Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.
Wellness for Life Radio focuses on optimal health, all-natural allergy relief, clinical nutrition, environmental and lifestyle medicine as well as holistic anti-aging and life extension techniques.
Dr. Susanne Bennett will share her twenty four years of clinical experience and expertise in all-natural therapies and remedies that can help common health issues such as allergies, gastrointestinal issues, chronic fatigue, autoimmune and endocrine disorders, insomnia, fat loss resistance and much more.
Mark R. Engelman, M.D., is the Founder and President of the Engelman Health Institute. He is also a permanent Clinical Consultant for Cyrex Laboratories. Dr. Engelman’s medical record includes 23 years as the director of St. Joseph’s Medical Center emergency department; a standby physician for two American Presidential administrations; President of the Maricopa County American Heart Association; Chief Physician for the Arizona Boxing Commission, Founder and CEO of AmeriMed American Hospitals in Mexico; and an expert speaker on emergency medicine both nationally and internationally.
Gavin A. Cloherty, Ph.D. is Director of Infectious Disease Research, R&D for Abbott’s diagnostics business. He provides scientific leadership in the area of infectious disease diagnostics by conducting groundbreaking clinical studies on diverse hepatitis and HIV strains. As one of the top experts in the field, Dr. Gavin Cloherty’s innovative research is changing the way infectious diseases are being diagnosed.
Gavin has more than 17 years of experience with Abbott and leads a team of scientists in the study of HIV and Hepatitis strain diversity. His expertise is sought after globally through his established partnerships with commercial organizations, ministries of health and government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is currently working with the Republic of Georgia to help eradicate Hepatitis C in the country.
Gavin is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he received his Ph.D. in molecular biology and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and zoology.
Barbara K. Lipska is the director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she studies mental illness and human brain development. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind is her first book.
Dana Cohen, MD, is a nationally renowned internal and integrative medicine specialist whose multi-disciplinary approach has helped treat thousands of patients using a variety of conventional and complementary therapies. In practice for nearly two decades, Cohen trained under the late Dr. Robert Atkins, author of the iconic Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, and Dr. Ronald L. Hoffman, a pioneer of integrative medicine and founder of the Hoffman Center in New York City. Cohen was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1998 and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), the leading voice of integrative medicine for more than 1,500 MD, DO, ND and master-level health care providers, and served as advisor to the board of directors and adviser to the education committee. Cohen earned her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Albany Medical Center and was board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1998. She has on-air experience as a radio host and previously co-hosted, “Healthy for Good,” radio show that aired in New York City and “New Vitality Live,” a nationally syndicated show on WOR Radio Network. Cohen is the author of Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight, and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration (Hachette Books, 2018).
Matthew J. Budoff, M.D., FACC, is Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac CT at the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Dr. Budoff received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in cardiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Budoff is chief investigator in several active medical research trials and is a frequent lecturer on topics of cardiology at symposia, congresses and annual conferences on nearly every continent. He has authored or co-authored over 500 research papers, six books and 36 book chapters.
Dr. Budoff received the Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK, and was awarded the Top Oral Abstract at the American Heart Association’s 2009 meeting. Most recently, he was named to the U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors for 2011.
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a regular contributor on the show (30+ times).
Dr. Breus is the author of the soon to be published (September 2016) The Power of When, a ground-breaking bio-hacking book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your hidden biological chronotype. Dr. Breus gives the reader the exact perfect time to have sex, run, a mile, eat a cheeseburger, ask your boss for a raise and much more. Dr. Breus has been in private practice for 16 years and recently relocated his practice to Los Angeles.
Cher Pastore, MS, RDN, CDE is the founder and owner of CherNutrition, LLC. A private practice nutrition group that focuses on Weight Management, Diabetes Education and Pre/Postnatal care. Cher has extensive experience in nutrition counseling has helped thousands of clients reach their weight and health goals. She has successfully treated clients with conditions such a hypothyroid, PCOS, Hormonal Disturbances, Digestive Issues, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Digestive Issues as well as other. She is the author of soon to be released book “The Blood Sugar Miracle.”
Dr. Charles Ryan is an oncologist who recently took on the role of Director of the Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation Division in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Prior to that, he was the Thomas Perkins Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ryan’s research focuses on the development of new treatments for advanced prostate cancer and he has published over 100 articles and chapters in the world’s leading medical journals. Dr. Ryan earned a BA in Philosophy, magna cum laude from Marquette University. His book is called The Virility Paradox.
Eric Gordon, MD is the founder and Medical Director of Gordon Medical Associate, a medical practice serving patients with complex chronic illness in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, CA.
“My deep respect for the individuality of my patients is the heart of my practice. The point is to carefully listen to each patient and correlate their subjective experience with pertinent objective laboratory tests, to determine unique treatment guidelines that allow the innate wisdom of the body to overcome illness and restore good health.”
Dr. Gordon has also been very engaged in research into these illnesses. In addition to seeing patients in his practice, Dr. Gordon organized and served as medical advisor and moderator for a series of medical symposia in Northern California, bringing together extraordinary faculties consisting of 30 leading international academic medical researchers and cutting-edge clinicians, respectively focusing on CFS, Lyme, autoimmune diseases and autism.
On 8/29/16, Dr. Gordon was a co-author of a groundbreaking study on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, “Metabolic Features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” (http://www.pnas.org/content/113/37/E5472.full), published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). Research into metabolomic characteristics is continuing through Dr. Gordon’s research center, Science in Service of Humanity (SISOH). Funding for ongoing study is partially underwritten by the Gordon Medical Research Center.
A follow-up metabolomic study of Chronic Fatigue in a larger group of patients should be published later in 2018. Dr Gordon is currently designing outcome studies to be used across multiple practices to evaluate the effectiveness of non-standard tests and correlate them with patient experiences.
For Dr. Gordon knowledge and understanding does not come primarily from research, but from interaction and direct experience with his patients. He is first and foremost a private practice physician. His deep respect for the biochemical individuality of his patients is at the heart of his approach. Understanding chronic illness requires a larger perspective than the traditional one of find the triggering event, remove it and the body heals and we are back to health. Chronic illness is not often an isolated response to a toxic exposure or an infection. Chronic illness is more a stuck note in a complicated sonata of the interaction between the triggering event(s) and the complexity that is you.