Sylvia Zook

Author, researcher, and clinical nutritionist, Sylvia Zook, MS, PhD, also studied applied enzymes under Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Jr., a student of the noted authority and pioneer in enzyme research, Edward Howell (1898-1995). Dr. Howell first recognized and delineated the supreme importance of food enzymes for human nutrition.

Dr. Zook worked with John Jeffries, MD of Portland, Oregon who specialized in Candida albicans. Upon his death, she became a team member with those patients and their new physicians to provide continuing, specific nutritional counseling and encouraging support groups teaching that nutritional program weekly to those desperate and grateful, as well as by telecons and in her own clinical practice.

Dr. Zook’s practical approach to teaching, from consults to health and wellness seminars and conferences, considers individual clients'  nutitional needs rather than simply the symptoms. She holds that health care practitioners imparting knowledge empower and motivate patients and clients to profitably assume responsibility for their level of wellness, whether in restoration or maintenance. After all, the Latin root of "doctor" (doctore') means to teach. And for decades this researcher has been at the forefront of nutrition science, teaching support of the divinely designed human body’s continual effort, chiefly in lifestyle and omitting and removing toxins, and providing that which is vital for healing and maintaining optimum health. That is wellness as designed by the Creator.

A powerful motivator, especially because of what she personally experienced during decades of dealing with a growing brain tumor, yet able to work 60 hour weeks with this lifestyle, Dr. Zook’s dynamic mission has inspired and taught many through various wellness consultations, seminars, conferences, lectures, newspaper columns, editor-in-chief and publisher of two  newsletters, with a ezine newsletter, books, and website—all reaching out with her unconventional, scientifically and scripturally-sound articles of how to and why.

When Dr. Zook received her calling to write Eatin’ After Eden she understood as never before, “My people perish for lack of knowledge...Do the most for the most.”

Now in advanced age, this resilient, persevering dynamo is being faithful to that calling round the world “to the most” rather than individual counseling.

Ten years of higher education and 50 years of research and clinical  practice have resulted in this educator's evidence-based, bioavailable, "trial by fire" nutrition that has meant no colds or flu for more than 40 years.

The combined true science and scriptural health program she writes about in Eatin' After Eden has enabled her to maintain the 60-hour workweeks for many decades. More than one physician has opined that her energizing, healing, cleansing diet keeps her functioning remarkably above that of many half her age while she continues to work overtime with students, clients, and colleagues, encouraging them to in turn teach others, after their own restoration.

One of the things many appreciate most about this misson is the integrity behind all that Dr. Zook gives, whether her work in writing or other outreaches. She takes no remuneration from the Hope Alive! ministry. Her only reward is the beautiful fruit of obedience, personal and for countless others, in teaching the divine plan for optimum wellness to His glory and use. 

With with a network of complementary, integrative, as well as naturopathic physicians, top nutrition research scientists at prestigious universities, and other medics, Dr. Zook also daily brings to the attention of the teachable many of the latest exciting new studies and therapies that alert them to become aware of and avoid the need for dangerous and risky modalities.

As a result of her balanced teaching, “sidelined soldiers” are remarkably being returned to ministry and their God-ordained ministries extended, while others remain well and able-bodied to do the work to which they are themselves called.

Stay-at-home moms who are nourishing their families, and teaching them these nutritional principles, are able to convert conventional recipes to wholesome foods.Thus many congenital health issues may be avoided in the succeeding families.

"[T]he most" Dr. Zook reaches includes medics who learn in studying the book and benefit from this proven lifestyle. They then impart this powerful life-knowledge to their patients with whom they sometimes share Eatin’ After Eden. Upon reading it, a dermatologist who suffered from diabetes II and CVD, remarked: "I knew there had to be more [about nutrition] than they taught us [in med school]"),