Aloha! My name is Landon Opunui and I am a third year naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Growing up in Hawaii has allowed me to embrace the natural beauty of the islands and discover the incredible healing power of nature. My interest in natural medicine brought me to the Pacific Northwest where I was able to challenge myself in a formal medical program and become a licensed physician without compromising my values and the way I believe medicine should be practiced.
My goal upon graduation is to practice naturopathic medicine in Hawaii serving the Native Hawaiian community. I hope to weave the traditional views of health and nature with the scientific understanding of plants and people by integrating the indigenous plant-based medicine and healing of my people with naturopathic therapies. My favorite naturopathic principle is doctor as teacher which resonates with me as a health conscious competitive endurance athlete. Although challenging to balance with the rigors of an intense medical program, I recognize the importance of disease prevention and health promotion. I truly believe that in order to teach, one must practice what he preaches. I strive to one day be a doctor that exemplifies health and models healthy behavior for my patients and community. I am a student of the body as both an endurance athlete and medical student. Although each of us operate with slightly different physiologies that are unique to ourselves, I hold firm to the belief that the foods and supplements that we consume play a vital role in our performance, recovery, and most importantly health.
I look forward to partner with Recovery e21 and incorporate their supplements into my nutritional, training and racing strategies which will optimistically lead to improved fitness gains and athletic performance. Blessings, Courage & Consciousness.