Melina B. Jampolis, M.D. Dr. Melina is one of only several hundred board certified physician nutrition specialists in the United States. A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts University School of medicine, she completed her internal medicine residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital. She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Obesity Society.
She was the host of Fit Tv's Diet Doctor (Discovery Communications) and has served as the diet and fitness expert for CNN.com since 2008. Her first book, The No Time to Lose Diet (Nelson Books) was released in 2007. She is a frequent guest on national television programs including Live with Regis and Kelly, Dr. Oz, Fox Business Network and CNN and is regularly interviewed for diet and nutrition related publications across the country.
Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. is a nutrition consultant, journalist and author specializing in nutrition, health and wellness. She is a regular contributor to national women's, health and cooking magazines and is the co-author of Healthy in a Hurry (Weldon Owen, January 2012) and the 2011 IACP finalist The Baby & Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start (Weldon Owen, 2010).
She is a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a contributing editor for Woman's Day Magazine. Karen is a graduate of Duke University and she received her Masters of Science in clinical nutrition from New York University.
Ami Jampolis, M.S, CSCS is the owner of Focus Fitness and a certified personal trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine as well as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. She has over 17 years experience in the health & fitness industry. Ami holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Arizona State University. She spent several years working in physical therapy learning injury prevention & rehabilitation which she incorporates into her personal training.