Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. James Sears, Sears Family Health

Dr. Jim Sears is a pediatrician, author, speaker, and co-host of the Emmy-nominated show “The Doctors”. He’s passionate about the effect proper nutrition has on kids’ lives, and is focused on blending technology and patient care to meet the needs of the ever-changing industry.

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Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD

Dr. Beurkens is the Founder and Director of Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At her state of the art facility she leads a team of six clinicians dedicated to integrative treatment services, research on innovative treatment protocols, and professional training targeted toward pediatric patients and their families in areas such as autism, ADHD, brain injury, anxiety, and behavior disorders.

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Dr. William Sears, Sears Family Health

William Sears, M.D., has been advising busy parents on how to raise healthier families for over 40 years and is still currently practicing with two of his sons (both MD’s).

He has also co-founded the Sears Wellness Institute (, which is affiliated with Duke University and which generates information for parents’ around the world. He is noted for his science-made-simpleand-fun approach to family health.

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Susan Mitmesser, PhD

Susan is a creative and dynamic PhD research scientist with nutritional biochemistry experience in various industries, academia, and clinical settings.

A visionary in strategic research planning, implementation, and execution. Multi-disciplinary training in basic, applied and human clinical sciences, with extensive experience in biomedical research, experimental design, data management, statistical analyses, study interpretation, protocol development, and abstract/manuscript preparation and presentation.

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