Gabriel Cousens received his MD from Columbia Medical School. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, a Diplomate in Ayurveda, and has also earned a Homeopathic MD. He has over 35 years experience in healing diabetes naturally.
Recognized worldwide as the leading medical authority on live-food nutrition and as a spiritual teacher, he is a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, international lecturer, medical researcher, green-juice spiritual fasting and detoxification expert, acupuncturist, and the author of the books: There Is A Cure For Diabetes, Spiritual Nutrition, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, Depression- Free for Life, Conscious Eating, , Tachyon Energy, and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Gabriel Cousens, MD, has published research in J of Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Psychopharmacology, School Health, and J of Orthomolecular Medicine.
Dr. Cousens has practiced yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda for thirty-five years, and is an acupuncturist. He has worked extensively with black communities in central Harlem and the South side of Chicago, as well as Latino community in the Southwest. He has unique and powerful multi-ethno-cultural understanding and background, which he brings to his discussion of holistic healing.
Dr. Cousens has created family-centered teen centers in Boston and in Petaluma. He is the founder of the Petaluma services center, which has a forty year history of integrating about forty different medical and social services in southern Sonoma county. He was the chief mental health consultant for Sonoma county Head Start and the mental health consultant for the state of California. He also taught family therapy dynamics to a variety of groups from Head Start teachers and a 2-year Masters course for PhD students as well as running family therapy psychosomatic seminars at the family practice residency program in Sonoma county.
He regularly speaks on radio, appears on television, and addresses a variety of medical audiences and medical centers on the topics of reversing diabetes naturally, reversing depression naturally, and the biochemical and psychosomatic interface of depression and heart disease. He also speaks nationally and internationally on the importance of live food nutrition and meditation for health.
His adolescent interest in health and medicine led him to construct a heart-lung machine that won 1st prize in the state science fair. Gabriel graduated cum laude from Amherst College, where he published his first scientific paper in Biochemica et Biophysica Acta. Dr. Cousens was captain of an undefeated college football team, and was inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame. He graduated from Columbia Medical School, where he published his second paper in School Health, based on his three year experience living in Central Harlem. There he developed a training program that was accepted in half the schools in Central Harlem and eventually accepted by the N.Y. Department of Health. During his psychiatry residency he taught psychopharmacology to first year residents and published a paper in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. His current focus is speaking at medical schools and to medical audiences in the US and internationally on how to reverse diabetes naturally. He is currently involved in creating a study of 500 type 2 diabetics using the principles of natural healing, diet, and herbs.
Since 1993 Dr. Cousens has been the director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center and Tree of Life Foundation. His Diabetes Recovery Program supports participants in reversing diabetes in twenty- one days, in which 33% of type 1 diabetics have come off their insulin and have a blood sugar of less than 100. 55% of the varieties of type 2’s have come off all medications and have a blood sugar of less than 100 within twenty-one days.