Holiday Favorites Made Healthy brings together leaders from the health and fitness world for an unbelievable collection of mouth-watering dishes that the whole family will love. Indulge in dishes like Sweet Potato Carbonara, Sparkling Ginger Gummies & Pumpkin-Spiced Oven-Roasted Cauliflower. You won’t want to miss this FREE eGuide, available only for a limited time.


Featured Contributors, Included:


Razi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review ( and NaturalPath (, has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.

Mira Dessy, The Ingredient Guru, is a holistic nutritionist, a popular public speaker, and the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food. She speaks frequently on how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, to decipher confusing food labels, understand the relationship of food additives to poor health, and to find real food. She believes it’s not just what you eat, but what’s in what you eat. Her motto is “Eat well to be well.” Find me on Facebook | Find me on Twitter @

Jared L. Zeff, ND, LAc, a 1979 graduate of NCNM. Dr Zeff has had a dual career in academics and private practice, serving as both faculty and chair at both NCNM and the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. From 1988 to 1993, Dr Zeff served as Academic Dean at NCNM. He has also been an advisor to the OR Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners. In 1989, Dr Zeff was named “Naturopathic Physician of the Year” by the AANP for his work in creating the Therapeutic Order concept and has co-authored several papers on it. Currently, Dr Zeff operates the Salmon Creek Naturopathic Clinic in Vancouver, WA, with a focus on family practice and chronic disease.

Dr. Meera Dossa is a licensed naturopathic doctor at Davisville Active Therapy. She is certified and licensed to perform parenteral therapy in the province of Ontario and has successfully met the requirements for the Standard of Practice in Therapeutic Prescribing. To book an appointment for naturopathic therapy, diagnostic testing, dietary assessment, or intravenous therapy, please contact Dr. Meera Dossa, ND at 647-705-1242 or

Since 1993, Holistic Practitioner Fran Sussman has helped almost 10,000 clients reclaim their health and vitality – often in ways they never had it before. Her strengths include teaching people to heal the gut and reduce inflammation, helping women to balance hormones naturally in every stage of life, reviving metabolism, healing the brain, Lyme Disease, and so much more. She works with clients both in person and long distance. Fran is passionate about teaching women of every age to claim their birthright of juicy, vibrant health! Her personal journey includes not only surviving, but thriving, after 2 bouts with cancer, and chronic Lyme Disease too. At the age of 62, she is grateful to live a life rich in purpose, joy, service, health and vitality.

Dr. Olena Gill is a Naturopathic Physician and Reg. Acupuncturist practising in Parksville, BC. She is a natural health expert in Pediatrics and special needs issues, chronic and acute pain management, auto-immune disorders, and loves to talk food and organic farm-to-table eating to whomever will listen! Find me on Facebook | Find me on Twitter @IndigoMedicine

captureCatherine Clinton ND, is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. She is a board licensed naturopathic doctor currently practicing at her private clinic in Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Clinton is a speaker on integrative medicine and gut health and has authored several publications in those areas.With a practice focused on gastrointestinal and immune health Dr. Clinton utilizes the latest in functional medicine combined with nutrition, herbal medicine and lifestyle interventions to treat a variety of digestive complaints, autoimmune diseases and pediatric conditions. Find me on Twitter @DrCatherineND

As a mother to 3 children, Megan Buer struggled for years with Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, sugar addiction, food intolerances, panic, and anxiety. She went on a journey of health and discovery – spending over 10 years researching, experimenting, and finally figuring out all the unique tools she needed to naturally heal herself. Megan shares her knowledge and healing gifts in private practice and online. She is a certified Emotion Code practitioner, Reiki healer, wellness coach, author, and blogger.Megan’s mission is to empower you with transformative mind-body tools so that you can create vibrant health, and live the life of your dreams! Megan works with clients remotely full time, and she is also a part of the health team at Revolution Health Center in Virginia.

Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum is the founder and CEO of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a program established in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine. An IFM Certified Practitioner and licensed clinical psychologist with a Masters degree in learning disabilities, Dr. Scheinbaum has specialized in blending mind-body medicine with positive psychology and cognitive-behavior therapy for over 40 years. She established a clinic for diagnosing and treating attention deficit disorders and also ran a clinic for treating panic and anxiety. Dr. Scheinbaum is a board-certified senior fellow in biofeedback, certified health coach, registered yoga instructor, and the author of Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks. Find me on Twitter @fxmedcoach

4Alejandra Carrasco, MD is the founder of Nourish Medicine, a functional medicine practice in Austin, TX. She is passionate about helping patients tap into the awesome wisdom of the body and her ultimate goal is to give people the tools, inspiration, and information to live vibrant and nourished lives. Find me on Facebook | Find me on Twitter @nourishmedicine

Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight fast by helping them break free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her upcoming memoir, Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons she learned after her son Grant was in a brutal hit-and-run accident. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets, as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at

Jen Wittman, creator of Thyroid Loving Care, is a Certified Holistic Health Expert, Chef, Author & Vitality Coach, who teaches women how to reverse thyroid and autoimmune conditions naturally. She’s helped hundreds of women decrease (or even eliminate) their need for thyroid medications and has helped others stay off thyroid medication entirely. Jen is the creator of Thyroid Loving Care and author of Amazon #1 New Release book, Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally which covers what you can do to reverse hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto’s conditions.

Before attending the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Carol Lourie worked in the field of community mental health and also had her own catering business. While attending school in Portland, she worked at some of the City’s best restaurants. Upon graduation, she moved to California, obtained her Acupuncture license and opened the Natural Health Care and Healing Center in Berkeley. Specializing in complex illnesses, such as autoimmune disease, fertility and women’s health, integrative mental health, and supportive cancer care, she utilizes a mind-body approach in her practice. Healthy eating and enjoyment of good food is something she talks about with all the people she works with.

capture2Maria Claps is a functional health coach based in NY and NJ. After receiving sub-standard care in NYC, Maria enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in pursuit of a solution for her perimenopausal symptoms that began when she turned 40. After she attended IIN, Maria pursued 3 additional hormone-centric trainings: – Dr. Sara Gottfried’s training program for practitioners; – The Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program; and The UK-based 3rd Age Woman Certification program with Burrell Education. When she’s not facilitating her online community, Maria keeps current in her knowledge of functional health by attending Datis Kharazzian seminars on topics like thyroid, blood chemistry, and brain health.

Dr. Berkson is one of the thought leaders in functional medicine having had a practice for 40 years emphasizing nutrition, hormones and the gut. Berkson has been inventing healthy recipes that taste sinful, for decades. Her first best seller, The Foot Book, combined reflexology, nutrition & recipes. She has 19 books out and 2 new books and online courses launching soon: SEXY BRAIN and Nutritional Gastroenterology, both which share great recipes. Check out & DrBerkson’s BEST HEALTH RADIO!
Find me on Facebook Dr. Lindsey Berkson | Find me on Twitter @BerksonHealth

Dr. Vincent M. Pedre, an Internist and Functional Medicine-Certified Practitioner, is the Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health in private practice in New York City since 2004, and Founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness. He is also the Medical Advisor to two health-tech start-ups, MBODY360 and Fullscript. He holds the title of Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, while balancing his Western education with certification in yoga and Medical Acupuncture. He is the author of the book, “Happy Gut—The Cleansing Program To Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain”—which gives people a 28-day plan to help them resolve their gut-related issues. On his spare time, he loves
cooking and dreaming up recipes.

Dr. Kendra Becker is one truly integrated physician practicing in for 10 years; She is Connecticut’s only “4A Specialist” (asthma, autism, allergies, atopy/eczema). She holds an ND degree from University of Bridgeport and MS, APRN from Sacred Heart University. Her specialties include MTHFR, fertility and treatment of “the 4As” (asthma, autism, allergies, atopy/eczema). Dr. Becker focuses on primarily treating the pediatric population and their parents using her own “Pre-Conception Health Care” protocol to improve pregnancy outcomes among her patient population. Dr. Becker is a member of Both PEDANP and ANCC, as well as holding certifications for Nutrigenomics, Epigenetics and Methylation.

Dr. Ameet Aggarwal ND is a naturopathic doctor and psychotherapist (Gestalt, Family Constellations, EMDR) with years of experience treating physical issues, anxiety, stress and depression, including working with UNICEF, UN Staff and other large organizations. His online course on using the 5 pillars of health, (free videos on, lecturing around the world and being voted top 5 speaker on 2 world summits has earned him the recognition of top 43 naturopaths to follow More tips on sexual health and his online course can be found on

Dr. Lena Fernandez graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona and is a Board Certified, Licensed Naturopathic Physician in the state of Arizona. She is widely regarded as one of the leading expert in mind-body medicine, nutrition, professional athlete care and entrepreneurial empowerment for business success. Dr. Fernandez has advanced training in Regenerative Injection Therapies, which she offers in her private practice. In addition to being an expert in alternative medicine, Dr. Fernandez has over seven years experience in pharmaceutical research. Therefore, she understands the limitations western medicine has to offer. Her personal life began in Europe-Kosovo, where she was born and grew up on her family’s organic farm.

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics, alongside a follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website,, serves on the advisory board for, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario.

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