|January 2009 Spotlight|
Craig Fernandes, MBA
Univera Lifesciences Independent Associate
Univera Lifesciences: world class science based & clinically proven nutritional beverages that help you boost your energy, lose weight, feel younger. Free
lunch seminar with Dr. Jeff Johnson, Mondays 12:00 noon, Lake Side Tavern in Knoxville, TN.
Q & A with Craig:
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you’re involved with? I was introduced to Univera 3 years ago by our Cardiologist friend Dr. Jeff Johnson from UT hospital. He recommended the Aloe Gold drink for my then 7-year-old son Brady who has had gastric reflux since he was 5 and had been on Previcid daily since then. The Aloe Gold supplement allowed my son to get off his prescription medication and after 6 months he was symptom free. Once I saw how this had helped my son I decided to pursue Univera further and visited their headquarters in Lacey WA, met their core leadership team and decided to become an associate to represent them in TN.
Tell us about yourself in 60 words or less: I have a passion to help bring healing, hope and financial freedom to others. I have been with Univera Lifesciences for just over two years. I was born in New York City and grew up near Saratoga Springs NY. I have lived in Knoxville for the last 13 years and have two children Brady 10, Alexa 7 and have been married to my wife Ellen for 13 wonderful years. I play tennis and guitar for fun.
If you had three wishes, what would they be in order of importance?
What is the one thing you would most like us to know about yourself? That I see life on earth as a miracle and our time on the earth as the most precious resource we have. I live my life with energy and passion and see every day as a new adventure.
If you could have lunch with any person, living or deceased, who would it be and why? Jesus Christ – He has done more to effect how the world is than any other person and is also part of the trinity – so it would be pretty awesome to meet your maker before you are dead.
What are you most proud of in your life? I am most proud when I can help someone else become healed from something that has been hurting them. Changing the lives of others for the better brings the most satisfaction and pride in my life.
How would you like to see your organization grow, change or expand? How would you like to see medical and alternative health in this country grow, change or etc. I am currently seeking qualified Chiropracters, Massage Therapists, Fitness Trainers and Nutritionists in the Knoxville and Chattanooga area to consider carrying Univera products in their offices. Univera is a science based company that grows all ingredients on pesticide free soil in its farms, generates the formulas in its Genomics labs using DNA level research on it world class Medicinal Plant Library and conducts 3rd party human clinical trials. Orders are taken online at www.univera.com so there is little inventory investment. All products come with a 90 day risk free trial period. White papers and physician website at www.univerascience.com
I would like to see all family doctors begin using holistic nutrition as a mainstream form of prevention. I would like to see the government begin to provide individual financial support to those who can not afford nutritional supplements in the same manner as they support prescription drugs. I would like to see people take control of their health instead of just letting their health control them – by being proactive and becoming educated on how the body ages and what can be done to slow that process. It is a shame that most Americans will die by age 77 when the body has the ability to live with vitality & purpose until 100. I hope that the holistic movement that CHEO is part of will be part of this change in attitude.
What services do you offer? Univera Lifesciences offers nutritional supplements with four basic categories.
NOURISH – Feed the cell by providing nutrients as the building blocks of health to ensure peak mental and physical performance.
RESTORE – Focus on maintenance, prevention, and rejuvenation of the cell to help prevent degeneration and help maintain strong performance.
FORTIFY – Guard against oxidative stress and toxins to support the body’s defenses for a strong immune system.
VITALIZE – Provide support for the vital metabolism of nutrients at the cellular level for energy production.
What is your most proud accomplishment thus far with your business? That I have been able to share it with over 400 people in a short period of time and have seen people that could not lose weight before – lose it in a health way, that people who were scheduled to receive joint replacement surgery were able to cancel it, that people who could not sleep without medication now sleep restfully without it, that children who went to school with no breakfast now have a health meal every day provided by Univera’s serve first program.
What is the one thing you want the public to understand about your services that you feel they don’t? If the public continues to live their lives the way their parents and most Americans do they will have the same results. I want them to realize that they have a choice in how the story ends and that Univera can help change the way they experience the aging process. That there is good proven science behind the development of Univera’s supplements and that there is absolutely no risk is trying them! There is no downside to trying Univera and they will look, feel and perform better. Basically that they can have a tremendous influence on how they age and that only 35% is because of genetics and that leaves 65% up to our personal choices.
You're Invited: Knoxville MONDAY Luncheon Seminar - every Monday at 12:00 Noon at LAKESIDE TAVERN; 2nd and 4th THURSDAY Evening Seminar, 7:00-8:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn on Parkside Dr.
Speaker: UT Cardiologist Dr. Jeff Johnson will cover a variety of topics to educate you on how you can look, feel, and perform better at every age as you develop a metabolic plan for your life. Nutrition, Wellness, Anti-aging and more covered with different topics each week. Free samples of nutritional products will be provided to first time guests.
CONTACT CRAIG FERNANDES 865-805-3238 for more information and to RSVP. www.univera.com