The Youngevity Scientific Advisory Board comprises some of the most respected names in the fields of medicine, research, and nutrition. Working together with our Founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND, the Scientific Advisory Board’s collective guidance is practical, insightful, and often based on individual member’s own pioneering research.
Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND, Founder of Youngevity
A biomedical research pioneer, Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND spent more than 40 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health, before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. In 1997, together with Ma Lan, MD, MS, Dr. Wallach founded American Longevity, the network marketing company known today as Youngevity. Within five years the company had an international network of distributors and preferred customers plus offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and Japan. Today Youngevity is a network marketing leader providing high quality, innovative, and unique products health conscious consumers.
Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.
Gerhard Schrauzer, PhD, MS, FACN, CNS
Dr. Schrauzer is internationally respected for his groundbreaking research on the biomedical aspects of vitamins and essential trace elements, notably selenium, and on his work on cancer prevention. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, where served on the faculty from 1966 until his retirement in 1994. He has authored four books and more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.
Dr. Schrauzer is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and a Life-Member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He is also member of the American Chemical Society, The American Association for Cancer Research, the American Institute of Nutrition, the American College of Toxicology, and the Association of Clinical Scientists.
James Sensenig, ND
Dr. Sensenig is a graduate of the prestigious National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated Cum Laude. He is the founding President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), where he chaired the Government Affairs Committee for ten years. Dr. Sensenig is on the faculties of the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, Connecticut and the Southwestern College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He serves as an Institutional Site Visitor for the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education and Chairman of the Naturopathic Advisory Board for Oxford Health Plans. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Mr. Renton is a Vice Presidential Marketing Director and oversees quality control issues for Youngevity products. He graduated from Portland State University, majoring in Sports Medicine, Health, Physical Education, and Chemistry. He has served as an Associate Professor at PSU in Health and First Aid. A board certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association, he was the Assistant Athletic Trainer for PSU, the Portland Timbers Soccer Team, and the Portland Storm Football team. He is also a member of the AL International, Inc. Board of Directors.
Stan Frager, PhD
Dr. Frager received his doctorate from UCLA and is currently an associate professor with the University of Louisville. Dr. Frager is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Ethical Hypnosis, the Kentucky Psychological Association and the American Association for Counseling and Guidance. He is certified by the American Association of Behavioral Therapists and is licensed as a psychologist as well as family, marriage and child therapist. He is a fellow and diplomat of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and a member of the American Society for Training and Development. Dr. Frager’s use of hypnosis and behavioral psychology to help athletes has been featured in Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, Sports Now, Basketball Times and newspapers across the United States.
Ma Lan, MD, MS
Dr. Lan received her medical degree from Beijing Medical University and her Master’s degree in Transplant Immunology from Zhon-Shan Medical University. She also has extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Lan has served as an exchange scholar at Harvard School of Medicine, a research Fellow in Laser Microsurgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Houston), and as a practicing staff member at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Department of Orthopedic Microsurgery. Her research on transplant immunology and microsurgery resulted in ten papers published in peer-reviewed journals. She is the co-author, along with Dr. Joel Wallach, of Hell’s Kitchen: Cause, Prevention & Cure of Obesity, Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome and Black Gene Lies: Slave Quarter Cures.
Joanne Conaway, BS, RN
Ms. Conway has more than 20 years experience in the field of nursing, including Trauma, Operating Room, Critical Care, and Nutritional Support. For twenty years she was a member of the United States Air Force, serving primarily as an Aeromedical Evacuation Nurse and in-flight Medical Crew Director; these skills proved invaluable when she was deployed in support of Operation Just Cause (Panama) and Operation Desert Storm (Iraq). She is a Co-Founder and Director of the Nutritional Support Alliance, a non-profit company dedicated to providing nutritional support to eligible at-risk individuals who otherwise cannot afford it. She is currently studying to become a Naturopathic Physician.
Melinda Silva, MD
Dr. Silva is a California-based integrative and functional medicine specialist. She is a graduate of the University of California, where she completed her Doctorate in Medicine in 1993. She went on to fulfill her Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Memorial in 1997. She is a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). As a family doctor, Dr. Silva personally witnessed the declining quality of health in women and men over the age of 35. Her concerns grew upon learning that many of her adult patients were seeking help from specialists who prescribed risky medications and recommended surgeries for conditions that could have been prevented-through better nutrition, exercise, and hormonal balance related to aging. Today, Dr. Silva works closely with her patients to address the many health challenges associated with aging and often attributed to perimenopause, menopause, and andropause (the male menopause). Her all-natural, customized approach includes natural hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) integrated with balanced nutrition and supplementation, regular exercise, and stress-reduction techniques to help guide them through the aging process.
Corey Gold, DDS
Dr. Gold received his Bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University Fullerton in 1984. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from University of California, San Francisco in 1988. After practicing general dentistry for more than 10 years, Dr. Gold co-founded ProJoba™International, now a major Youngevity brand. As President of ProJoba™, he became recognized for helping introduce flower pollen products to the general public. Dr. Gold is the President of Advanced Continuing Education Systems (ACES), an accredited continuing education provider for dental professionals and one of the first continuing education companies to offer accreditation in nutritional supplementation. He has spoken internationally on the subjects of dental health, general health, nutritional supplementation and business and is the author of several articles published in dental business journals.
Daniel Hardt, ND
Dr. Hardt received his degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 1976 and has been a practicing ND in Eugene, Oregon since 1977. He serves on the faculties of the American College of Naturopathic Medicine in Salem, Oregon and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (considered the finest naturopathic college in the nation) in Portland, Oregon. He is also an officer for the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Peter Glidden, ND
During his pre-med studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Glidden developed a deep appreciation of the “results driven” naturopathic medical philosophy, which was in sharp contrast to “profits driven” pharmaceutical and allopathic medicine. He explains his focus on Naturopathic Medicine in these words: “The most rapidly growing system of medicine in the United States, Naturopathy, offers a science based, clinically verified alternative to the pharmaceutical-based treatments used by allopathic doctors (MD’s).”
Dr. Glidden is on the forefront of the movement to make health care in the United States “results-driven,” where treatments are chosen for their effectiveness instead of their profitability. Already he has successfully worked with 3 state governments to get approval and licensing of Naturopathic Doctors as primary care physicians. With 60 to 100 speaking engagements per year, Dr. Glidden is one of the most widely lecturing naturopathic doctors in the United States.
Benjamin Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist and cosmetic chemist and founder of Rocky Mountain Natural Laboratories.
Mr. Fuchs, CEO and Chief Pharmacist at Econo Comp Pharmacy in Boulder, Colorado has been compounding custom medication, formulating nutritional products and consulting with doctors and patients since graduating from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in 1986. Since 1991 has been lecturing nationwide on the importance of the strategic use of cosmetics and nutritional supplementation for healthy skin and bodies. Mr. Fuchs is the host of “The Bright Side”, which airs daily on the Genesis Communication Network, and is recognized nationally for his work as the on-air pharmacist/nutritionist on the “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” radio program.
Benjamin Fuchs holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University and BS in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado and has practiced as a Registered Pharmacist and Consulting Nutritionist for 15 years.
Dr. Luis Arriaza
Born in South Central Los Angeles, Dr. Arriaza has been a practicing chiropractor since the age of 24 and has owned and operated several health practices in Southern California. Dr. Arriaza’s healthcare work lead him to developing a passion for nutrition and detoxification, which lead him to co-formulate the True2Life nutritional supplement line of products that are now sold worldwide under the Youngevity brand. He is not only known for this advanced experience in chiropractic practice’s but also as an international wellness speaker and astute business man. His understanding in the art of healing has taught him the power of intent, compassion and of the human spirit.
Sanjeev Javia is founder and president of Javia Wellness Consultants. Since obtaining his degree in Biopsychology with an emphasis in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, Javia has focused on innovative research formulation, and the design of nutritional exercise and wellness initiatives through Javia Wellness Consultants as well as Youngevity. Javia is actively involved in Youngevity’s Healthy Body Challenge campaign and in the on-going research of Youngevity product benefits. Additionally, Javia’s expertise has been sought out by elite athletes and he has served as a fitness and nutritional advisor to professional athletes from Super Bowl MVPs, World Series Champions, Stanley Cup Champions, PGA Players, Olympic Gold Medalists, the Green Bay Packers, the Boston Red Sox, and the Denver Nuggets.
David Mellor is a national, award-winning high school Agricultural Science Teacher who was recently selected and trained to be a National Food Science Teacher Trainer for the FDA. Since obtaining his degrees in Agriculture & Natural Resources and Applied Sciences from Michigan State University College of Agriculture, David has taught high school career & technical education classes in plant science, pre-vet animal science, biology, chemistry and earth/environmental sciences for 24 years. His students have won state and national awards in Plant & Animal Research using trace minerals and were also awarded a grant by the USDA to conduct service learning projects in growing fresh produce for “food insecure families” using trace minerals. In 2010, the Michigan Association of School Boards awarded him the Educational Excellence Award “Michigan’s Best” High School Science Program. In 2012, David was awarded the National Future Farmers of America’s highest honor: “The Honorary American FFA Degree.”
In Memory of Edmond De Vroey, MD
Dr. Edmond Devroey served on the Youngevity Scientific Advisory board for 17 years, before passing away in December of 2013. Dr. DeVroey received his Doctorate of Medicine in Surgery and Obstetrics from the University of Louvain, Belgium. He also holds a Doctorate in Tropical Medicine (University of Antwerp, Belgium), as well as postgraduate Fellowships in Surgery (Prof. De Cock Clinic of Alost, Belgium), Gynecology and Endocrinology (University of Brussels, Belgium), and Biochemistry (University of California, San Diego). In 1996 he founded the Longevity Institute, where he is conducting various research linking nutrition and health.