Because her visits to her pediatrician were usually positive experiences, Dr. Variste’s desire for pediatrics began at a very young age. Later she fulfilled her dream and obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She went on to complete a pediatric residency at UT Houston Health Science Center. After residency she returned to practice in her hometown of College Station, Texas. Dr. Variste is grateful for the five years she spent treating the families there and for the relationships and connections she made.
This winter, Dr. Variste and her husband began their newlywed life as newcomers to the Spring, Texas area. As a board certified pediatrician her passion is to empower moms and dads to raise their kids to lead happy healthy lives full of precious memories and discovery. She desires to create the same positive experiences for her patients that she had with her pediatrician as a young child. Dr. Variste is thankful to be a new member of the team at Family First Pediatrics and is excited for the new relationships to be made.
You can find her website at www.familyfirstpediatrics.com and on Facebook here and Instagram here.
Julie Tupler is a Registered Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Personal Trainer. She developed the Maternal Fitness® Program in 1990 and for over 30 years has been teaching and developing the Tupler Technique® Program for women during and after pregnancy. In 2009 she opened Diastasis Rehab to specialize in the treatment of diastasis recti for women, men and children. Dr. Oz calls Julie an “expert” on diastasis recti and Elle Macpherson credits the Tupler Technique® for a 20 minute delivery and her fast recovery.
The Tupler Technique®, a research and evidenced based program to treat a diastasis recti, has now been translated into six different languages. Julie trains medical and fitness professionals all over the world in her proprietary program. Julie has written three bestselling books– Maternal Fitness (Simon& Schuster) and Lose Your Mummy Tummy (DaCapo) and her recent book Together Tummy (Mascot (2018). She has produced five videos on diastasis, and invented the Diastasis Rehab Splint®, Diastometer™ for measuring a diastasis, Corrective Connective Tissue Cream and TogetherTape™.
Julie has also developed an 18- week ongoing online support program for her clients all over the world. She is on the advisory board of Fit Pregnancy, Women’s Health Foundation and the Women’s Sports Foundation and Medical Fitness Network. She is a frequent speaker at medical and fitness conferences including the American Hernia Society where in 2015 she spoke on the non-surgical Tupler Technique® approach to Diastasis Recti at the 1st World Conference Before Abdominal Surgery to Prevent Incisional Hernia at the Hernia conference in Hamburg Germany Sept 2019.
Her website is www.DiastasisRehab.com.
Adriane Stare is a Master Babywearing Instructor with more than 10 years experience, a Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator, Cloth diapering educator, and Mom to two boys. Following the birth of her first baby in 2009, she founded Caribou Baby and Wild Was Mama, Brooklyn’s largest, hippest and most well-loved baby and maternity retail shops and class spaces. She has helped thousands of families learn how to carry their babies comfortably and parent with confidence, strength and intuitive wisdom.
You can always find her teaching babywearing tutorials on Instagram, helping parents in community clinics or in their homes, or hosting babywearing workshops for other birthworkers.
Find her at www.adrianestare.com or on Instagram at @ado_stare!
Jeff Chilton, raised in Pacific Northwest, studied ethnomycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm in Olympia, Washington in 1973. During the next 10 years he became the production manager, responsible for the cultivation of over 2 million pounds of agaricus mushrooms per year and was also involved in the research and development of shiitake, oyster and enoki mushrooms which resulted in the earliest U.S. fresh shiitake sales in 1978.
In the late seventies he was a founder of Mycomedia, which held 4 mushroom conferences in the Pacific Northwest. These educational conferences brought together educators and experts in mushroom identification, ethnomycology, and mushroom cultivation. During this period Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, “The Mushroom Cultivator,” which was published in 1983.
In the 1980’s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the U.S. nutritional supplement industry. He traveled extensively in China during the 1990’s, attending conferences and visiting research facilities and mushroom farms. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production seminar in China.
Jeff’s company, Nammex was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the U.S. nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds. For more information, please visit www.nammex.com.
For a 15% discount on Jeff’s products, go to www.realmushrooms.com and use the code welladjusted.
Dr. Jeffrey Morrison is an award-winning medical doctor, leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, and champion of a nutritional approach to healthcare. His focus is on preventing and reversing degenerative and chronic diseases by enhancing the body’s innate ability to heal and detoxify itself. In 2002, Dr. Morrison opened The Morrison Center, in NYC, where he has used his successful integrative medicine and nutritional approach for patients with many types of medical conditions.
Dr. Morrison has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and received his medical doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He is board certified in Integrative Medicine and trained in Family Practice and Environmental Medicine. The focus of his practice is Integrative / Functional and Environmental medicine.
Dr. Morrison is the author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind and has made many television appearances, including The View, and written journal articles.
Visit www.morrisonhealth.com for more information. Follow him on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and watch his videos on YouTube.