Dr. Dale Figtree has been a Nutritional Health Practitioner for over 25 years and an artist since childhood. She has a private Nutritional Consulting Practice in Santa Barbara, California, and taught The Basics of Nutrition for several years at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Figtree presents nutritional seminars throughout the United States and Europe, and is the author of two books, Eat Smart, A Smarter Choice for Healthier Kids, and Beyond Cancer Treatment – Clearing and Healing the Underlying Causes, plus the video, The Joy of Nutrition.
Over the years, Dr. Figtree has developed an approach to health called The Figtree Program, a personalized, high-nutrient food program designed to supply large amounts of balanced nutrients. The goal is to ensure that abundant raw materials are continuously available, both for daily maintenance and for deep reparative work. This supports the body's innate ability to regenerate and self-heal, something that is possible to a much greater degree than most people realize.
Dr. Figtree has found that the consumption of large amounts of wholesome foods creates a satisfied full feeling in the deepest sense, as the body's cells become well fed with necessary nutrients. At the same time, the abundance of nutrients stimulates the metabolism to operate at a higher rate and excess is burned away - excess weight, excess waste, and excess irritants that often are the basis of degenerative disease.
A word from Dr Figtree:
The Figtree Program is based on a wise and effective healing protocol I was fortunate to stumble upon over 30 years ago. At the time I had been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer and followed the conventional medical route - surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. I was discharged after six months with a 'guarded prognosis' having exhausted all known treatment available at that time.
The reins were placed back in my own hands, which, after the initial shock, proved to be a powerful wake-up call. I felt I had no choice but to face this challenge head-on and become deeply involved in my own healing process, with the great hope of finding ways to influence the course of my life.
Through intensive searching, I found several promising modalities. The principle one involved nutrition, and I worked with a gifted naturopathic doctor who advised me on a powerful food program. I also engaged visualization, yoga, and other supportive therapies, all of which, I committed myself to wholeheartedly.
During this process I went through many ups and downs, and many physical and emotional struggles. Woven in-between were gifts of rich insights and deep appreciations. After three years, I went back to my oncologist and did follow up testing of blood, bone marrow, and a CAT scan.
When the results came in, much to his surprise, I was declared cancer free.
Once I was well, I began to share my experience with others, especially in regard to nutrition. I wrote an account of my healing process and food program, which you can find in my first book Health After Cancer (which has been renamed, Beyond Cancer Treatment – Clearing and Healing the Underlying Causes). I recognized a great need for this information, and for encouraging people to become fully involved in their own healing processes on every level during a health crisis.
Eventually, I went to the American Holistic College of Nutrition, and became a Nutritional Health Practitioner. Throughout the years, in my practice, I have witnessed a wide variety of health challenges responding to the same basic nutritional support that had so profoundly affected my health.
A few years ago I realized that, if children could be taught this commonsense approach to supporting their well-being before poor food habits become too deeply ingrained, they could avoid the degenerative conditions that increasingly plague our society.
Indeed, by helping children become well-nourished, and teaching them healthy habits and attitudes, it becomes possible to avoid obesity, diabetes, digestive problems, asthma, allergies, heart disease, arthritis, and even cancer. Out of this hope, my second book Eat Smarter, Smarter Choices for Healthier Kids took root.
In addition to my books, I have created a 60-minute video/DVD, The Joy of Nutrition. In this video, I teach a hands-on, informative approach to understanding the basic food plans I work with. I show how to shop for the best quality foods, and I offer insights into the special nutrients that many foods of these contain.
Please feel free to email me if you are interested in asking nutritional questions, inquiring about nutritional telephone consultations, my lectures, my books, or my video.
May this information be of benefit to your health and happiness.
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