Authorized Zurvita Independent Consultants
Mark McKnight – Master Formulator
Mark has a strong background in mathematics and started working in the natural products industry in 1993, in both sales and R&D. Earlier in his career, he won a People’s Choice Award for “Best Tasting Health Drink” from a group of more than 10,000 health food store owners.
Mark has launched hundreds of different natural products, sold in more than 30 different countries. He is a current member of the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT). He attended Brigham Young University, majoring in Economics.
Peter Nielsen, Zeal for Life Challenge Coach
Peter Nielsen’s life did not start out as the picture of health. At a young age, his triumph over a life-shattering disease propelled him to begin his dedication to health and fitness.
Now Peter is a world-renowned health and fitness expert with over 50 bodybuilding championship titles. He was named “Trainer of the year” by Self magazine and Muscle & Fitness magazine and is the National spokesperson for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Peter is the author of several books including Growing up Strong, Will of Iron and Guide to a Healthier Life. For more than 15 years Peter Nielsen has hosted the nationally syndicated health, fitness and lifestyle television and radio series, Peter’s Principles, which is now syndicated in over 200 stations across the country.
Dr. Scott VanLue, M.D.
Dr. Scott VanLue is a family practice physician with interests in efficiencies in medical delivery; genomic applications to primary care; web, electronic and social media medical applications; exercise; applied endocrinology; nutrition; wellness applications; automatic neuro-feedback; sensory integration in children and functional medicine. He is currently chief medical officer for Everything Well.
Scott has owned his own family practice, served as a fast track emergency physician and has been a consulting physican for the Orlando Magic National Basketball Association team, the Orlando Miracle Women’s National Basketball Association team and the Orlando Solar Bears professional hockey team.
Scott graduated with honors with a degree in biomedical chemistry from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and served his residency at the University of South Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. He holds a Florida state medical license, a license from the American Academy of Family Practice and a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine.
Dr. James Badman, M.D
Jim has practiced Family Medicine for over 15 years. His special interests are Preventative Medicine and Healthy Aging. He routinely tests and treats vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Jim leads a very busy family practice in the Orlando, Florida area. Prior to this, he practiced family medicine at Bardmoor Family Care in Clearwater, Florida and Physician Associates Family Practice in Orlando. He also served as chairman of the Family Practice department at Morton Plant Mease Hospital in Clearwater.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with Cum Laude honors from the University of Central Florida in Orlando; a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of South Florida in Tampa and completed his family practice residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Doctor Approved – Meet entire Medical Advisory Board
The Zeal Weight Management Program was developed and approved by a team of scientists, formulators and medical doctors. The advice from our Scientific Advisory Board and their approach to clinical nutrition has proven to be invaluable, especially from the medical doctors on our board who are in private practice dealing with patients and their real life situations every day.