Dr. Zelfand combines a wide knowledge base with a clear love of teaching that translates into a style that is engaging and effective. As a lecturer, she is dynamic and delivers information like a storyteller. In smaller settings she has a natural understanding of group interactions and can lead vibrant discussions.

– Dr. Sunjae Lee

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Podcast & Print Interviews

Tackling Fatigue in New Mothers
The Postpartum Podcast. 7/12/17
The Microbiome and Healthy Kids
The Fourth Trimester Summit. 11/2016
Allergies & Autoimmune Disease
Thriving Force Podcast. 8/3/15
Allergies, Autoimmune Diseases, and Autism
The Autism Intensive. (Air Date TBD)

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Published Writing

Probiotics to the Rescue: Bouncing Back after Antibiotic Use
Allergy Research Group. Educational Supplement, June 2018
Sitting, Not Guiding: The Power of Non-Directive Support
Zelfand E, Crespi T. MAPS Bulletin. Summer 2017. Vol 27, No.2
Improving Ketamine Mileage
Psychedelic.Support. Aug 2019
Psychedelic Science: Spirituality as Medicine
Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR). Mar 2017
CIN III: Successful Outcome After Escharotic Treatment
Windstar K, Taulbee L, Zelfand E. Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR). Feb 2011
Battling the “Blahs:” Supporting Mood, Energy, & Sleep with Natural Therapies
Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR). April 2019

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy: An Integrative Approach
2 Hours. Co-Presented with Paul Thomas, MD. NUNM Medical Grand Rounds
Science + Spirit: Mechanisms of Psychedelic Medicine
1 Hour. Portland Psychedelic Society Annual Conference
Balancing Primary Care with Integrative Philosophy
1 Hour. NUNM Medical Resident Education
Trauma-Informed Medicine: Training for Healthcare Providers
5 Hours. Co-Presented. The Breathe Network
Emotional Freedom Technique Workshop for Healthcare Providers
2 Hours. Association for Naturopathic Revitalization, Hosted by Eclectic Institute
Zendo Project: Psychedelic Harm Reduction
5 Hours. Co-presented with Ryan Beauregard and Timothy Crespi, MA, LPC. Portland, Seattle.
Integrative Approaches to Pain Management
Panel Discussion. Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Medical Assistant Program
Clinical Applications of Entheogenic Medicine
2 Hours. NUNM Medical Grand Rounds
Nutritional Considerations for Adrenal, Thyroid, and Reproductive Health
2 Hours. NUNM Life Cycles Course, Masters of Nutrition Program
Entrepreneurship for Doctors
2 Hours. Panel Discussion. NUNM Medical Resident Education
Introduction to Functional Medicine
3 Hours. Columbia University Explorers Club, Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies, Costa Rica

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Community Classes & Workshops

How Sugar is Hijacking Your Health and Confusing Your Brain
90-Minute Presentation, Intro to 5-Week Sugar Detox
Too Hot to Handle? The Fever Class
90 Minutes
Optimizing Digestion, Rethinking Reflux, and Kicking Constipation
60-90 Minutes
Vaccination Without Hysteria: for the Mindful Parent
90-120 Minutes
Put Down the Steroids and Treat Eczema
A Calorie is NOT a Calorie: Weight Loss Myths Debunked
90 Minutes
Quit Picking on Eggs! Cholesterol, Nutrition, and Heart Health
60 Minutes

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Health Empowerment in Developing Countries

These workshops were taught in remote villages affected by poverty, afflicted with high HIV/AIDS rates, and isolated from hospitals and healthcare service centers.

The goal of these classes was to enhance the community members’ working knowledge of basic nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, and first aid to prevent the spread of disease, save lives, and help individuals understand the life or death situations that truly require medical attention.

All of the following programs were researched, developed, and delivered by Dr. Zelfand:

  • CPR, Heimlich Maneuver, and Basic First Aid (3 hours)
  • Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Hygiene for Pregnant Women (1 hours)
  • Attending a Birth and Troubleshooting Obstetric Emergencies (2 hours)
  • Puberty Talk for Adolescent Girls (1.5 hours)
  • Nutrition Foundations & Meal Planning (1 hour)
  • Hygiene & Sanitation for Disease Prevention (1 hour)

To ensure the continuation of health education, Dr. Zelfand trained local NGO workers as well as local empowerment volunteers in all course material before departing each region.


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