Frank Sabatino, D.C., Ph.D.

Dr. Frank Sabatino is the past Health Director of the Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute, the Regency Health Spa in Hallandale, FL, the Ocean Jade Health Retreat in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL and  the Balance for Life Health Retreat in Deerfield Beach, FL,  where he cared for  and inspired thousands of people over the past 40+ years on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle including whole food plant nutrition (without added salt, oil or sugar), health rejuvenation, stress management, therapeutic fasting and detoxification.

Dr. Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician, from the Palmer College of Chiropractic, 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 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 has also written numerous articles for lay magazines and journals in the areas of water-only fasting, clinical plant-based nutrition, healthy weight loss, women’s hormones, stress management, addiction, epigenetics, impact of plant nutrition on the gut microbiota and healthy aging.

He has been featured in a variety of books, summits, podcasts and cable TV programs including CNN’s report on therapeutic water only fasting. Dr. Sabatino is a past member of the prestigious Brookdale fellowship in Gerontology and Aging and is currently on the faculty of the Main Street Vegan Academy in New York City as well as a research consultant for the global Complementary Medical Association and the True North Foundation. As a member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians, he is also widely recognized as an expert in water only fasting and integrative health care. His online program, Lean for Life, and book Weightless: Compassionate Weight Loss For Life (in Press) promote the most comprehensive plant-based solution and lifestyle strategies for solving the pandemic of obesity. Dr. Sabatino is currently completing his diplomate in addiction care/counselling from the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is also a proponent of Oriental energy arts and a long time teacher and student of tai-chi and qi gong.