Helpful information from my 7-day health immersion experience
Always talking about making every bite count, Dr. Stoll’s approach begins with the premise that “food is the foundation of good health.”
In his opening lecture last week, he told the story of how he stopped being a traditional physician who treats symptoms with drugs, tests and procedures. Like Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. McDougall and other compassionate doctors before him, he began to feel guilty about the fact that his treatments were doing nothing to address the causative factors.
After enough patients told him that they were literally “falling apart,” he decided to take a proactive approach and learn how to truly promote health. Then, after studying all the nutritional information available; like me, he found his own “blinding flash of the obvious solution” to so many of our medical issues. After reading 10,000 articles, he concluded that the secret was simply two words—Whole Plants.
As we say in 4Leaf for Life, the goal of nutritional excellence is the pursuit of vibrant health; weight-loss is just a fringe benefit that happens effortlessly and naturally when we eat the right foods. Early in the immersion experience, Dr. Stoll asks all of the attendees to think deeply as to “why” they are about to make this permanent lifestyle change in the way that they eat. And he tells them:
“Weight-loss is not a big enough WHY!”
So, before the end of the week, most of the 90 attendees had posted their own “why” on the wall for all to see. Here is one of them.
In the following seven-minute video, Dr. Stoll provides us with a concise summary of the importance of healthy eating. The video format is a series of questions related to his immersion programs at Whole Foods Market. So who is Dr. Stoll? From the THI website:
Dr. Scott Stoll is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and currently serves as the medical director for the Back and Neck center at Coordinated Health, chairman of the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and team physician for Lehigh University. His practice specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries through regenerative therapies and improving health through nutritional excellence.
He can be heard daily on his radio program Health Minutes in the Lehigh Valley and in lectures around the country. As a former Olympian, Dr. Stoll is well suited for his additional roles as a team physician for the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and an advising physician serving professional and Olympic athletes. Dr. Stoll also serves on the Whole Foods Market Scientific Medical Advisory Board.
Meet Dr. Stoll
First Question: What is your solution to the health care issue and how has this been proven with your current/past patients?
From the THI website: Total Health Immersions eats, sleeps and breathes health and nutrition. We conduct health and nutrition educational programs and retreats for corporations, health professionals and school and community groups. Our mission is to reverse the obesity and chronic illness epidemic, one life at a time.
For more information, check out their website below and when you call, ask for Tom Dunnam, President. And tell him that J. Morris Hicks sent you. —My 667th consecutive daily blog—
- More information on THI Immersions. www.totalhealthimmersions.com
- Another immersion related blog. A no-nonsense medical doctor; simply heals people
- My new Dr. Klaper video page. 5 Minutes with Dr. Klaper plus two other videos
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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