Amita Nathwani is the owner of Surya Health and Wellness, where she practices Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition consulting. Of Indian origin, she received her Ayurvedic education in both India and North America, an experience that has given her a unique perspective and allowed her to remain true to the purity of Ayurvedic knowledge while deeply understanding its application in the Western world. With the support of her two teachers, Dr. Hemant Gupta, BAMS and Dr. Shirish Nathwani, MD, Amita has been practicing Ayurveda since 2004. In addition to her private practice, Amita is Adjunct Faculty with the Family Medicine Integrative Medicine Fellowship at Banner Health, University of Arizona and Faculty at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. Amita is also the author of Peaks and Valleys, a book of short stories about grief and loss.
Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary School, Lindsay worked as the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in Bend, Oregon. She is passionate about using local, organic ingredients and loves teaching home cooks how to incorporate seasonal food into their diet. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to create beautiful meals for her family. She lives with her husband in Durango, Colorado, where she enjoys the trials and errors of gardening.