President: Formally Designated a "Living Treasure" in 2006, Dr Terry Shintani is one of the youngest individuals to receive this designation. He is a unique physician-nutritionist-community health advocate and medical school professor. He has served the underserved and Native Hawaiian communities throughout his career with hundreds of programs and activities. One of his programs won the highest national award from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. He has been featured in News week, CBS This Morning, CNN News, Dateline NBC, and as of 1995, he appears in the Encyclopedia Britannica. As a lawyer, he authored landmark legislation that legalized Native Hawaiian Healing practices so that it may be practiced and preserved. Currently, he serves as the Associate Chair of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine and holds the following positions: - Chair of the International Holistic Therapy Association. - President of the Board of the Hawaii Center for Attitudinal Healing, - Chair of the Advisory Board of the Gandhi International Institute for Peace, - Prior of the Knights (Hospitaller) of the Orthodox Order of St. John Russian Grand Priory, Priory of Hawaii - Clergy of the Elder's Council of Traditional Hawaiian Healers.
Vision: A Healthy and Peaceful World
Imagine a society in which health improved so much that the need for medication was substantially reduced and the cost of health care declined and life span increased each year. Imagine a world in which people were spiritually healthy enough that war would not be an option and all effort was expended to protect the environment and all sentient beings.
With this dream in mind, this website was designed by award-winning medical doctor-nutritionist, Dr. Terry Shintani, and Dr. Diane Nomura, (Dr. D) to give you access to information that may help you optimize your health. Much of this information is based on one of the longest-running health radio talk-shows in the nation, “Healing and You” hosted by Dr. Shintani and Dr. D., and supported by the Hawaii Health Foundation.
Hawaii Health Foundation
The Hawaii Health Foundation (dba for Hawaii Institute of Integrative Health) a 501c3 non-profit organization was founded in 1995 by Kenneth Brown, the Board Chair of the largest Hospital in Hawaii, (the Queen’s Medical Center); Kamaki Kanahele, Founder of the Statewide Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations (SCHHA); Hooipo DeCambra, the Board Chair of the largest community health center in Hawaii; Ronald Sakamoto, a prominent health-care attorney, and Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH, award-winning physician widely recognized in Hawaii for promoting health and nutrition, especially among high-risk communities. Joining these founding members of the board of directors are Jim Jacoby, CEO of Jacoby Development, the nation’s leading environmentally conscious land development company and Dr. Earl Bakken, inventor of the transistor pacemaker and founder of Medtronic, the largest producer of implantable medical devices. (see profiles below)