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.
Sherry Torkos, BScPharm
Sherry Torkos, BSc Pharm, is a pharmacist and author of The Glycemic Index Made Simple (Wiley, 2007) and The Canadian Encyclopedia to Natural Medicine (Collins, 2013).
Joy McCarthy, RNCP, CNP
Joy McCarthy, RNCP, CNP, is a holistic nutritionist and best-selling author of Joyous Health and Joyous Detox (Penguin Canada, 2014 and 2016).
After 55 years of farming, Elmer Laird is now retired and is president of the Back to the Farm Research Foundation and manager of the foundation's organic research and demonstration farm in Davidson, SK.
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.
Julian Whitaker, MD
Julian Whitaker, MD, practises medicine at the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California.
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.
Antoine Giraud is a Vancouver writer and editor.
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.
Ogi Ressel, DC
Ogi Ressel is a chiropractor in Burlington, Ontario.
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.
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).
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).
Irene McGuinness is a nutritionist, food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer.
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 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.
Mark Stengler, ND
Mark Stengler, ND, is a naturopathic doctor and author of 16 books including Prescription for Natural Cures (Turner, 2016).
Renee Blackstone is a freelance journalist and a regular alive contributor.
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