VAIL — David L. Katz, M.D. specializes in the areas of food, diet and nutrition. He is a renowned expert on the power of lifestyle medicine and is considered the poet laureate of medical doctors. His oratory, though, only elevates the substantive content of his passion, which is America’s collective health and individual enduring vitality.
The Vail Vitality Center welcomes Katz to its Winter Lecture Series lineup with a discussion on “Sense, Science and Supplementation: Bridging Our Dietary Gap” on Friday.
Katz is dedicated to helping people better understand nutrition, and his method hits home thanks to universal analogies and a true passion for improving health across all segments of society. His Vail Vitality Center lecture centers on understanding obesity, chronic disease, nutrition and rational theory applied to nutrients as treatments.
‘LEAD PEOPLE TO CARROT JUICE, BUT CAN’T MAKE THEM DRINK’
“Realistically, we must invoke both environmental reform and personal responsibility to promote health,” Katz said. “After all, if in our enthusiasm for environmental determinism we renounce personal responsibility altogether, we risk both ineffectiveness and irrelevance for failing to consider that you can lead people to carrot juice but you can’t make them drink, any more than you can make them use stairs instead of elevators, rakes instead of leaf blowers or soccer balls rather than video games.”
To learn more, join Katz at the Tivoli Lodge on Friday at 6 p.m. The lecture is offered free of charge, though registration is appreciated. For information and registration contact the Vail Vitality Center at 970-476-7721 or visit the website at www.vailvitalitycenter.com.
Katz is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight control and the prevention of chronic disease. He also is recognized internationally as an authority on evidence-based integrative medicine. He directs the Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, which he co-founded in 1998. Katz has published more than 100 scientific articles and chapters, including innumerable abstracts, newsletter articles, book reviews, health columns, essays, poems and 11 books to date.
He regularly appears on television, with “ABC News,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20” and “World News Tonight,” and writes articles on food, diet and nutrition for The New York Times and O, the Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, US News & World Report and LinkedIN’s 100 Influencers.
Katz holds five patents to date on inventions related to health promotion. Patents are pending for the Overall Nutritional Quality Index, a nutrient profiling system developed by an international team of scientists led by Katz and currently available in over 500 supermarkets throughout the U.S. (www.nuval.com). In 2009, Dr. Katz was nominated for the position of U.S. Surgeon General. For more information, visit www.davidkatzmd.com.
The Winter Lecture Series is hosted by the Vail Vitality Center, a program created by the staff at Vail Mountain Lodge, which offers individual diagnostics and guided intensive regimens, tailored group retreat programs and workshop opportunities year-round. For more information on the Vail Vitality Center, visit www.vail vitalitycenter.com.