Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. She is on a grass roots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself. Lissa blogs at LissaRankin.com and also created two online communities - HealHealthCareNow.com and OwningPink.com. She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.
Beverly Bell has worked for more than three decades as an organizer, advocate, and writer in collaboration with social movements in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. Her focus areas are just economies; democratic participation; and political and economic rights for women, small farmers, and indigenous peoples. She serves as coordinator of Other Worlds and associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. She is based in New Orleans.
Tory Field is an organizer and farmer living in Hadley, Massachusetts. She is currently the Research and Education Coordinator at Other Worlds. Together with her partner, she runs Next Barn Over Farm, a 30-acre CSA vegetable farm. In past years she has been a community organizer with Arise for Social Justice in Springfield, MA, and coordinator of a weekly program with women incarcerated in the Rhode Island state prison.
Jean-Pierre Ruiz is the founder of EcoStar Health, LLC, a California-based e-tailer of Earth-Conscious products with a mission to empower people to take control of their health. EcoStar Health’s Advisory Board, consisting of Drs. Tracy Darling and Loren Marks, as well as Nutrition Therapist Lisa Bastian, selects the healthiest products from companies which share EcoStar Health’s mission to minimize its carbon footprint and empower its stakeholders, the community in which the company operates, and the planet. Mr. Ruiz started EcoStar Health with the belief that we can only be healthy if we live on a healthy planet. For more information, please visit www.ecostarhealth.com.
Michelle Toole runs a popular health related website, Healthy Holistic Living.com. Michelle is an independent health researcher or, to put it simply, an information seeker. Michelle would describe herself as an inventor, entrepreneur, mother, adventurer, author and webmaster.
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