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Michael Downey

Michael Downey

Michael Downey, a freelance writer living in Toronto, has a keen interest in researching and writing about health and environmental issues.

Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD

Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD

Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD, is a nutrition writer and recipe developer. He’s also the author of Rocket Fuel and Muffin Tin Chef.

Heidi Fritz, MA, ND

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.

boltonnaturopathic.ca

Ogi Ressel, DC

Ogi Ressel, DC

Ogi Ressel is a chiropractor in Burlington, Ontario.

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.

Dr. Cassie Irwin

Dr. Cassie Irwin

Cassie Irwin, ND, is a functional medicine practitioner who helps high-performing women quell anxiety, exhaustion, and being overwhelmed so they can wield their superpowers while feeling calm, productive, and aligned.

Julian Whitaker, MD

Julian Whitaker, MD

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

Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier

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.

Antoine Giraud

Antoine Giraud

Antoine Giraud is a Vancouver writer and editor.

Susan Safyan

Susan Safyan

Susan Safyan is a former editor at alive.

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).

@drsusanbiali

susanbiali.com

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).

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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.

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.

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.

Irene McGuinness

Irene McGuinness

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

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.

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