About Dr. David Klein
President of Vibrant Health & Wealth
Dr. David Klein is a Hygienic Doctor and a certified Nutrition Educator. His approach is wholistic and based upon the Natural Hygiene, the world's most successful health program over the last 200 years. Since 1992, Dr. Klein has counseled over 2,500 clients to new health via the principles of Natural Hygiene and he has occasionally taught nutrition classes, led health seminars and festivals and given health and nutrition lectures. Dr. Klein has thrived on a 100% raw vegan diet for most of the last 27 years.
Dr. Klein is also Publisher / Editor of Vibrance magazine, the world's most-read raw food lifestyle magazine. It was formerly titled Living Nutrition. David has directed the Colitis & Crohn's Health Recovery Center since 1993, guiding thousands of clients to new health. Website: http://www.colitis-crohns.com. His Self Healing Colitis & Crohn's book has been #1 in its field book and has been used as the teaching model for a course taught at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Dr. Klein’s own unique healing journey, his studies of many disciplines of health science, and his extensive professional experience have given him uncommon insight into the requisites of healing and health, by which he is able to consistently guide people from disease to rejuvenation.
Dr. Klein is also the Admissions Director and a Professor with the University of Natural Health. His book Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods (later re-titled Raw Revelation), is the text for the course “Humans’ Natural Biological Diet.” To read an article by Dr. Klein entitled: "Higher Education: The Ticket to a Successful Career in the Field of Health" CLICK HERE.
Originally from New Jersey, he also holds a B.S. in civil engineering and worked eight years in corporate environmental engineering before starting his health education businesses. In 2010, Dr. Klein founded Vibrant Health & Wealth in Maui, Hawaii. Leading people to health & wealth independence and assisting them in living the life of their dreams is Dr. Klein’s passion.
Self-published Works by Dr. Klein
- Living Nutrition Magazine
- Vibrance Magazine
- Raw Revelation by Drs. T. C. Fry and David Klein
- Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods by Dr. T. C. Fry & David Klein, Ph.D.
- Self Healing Power! by T. C. Fry, Dr. Herbert Shelton and David Klein, Ph.D.
- Self Healing Colitis & Crohn's
- The Fruits Of Healing – A Story About a Natural Healing of Ulcerative Colitis
- The Art of Rejuvenation
- Raw ‘n Delish Vibrant Recipes
- Digestion Perfection – The Complete Book of Selecting, Preparing, Combining, Sequencing & Eating Foods Properly For Optimum Digestion & Superior Health by Drs. T. C. Fry, Herbert M. Shelton, David Klein, et al
Dr. Klein’s Personal Healing Story
My journey into the health education field began in 1975, when at age 17 my robust health began to gradually decline. A heavy eater of meat and junk food, my physical and mental energies deteriorated over a period of six months, then I experienced incessant diarrhea. After a few weeks of medicine treatment, I showed little improvement, so a colon examination was done. The diagnosis was ulcerative colitis, and I spent my 18th birthday in a hospital, taking prednisone and azulfadine drug treatments. The symptoms subsided, temporarily, but the drugs further ruined my health and had a devastating effect on my mental abilities.
Within a few months, feeling sickly and very weak, I experienced a recurrence of the diarrhea and additional symptoms, including cramping, bleeding, and this lead to further physical deterioration. What ensued were eight tortuous years of colitis flare-ups and off-and-on drug therapy. At age 26, I was reduced to a weak, sickly shadow of my former self. I was having gastric explosions every time I ate, up to 10 painful bowel movements a day with mucus and blood. My nervous system became shattered as I was toxic, debilitated by the medicines, and severely demineralized. Life became a dying hell , but I never gave in to the medical doctors' advice to accept my illness and just be patient until their impossible "miracle drug cure" came along; I desperately wanted my health back and doubted that the doctors knew what they were doing.
In 1984, I had the great fortune to find a Doctor of Natural Hygiene, Dr. Laurence Galant in Staten Island, who introduced me to the concepts of self-healing and eating a raw fruit-based diet. At first I thought the idea of eating mostly fruit while I was having nonstop diarrhea was crazy. Yet, I studied Natural Hygiene and slowly cleaned up my diet. I was attached to eating chicken and other favorite cooked foods, however, and was still having colitis flare-ups and relying on medicines.
In the fall of 1984 I had a colonoscopy exam which confirmed that I had advanced ulcerations throughout my sick colon. Surmising that I had been chronically sick and was not getting better, the gastroenterologist recommended that I either try his experimental drug which knocks out the immune system, or have my colon surgically removed. Upon hearing this, a heavy decisive thought entered my mind: I have had it with this medical madness — I'll be dead soon if I don't find the answer myself! My life was a gradual descent into hell and now I had to climb out now because I sensed it was almost too late.
Over the next few days I started thinking like never before about how to overcome my illness. I realized that I had to figure out what the MD's could not, and my thinking lead me to consider more closely the information on self-healing and switching to a raw food diet. The information seemed so incredible, but I saw that it was really working for Laurence, and I read many amazing healing testimonials.
Then one amazing night while studying Dr. T. C. Fry's Life Science/Natural Hygiene course, I beheld a healing vision and it all made sense; the picture of my new health was revealed via the fruitarian pathway to self-mastery. I understood that humans are biologically fruit eaters, and that fruit was the best food for my sick colon and entire body. I was ecstatic knowing I had set myself free!
The next day I threw away the medicines, divorced myself from all medical intervention for good, gave up all meat and dairy forever and started a 3-day juice cleanse. By the second day I was coming back to life. On the third day I was feeling better and better and my enthusiasm and joy drove my family and friends crazy! My gut was feeling soothed and I was rejuvenating. I set myself free of illness, doctors and medicines for good, and my bowels were working better and better!!
I adopted a fruit based diet — that harmonized best with my mind/body/spirit. And with that my energies continuously increased as I detoxified and began rebuilding. Within about six weeks I felt that my colon was completely healed up. I was able to enjoy eating and life again, as my bowels were functioning better than ever. I began a new healthful lifestyle.
Over the next few years I diligently worked at rebuilding my depleted body, incorporating daily running and yoga, all the while studying the life sciences and all of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors which determine our health. It took several years of total dedication to build robust health. In 1993, after studying at the Institute for Educational Therapy (later named Bauman College) in Cotati, California, I became certified as a Nutrition Educator and began providing nutrition and healing consultations and founded the Colitis & Crohn's Health Recovery Center. In 2006 I received a PhD/Hygienic Doctor degree from the University of Natural Health. In 2010, at age 52, I relocated to Maui, Hawaii where I continue to enjoy excellent health.
Healing, I teach people, is easy if we understand and apply the principle that it is the body that does the healing. When we remove the unhealthful aspects of our diet and lifestyle and step out of the way, the body will do the healing work automatically and naturally.
Is living my natural lifestyle hard? No! Living healthfully is the easiest and most joyful way to be! And I'm glad to help health seekers get there and feel that for themselves. I love to help health & wealth seekers discover the natural way to heal, build superior health and create the abundant lifestyle of their dreams for themselves, and I am glad to assist.