Krystyna Houser, Author of The Good LFE Cookbook
Following her diagnosis with SIBO, Krystyna’s determination to heal her GI issues and continue enjoying life was the guiding spirit behind Good LFE. Stunned by how difficult and time consuming it was to find a solution, she became determined to share the results of her findings with fellow SIBO/IBS sufferers. Working with the top experts in their field, Dr. Pimentel, Dr. Rezaie and Robin Berlin, RDN, she created The Good LFE Cookbook to bring simple, vibrant and delicious foods to the SIBO/IBS community.
Robin Berlin RDN, Co-Author of The Good LFE Cookbook
Robin Berlin is a Registered Dietitian who has worked in the Los Angeles area for over 15 years. Her focus is on diet, wellness, lifestyle, and movement. Robin works with clients from around the globe and collaborates with leading physicians with expertise in GI, Cardiology, Oncology, and other subspecialties. As someone with a history of SIBO, Robin has studied and focused on the microbiome and gut health for years. With a personal passion and a professional commitment, she instills a sense of hope to those affected by GI disorders and teaches them how to cook and eat so they enjoy food without fear.
Misti Boettiger, Executive Test Chef for The Good LFE Cookbook
Misti is a cook, creative problem solver and relationship building-storyteller fascinated by sustainable food practices and collaborative design. Misti loves blending her professional chops with personal improvisation to create new dishes or reinvent traditional favorites to meet the tastes or dietary needs of modern palates. Misti approaches food without hard and fast rules, only the belief that you can't fake quality ingredients or cooking that comes from the heart.
Leigh Beisch, Photography for The Good LFE Cookbook
An award-winning commercial photographer specializing in food and still life. Leigh's work has been featured in countless cookbooks and magazines, national advertising, packaging and catalogs. Her personal work includes a series of abstract landscapes. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Mark Pimentel, Author of The Microbiome Connection
Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCP(C), is professor of medicine and gastroenterology at Geffen School of Medicine UCLA and associate professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. He is also the executive director of the Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program at Cedars-Sinai. A pioneering expert in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Dr. Pimentel’s work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases and Sciences, among others. His research led to the first-ever blood tests for IBS, with ibs-smart®, the only licensed and patented serologic diagnostic for IBS. Pimentel has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous translational and clinical investigations of IBS and the relationship between gut flora composition and human disease. Dr. Pimentel is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.
Dr. Ali Rezaie, Author of The Microbiome Connection
Ali Rezaie, MD, MSc, is the medical director of the GI Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, and the director of the GI Motility Fellowship Training Program. He is an associate professor at Cedars-Sinai and an associate clinical professor at UCLA. Dr. Rezaie also serves as the director of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology for the Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program at Cedars-Sinai. Apart from his training in internal medicine and gastroenterology, he has postdoctoral training in gastrointestinal motility disorders and also inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) as well as a master’s degree in epidemiology. Dr. Rezaie has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers that have been cited over 7000 times. Rezaie has been awarded multiple grants from prestigious organizations including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research fellowship, the American College of Gastroenterology Research and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. He also serves as the associate editor of Digestive Diseases and Sciences, a peer-reviewed journal of gastroenterology and hepatology. His research focuses on microbiome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), medical device development and internal UV therapy.