Our contributors

Our writers are domain specialists, health and fitness experts, wellness professionals, spiritual thought leaders—many are pioneers in their own right.

Here is a list of the writers who have contributed one or more articles to Complete Wellbeing over the past several years. Click on the name to read more about them.

Edward PhillipsEdward Phillips (1)

Dr Edward Phillips, MD, is Director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, founded by the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. He is also the Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Vandana GawdiVandana Gawdi (1)

Dr Vandana Gawdi is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Mumbai

Sandy NewbiggingSandy Newbigging (1)

Sandy Newbigging is the author of 4 books including New Beginnings, Life Detox and Life-Changing Weight Loss and his Mind Detox method has been featured on television in over 30 countries. He is highly-respected for his ability to quickly and elegantly help people enjoy long-lasting health and happiness.

Rajashree ManeRajashree Mane (1)

Dr Rajashree Mane MRCOG[UK], FCPS, DGO, is an infertility expert and skilled gynaecological ultrasound specialist certified by the Royal College of London, UK. She is a consultant in reproductive medicine at the Origin Centre, a super speciality hospital for women.

Amanda HamiltonAmanda Hamilton (1)

Amanda Hamilton is a clinical nutritionist, well-known BBC TV presenter and UK’s leading detox and weight loss guru. She has also lived and studied in India.

Kishore V ShettyKishore V Shetty (1)

Dr Kishore V Shetty MD, MED, DM, DNBE [Neurology] is a visiting associate consultant in neurology, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Mehar PanjwaniMehar Panjwani (1)

Mehar Panjwani is a Mumbai-based diet consultant with over 11 years of work experience across leading health spas, hospitals, and fitness centres in Mumbai and Bangalore. She is also a member of Indian Dietetic Association and has successfully counselled patients to achieve better health.

avatar for Anand GaurAnand Gaur (1)

Dr Anand Gaur is an emergency medical officer at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Mumbai

John DouillardJohn Douillard (1)

John Douillard, DC, PhD is the author 16 books, CD's and DVD's including Body, Mind and Sport, The 3-Season Diet, Perfect Health For Kids, and The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage and DVD's on stress, weight-loss and detoxification. He directs the LifeSpa, an Ayurvedic Retreat and Panchakarma Centre in Boulder, Colorado, USA, where he lives with his wife and six children.

Madhuri RuiaMadhuri Ruia (1)

Madhuri Ruia is a nutrition specialist and founder of HALF, Mumbai's functional Health Studio.

avatar for Karan KapoorKaran Kapoor (1)

Karan Kapoor has worked as a stylist for several leading fashion magazines. For him, clothes are much more than items to cover your body; they are an expression of who he is. He loves to dress well, look good and write about it.

Pekka PuskaPekka Puska (1)

Dr Pekka Puska, MD, PhD, PolScm is the president of the World Heart Federation and Director General, National Institute for Health and Welfare [THL], Finland. He is known throughout the world as a pioneer in the public health programmes.

Ellen J LangerEllen J Langer (1)

Ellen J Langer is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She has done extensive work on the illusion of control, ageing, decision-making, and mindfulness theory which has been covered in over 200 research articles and six academic books. She has authored four books: Mindfulness, The Power of Mindful Learning, On Becoming An Artist and Counterclockwise.

C J ThakkarC J Thakkar (1)

Dr C J Thakkar practices at Breach Candy and Lilavati Hospital. He is a pioneer in Computer Navigation Joint Replacement Surgery in India and has been performing these surgeries since 2002. He is also the president of A.O. Alumni Association, India and has delivered lectures and conducted workshops across India and at Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Bangkok.

Preeti DevnaniPreeti Devnani (2)

Dr Preeti Devnani, MD, DASM is Certified by tha American Board of Neurology and American Board of Sleep Medicine. She manages the Sleep laboratory and Sleep Disorders Clinic in the Department of Neurology at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Center.

avatar for Nadeem RaisNadeem Rais (1)

Dr Nadeem Rais is a leading consultant endocrinologist in Mumbai.

Bhavisha J BafnaBhavisha J Bafna (1)

Bhavisha J Bafna, MSc, is a post graduate in pharmaceutical science with management studies. She is currently working as a clinical research co-ordinator at a Medical Centre in Mumbai.

H’vovi BhagwagarH’vovi Bhagwagar (5)

Hvovi is a Psychotherapist with her office “MANASHNI” at Powai, Mumbai. She works with adults, children and teens diagnosed with mental health issues. She spreads awareness about mental health through her blog and articles. Reach her at hvovi.bhagwagar@gmail.com

KV SuryanarayanaKV Suryanarayana (1)

Dr KV Suryanarayana, MS, FICS, is a senior ENT surgeon and a professor at a reputed medical college.

Marg McGillMarg McGill (1)

Marg Mcgill is senior vice-president of the International Diabetes Federation [IDF] since 2003. She holds a Masters degree in Medicine and has managed Australia's largest Diabetes centre for 15 years.

Vijay TamhaneVijay Tamhane (1)

Vijay Tamhane is the founder director of Edentulous Support Society, India's first and only support group for edentulous people.

Priti SalianPriti Salian (12)

Priti Salian is a teacher by profession and a writer by choice. Her interests include yoga, health, parenting and social awareness. She lives in New Delhi.

Avinash DeoAvinash Deo (1)

Dr Avinash Deo, MD, is a visiting consultant in Haematology and Medical Oncology at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Rand KhalilRand Khalil (1)

Rand Khalil is a keen yoga practitioner and a passionate natural health advocate. She is co-author of Detox Bath and co-founder of pureinsideout.com, a free, information-rich website dedicated to natural body and mind detox and wellbeing.

L Sreenivasa MurthyL Sreenivasa Murthy (1)

Dr L Sreenivasa Murthy, MD [Internal Medicine], practices at the KIMS Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore.

Juthika SheodeJuthika Sheode (1)

Dr Juthika Sheode, DORL, MS [ENT], is a full-time ENT surgeon at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Sharmila AilSharmila Ail (5)

Sharmila Ail is a Mumbai-based health writer.

Preeti SavardekarPreeti Savardekar (2)

Dr Preeti Savardekar is a consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist. She holds a masters degree in dermatology. She teaches at a coaching institute in Mumbai and is also the panel expert for skin for a well-known channel. Her interests include music, writing and spreading knowledge and healing the world.

Junaid ShaikhJunaid Shaikh (1)

Junaid Shaikh is a person of eclectic interests. His thirst for knowledge and the desire to understand the mysteries of the mind, body and soul took him to different destinations worldwide in search of spiritual masters. Since then he has been sharing his knowledge and experiences in Australia and in various places around India.

Sandeep ManeSandeep Mane (4)

Dr Sandeep Mane, MRCOG[UK], MD, FCPS, DGO, DICOG, is a certified Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic surgeon from UK. He is surgical skills training in-Charge at surgeon’s college in London, UK and is the consultant gynaecological endoscopic surgeon at the Origin International Fertility Centre in Thane, Mumbai. He enjoys teaching and this includes educating general public and training doctors worldwide.

Chandni MehtaChandni Mehta (1)

Chandni Mehta is a post graduate in dietetics and a consultant nutritionist at a leading hospital in Mumbai. She is also a visiting faculty at various academic institutes.

Hakim Mohammad TariqHakim Mohammad Tariq (1)

Hakim Mohammad Tariq heads the board of Physicians at Hamdard [WAKF] Laboratories.

Aravind BSAravind BS (1)

Dr Aravind BS, BAMS, DNHE, is a Mysore-based practitioner. His fields of interest include Panchakarma, therapeutic yoga and pranayama.

avatar for Anita MaierAnita Maier (1)

Anita Sinicrope Maier, MSW, LSW, is the founder and executive director of The Pennsylvania Educational Network for Eating Disorders [PENED].

Dipankar ZalpuriDipankar Zalpuri (1)

Dipankar Zalpuri is a self made entrepreneur running a Start up PR and media relations firm, YouMe&We. His profession requires him to be in the best of grooming as business development is his prime focus.

Mohan ThomasMohan Thomas (1)

Dr Mohan Thomas, American trained and certified cosmetic surgeon, is the medical director of The Cosmetic Surgery Institute in India and also the founder president of the Indian Society of Cosmetic Surgery and the Academy of Anti Ageing Medicine, Mumbai/New York.

Linda SeidelLinda Seidel (1)

Linda Seidel is all of these—a pioneer, make-up artist, author, educator and aesthetic rehabilitation specialist based in the USA. With a talent for portraiture and drawing, Linda Seidel thought at one time she'd pursue a career in art. She did just that, but her medium was make-up, not paint or pastels. Her unique approach to corrective make-up has been recognized and applauded by medical professionals, the cosmetics industry, the media, and most of all, by her clients.

avatar for Gemma KeoghGemma Keogh (1)

Gemma Keogh is a student of His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche. She lives in London, UK.

avatar for Nandita PalshetkarNandita Palshetkar (1)

Dr Nandita Palshetkar, MD, FCPS, FICOG, is a Mumbai-based infertility specialist. She is also a professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at D.Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai.

Jacqueline MarcellJacqueline Marcell (1)

acqueline Marcell is an international spealer and host of the "Coping with Caregiving" radio programme. She is the author of "Elder Rage" which includes an addendum by renowned dementia specialist Rodman Shankle, making it valuable for all healthcare professionals. As a breast cancer survivor, Jacqueline advocates that everyone [especially caregivers] closely monitor their own health.