Terry Shintani

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Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH, KCSJ (born 1951) is an American physician, attorney, nutritionist, professor, author, lecturer, radio show host and community advocate in Hawaii. Dr. Shintani is best known for his books, which include, "Eat More Weigh Less® Diet" (1993), “The Hawaii Diet” (2000) and “The Peace Diet™” (2015).[1] In 2006, he was became one of the Living Treasures of Hawaii, for his contributions to the community.[2]

Career[edit]

In 1989, he conducted the Waianae Diet Program which demonstrated the effect of placing Native Hawaiians on a traditional Hawaiian diet. The results were dramatic, as participants in the program lost an average of seventeen pounds while eating as much food as they wanted. In addition, the participants' blood sugar, blood cholesterol and blood pressure improved significantly. The program was also unique in that it incorporated Native Hawaiian healing practices in a whole-person, whole-community approach.[3]

This program won a national award from the U.S. Secretary of Health in 1992 for its success in making a major impact on a high-risk population which previously had been typically difficult to reach. What was remarkable about this program was that it was conducted without external funding and put together with a combination of Dr. Shintani's expertise and support from the local community. This work is featured in Encyclopædia Britannica.[4]

In 1997, he attempted to improve the health of the citizens of the State of Hawaii by involving Hawaii's governor Cayetano, his cabinet members and a number of prominent community members in promoting his diet to the general public. His book the "Hawaii Diet" (2000) is based on this work.[5] In 2000, he created the Zippy's "Shintani Cuisine" Program which has served over 900,000 low-fat, no-cholesterol meals to members of the public, and of which all royalties are used to promote health in Hawaii.[6]

In 2006, for his lifelong service to the Hawaiian community, he was formally designated a Living Treasure of Hawaii.[7] In 2006, the Honolulu Advertiser described Dr. Shintani's work as an important part of the island's one hundred and fifty-year history.[8]

As of 2015, he is president and founding president of the Hawaii Health Foundation, and is the co-founder of the clinic of the Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, of which he holds the position of Professor and Associate Chair, at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He also holds the following positions; CEO of the International Holistic Therapy Association, Prior of the Priory of Hawaii of the Knights of the Orthodox Order of St. John Russian Grand Priory, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Gandhi International Institute of Peace, President of the Board of the Hawaii Center for Attitudinal Healing, member of the Council of Elders of Native Hawaiian Healers, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.[9]

Honors[edit]

  • "Living Treasure of Hawaii," 2006. He was formally designated a "Living Treasure of Hawaii" for his many contributions to the community in various areas including the fields of medicine, law, traditional healing arts, and cultural preservation.[10]
  • "Distinguished Alumnus Award," 1999. Awarded by the University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association.[11][12]

Publications[edit]

  • Harrigan R; Mbabuike N; Efird JT; Easa D; Shintani T; et al. Use of provider delivered complementary and alternative therapies in Hawai'i: results of the Hawai'i Health Survey.Hawaii Med J. 2006; 65(5):130-2, 134-139, 151.
  • Shintani, T.T., "Integrative Medicine Approach to Obesity and Diabetes". Hawaii Medical J 60 (2001):262-3.
  • Shintani, T. T., S. Beckham, A. C. Brown, et al. "The Hawaii Diet: ad libitum high carbohydrate, low fat multi-cultural diet for the reduction of chronic disease risk factors: obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and hyperglycemia." Hawaii Med J 60(3) (2001):69-73.
  • Shintani, T. T., S. K. Beckham, J. Tang, et al. "Waianae Diet Program: long-term follow-up." Hawaii Medical J 58(5) (1999):117-22.
  • Shintani, T. T., C. K. Hughes. "Traditional diets of the Pacific and coronary heart disease." J of Cardiovascular Risk 1(1) (1994):16-20.
  • Shintani, T. T., C. K. Hughes, S. K. Beckham, H. K. O`Connor. "Obesity and cardiovascular risk intervention through the ad libitum feeding of traditional Hawaiian Diet." Am J Clin Nutr 53 (1991):1647S-51S.
  • Danao-Camara, T.C., Shintani, T.T. "The Dietary Treatment of Inflammatory Arthritis: Case Reports and Review of the Literature." Hawaii Medical Journal (1999): 58(5) p126-31.
  • Shintani, T.T. The Hawaiian Experience – The Waianae Project. Proceedings of the Straub Foundation. 62;(2):35, 1998.
  • Shintani, T.T., Beckham, SK, O`Connor, HK, et al. "The Waianae diet Program: A Community Based Culturally Sensitive Health Intervention for Native Hawaiians." Hawaii Medical Journal, 1994.
  • The Waianae Book of Hawaiian Health, Shintani, T.T., Hughes, CK. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991.
  • Eat More, Weigh Less® Diet, Shintani, T.T. Halpax Publishing, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1993.
  • 52 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease, Shintani, T.T., Miller, JMT. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1993.
  • 52 Ways to Prevent Cancer, Shintani, T.T., Miller, JMT. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1993.
  • Eat More, Weigh Less® CookBook, Shintani, T.T. Halpax Publishing, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1995.
  • HawaiiDiet® Cookbook, Shintani, T.T. Health Foundation Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1997.
  • HawaiiDiet, Shintani, T.T. Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, 1999.
  • Eat More Weigh Less® Foods That Cause Weight Loss, Shintani, T.T. Health Foundation Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2000.
  • Eat More Weigh Less® Lose Weight While You Sleep, Shintani, T.T. Halpax Publishing, Honolulu, HI 2001.
  • The Good Carbohydrate Revolution, Shintani, T.T. Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, 2002.
  • The Peace Diet™, Shintani, T.T. Health Foundation Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://www.drshintani.com/". http://www.drshintani.com/.  External link in |title=, |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Six honored this year as Living Treasures". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Shintani, T. T., C. K. Hughes, S. K. Beckham, H. K. O`Connor. Obesity and cardiovascular risk intervention through the ad libitum feeding of traditional Hawaiian Diet. Am J Clin Nutr. 
  4. ^ Ellen, Berenstein (1995). Medical and Health Annual. Encyclopædia Britannica. 
  5. ^ "Serving Up Shintani". Star bulletin. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "About Terry Shintani MD, JD, MPH". amdiet.com. 
  7. ^ "Six honored this year as Living Treasures". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "A reflection of Hawai'i — since 1856 and continuning". honoluluadvertiser.com. Mike Fisch. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "ACLM Board of Advisors". American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Six honored this year as Living Treasures". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "https://www.law.hawaii.edu/time-line".  External link in |title= (help);
  12. ^ "http://www.uhalumni.org/s/1220/index.aspx?sid=1220&gid=1&pgid=1700#1999".  External link in |title= (help);
  13. ^ "http://www.drshintani.com/". http://www.drshintani.com/.  External link in |title=, |work= (help)

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