Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Michael Epitropoulos

Dr. Epitropoulos holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree as well as a Doctorate of Applied Clinical Nutrition degree. His training is extensive in medicine as well as specialized training in Applied Kinesiology, Contact Reflex Analysis, and Energy Medicine.

He has been a contributing writer to 2 books as well as several natural health publications and taught clinical nutrition at colleges in North Carolina, Michigan and Florida. He speaks all over the country and is a featured speaker at Chiropractic Conventions teaching Doctors how to incorporate Natural Medicine in their practices. He has hosted popular radio shows on natural healing in both Florida and Michigan. He has been a practicing Chiropractic and Functional Medicine physician for well over 35 years and currently is in private practice in Ormond Beach Florida where people come to him from all over the U.S. because of his work in Natural Medicine.

He is also involved in nutraceutical product development including the recent development of a formulation for Type 2 Diabetes based on Nucleotide Science. He has done extensive research for over 17 years in the area of Nucleotide Science and Gut Health. 

Babette Teno

Babette Teno is an Author, Certified Nutritionist, International Speaker, Certified Lifestyle Educator and a Certified Gluten Practitioner with ample experience in functional medicine.

In honor and memory of her father (and, the commitment she made to him as he lay on his deathbed over 30 years ago), Babette has dedicated her life in service to humankind. She has seen thousands of private clients and collaborated with many world class health practitioners throughout the world. Babette is an International consultant and speaker who has contributed to healthier menus in schools and wellness programs for companies, clinics, schools and retreat centers. Babette enjoys continuing her education to expand her knowledge and remain current with the latest research to best serve clients, strategic partners and the global community. She just completed a Mind-Body Medicine program and is pursuing an advanced certification to further her knowledge to be able to help more women who have or are experiencing trauma and/or an invisible illness.

Kevin Thomas

World Renown Nutritional Science Formulator & Manufacturer who has a strategic alliance with Hapi Nutritional Science Systems.

Mr. Thomas began his career in 1979, as the director of research and product development for a large biotech firm. He went on to focus specifically on enzymatic nutrition and food based nutritional concentrates. Over the past 40 years, Mr. Thomas has invented products for 7 different billion dollars brands, created over 4000 formulations and has been behind the products of over 40 different direct selling companies and hundreds of other retail brands.

His wealth of knowledge and alternative method of thinking about health and wellness products will help Hapi Nutritional Science Systems exceed our customers' expectations.

Dr. Eric Nepute

Dr. Eric’s committed himself to a career in Chiropractic Wellness Care and would go on to graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic with advanced studies in sports medicine, advanced nutrition, applied kinesiology, functional neurology, internal health, and anti-aging.

Dr. Eric has become a sought after speaker in the health and wellness community, speaking on topics ranging from stress management to how to live a pain free life. He has helped businesses both large and small save hundreds of thousands of dollars by assisting in their health and wellness programs. His unique ability to simplify complex health issues has brought Dr. Eric to the top of his field, not only as a clinician but also as an expert speaker. Dr. Eric’s workshop programs have been called “educational, motivational, and inspirational” by Dr. Bob Hoffman, author of The New York Times best seller, Discover Wellness.

Toney Freeman

Toney Freeman is a veteran IFBB Pro bodybuilder who rose to fame as a regular finalist at the Mr. Olympia competition. Drawing from his years of competitive weightlifting experience and nutritional expertise, he now designs healthy diet plans and natural supplements that help people reach their fitness goals.

Toney believes in leading by example, offering bodybuilding fitness and nutrition programs to his local community, as well as speaking engagements to educate and inspire other bodybuilders and the public at large. His dedication to his craft also led him to help fund-raise for charities and fundraisers that benefit the greater bodybuilding community.

Toney has been the featured speaker at many national and international bodybuilding conventions, including the Arnold Classic, the NPC Nationals, and the Muscle Beach Convention. He’s also been a featured cover model in many of the major bodybuilding magazines: Muscle and Fitness, Ironman, MuscleMeds, Muscle Sports, Bodybuilding and Powerlifting World Series, among others. Toney is also a professional writer and fitness/bodybuilding coach for individuals, who is featured in several DVDs.

Dr. Gary Samuelson, PhD

Dr. Samuelson received his doctorate in physics from the University of Utah with a specialty in Atomic/Medical physics through a cross-disciplinary program with the medical school. As part of his early research, he built lasers, NMR MRI spectrometers, animal lung ventilators, and Xenon hyper-polarization magnetization cells. This new imaging technology would allow doctors to look at the air spaces in lungs before doing surgery. Dr. Samuelson has always sought to apply his knowledge of atomic and molecular physics to develop and support high-potential technologies that have the power to greatly benefit people.

After receiving his PhD, Dr. Samuelson became interested in applications of the growing field of nanotechnology in medical science. He built equipment to fabricate stable nanoparticles for a new startup NLC, Inc.,where he discovered an innovative method to create safe noble metal nanoparticles with the capacity to eradicate harmful bacteria and parasites, and to block the replication of many types of viruses, along with targeted drug delivery, functional nutrition, and other impactful applications.In 2019, Dr. Samuelson founded a self-propagating online educational system, named Cellular Health Coaching, LLC, that is aimed at science-based education and coaching for millions of people to gain optimal physical, mental and emotional health. In its first year, over 500 people from 20 different countries have benefited, 20 Coaches have been trained and hundreds of Assistant Coaches are in training.

Dr. CJ Mertz

Over the last 30 years Dr. CJ Mertz has taught at 850+ seminars and trained nearly 16,000 doctors at 3,600 private practices worldwide. The unique patient education and communication systems designed by Dr. Mertz inspired his own clients to continue beyond corrective care plans into proactive wellness care. His award-winning XLR8™healthcare coaching program successfully developed more practices than any other healthcare coaching program in history. Dr. Mertz also launched Velocity Performance for executive teams and businesses ready to advance to the next level in sales, profit and customer service. Dr. Mertz continues his commitment to constant and never-ending improvement for the coaching industry with one goal: teaching healthcare teams how to serve more people and change their community’s perspective to one of Optimal Health.