Alan Goldhamer, DC and Jennifer Marano, DC Author

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Drs. Alan Goldhamer and Jennifer Marano are the co-founders of TrueNorth Health Center. Dr. Goldhamer is also the author of the Health Promoting Cookbook and co-author of The Pleasure Trap.

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.

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Alicia Silverstone

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.

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Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD Author

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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.

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Amanda Just Chef

Chef

Amanda Just is a freelance writer who contributes to This Dish Is Veg and other websites. She also teaches cooking classes and works with at-risk youth. Read more about Amanda on her blog, Hungry Vegan Traveler.

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Andrea Duclos Chef

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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.

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Andrew Beauchesne

Andrew Beauchesne is a medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine. He earned his master’s in Nutritional Epidemiology at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and previously worked as a clinical research coordinator at Tufts Medical Center investigating the effect of diet quality on fibromyalgia symptoms. He received his BA in Biochemistry from Colby College, and is originally from Midcoast Maine.

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Ann and Jane Esselstyn

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.

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Ann Crile Esselstyn

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. 

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Ashley Madden Culinary Instructer

Culinary Instructer

Ashley is a full time food lover and self professed health nut. She’s also a pharmacist, holistic nutritionist, graduate from the Natural Gourmet Institute and healthy food blogger.  Ashley is adamant that health starts in the kitchen. She specializes in plant based, gluten free and oil free recipes, which you can find on her blog Rise Shine Cook. Her work has been published on Mind Body Green, One Green Planet and Healthline as well as in Vegan Lifestyle Magazine and Thrive Magazine. Ashley works with individual clients, does private and group cooking classes and educates others on the power of a healthy, plant based diet and lifestyle.

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Aurora Leon, MD and Joaquin Carral, MD Author

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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.

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