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The Team

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The Team2019-06-28T17:02:57+00:00

Christine E.V. Gonzalez, NMD, PhD.

Founder, Wellness Institute Inc. California, USA /
Manila, Philippines / Lourdes, France

Before going into Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD), Dr. Christine’s undergraduate was in computer science and afterwards she pursued a degree in law. Her first job was with Big Blue (IBM) in Silicon Valley, California. All that changed when her older brother was diagnosed with liver cancer and given three months to live. She immediately took leave from law school, and, driven by her strong desire to help him, began extensively researching cancer. This path led her from Hoxsey clinic and Gerson Institute in Tijuana, Mexico to the world of natural medicine. When she was ready to apply everything she learned from those facilities, he died.

Angry and broken from her brother’s death at the age of 40, she was impelled to further her studies in natural medicine. Dr. Christine holds a degree in Naturopathic Medicine from John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine, Clayton College of Natural Medicine and PanAmerican University of Natural Science and Medicine and PhDs in Health and Human Sciences and Environmental Sciences from Columbia Pacific University. She also holds diplomates in Homeopathic Medicine, Clinical Herbal Therapy, Clinical Aromatherapy, Advanced Microscopy, Computer Regulation Thermography, Meridian Stress Assessment, Biological Terrain Assessment, and Lymphology & Physiology.

Before coming to the Philippines in 2001, she was working at her two clinics in Silicon Valley California: San Carlos and Milpitas. Furthermore, the need & quest for a more effective and safe natural protocols to treat cancer and other chronic diseases led her to do intensive research on tropical herbs combined with Western & Eastern remedies. Teaming up with our University of California, Berkeley Chemist/Physicist Joe Alvarez Navarro, Dr. Christine is the main formulator & developer of Herbiotics USA, Wellness Organics, and Krysty’s Naturally Healthy Skin.

Dr. Christine’s work leaned more and more towards the treatment of chronic diseases, especially cancer and auto-immune diseases. Early in 2008, the need for a solution to the current worldwide cancer crisis led her to dedicate her life towards cancer prevention and control through health education. Currently, she teaches Diploma & Certificate Courses at Integrative Cancer Research Institute. She maintains clients in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, France, Guam, Russia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore & Myanmar.

Author of the books: “Yes, You Can Prevent and Control Cancer” (3rd Edition), “Healing with the Rosary and Herbs” and “Dengue Fever on the Rise.” With more than twenty-five years of practice, research and education in natural and functional medicine and nutrition, she lectures worldwide on “Prevention, Management and Control of Cancer and other chronic diseases.”

Dr. Christine’s unwavering dedication to the health of the planet and all future generations brought about her advocacies on cancer prevention and control through “CANSURVIVE PHILIPPINES”, children’s health by helping build “ZERO DENGUE COMMUNITIES” and now, help build a “CANCER FREE WORLD”.

IBARRA MANUEL GONZALEZ, Ph.D.

Director of Training, Research & Development
Wellness Institute International Inc

His academic background is a Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Research from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, MA from the University of the Philippines Institute of Mass Communications, AB in Theology from the Gregorian University, Rome and in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University. He has certificates in Radio, Television, and Film Production from Hatch End Radio & TV School in London, Booterstown Educational TV in Dublin and Hollywood film Institute in Los Angeles

Dr. Gonzalez’s dissertation was a ground-breaking work on the first interactive broadcasting system in Higashi Ikoma, Japan. With more than twenty years of communication research and training experience, Ibarra has conducted worldwide programs in development communication, international and intercultural communication, production and organizational development. He has lectured and conducted trainings extensively in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Munich, London, Amsterdam, Rome, Los Angeles and other cities in the United States.

He has taught at Santa Clara University, California State University Hayward, and College of Notre Dame. While a Chairperson of the Communication Department of the Ateneo de Manila University, he also headed the Jesuit Communication Foundation responsible for all the media work of the Jesuits in the Philippines and parts of Asia.

He was the Research Director of CommSciences in Los Angeles in charge of the research activities of the company; likewise the Academic Vice President of eXLean.com, a Silicon Valley Internet provider for learning English as a Secondary Language specifically designed and programmed for the Japanese population.

As a social worker in an urban squatter area in Binondo, Manila for 15 years, he was able to relocate 400 families to Bagong Silang, Caloocan City. He conducted seminars on Communication and Development in the Philippines and other ASEAN countries. He implemented ICT projects for DSWD’s Early Childhood Development and the ICT program development for the urban poor of the Asian Social Institute. He was an ICT consultant of the Philippine Information Agency and of NetCurricula on promoting the use of the internet in primary and secondary schools nationwide.

For two years, he was the Director of Eskuwela Ng Bayan, an ICT project under the Office of the President (PMS) focused on upgrading the poorest of 40,000 public elementary schools nationwide. Using multiple delivery systems (cable, satellite, DVDs), the project developed video lessons for grades five and six on English, Science, Math and Pilipino.

He was then appointed by the President as Director General of the National Computer Center with a rank of Undersecretary, with eGovernance as one of its key projects, pushing the computerization of all government offices all the way down to the municipal level.

Some of his latest research and paper presentations are: “2008 ICT Status Report” for APEC Tokyo, Japan; “Ebay Market Segmentation Study,” a proprietary research conducted in Los Angeles, California; “Ethics and the Information Communication Technology” for the eLearning Congress, Manila; “eGovernance and Government ICT Initiatives” for the eGovernance Convention for local government officials in Davao City and Los Banos, Laguna; “Semiotics and Communication for Social Change: Giving Information Technology a Human Face” on the status of the information technology in the Philippines at Asian Social Institute, Manila; “Government Plans for Information Technology Projects in the Philippines” addressed to the American Chamber of Commerce, Makati City; “What’s Good/Bad About Government Information” for the Association of Public Information Officers of the Philippines, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City; “Using audiovisual materials for global information access and cooperation” for the International Conference on Libraries and Librarianship for Global Information Access and Cooperation, Manila; and “Upgrading Instructions Through Multimedia Technology” for the Association of Colleges of Arts & Sciences & the Association of Booksellers for the Academe and the Professions in Philippines.

His skills are not limited to research, organizational communication and teaching, but also to the production of documentaries on sound slides, videos and films using the most advanced techniques in digital videography.

His desire for holistic social transformation brought him to natural medicine in which he specialized in Quantum Therapy (Portugal), Meridian Stress Assessment (USA), Biological Terrain Assessment (USA), Computer Regulated Thermography (Germany), and Darkfield Microbiology (Germany). His present research is focused on bio-nutritional energy and virtual medicine.

He is currently working on developing a Health Channel, the Wellness Spring Net, via satellite and the internet, as a means of educating the public on preventive health care and rural health services using the power of nature to heal.

Jennifer M. de la Rosa, MD

Jennifer M. de la Rosa, MD is a licensed medical doctor graduate from Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University-University of Perpetual Help with a BS in Biology from De La Salle University. Her training specialized in surgical procedures for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Repair, Femoral Fracture, Open Face Framework Rhinoplasty, Cholecystectomy, and Laparoscopy Surgery. Her Post Graduate Internship is in General Medicine.

Dr. Jen serves as a medical consultant and in-house physician in various hospitals in the Greater Manila Region, and also conducts surgical missions for charity throughout the Philippines. She has been the Wellness Institute’s Integrative Medicine Specialist and Medical Consultant from 2011 to the present, and gives lectures on topics such as “Changing Landscape of Medicine”, “Lifestyle Change: Wellness and Nutrition”, “Breaking the Medical Fallacies through the eyes of a Medical Doctor”, and “Complete Digestive Cleansing”.

Dale V Flores, Ph.D.

Dale V Flores, Ph.D. is a graduate from the University of Natural Health in Brandon, Mississippi in Holistic and Sports Nutrition, and a Board Certified Nutritional Educator from Baumann College in Penngrove, California. He is currently the CEO and Nutritionist for HASH (Holistic Approach to Self-Healing) Optimum Wellness, Inc., based in Tagaytay City, Philippines since 2012. He was the Co-founder and Chairman of Global Vital Sources, Inc. in Makati, Philippines from 2007 to 2012.

Dr. Dale specializes in weight management and other lifestyle diseases. With more than 10 years of experience using food management, he has successfully reduced healthcare costs and reversed chronic diseases in various corporate and religious organizations throughout the country. He consults for HMO companies in promoting employee productivity and reducing absenteeism.

Mary Grace McLeod

Mary Grace McLeod holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Philosophy and Ethics with a minor on Government, and also pursued graduate studies in theology in Vienna, Austria.

She specializes in bioethics, theology of the body, marriage, and family, advocating for a culture that protects the dignity of all human life and healthy families as the building blocks of individual and societal flourishing.

She has given lectures on the theology of the body, women’s health, spirituality, international policy, and natural family planning, and currently serves as a volunteer editor for Wellness Institute International/Integrative Cancer Research Institute and Cansurvive Philippines from her home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Joe Alvarez Navarro

Physicist and Chemist

Joe Alvarez Navarro has a BS in physics with a minor in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, with graduate studies in Network Engineering from Master’s Institute in San Jose, California. He spent more than 10 years working in nuclear underground and fallout testing for the Lawrence Livermore laboratories, LFE Environmental testing, and more than 20 years as a computer engineer in failure analysis using various technologies such as E-beam probing, light emission microscopy, and Scanning Electron Microscopes. His contributions in the field of computer technology include developing procedures for quantitative analysis in failure analysis and writing application programs for processing electron migration data.

Joe currently serves as the head scientist for Wellness Institute International. Teaming up with Dr. Christine, the main formulator and developer of Herbiotics, Joe manages production and quality control of both organic raw materials and finished products. He implements “ZERO DEFECTS” in all Herbiotics products. In addition, he contributes to world health awareness by teaching the ill effects of genetic modification and closely monitoring environmental impacts.