Meet Our Experts

Dee BraunDr. Dee Braun, DrR, CA, CCTP, RM/T

Dee is the founder and driving force behind Natural Holistic Health and the Alternative Healing Academy. She is a single mother of six children who is a Dr. of Reflexology and has advanced certifications in aromatherapy, color and crystal therapy, Reiki, sound therapy, and flower remedies; as well as basic certifications in herbal medicine and homeopathy.

Dee has used natural healing therapies both in her work and for her friends and family for nearly 20 years and is passionate about helping others learn more about getting, and staying, healthy.

In addition to her own therapy practice, she has worked professionally in the internet marketing field of herbal and homeopathic remedies since 2004.

Dee is pictured here with her youngest son.

Thelia FosterThelia Foster

Born in Montreal, Thelia is an artist, Jeweler, Color & Crystal Therapy practitioner and the owner of Ti’s Art & Soul Studio, where she uses her knowledge of various art forms to provide creative healing sessions.

Now living in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, Thelia has developed a keen appreciation and connection with the natural world.Thelia incorporated her knowledge as a Crystal Therapy Practitioner and the healing properties of crystals and gemstones to create her own unique line on therapeutic jewelry and accessories. Thelia also teaches a Crystal Pendulum class as well as How to use Crystals for a Healing Environment.

She is currently completing a certification in ReflexAromatherapy. Thelia is also a skilled artist and jeweler who teaches art to disabled adults in addition to creating holistic jewelry in her studio.

Lynda GoldmanLynda Goldman

Lynda is the proud founder of Healthy Organic Woman, the leading magazine and website for inspiring women to take control of their health.

As a copywriter in the natural health industry, Lynda’s clients include integrative health doctors, nutritionists, naturopaths, health coaches and natural health companies, giving her access to the latest information from experts in the field.

Lynda is the author of 32 books by 3 major publishers. Her latest book is called Fresh Customers Daily: 50 Secrets to Marketing and Selling Supplements and Natural Products.

A seasoned speaker, Lynda has presented at Natural Products East and West, Natural Beauty Summit New York, and Canadian Health Food Association.

In Healthy Organic Woman, Lynda shares her passion for eating healthy organic food, inspiring readers to “live their best lives.” Sign up and get your free report: 50 Shades of Organic at:

Dr. Deborah BakerDr. Deborah Baker, D.C., MSc., D.I.Hom, NMD

Dr. Deb has been in practice for 35 years. She is a retired Chiropractor, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Homeopath (British Institute) and hold a Master’s degree in Nutrition/Human Biochem., practicing in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Deb has written and continues to write for health journals such as Alive and Health Naturally in Canada and several journals in the U.S. She was past Vice-President of NUPATH, an organization of professionally trained homeopaths in Canada, a member of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine, Ontario Chiropractic Assoc., Canadian Chiropractic Assoc., Occidental Research Foundation in B.C., Canada, and The Council on Nutrition of the American Chiropractic Assoc. She has spoken at the Vancouver Health Expo and the Toronto Health Show, many television programs, radio shows, and hosted her own radio show, “Dr. Deb Live”, across Canada and the U.S.

Over the past 20 years she has specialized in mercury detoxification and post-amalgam removal for literally thousands of patients with incredible results. Everything Dr. Deb does is based in science, the knowledge of the biochemistry and physiology of the human and how that needs adjusting in different syndromes. She has seen many things and now finally, after all this time, has the respect of human function and emotion to help even the most ill of people.

You can visit Dr. Deb at Dr. Deborah Baker and on her Facebook Page

Caren BurmeisterCarol Burmeister

Seeking an alternative to the constant adrenaline rush of newspaper journalism, Caren retired after 21 years in the industry to seek a life of greater joy and health.

In 2011, she launched her own company, Second Nature Skin, to help people achieve radiant skin through plant-based personal care products.

She is enjoying growing her business and taking time for yoga, meditation, relationships and writing about health, wellness and spirituality.

Karine HeydenKarine Heyden

Karine Heyden is a French native who, as an English Literature graduate from La Sorbonne in Paris, is also fluent in English.

A skilled professional writer, Karine is knowledgeable about writing for internet readers across a whole range of her specialist interests. These interests are wide, varied (and sometimes quirky) and particularly include natural health, nutrition, parenting and education.

As a mother, Karine is passionate about child-care and holistic well-being for children and their parents, yet she understands how difficult it can be for busy parents to achieve that balance within the demands of daily living.

Karine aims to use her expertise to help parents restore balance to their family lives by sharing what she knows – including all the valuable lessons she has learned from the ups and downs of daily life as a parent!  Her personal blog can be found at AskKarine.

Stanimir SotirovStanimir Sotirov

Stanimir Sotirov is the owner of Stan’s Health Blog. He just finished his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and is currently studying a Master’s degree in Economics in Bochum, Germany.

He started his quest for reaching the healthiest, strongest and happiest version of himself in 2005 and has been on that path ever since. There are 3 main reasons that stand behind his goal.

Stan is passionate about teaching people that in order to know what your body and spirit really need, you don’t need to be a healthcare specialist or to devote your entire life to studying. Instead, you need to have the right attitude and desire, to follow your intuition, and to listen to what your body is telling you.

And, like most of us, he wants to become the person he has always dreamed of being- strong, energetic and full of vitality.

Lastly, Stan dreams of inspiring other people to go down the same path and reap the amazing benefits it has brought him.

Andrew PacholykAndrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.

Andrew has been in the alternative health field for over 18 years. He is an expert in treating infertility and gynecology, pain management and anti-aging therapies. His knowledge, expertise and clinical training has offered him the ability to experience and continually learn about the body and its energy system in health as well as in disease.

Andrew has a Four-Year Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (M.S.T.O.M.) degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. He is a Licensed Acupuncturist (NY) and is certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Clean Needle Technique. Andrew also has a board certification in Chinese herbology.

Andrew shares his knowledge of natural, herbal and Chinese Medicine both in his practice and online at Peaceful Mind – Alternative medicine and therapies for healing mind, body, spirit.

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