A group of scientists, medical professionals and artists working
together to provide evidence-based information in fun and easy
to understand formats empowering youth to become self-responsible
for their health while bringing a smile to their face.
A world renown group of artists package empowering evidence-based
health information/education into fun and powerful resources.
This team has won numerous awards and previous credits include
work for Steven Spielberg and Disney.
A scientist who most recently worked for a major pharmaceutical
company as a regional scientific resource for academic thought
leaders in therapeutic areas of Osteoporosis and latter the field
of Mood Disorders. During his tenure as a medical liaison to
these academic thought leaders, he realized that patients were
not always receiving accurate, balanced health/wellness information.
Health Information Providers, Inc. was created to address this
health and wellness education deficiency. Prior to his arrival
in the corporate world, he investigated environmental influences
on gene expression at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
In other words, the ability of one’s environment, i.e.
nutrition, to regulate their genes as either "on" or "off."
Specifically, he discovered a potent activator of genes which stimulated
activity 14,000-fold! (JBC 269: 20771) Investigating this model
system he discovered that calcium signal transducers; Calmodulin,
Cam Kinase II were necessary for this potent synergistic gene activation.
In addition, nutrition had a profound influence on gene regulation
in this system. Sulfur-containing amino acids repressed genes.
In contrast amino acids that provide the carbon backbone for methionine
(Aspartate and L-Homoserine) were positive modulators of gene activation.
From investigations of this model gene regulation system, calcium
as well as sulfur-containing amino acids were shown to impact gene
regulation, both of which have profound roles in etiologies of
chronic diseases; Osteoporosis, Cancer, CVD, Diabetes, etc. Combining
this nutritional gene regulation background with the expertise
of medical professionals, dramatic engineers and artists, we developed
evidence-based health education resources empowering youth to become
self-responsible for their health...while having fun!