Fran Costigan is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Trained at the New York Restaurant School and Natural Gourmet Institute, Fran was a chef in both traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching over 20 years ago. A lifelong chocoholic and long time vegan, Fran’s latest book, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy Free Desserts, (Running Press 2013) is for all who madly, deeply love chocolate desserts, whether or not dietary considerations are an issue. Her previous cookbook, More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally (Book Publishing Company 2006) is the basis of the Costigan Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®. For more information, www.francostigan.com.
Dr. Scott Stoll is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and currently serves as the Medical Director and Department Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Coordinated Health. He graduated with honours in Nutritional Sciences and is a member of the Whole Foods Market Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, and Future of Health Now Advisory Board. Dr. Stoll is also the co-founder of both The Plantrician Project and the International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference. His practice specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries through regenerative therapies and improving health through natural treatments, diet, and lifestyle that aid the body in healing chronic diseases and injuries. FullyAliveToday.com
Dr. Barnard has led several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health, including a recent study of dietary interventions in diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Neal Barnard is the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Barnard has authored dozens of scientific publications, as well as 15 books for lay readers. NealBarnard.org