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Evidenced-Based Best Practices and Research

Our team has served on an Executive Roundtable and Vision Sharing Board for Non-Profit and Community Participation in Achieving "World Class" Standards of Care and Services for Wounded Warriors at the New Joint Services Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  They have also attended the Smithsonian/Navy Medicine Conference Series on Wounded Warrior Care – A series of distinguished ethics education conferences sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Projects of the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Navy Medicine Institute for the Medical Humanities and Research Leadership and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.   Our Nutrition educators are Certified Holistic Health Counselors that hold certificates in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Collin Campbell Foundation, in addition to being graduates of the world’s leading and largest Holistic Nutrition School, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  Our Human Performance team is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as Corrective Exercise Specialists and Personal Trainers, addition to being Certified Functional Movement Screen Professionals, Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitators, and Martial Arts Instructors.  Our registered Yoga Teachers hold advanced certifications in Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, and the Yoga Warriors methodology for PTSD and Combat Operational Stress Reaction.  


The following are a list of evidence-based practices used in our curriculum:


American College of Sports Medicine Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®

EXOS Human Performance Research Protocols

National Academy of Sports Medicine 

Optimum Performance Training Model and Corrective Exercise protocols


National Strength & Conditioning Association research and protocols


NCSA's Tactical Strength & Conditioning research and protocols


Functional Movement Screen Corrective & Rehabilitative Protocols- used to measure baselines, assess risk, and document improvement for our rehabilitative and adaptive exercise programs


The Institute for Functional Medicine

Dr. Joel Fuhrman-Nutrient Density Research


Dr. Andrew Weil-Anti-Inflamatory Dietary Research

Cornell University in partnership with the T. Collin Campbell Foundation and Dr. T Collin Campbell Plant Based Nutrition Research-

"Scientific Integrity for Optimum Health"


The Cleveland Clinic in partnership with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn



Researchers Affirm Long-Term Value Of Health Coaching


Coaching Patients On Achieving Cardiovascular Health (COACH)

Approach To Antihypertensive Adherence: A Feasibility Study On The Use Of Student Health Coaches For Uninsured Hypertensive Adults


Does Health Coaching Change Patients’ Trust In Their Primary Care Provider?

Transforming The Role Of Medical Assistants In Chronic Disease Management



The Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching and Holistic Nutrition Protocols


Harvard Medical School "Evidence for Coaching" Study


Harvard Medical School Affiliate-Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital Research



Department of Defense Warfighter Lab Yoga and Meditation Research


Defense Centers of Excellence


Total Force Fitness 


Military Medicine International Journal of AMSUS


Samueli Institute


Warriors At Ease Research Compilation


Mindfulness Research


Brown University Research- "A Neural basis for the benefits of Meditation"


Yoga Warriors Program for PTSD Research


Mindful Yoga Therapy for PTSD Research


Veterans Yoga Project Research


NIH Study-Yoga for Veterans Chronic Lower Back Pain


Stanford University Accountability Study for Weightloss


Stanford University Accountability Study for Exercise




Burris Institute

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