Dr. MJ Wegmann
Co-Founder and Editor
Dr. Wegmann is the co-founder and editor of TheNewWellness.com.
The New Wellness was formed to help people understand the shift in thinking that most occur for our health-care crisis to change. Poor health is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not become unhealthy, overweight or sick overnight. Poor health is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices.
Dr. Wegmann is also a Doctor of Chiropractic, graduating on the Dean’s List from the world’s most prestigious chiropractic school; Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. MJ Wegmann and his wife Dr. Kallie Wegmann founded Discover Chiropractic in 2004.
Dr. Wegmann utilizes a contemporary, evidence based chiropractic technique called CBP; Chiropractic Bio-Physics. CBP is the most published technique within the Index Medicus in the history of chiropractic. CBP has more published papers in peer-reviewed journals than all other techniques combined. Dr. Wegmann is also a Certified Maximized Living Doctor, a group of doctors dedicated to reversing the health crisis the US finds itself in. This group of doctors recognize health is a combination of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle.
Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mj-wegmann
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Collins has been working in the design field for over ten years. He started out strictly as a graphic designer, and when the opportunity arose to learn web design, he eagerly accepted. Always looking for new challenges, he then started up his own web and graphic design company, Designbot Creative.
Collins expertly combines both the technical and creative skills required to created websites that are both beautiful and unique but are also easy to navigate. Clients are always amazed at how easy he is to work with and how he is able to take what information they give him and then create the perfect look for them and their company.
Dr. Kallie Wegman
V.P. of Women’s Media
Kallie Wegmann is a full time stay at home mother of two and part time practicing doctor. In addition to her carting kids around, seeing patients and running an office she keeps busy with the Children’s Ministry at church. Kallie is an avid runner and ardent horse lover. When not in the house or at the office she can be found in the barn; either cleaning, stacking hay, or riding horses.
V.P. of Green Living
To Joy, Green Living is one of the most important parts of practicing a healthy lifestyle. As a mother of two, her determination to protect the planet and in turn provide a better environment for her children has only increased. ”If the air we breath and the ground our food comes from are no longer healthy, how can we be? If the plastic cups we drink from are toxic and so are our cleaning products how can we keep our children safe and healthy?” While many people feel that their efforts to help the environment make little or no impact, Joy strongly feels that there are many changes you can make that significantly change your quality of living and positively impacts the environment.
Toril Booker-Fisher was born in Westerly, Rhode Island. As early as the age of three, according to her parents, she would fret about landfills and air quality. Toril spent the beginnings of her career in Human Resources and Employee Relations with large software companies such as Egghead Software and Microsoft. Returning to her true- calling, Toril resigned from corporate life to pursuit her dreams of “contributing to the greater good.”
Toril founded “Farming For The Future” an organization whose mission is to foster people’s connection to what they eat, where it is grown and how their choices affect their personal health and the health of their community and planet. To deepen their knowledge of the natural world; to create an intellectual understanding of ecology and the emotional bonds with nature; and to nurture an inspire individuals to grow into responsible citizens who truly care about sustaining life. Under her tenure, her organization has fostered these connections in thousands of school children, initiated multiple community garden efforts and pioneered, Farm Tokens For Education. A program that supports local economies, farmers and schools. Toril has had the opportunity to speak about these efforts in various local and national events to include the Jane Goodall Institute in which she also serves as the coordinator for the Michigan State Roots and Shoots Youth Service Learning Project.
Toril also currently serves as the Director of Programs and Services for The Food Bank Council of Michigan. In this capacity, Toril is responsible for various federal and state programs that work to bring food and combat hunger in the state of Michigan. Toril is currently working on re-designing the Michigan Agricultural Surplus Program, which allows the flow of whole nutritious produce to the most nutrition challenged, and fragile populations in the state.
Dr. Leslie Hewitt – Blogger
Dr. Leslie Hewitt graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1999 and practices in Danville, CA. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. She is a Qualified Medical Examiner and the President for the California Chiropractic Association in Contra Costa County. Dr. Hewitt is a Master Trainer for the United States Water Fitness Association and certified by the American Council on Exercise. She is called upon regularly to write articles for health magazines and web sites. She is the Founder/CEO of a brand new organization called The-WOW-Factor which embraces wellness: an emerging necessity in the school systems with childhood obesity, diabetes, ADD, and other childhood illnesses. Dr. Hewitt is a keynote speaker and shares the latest information occurring in health care with new clinical studies that support the need for sports and exercise for kids through movement, breath, belief, and nutrition. Find her at www.anatomypower.com
Dr. Hardy- Psychologist and Blogger
Dr. Hardy received his doctorate’s degree from Western Michigan University, in 1971, where he was a Mott Foundation Scholar. In 1991, he co-authored SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIORS (Harper/Collins). The book was published inter-nationally, and remains in publication. It is considered the classic work on why/how people repeat counter-productive behaviors. In 1996, he co-authored THE SELF-DEFEATING ORGANIZATION (Addison/Wesley). This book applies his models to teams, groups, and organizations.
He is a Minnesota Licensed Psychologist. His work has been vast and extensive, ranging from maximum security correctional settings to corporate executives and professional athletics. The past ten years, he has been applying his models to developing healthy lifestyles, and helping individuals
scope more effectively with the psycho-social-emotional responses to physical pain. Dr. Hardy has lectured widely, and for many years his weight was around 300 pounds. The reaction of a certain percentage of those in attendance was “ Is this guy a Psychologist or a Comedian?” FINALLY, he applied his behavioral change models to himself. Currently, his weight is 185 pounds, and he has maintained that loss for a number of years. Visit him at: www.StopSDB.com