Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of FameInducted 2016
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.