About the Natural Weight Loss Authors

Gayle Povis Alleman, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian with a Bachelor's degree in traditional nutrition and a Master's degree in alternative nutrition. This varied background allows her to bring together the best of both approaches to offer research-based, holistic information about wholesome foods, nutrition and health. As a writer, educator, and speaker she encourages people to achieve optimum health through food, nutrients and physical activity. Gayle hosts a website, www.HoorayForVegetables.com, which provides free information to encourage consumers to eat more veggies for better health.

Densie Webb, Ph.D., R.D., is a nutrition writer and a registered dietician. She is the associate editor of "Environmental Nutrition" newsletter and has written several nutritional analysis books. She also contributes to consumer magazines such as "American Health," "Woman's Day," and "Family Circle." Dr. Webb has also served as health editor of "McCall's."

Susan Male Smith, M.A., R.D., is a freelance writer and consultant who specializes in nutrition and health. She has written for "American Health," "Family Circle," "McCall's" and "Redbook" and has coauthored the books Foods for Better Health and All New Family Medical Guide to Health and Prevention. She is editor of "Environmental Nutrition," a monthly newsletter for health-minded consumers.

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