Dr. Ludo Brunel is a naturopathic physician trained at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Prior to his training as a doctor, he studied human nutrition at McGill University in Montreal. Since 2004, Dr Brunel has been actively involved in the dietary supplement industry formulating products and educating the public In 2010, Dr Brunel has worked with the one of the largest wellness programs in North America. Dr Brunel is also the co-owner of Naturmend, a Naturopathic clinic, vitamin and supplement store and nutrition and health center based out of Calgary.
Dr. Marita Schauch is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine; Canada’s premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. Before pursuing a career in Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Schauch obtained her Bachelor of Science with Distinction Majoring in Biology from the University of Victoria.
Through her passion for education, Dr. Schauch leads by example and hopes to empower others to choose positive lifestyle choices in order to live optimally. She actively lectures across the country about various topics pertaining to health and disease prevention with a special interest in women’s health. Dr. Schauch has participated in radio and TV interviews as well as written many articles that have been featured in numerous print media. Dr. Schauch currently resides and has her clinical practice on Vancouver Island in Sidney, B.C. For more information go to www.doctormarita.com.
W.Gifford-Jones, MD.Gifford-Jones, MD (AKA Dr. Ken Walker) is a graduate of The University of Toronto and The Harvard Medical School. He took post-graduate training in surgery at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, McGill University in Montreal and Harvard.
During his medical training he has been a family doctor, hotel doctor and ship's surgeon. He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons and author of seven books. His medical column is published by 70 Canadian newspapers, several in the U.S. and the Epoch Times which has editions in a number of European countries. He was Senior Editor of the Canadian Doctor, a regular contributor to the magazine Fifty Plus and other publications.
He was awarded a certificate of merit by The Mitchener Foundation for his efforts to legalize heroin to ease the suffering of terminal cancer patients. His Gifford-Jones Foundation donated $500,000 to establish The Gifford-Jones Professorship in Pain Control and Palliative Care at The University of Toronto Medical School. During his career he has travelled extensively to interview a number of internationally renowned scientists and researchers.
In 1998, at age 74, Ken suffered a heart attack. His cardiologist recommended cholesterol lowering drugs (CLD’s). Against his doctor’s advice, Ken started on a regimen of vitamin C and lysine, basing his decision on the research of Dr. Linus Pauling, Professor Willams Stehbens and Dr. Sydney Bush. Ken is now 89 and happy he did not take CLD’s along with their health risks. He attributes his good health to his decision to take vitamin C and lysine and developed Medi-C Plus with the ingredients and levels supported by research. Ken currently writes and travels across Canada informing others of this natural alternative for heart health.
Eleanor Barrager, DCCN, FAAIM, brings more than 35 years of clinical and teaching experience to her position as director of the GENESIS Center for Integrative Medicine. She has worked as a research dietitian and medical scientist at Melbourne University in Australia, a dietitian in private practice specializing in treating chronically unwell patients, a college lecturer in biological sciences, and a research clinician at HealthComm International, Inc.
Eleanor has also worked as a successful sports nutrition consultant to many elite athletes including Olympic athletes and has contributed to and published various articles in the lay press, several original research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, and the children's book Fun with Food.
Practice, Director GENESIS
Center for Integrative Medicine
Julie Daniluk hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that highlights the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition by using unique groups such as bikers, dragon boat racers and ballroom dancers to challenge their taste buds with nutritious foods. Julie is excited that her show was chosen to be part of OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network). Similar to Oprah’s book club, programs on OWN explore stories of strength and transformation. Television viewers also recognize Julie from her “busted” segments on The Right Fit (W Network) and The Marilyn Dennis Show (CTV) where she examines the foods people need to stay healthy, acting as a nutrition en cyclopedia. Her fun and engaging style comes in handy when she creates a recipe a week that is packed with health tips for Chatelaine.
After four years of rigorous theatre arts training, Julie found herself reading more about nutrition than about Shakespeare. She had an insatiable appetite for figuring out how and why food affects us so profoundly. She went back to school to become a nutritionist, graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and went on to become a co-operative owner of one of Canada’s largest health food stores, The Big Carrot Natural Food Market. Julie was also health editor for Viva Magazine, a popular natural health publication with a circulation of over 120,000 coast to coast. As the W Network’s official online nutritionist for a number of years, Julie continues to answer diet and nutrition questions from viewers across Canada.
Julie’s food activism has led her to speak to Parliament about the potential health risks of genetically modified food. In order to bring food advocacy issues to a wider audience, Julie has been the event producer for festivals such as Bio-Diversity with David Suzuki and FoodShare's Field to Table Festival. Julie’s search for nutritional understanding has taken her around the world. Her greatest joy to date has been cooking on the Greenpeace tall sailing ship, The Rainbow Warrior, during its GE-free New Zealand tour.
After many years of working on the frontline of the nutrition field, Julie’s clients continue to ask for a menu-planning cookbook. Her soon to be published first book, Meals That Heal Inflammation (Random House), will help people enjoy allergy-free foods that taste great and assist the body in the healing process.