Dr. Al Sears, MD owns and operates The Palm Beach Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, a successful integrative medicine and anti-aging practice in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. His cutting-edge therapies and reputation for solving some of the most difficult-to-diagnose health cases have attracted over 20,000 patients from around the world.
After entering private practice, Dr. Sears was one of the first board-certified physicians in anti-aging medicine. Today he is a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Sears is also a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist, an ACE-certified fitness trainer, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American College for the Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Southern Medical Association (SMA), the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and the Herb Research Foundation, (HRF). In 2002, he was appointed to the international panel of experts at Health Sciences Institute (HSI), a worldwide consulting service for integrative health care.
As the founder and director of the Wellness Research Foundation, a non-profit research organization, Dr. Sears travels the globe to bring back to his patients the latest breakthroughs in natural therapies. Recent trips to Peru, Brazil, India, Bali, Africa and Jamaica have yielded important new discoveries in anti-aging and alternative medicine.
Dr. Sears currently writes and publishes the monthly health advisory, Confidential Cures, and daily e-newsletter, Doctor’s House Call, received by over 250,000 subscribers. He also contributes to a host other publications in the field and has appeared on over 50 national radio programs, ABC News, CNN and ESPN.
Since 1999, Dr. Sears has published 16 books and reports on health and wellness with a readership of millions spread over 163 countries.
His first publication, The 21st Century Men’s Guide to Prostate Health, gave men real answers for reducing their risk for common prostate problems long before the problem’s exposure with mainstream medicine and the media. Dr. Sears followed that up in 2000 by publishing The T-Factor, King of Hormones, which allowed men to take a serious look at virility and discover ways to naturally boost their testosterone.
In his third book, The Doctor’s Heart Cure, Dr. Sears revealed for the first time his entire, proven program for successfully reversing heart disease and building a stronger heart. The book has since been published in nine languages and remains a bestseller six years after its release.
In 2005, Dr. Sears’ 12 Secrets to Virility shed light on the huge environmental and nutritional problems with virility in our modern world. It gave men a step-by-step guide for maintaining health, strength, and masculinity as they age, and became a bestseller during its first month of release.
His fifth book, PACE: Rediscover Your Native Fitness, sparked a revolution in the fitness world. An effective alternative to traditional cardio, PACE is practiced worldwide, delivering reliable fat loss and prevention against heart attack and stroke.
Other releases include Your Best Health Under the Sun, which exposes one of the biggest myths of our time… the misconception that the sun is your enemy. It shows you that sun exposure produces one of the most potent health-boosting substances in your body.
And in High Speed Fat Loss in 7 Easy Steps, Dr. Sears reveals his easy-to-understand plan of action for training your body to burn fat quickly and efficiently, while at the same time increasing lean muscle.
His latest fitness book, PACE: The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution, overturns accepted dogma and reveals a more effective, more exhilarating path to a strong heart, robust lungs, and a naturally lean and more energetic body without having to endure hours of cardio exercise or lifting heavy weights.
In 2012, Dr. Sears took PACE to the next level with PACE Express a comprehensive fitness program complete with instructional DVDs, nutrition plan, recipes, and more to help you lose inches of fat, gain heart strength and boost lung power by doing the opposite of cardio.
Sandra Mckenzie is a published Physician Assistant with more than 20 years experience as a health and wellness expert. In addition to her certification as a physician assistant, Sandra is a nationally certified personal trainer, life coach, holistic health coach and Zumba instructor and has earned numerous awards.
During her career as an Aesthetic Physician Assistant in plastic surgery, Sandra was instrumental in facilitating and implementing a holistic health and wellness division. She also consults with various organizations to help facilitate and implement healthy lifestyle changes for employees and residents.
As a health and wellness coach, Sandra is passionate about helping her clients achieve sustained results with an individualized approach to therapy. She is committed to her clients and is available during and after goals are achieved which leads to continued success. “I am very fortunate, honored and humbled to do something I love while helping others attain their goals.”
Brandi is originally from Pennsylvania. She has a degree and is nationally certified in Medical Assisting. She began her career as an office manager for a Cardiologist/Internist in Delray Beach and has worked several years as a clinical instructor at a local college. She is very passionate about health and wellness and has taught certified students in HIPAA, First Aid and HIV.
Austyn Mcallister has over 12 years’ experience in healthcare and clinical management. She has been a consultant in the nutritional and herbal industries, where she has helped develop several lines of botanical products for retail and clinical use. She is an expert in functional and physical medicine, as well as clinical nutrition. In the span of her experience, Austyn has become an authority on the successful management of patient care in acute and chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory disease processes. Her love for science, with an emphasis in environmental medicine and detoxification therapy using naturally occurring elements like oxygen, homeopathy, and botanical medicine, makes her a perfect fit at the Sears Institute.
Austyn received her B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina and began to pursue her passion of clinical care in Atlanta, Georgia. She quickly learned natural and herbal medicine, medical botany and natural clinical nutrition. Fascinated by learning, she began to embark on the journey which would ultimately lead to her own company, with a vison of bringing natural healthcare and alternative medicine to traditional practices.
Austyn is a professional speaker and is well known among the medical communities in the southeast for her work in project management and perfection of patient care and experience. She has attended hundreds of lectures, seminars, and workshops on a myriad of topics in holistic health & botanical medicine. She leads with an encyclopedic knowledge of natural medicine and believes in offering natural solutions in an unnatural world.
Shelly is a South Florida native from Delray Beach. She has an extensive background in client relations. She has a deep interest in the health sciences and is currently pursuing her degree in Nursing. She has a passion for patient care and strives to provide excellence in our patient’s experience.
Annetta has been in practice for 20 years and is trained as both a holistic and clinical skin/body therapist with advanced training as a Master Aesthetician, clinical Massage Therapist and Healing Touch practitioner. Originally from Europe, Annetta has advanced training and certification in the time honored tradition as a European Herbalist/Aroma therapist, and holistic chemist. Annetta incorporates her experience, intuition and a variety of techniques in a healing, rejuvenating environment where you will receive the best treatments for beauty, health and well being.
Kata has more than 4500 hours training and has been part of a Yoga Teacher Training since 2010 as an assistant instructor and mentor.
What also makes her different than any other instructors is that she has studied for over 5 years with an Indian Master on the philosophy of life and how to remove all blockages that limits a person’s growth. She incorporates all her teachings within a well-designed yoga program that includes postures, meditation, discourses, breath work and other secretive applications that are unique to Kata and our practice.