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Dr Gislason wears several hats. You can find him every morning, reviewing the scientific literature and updating his articles and books. In the afternoon and evenings you will find him in the music studio, composing, arranging, and recording music. He was interested in brain science which he pursued since he was a premedical student in his teens. Dr. Gislason graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1967 and practiced medicine in British Columbia from 1971 to 1995.
He developed an interest in allergy and nutrition after becoming ill on the early 80's and continues to follow the dietary discipline that he advocates to others. His Allergy Practice in Vancouver from 1984 to 1995 was a center of innovation and collaboration with patients and colleagues that lead to the development of the Alpha Nutrition Program and Alpha Elemental Nutrient Formulas. He was a member of the American College of Allergy and Immunology from 1984 to 1999. He has been the President and CEO of Environmed Research Inc since 1984 and, since 1995, he has managed the company full time. The development of the Core Program, now the Alpha Nutrition Program, has been a collective effort. The first "Core Program" book was published in 1986 along with a book of Recipes. A book written for parents followed in 1989, The Core Diet For Kids and an associated book Core Program Cooking. In 1991 Dr. Gislason wrote "Nutritional Therapy, his survey of the theory and concepts behind his method of diet revision. In 1993 Nutritional Therapy Vol. 2 was published as a large format book that emphasized the practical instructions required to successfully solve health problems with diet revision. In 1998, the Core Program was transformed into the Alpha Nutrition Program. A series of texts acted as interfaces to the program, describing specific health concerns and were first published under the banner of Alpha Nutrition Health Education, abbreviated to Alpha Education in 2008. Dr. Gislason has continued to revise and expand these books into informative guides to understanding and self-managing common medical problems.
Persona Digital Books Philosophy, Psychology & Neuroscience Series
Dr. Gislason had an early start in the study of philosophy and neuroscience. At age 16, he decided his main life task would be to pursue understanding the human mind. In the intervening years, he studied neuroanatomy, neurotransmitters, electronics, computer science, neuropsychology and at the same time he studied Buddhist philosophy and practiced a variety of meditation techniques. His medical career veered toward general practice in rural areas, because he wanted to live outside urban environments and loved the natural world of British Columbia. He attributes much of his education to living in close relationship with the pacific ocean, with wind, waves, plankton, fish, sea mammals and ocean birds." They taught me about life, minds, communication, networks and the interconnections of all living things." In 2000, he resumed his study of neuroscience topics and began assembling notes from over 30 years of study and contemplation to write books in the Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience Series. The The Human Brain in Health and Disease acts as a bridge between the practical and medical emphasis in the Alpha Education Series and the Philosophy Series. The first book in the Philosophy Series, Existence and the Human Mind (2005) was an introduction to the essential topics that link Philosophy and Neuroscience.
Stephen as a musician and composer
Stephen has been involved in music since age 5. For many years other pursuits took most of his time and energy, but he promised himself to return to music as a fulltime occupation. He started the Trinity Band in 1996 which became the P2500 Band in 2007. The Persona Classical Ensemble was also formed in 2007 to arrange and record pieces by JS Bach and , Amadeus Mozart and other classical composers. His studies in neuroscience integrated nicely with his study of electronic sound processing and sound processing in the brain. To find him in his music studio, visit Persona Digital Studio.
From the Land of the Eagle Sechelt British Columbia, Canada
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