About Dr. Ruth

Dr. Heidrich, who received her Ph.D in Health Management in 1993, is the author of "A Race For Life "and " The Race For Life Cookbook."

She is a certified fitness trainer and holds 3 world records for fitness for her age group at the renowned Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas. She still actively competes in marathons and triathlons, having won more than 800 trophies and medals since her diagnosis of breast cancer in 1982 at the age of 47.

With Terry Shintani, M.D., she cohosts the radio show "Nutrition & You" on KWAI-AM in Hawaii.

Founding member and past president of the Veg Soc of Hawaii and past president of the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club.

She has won 8 gold medals in the Senior Olympics in Hawaii, Arizona, and Nevada.

Ruth is also a Councillor for the Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA): http://www.ivu.org/vuna

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