About Richard Harding

Young Richard

Diet is a critical part of health care that is neglected. Doctors are not fully trained in nutrition.  When was the last time you went to your doctor and was asked about your diet or lifestyle?  Some of the largest corporations in the world are food, pharmaceutical and health care companies so access to correct information is difficult.

Richard Harding

Our health must be one of our most valuable assets.  Prevention should be the primary focus of medicine with treatment a secondary consideration.

Dr Colin Campbell was Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University in New York.  He was the director of one of the largest health study ever (The China-Cornell-Oxford Project) – and his conclusions:

The vast majority of all cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and other forms of degenerative illness such as the auto-immune diseases, kidney disease, macular degeneration can be prevented simply by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet.

We all need to eat and we wish to be healthy.  So the food and health industries are very powerful and influential.  People are very passionate about what they believe to be healthy food choices.  It can be very difficult to get high quality health and dietary information.

Richard is a lecturer in Nutrition at Newcastle, Australia at WEA Hunter.  Newcastle is Australia’s largest regional city.  WEA Hunter offers Degree and Diploma courses in Health Sciences.

Richard’s qualifications include:

  • Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition – e Cornell University
  • Certificate IV in Food Coaching
  • BSc – Chemistry, Mathematics (Pure & Applied), Information Technology (Sydney University)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

He has worked in the pathology and information technology industries before turning to preventative medicine – prevention should be the prime focus of our health care.

Other interests include Rural Fire Service, Karate, Outdoor activities (Canyoning, Cycling), Music (plays piano), photography.

Richard lives with his wife Ruth in the Hunter Valley of NSW. They have a big vegetable garden, keep geese and chickens and have planted hundreds of trees in what was an empty paddock.

2 thoughts on “About Richard Harding

  1. Hi Richard,

    My name is Jennifer Foust and I am with All Natural Healers. We recently published a pretty in-depth post on the benefits of Coconut Oil that I think you might enjoy.
    It discusses health and beauty benefits as well as cooking with coconut oil.

    I was doing some research and came across your site:

    wisenutritioncoaching.com.au Thank you for sharing such helpful and useful information!

    The link to our guide is below:

    If you have a quick minute to take a look, I think it would make a great new resource to share with your readers : )
    I hope to hear from you soon,
    Jennifer Foust | All Natural Healers
    p: 206.436.7500 | Seattle, WA

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    It is great to hear from you.

    My fundamental guiding principle regarding nutrition is a “whole-food, plant-based” diet which means no added oils and food as close as possible to a natural state which discounts all oils, including coconut oil.

    I have written an article regarding coconut oil,
    What are the health benefits of coconut oil?

    Yes, coconut ice cream, coconut yogurt and coconut oil are all very tasty but it is very high in fat, saturated fats and calories. Whilst it may have a high smoking point, I think we are better served if we avoid frying foods or using any kind of added oils.


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