Marlene Merritt, DOM, MS Nutrition, CNS, IFMCP
Dr. Marlene Merritt received her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine in 2000 and is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She has an additional Masters degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Bridgeport which allows her to be nationally recognized as a Certified Nutrition Specialist, the basis for nutritionist licensure in over 20 states. She is licensed by the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine. Additionally, she is a Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, is board certified in Bariatric Counseling, is trained as a specialist in the Keto diet by the American Nutrition Association, and is certified in the Bredesen Protocol™ for Cognitive Decline. As of 2019, she is a Proficiency Diplomate in the Shoemaker CIRS Protocol for treatment of mold-related illness, one of three such practitioners in Texas (the other two are Merritt Wellness Center practitioners). She has published multiple articles on different issues in nutrition (see her articles HERE) in a variety of publications, and is the author of three books — one on reversing hypertension using natural means, one on reversing diabetes, and one on insomnia. In addition to a full clinical practice, she lectures nationally with her husband, Will Mitchell (see below), to healthcare practitioners all over the U.S. and Canada on issues ranging from dementia, diabetes, endocrine dysfunction, blood chemistry, nutrition, and functional medicine.