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Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of Wellness Forum Health. The company offers educational programs to both consumers and providers that facilitate informed medical decision-making, diet and lifestyle intervention, and improved long-term health outcomes. Through its own network of providers, Wellness Forum Health offers direct-to-consumer healthcare services. Dr. Popper serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee and the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C. Dr. Popper was one of the health care professionals involved in the famed Sacramento Food Bank Project, in which economically disadvantaged people were shown how to reverse their diseases and eliminate medications with diet. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and Forks Over Knives, which played in major theaters throughout North America in 2011. She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 66 weeks. Her most recent book is Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life. Dr. Popper is featured as one of the lead experts in a new documentary, Food Choices, which was released in September 2016, and is co-authoring the companion book for this film. Dr. Popper is also a lobbyist and public policy expert, and continually works toward changing laws that interfere with patients’ right to choose their health provider and method of care. She has testified in front of legislative committees on numerous occasions, and has testified twice in front of the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Dr. Pam Popper is a straight-talking professional who is not afraid to criticize national health organizations, government agencies, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural organizations and manufacturing companies, many of whom have agendas and priorities that interfere with distributing truthful information and promoting public health. Everyone who is interested in health should hear her speak. For some, their lives may depend on what she has to say!

Blog Entries by Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D.

Best of 2017 Podcast

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | January 5, 18 at 05:00 AM

Listen to this great healthcare podcast featuring the best of 2017 - happy new year and enjoy! https://ownstream.co/bestof2017/...

With Gratitude

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | December 12, 17 at 05:42 PM

About a month ago, I listened to one of most inspirational talks I have ever heard in my life on the opening night of our conference. It was delivered by D. Anthony Evans. If you saw the documentary Food Choices,...

With Gratitude

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | December 12, 17 at 05:42 PM

About a month ago, I listened to one of most inspirational talks I have ever heard in my life on the opening night of our conference. It was delivered by D. Anthony Evans. If you saw the documentary Food Choices,...

Doctors, Nurses, Dietitians: Earn 39 hours of CE Credit!

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | April 7, 14 at 12:30 PM

The Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Course begins Weds June 4!  Instructors include Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Caldwell Essestyn, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Ralph Moss, Dr. Pam Popper, and many others.  Topics include intense study of plant-based nutrition and disease treatment,...

Wellness Forum's Annual Fall Conference November 8-10

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | September 30, 13 at 08:54 AM

This conference, in Columbsu Ohio will feature incredible speakers, including:     Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition     Dr. Alan Goldhamer, from True North and author of The Pleasure Trap     Susan Levin, R.D. from...

Become a Nutrition Educator!

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | August 14, 12 at 05:08 PM

The Wellness Forum Institute is the first school to offer students the opportunity to become nutrition professionals with a solid science foundation and an emphasis in plant-based nutrition. Due to our "virtual classroom" format, classes are live and interactive, but students can...

How Do Smart People Get Interested in Bad Diet and Health Ideas?

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | May 21, 12 at 08:49 AM

For many years, health professionals have been slowly realizing that traditional approaches to healthcare are ineffective and that some are actually harmful to patients.  They have also become increasingly unhappy with how healthcare is delivered (short office visits, insurance companies...

Learn to be a Plant-Based Health Professional!

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | March 16, 12 at 09:53 AM

The Wellness Forum Institute's Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Course Begins June 6! The Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Course is offered by The Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies.  The course is designed to teach doctors and other health and fitness...

Another Reason to Adopt a Plant-Based Diet

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | August 18, 11 at 04:33 AM

The conventional medical wisdom is that the best way to avoid dying from cancer is to make sure you regularly subject yourself to screening tests. Medical authorities tell us that the best protection is early detection, and that when found...

The High Price of Being Politically Correct

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | June 24, 11 at 01:22 PM

“People like to hear good news about their bad habits. John McDougall, M.D.  A new group, called Health at Every Size, promotes the idea that being overweight is not something to be concerned about and that people should accept themselves...

Let's Have the Right Discussion About Diet for a Change

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | May 25, 11 at 05:59 AM | Health

I read with interest the story in The New York Times entitled Foods With Benefits, or So They Say, about functional foods and the regulatory issues surrounding how they are labeled and marketed to the public.  Americans are sicker than...

Ask Dr. Pam - How Do You Get People To Change?

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | May 17, 11 at 09:38 AM | Health

I am curious about how you are getting people to make and stick with changes in their diet – in corporate and other environments.  I’m in the benefits business and one of the things we talk about all of the...

Good News for Plant-Based Health Professionals

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | April 4, 11 at 12:04 PM

One of our commitments at The Wellness Forum is to help doctors, nurses, dietitians, and others in the health care field learn how to use diet and lifestyle as primary tools in their practice.  So, we formed a school, The...

Success With the Plant-Based Diet

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | January 25, 11 at 09:33 AM | Lifestyle

I answer as many emails and voice mails about how to stay compliant on a program of dietary excellence as I do questions about the diet itself.  In spite of some of the best intentions, an intellectual understanding of the...

Use Action Triggers to Make Lifestyle Change

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | January 10, 11 at 03:49 AM | Lifestyle

I read a great book over the holidays called Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  The book addresses how to help people and groups to change in positive ways.  I took many...

What the "Experts" are Saying About CAD"

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | November 30, 10 at 04:15 AM | Health

If you're like me, you become frustrated from time to time with your attempts to get others, particularly family and friends, to listen to you about the incredible healing power of a plant-based diet. Many people can't or just refuse...

Unlocking the Secret to Health Improvement

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | October 13, 10 at 09:46 AM | Health

Americans, including most health care professionals, are very misinformed about nutrition and health, which leads to a lot of confusion and frustration.  Many people with degenerative conditions have tried dietary improvement and have decided that it does not work.  But...

Never, Ever Give Up or Lose Hope!

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | October 5, 10 at 09:23 AM | Health

Read More: Bill Clinton, CNN, heart disease, John McDougall, Wolf Blitzer

During the last few weeks, former President Clinton notified the world that he was eating a plant-based diet in two interviews on CNN. Subsequently Drs. Esselstyn and Ornish appeared on Wolf Blitzer's show on CNN to talk about the merits...

Dr. Pam's Response to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | July 12, 10 at 09:00 PM | Health

  On Thursday, July 8 a joint committee of the United States Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services heard presentations from many individuals about the report from the Dietary Guidelines Committee concerning new dietary recommendations for Americans.  I...

Confusing Research Findings About Diet and Cancer

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | April 11, 10 at 10:41 AM | Health

Read More: Diet, Health, National Cancer Institute, Prostate cancer, Research, Vegetable

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published an article online in which researchers reported that eating more servings of fruits and vegetables daily did not significantly reduce the risk of cancer.  Researchers obtained data on 478,478 men and...