At Women’s Voice, we are committed to providing our readers with real health solutions from real physicians. To ensure our editorial excellence, we have assembled medical professionals who are dedicated experts and leaders in natural health to serve on Women’s Voice Medical and Science Editorial Advisory Committee.
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Michael Lyon, MD
Dr. Lyon is a UBC faculty member and is a published researcher in the fields of nutrition, appetite regulation, dietary fibre, and blood sugar regulation. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine and he completed a three-year family practice residency in 1988 and was Board Certified through the American Board of Family Medicine. He has been a National Team Physician and his practice has focused upon sports and fitness medicine, nutrition, lifestyle modification, addictions, mental health, cognitive behavioural therapy, and obesity medicine.
Kate Rhéaume, ND
Dr. Rhéaume graduated from McMaster University with an honours BSc in Biology and completed her professional training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, class of 2002. She followed with a two-year residency during which she taught classes and supervised at various teaching clinics. As an educator, she regularly appears on television and radio teaching about many health topics. Dr. Kate is a Canadian expert in natural medicine and speaks internationally.
Karlene Karst, RD
Karlene Karst is a leading expert in nutrition and natural health. Karlene holds a BSc in nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and is a registered dietitian. Karlene is the author of several books and is a highly sought-after, enthusiastic, and passionate individual who has appeared on QVC, Access Hollywood, and Canada AM. She is a frequent guest speaker at educational events around North America.
Rudolf Bauer, PhD
Dr. Rudolf Bauer studied pharmacy at University of Munich. In 1984, he graduated with a Ph.D. at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Munich, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. H. Wagner. His expertise is in natural product chemistry, analysis, and bio-assay-guided isolation of constituents from medicinal plants. As a member of two expert groups on herbal drugs of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission, he is actively involved in the development of monographs for the European Pharmacopoeia.
Gaetano Morello, ND
Since 1991, Dr. Morello has been training and educating physicians, pharmacists, and health experts on the scientific use of natural medicines in the fields of cardiology, immunology, gastroenterology, anti-aging, and detoxification. He is the contributing author to the authoritative text on Alternative Medicine, A Textbook of Natural Medicine and lecturer and regular contributor to a number of magazines, journals, and publications.
Keith Z. Brewster,
Currently, Keith works closely with patients entering the surgical weight management program by supporting perioperative surgical programming and administering patient assessments. In addition to his role at Kelowna Band Surgery, Keith is the chair of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON YLW), Director of the PGX Centre, and continues his research at UBC and UCLA; focusing on optimizing bariatric surgical outcomes.
Arya Sharma, MD
Dr. Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC, is Professor of Medicine and currently holds the Alberta Health Services Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta and Medical Director of the Alberta Health Services Obesity Program. In 2006 he founded and is currently Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network and Past-President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. He also serves on numerous committees of professional organizations including The Obesity Society (TOS) and the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO).