Los Angeles, CA

Deirdre Layne is a widely respected expert in natural remedies and healthcare professional specializing in Energy Medicine. She is the Founder and Owner of Earth Clinic, which began in 1999 as a local site supporting Deirdre's healing practice. People began using her website to share tried-and-true home remedies, but what they were most excited about were the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Ultimately, Deirdre co-authored a book about it, Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy.

Earth Clinic has ranked among the world's top 10 sites for Alternative and Integrative Medicine for over 15 years.

Since her early twenties, Deirdre has traveled throughout the world to study spirituality, healing and native remedies. Deirdre Layne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Mount Holyoke College.

Deirdre holds a unique understanding of body dynamism and the yin & yang flows of energy in movement. Throughout her twenties, Deirdre studied, performed and taught Middle Eastern dance as an avocation. A decade later, however, Deirdre followed through on her childhood dream to learn karate. By her mid-thirties, Deirdre became a nationally ranked medalist in Traditional Karate, winning several bronze and silver medals in kumite (sparring). A second degree black belt, Deirdre had the great honor of studying with Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama, the prominent Japanese master of Shotokan karate, for 5 years before his passing in 2008. Deirdre continues her budo training in Los Angeles at a local dojo.


Jessie Hill was born and raised in the Baltimore suburbs. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech and did graduate work in Maryland. She has spent the last three decades teaching children of all ages and writing about a variety of subjects. Natural health is her preferred topic for researching and writing. Her favorite activities include hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Bangkok, Thailand
Co-Author, pH Balanced for Life! The Easiest Way to Alkalize

Since 2003, Parhatsathid Napatalung has been one of the preeminent expert voices on integrative medical therapies for the website, as that site has grown from random blog entry to one of the world's top sites on alternative medicine. The eager and sustained interest Mr. Napatalung draws to his continuing research into alternative and complementary therapies for everything from mange in dogs to suppressing the growth of brain tumors has played a central role in the website's success, but that is nothing to the number of grateful readers who commend his as the one voice that was able to save them from debilitating illness when the rest of the medical profession had failed or given up. With justifiable fondness and esteem, we have come to know Mr. Napatalung more simply as "Ted" from Bangkok.

Ted was born in Bangkok, Thailand and has since returned to that historic metropolis but spent the formative years of his life (1965-1981) in the US, studying in its schools and universities. He is an autodidact in the areas of biochemistry, allopathic medicine, laboratory science, and integrative medicine as the outgrowth of a very personal interest in life-saving treatments standard medicine has ignored or missed out on entirely.

Tragically, Ted had a stroke June, 2015 and has been unable to correspond since that time. Please visit to learn more about Ted and his recovery.