Founder and Chief Editor
Adrian Newman, BA
Adrian has been working in the information publishing world since 1997. But when it comes to health information, he’s a self-admitted late bloomer. A couch potato since pre-school, Adrian was raised on TV, video games, and a lifestyle that led to childhood obesity that followed him well into adulthood. But when he hit his forties, he decided enough was enough.
He had a family to take care of and his days of overeating, under-exercising, and inactivity were going to lead him on the fast road to heart disease, diabetes, or death. With the help of fellow DHP experts Mat Lecompte, who helped him with a rigorous exercise regime, and Leah Shainhouse, who completely transformed his eating habits, Adrian was able to not only drop a significant amount of weight, but embrace a new healthy lifestyle.
The DHP Editorial Board
Chairman, Doctors Health Press Editorial Board
Victor Marchione, MD, received his bachelor of science degree in 1973 and his medical degree from the University of Messina in 1981. He has been licensed and practicing medicine in New York and New Jersey for over 20 years.
Dr. Marchione is a respected leader in the field of smoking cessation and pulmonary medicine. He has been featured on ABC News and World Report, CBS Evening News and NBC’s Today show and is the editor of the popular The Food Doctor newsletter. Dr. Marchione has also served as principal investigator in at least a dozen clinical research projects relating to serious ailments such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Dr. K.J. McLaughlin, BPE, CSCS, MASc DC
Health and Wellness Coach
Dr. K.J. McLaughlin is a chiropractor with 27 years of clinical experience. In addition, he has degrees in physical education, nutrition and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with an interest in anti-aging medicine. He has also spent time studying health promotion and the effect that health education has upon health outcomes.
Dr. McLaughlin has a diverse professional background that involves clinical management, teaching, and health coaching; he brings a unique passion to his work.
You can visit Dr. McLaughlin’s health coaching site at http://thevitalityproject.ca/.
Dr. Richard M. Foxx, MD
Richard M. Foxx, MD, has decades of medical experience with a comprehensive background in endocrinology, gynecology, and sports medicine. He has extensive experience with professional athletes, including several Olympic competitors. Dr. Foxx practices aesthetic and laser medicine, integrative medicine, and anti-aging medicine.
He is the founder and medical director of the Medical and Skin Spa located in Indian Wells, California, at the Hyatt Regency resort. Dr. Foxx is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Jeffrey Shapiro, MD
The Vitamin Doctor
After receiving athletic and academic awards at Yale and Stanford, Jeff has coached those seeking peak wellness, appeared on ABC News’s 20/20, and served as a consultant for 60 Minutes and theLate Show with David Letterman. An author of many research studies and a practitioner of anesthesiology/critical care medicine for more than 20 years, Jeff is your guide to common-sense decision-making regarding drugs, supplements and vitamins.
With no corporate sponsors and no vitamins or supplements to sell, Jeff can tell the truth regarding marketing versus science.
Jeff states: “My personal and selfish reason for speaking is that if I can convince a single person to make a healthier choice, it makes my day job (in the operating room) easier.”
As the editor of The Vitamin Doctor, Dr. Shapiro uses this same “marketing versus science” approach to give you the straight facts on the vitamins and supplements you should be taking daily.
Dr. Michael Kessler, DC
Alternative Remedies Specialist
Michael Kessler, DC, is supremely qualified to help you heal your health problems using the most natural cures on earth. A fully certified DC and an expert in German biological medicine, Dr. Kessler takes pride in educating his patients about alternative therapies that can be more effective than prescription drugs or surgery. He uses a variety of healing techniques in his practice, including natural herbal extracts, dietary modifications, and homeopathy, to successfully treat the “untreatable.”
Dr. Alwyn Wong, DC
Sports and Nutrition Specialist
Dr. Alwyn Wong has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years and brings with him a wealth of experience. He uses an integrated treatment approach, combining active release techniques (ART), acupuncture, chiropractic, nutritional consulting, and program design to treat his patients, many of whom have included professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and PGA, as well as Olympic and IFBB athletes.
Although his focus has shifted to more clinical work, he remains as passionate about fitness as he did since 1994. He has spent the last few years gaining international experience, not only treating athletes, but also teaching personal trainers and other fitness professionals. He is a sought-after lecturer and guest speaker, and has traveled throughout North America sharing his knowledge.
Certified Nutritional Therapist
Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems.
She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England.
Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.
Leah Shainhouse, RD
Leah Shainhouse is a registered dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a member of the Dietitians of Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Honors, in Nutritional Sciences from the University of British Columbia and went on to complete her dietetic training and Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition at McGill University.
Leah has a strong desire to help shape the lives of individuals through a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys working with people to help them achieve their health goals.
Not only does she stay up to date on the latest research and trends, she applies her knowledge in the kitchen. Leah enjoys transforming recipes to make them healthier and tastier. She enjoys being challenged to perfect the tastes of diverse cuisines, whether it’s a new ethnic dish or a gluten-free recipe.
Mat Lecompte, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Mat Lecompte is an NSCA-certified personal trainer and journalist who’s been involved in the health and fitness industry for 10 years. But it’s not enough to only have knowledge and experience; Mat applies what he knows in his everyday life. After all, what’s the point of having knowledge if you’re not putting it to work? After battling weight issues in the past, Mat’s been able to drop the pounds, keep in shape, eat right and stay healthy; and you can, too.
There are easy, practical ways to implement health and fitness into your everyday life, and Mat can show you how. As DHP’s health specialist, Mat is committed to sharing his knowledge and ideas to improve how you feel every day.
Jon Yaneff, CNP
Jon Yaneff is a holistic nutritionist and health researcher with a background in journalism. After years of a hectic on-the-go, fast-food-oriented lifestyle as a sports reporter, Jon knew his life needed a change. He began interviewing influential people in the health and wellness industry and incorporating beneficial health and wellness information into his own life.
Jon’s passion for his health led him to the certified nutritional practitioner (CNP) program at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. He graduated with first-class honors in 2015. Jon has also upgraded his health knowledge with other comprehensive courses in applied nutritional microscopy, laboratory diagnostics in clinical practice, and homeopathy. Jon is also a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada.
After raising a son on her own, Tina knew it was time to find herself again. She moved from a small New Brunswick village to Toronto to pursue her first love: writing. With her journalism diploma and past reporter experience, she set out to make her mark on the world.
Along with more than 25 years of experience in the financial, health, and business fields, Tina brings a wealth of knowledge and a nose for research to the Doctors Health Press team. Her passion for and dedication to having the best life extends into her personal world with family, friends, and new experiences.
Up until the end of 2016, Brent Chittenden had been a freelance researcher and writer, writing about everything from entertainment—including pro wrestling and stand-up comedy—to health and nutrition, to culture and lifestyle. In 2017, he joined the Doctors Health Press full time and couldn’t be happier about it. With a graduate certificate in Radio and Broadcasting, Brent brings extensive experience as a communicator and researcher, adding to the many talented health authorities and professionals on whose expertise Doctors Health Press readers rely.
Brent is excited to be delving deeper into the world of alternative and natural health. He feels that good health is a work in progress. Brent is targeting his own health goals by doing cardio and weight training three times a week, working on meal portion control, and replacing processed, junk food with fresh and whole food options.
When he isn’t sitting at his keyboard, you can usually find him at the movies, with his nose deep in a good book, or digging into the latest breakthroughs in the health industry.
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