ALLEN PETERS, M.D. Nourishing Wellness Medical Director
Dr Peters has passion for empowering his clients to achieve optimal health through his comprehensive medical and lifestyle programs.
After graduating from UC Berkeley and USC Medical School, Dr.Peters medical experience has included acting state epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control & Chief of Emergency Medicine for Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center.
After 30 years of working in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Peters began showing signs of low energy, muscle weakness, reduced libido and depression. Upon leaving the ER and seeking to regain his own health, he discovered he was in Andropause (the gradual decline of hormone levels in men). His colleagues wanted to treat him with Prozac. After 2 days on meds, he KNEW he had to find a different way!
So instead, he attended Healthy Aging medical seminar, signed up for a medical evaluation with Cenegenics Medical Institute- a Life-Changing decision! He became a patient of Jeff Life MD and through his support in diet, lifestyle and natural hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Peters is now a walking advertisement for the benefits of his Nourishing Wellness Health program.
As an advocate for preventative medicine, he has studied and trained with nationally recognized hormone and lifestyle medicine experts and with institutions including The American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine, The American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Cenegenics Medical Institute where he became certified in Age Management Medicine. As a Certified Massage Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with the American College of Sports Medicine, he supports his clients to achieve greater balance and joy in their lifestyle. As a researcher and author, his articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association & other peer review journals. Dr Peters is the author of Nourishing Wellness: A Path to Wholistic Wellness Wealth.
Dr. Peters believes that with the honor of being a Doctor, comes with it a deeper dedication to improve the health and well being of his community. He is an active member of Rotary International in Redondo Beach, CA.
Today, he is 74 years, young. In his words…”I feel the best overall I’ve felt in my entire life. And I’m deeply grateful to have been able to help so many others achieve their health goals. It would be my privilege to help you feel your best, too.”
JEANNE PETERS, Nutrition Director
Jeanne has a passion to help empower her clients to eat well and enjoy an active, healthy life at any age. She has followed a career path that has earned her recognition as an expert in food, nutrition and healthy aging. She received her B.S. Degree in Clinical Nutrition from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1979.In the early 80’s, as co-owner of Cornucopia, she innovated services such as home delivered gourmet meals for people on special diets. She specialized in lifestyle change through personalized food programs and support. Over the past 35 years, she has provided nutrition services for a broad range of clients including Pritikin Systems Inc., Kathy Smith, the LA Kings, Mattel Corp., Unocal, Chez Melange Inc. and Richard Simmons, where she helped launch his successful Deal- A-Meal program in 70 + healthclubs across the country.
As a writer, she has authored numerous scientific and general interest articles for peer-reviewed journals and magazines and was the featured dietitian on several TV appearances for her integrative, yet traditional approaches, to eating well. For her various nutrition leadership roles at the state and national levels, she was Named California Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 1990.
Currently, she is co-founder of the Nourishing Wellness Medical Center with Doc Allen, her husband of 34 years. She offers personalized nutrition coaching, whole foods cooking classes & Healthy Aging seminars geared towards women and men who want to be nourished by the “fountain of youth.”
To balance her career life, Jeanne enjoys working in her edible organic garden, preserving cultured foods, raising 7 heirloom backyard chickens and cooking from her garden for her extended family of 3 amazing boys, their wives and girlfriend plus 3 very active grandkids.
What’s her secret for healthy aging? …“I enjoy daily yoga, strength training or biking to work to cultivate my vitality. My body thrives on 7+ hours of quality sleep. I prefer to eat a rainbow of colorful peppers instead of popping colorful pills. I LOVE finding NATURAL solutions to everyday health problems. Doc and I prioritize our “love life” and try to find the humor in life’s juggling act. If this is the kind of support you seek, you’re in the right place!”
CASSI WOODS, Nourishing Wellness Administrator
Welcome to Nourishing Wellness Medical Center! My name is Cassi and I am your friendly Front Office Adminstrator. I have over 13+ years experience in medical office administration. I graduated from Fresno State with a BS in Health Science/Community Health. I also have a teaching credential, which allowed me to be a substitute teacher.
I think I always knew I wanted to help people. My first job out of college was as an assistant with United Cerebral Palsy. I also worked for 2 years as a Chiropractor’s Assistant in Thousand Oaks, my hometown. I then moved to the South Bay and worked at Intercommunity Medical Group in Torrance. Under Dr. Robert Hunt, I had 9 years experience in an Orthopedic Surgeons office and became very knowledgeable in Workers Compensation.
Working with Dr. Peters and Jeanne has allowed me to work in a giving environment. It makes me happy to know that I am helping our patients towards their wellness goals.
JUSTIN PETERS, Business Development
Justin graduated from University of California at Irvine in 2014 with a BA degree in Social Ecology, Law and Criminology and is due to graduate May 2019 from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law as J.D. with a Business Law Emphasis. He brings his insights in business development and strategic planning to help guide the sustainable growth and vision for the Nourishing Wellness Medical Center.
MANAMI MASTERS MHA, Strategic Planning
Manami earned her B.A. in Public Health Policy from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Southern California. Her passion to serve others is evident by the years she has devoted to the healthcare system, both in the clinic and hospital setting. Her experience in process improvement helps guide the Nourishing Wellness Medical Center to improve operations and efficiency, with the goal to better serve each and every patient.