Meet our distinguished group of individuals who are well-respected educators, clinicians and researchers providing the strategic input, recommendations, and critical evaluation needed to advance.
David Minkoff, M.D.
Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement.
He is board certified in pediatrics and has completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of California of San Diego, which included research in developing new medicines to fight viral disease. He also served as co-director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palomar Medical Center.
Dr. Minkoff has extensive post-graduate training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is an expert in functional medicine, chelation, allergy elimination, European Biological Medicine, neural therapy, longevity/anti-aging medicine, Enderlein Therapy, Insulin Potentiated Therapy, and more.
In 1997, he co-founded LifeWorks Wellness Center which has grown into one of the largest alternative medical clinics in America. LifeWorks now combines more cutting-edge alternative therapies and modalities in one clinic than nearly any other alternative clinic in the country.
Ahvie Herskowitz, M.D.
With more than four decades of experience in medicine, cardiology, immunology, regenerative medicine, and pathology, Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz is one of most senior academic, anti-aging doctors in the United States.
Dr. Herskowitz is a former Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and is Founder of Anatara Medicine, a multidisciplinary integrative center in San Francisco.
His training includes a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by residencies in Anatomic Pathology and Internal Medicine, and fellowship training in cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center. While at Johns Hopkins, he directed a multidisciplinary NIH-sponsored research team in the study of molecular and immunological mechanisms of heart ischemia, transplantation, heart failure, myocarditis, and cardiac autoimmunity.
Neena Iyer, M.D.
Dr. Neena Iyer earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She relocated to Florida for the opportunity to practice functional medicine at LifeWorks Wellness Center in Clearwater, Florida.
Dr. Iyer is passionate about helping her patients achieve peak health using a full range of cutting-edge alternative therapies. She is an avid user of BodyHealth products and recommends them for all her patients to support optimal lifestyle, nutrition, and detoxification.
Frank Shallenberger, M.D., H.M.D.
Dr. Shallenberger has been practicing medicine since 1973. He is the past president and founder of the American Academy of Ozono therapy and has served as a charter member of the International Scientific Committee on ozone Therapy. He has authored several indexed papers on ozone therapy. He is the developer of Prolozone®, an injection technique that has been shown to alleviate pain and regenerate degenerated joints, spines, tendons, and soft tissues. He has been teaching annual training seminars in ozone therapy to practitioners from all over the world since 1991.
He is the Editor of Second Opinion medical newsletter, and author of The Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough and Bursting With Energy both of which are in their fourth printing. He has also written “The Principles and Application of Ozone Therapy – A Practical Guideline For Physicians” and “The Ozone Miracle”.
Griselle Figueredo, M.D.
Dr. Griselle Figueredo graduated from the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas in 1988. In 1990, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee where she completed five years of neuroscience research at the University of Tennessee. In 1999, she completed the Family Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.
In 2017, after finishing a fellowship in functional medicine at the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine and Institute of Metabolic Medicine, Dr. Figueredo opened a functional medicine office in Memphis.
In 2018, she moved to Tampa, Florida to take on the role of medical director of a primary care offices network, with the goal of changing the vision of the primary care physician. She is board-certified in family medicine.
Jeff Spencer, D.C.
Dr. Jeff Spencer has spent five decades creating champions. A former Olympic cyclist, Jeff has helped athletes win more than forty gold medals. He has been hailed as a human performance visionary and legendary cornerman coach.
He is the creator of The Champion’s Blueprint methodology to unlock one’s peak performance. Jeff mentors thought leaders and businesses to enable them to grow exponentially and catapult to iconic status. His notable clients include Tiger Woods, the band U2, Nike, Hitachi and Bulletproof. He has been featured in Forbes Magazine and The Huffington Post. His proudest achievement is the raising of his adopted daughter, Kin, with his wife Kristina.
David Pascal, D.C.
Dr. David Pascal is a former world class runner who has been chosen as the treating chiropractor at four Olympic Games and twelve World Championships. He now specializes in sports medicine, functional medicine, and severe neurologic conditions at his clinic in Cary, North Carolina, where he sees patients who fly in from all over the world for his care.
As he is known internationally for his pioneering work in sports medicine, Dr. Pascal has been featured in three documentaries. He has also developed four unique treatment techniques and is a proud father and grandfather.
Freddie Ulan, D.C.
Dr. Freddie Ulan, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, is nationally acclaimed leader in alternative healing. He specializes in and has been teaching nutritional therapy for three decades, having been certified as a clinical nutritionist by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board.
As the developer of Nutrition Response Testing, Dr Ulan has personally trained thousands of practitioners in this highly effective technique for identifying and reversing the root causes of physical illness. He is dedicated to offering safe, natural solutions for restoring and maintaining health and reversing functional illness, He continues to educate and train nutrition-oriented practitioners through Ulan Nutritional Systems in Clearwater, Florida.
Jukka Valkonen, R.N., P.H.N.
Jukka has served as a healthcare advisor to four US presidents and delegates from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, and Saudi Arabia. He brings his extensive experience in direct patient care, health insurance, health systems leadership, and venture-backed healthcare innovation companies.
He is the co-founder and COO for JISEKI Health, the largest digital first, multi-sided market-place for the Medicaid industry, serving more than one million members and patients in North America. Jukka also serves as a medical advisor to multiple health technology companies.
Jukka has been an elite-level, poly-sport athlete since his teens. He won the National Fittest Athlete competition and has taken multiple silver medals at national championships. He has competed in fifteen world championships, the Eco-Challenge, Raid Corsica, SCCA/NASA auto racing and more than 300 triathlons.
As a strength and conditioning trainer and while serving as high school and national rugby and mountain biking coaches, Jukka has worked with thousands of professional, Olympic, and age group athletes throughout his career.
Thirty years ago, Cherie Gruenfeld turned her back on a successful career in high technology and became a full-time IRONMAN triathlete. She went on to become one of the most decorated masters triathletes in the world, winning her age division in nineteen IRONMAN races, including fourteen at the world championships in Kona, Hawai'i.
In October 2022 at the age of 78, she became the oldest female ever to complete the world championship, winning that event. In 2020, she was inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, and has also been featured on the Wheaties Energy Crunch cereal box. Her book, Become an Ironman, remains a bestseller in the endurance sports world.
Her proudest accomplishment, however, is the Exceeding Expectations Foundation, which she founded in 2001 as a way to move the lives of at-risk inner-city kids in San Bernardino in a positive direction. The goal of the foundation is to help these children get college educations, using the sport of triathlon as the vehicle. Funded almost entirely by donations from individuals in the triathlon world, it's been extremely successful, earning Cherie a national Jefferson Award for her efforts.
Melanie Henning, MS, PsyD.
Dr. Melanie Henning is an accomplished health and wellness professional with 20+ years of experience. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Pepperdine University, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University, and a Doctorate in Sports and Performance Psychology from The University of the Rockies. Throughout her career, Melanie has worked as a research scientist, independent practitioner, and business executive. She has made significant contributions in cancer and cardiovascular clinical research at institutions such as UCLA Medical Center and The Riordan Clinics. Currently, she is the Director of Professional Business Development at BodyHealth.com LLC, and actively contributes as a board member for USA Pentathlon and The Association of Natural Health.