Dr. Richard Harris is a board-certified internal medicine physician and pharmacist. Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas at Austin for pharmacy school then pursued medical education at the McGovern School of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Harris is a lifelong learner and completed his MBA at the University of Houston. Dr. Harris has a client-centric view focusing on building relationships and trust through a comprehensive lifestyle medicine system. He currently hosts the Strive for Great Health Podcast, has several online wellness courses, consults for several health and wellness focused companies, has a social impact investing fund and has an online lifestyle medicine practice focused on metabolic health and gut health. He is an avid reader, weight lifter, and video game enthusiast in his spare time. Dr. Harris also enjoys sports, traveling, philanthropy, church, and keto donuts.
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Meet Our Scientific Advisory Board
Our Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of practitioners with decades of experience in integrative and holistic medicine.
Richard Harris, MD, PharmD, MBA
Susan J Hewlings PhD, RD
Dr. Susan Hewlings serves as Director of Scientific Affairs forNutrasource/GRAS Associates. She has over 20 years experience in higher education and industry. She received her PhD in nutrition, her MS in exercise physiology, her BS in nutrition all from Florida State University. She earned a graduate certificate in cannabis science from the University of Vermont Medical School. She is a registered dietitian and a professor at Central Michigan University. Susan has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. She lives in the Florida Keys where she works remotely helping companies in the dietary supplement, cannabis, food, beverage, and companion animal industries utilize science to guide their product development from concept to claim.
Jaclyn Chasse-Smeaton, ND
Dr. Jaclyn Chasse-Smeaton, N.D., is a naturopathic physician and founder of Hello Fertility. For more than 15 years, she has been the nation’s leading expert on integrative approaches to infertility, reproductive, and genitourinary health. She has helped hundreds of couples conceive when they thought there was no hope, and has taught thousands of doctors her successful methods. In addition to reproductive medicine, Dr. Smeaton has a diverse career spanning dietary supplements, health technology and innovation, and strategic leadership and commercial strategy in the integrative medicine industry. She has served as adjunct faculty for Bastyr University, as President for both the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, as an Ambassador for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and a board member of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, the American Herbal Products Association, and others.
Lara Zakaira, PharmD
Dr. Lara Zakaria is a Pharmacist, Nutritionist, and adjunct professor specializing in Functional Medicine and Personalized nutrition. She began her career in pharmacy community practice, noticing that her patients' chronic conditions were advancing. Year-to-year accumulating new diagnoses and a longer list of medications instead of getting healthier. This was the “aha” moment that the pharmaceutical-based guidelines she was trained in were intended to manage chronic disease not prevent progression. That led her to FxMed and the power of nutrition. Dr Zakaria is passionate about prevention and reversal of metabolic, allergic, and autoimmune disease. She splits her time between clinical practice, teaching, and mentorship in service of expanding awareness and access to FxMed and Personalized Nutrition.