Steps to Become Disease-Proof

Workshop Date:

January 8, 2014 at 12:00

Workshop Type:

Workshops by Phone

General Topics:

Diet & Nutrition, Habit Change, Health, Weight Loss or Gain

David Katz, MD, the director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center will provide steps to reduce the risk of chronic disease.  Author or co-author of 15 books and hundreds of articles in both Nutrition and Preventive Medicine,  he is board-certified in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.  Dr. Katz is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity and President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  Dr. Katz is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight control, and the prevention of chronic disease, and an authority on evidence-based, integrative medicine.

1. Is there ever a point in a person’s life when it will be too late for him or her to reduce the risk of chronic disease and improve overall health?

2.  Is it possible to shift toward a health-promoting lifestyle on a budget?

3. When people’s give up their favorite unhealthy foods are unhealthy cravings created?  If so, how can cravings be handled?

4. How can folks with busy schedules successfully incorporate regular physical activity in to their day?

5. A lot of food labels can be deceiving. How can we know what is really healthy and what is not while food shopping? What should we look for, in particular?

6. How can the people around you influence your health? How do your social life and/or your professional life affect your lifestyle habits?

7. Is it actually possible to change your tastes so you prefer healthier foods? If so, how should one do it? And how long would this process take?

8. Healthy living can be very difficult while on the road. What steps can people take to stay healthy while traveling? How do you do it, personally?

9. What research supports your approach to reducing the odds of developing a chronic disease?

10. If a person could change one thing in their day-to-day life in order to improve his or her health, what should this most important element be?




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