Editorial Team

Editorial Team

Vitalité Québec’s team offers useful, relevant, and factual content, targeting the person as a whole rather than just a few facets. Our committed and enthusiastic editorial team made up of real specialists deliver their knowledge and expertise by creating original content for each issue, relaying their own experiences and educated perspectives. The team is guided by our talented and meticulous editor, Dino Halikas, who has a background in naturopathy, engineering, and medical biology. With precision and accuracy, his team addresses curent issues in the natural health market, various holistic approaches to health and wellbeing, and much more.
Learn more about the editorial team below.

Dino Halikas, ND. A.

Dino has worked in the health industry as a trainer and consultant in medical biology and naturopathy for almost 30 years. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Vitalité Québec.

Chantal Ann Dumas, ND.A.

Chantal Ann Dumas has been practicing naturopathy since 1998 and has also completed training in homeopathy and mind-body intelligence. She focuses her practice around women's health and offers consultations in French, English and Spanish.

Carmen Marois

Carmen Marois has been a writer since 1985 and a writing coach since 1992.
She specializes in writing life memoirs.

Stéphanie Plamondon, Ac., M. Sc.

Stéphanie Plamondon has been an advocate for natural health since 1998. She has studied acupuncture, herbology, scientific aromatherapy, and holds a master's degree in medical anthropology. Not only does she share her knowledge by teaching numerous courses and workshops, she also offers consultations in both acupuncture and medical aromatherapy and provides a manufacturing service for essential oil formulas.

Sylvie Rousseau, ND.A.

Sylvie Rousseau is a naturopathic consultant and writer on various subjects, including the preservation of vitality as a result of aging.

Sylvie Leblanc, N.D.

Sylvie Leblanc, N.D., has worked in the health food industry for over 35 years and offers workshops for both adults and children. She has created a child-focussed educational program, Les Petits Cuistots, which teaches kids how they eat well while having fun!

Laurence Sala ND.A. 

Laurence Sala is a certified naturopath who specializes in women's fertility and health. She accompanies couples who already are, or are trying to become pregnant, as she believes naturopathy is a key pillar during this phase of life.

Nicolas Blanchette, D.O, B.sc

Nicolas Blanchette practices osteopathy and kinesiology with his team at Ostéo-Solution.

Gabriel Parent-Leblanc, B. Sc., M. Env.

Gabriel is a biologist with a master's degree in environmental management, specializing in green construction. He is the founder of the first Québécois company to specialize the construction of tiny homes, Habitations MicroÉvolution. In addition to running his company whose mission is to allow people to live a healthy and ecological life without a financial burden, he also provides Vitalité Québec with environmental articles.

Louis Lapointe and Yves Prescott

Since a long time, they have been interested in
the history of cooking and the food industry

Shirley Séguin

Eco-cosmetics

Lise Chaussé

Lise Chaussé is a naturopathic graduate, also having studied gerontology and holding certifications in neurotransmission and reproductive endocrinology. She has worked for over 20 years in the industry of alternative approaches, and is well known in her field.

Francine Dubuc, T.S., PCC, N.D.

Francine is a social entrepreneur, a wellness and a leadership coach. She is passionate about the fulfillment of human potential. In fact, she has developed an integrative model for optimal health, wellness and leadership. Her tool box includes : MPO psychometrics, theory U, mindfulness coaching, heart coherence, systemic approach and naturotherapy. Francine cultivates her own well-being with green juices, yoga, outdoors, meditation and arts.

Daniel-J. Crisafi, ND.A, M.H., Ph. D.

Daniel-J. Crisafi boasts a master's in science, a PhD in nutritional biochemistry, a PhD in naturopathy, a master's in herbology, and a certificate in homotoxicology. As well as being the author of several books and the former editor-in-chief of Vitalité Québec, he is also the clinical director of pH Santé Beauté.

Anny Schneider

Anny Schneider has worked over 30 years as a naturopath and herbal practitioner. She has written 4 books and numerous articles and continues to share her knowledge and passion with others.

Nancy Richard

Nancy Richard is a naturopath, perinatal psychologist, maternity consultant, and educator. She is currently the sales manager of BébéAuric, an environmentally conscious cloth diaper laundering service based out of Montréal.

Dr. Michel Demers

Michel has practiced holistic dentistry for over 30 years. He travels abroad annually to study new health-conscious approaches and techniques to dentistry that he brings back to his practice in order to best treat and heal his patients.

Annie Courtecuisse

Annie is a yoga teacher who takes an individualized approach to leading therapeutic, yin and restorative yoga. No stranger to pain, she has benefitted first hand from the healing effects yoga has had on her body and strives to share its healing power with her students.

Marie Michèle Breton, ND.A. 

Marie Michèle Breton is a certified naturopath and a member of the Association des Naturopathes aggréés du Québec. She offers consultations for both adults and children and uses naturopathic assessments that she supports with scientific research.

Véronique Bourbeau, ND.A., herboriste clinicienne

Véronique Bourbeau is a certified naturopath, clinical herbalist and teacher. She specializes in hormonal balance, cardiovascular health, and natural health products. She is the founder of the Clinique Intégrative du Haut-Richelieu.

Anne-Marie Poulin

Maurice Nicole, ND.A.

Expressing problems

Valérie Conway, Ph.D., ND.A.

Valérie Conway, doctor of food sciences and certified naturopath, specializes in nutritherapy and health education. She opened her own clinic, Clinique Expertise Santé, in 2015 and has since begun to study osteopathy and has established relationships with two integrative health clinics to achieve a more multidisciplinary approach.

Patrick Dethier, N.D.

Former student of Dr. Paul Nogier, Patrick Dethier is now a member of both the GLEM, (Lyon group of medical studies), and ICAMAR (International College of Auriculomedecine and Auriculotherapie Review).

Hélène Baribeau, M. Sc., DT.P.

Most commonly known as a best-selling author, Hélène Baribeau also holds a bachelor and a master's degree in nutrition. She specializes in gastrointestinal disorders, weight concern, plant-based nutrition, and prediabetes and diabetes.

Danielle Huard

First and foremost, a pioneer in professional artistic makeup, Danielle Huard has led the way in beauty over the past 35 years. She founded the Association de l'Aromathérapie du Québec and continues to act as a consultant to various companies striving to produce natural beauty products.

Laëtitia Laurendeau

Reflexologist and hypnosis practitioner

Guillaume Landry, ND.A.

Phytotherapy

Hubert Cormier

Nutritionist

Josée Fiset 

Recipes

André Jolicoeur

Energy

Lisa Greenbaum, E-RYT 500

Lisa Greenbaum has been active her whole life and started her career in fitness in 2001. She is now a certified yoga therapist and the director of YogaFit Canada.

Julie Boisvert

Julie Boisvert is interested in health and arts. At university, she renewed with the pleasure of writing and achieve a certificate in professional writing and in creative writing. She is currently continuing with a minor in theatrical studies alternating with her job as a vocal subtitler.

Milenka Jonas, N.D.

Animal Health

Michel Turbide

Aromatherapy

Maryse Loranger 

Physical activity

Anne-Marie Leclerc

Naturopathy

Fabien Rosenberg

New Approaches

Lydia Gauthier, M.Sc.

Dermocosmetologist

Justine Collard

Perinatality

Louise Lamontgane

Gerontology