About the Authors
Stay Forever Thin is proud to have a distinguished team of on staff writers including Doctors, Best selling authors and Scientists. Our goal is to provide you with the latest scientific and medial research on weight loss, diet and nutrition, fitness and motivation. Check out our expert bios below .
Dr. James Pendleton
Dr. James Pendleton is a primary care physician specializing in naturopathic medicine.
With over a decade of clinical experience -and a gentle, healing presence- he integrates the best of both conventional and complimentary healing approaches.
Dr. Pendleton is a licensed doctor with full prescriptive authority for primary care in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Washington State.
Dr. Pendleton is also an Assistant Professor, teaching college sciences full and part time. He has a passion for herbal medicine, and has studied ethnobotany and herbal healing traditions throughout Central and South America, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Over the past decade, he has nurtured a family practice in Seattle, directed a VIP medical center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and overseen the nutritional supplement design for a major vitamin manufacturer in Los Angeles.Dr. James received his medical training at Bastyr University, a prestigious naturopathic medical school with a rigorous program that integrates both conventional and science-based complimentary approaches to healing. Prior to medical school Dr. James received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Florida Atlantic University, after serving for several years in the US Army as a paramedic.
Dan Robey is the author of the best-selling book “The Power of Positive Habits” which is published in 26 countries. He is also the co-author with Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Dennis Waitley and other leading self-help experts of “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life” and co-author of the fitness and weight-loss book “Stay Forever Thin.”
The Power of Positive Habits program is the result of years of medical and scientific research including interviews with top health and success experts around the world.
Dan is a noted authority on habits. He has written dozens of articles on habits that have been published in national magazines such as “Prevention,” “The New York Times” and others.
In the past few years Dan has appeared on hundreds of radio interviews teaching people how to change their lives and achieve permanent weight loss via the acquisition of positive habits. His weekly internet newsletter on positive habits and other strategies for personal success reaches over 50,000 people worldwide.
Dan’s years of research on cognitive restructuring, habits and lifestyle modifications brings the final ingredient necessary for your success in staying lean forever: lifestyle change.
Dr. Rhea Vallente, Ph.D
Rhea Vallente, Ph.D. specializes in the field of human genetics and is currently working as a project manager in a cancer facility in Canada.
She has contributed in various research efforts on different medical disorders and has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Maria Parepalo Hovenden PhD
University of Nevada Reno
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
College of Nursing Milwaukee, WI 53201