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Renee Byrd

Renee Byrd

Renee Byrd is a blogger, photographer and recipe developer based in Virginia. She’s also a professional yoga teacher, mindfulness educator and wellness expert. @willfrolicforfood

Jay Levy

Jay Levy

Susan Czyzo

Susan Czyzo

Susan is a Toronto-based registered physiotherapist with a passion for injury prevention. Follow her on Instagram: @grounded.susan

Dino Halikas

Dino Halikas

Dino Halikas is a medical biologist and naturopath.

Tam Harbert

Tam Harbert

Tam Harbert is a technology and business writer.

Bradley R. Staats

Bradley R. Staats

Bradley R. Staats is an associate professor of operations at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. His research examines how individuals, teams and organizations can learn to improve their operational performance to build a competitive advantage.

Dustin Harder

Dustin Harder

Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the culinary travel show The Vegan Roadie. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, he also works as a plant-based personal chef and recipe developer.

Janelle Lassalle

Janelle Lassalle

Janelle Lassalle is a travel and lifestyle writer with a focus on food. She’s based in Portland, OR.

Matthew Prescott

Matthew Prescott

Matthew Prescott is an advisor to the Good Food Institute, Senior Food Policy Director for The Humane Society of the United States and a leading figure in the global movement to reform how we farm and eat.

Pascal Ranger

Pascal Ranger

Pascal Ranger worked for L’Oréal in Canada and New York City as vice president before launching his own natural skin care brand based on Canadian natural active ingredients.

Emily Kielbiski, BASc, RHN

Emily Kielbiski, BASc, RHN

Emily Kielbiski is a holistic nutritionist. Her goal is to empower people with healthy living advice so they can lead vibrant lives.

Susan Laws Nicholls

Susan Laws Nicholls

Susan Laws Nicholls is a retired nurse and educator, rower, paddle-boarder, cook, gardener, grandmother, reader, movie-lover, sewer, friend, and knitter.

Gena Hamshaw and alive editorial

Gena Hamshaw and alive editorial

Gena Hamshaw is a nutritionist and the creator of the blog The Full Helping. Her recipes have been featured in O Magazine, VegNews, Redbook and other publications. She is the author of the cookbooks Choosing Raw (2014), Food52 Vegan (2015) and Power Plates. Gena lives and works in New York City.

Robyn Prescott, ND

Robyn Prescott, ND

Robyn Prescott, ND, focuses on women’s health, hormones and pain management.

Gena Hamshaw

Gena Hamshaw

Gena Hamshaw is a nutritionist and the creator of the blog The Full Helping. Her recipes have been featured in O Magazine, VegNews, Redbook and other publications. She is the author of the cookbooks Choosing Raw (2014), Food52 Vegan (2015) and Power Plates. Gena lives and works in New York City.

Lucian Delcea, PhD

Lucian Delcea, PhD

Lucian Delcea, PhD, is a physicist with a long-standing passion for natural healing. He is the founder and president of Provita Nutrition and Health Inc.

Sarah Jamal

Sarah Jamal

Sarah Jamal coordinates the toxics program at Environmental Defence Canada. When not at work, you can find Sarah brewing a batch of kombucha or making DIY beauty products.

Sherry Xie, PhD

Sherry Xie, PhD

Sherry Xie, PhD, is a phytochemist who specializes in functional herbal compounds associated with human health and natural health product formulation. She is also the chief scientific officer of Viva Pharmaceutical Inc.

Joanne Carr, RHN

Joanne Carr, RHN

Joanne Carr, RHN, has more than 15 years of experience as a registered holistic nutritionist. She has lectured at natural health product seminars across Canada and contributes to various health publications.

Steve Reimer

Steve Reimer

Lee Know, ND

Lee Know, ND

Lee Know, ND (inactive), is the recipient of several awards, leads scientific affairs for Cannanda, and is the author of Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine (Chelsea Green, 2018).

Dr. Sara Celik

Dr. Sara Celik

Dr. Sara Celik is a naturopathic doctor and homeopathic master clinician with more than 15 years of experience and an extensive clinical and educational background in natural health.

Faryal Luhar, ND

Faryal Luhar, ND

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

Heidi Swanson

Heidi Swanson

Heidi Swanson is the author of Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel.

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