Dr. Michael Klaper on disease prevention and reversal with plant-based diets

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Dr. Klaper is a gifted clinician, internationally-recognized teacher & speaker on diet & health. In addition to his clinical practice & private consultations with patients, he’s a passionate & devoted educator of physicians & other healthcare professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice & integrative medicine.

He’s also the author of Vegan Nutrition; Pure & Simple & has produced numerous videos, webinars & dozens of articles for both scientific journals & the popular press. As a source of inspiration advocating plant-based diets & the end of animal cruelty worldwide, Dr. Klaper contributed to the making of 2 PBS television programs, Food for Thought & the award-winning movie, Diet for a New America. He teaches that “Health Comes From Healthy Living” & is dedicated to the healing & flourishing of all living beings & our planet.

Dr. Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1972. He served a medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, received training in surgery, anesthesiology & orthopedics at the University of British Columbia Hospital in Vancouver & trained in obstetrics at the University of California Hospital in San Francisco.

As his medical career progressed, he began to realize that many of the diseases his patients presented – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult-onset diabetes & even some forms of arthritis, asthma & other significant illnesses – were made worse or actually caused by the high sugar, high fat, high salt, overly processed, animal products, Standard American Diet.
Clinical experience in recent decades has made it joyfully clear that these very same lethal maladies can usually be arrested and even reversed by a whole-food, plant-predominant diet and appropriate lifestyle practices.

Dr. Klaper served as a Director of the Institute of Nutrition Education & Research from 1992-2015, where he conducted a survey that focused on people who ate a completely plant-based or vegan diet. He practiced acute care medicine in New Zealand for 3 years & from 2009-2018 served on staff at the True North Health Center, North America’s premier nutritionally-based medical clinic that specializes in therapeutic fasting & health improvement through a whole food, plant-based diet. He was also a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine & of the American Medical Student Association’s Nutrition Task Force & currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Plantrician Project & the “International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention.”

Dr. Klaper travels to medical schools around the USA to help awaken young health professionals to the key role of their patient’s diet as a cause & potential cure of chronic disease & to promote the teaching of applied plant-based nutrition as part of the medical school curriculum for all physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health professionals. Dr. Klaper will be meeting with students of every health discipline as well as developing online courses on applied, plant-based nutrition for clinicians as well as for the general public.



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