Meet Our Experts

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Meet Our Experts
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Nordic Naturals is honoured to partner with a multidisciplinary
panel of health and medical professionals that support our
dedication to education and research.


Nordic Naturals has always placed education at the forefront of our operation, a commitment that is felt within our company as well as in our outreach.



Dr. Scott Minton, PhD

Dr. Scott Minton, PhD, has over a decade of experience as a biology professor, has worked as a clinical and laboratory researcher and in recent years as a nutritional consultant. Dr. Minton earned both a Masters and Ph.D. in Resource Ecology from the University of Michigan.  He was a tenured Associate Professor at Vanguard University in the Biological Sciences.  Dr. Minton has completed two years of medical training at Ross University School of Medicine and holds a certification in Health and Fitness by the American College of Sports Medicine. 

As a nutritional consultant, Dr. Minton practiced evidence-based nutrition.  
He based his dietary programs on a comprehensive intake process and advanced nutritional laboratory testing.  This individual-centered strategy yielded successful experiences for patients with longstanding fatigue, excess weight gain, digestive distress, lowered immune function, hormone imbalances and other inflammatory conditions.

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Tori Hudson, ND

Dr. Tori Hudson is a naturopathic physician, national lecturer, author, award winning researcher and educator with over 25 years of experience and expertise in women’s health. She is currently in private practice serving as the Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic and is the Program Director at the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. A well-respected educator in her field, Dr. Hudson serves as a clinical professor at several educational institutions that serve the medical profession. An extensive writer, her book Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine is in its second edition, 2008, and she is well-published with other books, research papers, and scores of articles, both consumer and professional, including a monthly column in the Townsend Newsletter for Doctors. Dr. Hudson also appears on many local and network radio and TV programs that have included appearances on “Good Morning America,” PBS’s “Healthy Living Series,” and Lifetime’s “New Attitudes.” She is the founder and director of an herbal/nutritional supplement company that specialises in women’s health. Dr. Hudson practices integrated medicine utilising nutrition, nutraceuticals, herbs, bio-identical hormones, and other therapies for all gynecological and primary care conditions. In 1999, she was awarded Naturopathic Physician of the Year as well as receiving other awards in research and her pioneering contributions in the field of women’s health and natural medicine.

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John Lahr, OD, FAAO

Dr. John Lahr is an engaging educator, writer, and frequent speaker on a number of topics related to primary eye care, which include anterior segment eye disease, nutraceuticals, posterior segment eye disease, coding and billing, health care delivery systems, and integrated eye care. Dr. Lahr received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1974. He was the founder of The Eye Clinics, a five-office primary eye-care group practice in East Central Minnesota. In 1984, Dr. Lahr integrated his practices with ophthalmology and began providing his patients with co-managed care while developing care models with several ophthalmologists. He was an original member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee of American Optometric Association (AOA) to develop practice standards and protocols for the profession. Dr. Lahr served as AOA's first representative to the American Medical Association's CPT coding committee while serving on the Eye Care Benefits Center, which he chaired for two years. He is a Past President of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) and was the MOA Optometrist of the Year in 1989. Over the past decade, Dr. Lahr has worked closely with many ophthalmic and optical corporate entities including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, and Bausch + Lomb. He currently serves as the Vice President of Provider/Industry Relations and Medical Director for EyeMed Vision Care, one of the largest and fastest growing vision benefits organizations in the US. In this role he is responsible for the standards and quality of eye care, network management, wellness and disease management support programs for the delivery of preventive and primary medical eye care.


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Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD

Dr. Mohr is a fitness/nutritional expert with an innovative, integrated approach to wellness, weight loss, nutrition and exercise supported by years of experience in academics, research and practical fieldwork. As the owner of Mohr Results, Inc., he has been a consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including the Discovery Health Channel and University of Louisville Athletics. Dr. Mohr appears regularly as a guest nutrition expert on radio and TV and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, newspapers, and websites including Men’s Health, Weight Watchers magazine, and Fitness magazine. Dr. Mohr has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from Penn State University and the University of Massachusetts, respectively. He received his PhD in exercise physiology, with a focus on the treatment and prevention of overweight and obesity, from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a registered dietitian (RD).


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Chris Oswald, DC, CNS

Dr. Chris Oswald is a certified nutrition specialist, chiropractor, and co-founder of Hudson Headache, an integrative physical medicine practice in Wisconsin focusing on whole-person approaches to head and neck pain. He earned a doctor of chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University following his undergraduate degree in sport science. He has keen interest in the combination of functional medicine and functional movement assessments. His strategies have resulted in highly successful clinical outcomes for patients suffering from chronic pain and fatigue, severe digestive dysfunction, and those who are healthy looking to optimize performance. Dr. Oswald has presented to doctors on effective ways to incorporate supplements into clinical practice and is a former medical educator at Emerson Ecologics. He is also a current board member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.


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Mackie Shilstone, MBA

Mackie Shilstone is one of America's most influential sports performance managers, whose expertise has played a pivotal role in the long-term success of scores of million-dollar world-class athletes. Over 3,000 professional athletes have turned to Mackie to give them the body, drive, stamina, and performance they need to win. Mackie's work with top athletes has been reported in over 2,000 publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, People magazine, and Inc. Mackie has also transformed the lives of hundreds of everyday people struggling with health and weight problems, poor nutrition, and lack of motivation. A well-known author, speaker, and media personality, Mackie has written six books on fitness and weight management. His newest book, Body Plan for Kids, is a comprehensive guide for parents to gain control of their child's weight through healthy eating, fitness, and increasing self-esteem. In addition, Mackie has written articles for prestigious health and fitness journals, including the American Medical Athletic Association Quarterly and The Physiologist. With a Master of Arts degree and Master of Business Administration, Mackie currently directs The Fitness Principle with Mackie Shilstone at East Jefferson General Hospital. Additionally, he is a Clinical Instructor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center, Adjunct Instructor in the School of Allied Health at Nicholls State University, Adjunct Professor at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, special advisor to the United States Olympic Committee on Sports Nutrition, and has served on the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, State of Louisiana.

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Aimée Shunney, ND

Dr. Shunney is a dynamic educator, radio personality, writer, and dedicated naturopathic doctor on a mission to empower people through integrative medicine. She has a private practice in Santa Cruz and Campbell, CA, where she blends conventional medical diagnosis and treatment with the use of natural therapeutics. Dr. Shunney graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a BA in psychology. After completing her post-graduate pre-med course work, she attended the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR where she received her Naturopathic Medical Degree in 2001. Dr. Shunney specializes in women's health, functional endocrinology, and family medicine. She is also co-host of "Green Tea & Honey," a weekly radio show about integrative medicine, delicious food, and the joys of eating, and co-creator of 21-Day Reset, a whole-foods cleansing program designed to optimize health and create sustainable healthy living choices.


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Michael Ozner, MD, FACC, FAHA


Michael Ozner, MD, FACC, FAHA, is one of America’s leading advocates for heart disease prevention. Dr. Ozner is a board-certified cardiologist, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association, Medical Director of Wellness & Prevention at Baptist Health South Florida and a well-known regional and national speaker in the field of preventive cardiology. He is also the Symposium Director for “Cardiovascular Disease Prevention,” an annual international meeting highlighting advances in preventive cardiology and dedicated to treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Ozner has frequently appeared in the print, radio and television media including The New York Times, NPR radio and CBS News. He was the recipient of the 2008 American Heart Association Humanitarian Award and has been elected to Top Cardiologists in America by the Consumer Council of America. Dr. Ozner is also the author of The Great American Heart Hoax, Heart Attack Proof and The Complete Mediterranean Diet.


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Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH


Dr. Trindade is a teacher, author, and recognized international lecturer in Functional Medicine. She has been in clinical practice for more than eighteen years. She is both a graduate of and faculty at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, where she is involved in the anti-aging, regenerative, and functional medicine fellowship. Prior to graduating from medical school at UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, CA, she earned her Master in Public Health degree in environmental health and epidemiology. She is currently active in the development of teaching programs in Functional Medicine in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.