Alison Marras & Amy Galper

Teaches at New York Institute of Aromatic Studies

Alison Marras is an NYC-based Nutritional Therapist, Food Blogger & Photographer over at foodbymars.com where she whips up healthy and delicious recipes. She is dedicated to enabling her audience to take control of their health in the kitchen. All recipes are all gluten-free, predominantly paleo (grain-free, dairy-free) with an emphasis on wholesome and seasonal ingredients.

Living with Hashimoto's Autoimmune disease, Alison began her food blog after realizing the importance of food as medicine in helping her heal and in keeping symptoms under control. She combined her love of cooking with her health journey in creating recipes everyone can enjoy! She's been featured in publications such as GFF Magazine, The Feed Feed, The Wellness Mercantile, Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, and wellandgood.com.


Amy Galper, B.A., M.A., Dipl. AT, Co-Founder of the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, has been a Certified Aromatherapist since 2001, as well as a passionate advocate, entrepreneur, formulator and consultant in organic beauty and wellness. She has also co-authored the newly released book, “Plant Powered Beauty”, published by BenBella Books.

Over the past several years, Amy has also built a vibrant consultancy practice, offering her expertise—in ingredient research and sourcing, product formulation, wellness event planning, USDA Certification and more—to a number of beauty and wellness brands. Amy has appeared as a featured speaker at the Indie Beauty Expo, Women in Flavor & Fragrance Conference, various media events, conferences and EcoSessions. She has been a guest lecturer at NYU, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and is a member of the Visiting Faculty at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City.

She has been featured on FOX NEWS, CUNY TV, and FAT MASCARA, and has been quoted as an aromatherapy expert for dozens of articles and posts about essential oils as seen in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Dr. OZ, Prevention, Well and Good, Better Homes and Gardens, Mind Body Green, People, Allure, Refinery29 and many many more.

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