Michael Davidson, Pharm.D., A.C.N. is a doctor of pharmacy, clinical nutritionist, and phytotherapist (evidence-based herbal therapist).
Even as an undergraduate studying biochemistry at UCLA, Michael focused on the nutritional applications, learning the core principles and underlying mechanisms in nutritional science.
After UCLA, he began his studies at USC School of Pharmacy. While studying therapeutics (which forms the bulk of University’s 4-year curriculum), he developed a great interest in natural medicine, taking classes and working on projects on herbal medicine.
After completing his doctorate at USC, he further completed a certification program through SCU focusing on clinical nutrition and phytotherapy for healthcare professionals.
Today Dr. Davidson helps patients with a wide variety of health problems using an integrative medicine approach that includes consultations on diet and nutrition (food as medicine), exercise, sleep hygiene and other therapeutic lifestyle changes, as well as herbal medicine, dietary supplements, and pharmacotherapy.
He also lectures on such topics as nutritional purification, preventing drug-induced nutrient depletion, botanical medicine quality control and medicinal phytochemistry, nutrition and herbal medicine for cancer support and prevention, pediatric nutrition, the link between oxidative stress, epigenetics, and aging, and integrative therapeutics.
He continues to take self-study and live classes on nutritional and botanical medicine, which he thoroughly enjoys.
Dr. Davidson helps patients with a broad range of health problems using:
diet and nutrition (food as medicine)
other therapeutic lifestyle changes
dietary supplements and natural products
medication optimization (if necessary)