Oriental cultures have longer and better quality of life, and juicing is a big part of their diets," enlightened Dr. Edwin Bien, medical director of the Le Bien Wellness Specialists chain of clinics that advocate natural medicine.
"After graduating from University of Santo Tomas
in 1987, I wanted to become a cosmetic surgeon.
However, all that changed when then DoH
Secretary Juan Flavier told me that people need less synthetics but a more natural approach to medicine.
In 1989, through my radio program Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran, my program started reaching 300,000 to half a million listeners with ailments.
One per cent of those listeners came to visit my first clinic in Sucat.
That's how my advocacy began," he
hosted the defunct TV show What's Up, Doc? on the UNTV channel on Sunday mornings for six years.
is still continuing the health initiative, albeit through the medium of radio with his
weekly program Itanong Mo Kay Doc aired 10 to 11 a.m. every Sunday over dwIZ ((882 KHZ), and through his
column "Radio Clinic" every Thursday with the BusinessMirror.
Dr. Bien is an accredited member of the American Academy of Family Medicine as well as the Royal Institute of Alternative Medicine Singapore.
The Le Bien wellness clinics are located in Cubao (Quezon City), Sucat (Parañaque), Zabarte (Caloocan), Sta.
Cruz (Manila) and Calapan (Oriental Mindoro) with affiliate branches in the cities of Baguio, Naga and Davao.
Simply put them all inside your Hurom blender and drink your way to optimum health," intoned Dr. Bien