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Dr. Erica Volk, ND

Dr. Erica Volk, ND

Dr. Erica Volk, ND, practises in Kelowna, BC, where she focuses on digestion, pediatrics, and mental health. Follow her on Instagram: @dr.ericavolk.

Faryal Luhar, ND, & alive editorial

Faryal Luhar, ND, & alive editorial

Faryal Luhar, ND, focuses on women’s health and empowers her patients to use naturopathic strategies to optimize health.

Dr. Patrick Callas, ND

Dr. Patrick Callas, ND

Puresource Now

Puresource Now

Colleen Grant & Sara Eve Alarie

Colleen Grant & Sara Eve Alarie

Colleen Grant is an editor at alive. Sara Eve Alarie is a yoga and mindfulness teacher.

Suzanne Zuppello

Suzanne Zuppello

Suzanne Zuppello is a freelance writer whose work focuses on individuals bettering their communities through innovation.

Laura Wright

Laura Wright

Laura Wright is a professional food blogger and cookbook author. She resides in the Niagara region of southern Ontario with her partner and her rescue dog, Cleo.

Alicia Jones

Alicia Jones

Alicia Jones, kinesiologist and personal training specialist, creates uniquely healthy lifestyles through personal training and nutrition. She’s the founder of an in-home fitness company, and a passionate health and fitness writer.

Terry Vanderheyden, ND

Terry Vanderheyden, ND

Terry Vanderheyden, ND has been practising since 1994. He also works as a consultant to the natural health products industry.

Melissa Carr, DrTCM, RAc

Melissa Carr, DrTCM, RAc

Melissa Carr, DrTCM, RAc, is a doctor of TCM with a focus on pain and injury management and workplace wellness.

Jean-François Harvey

Jean-François Harvey

Nikki Bayley

Nikki Bayley

Nikki Bayley is a Vancouver-based award-winning food, drink, and travel writer who regularly contributes to newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Globe and Mail and National Geographic Traveller.

Michelle Roots, BA Kin, CSCS, PES, PN1

Michelle Roots, BA Kin, CSCS, PES, PN1

Michelle Roots, BA Kin, CSCS, PN1, is a kinesiologist and founder of CORE Conditioning fitness studio in Cloverdale, BC. She has 10 years of experience in the fitness industry and specializes in athlete training and functional fitness.

Denny Dias

Denny Dias

Denny Dias is a former designer at alive.

Eldon Dahl, D.NM

Eldon Dahl, D.NM

Eldon Dahl, D.NM, has more than three decades of clinical research and development in the field of naturopathic medicine; he is the founder and CEO of Life Choice Ltd.

Michelle W. Book

Michelle W. Book

Michelle W. Book is the in-house holistic nutritionist for the Canadian Health Food Association. CHFA developed NHP Week to raise awareness about the benefits Canadians get from safe, effective, and high quality natural health products.

Stephen Sprada

Stephen Sprada

Stephen Sprada, naturopath and medical herbalist, completed his master’s degree in health science in 1992 and postgraduate diploma in medical herbalism in 1996. He has been in private practice for more than 23 years.

Bella DePaulo, PhD

Bella DePaulo, PhD

Bella DePaulo, PhD, Harvard, is the author of Singled Out (St. Martin’s Press, 2007) and writes the Living Single blog for Psychology Today. Check out her TEDx talk and her website, belladepaulo.com.

Lisa Naylor

Lisa Naylor

Lisa Naylor is a counsellor specializing in eating disorders and a writer living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Phil Gaimon

Phil Gaimon

Phil Gaimon is a former professional cyclist, author and entrepreneur. Follow him @philgaimon, ride with him at Phil’s Cookie Fondo and check out his new book Draft Animals.

Harriet Cooper

Harriet Cooper

Harriet Cooper is a freelance health writer and regular alive contributor.

Erin Ireland

Erin Ireland

Erin Ireland is a food reporter and plant-loving home cook with a passion for sharing to-die-for recipes and restaurant recommendations on her site, itstodiefor.ca.

Kristina Campbell, MSc

Kristina Campbell, MSc

Kristina Campbell, MSc, author of The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, is a science writer specializing in bacteria and the gut microbiome.

Will Dean

Will Dean

Will Dean is the founder and CEO of Tough Mudder Inc.

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