We are privileged to have the following health care professionals as advisors to the Canary Club. They lend their knowledge and expertise in support of the health and well-being of our community and our world. We sincerely thank them for their time and energy!

Dr. Richard Shames, Thyroid Hormone ExpertRichard Shames, MD is a Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and NIH trained practicing physician who has specialized in hormone treatment for thirty years.  This master practitioner has co-written several very popular books including Thyroid Mind Power: The Proven Cure for Hormone-Related Depression, Anxiety, and Memory Loss, followed by the ground-breaking release of Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled? He has appeared as an expert on both radio and television.

Richard Shames, MD, practicing physician
Author Thyroid Mind Power
Website: ThyroidPower.com


Karilee Shames, PhD, RN - Hormone ExpertKarilee Shames, PhD, RN, has served as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, and is currently in private practice as a clinical specialist in psychiatric nursing. She is also a certified holistic nurse. This master practitioner has co-written several very popular books including Thyroid Power and Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled? She has also appeared as an expert on both radio and television. Dr. Shames is also a founder of Canary Club.

Website: ThyroidPower.com


ATT00006Jacob Teitelbaum, MD has been the Medical Director of the National Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and is the author of the popular free iPhone application “Cures A-Z.”

"Dr. T" is also the senior author of the landmark studies “Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia -- a Placebo-controlled Study” and “Effective Treatment of CFS & Fibromyalgia with D-Ribose.” Author of the best-selling book From Fatigued to Fantastic! (3rd revised edition, Avery/Penguin Group) and Pain Free 1-2-3—A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now (McGraw- Hill). His newest book is Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! (Fairwinds Press). Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr Oz Show and Oprah & Friends with Dr. Mehmet Oz. He lives in Kona, Hawaii.

Websites: endfatigue.com and vitality101.com


Lani Simpson, DC, CCDLani Simpson, D. C., C.C.D.  Over the past 25 years, Dr. Simpson has established herself as one of the leading experts in women’s health care. Her clinical experience and her multi-disciplinary approach have enabled her to educate thousands of patients and professionals about some of today’s most common health challenges for women.  

Dr. Simpson is a chiropractic doctor and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. The International Society of Bone Densitometry awards the C.C.D. certification to those who have demonstrated (though an exam) a mastery of an approved body of knowledge in osteoporosis diagnosis though DXA and CT scans, peripheral x-ray devices and ultrasound devices. A CCD is required to demonstrate proficiency in reading and analyzing bone density test results, bone related lab work and medications used to treat osteoporosis. She was the first alternative doctor to be awarded this certification.
Dr. Simpson produced and presented The Heat is On! Menopause and PMS Seminar to health care professionals for the past 15 years. This twelve-hour continuing education course is offered at various venues throughout the United States and has been reviewed and accepted by state boards of chiropractic, acupuncture, nursing, licensed marriage and family therapists and naturopathy.

Website: lanisimpson.com


Additional advisors will be joining us periodically.