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Connie Wesson

Connie Wesson
Age Defense Water CEO

Former Health Club Owner, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Founder & Owner of Isola Luce Candles & Santuario di Bellezza Home Fragrances.

Mother of 2.

When I was 12 years old, I was had my first seizure. I did not get my next seizure until four years later when I was finally diagnosed with epilepsy. I was introduced to fitness and exercise when I went to college at UC Irvine. Over  the years, I became very interested in fitness and nutrition. I found that exercising relieved me of stress, which is one of the main causes of seizures for epileptics. It also helped relieve me of the occasional back pain I would get due to a very mild case of scoliosis. I became hooked on fitness, nutrition and exercise.

In 1995, my husband & I became part owners of a health club in San Diego, CA. We became personal trainers and exercise & nutrition became a very important part of our lives. We  learned so much from other fitness professionals as well as doctors & experts involved in the field of Sports Medicine and Nutrition. On a personal level, I noticed that I had not had a seizure for a better part of a decade!
In early 1998, we became parents to a healthy baby boy, followed by another baby boy in late 1999. Needless, to say, that was a very busy year but I kept on exercising and eating healthily during both pregnancies. Exercise  during this time kept me healthy and I certainly felt that I had a much easier time bouncing back to my old self.
In 2000, my husband & I left the fitness industry to start our own candle manufacturing company, Isola Luce( We gained success with our company and our products are sold nationwide in high end gift stores, luxury hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, and many luxury spas. Our candles have gained fame in the US and a tremendously loyal following in Japan. We are also sold in Germany, England & Australia. I am responsible for fragrance development and am co-designer of the packaging of our products. In the industry, Isola Luce became well known for the quality of our products, the unique fragrances of our candles and the beauty of our packaging. We have launched a few different products under our company and have helped other companies develop their own product lines.
Throughout our years away from the fitness industry, we have never ceased to make fitness and nutrition a part of our everyday lives. Personally for me, fitness became an integral part of my life that helped me cope with the stresses of running a company and being a wife and mother.
A few years ago, we were having a conversation with our closest friends, Drs. Melinda & Rafael Silva about aging. My husband had just crossed the threshold of 40 and I was approaching it as well. Dr. Melinda Silva, mentioned that she had always wanted to develop a beverage with vitamins while she was in Med school, but never had the chance. I could not stop thinking about this wonderful new anti-aging discovery called Resveratrol. I wanted to put in a beverage that you can easily drink on the go. Our lives today are so busy and
people are always on the go and we just thought it would be wonderful for people to be able to take the most potent anti-aging supplement available in a much needed beverage form. My husband & I wanted both Drs. Melinda & Rafael Silva to be a part of it. As doctors, they would be able to address so many of the medical issues facing the adult population and all their medical concerns. Coincidentally, at this time, Dr. Melinda Silva was just beginning her studies on anti-aging and earning her degree in the field. It has been a partnership based on mutual respect and admiration.
Perhaps, this idea came form the fact that we were all growing older together. I think as the years went by, I became acutely aware of how much regular exercise & healthy lifestyle choices have helped me in my own life. I became more aware of the fact that hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and glaucoma ran in my family and I lost my beloved father -in -law to heart disease. All the above conditions are helped by regular exercise and good nutrition. For example, a recent study by John Hopkins University cited that regular exercise along with other treatments can reduce intraocular pressure and is recommended as part of the maintenance treatment for glaucoma. As for type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, many recent research studies have put exercise & good nutrition at the forefront of prevention.
Over the years, experts on anti-aging have concluded that the very best remedy to stave off aging is exercise and good nutrition. What you put into your body will either make it age faster or give you longevity and health. Ingesting food and beverages rich in Resveratrol and antioxidants have been proven to slow down the aging process. Exercise is an integral part of keeping your bones and muscles strong and keeping your organs functioning properly.
As a mother of 2 children, I wanted to show them how important it is to make fitness and good nutrition a part of their daily lives. Good habits start at a young age.

However, it is never too late to get into the habit of daily exercise and being more aware of the foods that you eat. Countless research has shown that people can reverse the effects of aging through daily exercise and good nutrition. Now with the help of Bona Vita RX Age Defense Water, the anti-aging benefits and antioxidant properties of Resveratrol can be readily available, even for the busiest individuals.
Melinda Sliva Melinda Silva, MD
Age Defense Water President

Board Certified in Family Medicine,
Fellow in Anti-Aging Medicine.

Clinical Researcher in Obesity Fox 5 Morning News San Diego Medical Contributor specializing in anti-aging medicine and weight management.

Mother of 4.

Dr. Melinda Silva strives to provide the best medical care possible with a focus on prevention and holistic health care.  After 13 years as a Family Medicine Doctor she completed a Fellowship in Regenerative Medicine with an emphasis in Anti-Aging and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.  Dr. Silva's professional goal is to improve the quality of life of her patients.  Dr. Silva acknowledges that lifestyle factors including nutrition, supplements and exercise are crucial in optimal health care.   She has received numerous awards and accolades for academic excellence, leadership achievements and clinical care.  She is inspired most by her four children and her husband who give her endless joy and remind her of what is most important in life.  

Educational Bio:
2010  Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
2009 -10 Faculty Lecturer, Lilly Pharmaceuticals
2006-8  Clinical Researcher in Obesity
2005 - present  Youngevity Scientific Advisory Board
2003-9  Medical Director, Health Education, Kaiser Permanente
1997, Residency in Family Medicine, Long Beach Memorial, Board Certified
1993 University of California, Davis, Medical School, MD
1988 University of California, Los Angeles, BS, PsychoBiology

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Age Defense Water CFO

Former Health Club Owner, Personal Trainer, and Founder & Owner of Isola Luce Candles & Santuario di Bellezza Home Fragrances.

Father of 2.


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Rafael Silva Rafael Silva, MD
Age Defense Water Vice President

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Physician and father of 4.

Before becoming a Family Physician in 1993, I obtained a Biological Sciences Degree with Honors from UCSB.  I am an active father of four children, coaching soccer while managing a full family practice in San Diego, CA.  I presently hold leadership positions at Kaiser Permanente and have received numerous awards for clinical excellence and patient care. 

My interest in quality supplements like resveratrol stem from more than 15 years of treating chronic and preventable diseases like Diabetes and Obesity.  It is my sincere hope that with the right nutrition, exercise and quality supplements we can all live longer higher quality lives. 

Educational Bio:
1989  University of California, Santa Barbara  B.A. Biological Sciences
1987-88 Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spanish Literature, Education Abroad
1993 University of California, Davis Medical Degree
1993-96 Residency Training in Family Medicine,  Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Board Certified


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