Who is Dr. Z?
Eugene R. Zampieron is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and is licensed by the board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners in CT as a Naturopathic physician. He practices in Woodbury with an emphasis in environmental medicine and detoxification therapy using hydrotherapy, nature cure, homeopathy, and botanical medicine.
He also is an authority on the successful management of acute and chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory disease with Naturopathic & “Global “(Natural Medicine & Healing Systems worldwide) therapeutics. He also treats a wide array of women’s health disorders.
He received his B.S. in Biological & Marine Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, minoring in Science & Technology. He began to pursue masters level course work in marine invertebrate zoology, with field research in Jamaica, WI, when illness changed his life….
While studying in Jamaica and becoming ill, Dr. Zampieron was healed by a Jamaican “Bush” Doctor/Traditional Herbalist/Shaman.
Now fascinated by herbal and folk healing, the ethnobotany of the Caribbean, and medical anthropology, Dr. Zampieron pursued his new passion & switched careers. He attended Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle, WA, a residential Naturopathic medical program. After 4 years of medical schooling and internship, he received his Doctorate Degree in Naturopathic Medicine with honors. Naturopathic doctors are the only primary care physicians in the healing arts that study the scientific aspects of herbal medicine, like the fields of medical botany, and clinical phytotherapy.
Dr. Zampieron spent the next 20 years researching and documenting the ethnobotany, spirituality, and healing plant traditions of a Maroon medicine man and shaman named JAMBA in the tropical forests and bush of Jamaica, WI. Fascinated by ethnobotany and medical anthropology, Dr. Zampieron travels to the rainforests frequently and apprentices with herbalists and shaman, searching for novel remedies and promising crude drugs from the folk medicine of this culture. He is currently authoring a book based on his research entitled “Field Guide & picture book of the Medicinal Herbs & Spices of the Maroon & Rastafarian People of Jamaica, WI” which will be completed in 2004.
His present clinic, The Naturopathic Medical Center of Woodbury, has full facilities in spa, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, massage, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese healing & acupuncture.
Dr Eugene R. Zampieron, N.D., AHG
Dr. Zampieron is a Medical Herbalist and Professional Member of the American Herbalist Guild. He is an expert in the biochemistry & pharmacology of plant based medicine from around the globe, as well as clinical phytotherapeutics. Dr. Zampieron with Dr. Ellen Kamhi currently leads exciting natural medicine walking tours through Chinatown, NYC, Little India, NYC, and teaches seminars on edible weeds, medicinal plant identification and wildcrafting the herbs of the Northeast. He teaches botanical medicine seminars and has taught seminars on Medical Botany at the prestigious New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, NY.
Dr. Zampieron, or Dr. Z , as he is known by his listeners, has co-hosted/ produced several nationally syndicated talk radio programs on health and alternative medicine, including The Natural Medicine Chest TM & Natural Alternatives Health Radio Network. He also produces and is a regular guest on several local TV & radio programs throughout Long Island & Connecticut, including Natural Alternatives and The Natural House Call.
Dr. Zampieron is a professional speaker and writer, and has several national syndicated columns and peer-reviewed articles in medical journals. He teaches with an encyclopedic knowledge of natural medicine. Dr. “Z” has taught hundreds of lectures, seminars, and radio workshops on a myriad of topics in holistic health & botanical medicine to lay people, physicians, trade shows, conferences, botanists, hospitals, & support groups (dossier available).
In addition to authoring over 1000 tapes and articles on the vast field of natural medicine & therapeutics, Dr. Z has co-authored with Ellen Kamhi, Ph.D., R.N. three books, The Natural Medicine Chest TM: Natural Alternatives to Keep You & Your Family Thriving into The Next Millennium! , (M. Evan & Co., Inc.,) and his major work, The Alternative Medicine, Definitive Guide to ARTHRITIS….(The CURE resides in YOU)! , published by Burton Goldberg and Alternativemedicine.com Publishing Group. (Burton was responsible for publishing ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: THE DEFINATIVE GUIDE, one of the best selling and most popular encyclopedic books on alternative medicine.) Dr. Zampieron will also be featured in several upcoming books on holistic health by Prevention magazine/Rodale Press, and is a major contributing author to Dr. Kamhi latest book, CYCLES OF LIFE .
Dr. Zampieron publishes his nationally syndicated health column, The Natural Medicine Chest, in HEALTHY & NATURAL JOURNAL, a leading health magazine with a large, national circulation, Creations, and Conscious Living Magazine.
He has been a consultant with the nutritional and herbal industry, where he has developed his own line of botanical products for the consumer available in health food stores internationally, and has been a presenter at major national expos. He is on the advisory board to the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is a associate professor in Naturopathic and Botanical medicine.
Dr. Z’s hobbies include listening to global/world music, organic farming, wildcrafting medicinal plants, radio, and hiking. He co-hosts one of the longest running Reggae & Caribbean music programs in the U.S., (15 years) Rockin’ Iration, and is an ethnobotanist with EcoTours for Cures TM , leading adventure and ecologically based tours and specialty travel groups into the rainforests around the globe.EcoTours for Cures has been featured in national travel magazines, in he in the book, Adventure Guide to Jamaica, and on the world wide web at www.EcotoursForCures.com . He resides with wife Kathleen and his two young children, Caitlin and Kevin, on a 10-acre woodlands sanctuary in historic Litchfield County, CT.