Jane Clarke is the resident nutritionist for the Daily Mail and was the nutritional consultant on the TV series Jamie's School Dinners. She lives in London with her four-year-old daughter Maya, whose enthusiasm for food reassures Jane that her methods work.
Colin Cooper has been a medical writer and editor for more than 15 years and is currently editor in chief for a range of professional journals for doctors and nurses.
Jan Endacott is a personal trainer, sports psychologist and Pilates instructor and the author of a number of books for Hamlyn. Her training programmes have helped women from all walks of life achieve their personal fitness goals.
Helen Foster is a writer who has specialized in health, beauty and fitness for over 20 years. She writes for a number of magazines, including Red, Stylist and Top Sante in the UK and Good Health in Australia. Helen is the author of Eat All Day Diet, Eat 5, Detox Solutions and Cellulite Solutions, all published by Hamlyn. She also runs the successful blog healthehelen.wordpress.com which recently received the Highly Commended award for Best Individual Health Blog at the UK National Blog Awards 2014.
Cara Frost-Sharratt is a freelance features writer and the author of Spruce's Beards: A Spotter's Guide and How to Get Rid of Things.
Dr Gian Gonzaga
Dr Gian Gonzaga, Ph.D, is an expert in the field of relationships, emotions and health psychology. In his work for eHarmony, Dr Gonzaga is researching initial attraction and directing one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of marriage to date. Prior to joining eHarmony Dr Gonzaga worked with world-renowned marriage researcher Dr Thomas Bradbury at the University of California, Los Angeles. There he researched the factors that led to marital success as part of an 11-year study of married couples. He has taught, presented and published extensively on topics relating to relationships, love and health, and has received numerous honours and awards for his work, including the prestigious National Science foundation minority Predoctoral Fellowship and Psi Chi National Undergraduate Research Competition.
Anya Hayes is a Pilates instructor based in London, and has been practising Pilates for 10 years. Anya trained with the world-renowned Body Control Pilates in London, and has a passionate belief in restoring natural fluid movement and greater wellbeing into busy modern life. In her teaching Anya hopes to make the life-changing benefits of Pilates available to all ages and fitness levels, to encourage the overall health of body and mind. Anya is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA) and The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).
Mother of four Eileen Hayes is one of the UK's leading experts on parenting and child behaviour. She is an author, magazine columnist, counsellor and broadcaster.Eileen is parenting advisor to the UK's NSPCC, vice-chair of the National Parenting Forum, and chair of the Media and Parenting Working Group.
Colour Me Beautiful is the recognized leader in personal and corporate image consulting, with over 1,000 studios around the world. Established in 1983, Colour Me Beautiful constantly researches the image and style needs of today's women and men and updates its advice to meet ever-changing demands.
Colour Me Beautiful is the recognized leader in personal and corporate image consulting,with over 1,000 studios around the world. Established in 1983, Colour Me Beautiful constantly researches the image and style needs of today's women and men and updates its products to meet ever-changing demands.Pat Henshaw, MFIC, has worked in the image-consulting industry for over 30 years and joined Colour Me Beautiful in 1988 as its senior trainer. She has been instrumental in developing the corporate and men's divisions of Colour Me Beautiful. Pat is co-author of Colour Me Beautiful, Colour Me Younger, Be a Beautiful Bride and Image Matters for Men.
Alan Herdman is a world-renowned Pilates expert. He has established Pilates exercise studios in several countries, including opening the first Pilates studio in London in 1970. Three of his books, Pilates: Creating the Body You Want, The Busy Person's Guide to Pilates and Pilates Plus are published by Gaia Books.
Beatrice Hollyer wrote Sleep in collaboration with Lucy Smith, a health visitor with years of hands-on experience whom she first met when her own daughter was ten days old: 'Like a fairy godmother, she made my wish for a soundly sleeping baby come true.' Hollyer and Smith provide clear, sensible and effective advice on how to achieve peaceful, problem-free nights, from the first days of infancy throughout childhood.
Dr Jane Gilbert
Jane Gilbert is a doctor with a particular interest in child health and bedwetting. A mother of two, she writes regularly for 'Practical Parenting' magazine and is Yorkshire Television's TV doctor.
Louise Keet has practiced reflexology for over ten years. In that time, she has personally trained hundreds of reflexologists from around the globe. Her work has appeared in Time Out, the Guardian and Vogue. She is currently principal of the London School of Reflexology.
Dawn Mellowship is an author, freelance journalist, ethical stylist, and web designer. She was features editor of the women's lifestyle magazine Tonic. Her writing has appeared in New Consumer The Daily Mail and Natural Health Magazine. This is her fourth book.
Desmond Morris is an internationally renowned zoologist, prolific writer and broadcaster. His pioneering and influential work in the study of human and animal behaviour, together with his gift for communicating ideas and information, have made him the man most responsible for popularizing these subjects. He is the author of many bestselling books on human andanimal behaviour, including The Naked Ape, Manwatching and Babywatching. Baby has appeared in 29 languages worldwide.
Gill Paul is a non-fiction author and novelist. She studied Medicine at Glasgow University before deciding that a doctor's life was not for her. In non-fiction she specializes in Health and is the author of a number of titles including Food Hospital (tie-in to a major Channel 4 series), published by Penguin, and Perfect Detox.
Siobhan Stirling is a BBC producer and journalist who writes regularly for national parenting magazines, including Practical Parenting and New Baby. She is the mother of two and having used the strategies outlined in this book is now enjoying peaceful nights!
Lorraine Thomas is the UK's leading parent coach, and Chief Executive of The Parent Coaching Academy, a pioneering organization working with parents of children of all ages in the UK, USA, Europe and China. Lorraine appears regularly in the national media and is the author of several books.
Dory Walker has over 15 years' experience of practising yoga and more than 10 years of teaching every level. As an advanced certified tutor she trains yoga teachers internationally for the world-famous Sivananda Organisation and runs her own weekend retreats both in the UK and worldwide (www.yogakutir.com).