Board of Advisors

FoodTrients Board of Advisors

Mark A. Rosenberg, MD
Dr. Mark Rosenberg received his doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988 and has been involved with drug research since 1991. With numerous certifications in several different fields of medicine, psychology, healthy aging, and fitness, Dr. Rosenberg has a wide breadth of experience in both the public and private sectors, with particular expertise in the mechanism of cancer treatment failure and in obesity. He currently is researching new compounds to treat cancer and obesity, including receiving approval status for an investigational new drug that works with chemotherapy and a patent pending for an oral appetite suppressant.

He is currently President of the Institute for Healthy Aging, Program Director of the Integrative Cancer Fellowship, and Chief Medical Officer of Rose Pharmaceuticals.

His work has been published in various trade and academic journals. In addition to his many medical certifications, he is personally committed to physical fitness and is a certified physical fitness trainer.

Monica Reinagel, MS, LN, CNS: The Nutrition Diva
Monica Reinagel is a board-certified, licensed nutritionist and a professionally-trained chef. Empowering and inspiring people to take charge of their health is a genuine passion for Monica. Her #1-ranked Nutrition Diva podcast and Nutrition Over Easy blog have helped millions to eat and feel better, and her expert advice is regularly featured on television, radio, and in the nation’s leading newspapers and magazines. Monica also is the creator of the IF Rating system, a scientific method of estimating the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory potential of foods, and the author of four books, including The Inflammation Free Diet Plan and Nutrition Diva’s Secrets for A Healthy Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About. Her professional affiliations include the American Dietetic Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American College of Nutrition, and the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Visit Monica’s Nutrition Over Easy website for great tips and information.

Zein Obagi, MD
Researcher, innovator, scientist, published author, and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi has achieved international renown as a leading authority on skin rejuvenation. He ranks as the world’s best known chemical peel expert. Dr. Obagi pioneered the concept of maintaining and improving healthy skin (as opposed to focusing on treating only one aspect of diseased skin), and he is known as a leading expert in treating ethnic skin, tackling the most difficult and hard-to-treat cases from around the world.

After completing his dermatology residency while serving in the United States Navy, Dr. Obagi embarked on his dermatology practice in 1981. Since 1989, he has been located in Beverly Hills—the aesthetics capital of the world. Dr. Obagi has developed a series of definitive prevention and maintenance programs that have revolutionized skin-restoration treatments and contributed to our understanding of skin health.

Dr. Obagi has trained and lectured to thousands of plastic surgeons and dermatologists at scientific forums worldwide. In addition, he provides clinical services and physician-training programs on-site at various Obagi-based medical centers on six continents. As a result, his principles for restoring skin health today are considered the gold standard in skin care.

Andre Berger, MD
Dr. Andre Berger is a triple board-certified physician and the founder of Rejuvalife Vitality Institute. Rejuvalife is one of the premier locations for anti-aging, wellness, and cosmetic treatments in the country.

Dr. Berger has been board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine for 20 years and is a diplomat of both the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa and completed his training in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at McGill University.

Dr. Berger has more than 30 years of experience in the medical field, with specific expertise in clinical and medical management, pharmacology, nutraceuticals, emergency medicine, cosmetic medicine, anti-aging medicine, holistic medicine, and regenerative medicine.

His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, the American Holistic Medical Association, the American College of Nutrition, the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologies, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Mao Shing Ni, Ph.D., D.O.M., ABAAHP, L.Ac.
Dr. Mao Shing Ni (Dr. Mao) is a doctor of Chinese medicine and a board-certified anti-aging specialist. He was born into a medical family and started his medical training with his father, a renowned physician of Chinese medicine and Taoist master. He continued his trainings in medical schools in the U.S. and China. Dr. Mao did his postgraduate residency at Shanghai Medical University’s affiliated hospitals and undertook a 20-year study of centenarians of China.

Besides his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree he also received a Ph.D. completing his dissertation on nutrition, which initiated his life-long passion with nutrition, wellness, and longevity. Since returning to Los Angeles, Dr. Mao has practiced acupuncture, nutrition, and Chinese medicine with a team of associates at the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica and Newport Beach, California.

Dr. Mao is the co-founder and Chancellor of Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, which trains healthcare professionals in acupuncture and Chinese medicine and provides free acupuncture services through its community outreach programs at Children’s Hospital, Venice Family Clinic, and Being Alive HIV Clinic.

As the author of 12 books, including Tao of Nutrition and the bestselling book Secrets of Longevity, Dr, Mao has lectured throughout the U.S. and around the world and has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and Extra as well as in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He blogs regularly on Yahoo and the Huffington Post and teaches tai chi and meditation.

You may contact him at, subscribe to free e-newsletter at his website at or call 310-917-2200.

Dr. John M. Kennedy, MD

John M. Kennedy, M.D., is on a mission to reduce cardiac conditions without invasive surgery or a daily regime of prescription drugs. As the leading cardiologist on the stress-heart disease connection, Dr. Kennedy’s first book divulges simple techniques to prevent and reverse the four major kinds of heart disease in just 15 minutes a day. The 15 Minute Heart Cure:The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal your Heart in Just Minutes a Dayteaches the BREATHE™ technique to help heal and protect your heart through specific stress-reducing breathing and guided imagery.

A modern take on traditional meditation, this technique elicits the “relaxation response,” which helps create neural networks in our brain to help us to reduce stress. In the book, he discusses the importance of recognizing the constant communication which occurs between the heart and brain and help you to listen to and hear “the conversation” between these two vital organs.

Dr. Kennedy works as Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina del Rey Hospital, in Marina del Rey,California. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and speaks regularly on their behalf. Dr. Kennedy is a board certified cardiologist and has published articles in peer reviewed journals such as “The American Heart Journal,” and the “Journal of American College of Cardiology and Circulation.”

Dr.  Kennedy, host of MD-VOD: Your Health Live & On Demand, has appeared on the Discovery Channel, KNBC, and other national television networks (including appearing as a regular expert on The Doctors) and radio to promote heart health. He regularly lectures on managing stress and has instituted the BREATHE™ program atSinaloaMiddle School inNovato, CA. Kennedy writes often on all issues related to stress and heart disease.

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