Thomas Levy graduated as the valedictorian of Notre Dame High School in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1968. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1972. He graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1976 and received his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and then Cardiology at Tulane as well. In 1998 he also received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

Although Dr. Levy became Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, his traditional medical training did not prevent him from being completely open to and fascinated by the work of Hal Huggins, DDS, MS, whom he met in 1993 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he had been practicing adult cardiology since 1991.

After meeting Dr. Huggins, Dr. Levy then began what he has called his second medical education. At Dr. Huggins’ clinic, he observed many patients improving substantially from diseases that he had been taught to regard as having no effective therapies, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and even ALS. Shortly after witnessing these extraordinary clinical responses, Dr. Levy shuttered his own cardiology office and began working as a medical consultant to Dr. Huggins. Roughly a year later, after seeing the seemingly steady stream of groundless legal actions that were advanced against Dr. Huggins for his non-traditional dental practices, he enrolled in law school in Denver, beginning a near daily commute between Colorado Springs and Denver for the next three years.

Dr. Huggins introduced Dr. Levy to the many profound uses and applications of vitamin C. Since his initial contact with Dr. Huggins. Dr. Levy has written seven books and co-authored three others. His research and writings have led him to conclude that all diseases ultimately start and are then propagated by increased oxidative stress in the affected organs and tissues, both intracellularly and extracellularly. His ongoing work continues to focus on contributing to the sound scientific basis for reaching this conclusion, as well as how to best slow and even reverse a variety of chronic degenerative diseases by lessening the levels of oxidative stress in the affected tissues. Dr. Levy is a regular presenter at the Orthomolecular Medicine Today Conference.

Presentation Abstract

Medico-Legal Strategies for Orthomolecular Treatments

Most orthomolecular treatments for diseases and medical conditions remain ignored by the practitioners of conventional medicine. Indeed, some of the most significant and highly effective orthomolecular therapies are actively suppressed by these practitioners and the hospitals in which they practice. During the COVID pandemic in particular, examples of such therapies, as well as highly effective and inexpensive non-orthomolecular therapies, being prohibited by law and/or banned by the state Board of Medicine have highlighted the extent of opposition to such therapies. The only orthomolecular treatments that are able to be utilized regularly are those considered to be adjunctive, but never to displace an accepted and expensive pharmaceutical therapy. And even these adjunctive therapies are almost uniformly banned from being administered in the hospitalized setting, leaving them to be given only in a clinic or an at-home setting.

Much of the focus of the presentation will center on the suppressed applications of intravenous vitamin C over the last 80 years. Literally millions of patients, especially in the intensive care unit setting, have perished during this time by the intentional and/or negligent avoidance of this therapy. Practical approaches aimed at achieving the administration of this agent (and other agents) for a given patient will be discussed. Approaches on how deal with physicians, hospitals, and medical or dental boards will be presented. Some exemplary cases highlighting these approaches will also be analyzed. Suggestions will also be made to orthomolecular practitioners on how best to initiate and maintain the implementation of such therapies.

Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame

Inducted 2016