About Dr. Holden
I am board Certified in Internal Medicine and trained in Functional Medicine through The Institute for Functional Medicine. I have also trained in European Biological Medicine. My goal is to deliver best-in-class integrative healthcare education by staying abreast of the latest science-based evidence regarding innovative ways to promote health and well-being for all individuals on a global scale.
I enjoy speaking at medical conferences. Past presentations include:
October 23, 2015, Las Vegas, NV - The Internation Association of Physiologic Aesthetics. Presented a lecture titled "Power of the Mind in Health and Healing" - a discussion of the epigenetic influence of mindfulness and meditation and how these practices change gene expression; and the latest research on the placebo effect - the power of belief.
May 3, 2014, Orlando, FL - Accordo Health Institute's 2014 Spring Symposium. Presented a lecture titled "Power of the Mind in Health and Healing" - a discussion of the epigenetic influence of mindfulness and meditation, and the latest research on the placebo effect - the power of belief.
September 2013, Orlando, FL - Accordo Health Institute 2013 Conference. Participated on a panel discussing the importance of Functional Medicine as an adjunct to the allopathic medical model.
August 2013, Calgary Canada - The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics' (IACA) annual conference. I lectured on how food sensitivities and gut dysfunction contribute to systemic illness and autoimmunity.
July 2012, Hollywood, FL - IACA's 2012 annual conference. Participated on a wellness panel discussing Functional Medicine and nutrition.
Lectured four times at conferences in Orlando, FL and Las Vegas, NV for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) on the biological effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. A4M is a global institution representing 26,000 physicians and scientists from 110 countries dedicated to
February 2012, Baltimore, MD - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Presented the scientific evidence of the beneficial effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on osteoporosis.
In 2010, I taught the first “ONDAMED Colleague Education Series” seminar, which was designed to educate healthcare practitioners on the proper use of a pulsed electromagnetic field device for optimizing whole body health. This seminar was attended by ONDAMED practitioners from all over the country.
In 2012, I presented a webinar for Cell Science Systems (CSS) titled “Gut Health and Systemic Disease.” CSS is a life sciences company and the worldwide leader in food intolerance/sensitivity testing.
I also enjoy writing.
An article I wrote titled “Functional Medicine – Innovating Chronic Disease Care,” was published in the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies' Fall 2012 Visions magazine.
A scientific article I wrote titled “Biological Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy” was published in A4M’s May 2012 Issue of Anti-Aging Medical News magazine.
Many of my articles on mind-body medicine have been published on multiple blogs including Waking Times, The Mind Unleashed, Zen Gardner, and Truth Theory.
For several years, I consulted for the Social Security Administration's Disability Determination Services in Florida and Georgia. I garnered numerous awards regarding consulting, advising, and teaching in this field including "2002 Georgia Disability Adjudication Services Medical Consultant of the Year Award," "2001-2002 Georgia Disability Adjudication Services People’s Choice Trainer of the Year Award," and "2004 Florida Disability Determination Services Medical Consultant of the Year Award."
In practicing Functional Medicine and European Biological Medicine, I found that "hidden" contributors for systemic diseases include silent dental infections (especially old root canals), food sensitivities, microbial imbalances in the gut, micronutrient deficiencies, heavy metals (e.g. mercury), toxin overload, and methylation pathway defects (unable to form active B vitamins).
But far and away the most common contributors to systemic disease are poorly managed stress and old emotional toxins. These emotional toxins keep the body's autonomic nervous system (auto-pilot) in a "fight or flight" stress state, which lowers immunity and causes adrenal gland dysfunction and other hormone imbalances.
I have a special interest in energy based therapies that positively impact human physiology through the application of specific energy frequencies. I'm also passionate about mind-body medicine, which emphasizes the influence of the mind on emotional and physical health.