Dr. Josh Axe
Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, is a doctor of chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2008, he started a functional medicine center in Nashville, which grew to become one of the most renowned clinics in the world.
Dr. Axe founded the natural health website DrAxe.com, which at over 17 million monthly visitors is considered the No. 1 natural health website in the world today. Its main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home DIY remedies and trending health news. His website includes a group of credentialed editors, writers and a Medical Review Board. See the About Us page for more details.
He has also been a resource for many professional athletes. In 2009, he began working with the Wellness Advisory Council and Professional Swim Teams. He worked with professional swimmers, providing nutritional advice and performing musculoskeletal work on the athletes to increase their performance. He also traveled to the 2012 Games in London to work with USA athletes.
Dr. Josh Axe has authored several celebrated and bestselling books including Eat Dirt, The Real Food Diet Cookbook and Essential Oils Ancient Medicine. Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It was published by Harper New Wave in March 2016, and it currently receives 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. In January 2017, Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine for the Modern World was published, and it’s garnered 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. On February 19, 2019, Little Brown & Company will publish Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Reverse Disease, and it promises to be the definitive book on the ketogenic diet.
Millions of people have read his books and gone through his programs, including Healing Leaky Gut and Essential Oils Transformation. His books and programs combine the power of advanced nutrition with recipes, herbal remedies and lifestyle improvements to help people reach their health goals.
Dr. Tabor Smith
Dr. Tabor Smith is a chiropractor with a thriving practice in Houston TX. His practice members not only receive top-notch chiropractic care, they also receive a unique and very valuable education in spinal hygiene. Dr. Smith is a trailblazer in the subject of spinal hygiene and holds many events and lectures on the subject.
His personal experiences with chiropractic help him to understand the necessity of continued maintenance for spinal health, as well as a better understanding when he is educating his patients on the importance of spinal hygiene.
Dr. Tabor Smith graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in May 2004 with a Bachelors degree in Biology. He graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker Chiropractic College in 2007. He is a student for life and continues to study the fields of chiropractic, spinal hygiene, and overall natural health.
Dr. Gilles LaMarche
Dr. Gilles LaMarche is a leader, chiropractor, accomplished author, and professional speaker. He found his calling as a healer when at the age of twelve he was taken to a chiropractor after years spent as an “unwell” child. His only expectation was that a chiropractor might help him resume regular activities without pain; little did he know that one meeting would change the course of his life and he would soon discover the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic which lead him to a vision for better health. This vision: to help the world discover the importance of choosing the chiropractic lifestyle. Dr. LaMarche continues to live this vision some 50 years later. He currently serves as Vice President of University Advancement at Life University in Marietta, GA.
Dr. Eric Plasker
At the age of 15, Dr. Plasker had his first life-changing chiropractic experience. The chiropractic care and education he received from his “family chiropractor”, Dr. Ernie Landi, not only inspired him to enroll in Life Chiropractic College, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1985, but helped shape his personal and company visions of making chiropractic family practice and LCFE (Lifetime Care for Everyone) a reality in communities across the world.
Dr. Eric Plasker ran two highly successful practices in Georgia for 16 years before launching The Family Practice, Inc., a mission-driven training company that is helping chiropractors around the world help more people while reaching their full potential in practice and life. The Family Practice is helping doctors build the most successful lifetime family wellness practices in the world.
Dr. Plasker currently travels all over the world with The Family Practice Seminars and he has become one of the most sought after speakers and chiropractic. With the launch of his new book, The 100 Year Lifestyle, Dr. Plasker has also become a popular, corporate keynote speaker, and television and radio personality.
According to Dr. Plasker, “Everyone deserves to be healthy and express their full potential from the time they are born through their last breath of life.”
Dr. Klaus Fischer
Dr. Klaus Fischer runs the practice for orthopedics and Accident Surgery in Weil der Stadt, Germany he is a Doctor of Orthopedics and Traumatology. He also practices Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
Dr. Stu Bernsen
Dr. Stuart Bernsen, CEO of Medulla LLC, has led the explosive growth of one of the fastest emerging chiropractic organizations in the world. In June of 2013, Dr. Bernsen was named Ernst & Young Midwest Entrepreneur Of The Year® in Healthcare. In addition to being named the 2007 Chiropractor of the Year, 2011 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame member and a 2011 and 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® finalist, Dr. Bernsen is a published author, an extension faculty member of three graduate schools and a sought-after national speaker. A true “Level 5” leader, as described in Jim Collin’s seminal bestseller, Good to Great, Dr. Bernsen is considered one of the nation’s preeminent visionaries in the field of health and wellness. He is a proud alumnus of Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he received his bachelor's in biology, as well as his doctorate of chiropractic.
Dr. Stephanie Sullivan
Dr. Stephanie Sullivan, Graduate of Life University’s College of Chiropractic in 2008, serves as the Director of the Life University Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research (CCR). Dr. Sullivan’s responsibilities include mission driven leadership and advancement of the CCR, coordination of University chiropractic research initiatives, research compliance and the conduct of chiropractic research. Utilizing her background in banking, marketing and management, Dr. Sullivan has worked to triple the number of research projects conducted at Life University, as well as increase the rigor of studies to include high-impact clinical trials.
Dr. Sullivan is also a graduate student at the University of Georgia. She is enrolled in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. program with specialization in cognitive neuroscience. Her research focus includes investigating and understanding the mechanisms and impact of chiropractic adjustments and vestibular stimulation on domains of cognition, including spatial awareness, attention and memory.
Dr. Michael Longyear
Dr. Michael Longyear is currently a Chiropractic Functional Neurology Clinician for the Functional Neurology Center at Life University (LIFE). Before coming to LIFE, he studied athletic training at the University of Detroit Mercy and pre-physical therapy at Wayne State University. From there, he attended Parker University where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness. Dr. Longyear also has advanced training in the CCSP Program (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) and has completed further studies in the functional neurology field.
Dr. Longyear was class valedictorian and earned the Robert Czepoth award for Leadership. He has earned several scholarships, including the prestigious Parker University President’s Scholarship. Additionally, he has served on institutional and student committees to include Student Senate Executive Cabinet and Community Service, while also serving in student-oriented clubs such as the Functional Neurology, Motion Palpation and Sports clubs.
As for his goals at the University, there is currently talk of expanded academic opportunities at LIFE in this specialty area in the future, and Dr. Longyear is excited for that possibility. “I know I would love to be a part of that. For someone interested in changing lives, I think Functional Neurology is going to be where it’s at.”
Dr. Mellisa Briscoe LaMarche
Melissa Briscoe Lamarche is a Doctor of Chiropractic who has worked in the health field for over 2 decades.. She is passionate about helping people achieve their best health possible. Her journey began in high school when she became interested in sports medicine. That interest blossomed into a passion to help people perform better and live healthier lives. Before becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, she worked in sports medicine, physical therapy and as a personal trainer. Dr. Melissa holds multiple certifications in the field of human performance and sport. She has also completed post graduate training in clinical nutrition and functional medicine. By practicing multiple skill sets, Dr. Melissa has the unique opportunity to help people from all walks of life overcome various injuries, surgeries and health challenges.
Dr. Austin Cohen
Dr. Austin Cohen received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, GA. He received his undergraduate training at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While pursuing his chiropractic studies, Dr. Cohen began focused studies on structural correction through the CBP and Pettibon protocol.
Dr. Cohen has received post-doctorate training in structural care through Chiropractic Biophysics and has done research on how healthy posture relates to optimal function. His research has been published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health and is currently an author for Primal Docs, which is a blog related to functional living.
He has a passion for serving families and helping people who could not get better through traditional and alternative means.
In his spare time, Dr. Cohen loves spending time with his wife, Shira, competing in Crossfit competitions, or traveling to places to witness animals in their natural habitat. His favorite place has been Victoria, Canada where he saw orca whales swimming in the wild. He is also an author of the best-selling “Eliteness: A Simple Guide to Uncovering Your Hidden Potential to Becoming Elite”.
Dr. Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
Dr. Alayna E. Pagnani-Gendron graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors in Science majoring in Family Studies and Pre-med. During her undergraduate studies, she completed a rotation at the Kremples Brain Injury Foundation where she worked with patients who endured traumatic brain injuries and nerve damage. Dr. Pagnani-Gendron then continued her education at Texas Chiropractic College where she graduated with Academic Recognition as a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also earned a second Bachelors degree in Human Biology. During her studies, Dr. Pagnani-Gendron completed her internship at the Moody Health Center in Pasadena, TX. While Dr. Pagnani-Gendron was in school she completed a rotation at Cenikor in Deer Park, where she treated recovering addicts. She also completed a rotation at Rice University where she worked on rehabilitating the athletes to their peak performance. Dr. Pagnani-Gendron is certified in pregnancy and pediatrics.
Dr. Pagnani-Gendron holds special certificate training in Webster Technique, the Advanced Webster Technique, CranialSacral Trained, Acupuncture, Myofascial Release and Graston Technique. She completed her C.A.C.C.P., Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics. She loves treating her pregnant patients and helping them to feel their best throughout their pregnancies. She also enjoys treating infants and children at each milestone in their lives and keeping them healthy as they grow.
Dr. Pagnani has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award and she was honored as The Texas Chiropractic Associaton Young Chiropractor or the Year in 2019. She is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Texas Chiropractic Association, she is on the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents and a member of the American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Women Chiropractors Organization as well as Women Leading Medicine.
Her goal in the treatment of patients is preventative care. She believes in a healthy living lifestyle and treating patients to help them to return to their normal state of health. Dr. Pagnani loves to treat the entire family from birth and beyond and keep everyone healthy.
Dr. Edward Lafleur
Dr. Edward Lafleur’s philosophy in caring for patients is centered on identifying the underlying source of their medical problems and working in partnership with them towards true solutions, which is nearly always attainable through nutrition and fitness based recommendations. He’s learned that the keys to success involve empowering patients with knowledge, then working together toward goals of vitality and true wellness. Furthermore, Dr. Lafleur leads by example, doing his best to eat cleanly, exercise regularly, and maintain an ideal body weight year round.
Dr. David Erb
Dr. David Erb and his wife Kimberly Erb have been in practice for over 20 years and have offices in Coppell and Southlake, Texas. In 2010, they opened a clinic in Zimbabwe, Africa where they cared for thousands. In 2012, they were two of the elite chiropractors invited to the London Olympics by the USA Wrestling, USA Judo, USA Weightlifting, and Paralympic USA Sitting Volleyball Teams! They have three amazing children and reside in Coppell, TX.
Together Drs. Erb hold multiple degrees, certification and specialties in Chiropractic, Neurology, Nutrition, Pediatric & Prenatal Chiropractic Care, Neurotoxicity, Whiplash & Traumatology, as well as, Advanced Spinal Correction.
Dr. David and Kimberly are passionate, internationally sought-after speakers, trainers, and coaches. They hold seminars on topics of weight loss, brain, autoimmunity, cancer, hormones, fitness, and much more; always striving to empower people to reach their full potential in every area of their lives.
They provide an environment of hope to patients from 1 day old to 100 years old, striving to bring what their patients call, “The Greatest Place of Hope and Healing,” to as many people possible around the world!
Dr. Dan Sullivan
Dr. Dan Sullivan is a chiropractor, speaker, author, and one of the most sought after health experts in the United States. He’s well-known for showing chiropractors the profound science and proof behind what they do to give them certainty in communicating to the public.
Dr. Sullivan began investing himself in the world of Chiropractic in 2004. His mission began with building one of the largest single-doctor natural healthcare clinics in the state of Nebraska. Dr. Dan expanded his pursuit to the world of research and education in 2012, speaking to students, doctors, and the public while serving as an Official Chiropractor for the United States Wrestling team during the 2012 London Olympics.
He currently lives with his wife and daughters in Atlanta, Georgia, where he passionately continues to research and speak on the scientific validation of the Principle of Chiropractic.
Dr. Sullivan’s passion for health care revolution took root in a childhood shared with seven brothers and sisters, two of whom have since become medical doctors. Dr. Dan demanded an understanding of the cause of diseases that entered homes just like his and a world that profits from the treatment of symptoms that maintain an endless cycle of sickness.
Dr. Chris Zaino
Dr. Chris Zaino grew up in Melville, New York until the age of 12 when his family relocated to Sarasota, Florida. Early in high school he was inspired by his father to begin what would be a successful bodybuilding career. Dr. Zaino began natural competitive bodybuilding as he was going through college and won many titles at the national level, including Mr. America in 1992. In 1998, he graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Exercise Physiology & Wellness.
Through of all these life experiences, he was being prepared for his ultimate work in life. That work was helping people reach their full God-given health potential. Throughout his graduate school career at the prestigious Parker College of Chiropractic, he succeeded by consistently studying and researching the most effective ways to be healthy. As an avid researcher, Dr. Zaino continues his education by staying abreast of the most up to date research on body functionality, eating plans and exercise principles.
- Dr. Zaino traveled with “Strongmen” called Strike Force to educate high-school students on the importance of ethics, self-esteem and how valuable they are to God
- Speaks around the world through live presentations, radio and television
- Actively coaches several hundred corrective care chiropractic doctors
- Owner of the largest practice in the world
- Giving people the knowledge and the actions steps to experience their full God-given health potential
Dr. Michael Hall
For nearly three decades, Dr. Hall has taught thousands of chiropractors, chiropractic students, and students of the health sciences from around the world the intricacies of neurological health. His lectures, presentations, and talks continue to emphasize the unique differences in our brain function and how that influences the way we think, behave, and act as well as why we continue to suffer chronic illness and degenerative disorders considered to be mostly preventable. He demonstrates the effects of the chiropractic adjustment on the responsiveness of the nervous system thru contemporary research and case studies. He has worked tirelessly to bring novel and innovative approaches as well as better understanding to healthcare providers using either low tech procedures or emerging technologies. Understanding the functional dynamics of the human brain and nervous system in such a way as to improve health, restore families, and diminish chronic illness is his primary passion.
From his clinical practice and teachings, his colleagues, students, and patients alike have prodded him to publish, write, and provide a greater availability of his information to others. Thus, in 2017 BrainDC was founded. BrainDC is an entity designed to facilitate knowledge and teachings in functional neurology, to guide and direct patients to healthcare providers, and to provide a repository of teaching schedules, functional neurology program, scientific research, and educational resources ultimately aimed at improving the health of people worldwide thru better science, improved health, and the desire to live an abundant life.
Dr. Tamika Bush
Dr. Tampa Bush is a well respected board-certified Holistic Integrative Pediatrician, Nationally Recognized Speaker, 3 times Best Selling Author, Consultant, and Mother to a beautiful and vibrant four-year-old daughter. She graduated in the top 5% of her class from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and went on to further pursue training in holistic pediatrics.
Dr. Bush blends conventional pediatrics with functional medicine. She uses a holistic approach to wellness to help her patients thrive! She blends utilizes plant-based nutrition, essential oils, herbal medicine, homeopathy and osteopathy. By using a whole body approach to wellness has helped thousands of parents get to the root cause of their children’s health concerns ranging from frequent colds, ear infections, asthma, eczema to even chronic illnesses such as Autism and ADHD.
Dr. Bush has been published in Medscape, BlackDoctor.org, Parents magazine and on numerous well-known media and radio outlets across the nation. She recently released one of her Best-Selling books entitled “Common Germs and Supernatural Cures: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Your Children Happy and Healthy Naturally. It includes her own favorite recipes, essential oils, herbs and nutritional supplements to common childhood conditions.
Dr. Bush worked for many years as a general pediatrician. She started to see the need for parents wanting more for their children. In medicine, she was taught to treat symptoms such as fever and pain with over the counter medicines such as Tylenol and Motrin. However, it only covered the symptom up like a “band-aid” and was short lived and then the fever would return and the child would still be sick for days on end. She now helps parents understand that there are other alternative safe, holistic and all-natural methods to fight the most common conditions in childhood.