Our Stories

IWM: Rachel Schwartzman

We spoke with Rachel Schwartzman, naturopathic doctor, birth doula, and mother of 3. We found out how she manages her private practice, what it was like to meet the “mother” of midwifery, and how to capture gorgeous Instagram photos like she does.

IWM: Erin Schrode

We spoke with Erin Schrode, co-founder of Turning Green. She promotes global sustainability, youth leadership, environmental education, and conscious lifestyle choices, and inspires and educates students worldwide. We found out why she doesn’t get nervous challenging multi-billion dollar industries, how she’s involved with promoting peace + green living in the Middle East,  and where to go to college for the most awesome worldly experience ever.  

IWM: Yashar Khosroshahi

We spoke with Yashar Khosroshahi, naturopathic doctor + brain-based executive coach, and co-founder of MINDSHIFT Ninja. (Actually, we connect with him quite often since he’s Megan’s husband — and we look forward to cuddling their new baby boy, born on December 29th, 2015). (more…)

IWM: Wengsi Chiu

We spoke with Wengsi Chiu who illustrated Lisa’s Book, The Tale of Kale. Wengsi is a recent graduate from McGill University, and completed her undergrad in International Development Studies and Urban Systems Geography. She is particularly interested in food security as well as using creative design to promote sustainability and create social change. (more…)

IWM : Lucas Solowey

We spoke with Lucas Solowey. Lucas is a passionate advocate for animal protection, delicious plant-based cuisine, and sustainable living, and recently filled in as the Interim General Manager at Toronto Vegetarian Association and ran Toronto’s Veg Food Fest this year (North America’s largest vegetarian food festival!).  (more…)

IWM: Zoe Weil

We spoke with Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education. Zoe is an author, speaker, educator, and trailblazer changing the world for the better. We found out how she’s spreading good across the world, why we should all be solutionaries, and why right now is the very best time to learn humane education. (more…)

IWM: Alina Islam

We spoke with holistic nutritionist, Alina Islam. Alina helps people improve their health and lifestyle with her simple food rules. We found out how to change your lifestyle in six hours, where to go on your next food vacation, and how to be healthy and have your cake too.

IWM: Andrea Scholten

We spoke with Andrea Scholten, Naturopathic Doctor and Birth Doula. Andrea treats many health concerns, with a special interest in women’s health, including fertility, hormone balance, gynecological concerns, pregnancy and childbirth, as well as pediatrics. We found out why you should see an ND if you’re trying to get pregnant, how keeping yourself in good health is good for your community, and the most important thing you need to remind yourself today. 


IWM: Alicia Gonzalez

We spoke with Alicia Gonzalez, office coordinator + family member of Bautista Family Farms. Their 7 Hot Dates, are the best we’ve ever tasted, and we’re not alone in saying that. We found out why their dates are so incredibly delicious, the best (and only) time of year you can buy fresh dates, and why date farmers love to be outside when everyone else wants to be indoors. 

IWM: Du La + Jonah Lusis

We spoke with Du La and Jonah Lusis, naturopathic doctors and co-founders of the Toronto Centre for Naturopathic Medicine. They are doctors, business owners, husband and wife, parents of two, and experts in women’s and children’s health, and digestive health, cleansing and detoxification. We found out why you want to visit a naturopath before you’re sick, why it’s more expensive to choose your own vitamins and supplements, and their secret to living balanced lives.