The Experts

Trevor Linden

Trevor Linden, OBC (born April 11, 1970, in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He played centre and right wing with four different teams: the Vancouver Canucks (two different times), New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals. Before he joined the NHL in 1988, Linden helped the Medicine Hat Read more »

Dr. Hilary Chambers, ND

Dr. Hilary Chambers, ND is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor who graduated with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed internships at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Teaching Clinic, as well as the innovative Naturopathic Clinic at Brampton Civic Hospital. Dr. Chambers was the recipient of the Read more »

Catherine Deslippe

Natural Health Writer & Educator. Company operations and marketing. Franchisee development and success strategist. Development of brand and marketing strategies. New business development, manufacturing and product development, vendor and distribution relations coordinator, corporate store management and sales success plans. Team development and growth advisor.

Robert Pierce

President and founder of Prairie Naturals. Since 1990, Robert Pierce has systematically built a team of the most creative and knowledgeable professionals in the natural health products industry. The Prairie Naturals nationwide team work together to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Sarah Dobec, Marketing Manager

Sarah Dobec is a holistic nutritionist, public relations coordinator at The Big Carrot Natural Food Market, proud board member of Canadian Organic Growers, and an aspiring soil biologist.

Bruce Reid

Owner and founder of The Vitamin Shop in Victoria, B.C.  The success of his store is recognized industry-wide, and The Vitamin Shop is considered by many as one of the top retail operations in our industry. (The store was the inaugural recipient of the CHFA Retailer of the Year West Award in 1998.)

Nelson Narciso

With over 25 years of experience in the holistic health and wellness field, Nelson Narciso DNM® is a holistic nutritionist, herbalist, and practitioner of Auricular Medicine. He’s also a member of the Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners™ and the Canadian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Nelson Narciso is a respected writer, consultant & educator on Read more »

Lisa Petty, MA, ROHP

Lisa Petty is a nutrition and health expert for television, radio and print, an international speaker, award nominated journalist and award-winning author who believes that healthy living is simple – although it often isn’t easy. Lisa has shared her unique perspective with thousands of people through her workshops, lectures, coaching, media appearances and throughout her Read more »

Sarah Holvik, BSc Nutrition

Sarah Holvik is a Nutritionist and owner of consulting company Manna Health Group, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 2008, Manna Health Group consults with companies in the natural health and food industry in a variety of areas including marketing, research, writing, regulatory and quality control. Sarah’s wide range of experience has given her a unique Read more »

Colin Holyk, BSc., Pharmacist

Colin grew up in Alberta and worked in his father’s pharmacy after school and during the summers. After graduation from high school his family moved to Vancouver and he attended the University of British Columbia graduating with a Bachelor of Sciences from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1990. He began working as a pharmacist Read more »