Advisory Board

Dr. Aaron Tabor, MD

Dr. Aaron Tabor, MD is the author of FIGHT NOW: Eat & Live Proactively Against Breast Cancer, Dr. Tabor’s Slim & Beautiful Diet, and Picture Perfect Memory. After graduating from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Tabor devoted his career to helping people live a life they love through medical research. Over 1 million women have already trusted Dr. Tabor for better nutrition and health education. His prevention through nutrition research projects with leading hospitals include cancer, weight loss, younger-looking skin, hair, and nails, glycemic-index, cholesterol, pain, and hormonal health. Dr. Tabor educates other doctors about diet and lifestyle research as the Diet & Alternative Medicine Section Editor for The Journal of Medicine. He has authored numerous books, papers, and patents in the fields of medicine and nutrition. His website is

Michelle K. Berman, M.S., R.D

Michelle K. Berman, M.S., R.D. has been a practicing clinical nutritionist for the past 24 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Dietetics from Syracuse University and her Master’s degree in Nutrition from Drexel University, where she completed her clinical nutrition internship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Michelle conducted her Master’s Thesis on Vitamin B-6 in Premenstrual Syndrome at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As a clinical nutritionist, Berman advocates foods that are pure and minimally processed, as well as foods that enhance rather than deplete health and well being. Through her extensive professional training and personal journey through her own health issues, Berman has accumulated a firsthand knowledge of the harmful effects that certain chemical ingredients can have on health. In her private practice, Berman educates and counsels families on the importance of understanding food labeling practices and how food choices we make each day impact our health in a positive or negative way.

Nicki Anderson

Nicki Anderson is an IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, owner of Reality Fitness in Naperville, Illinois, and author of Nicki Anderson’s Single Step Weight Loss Program, 101 Tips for Healthy Living, Weight Loss and a Diet Free Life. She is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and AFAA Fitness Practitioner with 20+ years in the health and fitness industry. She has been guest speaker at numerous continuing education conferences with an emphasis on training obese populations. She is a health and fitness columnist for Chicago Suburban Newspapers, Chicago Business Ledger and freelance writer for numerous industry magazines. She is a member of IDEA Personal Training Committee, IHRSA’s Entrepreneur Magazine Advisory Board, USA Today’s Entrepreneur Panel, and Nautilus Fitness Apparel Council. Her personal training style is articulate, focused and encouraging. Her website is

Leanne Ely, CDC

Leanne Ely, CDC is a New York Times best-selling author and the author of the Saving Dinner series. According to Woman’s Day magazine, she is the expert on family cooking. Her media experience includes multi-city book tours, satellite media tours, QVC several times as well as guesting on several national television shows, including HGTV’s Simple Solutions, ABC Family’s Living the Life, Ivanhoe’s Smart Woman, Small Talk for Parents and Talk of the Town. She has guest chef-ed on the cooking show Carolina Cooks and has taught cooking classes all over the country for Bloomingdale’s. Leanne’s weekly syndicated newspaper column, The Dinner Diva, goes out to over 250 newspapers nationwide and in Canada. On the Internet, she pens the Food for Thought column for the immensely popular,, with over a half a million readers several times a week. She is a sought-after speaker and has spoken all over the country, with keynote addresses to corporate and non-profit entities. Her website is