Michael A. Klaper, M.D.
A long-time radio host and author, Michael A. Klaper, M.D. currently practices nutritionally-based medicine at True North Health Center in California. His talent for presenting complex medical topics in a simple, enjoyable format has made him a sought-after speaker at health conferences worldwide.
Dr. Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and received post-graduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California, San Francisco. After working in Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand and Florida, his practice now focuses on healthy food and lifestyle choices to help people stay out of hospitals and off operating tables. He has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars, on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association and as the scientific director of the environmental organization EarthSave.
Lectures for the 2017 Cruise
Keynote Lecture: From Operating Table to Dining Room Table – The Evolution of a Nutritionally-Aware Physician – UPDATED!
Dr. Michael Klaper’s forty-year medical career has witnessed some of the most profound changes in medicine. Old dogma has been overthrown, breathtaking progress has been made and profound, sometimes unnerving changes have taken place in his beloved healing profession that now affect us all. Join him on his journey though the most exciting decades of modern medicine to learn how he came to realize the cause and cure of most Western diseases, which kill millions every year and threaten to bankrupt our economy, comes down to three simple words: IT’S THE FOOD! This lecture progresses beyond the 2014 talk of the same name to explore the exciting worlds of health and healing that lie before us.
Lecture: Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet
We too often hear from friends and acquaintances, “Oh, I tried to be a vegetarian (or vegan), and it didn’t work for me. I started feeling weak and began to crave meat. I don’t think a plant-based diet is really healthy.” Why does this happen? What is the physiology (and psychology) that can explain this phenomenon, and what can be done to prevent or improve it? Can everyone do well on a vegan diet? Are some people born to eat meat? Dr. Klaper explores this fascinating and controversial subject in depth and shares guidelines to help everyone optimize their plant-based diet for optimal health and vitality.
Lecture: “Leaky Gut”, Probiotics and You
“Leaky Gut” is a funny-sounding condition, but not so funny if you have it, because it can lead to serious diseases, from asthma and arthritis to autoimmune disease and autism. In this presentation, Dr. Klaper probes this “hidden epidemic” and makes clear what it is, how it can be avoided and how you can repair your gut lining if it has been damaged. Along the way, the role of the microbiome and probiotics will be explored, so you will know how to put beneficial microorganisms to work for your health, deep within your digestive system. Since our microbiome affects everything in our body, including mental and emotional processes, this lecture is a must-see for everyone who wants to optimize their health, or who just want to learn more about this fascinating subject.
Lecture: Healthy Bones: Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis
If you haven’t thought about your bones lately, maybe you should. They take you everywhere you want to go, but in many people, they are dissolving before our very eyes. 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.