What causes disease?
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What causes disease?

A case for eating a plant based diet
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Last updated 1/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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What Will I Learn?
  • You’ll finish this with a sense of empowerment – that your future health status is within your control, not due to outside forces. ​
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Description

People think that disease is caused by genetic predisposition, chemicals in the environment, bad luck, aging, and other factors outside of our control. These are all factors, but the good news is that the biggest contributors to disease development are things you can control – the diet and lifestyle choices you make. During this course Dr. Pam Popper Ph.D will review with you the scientific evidence concerning disease causation, and show you how you can have more control over your health outcomes. Dr. Pam Popper is a internationally renowned scientist and nutritionist, author of best selling books and featured in several NETFLIX documentaries such as Food Choices and Forks Over Knives.  

There is a big difference between what people think causes disease and what actually does cause disease. In this course Dr. Pam will provide detailed information about various influences on health so that you can invest your time and energy in the ones that count the most. Diet and especially a plant based diet can make a significant difference in your health outcomes and Dr. Popper discusses this in depth. You’ll finish this with a sense of empowerment – that your future health status is within your control, not due to outside forces.  

Who is the target audience?
  • People interested in exploring disease causation topics
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What causes disease?
6 Lectures 58:33

In this segment Dr. Pam Popper introduces the topic of disease causation. Download the PDF attached and use it as a reference material during this course.

Preview 01:14

Dr. Pam Popper discusses how genetic predisposition affects disease and what we can do to improve our chances of not triggering problematic genes. 

Genetic predisposition and disease
10:18

There are many theories about what causes disease and most leave people thinking they are hopeless victims, in this segment Dr. Popper introduces the listener to ideas that can change your perspective on your own health.

Disease causation theory introduction
13:40

Several things are known for having an influence on disease. Many are out of our control. In this segment Dr. Popper focuses on the things we can do to improve our health and out lives.

Preview 08:59

There are several misconceptions about which diets are the best diets for humans. Dr. Popper tackles these questions and also discusses what people eat in the so called "Blue Zones", which are places in the world that have the highest life expectancies.

Okinawan Diet, Population Studies, Diet and Hearth Disease
15:48

Dr. Popper discusses several medical conditions and the effect that diet has on them.

Other conditions
08:34
About the Instructor
Michal Siewierski
4.5 Average rating
5 Reviews
13 Students
2 Courses
Filmmaker and Director

Michal Siewierski is a Filmmaker, health coach and co-founder of the Food Choices Academy as well as the director of the NETFLIX globally acclaimed documentary, Food Choices. Michal has been involved in researching, studying and creating films and courses related to plant based lifestyle and nutrition for several years. Michal Siewierski is also known as a world class TV producer, director and documentary filmmaker. Michal has received multiple Emmy Award nominations and won several Telly Awards. Michal has over 15 years of experience in the field and hundreds of TV commercials, TV shows and corporate videos to his credit. His productions have played on several stations throughout the United States as well as South and Central America.

Dr. Pam Popper
4.5 Average rating
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13 Students
2 Courses
Naturopathic doctor and PhD in nutrition

Dr. Pam Popper is an internationally known expert on diet, health and nutrition. She’s appeared in numerous documentaries including the critically acclaimed Food Choices, Forks Over Knives; has a weekly spot on the award-winning PBS show Jazzy Vegetarian; and is a New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book is Food Over Medicine. 

Dr. Popper is also the founder of The Wellness Forum, one of the most successful companies in the health field worldwide. She and her staff have helped hundreds of thousands of people to achieve or regain their health. If you’d like to be leaner, fitter, and healthier; to look better, feel better; and prevent, stop, or reverse disease, her programs are for you.