Dr. Gina Cushman, NMD, PhD is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor, President Emeritus of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, Board Member of the California Citizens for Health Freedom, Owner of Health Bridge Medical Center, and HealthBridge Management in Newport Beach, CA, and Physician Spokesperson for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College for Advancement in Medicine. Dr. Gina is also the Media Spokesperson for the California Cancer Bill written to allow patients access to all available cancer treatments, and for all physicians, including NMDs, MDs, and DOs, to prescribe appropriate cancer treatments, without being limited to only radiation, chemotherapy or surgery. A recognized leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Gina is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles; where she received College and Latin Honors and a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences where she was awarded her Doctorate Degree at the age of 23 and received Distinguished Honors for her work in nutritional biochemistry, homeopathy and herbal medicine.
Dr. Gina is a featured expert on the cable TV show Fine Living Network (HGTV) and on PBS, and is often quoted as an expert in popular magazines such as Woman’s World, First for Women, Yogi Times, Better Homes and Gardens,Remedies, Diet & Fitness Magazine and Woman’s Day. Dr. Gina is the researcher and formulator of a variety of highly reputable, clinically researched nutritional supplements. She is the author of hundreds of published and peer-reviewed scientific documents on natural medicine, and is the inventor of several formulation techniques specific for the natural products industry.
Her most recent patent projects involve the formulation and use of nutraceuticals and herbal medicines designed to treat Sickness Syndrome/Inflamed Brain, a new syndrome discovered by Dr. Gina that offers a cause for depression and anxiety that is best treated with natural treatment modalities. Author of the sought after medical text, Clinical Purificationand Yogic Nutrition, Dr. Gina has also maintained a long-standing, well-respected column in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients entitled Therapeutic Nutrition.
During the past 15 years, she has taught over 11,000 Medical Doctors, Naturopathic Medical Doctors, and other healthcare professionals about natural detoxification therapies, natural treatments for anxiety, depression, prostate disease, inflammatory and autoimmune challenges, ADHD, and natural approaches to hormone balance. Dr. Gina is a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the UCLA Alumni Scholar Association, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. She serves on the Scientific Review Board for the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is an active member of several Scientific Advisory Boards within the Integrative Medical field.
Dr. Gina is Chair of the Healthcare Committee for the Lionheart Institute, a global thinktank, and an active Board Member for the non-profit organization Angel Light Academy
that teaches leadership skills, conflict resolution, communication and problem solving to youth and adults.