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Dr. Marian Carcillier

Dr. Marian Carcillier holds degrees in molecular biology, nutritional medicine and Functional Medicine. She practices Integrative Care with an in-depth, holistic approach that takes into account the root causes of an individual’s disease, may it be stress, genetics, diet or environmental and the development of personalized treatment protocols based on an individual’s health goals and unique biochemistry.

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Meaghan Mcelroen

Meaghan is an outdoor enthusiast who found her passion while traveling Europe. A Certified Holistic Health Coach and NASM Certified Personal Trainer, she specializes in guiding men and women to transition from autopilot to intuitive eating and exercise by focusing on the mind-body connection and self-love.

Meaghan combines strategic fitness workouts and outdoor adventures with mindset exercises to help others deal with the overwhelming prospect of weight loss, stress and difficult emotions. She loves animals and being out in nature.

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Chad Brey

Chad Brey, a California State University, Northridge alumnus, received his bachelors degree in Biochemistry in 2004 and has since worked as a chemist for various analytical and research facilities such as Amgen, Baxter, and Nusil Technology. Since 1997 he has worked in the dietary supplement industry for companies such as Earthwise Nutrition (formerly known as Great Earth Vitamins) and has earned a number of certificates as an IACET-certified dietary supplement specialist. Chad has written dozens of technical articles on the specifics of how certain dietary supplements work. Chad has formulated and developed small and large molecules in research and development laboratories since 2003 and continues to consult others in R&D today.

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Dr. Tara Michelle, ND

A lover of our beautiful planet, the animals, and people Dr. Tara Michelle is a Natural Physician, Wellness Educator, and Wordsmith.

Tara holds a BS in Kinesiology, a Masters in Education, and a doctorate as a Naturopathic Physician. In addition Tara is a licensed Massage Therapist for both humans and animals. She leads wellness play-shops and retreats.

With a plethora of tools in her kit Dr. Michelle uses a holistic approach when collaborating with her clients which allows her to honor the diverse needs of each being.

Serving as a team member and consultant to numerous top US and International companies. (R&D, guest writing and ghost writing for websites, blogs magazines, and books.

A student of life, her interests include nutrition, yoga, ocean and mountain adventures, equestrian, reading, writing, meditation, and world peace.

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David Sautter, NASM CPT, FNS

David Sautter is a NASM certified personal trainer and a NASM certified fitness nutrition specialist who has worked in the fitness industry for over 12 years.

Experience in the Field

During his time in the fitness industry, David Sautter has conducted many fitness workshops, trained hundreds of clients, and has written extensively for a variety of companies. He has been a featured fitness writer on many high-profile health and fitness websites. Aside from producing weekly articles, David has been the writer of several e-books and training guides.

Highlights of Qualifications:

David graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education. He has been certified as a personal trainer for over 12 years and he is also certified as a fitness nutrition specialist. As a personal trainer, his specializations include weight loss nutrition and periodization program development.

David has been as dedicated to bodybuilding as he has been to writing. He has a vast knowledge on the topics of exercise science, human biomechanics, motivational techniques, supplements for specific goals, and tips for performance and weight loss.

What Can He Help You With?

With David’s expertise, he will be able to assist you with a variety of fitness-related topics including workout programs, nutritional recommendations, weight loss, muscle building, and supplement recommendations.

David can also cater his advice to specific age groups, such as the 50+ community, and those with previous injuries or surgeries; making recommendations for weight loss and muscle building for an aging demographic.

Hobbies and Extras

Outside of his love for fitness, David is a full-time traveler who has experienced 14 countries and counting. Even while traveling, David stays fit by exercising in local parks and neighborhood gyms. He is keen to seek out healthy options no matter where he is.

While traveling, David tends to seek out the more rugged activities such as hiking and camping. He loves to zip line and eat local cuisine after a long day of trekking.

David has written two novels, is an enthusiastic reader, and loves to research fitness-related topics.

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Shannon Clark

Looking for health boosting advice? Want to know the latest exercise to help boost heart health? Trying to shed a few pounds and struggling? Shannon Clark is your go-to-girl. She holds a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Alberta, where she specialized in Sports Performance and Psychology. In addition to her degree, she is an AFLCA certified personal trainer and has been working in the field for over 12 years now, and has helped others of all ages lose weight, build muscle, and improve their physical performance. It doesn’t matter where you’re starting from, she’s only interested in helping you get to where you want to go.

Now she focuses most of her time in the online world, writing articles, books, and reports to enable others to achieve their goals and dreams.

What does she do in her downtime? As a new mom, much of her time is spent changing diapers and feeding her little one, but when not doing that, she can be seen trying new recipes, reading the latest studies on exercise and nutrition, or relaxing in a bubble bath with a good book. She’s a regular gym nut as well, lifting weights and doing cardio 4-5 times per week. “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way to make time,” she says of fitting fitness in. One of the biggest things she feels you must remember is that health and fitness is a journey, not a short-term item on your to-do list. Be in it for the long game and find an approach that you can live with. If you are counting down the days until your diet is over or until your cholesterol has reached your target goal, you’re going about it all wrong. You need to love what you do – nutrition and exercise included.

There are so many ways to go about getting fit and healthy – find a way that you can stick with! She lives and preaches this motto every day.

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