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Diplomate of the


Evidence-based naturopathy

Plant-based nutrition

Diabetes (type 2 and gestational)

Chronic disease prevention and reversal

Obesity and weight loss 

Lifestyle counseling

Maternal and child health

Health promotion

Who is Maria Jose Hummel, PhD, MPH, MS

Dr. María José Hummel is a nutritionist, health educator, author, international speaker, and former engineer. She holds multiple degrees, which include a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Cal Poly, a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, a Master’s in Public Health from San Jose State, a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University, and she holds a doctorate in naturopathy as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Natural Medicine from the International Institute of Original Medicine.

As a health educator and plant-based nutritionist, certified by the American Association of Lifestyle Medicine, Maria Jose enjoys sharing not only her knowledge, but her passion, for nutrition, health, and plant-based cooking. She has appeared on cooking shows on radio and television networks such as 3ABN, 3ABN Latino, and other radio and television networks. She has taught nutrition courses at the Adventist University of Chile and the Peruvian Union University. She is frequently invited to give seminars and health education courses at churches, community groups and clinics where she teaches people how to avoid, and to reverse, lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity. Maria Jose’s teaching of biblical principles and nutritional health gives hope to the hopeless.

Maria Jose has also done extensive work in the community through helping to organize free health clinics to provide comprehensive healthcare services for underprivileged and uninsured individuals.

Maria Jose is the author of two vegetarian cookbooks and a book on reversing diabetes (in Spanish). Maria Jose connects with her worldwide audience through her two websites Health for Today for her English audience and Salud para Hoy for her Spanish followers. Maria Jose has a YouTube channel with more than 38, 000 subscribers.

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