Digestion should be something we don’t ever have to think about…our bodies are designed to silently do the work for us upon the ingestion of food. Yet for many, digesting food is a far cry from unnoticeable. What has gone awry? According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), approximately 60-70 million Americans suffer from chronic digestive issues like constipation, reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome, and is estimated to contribute to almost $14.2 billion in costs. Further, Celiac disease (an autoimmune intolerance to gluten-containing products) has recently increased in prevalence to approximately 1% of the U.S. population, along with a current surge in food allergies and intolerances. Researchers are attempting to discern what precisely is responsible for these trends.
I am thrilled to share my audio interview on the mystery surrounding what may be causing all this terrible trouble and misery by a leading expert (and personal hero of mine) in health and wellness who may very well have found the solution, Dr. Pam Popper.
Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum, the Founder of The Wellness Forum Foundation, and serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee and the President’s Board for the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Popper is part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and appears in a new film, Forks Over Knives, which played in major theaters throughout North America in 2011. She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which is on the New York Times bestseller list. Dr. Popper is the author of several books; her most recent is Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis and the latest that will be published this June, Food Over Medicine.
Dr. Popper is also a lobbyist and public policy expert, and continually works toward changing laws that interfere with patients’ right to choose their health provider and method of care. She has testified in front of legislative committees on numerous occasions, and has testified twice in front of the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
Dr. Popper has developed an effective, cutting-edge protocol for working with patients with digestive diseases and disorders and has helped many people recover and thrive. In this interview, she tells us how she works her magic and shares her thoughts on digestive health. Click the link below to listen and post your experiences and questions below in the comment section: DrPopperInterview_2013Mar05