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Dorothy Vernon Brown

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Dorothy Vernon BrownIt's the worst news you ever want to hear. 'I think you have leukemia', the young doctor told her. 


That was August 2013 when Dorothy Vernon Brown was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). 


As a devoted mother, wife, entrepreneur and serial volunteer it was a kick to the gut.


Her treatments have gone well but Dorothy, like many minorities on the donor list, is in DESPERATE need of a stem cell transplant to continue to live and prevent a relapse. Less than 25% of patients who need a stem cell transplant will find a match in their family; regrettably Dorothy is one of these. 


Her best chance of finding a match is to find a donor from her own ethnic group. She is of Jamaican heritage with a mixed background of Black and Irish.  


Dorothy urgently need the help from the Jamaican/West Indian community and young men (women not excluded) between the ages of 17 and 35 to become a donor with OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network (www.OneMatch.ca).


This will increase her chances of finding the optimal donor. The OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network consists of 72% Caucasian and 28% ethnic origins. Only 1% is black. 


You may contact Dorothy Vernon Brown at:

www.DonorDrive4Dorothy.org





Mark L. GreenComposer and jazz musician Mark L. Green joins me to help promote exercise and inspire you to good health with his new and awesome song 'America's Let's Exercise.'




Mark L. Green can be contacted through:

Twitter.com/mgreen1002green

And his Facebook Page:

www.Facebook.com/America-Lets-Exercise





Mark L. Green's Video " America Let's Exercise"

Mark was inspired to compose this song based upon First Lady Michelle Obama's launch of Let's Move: America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids!





Terry CralleTerry Cralle, RN, MS, CPHQ is the cofounder a sleep disorders center located in Charlottesville, Virginia and is a passionate and enthusiastic sleep health and wellness advocate.


She holds the designations of Registered Nurse, Certified Clinical Sleep Educator and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and serves as a national resource for sleep health awareness and education. 


As a self-proclaimed "sleep activist," Terry has worked closely with such organizations as Better Sleep Council, American Sleep Apnea Association, Start School Later, and the WorldBed organization and she educates a wide variety of audiences on the critical importance of sleep to physical and psychological health, growth and development, safety, optimum functioning, productivity, peak performance, and quality of life. 


Terry's experience in sleep medicine is extensive and includes clinical research, patient care and educational workshops for healthcare providers. She is a frequent lecturer, speaker, and author on sleep issues and provides sleep health and wellness consulting services to sleep clinics, schools, community organizations, hospitals, universities, U.S. corporations, and employee wellness companies. Terry is also involved with sleep surface design, consulting with several industry leaders in bedding product development. 


Terry holds a B.A. in Sociology from Randolph-Macon College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a Master's of Science in Healthcare Management from the Finch University of Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School.


Terry Cralle can be contacted through her website:

www.TerryCralle.com

And her Facebook Page:

www.Facebook.com/Terry.Cralle







William David Brown, PhD, DABSM, CBSMWilliam David Brown, PhD, DABSM, CBSM has treated hundreds of patients for a full range of sleep disorders over the past twenty-three years while serving as the clinical director of several hospital-based and free-standing sleep centers.


He is currently a Sleep Psychologist at Children's Medical Center in Dallas where he is the primary clinician diagnosing and treating pediatric insomnia using behavioral techniques. Additionally, he is starting a fellowship in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine and serves as Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he obtained his training in sleep medicine.


Dr. Brown is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine (one of the few PhDs in the U.S. to hold that distinction), a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and is certified in behavioral sleep medicine. He is a provider of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the mainstay in insomnia treatment today. He is in a very elite group of doctors who treat insomnia and are certified in behavioral sleep medicine; there are fewer than 200 doctors in the United States who hold that distinction.


His academic writing on the subject of sleep has included articles for academic journals as well as book chapters on sleep medicine, covering topics such as the neurocognitive and functional impairment in obstructive sleep apnea, parasomnias, insomnia, psychiatric disorders affecting sleep, and the effect of medication on sleep. He has also contributed to books on polysomnography as well as a review book for physicians taking the Sleep Board Exam.


As a lead author of a groundbreaking research paper on adolescent sleep habits and driving, Dr. Brown helped demonstrate that sleep duration and school start times have a negative effect on a teen's ability to drive. Dr. Brown subsequently was an invited speaker to all drivers' education instructors for the state of New Hampshire to discuss sleep as a safety issue for new drivers. In the early 1990s, Dr. Brown was hired by the Employees Assistance Program (EAP) for the State of New Hampshire to provide education on the importance of sleep for all state employees when the state implemented its zero-tolerance policy for employees falling asleep at work. He did the same for the National Transportation Safety Board in New Hampshire when new hours of service rules were being developed for truck drivers. 


Dr. Brown is currently involved in research on thermoregulation and sleep, sleep for children with Muscular Dystrophy, and the use of a novel device to improve muscle functioning and sleep.


More on William David Brown, PhD. can be viewed at:

www.Linkedin.com/pub/w-david-brown-phd-dabsm-cbsm/20/292/349







Christine Salter MDChristine Salter MD, DC, ND, a native of Great Britain, obtained her BSc (hon) in Physiology & Biochemistry from the University of Reading, UK.


With extensive training and experience in osteopathic, naturopathic, allopathic and chiropractic medicine, she is an expert in the practice of Integrative Holistic Medicine.


Dr. Salter is a graduate of the British College of Naturopathy & Osteopathy, Logan University (formerly Logan College of Chiropractic), and St. Louis University School of Medicine. She continued her medical training  at  Mercy Medical Center (formerly St. John's Mercy Medical Center) Family Medicine Residency program.


Dr. Salter is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). She is also a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians® (ASBP); this society is a medical professional association whose focus is on the treatment and management of overweight and obese patients and their related conditions and co-morbidities.


Having served one year on the staff of Uchee Pines Lifestyle Health Center in Seale, Alabama, Dr.Salter also taught at Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri, in the capacity as an instructor and assistant professor, and she also maintained a small private chiropractic practice.


Subsequently, with a broad background, training and education,  Dr. Salter started her solo practice named Vibrant Health Family Medicine in 2001. She practiced the full scope of Family Medicine including prenatal care. In 2009, her practice transitioned from the traditional "sickness" model of health care to a "wellness" model. At that time, Vibrant Health Family Medicine became The Centre For Vibrant Health And Wellness.


Dr. Salter lives with her family in St. Louis County. She enjoys public speaking, reading, singing and cooking.


Dr. Christine Salter can be contacted through her website:

www.DrSalter.com

And her Facebook Page:

www.Facebook.com/Vibrant3359







Ed ForteauEd Forteau is a former medical researcher and marketing liaison with a major pharmaceutical company. His lifelong struggle with his weight has led him to research why people gain and lose weight, and how our lifestyle can improve our health without the use of drugs, fad diets, or extreme exercise programs.


Ed found that typical weight loss methods don't last, so he developed a common sense approach that is progressive. It is based on the simple concept of increased activity and better nutrition. Starting with modest changes in activity, and moving to spending as little as 20 minutes a day of dedicated walking, combined with improved nutrition (not dieting), has helped him lose fat, strengthen his heart, and increase his lung capacity.


He now teaches his common sense approach to others via the Walk Fit Challenge. Ed's purpose is raising awareness through his "Walk Fit Challenge", a project which has inspired legions of people to get fit and healthy through the simple act of walking. He walks every day around the lake in Newaygo, Michigan.


Ed Forteau can be contacted through his website:

www.PowerUpYourHealth.com

And his Facebook Page:

www.Facebook.com/Ed.Forteau







David TabatskyDavid Tabatsky, is the co­‐author of THE CANCER BOOK: 101 STORIES OF COURAGE, SUPPORT AND LOVE, published by Chicken Soup for the Soul.


He teaches writing workshops at cancer centers throughout the United States, including MD Anderson Center in Houston, Lombardi Center in Washington, D.C., Duke Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard University and University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.




David Tabatsky's Website:

www.Tabatsky.com







Dr. Juliann ReilandDr. Reiland is a breast surgeon with over 20 years of experience and her practice currently focuses on providing treatments for women dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.


Her treatments include intra-operative electron radiation therapy as well as oncoplasty. She graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed a surgical residency at Creighton University.


She is currently the medical direction for the Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Breast Program at Avera McKennan Hospital. She has also acted as a consultant and has lectured nationally and internationally.


Medical Director: Intra Operative Radiation Therapy Breast Program

Avera McKennan Hospital

August 2010 - Present (4 years 3 months)


MD

Comprehensive Breast Care PC

August 2008 - Present (6 years 3 months)


Focusing on the surgical treatment of breast cancer and benign breast diseases

General Surgeon

Sanford Health Surgical Associates

August 1999 - August 2008 (9 years 1 month)


General surgeon, assistant medical director of trauma services

Surgical Resident

Creighton University

1993 - 1999 (6 years)Greater Omaha Area

Medical Student

The University of South Dakota

1988 - 1992 (4 years)Sioux Falls, South Dakota Area

RN

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

1986 - 1988 (2 years)Iowa City, Iowa Area

Staff RN in the Burn Unit, and Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Student Pre-med

Coe College

1986 - 1988 (2 years)Cedar Rapids


RN

Milwaukee County Hospital

1982 - 1986 (4 years)Greater Milwaukee Area

From 1982-84, Staff RN for the general Oncology unit

From 1984-86 Staff RN for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit


Student

Milwaukee County Hospital School of Nursing

1979 - 1982 (3 years)Greater Milwaukee Area



Dr. Juliann Reiland's Website:

www.DrJuliann.com







Dr. Sandy GoldbergDr. Sandy Goldberg has been a regular contributor to NBC5 News since 1994. 


Her regularly scheduled series "Food for Thought" is featured on NBC5 twice weekly. Throughout the years, she has appeared in several special series, notably Real Life Weight Loss and One Woman's Story, a history of her own struggle with breast cancer.


Goldberg is a clinical nutritionist specializing in nutrition counseling and the treatment of eating disorders. Her treatment mode is intensely personal working one-on-one with clients to develop an individual plan for healthy eating specifically tailored to their lifestyles.


Goldberg is a board member on the American Cancer Society's Downtown Leadership Board, a member of two boards at the University of Illinois at Chicago, board member of The Washington Square Health Foundation and a member of the President's Advisory Council at Governor's State University/ She volunteers for the numerous organizations including The American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Illinois, March of Dimes, and the Respiratory Health Association.


As Founder and Chairman of A Silver Lining Foundation, her mission is to ensure socioeconomic status does not impact an individual's ability to obtain cancer resource information, quality of life services and the ability to obtain timely cost free mammography.  


Email Dr. Goldberg at:

drsandy@asilverliningfoundation.org


Dr. Goldberg's Website:

www.asilverliningfoundation.org






Dana Ramos, Author of The Skin Regime

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Dana RamosDana Ramos, author of The Skin Regime.


Dana is a skin-care enthusiast, a writer, and an entrepreneur who lives in Westchester, New York. 


She's from California where she obtained a Masters in Professional Writing from USC and wrote screenplays (a requirement for California residency).  




Email Dana at:

DanaTSR@gmail.com


Dana's Website:

www.TheSkinRegime.com







Dr Hume Nicola JohnsonDr. Johnson is ranked among the leading communication specialists in Jamaica. With over 15 years of professional experience in television & radio broadcasting, public relations and strategic political communication, paired with poise, strong public speaking skills and a sharp political instinct, Dr Johnson is am emerging powerhouse in the Caribbean political and socio-cultural arena.


Her expertise in political communication and active engagement in the Jamaican public sector and creative industries sector won her top-notch clients including high-level Government officials, entertainers and business executives. For example, Dr Johnson served as a specialist Speech writer within the Ministry of National Security; researcher with former State Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Delano Franklyn, political advisor with parliamentarians and media consultant with political parties. She also served as an executive member of the Youth Advisory Council with former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Most Hon. PJ Patterson. Her outstanding work, in building the image and brands of iconic Jamaican entertainers Tony Rebel (and reggae festival Rebel Salute), Queen Ifrica and Lymie Murray is also well regarded.


Nowadays, Hume manages a global academic career extending from her native Jamaica to Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Currently, she is Professor of Public Relations and Media Communications at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island, United States. Previously Dr Johnson lectured in the Broadcast curriculum (radio and television) at James Cook University, Queensland Australia. She is also an Honorary Associate of the Department of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.


Dr Johnson holds a PhD in Political Science & Public Policy from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. An astute political thinker, she writes extensively on governance and civil society in Jamaica. She is the author of 'Challenges to Civil Society: Protest and Governance in Jamaica' (Cambria Press, 2011); co-author of 'Jamaican Dons, Italian Mafias and the chances of a reversible destiny' (Political Studies, Vol. 56, March 2008); 'Performing Protest in Jamaica: The Mass Media as Stage' (International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Vol 2, no. 4, 2008) and "Ode to Quasheba: Resistance Rituals of Higgler Women in Jamaica" (On the Edges of Development: Cultural Interventions, New York: Routledge, 2009). Dr Johnson is also a regular political commentator and analyst with The Jamaica Gleaner and various broadcast media radio. She comments on politics and governance, including civic, social and cultural issues.


Dr Johnson offers Executive Training and consultancy services in Strategic Communications including - Radio and TV Broadcasting, Public Speaking, Public Relations Techniques and Crisis Communications. Her 'Step Up to the Microphone' series is a workshop designed to train working professionals in public speaking. The training components include The Art of Conversation, Building Your Personal and Professional Brand, Understanding the Media; Speech writing and How to handle Media Interviews.


She is available for speaking engagements on Political and Social Affairs (civil society, governance); Crisis Communication; Leadership; Image & Reputation Management, as well as Nation Branding.


Dr. Hume Johnson can be contacted at:

www.humejohnson.wordpress.com







Dr. Fayne L. FreyDr. Fayne L. Frey is a board certified dermatologist practicing dermatology and dermatologic surgery in West Nyack, N.Y. She received her medical degree in 1987 from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Frey completed her internship in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and her residency in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.


Following her training, Dr. Frey worked in private practice in New York City and served as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Dermatology at The New York Hospital. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.


Throughout her twenty years of practice, dealing primarily with the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, Dr. Frey's patients have asked her on a daily basis, "What is the best moisturizer?" and "What skincare products do I really need?" She realized that her patients were being bombarded in the skincare aisles with an overwhelming selection of over the counter products. They were influenced by hyped up marketing claims, spending too much money on products that did not meet their needs or expectations.


It became her mission to educate her patients, and all consumers, about OTC skincare products. To that end she developed FryFace.com, an educational skincare website that offers a first of its kind product selection tool to simplify the process of choosing an appropriate moisturizer, cleanser and sunscreen (all you really need). Based on medical and scientific literature, Dr. Frey offers unbiased recommendations for effective, safe and affordable products relative to individual skin conditions and personal preferences.


Dr. Frey lives in New City, N.Y. with her husband, Roger, a medical school classmate, and their four children. She is a marathon runner, an accomplished pianist, and enjoys traveling the world with her family.


Dr, Frey can be contacted at:

www.FryFace.com







Leslie TraillLeslie Traill, founder of "Sexy Over Sixty," is a pioneer in the field of life coaching and personal empowerment - in fact, she began her coaching career back in 1977, before there were even training courses available. "Sexy Over Sixty" is a boutique life coaching agency that offers transition coaching for all of life's challenges from mid-adulthood and beyond. 


A sought after speaker, Certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner/Coach, meditation coach, menopause coach and Counselor, Leslie incorporates a wealth of personal and professional experience into her private sessions and corporate seminars.


Leslie has a keen understanding of business as a result of her professional experience in law and the fashion industry. Her strong commercial instincts, coupled with a life-long study of Mindfulness Meditation, makes her uniquely suited to guide her clients toward lives that are healthier and more productive, with stronger decision-making and communication skills, more rewarding relationships and enhanced careers.


Blue-chip companies understand the benefits for their employees - and Leslie's corporate seminars are tailored to time, availability and budget. Her interactive "Lunch and Learn" presentations are concise, compelling overviews of the benefits of utilizing meditation techniques and life coaching in order to help create a more balanced, satisfying life and career.


Leslie can be contacted at:

www.LeslieTraill.com







Ivette JacksonIvette Jackson is the mother of reinvention. She is a successful author, inventor, model, and actress. She has endured many hardships including growing up in Jamaica in poverty, child molestation, near death experiences, multiple surgeries, an abusive marriage, and breast cancer.


Today, Ivette is healthy, happy, and cancer free. In her book, the Journey, she chronicles her experience in an attempt to inspire others to fight the good fight. More importantly, Ivette hopes to shares her source of strength, approach for coping and decision to live life with a happy and encouraging attitude.


Ivette did not allow her pass to hold her hostage. After working as a nurse for many years, she pursued a career in modeling and acting, and has appeared in like Jack & Jill with Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino as well as Burn Notice for 4 years, Far Landers, Daddy's Girlfriend.


She has appeared in several commercials and on various magazines. Her 2nd book, 'Forgiveness Lessons on of Life 101' has been made into an award winning film.


Ivette may be contacted at:

Ivettejackson@aol.com







Marc Richman, M.D.Dr. Richman is a urologist certified by the American Board of Urology, and a member of the American Urologic Association. He is also a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He was Phi Beta Kappa at Wesleyan University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree; he earned his medical degree, summa cum laude, at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha.


He won an unprecedented four Pfizer Awards at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at which he completed his general-surgery internship and residency in urologic surgery. There, he studied under the renowned Dr. Culley C. Carson, an expert in men's sexual health.


Dr. Richman was formerly an attending physician at Norfolk General Hospital and a clinical associate professor of urology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. With more than 10 years' experience diagnosing and treating men's health, he has treated clients throughout the world, including a number of global leaders and dignitaries.


He and his wife have one daughter and two dogs; in his downtime, he enjoys classical guitar, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


If you're interested in talking about your health and wellness, please contact Dr. Richman at:

www.ObsidianMensHealth.com







Rusty GregoryRusty is the coauthor of Living Wheat-Free For Dummies (Wiley Publishing). He received his B.S. (Commercial and Industrial Fitness) in 1989 from Texas Tech University and his M.S. (Kinesiology) in 1991 from the University of Michigan. In 1991, he began his personal training business in Austin, Texas, and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).


In 1995, he opened Forte Personal Fitness, a private personal fitness studio. Rusty became a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist with the Cancer Exercise Training Institute when he saw the particular needs that cancer patients have before, during, and after diagnosis and treatment. He is a regular Contributing Expert for DailyRx.com.


Rusty GregoryRusty is also a Certified Wellness Coach (CWC), a Wellcoaches certification. He helps people make lasting behavioral changes that lead them to become their best selves. Coaching has allowed him to become more empathetic with people and their wellness "issues." He has seen many realize a higher level of wellness and begin to live life with more depth, meaning and purpose.


In writing his books, Rusty drew upon his experiences as a personal fitness trainer and wellness coach as well as his formal training and certifications in both fields of study. His extensive academic background has influenced the writing of his books and given him the tools to train people in a way that enhances their lives through health, fitness and wellness. Rusty lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and three children.


If you're interested in talking about your health and wellness, please contact Rusty through:

www.RustyGregory.com







Hannah A. MartinezHannah A. Martinez currently serves as President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Dorchester/Mattapan/Roxbury Affiliate of Boston, Massachusetts, reaching out to the ethnic minority populations about NAMI and its educational and support services.


Hannah also serves on the NAMI Massachusetts Board of Directors. She is a Master's Clinician (Counselor) with extensive experience in psychiatric clinical evaluations, counseling and social services for children and families.


Hannah pays a lot of attention to diversity and currently operates her own workshop on Multicultural Understanding and Mental Health in the active application of the Cultural Competence Continuum framework. Hannah finds cultural diversity understanding and sensitivity as a fundamental need for all infrastructures of our American society.


With that in mind, and since joining NAMI in 1994, Ms. Martinez has committed to the mission of NAMI in advocating for good quality life for individuals suffering from mental illness and their families and for diversity outreach. 


Ms. Martinez has worked both as a clinician and intercultural specialist creating a cultural bridge for clinicians and clients to expand their skills to conduct effective assessment and therapy to the growing diverse population that is utilizing mental health services. 


Ms. Martinez received her first degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California and her graduate degree in Counseling and Public Health from Tufts University. Originally born and raised in Ghana, and having worked with the Lost Boys from Sudan for many years, 


Hannah is also researching Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Culture. She recently won the volunteer of the year award for NAMI.


Visit Dr. Deana Murphy's website at: 

www.NAMI.org







Dr. Deana MurphyDr. Deana Murphy was trained as an interior designer and eventually changed her business to life design. She is the owner of LivingDesigns Unlimitied, LLC and defines her life's work as that of unleashing the power and potential in others in order to help her client's develop their self-leadership capabilities for the greater good.


Her clients are corporate organizations, faith-based organizations, universities, high-achieving women of faith and a few insightful men. Her vision is to help others tap into their inner power to discover the answers they need to create a brilliant reality lifestyle story that reflects their truest self, authentic values, deepest desires, and genuine integrity.


She is the author of the award winning book, 'Designing for the King: From Chaos to Order by Designing Within' and 'Designing my Awesome Personal Future,' and "My Vision Board on the Go.'


She has appeared in O Magazine, HGTV, and was on the cover of 'Exceptional People Magazine. She is also a speaker, media personality, and the founder of Global Women Design Institute.


Visit Dr. Deana Murphy's website at: 

www.DeanaMurphyGlobal.com







Bert Herring MDBert graduated from Texas A&M School of Medicine with his eye on a surgical career and was selected for a surgical internship at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Surgical residency would have to wait, though, until he repaid his U.S. Navy scholarship obligation with a three-year Marine Corps infantry battalion tour.


Bert's Marine tours delivered a first hand introduction to the complexity of problems on an international scale as he fulfilled his duties in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm and in Okinawa, Japan. Confronting the realities of global problems, his interest in surgery waned. While surgery would allow him to fix problems one person at a time, cancer research would open the possibility for small discoveries to benefit thousands or even millions.


Bert secured a cancer research position in the National Cancer Institutes (NIH). His work at NIH yielded a new model for testing cancer treatments and although the model is still used, it was Bert's effort to squeeze more research work between the time constraints of child care obligations that became his first application of a "Study of One," which sparked the Fast-5 flame. 


Fast-5, the weight-loss tool Bert researched, named and then shared with the world via a print and e-book, has spread across six continents through word of mouth communication, has been translated into five languages and has helped thousands of people solve an overweight or obesity problem that for many had become "unsolvable." Today Bert is a champion for the study of one.


Visit Bert Herring's website and Group at: 

www.fastfive.org

www.facebook.com/groups/fastfive.org







Erica GoodridgeErica Goodridge is a top-rated professional speaker, Christian/life coach and ONE OF THE INDUSTRY'S LEADING EXPERTS in leadership development, relationships, change and mindset. 


Using her talents as an author, professional speaker, certified coach, special educator and certified education administrator. Erica delivers customized high-energy presentations that creatively present insight with real-world strategies and solutions.


Erica Goodridge has the passion, energy and credentials needed to speak to leaders, educators and administrative teams. With a bachelor's degree in psychology, and a master's degree in education with a specialty in administration and supervision, 


Erica has been a well-known and trusted educator and professional trainer for more than 11 years. Erica has inspired many people to build longer-lasting, healthier relationships, strengthen their leadership skills and become more profitable and successful than they ever thought possible.


Erica Goodridge has been a workshop presenter and seminar trainer to many educators and leadership teams. Her ability to tackle the toughest issues, coupled with her first-hand experience, will leave your audience with a renewed sense of commitment to lead by example and teach with passion.


Visit Erica's website at: www.iamtheteacherscoach.com







MORT (Doc) ORMAN, M.DMort (Doc) Orman, M.D. has been teaching people how to eliminate stress, without managing it, for more than 30 years. 


He has also conducted seminars and workshops on reducing stress for doctors, nurses, veterinarians, business executives, students, the clergy, and even the F.B.I.


Dr. Orman's award-winning book, The 14 Day Stress Cure (1991), is still one of the most helpful and innovative books on the subject of stress ever written. 


Dr. Orman and his wife, Christina, a veterinarian, live in Maryland.

Doc Mort Orman, M.D.



Read Doc Mort Orman, M.D. book "The Art Of True Forgiveness": How To Forgive Anyone For Anything, Anytime You Want: 


www.amazon.com/The-Art-Of-True-Forgiveness-ebook



Visit Doc Orman's website at: www.ormanstressrelief.com









Dr. Fred LuskinDr. Fred Luskin has completed extensive research on the training and measurement of forgiveness therapy. 


His research demonstrates that learning forgiveness leads to increased physical vitality, hope, greater self-efficacy, enhanced optimism and conflict resolution skills. It also shows that forgiveness lessens the physical and emotional toll of stress, and decreases hurt, anger depression and blood pressure.


He has worked with men and women from both sides of the violence in Northern Ireland who have had family members killed and with different groups of financial advisors after the stock market crash of 2000 to enhance their conflict resolution and stress management skills.


Dr. Luskin is the author of the best seller Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness and Stress Free for Good. He has worked with many organizations and has trained lawyers, doctors, church leaders and congregations, hospital staffs, teachers and other professionals to manage stress and enhance forgiveness all over the United States. Dr. Luskin's work has been featured in Time magazine, O magazine, Ladies Home Journal, U.S. News and World Reports, Parade, Prevention as well as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, U.S.A. Today and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Fred Luskin


Frederic Luskin, Ph.D. is the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. 


He also serves as the Co Chair of the Garden of Forgiveness Project at Ground Zero in Manhattan.


Read more about Dr. Fred Luskin and his book "Forgive For Good", at his website: www.learningtoforgive.com







Dr. Terry WahlsDr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic, and conducts clinical trials. 


She is also a patient with a chronic progressive neurological disorder, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. But thanks to the power of the Wahls Protocol™, which is based on functional medicine and the Wahls Paleo™ diet, Dr. Wahls restored her health and now pedals her bike five miles to work each day.


Dr. Wahls is a fifth generation Iowan who grew up on a farm in Northeast Iowa and raised a son and daughter there as well. She has a bachelor's degree of Fine Arts from Drake University in Studio Art - Painting and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Iowa. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Iowa and has been on faculty at Iowa since 2000.


Dr. Terry Wahls lives in Iowa City with her spouse, Jackie and their teenage daughter, Zebby. Her son, Zach Wahls, is an engineering student at the University of Iowa; recently, he became well-known for his testimony at the Iowa State House opposing the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage, which went viral in February 2011, receiving nearly twenty million views. His book, My Two Moms, was published April 2012.


Dr. Terry Wahls


Dr. Terry Wahls


Dr. Wahls created several books, CDs, and DVDs that summarize her use of intensive nutrition in recovery from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.


She shows how to eat and the actions we need to take to ensure our mitochondria and brain cells have all the building blocks necessary to truly live and for our brain cells to do the work of being a brain.


Read published works, scientific articles, and medical humanities essays written by Dr. Terry Wahls:

www.terrywahls.com/news/articles










Chauncy D. WhiteheadChauncey is a fitness professional who has always been involved in his community. In the last few years, his focus has been on the health of the people within the Baltimore community. He spent three years working for the YMCA of Central Maryland as a fitness coordinator developing and implementing fitness programs for the members. In addition, he organized multiple fundraising events to collect money and toys for the people in the local area. The money collected allowed low-income families to participate in YMCA programs.


Chauncey's effort to bring an awareness of health and wellness to the Baltimore community has been documented by the Baltimore Sun (Coming through at crunch time, by Phillip McGowan, December 19, 2004) and the Baltimore Afro American (Druid Hill YMCA fitness instructor Attempts Guinness record, by H. Allen Hurst).


Chauncey appears as a fitness guest on local radio and television programs, conducts university workshops and wellness symposiums. In the fall of 2006, he participated in The Tavis Smiley Group Presents the Road to Health Tour. This summer, CDW Health and Wellness Lifestyles, LLC co-organized with BOND, Inc and the Baltimore City Health Department the first African-American Heritage Walk through the historic Sharpleadenhall and the Gwynn Falls Trail.  Chauncey lead the walk with Mayor Sheila Dixon on a 1.5 mile health walk. In addition this summer, CDW Health and Wellness has planned and advised on faith-based walking events.


Chauncey believes that one of the easiest and safest forms of exercise is walking. He constantly challenges himself and his clients and has completed several marathons to date.


Visit Chauncey's website at:

www.cdwhealthandwellness.com






Dr. Cynthia ThaikHarvard-trained, Dr. Cynthia Thaik is a heart doctor that practices with her heart. She delivers security and peace of mind to her clients by orchestrating behavioral and mindset shifts to evoke lasting transformational changes in their health, well-being, vitality, energy, and creativity. 


She has helped thousands of people make changes to transform their lives through the ways they think, feel, and act. Intuitively, she has known that she would serve this calling since the age of five, after accompanying her physician mother to the medical clinic in their home country of Mayamar, formerly known as Burma. There, she witnessed the pure hands-on art of healing, free from the modern-day challenges of drugs, bureaucracy, and the threat of malpractice.


This experience laid dormant deep within her as she navigated her American life, completed her modern medical training, and subsequently began practicing Western medicine. Years later, the demands of solo practice, a strained marriage and three small children created a toll that left her disconnected and drained. It wasn't until the opening of her wellness center three years ago--where she guided her patients to experience tremendous improvement in their health and well-being through integrative lifestyle practices that focused on nutrition, fitness, and spiritual or meditative practices--that those early childhood memories of the art of self-directed healing were reawakened.


Rediscovering her life purpose has lend authenticity to her work and filled her with joy, energy and spirit. She believes the mind-body connection for health is best served through the practice of being centered and present in each moment. A practicing Buddhist, Dr. Cynthia is now on a mission to deliver that message about healing through her new book, Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength & Spirit from the Body's Core.


Dr. Cynthia began her professional training at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. From there, she completed her internal medicine and cardiology training at the Harvard's training programs (Beth Israel, Massachusetts General, and Brigham & Women's hospitals). She manages two successful cardiology clinics and is the founder of Revitalize-U, a wellness center focused on health, nutrition, weight loss, and detoxification. Beyond her academic and professional achievements, she is most proud of the praises that she receives from her patients: caring, compassionate, service oriented, and excellence are words used to describe her style of practice.


While running her 3 businesses + raising 3 children, Lisa exemplifies the Goddess Lifestyle as she embraces her sensual and powerful feminine nature with pride and encourages other women to do the same.


Visit Dr. Cynthia Thaik's website at:

www.revitalize-u.com






Lisa Marie RosatiPassionista and Visionary Lisa Marie Rosati is a renowned Inner Goddess Catalyst for women, Creatrix of The Goddess Lifestyle Plan + Sugar Free Goddess + Smithtown Weight Loss and co-author of the international best selling book - "Embracing Your Authentic Self".


Lisa mentors women around the world on how to become a Modern Day Goddess by consciously designing how to get their health back, balance their feminine and masculine energies, ignite the fire within their souls and live a luscious goddess life filled with passion, radiant health, entrepreneurial success and prosperity.


Lisa's unique combination of strategic thinking, laser sharp intuition, vast knowledge of holistic health, psychology, human behavior and healing modalities plus 20+ years of metaphysical study and practice, results in an effective mix of spirituality and "real world," no-nonsense practicality that supports her private clients in embracing their own Inner Goddess.


Lisa serves a global audience of women as an Expert Columnist with Aspire Magazine, a Dietetics & Nutrition Expert website www.sharecare.com and as a sought after speaker.


While running her 3 businesses + raising 3 children, Lisa exemplifies the Goddess Lifestyle as she embraces her sensual and powerful feminine nature with pride and encourages other women to do the same.


Visit Lisa's websites at:

www.sugarfreegoddess.com

www.sharecare.com

www.goddesslifestyleplan.com





Cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Dubin

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Jonathan Dubin, MDDr. Dubin has been a cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He received a bachelor of science in engineering from Columbia University, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his training in internal medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, his fellowship in cardiology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and fellowship in echocardiography at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and certification in adult echocardiography.


He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography, and a member of the board of directors of A.B.C.


He has served as a medical attending at various hospitals in Baltimore including his current positions at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Union Memorial Hospital, and Northwest Hospital Center. He is an instructor in Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His interests include hypertension and echocardiography.


Dr. Dubin may be contacted at Baltimore Heart at:

www.baltimoreheart.com






Dr. Elijah SaundersDr. Elijah Saunders is professor of medicine, head of the Division of Hypertension and (former) clinical director of the Hypertension and Vascular Biology Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. 


He also serves as clinical associate professor of medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He is vice-president for Graduate Medical Education and Affiliations at the University of Maryland.


Dr. Saunders received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and his bachelor of science degree from Morgan State College. He completed both his residency and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.


Dr Saunders has received the American Heart Association (AHA) Award of Merit, Louis B. Russell Award (highest award for contribution to cardiovascular minority health), and the Presidential Award from the Maryland Affiliate. He is a member of the AHA Council on Clinical Cardiology and the Council on High Blood Pressure Research. He has served on all levels of both the national and local AHA. He has also served on numerous panels, study groups, site visit groups and committees including the Advisory Council of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He has been an active researcher in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, especially as these problems affect African Americans.


Dr. Saunders is a founding member, past chairman of the board and past president of the Association of Black Cardiologists; immediate past president, current chairman of the board, and founder of both the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) and the (former) Urban Cardiology Research Center, Inc., (Baltimore, MD). He is the co-founder of Heart House of the American College of Cardiology; a charter member of the American Society of Hypertension; past president of the Maryland High Blood Pressure Coordinating Council; former commissioner of the Maryland High Blood Pressure Commission; and chairman, Maryland Advisory Council on High Blood Pressure and related Cardiovascular Risk Factors.


A fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and the American College of Angiology, Dr. Saunders has lectured extensively on hypertension and its concomitant diseases, especially as it affects populations such as Blacks and the elderly. He is co-author of the medical textbook, Hypertension in Black: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Treatment, and a book for the public on high blood pressure. He is chief editor of the textbook, Cardiovascular Diseases in Black. He has appeared on numerous radio, television, and video productions and has also written extensively for numerous medical journals, textbooks, and consumer magazines on the diagnosis, treatment, and control of hypertension, particularly in Black populations.


During 1996-1997, Dr. Saunders was on sabbatical leave from the University of Maryland, conducting research in England on dietary salt, salt sensitivity and hypertension in an African-Caribbean population. In May 1998, Dr. Saunders was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree from his undergraduate alma mater, Morgan State University. In May 1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina.


Visit Dr. Elijah Saunders' Website:

www.elijahsaunders.md.com






Angie and Sylvie











Once upon a time... (as all great stories begin) there was a warrior woman named Sylvie. She had shiny raven hair and a heart of gold. Every life she touched almost magically became better.  She lived with her wonderful, princely husband, Ken of Fort Frances, and her beautiful children.  She was spending her days and nights working on an online course in holistic health. In connecting with other students, she happened upon Angie (brown) Rice.


Angie lived a mere 7 hours away from Sylvie, which made them relatively close (when compared to the other students who lived in California, New York, Lichtenstein...you get the picture).  Angie was a quiet warrior woman with unruly red hair and a knowing in her heart that she was meant to somehow help others heal from the inside out.  She lived happily with her charming husband, Justin the strong, and her handsome son. Instantly, these two women felt a strong connection to one another.  


It didn't take long before Sylvie and Angie were having daily Skype chats and sharing the details of their lives.  They became very special friends, the kind you don't come across nearly often enough. They could tell one another anything, honestly critique an idea in a loving way, encourage, support and challenge one another to face fears and make things happen.  This was a safe place where they could both be themselves, where they could freely entertain their dreams in a way that made them feel possible, without the judgment and skepticism of close friends and family that budding entrepreneurs usually experience.  


As they were each developing a health coaching business, they took several group programs together, gaining more clarity, strength, knowledge and confidence.  While there were ups, there were also a lot of downs. They felt so lucky to have one another..  They wondered, "Where would we be without each other?  How do these other coaches do it?"  They began to see how truly special their friendship was, and how this "sisterhood" might just be the missing link --the honesty, openness, support and stretch of a close-knit group--to empower talented, creative women to achieve the lives of their dreams. 


Find out more about Angie and Sylvie at: 

www.sisterhoodofreinvention.com






Robanne RobinRobanne Robin is a wife, mother of 3, Registered Nurse, certified Hip Hop Hustle instructor, and author. She has battled eating disorders all of her life including childhood obesity, anorexia, bulimia, and morbid obesity as an adult.


At age 37 Robanne was facing major health issues including high blood pressure and diabetes. After two trips to the ER with a pulse over 200 she knew she had to make some serious lifestyle changes, or risk continued health problems. On August 4, 2009, Robanne had lap-roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and has since lost half of her body weight. She has gone from weighing 300 pounds to 150. After almost giving up on herself, Robanne sought medical help that has saved her life.


Robanne Robin Before & AfterThrough seeking help and putting in the hard work to make major lifestyle changes, she has turned a lifelong struggle with weight and eating disorders into a platform to motivate and inspire others. 


She now lives an active lifestyle and has launched books and inspirational projects. Robanne works with bariatric patients to motivate them to be successful.


Additionally, her passion is to encourage kids to re-think being skinny, and shift their focus to being STRONG and fit. She works to inspire and motivate anyone who struggles with eating disorders and weight issues. Robanne shows her audiences that STRONG is the new SKINNY and above all shares the message that anyone can make changes.


Robanne earned a B.A. in Communications from California State University Fullerton, and a B.S. in Nursing from Indiana University School of Nursing. The best "degree" Robanne earns on a daily basis is her fitness by getting her STRONG on five times a week at the YMCA in Fishers, Indiana.


Visit Robanne Robin's Website:

www.getyourstrongon.net







Hugh RoweHugh Rowe is the president founder of Hugh Rowe Associates, an organization dedicated to providing Bible lessons and tools for living a successful and significant life in any economy.


Author Hugh Rowe will teach you life lessons from the Bible by examining the life of Joseph. You will learn lessons about the importance of having a firm belief, the idea of never giving up on your dreams, the benefits of good time management, team work and delegation, and the importance of forgiveness. 


Hugh and his wife, Ginel, live in Maryland.


Visit Hugh Rowe's Website:

www.hughrowe.com






Dr. Alex ShvartsmanDr. Alex Shvartsman is a dentist in Smithtown Long Island. He is a top graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He also holds a BA degree in Biology from SUNY @ Stony Brook. His natural artistic talents and passion for dentistry allow him to excel as a dentist.


After completing his residency at the prestigious North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, Dr. Shvartsman was appointed Chief Dental Resident. In addition, he has completed a two-year Fellowship in Dental Implants and Advanced Dental Prosthodontics and has taught implant dentistry at NSUH at Manhasset until his practice relocation in 2005 to Smithtown, Long Island, NY


Dr. Shvartsman was one of the youngest Long Island dentists to have received the Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), by completing 500 hours of continuing education, and passing a rigorous written examination.


As a follow up, Dr. Alex Shvartsman, received the prestigious Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry by completing an additional 600 hours in each required dental discipline. 400 hours were in hands-on or participation courses.  


He is one of a little over 1% of American dentists who have achieved this honor. Mastership in the AGD is a symbol of a dentist's continual journey toward improvement, innovation and progress. He currently serves as a peer reviewer of articles for the AGD monthly dental journal. Dr. Shvartsman's commitment to staying current in the rapidly changing field of dentistry is exemplary.


Currently Dr. Shvartsman is enrolled in a 2 year curriculum at the School of Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine pursuing a Doctorate of Naturopathy degree. He will be receiving his NMD in July, 2013.  He is thrilled to add Naturopathic medicine in his treatment of dental disease.


Dr. Shvartsman is the recipient of numerous additional awards, including the One of Americas Top Dentist Award, TopDocNY Award, Top Smithtown Dentist Award be the International Association of Dentists, the Suffolk County Dental Society High Level of Clinical Competence Award, and The Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Excellence and Promise in Oral Diagnosis. 


Dr. Shvartsman is also the winner of Long Island Press Best Dentist Award and has been featured in News Channel 12 Long Island Naturally. His article "Dentistry in Harmony with Nature" has been featured on the www.RobbWolf.com health website. He has also been featured on several Health Radio interviews, including The Inspired and Empowered Radio Show with Dr. Diane A. Thompson, and The Natural Nurse Radio Show.


Recently, on Sept. 7, 2013 Dr. Alex Shvartsman received the Accreditation Award by the IAOAMT becoming the FIRST and ONLY Accredited IAOAMT dentist on Long Island. He also serves on the Education Committee in the IAOMT.


Visit Dr. Alex Shvartsman's Website:

www.smithtownsmiles.com






Lorna OwensLorna Owens is the founder and managing director of Footprints Foundation; a non-profit organization aimed at saving the lives of women in Democratic Republic of Congo who have been victimized by gang rape, by providing medical care, education, and empowerment. 


She is an Attorney, host of 'AND THE WOMEN GATHER TALKSHOW' on Teleamerica Channel 88 Comcast, Gender Expert, International Speaker, Executive/ Life Coach and Author who travels the World teaching the Art and Science of Success to Women's Groups and organizations. 


She has appeared on NBC, TBN, TRU TV and TV in Jamaica, Cayman Island and Bermuda. The Miami Herald called her a Pioneer and the Mother of Reinvention and Advance for Nurses says she wows her Audiences. Lorna Owens is also a former Registered Nurse as well as a Midwife.


Helping others is in Lorna Owens' DNA. "I grew up in a family where you did for others" says Owens. It is no wonder Owens became a Registered Nurse and Midwife. After many years as a nurse, Owens became a lawyer; working first as a Miami Dade County Prosecutor then finally opening her own law practice in the area of criminal and entertainment law. Owens also does legal analysis for the Nancy Grace show HLN as well TRU TV In Session.


Several years into her practice Owens became concerned about the rate at which women were going to jail so Owens on her own time and with her own money started working in the jails with the women in a program she called Women Behind Bars. Here she taught the women they could become somebody no matter what their circumstances. 10 YEARS ago she looked around and saw professional women getting burnt out at a rapid rate. She formed 'And the Women Gather Women's Institute' to teach women that they can lead a successful balanced life.


Two years ago she was watching CNN and saw Anderson Cooper's piece called 'Rape as a Weapon of War.' It told the story of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and showed how over 2 million women were the victims of gang rapes and as a result had developed fistulas causing them to leak urine and feces. She cried and cried but true to form she decided to do something about it. She formed a Non Profit called Footprints Foundation. "The idea is that we will be saving women's lives one little footprint at a time".


Her AMAZING Book EVERYDAY GRACE EVERY MIRACLE, set in Jamaica, tells life changing stories of men and women and her third book a legal thriller THE LADY LAWYER will be out next year.


Visit Lorna Owens' Website:

www.lornaowens.com






Dr. Dennis Kimbro















Few individuals impact the day-to-day management of organizations and institutions as Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D. A tireless educator, author, and B-school professor, Dr. Kimbro is universally characterized as one of the most insightful and scholarly writers in the field today.


As a lecturer and researcher in the field of management, entrepreneurship and human potential, he encourages his readers to look within to extract the keys that underlie all accomplishment. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. With his course work behind him, Dr. Kimbro combed the country interviewing scores of America's most notable achievers. Eventually his inquisition led to the question: How can impoverished black Americans pull themselves out of their poverty and reach their full potential?






Dr. James DowdDr. Dowd is board certified in integrative holistic medicine, adult rheumatology, and pediatric rheumatology. 


He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in 1983 and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 1987.Dr. Dowd also completed a residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he served as chief medical resident at Erie County Medical Center in 1991.


Additionally, Dr. Dowd completed a four-year fellowship in combined adult and pediatric rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas in 1995.


The American College of Rheumatology awarded Dr. Dowd with a Physician-Scientist Development Award for research on super-antigens in 1993.


Dr. Dowd founded the Arthritis Institute of Michigan in 1997. His latest book, The Vitamin D Cure, is based on his more than 20 years of related practice and research.


Visit Dr. James Dowd's Website:

www.drjamesdowd.com






Karen AnselKaren Ansel, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N. is a nutrition consultant, journalist and author specializing in nutrition, health and wellness. As a regular contributor to national women's, health and cooking magazines, Karen's meal plans, diet advice, recipes and healthy eating articles have been featured in Cooking Light, Fitness, Shape, Oprah, Weight Watchers, Family Circle, All You, Prevention, Parade, Woman's Day and Women's Health.


She is the co-author of The Calendar Diet: A Month By Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life (Wagging Tail Press, 2012), Healthy in a Hurry: Simple, Wholesome Recipes for Every Meal of the Day (Weldon Owen, 2012) and the IACP finalist, The Baby & Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start (Weldon Owen, 2010). Karen is a go-to resource for the media. As a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen's expert nutrition advice appears in leading magazines, websites and newspapers nationwide.


Her easy-to-follow advice has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, People, US News and World Report, ABCNews.com, Foxnews.com, WebMD, Woman's Day, Redbook, Health, Fitness, Shape, Self, Weight Watchers, Scientific American, the Associated Press, the New York Post, Prevention, MSNBC, The Chicago Tribune, Parade, Real Simple, Glamour, In Style, Forbes.com, Time.com, SmartMoney.com and The Huffington Post. In addition, Karen is a contributing editor for Woman's Day Magazine. Always on the cutting edge of the latest breaking nutritional trends, Karen consults with corporations to help them enhance their corporate nutrition programs and provide strategies to improve their employee's health and wellbeing. She additionally develops recipes for several of the nation's leading food brands.


Karen is also a former instructor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University.


Karen is a graduate of Duke University where she majored in psychology. She received her Masters of Science in clinical nutrition from New York University. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen belongs to several dietetic practice groups including Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, Food and Culinary Professionals, and Nutrition Entrepreneurs.


Visit Karen's Website:

www.karenansel.com






Dr. Lena EdwardsBuoyed by numerous awards and more than a decade of training in the fields of internal medicine, hormone restoration therapy and anti-aging medicine, Dr. Lena Edwards firmly believes in optimizing health and preventing illness by promoting patient awareness.


Dr. Edwards' goal in writing Adrenalogic is to empower individuals to better understand the connection between chronic stress and disease and to be proactive in their health care. Honored as "Intern of the Year" during her residency training at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine (UKMC) in 1997.


Dr. Edwards also served as Chief Resident at UKMC's Department of Internal Medicine. In addition to being trained as an internist, she is both Board Certified and Fellowship Trained in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Fellowship Trained in Integrative Cancer Therapy. Less than 2,000 physicians worldwide have this degree of training in the area of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. In addition to her medical accolades, she was voted "Small Business Woman of the Year" in 2009 by the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.


Using adrenal health as a springboard, Adrenalogic: Outsmarting Stress reveals the link between stress levels and our fundamental health, highlighting the important role the adrenal glands play as part of a larger, more complex system. Written with humor and ample patient case studies, Dr. Edwards applies her abundant experience in this field to enlighten and inform.


Dr. Edwards currently resides with her family in Lexington, Kentucky where she operates her medical practice, Balance Health & Wellness Center. She also serves as a community faculty member for the University of Kentucky Medical Center and is a faculty member for several other prominent medical associations. Dr. Edwards has co-authored several published peer-reviewed articles on topics within the realm of anti-aging and functional medicine and, as a member of several national speakers' bureaus, actively delivers presentations to physicians, health care professionals, and patients around the world.


Visit Dr. Edward's Website:

www.adrenalogic.com






Dr. Jennifer CaudleDr. Jennifer Caudle, D.O., is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Family Medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.


Prior to this, Dr. Caudle was a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Residency Program in Internal Medicine in Baltimore, MD and an Instructor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Dr. Caudle graduated with Honors from Princeton University and earned her medical degree from Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She has served as an on-air health expert for local and national news networks including CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox29 News Philadelphia, CBS Philly 3 News and many others. She has also written numerous health articles for local and national magazines including www.abcnews.com. She is currently a spokesperson for the American Osteopathic Association.


Dr. Caudle presents workshops on health and wellness, bullying, and motivation to organizations and individuals. She has spoken to over 50,000 audience members at hundreds of venues throughout the country and her programs have been featured on various magazines and television broadcasts. 


 Dr. Caudle is also a cellist and has performed internationally with various orchestras and string ensembles. In 1999, Dr. Caudle earned the title of Miss Iowa and went on to compete in the 1999 Miss America Pageant.


Dr. Caudle currently practices Family Medicine at RowanSOM University doctors: 570 Egg Harbor Rd suite 2C, Sewell, New Jersey 08080. Tel: 856-218-0300







Dr. Helayne WaldmanDr. Helayne Waldman, ED.D., M.S., CNE, is a holistic health educator who specializes  in providing nutritional support for those with breast cancer.  


Helayne received her doctorate from the University of San Francisco, her Master's Degree from the University of Albany, and her certificate in holistic nutrition (750 hours of study) at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. 


She's spent the past seven years teaching her clients, her students and the general public about the importance of healthy eating with passion and flair, and recently completed (with Dr. Ed Bauman) the long awaited Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors, a guide to living well before and after a cancer diagnosis


Dr. Waldman has been teaching for over 25 years -- at San Francisco State University, Mills College, St. Mary's College, Helskinki School of Economics and Business Administration and at Bauman College. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Hawthorne University.


Dr. Waldman has written for several publications and online sites including a regular column for the Hills Newspaper Group, as well as the Examiner, Green Medicine Info, the Pink Paper and others, and has spoken and exhibited at conferences nationwide.


She is currently a board member with the Annie Appleseed Organization, a member of the Survivorship Committee at Alta Bates-Summit Hospital, and a nutrition consultant to Bay Area Breast Surgeons.  A sought after speaker both locally and nationally, Dr. Waldman relies on a blend of passion and research to inform all of her work.


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Judy PearsonAward-winning writer Judy Pearson's career began in a tree: a wonderful old maple in her parents' backyard, with a perfect branch on which to sit. 


It was there, as a teenager, that she first wrote her thoughts on current events and life in general. Now hundreds of thousands of words later, this Michigan native is still writing.


A graduate of Michigan State University, Pearson has written two decades worth of newspaper and magazine articles, and has published three books. 


The first two are biographies about ordinary people who exhibited extraordinary courage: Belly of the Beast: a POW's Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Survival, and Wolves at the Door: the True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy. The latter has been optioned for a movie. 


A breast cancer diagnosis caused Judy to depart from biographies to write her third book: It's Just Hair: 20 Essential Life Lessons. A 2012 International Book Award finalist, the book is the first in a series of three, all involving lessons designed to help readers infuse their journey through life with courage and humor.


She also co-founded the Women Survivors Alliance, an organization aimed at transforming survivorship from mood into a movement by empowering, educating, and connecting women whose lives have been touched by cancer. The founder of Courage Concepts, an organization that cultivates courage in women, Pearson provides workshops and keynotes for corporations and organizations.


Judy is an active member of numerous organizations including American Association of University Women, Michigan Professional Women's Resource, National Organization of Female Executives. She is a member of the board of directors the Al-Van Humane Society and the Beacon Club. Judy and her husband split their time between her idyllic little home town on the shores of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. And she still climbs trees!


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Dr Jay HarknessDr. Jay K. Harness a past President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and Breast Surgery International. 


He is a full-time breast surgeon at the St. Joseph Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Orange, CA. He has been practicing surgery for 36 years and specializes in breast and endocrine surgery.


After graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center.


 Dr. Harness then remained on the faculty at the University of Michigan, and in 1985, he developed the second multidisciplinary breast center in the United States. In 1989, he spent two years at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston where he also established a multidisciplinary breast center at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He subsequently moved to California in 1991 to join the University of California-East Bay Department of Surgery, where he was a Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at Highland General Hospital. He went on to direct his third multidisciplinary breast center in Southern California.


He is currently a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery. He is a member of several national and international surgical societies and associations and has served as Secretary-Treasurer and President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, as well as Chair of the Board of Directors, for The American Society of Breast Surgeons. 


He has authored over 80 scientific articles and book chapters and has been the lead editor of 2 textbooks. His books include Breast Cancer-Collaborative Management and Ultrasound in Surgical Practice: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications. Dr. Harness is currently the Principal Investigator of the NCI (National Cancer Institute) Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) at the St. Joseph Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Orange, California.


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