Dr. Christopher Montanaro grew up in the state of Maine, where his father ran a school of mime and theatre. A strong natural talent for science and mathematics was tempered by an artistic environment and a love of God and nature. In high school, he was awarded the prestigious first prize in the Westinghouse Science competition, and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science from Brown University in biophysics and mathematics. Attracted by the wholistic philosophy of Osteopathy, he attended the University of New England for his doctorate in medicine, and completed a residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. For the past 17 years, he has been in private practice in northern California. He integrates hands-on Osteopathy, nutritional medicine, bio-identical hormone therapy, and prolotherapy techniques, in his medical practice. He believes strongly that health is inherent, and that what science should hope to do is be a graceful assistant in healing, never forgetting the powerful emotional and spiritual aspects of the human being, and respecting that mysterious source of health that supports all of us every day.