The Food Babe Advisory Council
My Advisory Council is a group of experts I frequently consult with to ensure accuracy, evidence-based and thoughtful insights into my research, writings and investigations.
I also frequently meet with and consult with researchers, scientists and subject matter experts from several non-profit organizations: Center for Food Safety, Friends of The Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumers Union, Environmental Working Group, Center for Science in the Public Interest, and others.
Jonathan Aviv, M.D., FACS
Dr. Aviv is a practicing ear, nose and throat physician and the Clinical Director and founder of the Voice and Swallowing Center for ENT and Allergy Associates. He is an Attending Physician and Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Aviv is a former Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Director, Division of Laryngology and Medical Director, Voice and Swallowing Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Dr. Aviv is the inventor of the air-pulse throat sensory testing technology called FEESST and a pioneer in the development of unsedated upper endoscopy. He is the author of 64 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and the health and wellness book entitled, “Killing Me Softly From Inside: The Mysteries and Dangers of Acid Reflux and Its Connection to America’s Fastest Growing Cancer with a Diet That May Save Your Life“, as well as two text books “Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing (FEESST)” and “Atlas of Transnasal Esophagoscopy“. Dr. Aviv has been featured in Forbes, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Inside Edition, Bloomberg Television and the Discovery Channel. To learn more about Dr. Aviv visit www.acidwatcher.com
Mark Hyman, M.D.
Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and has been a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, CNN, The View, the Katie Couric show and The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Hyman works with individuals and organizations, as well as policy makers and influencers. He has testified before both the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has consulted with the Surgeon General on diabetes prevention, and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. In addition, Dr. Hyman has worked with President Clinton, presenting at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters – Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues. To learn more about Dr. Hyman, visit drhyman.com.
Joel Kahn, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Kahn is a cardiologist who has launched a campaign to prevent 1 million heart attacks. His brand of cardiology combines the best of Eastern and traditional therapies for total healing. He is known as “America’s Holistic Heart Doc” and graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Kahn has been practicing invasive, interventional and preventive cardiology in Detroit since 1990, and was advanced to full Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine. He is devoted to his patients who take pride in his passion for teaching and prevention. Reader’s Digest magazine selected Dr. Kahn for their Holistic Heart Doc column and their publishing arm published his book, The Whole Heart Solution, in 2014. His second book, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses, was published in 2015 and both are bestsellers. He appears regularly on Fox TV 2 in Detroit as a health commentator. He has been nominated as a Top Doc in cardiology for most of the past years. In 2013, he received a certification from the University of South Florida in Metabolic Cardiology, and became the first physician to complete the program in the world. To learn more about Dr. Kahn, visit drjoelkahn.com.
Sheila Kilbane, M.D.
Sheila Kilbane, M.D. is a board certified pediatrician, who also trained with Andrew Weil, M.D. through the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She works with families to find the root cause of illness. She uses natural and nutritional therapies whenever possible in treating things such as: colic, reflux, eczema, keratosis pilaris (bumps on the back of the arms and cheeks), recurrent ear infections, recurrent sinus infections, asthma, allergies, stomach and GI issues (such as: constipation, abdominal pain and celiac disease), ADHD and sensory integration disorder. She sees individual patients out of her office in Charlotte, NC and she also conducts live and online education classes for parents and professionals. To learn more about Dr. Kilbane please visit sheilakilbane.com.
Christa Orecchio, C.N.
Christa Orecchio is a clinical and holistic nutritionist, and founder of The Whole Journey. She is the San Diego Fox5 nutritionist where she talks weekly about how to use food as medicine. She is also a co-host of the nationally syndicated health talk show, “The Randy and Christa Show: News that Makes you Healthier”. Christa spent 10 years in private practice working one-on-one and now works with groups by the thousands to help people transform their health by identifying, understanding and healing from the root cause in lieu of addressing individual symptoms. She uses food as medicine wherever possible to help others heal and thrive and takes a mind, body, spirit approach in order to address the whole person. To learn more about Christa Orecchio, visit thewholejouney.com.
Amy Shah, M.D.
Dr. Amy Shah is a specialist in Allergy & Immunology and Internal Medicine. She pursued her medical training at Columbia University Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconness/Harvard Medical School, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Cornell University. Prior to graduating with honors in research, she worked in the Channing Laboratory at Harvard University looking at the health effects of heavy metals on the body. She is now in a private medical practice. To learn more about Dr. Shah, visit amyshahmd.com.