Better Nutrition January 2020



A New Year

for the Taking


Our Writers

Meet the passionate people behind this

Editor in Chief Nicole Brechka

issue of Better Nutrition!

Creative Director Rachel Joyosa

Executive Editor Jerry Shaver

Associate Editor Elizabeth Fisher

* Jeannette Bessinger, CHC, is an

Digital Editor Maureen Farrar

award-winning educator, author of

Copy Editor James Naples

Beauty Editor Sherrie Strausfogel

multiple books, and a real-food chef.

We usually kick off January with a

She’s helped thousands of people make

Contributing Editors Vera Tweed, Helen Gray

feature article on diet and weight

lasting changes to deeply entrenched

Contributing Writers Jeannette Bessinger, CHHC,

loss. All of this is great, but I wanted

habits that no longer serve them.

Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, Michele

Burklund, NMD, Cheryl Cromer, Chris

to go a little further this year. Michele

Mann, Melissa Diane Smith, Lisa

Burklund, NMD, had just emailed me * Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a boardcertified

nutritionist and the bestselling

Ad Production Coordinator Kim Hoff

Turner, Neil Zevnik

about the power of creating rituals

author of 14 books. His latest is The Great

SalesForce Coordinator Cossette Roberts

and how to keep positive momentum

Prepress Manager Joy Kelley

Cholesterol Myth, written with Stephen

going—not just for the month of

Sinatra, MD.

Editorial Offices 512 Main Street, Suite 1

January, but throughout the year.

El Segundo, CA 90245

* Michele Burklund, NMD, specializes


I wanted to learn how to accomplish

in holistic health and preventive medicine.

General Manager Rob Lutz

this, and I thought you might too.

She believes that true medicine discovers

AIM Retail Group

One of the stumbling blocks to

the root cause of illness, rather than simply


success, says Burklund, is that many

treating symptoms.

Integrated Media Sales Kevin Gillespie

Director – Eastern U.S.

people mistakenly put their focus on * Cheryl Cromer is an artisan aromatherapist

and International 603-305-5106

the goal itself, rather than the mindset,

with more than 20 years’ experience.

Integrated Media Sales Candice Smith

feelings, and intentions behind it.

Based in Winter Park, Fla., she specializes

Director – Western U.S.

in writing about aromatherapy and the


Don’t just have a goal to have a goal—

spa lifestyle.

Retail Development Group 2400 NE 65th Street, Ste. 623

think about what you really want, and

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

* Chris Mann is a California-based

then develop a passion and meaningful

800-443-4974, ext. 702

wellness and fitness writer, natural health

routine around it. On p. 28, we have

Director of Retail Sales Joshua Kelly

brand storyteller, entertainment author

nine ways to help you do this, and

and journalist, and digital-content

800-443-4974, ext. 702

then you can watch your New Year’s


Marketing Designer Judith Nesnadny

resolutions turn into a daily reality. * Melissa Diane Smith, Dipl. Nutr., is

What would you like to have happen

a holistic nutritionist who has 25 years

Accounting & Billing Yolanda Campanatto

of clinical experience and specializes in

in your life this year? It’s a fresh start,

using food as medicine. She is the author

a new decade, and a chance to move in

of Going Against GMOs and other books.

the direction of your dreams. Health is

a big part of that for most of us. When

* Sherrie Strausfogel has been writing

you feel good—not just physically,

about natural beauty for more than

but also emotionally and mentally—

20 years. Based in Honolulu, she also

anything is possible. Wishing you a

writes about spas, wellness, and travel. She


happy, healthy New Year!

is the author of Hawaii’s Spa Experience.


Chairman & CEO Andrew W. Clurman

Senior Vice President, Treasurer, CFO, & COO Michael Henry

* Lisa Turner is a chef, food writer, product

Vice President, IT Nelson Saenz

developer, and nutrition coach in Boulder,

Vice President, Audience Development Tom Masterson

Colo. She has more than 20 years of

Vice President, Production and Manufacturing Barb Van Sickle

Vice President, People & Places JoAnn Thomas

experience in researching and writing about

AIM Board Chair Efrem Zimbalist III

nourishing foods.

* Vera Tweed has been writing about

supplements, holistic nutrition, and



fitness for more than 20 years. She is

the editorial director at Natural Health

Connections and the author of Hormone



Harmony and other books.

* Neil Zevnik is a private chef specializing

in healthy cuisine, with clients that have

BETTER NUTRITION, ISSN #0405-668X. Vol. 82, No. 1. Published monthly by Cruz Bay Publishing,

included Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan,

Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, and the

CEO of Disney. He maintains an extensive

organic garden, and is devoted to his

pound pup Pearl.

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