Meet Our Contributing Authors

Cindy Lou,
Certified Holistic Health Coach, IronMan Triathlete, Shaklee Independent Distributor, Concerned and Curious Advocate for Healthy Living. Cindy takes a proactive role in her family’s health and believes most diseases are preventable – not curable. Cindy enjoys reading and writing about simple lifestyle changes to help ensure longevity and good health. She is an active Mom of three, a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and a .com entreprenuer. She proudly sponsors the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, Shaklee Cares, The Freedom Alliance, Holistic Moms Network, American Diabetes Association, Challenged Athletes Foundation, and Environmental Working Group to name a few. Cindy can be reached at

Enthusiastic epi-pen carrying Food Allergy Kid (eggs, dairy, most, nuts and harsh cleaning chemicals, especially bleach) Dog lover and most comfortable in the kitchen creating “safe” and tasty foods for the entire family to enjoy. 

ary Patterson,
Certified Personal Trainer, Cross-Fit Level  1 Trainer, Holistic Health Coach and Founder of  Gaia Fit . Mary is a passionate mother of two boys. She works hard to balance motherhood, work, household duties, exercise and more. While working with her Gaia Fit community Mary also enjoys hitting the weights, strength training, speed work, and anything boot camp style! Did someone say burpees?

Balancing fitness and nutrition with lifestyle is her key to success and is always a work in progress! Mary also works on the founding council of the national non-profit Girls on the Run Charleston with the mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident while using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Mary can be reached at



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