Known as The HealthGal (www.healthgal.com), expert contributor Amy Hendel is a popular medical and lifestyle reporter, lifestyle expert, columnist and brand ambassador, as well as a Health Coach. Trained as a Physician Assistant and nutritionist, she maintains a private practice in New York City and Los Angeles. Her first book Fat Families Thin Families (BenBella Publishers) released in June 2008 and offers a "family team" approach to helping families cope with obesity and its related health issues. The soft cover version released in June of 2010 under the new title, The 4 Habits of Healthy Families.
Most recently Amy has been featured on Access Hollywood Live and Marie, the new Marie Osmond show. She currently hosts Food Rescue, What's for Lunch, and Simple Smoothies at healthination.com. Amy has been a past guest on Today, Good Morning America, FOX News, Rachel Ray, The 700 Club, EXTRA, and national and local news and talk shows. Past producer/Host of healthy home segments on HouseSmarts, Amy has also hosted Westwood One’s Good Eating Good Living, Lifetime's Stories on the Beach, HealthZone and Doctors on Call on PBS. Amy also contributes to BuddhaTeas and is Health Editor at HealthCorps.