Alona Pulde, MD, is a family practitioner specializing in nutritional and lifestyle medicine in Los Angeles. She received her bachelors of science in biochemistry at UCLA, her masters degree in traditional Oriental medicine from Emperor’s College in Southern California, and her doctor of medicine degree from Albany Medical College. Alona developed the lifestyle change program used for patients in the film Forks Over Knives, as well as in her clinic, Transition to Health: Medical, Nutrition, and Wellness Center. She is lead author of the book, Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide to Optimum Health. Alona joined Whole Foods Market in 2010 to serve as a health and wellness medical expert.