medicine Physicians, The 32nd Annual International Conference of Nutritional Medicine Today (April '03), and keynote speaker at The Toronto Health Expo, (Nov. '03).
Dr. Mathews-Larson continues her essential pioneering work at the Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis and has recently begun to franchise her model to other parts of the US. A franchise is currently runnung in in So Carolina.
About the Author
Joan Mathews-Larson, Ph.D., is the author of the national bestseller Seven Weeks to Sobriety. She holds a doctorate in nutrition and is the founder and executive director of the highly esteemed Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis, a new psycho-biological model for treating addiction and emotional disorders.
Her clinic has successfully treated several thousand people over a twenty-year period. Articles about her work have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Psychology Today, Harper's Bazaar, Prevention Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine.
In addition to being a popular guest lecturer, she is also in high demand from the media. She has made over 300 TV and radio appearances, including 20/20, ABC News, and The Susan Powter Show. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Julian Whitaker's 100th issue of Health & Healing: Tomorrow's Medicine Today (December, 1999) lists Joan Mathews-Larson as one of an elite group of six national researchers and practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the world of medicine.