The Experts Corner


Mary Hartley, RD, MPH

Registered Dietitian and Master of Public Health, Mary Hartley has been a practicing nutritionist for 60 percent of her life. She draws from a range of conventional and alternative nutrition, behavioral, and ancillary therapies on a case-by-case basis for each individual and the advice she gives is different for everyone she councils.

Mary helps people of all ages to eat in a healthy, balanced way. Never espousing a particular diet, she strives to help clients choose the most nutritious and balanced plan for their optimal health within the dictates of their condition, preferences and lifestyle. Her goal is to empower people to care for their health through the foods they eat.

When Mary was in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island she specialized in obesity, eating disorders and chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders for people of all ages and has utilized the “Non-Diet Approach” for 26 years. Lately, Mary has been studying about gut microbes and fermented foods because they seem to be a major missing link in achieving optimal health.

In her role as public speaker, brand ambassador and media personality, Mary has been quoted in numerous online and print publications as well TV appearances in New York. More information about Mary can be found at

To read what Mary has to say about probiotics and your health, check out her blog!


Dr. Anthony Azar

Dr. Anthony Azar is the medical advisor for Vidazorb®. Dr. Azar is a physician who is interested in not only treating patients, but helping them take preventative measures that will lead to healthier and longer lives. For this reason, he is an advocate of the Vidazorb® brand and recommends it to all his patients. He earned his medical degree at the Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now part of Drexel University) in Philadelphia in 1988. After medical school, he started his post-graduate training in emergency medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital Center of the New York Medical Collage. Dr. Azar was director of the Mobile Intensive Care Unit of the Holy Name Hospital Center in Teaneck NJ where he was attending Physician in the emergency department from 1991until he started his private practice in 1998.

He takes specific interest in age related alterations in cellular, neuroendocrine and metabolic changes both in health and disease. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of General Practice and by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Read articles from Dr. Azar on all things health here!