Obesity Epedemic: The Problem Is Not Willpower

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. Learn why one doctor doesn't think willpower is the problem.
Air Date: 1/23/15
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Raphael Kellman, MD
kellmanDr. Raphael Kellman, MD, author of The Microbiome Diet, is a pioneer in functional medicine who has a holistic and visionary approach to healing. In 17 years of practice, he has treated more than 40,000 patients, many of whom have come to him from all over the world and after suffering without help for years. Dr. Kellman is driven by his desire to alleviate suffering and to help people regain health based on a new vision and understanding of healing and the causes of disease. As a doctor trained in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Dr. Kellman uses the latest drugs and technology to treat specific diseases but his approach to medicine is patient- centered and holistic. He focuses on the complex interaction of systems — not just the disease but on you as a whole person who is greater than the sum of your parts.

Dr. Kellman’s treatments are informed by his background in the philosophy of science, and administered with compassion and kindness. Drawing on the latest research, he addresses your biochemistry, metabolism, hormones, genetics, environment, emotions, and life circumstances to help you achieve optimal health. Dr. Kellman attended received post-graduate training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and St. John’s Hospital, and conducted Cancer research at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital. He serves as Holistic Medical Director for Health Check in Bay Ridge, and Queens, and Medical Director for the New York Center for Addiction Treatment Services. He is also the author of three books included, The Microbiome Diet, Gut Reactions, and Matrix Healing.
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Obesity Epedemic: The Problem Is Not Willpower
The obesity problem in the United States has become an epidemic.

Dr. Raphael Kellman, New York-based MD and author of The Microbiome Diet, does not believe that willpower is at the root of this problem.

He shares his new diet plan that involves the microbiomes in your body.

Learn what they are and how they can help you lose weight.