Masticating the Truth and Refusing to Swallow: We Know What to Do to Reduce Chronic Illness
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When: 9/10/2015
12:00 PM

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Masticating the Truth and Refusing to Swallow:

We Know What to Do to Reduce Chronic Illness

WEBINAR: Thursday, September 10, at 12 noon ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT)


If knowledge were power, what could the impact of diet and lifestyle be on the human condition? Why, then, do we continually fail to use what we know - and what's the toll associated with that failure?

Dr. David Katz, president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, will help participants take a closer look at the body of evidence that connects dietary pattern to human health. He'll also make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species, despite endless debate about the details of optimal diets and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets.

These just distract us from the well-known fundamentals of healthful eating, and forestall the stunning advances in public health that would ensue were we to turn 
what we know into what we do. Dr. Katz will make the case that lifestyle is the best, readily available medicine, and that culture could be the spoon that helps it go down.


Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Characterize recent trends in obesity and diabetes
  • Identify the root causes of epidemic obesity and chronic disease
  • Quantify the potential impact of lifestyle behaviors on the incidence of chronic disease
  • Understand how to better promote lifestyle medicine as the optimal solution to addressing chronic disease
  • Help your organization become comfortable with lifestyle medicine as a viable, preferred alternative to traditional medicine



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