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Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD

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returns 12/31/2017

Will ONLY answer questions pertaining to Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease and thyroid disorders. I will forward all other questions to the question pool. This forum does not allow for the diagnosis and treatment of illness, so please don't ask questions in that regard.

Experience in the area

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA class of 1991) Post Graduate Training: ECU school of Medicine (Greenville, NC) 20 years in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine (retired 2012). *** Licensed in states of GA, NC, SC and VA. *** Medical Director of Priority Health of SC ( *** Former Medical Director and Founder of the Saleeby Longevity Institute a clinical practice and research center in integrative (CAM,Allopathic Medicine (1999 to 2004). *** Founder of Vita Sanus, Inc. Manufacturer & Distributer of Vita Sanus Nutraceuticals and Skin Care products ( Sold in 2006. *** Adjunct Professor in Graduate School of Nursing Georgia Southern University (2002-2006). *** Author of "Wonder Herbs: A Guide to Three Adaptogens" available for sale at or signed copies at *** Former Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Marlboro Park Hospital, Bennettsville, SC (2006-2010) *** Appointed to Medical Advisory Board for Aerobic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) 2007-present & Contributing Editor AFAA (American Fitness magazine) 2013-present. *** Appointed to Medical Advisory Board for Beach Body (Product Partners) 2008-present *** Founder and regional director of an alternative to high priced lab testing sites (DAT). *** Life Extension 5th Edition Book on Prevention and Disease Treatment (contributor on Chapter on Adrenal Fatigue and Stress Management) 2013 5th edition. *** Worked as chief formulator for supplement companies: Vita Sanus Nutraceuticals (Longevity Pack & entire line), SSN's PreGame Formulas for Golf and Tennis, AdapTx Labs' CardioFactor & PreFight, BeachBody's Shakeology consultant, Parhelion Labs' Oviun BioPharma sub-fertility formula ''Fertility Regimen''.


South Carolina Urban Search & Rescue Task Force-1 (USAR), former Medical Director/Control. 2010-2012. Founder and developer of Current medical practice: Former member of American Telemedicine Association Former member of A4M and ACAM. Attend regular meetings of AMMG Member in good standing ILADS (


American Fitness magazine (multiple) Cortlandt Forum Medical Economics (blog) JIVE magazine (out of print) Tea Digest Experience (out of print) Authored Books on Adaptogen Herbs (Wonder Herbs: A guide to three adaptogens) 2006 Authored chapter on Stress Management for LEF text book on Prevention of Diseases and Treatments (2013) Authored Chapter 3 in "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" (2014)


Health & Wellness Blogger, Medical Writer. Author of book on Adaptogens. Pioneer in Telehealth, member of ATA. Contributing Editor for American Fitness magazine. Authored Books on Adaptogen Herbs (Wonder Herbs: A guide to three adaptogens) 2006 Authored chapter on Stress Management for Life Extension Foundation LEF text book on Prevention of Diseases and Treatments (2013) Authored Chapter 3 in "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" (2014)

Awards and Honors

*** co-Author of "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" (Laughing Grape, 2014) Chapter on NDT/Thyroid. *** Authored chapter in "Life Extension Foundation, 5th Edition book on Prevention and Disease Treatment" Chapter on Stress Management/ Adrenal Fatigue.

Past/Present Clients

HIPAA prohibits revealing names. Some celebrity clients.

What do you like about this subject?

Prevention of disease through education is by far the greatest gift a physician can give a patient. Curing the sick is our obligation, but education to prevent illness should be something every doctor must strive to achieve. I pride myself in being able to do this for my patients.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

A better understanding of Integrative Medicine. I want my patients to benefit from as much knowledge of medicine as possible. Many modalities such as herbal medicine, therapeutic massage therapy and acupuncture are still relatively new to the West and have much to offer. They should never take the place of allopathic western medicine.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Inflammation and inflammatory markers (CRP, MPO, Lp-PLA2, Fibrinogen, etc.) may be MORE important to monitor for CVD and stroke than Cholesterol (LDL-c).

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

There are many snake oil salespeople out there and I for one wish to keep my patients informed about such charlatans. Too many "quacks" are bilking money and even causing physical and/or mental harm from those uninformed and/or desperate people. For sound herbal medical advice read my book "Wonder Herbs: A guide to three adaptogens" which is heavily referenced with REAL scientific studies.

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Recent Answers from Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD

2015-12-15 Hashimoto's:

Danielle,    This is a complex question with many issues.  First TSH should not enter into the picture when managing hypothyroidism.  fT3 and fT4 and even rT3 are the most important and looking and following

2015-11-29 Furniture Accidents:

1. How common have you received patients for furniture accidents?   Sometimes    2. How sever were the injuries involved with your patients?   Minor/ no real threat    3. Where in the body where the

2015-11-15 Staphylococcus:

Get yourself back to the ER or to your Primary Care physician.  The abscess may not have been properly drained or contained loculatrions that need to be addressed.  YOu may even need a drain.  MRSA is

2015-09-27 Thyroid:

April,    Yes, I have a satellite office in Cary, NC.  Much of my Holistic Integrative Functional Medicine practice is focused on Thyroid and Adrenal Hormones.  I contributed chapter 3 in "Stop the Thyroid

2015-09-17 Autism:

Autism is a spectrum disorder with not just a YES or NO, but a degree.  So some children have a very mild case and others don't.  Labeling is not so important to FUNCTIONAL doctors.  Non Drug treatments


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