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New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies

An Institute of Higher Learning

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 non-for-profit, faith based, educational institution. It is governed by a board of directors and has faculty member advisers.

Current Board Advisers and Staff:

Lawrence DeSantis, CFMP, ND, PhD 

Director / Instructor / Italian Division 

Francis Xavier Narcelles, MD 

Board Adviser
Dr. Narcelles has been a family medical practitioner for years in the Philippines. 

He currently teaches the health sciences in U.S. Colleges and schools. 

His areas of interest in natural medicine are:

EMF pollution  and its effects on human health

The positive effects of Scalar Energy in human physiology

Clinical Nutrition

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.

Sonia DeSantis, CNHC, NHP, RNHP

Certified Natural Health Counselor

Natural Health Practitioner

New Eden School Inquiries / Instructor / Spanish Division

Denee Cavicchioni, C.A.

Certified Aromatherapist

Administration / Admissions / Instructor

Donna DeSantis, Administrative Assistant

Department of Administration and Records

Darren Bergman, NC, D.NH

Naturopathic Counselor

Natural Health Professional

Editing Department

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New Eden School donates to various organizations:

All types of disaster relief 


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