Biology Department Faculty
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Dr. Alfred P. Chestnut (1980) Professor of Biology and Chair of the Natural Science Division and Chair of the Biology Department
B.S., Wake Forest University
M.A., University of Richmond
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Blaylock – Visiting Professor of Biology
Dr. Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. He attended the LSU school of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. For the past 26 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical practice to devote fulltime to nutritional studies and research.
Dr. Blaylock has written and illustrated three books. The first book was on the subject of excitotoxins (EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS) and how they cause neurodegenerative diseases of the nervous system. His second book, HEALTH AND NUTRITION SECRETS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE, covers nutritional protection against aging and contains a special section on nutritional protection against terrorism. His third book, NATURAL STRATEGIES FOR THE CANCER PATIENT, was released in April, 2003 and discusses the ways to defeat cancer, enhance the effectiveness of conventional treatments and prevent complications associated with these treatments. In addition, he has written and illustrated three chapters in medical textbooks, written a booklet on nutritional protection against nuclear, chemical and biological terrorism and written and illustrated a book on multiple sclerosis. In addition he has written over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Since the publication of his first book he has been a guest on over 50 syndicated radio programs and appeared on the 700 Club seven times. He recently appeared on Nutritional Living with Dr. Ward Bond. Presently, he is engaged in a monthly radio program discussing his book, HEALTH AND NUTRITION SECTRES on Raymond Francis’s program BEYOND HEALTH. The series will run for 12 months. He lectures widely to both lay and professional medical audiences on a variety of nutritional subjects.
Dr. Blaylock serves on the editorial staff of the journal of the American Nutraceutical Association and is the associate editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He recently retired as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi and now serves as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Biology at Belhaven University.