Dr. John McDougall, MD, nutrition expert, director of The McDougall Program, author of The Starch Solution
A physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine, John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years. Dr. John and Mary McDougall believe that people should look and feel great for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly compromise their health through poor dietary habits.
Dr. McDougall is the founder and director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program: a ten-day residential program that he and Mary McDougall host at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA where medical miracles occur through diet and lifestyle changes. In addition to her formal training as a nurse, Mary McDougall provides many of the delicious recipes that make the McDougall Program not only possible, but also a pleasure. Dr. McDougall has cared for thousands of patients for almost 3 decades. His program not only promotes a broad range of dramatic and lasting health benefits but, most importantly, can also reverse serious illnesses including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and others, all without the use of drugs.
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Dr. Richard Oppenlander, DDS, sustainability consultant, author of Comfortably Unaware
Author of the award-winning book, Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander is a consultant, researcher, and lecturer on the topics of food choice and sustainability. He started an organic vegan food production company, operates an animal rescue sanctuary, and is the founder and president of Inspire Awareness Now. Dr. Oppenlander has written numerous articles and serves as an adviser for organizations, municipalities, and institutions.
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Chef Ramses Bravo, executive chef at TrueNorth Health Center, author of Bravo!
Since 2007, Chef Ramses, the Executive Chef at True North Health Center, in Santa Rosa, CA, has been delighting guests with healthful delicious meals. Prior to this, he worked in numerous hotels and restaurants in California, Hawaii, and West Virginia including the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma. His extensive professional experience prepared him well for his unique position of managing America’s most wholesome kitchen, and for creating delicious recipes for the leading nutrition transition system in the market.
Chef Ramses Bravo believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between tasty and healthful when eating, and has created this book of healthful cuisine by carefully combining simple flavors and textures that complement each other, without the use of salt, oil or sugar. This delectable collection of healthy, plant-based, nutrient-rich recipes does more than please palates, it serves as a new starting point for people who want to transform their health into the better.
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Author of Unprocessed
Devoted to a plant-based diet for over 36 years, Chef AJ is a chef, culinary instructor, professional speaker and author. 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.
Based in L.A., Chef AJ teaches a popular class 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 your health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating.
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Doug Lisle, PhD - psychologist at TrueNorth Health Center. Co-author of The Pleasure Trap.
Dr. Lisle is the Director of Research for TrueNorth Health Center and has published numerous articles in the scientific literature. He is the co-author of The Pleasure Trap and is in private practice, conducting psychotherapy at the TrueNorth Health Center.
Delightfully candid and warm, Dr. Douglas Lisle is one of psychology's most innovative and curious minds. Deeply dedicated to exploring the mysteries of human behavior from fresh, uncharted waters, his research in evolutionary psychology and its impact on health, happiness and the pursuit of pleasure is generating critical acclaim.
Dr. Lisle is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego (Summa Cum Laude). He received the President's Fellowship and was a Dupont Scholar at the University of Virginia where he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He was then appointed Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University and was on the staff at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
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Linda Middlesworth, Cancer Project: Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Instructor, PCRM
Before becoming a Food for Life instructor, Linda developed a healthy, low-fat, whole-foods, vegan mentoring program. Her personal mission is to help people regain their health and well-being through nutrition education and by showing them how to lead a lifestyle of compassion to promote both healthful eating and animal advocacy. She mentors her clients with grocery store tours to help them identify and make healthful eating choices. Monthly vegan potlucks and/or speakers and dine-outs are held to encourage a sense of community. Linda often lectures at schools, universities, churches, state agencies, and libraries.
In addition, she teaches step, body sculpting, and Pilates at California Family Fitness and is a Personal Trainer.
Miyoko Schinner, vegan chef, author of Artisan Vegan Cheese, TV cooking show host, restauranteur
Miyoko Schinner, vegan chef, cookbook author, and television cooking show host, has been promoting delicious, decadent, and healthful plant-based foods for the past thirty years. Her most recent cookbook, Artisan Vegan Cheese, is a top-selling book on Amazon where it has been consistently #1 in the Cheese and Dairy Category. Voted one of top 5 vegan cookbooks of 2012 by LA Weekly, and top 10 by VegNews, it has been pegged by reviewers and bloggers as “groundbreaking,” “revolutionary,” and “the holy grail of the culinary world.”
She is a co-host of the brand-new national cooking show on the Create Channel, Vegan Mashup, and stars in her own whimsical online show, Miyoko’s Kitchen. As a cooking instructor, she teaches regularly in the McDougall Program, and at major festivals and events around the country. She is a former restaurateur (Now and Zen, San Francisco), and food developer, and has distributed her vegan products nationwide as well as on United Airlines. She has appeared in numerous publications, and on television, and radio, including VegNews, Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, NPR, ABC World News Tonight, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Washington Post, New York Post, Eating Well, and many others media outlets.
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Author of Fit Quickies
Award winning Lani Muelrath, M.A., CGFI, CPBN, FNS – The Plant-Based Fitness Expert – specializes in helping people who struggle with health, weight and energy levels transform their bodies – and their lives – without going hungry or grueling, excessive exercise. Recognized as an authority on living a healthy, happy, sustainable plant-based lifestyle, Lani is currently authoring The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight (Ben Bella Books).
Lani is the best-selling author of Fit Quickies: 5 Minute Targeted Body Shaping Workouts with plant-based diet (Penguin/Alpha) and creator of Lani Muelrath’s Plant-Based Blueprint. She is presenter and celebrity coach for the 21-Day PCRM Vegan Kickstart and VegRun Programs and is the Fitness Adviser for the Dr. John McDougall Health and Medical Center Discussion Boards. She presents regularly for the Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP). In addition, she is the Health and fitness expert for Vegan Mainstream and Plant-Based Fitness and Healthy Living Examiner at for Examiner.com and contributing author for VegWorld and N.A.K.E.D. magazines.
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