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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.
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.
Deborah Cramer is a long-time science and technical writer.
Keith Stelling, MNIMH
Keith Stelling is a herbalist with a holistic approach. He has retired from active practice and resides in Southampton, ON.
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.
Faryal Luhar, ND
Faryal Luhar, ND, is passionate about educating and empowering her patients to optimize their health using naturopathic therapies.
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
Vancouver-based writers Janice Bennett and Nathan Livingston share a passion for health research.
Vic LeBouthillier is the former CEO of Alive Publishing.
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!).
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.
Suman Gupta enjoys engaging Canadians on issues involving biodiversity, wildlife conservation, and citizen science. She has been a contributor to alive magazine since 2011.
Erin Jackson is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, BC.
Nomi Shannon is co-author (with Sheryl Duruz) of Raw Food Celebrations (Book Publishing Company, 2008).
Tiffany Mayer is a journalist based in St. Catharines, Ontario. She finds no shortage of inspiration in the Niagara Region where she lives.
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.
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