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Dr. Diane Hayden Welcome to ELM™ | Maine – Portland Maine and the Greater Maine Seacoast’s resource for health and environmentally conscious readers who desire a holistic, natural lifestyle and the advertisers who want to reach them. The magazine offers cutting-edge, timely information on natural health, wellness, green living, nutrition, fitness and organic products.

Our mission and intent is to support each reader’s wish to make a difference in their lives. Together, we can make a difference in the local communities. We hope that you enjoy what you read and find something that affects you positively in each issue. In addition, we hope that this magazine connects readers with local healthcare practitioners and green living and holistic business owners. We offer information about local providers, their specialties and the many different treatment modalities that are available. Please patronize the advertisers who make this free magazine possible.

Dr. Diane Hayden is an experienced entrepreneur and the owner and publisher of Natural Nutmeg and ELM™ | Maine Magazines. Dr. Diane has spent over 20 years in the health and wellness industries as an Assistant Professor at Central CT State University, St. Joseph’s College, New York Chiropractic College and Manchester Community College. She led the Education Division of Designs for Health, a physician only line of nutritional supplements, and was instrumental in designing, planning and promoting educational seminars for healthcare professionals in the areas of nutrition and practice development.  She is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the Journal of Gerontology. In addition, she has a professional speaking and coaching business, Dr. Diane Speaks, LLC, and travels nationally to speak and present spiritual and personal development workshops. Dr. Diane is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BS in Marketing, and earned her PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, running, and traveling.