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. 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]


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.[3] 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.[4]

In 2006, for his lifelong service to the Hawaiian community, he was formally designated a Living Treasure of Hawaii.[5] In 2006, the Honolulu Advertiser described Dr. Shintani's work as an important part of the island's one hundred and fifty-year history.[6]

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.[7]


  • "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.[8]
  • "Distinguished Alumnus Award," 1999. Awarded by the University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association.[9][10]


  1. ^ "http://www.drshintani.com/". drshintani.com/. External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Six honored this year as Living Treasures". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Serving Up Shintani". Star bulletin. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "About Terry Shintani MD, JD, MPH". amdiet.com.
  5. ^ "Six honored this year as Living Treasures". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  6. ^ "A reflection of Hawai'i — since 1856 and continuning". honoluluadvertiser.com. Mike Fisch. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ "ACLM Board of Advisors". American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Six honored this year as Living Treasures". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  9. ^ "https://www.law.hawaii.edu/time-line". External link in |title= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)
  10. ^ "http://www.uhalumni.org/s/1220/index.aspx?sid=1220&gid=1&pgid=1700#1999". External link in |title= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)

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