Konstantin Monastyrsky

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Konstantin Monastyrsky
Born Soviet Union
Nationality United States
Occupation Medical writer

Konstantin Monastyrsky is a European-educated[clarification needed] pharmacist, a former award-winning computer programmer and software entrepreneur,[1] and a well-known Russian American medical writer, lecturer, and radio talk show host,[2] and the author of four books about health and nutrition.[3]

Monastyrsky was born in Ukraine (former USSR) in 1954, and attended Lviv's State Medical University.[4] He graduated in January 1977 with a degree in pharmacy.

In 1978, he emigrated to the United States. From 1985 to 1991, he worked at two Wall Street firms: at First Boston Corporation as a senior systems analyst and at Goldman Sachs & Co as a technology consultant to Dr. Fischer Black, the co-author of the Nobel Prize-winning Black–Scholes theory of options trading.[5] Between 1991 and 1998, he was the president of Okna.com ("Windows" in Russian),[6] a software company.

Monastyrsky wrote two Russian language books, entitled Functional Nutrition: the Foundation of Absolute Health and Longevity[7] and Reversing Metabolic Syndrome: How Carbohydrates Ruin Your Health and Wealth, and What You Can Do To Reverse the Onslaught of Metabolic Syndrome.[8]

Monastyrsky released his first English language book, entitled Fiber Menace: the Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease and Colon Cancer in 2005.[9] His work has been widely viewed as inappropriate and misleading by the scientific community due to a lack of evidence to support his claims.[citation needed]

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