Metabolical You

Metabolical You

Looking forward to Metabolical You: an Evening with my colleague, best-selling author, and doctor, Dr. David Ludwig, hosted by Swedish Medical Center.

June 15, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ
Seattle, WA

Support and book sales by Elliott Bay Book Company

I’m in Seattle, June 15-16, 2018 for the Swedish CME summit for health care professionals: Metabolic Health and Nutrition Across the Life Span.

Metabolic Health and Nutrition

Metabolic Health and Nutrition

The national Metabolic Health and Nutrition Across the Life Span CME summit June 15-16 was a brainchild of my colleagues (Wolfram Alderson, Leslie Lee Sutton, and Dr. Uma Pisharody) at the Institute for Responsible Nutrition, a national organization I founded that has subsequently merged with EatREAL.org. Leslie has now joined with Dr. Pisharody and the amazing team at Swedish. Dr. Pisharody made headlines when she was successful getting juice off of the pediatric menu at Swedish. You may be aware of the research I have done showing the benefits to children after cutting fructose out of their diets for just 10 days. There are a number of reasons why such a CME conference is not only helpful to healthcare professionals, but groundbreaking:
  • A third or less of doctors get nutrition education in medical school, and those that do, might only take a course or two. There has been a national call for improved nutrition education for doctors since the first dietary guidelines were launched in 1980, based on a 1977 report by the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition called, Dietary Goals for Americans.
  • The stats on nutrition education in medical schools are getting worse not better – so the best place, right now, to educate healthcare professionals is in the “after-market” CME framework which is institutionalized and commonplace.
  • Unfortunately, CME programs on nutrition have been infiltrated by companies such as Abbott or Nestle, who use their so-called nutrition “institutes” as a front for peddling CME programs / nutrition “education” that is nothing but a vehicle for marketing their sugar-shake products like Ensure or Boost. Even worse, CME programs are promulgated by mainstream healthcare institutions that promote drugs, devices, procedures and outdated nutrition information that is not only wrong, but harmful. Often these CME events are sponsored by big pharmaceutical companies and commercial interests – the CME programs are supposed to have policies in place to prevent influence, but as they say in Spanish, “Con dinero baila el perro.”

So, the dream of a national CME summit that would bring together movers and shakers who are busting paradigms and moving us away from coopted and misinformed (metabolic health and nutrition science) information came true – thanks to Swedish Hospital.

Present at our first CME summit, Pediatric Metabolic Health and Nutrition, (2017) was Dr. Guy Hudson, then Medical Director, and now CEO of Swedish. With a history in pediatrics, he was a natural advocate for our efforts. We focused on the the pediatric population first.

This year (2018), the focus was broadened to Metabolic Health and Nutrition Across the Life Span. In addition to forging out-of-the-box concepts and themes of the CME summit, hosting and facilitating, etc., my colleagues recruited nationally and internationally known talent, and, in order to really bring together a blockbuster group, all speakers were asked to forgo their speaker fees, which they have done, both year one and two, an indication of how much “skin in the game” our CME summit faculty has. Check out the brochure for this event.

There is a free companion event to this year’s CME summit, called “Metabolical You,” features myself and Dr. David Ludwig (our keynote speaker at the CME summit) is also being offered to the general public. Elliott Bay Books is also on board with the event.

 

Big Food and Big Pharma: Killing for Profit

 

Recently, I shared information about the efforts of Dr. Aseem Malhotra in the UK.

Here is the complete video recording of the presentation to the European Parliament.

His presentation to the European Parliament was held Thursday, April 12 at 3 PM – 5 PM UTC+02

Dr. Aseem Malhotra spoke to the European Parliament, at the invitation of Nathan Gill MEP for Wales.

Dr. Malhotra invited top leaders in European Medicine to expose “how Big Food and Big Pharma are killing millions of people.”

Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an internationally renowned UK cardiologist and author of the Pioppi Diet, argued the case for lifestyle medicine and explaining why lawmakers need to change EU health policy.

“Prescribed medications are estimated to be the third biggest killer, after heart disease and cancer.  Bad Pharma sees millions taking drugs they don’t need – destroying their lives! For years public health advice across Europe has got it dangerously wrong,” Dr. Malhotra states.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a leading figure in the campaign against sugar and too much medicine in the UK, and was joined by the director of the Centre of Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, the past President of the Royal College of Physicians and former doctor to the Queen, a internationally known professor of Diabetes, an award winning investigative medical journalist, and an eminent UK nutritionist.

The panel exposed how the food and beverage industry and pharmaceutical companies have had a pervasive influence over policy that coerces doctors into prescribing unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments rather than providing patients with basic lifestyle solutions. In the UK, more than half of all adults take at least one prescription medication with 50% of those over 70 on at least three. It is estimated that prescribed medication is the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer. The panel argued that evidence-based medicine has been hijacked by major conflicts of interest at the highest levels, and revealed unscrupulous lobbying practices that drive up profits at the expense of public health.

Dr. Malhotra states: “With global health systems forecast to collapse in the next few years, two things are driving ever-increasing demand: The escalating burden of chronic disease, caused by entirely preventable lifestyle illnesses, and over-treatment, seeing millions taking drugs and undergoing surgeries that will provide zero benefit and as a result costing national economies billions.”

The unified show of force was intended to expose collusion between politicians, respected medical institutions, ‘charities’ and medical journals for financial gain, resulting in an epidemic of misinformation with devastating consequences for health worldwide.

Big Food and Big Pharma: Killing for Profit?

Big Food and Big Pharma: Killing for Profit?

UPDATE: Here is complete video coverage of “Big Food and Big Pharma: Killing for Profit?

Recently, I shared information about the efforts of Dr. Aseem Malhotra in the UK.

Here is a heads up to a special event related to his efforts coming up this Thursday, April 12 at 3 PM – 5 PM UTC+02

Dr. Aseem Malhotra is speaking to the European Parliament, at the invitation of Nathan Gill MEP for Wales.

Dr. Malhotra has invited top leaders in European Medicine to expose “how Big Food and Big Pharma are killing millions of people.”

Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an internationally renowned UK cardiologist and author of the Pioppi Diet, will be arguing the case for lifestyle medicine and explaining why lawmakers need to change EU health policy.  “Prescribed medications are estimated to be the third biggest killer, after heart disease and cancer.  Bad Pharma sees millions taking drugs they don’t need – destroying their lives! For years public health advice across Europe has got it dangerously wrong,” Dr. Malhotra states.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a leading figure in the campaign against sugar and too much medicine in the UK, and will be joined by the director of the Centre of Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, the past President of the Royal College of Physicians and former doctor to the Queen, a internationally known professor of Diabetes, an award winning investigative medical journalist, and an eminent UK nutritionist.

The panel intends to expose how the food and beverage industry and pharmaceutical companies have had a pervasive influence over policy that coerces doctors into prescribing unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments rather than providing patients with basic lifestyle solutions. In the UK, more than half of all adults take at least one prescription medication with 50% of those over 70 on at least three. It is estimated that prescribed medication is the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer. The panel will argue that evidence-based medicine has been hijacked by major conflicts of interest at the highest levels, and will reveal unscrupulous lobbying practices that drive up profits at the expense of public health.

Dr. Malhotra states: “With global health systems forecast to collapse in the next few years, two things are driving ever-increasing demand: The escalating burden of chronic disease, caused by entirely preventable lifestyle illnesses, and over-treatment, seeing millions taking drugs and undergoing surgeries that will provide zero benefit and as a result costing national economies billions.”

The unified show of force is intended to expose collusion between politicians, respected medical institutions, ‘charities’ and medical journals for financial gain, resulting in an epidemic of misinformation with devastating consequences for health worldwide.

Facebook Event Link Here for more details.

Promotional Facebook video of the event here.

For all media and press enquiries please contact press officer Alexandra Phillips, at +44 7 888 66 789 3 or alexandra.phillips@europarl.europa.eu

Reference

MEP Nathan Gill’s Open Letter

Ignore government guidelines to beat diabetes, obesity, heart disease and save NHS hundreds of millions, UK Prime Minister told.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra’s website: http://doctoraseem.com/