Dr. Donato is a Doctor of Physical Therapy , a Chiropractic Physician and a Gerson Practitioner with a strong emphasis in nutritional metabolic therapy. He has been promoting a high raw, plant-source-only diet and lifestyle in Medford, Oregon since 2004. He is also a Hallelujah Acres trained Health Minister (2005). He also taught his previously named Dolphin’s Healthy Boot Camp from 2006 to 2011.
Specialization in Gerson Therapy
Beginning 2012, Dr. Donato became more involved in clinical care addressing chronic degenerative diseases. He is creating and implementing the latest nutritional and dietary therapy for various chronic health conditions. He specializes in The Gerson Therapy.
Dr. Donato initially went on the raw, plant-source-only lifestyle by following the Hallelujah Diet in September 2004. Prior to following the Hallelujah Diet, he was suffering from bouts of vertigo on and off for two years. Taking medications did nothing to cure the vertigo. Within 4 months on the strict plant-source mostly raw food diet, the symptoms of vertigo completely disappeared. He started hiking and running because of the vibrant energy and improved health. He has hiked Mt. Whitney (14,497 ft) every year since the fall of 2004 up to 2009. He also ran the Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon in San Jose, CA in 2006. Then in the fall of 2007 and 2008, he ran the Portland Marathon in Portland, OR. In 2011 and 2012, he ran the Rogue Half Marathon race. As a testament of vibrant health he plans to continue participating in this yearly event.
Since the age of 10, Dr. Donato has always worn eyeglasses. One day in 1987, he tried to drive without his eyeglasses and nearly hit a tree.
Typical Weekly Lifestyle Health Maintenance Routine of Dr. Donato
- 85 percent raw vegan food
- 15 percent low heat waterless cooked vegan food (300 calories/day)
- Raw vegetable juices
- Raw non-sweet green smoothies
- Plenty of dark leafy greens
- Plenty of vegetables
- Plenty of non-sweet fruits
- Some avocados
- Some raw seeds
- Some raw nuts
- Some flax seed oil
- Some quinoa or oatmeal
- 4-5 mile run, twice a week
- 15 min low/high speed interval run/sprint, three times a week
- 30 min weight-lifting 4 times a week
- Sauna/steam, twice a week
- Coffee enemas, three times a week