Nancy Lin DeGregori, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of TruthNhealth.com (operating through Truth N Health, LLC) and has spent the last fourteen years studying nutrition and wellness for babies, children, adults, and seniors. She is the author of the book, An Etiological Theory of Chronic Disease: The Paradigm Shift of Modern Medicine, and is a holistic nutrition, health coach, and fitness consultant.
Nancy develops personal one-on-one life changing plans for individuals, families and corporate businesses. She is passionate about empowering her clients to reach their goals through honest nutrition coaching, effective lifestyle changing,and personal training.
After completing her Bachelors in Sociology and Eastern Asian Languages from the University of Florida, Nancy traveled to Taiwan and China to study Business and Asian Cultures including Eastern Medicine. After two years in Asia, Nancy returned to the University of Florida to complete her Masters in Rehabilitation Therapy and Health Sciences. Nancy worked as a Behavioral Therapist, M.S. in clinical research and hospital settings, including the private and public sectors of physical and psychiatric rehabilitation centers in Florida and California, specializing with children and seniors. Continuing her passion of healthcare, Nancy’s career path led her to California, where she worked for over five years in clinical hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Feeling strongly against the way medicine was practiced in terms of palliative care, Nancy ventured on to study alternative and holistic medicine. The culmination of these experiences led Nancy to continue her belief in honest and optimum wellness for all, in holistic health and earned a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, adopting a comprehensive and natural approach to wellness, instead of just medications, injections, radiation and surgeries to mitigate chronic illness symptoms and body ailments. Getting to the root and cause of the disease is Nancy’s quest. With a passion in simple and fundamental nutrition, Nancy focuses on the whole person(s) and uniquely identifies all aspects of health to optimize wellness in a person or family. Nancy is also a certified yoga instructor, an avid runner and athlete, and has completed over 30 distance races, including 15 marathons in California.
Nancy was born in Taiwan, raised in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Southern, California with her husband, and 3 children.
Christian Bevacqua is an independent teacher of Vedic Meditation, working with individuals to sustain balance and achieve success in all areas of their personal and professional lives. Christian has taught hundreds of people to meditate since becoming a Vedic Meditation instructor in 2007. Students come from a range of backgrounds, and include business people, medical professionals, yoga teachers, performing artists and mothers and children.
Prior to becoming a full-time teacher of meditation, Christian served as a technical consultant to several Wall Street firms while maintaining a successful career as a recording artist and running his own independent record label. A recording contract with Reprise Records, a division of Warner Brothers, and successive nationwide tours led to his discovery of Venice, Ca where he now teaches.
Christian learned Vedic Meditation from Thom Knoles, the world’s foremost instructor of Vedic Meditation outside of India, and a leading authority on the Vedic worldview. Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Christian began teaching Vedic Meditation within eighteen months of learning the practice. He finds true joy in teaching this knowledge and building a healthful, vibrant, and conscious community.
Anna N. Dolopo, L.Ac. has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1999. Her practice began in San Diego, which included working and volunteering with the homeless community in Pacific Beach, the HIV/AIDS community, Samahan Community Medical Clinics in National City and Mira Mesa. From 2003-2006, Anna worked at the Alternative Health Center in Irvine. Anna has been growing a highly effective Chinese medical practice with the powers of Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method in beautiful Laguna Hills since 2006.
Anna is a proud graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in the San Diego campus. Her education, training on and off campus and the multitude of resources open to her during school and after graduation have given her the confidence to help every patient live a vital, centered and painless lifestyle.
Since the beginning of Anna’s practice, she has been very successful in the treatment of menstrual and digestive issues. Anna’s general practice has also been effective in the treatment of serious diseases such as post-stroke, congenital heart disease, weight loss, hypertension, allergies and depression. Many pregnant women also seek her treatments to induce labor naturally if the woman’s labor is threatened by an impending induction by the obstetrician with Pitocin. The focus of her practice now is helping patients graduate from the causes of their physical pain, such as migraines, carpal tunnel, neck pain, frozen shoulder, sciatica and pre/post-operative conditions.
Jessica Forest, BSN started her journey for the love of cultures, natural elements and health when she attended Brigham Young University on the beautiful Island of Oahu, Hawaii after high school graduation. She was privileged to work at the Polynesian Cultural Center when she wasn’t studying, exploring the beautiful environment of the island, surfing, or learning to scuba dive. After 2 years of immersing herself in the Hawaiian culture, Jessica realized her passion of helping people and went home to attend The University of New Mexico and earned a double major, Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health and Nursing. It was here, at the UNM hospital, where she worked as a student intern that she learned about alternative methods of healing and knew she wanted to combine western and eastern methods of holistic healing. She moved to Los Angeles where she worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the esteemed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and continued to practice and learn about touch and sound therapies. After meeting her husband and relocating to Orange County, she worked in operating and recovery rooms at outpatient plastic surgery facilities while starting her family.
Jessica began using and studying essential healing oils in 2009 and has become a field expert in how these essential oils help to aid in healing and uses them daily in her own family. Jessica is not only a mother of 3, she is very active member of the LDS church which gives her many opportunities to teach and serve other women, children and families. Through her husband’s passion of humanitarian work and his extensive travels to Africa and South America to aid the suffering of refugees and building houses, she incorporates her knowledge of those cultures and needs into her bracelets Part of the proceeds will go to various non-profit organizations. She is also the co-founder of the essential oil and healing jewelry line, LavHa.