GABRIEL COUSENS M.D., M.D.(H), D.D.
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.
K. ARIEL KRZYS, RN
Kristin "Ariel" Krzys, RN joined Dr. Cousens' medical team in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Delaware in 1996 and her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in psychiatric mental health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. Ariel's earliest professional work included charge nurse responsibilities on a 46-bed specialized dementia care unit in Maryland and clinical leadership of psychiatric nursing units in Delaware.
Ariel has extensive knowledge and experience with low glycemic & live foods preparation and lifestyle, toxicity and detoxification symptomology, women's health, children's growth and development, and family systems. Ariel helps to facilitate Dr. Cousens' Diabetes Recovery Program, Whole Person Healing Program, and Juice Fasts at the Tree of Life.
Ariel has been living and studying live foods, alternative medicine and holistic health for over 13 years. Ariel's personal hobbies include herbology, cultural studies, and sustainability practices. She lives in Patagonia, Arizona with her husband and their five children.
Dr. Liliane Papin:
Dr. Liliane Papin is a licensed acupuncturist in Arizona, passed the D.O.M (Doctor of Oriental Medicine) examination in New Mexico in 2003 and holds a Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. She taught Chinese Medicine in two different schools, AUCM (Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine where she was Dean of students) and Daoist traditions in Asheville North Carolina where she taught until her move to Arizona in 2012. Dr. Papin has supervised many students and managed a successful practice, Kwan Yin Medicine, in Asheville, NC, until 2012, when she and her husband decided to move to Patagonia to work with Dr. Cousens at the Tree of Life. Dr. Papin studied macrobiotic philosophy under Michio Kushi, became a certified macrobiotic teacher in 1994 and lived in Japan and China for 6 years. Nutrition, food therapy and their relationship between the physical, emotional and spiritual health have always been at the center of her medical training and practice. Her discovery of live foods and Dr. Cousens’ work and research marked a new step in her professional and personal evolution and brought her to the Tree of Life where she is presently practicing. Dr. Papin is also currently on the faculty of the Spiritual Live Food Master's program.
Dr. Papin is a regular visiting faculty in Paris, France, where she teaches a variety of seminars on Chinese Medicine theory and practice and, in particular, Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong for seniors as well as women’s health. She has written numerous articles related to health, environment and diet as well as food therapy in which she specializes. She co-wrote a book with a well-known Qi Gong practitioner in Paris, Mrs Ke Wen, head of “Les Temps du Corps”. Their book “Oriental Medicine and Qi Gong for Seniors” is scheduled to come out in February 2013. Dr. Papin is planning on an English translation in 2013.
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ABOUT THE TREE OF LIFE MEDICAL CENTER
The Tree of Life Medical Center offers a fully integrated holistic approach to health and well-being. Designed by Gabriel Cousens M.D., M.D. (H), and implemented by Tree of Life physicians, our Medical Center is committed to facilitating a way of life that moves one towards vitality, optimum wellness, and awareness. The experience of having medical support at the Tree of Life is a co-creative process. Our physicians clearly present healing options and support you in assuming appropriate responsibility for your health. Understanding this type of healing relationship greatly enhances the healing process and promotes a more powerful healing experience.
The Tree of Life Medical Center supports the Reversing Diabetes program and Juice Fast Detox programs. The Tree of Life physicians use a personalized, integrated, and holistic approach to health. They observe and assess a variety of dimensions and perspectives to provide a more all-encompassing view of your overall state of health. This approach differs distinctly from using multiple healing techniques with inputs from a variety of different practitioners. It allows a healing partnership to evolve between you and your physician as you work together to apply and administer multiple healing modalities. The result is a perspective of you as a total being. This evolves and guides your therapeutic plan in a way and at a pace that uniquely fits you. Your therapeutic plan includes specific diet, nutrition, and exercise programs, psychological awareness training, meditation, lifestyle changes, and nutritional and natural medicinal supplements designed to bring your body-mind-spirit into greater balance and harmony.
Expectations for healing and results may vary. While speedy reversal of health conditions is always desirable, it may take years of conscientious and consistent holistic lifestyle choices to build your wellness. Patience and perseverance are helpful qualities to develop along your healing journey.