SUSANA M. BALINGIT, M.D.

Dr. Balingit prefers to describe herself as a health resource management consultant and a complementary and integrative medicine practitioner who has been working with various community and workplace health-oriented development programs and projects for almost three decades.

Today, Dr. Susan’s methodology and practice shows a marked preference for a diet consisting mainly of traditional Filipino food preparations using locally grown and in-season vegetables and unpolished brown rice from organically grown native varieties.

It is in the light of all of these that Dr. Susan believes that mainstreaming this concept is an idea whose time has finally come. An educational curriculum that adopts the concept will constitute the single decisive step that will hasten the dissemination and popularization of the healthy diet as a wellness option that Dr. Susan has been successfully practicing and promoting among her patients and their families, as well as in communities all over the country.