Becoming Disease-Proof

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: DNA is not destiny. Your behavior has tremendous effects on your health, well-being, and even gene expression.
Air Date: 10/30/13
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: David L. Katz, MD
Dr. David Katz is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and medical director for the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He is the principal inventor of the NuVal nutritional guidance system, currently in roughly 1700 U.S.supermarkets in more than 30 states, coast to coast. He holds 5 U.S. patents on other inventions, with several patents currently pending.

Dr. Katz has published nearly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters; innumerable blogs and columns; nearly 1,000 newspaper articles; and authored or co-authored 15 books to date, including multiple editions of textbooks in both Nutrition and Preventive Medicine.

  • Book Title: Disease Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrDavidKatz
Becoming Disease-Proof
Though you may not realize it, your behavior has tremendous effects on your health, well-being, and even gene expression.

DNA is not destiny.

Andrea and Lisa are joined by renowned preventive medicine specialist, Dr. David Katz, who reveals that you can reduce your risk of any chronic disease by an astonishing 80 percent - more than any drug or intervention could ever hope to do.

Abundant scientific evidence shows that simple things - not smoking, eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy weight - play an enormous role in your health.

Subscribing to these things is not always easy. For instance, you know that you should eat better, but you may not know how. You need to create a skill set, or skill power as Dr. Katz puts it.

Drawing upon the latest scientific evidence and decades of clinical experience, Dr. Katz arms you with the skills to make lasting changes in each of these areas.