Why Medication Should be the Last Resort with Dr. Pam Popper


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In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the honour and privilege to chat with Dr. Pam Popper, an idol of mine who has been a great resource for me on my journey to plant-based living. She is a game changer when it comes to advocating for your health and wellbeing, so naturally I had to have her on the show!

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 for consumer and healthcare providers that facilitate evidence-base, collaborative and informed decision making for health-related matters.

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. She served as part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed Peopleand Making a Killingand appeared in the acclaimed documentary 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. She is the author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.

Dr. Popper is featured as one of the lead experts in Food Choices, which was released in September 2016, and is co-author of the companion book for this film. She also appears in Diet Fiction, which was released in January 2019, and authored the companion book for this film as well.

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.

In this episode Dr. Popper and I chat about:
➤ Early onset of puberty and the connection to obesity.
➤ Why oral contraceptives are problematic?
➤ Fertility issues.
➤ Cancer risks for women.
➤ Is PMDD a myth?
➤ How plant-based nutrition is playing a huge role in women’s health.
➤ How to get started on your plant-based journey.
➤ The dangers of consuming dairy.
➤ Deficiencies.
➤ Estrogen dominance.
➤ The one ‘drug’ that actually works.
➤ Problems that develop after a hysterectomy and ways to avoid them.
➤ Making medication a last resort.

Email: pampopper@msn.com

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