Women's Voice

At Women’s Voice, we are committed to providing our readers with real health solutions from real physicians. To ensure our editorial excellence, we have assembled medical professionals who are dedicated experts and leaders in natural health to serve on Women’s Voice Medical and Science Editorial Advisory Committee.

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Dr. Michael Lyon

Dr. Michael Lyon, MD

Dr. Lyon is a UBC faculty member and is a published researcher in the fields of nutrition, appetite regulation, dietary fibre, and blood sugar regulation. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine and he completed a three-year family practice residency in 1988 and was Board Certified through the American Board of Family Medicine. He has been a National Team Physician and his practice has focused upon sports and fitness medicine, nutrition, lifestyle modification, addictions, mental health, cognitive behavioural therapy, and obesity medicine.

Dr. Kate Rheaume

Dr. Kate Rhéaume, ND

Dr. Kate Rhéaume graduated from McMaster University and completed her professional training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, class of 2002. She followed with a two-year residency during which she taught classes and supervised at various teaching clinics.

Dr. Karlene Karst

Karlene Karst, RD

Karlene Karst is a leading expert in nutrition and natural health. Karlene holds a BSc in nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and is a registered dietitian. Karlene is the author of several books and is a highly sought-after, enthusiastic, and passionate individual who has appeared on QVC, Access Hollywood, and Canada AM. She is a frequent guest speaker at educational events around North America.

Dr. Rudolf Bauer

Dr. Rudolf Bauer, PhD

Dr. Rudolf Bauer studied pharmacy at University of Munich. In 1984, he graduated with a Ph.D. at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Munich, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. H. Wagner. His expertise is in natural product chemistry, analysis, and bio-assay-guided isolation of constituents from medicinal plants. As a member of two expert groups on herbal drugs of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission, he is actively involved in the development of monographs for the European Pharmacopoeia.

Dr. Gaetano Morello

Dr. Gaetano Morello, ND

Since 1991, Dr. Morello has been training and educating physicians, pharmacists, and health experts on the scientific use of natural medicines in the fields of cardiology, immunology, gastroenterology, anti-aging, and detoxification. He is the contributing author to the authoritative text on Alternative Medicine, A Textbook of Natural Medicine and lecturer and regular contributor to a number of magazines, journals, and publications.

Arya Sharma

Dr. Arya Sharma, MD

Dr. Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC, is Professor of Medicine and currently holds the Alberta Health Services Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta and Medical Director of the Alberta Health Services Obesity Program. In 2006 he founded and is currently Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network and Past-President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. He also serves on numerous committees of professional organizations including The Obesity Society (TOS) and the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO).


Dr. Jennifer Brix is a licensed naturopathic doctor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with distinction from the University of Victoria and completed her professional training at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC.


Dr. Marita Schauch is the author of two books Marking Sense of Women’s Health and Collagen Myths & Misconceptions. She also co-authored The Adrenal Stress Connection. In addition to her clinical practice, she lectures across North America educating people on positive lifestyle choices.


Karen Jensen was in clinical practice for 25 years and although she is retired, she continues to write books and educate on the naturopathic approach to wellness. She is author or co-author of seven books, her most recent is Women’s Health Matters: The Influence of Gender on Disease.