Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA
"A whole food plant based diet is often more powerful than my prescription pad."
Dr. Laurie Marbas is a board certified family and lifestyle medicine physician and has been using food as medicine since early 2012. She is also USAF veteran, wife, and mother of 3 grown children. Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the American Academy of Family Practice. She received her dual degrees (MD and MBA) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and TTU School of Business. She is a certified Food for Life instructor from PCRM. She served 4 years active duty in the USAF serving in the Middle East and South America.
Anthony Masiello, NCFAC
"The truest path to optimal health and wellbeing is to earn it!"
Anthony Masiello lived most of his life unhealthy and obese until he finally decided to do something about it for himself, and his family. He switched to a whole-food plant-based diet, and in 20 months lost 160 pounds, reversed all of his medical issues, and completely transformed his life. Since regaining his own health, Anthony has developed a passion for helping others to do and sustain the same.
Anthony is a Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach and will be sitting for the National Board Certification for Health & Wellness Coaching using Positive Psychology in June 2019.
"Muffins are my best friend"
Jason Cohen is a photographer & filmmaker from Lafayette, Louisiana. At the age of 27 Jason found himself weighing almost 300lbs and realized that he had to turn his health around. Over the next 7+ years Jason lost over 120lbs, has become an athlete, and recently ran the Leadville Trail 100 mile race. Jason is the director/producer of the upcoming documentaries Heavy as Lead and Big Change the Film. Jason also hosts a weekly podcast, Big Change the Film Podcast, where he has interviewed over 100 guests with a combined total weight loss of over 12,000lbs.