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Mike Roussell

Contributing Writer

Dr. Mike is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. Dr. Mike holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Mike’s academic background coupled with his broad range of experience from consulting with pharmaceutical and food companies, medical schools, top rated fitness facilities, professional athletes, and individual clients gives him the unique ability to translate scientific findings into relevant, understandable, and actionable strategies that get results.

As a scientist, his research has been published in the premiere clinical nutrition journal in the world, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Mike is the Director of Nutrition for PEAK Performance (#3 Best Gym in America) in New York City where he oversees the optimization of the nutrition and health of a range of clientele from professional athletes to movie stars to Fortune 500 executives. He is also a sought out continuing educator, speaking across the country to physicians, dietitians, nurses, and other health professionals on the most recent advances in the nutritional treatments for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Mike’s unique approach to scientifically derived yet practical nutrition has made him a sought after expert contributor to both national print publications and leading online fitness outlets such as Men’s Health magazine and He writes the weekly “Ask The Diet Doctor” column at In addition to authoring two books, Your Naked Nutrition Guide (2007) and The 6 Pillars of Nutrition (2011), Dr. Mike as served as the nutritionist for Men’s Health Book of Power Training (Rodale, 2007), Strength Training Cardio (Rodale, 2010), the Women’s Health Big Book of Abs (Rodale, 2012), the Men’s Health Big Book of Abs (Rodale, 2012), and Your Body Is Your Barbell (Rodale, 2014).

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