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Dr. Carolyn Dean has been a health pioneer for almost 40 years and is a leading expert on magnesium. She is a medical doctor and naturopath who has authored over 35 books including The Magnesium Miracle, IBS for Dummies, and Death by Modern Medicine. Heart Rhythm Society in the UK awarded her for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management.” She is passionate about helping people of all ages achieve optimal health by taking a holistic approach to wellness. On her website you can find links to her Free Newsletter, Weekly Radio Show, Dietary Supplement Company, and 2-Year Online Wellness Program.
Dr. Kramer is a Chiropractor + Holistic Physician practicing in the Chicagoland area. She has been featured in various publications such as: The Huffington Post, Bustle, E Health Radio Network, and the American Chiropractic Association Journal of Rehabilitation. Through her history of experiencing migraine headaches, in her 20’s and being told her symptoms were “normal”, she sought alternative care. Once she realized that her symptoms were her bodies’ way of communicating physical, mental, and emotional imbalances – true healing occurred. Changing the course of her professional life, she became a doctor inspired to bring that same type of transformation to her patients – ultimately becoming one of the foremost voices for progressive, holistic medicine in the Greater Chicago area. More >>
Monica Auslander Moreno is the lead dietitian for a group dietitian practice (Essence Nutrition) in Miami. Her practice provides both in-office and virtual consultations and works with individuals, groups, offices, schools, and restaurants. In addition to her B.A. from the University of Florida, she holds a Master’s in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University, during which time she matched into their highly competitive dietetic internship program, published and presented her thesis as peer-reviewed, original research at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition. She first practiced as an inpatient clinical dietitian for both pediatrics and adults at Jackson Memorial Hospital and also cared for patients at the Miami Transplant Institute. More >>
Alexandra Dusenberry is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and certified personal trainer, based in San Diego, California. She works with clients around the world to help them reach their health and fitness goals. She believes that food is medicine and that proper nutrition is healing and is essential for wellbeing and quality of life. Her specialties are in weight loss nutrition, female wellbeing, sports nutrition, corporate wellness, and whole food cooking. Alexandra enjoys hitting the gym, spending time at local cafes, and working on her nutrition and lifestyle blog “Have You Loved You Today”. More >>
Dr. Scott A. Johnson is a Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, Certified Elite Essential Oil Specialist, and Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist. As one of the most prolific natural medicine writers of the 21st century, Dr. Scott A. Johnson has empowered tens of thousands of individuals to realize greater wellness naturally through more than a dozen books and over 300 articles in online and print publications. His diverse educational background and critical mind allow him to take complex health topics to any audience. He is an acclaimed international speaker and has delivered keynote presentations across North America, Europe, and Asia. He travels the globe, sharing his passion for people and natural medicine. More >>
Practicing in Beverly Hills and Manhattan, with experience that spans more than 21 years and several Northeastern states, Dr. Thomas Connelly delivers world class dental aesthetics to patients from all walks of life. Accredited by the American Society of Dental Aesthetics - the most prestigious and selective credentialing organization in the world for Aesthetic Dentistry - Dr. Connelly is also a Fellow in the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics; in fact, Dr. Connelly was nominated into this academy by the Father of Cosmetic Dentistry - Dr. Irwin Smigel himself. Dr. Connelly received his dental training at the Mayo Clinic, the University of Detroit Mercy, and Louisiana State University, and has also served as a clinical professor in two Ivy League schools - (previously at Harvard University Dental School in Boston, and currently as an assistant professor at Columbia Dental School). More >>
Joel Kahn, MD, of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in interventional cardiology in Dallas and Kansas City. Known as "America’s Holistic Heart Doc", Dr. Kahn is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and maintains sub-specialty board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine. He was the first physician worldwide to complete the Metabolic Cardiology curriculum in conjunction with A4M.com/MMI and the University of South Florida. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show and Fox 2 News. He has also debated plant diets on the Joe Rogan Experience and has been featured with Larry King Live in a recent heart special. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. More >>
Dr. Veerula (Dr. V) grew up in Fort Wayne, IN. She attended an accelerated BS/MD program, at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Ohio, graduating in 2012. She completed her Internal Medicine and Dermatology Residency at Indiana University in 2016. She is an energetic, proactive, and compassionate medical practitioner, with a thorough understanding of overall mind-body-spiritual wellness. She is on a mission to INSPIRE and teach YOU to heal from within. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. She started her own Integrative Dermatology practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2017.
Dr. Millie Lytle ND, MPH is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, specializing in Mind-Body-Soul Medicine for chronic disease reversal. She fills gaps of care with Naturopathic Medicine, Integrative medicine, custom-made nutrition programs and body mind soul exploration. She is the founder of Nat Med Coach offering a weekly Virtual Health Club, as well as concierge programs with integrative teams of Licensed Naturopathic Doctors and Certified Functional Health Coaches to help her patients. She is a member of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) and sits on the Medical Advisory Board for the School of Applied Functional Medicine.
Caroline C. Duncan graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in May of 2017, where her interests were primarily psychiatric, neurologic, and pharmacologic in nature. She served on the editorial board for the school’s literary and artistic publication Humanitas and was editor-in-chief in her fourth and final year. She's a native of the Carolinas and earned an A.B. degree in biology while pursuing undergraduate research opportunities with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CofC in Charleston, South Carolina. Residing in Charleston, she enjoys writing, among other things, and is excitedly seeking new experiences within the realm of the health and wellness industry.
Dr Perpetua Neo (DClinPsy, UCL; MPhil, Cambridge) accelerates Type A High Achievers’ performance and leadership, by teaching them to master their time, mind and sleep in a way that’s tailored to their personality.
She specialises in sorting out The Big 3 that most mistakenly believe they can tolerate— perfectionism/anxiety, abusive relationships and panic attacks— quickly and thoroughly. DrP’s an international expert across 33 languages on Forbes, Business Insider and ELLE; and writes for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and Thrive Global. More >>
As a Registered Dietitian and personal trainer, Kate is passionate about improving people’s health through increasing their knowledge about nutrition and exercise. This passion drove her to complete her Master’s in nutrition education and later teach at her alma mater. Kate has over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition as a wellness director, private nutrition consultant, educator, and public speaker. She believes each moment is an opportunity to educate one another and is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise to improve the lives of others. Learn more about Kate at Livewellwithkate.com.
Dr. Jess (Dr.Jessica Peatross) is a western trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009 when she graduated from the University of Louisville internal medicine residency program. She is passionate about teaching people how to be their own best doctor by educating themselves and listening to their body. Dr Jess believes that personalized, preventative and functional treatment plans are the next step to revolutionize healthcare. Disease is much easier to prevent than to cure. Dr Jess would love to help heal you on every level through inspiration, knowledge, movement, nutrition, and a multidisciplinary approach.
Dr. Carnahan completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).Dr. Jill was also part of the first 100+ health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP).
Karyn Shanks, MD, is a physician who lives and practices in Iowa City. Her work is inspired by the revolutionary science of Functional Medicine, body-mind principles, and wisdom gleaned from the transformational journeys of thousands of clients over her twenty-five year career. Her first book, Big Energy: Recover Vitality—Reclaim Your True Potential, a Roadmap for a Healing Life, will launch in 2019.
Timothy M. Marshall, Ph.D. is a Neuropharmacologist and Nutritional Biochemist with a passion for natural approaches to healing and nutrient therapeutics. Dr. Marshall earned his doctorate in Medical Pharmacology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, with a minor in Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology, and has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and a Master's in Organic Chemistry. He is on the board of Healing Arizona Veterans and is the author of the landmark publications, "The Next Generation in Brain Recovery and Neuroregeneration" (2017), and "Lithium as a Nutrient" (2015) in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. More >>
Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN is a dietitian nutritionist and yoga instructor who specializes in plant-based diets along with yoga and mindfulness to help guide people to better health and wellness. She created Purely Planted to guide people through plant-based eating in the most delicious way to help optimize their health and well-being. When not in the plant-based world you can find her volunteering with local animal rescues, enjoying the outdoors and traveling with her husband, Ricky and their four-legged pup, Mariposa.
Dr. Bindiya Gandhi is double boarded by the American Board Family Medicine as well as the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Physicians. She is also currently working on her Functional Medicine Training with the Institute of Functional Medicine.Dr. Bindiya is currently the Medical Director at Revive Atlanta MD in Atlanta, GA.bio Her interests include integrative, holistic and functional medicine, women’s health, preventative medicine, international medicine and health care reform. She’s also a certified yoga instructor and reiki master. She practices emergency medicine as well. She enjoys writing and educating everyone on important health matters.
Tatiana Sokolova is an advanced Ashtanga yoga instructor and retreat guide who discovered Ashtanga during a trip to Sri Lanka. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with the Ashtanga Yoga Studio in Paris while pursuing a full-time career in management in Paris. After leaving the corporate world, Tatiana packed her bags and moved to Costa Rica, where she dedicated her life to teaching yoga. She now lives and teaches in Playa Guiones, Nosara, and has made it her mission to share this incredible practice and all its physical and mental benefits through weekly classes, retreats, and teacher trainings.
Jamé Heskett M.D. is the founder and director of Wellpath, a 15-year-old anti-aging and wellness center located on Madison Avenue in New York City. Dr. Heskett received her M.D. in family health from George Washington University and completed her post-graduate residency training at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, rounding out her medical practice with a formal education in homeopathy and naturopathy which she integrates into her practice today. She is a mother of three, an accomplished hiker, yogi, and wife. She lives with her family in New York City, and can be found during vacations and weekends on the Appalachian Trail.
Dr. Meredith Gantos is a general dentist practicing in Naperville, Illinois. She has a strong passion for cosmetic dentistry, dental surgery, implantology, and sedation. She takes great pride in utilizing her advanced skillset to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy, long-lasting smiles. Her advanced training in sedation dentistry ensures patient comfort and safety are always a top priority. She is a published author and member of the ADA, ISDS, CDS, IAGD, AACD, and ADSA. She prides herself on staying current with the latest research and trends and volunteers regularly providing free dentistry throughout the world.
Dr. Nicholas Jones, MD, FACS is a double-boarded certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in Atlanta.
He completed surgery residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and his plastic surgery fellowship at Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Jones has advanced training in microsurgery from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also did a clerkship with Dr. Marcelo Araujo, a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
His philosophy is to provide high quality aesthetic and functional results while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and uncompromising safety and comfort.
Lauren is a registered dietitian based in Jacksonville, Florida with Dietitians of Palm Valley. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Florida State University and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Boston University. Lauren specializes in helping you understand why so many mainstream diet programs have consistently never provided the results you wanted. At Dietitians of Palm Valley, she has helped countless clients develop an understanding of nutrition and metabolism, why all foods can fit into a well-balanced diet, and help teach sustainable strategies for balance while reaching your goals.
Mollie Meldahl is a plant-based Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer based out of Austin, TX. She has been following a plant-based lifestyle for over six years and currently counsels clients on transitioning to a plant-based diet to prevent and reverse heart disease. In addition to improving the nutrition habits of her clients, she enjoys working as a personal trainer to help others achieve their health and fitness goals. When she's not coaching clients, she enjoys hitting the gym and hiking trails around Austin, playing tennis, reading at local coffee shops, and testing out new plant-based recipes in her kitchen.
Alana is a graduate of NYU with a Bachelors and a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition. As a freshman in college, she began practicing yoga and meditation and continued on to train as an Ayurveda Specialist and Weight Management expert.
She is an accredited member of the of the CDR and American Dietietic Association and an E-RYT ( Expert Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance. She continues to attend continuting education classes and seminars in clinical nutrition, yoga, meditation, psyco-spiritual psychology and alternative wellness methods.
Alana founded Be Well as a fully integrated mind, body and spirit micro boutique. You will become embodied with methods, support and confidence empowering you to be in complete control of your health through a deeper understanding of yourself and how you can best coexist with your environment.
Beth Opfer, MS, RDN, LDN is a practicing, Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Ohio seeing patients privately for nutrition counseling throughout Northern Ohio. Beth is also a food blogger for the Cleveland area, working with several local eateries around the city. After studying Public Health and playing basketball for her first two years on a athletic collegiate scholarship at Slippery Rocky University, Beth transferred and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Kent State University in 2013 and her Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2015. She completed her Dietetic Internship and earned her Registered Dietitian credential in 2014.
Dr. Jennifer Tsai is an optometrist practicing in New York City. She specializes in dry eye therapy, digital eye strain, myopia control, and orthokeratology. She created Drjenandjuice to share eye health tips with her followers and motivational tips for medical students and health professionals. Dr. Tsai also shares a line of modern computer glasses for preventive eye strain and blue protection. She is a guest speaker at optometry schools and panel speaker at Vision Expo. She has had training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Brooklyn Hospital center, and Lasik Vision Institute. She graduated from University of Virginia and Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Randall Holmes, D.C., graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College in 1990 with outstanding academic recognition. He passed national and state boards to become licensed to practice in Texas in 1990. He also has a degree from Texas A&M University, which he received in 1982.Dr. Holmes' main purpose is to provide the highest in quality care and service while making it affordable. Our goal is to find the fundamental cause of health problems and if possible, correct it so that you can live your life at your optimum health potential. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Association, The Chiropractic Society of Texas, and ICA Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.
Dr. Auth has studied the healing arts globally from China to India, Peru, Thailand and beyond – becoming steeped in ancient healing practices that have woven the rich tapestry of her healing practices today. She is a licensed and NCCAOM certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She has a Master’s in Herbology and is a Board Certified Chinese Herbalist also with extensive training in Vedic and Western herbs. Among her many other accreditations, she is a licensed massage therapist, guild-certified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration and a Faculty Member of the Swedish Institute, NYC. She founded The Auth Method of Therapeutic Massage and has trained thousands of practitioners on this method.
Natalie has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years. She has studied copiously with world-renowned teachers and is a graduate of the Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she used to live. She was a successful established radio personality and producer in the Spanish media when she found herself suffering from chronic lower back pain and other conditions. She was able to heal herself through her yoga practice, and decided to dedicate her life to helping others restore their vitality. It is important to Natalie to be inclusive and bring yoga to disenfranchised populations like inner-city children, incarcerated youth and low-income mothers. She has taught extensively in schools, shelters, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, churches, and yoga studios for many years. She was the Movement Therapist with the Pain Resiliency Program in Oregon where she helped people with Chronic Pain increase their quality of life through movement therapy and mindfulness techniques. She specializes in Chronic Pain, Posture, Pelvis, Spine and Autoimmune diseases.
Robi Ludwig is a nationally known psychotherapist and award-winning reporter. She has been appearing on broadcast media since 1997 and is sought after for her psychological insights on a wide range of topics. She is currently the Executive Producer and Host of a Facebook Live Show out of Star Shop Studios right in the heart of Times Square, where she interviews prominent and pro-social personalities of the day weekly. She is a regular guest on CNN, FOX News, and Headline News, and has appeared on Today, Entertainment Tonight, 20/20, World News Tonight, Nightline, The View, Steve Harvey, and The Wendy Williams Show, and is on the medical board and a contributor for Bella Magazine.
I am Addie Abohosh, a Registered Dietitian who believes in real food, scientific research, and the power of food as medicine. My passion is for simplifying healthycooking, making overall wellness achievable, encouraging physical activity, and giving truthful nutrition advice to all. I do not practice with diets or calorie counting. My goal is to help you to strive towards general wellness in whatever capacity you can. Although I do love cooking and being active, I hope to help everyone find the intersection where nutrition meets their everyday life. Only when wellness is sustainable long-term is it truly beneficial!"
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Dr. Mraz Robinson received her BAS and MD from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete her dermatology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident and Director for the Yale Resident Cosmetic Clinic. Following her time at Yale-New Haven, she completed a fellowship in cosmetic and laser surgery at SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, MA. Dr. Robinson remains active in academia and research and has recently been recognized by New Beauty as a “Top Beauty Doc” for two consecutive years and by Real Self as “Most Loved Injector.”
Dr. Bhanusali is a leading Dermatologist and digital health entrepreneur based in Manhattan. He's been featured on Elite Daily, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, Askmen, the Atlantic, People Magazine, Teen Vogue, Bustle, Self, WebMD, and countless other media outlets. His novel laser techniques and humanitarian efforts were featured on ABC and FOX. His award winning research has been presented around the world and he currently serves as a medical expert for many companies in the field, including Johnson& Johnson (Neutrogena, ROC, Clean & Clear, Aveeno) and Solta (Fraxel, Clear & Brilliant, Pelo). He specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology and looks to bridge the gap between cutting edge technologies and established paradigms.
Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) (acupuncturist, doctor of oriental and pastoral medicine) is a prolific writer and author of some astounding medical and health-related books.
Dr. Sircus’s methods are based on medical science and long years of clinical experience, not only his own but experiences of doctors from around the world who have been practicing brilliant medicine. His books are heavily referenced, but the layperson finds little difficulty in understanding his presentation of medical topics. Dr. Sircus plays a very big part in the evolution of health care towards a holistic medicine combining the best of all practices.
Katie Corazzo, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing family medicine. Women, men, and their children looking for integrative health care can find natural treatments and preventative options with Dr. Katie. She is a family practitioner specializing in Natural Medicine. Many of our health problems stem from underlying issues; whether it be an imbalance physically, mentally, or emotionally. Dr. Katie offers a unique approach to uncovering the cause of illness and creating individualized treatments. Cutting edge natural medicines provide successful outcomes. Taking the time to listen and understand your health concerns is something she does with each and every patient. Dr. Katie will be there to guide you down the path to better health, offering guidance for women’s health questions, infertility, fertility, weight loss, digestive concerns, anxiety/depression, fatigue, nutrition, and more.
Dr. Patrick Hsu is a board-certified plastic surgeon and reconstructive microsurgeon in Houston and the founder of Memorial Plastic Surgery. Born and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey, he knew even as a young boy that he wanted to be a surgeon. The field of plastic surgery was a natural choice for Dr. Hsu due to its diversity – he can work with all age groups and all around the body. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breasts, and body, including breast augmentations and reconstructions, tummy tucks, liposuctions, and facelifts.
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Dr. Klein received her BAS in bioengineering and MD from the University of Pennsylvania with honors, and her MPH from Columbia University. She completed her medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and her dermatology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Klein remains active in academia and research and was recently recognized as Fairfield County “Top Doctor” as featured in Westport, Greenwich, and New Canaan - Darien Magazines, Connecticut Magazine Top Docs in 2016 and 2017, and named to Castle Connolly Top Doctors in 2017.
Dr.Varsha is an Ayurveda doctor with degree in the Indian system of medicine and MD in the field of Ayurveda Pharmacology (Dravyaguna). She earned her bachelors degree in Ayurveda medicine from Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences and MD from NTR University of health sciences. She has a diverse work experience as a Senior consultant for Government of India health projects in the North eastern and Southern parts of India, under CCRAS (Central Council for research in Ayurveda sciences) and as a physician at clinics and rehabilitation center. She is passionate about the Ayurvedic approach of usage of medicinal plants for therapeutic benefits in various diseases. She is currently working for IncNut digital Pvt.Ltd as a Consultant in making customized Ayurvedic haircare and is building Ayurvedic diet database for East World Wellness Pvt. Ltd
ERIC ZIELINSKI, DC is the author of the national bestseller The Healing Power of Essential Oils. Dr. Z has pioneered natural living and biblical health education since 2003. Trained as an aromatherapist, public health researcher, and chiropractor, Dr. Z started DrEricZ.com in 2014 with his wife, Sabrina Ann, to help people learn how to safely and effectively use natural remedies such as essential oils. Now visited by more than seven million natural health seekers every year, DrEricZ.com has rapidly become the number one online source for biblical health and non-branded essential oils education.
Dr. Robert Finney is a board certified Dermatologist currently residing and seeing patients in New York City. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, he completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the Pennsylvania State University, prior to training in Dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. After residency, he completed a fellowship in cosmetic and surgical Dermatology, as well as hair transplantation. He treats all types of skin conditions, but has a focus on cosmetic dermatology, laser skin surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery to treat skin cancer. He has been featured in Womens Health, Self Magazine, and Popsugar.
Prof. Ramon Andrade de Mello, MD, FACP, PhD, is a board certified medical oncologist in Portugal and Brazil. He received the MD degree at the Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, with MD recognition from University of Lisbon, Portugal, and holds the Certificate in Medical Oncology by passing in the European examination of ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology), Lugano, Switzerland, Brazilian Medical Association Board Examination, and in the Portuguese National Board Examination by the ACSS, Ministry of Health/Portuguese Medical Association, Lisbon, Portugal. He completed specialization in medicine and molecular oncology and his PhD in Oncology (lung cancer) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal (recognized by the Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, and by the Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), Brasilia, Brazil).
Dr. Aanand Geria is a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Geria Dermatology in Rutherford, New Jersey. He is an expert in ethnic skin, minimally invasive cosmetic injectables, body contouring, and lasers. He earned his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Geria is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He has authored several articles in major peer-reviewed journals as well as lectured at local and national conferences. Dr. Geria also serves as Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Carroll is a board-certified dermatologist known for her designer approach to beauty. She is the best-kept secret of many Canadians who love her personalized, natural results. As a sought-after media personality in the area of cosmetic dermatology and skincare, Dr. Carroll travels worldwide, both lecturing and learning, to bring the latest results-oriented treatments to her patients.
Apart from her busy dermatology practice, she is also holds a teaching position within the University of Toronto. Dr. Carroll completed her dermatology training at the University of Toronto and completed medical school at Dalhousie University, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. She also attained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Acadia University.
Kristen is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She also has a Master’s in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. She owns a private practice nutrition counseling business focusing on performance nutrition for athletes as well as is a coach for bicycle racers with Source Endurance where she coaches entry-level to national elite-level cyclists in mountain, road, and cyclocross bike racing. In addition to nutrition counseling and coaching, Kristen is a professional cyclist for The Meteor//Intelligentsia domestic elite women’s cycling team where she competes in national-level races across the USA and Canada.
Dr. Jeffrey Jumaily is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. He is the director of a boutique practice in Beverly Hills and Toronto, Canada and specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face. Dr. Jumaily focuses his practice on achieving beautiful results that look natural and in harmony with the patient’s features and ethnicity. Dr. Jumaily had advanced training in facial surgery with some of the world’s most renowned surgeons in Boston and Toronto. He has given lectures and published on various topics in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Jumaily enjoys spending time with his daughters Ella and Charlotte.
Kathie Madonna Swift, MS RDN LDN FAND EBQ is the co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, www.IFNAcademy.com, an online, functional nutrition course for health care professionals. She is also the Education Director for the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s highly acclaimed “Food As Medicine” professional training program.
Kathie is the author of two books on digestive health including The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health and The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat.
Dr. Lana Butner is a board certified naturopathic doctor (ND) and licensed acupuncturist (LAc). She earned her ND at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, a four-year accredited medical school. While there, she completed hundreds of hours learning about conventional and alternative medicine therapies, botanical medicine, general and genetic-specific nutrition, as well as proper detoxification techniques. She simultaneously earned her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.
Nathan graduated from Florida International University and received his Master's degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. After doing a 6-month internship with the University of Florida’s sport nutrition team, Nate found that his strengths and desires within the nutrition field was in fact the culinary aspect of food and nutrition. He enjoyed showing athletes how to make delicious, nutrient dense meals that worked for them, not against them. From there, Nate began practicing the art of cooking and refining his culinary skills as well as coached clients to help meet their health and fitness goals. Currently, Nathan works with clients of all ages with various performance goals.
Erin Skinner Smith, ERYT, MLS, CNT, CMC, wants everyone to make friends with mindfulness, eat real food, move their bodies, and hit the pillow a little earlier for a more purposeful existence. She is a published writer, newspaper columnist, therapeutically-inclined yoga teacher, certified mindfulness coach and the host of theOMchannel.com. When she’s not standing on her head or typing on her trusty laptop, you’ll find her reading poetry, playing guitar, enjoying a glass of red wine or snuggling on the couch with her people. Send her a digital high five at erin@theOMplace.net or play along at http://www.theOMplaceChannel.com
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, health editor, and founder of LighttrackNutrition.com. She has been a registered dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration since 2010 and has over a decade of experience in the nutrition and dietetics industry. Staci has also been applying her health and wellness knowledge to writing and editing for such websites as CDiabetes, Anirva, and Casa de Sante, to name a few. She has also been an featured expert in such online publications as Shape.com, ThisisInsider.com, and Eat This Not That.
Dr. Nichamon, or as known as Dr. Nicha, is the first US-trained & licensed naturopathic doctor in Thailand. She is also a founder of NICHE Natural Health, naturopathic medical center based in Bangkok, Thailand. She obtained Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, USA; Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry and Pre-Medicine from University of Winnipeg, Canada. She is currently holding a license to practice naturopathic medicine in the state of California, USA.
Dr. Nicha's clinical interests include mystery illnesses, chronic diseases, autoimmune disorders, allergies and complementary cancer care. Her first step is to find the root cause of illness and treats patients through comprehensive approaches including clinical nutrition, medical exercise, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, IV therapy, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, and pharmaceutical medications when necessary. Her goal is to assist patients in achieving their optimal health, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Girlene is a registered dietitian in New Jersey, USA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and completed a 1200-hour dietetic internship from Rutgers University, where she learned Clinical Nutrition.
Girlene has experience with clinical nutrition as an inpatient, outpatient, private practice, community dietitian. She is specialized in adult weight and diabetes management, and on guiding children towards a healthy weight and on achieving good overall health while they grow.
Girlene has experience with multiple cultures and ethnic backgrounds and knows how to adapt a healthy diet to a person's specific food preferences. She is fluent in English, Spanish and in Portuguese."
Anna is a Registered Dietitian who is truly passionate about helping people make healthy, lasting lifestyle changes through balanced, nutrient rich nutrition and increased physical activity. She earned both her Bachelor and Masters degree in Health and Nutrition and has over 15 years experience in the field of health and wellness. She loves helping people learn easy, practical ideas for improving their health through nutrition. She enjoys sharing easy, fresh ideas for cooking and preparing food. She firmly believes that focusing on all the healthy, real, whole foods we need more of instead of what we “can’t” have is key to not feeling deprived and sustaining healthy eating for a lifetime. In her private practice she works with clients to gradually improve their eating, become more mindful of what, how, and why they eat, and get off the diet rollercoaster so they begin to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and see improvements in their overall health.
Rachelle Caves is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, and Certified Personal Trainer. She has significant experience providing nutrition therapy for a wide range of conditions, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, while helping clients achieve weight loss without counting calories or restricting carbohydrates.
Rachelle is extremely passionate about the health-promoting effects of a phytonutrient-rich diet due to her own health challenges. She emphasizes a plant-heavy diet that excludes calorie-counting, coupled with effective exercise to prevent chronic disease, achieve a healthy body composition, and beautify oneself from the inside out. Her mission is to help wellness-seekers achieve optimal health and fitness in a non-stressful manner!
Jen Esquer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and movement enthusiast. She treats patients privately in Los Angeles and has online programs called The Mobility Method and The Optimal Body that reach people globally. She uses her social platforms to push educational videos on how to maintain mobility, increase strength, and prevent pain throughout the body. As a former gymnast of 9 years and pilates instructor for 6 years, Jen is an avid mover who dabbles in AcroYoga, calisthenics, weight training, pilates and yoga. Her vision is to empower others to continue to move and live a pain-free, active lifestyle.
My name is Erin Kenney and I am a Registered Dietitan living in the beautiful city of Boston. I am overly passionate about helping individuals achieve their healthiest self through food, nutrition, and self-care. With the conflicting messages about health that are constantly flooding our daily lives, I am here to provide you with tools to help you make better choices.
I have a Master’s degree in nutrition science and I specialize in gastrointestinal disorders, weight management, sports nutrition, and eating disorders. Growing up a full time athlete, fueling my body was always incredibly important. I understand the need to view food as fuel, but I also understand that importance of enjoyment that comes with it. Cooking has always been a hobby of mine which I have managed to combine with my creative ability to share healthy delicious recipes that you can make at home.
I firmly believe that food is medicine and will always reach for holistic remedies, as I have helped many clients heal with the power of food. Life should be fun and food should be enjoyed (maybe even shared), I am here to help you find your balance.
Hi! My name is Laine Greenawalt and I am a Registered Dietitian (RD) passionate about helping athletes of all ages, shapes, and sizes reach their maximum potential through proper nutrition. I have over 5 years of experience in the health and wellness industry working as a personal trainer, sports performance coach, group fitness instructor, and nutrition coach. I earned both my bachelors (Exercise Physiology) and masters (Food and Nutrition) degrees from Ohio University (Go Bobcats!). As a former collegiate athlete, I understand the importance of proper nutrition and the effect it can have on performance. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, I’d love to help you reach your goals and feel your best.
Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Institutional Management from Kansas State University. She is a clinical dietitian for Cotton O’Neil Clinics in Topeka and Osage City, an adjunct professor for Allen Community College, Burlingame, Ks where she teaches Basic Nutrition, and is a blog contributor for Dr. David B. Samadi, a world renowned prostate cancer surgeon and urologic oncologist. Cheryl is also the author of the book The Nourished Brain, The Latest Science on Food’s Power for Protecting the Brain From Alzheimers and Dementia avialable on Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook. Follow Cheryl on her website which is www.eatwelltobewellrd.com and her Facebook page which is Eat Well To Be Well, Cheryl Mussatto, Registered Dietitian.
Jackie Womble is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who specializes in corporate wellness, sports nutrition and physical fitness. She is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Spinning Instructor. Jackie uses her expertise in exercise physiology and nutrition to help thousands of people from around the globe find a healthy balance in their daily routines. Jackie's energetic personality for health and wellness is witnessed during her personal consultations, nutrition articles and public speaking engagements. She enjoys working individually with clients to empower them to make both physical and nutritional changes.
Jackie received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University where she double majored in Kinesiology and Dietetics, and her Master's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a focus in Food and Nutrition. She has received her certificate of training in Adult Weight Management with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Chef Allison Schaaf, MS, RDN founded PrepDish.com over 6 years ago as a way to help busy moms get food on the table. PrepDish makes mealtime easy by providing done-for-you grocery lists, specific meal prep instructions and tasty recipes your whole family will love! Allison received her undergraduate degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and her graduate degree in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University. In addition to founding Prep Dish, Allison also runs a personal chef company in Austin, TX.
Allison lives in the Texas hill country with her husband, Brook, their 2 cats, 12 chickens, 1 rooster & 6 bee hives.
My background as a competitive athlete introduced me to the world of sports medicine and how nutrition impacts performance. From there I grew passionate about finding the most innovative and evidence-based techniques for pain management. Now, I’m best known for helping busy men and women regain their vibrant lifestyle—after years of doctor’s appointments and testing with no results—through my cutting-edge programs in digestive health, hormonal imbalance, aesthetics and facials, weight loss and nutrient injection therapies. As a leader in nutrition and naturopathic medicine, I believe in keeping people active and beautiful as long as they want to be.
Meet Our Content Team
We are a creative bunch, responsible for weaving words into meaningful, insightful, and actionable content.
Harini has over 12 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of business, health and wellness, and lifestyle and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). As the Chief Editor, Harini ensures that her team delivers interesting, engaging, and authentic content. Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team.
Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.
Arshiya Syeda is an editor and certified counselor. Ever the lover of the written word, she served on the editorial boards of her school and college newsletters. Writing articles on hairstyles, hair care, and nutrition helped her combine her love for reading, writing, and research. As an associate editor, she helps her team members deliver polished and meticulously researched content.
Fluent in English, Urdu, and Hindi, Arshiya now aims to become a multilinguist by learning German and teaching herself American Sign Language (ASL).
Ravi Teja Tadimalla is a visual communications graduate from SRM University, Chennai. He has been writing for over four years on a myriad of topics related to health and wellness. His work involves extensive research on natural foods and organic supplements. His main focus is to understand the nutritional profile of everyday foods and how one can use them to improve their health and overall lifestyle.
Ravi has written over 250 articles and is also a published author. Reading and theater are his other interests.
Charushila Biswas is an ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist and a postgraduate in Biotechnology. She taught Plant Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Microbiology before embracing writing as a full-time career. An alumnus of VIT University, Vellore. Charushila developed a passion for nutrition and fitness, which are closely related to human psychology. And that prompted her to author a review article in 2015. She has written over 200 articles on fitness and nutrition.
In her leisure time, Charushila loves to cook and enjoys mobile photography.
Swathi holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and has worked in places where actual science and research happen. Her areas of expertise are Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, and Medical Biotechnology. Blending her love for writing with science, Swathi writes for health and wellness and simplifies complex topics for readers from all walks of life.
And on the days she doesn’t write, she learns and performs Kathak, sings Carnatic music compositions, makes plans to travel, and obsesses over cleanliness.
Shaheen holds a postgraduate degree in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology. She is a Geneticist with proficiency in Biotechnology, Immunology, Medical Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Genetic Counseling. Her passion for writing and her educational background have assisted her substantially in writing quality content on topics related to health and wellness.
In her free time, Shaheen loves to explore the world and the different flavors/cuisines it has to offer. Photography is another hobby she has developed of late.
After dabbling in Marketing and Business Development for a few years, Pratima Ati jumped ship to pursue two things she loved – fashion and writing. She’s now a full-time Fashion & Lifestyle writer and has never looked back ever since.
She sleeps early, reads often, and when she can't, she finally gives closure to all the characters living in her drafts. That, and her training in Indian classical music and playing (learning) the veena keep her sane, civil, and bearable.
Esha Saxena is a writer, journalist, and a full-time wallflower. She holds a Master’s degree in Media and Mass Communication and firmly believes that makeup is nothing less than art. Combining her love for writing with her passion for makeup, she brings to you reviews, techniques, and her ever-growing knowledge on this form of art.
In her spare time, she loves reading, listening to obscure indie bands, and writing poetry – all of this while being a crazy dog lady.
Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need.
This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.
Ramona has a Master's degree in English Literature. She believes that beauty begins with a good skin care regimen and is on a mission to eliminate all toxins from her routine. She helps readers select products and ingredients specific to their skin type and gives out tips to keep their skin healthy in a natural way.
When Ramona is not working or experimenting with a new skin care product or ingredient, her books and a passion for music, good food, and traveling keep her busy.
Pooja is a Mass Communications and Psychology graduate. Her education has helped her develop the perfect balance between what the reader wants to know and what the reader has to know. As a classical dancer, she has long, black hair, and she knows the struggle that goes into maintaining it. She believes in home remedies and grandma’s secrets for achieving beautiful, luscious hair.
When she is not writing, she learns Kuchipudi, practices yoga, and creates doodles.