Dr Dave grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended the University of Texas and the University California Berkeley between 1978-1982. Graduated with a Degree in Psychology and minor in Art, Dr Dave earned his medicine degree at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) and completed an Internship in Flint Michigan in 1986.
As a private practice holistic physician, Dr. Epstein emphasizes nutrition, diet, lifestyle enhancement and natural remedies. His priority as a practicing holistic osteopath of more than 25 years, is to taking patients off of unnecessarily prescribed medicines, and improving their lifestyle, a problem of epic proportion. Currently Dr. Dave practices, in his spare time, at Progressive Medical Clinic, a multidisciplinary health center in Atlanta.
Twenty years ago, Dr. Dave founded Earth Solutions a natural products company with national distribution that continues to supply wholesalers, retailers and the general public to this day. The personal care/aromatherapy company combines psychology with positive affirmations an Earth Solutions concept referred to as Affirmatherapy.
In 2008 and amid economic uncertainty and international concern for food and water security, Dr. Dave turned a hobbied interest with aquaponics into an innovative product named the “Farm in a Box™”. Within a year, word of the innovation was reported by local and national news giants including Fox 5 TV, NPR and Clark Howard, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Good Morning America.
The publicity and credits led to distribution of the aquarium aquaponic system to schools and classrooms and sparked an interest in sustainable urban farming and the founding of Bioponica™. Dr. Dave guides the company to address long term food and water security. “By creating the foundation for a steady supply of locally farmed foods and growing resources is a great asset to the community. “ It is the basis for an industry of opportunities that grow from the farm. Education, nutrition, health, community are just the tip of the arugula. When food is sourced from within the city and community, the impact is tremendous. We have that opportunity with the Bioponica approach to sustainable food production.
As a part of my dream, Bioponica™ will one day to advance the science and access to functional foods. Most of these plants can be raised to holistically self medicate for the treatment of infections, cancer, memory and bone density. “Imagine what it would be like to grow ones entire medicine cabinet harvesting remedies to produce juices, tonics and powders, cooked or taken raw.”
By engaging medical schools, public health students and plant biologists, Dr. Dave hopes build a collaborative effort between community, health care advocates and sustainable living educators who will benefit to grow their practice around the sustainable farm.