Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Integrative Herbalist, Wellness Coach; detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, an online wellness & learning community for healthy living, which was featured in the first season of the ABC series “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”.
Jovanka is the author of three books - Cleanse! The 3-Week Ultimate Detox Challenge; Cook! Easy Recipes For The Busy Wellness Warrior; and her newest book: Reclaiming Wellness – Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy and Beautiful Life.
She was featured in People Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, NPR, CBS Radio, Telemundo and The Huffington Post amongst many other influential platforms, and gave her first TEDx talk on “Rethinking Failure” in November 2013.
A native of Puerto Rico, she currently lives in LA from where she runs her popular wellness practice, offering lectures, workshops and wellness coaching in Spanish and English.