Dr. ZZ has a Ph.D. in Counseling and specializes in Food as Medicine and the spiritual dimensions of healing. Author of the research on eating disorders and their treatment for the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1996 Health and Medical Annual, she has lived on and off in Hawaii for nearly 20 years since 1988. She first experienced ayahuasca in 1998 on Maui where she also studied the farming of herbs and minerals in foods with Kaipo Kaneakua, a 9th generation Kahuna Mahi ai Lu’au la’peu au Keeper. ZZ has spent much of her life travelling the world, studying, teaching, and practicing traditional healing methods. Her credentials in Reiki, Tenrikyo, Hypnotherapy, Intuitive Healing and other related disciplines are prodigious.