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Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, Contributor

Dr. Beauchamp received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation’s premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.

Judith Dern, Contributor

Ms. Dern is a veteran of national consumer public relations agency programs for both commodity board food products and branded manufactured foods. She is coauthor of The Sustainable Kitchen: Passionate Cooking Inspired by Fields, Farms and Oceans (2004, New Society Publishers). Her articles have appeared in publications such as Relish, Cooking Light, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Northwest Palate, and Woman’s Day Special Interest Christmas Publications. She has also served as copywriter and ghostwriter on several cookbooks and has written on food for regional and national organizations. A member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), she was awarded the Harry A. Bell Grant for Food Writers in 2003.

Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, Contributor

Suzanne Dixon, author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and nutrition, has taught medical, nursing, public health, and alternative medicine coursework. She has delivered over 150 invited lectures to health professionals and consumers and is the creator of a nutrition website acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.

Mary Duffy, Contributor

Ms. Duffy is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer, who covers health and wellness issues. The former editor in chief of Women’s Sports & Fitness magazine, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Self, Elle, Health and many other publications.

Kathleen Finn, Contributor

Ms. Finn is a writer and marketing consultant for The Natural Word. She specializes in natural health, food, and fitness material, and has worked on staff at Delicious! Magazine and written for Yoga Journal, Spa Magazine, Natural Foods Merchandiser, and Nutrition Science News. She holds a master's degree in Journalism from University of Colorado in Boulder.

Nancy Gottesman, Contributor

Before becoming a freelance writer, Ms. Gottesman was a senior editor at Shape magazine for 11 years, where she edited women’s health and nutrition articles. As a writer, she still covers the same topics for such publications as Women’s Health, Family Circle, Fitness, Cooking Light, Parents, Parenting, and Fit Pregnancy. She lives in Santa Monica, CA.

Linda Knittel, Contributor

A nutritional anthropologist by training, Ms. Knittel works as a nutritional counselor and health writer. She writes regularly about nutrition, alternative medicine, traditional diets, yoga, and fitness for publications such as Natural Health, Yoga Journal, Body & Soul, Fitness, Gourmet, and Let’s Live. She is also the author of the User's Guide to Natural Remedies for Depression (Basic Health Publications, 2003).

Fran Kritz, Contributor

Ms. Kritz is a healthcare writer based outside Washington, DC. For several years she was the Washington correspondent for Drug Topics and Retail Pharmacy News. She has written on consumer health and health policy for the Washington Post,, and the Los Angeles Times.

Sara Lovelady, Contributor

Ms. Lovelady has been a freelance health writer for over a dozen years. She has written health-related articles for both consumer and trade publications, including Healthy Living, Holistic Primary Care, Nutraceuticals World, Natural Products Insider, and Food Product Design, and writes Tree of Life’s Healthy! monthly consumer newsletter, which is distributed to over one million people in over 1,000 natural food stores nationwide. In 2003, Ms. Lovelady founded Wordgirl®, a copywriting business that helps natural products companies successfully market their products. She earned her B.A. from Oberlin College and currently resides in beautiful Ashland, OR.

Steven Petusevsky, Contributor

A pioneer in the marriage of good taste and sound nutrition, "Chef Steve" is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, where he was awarded a fellowship and served as Chef Instructor. He has also been the National Director of Creative Food Development for Whole Foods Market, the largest natural food retail chain in the country. A widely published columnist in magazines and newspapers such as Natural Health, Fine Cooking, the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, and a nationally syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, he is also the author of the Whole Foods Market Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Natural Foods (2002, Random House).

Nicole Pierce, ND, Contributor

Dr. Pierce is a naturopathic physician in Portland, OR. Before completing a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Puget Sound, Dr. Pierce’s time studying in the Basque Country gave her exposure to some of their rich herbal and cultural traditions, which began her journey toward becoming a natural medical practitioner. After completing the doctoral program at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003, she has worked with a wide variety of patients from all walks of life. She is currently in private practice, a teacher with Australasian College of Health Sciences, and a private Pilates instructor.

Tamara Seymour, Contributor

Ms. Seymour writes on a variety of a topics, including health, travel, and education, and has contributed to Transitions Abroad, Backhome Magazine, TheNew York Times, among other magazines and newspapers. She also works with not-for-profits and entrepreneurs on their communications efforts, such as public awareness campaigns and promotional materials.

Jeannette Shupp, Contributor

Ms. Shupp is a freelance writer who covers a variety of topics, including health, food, lifestyle, and more. She also runs her own marketing and communications firm, Joyful Girl Communications, which specializes in helping small, local businesses with public relations, advertising, event planning, and more. Ms. Shupp received her bachelor's degree in Communications from West Chester University. She lives with her family in Portland, OR.

Deborah Steuer, Contributor

Ms. Steuer is a freelance health writer from Silver Spring, Maryland. She has contributed to more than a dozen health and diet books and has written for several national publications including Good Housekeeping, Parents and Ladies Home Journal. She is coauthor of No More Digestive Problems (Bantam Dell, 2004).

Victoria Dolby Toews, MPH, Contributor

Ms. Dolby Toews, MPH, a health journalist since 1993, has written or co-authored nine books, including her latest: The Green Tea Book, second edition (Penguin). Victoria, her husband Jeff, and their children live in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest where they all enjoy cycling, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Terra Wellington, Contributor

A health writer, columnist, and editor, Ms. Wellington is well-known for her wellness lifestyle segments on television and radio, including the CBS network's New York This Morning, This Morning, and Early Edition; ABC’s News This Morning, Sonoran Living, AM Northwest, and Good Morning Texas; NBC’s News At Noon, and Fox's Fox News Rising; and the Ask Heloise radio show, among others. She also toured nationally, in-person from coast-to-coast on live TV for the 2004 Athens Olympics. She has also been featured in, Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Women's Health and Fitness, Parenting, The Christian Science Monitor, First For Women, Woman’s Day, and The Vegetarian Times.

Maureen Williams, ND, Contributor

Dr. Williams completed a bachelor of science in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She spent four years working with the urban poor, homeless, and mentally ill before returning to school and earning her naturopathic doctorate at Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences. As a licensed naturopath, she has maintained a private practice in Vermont and also worked in free clinics locally and in Central America.

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