About Dean Martens - Clinical Herbalist

President & Founder
Herbs of Light, Inc.


In 1980, Dean Martens was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arrhythmia, systemic candida, ulcers, herpes and colitis. His doctors said that the first two diseases were scientifically incurable and that traditional medicine offered no optimistic outlook. Dean decided to study "Health" instead of how to alleviate the symptoms of his diseases. The cause of disease became his focus.

His research and studies began with Macrobiotic, Oriental/TCM and Ayurvedic philosophies, but he found he had to go further. He focused on nature and its natural laws along with the communication that the body gives during disease.

His studies included the teachings of Hippocrates, Jesus, John Harvey Kellogg, T. C. Fry, Dr. J. H. Tilden, Herbert Shelton, Bernard Jensen, Dr. Vasant Lad, Barbara Brennan, Michael Moore, and Ann Wigmore. By changing his lifestyle (which created the diseases) and cleansing through natural means, he was able to rid himself of all diseases and their manifestations.

The outcome of this applied research was that he completely regained abundant health as described in his Taking Responsibility video, available on YouTube. This newfound truth made his passion to share with others how they too can Take Responsibility for their Health.

Dean found through experience that "regaining lost health is simple; it's the discipline that's tough." In his quest for further knowledge, Dean traveled throughout the western hemisphere. His travels through Central, South, and North America and the Bahamas guided him in the direction of herbal medicines. His journey led to Michael Moore at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, where he received his diploma as a Clinical Herbalist.

In 1992, Dean founded Herbs of Light as a vehicle to assist people in regaining their health. He lectures throughout the Western world on "Taking Responsibility," which examines the lifestyles that bring back and maintain health, and the role of herbs within that process.

Education of Health

In Process

Homeopathic Physician Certification
International College of Homeopathy


Tampa, FL


Bio-energetic Studies
Barbara Brennan's School of Healing

Long Island, NY


Clinical Herbalist
Southwest School of Botanical Medicine


Albuquerque, NM


Ayurvedic Studies
Dr. Vasant Lad (at the Ayurvedic Institute)


Albuquerque, NM


Colon & Bowel Management Studies
Dr. Bernard Jensen


Escondido, CA


Holistic Health Studies
Ann Wigmore at the Hippocrates Health Institute


Boston, MA


Iridology Studies
Dr. Jane Donnegan

Miami, FL


Professional Affiliations:

  • American Herbalist Guild
  • American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
  • American Natural Hygiene Society (ANHS)
  • National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA)


  • Founder and President of Herbs of Light, Inc.
  • Healed himself of scientifically incurable diseases
  • Featured on ABC Action News Prime Time
    "Herbal Medicine in America"
  • Respected columnist, lecturer and invited guest on syndicated Radio and T.V.
  • Presented first health lecture to U.S. Marine Corps
    (Camp LeJuene, NC in 1993)
  • Past V.P., American Natural Hygiene Society of South Florida
    (described in Fit For Life Book )
  • Producer and supplier of the Heritage Catalog and store’s “Edgar Cayce Products”
    herbal extract line in Virginia Beach, VA.