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Kathryn Romeyn

Kathryn Romeyn

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.

Laura Wright

Laura Wright

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.

Nicole Fetterly, RD

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

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.

Sabitri Ghosh

Sabitri Ghosh

Sabitri Ghosh is a researcher and award-winning freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail and World Vision's magazine, ChildView.

Janice Bennett and Nathan Livingston

Janice Bennett and Nathan Livingston

Vancouver-based writers Janice Bennett and Nathan Livingston share a passion for health research.

Vic LeBouthillier

Vic LeBouthillier

Vic LeBouthillier is the former CEO of Alive Publishing.

Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, MSc

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, BSc

Heather von Stackelberg is a freelance writer with a degree in Botany and an interest in health, fitness, and organic growing.

Suman Gupta

Suman Gupta

Suman Gupta enjoys engaging Canadians on issues involving biodiversity, wildlife conservation, and citizen science. She has been a contributor to alive magazine since 2011.

Carolyn DeMarco, MD

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.

Faryal Luhar, ND

Faryal Luhar, ND

Faryal Luhar, ND, is passionate about educating and empowering her patients to optimize their health using naturopathic therapies.

Karli Petrovic

Karli Petrovic

Karli Petrovic is a writer, editor and yoga instructor living in Portland, Oregon. She’s written for a variety of publications, including Greenhouse Grower, HOW, Print and Edible Ohio Valley.

Nomi Shannon

Nomi Shannon

Nomi Shannon is co-author (with Sheryl Duruz) of Raw Food Celebrations (Book Publishing Company, 2008).

Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier

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.

Kenny Bodanis

Kenny Bodanis

Kenny Bodanis is the author of the book, What Do I Do While You’re Pregnant? (2015). Check out his blog, KennyBodanis.com.

Vanessa Annand

Vanessa Annand

Tracy Peternell

Tracy Peternell

Tracy Peternell is a mother of two, a certified school teacher, and a healthy living enthusiast.

Tanya Tiessen, BCRPA, ACE PT, MS

Tanya Tiessen, BCRPA, ACE PT, MS

Tanya Tiessen, ACE, BCRPA, teaches physical education, aerobics, and is a personal trainer in White Rock, BC.

Hayley Stobbs, RNCP

Hayley Stobbs, RNCP

Hayley Stobbs is a registered nutritional consultant practitioner (RNCP), home cook, and student of traditional Chinese medicine.

Melissa Carr, DrTCM, RAc

Melissa Carr, DrTCM, RAc

Melissa Carr, DrTCM, RAc, is a doctor of TCM with a focus on pain and injury management and workplace wellness.

Stephanie Porter

Stephanie Porter

Stephanie Porter is a reporter, health columnist, and freelance writer living in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Cathy Carlson-Rink, RM, ND

Cathy Carlson-Rink, RM, ND

Cathy Carlson-Rink, RM, ND, practises at the Family Health Clinic in Langley, BC, and is instructor of obstetrics at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

Peter Bennett ND, RAc, DHANP

Peter Bennett ND, RAc, DHANP

Peter Bennett, ND, is a naturopathic physician, best-selling author, speaker, and consultant on nutrition and detox programs. He currently sees patients in Langley, BC.

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