HEALTH FREEDOM HERO OF 2018
RICHARD KUNIN, M.D.
Recently, the National Health Federation Board of Governors unanimously voted Dr. Richard Kunin as one of our two “Health Freedom Heroes of 2018.” Until early 2018, when he retired, Dr. Kunin had been an esteemed member of the National Health Federation Board of Governors. Evidencing decades of service, Dr. Kunin not only served on the Board of Governors during the term of current NHF president Scott Tips, but he also served faithfully during many years of the term of former NHF president Maureen Salaman Kennedy.
In addition to a long and successful private medical practice (which started in 1955, the same year that NHF was born), Dr. Kunin racked up a very memorable list of firsts. He has been the forerunner in multiple fields from hypnosis and nutrition to orthomolecular medicine, and more. His impressive credentials and “historic firsts” confirm his stature in the orthomolecular and medical communities as well as his great value to the Federation.
A co-founder of the Orthomolecular Medical Society, of which he was also president from 1979 to 1981, Dr. Kunin also found the time to write and publish in 1980 his best-selling book Mega-Nutrition and to launch the Listen to Your Body Diet, ™ a method of balancing dietary carbohydrate, fat, and protein according to one’s individual needs. Both Mega-Nutrition and his other best-seller, Mega-Nutrition for Women (1983), helped to define the role of orthomolecular nutrition in general medical practice.
With this award, NHF wishes to acknowledge with a great deal of respect a lifetime of achievement in pioneering orthomolecular medicine and paving the way for other physicians and patients to use alternative therapies, as well as Dr. Kunin’s work on behalf of health freedom and in preserving the Federation from its opponents.
We encourage you to read Dr. Kunin’s intriguing and inspiring story on the NHF website. 
Scott Tips, “Board Member Introspective: Dr. Richard Kunin,” Health Freedom News, Vol. 24, No.1, pp. 15-16, 28 (Spring 2006), at https://thenhf.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Dr.-Richard-Kunin-M.D.-Bio-.pdf.
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