Traditional Nutritional


I am a holistic nutritionist and educator who specializes in the creation of individual health and nutrition programs. I am certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association and am a member of the American Association of Nutritional Therapists.  I earned the role of Group Leader for the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Nutritional Therapist Training Program for 2008.

Over the years, I have been amazed at the resiliency of natural systems to heal and recover after being exposed to intense dysfunctional stresses. I've seen the same resiliency in my own body and health (emotional and physical) and have a strong desire to apply effective healing practices and to use my teaching skills to help others improve their own lives and life situations. 

To this end, I have become involved in a mentoring program for teenage boys (Boys to Men) that allows boys (and men) to realize that they can support each other by creating a strong network of community caring and connection, and that, in fact, there can be a community of men available for the journey of boys into manhood. 

More recently, my wife spent over two months in the hospital with acute pancreatitis and I was her primary care-giver for over a year. This experience has shown me clearly the major limitations of our traditional health-care system and the strong connection between our eating habits and practices, and our internal ecology.

As far back as I can remember, I have been very curious about the way the world works and my place in it.
I've followed that thread of curiosity throughout most of my life. In the past 3 decades, I have taught classes to all age and grade levels, from pre-school to senior citizens, in subjects ranging from biology to photography, to natural history, to Hawaiian studies, to graduate level environmental studies classes. I've been facilitating emotional healing processes for the past 10 years.  The feedback I've often gotten from my students and clients is that I help make the material clear, interesting and accessible to them (and even fun sometimes).

I am always looking for new tools and information that will give me more clarity and a stronger, healthier body. This is what has drawn me to Nutritional Therapy; I am in the process of affecting my own healing and improved health, so that I am able to pass these skills and lessons on to others in my community.