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Heidi Fritz, MA, ND
Heidi Fritz, MA, ND, is a research fellow and practises at the Bolton Naturopathic Clinic and the Springdale Medical Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
Michael Downey, a freelance writer living in Toronto, has a keen interest in researching and writing about health and environmental issues.
Susan Rossit, RHN, is a holistic nutritionist, recipe developer, and food fanatic. If she’s not in her kitchen cooking it, she’s in her garden growing it. @ahealthylatitude
Ogi Ressel, DC
Ogi Ressel is a chiropractor in Burlington, Ontario.
Antoine Giraud is a Vancouver writer and editor.
Rachel B. Levin
Rachel B. Levin is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer covering food, health and sustainability. Follow her on Instagram: @rachelbethlevin.
Brendan Brazier is the Editor-in-Chief of alive magazine. He’s also the bestselling author of the Thrive book series, creator and host of the Thrive Forward web series and creator of the Thrive Fitness Fitplan app. As a former professional Ironman triathlete and a two-time Canadian 50 km Ultra Marathon Champion, Brendan is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on plant-based performance.
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, practises medicine at the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California.
Bruce Burnett, CH
Bruce Burnett, CH, is a chartered herbalist, award-winning writer, and author of "HerbWise: Growing Cooking Wellbeing (Herbwise, 2002).
Brenna Jacks, ND
Brenna Jacks is a licensed naturopathic doctor in Langley, BC. Her practice focus is on stress management and pediatrics.
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).
Susan Safyan is a former editor at alive.
Priyanka Gupta, ND
Priyanka Gupta is a naturopathic physician practising in Toronto. Her area of specialization is womens health. She's also an avid writer.
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).
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).
Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM
Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, is an internationally bestselling author whose works include The Cultured Cook and Be Your Own Herbalist. She is a certified herbalist, a board-certified doctor of natural medicine, and one of the world’s most popular natural health bloggers. She holds advanced degrees in health, nutrition, orthomolecular nutrition, and acupuncture. She lives in Merrickville, Ontario.
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