William Davis, MD
Director of Biotechnologies, Northern Medical Center, NY
Work Experience: Dr. Davis has connected the dots between gut health and common modern ailments and complaints.
Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist and New York Times #1 bestselling author of the Wheat Belly book series. He is Medical Director and founder of the Undoctored program including the Undoctored Inner Circle. He is Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Realize Therapeutics Corp. that is developing innovative solutions for the disrupted human microbiome and author of the book Super Gut.
Joel Warsh, MD, MSc
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Integrative Medicine
Work Experience: Dr. Gator completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), where he was honored as the George Donnell Society Research Fellow. He started his career working as an attending Pediatrician at CHLA. He has also worked in Private practice in Pasadena, CA before moving to his current office in Beverly Hills, CA. He is currently on staff at Cedar Sinai Hospital.
Joel Warsh is a Board-Certified Pediatrician in Los Angeles, California who specializes in Parenting, Wellness and Integrative Medicine. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and completed degrees in Kinesiology, Psychology and Epidemiology and Community Health before earning his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Pediatric Medicine training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) and worked in private practice in Beverly Hills before founding his current practice, Integrative Pediatrics and Medicine Studio City, in 2018. Dr. Gator has published research in peer-reviewed journals on topics including childhood injuries, obesity and physical activity. He has been featured in numerous documentaries, films, summits, podcasts and articles including CBS, Fox, LA Parent, Washington Post, MindBodyGreen, and many others. He is also the founder of the Parenting Masterclass Platform Raising Amazing which can be found at RaisingAmazingPlus.com Dr. Joel Gator may be best known for his popular Instagram DrJoelGator where he offers weekly parenting and integrative pediatric support. He is a consultant for high-profile brands in the health and wellness space. Dr. Gator is married to Sarah Intelligator, an attorney, whose Holistic Divorce and Family Law practice is located in Beverly Hills. For almost 20 years, she has taught yoga throughout Los Angeles. Dr. Joel was given the nickname, Dr. Gator, by his peers after marrying Sarah Intelligator (yes that is her real last name) and the nickname stuck. Dr. Gator is an avid athlete, foodie and traveler.
Christopher Gardner, PhD
Professor (Research), Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research Center
Work Experience: Director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Gardner is involved with the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association
For the past 20 years most of my research has been focused on investigating the potential health benefits of various dietary components or food patterns, which have been explored in the context of randomized controlled trials in free-living adult populations. Some of the interventions have involved vegetarian diets, soy foods and soy food components, garlic, omega-3 fats/fish oil/flax oil, antioxidants, Ginkgo biloba, and popular weight loss diets. These trials have ranged in duration from 8 weeks to a year, with study outcomes that have included weight, blood lipids and lipoproteins, inflammatory markers, glucose, insulin, blood pressure and body composition. Most of these trials have been NIH-funded. The most recent of these was an NIH funded weight loss diet study - DIETFITS (Diet Intervention Examining The Factors Interacting with Treatment Success) that involved randomizing 609 generally healthy, overweight/obese adults for one year to either a Healthy Low-Fat or a Healthy Low-Carb diet. The main findings were published in JAMA in 2018, and many secondary and exploratory analyses are in progress testing and generating follow-up hypotheses. In the past few years the long-term interests of my research group have shifted to include two additional areas of inquiry. One of these is Stealth Nutrition. The central hypothesis driving this is that in order for more effective and impactful dietary improvements to be realized, public health professionals need to consider adding non-health related approaches to their strategies toolbox. Examples would be the connections between food and 1) global warming and climate change, 2) animal rights and welfare, and 3) human labor abuses (e.g., slaughterhouses, agriculture fields, fast food restaurants). An example of my ongoing research in this area is a summer Food and Farm Camp run in collaboration with the Santa Clara Unified School District since 2011. Every year ~125 kids between the ages of 5-14 years come for 1-week summer camp sessions led by Stanford undergraduates and an Education Director to tend, harvest, chop, cook, and eat vegetables...and play because it is summer camp! The objective is to study the factors influencing the behaviors and preferences that lead to maximizing vegetable consumption in kids. A second area of interest and inquiry is institutional food. Universities, worksites, hospitals, and schools order and serve a lot of food, every day. If the choices offered are healthier, the consumption behaviors will be healthier. A key factor to success in institutional food is to make the food options "unapologetically delicious" a term I borrow from Greg Drescher, a colleague and friend at the Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA). Chefs are trained to make great tasting food, and chefs in institutional food settings can be part of the solution to improving eating behaviors. In 2015 I helped to initiate a Stanford-CIA collaboration that now involves dozens of universities that have agreed to collectively use their dining halls as living laboratories to study ways to maximize the synergy of taste, health and environmental sustainability. If universities, worksites, hospitals and schools change the foods they serve, they will change the foods they order, and that kind of institutional demand can change agricultural practices - a systems-level approach to achieving healthier dietary behaviors. My long-term vision in this area is to help create a world-class Stanford Food Systems Initiative and build on the idea that Stanford is uniquely positioned geographically, culturally, and academically, to address national and global crises in the areas of obesity and diabetes that are directly related to our broken food systems.
Amy Rogers, MD MPH FACPM
Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Lifestyle Medicine, Pandemic Response, Global Health
American Board of Preventive Medicine, Board certified in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Work Experience: Fellow American College of Preventive Medicine Delta Omega Preventive Medicine Honor Society Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal Navy Meritorious Service Medal (2) Navy Commendation Medal ACPM Young Researcher Award Nominee USAPM Young Researcher Award Winner U.S. Navy Junior Medical Officer of the Year Nominee (2019 and 2020) U.S. Navy Preventive Medicine Officer of The Year 2019
"Humans evolved to live off of and depend upon the surrounding natural environment. Much of what we consume through food, drink, and visually(Social media, TV) impact our physical and mental health and well-being. By refocusing on natural foods and remedies, getting back into the outdoors and to nature, we can improve our overall physical and mental health, and reduce the burden on the medical healthcare system, that is stressed due to artificial environments that change too quickly for the human body to adapt to. We must also understand how different cultures approach medicine, treatment, and health, to find a way to move forward in a world where a pandemic can traverse the world in a few days. "
Dr. Amy Rogers is a triple board certified physician by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Aerospace, Occupational and Preventive Medicine, with two Masters in Public Health degrees. Dr. Rogers served her country dutiful for 11 year as doctor for The United States Navy, providing support in outbreak investigations, pandemic planning, global health education, and aerospace medicine. As a Navy Global Health Specialist she provided education to multiple partner countries public health medical teams across multiple continents. For the past three years, as the COVID-19 lead for Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa, she oversaw the U.S. Navy medical and logistical response across two continents and 7 medical facilities. During Preventive Medicine residency at the Uniformed Services University, she focused on Women’s Health providing award winning research on the impacts of pregnancy on physical fitness, and helping develop a curriculum in Women’s Health and Preventive Medicine. She was selected to the prestigious Delta Omega Preventive Medicine Honor Society and was co-chief resident. She also completed the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Lifestyle Core Competency Course, and earned a graduate certificate in Global Health and Development from Uniformed Services University. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Rogers continues to see patients for the United States Navy Reserves and as a primary care provider. She is using her background in agriculture and global health to explore how different cultures, with focus on farming, natural remedies and food, impact a populations health and approach to disease management. In her free time, she is building her own farm in Vermont that will explore the medicinal properties of plants and the natural environment she was exposed to as she explored other cultures during her world travels.
Sean Lin, Ph.D.
Microbiologist & Former US Army Preventive Medicine Specialist
Work Experience: Experienced Microbiologist with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry and field infectious diseases surveillance. Skilled in Operational Planning, Disease Outbreak Response, Next Generation Sequencing, Viral Vaccine Production, Cell Culture, Information Assurance, Public Speaking, and U.S. Army.
Dr. Xiaoxu Sean Lin is an assistant professor in the Biomedical Science Department at Feitian College in Middletown, N.Y. Dr. Lin is also a frequent analyst and commentator for Epoch Media Group, VOA, and RFA. He is a veteran who served as a U.S. Army microbiologist and also a member of Committee on the Present Danger: China.
Sheridan Genrich, CGP, NP
Clinical Nutritionist, Naturopath & Iridologist
Sheridan is a degree-qualified clinical nutritionist, naturopath & health coach who specializes in mood & digestive disorders, particularly food-related sensitivities. A certified FitGenes practitioner (nutrigenomics - interpretation of how personalised nutrition & lifestyle interventions impact genes). Also trained in Vitae Mosaic, naturopathic functional medicine. Through comprehensive anlaysis of the symptoms, timeline health history, iris assessment and functional lab results (among other tests), she can piece together the root cause of the problem, so you can gain control over your health & live with your true potential. Her local & online practice is grounded in cutting edge research on gut-brain nutritional science. Since completing a health science degree in complimentary medicine 8yrs ago, Sheridan has continued to deepen her research & use of bio-individual nutrition, herbs and the latest in functional medicine testing. This has seen significant improvements in the quality of life for her clients. Even those with long-standing chronic conditions experience rapid relief, when the biochemical imbalances or 'triggers of dysfunction' are corrected. She is a co-author on mental health of the Amazon best selling book: "Rapid Change: For Busy Heart Centered Women Who Want To Be The Best Version of Themselves"
Dr. Hu Naiwen
Professor, the Nine Star University of Health Sciences in Sunnyvale, California
Work Experience: Dr. Hu Naiwen is a traditional Chinese medicine physician at the Shanghai Tong Te Tang in Taipei, Taiwan, and worked as a researcher of life science at the Standford Research Institute.
Dr. Hu Naiwen is a highly skilled and experienced practitioner in both Western and traditional Chinese medicine. He began his academic journey studying biology at university before specializing in neuroscience and endocrinology during graduate school. Upon completing his studies, Dr. Hu worked in the field of pharmacology and conducted life science research at the prestigious Stanford Research Institute International. Upon returning to Taiwan, Dr. Hu expanded his expertise by delving into the ancient practice of acupuncture and studying the theories of Chinese medicine. This exploration led him to earn a license in traditional Chinese medicine, further enriching his understanding of healthcare and treatment methodologies. Dr. Hu's personal quest for better health led him to explore various schools of qigong, ultimately discovering Falun Gong in his late 40s. This practice not only improved his physical well-being but also enhanced his mental acuity, allowing him to better comprehend and analyze complex medical texts. Throughout his more than 30 years of medical practice, Dr. Hu Naiwen has come to appreciate the strong connection between the cultivation of one's mind and the cultivation of one's life, as well as the relationship between morality and health. By incorporating these principles into his practice, he has helped over 140,000 patients overcome a myriad of illnesses, solidifying his reputation as a dedicated and holistic healthcare professional.
Yu-Jyun Lin, RD
Nutrition in LifeSpan, Weight Management, Sport Nutrition, Food Safety, Healthy Recipe
Work Experience: Registered Dietitian, Certified by Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN), Training of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Certified Instructor of ZUMBA, Certified Instructor of Fitness Dance by Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
"Living with a healthy body and a fulfilled mind is the basis of happiness, which can motivate you to move forward. A healthy body results from a healthy and balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate relaxation. And eating delicacies makes people feel satisfied. Therefore, understanding the nutrition of foods can let us enjoy foods at will and keep the body healthy, which is an abstruse and interesting mission in our life. "
Sandy loves cooking and exercising. In addition to being certified as a registered dietician by the Taiwan government, and a sports nutritionist by CISSN, she is also an AFAA-certified fitness dance instructor. Sandy believes that health and happiness are interdependent, which are the core of life, so she is committed to promoting disease prevention, nutritional supplementation, and health care. She has devoted herself to applying creative and innovative marketing methods to promote health concepts for governments and personal companies in a startup marketing company. The issues of the projects she joined included a balanced diet (MyPlate), obesity prevention, chronic disease prevention, dementia prevention, infant nutrition, pregnancy nutrition, sports nutrition, etc. Now she is still on her way to promoting Healthy Lifestyle and hoping everyone can achieve anything their heart desires because of having health.
Jordan Stachel, MS, RDN
Jordan is most fulfilled when guiding others towards making stepwise, sustainable changes that add up to big results over time. Jordan works with a wide variety of individuals, ranging in age from children to the elderly, with an assortment of concerns and clinical conditions. She helps individuals optimize overall health and/or manage disease states using personalized medical nutrition therapy techniques. It can be difficult for individuals to navigate health conditions and to discern between nutrition information that is both credible and accurate, versus misinformation and conflicting guidance. As an expert in the field, Jordan finds great fulfillment in filling this gap by providing detailed clarification and explanation by leading the discussion surrounding nutrition and wellness. Jordan looks forward to continuing to help others achieve the healthiest version of themselves, improve longevity, and be a dependable source and voice within the field of nutrition and dietetics.
Peifen Chou, RD
Obstetrics and gynecology, lactation instructor, integrative medicine, aromatherapist, holistic nutritional consulting, functional medicine, and pet nutrition
Work Experience: Registered Dietitian, Certified Lactation Instructor of Chinese Lactation Consultant Association, Member of Taiwanese Association of Diabetes Educators (TADE), NAHA Certified Level 1 Aromatherapist®
"I particularly values the mental health and dietary nutrition of women and children. I believing that the body, mind, and spirit are interdependent and inseparable. Women undergo strong physical and mental changes and impacts during the process of preparing for pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and child rearing, while the process of infants to young children is in the critical stage of building a holistic concept of nutrition and overall health. Therefore, I always invests extra effort to explore these topics."
Peifen is a certified dietitian in Taiwan with a Master's degree in Health and Nutrition from a institute of food science and technology. As a RD in obstetrics and gynecology, She has served over thousands of pregnant women for more than six years, providing comprehensive dietary planning and nutrition counseling for their physical and mental well-being during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as providing diet education and support for mothers with gestational diabetes. To support more postpartum mothers with lactation difficulties, Peifen went to study and obtained a lactation instructor certification in order to help novice mothers and fathers. At the same time, Peifen has also honed her expertise in different fields based on the medical foundation of dietitian. She enjoys exploring mindfulness and mental health, thus taking courses in mindful eating, aromatherapy certification, holistic therapy. Meanwhile, she improving diabetes health education in orthodox medicine, hoping to better integrate mindfulness and orthodox medicine. As a cat owner, Peifen also had the opportunity to develop canned cat food, leading her to research pet nutrition and produce healthy canned food suitable for cats to consume long-term, which is now sold in stores and website. During her spare time, besides traveling and entering the forest, Peifen also enjoys using the characteristics of ingredients and scientific analysis to make dishes and desserts, as well as growing herbs that can be used for cooking. All of them are her sources of happiness.
Tatiana Denning, D.O.
Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Denning has always believed in root-cause medicine. With a focus on wellness and prevention. she has used both her medical degree and her degree in psychology, to create a program with proven results. Dr. Denning's desire to correct the underlying causes underlying cause of many chronic medical conditions has been the driving force for her focus on nutrition and weight management. With years of experience in the field, Dr. Denning has helped thousands of patients lose thousands of pounds.
John Osei Sekyere, B. Pharm, M. Phil, PhD
Microbiology and Immunology
Antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases epidemiology and diagnostics, host-microbiome interactions and bacterial genomics.
John Osei Sekyere is a pharmacist (B. Pharm) and clinical/medical microbiologist (PhD) with especial interest and skill in antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases epidemiology and diagnostics, host-microbiome interactions and bacterial genomics.
Anthony Cardillo, MD
American Board of Pathology, Board Certified in Clinical Pathology
Work Experience: The Pathologist Power List, 2022 The Pathologist Power List, 2021
"Health is much more than reacting to disease: it encompasses the preventative and restorative practices that fulfill our life’s goals. Modern medicine undeniably contains many powerful cures, but some of the best medicine can be found by incorporating a daily balanced practice into our lives. My research involves using today’s scientific techniques to explore our medicinal roots for optimal, natural wellness."
Anthony Cardillo is a Clinical Instructor at NYU in New York City. He is a board-certified Clinical Pathologist that specializes in the natural history of disease. He was named to The Pathologist magazine's Power List in both 2021 and 2022 as an early-career leader, and his research interests include the use of machine learning to gain new insights into traditional medicine. His recent publications have been featured in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Chain-Ruei Huang, RD
Eating-related behavior therapy, preventative nutrition, public health nutrition
Work Experience: Highly skilled and compassionate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with expertise in eating-related behavior therapy, preventative nutrition, public health nutrition, and disease nutrition. Dedicated to integrating yoga principles in clinical nutrition counseling for enhanced patient communication and improved well-being. Committed to sharing knowledge and perspective via media to benefit a broader audience.
"Food is the intertwined thread of life, nurturing our journey through every stage, from infancy to old age. As we navigate our fast-paced world, let us not forget the essence of life, but embrace it with compassion and understanding, sharing our wisdom for the benefit of all."
Chian-Ruei Huang is a compassionate and dedicated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a wealth of experience in eating-related behavior therapy, preventative nutrition, public health nutrition, and disease nutrition. As a strong believer in the power of food and its role in the human life cycle, Chian-Ruei understands the importance of nurturing a healthy relationship with food and promoting well-being at every stage of life. Driven by her passion for holistic health, Chian-Ruei has integrated her yoga training into her clinical nutrition counseling, fostering greater understanding, communication, and empathy with her patients. This transformative practice has allowed her to connect more deeply with her patients, guiding them on their journeys towards healthier lifestyles. Throughout her career, Chian-Ruei has worked in various roles such as weight-loss nutritionist, long term care dietician, and nutrition advisor for multiple health-related brands. Her diverse experiences have provided her with the skills and knowledge needed to address a wide range of nutritional issues and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams effectively. In addition to her work as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Chian-Ruei is dedicated to sharing her expertise and perspective through media channels, aiming to benefit a broader audience and inspire others to embrace the essence of life through food and yoga. With her unwavering passion for holistic health and commitment to improving lives, Chian-Ruei Huang is an advocate for the integration of nutrition and wellness in everyday life.
Ari Magill, MD
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (ABPN) board-certified in Neurology, Certification as a functional medicine health coach through the functional medicine coaching academy (FMCA)
Work Experience: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
"My goal is to leverage wellness and functional medicine to prevent and reverse cognitive decline. The role of a nutrient dense diet, regular exercise (isometric and aerobic), novel cognitive stimulation and challenge, deep restorative sleep, and meaningful social connections combined with other stress-relieving measures, such as meditation and mindfulness, is foundational. Humans are not designed to thrive in a sedentary isolated environment that is so common in modern western societies. Supplements to support the maintenance and growth of neuronal networks and to stimulate neurogenesis are icing on the cake."
Ari Magill, M.D. is a board-certified neurologist who received his M.D. from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX and completed a neurology residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ and a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Colorado in Aurora, CO. He enjoys medical writing and has a special interest in cognitive, behavioral, and memory disorders and functional medicine health coaching. He is passionate about advancing dementia treatment through neuroscience research and aggressive lifestyle change aided by judicious use of supplements. Dr. Magill is an avid bicycle rider, a film enthusiast, and enjoys playing basketball in his free time. In the past, Dr. Magill worked as a neurohospitalist at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, AZ and worked as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) exam neurologist, conducting independent TBI exams for disability assessment on veterans and active-duty military personnel. He has also worked as a physician clinical research investigator for Synexus, Cognitive Clinical Trials, and the IMA Group. Dr. Magill writes and edits on a variety of topics, including acute and chronic disease, health maintenance, and preventive care, with a focus on neurologic disease and mental health. He has been a freelance medical writer since 2016.