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Harriet Cooper

Harriet Cooper

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

Brad King, MFS

Brad King, MFS

Brad King, MFS is a nutritional researcher and author of Beer Belly Blues: What Every Aging Man and the Women in His Life Need to Know (Abundant Health Systems, 2010).

Brendan Rolfe, DipA, PTS, NWS

Brendan Rolfe, DipA, PTS, NWS

Brendan Rolfe, DipA, PTS, specializes in functional movement and athletic training in Vancouver, where he strives to bring healthy lifestyle choices to every household.

Michael T. Murray, ND

Michael T. Murray, ND

Michael T. Murray, ND, is a director of product development and education in natural health and co-author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

Gillian Flower, ND

Gillian Flower, ND

Dr. Gillian Flower is a naturopathic doctor at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre and counsels her patients in the judicious use of natural supplements.

Amy Wood

Amy Wood

Amy Wood is a freelance writer and former editor at alive magazine.

Siegfried Gursche, MH

Siegfried Gursche, MH

Siegfried Gursche (1933-2013) was the founder of alive Magazine, a master herbalist, and the author of several books including Fantastic Flax (alive Books, 1999) and Healing With Herbal Juices.

Sandi Gauvin

Sandi Gauvin

Sandi Gauvin is a senior editor at alive.

Rhody Lake

Rhody Lake

Rhody Lake is a freelance researcher and journalist, and former editor of alive.

Ellen Niemer

Ellen Niemer

Ellen Niemer is a former editor and frequent contributor at alive.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe, BSc

Lorna Vanderhaeghe, BSc

Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, MS, is a women’s natural health expert and author of 13 books, including A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2011) and Beautiful Skin Begins Within (2014)

Simone Gabbay, RNCP

Simone Gabbay, RNCP

Simone Gabbay, RNCP, is a Toronto-based nutritional consultant and author.

Timothy Hennessy, RHN, RNCP

Timothy Hennessy, RHN, RNCP

Timothy Hennessy, RHN, RNCP, is a Kingston, Ontario-based chef and nutritionist and a frequent alive contributor.

Joey Shulman, DC, RNCP

Joey Shulman, DC, RNCP

Dr. Joey Shulman, DC, RNCP, is author of several books including The Metabolism-Boosting Diet (Collins, 2012) and The Last 15: A Weight Loss Breakthrough (Colins, 2014).

Graham Butler, BSc, CNPA, RH

Graham Butler, BSc, CNPA, RH

Graham Butler, BSc, CNPA, RH, writes on numerous natural health topics based on his experiences as a consultant, retailer, educator, and lobbyist.

Terry Willard, ClH, PhD

Terry Willard, ClH, PhD

Terry Willard, CIH, PhD, is a practitioner, teacher, director of the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in Calgary, Alberta, and author of Mind-Body Harmony (Key Porter, 2003).

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen is a full-time Vancouver-based freelance writer, regular alive contributor, and the author of Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back (Baker House Publishing, January 2019).

Jenn Farrell

Jenn Farrell

Jenn Farrell is a Vancouver writer and personal trainer.

Sandra Tonn, RHN

Sandra Tonn, RHN

Sandra Tonn, RHN, is a registered holistic nutritionist, natural health journalist, whole food nutrition teacher, and certified hatha yoga instructor based in North Vancouver, BC.

Sonya Bass, CH

Sonya Bass, CH

Sonya Bass, CH, has many years' experience in the field of natural healing. She is a chartered herbalist and freelance writer living in White Rock, BC.

PJ Wren

PJ Wren

PJ Wren is a personal trainer and regular alive contributor.

Jason McRobbie

Jason McRobbie

Jason McRobbie is a freelance writer and creative consultant who nourishes his passion for cuisine through his involvement within the local food community.

Aurélie Paré

Aurélie Paré

Aurélie Paré is a freelance food and health writer, cooking instructor, and recipe contest winner. She is the author of the nationally available The Healthaliciously Good Cookbook.

Deena Kara Shaffer

Deena Kara Shaffer

Deena Kara Shaffer, PhD, is a learning specialist and lecturer at Ryerson University, co-creator of the Thriving in Action initiative, and owner of Awakened Learning, resilience-based educational coaching and consulting. @deenakshaffer

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