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Shelly Najjar, MPH, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who helps people reach their goals and live their dreams through optimum wellness. She believes that a whole person approach to wellness is essential to achieving goals for any area of life. As a dietitian, Shelly experienced the joy of guiding people through the process of goal achievement, strategizing with them to figure out ways to succeed with their health goals despite challenges, Now she helps people with any goal, using the science-based coaching processes she learned as a dietitian. Through writing, speaking, and productivity coaching, Shelly helps each of us find the right balance of work, life, and play.
Dr. Joshua Hedman was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1977. He grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, where he graduated high school in 1995. Dr. Hedman attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated in 1999 with a Biology major and Chemistry minor. He moved to Chicago, IL after completing his undergraduate studies. In Chicago, Dr. Hedman graduated from Scholl College in 2003 where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed a three-year surgical residency at the DVA-Chicago. He was fortunate to receive comprehensive training regarding all foot and ankle problems, including diabetic limb salvage. Additionally, Dr. Hedman completed a 6-week surgical fellowship in European reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. In July of 2006, he moved from Chicago to San Antonio and shortly after went into practice with two of his friends at The Foot & Ankle Treatment Center of San Antonio. After a successful career in San Antonio, Dr. Hedman, later relocated back to Chicago in 2012 to practice at the Chicago Pain and Orthopedic Institute, and has recently opened the Foot and Ankle Treatment Center of Chicago. During his second year of residency, at the age of 27, he was diagnosed with late onset Type 1 Diabetes and was placed on an insulin pump a couple months following this diagnosis. Due to his extensive training in diabetic limb salvage and his recent diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, Dr. Hedman has reached out to the American Diabetes Association and is highly involved in their mission to finding a cure for diabetes. Additionally, Dr. Hedman has seen the high incidence of diabetes and its unfortunate complications throughout this professional career in both Chicago and San Antonio. He can attest to the need for increased awareness and education in the growing diabetic population. Dr. Hedman is an active board member in Chicago for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and served as the community chair for the 2016 Diabetes Expo in the Chicago-area. He was the former board President for the San Antonio ADA chapter and has participated in the annual ADA Expo, Tour de Cure (as a Red Rider), and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in both San Antonio and Chicago chapters.
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Diana Isaacs, Pharm.D., BCPS, BC-ADM, CDE, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). In addition to teaching, Dr. Isaacs works as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in ambulatory care at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital where she treats patients with diabetes. Dr. Isaacs is also working on NIH funded research in the area of medication adherence.
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Vivian Tiegen,M.Ed.,RDN,LDN,CDE is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 35 years of experience specializing in Diabetes and Kidney Disease. Vivian also specializes in functional and integrative nutrition therapies for medical conditions and wellness. Vivian has a private nutrition consulting practice in Jupiter, Florida and is available for in-person, phone, or internet consultation.
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James R. Elliot Board Certified Transformation Coach James helps people who: - Have settled (life, career, health, relationships [or lack of ]) and are miserable - Want to hear themselves speaking to people with confidence - Are frustrated with seeing themselves "stuck" for no reason - Are just doing things other people want them to do- and not living their own life - Have all / most of the check marks in life and are still not happy - Want to have better health James helps people to: -Feel very confident in everything they do -Hear themselves say "I am truly happy" -See themselves living their real purpose in life - and know who they really are -Find themselves with the right partner James is passionate about connecting people with their incredible selves, to believe in their true worth and to live out their lives with confidence, health and vitality. Through his path to success, the founder James R. Elliot used to be clinically obese, lacked confidence and self-esteem, was rejected by the opposite sex, not taken seriously in business, had difficulty in sales, was unmotivated and depressed, was and suffering from digestive issues and chronic pain. Now, through his own transformation, he is healthy, happy, confident, energetic and motivated! James helps his clients transform into who they want to be. If James can do it, you can do it! Let him show you how it can be easy and fast! James has been interviewed on CTV News, Rogers News, the TV Show Insight, and has spoken for many events, including business events, corporate lunch and learns, private organizations, and large networking conferences. Watch for his upcoming book! James is a board certified practitioner!: ABNLP, ABNLPC, ABH, ABTLT, NNCP
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Sylvia White is a registered dietitian, licensed professional counselor, and certified diabetes educator in the Memphis, TN area. Sylvia graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelors in Dietetics and the University of Memphis with a masters in Counseling. She has worked in various fields including hospitals, long-term care and rehab facilities, and for the last 10 years has worked as a diabetes specialist in several roles including representing all major medical device manufacturers an insulin pump trainer, clinical sales rep for a durable medial company, and as a patient educator with an endocrinologist. She blogs at ParentingDiabetes.com and runs a medical alert jewelry shop on Etsy called DiaBeadies. Sylvia is married to a wonderful husband and has three children. Two out of three of her chidren have type 1 diabetes so she has personal experience as well as professional experience with diabetes. Her goal is to help you have more confidence and learn to thrive and take the best care of yourself and your diabetes.
Brian Sanderoff is the director and principal owner of the Well Being Healing Center and Holistic Pharmacy in Hunt Valley, Maryland. In the past 25 years of clinical practice, Brian has been able to integrate his tradition medical training as a pharmacist with his experience and unique knowledge base in the realms of nutrition and herbalism into a practice geared towards finding the true underlying causes of diseases. Through careful examination and evaluation of a patients symptoms, health history, family history, lifestyle and stresses, Brian is able to devise a plan of action that helps attain the patients specific goals in a directed and timely manner. The tools of Brian's trade are nutritional and herbal supplements, advice about lifestyle ( including diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction and coping mechanisms) and an intuitive sense of "health direction"
I am your ambassador of health, joy and abundance.
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Aaron J. Kowalski, Ph.D., was appointed JDRF's first Chief Mission officer in December 2014 and serves as a key link between JDRF and the broad diabetes community. Dr. Kowalski combines his professional experience as a scientist with his personal experience of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for over 30 years to help guide and champion JDRF's programs focused on creating a world without T1D. Dr. Kowalski is an internationally recognized expert in the area of diabetes technologies and has been a leader of JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Research Project, a multi-million dollar initiative that began in 2005 to accelerate the progress toward automated insulin-delivery systems. He has authored numerous articles on T1D research and was a coauthor of the landmark study in The New England Journal of Medicine that revealed the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitors in T1D management. Dr. Kowalski has traveled and spoken globally about diabetes research progress, and is known for his ability to translate science into easily understandable concepts. Dr. Kowalski has presented at many national and international scientific conferences, including the American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Sessions, and was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Diabetes Technology Society Meeting. He has been a voice for diabetes research in the popular media, appearing on The Martha Stewart Show, dLife, Fox Business, and NPR, among others. He is often quoted in the print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and People magazine. Dr. Kowalski is a member of the JDRF PEAK Program's expert panel and often speaks about the importance of exercise and diet in better diabetes control. While living with T1D, he has completed 17 marathons. Online, he often tweets (@aaronjkowalski) about exercise and diabetes and how all people with T1D can live their lives without limits.
Hi I'm Susan Watson, dietitian and busy mom of a thriving nutrition coaching business. I've been helping my clients with meal planning for years, and have seen all the challenges that people face when it comes to getting healthy meals on the table. I have found solutions to meal planning for the busy professionals, to stressed out stay-at-home moms with picky eaters, to the novice cook ...I've helped almost all walks of live, and I've got you covered.
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Janet Howard-Ducsay RN CDE I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator who is passionate about helping persons with diabetes maximize life style behaviors for self managing their diabetes. My experience is in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I provide one on one conversations or group sessions to empower persons with diabetes to make healthful adjustments to medications, meal planning, healthy coping, activity and other factors in glucose control. I am an experienced author and lecturer in nursing management and patient lifestyle management.
What if you could energize your life through simple changes in how you eat? I'm a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and I want to teach you the secrets of making healthy food that tastes amazing! Because there's no reason healthy food has to taste like cardboard. I show some of my recipes and advice every week on YouTube, where subscribers join me to find new ways to make healthy vegan food taste fantastic. I go more in depth in my live classes to show you the secrets behind how and why I create dishes and meals that are so healthy - and so delicious! Whether you're seeking healthy weight loss, more energy or a boost towards balanced nutrition, I'll introduce you to the positive and powerful impact of a plant-based whole food diet. I share my knowledge, enthusiasm and experience so you can prepare quick, healthy, delicious and balanced meals that leave you and your family full of vitality!
 
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