Steven Rissman

Steve Rissman, N.D., is a professor a faculty member in the Integrative Health Program in the Department of Health Professions at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His focus areas center around the health of men and boys and he has developed one of the first men’s health care academic programs in the nation.

Rissman teaches classes related to men’s health including: Men Across Cultures, Anger in Men, Men and Addictions as well as Father’s and Fathering. In addition, Rissman is also the lead instructor for a clinical pathophysiology class, which he has taught for more than 15 years.

Rissman has studied, taught and worked in the fields of men’s health for over 20 years. He has committed his naturopathic medical practice to improving the lives of men and boys by working with those suffering with anxiety, compulsive behavior, anger issues, lack of motivation or direction, chronic pain and any physical health issues. Rissman also has a private practice at his farm office, north of Denver, working with men and boys.

Having grown up on a farm and spending a great deal of time in the outdoors, Rissman has a deeply rooted curiosity for the laws of nature, particularly the science of disease process. As a result, he has an ability to illicit the story of one’s unique disease process and to perceive what needs to be cured in each individual man or boy using homeopathy, botanical medicines, therapeutic nutrition and other insightful methods intended to help lead men on the journey through the abyss of illness. He has also published several articles including “Health Effects of Anger in Men” and “Getting Behind the Mask: Improving Quality of Care for Male Patients.”

Rissman received his doctor of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 1996.

Brandi Moore

Brandi Moore, Ph.D., is a lecturer and naturopathic physician in the Department of Health Professions at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches Dynamics of Health HON, Medical Terminology and Clinical Pathophysiology. In addition, she is the owner of Reclaim Integrative Health in Denver and the host of “The Pretty Healthy Podcast,” where she tackles trending topics in health and wellness from a balanced perspective.

Her interest in medicine started once she began her formal education in Naturopathic Medicine and began making changes in her own life after seeing significant improvements to her health. This fueled her desire to help and educate those around her in the healing power of nature. Moore understands first-hand how hard it is to make health a priority in people’s lives and helps women prepare their bodies for pregnancy, increase energy levels, lose weight, eat healthier and maintain a balanced mood.

Moore received her Ph.D., from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2016 and completed a two-year residency in general medicine and naturopathic oncology in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She received her bachelor’s in public relations from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010.

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Kelsey Asplin

Kelsey Asplin, is a naturopathic doctor and affiliate professor in the Integrative Health Care Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

She operates a naturopathic private practice called Determinant Health Naturopathic Medicine. Before obtaining her doctorate, Asplin worked as a licensed massage practitioner. She also serves as a board member for the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a certified member of the Kinesio Taping Association International. Asplin received the Best of the Best 2017 award in Highlands Ranch for Holistic/Naturopathic Medicine and the Most Instrumental Woman in Naturopathic Medicine 2017 – West USA award at the Women in Health Awards 2017.

Asplin has published several articles in the Natural Medicine Journal titled “Gut Bacteria, Sleep and Brain Health” and “High-Protein Breakfasts Especially Important for Adolescents.” She also periodically reviews research for the journal.

Asplin received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and a bachelor’s in integrative therapeutic practices from MSU Denver. She is a certified Kinesio taping practitioner.

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