Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a 10-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.
He is Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, medical editor of The Huffington Post, and a regular medical contributor in the media for CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, and more.
Carole Punt is a writer, researcher associated with the work of Robert (Bob) C. Beck, D.Sc., developer of the Beck Protocol, since 1996. Presently Carole is writing Dr Beck’s biography.
Dr Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath, is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981, one of the third generation of his family to have studied medicine at that teaching hospital.
He pursued a career in gastrointestinal surgery with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He qualified as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and in 1996 was awarded a Wellcome Trust Traveling Fellowship to study small-intestinal transplantation in Toronto, Canada. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2001. He has published over 130 original scientific articles, book chapters, and invited scientific commentaries.
In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Dr. Wakefield lost his job in the Department of Medicine at London’s Royal Free Hospital, his country, his career, and his medical license.
Max Spielberg is the Co-founder of Genexa a pharmaceutical company using organic technology to create healthier over-the-counter medicines.
Genexa was founded by Max and his co-founder David Johnson, two dads on a mission to make medicine healthier. Shocked by the list of harmful ingredients in most over-the-counter medicines, Johnson and Spielberg set out to change the sta310-850-8191310-850-8191ndard of medicine. After years of extensive R&D, Genexa developed its first line of USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified medicines.
Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She received the B.S. degree in Biophysics in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985, all from MIT. For over three decades, her research interests have always been at the intersection of biology and computation: developing a computational model for the human auditory system, understanding human language so as to develop algorithms and systems for human computer interactions.
In recent years, Dr. Seneff has focused her research interests back towards biology. She is concentrating mainly on the relationship between nutrition and health. Since 2011, she has published over two dozen papers in various medical and health-related journals on topics such as modern day diseases such as Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases.
Today 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 The Plant Paradox.
Dr. Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products.
Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and creator of Mobility WOD, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance.
His 2013 release, Becoming a Supple Leopard has become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, In addition to his latest book Deskbound. Kelly and his work have been featured in Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body, Competitor Magazine, Inside Triathlon, Outside Magazine, Details Magazine, Power Magazine, and the Crossfit Journal.
He teaches the wildly popular Crossfit Movement & Mobility Trainer course and has been a guest lecturer at the American Physical Therapy Association annual convention, Google, the Perform Better Summit, the Special Operations Medical Association annual conference, police departments, and elite military groups nationwide.
Dr. JAMES J. DINICOLANTONIO. is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. A well-respected and internationally known scientist, and expert on health and nutrition, he has contributed extensively to health policy and has even testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars.
He serves as the Associate Editor of British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in the medical literature. His latest book, The Salt Fix, explores how eating more salt may actually save your life.
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.