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Fred Edrissi

Fred Edrissi

Fred Edrissi is a chef and cookbook author.

Bev Yaworski

Bev Yaworski

Bev Yaworski is a writer who has worked for an organic food company and an environmental agency.

Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND

Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND

Philip Rouchotas is a practising ND and a professor of clinical nutrition at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Sally Errey, RNCP, and Christel Gursche

Sally Errey, RNCP, and Christel Gursche

Christel Gursche is the former Food Editor of alive.

Sally Errey, RNCP, is an acclaimed speaker and author on optimum health through nutrition and lifestyle. She is author of Staying Alive! Cookbook for Cancer Free Living (Belissimo Books, 2004).

Nikki Bayley

Nikki Bayley

Nikki Bayley is a Vancouver-based award-winning food, drink, and travel writer who regularly contributes to newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Globe and Mail and National Geographic Traveller.

Galina Pembroke

Galina Pembroke

Galina Pembroke is a freelance magazine writer specializing in health and spirituality. She lives in Nanaimo, BC.

Melissa Galea Holmes, MSc, MA

Melissa Galea Holmes, MSc, MA

Melissa Galea Holmes, MSc, MA, is a researcher in health and exercise psychology.

Leslie Timmins

Leslie Timmins

Vancouver-based Leslie Timmins writes about health and the environment.

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.

Elysia Vandenhurk

Elysia Vandenhurk

Elysia Vandenhurk is a Red Seal Chef based in Saskatchewan.

Vanessa Annand

Vanessa Annand

Writer and editor Vanessa Annand enjoys vegan cooking, time outdoors, and plucky publications.

Christel Gursche and Fred Edrissi

Christel Gursche and Fred Edrissi

Stuart Harries

Stuart Harries

Stuart Harries is the former Editor-in-Chief of alive Magazine.

Elisabeth Abergel, PhD

Elisabeth Abergel, PhD

Elisabeth Abergel is a food and biotechnology analyst with a PhD in environmental studies. She is a trained molecular biologist and currently teaches at York University in the department of multidiciplinary studies.

David Lige, BHK

David Lige, BHK

Dave Lige has a bachelor's degree in human kinetics from the University of British Columbia. He currently works as a fitness consultant and motivational coach.

Michael Carrera, MSc

Michael Carrera, MSc

Michael Carrera, MSc, is an expert physical trainer and co-author of Periodization Training for Sports 2nd ed. (Human Kinetics, 2005).

Sherrill Sellman, ND

Sherrill Sellman, ND

Sherrill Sellman, ND, is a naturopathic doctor, author, and lecturer specializing in women's health.

Nettie Cronish

Nettie Cronish

Nettie Cronish is a natural foods chef, cookbook author, and culinary instructor.

Ruth Yanor-McRae, MH

Ruth Yanor-McRae, MH

Ruth Yanor-McRae is a master herbalist, iridologist, writer, and speaker with a consulting practice in Alberta.

Ronald G. Reichert, ND

Ronald G. Reichert, ND

Ronald G. Reichert, ND, is the director of naturopathic medical services at the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine in Coquitlam, BC.

Barbara Yaffe

Barbara Yaffe

Barbara Yaffe is a columnist at the Vancouver Sun. Her column is read across Canada in CanWest newspapers.

Deborah Cramer

Deborah Cramer

Deborah Cramer is a long-time science and technical writer.

Keith Stelling, MNIMH

Keith Stelling, MNIMH

Keith Stelling is a herbalist with a holistic approach. He has retired from active practice and resides in Southampton, ON.

Jamie Neely, DC

Jamie Neely, DC

Jamie Neely, DC, is a chiropractor, professional speaker, and author who lives in London, Ontario. He helps others to live a healthy, inspired life at every age.

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