Since 1967 Bill Tara has been an active advocate for natural heath care. He was the Vice President of Erewhon Trading Company, one of America’s first national distributors of organic foods, and was a co-founder of Sunwheel Natural Foods in London, England. He has been a health counselor, teacher, author, entrepreneur and creator of health education centers in Europe and North America.
His innovative and creative teaching of traditional approaches to health, healing and personal development have taken him to over twenty countries as a seminar leader. He has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows in England, America and Australia speaking on dietary policy, personal development and environmental issues.
In 1975 he founded the Community Health Foundation in London England, a Charitable Trust that was the largest natural health education center in the world. Together with Michio and Aveline Kushi, he was a founder of the Kushi Institute and served as Executive Director of the institute programs in London, England and Boston, USA. Bill has served as a senior faculty member for the Kiental Institute in Switzerland and the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He was Chairman of the European Macrobiotic Assembly for four years and served as Chairman of the North American Macrobiotic Congress for two years.
In 1975 he edited and published, Your Face Never Lies, based on the teachings of Michio Kushi, which continues to be one of the most popular books on Oriental Diagnosis. In 1985 he published Macrobiotics and Human Behavior, the first book by a Westerner on the Chinese theory of the Body/Mind connection. Natural Body / Natural Mind was published in 2008 and his first novel, Portal of Dreams was published in 2011. He also served for two years as the Director of Natural Therapies at the SHA Wellness Clinic in Albir, Spain.
He regularly teaches in the UK and in Europe at Instituto Macrobiotico, Libon, Portugal, Instituto Macrobiótico de España in Valencia, Spain, Escuela de Vida, Madrid, Spain and Esmaca, Barcelona, Spain and The Academy Of Healing Nutrition in New York. He and his wife Marlene Watson-Tara offer the two-week Macrobiotic Health Coach Course and other programs in Glasgow Scotland where they live.