Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer are a husband-and-wife research team dedicated to uncovering the lifestyle causes of disease. Medical anthropologists and co-directors of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, they are known worldwide for their groundbreaking research and books.
Sydney Ross Singer received a B.S. in biology from the University of Utah in 1979. He then spent two years in the biochemistry Ph.D. program at Duke University, followed by another two years at Duke in the anthropology Ph.D. program, receiving a Master’s Degree. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, Texas on a full academic scholarship, where he spent one year in the medical humanities Ph.D. program, and received an additional two years training in medical school.
Soma Grismaijer received an associate’s degree from the College of Marin in the behavioral sciences, and a bachelor of arts from Sonoma State University in environmental studies and planning. In addition, she is an American Board of Opticianry-certified optician. She has been the President and Executive Director of the Good Shepherd Foundation since 1980, a charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of human and animal suffering.
Together, they started the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease in 1991. Their first project was the M.D. (Medical Demystification) Crusade, informing the public of the hazards of medicine and how to prevent them. The Crusade included the Medication Side Effects Hotline, and a national lecture tour explaining the nature of doctors, medicine, and health.
Since then, Singer and Grismaijer have authored numerous books about their novel discoveries into the cultural causes of disease, most notably, Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. Their website, www.SelfStudyCenter.org, suggests self studies to help people recover and prevent certain diseases by altering their lifestyles.
Singer and Grismaijer live and work on a nature preserve in Hawaii, where they offer "nature therapy" to help people heal from the problems caused by our culture. They can be reached at P.O. Box 1880, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778. Phone number: (808) 935-5563. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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