Dr. Brady has 30 years of experience as an integrative practitioner and over 25 years in health sciences academia. He is a licensed naturopathic medical physician in Connecticut and Vermont, is board certified in functional medicine and clinical nutrition, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and completed his initial clinical training as a doctor of chiropractic. Dr. Brady has been the chief medical officer of Designs for Health, Inc. for 17 years. He is also one of founders of Diagnostic Solutions Labs and serves as the chief medical officer for the lab. He was the long-time vice president for health sciences and director of the Human Nutrition Institute and continues to serve as an associate professor of clinical sciences, at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He has appeared on the plenary speaking panel of some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field including; IFM, ACAM, A4M, ACN, IHS, AANP, AIHM and many more. He is in clinical practice at Whole Body Medicine in Fairfield, CT, specializing in functional, nutritional and metabolic medicine. Dr. Brady has published a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbooks related to chronic pain, autoimmunity and functional gastroenterology and is a featured contributing author in the medical textbooks; Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients-2nd Ed. (edited by Kohlstadt I-Johns Hopkins Univ.), Integrative Gastroenterology (edited by Mullin G-Johns Hopkins Hospital) and Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine -2nd Ed. (edited by Bralley & Lord). His latest popular book, The Fibro-Fix, was published by Rodale. You can learn more at DrDavidBrady.com and FibroFix.com.
Dr. Brody received his doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and his Master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport Nutrition Institute. He is currently licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in the State of Connecticut. He completed his non-CNME residency at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine under Dr. Peter D'Adamo. Dr. Brody has also attended and graduated from the New England School of Homeopathy.
After completion of his residency, Dr. Brody opened a practice in Bridgeport, CT, and later an insurance-based clinic in Newtown CT. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and teaches Gastroenterology and courses in Biochemical Individuality. He is also a clinical adjunct professor at UB Clinics where he is the attending physician, overseeing medical students in his Generative Medicine rotation and his Monday community clinic in Newtown.
Dr. Oscar Coetzee was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his military schooling and bachelor’s degree with majors in criminology and psychology. A formidable force on the golf course, he reached national amateur colors as one of the highest-ranked amateur golfers in South Africa.
Dr. Coetzee began his professional career at Fair Oaks Hospital in Summit, N.J., where served as a drug counselor, suicide intervention advisor, and co-dependency specialist for two years. In 2006, Dr. Coetzee joined forces with Dr. James Proodian at Natural Healthcare Center in Long Branch, N.J., where he currently serves as the Nutrition Department’s Clinical Director. His specialties are Metabolic Syndrome, Intestinal Permeability, Weight Loss Resistance, Type II Diabetes, Sports Performance Enhancement and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Dr. Coetzee developed his own Golf Performance Enhancement Division (The Golfologist, LLC) which includes nutritional, psychological and genetic assessment to optimize golf performance. He currently works with top-level Club Professional Golfers, Mini-Tour Professionals, LPGA members, International Asian and European Tour Players and some of the leading junior and amateur players in the country. Dr. Coetzee coached Paul Peterson to his first European Tour win, the 2016 Czech Masters, Paul recently added the Myanmar Open 2018 (Asian/Japan Tour) title to his flourishing career. Paul Peterson also received the award for lowest stroke average on Asian Tour in 2017. Dr. Coetzee’s other players have achieved victories in, Vermont Open, Austrian Open, Pakistan PGA Championship, China Tour PGA, NJ State Open, NJ state PGA, National Club Pro Championship, Dakotas Tour Victories (9), Dakotas Tour Order of Merit and Player of the Year titles, Gateway Tour Wins (5), US Women’s Open runner-up, US Junior quarter finalist and Medalist for US Amateur. Dr. Coetzee has also served as advisor for the West Point Academy Golf Team.
Dr. Coetzee was nominated the best thesis award for his case series trial on Metabolic Syndrome Reversal at University of Bridgeport for his MS in Human Nutrition. Dr. Coetzee is currently involved with research and peer review publications specializing in individual case studies and case series trials.
Dr. Coetzee joined the faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health and received ranking as “Associate Professor”. Dr. Coetzee received the "Great Esteem Award" from Maryland University of Integrative Health for his dedication and devotion to student performance and their academic evolvement.
Dr. Coetzee is currently a faculty member at the University of Bridgeport and the “Associate Director of the Nutrition Tract” in the Doctor of Health Science Degree. This degree is at the cutting edge of nutritional evidence-based science and the development of nutritional intervention protocols for various chronic diseases. Dr. Coetzee’s drive and motivation as the head of this program is to evolve the critical thinking of the nutrition specialist and truly bring nutrition intervention through science into the medical literature. Courses he currently teaches: Clinical Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Pathophysiology, Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry and Assessment, Functional Lab Assessment, and Organizational Development. Dr. Coetzee spear headed the “Virtual Clinic” design of the MS degree in Human Nutrition at UB, this unique online “clinic” experience for students, set the standards for online learning and experiential experience.
Dr. Coetzee is a Certified Board Supervisor for the CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialists) and is currently on the national board exam committee for the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP). He also served as legislative chair for the NANP from 2009 to 2011.
Tom is a leading expert on the role of the human microbiome in health, chronic disease, and aging. As a translational scientist, his primary focus is on the clinical application of microbiome research in the functional and integrative medicine space. He has worked with early-stage biotechnology companies as a research scientist, and more recently, as a consultant for microbiome and clinical testing companies, such as Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, Viome and Vibrant America. Tom also provides consulting and educational services for functional medicine and integrative health practitioners. His doctoral training at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and postdoctoral training at the University of Utah were focused on the molecular biology of aging and longevity. He is also certified as a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner by the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver.
Eleonora Gafton is an associate professor and professional chef in the Nutrition and Integrative Health program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, one of the nation's top graduate schools for health and wellness studies. Growing up on an organic farm and winery in Romania, Ms. Gafton developed a passion for natural foods. She completed her chef training at Ministerul Turismului International in Bucharest, Romania, to work in a three-star hotel, becoming the first female executive chef in a communist country. Ms. Gafton later received a bachelor's degree in hotel management from Cornell University and worked in the hotel industry in Washington, DC, for 20 years. Ms. Gafton also holds a doctoral degree in clinical nutrition, a master's degree in herbal medicine and clinical studies, a PMC in Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and a certificate in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in N.Y.
Eleonora Gafton is a Licensed Nutritionist in the State of Maryland. Throughout the Washington, D.C. area, she has been practicing a combination of conventional, holistic, functional, and complimentary nutrition and health coaching, including telemedicine.
She specializes in those with chronic disease, such as but not limited to gastrointestinal discomfort, diabetes, cardiovascular and vascular diseases, depression, arthritis, allergies, and weight issues. Eleonora's private practice in Alexandria treats patients nutritionally and as a health coach with all levels of illness. She holds nutritional workshops and seminars at venues in Alexandria and Maryland.
Dr. Jurgelewicz is involved in the research, coordination, and execution of new product development and product reformulation as well as clinical and technical support for Designs for Health. He has been studying nutrition and wellness for the past 17 years and is an adjunct clinical instructor for the renowned Master of Science in Human Nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport. He has a B.S. degree in Health & Wellness, a B.S. in anatomy, and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Jurgelewicz is Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is also a member of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition’s Examination Committee and is the author and contributor to several professional publications. Dr. Jurgelewicz specializes in functional medicine in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.
Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally, he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a certified Functional Medicine physician. Dr. LePine is a staff physician with Dr. Mark Hyman at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Prior to joining the UltraWellness Center Dr. LePine worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts consulting with patients from around the world looking for optimal health. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Institute for Metabolic Medicine. In addition he teaches clinical seminars to physicians on the clinical application of advanced nutritional and biochemical laboratory testing. He is the Senior Medical Advisor for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory and the medical advisor and chair of the scientific advisory board for Designs for Health. The focus of his practice is to help patients achieve optimal health by restoring balance to nutritional biochemistry in the body and to teach patients how to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. His areas of interest within medicine include: Optimal Aging, Bio-Detoxification, Exploration of the Human Microbiome and its effect in both health and disease, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. His website is: http://www.drlepine.com
Sarah Lobisco, ND, IFMCP is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM). She is licensed in Vermont as a naturopathic doctor and has earned her certification in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). Dr. LoBisco also holds a Bachelor of Psychology from State University of New York at Geneseo and an Applied Kinesiology certification. She is a speaker on integrative health, has several publications, and does independent contracting for companies regarding supplements, nutraceuticals, essential oils, and medical foods. Dr. LoBisco currently incorporates her training as a naturopathic doctor and functional medicine practitioner through writing, teaching, private practice, and through her independent contracting work. She maintains her private wellness consultation practice through virtual consultations. Dr. LoBisco also enjoys continuing to educate and empower her readers through her blogs and social media. Her recent blog can be found at dr-lobisco.com.
Dr. Nancy O’Hara is a board certified Pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. Since 1999 she has dedicated her functional medicine practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme and ASD. She is also a leader in the training of clinicians, both in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Smith obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education & Sports Science and a teaching certificate in Physical Education & Mathematics from Loughborough University, England. He completed both his master’s degree (Exercise and Sport Science) and his doctorate (Physiology) at Colorado State University. As an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Dr. Smith worked with Dr. Loren Cordain, the founder of the modern Paleo diet movement, helping autoimmune patients improve their condition using a Paleolithic dietary template. The protocol has also helped individuals reverse conditions associated with metabolic syndrome as well as help athletes improve athletic performance. Having previously served on the editorial board for Dr. Cordain’s website, ThePaleoDiet.com, Dr. Smith is now the Chief Science Officer. He is also recognized as a leading authority on the health and conditioning benefits of supra-maximal intensity, short-duration, training and his programs are implemented at many conditioning centers around the world. His most recent research interest is on sleep and its impact on health and performance.
Dr. Smith has maintained his own health and conditioning practice at The Sports Club at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA since 2006. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), lectures for their certification seminars, and is also a TPI level 3 certified fitness professional. Dr. Smith is also an advisory board member for RACQUETFIT™, the equivalent to TPI for tennis, as well as being certified, and for K-MOTION, the industry leader in wireless, human motion learning for the sports, fitness and medical industries. In addition, he is a level 3 certified practitioner in Neurokinetic Therapy®. In August of 2020, Dr. Smith accepted an adjunct faculty position with Maryland University of Integrative Health and in January of 2021, he accepted an adjunct faculty position with the University of Bridgeport.
In 2013, Dr. Smith served as the Director of Sport for the USA Pentathlon World Cup held in Palm Springs, CA and is now the Director of Sports for Patton Legacy Sports, a foundation dedicated to preserving the legacy of General George S. Patton, Jr. OLY. He has worked with numerous golfers on both the PGA and LPGA tours including the 2015 US Women’s Open Champion and 2016 Evian Championship Champion, In Gee Chun, since 2015. He also directed the conditioning program for the 2017 season for ATP player, Vasek Pospisil, the 2014 Wimbledon Doubles Champion and 2015 Wimbledon Singles quarter-finalist. In addition to playing elite-level rugby in the UK, Dr. Smith played for both the Denver Barbarians and the Boston Rugby Club in the US Rugby Super League. He was a member of the American Eagles rugby 50-player pool and captained the Denver Barbarians to a National Championship in 1990. He further captained the Western United States Territory.
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Dr. Lindsey Wells is a naturopathic physician in Wilton, CT. She has focused her practice on pediatric integrative care for PANS/PANDAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Lyme Disease and Co-Infections. other neurodevelopmental disorders, and various chronic illnesses. She is the President of the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association (CNPA). As President of the CNPA, her effort is focused on expanding the scope of practice of Naturopathic Doctors in CT to include prescriptive authority and to cultivate a stronger naturopathic community in the state. Also, Dr. Wells is a Fellow with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. She has lectured for many organizations throughout the country on PANS/PANDAS and ASD to both professional and parent organizations. In 2016, Dr. Wells was recognized as “Young Influencer in Naturopathic Medicine” by the AANMC.