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Evita Ochel is a consciousness expansion teacher, optimal health expert and natural health educator. Her diverse passions and talents include being a holistic nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, writer, speaker, web TV host, and author of the book "Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition." Evita is also the founder and editor of several online publications - EvolvingBeings.com and EvolvingWellness.com, as well as the founder of Healthytarian.com - a lifestyle based on Fresh Thinking, Smart Eating and Mindful Living. Her health-oriented teaching and writing focuses on natural, wholesome, plant-based and organic nutrition to enjoy optimal health and longevity. Her spirituality-oriented teaching focuses on consciousness expansion and heart centered living, to live with greatest joy and inner peace. To learn more about her work, visit www.EvitaOchel.com
Presently I am the director of STILLPOINT SCHOOLHOUSE and STILLPOINT YOGA STUDIO designed for willing individuals to achieve optimal health and well being. Ambitious? I agree, but when based on my 30 years of study, experience and practice I feel I have something to contribute. In the process I have had the enlightening challenge to create a diverse practice that has shaped my life and led me to share this knowledge with others. These include the present StillPoint Yoga Studio, the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and the Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training. I teach daily yoga classes, weekend workshops and yearly trainings for individuals aspiring to teach in their local communities.
Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD brings the JOY to healthy eating. A registered dietitian located in British Columbia, Canada, Kristen has 20 years of experience in nutrition helping people find the sweet spot where eating is healthy for body, mind, and soul. In addition to her work with individual clients, Kristen is a nutrition expert consultant for the British Columbia Ministry of Health and non-profit organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Kristen is a sought-after nutrition speaker and writer.
I am your ambassador of health, joy and abundance.
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Mission: To Change the Way People Eat �Feeding People Food � The Way Food Was Meant To Be� Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free �Clean� recipes for the home cook. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie works as a personal chef in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. After graduating from Boston University Business School, Amie followed her passion for cooking and healthy living through training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Amie shares her passion for and approach to �Clean Eating� by focusing on whole foods and ingredients that are good for you and your body. Through The Healthy Apple, Amie provides balanced, accessible and engaging information on the most basic components of good health. Amie struggled with chronic leg swelling, stomach problems and colitis; even venturing out to Mayo Clinic in 2010 to hear there was nothing wrong with her. After spending several years dealing with severe digestive issues, while pursuing a career in marketing and advertising, Amie�s health continued to deteriorate. Amie decided to take her health into her own hands and sought alternative options. It wasn�t until she began working with an Integrative Medical Doctor that Amie learned she was suffering from heavy metal accumulation and was born without the gene to absorb folate, key in detoxification. This made Amie realize that medicine can only do so much � it wasn�t offering her body what it needed to heal. Using acupuncture, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, and fresh, whole, unprocessed foods, Amie healed and remains 100% symptom free nearly five years later. Amie is unable to digest gluten, sugar and oils. The past few years Amie has discovered she is allergic to sulfates and cannot digest packaged foods, therefore she follows a Clean lifestyle filled with lean proteins, health fats and lots of veggies. In 2011, she quit her corporate job in order to focus on her consulting business, in which she develops recipes, makes media appearances, and engages consumer groups on behalf of food companies. In addition, Amie is active in many organizations that focus on food, nutrition and health. In addition to The Healthy Apple Culinary Nutrition work, Amie is a Food Media Expert and was previously the Culinary Nutritionist for the NBA Fit Program. Amie�s experience spans from Marketing, Branding and Advertising at Ralph Lauren Corporate, VOGUE Magazine and the NBA. Her work as a Marketing Consultant spans the hotel, spa, restaurant and FMG sectors�creating menus, developing marketing and PR efforts and building brand awareness for her clients. She has served as a brand ambassador for many well-known healthy living companies such as Rudi�s Gluten-Free Bread and Musselman�s Applesauce, contributing to their websites, attending conferences and food expos across the nation on their behalf. Amie�s insights and advice appears in Glamour Magazine, The Food Network Blog, The Food Network website, The Huffington Post, Martha Stewart Whole Living, Martha Stewart Radio, Clean Eating Magazine, Kiwi Magazine, the Doctors, YahooShine!, Rodale Institute, WebMD, The Daily Meal, Bing.com, Vitacost and Livestrong.com. Amie is the Recipe Editor for Williams Sonoma, Foodista, Foodily, One Green Planet, This Dish is Veg, Eat Drink Better, GIG Gluten-Intolerance Group Magazine, GenConnect, Celiac.com, Around The Plate, Honest Cooking, the NY Times Best Seller Series Skinny Bitch, Healthy Bitch Daily and Gluten-Free Faces as well as the Manhattan Gluten-Free Food Editor for the Examiner. Not limiting her focus to companies and brands, Amie works hands-on with individuals and groups as a Personal Chef, Food Allergy Concierge and Healthy Family Pantry Stylist to guide them through their transition into a healthier lifestyle. Amie works with Whole Foods Market as their Gluten-Free Manhattan Cooking Instructor and is a Gluten-Free Industry Innovator when it comes to helping clients, the community and companies live a healthy and happy life. She understands how difficult it can be to find time in our hectic lives to create a home cooked, nutritious meal, but is here to show you how easy it can be. Struggling with lactose and gluten intolerance from a young age, Amie�s recipes cater to the Dairy and Gluten Free lifestyle, without sacrificing taste. Amie believes in everything in moderation. Never using the word �diet,� she stands by the truth that �each of us has control over what we put into our mouths and these choices impact our bodies now and in the future.�
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Birgit Witherspoon, MS, HHC, is trained in all the dietary theories and qualified to advise people on improving their health through diet and lifestyle modifications including many programs for personal growth and self-development. The foundation for her work is the blood type diet. Yet, everybody is an individual and a one-size-fits-all approach does not work. She creates a unique plan for each client to help them achieve peak performance physically, mentally and emotionally. Inspired by her mom, who was very sick but couldn't be helped much by traditional medicine, Birgit embarked on a journey into alternative health, earning her Master's Degree in Domestic Science/Health in 1989. In 2006, Birgit completed a Somatic Intuitive Training Practitioner Program and is certified to practice SIT, a powerful method to reduce stress and emotional. In 2007, Birgit graduated with honors from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and holds certifications as a Holistic Health Counselor from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Teachers College of Columbia University. She continues to learn and grow to provide the best service possible.
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