About Barry North, PhD, MPH

I am a healthy, active 70 year old who loves to sail, kayak, bike and swim in the Pacific Northwest as well as around the world. Years ago I realized that, to continue to do the things I love to do, it is essential to maintain my good health. I am passionate about educating others about how nutrition and lifestyle choices impact health, longevity, and quality of life.

Located in Seattle, I received training in nutrition and was certified as a facilitator for the Wellness Forum, an Ohio-based organization that has been helping people to achieve and maintain optimal health all over the world for over 12 years, using reliable scientific evidence as a basis for all of its programs. One of the reasons the Wellness Forum is able to tell the truth about these very important issues is that it is not funded by food manufacturers, agricultural organizations, drug companies or other institutions, and its recommendations about health are not influenced by advertising and other forms of remuneration.

I am a certified professional coach. In addition to working with people individually, I offer educational classes and workshops.

I received my Bachelors degree from The Johns Hopkins University, my Ph.D. in chemistry from Brandeis University, and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. In addition to conducting medical research at Boston University Medical School and Brookhaven National Laboratory, I taught toxicology at University of Colorado.

I speak regularly in the Seattle area on topics designed to assist individuals in changing their health outcomes through improved diet and lifestyle habits. These topics include dispelling medical myths, weight loss, the benefits of a plant-based diet, and understanding fats and oils in the diet..

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