Guided by Their Ingenuity, We Change Lives Together

Our commitment to providing customers with the highest-quality natural health solutions depends on the very best minds in wellness and nutrition.

Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

Coming together from diverse fields of research and practice, this team keeps us on the cutting edge with bright ideas and new scientific research.

  • Marlene Merritt
    DOM, MS Nutrition

    Marlene Merritt received her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 2000 and is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She has an additional Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Bridgeport. She is licensed by the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine. She is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist, and is additionally Board Certified in Bariatric Counseling, and certified in the Bredesen MEND Protocol™. She is also currently enrolled in the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Certification Program to become an IFM Certified Practitioner.

    She has published multiple articles on different issues in nutrition, and she lectures nationally to healthcare practitioners all over the U.S. and Canada on issues ranging from dementia, diabetes, endocrine dysfunction, blood chemistry, nutrition, and functional medicine. She continues to see patients in her private practice in Austin, Texas.

    Marlene’s contributions to Primal Labs™ as a writer have educated customers and healthcare professionals alike in how to deal with the root causes of disease—instead of merely dealing with the symptoms—and getting patients back on track to vibrant health at any age. With her as a consultant, Primal Labs™ has crafted a line of specially formulated products to help transform her plan into a reality for thousands.

  • Will Mitchell
    DOM, MS Nutrition

    Will Mitchell has been studying Oriental Medicine since 1998. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Bridgeport.

    He is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and is licensed by the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is also certified in the Japanese style of Toyohari acupuncture, Acupuncture Orthopedics as well as being board certified by the NCCAOM in Oriental Medicine and Asian Bodywork. Will has traveled to Japan several times to forward his studies and was one of the eight branch presidents outside of Japan of the Toyohari Medical Association. He is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist, and also enrolled with the Institute for Functional Medicine’s program to become an IFM Certified Practitioner.

    His commitment to education and research gives him a technical background that allows him to specialize in working with difficult and challenging health conditions. He has taught doctors of all types in the US and Canada how to use nutrition with their patients. His work for Primal Labs™ has invited thousands of readers to consider the natural tools and mechanisms each of us has at our disposal to maintain a healthy body and sharp mind. By stressing the importance of physical and mental exercise and nutrition, we come together to tackle some of the most serious health issues the world faces today.

  • Hugo Rodier

    Dr. Hugo Rodier is an integrative physician at the Integrative Health Clinic in Sandy, Utah and an Adjunct Professor for the University of Utah in the Department of Foods and Nutrition and College of Health. Dr. Rodier’s work does not stop when he leaves his office for the day, as you can surely glean from his involvement in educational, political, and social affairs local and abroad.

    Hugo recently stepped down from his posts within the Utah Medical Association to serve as member of the Board of Governors for the Shriners Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. His UMA posts included Editorial Board Member, House of Delegates Representative, and Environmental/Public Health Committee Chairman. He is proud to also serve as an Integrative Health Network Chairman, Editor of “Integrative Medicine” newsletter, and a national/international speaker on integrative medicine.

    For his clinical and written work, Dr. Rodier reads 100 medical journals each month and keeps extensive lists of citations to demonstrate the evidence-based science behind the nutritional approaches he uses. As a nationally-recognized expert on using nutrition to heal chronic disease, his work for Primal Labs™ speaks to consumers on topics related to gut health and how to use diet and nutrition to support wellness.

  • Eric Wood
    NMD, MA, LAch

    Dr. Eric Wood, ND is a District of Columbia-licensed (Washington D.C.) naturopathic physician and a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He works with clients locally in Florida at the Physical Health Complex and across the US and beyond via phone and video conferencing. He is also a member of the Florida Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

    As an emerging, nationally recognized naturopathic medical expert, he has appeared across North American on various FOX, NBC, ABC, and CW television network stations and is a featured interviewee in the new documentary Food, Health, and You due in early 2017, airing on CTV channel 4, in New Zealand, and beyond. He is the founder of Visionary Health Inc., which you may learn more about at He has also published several other books including Scientific Fat Loss, Longevity Secrets (with Primal Labs™). He is the co-author of the Adrenal Fatigue Solution (with Fawne Hansen), and he will be releasing a book on the Ketogenic Diet in 2017.

    Being very interested in public health and reaching a greater population, Dr. Wood has teamed together with Primal Labs™ to bring his medical writing and scientific knowledge to a wider audience. With the knowledge he gained from working as a specialty physician for nearly five years for North America: Neuroscience Inc. and Life Extension in the areas of integrative oncology and neurotransmitter and hormonal balancing, Dr. Wood’s expertise in integrative and holistic medicine has assisted thousands of our customers in finding the secret to looking and feeling young again.

  • Jayson Hunter
    RD, CSCS®

    Jayson Hunter is an expert in helping people lose weight permanently. As a Registered Dietitian and nationally known weight loss expert that has been seen on ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS he is the one who bridges the gap between science and real world living. And as a personal fitness trainer with over 17 years of experience, he has seen just about every gimmick, fad diet, and miracle pill you may have tried to lose inches fast.

    After helping hundreds of people fix damage to their metabolism, Jayson came to Primal Labs™ with the need to share real information about the science of weight loss—information that was not some fad diet filled with nonsense. Everything he reveals to us is based on hard science and painstaking research. As a highly educated professional with real-world experience, he knows what works and what doesn’t.

    Jayson has a knack for breaking down research, applying real life case studies, and everyday life obstacles into practical ideas that we can start benefiting from right now. He does the research and translates it into laymen’s terms for our readers to apply to their lives to lose the weight and gain lean muscle forever.