Kate Adams has been immersed in healthy food since an early age - her parents helped to launch the original Vegeburger. Kate has worked in health publishing for 10 years. Her site and blog www.flattummyclub.co.uk now has thousands of visitors.
Judy Bartkowiak's training courses and coaching practice have helped thousands of people to apply the skills of NLP in their everyday lives. She is a qualified NLP Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Sports Practitioner, NLP Business Practitioner and NLP Children's Practitioner.
Ann Bracken is currently a Fertility Counsellor & Psychotherapist at world-renowned London fertility clinic, The Lister Fertility Clinic, which is part of The Lister Hospital. She previously worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Fertility Counsellor in SIMS IVF (2011-14), Ireland's largest fertility clinic, and has had many years' experience working within national health settings (UK and Ireland) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Therapist. Ann qualified at Harvard University in Mind/Body Programme Training (specific to fertility support) under world-renowned psychologist and Mind/Body Programme pioneer, Dr Alice Domar, who is Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF, and is contributing a foreword to this book. Ann also runs an international online Fertility Counselling and Psychotherapy service at www.fertilitycounsellingonline.com
Jeff Brazier is a qualified life coach and ambassador for the children's bereavement charity Grief Encounter. He is a TV Presenter and a regular part of the ITV This Morning team. The Grief Survival Guide is his first book.
Dr Alvaro Campillo Soto
Dr Álvaro Campillo Soto holds a European Doctorate in medicine and surgery and specializes in general and digestive surgery at the Morales Meseguer Hospital in Murcia, Spain. Dr Campillo's interest in obesity relates primarily to his work as part of the "European Obesity Academy" a two year European project (2008-2010) set up by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (which awards the Nobel prizes). Dr Campillo received an honourable mention in the Barea awards and the Pfizer prize for Clinical excellence. After coming across a TV programme which he felt, following his own experience of the Dukan Diet, lacked scientific rigour and was untruthful in its examination of the diet, Dr Camillo felt he must act to forward a real and honest point of view about the current state of scientific knowledge on ketogenic diets and the Dukan diet. The Truth About Dukan had been published in Spain, France and beyond.
Alvaro Campillo Soto
Dr ?lvaro Campillo Soto holds a European Doctorate in medicine and surgery and specializes in general and digestive surgery at the Morales Meseguer Hospital in Murcia, Spain. Dr Campillo's interest in obesity relates primarily to his work as part of the "European Obesity Academy" a two year European project (2008-2010) set up by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (which awards the Nobel prizes). Dr Campillo received an honourable mention in the Barea awards and the Pfizer prize for Clinical excellence. After coming across a TV programme which he felt, following his own experience of the Dukan Diet, lacked scientific rigour and was untruthful in its examination of the diet, Dr Camillo felt he must act to forward a real and honest point of view about the current state of scientific knowledge on ketogenic diets and the Dukan diet. The Truth About Dukan had been published in Spain, France and beyond.
Gary Chapman is a relationship counselor and author of The Five Love Languagesseries. He is the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. and has a radio programme on marriage and relationships.Gary Chapman is also the senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He joined the staff in 1971 and shares the responsibilities of teaching and family care. He is recognized internationally as a trusted intellectual Biblical teacher and relationship expert.He is perhaps best known for his concept of "Five Love Languages," helping people speak and understand emotional love when it is expressed through one of five languages: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. Chapman argues that while each of these languages is enjoyed to some degree by all people, a person will usually speak one primary language, but all are important. The Five Love Languages has sold nearly 5 million copies across the world.Gary Chapman's most recent book is Love As A Way Of Life
Jane is resident nutritionist on The Times and was the nutrional consultant on Jamie's School Dinners. She lives in London with her adopted two year-old daughter Maya, whose health problems she has cured through a programme of healthy eating.
KELLY CORRIGAN is the author of The Middle Place and Lift, both New York Times bestsellers. She is a YouTube sensation whose beloved "Transcending" video has been seen by more than 5 million viewers. She is also a contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and Good Housekeeping, and is the founder of circusofcancer.org. She lives outside San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.
Catherine Crawford is a writer and editor. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Michael Dooley is a leading practitioner in his field with 21 years' experience in the treatment of infertility and miscarriage. He is Medical Director of the Winterbourne IVF Unit, one of the the top ten infertility units in the country. He has extensive experience of alternative medicine and has founded the Poundbury Clinic to pioneer his unique integrated approach to treating infertility with conventional and complementary therapies.
Janice Fixter has a degree in Psychology from London University. She writes poetry and lives in South London with her husband, Mike, their four children and an odd assortment of animals.
Giovanna grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her own. Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have two young sons Buzz and Buddy and share glimpses of their family life through their YouTube channels (giovannasworld) and on their social media (twitter: @mrsgifletcher, facebook: MrsGiFletcher and Instagram: mrsgifletcher). A bestselling novelist, actress, TV presenter, vlogger and blogger, Giovanna is most importantly a mum and her pledge to spread positivity wherever she goes has earned her a vast following.
Fiona Gibson is a freelance journalist who has written for many publications including the Observer, the Guardian, Red and Marie Claire and has a regular column on parenting in the Sunday Herald. She was previously the editor of More! magazine. She is the mother of three small children (including twin boys) and lives in Lanarkshire. Her website can be found at www.fionagibson.com
Carl Gorham created the cult animated show Stressed Eric for BBC2 and adapted the best-selling Meg and Mog children's books for ITV. He has also written sketches, monologues and sitcoms for both radio and television including The Gorham and Swift Show (BBC Radio 2), The Very Old Pretenders (BBC Radio 4) and, most recently, a new sitcom pilot Martin for ITV starring Alan Davies. He has won numerous awards including two British Animation Awards and an Indie, and he is a British Comedy Award and Bafta nominee. He lives in North Norfolk with his daughter.
Tim Grayburn is a man. He's a dad, a brother and a son too. After working in advertising for ten years he quit the rat race to perform around the world in the award-winning show Fake it 'Til You Make It. This is his first book. @TimGrayburn
Zoe Harcombe's passion is obesity and understanding why when people want to be slim more than anything else, two thirds of us in the 'developed' world are overweight. Whilst studying maths and economics at Cambridge University, Zoe set out to answer the million dollar question - Why do you overeat when all you want is to be slim? This became the title of her first book published in 2004. Following a spell working for major blue chip organisations, Zoe left corporate life in 2008 to make diet and health her full time career. Since then she has set up The Harcombe Diet Club to provide online support for people trying to lose weight and overcome their food addictions. Zoe has a Diploma in Diet and Nutrition and in Clinical Weight Management and is currently researching for her PHD.
For 40% of the day, Simon works as a management consultant. For 100% of the day, Simon is a father to his 4 daughters. 40% and 100% don't quite add up, because being a parent isn't something you can turn off. Even when you're at work there are emails about gymnastic classes, paying lunch fees, providing instructions on how to work the overly complicated smart TV and other various parent life admin. Now, Simon has committed another 40% of the day to social media and engaging with his hundreds of thousands of followers about real life parenting challenges. He still works 40% of the day as a management consultant too. He also spends 20% of the time clearing up and doing DIY jobs, while being a dad 100% of the time - yes, that's 200% of the time he's doing something which goes some way to explain why he hasn't slept for 10 years and has a forehead covered in so many lines, you could mistake it for a ploughed field. With the small sliver of remaining time Simon does find, he likes to spend time on 'secret projects' in the shed (no one is yet to actually see any results from these projects) and cycles - basically things that give him time on his own, a brief reprieve from a life surrounded and outnumbered by girls.
Mark Hyman, MD, is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and founder and director of The Ultra-Wellness Center. He is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Eat Fat, Get Thin, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, and The Blood Sugar Solution.
Noël Janis-Norton graduated from teacher-training college at New York University. Her career as a learning and behaviour specialist spans more than forty years. She has been a classroom teacher, a special needs teacher and advisor, a tutor specialising in learning strategies, a head teacher and a parenting educator. Noël is the founder and director of the Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting Centre in London, which provides courses and consultations for parents of toddlers through teens. A regular speaker at professional conferences, Noël has also been featured on numerous television and radio programmes. In addition to lecturing widely in the UK and the US, she also trains teachers and parenting practitioners in her unique and highly effective methods. She is the spokesperson for National Family Week and the parenting expert for Macaroni Kid (a popular website for parents in the US). Through her seminars, courses and talks for parents, and through her books, CDs and DVDs, she has helped transform the lives of tens of thousands of families. Noël's most comprehensive book, Calmer, Easier, Happier, Parenting, was published in 2012. Noël has two grown children, a foster daughter and six grandchildren.