Heather Burt bicycles to Langara College, where she teaches literature and writing. Her novel Adam's Peak (Dundurn Press, 2007) was shortlisted for the 2008 BC Book Prizes.
Sherrill Sellman, ND
Sherrill Sellman, ND, is a naturopathic doctor, author, and lecturer specializing in women's health.
Writer and editor Vanessa Annand enjoys vegan cooking, time outdoors, and plucky publications.
Michael Carrera, MSc
Michael Carrera, MSc, is an expert physical trainer and co-author of Periodization Training for Sports 2nd ed. (Human Kinetics, 2005).
Stuart Harries is the former Editor-in-Chief of alive Magazine.
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Deborah Cramer is a long-time science and technical writer.
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 is a columnist at the Vancouver Sun. Her column is read across Canada in CanWest newspapers.
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.
Keith Stelling, MNIMH
Keith Stelling is a herbalist with a holistic approach. He has retired from active practice and resides in Southampton, ON.
Laura Wright is a professional food blogger and cookbook author. She resides in the Niagara region of southern Ontario with her partner and her rescue dog, Cleo.
Kenny Bodanis is the author of the book, What Do I Do While You’re Pregnant? (2015). Check out his blog, KennyBodanis.com.
Ruth Yanor-McRae, MH
Ruth Yanor-McRae is a master herbalist, iridologist, writer, and speaker with a consulting practice in Alberta.
Kathryn Romeyn is a travel and wellness writer for publications including Vogue, AFAR, Architectural Digest and The Hollywood Reporter. She calls Los Angeles home but regularly explores new places around the globe, learning about the customs, locals and food.
Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, MSc
Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, MSc, is the chief naturopathic medical officer of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. His private practice focuses on the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders.
Heather Von Stackelberg, BSc
Heather von Stackelberg is a freelance writer with a degree in Botany and an interest in health, fitness, and organic growing.
Michelle von Hahn
Michelle von Hahn loves living a healthy lifestyle and will often be found cooking and baking recipes, which can be viewed on her Healthy Num Num blog and Instagram page (@healthynumnumblog).
Erin Jackson is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, BC.
Carolyn DeMarco, MD
Carolyn DeMarco specializes in women's health and alternative medicine. She is the author of Take Charge of Your Body: Women's Health Advisor.
Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete, best-selling author, and formulator of Vega, developed a free online program called Thrive in 30 (thrivein30.com). His new book, Thrive Fitness (Penguin, 2015), is now available.
Nicole Fetterly, RD
Nicole Fetterly, RD, is a food writer who much prefers a lively cocktail and appetizer party rather than a heavy, multi-course, sedate dinner (in case you want to invite her over!).
Michael R. Lyon, MD
Michael R. Lyon, MD, is the medical director of the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine in Vancouver, BC, a facility dedicated to researching and treating disorders through nutritional and environmental interventions.
Faryal Luhar, ND
Faryal Luhar, ND, is passionate about educating and empowering her patients to optimize their health using naturopathic therapies.
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