I3H2C – Dr. Kenneth Emonds, Ph.D., D.A.P.A., A.F.A.E.M.
Dr. Ken Emonds holds a PhD which integrates the study of psychology, orthomolecular biochemistry and immunology. Among his doctoral advisors was Dr. Linus Pauling, PhD, twice winner of the Nobel Prize and one of the most respected scientists in the world.
Dr. Emonds, who earned a bachelor's degree from Chadron State in 1969, is the founder and clinical director of the New England Center for Orthomolecular Medicine at North Hampton, New Hampshire. It is an alternative research, training and patient-care facility integrating orthomolecular and environmental medicine using electrodermal titration to determine the exact dose therapy of 183 natural substances and nutrients in the body specific to the individual patient's DNA.
Orthomolecular medicine, created by Dr. Pauling, seeks to balance immunity and health by up-regulating good genes and cell function and down-regulating those genes and processes associated with degenerative disease patterns.
Fifty percent of Dr. Emonds' patients are challenged with cancer, 25 percent have autoimmune diseases, or chronic "stealth infections," and the remaining 25 percent are severely environmentally ill who seek the most advanced preventative, natural anti-aging medicine for optimum health and well-being.
From 1987 to 1999, he was co-founder of the New England Center for Holistic Medicine at Newbury, Massachusetts. It was a comprehensive care facility combining primary care with alternative care. Two medical doctors and several nurses ran the primary care portion, while Dr. Emonds and a medical doctor ran the environmental medicine and allergy testing unit. Dr. Emonds also was head of psychological services.
From 1979 to 1987, Dr. Emonds was in full-time practice with Dr. James O'Shea, MD, who was his medical supervisor for a four-year post-doctoral fellowship in orthomolecular immunology. Dr. O'Shea was the president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Together, they maintained a practice at the Allergy-Environmental Medicine Unit at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts. They ran research and grand rounds each morning for a staff of 24 nurses and technical experts and saw patients the remainder of the day.
With Dr. O'Shea's encouragement, Dr. Emonds pioneered the use of electrodermal titration to create a safer, more efficient, more elegant system of allergy testing and treatment for those patients too sensitive for provocative intradermal testing. Dr. Emonds also developed a new generation of deproteinized allergy extracts for inhalants, foods, chemicals, viral and bacterial extracts and autogenous vaccines.
Dr. O'Shea and Dr. Emonds trained students from Dartmouth Medical School for their third and fourth year clerkships and also educated hundreds of doctors nationally and internationally in the most advanced techniques of immunotherapy and Integrative medicine which they developed at their unit of Lawrence General Hospital.
From 1968 to 1979, Dr. Emonds was a high school English teacher and counselor for the Plymouth School System in Connecticut. During this time, he developed a model program in drug education and counseling for both students and parents in the community as part of his internship and externship programs, while doing graduate work at Yale. His work was underwritten by a federal grant sponsored by the Drug Dependence Institute of Yale University Medical School Department of Psychiatry.
During those years, he received a master's degree in psychology from Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut. He completed advanced graduate certification and licensure in Gestalt and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University and completed his doctoral degree from Heed University, a forerunner of the Fielding Institute, in conjunction with the Linus Pauling Institute for Science and Medicine and the Gessell Institute of Human Development at Yale.
Dr. Emonds was valedictorian of his doctoral class.
He is an associate fellow, faculty and clinical member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. He also is a senior scientist, faculty and clinical member of the American Academy of Orthomolecular Medicine and a fellow and diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association.
While attending Chadron State in 1967-1968, Dr. Emonds worked full-time as a police officer in Chadron. Prior to that, he served four years as a contemplative monk pursuing studies for the Catholic priesthood in monasteries on the East Coast. He came to Chadron to start a new life.
It was Chadron State that gave him the foundation to feel comfortable anywhere in the world and to keep growing in a transformational career. He is especially interested in the integration and practical reciprocity of the healing forces between the physical, emotional, spiritual and political dimensions of human beings.
In 1974-1975, Dr. Emonds took a sabbatical from his teaching position to serve as a physician assistant and teacher among Abaluya tribesmen in East Africa during a famine and cholera epidemic. That experience was transformational and inspired him to pursue holistic medicine as a way to find treatment for the incurable diseases that plague mankind.
"When we really listen to that quiet inner voice in meditation and prayer, we can tune in and follow a purposeful, fulfilling life," he said. "The challenges, failures, difficulties and suffering can have redemptive value. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. We are here to find our way: To love, to serve, to conquer our most brutal fears and to live out our dreams."
Dr. Emonds and his wife, Kathie, have three children.