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Cathy Katin-Grazzini

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Cathy Katin-Grazzini, plant-based chef, cooking instructor, nutritional coach, and food blogger, is the Food Editor of VegWorld Magazine, Plant-Based Culinary Medicine Educator and Chef at Matrix Personalized Medicine (New Canaan, Connecticut), and owner of Cathy's Kitchen Prescription, LLC (Ridgefield, Connecticut).

When Cathy isn't cooking up a storm, inventing, fermenting, dehydrating, and creating managed chaos in her test kitchen, she's teaching students, medical practitioners, and fellow chefs about the joys and health benefits of cooking with plants.

For Cathy's recipes, videos, blog, upcoming events and a gallery of her dishes, please visit www.cathyskitchenprescription.com.

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Ruchelle "Chelly" Williams, Vegan & Raw Food Chef

Ruchelle 'Chelly' Williams, CHC, founder and director of Divine Health & Wellness, is a renowned health, nutrition and wellness counselor, writer, consultant, educator, speaker, educational program creator, raw, vegan & plant-based chef, fitness trainer and mom to 2 young vegan adults. She loves her job because on a daily business she gets to help amazing people realize their true purpose and potential by enhancing their journey and with baby steps grasp and achieve their wellness goals. Chelly works with cancer patients who want to heal naturally, as well as patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol! 

Chelly has managed detox retreats at DC's premier integrative medical and biological dentistry center, NIHAdc.com, and had her own line of raw vegan food sold in New Jersey and requested by Whole Foods, My Organic Market, and The Common Market in the DC Metro area.

Chelly also helps college students eat vegan and healthy while on campus!

Chelly has been a vegan for 14 years and a raw vegan for the last 6 years.  She has relationships with many celebrities as well as giants in the raw, vegan, and plant based community and has had the pleasure of being a student, co-presenter, or featured chef at many events across the country.  Chelly was trained by Chef Alissa Cohen in Boston, MA and the head chef of her restaurants, Chef Leah Dubois.
She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and received her certification from Columbia University, Purchase College through the State University of NY and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  She was invited to speak at her graduation and to return as a visiting teacher.    

I can help you learn the art are eating healthy food that taste amazing! ~ Chelly

  • Founder of I Have Divine Health.com
  • Head Chef ~ Chelly's Raw & Plant-based Kitchen, personal chef service
  • Certified Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor
  • Certified Group Fitness Trainer
  • Licensed Zumba Instructor
  • Speaker, keynotes at events, corporations, universities, women's groups, churches and schools
  • Mom to 2 Veg Rawkin' Teens ages 18 and 16 who love to eat vegetables!

Ruchelle Williams - Plant Based Holistic Wellness Nutrition Practitioner and Chef!

"Serving the Message of Health One Dish at a Time"
Chelly in the Raw will cater to your personal, corporate or group needs just call..

Nele Liivlaid

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Nele Liivlaid embodies a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle. She uses her site, Nutriplanet.org, to provide information about proper nutrition, exercise and healthy minds, directly into your hands through articles, blog posts, tutorial videos, recipes and shopping/eating out guidance! Compiling her health and nutrition research, knowledge and certificates in Plant Based Nutrition into ready-to-use tips for you to plug into everyday living. Follow me on Instagram , Facebook and Pinterest !.


Jeff Tritten

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Chef Jeff Tritten is a long time restaurateur. He is a former restaurant owner, and has managed several large banquet and catering food operations. In his most recent restaurant endeavor, Jeff was the co-owner of Smoke BBQ in Saline MI.

Over the course of 5 years, he gained over 130 lbs and was suffering from severe edema (swelling of the extremities), sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, severe arthritis, and hypokalemia (a low potassium medical condition that causes seizures). After being hospitalized due to severe abdominal pain which was most likely caused by the 2100mg of daily ibuprofen and an additional anti-inflammatory he was prescribed, he decided to take his health into his own hands. Upon release from the hospital with prescriptions for even more medications, and upon the advice of a plant based relative that told him that 'food is medicine, do the research', Jeff quit ALL of his medications and began a mostly plant based diet.

In 3 months, he lost 80 lbs., got rid of his high blood pressure, edema, sleep apnea, and pre-diabetes. After watching Forks Over Knives a few months later, he ditched dairy and eggs, and has now lost over 140 lbs., his cholesterol has normalized, he no longer has seizures, and his arthritis and joint pain is minimal.

Jeff is a passionate plant based diet advocate. He has personally seen the massive results of not consuming animal products, and has coached many others in their journey to good health. In the process, he has created many plant based recipes in order to help others on their journey toward good health.

Jeff currently owns the blog 'Respectful Living', and spends his time creating recipes, writing plant based nutritional information articles, being a small group leader for Plant Based Nutrition Support Group, PBNSG.org, bringing plant based nutritional information to his local community at their farmers market and senior center, and creating a healthy vegan snack line.

Social Media Links:

Blog https://www.ARespectfulLife.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARespectfulLife/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/respectfulliving1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/respectfullivin

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MindfulLife1/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/respectful-living-74871b13a/


Kenden Alfond

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I’m a Jewish woman currently living in Cambodia with my husband and daughter.  (You can read about our weekly Shabbat dinners here)

When I was 12 years old, I chose to become a vegetarian (and now I’m a vegan).

After getting a MA in counseling psychology in 2005, I went to India as an American Jewish World Service (AJWS) volunteer.  Since then I have been living and working around the world on humanitarian, post-conflict, and development issues with the United Nations and several NGOs.

In 2013, I obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University.  I started Jewish Food Hero to get healthier food onto Jewish tables around the world.

The inside reason Jewish Food Hero started is because I felt alone and wanted to belong to a healthy community.

The outside reason Jewish Food Hero is that I realized that there were lots of Jewish women trying to create healthier families, and I wanted to create a community around this common desire for Jewish health.

Jewish Food Hero focuses on Food, Feelings and Finding Peace.

Food:  One of those healthier choices I advocate for is centering your plate and diet around minimally-processed plant foods, which include vegetables, fruits, tubers, whole grains, and legumes (and excludes meat, dairy, eggs, and highly processed foods).

Feelings: feelings about food and eating, feelings about positive relationships, and everything else!

Finding Peace: inspiring personal stories, interviews with a Jewish women living all over the world, self-Support tools, educational lifestyle tips, and beautiful products for your life.

Inclusive of all religions and cultures, I highlight Jewish traditions in particular.

The Jewish Food Hero is not a single person, but a female archetype that calls out to the healthy heroine within each of us. It’s here to challenge you to transform your relationship with your mind, body, and spirit to create a new and healthy future for our world.

When I am not working on Jewish Food Hero, I am working as a psychotherapist and helping out at this school.

Please feel free to email me anytime at hello@jewishfoodhero.com or to join me on Instagram and Facebook.

Dr. Daniel Seidman, DO

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Sports Medicine & Family Medicine


Dr. Seidman attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He returned home to Metro Detroit to complete his Family Medicine training at St. John Macomb-Oakland, where he was Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. 


Dr. Seidman sees patients and teaches at Henry Ford Detroit Northwest. He is accepting new patients in both Sports Medicine and Family Medicine.

Care Philosophy: "I enjoy helping my patients become the healthiest versions of themselves. I emphasize the importance of healthy lifestyle changes, physical activity, and a non-processed plant-based diet both as a means of managing chronic disease and maintaining overall health. My practice includes both family medicine and sports medicine."

Kavitha Chinnaiyan MD


Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan is an integrative cardiologist at Beaumont Health System and Associate Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, Michigan. She has published extensively in cardiovascular imaging, leading national and international multicenter trials to establish the best practice and applications of these technologies. She has been featured in the “Best Doctors of America” and has served on several national and international committees. She has been a spokesperson for the American Heart Association and served as the co-chair of “Go Red for Women” sponsored by the American Heart Association. She has won several awards and grants for research in cardiology, and was awarded the “Seeker of Truth” award for her research endeavors. She appears often on local and national radio and television and routinely gives invited talks on cardiac imaging, heart disease in women, Ayurveda, medicine and spirituality, and yoga for heart disease.

Jamie Qualls, D.O., M.P.H.

Jamie is a Family Medicine Resident Physician in the St. John Providence Hospital System. She has over 10 years of experience in plant-based nutrition and she is passionate about improving community and population health. In her practice, Jamie considers the plant-based diet to be optimal for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Jamie is also a leader of the PBNSG plant-based curriculum committee and helped review over 200 studies illustrating the relationship between food and chronic diseases.



Educational Background:

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University: 2017

Master of Public Health, Michigan State University: 2017

Bachelor of Business Administration: Western Michigan University: 2004

Philosophy of Care:

“I want to help give every one of my patients their very best shot at a happy, healthy life. Each of us is in the driver’s seat when it comes to our own health destiny. This is not taught in medical school, unfortunately, but the science is clear - there is no better way to ensure a disease-free life than by being consistently mindful about what we eat. My goal is to make sure my patients understand the power of plant-based foods to maintain and restore health. If I can help others discover the joy of investing in their health and making good choices, I’ve fulfilled my life mission.”

Debra Walter

I have been on my vegetarian journey since I was newly married about 30 years ago. I started teaching cooking classes and specializing in vegetarian/vegan/gluten free 5 years ago. My diet consists of mostly vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and fruit.

My passion is baking and turning butter and cream filled desserts into vegan and vegan/gluten free goodies.

I am a personal chef specializing in vegetarian cooking and vegan/ gluten free baking. I love to create menus for individuals and families and introducing them to delicious plant based eating.

I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute Of American, Lenore’s Natural Cuisine and Fran Dresher’s Vegan Boot Camp Baking Camp.

I have a vegan granola company named after my son Max Walter and you can find my granola at www.debrasfoods.com.

Please contact me at chefveggi@aol.com for any questions or personal chef services. I look forward to talking with you.