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, NBC-HWC
"The truest path to optimal health and wellbeing is to earn it!"
Anthony Masiello is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) who holds additional certifications in Lifestyle Medicine, Plant-Based Nutrition, Positive Psychology, and Food Addiction, and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Anthony has been working in healthcare for more than 20 years. His career started as a computer scientist doing Bioinformatics for the Human Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help researchers develop a better understanding of humans and disease at the molecular level. After 6 years, he transitioned into Pharmaceutical Research at Novartis, so he could more directly contribute to the development of disease treatments and therapies for patients. Years later, after losing 160 pounds and reversing several serious health conditions of his own, he discovered a better way and shifted his career focus again, this time from treatment to the prevention and reversal of disease.
Anthony now works as a health coach, educator, consultant, and speaker helping individuals and organizations to prevent and reverse disease through lifestyle intervention. He co-founded the Healthy Human Revolution project to bring awareness, education, and support of these healthy lifestyle interventions to people all over the globe.
"Muffins are my best friend"
Jason Cohen is a photographer & filmmaker from Lafayette, Louisiana. At the age of 27 Jason found himself weighing almost 300 lbs and realized that he had to turn his health around. Over the next 7+ years Jason lost over 120 lbs, 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 12,000 lbs.