Dr. Jim Bentz is the top practitioner and trainer for Neurological Integration System (NIS) in the United States, teaching healthcare practitioners the principles of Functional Neurology. Dr. Bentz has utilized NIS—a system that incorporates ancient eastern medicine practices with current neuroscience to promote self-healing through the detection and correction of signaling disruption in the nervous system—as his primary modality since 1997. Here, we will learn more about Dr. Bentz’s role as a health practitioner and the ways in which he is educating his clients on nutrition, food systems, and the benefits of connecting with local farms.
Tell us a bit about your personal story growing up and how it shaped your desire to pursue becoming a health practitioner.
“I was fortunate to grow up in a health-conscious family. My dad was a dentist, and he had read Weston Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration early in his career. Price was a dentist, and in the 1930s he visited indigenous tribes around the world. He found that all these tribes had excellent dental and physical health as long as they ate their traditional diets. He was also able to study related indigenous tribes who were exposed to processed foods by missionaries and traders. When they abandoned traditional diets for processed foods containing white flour and sugar, their dental caries (cavities) rate went from almost zero to 60-95% within a very short time. They also suffered more heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer than those who adhered to traditional diets. “