Dr. Marlene Merritt received her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine in 2000 and is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She is licensed both by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and by the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is board certified by the NCCAOM. A respected educator, she was on the faculty of Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin from 1998 to 2004 and has taught Anatomy and Physiology for 13 years. She is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist, is Board Certified in Bariatric Counseling, and is currently studying for an additional Masters degree in Human Nutrition. She has a regular column in Acupuncture Today and other publications about nutrition (see her articles HERE). In addition to a full clinical practice, she lectures nationally with her husband, Dr. Will Mitchell, to healthcare practitioners all over the U.S. and Canada on issues ranging from diabetes, endocrine dysfunction, blood chemistry, nutrition, and Celiac disease/gluten intolerance. She is currently writing a book, titled “Bacon, Butter and Wine: How We Lost Our Common Sense About Food”.