Kirk Parsley served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013. While there, he help develop and supervised the group’s first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. He is a former SEAL, and a 2004 graduate of Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS)—the U.S. military’s medical school. He interned in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego in 2005 and then completed a Navy residency in Hyperbarics and Diving Medicine in 2006.
Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. He is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine) and has worked as a consultant for a numerous organizations and clinics. Doctor Parsley has lectured extensively on sleep, wellness, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hormonal optimization, health optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep optimization. He is self-employed as a medical consultant and part-time clinician.
His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies, we should live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of living in a toxic environment: eating foods we were not designed to digest, allowing stress to overwhelm us, and poor sleeping habits. His passion is to help his clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.
He has been a competitive athlete his entire life, and enjoys nearly all outdoor activities and sports. However, his current fitness routine revolves around Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and lifting heavy things. He spends his free time having fun with his beautiful wife (Cindy) and his three amazing kids (Hayden, Cole, and Harper).