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.
Jonathan Horton is motivational speaker and American Olympic athlete. Jonathan competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning Silver and Bronze in Gymnastics.
He also competed in the 2011 Olympic Games in addition to being featured on American Ninja Warrior.
A physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine, John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years. Dr. John and Mary McDougall believe that people should look and feel great for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly compromise their health through poor dietary habits.
Dr. McDougall is the founder and director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program: a ten-day residential program that he and Mary McDougall host at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA where medical miracles occur through diet and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Travis graduated in 2010 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry with Magna Cum Laude honors. He went on to own two optometry practices in South Carolina specializing in "difficult to fit" contact lens patients and dry eye, but soon found his passion for entrepreneurship.
In 2015, he started Eye Love, an eye wellness company with a mission to end preventable blindness. Along with his wife, Jenna, they continue to work part time in optometry and build Eye Love with the goal of eventually opening free clinics in the US and abroad. When he's not working on Eye Love or in clinic, he enjoys traveling to Jamaica, running, and playing the ukulele while he drinks his morning coffee.
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.
After two decades of running a successful pharmacy practice and then losing it all, Dr. Phil Carson entered a period of deep personal struggle. Each night he would walk along a country road hoping to find a few minutes of peace, but he ultimately discovered something far more valuable.
What could you do if you had a simple plan to increase energy, get in better shape, and improve your mental and emotional health? You have more pressure on you than ever.
Dr. Phil Carson felt the pressure, too. He sacrificed his mental, physical, and emotional health to the demand of his pharmacy practice until he discovered the medications he was paid to dispense often offered only temporary symptom relief and left people still suffering. Dr. Phil discovered that true health and happiness comes from finding balance in seven key areas, so he developed a simple plan anyone can use. In his new book, How to Live Until You Die, he makes it simpler than ever to unlock a healthier, happier, and more whole you, so today can mark a new beginning for your total health!
Liz Nierzwicki, first caught the public’s eye as one of the nation’s top experts teaching internal peace and self-love practices by way of proper thinking, proper workouts, nutrition science, and meditation in her bestselling book Happy Healthy Fit. Since the book’s release in 2016, her work has expanded, deepened, and spiraled in several key directions—all of which reflect her passion for exploring how people can use meditation, visualization, quantum physics, and focused action to break old patterns and create new habits that heal the body and allow you to deliberately create a happy and rewarding life.
Liz is also the founder (2010) and owner of Solace Yoga Studio and Solace Yoga School, a Yoga Alliance nationally accredited yoga teacher training program which has certified over twenty seven yoga teachers; creator of the world-wide nutrition and exercise science based program called figureFIT– giving people their very own personal trainer where and when they need it most.
When not on the speaker circuit, leading a mastermind group or writing, Liz teaches workshops and events at her flagship yoga studio in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Julie Rehmeyer is an award-winning mathematics and science writer. She is a contributing editor to Discover Magazine, and has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wired, Slate, Science News, and more.
Her stories have been featured on The History Channel and NPR’s All Things Considered. She is the 2016 recipient of Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellow at The University of Colorado, Boulder, and the Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.
Dr. John Day is a cardiologist and Medical Director of the Intermountain Heart Rhythm Specialists in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his medical degree from John Hopkins and completed his residency and fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology at Stanford University. Dr. Day’s book, The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China, recounts Dr. Day’s experience living with and studying the centenarians of Bapan, China. Bapan has the highest rate of centenarians in the world with 1 centenarian per 100 people.
Dr. Day took the information he learned from the remarkable centenarians of Bapan and applied that information back to his own life and his medical practice.
Dr. Masley is a physician, nutritionist, trained-chef, a celebrity speaker for programs on public television, plus a Fellow with the American Heart Association, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Over the past fifteen years, he has won acclaim for helping thousands of patients lose weight, reverse Type II diabetes, and eliminate the symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
Currently, he is the President for the Masley Optimal Health Center and has a clinical appointment with the University of South Florida.
G. EDWARD GRIFFIN is a writer, documentary film producer, and Founder of Freedom Force International. Listed in Who’s Who in America, he is well known because of his talent for researching difficult topics and presenting them in clear terms that all can understand.
He has dealt with such diverse subjects as archaeology and ancient Earth history, the Federal Reserve System and international banking, terrorism, internal subversion, the history of taxation, U.S. foreign policy, the science and politics of cancer therapy, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations.
Mark Schatzker is the author of The Dorito Effect and Steak. His award-winng journalism has appeared in in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler and Best American Travel Writing.
He is a field reporter for The Dr. Oz Show as well as a radio columnist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.
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.
For decades T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been at the forefront of nutrition education and research. Dr. Campbell's expertise and scientific interests encompass relationships between diet and diseases, particularly the causation of cancer. His legacy, the China Project, is one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology”.
Dr. Campbell is the coauthor of the bestselling book The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, and author of the New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud. He is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate in partnership with eCornell.