Dr. Michael Klaper, is a gifted clinician, internationally recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. He has practiced medicine for more than 40 years and is a leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine. Dr. Klaper is also the author of a successful book on cholesterol-free nutrition and an upcoming title (to be announced in 2016), as well as numerous health videos.
He is truly a source of inspiration advocating plant-based diets and the end of animal cruelty worldwide, Dr. Klaper contributed to the making of two PBS television programs Food for Thought and the award-winning Diet for a New America movie based on the book of the same name by author and former heir to the Baskin-Robbins fortune, John Robbins. He teaches his students and patients that “health comes from healthy living,” and is dedicated to the healing and flourishing of all living beings and of the planet itself.
Dr. Michael Klaper graduated in 1972 from University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He served his medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada and undertook additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver, and obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco.
As Dr. Klaper’s medical career progressed, he began to realize (true to what science is bearing out today) that many of the diseases his patients presented with – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses – were made worse or actually caused by the high-fat, high sugar, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.).
Accordingly, Dr. Klaper resolutely believes that proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health and, in many cases, can make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating its symptoms.
As a passionate and devoted educator of physicians and other healthcare professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice, Dr. Michael Klaper served as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research.
He was also a member of the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association, and served as an advisor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project on nutrition for long-term space colonists on the moon and Mars.
For over ten years, he hosted the popular medical information radio program Sounds of Healing on WPFW in Washington, DC and KAOI 1110 AM on Maui, Hawaii.
Dr. Michael Klaper practiced acute care medicine in New Zealand for three years and currently serves on the staff of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, a nutritionally-based medical clinic specializing in therapeutic fasting and health improvement through a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Dr. Michael Klaper is licensed to practice medicine in California and Hawaii.
Connect With Today’s guest: Dr. Michael Klaper
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Dr. Klaper is someone I’ve wanted to have on my show for quite a while because he comes from a dairy industry background, having worked on his grandfather’s dairy farm as a boy. He knows how brainwashed everyone in the industry is because he was once in the same shoes. He also knows how we as consumers have been led to believe the exact opposite of what is true. Not only that, he’s got the experience as a physician to see the real life changes that happen when his patients get off dairy entirely.
One of the things Dr. Klaper says about his medical practice is that he’s one of the happiest doctors he knows. That’s because he is constantly seeing his patients get well. The non-dairy recommendations he makes bring dramatic changes to all kinds of chronic conditions almost immediately. He’s convinced how poisonous dairy is to the human body because he’s seen the results of removing it from the diet.
If you want to know what you can do to help wean our country off the poisons that exist naturally in dairy products it starts with you. You’ve got to commit yourself to getting off all dairy products for the sake of your own health first. While you’re doing that you’ll be sending a financial message to the dairy industry that won’t believe their propaganda and lies anymore.
There’s nothing like a drop income to get somebody’s attention. And the dairy industry needs that kind of wake-up call. It’s been far too long that we’ve been lied to and deceived into eating something that does an enormous amount of harm to our bodies. Will you be one of the people who makes a difference? It can be hard to change dietary habits but for your own health and the health of those you love, it’s worth the sacrifice. And you’ll discover a whole new world of great tasting foods out there in the process.
Outline Of This Great Episode
[2:00] My welcome and introduction to this episode of the podcast.
[5:58] The importance of knowing who funds the studies you trust.
[7:33] My introduction of Dr. Michael Klaper.
[12:28] Why I trust Dr. Klaper’s information and insights.
[13:00] Why I see Dr. Klaper as the dairy specialist.
[15:10] The ongoing trend in medical school regarding a lack of education in nutrition.
[17:10] The things that contributed to Dr. Klaper turning away from animal based foods.
[27:56] Why dairy is an emotional subject to talk about and why raw milk is no better.
[30:02] The way the lies about dairy make the rounds and people continue to be deceived.
[37:00] Why the paleo diet is going to kill many people in years to come.
[45:53] How the disconnect between loving animals and being a meat eater happens.
[48:30] The issue of RBGH in milk products.
[57:17] Dr. Klaper’s comments about soy products.
[1:01:45] The reasons Dr. Klaper finds it easy to convince his patients of moving away from dairy.
[1:07:03] What happens when you take calcium supplements.
[1:09:05] How you can connect with Dr. Klaper and his work.
Resources Mentioned On This Episode
Video documentary about milk: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/milk
BOOK: Comfortably Unaware (affiliate link)
Good State Products (affiliate link)
100% Pure (affiliate link)