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.
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.
The late Richard Carlson, PhD, was the author of the internationally bestselling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He lived with his wife and two children in northern California until his tragic death in December 2006.
Steve Chalke worked as a local Baptist minister before founding Oasis Trust in 1985. Oasis now has just under 5,000 staff, as well as many more volunteers, pioneering educational, healthcare, housing and other community initiatives in the UK and around the world. He is the founder of Stop the Traffik, senior minister of Oasis Church Waterloo and UN Special Advisor on Community Action Against Human Trafficking. He has presented television and radio series for ITV and the BBC, and is the author of over forty books. In 2004 Steve was awarded an MBE for his services to social inclusion.
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.
Molly Corbally served as a nurse in World War II, and on returning to England became one of the first District Health Visitors in the newly-formed NHS. She worked in the rural Midlands between 1940s-70s. She died in 2012, but her book was rediscovered in 2016 and republished here.
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.
Dr Pierre Dukan has been a medical doctor specializing in nutrition since 1973. The author of many works on diet and nutrition, including the bestselling The Dukan Diet, he regularly writes in the press and appears on television.
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.
Jo Frost has had over fifteen years experience as a nanny to children from newborns to teens, on both sides of the Atlantic. She was watched by over six million viewers on Channel 4's Supernanny.
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.