Beth Ricanati, MD’s debut book, Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs, chronicles her journey of a thousand challahs and one woman’s quest for wellness and peace. This physician-mother has built her career around bringing wellness into women’s everyday lives, especially busy moms juggling life and children. She has practiced at the NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic, and now at the Venice Family Clinic. In addition, her writings have appeared in peer-reviewed medical journals and on many lifestyle blogs. Ricanati lives in the Los Angeles area with her family and one challah-loving dog.