Dr. August Hergesheimer
Ph.D / Nutritional Scientist / Anti-Ageing Specialist /Author / Whole Food Supplement Designer / Abios Co., Ltd & PureShop Japan Founder & CEO
Dr. Hergesheimer was born in 1962 in Inawashiro, Fukushima to an American father and a Japanese mother. He grew up in Yokohama and San Diego. Dr. Hergesheimer became interested in anti-ageing when he was a medical student at San Diego State University and earned his Ph.D. in nutritional science. He returned to Japan to help with his father’s business. After working in a number of other businesses since, he founded Abios in 1990, a company specializing in the formulation, manufacture and sale of whole foods products. In tandem with Abios, Dr. Hergesheimer founded the Save Minamisoma Project soon after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The volunteer organization continues to deliver fresh food, safe drinking water, and other relief supplies to the people of Minamisoma, Fukushima.
Dr. Hergesheimer is a father of five, business owner, author of many books and chairperson of the Save Minamisoma Project with a hectic daily schedule with lots of traveling. Dr. Hergesheimer’s approach to life is: “When you are confronted with a problem, you have the choice to run away from it or stand firm and get it done. When life presents you with challenges, I believe you need to have a positive attitude to get things done.”
“Feel Great & Look Even Better” has been the mantra of my nutritional philosophy. However, the ultimate benefit of following my diet goes far beyond great health and looking your best. I guarantee that you will regain your natural, youthful energy. And, with this bountiful energy, we can all accomplish more and live a more fulfilling, complete life. After all, isn’t it the lack of energy that usually forces us to compromise our goals in life?
It took me a very long time to realize this fact of life and also that it is truly “diet” that plays the most critical role rather than even exercise or rest. I was curious about the human body and all of its intricacies from my high school days and thus entered university in California as a pre-medical student. However, by my second year I realized that “prevention” was far smarter (and potentially more beneficial to all) than “cure.”
Two key moments led to my epiphany: first, I found an old photograph of my then 58-year old father when he was 19 (the same age as me when I found this photo). The difference between now and then was unbelievable. My aged, overweight father used to be a slim, beautiful man! I thought to myself, “what exactly occurs in the human body to allow this change, this decay, to progress?” I guess this is the moment that I committed myself to better understand the human ageing process and hopefully figure out a way to prevent the same future for myself. After all, I shared much of the same genes as my father.
Second, I read the book, Life Extension, by Dirk Pearson. It taught me the importance of optimal nutrient consumption to prevent disease and accelerated ageing. This book was truly a pioneer in nutritional anti-ageing theory.
However, after many more years of self-study and experimentation with nutritional supplements and various diets, I discovered the many flaws with conventional dietary advice and academic nutritional science. Only ten years ago, in my early 40s, did I truly begin to discover the honest foundations to my current nutritional practice.
The basis to my philosophy is that we must deal with the actual root problems behind the many nagging symptoms of poor health and the advancing age. The root cause is a very unclean inner body due to several key lifestyle factors with air pollution the chief culprit. As long as your inner body remains unclean and subject to daily injury from pollutants, you can never truly reach your optimal potential. My natural diet helps you get clean, stay clean, and provides your body a chance to heal. The result is a more energetic and radiant you.
It’s never too late. At any age, the human body wants to recover and be stronger. Just give yours that chance. Regain your natural, youthful energy and be exactly the person you’ve always aspired to be.
～ ”Effort alone is never enough. Effort applied with the correct knowledge provides results.” ～