Mike Gentilcore earned his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1996. He spent the first decade of his career performing experimental research on the fatigue and fracture of metals and has published several articles in the field. Over the years he was worked in the areas of stress analysis, quality systems, statistical methods, and project management for applications ranging from manufacturing, military, and aerospace to hydraulic controls and power systems. Mike is also a dedicated athlete who enjoys BMX bicycle racing. After 12 years in the pro class, he is now the CEO of BMX Trail Riders of America, and president of the non-profit Lehigh Valley Bicycle Association. He has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for 18 years and enjoys ongoing study in the areas of nutrition, sports performance, and Reiki. Mike recently received his BARA from the Institute of Bioacoustic Biology in Albany, Ohio.
At the age of 42, Mike was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s autoimmune disease due to metal poisoining from mercury amalgam fillings. As the disease progressed, Mike developed debilitating chronic fatigue and neurological symptoms that affected his brain, liver, kidneys, and adrenals, almost ending his engineering career and athletic lifestyle. Finding a vast wealth of information in the field of autism recovery and functional medicine, Mike used his hands-on, research engineering approach to put his Hashimoto’s disease into remission and get back on his bike. He was also able to apply the principles he learned to greatly improve the health of his family and friends. He is with us today to share what he has learned about naturally supporting and improving our immune systems.