About the author
Farid Zarif, ND, PhD
Dr. Farid Zarif, holds a Doctorate of Naturopathy and a Doctor of Human Nutrition degree, and is a Registered Naturopath by the Council of Naturopathic Registration and Accreditation. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Zarif graduated from the American College of Nutrition, Birmingham, Alabama earning a ND and PhD in Naturopathy and Human Nutrition. Later, he continued his post graduate studies at Western University School of Medicine, Patient Standardization Program and at St. Luke University School of Medicine MD/PhD program.
As a practitioner of osteopathic, naturopathic and allopathic medicine, Dr. Zarif developed an affinity for Bariatric Medicine. He has worked with some of the most innovative and renowned Bariatric surgeons to date including Dr. Mathias Fobi and the Fobi medical group, Dr. Carson Lui, UCLA medical group, Oband surgery centers, Beverly Hills Surgery Centers and Cedars Sinai Hospital, Institute of Spinal Disorders. Dr. Zarif has written over 350 published articles including fat-loss, diabetes mellitus II, weight management, food science, alternative medicine and fitness as well as a panoply of related health subjects. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as an authority on health and nutrition, and is currently sought for keynote speaking, education, and innovative approaches for increased patient effectiveness. He is a certified fitness expert, and currently trains professionals nationwide. Dr. Zarif has been associated with many professional organizations and societies including American College of Sports Medicine, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, American Society for Clinical Nutrition, Society for International Nutrition, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, American Medical Association, American Dietetic Association.