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Moving Medicine Forward PLUS Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

How much of a medical student's education is dedication to nutrition? You might be surprised at the answer.

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An almost total lack of nutritional education in med school and medicine in general is what led Dr. Michael Klaper to form Moving Medicine Forward to stress the critical role nutrition plays in healing chronic disease.

When given proper nutrition, Dr. Klaper has seen firsthand the body's ability to heal itself, especially from chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases -- which form the majority of ailments and causes of death. 

All of these disease states are largely caused by diet and lifestyle and can generally be significantly reduced or eliminated.

Listen as Dr. Klaper joins Dr. Friedman to discuss why nutrition is simultaneously so important -- and oftentimes so confusing. He also shares information on certain diet trends, including the keto diet (which he considers worrisome).
Moving Medicine Forward PLUS Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
Michael A. Klaper, MD
Michael A. Klaper, MD, is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics and anesthesiology at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Klaper has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand.

His current practice via telemedicine focuses on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people stay out of hospitals and off of operating tables. 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.

He has authored numerous articles on plant-based nutrition and is authoring a book on using plant-based medicine in the clinical setting to arrest and reverse disease. He makes the latest information on health and nutrition available through his website,, where visitors can find the latest nutrition information through his numerous articles and videos, subscribe to his free newsletter, “Medicine Capsule” and support his “Moving Medicine Forward” Initiative to get applied nutrition taught in medical schools.