About Marc David

Marc DavidMarc David, M.A. is the founder, director, and primary instructor for the Institute. A visionary leader and teacher in Nutritional Psychology, Marc is the author of two classic and acclaimed bestselling books:

Nationally recognized teacher and speaker

Marc presents his expertise in nutritional medicine and the psychology of eating in a fresh and innovative way. His humorous, engaging, and informative speaking style have made him a popular and well-loved presenter and his non-dogmatic approach to nutrition appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for positive, inspiring, and innovative messages about food and metabolism.

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The powerful body of work presented at the Institute is a result of over three decades of Marc’s research, inquiry, and clinical experience that were driven by one compelling question:

How can we combine the best of nutritional science and eating psychology to serve people in a profound and truly effective way?

He has served on the editorial staff of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and was a senior consultant to the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, the Disney Company, and numerous companies in the natural products industry. Marc was also a long time nutritionist and teacher at Canyon Ranch Resorts and with the internationally acclaimed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Marc has presented at a long list of professional settings including Harvard University, The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, and has been featured on CNN, NBC, and numerous media outlets.

“Marc David is the leading voice establishing the intimate connection between stress, digestion, metabolism, weight, and health. He reminds us that our relationship with food is as important as the food itself. In a world of ‘high fad’ diets he stands alone, guiding us toward nourishment, pleasure, and healing.”Mark Hyman, M.D., best-selling author

Marc’s articles and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Times, New York Daily News, McCalls, Glamour, Eating Well, Utne Reader, Natural Health, Yoga Journal, Bon Appetit, Elle, WebMD and many more. His books have been translated into nine languages worldwide. Marc earned his M.A. at Sonoma State University specializing in the Psychology of Eating and trained at the Harvard Mind Body Medical Institute and SUNY Upstate Medical School.

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Marc David eloquently describes the importance of addressing the emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives in order to truly nourish ourselves.
Dr. Dean Ornish, best-selling author and researcher
Dr. Dean Ornish, best-selling author and researcher
Marc’s work provides us with the missing link about metabolism that sets us free to enjoy food more than ever while also losing weight and getting healthy. Thank you, thank you, Marc David.
Christiane Northrup, M.D., best selling author
Christiane Northrup, M.D., best selling author
We will never understand nutrition without honoring the principles introduced by Marc David. He explodes a lot of popular archaic beliefs about diet and nutrition, but doesn’t leave us hanging. He puts something vastly important in their place – the recognition that there is no clear-cut dividing line between mind and body, feelings and food. His work could forever change the way you think about food.
Larry Dossey, M.D., best-selling author
Larry Dossey, M.D., best-selling author

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