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Disease Proof With Dr. David Katz

Airs Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at 11 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Dr. David Katz tells viewers how to develop “skillpower,” the secret to losin...

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Above: Dr. David Katz tells viewers how to develop “skillpower,” the secret to losing weight and protecting against disease.

Studies have confirmed time after time that we can reduce our risk of all chronic disease by an amazing 80 percent just by being more active, eating nutritious food, and having healthy habits. But if we’ve known this for decades, why isn’t everyone healthy? Is it just a lack of willpower? The truth is that there are serious (and sneaky) obstacles in our way, and now we can learn to avoid them. Dr. David Katz, a world-renowned preventive medicine expert at Yale University, and president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, shows us how to develop the "skillpower" we need to lose weight, find health, and protect ourselves from devastating disease. "Disease Proof With Dr. David Katz" is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 2015.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Dr. David Katz

Give $30/mo or $360 during our TV Membership Campaign beginning Aug. 8, and receive the “Disease Proof” combo package which includes the book and DVD, plus “The Hunger Fix” book, “Becoming Vegan book, and “Cuisinicity: Love the Food that Loves you Back booklet. This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). The "Disease Proof" DVD & CD only is available at $144. and the DVD only is at $72.

It’s hard to believe that the pasta sauce we pour over our “healthy” veggie lasagna may be loaded with more sugar per calorie than chocolate ice cream topping. And an abundance of tasty, addictive, processed foods and laborsaving devices are health saboteurs to which our bodies have not adapted. These challenges are so pervasive – and sometimes hidden – that willpower is not enough to overcome them. With the support of some amazing guest experts, Dr. Katz cuts through the confusion that comes from new diet trends popping up seemingly every week to show us the fundamental truths of healthy eating.

In addition, he gives viewers the "skillpower" needed to overcome all the obstacles between us, and the vitality we want. Learn how to feel full on fewer calories by understanding “Sensory Specific Satiety,” and how to avoid sneaky (and surprising) sources of salt and sugar in places they don’t belong.

Learn how to undergo “Taste Bud Rehab” so you can truly love the food that loves you back and so much more. Learn how to slash your risk of all chronic disease, and live longer and better — and learn how to share those blessings with those you love.

You can follow @DrDavidKatz on Twitter.

Produced by Detroit Public Television.

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