About SelfHacked

Launched in 2014 as a simple blog for biohackers, today SelfHacked.com is recognized among the most trusted sources for natural health research on the planet. Evidence-based and medically reviewed, the SelfHacked library delivers sustainable solutions for optimal health, performance, and anti-aging. Read on to meet our publishing team and the scientists who make it all happen.

About Genius Labs

Genius Labs is the parent company of SelfHacked, SelfDecode and Lab Test Analyzer. The company also offers licensing and development services for organizations and professionals looking to create their own health & science apps of the highest caliber.

About Joe Cohen

Joe Cohen

Joe Cohen won the genetic lottery of bad genes. As a kid, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, and other issues that were poorly understood in both conventional and alternative medicine.
Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health--something that has since become known as “biohacking”. With thousands of experiments and pubmed articles under his belt, Joe founded SelfHacked, the resource that was missing when he needed it. SelfHacked now gets millions of monthly readers. Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is the CEO of SelfHacked, SelfDecode and LabTestAnalyzer. His mission is to help people gain access to the most up-to-date, unbiased, and science-based ways to optimize their health.
Favorite biohacks: Lectin Avoidance Diet, Sun, blocking light at night, circadian rhythm entrainment, pregnenolone, microdosing THC, butyrate, curcumin, galantamine, and nicotine.
Role: Founder and CEO

Meet The Geniuses

Science Team

Ana Aleksic

MS (Pharmacy)
Ana received her MS in Pharmacy from the University of Belgrade.
Ana has many years of experience in clinical research and health advising. She loves communicating science and empowering people to achieve their optimal health. Ana spent years working with patients who suffer from various mental health issues and chronic health problems. She is a strong advocate of integrating scientific knowledge and holistic medicine.
Favorite biohacks: adaptogens, gut-brain interaction, nootropics, and stress reduction.
Role: Chief Science Editor at SelfHacked
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Ana Aleksic

MS (Pharmacy)
Chief Science Editor at SelfHacked
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Nattha Wannissorn

PhD (Molecular Genetics)
Nattha received her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto and her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Computational Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Aside from having spent 15 years in biomedical research and health sciences, Nattha is also a registered holistic nutritionist, a certified personal trainer, has a precision nutrition level 1 certification, and is a certified functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner. As a holistic practitioner with a strong science background, Nattha is an advocate of science literacy in health topics and self-experimentation.
Favorite biohacks: sauna, red/infrared light, and magnesium.
Role: Chief of Content - SelfHacked & SelfDecode
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Nattha Wannissorn

PhD (Molecular Genetics)
Chief of Content - SelfHacked & SelfDecode
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Jonathan Ritter

PharmD, PhD (Pharmacology)
Jonathan received his PharmD from Wilkes University (2002-2006) and his PhD in Pharmacology from Georgetown University (2006-2012). He was a postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience research (2012-2015).
Jonathan is a licensed pharmacist and an experienced scientist in pharmacology, neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, and physiology with clinical experience in pharmacy, therapeutics, natural products, psychopharmacology, oncology, and toxicology. He was an avid SelfHacked reader before joining the team, appreciating the care we take to reference every statement. He is committed to helping individuals achieve optimal health and wellness through education and self-empowerment. He believes that personalized nutrition and medicine is the key to unlocking one's maximum potential.
Favorite biohacks: Nootropics.
Role: Medical Reviewer & Writer at SelfHacked
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Jonathan Ritter

PharmD, PhD (Pharmacology)
Medical Reviewer & Writer at SelfHacked
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Ognjen Milicevic

MD, MSc (Bioinformatics)
Ognjen is an MD and has nearly completed his PhD in biophysics/bioinformatics at the University of Belgrade. He teaches at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine.
After receiving his medical degree, Og obtained two more degrees at the University of Belgrade--a BS and MS in biomedical engineering. He has published many scientific articles and specializes in analyzing algorithmic accuracy and mathematical modeling. He is currently completing his PhD in biophysics/bioinformatics at the University of Belgrade.
Favorite biohacks: veggies, sun exposure, gene-targeted natural interventions.
Role: Bioinformatics at SelfDecode, Medical Reviewer at SelfHacked
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Ognjen Milicevic

MD, MSc (Bioinformatics)
Bioinformatics at SelfDecode, Medical Reviewer at SelfHacked
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Biljana Novkovic

PhD (Ecological Genetics)
Biljana received her PhD from Hokkaido University.
Before joining SelfHacked, she was a research scientist with extensive field and laboratory experience. She spent 4 years reviewing the scientific literature on supplements, lab tests and other areas of health sciences. She is passionate about releasing the most accurate science & health information available on topics, and she's meticulous when writing and reviewing articles to make sure the science is sound. She believes that SelfHacked has the best science that is also layperson-friendly on the web.
Favorite biohacks: meditation, tea, hiking, sleep, yoga, olive oil, and magnesium.
Role: Science Writer at SelfHacked and Chief Scientist at LabTestAnalyzer
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Biljana Novkovic

PhD (Ecological Genetics)
Science Writer at SelfHacked and Chief Scientist at LabTestAnalyzer
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Matt Carland

PhD (Neuroscience)

Matt received his PhD at the Université de Montréal in Neuroscience.

Matt holds multiple degrees in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience. He has over a decade of experience in academic research and has published a number of articles in scholarly journals. He currently works as a neuropsychologist in Montreal, where he performs research on the links between personality traits and the development of clinical disorders such as addiction, compulsive gambling, and disordered eating.
Favorite biohacks: pets, positive thinking, and antioxidants from red wine.
Role: Science Writer at SelfDecode & SelfHacked
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Matt Carland

PhD (Neuroscience)
Science Writer at SelfDecode & SelfHacked
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Mathew Eng

PharmD
Mathew received his PharmD from the University of Hawaii and an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Washington.
Mathew is a licensed pharmacist with clinical experience in oncology, infectious disease, and diabetes management. He has a passion for personalized patient care and believes that education is essential to living a healthy life. His goal is to motivate individuals to find ways to manage their chronic conditions.
Favorite biohacks: ketogenic diet, meditation, high-intensity interval training.
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Mathew Eng

PharmD
Science Writer at SelfHacked
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Carlos Tello

PhD (Molecular Biology)
Carlos received his PhD and MS from the Universidad de Sevilla.
Carlos spent 9 years in the laboratory investigating mineral transport in plants. He then started working as a freelancer, mainly in science writing, editing, and consulting. Carlos is passionate about learning the mechanisms behind biological processes and communicating science to both academic and non-academic audiences. He strongly believes that scientific literacy is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid falling for scams.
Favorite biohacks: healthy food, hiking, running, and raisin tree extract
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Carlos Tello

PhD (Molecular Biology)
Science Writer at SelfHacked
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Jimmy Julajak

MS (Psychology)
Jimmy got his MSc from the University of Copenhagen.
Jimmy is a psychologist and researcher. He is particularly interested in the workings of the brain and strategies for improving brain health. He believes that people shouldn't hand over the responsibility for their health only to their doctors. His aim is to empower each person with easy-to-understand, science-based health knowledge.
Favorite biohacks: DHEA, microbiome balancing, lectin avoidance diet, neuroprotection
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Jimmy Julajak

MS (Psychology)
Science Writer at SelfHacked
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Aleksa Ristic

MS (Pharmacy)
Aleksa received his MS in Pharmacy from the University of Belgrade, his master thesis focusing on protein sources in plant-based diets. 
Aleksa is passionate about herbal pharmacy, nutrition, and functional medicine. He found a way to merge his two biggest passions—writing and health—and use them for noble purposes. His mission is to bridge the gap between science and everyday life, helping readers improve their health and feel better.
Favorite biohacks: fasting, whole foods, sprouts, spring water, sunlight, zeolite.
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Aleksa Ristic

MS (Pharmacy)
Science Writer at SelfHacked
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Jasmine Foster

BS (Animal Biology), BEd (Secondary Education)
Jasmine received her BS from McGill University and her BEd from Vancouver Island University.
Jasmine loves helping people understand their brains and bodies, a passion that grew out of her dual background in biology and education. From the chem lab to the classroom, everyone has the right to learn and make informed decisions about their health.
Favorite biohacks: treadmill desks, dogs, and vitamin D.
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Jasmine Foster

BS (Animal Biology), BEd (Secondary Education)
Science Writer at SelfHacked
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Evguenia Alechine

PhD (Biochemistry), MS (Biomedical Sciences and Human/Medical Genetics), ELS
Evguenia received her PhD and MS from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Evguenia was an academic scientist for eight years, and currently she is a certified Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS). She is passionate about communicating scientific advances both to the scientific community and to the public. She lives a healthy lifestyle and her mission is to make the world a healthier place by delivering scientific research to a broad audience.
Favorite biohacks: acroyoga, healthy food, sleep, intermittent fasting, ginger, turmeric, echinacea, chamomile, lavender, and coconut oil.
Role: Prior Chief Science Editor at SelfHacked
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Evguenia Alechine

PhD (Biochemistry), MS (Biomedical Sciences and Human/Medical Genetics), ELS
Prior Chief Science Editor at SelfHacked
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Matt Lehrer

PhD (Behavioural Health, Nutritional Sciences)
Matt is a PhD candidate at The University of Texas at Austin and has a MS from The University of Texas at Austin.
As a scientist, Matt believes his job is not only to produce knowledge, but to share it with a wide audience. He has experience in nutritional counseling, personal training, and health promotion.
Favorite biohacks: lectin avoidance/ketogenic diet, weight lifting, running sprints, circadian rhythm optimization, sun exposure, and meditation.
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Matt Lehrer

PhD (Behavioural Health, Nutritional Sciences)
Science Writer at SelfHacked
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Anastasia Naoum

MS (Health Informatics)

Anastasia holds an MSc in Health Informatics from the Sheffield University, an MSc in Health Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and a BSc in Economics from the University of Macedonia.

Anastasia grew up in a medical environment, as both her parents are doctors and developed from a young age a passion for medicine and health. She has worked in several institutions and associations which promoted healthy living and sustainable healthcare systems. Currently, she is leading a green life, sailing with her boyfriend across Europe, living in their sailboat with the help of solar and wind power, minimizing CO2 production.
Favorite biohacks: sailing, swimming, sun exposure, yoga, Pilates, Mediterranean diet
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Anastasia Naoum

MS (Health Informatics)
Science Writer at SelfHacked
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Will Hunter

BA (Psychology)
Will received his BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. 
Will's main passion is learning how to optimize physical and mental performance through diet, supplement, and lifestyle interventions. He focuses on systems thinking to leverage technology and information and help you get the most out of your body and brain.
Favorite biohacks: sauna, intermittent fasting, taurine, black cumin seed oil, Rhodiola rosea, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).
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Will Hunter

BA (Psychology)
Science Writer at SelfHacked
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Specialists

Eliana Ferdman

BS Mechanical Engineering
Eliana studied Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University.
Eliana is very passionate about creating software that allows people to take their health into their own hands. Her goal is to make sure that all health software created by Genius Labs is user-friendly and valuable. She believes that everyone should be able to dive into their labs and genetics and gain instant tips on how to become optimally healthy. Eliana works directly with our software developers, scientists, marketers and designers to achieve this goal.
Favorite biohacks: HIIT training, volleyball, melatonin, blue blocking glasses
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Eliana Ferdman

BS Mechanical Engineering
General Manager
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Min Lee

MS Accounting
Min received her MS in Accounting from Boston College and BA in Economics from New York University.
Min started her career as a tax accountant at a Big 4 accounting firm and then went on to be an international corporate auditor for the IRS for 5 years. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 13 years of experience in private and government sectors. Min oversees the company's financial operations including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance, and investor relations.
Favorite biohacks: sleep, well balanced diet, pilates and healthtron.
Role: Chief Financial Officer
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Min Lee

MS Accounting
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Sean is a developer and a mathematician.
He is passionate about helping others and has experience in management, business development, and social psychology
Favorite biohacks: weight training, activated charcoal, caffeine.
Role: Project Manager at SelfDecode, IT and Frontend Developer
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Sean DeLacerda

Project Manager at SelfDecode, IT and Frontend Developer
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Kimberly Nguyen

BS (Biological Sciences)
Kim received a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kimberly is passionate about helping others understand significant scientific information to enable them to make a positive impact on their health. She feels that trying new things and experimentation is key to understanding what works best for your body.
Favorite biohacks: outdoor activities, yoga, jacuzzi, sleep, and green tea.
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Kimberly Nguyen

BS (Biological Sciences)
Executive Assistant
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Gavro studied Design of Visual Communications at the Mediterranean University of Montenegro.
Gavro has over a decade of professional experience with design and UI/UX. He enjoys turning complex data into beautiful, easy-to-understand designs.
Favorite biohacks: intermittent fasting, cold therapy, and spring water.
Role: Designer at SelfDecode and SelfHacked
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Gavro Krackovic

Designer at SelfDecode and SelfHacked
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Charlie has been involved in design for personalized healthcare tools for a number of years.
He enjoys being a part of the process of creating life-changing tools for end users and enabling accessibility.
Favorite biohacks: intermittent fasting, light therapy.
Role: Designer at SelfDecode, SelfHacked and Lab Test Analyzer
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Charlie Samways

Designer at SelfDecode, SelfHacked and Lab Test Analyzer
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Tessa Sawyers

BS (Communications and New Media)
Before joining SelfHacked, Tessa was a writer for a well-known general health website and a digital marketer.
She has experience in copywriting, digital marketing and social media strategy. Her passion lies in powerlifting, fitness and overall wellness in the body and mind.
Favorite biohacks: cycle syncing exercise, applied relaxation, and sleep.
Role: Marketing Specialist
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Tessa Sawyers

BS (Communications and New Media)
Marketing Specialist
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Michael has been involved with customer service for 9 years and enjoys helping people. 
He is an autodidact with interests in genetics, linguistics and cognitive science. Michael lives by the phrase "A sound mind in a sound body", and is all about improving your life through self-awareness.
Favorite biohacks: Oolong and Pu-erh tea, vitamin D, meditation and high intensity training.
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Michael Dueck

Customer Service Specialist
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Justin has been coding for the web for over 15 years, and has been working with WordPress professionally for over 6.
Favorite biohacks: probiotics, fish oil, light therapy, and cats.
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Justin Lettenmair

Wordpress Developer at SelfHacked
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Sunoo is a California-based frontend software developer with 3 years of professional experience.
Favorite biohacks: probiotics, intermittent fasting, and fiber.
Role: Lead Frontend Developer at SelfDecode
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Sunoo Bertsch

Lead Frontend Developer at SelfDecode
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Michał has one year of experience in frontend web development.
Before he became a professional developer, he had spent a few years programming as a hobby. He has also helped hundreds of thousands of developers by answering questions on Stack Overflow.
Favorite biohacks: exercise, healthy food, consistent sleep schedule.
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Michał Perłakowski

Frontend Developer at SelfDecode
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Zheng has five years of experience as a software developer, specializing in backend, data engineering, and web services.
He is enthusiastic about using the power of programming to help people live better lives.
Favorite biohacks: animal therapy.
Role: Lead Backend Developer at SelfDecode
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Zheng Jin

Lead Backend Developer at SelfDecode
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Varuna Bamunusinghe

BS (Computer Science), AI Nanodegree
Varuna is a Software Engineer with more than 10 years of experience working on embedded systems to mobile/web applications.
He is passionate about empowering people by pairing technology with practical solutions. His goal is to learn new technologies and use them to solve real-life problems.
Favorite biohacks: cinnamon, honey, sun, water, and meditation.
Role: Backend Developer at SelfDecode
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Varuna Bamunusinghe

BS (Computer Science), AI Nanodegree
Backend Developer at SelfDecode
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Alex is a developer with over 10 years of experience.
Favorite biohacks: cycling, sleep hygiene, and standing desk.
Role: Backend and Devops Engineer at SelfDecode
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Alex Pavlenko

Backend and Devops Engineer at SelfDecode
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Andrew has 7 years of experience in back-end and front-end web development.
He took part in the support and development of more than 15 middle to large successful projects.
Favorite biohacks: exercise, healthy food, fresh air, and pets.
Role: Fullstack Developer at SelfDecode
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Andrew Terpolovsky

Fullstack Developer at SelfDecode
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Guilherme is a software developer with experience working with back end and front end technologies.
Favorite biohacks: pilates, ketogenic diet.
Role: Fullstack Developer at Lab Test Analyzer
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Guilherme da Silva

Fullstack Developer at Lab Test Analyzer
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Genius Labs Science Board

Eli Fine

PhD (Biomedical Engineering)
Eli received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering jointly from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and the Emory University School of Medicine.
Eli has spent the last nine years researching how genetic variations between people affect health and treatment options. For his PhD thesis, he developed safer ways to use CRISPR gene editing to treat people with rare genetic diseases. He then worked as the senior scientist in a start-up creating a "clinical trial in a dish" to test how cells from genetically diverse people responded differently to new medicines being developed.Eli has authored or co-authored more than a dozen scientific publications, which have been cited more than 3,000 times.
Favorite biohacks: blocking blue light at night, running errands via bicycle, quinoa.
Role: Science Advisor for SelfDecode
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Eli Fine

PhD (Biomedical Engineering)
Science Advisor for SelfDecode
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Anthony G. Jay

PhD Biochemistry
Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine, researching fats, hormones, and cholesterol.
Currently, he researches stem cells and epigenetics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also the president of AJ Consulting Company which provides personalized diet, sleep, and training programs based on DNA. Dr. Jay is the author of a best selling book on artificial estrogen chemicals called “Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile.”
Role: Science Advisor at SelfHacked
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Anthony G. Jay

PhD Biochemistry
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Chris Masterjohn

PhD (Nutritional Sciences)
Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. He was also an Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College. 
In the fall of 2016, he made the decision to leave academia and pursue entrepreneurship a transition he completed on January 1, 2017. He is currently conducting independent research, consulting, working on information products, collaborating on information and technology products, and producing tons of free content to help people gain better health. He has deep and personal experiences with the power of food, movement, and mindfulness to support health and well being. Chris wants to take what he's learned and pay it forward. He is constantly learning from his own challenges, failures, and successes, and by scouring the scientific literature, whether uncovering long-forgotten and neglected evidence from yesteryear or following and deciphering the latest findings.

Chris Masterjohn

PhD (Nutritional Sciences)
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Dr. Stephen Grable is a board-certified internal medicine physician.
Dr. Grable was trained in chelation through the American College for the Advancement of Medicine in 1996. Since then, he has supervised thousands of chelation infusions. In addition to keeping current with traditional medicine, he has had extensive exposure to a variety of alternative techniques and is a student of Lee Cowden, MD. He has studied extensively under Dr. Jeff Bland, a biochemist who ran Dr. Linus Pauling’s laboratory, and his training includes subjects such as frequency specific microcurrent, electrodermal screening, PEMF, IV therapy, Alfa thermometry, homeopathy, and homotoxicology. He has numerous certifications in these areas.He started a complementary medicine practice in 1996. This involves the combining of traditional western medicine and alternative medicine. Dr. Grable’s philosophy is to try and discover the physical, mental and spiritual roots of a patient’s illness. By utilizing generally non-toxic therapies such as acupuncture, nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, energetic medicine and others, many can be helped. Medicine is used when needed.
Kristen Seery is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and a graduate of the Florida Atlantic University Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine.
She is currently completing her residency and additionally writes medical cases for Online MedEd, a website devoted to the medical student and resident education and test prep. In her spare time, she runs Coach Kristen, MD, a health coaching business on a mission to help people integrate the best of western medicine with diet and lifestyle modification for optimum health and vitality. She has a special interest in surgery and hence has contributed multiple publications to cardiothoracic surgery journals. Among her publications are “Coronary Bypass Surgery in the Presence of Metastatic Pheochromocytoma” in a 2015 issue of the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, and “Rautenberg Factor: Transfusion Constraints During Cardiac Surgery” in a 2015 issue of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. As a strong believer in the genetic basis of many disease processes, she is enthusiastic to be part of the team of contributing reviewers.