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Verne Varona studied Oriental Medicine and cultural folk medicine at the East West Foundation of Boston (1970-1974), and is the 2012 recipient of the Aveline Kushi Lifetime Achievement Award. For more than forty years he has been a highly sought-after speaker and consultant on health, fitness, and motivation. For five years, he was the nutritional consultant and co-founder of a popular Los Angeles medical group with clientele that featured well-known entertainment and sports professionals. With his physician associate, Verne co-created The ODDS Program (Off Dangerous Drugs Safely); a dietary program designed to reverse pharmaceutical drug dependency using dietary and lifestyle guidelines featured in his books. He has been a part of educational programs for The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and The Prostate Cancer Research Institute in Los Angeles. He is founding director of The Exceptional Health Foundation, a non-profit organization developed for promoting principles of holistic health. Varona is also the author of Macrobiotics for Dummies, a comprehensive work that embraces a flexible, multi-cultural perspective on body, mind, and spiritual health. A native New Yorker currently residing in New York, Verne is presently involved in creating media projects that document natural disease reversal with physician monitoring.
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