Physician, Speaker, Educator
Michael A. Klaper, MD, is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and has practiced acute-care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida, and New Zealand. For over three decades, his practice has focused on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people stay out of hospitals and off of operating tables. He has authored numerous articles on plant-based nutrition and is creating a video course on plant-based healing for physicians and their patients.
A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars, and serves on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association. To improve his own health and to minimize suffering of sentient beings, Dr. Klaper adopted a plant-based diet in 1981.
For eight years, Dr. Klaper practiced nutritionally-based medicine on the clinical staff of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California. Dr. Klaper now serves as the full-time director of the non-profit organization, the Moving Medicine Forward Initiative, that sponsors his lectures at medical schools across five continents. His presentations awaken young physicians-to-be to understand that the food their patients are eating is usually the primary cause of their chronic illnesses and that a whole food, plant-based diet can be an effective means to arrest and even reverse their disease and restore them to health. Dr. Klaper’s talent for presenting complex medical topics in a simple, enjoyable format has made him a sought-after speaker at health conferences worldwide.
March 2023 Cruise Classes:
Cruising Into Health
You are embarking on the most enjoyable vacation imaginable. Yes, it is a vacation in the sense of sun, leisure, and exotic locales, but it’s also much more. It is a vacation from old habits and old foods and the beginning of a whole new way of thinking about yourself and your health.
This week promises a wonderful opportunity to understand the hows and whys of healthy eating – while someone else does all the cooking – in the company of others who came to share the journey. Many people live their entire lives without eating the foods that truly promote good health. Deluged with conflicting messages about diet and health, they never receive straight answers to their questions. Here’s your chance to get it all cleared up. The faculty – diverse, knowledgeable, and experienced – will also cover the other keys to health: physical activity, stress reduction, meditation and more.
Let me encourage you to take the adventure for all it is worth. Some concepts and some tastes may be new to you. Experiment and enjoy them. Many come from centuries-old traditions, reinforced by the latest science. If you’ve always wanted to get on a healthier path, it couldn’t be easier – you’re cruising right into it.
Salt, Sugar, and Oil: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Would you continue to eat something if you knew it significantly raised your risk of developing tissue aging, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, cataracts, blindness, kidney failure, stroke, and other degenerative diseases including arthritis and erectile dysfunction? Excessive consumption of salt, sugar, and oils has been linked with these health scourges of modern life, yet there are effective and delicious strategies for seasoning your food without damaging your health. Dr. Klaper explores the realities of these three “kings of condiments” – what they do our body and how to be wiser in their use.
Keynote: Physician’s Eye – Healer’s Heart
What is it like to see through the eyes of the doctor? What does the healer see – and do – when s/he comes upon a scene of chaos and suffering? How do we contact and nurture the Healer we each have inside of us? In Physicians Eye – Healer’s Heart, Dr. Klaper will share his personal journey into physician-hood and share insights into how doctors think, solve problems, and make decisions that can dramatically affect people’s lives. The healing visions seen through the physician’s eye are shaped by wisdom gained by living life and by love that lives in the heart – valuable influences for us all to cultivate in these challenging times.
Panel Q&A: Cruisin’ for Knowledge – Using a Plant-Based Diet to Support Health and Avoid Risks With Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Lawrence Kushi, and Dr. Columbus Batiste, hosted by Sandy Pukel
Don’t miss this motivational, inspiring, and informative Q&A with plant-based diet luminaries Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Lawrence Kushi, and Dr. Columbus Batiste. Your host is Sandy Pukel, founder of Holistic Holiday at Sea. This is your chance to get all your questions answered. Whether you have been practicing a plant-based lifestyle for years or are just getting your feet wet, these experts can take you to the next level. Get the real scoop on living well, eating well, and taking control of your health.