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About Jim Lavalle

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James B. LaValle

R.Ph., C.C.N. M.T. DHM, DHPh.

James LaValle is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, and expert and educator in integrative and precision health.  James is best known for his expertise in personalized integrative therapies uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. A thought leader in drug/nutrient depletion issues he has published 4 books and 3 databases in this area alone.  As such he has over 35 years’ experience integrating natural and integrative therapies into various medical and business models.  His latest research is in drug-induced microbiome disruption.


Jim has served thousands of patients using his "Metabolic Model for Health" through his integrative health practice, LaValle Metabolix in Orange County, CA, and formerly at LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility which he founded in Cincinnati in 2001 and sold in 2014.


His experience spans from the super athlete to individuals struggling with chronic health complaints. organizations and athletes from the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leaf’s Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals as well as athletes from Olympians, to collegiate baseball, basketball, and football, car racing all search out his expertise for optimizing metabolism and targeting real-world results. He was selected to be the Integrative Medicine Program Director for the NFL Hall of Fame Health and Performance Program in 2019.


Jim also educates and works with military Special forces to optimize resilience and metabolic reserve.


He is the founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., which has launched the cloud-based Metabolic Code which helps practitioners and consumers identity their metabotype through labs, subjective surveys, evaluation of drug-induced nutrient depletion and biometrics. It generates a report that acts as a roadmap targeted to their health goals while tracking the improvements.  He also founded Integrative Health Resources, which is focused on natural products industry consulting.  As a practitioner for over 35 years, James has been recognized as an industry leader, receiving the prestigious Natural Products Association Clinician of the Year Award in 2011 for furthering the advancement of Integrative Medicine in the United States.


LaValle is currently affiliated with George Washington University as a clinical instructor in the Masters of Integrative Medicine Program and received a Faculty of the Year award in 2017 from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), where he has taught for over a decade and serves as educational cochair.  Prior to that, he served for over 16 years as an appointed associate professor at The University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in the division of pharmacy practice and preceptor/faculty member for 4th-year medical students in the division of family practice at the College of Medicine.  


James has authored 16 e-books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and The Cox 2 Connection.  He has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry and scientific journals and publications and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to Natural Therapeutics and Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions. 


He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to serve under Senator Harkin to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.  Jim is a favorite interviewee for the media related to natural care and has done well over 1000 media appearances on T.V. and radio.


New Books to be released in the coming year: Metabolic Code Revision and Athletes Guide to Optimizing Metabolic Performance and Resiliency through Biomarker and Subjective Analysis.

Other Industry Highlights include a venture in 2010 with Life Time Fitness, the largest publicly traded fitness company in the US (NASDAQ: LTM), providing nutrition and metabolism expertise and developing Life Time’s national nutrition education, protocol design and product development initiatives related to weight loss and prevention. This entailed educating close to 2700 fitness trainers,  20 dieticians and reaching some 1.2 million Life Time fitness members.


LaValle also served as the nutrition correspondent for Body Shaping, the number one fitness show on ESPN II in the late 1990s.  Jim has been a lead consultant with companies such as Bayer, CVS, Rite Aid, P&G, Helsin, Thorn Research amongst others.

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