Guest Contributors

The more minds the better! We welcome posts from guest writers because we know that every person has a unique way of sharing vital information about eating a plant-based diet. If you would like to contribute posts or videos, please email us at info [@] livefitmagazine [dot] com. Your article may also be considered for our sister publication, Live Fit Magazine.

Please include your contact information. The post should be between 500-1,000 words. We reserve the right to edit the post. Submit original content written by you and include a 150×150 headshot and short bio. We’ll be in touch to let you know when we might run your post. If you’re in California, contact us about possibly having Live Fit Films, our video storytelling company, feature you in a video story.

Our Contributors

Koya Webb on ThePlantBasedDiet.com

Koya Webb is an internationally recognized holistic health and wellness expert, author, motivational speaker, and consultant who is helping revolutionize the vegan cuisine and holistic living landscape.  Koya is known as a “transformational specialist” when it comes to helping people reach their health goals. Her  life changing 5-10 day mind and body detox retreats, inspired fitness and nutrition plans, and her book, “Koya’s Kuisine: “Foods You Love That Love You Back!” help individuals make positive lifestyle changes that maximize their ability to lose weight, increase energy, reverse life-threatening conditions, and experience optimal health and vitality through a fit, active lifestyle. Koya is a highly regarded expert source and editorial contributor with the national media, having also been featured on the cover of numerous magazines, including, Vegan Health & Fitness, Max Sport and Fitness, and Muscle and Performance, among others.  Learn more online at her website, KoyaWebb.

 

 

 

Chuck Douros

Chuck Douros is a freelance writer from northern California. As a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, Chuck has made a career out of all-things-food. As a veteran food-industry executive, he has worked as a corporate trainer, product manager, contract food service director, occupational health & safety professional and franchise restaurant owner. His writing reflects an intense respect for the hard-working professionals in the food industry, and a deep understanding of fresh ingredients, food-pairing, regional influences and healthy, sustainable solutions. Chuck’s writing credits include hundreds of articles dedicated to food, home & garden, green initiatives and outdoor recreation. On the lighter side, Chuck exercises his funny bone as the chief puzzle-writer for Mad Gab Online. In 2010, he won a national Haiku poetry contest with an enchanting Valentine’s Day Haiku.

Visit his blog, RunWriteDig: stories, resources and news about living a healthier lifestyle and enjoying the great outdoors.

 

 

 

 

Ayla Skye, author The Eat From Home DietAyla Skye, author. Ayla gains her food and wellness knowledge from being a top athlete and having a mother who just plain knew how to cook!  She started with slimming down traditional recipes (like mama used to make) by using lean proteins and substituting in heart healthy ingredients.  Today, Ayla teaches others how to slim their waistline and fatten their wallet with her new book, The Eat From Home Diet.  Ayla lives in San Diego, CA where she enjoys surfing and partying the nights away.  She loves to spend the extra money she saves from not eating out traveling the world and living life to its fullest, and is constantly on the look out for new recipes and lighter versions of everyone’s favorite foods.

Learn more at her website, QuickandFit.

 

 

 

 

 

Sandi StarSandi Star, HHP, CNC, CCMH. She specializes in nutrition related to disease where a gluten- and casein- (dairy) free lifestyle is crucial; working with celiac, food intolerance, autism and gastrointestinal disorders (GI). Sandi is a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist and Clinical Master Herbalist. She is the founder of Karmic Health, a resource for GI disorders specializing in gluten-free nutrition. Karmic Health also manufacturer Karmic Krunch, a gluten-free, soy-free, vegan snack mix. Sandi has written articles for several online publications including Free Range Club and Tina Turbin, as well as Living Gluten-Free – Guide for those starting a gluten-free diet. Sandi lost 5 dress sizes and has kept the weight off for over 20 years by exercising and controlling food choices and portions. Sandi has been gluten- and casein-free after struggling with irritable bowel syndrome, Sjögren’s syndrome (auto immune disease), asthma, fatigue and migraine headaches. She has hands-on understanding of many health issues and is dedicated to creating awareness that will impact our nation’s focus on disease prevention with proper nutrition and wellness. Visit Sandi’s site.


 

Marie Fang has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in the field. She was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at age 20, an autoimmune disease that requires her to maintain a strict gluten-free diet. This shift led Marie to revolutionize the way she viewed eating: from drab, unhealthy foods to healthy whole foods using fresh ingredients. Being in graduate school, Marie understands what it means to be gluten-free on a budget. She posts video blogs on YouTube about making gluten-free living fun, easy, and affordable, and brings her own twist to living gluten-free using her knowledge of psychology to examine how such lifestyle shifts impact others. Marie has a passion for serving others, especially giving information about healthy living and addressing the needs of mind, body, and soul.

Visit Marie’s YouTube Channel.

 

 

 

 

From her home blissfully nestled in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern, Colorado, Jodie Blankenship seeks variety, eager to learn more about an ever-changing world. With more than seven years of journalism experience as well as a bachelor degree in English/Communications and masters in Communications Arts/Journalism, she is happy to pursue her passion–writing. She joins Live Fit Magazine offering insight into the San Juan Mountains healthy living lifestyle. We’re certain you’ll enjoy Jodie’s journeys around Colorado.

Visit Jodie’s website.

 

 

 

Cindy Fuchser received  her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from San Diego State University in 1988 and has spent the majority of the last 24 years as a bedside nurse in critical care, 15 of those years at Palomar Medical Center where she’s currently employed.  After several years of extensive reading and self-study in the area of nutrition she discovered The Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she is currently enrolled and will graduate as a certified health coach in February of 2012. Exercise has been part of Cindy’s life  since her early teens. She jogs, hikes, and especially loves mountain biking on trails in Ramona, CA, where she lives.  Cindy also practices yoga and Kung- Fu. Cindy believes that most western medical institutions suffer from a complete lack of nutritional insight and her passion for health and fitness drives her to get the word out. Visit Cindy’s website.

 

 

 

 

Dan Gibbs, Hometown FarmsDan Gibbs is with Hometown Farms. The vision for Home Town Farms® grew out of a concern about the lack of nutritious food in this country and the enormous amount of water, fuel and other natural resources used to grow it.  Our approach is simple but powerful.  After years of research all over the globe, we discovered there were highly efficient growing systems already being used on large scale farms in other parts of the world that could be scaled down for use in urban areas. Home Town Farms® adapted these proven technologies and by bringing them to densely populated U.S. cities and urban areas we are able to grow and sell affordable, locally grown, nutritious, and great tasting produce where the demand is greatest.  Home Town Farm’s® approach is perfect for urban environments because our flexible growing technology allows us to grow and sell produce directly to local businesses and families in any community. Our farms can be set up on parking lots, rooftops, open land or any unused space. The savings are passed on to the consumer, allowing everyone to afford locally grown, high quality vegetables and berries.  Home Town Farms® is part of and supports the growing community garden, local farming and farm to table movement. Our mission is to help increase the availability of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Home Town Farms® is committed to bringing this new vertical organic urban farming business to the United States. Please join us in making this happen.