Root + Revel

About Root + Revel

Welcome to Root + Revel, a holistic wellness site delivering inspiration to help people live a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilled life–without sacrifice!

True wellbeing is about physical health AND mental, emotional and spiritual health. So we’re taking it back to basics and infusing beauty, flavor, simplicity and celebration into everyday moments with fresh and inspiring content (across topics like physical health + fertility, science-based self-care + mindfulness, clean beauty, non-toxic home and living, motherhood, original recipes, and more!)

Root + Revel features content written by founder, Kate Kordsmeier, plus a variety of guest posts from doctors, registered dieticians, and other successful health and wellness professionals and experts.

The Team

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Founder: Kate Kordsmeier

In October 2015, after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Leaky Gut Syndrome (IBS), and hypothyroidism, and subsequently healing her symptoms naturally, Kate created Root + Revel. After her diagnosis, she was blown away by the rapid transformation she saw in her own body from simple, natural and holistic lifestyle changes. Kate now lives a near symptom-free life and lives in Atlanta with her husband and two kids.

For nearly a decade before creating Root + Revel, Kate was a full-time freelance food and travel writer and recipe developer–you can find her work in over 125 magazines, newspapers and websites, including USA Today, EatingWell, Cooking Light, Travel + Leisure, Shape, FITNESS, Women’s Health, The Washington Post, Clean Eating, Vegetarian Times, Wine Enthusiast, SELF and Real Simple.

Today, you can find Kate over at her personal brand, Kate Kordsmeier, where she helps heart-centered entrepreneurs start and build fulfilling and successful online businesses and blogs (check out my Six-Figure Blog Academy here!).

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Editorial Director: Sarah Newman

Sarah Newman, Editorial Director, has worked with Root + Revel since 2017. She’s a writer, online marketer, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and coach at Reclaiming Radiance who loves to call Charleston, SC home. To learn more about Sarah, read this interview Q&A.

Our Contributors

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Dr. Cleopatra Kamperveen 

Dr. Cleopatra contributes quarterly articles to Root + Revel about fertility. She is the Fertility Strategist and Executive Director of the Fertility & Pregnancy Institute, a scientist, and university professor who pioneered the field of fertility biohacking and creating superbabies.

Dr. Cleopatra specializes in fertility, pregnancy, and how health is transmitted from one generation to the next. To date, she has received nearly $3 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. Dr. Cleopatra has been cited more than 1,000 times in the past 5 years alone.

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Martha G. Blessing

Martha G. Blessing is a Healing Mentor, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Intuitive. She is the author of Healed & Unlimited: The Secret to Breaking Free from Chronic Dis-ease and Igniting Personal Power.  

Her grounded wisdom, highly skilled capacity to hold space, and her razor-sharp aptitude for seeing her clients’ deepest gifts—alongside their most critical stumbling blocks—make her a highly sought-after mentor. Her approach uniquely combines a signature 5-Step Formula that has a proven high success rate.

Martha is the host of “THE Place To Be Free Podcast”  launching January 2021.  In her free time, you’ll find Martha cooking up creative recipes for family and friends—traveling, kayaking, hiking, and anything that gets her outdoors. She lives in Amherst, NY. Learn more about Martha at her website here.

Get her free Alternative Health Guide: 12 Life Altering Tips when you subscribe to her Well-being For Every Body newsletter here.

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Tisha Riman

Tisha Riman is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, food stylist, recipe developer and the blogger behind The Nourished Mind: where self-care meets nutrition. There you’ll find lots of gluten-free recipes, as well as tips on how to improve gut health, practice intuitive eating and reduce stress. Whether it’s a green smoothie or a glass of wine, Tisha believes that a well-balanced lifestyle is one that you actually enjoy.

Other Contributors

Root + Revel prides itself on featuring a variety of guest posts from qualified experts and medical professionals, from Registered Dieticians to Integrative and Holistic Nutritionists and personal trainers, to estheticians and professional recipe developers.

Want to contribute? Read our guidelines here!