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About Dr. Stengler, NMD

Mark Stengler

Dr. Mark Stengler “America’s Natural Doctor®.”

Like you, Dr. Mark Stengler, NMD, was once looking for an alternative. Even before he became a celebrated Naturopathic Medical Doctor he knew there was something critically wrong with the conventional medicine approach to treating illness. But it was after watching a loved one fall victim to that broken system that he finally realized that what’s actually missing from the mainstream drugs-and-surgeries approach is a massive lack of balance. He also realized that his true calling was in medicine as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor.

Dr. Stengler’s not your typical doctor. Not by a long shot. He stands out in a crowd, because, unlike most conventional doctors, his carefully constructed medical training was all about balance. He received extensive training in both conventional medicine and natural alternatives.

What this fusion means for you, of course, is that when you make an appointment with this Naturopathic Medical Doctor in San Diego you’re getting the perfect combination of advanced modern technology and powerful time-tested traditional therapies. This balanced approach means you get the very best medical care, and the safest long-term treatments, available. He is licensed to practice as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor in California and Arizona.

And Dr. Stengler’s got a 22-year track-record of successes to prove how well his radical approach works. In fact, his breakthrough methods have earned him national attention and acclaim as “America’s Natural Doctor®.”

He has been asked to be a medical expert on several television shows and has hosted hosts his own popular weekly TV show “Natural Healing with Mark Stengler,” which was seen on PBS and cable stations all across the nation. He’s been involved in two PBS documentaries on natural medicine: and was the host of a PBS educational and fundraising showA to Z Guide to Healing Yourself.

Dr. Stengler lives in San Diego County, California with his wife and children. He finds that sunny San Diego is the perfect location for him to pursue his active lifestyle, playing his favorite sports and running around with his kids.


Dr. Stengler with patients at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine

When he’s not busy sharing his extensive knowledge of powerful alternatives to toxic “mainstream” therapies, Dr. Stengler practices what he preaches at his state-of-the-art Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in Encinitas, California.

“Those that know do. Those that understand teach.”

Besides practicing what he preaches at his clinic in California, Dr. Stengler also teaches what he preaches. He served as an associate clinical professor at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and has served on a medical advisory committee for the Yale University Complementary Medicine Outcomes Research Project.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

In addition to his clinical and academic work, Dr. Stengler manages to write House Calls—a five days a week e-letter—and Health Revelations—a once a month newsletter. The two publications reach over 800,000 regular readers combined ( He subscribes to the notion that if there’s a book that you want to read that hasn’t been written yet, than you need to write it. As a result, he’s authored/co-authored 30 books including three best sellers, The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies,” “Prescription for Natural Cures,” and “Prescription for Drug Alternatives.”

“Education is the most powerful weapon.”

Mark Stengler, N.M.D., completed his premedical studies at Mount Royal University (in Calgary, Alberta, Canada), and the University of Calgary, and graduate-level naturopathic medical school at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Stengler is currently completing a Master’s program in Biology.

His naturopathic medical education taught Dr. Stengler the same basic sciences studied by MD candidates, but it also provided him with equally as extensive knowledge of holistic and nontoxic methods. This balanced approach put a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness.

In addition to a standard medical curriculum that included training in diagnosis, lab testing, pharmacology and minor surgery, Dr. Stengler’s well-rounded education also had him complete training in bio-identical hormones, intravenous nutrient therapy, chelation therapy, ozone therapy, clinical nutrition, Chinese medicine, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology and counseling to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in support of their personal health.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Diplomate of the College of Physicians
  • Certification in Restorative Medicine
  • Certification Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
  • Masters of Religious Studies from Southern California Seminary
  • Certification of Homeotherapeutics at the National College of Natural Medicine
  • Oriental medicine training at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland
  • Licensed to practice as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor in California
  • Licensed to practice as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor in Arizona


  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • California Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine
  • Member of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
  • Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
  • Member of the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians