Youtuber/The Jaroudi Family
Brittany Jaroudi runs a plant-based cooking YouTube channel named The Jaroudi Family. She has developed hundreds of delicious, easy, and family-friendly recipes focused on a whole food plant-based lifestyle. She has an M.Ed. in education and a certificate in plant-based nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Currently, she is the co-leader of the Pittsburgh Plant-Based Support Group and is on the National Health Association board of directors.
Dr. Cameron O'Connell, ND
Dr. O'Connell graduated with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2015 and completed her subsequent residency with TrueNorth Health Center.
Her time at TrueNorth allowed her to mentor with Dr. Peter Sultana, M.D.; Dr. Michael Klaper, M.D.; Anthony Lim, M.D.; Dr. Alan Goldhamer, D.C. and Dr. Csilla Veress, N.D. She is certified in water-fasting through the International Association of Hygienic Physicians. She is currently serving as the Assistant Medical Director at the Engine2 Immersion Experiences.
One of Dr. O’Connell’s objectives is to meet the patient where they are at and help them to further their own health goals. She believes that the patient is an active partner in determining future wellness.
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Nutrition Educator &
Culinary Instructor: Training and Education
My name is Winona Benson and I am a Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. I am honored to be able to speak again at the Anchorage VegFest! This year I will be discussing ways to reduce inflammation through diet and lifestyle. I believe that we all have the ability to eat well to prevent disease. We do not have to be burdened with brain fog, fatigue, bloat, digestive issues, or excess body weight. Getting healthy takes simple steps, but it can be difficult when you don’t have the needed support. My role as a health coach is to help you make small, progressive changes in your nutrition and lifestyle that will create long-lasting health. I struggled with fatigue, digestive issues, joint pain, and brain fog for years. My desire to feel better and be healed led me to my passion and current profession. I have been teaching nutrition and wellness for the past 14 years with a focus on healthy cooking, whole foods, and holistic lifestyle choices. It is my honor to support and help you evolve into your healthiest self!
Forget Me Not Farm Sanctuary
Rachel is a co-founder and Executive Director of Forget Me Not Farm Sanctuary - the only vegan farm animal rescue in Alaska. She was born and raised as a fourth-generation Alaskan to a family that has its roots in homesteading and farming and has been around farm animals her entire life. Rachel decided to stop eating animals after attending a SeaWorld protest in September 2013 and has been a passionate animal advocate ever since. She co-founded Forget Me Not Farm Sanctuary in 2015 and has been providing rescue service to farm animals in need ever since.