Duke Johnson, MD, is an internationally known medical researcher and authority on chronic diseases, a health educator and speaker, and author of The Optimal Health Revolution: How Inflammation Is the Root Cause of the Biggest Killers (BenBella Books, 2009).
Dr. Duke Johnson M.D. has dedicated over 20 years of his life stopping the epidemic spread of chronic diseases around the world. He is an expert on the different medical traditions practiced globally and on the state of world health with patients living in over 30 different countries. Through the multibillion dollar corporation Nutrilite, his preventive health teaching regularly reaches thousands of people in 55 countries.
Dr. Johnson is Medical Director of the 30,000 square foot, multimillion dollar Nutrilite Nutrilite Health Institute Center for Optimal Health in Southern California and is a highly-requested lecturer; having spoken to thousands of people in 30 different countries on 5 continents. He is a key educator for the Nutrilite Experience which represents the philosophy of the Nutrilite Health Institute (NHI). It was at Nutrilite Health Institute where Dr Duke Johnson founded and expanded on his Pillars of Optimal Health which ultimately culminated in his new book. He has been filmed and recorded on numerous DVDs and CDs. He has significant media experience with articles in Elle, Success at Home magazine, Women’s World, and many large international newspapers.
He has been a contributing author of two books entitled Integrative Nutritional Therapies by CRC Press in 2006, The Complete Book of Baby and Child Care published by Tindale House in 1997 and now has authored The Optimal Health Revolution by BenBella Books in 2009. He co-created a very successful weight management program in the US called Trim Body program for Alticor which is now also used extensively in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Through the relationship that Nutrilite Health Institute and Amway have with AC Milan, He is a medical consultant to AC Milan and MilanLabs providing nutrition and supplement recommendations to their players and staff.
Dr. Johnson graduated from UCLA’s School of Medicine and was awarded the Gladys M. Shea Award in Anatomical Sciences. He also has a Master’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology from UCLA where his research focused on helping patients who have had spinal cord damage. His master’s thesis was published in the book Spinal Cord Reconstruction and in the Journal of Experimental Neurology.
Prior to preventive medicine, Dr. Johnson worked as an emergency room physician at a Level 1 trauma center in Southern California. He was awarded the Physician Philosophy Award by the St. Jude Hospital Healthcare system which was the highest award presented to a physician for outstanding patient care. He also has extensive experience as a corporate preventive medicine specialist for a company in Southern California called Execufit which had many large corporate accounts including ARCO, Allergan, FBI, Southern California Edison, etc.
He is an avid outdoorsman and spends all his free time with his wife of 20 years, Tracey, and their three daughters stream fishing, backpacking, skiing, canoeing, hiking, camping, etc. He certainly is a living example of what he teaches.