Author Bios



Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell

Deborah is a freelance health writer who is passionate about animals and the environment. She has authored, co-authored, and written more than 50 books and thousands of articles on a wide range of topics. Currently she lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit her at deborahmitchellbooks.com.




Dena Smith

Dena Smith

Dena Smith Givens is Naturally Savvy’s Primal Parenting Expert. In addition to penning parenting articles for Naturally Savvy, she is also the founder of Primal Parenting Magazine, and has a private health counseling practice. Dena is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University Teachers College in New York City where she received a dual certificate as a Health Counselor. She is an accredited Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Her education in nutritional counseling included study of all major dietary theories with the top experts in the industry, such as Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. In addition, Dena is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) and she has certifications in aromatherapy, prenatal massage, reflexology, and Touch for Health. In addition to her credentials as the mom of five children ranging in age from tots to teens, she has served as an accredited La Leche League Leader (breastfeeding education and support counselor) for nearly 15 years. She was a founding member of a natural food co-op in upstate NY and has also served as an active member in several other food cooperatives and CSAs around the country.


Don Gauvreau

Don Gauvreau

Don Gauvreau, MSc., CSCS, has well over 10 years of experience in the sports nutrition, dietary supplement, and natural health products business. In the sports supplement industry, he is widely recognized as one of the leading researchers and product formulators. Since 2005, he has operated a successful consulting business, working with some of the largest dietary supplement companies in the world and formulating some of the best-selling products in the sports nutrition category.

Currently, Don is the CEO of Neogea Health Inc., a company dedicated to creating safe and effective all-natural health supplements. He also is a featured writer for various health and fitness publications, including Vista, the Sports Nutrition Insider and Inside Fitness magazines. In addition to his industry experience, Don’s strong academic background includes a Master’s of Science degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He also holds the designation of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Doug Cook

Doug Cook

Doug Cook, RD MHSc is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Diabetes Educator who uses a holistic and science-based approach to his practice. www.dougcookrd.com.



Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, ND

Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, ND

Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., is Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). CRN is the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry.

Dr. MacKay is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and was a co-owner and practitioner in a family-owned New Hampshire complementary and alternative medicine private practice for seven years. In addition to his hands-on experience as a practitioner in the field of integrative medicine, he spent eight years working as a medical consultant for two companies in the dietary supplement industry, including four years with Nordic Naturals, where he served as Vice President, Clinical Research. He previously served as Senior Technical Advisor for Thorne Research.

A published author in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. MacKay previously served as a Senior Editor of the peer-reviewed clinical journal Alternative Medicine Review. Dr. MacKay earned his B.S. in Marine Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz and his N.D. from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. MacKay is licensed in the state of New Hampshire.

Dr. Alexander Mostovoy

Dr. Alexander Mostovoy

Dr. Alexander Mostovoy, HD, DHMS, BCCT is a Homeopathic Doctor and a Board Certified Clinical Thermographer specializing in women’s health issues. He is widely regarded as a leading authority on homeopathic medicine and clinical thermography. His expertise lies in a natural approach to menopause, disease and breast cancer prevention. He is the clinic director of the North York Medical Thermography Centre. He is a frequent guest on many television and radio programs. He also publishes many informative articles in health magazines and is passionately involved in educating women on how to take charge of their own health. For more information please go to Dr. Mostovoy's website thermographyclinic.com


Dr. David L. Katz, MD

Dr. David L. Katz, MD

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and current President of the American College of Lifestyle MedicineHe earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health and has received two Honorary Doctorates. Dr. Katz has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both Preventive Medicine, and nutrition. Recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, he has a social media following of well over half a million. In 2015, Dr. Katz established the True Health Initiative to help convert what we know about lifestyle as medicine into what we do about it, in the service of adding years to lives and life to years around the globe.

 

 

 


Dr. Dennis Goodman

Dr. Dennis Goodman

Dennis Goodman, M.D., F.A.C.C. is a board certified cardiologist and integrative medicine physician who has been named one of “America’s Best Doctors.” He authored a new book from Square One Publishers, “Magnificent Magnesium” available on amazon.com. For more information, go to dennisgoodmanmd.com.


Dr. Edward Group

Dr. Edward Group

Dr. Edward F. Group III has his Naturopathic Doctorate, Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist certifications, and is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the American Board of Functional Medicine. He founded Global Healing Center Inc. in 1998 which has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet. A dynamic author and speaker, Dr. Group focuses solely on spreading the message of health and wellness to the global community with the philosophy of full body cleansing, most importantly colon cleansing, consuming pure clean organic food, water, air, exercise and nutritional supplementation. Visit GlobalHealingCenter.com to learn more about living green and healthy!

 


Dr. Frank Lipman

Dr. Frank Lipman

A pioneer and internationally recognized expert in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, where his personal brand of healing has helped thousands of people reclaim their vitality and recover their zest for life.

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