Organizations & Conferences
Dr. Michael Klaper offers the following resource links to organizations and important health information presented by his colleagues and others. Although Dr. Klaper has reviewed and carefully considered each of these health-related resources, he is not responsible for content that is not his own, including what appears on other web sites.
The mission of PlantPure Communities is to build stronger, healthier, and more sustainable communities. This is being accomplished through a wide range of research, policy, and program activities and working with local nonprofits, businesses, governments, hospitals and other health-related organizations, faith-based groups, and other community organizations.
Dr. Klaper is excited to announce that together with PlantPure Communities, the Moving Medicine Forward initiative is bringing the revolutionary ideas of disease reversal through plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine to medical schools across the country!
Chef Katie Mae is the founder of The Culinary Gym, an online hub for learning, practicing, and mastering whole food, plant-based cuisine. Since 2011, she has been teaching at TrueNorth Health Center and Dr. McDougall’s residential health programs. Witnessing patients radically transform their health inspired her to create an in-depth culinary curriculum to help them (and others) embrace and thrive on a whole-food, plant-based diet at home. With a master's degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and a personal passion for flavor science, Katie Mae teaches how to prepare food that's both health promoting and mouthwatering! Now you can train with her from anywhere in the world through a weekly live cooking show and a robust online course called Plant-Based Cooking 101.
The “Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group” (PBNSG) in Michigan was initially established to support those who had been diagnosed or were at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Now, PBNSG empowers all who want to optimize their health by following a plant-based, low-fat diet.
Dr. Michael Klaper writes: “The Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group” in Michigan has done pioneering work at the grass-roots level in educating communities across the state of Michigan about plant-based nutrition. They are great examples of how each person can play a role in educating themselves about this life-saving, planet-saving subject while improving their community well-being, enjoying great-tasting, healthful food, and meeting other open-hearted, like-minded people. What’s not to like? Join PBNSG – or start your own!
The Foundation on Economic Trends
Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, has expressed the most hopeful vision of a survivable future I have heard in years! He dissects the pernicious underlying problems with our current centralized, unsustainable, fossil fuel-based energy systems and details how we are and can revolutionize and secure our energy future.
I applaud his magnificent efforts to be a voice of reason and practicality for creating an achievable, sustainable future and instigating a worldwide movement to realize his 5-pillared vision for the Third Industrial Revolution.
Listen to his 2011 address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
Learn about the Foundation on Economic Trends.
Support the Labeling of GMO Food
Supporting sustainable agriculture is critically important. Opinion polls show that 90% of Americans support GE food labeling. One way to support sustainable agriculture is to support the required labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).
Why genetically engineered food is dangerous. Report by genetic engineers (June 17, 2012).
Food Shoppers Guide to Avoiding GE Food – Center For Food Safety
Learn about GMO food labeling and what you can do from these outstanding organizations…
Non-GMO Project – Third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products.
FoodDemocracyNow.org – A very active group in fighting for food-labeling laws.
Write to your representatives in Congress to encourage support for legislation requiring the labeling of GMO’s. You can find out who your representatives are and how to contact them at:
International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference
The mission of the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference is to produce medical education opportunities, with scientific substantiation as the core principle, for the specific purpose of showcasing outstanding leaders in nutritional medicine and disease prevention and reversal.
The goal is to educate, equip and empower the gatekeepers of dietary-related advice—our nation’s physicians and healthcare practitioners—about the power of plant-based nutrition, providing compelling resources they, in turn, use to inform and inspire their patients and clients to adopt the optimal whole food, plant-based dietary lifestyle.
Dr. Michael Klaper has been a featured speaker at multiple International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conferences.
See a short video of Dr. Klaper speaking about physicians uniting around the efficacy of plant-based nutrition.
The New Health Club
The New Health Club gives beginners the fastest plant-based answers on the web from the healthiest food-based community in the world. This encyclopedia of resources has been vetted, organized and simplified to bring scientific and social proof to anyone curious about plant-based living.
Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine promotes preventive medicine and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. PCRM leads efforts to reform federal nutrition policies and provides vital information to the public. I am a big fan of this organization and their founder/leader Neal Barnard, M.D.
Animal Rights National Conference
The Animal Rights National Conference is the U.S. animal rights movement’s annual national conference. It is also the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, hailing back to 1981. It is the only conference open to all points of view on achieving animal liberation. Dr. Klaper delivered the plenary talk in 2014. See short videosrelated to his appearance.
Rouxbe Cooking School
Learn how to prepare healthy meals with culinary professionals!
Led by world-renowned plant-based chef educator Chad Sarno, this ground-breaking certification course is the most comprehensive plant-based course ever put together. This is an invaluable opportunity for folks who are serious about learning their way around a kitchen to prepare truly health-enhancing foods – and even to prepare for a career as a professional chef! Highly recommended!
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
My good friend, T. Colin Campbell PhD, author of the National Best-selling book The China Study offers valuable information on the importance of a plant-based diet. The Early in 2014, I had the tremendous opportunity to attend the Holistic Holiday at Sea event with him.
Dr. Campbell shared many insights into the biochemistry of excessive protein loads in the body and I picked up a number of “pearls” that will, no doubt, influence my reading, thinking and writing. After my conversations with Dr. Campbell, I see more reasons why large amounts of protein, especially animal proteins and processed plant-protein powders, have a destabilizing effect in the body. Learn more at: NutritionStudies.org
VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo
Several of my colleagues and I spoke at one of North America’s premier consumer educational events. My September 2014 presentation, Get Lean the Easy Way! (available soon on DVD), provides a simple, clear and fun explanation of how to create a lean, healthy body without feeling hungry or deprived. I will discuss how to keep your tummy filled with nutrient-rich foods that don’t stick to you!
Winsome Constance Kindness: Venture Capital for Good Causes
Founded by Philip Wollen in Australia “to campaign for Social Justice and to assist in tangible ways,” WCK provides support in the form of financial grants, awards, facilities, and advice in many countries around the world. Core beliefs include:
– “The consumption of animals is immoral, unethical, and environmentally destructive. Most of all, it is unnecessary.”
– “A nation is judged by how she treats her animals.”
“Peace is not just the absence of war. It is the presence of Justice. There can be no peace in our lives until there is peace in our hearts and in our homes.”