Dr. Michael A. Klaper

  • Plant-Based Diet
  • February 2020

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 on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Students 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, he practiced nutritionally-based medicine on the clinical staff of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, and still conducts intern teaching rounds remotely several times each month.

Dr. Klaper now serves as the full-time director of the non-profit organization 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.


The Most Hopeful Trends in Healing

In this wide-ranging presentation, Dr. Klaper explores some of the most hope-inspiring advances in healing worldwide, from the latest, high-tech medicine to the incorporation of ancient, but effective, nutrition-based therapies. Along the way in this global journey, important new understandings of how the body works and how it heals itself will be presented.

  • February 2020

Keynote: 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 such as arthritis and erectile dysfunction? Excessive consumption of salt, sugar and oils has been linked with all of 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 “king of condiments” – what they actually do in our body and how to be wiser in their use.

  • February 2020

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.

  • February 2020

Panel Q&A: Cruisin’ for Knowledge ‒ Using a Plant-Based Diet to Support Health and Avoid Risks with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Michael Greger and Dr. Michael Klaper, Hosted by Sandy Pukel

Don’t miss this motivational, inspiring and informative Q&A with plant-based diet luminaries Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Michael Klaper, hosted by cruise director Sandy Pukel. 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.

  • February 2020