Board of Advisors

  • Dr. James Sensenig, ND Picture

    Dr. James Sensenig, ND

    Dr. Sensenig is a graduate of the prestigious National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated Cum Laude. He formerly served as the Dean of both the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has been in practice for 35 years and continues to see patients on a daily basis. He is the founding President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), where he chaired the Government Affairs Committee for ten years. Dr. Sensenig is on the faculties of the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

  • Dr. Gerhard N. Schrauzer PhD, MS, BSc, FACN, CNS Picture

    Dr. Gerhard N. Schrauzer PhD, MS, BSc, FACN, CNS

    Dr. Schrauzer is internationally respected for his groundbreaking research on the biomedical aspects of vitamins and essential trace elements, notably selenium, and on his work on cancer prevention. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, where served on the faculty from 1966 until his retirement in 1994. In 1994 Dr. Schrauzer founded the San Diego based Biological Trace Element Research Institute, which he presently directs. He has authored four books and more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

    Dr. Schrauzer is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and a Life-Member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He is also member of the American Chemical Society, The American Association for Cancer Research, the American Institute of Nutrition, the American College of Toxicology, and the Association of Clinical Scientists.

  • Dr. Ma Lan, MD, MS Picture

    Dr. Ma Lan, MD, MS

    Dr. Ma Lan received her medical degree from Beijing Medical University and her Master’s degree in Transplant Immunology from Zhon-Shan Medical University. She also has extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Ma Lan has served as an exchange scholar at Harvard School of Medicine, a research Fellow in Laser Microsurgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Houston), and as a practicing staff member at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Department of Orthopedic Microsurgery. Her research on transplant immunology and microsurgery resulted in ten papers published in peer-reviewed journals. She is the co-author, along with Dr. Joel Wallach, of Hell’s Kitchen: Cause, Prevention & Cure of Obesity, Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome and Black Gene Lies: Slave Quarter Cures.

  • Dr. Edmond De Vroey, MD Picture

    Dr. Edmond De Vroey, MD

    Dr. DeVroey received his Doctorate of Medicine in Surgery and Obstetrics from the University of Louvain, Belgium. He also holds a Doctorate in Tropical Medicine (University of Antwerp, Belgium), as well as postgraduate Fellowships in Surgery (Prof. De Cock Clinic of Alost, Belgium), Gynecology and Endocrinology (University of Brussels, Belgium), and Biochemistry (University of California, San Diego). In 1996 he founded the Longevity Institute, where he continues to conduct research linking health and nutrition.

  • Dr. Joel D. Wallach, DVM, ND Picture

    Dr. Joel D. Wallach, DVM, ND

    A biomedical research pioneer, Dr. Joel D. Wallach, DVM, ND has spent more than 30 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health. He received his B.S. Degree from the University of Missouri with a major in animal husbandry (nutrition) and field crops; a D.V.M. (veterinarian) from the University of Missouri; a three year postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Washington University; and an N.D. from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon.

    Dr. Wallach’s research has resulted in the publication of more than 70 peer review reference articles in the field of nutrition and pharmaceutical research; eight multi-author textbooks and authorship of a text/reference book on the subject of comparative medicine (W.B. Saunders Publishing Co., 1983).

    Dr Wallach’s research in comparative medicine is based on more than 13,700 cases from the University of Missouri, Iowa State University, the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Washington University; the St. Louis Zoological Gardens; the Chicago Zoological Gardens; the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon and Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Hei Long Jiang, Peoples Republic of China. He was a member of NIH site visit team for four years and was a member of the 1968 NSF ad hoc committee that authored the 1968 Animal Welfare Act (humane housing and care of laboratory and captive exotic species); and Consulting Professor of Medicine, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Hei Long Jiang, Peoples Republic of China.

    Dr. Wallach is an associate editor of Quantum Medicine, The Journal of the Association of Eclectic Physicians, and was the recipient of the 1988 Wooster Beach Gold Medal Award for a significant breakthrough in the basic understanding of the cause and pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis by the Association of Eclectic Physicians. He has won recognition worldwide for his important work on the trace mineral selenium and its relationship to the congenital genesis of Cystic Fibrosis.

    Dr. Wallach is the author of two, alternative health, self-help books. In the first, entitled “Let’s Play Doctor,” he reviews over 400 diseases and describes his own naturopathic strategies for dealing with each. In his second, “Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures,” he sounds the alarm concerning the lack of minerals in our range and crop soils and demonstrates the relationship between impoverished soils, mineral deficiencies in our diet and degenerative disease. Dr. Wallach is also the author of the now classic, “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” lecture and book where he advocates for a common sense, low tech, mineral based approach to health and longevity. His book and cd have enormous appeal and as of this writing (2012), over 45 million are in circulation. Dr. Wallach continues hosting his nationally syndicated radio show and lectures across the country.

    His most recent achievement: He was the recipient of 2012 Klaus Schwarz Award recognizing the work of pioneers in the field of trace element research.

  • Dr. Melinda Silva, MD Picture

    Dr. Melinda Silva, MD

    Dr. Silva is a California-based integrative and functional medicine specialist. She is a graduate of the University of California, where she completed her Doctorate in Medicine in 1993. She went on to fulfill her Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Memorial in 1997. She is a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). As a family doctor, Dr. Silva personally witnessed the declining quality of health in women and men over the age of 35. Her concerns grew upon learning that many of her adult patients were seeking help from specialists who prescribed risky medications and recommended surgeries for conditions that could have been prevented—through better nutrition, exercise, and hormonal balance related to aging. Today, Dr. Silva works closely with her patients to address the many health challenges associated with aging and often attributed to perimenopause, menopause, and andropause (the male menopause). Her all-natural, customized approach includes natural hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) integrated with balanced nutrition and supplementation, regular exercise, and stress-reduction techniques to help guide them through the aging process.

  • Mike Glenn Picture

    Mike Glenn

    Mike “Stinger” Glenn is a former NBA basketball player who played with the Buffalo Braves, the New York Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Milwaukee Bucks. He serves as our Chairman of the Athletic Advisory Board.

    After completing four years at Southern Illinois University, Mike received a BA in mathematics with a minor in computer science. He attended graduate business classes at St. John’s University, Southern Illinois University and Baruch College. In 1979 he founded the All-Star Basketball Camp for the Hearing-Impaired. This non-profit organization is the nation’s first basketball camp for hearing-challenged athletes and is offered every summer free of charge to as many as 150 deaf athletes across the country.

    Mike is the recipient of numerous awards including: #1 Vote for Academic All-American Basketball Player, NBA Walter P. Kennedy Citizenship Award, NBA “Spirit of Love” Award, and Gate City Bar Association Professional Athlete Award. Some of the organizations Mike is affiliated with include the Board of Advisors for the Auditory Education Clinic, The Deaf Awareness Committee, Chairman; Board of Directors, Georgia Registry of Interpreters for Deaf, Leadership Atlanta, Class of 1988-89, Board of Directors, South Dekalb YMCA, Atlanta, Georgia and Editorial Board, Teen Athlete Magazine.

    As a renowned speaker, Mike has participated in youth programs such as the Atlanta-based “Stop the Violence” campaign and drug-awareness seminars in high schools across the Southeast. He has also served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Miss Junior Black America Pageant

  • Sanjeev Javia Picture

    Sanjeev Javia

    Sanjeev Javia is founder and president of Javia Wellness Consultants, a health and wellness firm focused on innovative research, formulation, and design of nutritional initiatives, exercise and wellness. He has advised some of the world’s most elite athletes on fitness and nutrition. His long client list includes Super Bowl MVPs, World Series Champions, Stanley Cup Champions; PGA Players, Olympic Gold Medalists, the Green Bay Packers, the Boston Red Sox, and the Denver Nuggets.

  • Steve Hess Picture

    Steve Hess

    Steve Hess is in his 12th season as the assistant coach/strength and conditioning for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets basketball team. He oversees all aspects of training, conditioning, nutrition, and performance for the Nuggets players and is a sought-after trainer and consultant for a variety of Olympic and professional athletes. Hess is part owner of FORZA, a fitness and performance center, and is one of ten trainers worldwide who sits on the Under Armour training council. In addition, Hess has had much television experience and has been featured on NBA Inside Stuff and on The Eating Network. He also has his own workout segment on the Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network.