Nostic Research Center

Nostic Research

Advances in biology and technology have provided profound insights into how living systems function. The discovery of the endocannabinoid systems is probably one of mankind’s greatest discoveries since it homeostatically regulates all body systems (cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, muscular, nervous, reproductive, skeletal, tegumentary) from conception until death. Sadly, despite the well-established science base of the endocannabinoid system consisting of thousands of peer reviewed articles, the subject is not taught in medical schools. 

The endocannabinoid system co-emerged with vertebrates. It functions by regulating energy metabolism and free radical production, both of which are necessary components of living systems. Energy is required to build and maintain the complexity of life. Free radicals serve as essential signaling agents that are necessary in order to maintain homeostasis.

Health practitioners have followed divergent paths in their efforts to better understand health and how to maintain and restore it.  The typical, approach taken by pharmaceutical companies and its medical adherents, is to search for and identify “magic bullets” that will interfere with critical disease-promoting pathways, and thus restore health. Unfortunately, this approach is intrinsically limiting. It ignores the holistic nature of life and its intrinsic multi-dimensional nature. Living systems are manifestations of high-level molecular cooperativity that naturally results as far from equilibrium, flow dependent systems constantly adapt to their time dependent, ever changing environment.

In a related vane the use of natural or re-engineered biological molecules, to turn on or off specific functions, is gaining increasing popularity as leading edge medical research provides novel opportunities for restoring health. Because biological molecules are typically multidimensional in their upstream and downstream connections, the “biologics” approach can function in a more holistic manner and may improve some treatment outcomes.

In contrast, alternative medial approaches to health restoration focus on herbal and botanical extracts often guided by ancient medical traditions such as Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicines, acupuncture, and modern innovations such as osteopathic manipulation, chelation therapies, massage therapy, etc. In many cases, the beneficial effects of these modalities have been found to include activation of the endocannabinoid system. 

The Nostic Community will embrace healthcare practitioners who are part of the cannabis awakening that is currently spreading around the globe. We are integrating divergent health fields with cannabis based spiritual and medical applications. Because the cannabis plant can directly modulate human biochemistry in a holistic fashion that is typically restorative, the very foundations of modern medical thought are being disrupted. Sadly, most modern medical professionals are the last to see what is going on.

In an effort to more rapidly promote and enhance human health, Nostic is establishing a world-class medical cannabis research and treatment facility that will facilitate and expand global cannabis research and treatment options.  A guiding theme for Nostic research will be to study the biomedical impact that different medical approaches have on the endocannabinoid system. Because of the all-pervasive and foundational role that the endocannabinoid system has on human health, we feel this approach will best provide the necessary information to develop cannabis-based, health-promoting procedures and medicines from the bottom up.

Nostic is in a very unique position to acquire issued patents regarding the metabolic underpinnings of illnesses. The IP in fact directly relates to the anti-cancer, anti-autoimmune and anti-viral activities of cannabis. Furthermore, the inventor (MK Newell/Rogers has agreed to participate directly with Nostic to develop the IP.

M. Karen Newell-Rogers, PhD 


The Raleigh R. White, Jr. Endowed Chair in the Department of Surgery

Our scientists, clinicians, research technicians, graduate students, physicians, residents and staff are analyzing the work of life itself: how cells die when they should not (blood loss or shock); how cells do not die when they should (unbridled metastasis of cancer); how cells become what they are supposed to be, or differentiate, as in the case of stem cells that are destined to become brain cells or to grow into muscle tissue.

Cell death and differentiation is about understanding and repairing the processes of life.

Our focus encompasses life and death on a cellular level and its banner has been taken up by countless scientists and medical professionals dedicated to mitigating life and death at the most basic scale - that of human existence.

We are cultivating deeper understanding of cell death and cell differentiation through collaborative efforts with Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine 


Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D.,

Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D., is President and Laboratory Director of ELI. He serves as Research Professor in the National Center for Natural Products Research, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Professor of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. Dr. ElSohly is the director of the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Dr. Mahmoud Elsohly, the director of the American federal marijuana grow at the University of Mississippi. He is happy to work with us an advisor pending a formal request from us (including some Jamaican governmental acknowledgement), that he can present to the University for approval.

Dr. ElSohly received a B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a M.S. in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Pittsburgh. He is board certified by the American Board of Forensic Medicine (BCFM) and the American College of Forensic Examiners (BCFE).

Dr. ElSohly holds more than 30 patents dealing with the processing, testing, and detection of drugs of abuse along with other patents dealing with biologically active natural products and compositions for the treatment of cancer and other in the diagnostics area. He has authored over 250 scholarly articles and more than 200 presentations at scientific meetings of professional societies relative to drug discovery, analysis, and metabolism, and many of his articles deal with forensic issues of drugs of abuse. He is constantly presenting his research findings at national and international scientific conferences. He is a member of many scholarly scientific societies and was recognized by The Scientist (April 17, 1995) and Science Watch (January, 1995) as the second most cited author in forensic sciences in the world for the period 1981-1993. Dr. ElSohly is also recognized in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology (October issue, 2004) as being one of the top ten (3rd and 4th) Most Cited Authors and Most Prolific Authors in the journal between 1981 and 2003. 

Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D., D.Sc. 

Until his retirement, Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. served with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was for the last twelve years of his career the principal person responsible for global development support within the Office of the Secretary, HHS, with primary emphasis on Continental Africa and other less developed countries of the world. He was the principal liaison person between the HHS and Ministries of Health in Africa with regard to the development of infrastructure and technical support for the delivery of preventive and curative health needs for the continent.

Dr. Moore received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Tuskegee Institute; his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan; and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University. He was awarded the Doctor of Science degree (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his distinguished public health career by Tuskegee University.

Dr. Moore was a career officer within the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) entering with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and rising to the rank of Assistant United States Surgeon General (Rear Admiral, USPHS) within the Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS. He was selected as Chief Veterinary Medical Officer, USPHS, by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.

Dr. Moore served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was with the Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), before becoming Senior Epidemiologist within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC. He served as the Chief Epidemiologist with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA. He directed the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program and was an Assistant Professor of Oncology within the Howard University College of Medicine Cancer Center.



Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Prof. Lumír Hanuš is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds doctoral degrees in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Natural Sciences, and has been awarded the 2005 Hanuš Medal of the Czech Chemical Society, the National Award of the Czech Government and the 2010 Jack Herer Award for Outstanding Hemp Awareness in the field of Medicine.

Prof. Hanuš is a world expert on the endocannabinoid system and isolated the first known endocannabinoid neurotransmitter, anandamide. He studied under the father of cannabis chemistry, Raphael Mechoulam, who identified tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

In 1966, Hanuš entered the Faculty of Science of Palacký University of Olomouc as a student. In 1970 professor Zdeněk Krejčí of the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of hygiene and epidemiology (where the anti-bacterial effects of cannabis were described in 1955) needed an aid, and the undergraduate Hanuš started to work as Krejčí’s assistant in the research of cannabis and hashish in December of that year. There, Hanuš also met professors Jan Kabelík and František Šantavý, who, together with Krejčí, laid down the foundations of the research of cannabis and its curative effects. Hanuš grew cannabis for research purposes on two fields in the Research Institute of Vegetable Growing and Breeding in Olomouc from 1971. The extracts were also used at the Faculty Hospital Olomouc as a cure for aphthous ulcer, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and pressure ulcers.

Hanuš graduated as Master of Science in 1972 and continued academic career in Olomouc. In 1974 he obtained Doctorate in Science in Olomouc. He pursued his academic and research activities at Olomouc University until 1990. Hanuš also took part in research at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and continued post-graduate research study at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Brno (today Masaryk University). In years 1978–1979 he worked as research associate of University of Mississippi, focusing not only on cannabis, but also on coca leaves. He became associate professor in organic chemistry in Olomouc in 1994 and obtained Doctorate of Sciences in pharmaceutical chemistry at Charles University in 1995.

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David Bearman, M.D


One of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medicinal marijuana.  He has spent 40 years working in substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs.  Dr. Bearman was a pioneer in the free and community clinic movement.  His career includes public health, administrative medicine, provision of primary care, pain management and cannabinology.

His almost 40 year professional experience in the drug abuse treatment and prevention field includes being the Co-Director of the Haight-Ashbury Drug Treatment Program, being a member of Governor Reagan’s Inter Agency Task Force on Drug Abuse, a member of both the Santa Barbara and the San Diego County Drug Abuse Technical Advisor Committees, and a consultant to Hoffman-LaRoche, Santa Barbara County Schools and the National PTA. He has been recognized by the Santa Barbara Medical Society with the Humanitarian Recognition Award.



GARRY F. GORDON, received his Doctor of Osteopathy in 1958 from the Chicago College of Osteopathy in Illinois. He received his honorary MD degree from the University of California Irvine in 1962 and completed his Radiology Residency from Mt. Zion in San Francisco, California in 1964. For many years, he was the Medical Director of Mineral Lab in Hayward, California, a leading laboratory for trace mineral analysis worldwide.

Dr. Gordon served on the Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners for Arizona and is Co-Founder of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). He is Founder/President of the International College of Advanced Longevity (ICALM) and Board Member of International Oxidative Medicine Association (IOMA).

With Morton Walker, DPM, Dr. Gordon co-authored The Chelation Answer. He is advisor to the American Board of Chelation Therapy and past instructor and examiner for all chelation physicians. He is responsible for Peer Review for Chelation Therapy in the State of Arizona.

As an internationally recognized expert on chelation therapy, Dr. Gordon is now attempting to establish standards for the proper use of oral and intravenous chelation therapy as an adjunct therapy for all diseases. He lectures extensively on The End Of Bypass Surgery Is In Sight.

Currently, Dr. Gordon is a consultant for various supplement companies. He is responsible for the design of many supplements, which are widely used by alternative health practitioners around the world.

Toni Bark 

Toni Bark, MD
Founder and Medical Director

Classical Homeopathy, Nutritional and Preventative Medicine

Dr. Bark has studied extensively with internationally renowned Homeopaths such as Massimo Mangialavori, Vasillies Ghegas, Rajan Sarkaran, Divya Chabra, Jan Scholten, Paul Herscu and Louis Klein.

She initially studied homeopathy at The New England School of Homeopathy in Massachusetts and completed her initial training at The National Center for Homeopathy in Virginia. She finished her training in Hypnotherapy with Dr. Ericca Fromm and with the American society for Clinical Hypnosis.


Dr. Bark received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Illinois in 1981 and her medical degree from Rush Medical School in 1986.

Dr. Bark completed her Pediatric Residency training at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1991, and trained at New York University in Pediatrics from 1986 through 1987 and Rehabilitation Medicine from 1987 through 1988. Immediately post-residency, Dr. Bark worked as attending staff in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Michael Reese Hospital. She then took a position as the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Room at Michael Reese Hospital until 1993 when her commitment to natural remedies led her to begin her study of Holistic Medicine.

She has maintained a private practice in Homeopathy for more than fifteen years and was the Medical Director for the integrative Medicine department of Advocate Health Care Systems at Good Shepherd Hospital from June of 2000 until July of 2003.

In 2012 Dr. Bark was bestowed the honor of becoming the 2nd Vice President of the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH). She also received her Masters in Healthcare Emergency Management (MHEM) from Boston University Medical School that same year.

PRACTICE Dr. Bark schedules initial visits for a minimum of one hour for children and two hours for adults. She explores each individual's unique health concerns and therefore it is helpful to have a dream and food journal prepared for your visit. Because Dr. Bark's practice of Classical Homeopathy involves understanding much more than just the patient's body and environment - for instance, their beliefs and individual view of the world - the patient must be willing to explore the role of dreams, attitudes, fears, hopes and desires in relationship to health and overall life satisfaction.

Dr. Bark also utilizes state of the art laboratories for early detection & intervention in reversing disease processes.

Dr. Bark is a regular guest speaker at the University of Chicago and has contributed to numerous books on homeopathy. She has been featured in radio, television and print, and continues to teach and lecture on homeopathy and health in the Chicago area.

 Dr. Ralph E. Holsworth, Jr., D.O.

Dr. Holsworth is a board-certified osteopathic family physician with broad experience treating a wide variety of health conditions.  He is currently practicing emergency, in-patient hospital and clinical medicine in a rural hospital in Colorado.  In addition, Dr. Holsworth is the Director of Clinical and Scientific Research for Essentia Water.  Dr. Holsworth is a leading U.S. expert on the clinical use of blood viscosity monitoring in cardiovascular diseases and has had a special interest in treating autoimmune problems, diabetes, and environmental illness.  He has served as a senior member of the clinical staff at Tahoma Clinic near Seattle.

Previously, Dr. Holsworth practiced medicine as Clinical Director of Rio Grande Hospital Rural Clinics in South Fork and Monte Vista, Colorado.  He also served as Emergency Medicine Physician and as Physician in several Colorado health systems; served as honorary professor, Department of Biology, at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Clinical Thrombosis and Hemostasis and the Japan Nattokinase Research Association. He has been involved in clinical research with oral systemic enzymes as an adjuvant in cancer treatment and has authored several publications related to antioxidant properties of electrolyzed water and nattokinase, a fibrinolytic enzyme.  Dr. Holsworth also authored the book chapter titled “Hyperviscosity Syndrome: A Nutritionally-Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factor” for the textbook Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients (CRC Press, 2nd edition Dec. 2012). 

Ralph received his Doctor of Osteopathy in 1997 from The University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri.  Prior to his medical training, Dr. Holsworth was an environmental scientific consultant with the U.S. EPA and private sector firms in providing technical assistance on Superfund site evaluation, remediation and environmental cleanups.  He received his Baccalaureate of Science in Geochemistry from The University of Texas, El Paso in 1985.  In 1977-1981, Dr. Holsworth was a Nuclear Power Plant Propulsion Operator for the United States Navy.

Dr. Albert Sanchez

Dr. Albert Sanchez, the "Father of Poly-MVA" - a non-toxic alternative to chemotherapy. Dr. Sanchez is one of the few people in the world to win a court decision against the FDA.

Janet R Sweeney, Ph.D.

Foundation Administrator, for Phoenix Tears Foundation and is CEO of Phoenix Tears Limited Liability Company

Janet Sweeney holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Biology and Religion. She has worked in Engineering and design for over 25 years . Dr. Sweeney C.V. can be seen in Who’s Who in America 2011-2014, Who’s Who Among Students in America 1993, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 1986.

Robert Melamede, Ph.D. 

Dr. Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the City University of New York. He retired as Chairman of the Biology Department at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2005, where he continues to teach. Dr. Melamede is recognized as a leading authority on the therapeutic uses of cannabinoids, and has authored or co-authored numerous papers on a wide variety of scientific subjects. Dr. Melamede also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Americans for Safe Access, the Unconventional Foundation for Autism, The World Aids Institute, Board Tim Brown Foundation (The Berlin Patient), Phoenix Tears Foundation, Enertopia Inc, New Colombian Resources, Green Jane Inc and regularly consults with professional and lay persons around the world regarding cannabis and health issues. He also served as a director of Newellink Inc, a Colorado-based company specializing in cancer research.

Brief Descriptions of a variety of treatment procedures that are provided by different health care professionals.

Allopathic medicine is an expression commonly used by homeopaths and proponents of other forms of alternative medicine to refer to mainstream medical use of pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of diseases or conditions. (Wikipedia)

Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one's mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing.

Ayurvedic medicine -- also known as Ayurveda -- is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. (WebMD)

Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution—EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)—is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and/or minerals from the body. Chelation means "to grab" or "to bind." (WebMD)

Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.

Herbalism ("herbology" or "herbal medicine") is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. (Wikipedia)

Osteopathic medicine defines a concept of health care that embraces the concept of the unity of the living organism's structure (anatomy) and function (physiology). The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) state that the four major principles of osteopathic medicine are the following:

  • The body is an integrated unit of mind, body, and spirit.
  • The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms, having the inherent capacity to defend, repair, and remodel itself.
  • Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.

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