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Jo Ann Tatum Hattner is on the front lines of nutrition and health and explores beyond traditional boundaries to bring solidly based but innovative solutions to people who consult her in her nutrition practice in San Francisco.

Her interest in the somewhat mysterious, but scientifically solid field of probiotics originated while practicing nutrition with some of the top gastroenterologists and nutritionists in the world at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California.

Hattner believes the public is ready to learn about probiotics and prebiotics now that more and more products are entering the American market and savvy consumers are desperate to know what works and what doesn't. Put simply, people want to know what is scientifically valid, safe and effective to put in their bodies. She is an investigator in clinical research trials on probiotics, prebiotics and their effect on IBS. The answers are emerging. Jo Ann has them, and she is anxious to share them in a simple, useful format.

She received an undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Idaho, a graduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Public Health, Registered Dietitian credentials and over thirty years experience practicing nutrition in the dynamic environment of the San Francisco Bay area. She taught medical students at Stanford University School of Medicine where she developed online content and cases for medical students and presented materials in the classroom. She is a regular guest speaker at national professional meetings of dietitians, physicians, and other professionals.

Jo Ann is a co-author of Help! My Underwear is Shrinking: One woman's story of how to eat right, lose weight, and win the battle against diabetes (Website, Amazon) with Ann Coulston, MS RDN and E. Michael Goodkind, BA. This book was re-issued with revisions in 2013.

For more information about her, see Jo Ann Hattner's CV or the list of Jo Ann Hattner's Public Speaking Topics.

Susan Anderes, MLIS, combines a life-long interest in nutrition with professional experience in library research. Having worked in Stanford University's libraries for 20 years, including eleven years as a medical librarian, she relishes the hunt for nutrition information.

She enjoys cooking, experimenting with new recipes, and exploring Asian cuisines. She shops at the local farmers' market weekly and feels fortunate to live in an area where all kinds of fresh food are readily available and where diversity of cultures is reflected in local food offerings.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and a Master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Library and Information Studies. Her work history includes 15 years of developing and managing websites for online nutrition courses at Stanford Medical School.

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