My interest and motivation: Chronic disease devastated my family – My mother and her father died of a stroke in their 40’s! – My father: kidney and prostate cancer, on dialysis & miserable for the last 10 - 15 years of his life – My grandfather on my dad’s side had heart disease and diabetes; his physician recommended a leg be removed.
What could I do, if anything, to avoid the health problems in my family? I went in search of answers to the Q!
I Learned a great deal; My life has been changed forever. I found the road is full of MDs asking the same Q. See Steve Lawenda, Kaiser MD; “How a Doctor Healed Himself” – He believed that heart disease and diabetes, family diseases, were destined to kill him; – The truth, he said, is that MDs receive no training & don’t know any more about this subject than the general public – He learned we can prevent & reverse most of these diseases.
Dr. Jimmy Conway; orthopedic surgeon, the men in his family all died of heart disease; was he next? John McDougal, MD, Santa Rosa, CA, “The Starch Solution” – He grew up in Michigan, had a stroke at 19! Why me? – His first job as an MD: a physician for 5,000 Asian workers & their families in Hawaii was and introduced to a different life style! What he learned is was not and to this day is not taught in medical school. It is called life style medicine.
I am now teaching classes on this topic; the feedback and response has been incredibly positive.
For this webinar, I will discuss:
1.) Leading Causes of Death & Disability in the US 2.) My Journey to Conquer Chronic Disease 3.) Life Style Medicine: The Evidence; The Sicence
I enter private practice; my lifestyle and health changes
Population Studies: 1.) China Study, the Grand Prix of Epidemiology; 2.) National Geographic’s Blue Zones
Control Studies: 1.) Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, Cleveland Clinic; 3.) Dean Ornish, MD, University of CA, SF
FBI Fitness Program; Jim Fixx; Nathan Pritikin
Denis Burkitt, MD, UK; Scripps Clinic, La Jolla
1.5 Competency Issues
1.5 Participatory MCLE Credits
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