Science

Science

Called the ‘miracle molecule’, there is no shortage of research demonstrating nitric oxide’s ability to improve circulatory health. In 1998, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three American scientists for their discoveries on ‘Nitric Oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system’.

Nitric oxide is naturally made in the human body but as we age, we produce less of it. Over time, free radical damage, inactivity, or poor diet make the blood vessels involved in naturally producing nitric oxide less efficient. At the same time, deterioration of veins and arteries results in overall poor circulation, leading to a myriad of health issues, including high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, cognitive sluggishness, and more. Nitric oxide can be re-introduced into the body through a nitrate-rich diet, but the realities of modern eating habits make simple supplementation programs, like the one found in Berkeley Life, a much more efficient and effective solution.

Nitric oxide research continues to grow at a rapid pace. To leverage findings from these studies and apply them directly to product improvements and innovation, we rely on the help of industry-leading practitioners and thought leaders in the functional and preventative healthcare space. This scientific advisory board meets with our team on a regular basis to relay the latest scientific findings, which are directly translated to continued education and support of our practitioners.

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Meet the Scientific Advisory Board

Beth Shirley RPh CCN

Executive Director – Scientific Advisory Board

Bio: Beth developed an expertise as a Pharmacist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist during a 40+ year career. Her specialties include Stress-Induced Hormonal Imbalance, Intestinal Dysfunction, Autoimmune and Chronic Inflammatory Issues, Detoxification, and Super Normal Oxidative Stress.

Over the last eleven years, Beth has spent time working with some of world’s most prominent thought leaders in nitric oxide research, and has developed an in-depth knowledge on nitric oxide and its potential applications in patient care. She currently is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Life Scientific Advisory Board and has been supporting the team since January 2019.

Greg McKettrick

Scientific Advisory Board

Bio: Greg McKettrick is a Compounding Pharmacist with Stanley Specialty Pharmacy in Charlotte NC.  Greg is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and has over 30 years of experience as a pharmacist. 

 Greg is the Director of Marketing and New Business Development for Stanley Specialty Pharmacy as well as the Men’s Health Specialist.  His experience working in Men’s Health and Sexual Wellness led him to develop his Penile Rehabilitation Protocol which is a comprehensive treatment plan for men with sexual dysfunction, as well as a comprehensive sexual function intake questionnaire for the Stanley Specialty Pharmacy website.  The Stanley Penile Rehabilitation Protocol is currently featured in a five article series in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding.

 Greg is co-founder of Stanley Pharma Group, a firm dedicated to providing care for post-prostatectomy patients and patients suffering from sexual dysfunction through direct consultation as well as physician and pharmacist engagement and training. 

 Greg works extensively with men suffering from erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence after treatment of prostate cancer and other medical conditions and consults patients from around the country. 

Dr. Chris Meletis

Scientific Advisory Board

Bio: Dr. Chris Meletis is an educator, international author and lecturer. His personal mission is “Changing America’s Health One Person at a Time.” Dr. Meletis has authored 18 books and over 200 national scientific articles in journals including Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension, Natural Pharmacy and PubMed articles.

Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years for the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now the National University of Natural Medicine). He was awarded the 2003 Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has a deep passion for helping the underprivileged and spearheaded the creation of 16 free natural medicine healthcare clinics in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon.