Understanding Whole Food Nutrition: The Lee Philosophy vs. Pharmaceutical Nutrition

With Dr Michael Gaeta, DAOM, MS, CDN

Course Description

Few areas in health are as misunderstood and fraught with misinformation as the field of diet and supplementation. Conflicting fad diets sprout monthly. And despite 50 years of irrefutable research to the contrary, almost everyone still believes in the theory of free radicals and oxidative stress, and the in value of antioxidant supplements. The truth is just starting to emerge in mainstream awareness that synthetic vitamins are quite harmful, but no alternative is offered, other than the less-than-useful “consult your doctor before taking supplements, and eat a balanced diet.” The American Medical Association recommends a daily multivitamin for all, while confirming its harm in JAMA. And the manipulators behind the curtain may even be attempting to eliminate all supplementation as a health option. American health continues to decline, and the solution is simple, readily available and unspoken.

This is a foundational seminar in applying the whole foods philosophy to clinical nutrition. Dr Royal Lee, the greatest nutritionist the world has ever seen and one of the founders of the field, offered truths about food and supplements that modern research has only begun to catch up with in recent years, some five decades after he spoke them. This approach combines an ideal diet of organic, minimally processed, locally-grown food, with food- and plant-based nutritional and botanical supplementation. The seminar deftly compares this with highly processed foods and synthetic “nutraceutical” supplements, which comprise most modern nutritional therapy, and which have only made people sicker. It reveals the antioxidant myth as the lie that it is, and explores some of the mountainous evidence of its harm. The seminar ends with a practical approach to incorporating a superb, time-tested combination of natural medicine formulas for foundational patient care.

7+ Hours

Seminar Goals & Objectives

  1. Learn of the history of clinical nutrition
  2. Understand the difference between synthetic vitamins and food concentrates
  3. Discover the health risks associated with chemical vitamins
  4. Appreciate the compatibility of food supplements with herbal medicine, and the incompatibility of synthetic nutrients with herbal medicine
  5. Gain knowledge of a practical approach to incorporating whole-food supplements into a clinical practice


Course Outline

Audio, Slides, Notes, Articles, References, Resources

Hour One

Hour Two

Hour Three

Hour Four

Hour Five

Hour Six

Hour Seven & Remainder

Other Trainings & Resources

Lab Testing Resources


Student Comments

“Thank you so much for your dedication! I enjoyed this program and the common-sense methods.” – Julia Thie, LAc

“I absolutely loved this whole foods nutrition training. Dr Gaeta filled in many gaps in my understanding.  He figured out and taught us the reason why the whole food concepts are true. Understanding why something is true makes it so much easier for me to believe in and remember the concept. I would like to give a talk on this subject in my hometown. I really appreciate the information in this course! Thank you so much!” – Barbara Scaife