John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD, is a nutritionist who teaches nationwide. With a doctorate in food and nutrition sciences from the University of Maine and a master of public health degree from the University of North Carolina, he has served as nutritionist at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts, and is currently on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
A frequent lecturer on weight loss, detoxification, and chronic disease treatment and prevention, Bagnulo has worked as a nutritionist and assistant professor since 1999. He has taught courses in human metabolism, food and ecology, food and culture, nutrition and disease, and nutrition and cooking. He has helped hundreds of patients reverse chronic diseases through a diet of whole foods.
He is cofounder of Terra Madre Farms, online store of organic foods, supplements, herbs, and gluten-free foods to help people heal common and chronic health issues with proper nourishment. In addition, he is building a small, sustainable farm to serve as a classroom for people to learn about sustainable living.
“I see a nutritionist as part farmer, part cook, and part doctor,” Bagnulo says. “You have to understand more than just the basics in all of these fields to be able to truly help people.”
John Bagnulo is also mountain climber and reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2006 as part of a two-man team.