Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the founder of TheHealthyApple.com; and best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. She is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Functional Medicine Nutrition Expert and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free Clean Eating recipes. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic health issues including Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, C-diff Colitis, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut, Heavy Metals, Mold toxicity and much more exhausting hundreds of doctors in the country and Mayo Clinic.
Eating as a Seventh Day Adventist with IBS
Experienced cook, plant based nutritionist, certified master life coach, mother, and wife. Angela Poch is a flexitarian or loveavore – 95% vegetarian with vegan tenancies. A graduate from the Total Health School of Nutrition which specializes in vegan nutrition, Angela continues to research all aspects of health creating video programs and doing one-on-one coaching to help others have better mental and physical health. She is currently working toward her Applied Counselling & Psychology Diploma.
Angela Poch has the following education:
Certified Nutritional Counselor, 1.5 year diploma program
Certified Master Coach plus a CPD accredited Life Coaching Diploma
Certified Relationship Workshop Facilitator
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Diploma, CPD accredited
Certified Depression Recovery Program Director by Dr. Neil Nedley for over 10 years
Completed the Top Chef University program – over 200 hours
Over 30 years cooking experience including writing over 12 cookbooks
Stress management, grief recovery, and negative emotions workshop facilitator
How to achieve Food Freedom from on a Raw Vegan Diet
Anthea Frances is a Raw Vegan Warrior Princess on a mission to help people banish fatigue n’ flab and reclaim their vibe. Through her books, Fresh Start 90-Day program and numerous interviews with luminaries of the raw vegan movement, Anthea helps people feel vibrant and healthy by showing how to make a raw vegan lifestyle simple and fun.
She is creator and host of the annual online Raw Life Summit event, author of The Raw Warrior’s Ultimate Kickstart Guide, a raw foods lifestyle mentor and holistic health practitioner. After 7 years on a low fat raw vegan diet, Anthea healed a myriad of chronic ailments and discovered an abundant source of energy that she had never felt in her life.
If you have ever struggled with issues of compulsive overeating and food addiction then this interview is for you!
Founder Living Foods Institute
Brenda Cobb founder of the Living Foods Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, personally healed breast and cervical cancer without surgery, chemo and radiation with her all natural approach using organic raw and living foods, detoxification, cleansing and emotional healing. She has developed her Healthy Lifestyle Program to help people to slow and reverse aging and heal all types of diseases and has helped thousands of people from all over the world. She has written 10 books including “The Living Foods Lifestyle®” and was awarded an Honorary Cultural Doctorate in Therapeutic Philosophy from the World University and the Phoenix Award by the City of Atlanta as well as numerous awards from other organizations recognizing her amazing work. She is featured on many DVDs including “Healing Cancer From Inside Out”, “Eating” and “The Rave Diet” and has been seen and heard on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX and numerous other television networks and radio shows.
Weight Loss or Food Addiction
Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Her new book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry has received glowing endorsement by many luminaries in the plant based movement.
Based in Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches a monthly sold-out seminar featuring cooking instruction, nutritional science and song parodies, all delivered with comedic panache. Never content to leave her audience with mere “just do it” advice, she teaches how to create meals to transform their health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating. She is the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has helped hundreds of people achieve the health and the body that they deserve.
Chef AJ was the Executive Pastry Chef at Santé Restaurant in Los Angeles where she was famous for her sugar, oil, salt and gluten free desserts which use the fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the whole fruit.
Chef AJ is also creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian, and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Raw Food Educator & Chef
Curtis Griffing suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis and was given no hope for a cure, only to be told that stronger drugs and artificial joints would help him better live with it. “I didn’t want to learn how to live with this terrible disease, I wanted to learn how to live without it” Curtis said. “
He was determined to find the reason why arthritis in its many forms attacks the body and was even more determined to find out how to be free of it.”
Curtis has been living an arthritis free life for over 30 years. “I’m so active now you would never know I was so crippled then.
No drugs, supplements, treatments or gimmickry were used to become completely arthritis free”.
Now after almost 40 Years of living a raw lifestyle and 17 years of actively educating others Curtis has become known for his culinary delights using raw plant based foods.
“I first like to convince others to go raw with more conventional tasting raw meals, then I encourage everyone to eat more simply without sacrificing taste using the popular Low Fat Raw Vegan 80/10/10 approach.
The benefits are outstanding! “I always enjoy seeing the happy smiles on those who have had doubts about this diet after they have had a delicious taste.”
Dr. Sandy holds a PhD. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She has worked as a research scientist in both university and government settings and has lectured to the public and to medical professionals around the globe since 1986.
With her background in the fields of genetic engineering and human tumor biology, Dr. Sandy makes the complex interactions between our bodies, the foods we eat, supplements we take and lifestyles we lead, understandable and memorable.
Implementing her expertise to perform Individual Blood Biochemistry Analysis, Dr. Sandy is able to offer guidance to achieve the biochemical balance that research tells us we all require to experience optimal health and vitality. By understanding your unique chemical signatures, you can discover valuable information about your body and its distinctive needs. You become an empowered advocate for your own health implementing natural Solutions!. www.wish4life.com Dr.Sandy is here for you!
Sherrill Sellman, N.D., Naturopathic Doctor (Board Certified in Integrative Medicine),is an educator, women’s natural health expert, psychotherapist and journalist in the field of women’s health. She is also, a much sought after international lecturer, host of a weekly radio show, contributing writer to numerous health publications. Dr. Sellman is the best-selling author of Hormone Heresy: What Women MUST Know, What Women MUST Know to Protect Their Daughters from Breast Cancer and The Return of the Ancient Seed and The Hemp Health revolution . She specializes in Nutrigenomic Testing for personalized nutrition to achieve optimal health and longevity. Her professional credentials and commitment to an integrative healing approach extends over a 30-year period.
Dr. Graham studied nutrition, primarily to enhance his own sports performance, from an early age. In college, where he majored in Health and Physical Education, he took every nutrition course offered. Going through his chiropractic training, he again took every nutrition course offered, studying nutrition every year while going through school.
Dr. Graham has shared his strategies for success with audiences at more than 4,000 events and gatherings worldwide. He gives keynote presentations and seminars guaranteed to educate, motivate, and inspire.
He has authored The High Energy Diet Recipe Guide, Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries, Grain Damage, Nutrition and Athletic Performance, and the just released Perpetual Health 365. His most influential audio programs include Perfect Health, The Cause of Health, and Dr. Graham’s Health Series and he’s also created video seminars including Making Friends With Your Food and Raw Nutritional Science.
Gabriel Cousens is the author of thirteen internationally acclaimed books including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting-edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture, and holistic medicine. His multi-cultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a four-year Native American sundancer, adds insight to his “whole-person enlightenment” teachings. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and the Tree of Life Center US. In his book, There Is A Cure For Diabetes, Dr. Cousens presents his center’s program for reversing diabetes naturally.
M.S., D.C., D.A.C.B.N, C.C.N
Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and HeartMath®. She is a certified living foods chef, instructor, and coach. She has trained and certified hundreds in the art of using palate-pleasing whole fresh food as medicine.
As the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, she specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore balance to hormones with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances.
Best-selling author, speaker, and internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority with over 23 years of clinical experience, Dr. Ritamarie offers online courses, long-distance coaching, counseling, and informative live events.
Dr. Trevor Cates is author of the bestselling book Clean Skin From Within. She became known, as “The Spa Dr.” after working in world-renown spas and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California’s Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. Dr. Cates lives in Park City, Utah where she helps patients from around the world achieve graceful aging and glowing skin. She has been featured on The Doctors, Extra, First for Women, and Mind Body Green. Dr. Cates has her own PBS special, Younger Skin From Within and is host of The Spa Dr. Podcast. She believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with non-toxic ingredients. Dr. Cates’ The Spa Dr. skin care and supplement lines are formulated with natural and organic ingredients designed to help you achieve the clean and natural path to confidence and beautiful skin. www.TheSpaDr.com
Culinary Programs Director
As a lifelong professional artist, James has worked in just about every medium including clay art, sculpting, painting, textile art, set design, art administration, film documentary and photography. A serious industrial accident led him to discover the power of healing through a diet based on living foods.
James has taken his life-long passion for plant-based eating and merged it with his artistic talents; becoming a certified gourmet raw food chef, raw pastry chef, as well as a yoga and chef instructor. He is currently the Culinary Programs & Creative Artistic Director for Living Light Culinary on the beautiful Mendocino Coast of Northern California.
How to build a successful life around your plant-based lifestyle
Jennifer Cornbleet is known for creating tasty, nutritious plant-based recipes that anyone can make fast. Jenny wrote the books Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People, which has sold over 100,000 copies, and Raw For Dessert. Jenny is passionate about spreading the word that great nutrition and amazing flavor can, and should, go together.
Lisa Suriano is a certified nutritionist holding a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science and specializing in school food service as the Director of Operations for J.C. Food, a premier school food service consulting company for independent schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Lisa founded the evidence-based nutrition education program, Veggiecation® that introduces 1000s of children to the delicious world of vegetables.
As a school food service expert, Lisa served as Co-chair of the board of directors of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non-profit that works in partnership with New York City’s Department of SchoolFood to improve the health of New York state students.
Additionally, she serves as the Nutritionist for Lessing’s Food Service Management consulting for college level foods service programs, providing menu advisement and sports nutrition guidance for university athletics teams and providing nutritional services for their corporate dining customers. Lisa has been featured in a selection of national and regional media, including traditional print and broadcast as well as online news and social media outlets.
Featured broadcast segments include NBC Weekend Today in New York, WPIX Morning News and NY1, where Lisa shared with viewers healthy, vegetarian recipes and discussed how viewers can incorporate healthy food choices into their diets. Lisa has also made broadcast appearances on The Wendy Williams Show, ABC News, One-on-One with Steve Adubato, FIOS Push Play, CUNY TV and News 12 New York, Brooklyn and New Jersey.
“The male equivalent to a vegan Rachael Ray—Mark Reinfeld’s recipes are flavorful and approachable and certainly have the same potential for mass appeal.”—Publishers Weekly
Mark Reinfeld is the 2017 Inductee into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. He is a multi-award winning chef and author of eight books, including the best selling 30 Minute Vegan series and his latest book, Healing the Vegan Way, selected as the #1 book for Vegans in 2016 by Philly.com. Mark has over 20 years of experience preparing creative vegan and raw cuisine. Since 2012, he has served as the Executive Chef for the North American Vegetarian Society’s Summerfest. He has offered consulting services for clients such as Google, Whole Foods,The Humane Society, Bon Appetit Management, Aramark, Sodexo, and more. Mark was the founding chef of The Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, voted “Best Restaurant on Kaua’i.”
His first cookbook, Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, has won 9 national awards including “Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA.” Mark is the recipient of Vegan.com’s Recipe of the Year Award and Aspen Center for Integral Health’s Platinum Carrot Award. Through his Vegan Fusion company, he offers consulting services, vegan and raw cooking workshops, a plant based chef certification program, and chef trainings internationally. His two-part online culinary course, offered in conjunction with the Vegetarian Times, is available at veganfusion.com.
I saw my parents age quickly and die young, one suddenly and the other over ten years. We can age without getting old!
Marla Rose is a journalist, columnist and author as well as the co-founder of Chicago VeganMania, the largest free vegan festival of its kind in the Midwest, now in it’s 10th year. Since 1995, Marla has dedicated her life to building vegan culture and community. Besides writing most of the content and managing social media for Vegan Street, she has been integral in building Chicago’s vegan community. For the past several years, she has been writing feature stories for magazines, acted as programming director for Chicago VeganMania and has spoken about effective communications at the Animal Rights Conference, Vegetarian Summerfest, and several other conferences and festivals. She also recently wrote the cookbook and guidebook, “Fun, Festive and Fabulous: Vegan Holidays for Everyone.” She also manages several social Facebook pages and groups, and is a columnist and feature writer for VegNews magazine.
The real motivations behind our Eating Habits
Michelle Lee is the founder of Athena Rising Now, LLC, a women’s and mother’s empowerment coach for 16 years and is as powerful conduit of the Divine Feminine. She deeply understands that when women are healed the planet can thrive.
Michelle’s Soul’s purpose and mission is to transform the female experience on the planet by helping overwhelmed, unfulfilled professional women turn their purpose and passions into a thriving business that fits their family and desired lifestyle.
Women working with Michelle, shed their fear and doubts, learn to trust their intuition, and tap into their unique expression.
Michelle is the author of Fall in Love…with your Self hypnotic journey CD and the creator of countless weekend workshops including Mind Magic and Self-Love How to Get There from Here and most recently her book, Women: From Profit to Power, Your Guide to Reclaiming Your Worth.
You can reach Michelle at her website www.AthenaRisingNow.com
Author, 200HR Yoga Certification, Certified Health Coach
Susan Teton, a medicine woman for the body, mind, soul and Earth. Her new book, Eating As A Spiritual Practice reflects her profound journey with food. Susan’s foodie career began when she joined John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, to pioneer an award-winning program to get healthier food in schools. Following years of study, she took her advocacy into the kitchen and created the Chef Teton brand with a 6-Set DVD series, 8 online cooking courses, a popular Blog for healing the soul, and creating physical vitality. Susan believes that an awakening to self-love and stewardship is what will transform our families, communities, and Earth’s living systems.
Plant Based diets and probiotics
Steph Jackson, ex-yogurt maker now called the Gut Whisperer by her clients, gives you valuable resources for digestive health. She advocates using probiotic bacteria functionally in consideration of your own biochemistry and the whole digestive bacterial colonies in order to achieve optimal health. After doing the research to build her non-dairy yogurt company she could not keep quiet about some of the things she discovered and is now using her experience in education and curriculum design to put together programs teaching others this unique information. If you suspect your body is out of balance and not getting what it needs you may be surprised how intricately our digestive bacteria are connected to our food and our overall health. She always says she is wishing you vibrant health and the freedom to live it, and she means it.
A Successful Step-by-Step Approach to Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet
Sheree Clark is a healthy living coach, TV show host, inspiring speaker, raw vegan chef, and accomplished author. Sheree has written and presented on topics ranging from raw food 101 to overcoming career burnout. She currently hosts Fork in the Road with Sheree Clark, a weekly TV show, while maintaining a busy practice coaching clients one-on-one and in groups on attaining optimal health and creating an authentically fulfilling life. In her personal time, Sheree and her cat Lotus work on their yoga poses. Learn more at www.fork-road.com.
While many people eat right, the real struggle they might be in calming their emotional eating habits. Marna Thall, owner of ThinWithin.com, believes that in order to make peace with food, you must first change your mind.
With over 20 years of experience helping people end their emotional eating, Marna knows that struggling with emotional eating is rarely about food, but about something deeper going on inside. Overeating and emotional eating is just the masking of something deeper that’s really taking place.
Marna has found precisely how to help people overcome their struggle with overeating and emotional eating, heal their relationship with food, and begin living the healthy and happy lives they dream of. Through her coaching, Marna helps women uncover what’s really going on to reveal their thin selves in an authentic and loving fashion to become the thin you, that’s already within you.
Emotional Eating and Finding Support in the Plant-Based Lifestyle
Listed among VegNews magazine’s “Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors,” voted Peta’s “Sexiest Vegan Over 50” for 2017, and featured twice on Oprah, Victoria Moran has written thirteen books, including the iconic Main Street Vegan and, coming in December, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook. She hosts the award-winning Main Street Vegan podcast; is producer of the upcoming documentary, The Compassion Project; and she is director of Main Street Vegan Academy, an exciting, in-person certification program for Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators in New York City.
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