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Leo Tonkin

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While Dave Asprey may be considered the “Father of Biohacking”, Leo Tonkin is clearly the “Trailblazer of Salt Therapy” (halotherapy) having revolutionized the industry with his innovative approach and tireless dedication to transforming the way people think about respiratory health and wellness.

With a deep understanding of the science behind salt therapy and its many benefits, Leo started SALT Chamber, the world’s leading salt therapy product, equipment, and decor company, over a decade ago and has created an entire industry for providing a safe, drug-free, evidence-based modality that is ‘hacking’ into our respiratory system to enhance performance and recovery while extending longevity and quality of life.

Leo is the Founding Chairman of the Salt Therapy Association and is the Chair of the Respiratory Wellness Initiative from the Global Wellness Institute. Through his leadership, Leo has helped to popularize salt therapy and make it more accessible to people around the world.

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Rachel Varga

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Since 2011, Rachel Varga has performed over 20,000 rejuvenation procedures as a Double Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with an emphasis in Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery. She is an award winning five time internationally and academically published skin researcher and host of The Rachel Varga Podcast. Rachel Varga teaches both the client what to do at-home with non-toxic skin care routines with customized in-clinic skin rejuvenation planning, and teaches the clinicians as an international clinical trainer for other Physicians, Nurses and Aesthetic Providers. Rachel is passionate about teaching people how to be radiant and energetically magnetic.

Rachel has observed that biohacking is key in reducing the root cause of inflammaging, and teaches strategies to cultivate deep beauty for palpable radiance that lights up a room for all of the right reasons.

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Stephanie Venn-Watson

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Dr. Stephanie Venn-Watson is the Founder/CEO of Seraphina Therapeutics, a veterinary epidemiologist, and an expert in healthy fats essential to supporting healthy aging and longevity. Her groundbreaking discoveries have been featured as a TEDx talk, The New York Times Science article, and NPR’s Science Friday. Stephanie has 80+ peer-reviewed scientific publications and 50+ patents. Over the past 20 years, Stephanie has led perhaps one of the best origin stories ever, culminating in fatty15, an award-winning and science backed C15:0 supplement to support healthy aging.

Dolphins are large brained, long-lived mammals that age similarly to humans, including susceptibilities to chronic inflammation, metabolic and liver diseases, and neurodegenerative conditions. Upon observing that Navy dolphins aged at different rates, Stephanie discovered that the healthiest aging dolphins had the highest dietary and circulating levels of C15:0 (pentadecanoic acid). Stephanie went on to show that C15:0 not only helped to improve dolphins’ health, but that it slowed their aging rates.

Today, C15:0 is recognized as the first essential fatty acid to be discovered since omega-3, which was over 90 years ago. Mounting peer-reviewed scientific publications from prestigious teams throughout the world have demonstrated how C15:0 directly taps into the core of the human longevity pathway, reverses multiple hallmarks of aging, tangibly improves clinically relevant indices, stems chronic aging-associated conditions, and can extend longevity.

The surprise? C15:0 is a saturated fat in butter that we have methodically removed from our diets over the past 40 years. A leading hypothesis is that nutritional C15:0 deficiencies may be accelerating our aging rate and driving the global rise in chronic conditions, especially among younger people. Stephanie is heading a global movement of top scientists, physicians and consumers to increase the awareness of the essentiality of C15:0 and the need to replenish our C15:0 levels to slow down aging and restore global health.

 

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Melina Vicario

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Melina Vicario is the pioneer and referent in Biohacking in the Spanish-speaking world. Author of the book BIOHACKER, the world’s first Biohacking book in Spanish (Planeta editorial)
Trained in Neuroscience at Stanford University, expert in technology of the mind (Thinking on Purpose) endorsed by the creative genius of NLP Dr. Richard Bandler. Instructed in practical spirituality by the Dalai Lama’s personal physician and in Biohacking by Dave Asprey.
Melina shares “a user manual” for humans in our times, how to sit in the driver’s seat of your mind, your biology and therefore, your destiny.

 

 

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Dr. Gus Vickery

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Dr. Gus Vickery is a board-certified family physician who specializes in personalized health consultations focused on total body and mind optimization. He is also a speaker and the author of Authentic Health (May 2018, MJ Publishing). He founded Vickery Family Medicine which has received numerous awards for customer service and quality. 

Dr. Vickery offers personalized health consultations both virtually and in-person at his office in Asheville, NC, where he uses advanced biometrics, genetics, hormonal assessments, metabolic and nutritional assessments, and other advanced diagnostics to determine proactive and comprehensive strategies that will help his clients experience their best health and lifespan. He is an expert in the use of peptides, targeted supplementation, and hormonal optimization to potentiate an individual’s best health.  

Dr. Vickery is an honor graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, and teaches medical students for the department of family medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as president of the Western North Carolina Medical Society. 

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Dr. Kien Vuu

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Coming to America as the only surviving infant on a refugee boat fleeing post-war Vietnam, Doctor V is no stranger to adversity. Once a minimally invasive surgeon who has overcome two chronic diseases, he is now a passionate health and human optimization champion and best-selling author of Thrive State: Your Blueprint for Optimal Health, Longevity, and Peak Performance. As one of the most sought-after performance and longevity physicians in the country, Dr. Vuu regularly works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and corporations to optimize their health, performance, and vitality. His mission is to empower people and organizations to reclaim their health and serve with fulfillment, abundance, and purpose. He enthusiastically shares his message on national TV shows such as The Doctors and Access Hollywood, keynote and corporate stages such as Whole Foods and Biohacking Conference, as well as with the next generation of physicians as assistant clinical professor at UCLA.

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Todd White

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As the Founder of Dry Farm Wines, a writer, speaker, and a leader in the Natural Wine movement, Todd White’s life is dedicated to helping people make better choices about food, nutrition, and how they think about consuming alcohol – what he calls conscious consumption.

Todd is a self-described wellness and longevity lifestyle architect who practices daily meditation, journaling, Wim Hof breathing, cold thermogenesis, a ketogenic diet, and daily 22 hour intermittent fasting. He wears a glucose monitor and works out every day, optimizing a lifestyle built on increasing wellness, health span, and longevity. Today, he’s considered the preeminent national voice on health, wellness, and Natural Wine.

Built on this foundation of health, Dry Farm Wines has seen remarkable growth in the last five years, making it one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Dry Farm Wines is endorsed by many leading U.S. performance influencers with pure Natural Wines that are lab tested to ensure each bottle is sugar free (0-0.15g per glass), lower in sulfites, and lower in alcohol (under 12.5% ABV).

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Dr. Vonda Wright

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Dr. Vonda Wright, double board certified orthopaedic sports surgeon and SPARTAN DOC harnesses the 20 years of research and caring of elite athletes, executives and high performance people to provide actionable strategies for optimizing personal and professional performance from the backyard to the ball field to the boardroom via building physical and mental hardiness across the lifespan. Dr. Wright cares for professional athletes of the NFL, PGA, World Rugby, the Pittsburgh & Atlanta ballet theaters as well as collegiate and elite masters competitors. She has written 5 books in the fitness and performance space which spurred a 20 sku fitness line in 500 Dick’s sporting goods stores, speaks worldwide for corporate, foundation & family office audiences and is a frequent national media authority contributor.

Currently, Dr. Wright serves as the inaugural President & Surgeon of the legacy Hughston Orthopaedics Group Southeast based in Lake Nona where she provides elite sports medicine to athletes and active people. An active aging and longevity researcher, she takes a whole person precision approach and offers individual HealthSpan and Longevity Advising and group retreats, The Precision Longevity Experience, to optimize performance and build precision strategic plans for lifetime health & aging.

Prior to moving to Orlando with her husband, 2x Stanley Cup Champion, Peter Taglianetti, Dr. Wright served as inaugural Medical Director of the 185 sq. ft UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and Chief of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics for the Northside health system in Atlanta.

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Alessandra Zonari Ph.D

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Alessandra Zonari,  PhD, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, earned her Master’s degree in stem cell biology, and her PhD in skin regeneration and tissue engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil in collaboration with the 3B’s Research Group in Portugal. Her Ph.D. work in skin regeneration was awarded “Best Thesis” by UFMG. Alessandra did a second post-doctoral at the University of Coimbra in Portugal.

In 2017 she joined the early team of OneSkin, where she dedicated her time to understanding the mechanism underlying the aging process and developing science-based solutions that can reverse the skin’s biological age. She is a co-inventor of five patents and has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals.