Mike Abrahams is founder and managing director of Wild Oats Natural Foods, an independent health store in Bristol which he started together with his wife in 1981. Wild Oats started as a small enterprise which has grown to three times the size and has over 300 customers a day. Mike is an experienced speaker and teacher in food and nutrition, having been involved in study and practice of the subject over 40 years. He has also studied and occasionally teaches western approaches to oriental medicine. He pioneered a large macrobiotic based vegan restaurant for 5 years in Bristol in the early eighties.