Thomas published his first book, "The Philosophy of Divine Nutrition"(1977)
it was his doctoral thesis
on the subject of Metaphysical Philosophy at the Tree of Life School,
located in New York. This book was also the text of his Guinness
Book World Record for the "longest sermon" - 93 consecutive hours (September
18-22, 1978).The premise of his philosophy is that every religious text has
instructions on health, longevity and nutrition and that an analysis and
synthesis of this advise is the basis for his concept of Divine Nutrition.
The total PDN program
is an internal martial art based upon the concepts of Jeet Kune Do,
developed by the late Bruce Lee.
In addition to his Sermon record, he also holds two world records in
after-dinner speaking, based upon his book on
nutrition, titled The Way of PDN- The Ultimate
Vegetarian Athletic Nutrition Program(1986)
After every world record, he has given a jump rope demonstration.
Swing is the jump rope fitness program and
developed by him as a part of his rehabilitation from respiratory
disease and knee
disease, as well as knee surgery.
Thomas is an ordained
minister (non denominational, non sectarian) who has devoted his
life to the advancement of the disenfranchised, people with disabilities, as well as at-risk youth. With this commitment to public
service, he has been a Vice President of the NAACP of Hawaii, Paul Harris Fellow
and member of the Rotary Club of Waikiki and
South Hilo as well as board
President of Hawaii Disability Rights Center (HDRC), since the early 1990's.
with his duties as President of PDN Publishing & Health Products, Inc.
currently an Advocate with the Hawaii Disability Rights Center, East Hawaii
and promotes the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities
through the provision of information and advocacy.
Married since 1995 to the
former Pamela Roldan of Kahuku, Hawaii, Donald and Pamela live on the Big
Island of Hawaii (Hawaii, Hawaii), with
their two dogs, Ms. Frankie II and Ms. Johnnie Mae. And a recent arrival to the
family...his mom, Mrs. Rosa Thomas
He can be found in the following editions of the
of World Records
2000 Millennium Edition|
Who's Who in American Business
Guinness Book World Record for After-Dinner
Speaking-32 hours and 25 minutes
1986 and 1987:
World Record for After-Dinner
Speaking-19 hours and 20 minutes
U. S. Jaycees Outstanding
Young Men of America
1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984:
World Record for the Longest Sermon-93 hours
Past member and affiliated with the following Fitness Associations
Chairperson of Jump Rope for Heart
States Amateur Jump Rope Federation
Aerobics and Fitness Association
Hawaii Association for Health,
Education, Recreation and Dance
YMCA of Hawaii-current
Sign our Guestbook