Jovanka Ciares

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned master herbalist, Wellness expert; 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 on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”.

Jovanka studied nutrition with best-selling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell at Cornell University and herbalism with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog.  She offers lectures, workshops and wellness coaching in both English and Spanish.

After years of suffering from IBS, ulcers and fibroids, Jovanka embraced alternative therapies like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Herbalism. Her journey towards self-healing, peace and happiness became her motivation to inspire and support hundreds of others to do the same.

Jovanka is a featured expert at People Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Whole Foods, Veria Living, Fox News LA, NPR and CBS Radio. She’s also a regular contributor in Spanish-language media outlets like Telemundo and a contributing guest expert at The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, BlogHer and PositivelyPositive. Jovanka gave her first TEDx talk on “Rethinking Failure” in November 2013.


These fun interactive events will help the audience learn how to follow a proper and safe cleanse, the power of herbs/spices to help improve immunity and health or detox for sugar “addicts”.


Topics include:
  1. Biohacking Your Wellness: Change your health, change the world
  2. Become Your OWN Body’s CEO: 7 Principles to health & wealth as a business woman
  3. Hack Your Wellness: Productivity  
  4. Hack Your Wellness: Energy


The coaching sessions are designed for smaller groups (or individuals) with a specific goal in mind. Highly customizable, these sessions range in topics from sugar detox and hormonal balance to stress relief.


This demo event is a type of interactive workshop that gives the audience hands on experiences on topics like how to follow and anti-inflammatory diet, how to turn your kitchen into the best pharmacy and how liquid meals can be considered the fountain of youth.


After working with Jovanka I have kept up eating the same way as much as possible. This week had a few cheats but now for lunch, the best quinoa salad in the world. I have more energy than ever. Went dancing last night, danced one hour straight. Before, after one song I’d be dead exhausted. Not anymore. Felt like a walk in the park. THANK YOU!

– Alejandra Duque, Queens, NY


You are awesome! I have been doing the diet and herbs you suggested and I’ve never felt better. Seriously, my headaches are gone, I’m sleeping better, I’ve been working out and I’m losing weight again and I’m not tired. I barely even have cramps and it’s that time of the month… really amazing.

– Anna K., Columbus, OH


“After 3 years of suffering from various inflammatory symptoms including nerve pains, poor digestion, acne, sensitivity to cold, numb hands and feet, etc. … at 23, I found that I was likely suffering from adrenal fatigue and in need of intervention from a functional MD. Jovanka was a HUGE help in making sure I started my healing process on the right foot, giving me loads of wellness tips catered to my specific issues and constitution, and sound advice on how best to approach my doctor. My healing feels possible! Jovanka is a wealth of wisdom.”

  – Emily Pumm, Buffalo NY


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