John Minardi

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John Minardi has been involved in martial arts since the age of 12, and competed at the highest level. John became involved with chiropractic following a major injury that occurred during a martial arts match. At a very young age, John was informed, by several members of the medical community that he would never compete again. In addition, John was told that he should consider himself fortunate if he ever walked normally again. Unable to accept this grim future, John sought the help of a Chiropractor. Within six months of treatment, John was walking, running and training in martial arts again. Within a year, John was competing at a world class level. Experiencing first-hand how Chiropractic changed his life, John was determined to become a Chiropractor and help others.

His education began at the University of Windsor, where John excelled in the Kinesiology program. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Kinetics, Honours Movement Science in 1996. John continued his passion to learn as much about the human body as possible, by earning his Acupuncturist Certification in 1997. In 2001, John earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and has been a leader and innovator in the profession ever since.


Toni Bark, MD

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Toni Bark, M.D. (LEED AP) graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois in 1986. She then went on to New York University and the University of Illinois for residency programs.

Dr. Bark has been the medical director for various departments and hospitals and has extensive post-residency training in aesthetic medicine, nutritional medicine, and classical homeopathy with the top trainers in the various fields. She has experience in autonomic biofeedback as well as experience with the ketogenic diet.

Dr. Bark has a successful private practice in preventative medicine utilizing Classical Homeopathy, Autonomic Biofeedback, Clinical nutrition with a focus on Plant Based Ketogenic diets and European aesthetics.

Dr. Bark received masters level training with autonomic biofeedback and has taken it to a new level since her disaster response work in Haiti

She holds a Masters Degree in Medical Disaster response, a Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) accreditation as well as her Medical Degree and many certificates in Classical homeopathy training and Aesthetic medicine. She has a focus on environmental triggers and epigenetics and uses this knowledge to abate disease processes.

She is a contributing author for Silent Epidemic as well as The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and a Co-Producer of the film Bought.

Doctor Bark is an athlete and a dancer and works intimately with other movers and shakers.

Dr. Bergman

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Dr. Bergman is a one of a kind chiropractor, holistic doctor and a brilliant researcher who has dedicated his life to teaching and helping people with various, serious health conditions. With Dr. Bergman’s unique approach and years of professional experience, even the most challenging cases have a potential to be success stories.

He was propelled into Chiropractic by a severe auto accident he experienced as a young man, that resulted in 2 broken legs, fractured skull and sternum along with several organ injuries. With great personal need and a passion for healing and regenerating Dr. Bergman began studying the body’s recovery process. He obtained his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, eventually becoming an academic teacher at CCCLA. He taught Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and 4 Chiropractic techniques: Full Spine Specific (Palmer Method), Thompson, Diversified, and Extremity Adjusting. Dr. Bergman has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy and physiology that few can match. He successfully runs his clinic "Bergman Family Chiropractic", that continues to grow serving hundreds of people every week by focusing on corrective methods of healing along with a pediatric development.

Dr. Edward F. Group III

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Dr. Edward F. Group III founded Global Healing Center in 1998 with the goal of providing the highest quality natural health information and products. He is world-renowned for his research on the root cause of disease. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center earned recognition as one of the largest natural and organic health resources in the world. Dr. Group is a veteran of the United States Army and has attended Executive Education programs at both Harvard and MIT business schools. He is a best-selling author and a frequent guest on radio and television programs, documentary films, and in major publications.

Dr. Group centers his philosophy around the understanding that the root cause of disease stems from the accumulation of toxins in the body and is exacerbated by daily exposure to a toxic living environment. He believes it is his personal mission to teach and promote philosophies that produce good health, a clean environment, and positive thinking. This, he believes, can restore happiness and love to the world. 

Dr. Cliff Tao DC, DCBAR

Dr. Cliff Tao is a chiropractic radiologist based in Orange County, California.  Dr. Tao specializes in the professional interpretation of spine and musculoskeletal imaging with plain film, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and computed tomography (CT).

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Dr. Tao reads diagnostic imaging studies for a variety of doctors including chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, and medical physicians.  His highly-detailed reports are provided within 24 hours, with stat reports available usually within 30 minutes.  Although also trained to read imaging of other parts of the body, Dr. Tao is more focused on the spine and musculoskeletal regions.  Dr. Tao also provides second opinion interpretations.

Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is a Doctor of Chiropractic, organic foodie and fanatic for green living and earthly sustainability. He has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care.

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Dr. Hardick received his Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in 1997, and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in 2001. He maintains a private chiropractic practice in London, Ontario, Canada.

In 2009, he authored his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used professionally in over 500 health clinics and reaching alongside its follow-up publication, 300,000 readers. In 2018, he authored his second book, Align Your Health.

Dr. Hardick serves on the Board of Managers for MaxLiving, providing strategic guidance and inspiration. Dr. Hardick is committed to the advancement of holistic wellness education for chiropractors, health professionals and seekers of natural health.

An energizing and passionate speaker, Dr. Hardick shares his lifestyle methods to numerous professional and public audiences every year in the United States and Canada.  Dr. Hardick is known for his articles, recipes and contributions on MindBodyGreen.comFoodMatters.com, MaxLiving.com, and his own site, DrHardick.com.

In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario.  All of Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

Dr. Mark DeBrinact

Dr. Mark DeBrincat, DC, The Good News Doctor, is a natural health doctor specializing in holistic health solutions to optimize performance, health and well-being.

Having survived a near fatal head on collision that left him in a wheelchair, and enduring seven back surgeries, Dr. DeBrincat learned to overcome all odds and knows what is possible when we provide the body with the tools it needs to heal itself naturally. 

As a chiropractic and certified BrainCore Practitioner, Dr. DeBrincat has over 20 years of experience in empowering individuals to live a healthy lifestyle using natural, alternative therapies including neurofeedback, biofeedback, neuro-technology, vascular, nutritional and essential oil therapies.

Dr. DeBrincat specializes in brain health and providing neurofeedback therapy to his patients in a home setting where they are most comfortable and relaxed. Having presented across the country, Dr. DeBrincat brings the "The Good News" and knowledge on the body's ability to heal itself and live pain free. He also actively practices in Castle Rock, CO.

Dr. DeBrincat obtained advanced training in Gonstead Extremity chiropractic techniques and utilizes Activator techniques. Additionally, he has advanced training from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). 

Dr. DeBrincat earned his doctorate of chiropractic from Life University (GA) in 1997. Prior to his doctorate, he completed his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University (MI). He served as a United States, South Africa, and New Zealand team chiropractor for the 1996 Olympics. 

Dr. DeBrincat holds a black belt degree in Japanese Martial Arts and is the former Georgia Director for Police Trainers International.

Dr. Claudia Anrig

Dr. Claudia Anrig has been in full-time practice for the past 30 years and is the founder of the first comprehensive pediatric program and community outreach, Peter Pan Potential.

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She also personally mentors chiropractors with a dream of growing their family wellness practice in the Generations coaching program. She is the past president and served for 25 years on the board of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association; and is on the post-graduate faculty of Life University. She received the 1997 Chiropractor of the Year Award from the World Chiropractic Association, Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) in 1997, and Distinguished Service from the ICA in 1998. Dr. Claudia Anrig’s textbook, Pediatric Chiropractic, is the first of its kind and is the fastest selling textbook in chiropractic history.

Publications

Co-Editor, Pediatric Chiropractic Second Edition, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Author, Chiropractic Approaches to Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care in: Textbook of Clinical Chiropractic, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Co-Author, Somatovisceral Aspects of Chiropractic, Churchill Livingstone
Co-Author, Fundamentals of Chiropractic, Mosby
Numerous Articles regarding children’s health and chiropractic care for children.
Dynamic Chiropractic Columnist (1996–Present)

Niurka

Niurka has been leading transformation for 15+ years. Her work has impacted the lives of tens of thousand of people in over 30 countries.

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With love, Niurka guides her students to transform limitations, clarify direction, and embody their true power.

She gives you tools, techniques, and daily practices to achieve goals, and bring forth your infinite potential so you powerfully contribute to co-creating a sustainable, prosperous, and harmonious world for all.

In her courses, you enter an integral learning environment for accelerated, lasting change that’ll elevate how you think, speak, and live.

Prior to launching her company in 2000, Niurka was the top trainer for Anthony Robbins, the world-renown transformational and motivational genius, for 5 years.

Prior to working with Robbins, Niurka promoted events across the United States for Brian Tracy.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River.

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The group’s achievement helped spawn more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.

Mr. Kennedy serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City. He has worked on several political campaigns including the presidential campaigns of Edward M. Kennedy in 1980, Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. He is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City’s water supply. The New York City watershed agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and New York City watershed consumers, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development. He helped lead the fight to turn back the anti-environmental legislation during the 104th Congress.

Among Mr. Kennedy’s published books are the New York Times’ bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004), St. Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy (2005), The Riverkeepers (1997), and Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr: A Biography (1977). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other publications. His award winning articles have been included in anthologies of America’s Best Crime Writing, Best Political Writing and Best Science Writing.

Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Environmental Law.

He is a licensed master falconer, and as often as possible he pursues a life-long enthusiasm for white-water paddling. He has organized and led several expeditions in Canada and Latin America, including first descents on three little known rivers in Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Dave Asprey

Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet. He is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. 

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Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain and lift his IQ by 20 points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Learning to do these seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father.

Dave is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling books, The Bulletproof Diet and Head Strong.  Through his work Dave provides information, techniques, and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.

Zach Bush

Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country - with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care.

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The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. In 2012 he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. He and his team subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to compensate for glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product, RESTORE. Dr. Bush points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. He is fiercely motivated by a desire to have them experience a much brighter and healthier future. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large.

Mary Holland

Mary Holland is Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at New York University School of Law. Educated at Harvard and Columbia Universities, Holland has worked in international public and private law.

Prior to joining NYU, Holland worked for six years at major U.S. law firms, with three years based in Moscow, Russia.She also worked at a major U.S. human rights advocacy organization as Director of its European Program. After graduating law school, she clerked for a federal district court judge. She has taught international law courses at Columbia Law School and has served as a consultant to the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program.

Her latest book, The HPV Vaccine on Trial: Seeking Justice for a Generation Betrayed paints a devastating picture of corporate and government conflicts of interest, negligence, and malfeasance in approving and promoting human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, touted to prevent cervical and other cancers. Coming out on the heels of recent New York Times revelations about astounding financial conflicts of interest at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, this groundbreaking book highlights the lack of transparency, manipulated science, and abuse of state power to market this medical juggernaut, already raking in over $2.5 billion per year.

She has published articles on vaccine law and policy, and is the co-editor of Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health and Our Children (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012). 

Ron Oberstein

Dr. Oberstein graduated from Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) in 1981 and went on to own private practices in both Boston and San Diego with a total of 37 years of hands-on practice and a focus on family wellness care.

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Prior to becoming the President, Dr. Oberstein was a member of the Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents from 1991 to 2016, including two years as the Chairman of the Board. He has been a member of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges since 1991.

Dr. Oberstein is the past Vice President of the International Chiropractors Association, and currently serves on its board. In 1996, he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association. He is significantly involved in many facets of engagement and professional development in the chiropractic community as well as state affairs.

As an active member of the chiropractic community, Dr. Oberstein has served in instructional and leadership roles in numerous organizations. He has taught chiropractic technique, philosophy and principles in multiple chiropractic colleges and throughout the world. Dr. Oberstein strongly conveys chiropractic vitalism with a deep understanding of the salutogenic health model and its incredible value for patient care. Dr. Oberstein has been a faculty member for CE at Life Chiropractic College West, Life University and Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Oberstein and his wife of 30 years, Dr. Mary Oberstein, have practiced together since 1986, serving multitudes of patients and mentoring new graduates. They travel the world spreading the chiropractic message and started a non-profit organization delivering chiropractic care globally to children and adults in need with a focus in Tijuana, Mexico. Drs. Ron and Mary Oberstein have three daughters, Drs. Lauren, Morgan and Sydney, all of whom are chiropractors.

James Chestnut

Dr. James Chestnut has been studying human wellness and prevention for over 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology with a specialization in neurological adaptation, is a Doctor of Chiropractic, and holds a post-graduate Certification in Wellness Lifestyle. Dr. Chestnut is also the author of ‘The Wellness & Prevention Paradigm’, which is considered the gold standard evidence-based argument for lifestyle intervention. Dr. Chestnut lectures at venues worldwide including colleges and professional conferences regarding lifestyle as the evidence-based foundation of wellness and prevention and 21st Century healthcare reform.  Dr. Chestnut also holds an “O” visa from the United States which recognizes him as one of the world’s leading authorities on evidence-based lifestyle intervention for wellness and prevention. Dr. Chestnut’s efforts have touched many thousands within the natural healthcare community and, through this, millions of patients worldwide.

Fred Schofield

Dr. Schofield is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading authority amongst chiropractic doctors. He is renowned for developing the most innovative approaches and specific systems for patient care. Dr. Schofield’s functional analysis allows him to accurately find and remove central nervous system interference.

Restoring central nervous system function allows him to achieve incredible and dramatic results with the most difficult, chronic and degenerative cases. As a result, Dr. Schofield is sought out as a coach, consultant and mentor by fellow chiropractors all around the world.

Dr. Schofield has excitement, intensity and uniqueness that make him one of a kind. He is both a player and a coach. After 29 years, Dr. Schofield continues to work in his office, teach at his chiropractic seminars and coach chiropractors one-on-one.

Hugo Gibson

Hugo Gibson was born in the Union of South Africa in 1942. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in 1972. He also married his wife Judy that year - they have four children. While at PCC, he became involved in the student ICA and has been an active ICA member since. Dr. Gibson is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association.

Currently, Dr. Gibson is the Chairman of the Board of the ICA.
He practiced in South Africa from 1973 until 1985. He was one of the prime movers in uniting the profession there and in re-opening the chiropractic register in 1985, which had been closed since 1971. Dr. Gibson was deeply involved in sport injuries, especially rugby, and was involved at provincial level administration for the sport. Upon his arrival to the USA, he was employed by Cleveland Chiropractic College where he was an instructor until 2006. In 1996, he was promoted to full Professor of Clinical Sciences. He is also a Board member of the Missouri Academy of Chiropractors who has been in private practice since 1972.

Billy DeMoss

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Dr. Billy DeMoss is an energetic and passionate speaker who has been a chiropractor and fixture within his community for over three decades. His passion for chiropractic care, community wellness, and global sustainability is far-reaching and his influence is international. Along with heading an innovative practice that educates and strengthens his community, Dr. Billy is the founder the Dead Chiropractic Society (DCS), which is a coalition of Southern California chiropractors who meet monthly to discuss chiropractic philosophy and advancements. In 2008, he decided to expand DCS by founding California Jam. Cal Jam allows him to invite world-renowned experts in public health and global sustainability to educate and empower people, not just chiropractors, from around the world who find natural solutions more attractive than harmful man-made ones and share a desire to ensure the well-being of future generations. His mission for Cal Jam is simple: awaken, empower, action. 

Tony Ebel

Dr. Tony, as he is known, is a Pediatric and Wellness Certified Chiropractor, who specializes in neurosensory disorders such as autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, seizures and other special needs cases, as well as general pediatric, pregnancy, and family wellness care.  

He has extensive education, experience, and passion in these areas and has a large, kid-focused family practice in Crystal Lake, IL, with nearly 2/3 of his practice being under the age of 12. Within the first few years, he had built one of the largest pediatric clinics in the country, with a huge percentage of the patients under care being spectrum, sensory, and special needs kids. His work was also featured in the documentary film “Doctored – Exposing the Modern Medical Monopoly.”  

Dr. Tony truly runs and operates his dream practice, or what he also now terms “the practice of the future” for chiropractic. The core values of the practice are impact, family, fun, gratitude, respect and efficiency. 

Guy Riekeman

Dr. Guy Riekeman is a second generation chiropractor who graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1972. He became a successful chiropractor and businessman creating companies and seminar programs to improve chiropractic practice and facilitate personal growth.

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After years in the field, Dr. Riekeman decided to shift his energy and focus to education. He went on to become Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic before becoming the fourth President of Life University in 2004. In 2017, he was appointed the University’s first Chancellor. As an educator and leader, he extols the message to “Make Your Life Extraordinary” and challenges everyone to strive for excellence, both in the classroom and in life.

As a leader in the chiropractic profession, Dr. Riekeman works non-stop to keep the public and his fellow leaders in healthcare informed of important issues in chiropractic, vitalism and wellness to create a greater appreciation of the shift from an authoritarian “sickness care” system to a vitalistic partnership approach to health and wellness.

For decades, he has organized efforts to advance personal integrity and has worked tirelessly through educational programs and thousands of personal presentations to promote a new attitude and approach to healthcare and personal responsibility.

Under his leadership as both President and Chancellor, Dr. Riekeman has guided Life University to become the largest single campus chiropractic college in the world. His leadership created the 20/20 Vision, a multi-year, multi-phase initiative transforming Life University into a modern college campus with all the old-world values of education.