Dr. Dwayne Hubbard - Peachtree City, Georgia (Naturopathic Practitioner)
Raised on the family dairy, beef, grain and row-crop farm, Dr. Dwayne Hubbard spent his youth acquiring knowledge and experience in all things agricultural. Apart from the arduous daily routine of his duties on the farm, he participated heavily in the local 4-H club activities. He showed steers, pigs and engaged in dairy, beef and land judging contests statewide. When he was twelve years-old, he won the “high individual” award for being the highest scoring individual in the state 4-H dairy judging competition at the University of Georgia.
His interest in all aspects of agriculture would culminate throughout his life on the family farm; however, it began to concentrate more toward the health and care of animals rather than the other peripheral avenues of farming. This started with his observations relating to the fertilization of soils and its relation to animal nutrition. Every year, he would work with his father harvesting several hundred acres of various row-crops, as well as hay. They would begin by fertilizing the soil with compost (manure) gathered from the dairy cows throughout the previous year. On certain occasions, or for specific crops, they would supplement the fertilization with manure from local commercial chicken farm houses. These crops would grow enriched with the nutrients contained within the natural organic fertilizers used, then would be fed to their dairy cattle as a daily ration. The stalks and other foliage left from the harvest would then be harrowed into the ground for mulch to further enrich the soil in preparation for the next planting. A portion of the grains would be set aside for the planting of the following year’s crop. The remainder of the grains (corn, wheat, rye, oats and barley), along with a portion of the premium quality hay, would then be ground and formulated in a hammer-mill to provide specific nutritionally dense rations for their animals throughout the year.
While studying heavily into the history and practice of agricultural and animal sciences, Dr. Hubbard became aware of much knowledge and information that had been documented with having great success over a two-hundred fifty year period; however, few of these methods were currently in common practice today. While investigating the reasons behind such knowledge being pushed aside, he came to the realization that the traditional allopathic mind-set had overtaken the veterinary profession, just as it had done the human medical profession several decades earlier. With seeing so many common practices in the modern veterinary profession adulterated and unable to ensure successful amelioration, Dr. Hubbard came to the simple understanding that to be truly helpful to animals, without causing harm, the common approach to building health had to be based on naturally enhancing their body systems through routine comprehensive dietary nutrition along with specific botanical applications when needed. This caused him to reflect upon his time spent as a youth on the family farm and the basic reasons behind all that was done to ensure wholesome food and healthy animals. This particular science and philosophy of naturally building health is known as naturopathy, which is the path Dr. Hubbard innately felt was the most humane, ethical and effective in being responsible for the overall welfare of animals.
To further develop his fundamental acuity and progressive understanding in the structured philosophy pertaining to nutritional and botanical modalities, along with a personal desire to acquire a formal comprehensive knowledge in the venerable and salubrious science of naturopathy, Dr. Hubbard enrolled into college, where, with innate enthusiasm and studious application toward precise detail, embracing both animal and human pedagogy, he graduated with the two distinct professional degrees Doctor of Veterinary Naturopathy (VND) and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD), both with highest honors. Two years later, as an adjunct to the practical application of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Hubbard earned a post-graduate Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, again, with highest honors.
For almost two decades now, Dr. Hubbard has worked tirelessly expanding the vital basis of the commonly utilized sciences to encompass the natural primordial knowledge and practices used for hundreds of years by our ancestors, which, as indicated earlier, is naturopathy. Throughout these years of arduous endeavor, Dr. Hubbard has developed a solid professional foundation as an academician, clinical authority and researcher in the realms of agricultural, animal and naturopathic sciences, where he continues to explore new avenues of comprehensive modalities, thereby aligning them scientifically to the overall theme of modern structure. With a primary interest in teaching older traditional approaches that have been built upon with sound and valid scientific knowledge, which encompass a strong agricultural system that inevitably acts as a simple and efficacious method of building plenary health, Dr. Hubbard continues his venture toward disseminating this body of knowledge, which, if ubiquitously implemented, would restructure the currently known healthcare system for both humans and animals.
Currently, in conjunction with both the agricultural industry and the naturopathic profession, Dr. Hubbard is actively working to develop a parallel of understanding in the effective implementation of various specific methods of production in reference to wholesome, unadulterated and nutrient dense organic foods. In a speech given to members of the American Society of Naturopathic Practitioners recently, Dr. Hubbard stated “With broad comprehensive public education on the science and naturopathic philosophy of agriculture, by the successful execution of a simplistically advanced system of healthcare and food production, common health challenges that plague our modern world would rapidly start to decrease encompassing all species on the planet within a relatively narrow space of time.”
Dr. Hubbard is routinely available for radio shows, as well as lecture appearances at schools, colleges, universities, conventions, symposiums and expositions globally. Dr. Hubbard handles his own booking and appearance schedule; therefore, if you are interested in retaining him for your event, please contact him personally for details and availability.
* Advisor to a mixed-animal (farm, domestic and equine) practice with a concentration on genetics, nutritional enhancement and botanical medicine.
* Published authority on artificial insemination and embryo transfer encompassing bovine, canine, caprine, equine, ovine & porcine species.
* Worked with many high-volume bovine and porcine establishments developing and implementing artificial-insemination, embryo-transfer and nutrition programs.
* Commissioned as an agricultural consultant on field crops and soils to small and mid-sized beef and dairy cattle operations as well as small ruminant farms targeting general nutrition issues.
* Performed thousands of ante-mortem and post-mortem examinations on food animals with the primary responsibility of insuring adulterated meat product does not enter commerce.
* Over six years experience working with the Department of Agriculture encompassing public health issues and regulatory compliance related to both state and federally inspected establishments.
* Authority and lecturer on topics of agriculture, agri-terrorism, bio-terrorism, epidemiology, naturopathic medicine and public health at various colleges, conventions and symposiums around the globe.
* Developed and implemented SSOP and HACCP plans for both state and federally inspected red-meat slaughter and further processing establishments.
* Performed validation, verification and annual reassessments of SSOP and HACCP plans for both state and federally inspected red-meat slaughter and further processing establishments.
* Appeared on various radio and television shows conveying naturopathic commentary globally.
* Author of many clinical publications relating to nutrition with a concentration on vitamin, mineral, trace mineral, amino acid, fatty acid and enzyme requirements.
* Editorial contributor to various natural health publications on the topic of naturopathic medicine.
* Held the official position of Executive Director within two not-for-profit professional organizations and one private organization, all of which promote naturopathic modalities.
* Served as adjunct professor on the topic of naturopathic medicine at both the university and college level for over six years.
* Over seven years in private practice as a doctor of naturopathic medicine addressing general to comprehensive health challenges.
* Two years clinical research on medical thermal imaging encompassing both humans and animals.
* American Alternative Medical Association * American Council of Holistic Medicine
* 1991 – Bovine Postpartum Ketosis * 1993 – Parturient Paresis of Dairy Cattle * 1994 – Stress Factors Considered in Nutrient Assimilation * 1996 – Promoting Endocrine Function with Botanical Agents * 1998 – Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer in Dairy Cattle * 2000 – Porcine Genetics and Nutrition * 2003 – Vitamin and Mineral Needs of American Dairy Cattle * 2004 – Mineral and Trace Mineral Supplementation in Beef Production * 2004 – Mal-absorption Anomalies of the Horse * 2005 – Feline Chronic Interstitial Nephritis * 2005 – Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy * 2006 – Ovine Endometrial Progesterone Receptor Expression * 2006 – Forage Needs of Goats and Sheep * 2007 – Toxic Plants and Small Ruminants * 2008 – Public Health Aspects of Modern Food Safety Hazards * 2009 – Nutrient Infiltration and Utilization In Row Crops * 2010 – Diagnostic Validation in Medical Thermal Imaging
* Member of the American Animal Nutritionist Association * Member of the American Association of Botanical Medicine * Member of the American Organic Agriculture Association * Member of the American Society of Naturopathic Practitioners * Member of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association of America * Member of the Georgia Dairy Goat Breeders Association * Member of the Herbal Healer Academy * Member of the International Natural Healers Association * Member of the International Veterinary Information Service * Member of the National Institute of Natural Animal Medicine * Member of the National Society of Nutrition Consultants * Member of the Naturopathic Research Council * Member of the Organic Farming Association
* Member of the Free and Accepted Masons * Member of the Royal Arch Masons * Member of the Royal and Select Masons * Member of the Order of the Eastern Star * Member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (32°) * Member of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine * Member of the Georgia Naturist Society * Member of the Society for Barefoot Living * Member of Toastmasters International (Southeastern USA)