Derek Zemmin is an accredited nutritional therapist, yoga instructor and public speaker.  His goal is to educate and create awareness for wellness and nutritional health.  Derek operates an online, global nutritional therapy and well-being practice aimed at helping clients with life choices, mental & physical stress, vitamin & antioxidant deficiencies, cleansing programs, food plans, sports nutrition, healthy aging, weight loss and other lifestyle goals.  Derek’s passion is rooted in the fact that he has personally faced these issues and has made changes resulting in a dramatic lifestyle turnaround. This result has fueled Derek’s desire to help others do the same.

After graduating with a BFA in 1994 he followed a career in advertising and marketing. 1995 he was offered to build a creative department for a major automotive distributor in Detroit Michigan.  In less than a month, he had established an advertising department from the ground up, and was named art director of the TSC Design Center.  There he created a new look for the company, presenting new designs of the typical automotive sales materials and changing them into stunning graphics and conceptual marketing strategies.

After accomplishing these goals, Derek decided to start his own business.  In May 2003, he moved to Key West, Florida, and opened his own agency, KeyDesigns.  Right in the heart of Old Key West, he began a new journey into local and national marketing.  Producing brochures, business cards, magazine ads, clothing apparel, and aiding local charities, Derek established a living in south Florida.  He learned the significance of giving presentations and the importance of speaking to different businesses to meet their needs.  In the summer of 2005, five hurricanes hit south Florida destroying most of the island, crippling the tourism industry and many businesses had to close up shop.

In October of 2008, Derek decided to pursue a burning desire to explore other parts of our world, notably Australia.  After living in Western Australia for a year he than later moved to the Gold Coast and started to work for Apple Inc.  There he found a desire to speak performing various workshops, hands on training events, specialty group lectures, internal presentations on company procedures and product tutorials.  Excelling in this area he became one of the lead trainers specializing in giving presentations, educating groups and one on one training.

Today Derek performs weekly speeches about business, work/life/balance and living a healthy lifestyle through the wonders of nutrition.  These topics many of us struggle with on a daily basis.  “Making small adjustments can create bigger changes.  It is hard when you look at the big picture or painting of our entire life and the part that hasn’t yet been painted.  Many of us panic at the void of a blank canvas or we may even look at what we did in the past and try to change it.  If we just focused on what is important now and do a little bit each day, at the end of the year we would have accomplished much more than we ever thought was possible.  A masterpiece!” ~Derek Zemmin

Nutritional Therapist & Speaker


The information provided is designed to help educate and create awareness of nutritional health as it relates to food consumption, hydration, lifestyle, and related activities.  A nutritional therapy program is not a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, or care of a disease, illness, or injury by a medical provider.  These programs are to be used as a guide and to monitor progress in achieving health and wellness goals.  It is not intended to substitute advice from  health-care professional.  Always consult with a physician or health-care professional before making any dietary changes or starting any nutrition, weight control or exercise program.

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