May, 2011 – NIWH Founder Joins Huffington Post as Integrative Health Blogger

May, 2011, Wellesley, MA – The National Institute of Whole Health (, pioneers of Whole Health Education® and Whole Person Health Care™, today announced that founder and director, Dr. Georgianna Donadio, has joined the Huffington Post as a blogger focusing on integrative, whole person health.

She brings more than 35 years of experience as an educator, researcher, media personality, speaker, and author to the media outlet. An extension of the National Institute of Whole Health’s (NIWH) mission, she will be demystifying health information and whole health living topics for the public so they have an authentic understanding of the multiple factors that cause illness or wellness.

Donadio’s perspective was born out of NIWH’s pioneering educational programs, which provide “the whole picture of health” ®.  Established in 1977, NIWH is the pioneer of Whole Health Education ® and Behavioral Engagement ™, the first patient education and health coaching model developed and utilized in clinical settings, since 1980. NIWH’s evidence-based Whole Health programs enable individuals to better address their personal health and facilitate health professionals to care for the whole person, addressing not just the physical aspect of health, but also the emotional, nutritional, environmental and values based aspect – the spiritual.

Owned by AOL, the Huffington Post receives over 54 million visits per day and is widely considered to be one of the Internet’s most popular online news sources. Over 9,000 bloggers, including the likes of Secretary of State Kathleen Sebelius, green living actress Sigourney Weaver, Deepak Chopra, MD and legal eagle Alan Dershowitz who write for the site on topics ranging from politics to policy to health.

Said Donadio, “There are thousands of experts blogging online about integrative or alternative health, but I think that Huffington Post readers will be interested in the unique, whole person health approach I will be bringing to the blog site. My focus will be on creating awareness that wellness isn’t just about what we eat or how much we exercise, but also our emotions, our motivations, the environment we surround ourselves with and our values that are really our spirituality. I will also provide practical, common sense options that people can improve these aspects of their health.”

To view Donadio’s first Huffington Post blog about The Mediterranean Diet visit

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About the National Institute of Whole Health
Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Wellesley, MA, the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) offers the most respected and credentialed integrative, whole health certification programs in the US.  NIWH’s offerings include the Norman Cousins Award nominated Best Practice Whole Health Education certification program. The Whole Health Educator program for Nurses, endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association along with the Whole Health Nutrition Educator certification program and Whole Health Coaching certification program, can be completed via on-line distance learning. Recognized nationally as the pioneers of Whole Health Education®, the school has instructed thousands of students from varying health occupations from all over the U.S., and now offers on-line distance learning with students located on five continents. For more information, visit  or call (888) 354-HEAL (4325).

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