Kardea Nutrition has partnered with an outstanding group of pioneering medical experts specializing in heart health and nutrition.
Dr. Richard Collins
Known as “The Cooking Cardiologist,®” Dr. Collins is a leading authority and spokesperson for preventing and reversing damage from heart disease through changes in diet and lifestyle. His delicious, heart healthy recipes have been shared with millions across the nation and have established him as a popular chef on television, at health fairs and at cooking demonstrations and conventions coast-to-coast. Dr. Collins received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and obtained his cardiovascular training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine. He serves as Director of Wellness at South Denver Cardiology Associates.
Dr. Collins advises Kardea on the application of medical science and serves as a brand ambassador and spokesperson.
Matthew M. Burg, Ph.D.
Dr. Burg researches the role of stress and emotion in the development and expression of cardiovascular disease in his role as an investigator for the Behavioral Cardiovascular Health and Hypertension Program, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine. Dr. Burg’s extensive credentials include degrees from SUNY College at New Paltz (B.A., Psychology), Drake University (M.A., Clinical Psychology), West Virginia University (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology), and Duke University Medical Center (Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry).
Robert J. Lukasik, DCN, FACACN
Mr. Lukasik is a certified Clinical Nutritionist, a fellow of the American Council of Applied Clinical Nutrition and is pursuing his diploma in Homeopathy with the British Institute of Homeopathy. He has been actively involved within the nutritional community for many years. Mr. Lukasik also served as president of Health Trust Alliance, a training and education company whose focus and mission was to teach the fundamentals of "natural medicine" to health care professionals. In addition to his active nutrition counseling practice, he has taught continuing education programs to thousands of pharmacists and other health care professionals.