Presentation by Dr. Hans Diehl at the "Real Truth About Health" 2015 Conference. (1:25 hrs)
Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN, program founder and Clinical Professor of Preventative Medicine at Loma Linda University, uses his years of experience in the area of lifestyle medicine and charismatic presentation style to guide participants through the fascinating research surrounding dietary and lifestyle choices and our health.
Hans teaches an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.
Han’s recommendations are based on the fact that 75% or more of our Western diseases are “lifestyle-related,” according to the U.S. Surgeon General. These diseases are connected to our processed diet; lack of exercise; overuse of cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine; increased levels of stress; and the quality of our support systems. These diseases include: Heart Disease Stroke Hypertension Diabetes Overweight Certain adult cancers Diverticular disease Constipation Heartburn Arthritis Impotence Depression/Anxiety Fatigue
As a National Institutes of Health supported research fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology at Loma Linda University, Dr. Diehl evaluated the impact of the Pritikin Longevity Center where he directed the research and health education departments. As a post-doctoral scholar at the School of Public Health of the University of California at Los Angeles, he contributed to the establishment of the UCLA Center for Health Enhancement. He holds a doctorate in Health Science with emphasis on Lifestyle Medicine, and a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University. He serves as a consultant to the Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) now owned by the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, LLC, headquartered in Loma Linda, CA . He is a Clinical professor of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University, School of Medicine.
Dr. Diehl is much in demand as a stimulating speaker. His message is that people don’t have to die of Western killer diseases. His Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) has been conducted in several countries affecting entire cities, either “live” or via a sophisticated video set with trained CHIP facilitators. More than 60,000 graduates have learned how they can turn disease processes around. His research has been published in more than 30 articles, mostly published in peer reviewed journals and medical textbooks showing that most people with essential hypertension, type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and with heart disease can reverse these diseases and often become drug-free within weeks by simplifying their customary lethal American diet. In addition, overweight people learn how to eat more and lose weight on a permanent basis.
He was chosen by a national health magazine as “one of America’s 20 super-heroes in the health movement. These scientists, through research, education, advocacy and public relations, have brought intelligent, well-reasoned new voices into the discussion of health care.” (Vegetarian. Times) His books Health Power and Dynamic Living (co-authored with Dr. Aileen Ludington) have sold over 2 million copies and have been translated into 19 languages. He and his wife, Dr. Lily live in Loma Linda, California.