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Heidi Hoff

Heidi Hoff

Heidi Hoff is a freelance writer specializing in health and parenting. She is a frequent contributor to alive and lives with her family in Vancouver, BC.

Julian Whitaker, MD

Julian Whitaker, MD

Julian Whitaker, MD, practises medicine at the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California.

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Priyanka Gupta, ND

Priyanka Gupta, ND

Priyanka Gupta is a naturopathic physician practising in Toronto. Her area of specialization is women’s health. She's also an avid writer.

Susan Safyan

Susan Safyan

Susan Safyan is a former editor at alive.

Bruce Burnett, CH

Bruce Burnett, CH

Bruce Burnett, CH, is a chartered herbalist, award-winning writer, and author of "HerbWise: Growing Cooking Wellbeing (Herbwise, 2002).

Karen Jensen, ND

Karen Jensen, ND

Karen Jensen, ND is the co-author of No More HRT: Menopause, Treat the Cause (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2002) and The Complete Athlete (alive Books, 1998).

Bryce Wylde

Bryce Wylde

Bryce Wylde is an alternative medicine clinician, media personality, and the author of Wylde on Health: Your Best Choices in the World of Natural Health (Random House, 2012).

Brenna Jacks, ND

Brenna Jacks, ND

Brenna Jacks is a licensed naturopathic doctor in Langley, BC. Her practice focus is on stress management and pediatrics.

Susan Biali, MD

Susan Biali, MD

Susan Biali, MD, is a medical doctor, wellness expert, life coach, speaker, and author of Live a Life You Love: 7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You (Beaufort Books, 2010).

Sarah Fuson

Sarah Fuson

Mark Stengler, ND

Mark Stengler, ND

Mark Stengler, ND, is a naturopathic doctor and author of 16 books including Prescription for Natural Cures (Turner, 2016).

Zoltan P. Rona, MD, MSc

Zoltan P. Rona, MD, MSc

Zoltan Rona, MD, MSc, is a bestselling author and a medical doctor who has been maintaining a private medical practice in Toronto for over 30 years.

Mike Broderick

Mike Broderick

Mike Broderick is a fitness instructor and writer. He is also an employment therapist who finds jobs for people with mental health challenges, and is a former archaeologist.

Renee Blackstone

Renee Blackstone

Renee Blackstone is a freelance journalist and a regular alive contributor.

Richard Wolfson, PhD

Richard Wolfson, PhD

Richard Wolfson is an Ottawa-based ewriter and the Canadian National Director for the Consumer Right to Know Campaign.

Trudy Peskett

Trudy Peskett

Vancouver writer Trudy Peskett is especially interested in health and environmental issues.

Kristina Campbell, MSc

Kristina Campbell, MSc

Kristina Campbell, MSc, author of The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook (Rockridge Press), is a science writer specializing in bacteria and the gut microbiome. She lives in Victoria, BC.

Kathleen Barnes

Kathleen Barnes

Kathleen Barnes is author of several natural health books, including 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, written with Dr. Hyla Cass (McGraw-Hill, 2005).

Allison Tannis, RHN

Allison Tannis, RHN

Allison Tannis, RHN, is a nutritional consultant and author of four books on food and health.

Bryanna Clark Grogan

Bryanna Clark Grogan

Bryanna Clark Grogan is the author of World Vegan Feast (2nd ed., Vegan Heritage Press, 2014) and eight more vegan cookbooks.

Irene McGuinness

Irene McGuinness

Irene McGuinness is a nutritionist, food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer.

Sam Graci

Sam Graci

Sam Graci is a lecturer, consultant, researcher, and formulator in the field of optimal health and nutrition. He has also authored several books on natural health and well-being.

David Crowe

David Crowe

David Crowe is a Calgary-based environmentalist and analyst of the scientific justification for modern medicine. He has an HBSc in Biology and Mathematics.

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