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Dr. Luis Velazquez
Founder and Director, Center For Holistic Life Extension
Dr. Luis VelazquezHe was born on the 5th of September 1958 in the heroic city of Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico. He undertook his first academic studies in private schools of Mexico and Dallas, Texas.

He studied medicine at the Universidad Popular Autonoma (Autonomous University of the Populous) in the state of Puebla, Mexico, satisfactorily finishing his studies and obtaining the title of Medical Surgeon.

His first years of private practice were dedicated to General Health and Sickness Prevention as well as general surgery, later working as a resident physician at the Ernesto Contreras R. Hospital in Tijuana in the areas of Clinical Oncology, Radiotherapy, Surgery, and Chemotherapy.

He was the medical director of two prestigious private hospitals in the city of Tijuana and directly responsible for the departments of Clinical Oncology, Metabolic Therapy, Non-toxic Therapy as well as Live-Cell Therapy.

He is an active member of various medical associations: The Associations of General Family Medicine of Tijuana, B.C.; The Mexican Council of General Medicine, A.C.; The Medical College of Tijuana, A.C.; The Christian Medical Society of Mexico, A.C. He is founder and medical director of the Association of Medical Services in Baja California, S.A. de C.V. He has received innumerable diplomas of achievement for his outstanding participation in different medical and scientific events in Mexico and the United States of America. He has written various medical articles about cancer, degenerative disease, and also about nutrition.

Dr. Luis Velazquez has been Certified by the Commission of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners with all professional and educational requirements of the board and possesses the qualifications necessary and is recognized as an expert in the health field as a Holistic Health Practitioner.

He is also a distinguished active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, who certifies only physicians and scientists dedicated to enhancing the quality and extending the length of the human lifespan.

Dr. Velazquez has a high degree of studies in Classic Organ Therapy, basic homeopathic medicine and high resolution, digital iridology. Recently Dr. Velazquez was interviewed on a special television program on Telemundo, channel 48 in the San Francisco bay area and Los Angeles, California, as well as on many radio programs.

In 1990, Dr. Velazquez began his work in Live Cell Therapy, using embryonic stem cells from blue shark tissue, with excellent results.

He is the founder and present medical director of the Center for Holistic Life Extension. Dr. Luis Velazquez' therapies have helped many patients from around the world find their quick recuperation.

Marya Cortes
Patient Care Supervisor
Marya CortesMiss Cortes was born January 21, 1980 in San Diego, California and graduated from the Health Occupation Center in Santee, San Diego with a Certified Nursing Assistant degree.

Her initial work was at Sharp Hospital with medical surgical patients. Later she also did patient care at Scripps Mercy Medical Group in the Surgical Trauma Unit in San Diego, California.

Miss Cortes began working with Dr. Luis Velazquez in 2001 with Oncological and Holistic patients. Her dedication and excellent knowledge has made a significant impact on the care of patients, both pre and post treatments under Dr. Velazquez' protocols. Miss Cortes is fluent in English and Spanish.

Phillip J. Hardt
National and International Patient Care Director
Phillip J. HardtPhil Hardt, BA, MA, Phd (Person with HD) has served as Chief Volunteer Officer of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Arizona Affiliate for the last three years and prior to this served as a member of their board of directors for four years. He initiated anonymous genetic testing in Arizona for those with Huntington's Disease (HD) and has been the Director of the Arizona HD/At-Risk Retreat for the last three years. He approached the National Center for Neurogenic Speech and Swallowing Disorders and worked with them to produce a training video, entitled: "Management of Speech and Swallowing Disorders in Huntington's Disease," which was broadcast live to over 500 medical and training institutions nationwide on April 30, 2003. This video contains clips of 7 Arizona Phds, at various stages of HD, and their families that he and another Phd videotaped. In July, 2004 he finished identifying and coordinating participants with HD for the worlds first Hearing and Comprehension study, conducted by the Speech and Hearing Department at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is an advocate of caring for people and helping them raise their quality of living!

As a national speaker and advocate for HD, he has been a guest speaker of 16 chapters, 27 support group meetings and 5 Annual General state meetings for HD nationwide. Last year he also spoke at four international conventions for the Associazione Mauro Emolo O.N.L.U.S., in Italy. Phil gave a keynote "reform" address at the 2001 HDSA national convention in San Diego where he was honored as HDSA Person of the Year for his contributions to the HD community. That year he also served on the convention's main Steering Committee. His "reform" address was videotaped by the Michigan Chapter and made into videotapes that were sent to each Chapter across the country. In addition, his "Living Positively with HD" speech was played on their public access television station for several months to help raise awareness of HD.

Phil was also honored the same year with the 2001 HD Lighthouse "Making the Light Brighter" award. He is the and has touched the lives of thousands with publications, programs and hope. He has written numerous handouts to help families who are "bleeding in the trenches," to raise their quality of living, including "Step by Step Social Security Application Guidelines," the "Zero Suicides" awareness program, and the "HD At-Risk Preparation Checklist," all on the HD Lighthouse.

Phil was also a founding board member of the Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International and President of this organization for two years where he was instrumental in getting a person with dementia to be a plenary speaker at the International Alzheimer's Association in Spain. He was also a past board member and President of the Cochise County Historical and Archaeological Society for two years where he coordinated docents and museum artifact cataloging.

Prior to becoming symptomatic with Huntington's Disease over eight years ago, Phil worked for Allied Signal (now Honeywell) Automotive and Aerospace divisions as a Senior Buyer, Materials Manager and as an Operational Excellence Six Sigma "Black Belt." Preceding his tenure with Allied Signal, Phil was a Central Control Room computer technician and Sulfuric Acid Plant General Foreman at a copper smelter for Phelps Dodge Corporation. Phil also served on an all-volunteer ambulance for over five years. In addition, during the evening and on weekends Phil taught 11 semester hours of Computer Science, Computer Programming and English classes at the Arizona State Prison Complex and at Cochise College in Douglas, AZ for eleven years.

Phil attributes being given his "second chance in life" to continue speaking, writing and advocating for Huntington's Disease to the quality of care and treatment he has received from Dr. Kuhnau and now Dr. Luis Velazquez. / The Center for Holistic Life Extension
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