Samuraw Advisory Board

At Samuraw Nutrition we take the health of YOU and YOUR family seriously, which is why we painstakingly created the world’s best real-food-derived Multi Vitamin/Mineral/Probiotic formula. We don’t believe in paying experts to endorse us. 
We instead pride ourselves on having a diverse group of real health experts who are confident enough in what we stand for to lend their valuable name and expertise to our brand.



Dr. John Gray, Author

John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller.

Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships.

John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance.

His many books, blogs and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance and better sleep.

He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.

John Gray lives in Northern California with his wife, Bonnie. They have been happily married for over 30 years and have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is an avid follower of his own health and relationship advice.

https://www.marsvenus.com/



Cynthia Jan, Registered Holistic Nutritional Practitioner

Cynthia Jan is a Naturopath in Nutrition and Registered Holistic Nutritional Practitioner, graduate in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and has her Level 1 Certification with Precision Nutrition. She is also a university graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and a Certificate in Family Life Education.

Like most people in the alternative medicine world, Cynthia Jan turned to natural nutrition to help her loved ones. Cynthia Jan's passion for nutrition had started over a decade ago when her mother was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. But everything changed after Cynthia Jan had her daughters. The youngest had gastrointestinal issues, anxiety and severe eczema. After two decades on the work force, Cynthia Jan left the corporate HR world to follow her true passion and work on helping her daughter get through the issues. For close to a year, Cynthia Jan implemented dietary changes focusing on gut health as well as stress-management techniques with her daughter to help resolve the issues. The hard work paid off and the importance of healthy, clean and natural nutrition remains an everyday staple in her home. 

 

Today, Cynthia Jan meets clients in her practice both in-person and online and provides individualized nutrition, health and lifestyle plans to help her clients feel the best they can possibly feel.



Teri Watt, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Teri Watt is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and the founder of Mama Recharged, an online platform helping moms feel great again by incorporating whole food fuel into their diets. Teri’s knowledge and experience doesn’t just come from her formal training. She’s been there herself! Starting in her mid-20’s, Teri started to notice a whole host of symptoms including; lethargy, body-aches, head-aches, acne, bloating and IBS. The symptoms continued to get worse as the years went on. Despite knowing she was ill, doctors kept telling her everything looked normal, so she never got the answers she so desperately needed. It wasn’t until after she had her first child at age 30, that she decided to take matters into her own hands. By completely overhauling her diet - cutting out sugar, processed foods, gluten and dairy, and adding in an abundance of high nutrient foods, she stated to feel empowered, and amazed that just changing what she was eating could drastically change how she felt. 

 

Today, Teri’s passion lies in helping other moms live their best life through her online counselling programs.



Shari Hussenbocus, RDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, CDE

Shari Hussenbocus RDN, CDE, is an unconventional registered dietitian and a U.S. certified autoimmune paleo coach. She’s dedicated to helping women forge the natural tools they need to love their hormones and thrive with their autoimmunity. Shari believes in inspiring women to steer their own ‘health horse’ so that they can, in turn spark hope and self-love in other women. Together we can create a happier world.



Allyson Johnson, Clinical Nutritionist

Allyson (Ally) Johnson is multi-dimensional practitioner in natural medicine, as a clinical nutritionist with an Ayurveda and Chinese medicine background and a western herbalist, and personal training foundation. This woman lives the life she practices. With a 22 year, clinical practice, and educational training and public speaking career both in North America and Europe. In addition, Allyson, has spent a life living it. All of which may very well have end at the age of 16, when Ally riding her bike was hit by a car. Much changed her promising athletic career, her educational path, and even her life trajectory. To land her in a health food store, and using natural medicine to build back her broken body, and spirit.

25 years later, a body that has taken her to some of the highest mountains in the world Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Kinabalu to name a few, dozens of marathons, 4 Ironman, 5 Ultra marathons and 2 back to back multi – day 300km plus trail running stage races across high mountain terrain, and several countries. Presently and 3 x previous she has represented Canada as a world age group triathlete. In addition to being a double Guinness book of world record holder in ½ and full marathon events.

All this from a young woman that was told she would not walk again. Asked why her passion is so great for health and fitness, for natural medicine and living fully it all comes down to the fact that she knows what is like to have it taken away and the power of the nature and our bodies to heal.

Gratitude to this fact and a sense beyond herself that we are all connected in this world. Allyson has focused her career and athletics on supporting others. Spending time in Canada, Africa, Asia, and South America on various projects to both learning from the locals and supporting them in education, food, water safety, health, housing, and economics and business.

In 2017 As the sports ambassador to Friends to Mankind in the Sea to Sea Cycle to End Poverty, she cycled 7000km across Canada (raising 1.65 Million) to support those living in poverty.



Dr. Shideh Shadfa, Pharmacist

Dr. Shadfar graduated with a doctorate in Pharmacology from The University of Minnesota in 2004 (one of the top three ranked pharmacy schools in the US). Her performance during her training secured her a prestigious one year Pharmacy Practice Residency at the world renowned Mayo Clinic. Having obtained her Mayo Residency Certificate, Dr. Shadfar undertook a challenging position at Orlando Health Hospital—a leading trauma care facility with close ties to the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Institute Center—as a Clinical Pharmacist. During those six years, she gained valuable training and expertise in providing patient-specific Pharmaceutical Care, as well as obtained a consulting license from the State of Florida, specifically for Long Term Care.

 

Currently Dr. Shadfar works as a Pharmacy Manager in North Vancouver, BC. She believes in practicing excellent pharmaceutical care through partnership with other Health Care Professionals.