Expert Friends

Michael P. Ciell, R. Ph.
Friend of Alternative Medicine and Co-op Member

Mike Ciell has practiced as a community pharmacist since 1992 and has extensively studied and lectured on alternative therapies. He served as chief pharmacist for Eckerd’s National Medical Information Service as well the chief pharmacist for the Foundational Health Center which specializes in alternative nutritional therapies for patients with chronic diseases. Currently Mike is the Chief Science Officer for Ideal Protein.

Mike also spends much of his time researching orthomolecular medicine, what he calls “advanced cellular nutrition”. Recently, Mike wrote a Our Health Co-op article contrasting the mainstream heart disease “Lipid Theory” with the “Unified Theory,” developed by Linus Pauling (two-time Nobel laureate and Ph.D.) and Matthias Rath, M.D.

You can read Mike’s “Unified Theory” article here on our website at: Coronary Heart Disease & Linus Pauling – Heart Health Supplements – Vitamin C

Mike Ciell comments on Our Health Co-op:

“When I found your organization, I was amazed by your prices, but what really impressed me was that you were offering solid products. You didn’t have anything I would consider junk. Then I saw you posted lab tests online. Biochemistry is my thing, and I hadn’t seen this before.”

“What you stand for resonates with me deeply, and I am thrilled to be able to refer people to you. Many of the seniors I refer can’t say ‘thank you’ enough, as your products are far more affordable than they could have imagined. I thank you too and appreciate all you do for the community.”

Hugo Rodier, M.D.
Integrative Health Specialist and Co-op Member

Hugo Rodier, M.D. is a recognized authority in nutritional and integrative medicine and psycho-neuro immunology. He has done extensive research in standard medical journals (surveying 150 journals each month) to document the benefits of natural therapies.

Dr. Rodier, a board-certified family practitioner, is Medical Director at the Pioneer Clinic — a leading integrative health center in Draper, Utah. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and College of Nutrition. a member of the editorial board of the Utah Medical Association and is chairman of the Utah Medical Association’s Environmental Committee.

Here’s what Dr. Rodier said about the Co-op:

“My extensive research of the medical literature on the subject of nutrition and supplements, along with my significant exposure to nutraceutical companies, has prepared me to evaluate such companies. I place Our Health Co-op towards the top of the supplement industry for many reasons.”

“The main one is the character and philosophy of the owners and managers. They are socially responsible and very conscientious of consumers who are economically disadvantaged. In an industry where mark-ups are the rule, Our Health Co-op stands out because of their lack of greed.”

“Second, the quality of their products is excellent. Many in the industry do not follow proper guidelines for quality assurance.”

“And lastly, their marketing philosophy is also geared to empowering consumers with information to gain control of their own health. They are committed to consumer self-reliance, and they are very personable in their approach.”