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Samples of past subjects in DeCava Newsletters:
The Lee Philosophy – Part 1
The Lee Philosophy – Part 2
Cardiovascular Disease – In the News – Part 1
Cardiovascular Disease – In the News – Part 2
The whole food and nothing but the food
Non-food versus real food
The worth of organic foods
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Judith DeCava has been writing about health science and whole food nutrition since 1985 in articles, newsletters, and books. She was a regular contributor to the National Academy of Research Biochemists, Institute of Practical Biochemistry, and Biomedical Health Foundation. In her most well-known books, Good Foods Bad Foods and The Real Truth about Vitamins and Antioxidants, she describes the superiority of whole food complexes over isolated synthetic chemical and denatured food products.
Judith current publication is a bi-monthly newsletter Nutrition News and Views for health professionals, which she has been publishing for the last 15 years on clinical aspects of whole food nutrition. Many practitioners frequently shared this publication with their patients. the documentation and research that backs up each and every subject makes this newsletter informative and current.
Her has worked independently, as well as an associate, with physicians, nutritionists, and clinical psychologists over the past 30 years. She was chief consultant for R. Murray & Associates, Inc., of Florida and Missouri, being privileged to work with and learn from Richard P. Murray, D.C., a brilliant biochemist, doctor, humanitarian, friend and disciple of Dr. Royal Lee. After Dr. Murray’s death, DeCava opened her own private practice as well as a research and consulting business in supplement formulation.
Judith interest in nutrition and health began in her teens with a search to ascertain answers to her own health problems and a fascination with the influence and effects of foods and nutrition. At first, following the dictates of current scientific and general literature on health and nutrition, the use of isolated, synthetic, and inorganic supplements were tried. After some years of working with physicians and becoming increasingly disappointed, confused, and puzzled with this line of “fake” — only barely effectual -— therapy, she continued to hunt for answers, sure that there was some way, some pieces to the gigantic puzzle that would be more helpful. When, by accident, she obtained several newsletters written by Dr. Murray, the dawn began to break. A whole new world began to open with the revelation that whole foods and whole food nutritional complexes (supplements) were the factors for which people were starving, that deficiencies and imbalances were behind many ills and physical problems. Through some interesting circumstances and sheer determination, she eventually began to work with Dr. Murray and quickly became a consultant in his office for his patients. The lessons learned in practical biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and plain old compassion went far beyond anything that could be absorbed in any of the formal courses she took or literature she read.
Judith feels the more she learns, the more there is to learn. Her regard for Nature has always drawn her and elicited awe and reverence. Loss of health, in her view, frequently means the individual has lost touch with Nature, including loss of connection with his or her own body and Self. Rediscovering that connection with Nature and Self, including the use of Nature’s foods and therapies, has become the goal of her own practice and the direction of her philosophy and writing.
Judith A. DeCava Is a licensed nutrition counselor (Florida), certified dietitian-nutritionist (New York), certified nutritional consultant (organizational), professional member of the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health, American Association of Nutritional Consultants, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, American Botanical Council, associate member of the American College of Nutrition, and member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Herb Association, and the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides.