Diet & Weight Loss Expert for The Biggest Loser
Michael Dansinger, MD, is an internal medicine physician who completed a nutrition research fellowship at Tufts University. He serves as the Director of Clinical Studies and Obesity Research for the Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory within the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Tufts-New England Medical Center. He also holds positions with the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and with the Tufts University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of Medscape’s online Clinical Nutrition and Obesity journal, and is a weight loss and nutrition consultant for the NBC prime time reality television show “The Biggest Loser.” Dr. Dansinger is the Principal Investigator of the widely publicized Tufts Popular Diet Trial which examined the effects of the Atkins, Zone, Weight Watchers, and Ornish diets for weight loss and heart disease prevention.
The publication of the Popular Diet Trial results in the Journal of the American Medical Association in January 2005 generated widespread media attention. Dr. Dansinger has been interviewed by CBS News, CNN, National Public Radio, Time Magazine, USA Today, Consumer Reports, and many others. He lectures about popular diets and weight loss to medical and non-medical audiences across the country. His clinical practice is devoted exclusively to matching patients with personalized eating strategies for obesity-related disease prevention and treatment. He recently authored a congressional report on the cost-effectiveness of weight loss programs. His current research projects include developing methods for matching individuals with their best diet options, and testing alternative versions of the new USDA food pyramid.
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HOW NOT TO EAT: Confessions, Poetry, and Advice from a Hollywood Nutrition Doctor
Michael Dansinger, MD, is a weight loss and nutrition expert with NBC’s The Biggest Loser, WebMD, and Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He will share his insights and opinions about the global obesity epidemic, popular weight loss diets, reality weight loss shows, losing 100 pounds in 100 days, obesity surgery, reversing type 2 diabetes, the USDA food plate, how to feed your children, and what to do about “decadent mouth-watering quadruple-layer chocolate molten-lava fudge cake.” During the presentation Dr. Dansinger will entertain and inform the audience with three of his original rhyming poems: “Modern Food,” “A Diabetes Drama for President Obama (or “A Diabetes Skit for President Mitt”), and “The Heart of the Apple.”
Obesity Reversal: Yes We Can! or Diabetes Reversal: Yes We Can!
Starting with a laugh-out-loud introduction acknowledging our love/hate relationship with unhealthy food, Dr. Dansinger discusses how and why the societal epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and related health problems have reached such desperate proportions. Can we reverse the trends? Dr. Dansinger provides some of the optimism and insightfulness necessary for our society to conquer this “mission impossible,” and teaches the audience how individuals can rapidly reverse or prevent obesity and diabetes. Based on his inspirational work with NBC’s The Biggest Loser, and his own Diabetes Reversal Clinic, he shares his principles of “strategic eating” and “accelerated weight loss” and demonstrates how some individuals on the show lose up to 100 pounds in 3 months, or even 200 pounds in under a year.
A 50-60 minute PowerPoint presentation with 300 colorful, humorous, and informative slides with audio enhancements. Appropriate for the general public and health professionals.
Reversing Diabetes in Primary Care
Primary care providers typically feel beaten down by obesity-related medical problems, especially type 2 diabetes. While most clinicians agree that lifestyle change can be potent medicine in principle, many have found it impractical, ineffective, or downright hypocritical to preach lifestyle change in today’s clinic environment. In this presentation, Dr. Dansinger provides an engaging and informative discussion of the underlying causes of society’s obesity and diabetes epidemics, the role the medical establishment should play in prevention, and what primary care practices can do to reduce type 2 diabetes in their patient population. He discusses principles of “accelerated weight loss” under idealized conditions, provides dramatic reminders about the power of lifestyle change, and motivates providers to learn to harness that power for use in the clinic. He details the techniques he uses in his own Diabetes Reversal Clinic to identify patients amenable to lifestyle change, and explains how to coach motivated patients to achieve diabetes remission or substantial medication reduction.
A 45-minute PowerPoint presentation with 200 colorful, humorous, and informative slides; appropriate for primary care providers, dietitians, medical students, residents, and other health professionals.