James LaValle Bio

Pharmacist, Author, Clinical Nutritionist,
Founder of LaValle Metabolic Institute

I have spent the last 40 years of my life passionately researching natural therapies. I have written 20 books, 16 ebooks and 4 databases related to natural therapies and when appropriate drug therapies. I have taught in medical and pharmacy school to blaze a trail to getting natural medicines back in the discussion, I had one of the largest integrative care practice in the country and have trained thousands of healthcare professionals on applying natural therapeutics to their patients’ lives. I am all about real-world results, having people feel a difference and doing it with the safe recommendation. Now, I want to share all the information I have written, and knowledge gained from you. I guess was one of the original bio-hackers researching and then applying nutrients to target specific metabolic issues. People will say “I heard that from you years ago” what people are reading now, in many cases, we had published, lectured and educated on it years ago. I have always taken a great deal of pride on my team and I being safely on the cutting edge of longevity, performance and rejuvenation science and lifestyle. In the end it has to be practical and something you can actually achieve.

James LaValle Bio

Pharmacist, Author, Clinical Nutritionist, Founder of LaValle Metabolic Institute

I have spent the last 40 years of my life passionately researching natural therapies. I have written 20 books, 16 ebooks and 4 databases related to natural therapies and when appropriate drug therapies. I have taught in medical and pharmacy school to blaze a trail to getting natural medicines back in the discussion, I had one of the largest integrative care practice in the country and have trained thousands of healthcare professionals on applying natural therapeutics to their patients’ lives. I am all about real-world results, having people feel a difference and doing it with the safe recommendation. Now, I want to share all the information I have written, and knowledge gained from you. I guess was one of the original bio-hackers researching and then applying nutrients to target specific metabolic issues. People will say “I heard that from you years ago” what people are reading now, in many cases, we had published, lectured and educated on it years ago. I have always taken a great deal of pride on my team and I being safely on the cutting edge of longevity, performance and rejuvenation science and lifestyle. In the end it has to be practical and something you can actually achieve.

In the purest sense, writing the Cracking the Metabolic Code back in 2002 and then building on it the last 16 years, it was my vision to create precision health programs for individuals that were practical and effective. Since 1984 I took on the toughest cases and most times led people back to the health they deserved. One of the reasons that I decided to start participating in consumer information is that I think people need a trusted voice when it comes to information that is now being dumped onto the internet.

It can be short-sighted and with little thought of upstream or downstream issues that occur when adding potent drugs or nootropic agents into your chemistry, and you rarely hear of the failures only the miraculous successes. Don’t get me wrong, I thrive on helping people reach their health goals! If I can help people to get their energy back, focus clearer and maintain a metabolism that reduces fat gain and keeps inflammation in check then we are in pretty good shape.

It has been quite the journey, and I can say that programs that my team and I developed have touched hundreds of thousands of lives. I have enjoyed working with professional sports teams and athletes or just individuals looking to gain back their vitality common themes pop up all the time. Many times, an athlete’s questionnaire and blood tests can look very similar to someone who is struggling to maintain their weight or suffering from a condition. People have trouble sleeping, get stressed out, have digestive stress, feel sluggish and mentally challenged. You have to dig in and figure out what is affecting your health.

In the purest sense, writing the Cracking the Metabolic Code back in 2002 and then building on it the last 16 years, it was my vision to create precision health programs for individuals that were practical and effective. Since 1984 I took on the toughest cases and most times led people back to the health they deserved. One of the reasons that I decided to start participating in consumer information is that I think people need a trusted voice when it comes to information that is now being dumped onto the internet.

It can be short-sighted and with little thought of upstream or downstream issues that occur when adding potent drugs or nootropic agents into your chemistry, and you rarely hear of the failures only the miraculous successes. Don’t get me wrong, I thrive on helping people reach their health goals! If I can help people to get their energy back, focus clearer and maintain a metabolism that reduces fat gain and keeps inflammation in check then we are in pretty good shape.

It has been quite the journey, and I can say that programs that my team and I developed have touched hundreds of thousands of lives. I have enjoyed working with professional sports teams and athletes or just individuals looking to gain back their vitality common themes pop up all the time. Many times, an athlete’s questionnaire and blood tests can look very similar to someone who is struggling to maintain their weight or suffering from a condition. People have trouble sleeping, get stressed out, have digestive stress, feel sluggish and mentally challenged. You have to dig in and figure out what is affecting your health.

Recent Years

The last 15 years I have been teaching at A4M/MMI and been an academic co-chair helping to create education for healthcare providers in the area of anti-aging and systems biology medicine. It has been rewarding teaching health care professionals how to problem solve and tear apart a person’s chemistry and then what to do to rebuild it. They learn everything from weight management to peptide therapies to rebuilding gut health or even optimizing cognitive function and performance.

Johnson’s Controls NFL Hall of Fame Village is launching The Institute for a Hall of Fame Life. This is a 900 million dollar project and my part is to act as a founder and to direct and coordinate the personalized pharmacy and all the personalized health and performance programs. 

The goal of this facility is to shape the leading edge of prevention, health optimization and lifestyle programming that not only helps the Gold Jackets at the Hall of Fame but creates community-based health programs that get people focused on moving them from Pre-disease states back to a healthy state of living. What I have found is whether I am working with a special forces group, a race car driver or a professional athlete, they all have similar breaking points in their chemistry that you and I have. They just got pushed into their metabolic dysfunction through a different set of circumstances.

The Institute for a Hall of Fame Life will be foundational work and research, highlighting the value of natural therapies, individualized diet, and exercise plans as a part of revitalizing not just the legends of the NFL, but developing a framework to translate these programs into communities, so everyone can live in a hall of fame life by restoring their energy and vitality.

Recent Years

The last 15 years I have been teaching at A4M/MMI and been an academic co-chair helping to create education for healthcare providers in the area of anti-aging and systems biology medicine. It has been rewarding teaching health care professionals how to problem solve and tear apart a person’s chemistry and then what to do to rebuild it. They learn everything from weight management to peptide therapies to rebuilding gut health or even optimizing cognitive function and performance.

Johnson’s Controls NFL Hall of Fame Village is launching The Institute for a Hall of Fame Life. This is a 900 million dollar project and my part is to act as a founder and to direct and coordinate the personalized pharmacy and all the personalized health and performance programs.

The goal of this facility is to shape the leading edge of prevention, health optimization and lifestyle programming that not only helps the Gold Jackets at the Hall of Fame but creates community-based health programs that get people focused on moving them from Pre-disease states back to a healthy state of living. What I have found is whether I am working with a special forces group, a race car driver or a professional athlete, they all have similar breaking points in their chemistry that you and I have. They just got pushed into their metabolic dysfunction through a different set of circumstances.

The Institute for a Hall of Fame Life will be foundational work and research, highlighting the value of natural therapies, individualized diet, and exercise plans as a part of revitalizing not just the legends of the NFL, but developing a framework to translate these programs into communities, so everyone can live in a hall of fame life by restoring their energy and vitality

YEARS IN NATURAL THERAPIES

E BOOKS & BOOKS PUBLISHED

Media Appearances ACROSS THE NATION

AND COUNTING LIVES TOUCHED

Industry Highlights

Industry Highlights include: Most recently in 2014, his company MCE, Inc., has established business development ventures with Metagenics, The Poliquin Group, Wakunaga of America, and AML Labs. In 2010 his company IHR entered into a venture with Life Time Fitness, the largest publicly traded fitness company in the US (NASDAQ: LTM), providing nutrition and metabolism expertise and developing Life Time’s national nutrition education, protocol design and product development initiatives related to weight loss and prevention. This entailed educating close to 2000 fitness trainers, 100 dieticians and reaching some 1.2 million Life Time fitness members.

Books Published
  • Cracking the Metabolic Code: 9 Keys to Optimal Health (Basic Health Publications, Inc. 2004)
  • Green Immunity Boosters (SquareOne Publishers)
  • Relora: The Natural Breakthrough to Losing Stress-Related Fat and Wrinkles (Inner Traditions, Basic Health Publications, Inc.)
  • The Little Book of Nutrients (Living Longer)
  • The Cox-2 Connection (Healing Arts Press)
  • The Cholestin Breakthrough (Prima Publishing)
  • Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook (Lexi-comp) 1st & 2nd Edition
  • Smart Medicine for Healthier Living (Penguin Putnam) 1st and 2nd Edition
  • Natural Therapeutics Pocket Guide (Lexi-comp) 1st and 2nd Edition
  • Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs (Morton)
  • Nutritional Cost of Drugs, Rev. ed. (Morton)
  • Black Cohosh (Penguin Putnam)
  • Diabetes and Cancer (Contributing Writer)
Awards & Citations
  • Natural Products Association Clinician Award 2011
  • Psychological Operations Task Force
    10 Certificate of Appreciation 2007-2008
  • America’s Top Pharmacists 2006
  • Consumer’s Research Council of America 2006
Field Experience
  • 2000-Present Conducting clinical research at LaValle Metabolic Institute (formerly Living Longer Institute)
  • 1996-Present Developing natural medicine education programs for the chain drug industry.
  • 1994-Present Developing technology – aiding transfer of new products and technology from research and development to consumer/professional markets.
  • 1993-1994 Design, setup, and organization of FDA Drug GMP registered Homeopathic/herbal laboratory.
  • 1988-Present Design and consultation work with over 200 nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic products for over the counter and professional use.
  • 1988-Present Nationally featured lecturer to health professionals, industry stakeholders, and consumers on homeopathic, herbal and vitamin mineral/essential fatty acid and amino acid therapies for wellness, as adjunct support for disease state management, drug induced nutrient depletion, and other special topics.
  • 1985-1986 Instrumental in developing first information food tagging system for low cholesterol and other health categories for the Kroger Corporation; also coordinated regional cholesterol and diabetes screenings. Co-authored Consumer Guide to Low Cholesterol Shopping with Dr. Charles Glueck and the Cholesterol Center at the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati.
Professional Experience
  • 2012 1. Joint Venture with Thorne Research and Daniel Amen, MD.
    2. Joint Venture with Thorne Research and Mark Houston, MD.
    3. Joint Development – Thorne Performance.
  • 2010 Life Time Fitness, Inc: (NYSE: LTM); www.lifetimefitness.com Science Advisory Board appointee, directing weight loss, nutrition, nutritional supplement and education initiatives corporately. Developed full education curriculum for personal trainers and nutritionists/dieticians. Also, developing roll out of in club weight loss programs and stand-alone clinics. (Confidential)
  • 2010 Corvette Racing, Co-developed Corvette Racing Drive Health and Performance Program.
  • 2010 Thorne Research; (www.thorne.com): joint venture to create Health Elements.
  • 2010-Present Adjunct Professor Metabolic Medicine University of South Florida Medical School.
  • 2005-Present Founder LaValle Metabolic Institute
  • 2002-2009 Preceptor Family Practice, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
  • 2000-2003 Chief Wellness Officer and Co-Founder- Living Longer Institute
  • 2000-Present Living Longer Institute Integrative Care Practice
    1995-Present President-Natural Health Resources, Inc., technology and product development for the natural medicine industry, book writing and various forms of media.
  • 1995-Present Integrative Health Resources
  • 1995-2010 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice, University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, two-hour course, “A Survey of Natural Medicine”.
  • 1984-Present Professional consulting pharmacy practice in natural medicine for over 20 years, combining various disciplines of natural medicine into an integrative care model. The practice emphasizes designing adjunctive support programs for individuals with various disease states or prevention/wellness programs.
  • 1995-Present Industry Consultant-Market, Education and Product Design (Clients include: CVS, Rite Aid, McKesson, Cardinal Health, Long’s, U.S. Pharmavite, Banner Pharm., Purity-Life, Pharmanex-Nuskin, PCCA, Bayer, Roche Diagnostics.)
  • 2000-2002 Chief Content Officer and Co-Founder- Intramedicine, Inc.
  • 1998-2000 Staff- Tri-Health Integrative Health and Medicine Center, both Pavilion and Good Samaritan Hospital-Cincinnati.
  • 1997-Present Educator- National Compounding Pharmacists Association, developing product selection and educational programming, as well as consulting on compounding issues with nutritional, homeopathic, aromaceuticals and herbal raw materials.
  • 1996-1997 Educational Coordinator for Health Trust Alliance, developing training in clinical nutrition, herbal, and homeopathic medicine, as well as assessment tools for pharmacists wanting to expand their scope of practice. Programs included: weight loss, skin care, wound care, asthma, diabetes, case management, and general assessment procedures for pharmacists.
  • 1984-Present Consulting in Integrative Health Care for 27 years.
  • 1984-1985 Clinical Pharmacist- City of Cincinnati Health Department.
  • 1983-1985 Pharmacist- Kroger, Revco, and independent pharmacies.
Certifications & Licenses
  • Current Licensed Pharmacist – Ohio, Indiana
  • 1998 Certified Clinical Nutritionist (C.C.N.)
  • 1997 Certification of Naturopathic Medicine (C.M.D.), Central States College of Health Sciences
  • 1996 Diploma of Homeopathic Medicine (D.H.M.), British Institute of Homeopathy
  • 1995 Diploma of Homeopathic Pharmacy (D.H.Ph.), British Institute of Homeopathy
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I have always taken a great deal of pride on my team and I being safely on the cutting edge of longevity, performance and rejuvenation science and lifestyle.

– Jim lavalle

Achievements

  • 2011 Clinician of the Year Natural Products Association
  • 2006 Awarded Consumer Research Council of America “America’s Top Pharmacists” for work in Clinical Pharmacy/Integrative Care
  • June 2001 15th Annual National Symposium: Certificate of Appreciation Acoustic Neuroma Association
  • Nationally recognized in the field of natural therapeutics
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine since 1997
  • Pharmacist since 1983
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist
  • Founding board member of the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
  • Former President of the Ohio Naturopathic Medicine Association (OANM)
  • Founding member of the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) Scientific Advisory Board
  • Former Member of the CNCB (Clinical Nutrition Certification Board)
  • Member American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA)
  • Honorary member IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology)
  • Adjunct Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice,
  • Preceptor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati
  • Professional consulting Pharmacy practice in natural medicine for 27 years.
  • Board Member Xymogen
  • Elected member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy
  • Industry Consultant – Market, Education and Product
  • Design (Clients include: CVS, Rite Aid, McKesson, Cardinal Health, U.S.
  • Pharmavite, Banner Pharmaceuticals, Purity – Life, Bayer, Roche,
  • Wakanaga, Long’s Drugs, PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America), Professional Health Products, Vinco Labs)
  • Author of over 100 published articles
  • Published 17 books in the field of Integrative and natural therapeutics.
  • Nutrition Expert for Bodyshaping ESPN’s number one rated fitness show.
  • Named by American Druggist magazine as one of “The 50 Most Influential Pharmacists” in the U.S. in 1998.
  • Jim has developed training programs for pharmacists and physicians on the use of natural therapeutics in practice, through which he has trained some 50,000 healthcare professionals over the last decade.
  • TV and media personality

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