As an adolescent Tom's weight was a problem and his eating habits were poor and his health was suffering. He was so fat and self conscious in high school that he wore a jacket all the time!
Finally he cut his weight but he had no nutritional knowledge and was very weak and depleted. He started taking a multi-vitamin mineral supplement and feeling better.
Tom became interested in body builders and their health, what they ate ... etc and he changed his diet. By senior year he was no longer that very overweight, weak kid but the strongest kid! He has never looked back.
Since 1983, Tom has worked only with medical doctors interested in a holistic and integrative approach to health. This integrates or compliments the best of both worlds into one. He has written many articles for newspapers and magazines, lectured at local colleges, given seminars at many hospitals and support groups, spoken on radio, and appeared on television. Tom has helped thousands of people achieve better health and well-being. In his own words, "I feel really blessed that every day I can do what is my passion which is working with people and helping them improve their health".
Tom Mantos has been in practice since 1983. During this time he developed the Metabolic Nutrition Programs utilized at the center. His interest in nutrition started in 1974 when he began weight training for various sports. He is proud of the fact that since then he has only missed 2 weeks of training. Tom became involved in a variety of sports including collegiate wrestling, competitive bodybuilding and powerlifting, boxing, judo, and football. His interest in nutrition began as a way to enhance performance and increase strength and size. His studies incorporated this as a means to prevent illness and improve health outcome. Today he studies Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
In 1995, Tom became involved in homeopathy under the teachings of the world renowned Dr. Luc DeSchepper. Dr. Luc had been treating a close relative for a variety of chronic health problems at the time. Tom was amazed how these chronic problems were corrected over a period of time, and health was restored. This close relative suffered from many problems for over 25 years and had been to over 30 different doctors including the Mayo Clinic with no results. Homeopathy explained how the "Laws of Nature" work in health and disease, and this had a powerful impact on his life as well as his practice.
Thomas A. Mantos, N.C.
B.S. Clinical Nutrition, Montclair State College, 1983
B.S. Biochemistry, Montclair State College, 1983
Di Hom., Homeopathic Medicine, The New School of Homeopathy, 1995-96
Di Hom., Homeopathic Medicine, The Renaissance Institute of Homeopathic Medicine, 1997-present
Certifications and Contining Education
"Bridging Lifestyle Medicine and Systems Biology in Clinical Practice", Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Feb 21, 2010
"New Frontiers in Nutritional Medicine", Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Feb. 8, 2009
"Reviving Emotional and Cognitive Health" New Functional Medicine Strategies, Dr. Robert Rakowski, August 2008
"Environmental Toxins and Detoxification-Improving clinical outcomes in patient's suffering from Immune Dysfunction, Diabetes, Obesity, ADD, Autism, and more", Dr. Robert Rakowski, June 22, 2008
"Improving Therapeutic Outcomes by Treating the Intersection of Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, and Arthritis", Dr. Jeffrey Bland, April 27, 2008
"Optimizing Athletic Performance", Dr. Robert Rakowski, Febuary 10, 2008
"Beyond Metabolic Syndrome", Dr. Jeffrey Bland, April 7, 2007
"Advanced Nutritional Strategies For Autoimmune Diseases", Dr. Jeffrey Bland, April 8, 2006
"Assessing and Correcting Neurotransmitter Imbalances", Gottfried Kellerman, Ph.D, September 24, 2005
"Using Nutrigenomics to Improve Patient Health Outcomes", Dr. Jeffrey Bland, April 2005
"Nutrigenomic Modulation of The Inflammatory Disorders", Dr. Jeffrey Bland, April 3, 2004
"Improving Health Outcomes Through The Nutritional Support of Biotransformation", Dr. Bland, March 2003
"Addressing Neurotransmitter Disorders", Dr. Kellerman, April 2003
"Breakthrough Approaches for Improving Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders", Dr. Bland, May 2002
ACAM (American College for Advancements in Medicine) Conference, "New Advances in Complimentary Medicine", Phoenix Arizona, Nov. 2002
"Thyroiditis: The Autoimmune, Hormonal, and Immunological Links" Dr. Russell Jaffe, June 2001
"New Approaches to Anti-aging: Nutritional Neuroendocrinology" Dr. Jeff Bland, May 2001
"Genomics in Primary Care Medicine" Great Smokies Diagnostic Labs, May 2000.
"Nutritional Management of The Underlying Causes of Chronic Disease", Dr. Jeff Bland, May 2000
"Discovery Health Channel Health Professional Panel", June 2000
"Improving Intracellular Communication in Managing Chronic Illness", Dr. Jeff Bland, April 1999
"Improving Genetic Expression in The Prevention of The Diseases of Aging", Dr. Jeff Bland and Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory, Feb. 1998
"Alternative Medicine" Harvard Medical University, July 1997-present
"Nutritional Improvement of Health Outcomes: The Inflammatory Disorders" Dr. Jeff Bland and Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab, May 1997
"Applying New Essentials in Nutritional Medicine" Dr. Bland, Feb. 1995
"Advancements in Clinical Nutrition" Dr. Bland, Feb. 1994
"New Clinical Breakthroughs in CFS, Intestinal Dysbiosis, and Cellular Toxicity" Dr. Bland, Feb. 1993
"Advances in The Diagnosis and Treatment of The Chronically Ill Patient", Dr. Bland, Feb. 1992
"Advances in The Diagnosis and treatment of Sports Injuries in The Active Individual", Dr. Spencer, May 1991
"Balancing Body Chemistry" Dr. Helen Leuchaer, May 1990
"Trace Mineral Analysis", Dr. Smith, May 1990
"Amino Acid Biochemistry", Dr. Jon Panborn, May 1990
"Bio-Pro: Biochemical Individuality Profile", Dr. Shusterman, June 1990
"Immune Modulation, The Prevention of Immunosinescence", Dr. Sidney Baker and Dr. Bland, April 1989
"Making Nutrition Work in Your Practice", Dr. Bland, 1989
"Medical Application of Clinical Nutrition", Dr. Bland, 1989
"Applied Clinical Nutrition", Dr. Berkson, 1987
"Functional Medicine Update", Dr. Bland, 1987-present