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Melissa Galea Holmes, MSc, MA, is a researcher in health and exercise psychology.
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Michael Carrera, MSc, is an expert physical trainer and co-author of Periodization Training for Sports 2nd ed. (Human Kinetics, 2005).
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Sherrill Sellman, ND, is a naturopathic doctor, author, and lecturer specializing in women's health.
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Keith Stelling, MNIMH
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