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Russell Mariani

Russell Mariani is the co-founder of The Center for Functional Nutrition in South Hadley, Massachusetts. He is a Health Educator and Digestive Wellness expert. He has been in private practice since 1980. He has his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree from Norwich University. He is a graduate of the Kushi Institute for Macrobiotic Studies (1979) and he was a founding member of the American Shiatsu Association (1984). He continues ongoing health and nutrition research through workshops and courses offered through the Institute for Functional Medicine and other related institutions.

In 1973 Russell was diagnosed with medically incurable Ulcerative Colitis. He chose a path of Nutritional Healing based upon the principles and practices of Functional Nutrition.. He got better quickly and has been healthy and symptom-free for over 40 years. Since 1980 he has helped thousands of people regain their health through dietary and lifestyle improvements through classes, seminars, retreats, and personal consultations. He is passionate about teaching others how to be and become more proactive in their own self-care.

He is the author of two books: Healing Digestive Illness (2006) and “Principle Eating: The No Diet Way to Complete Health” (2020) He is also the creator of the 10 Lesson Video Series; The Course in Functional Nutrition (2022).

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