Vijaya Nair, MD, is an esteemed researcher and epidemiologist. A native of Singapore, she earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Nair later immigrated to the United States, where she received a master's degree in epidemiology from Columbia University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nair went on to become a successful professor, speaker, and writer. She currently serves as president and CEO of Essence of Life, a New York based manufacturer of natural anti-inflammatory supplements. She may be contacted through the Essence of Life website,