Dr. Frank Sabatino has an extensive background in the study and practice of Natural Hygiene. Since his teenage years, the principles of Hygiene have significantly influenced and shaped his personal and professional life. He is a life member of the National Health Association, and has been a plant-exclusive Hygienic physician and past Health Director of the Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute, the Regency Wellness Resort, the Ocean Jade Health Retreat and the Balance for Life Health Retreat where he cared for, lectured and inspired thousands of people for almost 45 years.
Dr. Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician who also has a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology from the Emory University School of Medicine. The book of his original research on the effects of brain peptides on the regulation of reproductive hormones was published in 1988. While an assistant professor at the Health Science Center of the University of Texas School of Medicine, he did extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress and aging, and has published a number of major scientific papers in some of the most well-respected peer reviewed journals in the fields of cell biology, endocrinology, and neuroscience. He is a regular, featured writer for Health Science, the journal of the NHA, and has published numerous articles in the areas of clinical nutrition, weight loss, hormones, epigenetics, stress management, addiction, and healthy aging in a wide variety of magazines and journals.
He is a member of the prestigious Brookdale fellowship in Gerontology and Aging and as a past member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians, is also widely recognized as an expert in water only fasting and integrative health care. As a result, he has also been featured in a variety of media programs and platforms including a CNN program on water-only fasting. His book: WEIGHTLESS: Compassionate Weight Loss for LIfe (in press) and his online course: Lean for Life: Create your ideal weight now-and forever, promote the most comprehensive plant-based solution and lifestyle strategies for solving the pandemic of obesity. Dr. Sabatino is the research director for the global Complementary Medical Association in the UK and a fasting research consultant for the True North Health Foundation. He is also board certified in addiction care from the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive disorders.
Dr. Sabatino is especially excited about being the new Director of Health Education for the NHA and happy to have the opportunity to promote and spread the ever growing evidence base for the science of hygiene and hygienic living. He is also a proponent of Oriental energy arts and a long time teacher and student of tai-chi and qi gong.