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Tanya Coad

Tanya Coad

Tanya Coad is a freelance writer and researcher with a longtime interest in natural medicine. She has worked in the health food industry for several years. Her articles have appeared in numerous health journals and magazines.

Edward Leyton, MD, CCFP

Edward Leyton, MD, CCFP

Dr. Edward Leyton has practised complementary and alternative medicine in Kingston, ON for more than 22 years. He is also a member of the Canadian Complementary Medical Association.

Stephen Malthouse, MD

Stephen Malthouse, MD

A past-president of the Canadian Complementary Medical Association, Dr. Malthouse is a teacher of homeopathy and practises classical homeopathy at a busy medical clinic in Victoria, BC.

Abra Brynne

Abra Brynne

Abra Brynne is the Foodshed Animator for the Christopher Spicer Institute in the West Kootenays. She works with small-scale farmers and food processors by providing information and resources as well as enabling networking among the producers.

Sherina Jamal

Sherina Jamal

Sherina Jamal is a contributing writer for several health magazines and the founder of Ancient Secrets, a company that produces natural skin and body care products.

Wendy Bone

Wendy Bone

Suzanna Starcevic

Suzanna Starcevic

Caroline Csiki, MA, CNHP

Caroline Csiki, MA, CNHP

Caroline Csiki, MA, CNHP, is a long-time natural health enthusiast, yoga practitioner, and mother of three living in Toronto. She also considers herself a serious foodie!

Curtis James, MSc

Curtis James, MSc

Curtis James is a nutritionist and health writer living in Toronto, ON.

Vanessa Annand

Vanessa Annand

Vanessa Annand is an alive editor and adventurous diner who loves finding new vegan haunts from Vancouver to Vienna.

Joshua Duvauchelle

Joshua Duvauchelle

Joshua Duvauchelle is a certified personal trainer and regular alive contributor.

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.

Jennifer Farnell

Jennifer Farnell

Jennifer Farnell is a writer with a background in practical nursing.

Lesley D’Souza

Lesley D’Souza

Lesley D'’Souza, ND, practices at Your Health Wellness Centre in Oakville, Ontario.

Valerie Lugonja

Valerie Lugonja

Valerie Lugonja, BEd, is a retired educator, blogger, new gramsy, and global traveller writing to promote cooking and eating delicious, nutritious Canadian food.

Sophie MacKenzie

Sophie MacKenzie

Sophie MacKenzie is a food writer and vegan whole-food blogger from Vancouver.

Dona Sturmanis

Dona Sturmanis

Dona Sturmanis is a freelance writer and editor in Kelowna, BC. She specializes in articles about food, health, and extraordinary people.

Corinna Richards

Corinna Richards

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Corinna Richards is an international freelance health writer, web editor and designer, and the co-author of an upcoming book on wellness and integrative medicine.

Jodie Peacock, ND

Jodie Peacock, ND

Jodie Peacock, ND, is a naturopathic doctor and clinic director of the Root of Health multidisciplinary clinic in Oakville. Her clinical areas of focus include family health and sports medicine.

C. Leigh Broadhurst, PhD

C. Leigh Broadhurst, PhD

C. Leigh Broadhurst, PhD, is a geochemist and geobotanist at the leading US government agricultural research facility and a natural health author, lecturer, and consultant.

Karla Heintz

Karla Heintz

Karla Heintz, BScNutr, is a health TV personality, speaker, and consultant located in Calgary, Alberta. She is the author of Picky? Not Me Mom!.

Lily Dawn Robertson

Lily Dawn Robertson

Lily Dawn Robertson is a health practitioner and freelance writer in Parksville, BC.

Pat Bennett

Pat Bennett

Pat Bennett is a freelance writer living in Longworth, BC. She has a passionate interest in water and environmental issues.

Ann Harmer

Ann Harmer

Ann Harmer is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Garden Bay, BC.

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