Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Moyad is the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Preventive/Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) at the University of Michigan Medical Center in the Department of Urology. He occupies an endowed position, which was originally created and funded entirely by the patients he has helped over the past 25+ years. This was the first endowment of its kind created for a physician at a major medical center in the US. Dr. Moyad has always considered himself to be, first and foremost, a physician public health educator. Dr. Moyad believes in the power of lifestyle changes to improve overall mental, physical, and spiritual wellness, and in their potential ability to keep pill counts and dosages to a minimum, while also enhancing the impact of conventional treatments when needed. This has been the focus of his research and lectures his entire career. Dr. Moyad received his medical education from the University of South Florida College of Public Health and the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is the primary author of over 150 published medical journal articles on the subject of lifestyle changes and supplements, the past Editor-in-Chief of the medical journal Seminars in Preventive & Alternative Medicine, and has given 1000s of lectures around the world to public and health care professionals in virtually every medical specialty and major medical center. Dr. Moyad is the author or co-author of 15 academic and consumer books, including the Integrative Medicine Clinical/Teaching Guidebooks, the Promoting Wellness series for patients, and his public bestseller The Supplement Handbook. He is honored to be the moderator of one of the largest patient conferences held twice a year in Los Angeles, California, and has provided monthly educational clinical research updates for the last 15+ years to health care professionals and national patient advocacy groups. He has been a consultant and/or interviewed for most major magazines, websites, radio and television shows devoted to health in the US, and appears regularly on a variety of programs.

Articles by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

Sarcopenia in the Prostate Cancer Patient

Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Complementary/Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in the Department of Urology​, discusses the consequences of androgen-deprivation therapy-related skeletal muscle loss. He goes on to discuss the prevalence of sarcopenia in prostate cancer patients, the clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of incorporating exercise for the prevention or mitigation of sarcopenia, as well as the benefits and limitations of diet and over the counter supplements for the prevention of sarcopenia.

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State of the Art: Nutrition and Prostate Cancer

Mark A. Moyad MD, MPH, the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Preventive/Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) at the University of Michigan Medical Center in the Department of Urology, discusses how reducing caloric intake and improving heart health can help patients fight prostate cancer and reduce the odds of recurrent cancer. He also argues that experimenting with supplements along with cancer treatment can be disadvantageous and that over the counter drugs should only be taken with a certificate of analysis. Dr. Moyad further discusses how dietary changes for cancer patients will also improve their heart health, mental health, and quality of life.

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