Our Leadership Team
(Max B. MacCloud, DO, ND, PhD) is the developer of Peak Performance Plant-Based Protein, Complete Meal Mix and all of our formulations, he's also the founder of the company. In addition to serving as Chief Medical & Science Officer he is in charge of ongoing product development and continually tweaking our products to make them even better. He also oversees and supervises production to insure quality.
As a chunky 12 year old kid, he discovered the benefits of exercise and proper nutrition. In just 6 months he transformed myself from an overweight couch potato into one of the fittest kids in the entire New York - New Jersey - Conneticut Tri-State area, placing in the top three in the President's Marine Corps Physical Fitness Challenge.
Doc Max went on to study a diverse array of subjects as he continued his health quest. Subjects ranged from Nutrition, Psychology, Parapsychology, Exercise Physiology, Performance Enhancement, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacology, Oxidative Medicine, Detoxification Protocols, Digestive Physiology, Healthy Aging, and Anti-Aging among others. Along the way, in addition to earning his Bachelors Degree in Psychology & Parapsychology, he earned his ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine), his Ph.D. in Nutrition and Holistic Medicine, and his DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) along with many additional certifications. He has spent 50+ years working with thousands of patients and learning from each of them.
Optimum Health became his passion early on and he continues to learn more and apply those findings to make even better products. One of the key goals of ARTC, Dr. Max, and his avatar, "The Nutrition Ninja Doc", is to help decipher the massive amounts of information out there about health, nutrition, disease, fitness, and boil them down into effective strategies, programs, and products all designed to help you achieve your health, performance, & appearance goals as efficiently as possible.
Arthur Hodge, M.D.
Arthur Hodge was born in and grew up in Wilksbarre, Pennsylvania. He was a high school athlete who participated in both wrestling and track. He competed in the Penn Relays which is a very prestigious annual track competition.
From the age of 16 through 25 years old he worked at the local hospital. Due to the quality of his work, they trained him to do everything from doing blood gases, to spinal taps, and assisting in surgery.
During this time he attended and graduated from Wilks College in addition to obtaining a lab technician degree. Upon entering the Army he served as a Lab Tech at Fort Hood, Texas where he advanced to the rank of Captain.
When he completed his military service, he applied to medical school but was told that he was too old at 29 years of age. That's the way it was back then. Undeterred he went to the University of Gadalajara Medical School in Mexico and then performed his Residency training at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He went on to practice Family Medicine for 25 years in Williamstown, Pennsylvania.
When visiting the Sarasota area in 1989 he had the good fortune of visiting Siesta Key beach. That started him on a process to escape from Pennsylvania with his wife and he moved to the Sarasota area in 2006.
Also of interest, Dr. Hodge began powerlifting way back in 1966 when the sport was just getting started. Over the years he had numerous powerlifting patients and one was a National Powerlifting Champion.
While attending a national competition one year, when the competitors learned that he was a doctor, he we besieged with questions about anabolic medications and that began his studies on anabolic hormones and medications around 1980.
Since then, Dr. Hodge has helped hundreds, if not thousands, of people with advice and supervision regarding properly supporting their hormone levels to attain and maintain a healthier balance.