Steven R. Schechter, N.P., H.H.P., Founder and Co-Director of NHI, is available for personal health consultations either over the telephone or in-person. A health questionnaire will be sent to be filled out and returned before your appointment. If you are in a hurry, we can e-mail, fax or overnight the questionnaire. Steve will discuss important self-help remedies through the therapeutic use of foods, herbs, supplements and other natural therapies. We do not sell any health products. Everything will be available at your local health food store or from deeply discounted mail order catalogues.
Steve is a Naturopath, a licensed Holistic Health Practitioner, a clinical nutritionist, the author of a best-selling book on clinical nutrition and medical herbology. He teaches classes at NHI in clinical nutrition, clinical herbology and many other areas of holistic health. He has been a regular featured speaker at the largest health industry trade conventions and consumer health expos in the U.S. and in the world. He has lectured at four prominent Universities.
Steve authored a best-selling book for 12.5 years entitled Fighting Radiation & Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, & Vitamins—Documented Natural Remedies that Boost Your Immunity & Detoxify. He has had more than 350 health articles published in national magazines/journals and on the Medical Advisory Boards for two nationally prominent health magazines. Both he and this book are listed in Who Is Who In Service To The Earth.
Steve has been a paid consultant, products formulator, researcher and spokesperson for three of the four largest herb companies in the world, and two of the three largest supplement companies. He has been interviewed on radio hundreds of times and on television many times. He has served as senior medical consultant and on the Advisory Board for two of the largest health industry journals.
He began studying naturopathy (natural self-healing), holistic health and massage therapies while enrolled in a pre-medicine program at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan cum laude with majors both in clinical psychology and comparative religion. He attended a post-graduate college on comparative religious mysticism, and post-apprenticed with several internationally renowned naturopaths and healers (including Paavo O. Airola, N.D., Ph.D., and John R. Christopher, N.D., M.H.).
Previously, as Director of “Clinical Nutrition and Medical Herbology” at a large environmental illness (E.I.)/medical detox clinic, Steve Schechter developed and directed clinical programs for boosting immunity; detoxifying from chemical pollutants, radiation, x-rays, tobacco smoke, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, drugs and other immune stressors; and generating optimal health and vitality.
Health consultations are $240 per hour and may be pro-rated for partial hours (for example: 30 minutes = $120.00). NHI students, graduates, and their families receive a 50% discount at $120 per hour and may be pro-rated for partial hours (for example: 20 minutes = $40). We accept payment by check, cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover – no American Express). We do not bill. If you choose a telephone consultation and wish to pay by check, your check must be received before your appointment. In the event you need to reschedule your appointment, we require a courtesy call at least four hours prior to the scheduled appointment time, otherwise, a $60 fee will be charged.
For consultation appointments and information, call (760) 943-8485.
We look forward to hearing from you and serving your holistic health needs.