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Our Medical & Advisory Board is comprised of health, nutrition and exercise specialists who guide and contribute to product research and development and provide oversight for information included on our web sites, newsletters, weekly health support messages and System materials. Selected Members provide support, information and guidance to all individuals who contact Insulite Laboratories about their insulin-related disorders and implementation of the Insulite Systems. Insulite Laboratories recognizes that our customers succeed at a much greater rate when they receive support for their lifestyle changes. The Board is also an educational resource for healthcare professionals who advocate Insulite Laboratories' Systems for their clients.

Robert Buynak, MD

Dr. Buynak is the Medical Director for Insulite Laboratories. A Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, he practices internal medicine in Valparaiso. Additionally, he is Principal Investigator for the Northwest Indiana Center for Clinical Research in Valparaiso. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Buynak completed his Internship and Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is the author of several books including Dr. Buynak's 1-2-3 Diabetes Diet: A Proven Approach to Weight Loss Without the Gimmicks or Risks.

Insulin Resistance is an often silent condition that affects millions of Americans.

As a factor that has previously been under-recognized by patients and physicians, Insulin Resistance is an important precursor to the epidemics of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM Sheri Colberg

Dr. Sheri Colberg is Director of Exercise Physiology for Insulite Laboratories where she develops exercise protocols that focus on the prevention and management of insulin-related disorders. An Associate Professor of Exercise Science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, she is funded by the American Diabetes Association among others for her research on exercise and diabetes, including prevention, control, and reversal of diabetes and its complications with physical activity. Dr. Colberg is Executive Director of the Lifelong Exercise Institute which strives to improve the health of anyone suffering from diabetes, pre-diabetes or obesity, and to enhance lifelong health with physical activity and related lifestyle improvements.

She is the author of numerous articles and seven books, including The Diabetic Athlete, Diabetes-Free Kids, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes, and The Science of Staying Young. She is also the co-author on an upcoming book, "Biggest Loser" Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight, to be released in the fall of 2008, along with the 2nd Edition of her first book, The Diabetic Athlete's Handbook. Dr. Colberg is also the author of an upcoming book, Diabetes? No Problema, to be published in Spring 2009. www.shericolberg.com.

My goal is to help individuals who are affected by Insulin Resistance recognize that exercise is of critical importance to their well being and assist them in making regular physical activity a lifelong habit.

Antoaneta Angelova-Sawyer, MD, PhD, ND

Dr. Antoaneta Angelova-Sawyer is an integrative doctor with an MD degree (Alexander Medical Academy-Sofia, BG). She has a Postdoctoral Research Associate degree in the field of bacterial chemotherapy and PhD and ND degrees in Natural Health (CCNH-Birmingham, AL). Dr. Angelova-Sawyer specializes in internal diseases, endocrinology, microbiology and virology. A member of multiple associations - AADP, AAMA, AHHA, A4M, AANP and Cambridge Who's Who®, she is in private practice in Superior, WI as CEO and Co-founder of the Natural Health & Wellness Center "Beyond Holistic" LLC- a wellness center that specializes in natural health, holistic nutrition and anti-aging. As a holistic consultant she has treated numerous clients suffering from obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, hypertonia, depression, autoimmune diseases, migraine and others. Dr. Angelova-Sawyer is the author of "Allopathic and Holistic Approaches in Metabolic Syndrome Management" and "Metabolic Syndrome Revisited." She is a columnist for Examiner.com and Milwaukee Diets Examiner and appears on numerous health and wellness radio shows. http://www.naturalhealth-wellness.com.

Insulin resistance, recognized as the main culprit underlying metabolic syndrome, is a disorder that most people will face by the time they reach middle age. Sadly, they will not even know of their condition until suffering its final health outcomes.

My personal philosophy is to implement various holistic approaches to restore the human body's balance by using correct nutrition, daily exercise, active lifestyle modifications and dietary supplementation. The portfolio of dietary formulas and behavioral changes offered by Insulite Laboratories is addressing insulin resistance as central to metabolic syndrome healing, and represents an important part of my metabolic program.

Brian Zehetner MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Brian Sehetner

Brian Zehetner is a Nutrition and Fitness Consultant and owner of Fueling Performance LLC in Woodbury, MN. Combining his expertise as a Registered Dietician and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, he is a sports nutrition consultant to the Detroit Tigers Baseball team and the Milwaukee Bucks Basketball team. Formerly Lead Nutritionist at Canyon Ranch SpaClub in Las Vegas and Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Las Vegas, Mr. Zehetner is a free lance writer and consultant for numerous publications including Maximum Fitness Magazine, FitnessRx for Women and Life Extension Magazine.

Clinical research has proven that weight loss, dietary modifications and exercise each independently improve Insulin Resistance and slow the progression of Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes. Thus, our approach is to foster lifestyle change from this comprehensive perspective, allowing each person to maximize benefits to their overall health.

Chuck Davis Chuck Davis

Dr. Davis specializes in family practice at both Kaiser Permanente and Exempla Health Care in Colorado and has been a family practitioner for 27 years. He is also certified in Occupational Medicine and Acupuncture for pain control. He received his M.D. at the University of Michigan and was previously Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco.

What I find compelling about the Insulite Systems is how comprehensive they are in dealing with what I believe will be shown to be a major cause of many degenerative diseases – the inappropriate build up of insulin in the blood. The many well researched ingredients in the supplements attack the problem of Insulin Resistance from a variety of biochemical pathways derived from many different, well accepted theories and clinical studies. In addition, the support for lifestyle changes and the follow-up that we offer is unlike any other product or system sold in the marketplace.

Robert Ellsworth, NMD Dr. Ellsworth

Dr. Ellsworth is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor practicing in Scottsdale, AZ and specializes in integrating naturopathic solutions with medical science. He received his Bachelor of Science at Cornell University where he was a Research/Surgical Assistant and a Guest Lecturer. Upon graduating, Dr. Ellsworth was a Nutritional Consultant in New York State. His interest in the effects of nutraceuticals on disease resulted in the creation of Five Seasons Corp. which developed nutritional supplements. His interest in naturopathic modalities led him to attend Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ where he graduated in 2006.

Insulin Resistance is a health condition that is silently stalking the American public. In most instances it is directly related to the over consumption of refined carbohydrates and lack of essential nutrients in the Standard American Diet (SAD).

There is much confusion in public perception due to erroneous food pyramids that are promoted by government agencies and independent societies that are, unfortunately, based on outdated science.

The purpose here is to help people with Insulin Resistance through diet, lifestyle and nutritional intervention, with education being the key to success.

David S. Hite, PhD Dr. Hite

Dr. Hite is a Clinical Health Educator, Chronic Conditions Management with the Permanente Medical Group in Sacramento, CA. where he directs self-care skills and disease management education for individuals with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and other disorders. He developed www.HealthDoc.org to provide educational support for diabetics and wrote/produced the DVD "Take Control: Diabetes Basics." Dr. Hite received his PhD in Health Education from City University in Los Angeles and completed further graduate studies at the School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, CA. Having been a Health Education Specialist for San Bernadino (CA) Dept of Public Health – Disease Control in the AIDS Program, Dr. Hite undertook volunteer relief work in HIV/AIDS, STD prevention along the Thailand/Burma border.

Insulin resistance is the most insidious factor affecting our health and well-being today. Reversing this condition requires an integrative approach that encourages proper nutrition, increased physical activity, and provides necessary information and emotional support.

Remember what you do to maintain good health when you leave the doctor’s office is just as important as anything the doctor can do. In fact, you are the most important part of the process of staying well.


Providing guidance and support to individuals with insulin-related disorders is Insulite Laboratories' Consulting & Advisory team:

Sara Cohen Dr Cohen

Dr. Cohen lends her expertise in drug-nutrient-herb interactions, carbohydrate addiction and the pathophysiology of Insulin Resistance to Insulite Laboratories in addition to providing professional guidance to individuals with insulin-related disorders. She has developed the company's 52-week Protocol for customers on the Insulite Systems and has co-written The Insulite Guide to Reversing Insulin Resistance and its Related Conditions which is available exclusively to Insulite customers. A graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, from which she finished second in her class, Dr. Cohen is a clinical practitioner in New Hampshire where she sponsors a PCOS support group. She is the author of the prize-winning article "Melatonin, Menstruation and the Moon" published in The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.

I am committed to reversing the growing trend of Insulin Resistance that we see especially in the developed world. Insulin Resistance leads to many serious chronic conditions and is usually readily healed with lifestyle changes and nutritional supplementation. This is truly a modifiable health risk that healthcare practitioners have an obligation to address.

Nicole Nicole Kellum

Dr. Kellum specializes in nutritional, homeopathic and botanical medicines and, as a member of Insulite's Consulting & Advisory Teams, she counsels individuals through the company's outreach program that is available to customers and non-customers alike. She is an honors graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she contributed to a literature review by the Diabetes Research Group on the modes and efficacy of naturopathic treatments for Type 2 Diabetes. A primary care practitioner, Dr. Kellum is a contributing author of the Board Review Study Materials for Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination.

I look for the root cause of an illness or imbalance in a patient. With an increasing number of people being diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Mellitus, it is not surprising to see, at the same time, an increasing number of women being diagnosed with PCOS. All of these conditions have a common root cause, Insulin Resistance.

Dr DeLuc Dr. DeLuca

Dr. DeLuca received her Naturopathic Degree and B.S. in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Washington state. Her particular interests include research in the fields of nutrition, diet and nutrient therapies. She coaches Insulite Laboratories' customers on their insulin-related conditions through the company's comprehensive outreach program. At her practice in Kingston, Pennsylvania, Dr. DeLuca specializes in counseling as well as nutritional, botanical, orthomolecular and physical medicines.

One of the goals of Naturopathic Medicine is to find the cause of illness. With the rise of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, along with their many complications, research is revealing one of the main causes to be Insulin Resistance. Although important, it is not enough to just treat the symptoms. You have to treat the cause, too. A balanced, nutritious diet plan and a program of regular exercise are proving to be crucial to help reverse these diseases and allow people to regain control of their health.

I am very excited to be a part of a team that is making a difference in people's lives by taking a lead role in preventing and reversing Insulin Resistance.

Andrea Lee Dr. Lee

Dr. Lee provides guidance and coaching to individuals who contact the Insulite Support Network, including those using the various Insulite Systems. She undertakes research and writes articles for the company's PCOS web site and has a web-based advice column "Ask Dr. Andrea" on the Insulite PCOS Support Blog. A Naturopathic physician, Dr. Lee is a wellness consultant in South Florida. Previously, she owned Red Earth Natural Health in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Prior to attending Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Lee worked as a senior research study associate and volunteered with a breast cancer support group in Oklahoma City, OK. Her Bachelor's degree is from the University of Alaska where she studied Psychology and Exercise Science.

Insulin Resistance is a silent condition that can wreak havoc on the body for years before it is diagnosed. Many people are very surprised to learn that they either already have insulin resistance or are on their way to developing it and the long term consequences for the unchecked condition can be physically and emotionally devastating.

Treating the cause means making daily choices that are consistent with the goal of enhancing your health. Making these healthy choices a part of your daily lifestyle will go a long way towards maintaining good health, hormonal balance, full function, and freedom from disease for years to come.


Consulting Members:

Dr Weiss Jeffry Weiss

Dr. Weiss has counseled hundreds of individuals with conditions as diverse as obesity, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, CFS, ADD, Multiple Sclerosis, liver disease, cancer and diabetes. He has advised U.S. school districts on methodologies for instituting healthy school lunch programs and the health ministries of the UK, Australia and Mexico regarding obesity and nutrition. In addition to numerous professional articles, Dr. Weiss is the author of the new book Why We Eat…and Why We Keep Eating. Dr. Weiss received his M.B.A. from Temple University and his Ph.D. from Clayton College.

As a doctor of naturopathic medicine I can attest to the fact that there is no longer a clear line between being diabetic and non-diabetic. According to Ward Dean, M.D., Medical Director of Inner Age and Director for Vitamin Research Products, and one of the most prominent anti-aging physicians in the world today, we are all diabetic. Some of us are just more diabetic than others.

The regime championed by Insulite Laboratories is not for 'the other guy.' No one can ignore a crisis that will affect almost every living adult in their lives. Insulite is bringing that message to the forefront and has developed a protocol that can be fine-turned and truly works for everyone! The results are undeniable.

Kevin Shepard Kevin Shepard

Kevin Shepard brings years of education, experience and three World Power Lifting records to the Medical & Advisory Board of Insulite Laboratories. He is currently developing an exercise protocol specific to various diseases, such as Diabetes, which is an extension of his Masters research project: Resistance exercise influences mechanisms of natural immunity: natural killer cell cytotoxic activity and neutrophile functional cascade. A fitness consultant, he also teaches human anatomy and physiology at the college level. In addition to his power lifting championships, he won the Mr. Colorado Masters bodybuilding competitions in 2000 and 2003.

My belief is that exercise and other lifestyle modifications are central to reversing Insulin Resistance and other serious chronic diseases.

I am committed to identifying specific exercise regimens that will have a direct effect on healing these conditions.

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"Researchers agree that insulin resistance is central to the metabolic syndrome. When target cells are unresponsive to insulin, the pancreas responds by pouring even more insulin into the bloodstream, leading to high levels of the hormone in the blood, a condition called compensatory hyperinsulinemia. The high level of insulin in the blood forces glucose into cells but also starts the events leading to arterial damage and eventually a heart attack. Under these conditions, a person may not manifest either diabetes or heart disease but could well be on the way to either or both."
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"A non-pharmacologic treatment for these patients is needed, since drugs prescribed to lower blood pressure have been shown to actually worsen carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in Syndrome X patients, negating the beneficial effects of those drugs."
Duke University Study, results published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, September 2003.
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"...approximately 90% of overweight Hispanic children with a family history for type 2 diabetes have at least one feature of the metabolic syndrome and 30% possess the metabolic syndrome.

Our results support the view that improving insulin resistance may be crucial in the prevention of both type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease in this at-risk subpopulation of Hispanic youth."
Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Huang TT, Ball G, Shaibi GQ, Goran MI.,J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jan;89(1):108-13.
"To gain the most benefit from modifying multiple metabolic risk factors, the underlying insulin-resistant state must become a target of therapy."
Bogdanovic, Streten and Langlans, Beata, "Metabolic Syndrome: New Opportunities in Diagnostics and Therapeutics", DMD Publications, 2004.  
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