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About Dr. Lena Edwards

Dr. Edwards’ medical career has been defined by her bold, relentless pursuit to undercover the hidden “why’s”  and “how’s” behind the “what’s” of complex medical problems.



An internist turned integrative medicine specialist, Dr. Edwards combines the latest research with a bold, relentless approach to solve inexplicable health challenges. She has also created innovative approaches to launch several successful cash based medical practices whose growth and profitability rates exceeded conventional industry standards. Many patients have sought Dr. Edwards’ expertise after traditional medical options failed and/or when no diagnosis could be found.  Her mission has always been to help patients answer the ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions for their inexplicable symptoms and help them to regain their health and vitality.

Thought Leader

In the fields of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Lena Edwards leads the field in both clinical and business arenas. She is an internationally recognized expert on the relationship between stress and disease, health, and anti-aging. She is also known for her innovative approaches and success in launching cased based medical practices.

“Dr Edwards is a well-informed expert who speaks passionately about adrenal health. She provides an outstanding combination of lecture and sides that makes the presentation engaging for the audience.  Her lectures bring the latest science to the table and never cease to provoke interesting and active discussions.”


                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Alison McAllister
                                                                                                                                                                 Clinical Consultant

                                                                                                                                                                 Manager                                                                                                                                                                                               ZRT Laboratory

Widely read

Dr. Edwards is a highly accomplished author with over 100 publications in numerous types of professional and mass publications.  Her works have appeared in peer reviewed scientific journals, such as The Integrative Medicine Journal and the Annals of Internal Medicine, and in various social and mass media outlets.  Dr. Edwards’ writings have also been highlighted in popular magazines and newspapers, including Women’s Health Magazine and Health Intelligence Magazine and books, including Stop the Thyroid Madness.  She has regularly contributed to The Doctor’s Channel and Integrative, both of which are leading, online educational tools designed to provide cutting edge medical information for health care professionals.

In 2011, Dr. Edwards published her first book Adrenalogic: Outsmarting Stress which was the first evidence based review of its kind to debunk the myth of “adrenal fatigue”.  This best selling book provided its readers with not only the scientific reasons for how abnormal cortisol levels occur but also with the self-empowering tools with which they could maintain their health and prevent disease during times of stress.

Internationally Recognized

For the past two decades, Dr. Edwards has traveled across2 continents, 3 countries, and over 15 states to speak,consult, and educate.  Business and health care professionals from Vancouver, British Columbia, to as far as Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have benefited from Dr. Edwards’knowledge and expertise.   Dr. Edwards has also appeared as a medical expert guest on a variety of television and radio showsincluding Journey into Wellbeing and Braveheart Women Television.

Prestigious Academic Appointments

A number of highly respected and well recognized academic, research, and diagnostic organizations and institutions, including George Washington University, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and ZRT Laboratories, have invited Dr. Edwards to share her expertise. Her roles have been wide ranging and have included serving as an advisory board member, consultant, educator, lecturer, fellowship instructor, oral board examiner, and abstract review committee member.

We Are


Numerous Awards and Accomplishments

Dr. Edwards has been recognized both for her medical and business accomplishments.  Within the medical community she has been recognized as America’s Top Physicians in Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Integrative Cancer Therapy and Integrative Medicine Pioneer, MD News Magazine.  Some of her business accolades include being named as New Small Business Woman of the Year by the National Association of Women’s Business Owners and Small Business Person of the Year Nominee, U.S. Small Business Development Center.

Extensive Professional Affiliations

Dr. Edwards is continuously engaged in collaborating with a number of professional Board and Academic Institutions to promote learning, teaching, mentoring, and consulting.  Some of her affiliations include The American Board of Integrative Medicine, The American Board of Physician Specialties,The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, The Medical Metabolic Institute, and The Institute for Functional Medicine.


Dr. Edwards’ unique clinical approaches, vast knowledge base, and charismatic speaking style have propelled her to both national and international stages.  Since 1999, Dr. Edwards has given hundreds of presentations in 2 continents, 3 countries, and over 15 states.  Her venues have included peer to peer medical conferences, including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Age Management Medical Group, executive business meetings, including the National Women’s Business Association, and corporate and business meetings, including ZRT Laboratories and   and the feedback she has received has been consistently phenomenal.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Edwards speaking.


Dr. Edwards’ cutting edge ideas and innovations have made her a highly sought after academic, medical, and business consultant.  She has counseled a wide variety of organizations ranging from small medical practices to multimillion dollar corporations such as Promise Health Care.  The scope of her services include teaching health care practitioners, small businesses, and corporations about the complex relationships between stress, health, disease, and anti-aging to advising medical practices and other businesses on innovative ways to develop and sustain successful cash based medical practices.  Learn more about Dr. Edwards’ consulting services here.


Professional Background

Dr. Edwards’ journey from completing her medical residency to becoming an internationally known Integrative Medicine expert has been an interesting and profoundly fulfulling one.  Want the inside scoop?  Click here to read more about Dr. Edwards’professional background and accomplishments.

“Dr. Lena Edwards is the perfect bridge traversing multiple medical disciplines. She is an Internal medicine specialist with a great deal of excellent clinical experience and expertise, and she is also a Board Certified Integrative Medicine specialist. These unique skill sets afford her the ability to combine the best of both medical worlds into a comprehensive care plan specifically tailored for the patient. This way, a patient does not have to be concerned that he or she is missing out on what is the best treatment for them. Welcome to the new millennium of medicine, courtesy of Dr. Lena Edwards.”


                                                                                                                                        Dr. Charles Posternack
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