– On-demand Webinar –

Masticating the Truth and Refusing to Swallow

We Know What to Do to Reduce Chronic Illness

Recorded September 10, 2015

If knowledge were power, what could the impact of diet and lifestyle be on the human condition? Why, then, do we continually fail to use what we know – and what’s the toll associated with that failure?

Dr. David Katz, president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, will help participants take a closer look at the body of evidence that connects dietary pattern to human health. He’ll also make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species, despite endless debate about the details of optimal diets and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets.

These just distract us from the well-known fundamentals of healthful eating, and forestall the stunning advances in public health that would ensue were we to turn what we know into what we do. Dr. Katz will make the case that lifestyle is the best, readily available medicine, and that culture could be the spoon that helps it go down.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Characterize recent trends in obesity and diabetes
  • Identify the root causes of epidemic obesity and chronic disease
  • Quantify the potential impact of lifestyle behaviors on the incidence of chronic disease
  • Understand how to better promote lifestyle medicine as the optimal solution to addressing chronic disease
  • Help your organization become comfortable with lifestyle medicine as a viable, preferred alternative to traditional medicine



David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP

Founding Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center
President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

The founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Dr. Katz is also president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and editor-in-chief of the journal Childhood Obesity.

Recognized globally for his expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, he has made frequent appearances on major U.S. television and radio programs, as well as contributions to print and online publications. Dr. Katz was among the original 150 thought leaders invited by LinkedIn to blog as an Influencer, and currently ranks in the top 40 of all Influencers, accompanied by President Barack Obama, the prime ministers of India and the United Kingdom, Bill Gates, and Sir Richard Branson.

Dr. Katz is a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health and a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College, his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health. Dr. Katz completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and Preventive Medicine/Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine. He holds five U.S. patents and has written 15 books and more than 200 scientific papers or chapters.


This webinar is cosponsored by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the nation’s premier professional medical association dedicated to the advancement of Lifestyle Medicine and quality patient care by providing continuing medical education, practice knowledge and research information, and by Healthways, the exclusive provider of Dr. Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease™.