About Dr. Klaper
Dr. Michael Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago in 1972. He Served his medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada and took under took additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics and obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco.
As Dr. Klaper's medical Career progressed, he began to realize that many of the diseases his patients brought to his office - 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, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.).
This prompted him to undertake a serious study of the link between diet and disease, eventually leading him to implement nutritionally-based therapies in his practice. The results were dramatic. Nearly all of his patients who followed his dietary, exercise,and stress reduction programs soon became leaner and more energetic, while their elevated blood pressures and cholesterol levels returned to safer values. (In twelve weeks on this same program, Dr. Klaper's own cholesterol dropped from 242 mg/dl to 140mg/dl, while a 22-pound "spare tire" of abdominal fat melted away -- without dieting or calorie restriction.) He also observed that many of the chronic diseases mentioned above improved or resolved completely, often allowing his patients to reduce or discontinue their medication entirely. Dr. Klaper believes strongly that proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health, and in many cases make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating the symptoms.
To further the education of physicians and other health professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice, Dr. Klaper serves as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research. He also is a member of the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association. Dr. Klaper has served as advisor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.) project on nutrition for long-term space colonists on the moon and on mars.
A gifted teacher, humorous lecturer, and the author of successful books and video's on cholesterol-free nutrition. Dr. Klaper has contributed to the making of two PBS television productions, "Food for Thought," and the award winning, "Diet for a New America." Dr. Klaper also hosts the popular radio program "Sounds of Healing," on WPFW, 89.3 FM, in the Washington, D.C. area.