Amy Ziff

Made Safe | Founder & Executive Director

Ziff and team have created a 360 degree, scientific approach to determining whether or not ingredients, materials and/or chemicals are safe for use with humans and ecosystems. Using mostly a hazard based approach and exercising the Precautionary Principle the Made Safe services disrupts the usual practice of evaluating ingredients and provides ways for Companies at every stage of their sustainability journey to publicly share their roadmap to sustainability. For consumers and in the marketplace, the MADE SAFE® certification is an easily identifiable seal. The Made Safe programs move the marketplace away from harmful ingredients, impacts the global supply chain, and provides a roadmap for brands and retailers to make and promote safer products for people and the planet.

There is a looming health crisis in the United States. We are raising the first generation of children who are less healthy than their parents. The cost of “chronic diseases” from ADHA to auto-immune issues, diabetes to allergies and asthma are crippling. Cancer rates are expected to impact 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. It’s time to exercise prevention and do the things that you can control. Made Safe puts the power back into your hands. Ziff is determined to help Moms and kids reduce their toxic body burden for increased wellness that lasts a lifetime.

With GOOD HOUSEKEEPING and Hearst Amy launched the #raisethegreenbar Summit in 2017, designed to inspire corporate innovation around sustainability and health. Ziff was recently named a “Woman to Watch by WELL Insiders and Made Safe was named Nonprofit of the Year at Shiftcon in 2018.

Specialties: Ingredient Expert. Nontoxic living. Safe product expert. Healthy living strategist. Mom. Spokesperson. Activist. Teacher. Writer. D-I-Y hack.

Andrea Beaman HHC AADP

Like many people, I used to think chronic sickness was a normal part of the human condition. Today, I know that’s simply not true.

20 years ago, I was diagnosed with an “incurable” disease. The doctor recommended destroying my thyroid with radiation. I listened with discernment and said, “No freaking way!”. Instead, I focused on healing my body with natural, wholesome foods and improvements in my lifestyle and consciousness.

Four months later, my readings had gone from dangerous to just above normal. Two years later, my thyroid symptoms were gone (along with several others). I felt great and was 25 pounds lighter. It wasn’t “a diet,” it was a journey, and what’s more, it was delicious!

Andrea Donsky R.H.N.

Naturally Savvy | Editor-in-Chief

Andrea Donsky, B. COMM, is an Author, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.), Professional Speaker, and Co-Founder of The Healthy Shopper Inc. and Naturally Savvy Media. A natural visionary and successful entrepreneur, Andrea holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.) with over 15 year’s experience in the field of natural health and wellness. Andrea is a label-decoding expert and coach. She has dedicated her life to sharing her passion for living a healthy lifestyle with the world.

Andrea has established herself as a respected and authoritative voice in all areas of the health and wellness industry. She appears regularly as a healthy living expert on major television network across North America including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Univision, WGN, CTV, and CBC.

In addition to her hosting her own radio show: Naturally Savvy Radio, on RadioMD, she is a regular on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on SiriusXM, she has been a guest on Martha Stewart and Oprah Radio, to name a couple.

She co-authored Unjunk Your Junk Food: Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks (Gallery, 2011), and two e-books including: Label Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart, and Label Lessons: Unjunk Your Kid’s Lunch Box.

Andrea Wien

Andrea Wien | Writer

Andrea Wien is a nutritional therapist and writer. Having been diagnosed with celiac disease over 20 years ago, she was gluten-free before it was cool. Now, she helps people kick their sugar habits, boost their fertility and integrate whole, nutrient-dense foods into their lives. She’s mildly obsessed with all fermented things, detoxification, nose-to-tail butcher shops, and prenatal nutrition.

Dr. Andrew Galpin

Director of Education

Andy is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. He was born and raised in beautiful Rochester, WA and is a die-hard Seahawks, Huskies, & Mariner fan. RIP Sonics. As a youth, Andy played every sport at his disposal, excelling at Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track & Field. While not playing, he worked at grocery stores, gas stations, hay fields, blueberry farms, and in the road construction business. It was during this time he discovered Strength & Conditioning.

Andy took his limited talents to Linfield College to join their Football team and pursue a degree in Exercise Science. While he experienced great success in both (2004 National Championship and 2x Captain and immediate inductee into the “All Ugly” Team), the true reward of this time was the meeting of lifelong friend (Doug Larson). The two fed each other’s pursuit of knowledge of human performance and led them to attend the University of Memphis for the Masters degrees in Human Movement Sciences. A bit of luck and excellent faculty mentoring led Doug and Andy to meet Mike Bledsoe and the man formally known as “Barbell Buddha” Chris Moore – all of which later led to the creation of the #1 Health & Fitness Podcast in the world Barbell Shrugged. It also marked the start of Andy’s competitive Weightlifting (culminating in his 7th Place finish in the 2007 National Championships), Mixed Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu careers.

Needing to know more about muscle, Andy spent 4 years studying the structure and function of human skeletal muscle at the single cell level, a feat which earned him a PhD in Human Bioenergetics in 2011. This also resulted in the friendship with frequent collaborator Dr. Jimmy Bagley and the ability to open up his own “Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory” at CSU Fullerton.

He now focuses his attention on teaching classes (Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Designing Exercise Programs, Applied Strength and Conditioning, Athlete Assessment and Measurement, etc.) and running the BMEP lab (which studies the acute responses and chronic adaptations of human skeletal muscle in response to high force/velocity/power and fatiguing exercise from the whole body, down to the individual muscle fiber and even into the individual DNA. The team does this by taking muscle biopsies from non-athletes and elite athletes from different backgrounds (e.g. normal college student, MMA fighter, Boxer, Weightlifter, etc.) and use highly sophisticated laboratory techniques and equipment to address questions about single fiber “type”, size, function, protein quantity, diameter, mitochondria, and myonuclear function. At heart, Andy is simply a story-teller and teacher.

Anne Markt

Anne Markt | Health Coach

Anne Markt is a Holistic Health Coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Anne’s passion for health stems from her personal journey through healing her own body. This journey started at age ten. As an overweight child, Anne began exercising and changing her diet in order to play on her travel soccer league. Through running and cutting out junk food, she was able to lose weight and transform her way of life.

Anne Samit

Anne Samit | Author

Anne is an author and a yogi who’s doing her best to live a fearless life, moving every day and writing it down along the way.

With the sole intention of exercising for the first time in her life, Anne’s simple quest to get moving ignited a therapeutic journey of self-discovery.

She blogs on the impact of her practice, and her book, Unfold Your Mat, Unfold Yourself, compiles her writings in an effort to share with readers both the awakening and the solace that she has found on the mat. Following the publication of her book, Anne completed her RYS 200-hour yoga teacher training.

A mother of two with a passion for writing, an interest in painting and a background in public relations, she is presently an executive assistant at a health industry consulting company. Anne is published on Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, the Patch websites and Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman.

Annemarie Colbin PhD

Natural Gourmet Institute | Founder

Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D. was a visionary – an industry leader in the conversation of “food as medicine” long before the rest of the world caught on. She founded Natural Gourmet Institute in her Upper West Side apartment, teaching health-supportive culinary techniques to just half a dozen students. Today, NGI is the leader in health-supportive culinary education, having graduated over 2,600 chefs from over 45 countries to date. In addition to founding the Natural Gourmet Institute, she authored many books, including The Book of Whole Meals, Food and Healing, The Natural Gourmet, and The Whole Food Guide to Strong Bones.

Annie B. Bond

Author

Annie B. Bond has lived a modern day “hero’s journey” – through tragedy and trial to courage, revelation, and renewal. Known as the “Godmother of Green”, Annie is the author of five award-winning, best-selling books on healthy living, and numerous newsletters, blogs, and articles in outlets such as Martha Stewart Living and The Huffington Post. Over the last two decades, her solutions have helped millions of people to care for themselves and the planet-simply, naturally, and effectively.