Naturopathic Doctor San Diego


San Diego’s Premier Center for Integrative Medicine

Meet Mark Stengler, NMD

America’s Natural Doctor®

Known to many as “America’s Natural Doctor,” Dr. Mark Stengler is acclaimed for combining the best of alternative and conventional medicine at his clinic in Encinitas, California.

Mark Stengler, NMD, is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor, author, and lecturer with expertise in nutrition, herbal therapy, vitamin therapy, homeopathy, natural hormone replacement and integrated medicine. Board certified in Integrative Medicine and certified in Intravenous Nutrient Therapy, he is founder and medical director of the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.


Besides practicing what he preaches at his clinic in California, Dr. Stengler also teaches what he preaches. He is an associate clinical professor at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and served on a medical advisory committee for the Yale University Complementary Medicine Outcomes Research Project. Dr. Stengler has extensive training in conventional and natural therapies. His medical license allows him to prescribe pharmaceutical medications as well as alternative therapies.

Author and Popular Medical Expert

In addition to his clinical and academic work, Dr. Stengler is a medical expert for Daily Health News E-letter, which has over one million regular subscribers. He is the author of 17 books, including three best sellers, The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies, Prescription for Natural Cures, and Prescription for Drug Alternatives. His most recent is Prescription for Natural Cures, revised edition (2011), with over 500,000 copies sold.

Dr. Stengler is a frequent contributor to leading health magazines and has a regular column in Better Nutrition magazine. He is a popular medical expert on television, including FOX, CBS and NBC affiliates. He has also been involved in two PBS documentaries on natural medicine: “7 Steps to Perfect Health” and “Supercharge Your Immune System.” His weekly TV show, Natural Healing with Mark Stengler, NMD™, is seen on local cable as well as channels around the country. He is also host of an upcoming PBS educational and fundraising show on natural health.

Education & Training

Mark Stengler, N.M.D., completed premedical studies at Mt. Royal College (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. Naturopathic medical education taught Dr. Stengler the same basic sciences studied by MD candidates, but also provided him with the knowledge of holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy, with 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 was required during these four years to also complete training in clinical nutrition, Chinese medicine, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology and counseling to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in support of their personal health.

Additional degrees and certifications
Diplomate of the College of Physicians
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 Naturopathic Medical Doctor in California

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


Dr. Stengler lives in San Diego County, California with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing with his kids and spending quality time with his wife. Dr. Stengler speaks regularly on natural health topics. His hobbies include several sports and theological studies.