About Dr. Werness

Maurice Werness, N.D.

919-656-5518 (call or text) :: 708 N Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701


Bastyr University, Seattle, WA, Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition received 1992 

George Washington University, Washington, DC, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science received 1983


Naturopathic Doctor, specializing in preventing, treating, and reversing chronic diseases, including digestive problems, osteoporosis, peri-menopause, fatigue, arthritis, sleep disorders, allergies, migraines, high blood pressure, heart disease, trauma-related chronic disease, depression, anxiety, and diabetes. He treats all forms of chronic disease using clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, mind/body medicine and physical medicine. Luxmedicus in Raleigh and Durham, NC.    

Formulator, Developer, Distributor and Advisor to the Natural Products Industry. Foreverwell Inc, Nagara Bionics Inc., Nippon Poly-Glu Co. Ltd., Bio Technologies Inc., and Akea Inc.  (Formulated and manufactured the only organic, fermented super food nutritional supplement based on the nutritonal habits of the worlds healthiest people (individuals living in "Longevity Hotspots" supporting the health of over 30,000 family in America.)

Developer of the Lifestyle System "Blueprint for Life".  A lifestyle education system based on the habits of the world's healthiest people and implemented in over 30,000 households across the nation. 

Guest Lecturer on Natural Medicine at Duke University, Bowman Gray Medical School (Wake Forest University), University of North Carolina, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto Canada), Bastyr University, National University of Natural Medicine.

Presenter at various national conferences on natural medicine including conferences at: University of North Carolina, The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The National Association of Physicians Assistants, etc.    

Public Speaker on leadership, motivation and a wide variety of health topics, including osteoporosis, peri-menopause, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, the links between trauma and chronic disease, and emphasizing the efficacy of naturopathic medicine in healing disease. National and international circuits.

Board Member of The Institute for Natural Medicine, a nonprofit organization serving to increase public awareness of naturopathic medicine. To learn more, click here.

Host of Radio and TV Shows on Natural Medicine including "The Natural Approach," a weekly call-in radio show dedicated to promoting the efficacy of natural medicine (Fayetteville, NC, 1997) and "Natural Healing,” a television series (Seattle, WA, 1996).

Author of Anxiety and Stress, Hypoglycemia and Diabetes, Women’s Health, and Pain from The Natural Medicine Collective, a collaborative effort of practitioners of natural medicine. Dell Publishing; all in current circulation, published 1994. 

Contributor to Intermittent Blasting: The Simple Truth Behind Consistently Losing Weight and Keeping It Off...For Good, by William King, published 2018.

Retreat Support Staff for Dean Ornish, MD's Program for Reversing Heart Disease without Drugs or Surgery. San Francisco, CA, 1991-93.

Speaker, Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Atlantic crossing, 1992.

Instructor of tennis, tai chi, meditation, 1979-present.