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Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN of Maya Feller Nutrition is a registered dietitian nutritionist who works with patients looking for nutritional management of non-communicable chronic illnesses with medical nutrition therapy. Maya received her masters of science in clinical nutrition at New York University, where she is adjunct faculty. When working one on one and with groups, Maya believes in meeting the whole person where they are and using a patient-centered, culturally sensitive approach to effect agency and enable each client to meet their unique nutrition-related goals. Maya is dedicated to promoting nutrition education that helps the public to make informed food choices that support health and longevity. Maya shares her approachable, real food based solutions to millions of people through regular speaking engagements, writing in local and national publications, via Instagram, and as a national nutrition expert on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and more.
Michael J. Breus, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, and is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus was recently named the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Reader’s Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a regular contributor on the show (39 times).
Melinda is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with over 40 years experience as a diabetes care and education specialist. Nearly 30 of those years have been in leadership roles with Joslin Diabetes Center. Melinda is recognized nationally and internationally for her hundreds of publications and has lectured extensively on topics related to nutrition and diabetes. She is the 2010 recipient of the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Educator of the Year award and currently serves on the American Association of Diabetes Educator Board of Directors.
Kim graduated from Marquette University in 2009 with a dual degree in nursing and Spanish. Her experience includes behavioral health, oncology, telemetry, and ICU. She currently works in the Cardiothoracic ICU at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Colleen Neumann is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice outside of Washington, DC, in Northern Virginia. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, and also focuses on women's health, self-esteem, body positivity, stress management, anxiety, and depression.
Claire Hsing is a physical therapist with a passion for mountain sports including running, climbing, and skiing. Claire earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University and completed the Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Howard Head Sports Medicine in Vail, CO. Claire is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA as well as an EXOS Performance Specialist.
Dr. Weber is an Emergency Medicine Physician who works in New York City. She obtained her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and is currently a fellow King’s County Medical Center.
Adam Perlman, MD, MPH is a physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He specializes in the integration of lifestyle and other complementary modalities, such as acupuncture or massage, with more conventional medicine in a whole person approach to treating a wide variety of conditions, such as chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues, and autoimmune disease. Dr. Perlman is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in both integrative and functional medicine. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he also completed a residency and fellowship in general internal medicine, a preventative medicine residency, and a Master of Public Health. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Perlman was the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness for the Duke University Health System and Executive Director for Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.
Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN is the award-winning author of “Read It Before You Eat It – Taking You from Label to Table” and creator of BetterThanDieting.com. She is Owner of BTD Nutrition Consultants, LLC, with offices on Long Island and in NYC. Bonnie is a media personality, media trainer, spokesperson, motivational speaker, journalist and brand consultant and her stories and thousands of quotes have appeared on a range of media platforms, including TODAY.com, Everyday Health, INSIDER, Huffington Post and Oprah. She is know for giving guidance without gimmicks. As a mom of three, Bonnie shares her knowledge in the kitchen by setting an example when setting her table to show nutritious and delicious can exist on the same plate. Follow her on Twitter: @eatsmartbd, FB: http://facebook.com/BonnieTaubDix.RDN, Instagram: @Bonnietaubdix and @BTDmedia , LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnietaubdix/, Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bonnietaubdix/ Weekly News Digest: buff.ly/2HiRV3Z
James is a NYC-based personal trainer with years of experience in corporate-gyms, startups, at-home services, and private gym facilities. He works with a wide-range of clients: high school athletes, sports performance, pre & post rehab population, and those looking to optimize their body recomposition. James graduated with a MS in Exercise Science: Wellness & Fitness from California University of Pennsylvania and will be wrapping up soon his second MS in Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning from Edith Cowan University. He also holds NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Reflexive Performance Reset LV 1 certifications. James also runs his own website, jameslshapiro.com, where he provides blog content for his clients and readership.
Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers at her successful private practice in the Boston-area (Newton, MA). She has over 40 years of experience helping thousands of active clients—from “ordinary mortals” to Olympians—win with good nutrition. Her nutrition advice has even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box! Her best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 750,000 copies and now is available in a new 6th edition (2019). Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column, The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in 100+ sports and fitness publications and websites. In addition to inspiring sports-active people to win with good nutrition, Nancy educates dietitians, trainers, coaches, and other health professionals how to effectively teach the sports nutrition message. She co-leads a popular online workshop with exercise physiologist John Ivy PhD, available at www.NancyClarkRD.com
Claudia is a registered dietitian with a PhD in physical activity, nutrition and wellness. She is an expert in intuitive eating and nutrition science.
Based in Northern California, Kay is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nutrition from Minnesota State University and an MPH in community health education from San Jose State University. She works in diabetes care, and is a medical reviewer for Livestrong.
Dr. Monya De is an internal medicine physician. She holds degrees from Stanford University (with honors), the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Irvine (with distinction). She is a professional journalist and editor and has served as a medical advisor to several films and television shows.
Katie is an ACE-certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, as well as being certified in functional movement systems. She ran division 1 cross country and track in college and continues to run for fun as much as she can. She currently works as a corporate wellness and fitness educator and Orangetheory coach in Manhattan.
Steven Atchley, MD, DO, is a board-certified cardiologist working in Denver, CO, for the last 31 years. He is also the former CEO of Mesquite Organic Beef, former science advisor for the American Grassfed Association and current organic farmer and rancher.