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Dr. Mark J. Smith graduated from Loughborough University of Technology, England, with a Bachelor of Science in PE & Sports Science and then obtained his teaching certificate in PE & Mathematics. As a top‐level rugby player, he then moved to the United States and played for the Boston Rugby Club in 1987‐1988 while searching the American college system for an opportunity to commence his Master’s degree. That search led him to Fort Collins, Colorado, where Dr. Smith completed his Masters degree in Exercise and Sport Science at Colorado State University. He continued his studies in the Department of Physiology, where he obtained his Doctorate. His research focused on the prevention of atherosclerosis (the build up of plaque in arteries that leads to cardiovascular disease), in particular, using low‐dose aspirin and antioxidant supplementation.
As an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at Colorado State University, Dr. Smith worked extensively with Dr. Loren Cordain, the renowned author of the book, "The Paleo Diet.” As a result of this collaboration, Dr. Smith has had significant experience in helping autoimmune patients improve their condition through diet manipulation. This same diet has also helped individuals lose weight and athletes improve performance. Dr. Smith has also worked extensively as a conditioning specialist and health consultant and has lectured extensively on the benefits of high‐intensity intermittent exercise and Paleolithic nutrition.
Dr. Smith began working with X‐iser® Industries in February 1995 as Director of Research & Program Development and now holds the same position at Corrective Wellness, a research, marketing and sales company for health and fitness products. In the aforementioned positions, Dr. Smith has researched and developed innovative high‐intensity, short‐duration, training protocols that are now becoming increasingly recognized as some of the most effective conditioning methods available. He is considered a leading authority on the health and conditioning benefits of this type of training and his recommended programs are now implemented at thousands of health and conditioning centers around the world.
Dr. Smith’s main interest today is in the prevention of disease and the optimization of one’s health by lifestyle modification. Consequently, he emphasizes education, as a means to bridge what he feels is a large gap between specific health‐related research and the general public's awareness of this research. Along these lines, a relatively new-project with which Dr. Smith is involved, is the use of FDA approved medical foods in helping accelerate the reversal of chronic disease along with a Paleolithic diet template (MyMedicalMeals.com). In addition to his position at Corrective Wellness and MyMedicalMeals.com, Dr. Smith has held his own practice at The Spa & Sports Center at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California since 2006. For the first four years of this position, Dr. Smith worked along side 11‐year PGA Tour Physical Therapist, Rob Mottram. It was Rob that introduced Dr. Smith to the TPI and together they recorded Episode 8 of the Golf Channel's Golf Fitness Academy Season 2 with TPI's founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips. Dr. Smith is now an Advisory Board Member for TPI and also lectures for their certification seminars.
As well as playing first-grade rugby in the UK, Dr. Smith played for both the Denver Barbarians and the Boston Rugby Club in the U.S. Rugby Super League. He was a member of the American Eagle 50 player pool and captained the Denver Barbarians to a National Championship in 1990. He further captained the Western United States Territory. He is also an accomplished calligrapher, skier, and tennis player and wishes he started playing golf at a younger age!
For more information, or to contact Dr. Smith, go to www.docsmith.org