A near death experience led CEO of Alitura Naturals, Andy Hnilo, to develop a cutting-edge natural skincare line that is revitalizing the skincare market.
Andy was hit by two large vehicles while crossing a busy street in 2011. A former model and high-performance athlete, Andy is helping to change the personal care market.
Tom Martin graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the California Maritime Academy in 2004. Since then, he has worked as a Mechanical Engineer in several capacities, his favorite of these endeavors having been Chief Engineer for 4 years on a scientific research vessel. Though he loved his work, his outside interests always drew him towards looking for more innovative ways of using his Engineering knowledge.
Tom’s fascination with longevity research began just after graduating from college, which after some time became not just a field of passive study, but a personal crusade. This eventually led him to creating a laboratory in 2012 with the sole purpose of producing Carbon 60 Olive Oil, both for personal experimentation, and with the idea of encouraging research by making it accessible to others with similar passions for expanding lifetimes.
Sylvia Tara holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from The University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
She was a healthcare management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and has worked for the world’s largest biotechnology companies.
After an extended battle with fat, Dr. Tara became fascinated with its resiliency and embarked on a mission to better understand it. This book is the culmination of years of research and interviews with physicians, patients and leading scientists. The Secret Life of Fat will forever change how you think about this misunderstood organ.
Jay W. Nielsen, M.D. has thirty-eight years experience as a family physician with special emphasis on Pain Management, Patient Education, Research, Urgent Care and Emergencies in medicine.
Dr. Nielsen’s interest in Pain Management started in 1981 when he found himself the only physician in Erie County who would see Workmen’s Compensation spine injuries.
In 1993, he moved to Bluffton, Ohio and started training in Alternative Medicine with Dr. Terry Chappell and began his work in Prolotherapy and Chelation.
In 1994, with Dr. Chappell’s assistance as President of the American College for Advancement of Medicine, Dr. Nielsen started the first Contract Research Organization specializing in Complementary Medicine, herbals, supplements, product validation and Medical Outcomes trials for Chelation.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Nielsen initiated North Coast Clinical Research, one of the nation’s largest research centers specializing in Clinical Trials in Family Practice. He participated in 34 nationwide trials for the development of new drugs.
Dr. Nielsen was the host of his own radio talk show for thirteen years. This two-hour talk show was designed originally to overcome the blood shortage caused by the early Aid’s epidemic. After the tenth anniversary of the show, the American Red Cross awarded the “Good Neighbor Award” for his work.
In 2010, Dr. Nielsen was trained by I.L.A.D.S. as a Lyme Literate Physician by Joseph Jemsek MD in Washington D.C.
CHRISTINE MARIE ECKEL, Ph.D., is The Anatomy Professor. She is an author, educator, photographer, and artist.
In 2015, Dr. Eckel presented a TEDx talk about the value of human body donors in health sciences education. She is currently working on a book entitled, Bodies I have Known: Adventures in the Human Anatomy Laboratory, which is an extension of this TEDx talk. Throughout the book, Dr. Eckel educates the public about the human body as told through the stories of the hundreds of body donors who gave their bodies after death for the purposes of education and research.
Dr. Eckel has received several teaching honors, including an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award from U.C. Berkeley, a Teaching Excellence award from SLCC, and the Atlas Club award for Outstanding Teaching at WVSOM. She was awarded the Frank L. Christensen Endowed Fellowship from the University of Utah and was named the Betty Cook Karrh Endowed P.E.O. Scholar for 2004–2005.
Dr. Eckel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS). Her research is in the field of teaching innovation and educational outcomes research.
Dr. Gundry is the Director of The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the Founder/Director of The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.
But he is destined to be known by everyday people outside his field as the author of the life-changing book Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline and Drop the Weight for Good.
Quite a mouthful, it is fast becoming the new Bible for smart eating and its secrets extend far beyond what people believe is the obvious.
Dr Todd Nelson, D.Sc., Naturopath. He and his team have had the privilege of providing thousands of individuals and families the very best holistic health care programs for the past 35 years.
His approach is truly holistic, integrating all the essential ingredients into a personalized program for creating optimal health; Diet, professional-grade dietary supplements, detoxification, fitness, herbs, and stress reduction are all key factors for producing successful outcomes.
His job is to empower you with the best tools possible, to teach you the options you have, and to coach and support you in implementing these new choices into your daily habits. Nothing less will prevent illness, overcome health problems, and sustain a high level of functional every day.
Dr. Neal Barnard, is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of Barnard Medical Center.
Dr. Barnard is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the 2016 recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award, and has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books, including the New York Times best-sellers Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today best-seller Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.
As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He hosts four PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.
Dr. Paul A. Byrne is a Board Certified Neonatologist and Pediatrician. He is the Founder of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. He is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of Toledo, College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.
Dr. Byrne is past-President of the Catholic Medical Association (USA), formerly Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO and Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He is author and producer of the film "Continuum of Life" and author of the books "Life, Life Support and Death," "Beyond Brain Death," and "Is 'Brain Death' True Death?"
Dr. Byrne has presented testimony on "life issues" to nine state legislatures beginning in 1967. He opposed Dr. Kevorkian on the television program "Cross-Fire." He has been interviewed on Good Morning America, public television in Japan and participated in the British Broadcasting Corporation Documentary "Are the Donors Really Dead?”
Dr. William Pawluk, MD, is a formerly Board-Certified family physician with a practice near Baltimore, Maryland. He has had academic appointments at a number of universities, including Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland.
He has had training in acupuncture, homeopathy, and bodywork and is considered the foremost authority on the use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy in North America.
Ty Bollinger is a happy married husband and father, a CPA, health freedom advocate, health researcher, former competitive bodybuilder, talk radio host and best-selling author. After losing several family members to cancer (including his mother and father), Ty refused to accept the notion that chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery were the most effective treatments available for cancer patients.
He began a quest to learn all he possibly could about alternative cancer treatments and medical industry. What he uncovered what shocking. There is ample evidence to support the allegation that the “war on cancer” is largely a fraud and that multinational pharmaceutical companies are “running the show.”
A highly sought-after speaker on parenting and education Jim Zwers has spoken on these topics on 6 different continents.
In the 80’s and early 90’s Jim lived and worked in Zurich, Switzerland as a photographer. During this time he traveled a lot, to over 40 different countries. This world perspective helped Mr. Zwers gain a global understanding of people and various cultures.
Mr. Zwers returned to America in the early 90s to raise their children. After working in both marketing and with the stock market Mr. Zwers settled into his true passion, education, in 2002. Since that time, Mr. Zwers has been the Head of School of Clearwater Academy Int’l, a private school in Clearwater FL that specializes in preparing kids for life.
As Head of School, Mr Zwers has implemented many initiatives all directed in helping young people reach their highest potential.
Mr. Zwers is also author of the book “Blazing Your Path Through Life”
Jim has been married to Kathy Zwers for over 30 years and they’ve raised 3 successful children together.
Dr Gary Mezo practiced Family Practice and Emergency Medicine for 28 years, then retired from clinical medicine to dedicate his life efforts to medically/scientifically proving the efficacy and science behind his discoveries. He has been a full-time medical scientist for over 19 years and has enjoyed great success in his research efforts with top researchers at NASA, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and scores of University research centers worldwide.
His goal has always been to reverse many chronic disease states by restoring optimal form and function, eliminating the underlying causes and through marked improvement of systemwide health. He is an expert in nanobacterial and endovascular research and is the inventor of our Veinesco Vascular Breakthrough Formula.
Ray Strand, MD has been involved in a private family practice for over 40 years. Over the past 20 years he has focused his medical practice on preventive and nutritional medicine. He has written and published 5 different books. His book, What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know about Nutritional Medicine May be Killing You, has now been translated into over 30 different languages. He travels and speaks throughout the world educating individuals about the health benefits of taking high-quality nutritional supplements.
Travis Christofferson, M.S. received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the Montana State University Honors Program and a master¹s degree in Material Engineering and Science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Today, he is a full-time science writer and founder of a cancer charity (Foundation for Metabolic Cancer Therapies). He lives in South Dakota.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe his eating style, which is built around a diet of nutrient-dense, plant-rich foods.
For over 25 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and PBS television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and run accident.
JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.