To Your Health
In Memoriam: James Heffley, Ph.D., 1941-2006
Today, few would question the role of nutrition in good health. But back in 1974, when with his newly acquired doctorate in biochemistry from UT's Clayton Foundation Biomedical Institute Jim hung out his nutritional-counseling shingle, his approach triggered the resistance of those in the medical community who traditionally viewed nutrition with a jaundiced eye. Jim soldiered on, and soon his appointments book began to fill with physician referrals, as well as with grateful laymen, like myself, who until his retirement, turned to him first on all matters of family preventative health or illness.
Jim will also be remembered in an era of rushed and rude health care for his personal kindness. As trite as this may sound, he really cared way more about what brought you in to see him than about how you intended to pay for his services. He'll be missed terribly; there's really no one else like him.