True North Health is a multidiscipline practice that includes doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and psychology, and treats patients with conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. They utilize a nutritional medicine approach including the use of a plant-based diet and medically supervised water-only fasting.
Alicia Silverstone is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Kind Diet, as well as the recently published The Kind Mama, and founder of TheKindLife.com. Best known for her generation-defining turn in Clueless, she continues to work steadily in film, television, and theater. A dynamic and well-connected fixture in the acting, political, and scientific communities, she is a dedicated activist on behalf of humans, our planet and animals. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their son, Bear Blu.
Alona Pulde, MD, is a family practitioner and Matthew Lederman, MD, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. Both specialize in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. They appeared in Forks Over Knives and are authors of The Forks Over Knives Plan and Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole. Drs. Pulde and Lederman joined Whole Foods Market in 2010 where they serve as health and wellness medical experts.
Andrea Duclos is the creator of the popular lifestyle and cooking blog OhDearDrea. Named a top family blogger by both Apartment Therapy and Babble, she has been featured on Design Sponge, Disney Baby, and the documentary American Blogger, among numerous other media. She resides in West Palm Beach, Florida, with her husband and daughter, where they live as simply, naturally, and happily as possible.
Andrew Beauchesne is a master’s student in Nutritional Epidemiology at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and works as a clinical research coordinator at Tufts Medical Center. He received his BA in Biochemistry from Colby College, and is originally from Midcoast Maine.
Ann and Jane Esselstyn are a mother-daughter team with decades of experience developing delicious, healthful dishes both for their family and for Dr. Esselstyn’s many grateful patients. Ann Crile Esselstyn developed the recipes for the New York Times best seller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and is co-author of The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook. A mother of four, Ann is currently focused on counseling heart patients to prepare and enjoy plant-based, oil-free foods. Jane Esselstyn, RN is a wellness instructor and a plant-strong presenter and cook, as well as a married mother of three, who has been eating this way for more than 25 years. Jane developed recipes for My Beef with Meat and is co-author with Ann of The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook.
Ann Crile Esselstyn developed the recipes for the New York Times best seller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and is co-author of The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook. A mother of four, Ann is currently focused on counseling heart patients to prepare and enjoy plant-based, oil-free foods.
Aurora Leon, MD and Joaquin Carral, MD have helped thousands of Latinos around the world switch to a healthful vegan diet through the Vegetariano en 21 Dias program. Dr. Leon is a resident at St. Luke´s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, and Dr. Carral is currently undergoing a fellowship in preventive cardiology at the NYU Langone Medical Center. The pair adopted this lifestyle in 2010 and believe all physicians should be required to master the topic.
Benji Kurtz is a self-described serial entrepreneur who changed to a plant-based lifestyle in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. He is the founder and executive director of Remedy Food Project, a Georgia-based nonprofit. He is also the author of The Plant Advantage and the co-founder of Vivid Thoughts Press.
Brandi is the creator of The Vegan 8 website, which features recipes that are 8 ingredients or less. Brandi’s recipes are also vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. Adapting a plant-based lifestyle helped cure her husband’s painful struggle with gout, and also inspired Brandi’s cooking and baking. Brandi’s passion is helping others choose a vegan lifestyle that is better for their health and is more compassionate to animals.
Carolyn Scott-Hamilton is the creator, executive producer, and host of The Healthy Voyager website. A holistic nutritionist, plant-based vegan chef, cookbook author, and T.V. spokesperson, Carolyn helps people live well, one veggie at a time! Visit HealthyVoyager.com for updates from Carolyn.
Chad is the lead instructor of the Forks Over Knives Online Cooking Course and VP of Plant-Based Wellness at Rouxbe Online Culinary School. From the launch of a boutique plant-based restaurant brand throughout Europe to his work as the former media spokesperson for Whole Food Market’s global healthy eating program, Chad’s mission of health-inspired plant-based eating has reached all corners of the globe. Chad also co-authored Crazy Sexy Kitchen, the New York Times bestseller. For more information, visit chadsarno.com.
Chef AJ is a culinary instructor in Los Angeles who has followed a plant-based diet for more than thirty years. She is author of Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. Chef AJ’s passion is teaching people how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet in ways that are easy, delicious, and fun. Visit EatUnprocessed.com for updates from Chef AJ.