Tracy Thompson is a freelance journalist and an award-winning Washington Post reporter. She is the author of The Beast: A Journey through Depression. She lives in Washington
Karen Thomson is the founder of the Harmony Eating & Lifestyle Program (HELP, helpdiet.co.za), the world's first in-patient programme treating carbohydrate and sugar as an addiction. She started the programme with Professor Tim Noakes, dietician Rael Koping and the Harmony Addictions Clinic. She also has an online programme called The Sugar Free Revolution.
As well as appearing on Extreme Makeover Thurmond appears regularly on QVC selling his fitness kits, his infomercials are among the most watched in the US and he has appeared in numerous magazines inc. People and Time