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Charlie Engle

Charlie Engle

Charlie Engle is a global ultra-endurance athlete and the founder of the 5.8 Global Adventure Series, one of the most ambitious expeditions in modern history, trekking from the lowest to the highest points on all seven continents. He is also one of the most accomplished ultramarathon runners in the world, having placed in hundreds of races in dozens of countries. His incredible athletic ability was profiled in the film, Running the Sahara, narrated by Matt Damon. The documentary highlighted his historic, record-setting journey with his two teammates across the world’s largest desert, running more than two marathons a day for 111 consecutive days, for a total of 4,500 miles.

Charlie’s transcontinental run through deep sand and politically unstable countries remains one of the premier accomplishments in the ultra-endurance and adventure sports worlds. After crossing the Sahara and seeing the global water crisis first-hand, Charlie raised more than $6 million for clean water projects in Africa and helped establish an organization called H20Africa, now known asWater.org, one of the largest water nonprofit in the world. Charlie’s memoir, Running Man, became a bestseller shortly after it was published in2016. While the book details his inspiring life story, it is about more than just running. It is about facing demons, overcoming impossible odds, keeping your sense of humor, and discovering the redemptive power of putting one foot in front of the other, even when you feel like you can’t keep going. His motivation to run and tackle extreme adventures stems from his battle with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Charlie has been in recovery since July 23, 1992, and he credits a large part of his recovery to the purposeful devotion and emotional release he experiences while running. He has said that “Drugs and alcohol were my way out. Running was my way through.” Charlie is a dynamic speaker who has enthralled audiences around the world, from keynotes at the Boston Marathon and Google to the National Geographic Society, the United Nations, and the deck of a nuclear-class U.S. Naval aircraft carrier. He’s been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Weekend, Outside, Runner’s World, NPR’s All Things Considered, Men’s Journal, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He lives with his wife, Astacianna Hatcher, in Durham, North Carolina. Charlie’s Areas of Expertise: Ultra-endurance athletics, addiction, and recovery overcoming adversity.

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Dr.Stephen T. Sinatra

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Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. He is certified as a bioenergetic psychotherapist, and nutrition and anti-aging specialist. He is the founder of www.heartmdinstitute.com, an informational website dedicated to promoting public awareness of integrative medicine as well as www.vervana.com a website focused on high vibrational living and foods. His expertise is grounded in more than forty years of clinical practice, research, and study beginning as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital. His career included nine years as Chief of Cardiology, nineteen years as Director of Medical Education, and seven years as Director of Echocardiography.

Today, Dr. Sinatra is active primarily as an author, speaker, and advisor for the research and development of targeted nutritional supplements. He joined the Healthy Directions family in 1995 and his nutritional supplements are offered on drsinatra.com. His credentials include the following: Board-certified, American Board of Internal Medicine Board-certified, American College of Cardiology Fellow of the American College of Cardiology Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), American Board of Nutrition Fellow, American College of Nutrition Certified Bioenergetic Psychotherapist Certified American Board of Anti-aging Medicine Dr. Sinatra was one of the first cardiologists to recognize the important healing power of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)—which sparks energy production in every cell of your body, including your heart. In fact, he personally met Fred Crane, the researcher who discovered it.

He began using CoQ10 with his patients in the early 1980s and has done extensive research on CoQ10 in rodent, human, and equine models. He has published more than two dozen articles on the impact of coenzymeQ10 in supporting animal as well as human health. After utilizing CoQ10 in his own pets for more than two decades, he realized that CoQ10 not only supported the animal’s health and wellbeing but also longevity as well. He developed Ageless Paws utilizing free-dried treats that have natural sources of coenzyme to help support the animal. In addition, Ageless Paws also offers CoQ10 drops to help support the aging process that our four-legged friends undergo.

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Dr. Caroline Leaf

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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and Ph.D. in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics from the University of Cape Town and the University of Pretoria in South Africa, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input.

During her years in clinical practice and her work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in her home country of South Africa and in the USA, she developed her theory (called the Geodesic Information Processing theory) of how we think, build memory and learn, creating practical guides and tools that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias, and mental ill-health issues like anxiety and depression. She has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their mind to detox and grow their brain, helping them succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university, and the workplace.

Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, and many more books. She teaches at academic, medical, and neuroscience conferences, churches, and to various audiences around the world. Dr. Leaf is also involved in the global ECHO movement, which trains physicians worldwide on the mind-brain-body connection, mental health, and how to avoid physician burnout. She runs the “Integrated Mind Network”, which is a panel of top neurosurgeons, neurologists, MD’s, ob./gyn.’s, endocrinologists, MD’s, and neuroscientists with whom she consults with, and does research and clinical trials with. She is also part of a mental health initiative in Washington DC.

Dr. Leaf is currently conducting clinical trials using the 5-step program she developed while in private practice to further demonstrate the effectiveness of mind-directed techniques to help relieve mental ill-health problems such as anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. The primary aim of these trials is to make mental health care more affordable, applicable, and accessible worldwide, and to reduce the stigma around mental health.

Dr. Leaf’s YouTubes videos, podcasts, and TV episodes have reached millions globally. She has been featured on Elle, TED, Bustle, Medium, Huffington Post, The O Magazine, Thrive Global, Something You Should Know, Getting Curious, and many other TV, radio, podcast, and print outlets.

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Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is an entrepreneur, four-time New York Times bestselling science author, and host of the top 100 podcast Bulletproof Radio, which has more than 200 million downloads. He’s the founder of Bulletproof Coffee and a leading voice in the movement to take control of our own biology. News outlets like the Today Show, CNN, Wired, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, have featured Dave because he’s the“Father of Biohacking” because he started the movement and hosts the largest and longest-running biohacking conference. Over the last two decades, Dave has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. Dave has personally spent nearly $2 million taking control of his own biology – pushing the bounds of human possibility all in the name of science and evolution. If you’ve heard of MCT oil, collagen protein, or functional coffee, you haveDave to thank. He created those 3 categories which are now billion-dollar categories, and Forbes named his company one of the top 20 most innovative brands. Through the Bulletproof Diet, Dave has maintained a 100-pound weight loss, improved his sleep, and upgraded his brain, ultimately transforming himself into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father. Dave has helped millions of people perform at levels far beyond what they’d expect, all without burning out or getting sick. Today, Dave is focused on upgrading humanity in his role as CEO of UpgradeLabs, a franchised chain of Human Upgrade Centers, and on leading thou-sands of people enrolled in The Upgrade Collective, his online mentorship and membership group where a community of people learn everything it takes to upgrade themselves from all the way from the cells to the spirit. Please head toDaveAsprey.com for information about the World of Davie Asprey