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Michael A Klaper, M.D.

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Dr. Michael A. Klaper is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand.

Far more fulfilling to him is his current practice, focusing on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people stay out of hospitals and off of operating tables. He has authored numerous articles on plant-based nutrition and is authoring a book on using plant-based medicine to arrest and reverse disease.

A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars and on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Students Association.

To improve the health of his patients as well as his own, and to minimize suffering of sentient beings, Dr. Klaper adopted a plant-based diet in 1981. He currently practices nutritionally-based medicine at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, California. His talent for presenting complex medical topics in a simple, enjoyable format has made him a sought-after speaker at health conferences worldwide.

Lectures for the 2018 Cruise

Keynote Lecture: The Most Hopeful Trends in Healing
In this wide-ranging presentation, Dr. Klaper explores some of the most hope-inspiring advances in healing worldwide, from the latest, high-tech medicine to the incorporation of ancient but effective nutrition-based therapies. Along the way in this global journey, important new understandings of how the body works and how it heals itself will be presented.

Lecture: Salt, Sugar and Oil: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Would you continue to eat something if you knew it significantly raised your risk of developing tissue aging, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, cataracts, blindness, kidney failure, stroke and other degenerative diseases such as arthritis and erectile dysfunction? Excessive consumption of salt, sugar and oils has been linked with all of these health scourges of modern life, yet there are effective and delicious strategies for seasoning your food without damaging your health. Dr. Klaper explores the realities of these three “king of condiments” - what they actually do in our body and how to be wiser in their use.

Lecture: Healthy Bones: Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis
In this fact-filled, yet practical presentation, Dr. Klaper explores the principles of keeping your bones strong and healthy without taking bi-phosphonates or other toxic drugs. Osteoporosis – fragile bones – is feared by everyone as they get older. Modern medicine just offers pills that distort bone physiology and excessive dosages of calcium for a disease that is NOT a calcium deficiency! Dr. Klaper examines how your bones work and how to keep them healthy so you can avoid osteoporosis and even reverse it if it has already begun. It’s easier than you think, and this presentation will give you confidence that you, not your doctor, can help your bones stay strong and healthy all of your life.

Lecture: Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet
If you are going to nourish yourself on a purely plant-based diet, do it right! Dr. Klaper covers the basics of how to ensure that the plant foods you consume provide the nutrients you need, while avoiding the common nutritional pitfalls that can cause the “failure to thrive” syndrome in vegans.

Lecture: Journey to the Heart of Healing
Dr. Klaper draws on over 45 years of medical practice to explore healing on the deepest level. How do doctors do what they do - and how can one draw on the healer that each of us has within to make any situation better? Join Dr. Klaper on this “Journey to the Heart of Healing” that combines the best of science and spirituality and can add richness and power to every aspect of your life.

Doctors Q&A Panel: Cruisin’ for Knowledge ‒ Using a Plant-Based Diet to Support Health and Avoid Risks with Drs. Michael Greger, Michael Klaper, Joel Kahn, Lawrence Kushi & Deanna Minich, hosted by Sandy Pukel
Don’t miss this motivational, inspiring and informative Q&A with plant-based diet luminaries Drs. Michael Greger, Joel Kahn, Michael Klaper, Lawrence Kushi and Deanna Minich, facilitated by cruise director Sandy Pukel. This is your chance to get all your questions answered. Whether you have been practicing a plant-based lifestyle for years or are just getting your feet wet, these experts can take you to the next level. Get the real scoop on living well, eating well and taking control of your health.

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