Joe Rossi, NASM-PES
Joe Rossi, NASM-PES, operates YESS Training which provides training programs for individual and group athletes at the high school, college, and professional levels.
Margaret Littman is a journalist, stand-up paddler, author and lover of all things Nashville.
Pharmacist Jean-Yves Dionne is an authority on alternative medicine in Quebec. He educates people on the benefits of natural health products and on interactions between pharmaceutical and natural health products.
Health Action Network Society
Get Involved! Research provided by the Health Action Network Society (HANS), a consumer-based, non-profit, charitable organization in Burnaby, BC. HANS is dedicated to collecting information and monitoring health issues and environmental concerns that impact health.
Joanne Peters is an award-winning journalist.
Kate Rhéaume, ND
Kate Rhéaume-Bleue, ND, is the author of the best-selling book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox (HarperCollins, 2013).
Cheryl Patterson is a magazine columnist and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a variety of health and lifestyle related topics, and time permitting, unwinds with yoga or gardening.
Julie Ferraro is a certified horticulturist from Barrie, Ontario.
Aurea Dempsey keeps a pulse on the latest in health, runs marathons and is a yogi.
Jason Bosher is a Vancouver, BC based freelance writer.
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.
Sara Eve Alarie
Sara Eve Alarie is a yoga teacher who practises yoga in Canmore, Alberta. She enjoys teaching yoga to adults, children, and families.
Fraser Hamilton is a writer, editor, and communications coordinator at alive.
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.
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.
Marie White is a writer and facilitator. Her work centers on regenerative gardening, plant medicine, community building, and climate care. She is the author of The Intimate Herbal (2022) and The Herbal Doula (2024), both through North Atlantic Books.
Matt Jackson is a Vancouver writer and avid outdoorsman.
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.
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!
Vanessa Annand is an alive editor and adventurous diner who loves finding new vegan haunts from Vancouver to Vienna.
Dana Bidnall is a Vancouver-based writer and editor.
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