Nettie Cronish is a natural foods chef, cookbook author, and culinary instructor.
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.
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.
Writer and editor Vanessa Annand enjoys vegan cooking, time outdoors, and plucky publications.
Stuart Harries is the former Editor-in-Chief of alive Magazine.
Sherrill Sellman, ND
Sherrill Sellman, ND, is a naturopathic doctor, author, and lecturer specializing in women's health.
Christel Gursche and Fred Edrissi
Jackie Skrypnek is a holistic nutritionist. She lives in Cochrane, Alberta, where she practises permaculture and operates an urban tiny house bed and breakfast.
Barbara Yaffe is a columnist at the Vancouver Sun. Her column is read across Canada in CanWest newspapers.
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.
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.
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.
Keith Stelling, MNIMH
Keith Stelling is a herbalist with a holistic approach. He has retired from active practice and resides in Southampton, ON.
Deborah Cramer is a long-time science and technical writer.
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.
Janice Bennett and Nathan Livingston
Vancouver-based writers Janice Bennett and Nathan Livingston share a passion for health research.
Suman Gupta enjoys engaging Canadians on issues involving biodiversity, wildlife conservation, and citizen science. She has been a contributor to alive magazine since 2011.
Faryal Luhar, ND
Faryal Luhar, ND, is passionate about educating and empowering her patients to optimize their health using naturopathic therapies.
Nomi Shannon is co-author (with Sheryl Duruz) of Raw Food Celebrations (Book Publishing Company, 2008).
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