Founder and President

Lawrence DeSantis, CFMP, ND, PhD is the founder of New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies. He has been working in the health and nutrition field for over thirty years.

Educational Accomplishments:

  • Attended the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus
  • Completed Paramedic School at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL.
  • Certified Nutritionist (CN) through NINES, National Institute of Nutritional Education
  • Chartered Herbalist (CH) through the well known Dominion Herbal College of Canada
  • Completed Ministerial Training through LWCC School of Ministry, Forest Park, IL.
  • Graduated from the Joseph School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Forest Park,IL. See:
  • Doctor of Naturopathy in Original Medicine through The International Institute of Original Medicine (IIOM)
  • Certificate in Functional Medicine (CFMP) through Functional Medicine University (FMU)

        Note: The above is a partial list of the educational training.

Other Accomplishments:

  • Worked for five years as a Paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department
  • Worked for many years at Nowfoods in the Nutrition Science division as a Certified Nutritionist to give technical support to customers, retailers, and practitioners.
  • 1979 National Collegiate Power lifting Champion, Pensacola, Florida

New Eden School has membership with two outstanding associations:

    • American Herbalist Guild
    • International Institute for Complementary Therapies

    New Eden School is a DBA of Aquila Christian Ministries. It is a 501C3 tax exempt (not-for-profit} religious  educational institution and Christian Ministry. It is governed by a board of directors and has faculty member advisers.

    Current Board Advisers and Staff:

      Lawrence DeSantis, CFMP, ND, PhD

    Doctor of Naturopathy

    Director / Instructor / Italian Division

    Francis Xavier Narcelles, MD

    Doctor of Medicine
    Board Advisor
    Dr. Narcelles has been a family medical practitioner for years in the Philippines. He has taught the health sciences in U.S. Colleges and schools. 

    Sonia DeSantis, CNHC, NHP, RNHP

    Certified Natural Health Counselor
    Natural Health Practitioner
    New Eden School Inquiries / Instructor / Spanish Division

    Nick Rana, CN

    Board Adviser
    Nick Rana is a Certified Nutritionist with over 30 years experience in the natural health field, especially in the area of product development.

    Denee Cavicchioni, C.A

    Certified Aromatherapist
    Administration and Records

    Sarah Marie DeSantis, ND

    Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy
    Natural Health Professional

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    New Eden School donates to various organizations:

    All types of disaster relief Benevolence

    Donations to New Eden School as Charitable Contributions can be given here:

    Top Field Accreditations

    American Council for Holistic Medicine ACHM

    Our Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy program meets and exceeds the World Health Organization (WHO) Standards for Naturopathy training

    New Eden School has students throughout the USA, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere.

    The Founder’s Testimony

    Wisdom from Scripture

    I pray that God, who gives peace, will make you completely holy (intact). And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept healthy and faultless until our Lord Jesus Christ returns. The one who chose you can be trusted, and he will do this.
    I Thess. 5:23-24 (CEV)

    According to the inspired Word of God to the Apostle Paul, God is the ultimate One who can create peace and wholeness in our lives at three levels; spirit, soul and body.

    He can be trusted for this, if we put our trust in Him and in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    God is always faithful to do his part and we must be faithful to do our part.

    Doing our part means:

    1. Acknowledging He is God, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and all that is in it.

    2. Living by His Word, the B.I.B.L.E (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) and abiding by the golden rule (do to others as you would to yourself)

    3. Eating naturally and keeping the earth clean

    4. Believing God through Jesus Christ for divine health, healing and prosperity

    Early in life, I was not eating naturally and my body was paying a price for it. Sick with peptic ulcers, joint inflammation, skin problems and fatigue, I was desperate to find a cure for my health problems. Medications were not helping me so I decided to walk into a health food store and purchase a few books on natural health and detoxification, and the rest was history. That was in the early 1980’s and I have been enjoying good health ever since. I did my part, God did His.

    Dr. DeSantis