Melina Jampolis, MD
An internist and board certified MD nutrition specialist, Dr. Melina is the 2015 President of National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, the diet & fitness expert for CNNHealth.com and is a featured physician expert on most major networks, frequently appearing on The Doctors. She was named 1 of 35 "Diet and Nutrition Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter." Dr. Melina's focus is on an optimal diet that can supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses - improving health, increasing vitality, delivering greater longevity and preventing diseases associated with aging including heart disease, age related muscle loss & fat gain, memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, and the physical effects of aging.
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Dr. Jampolis is an internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only a several hundred practicing in the United States). She specializes exclusively in nutrition for weight loss, disease prevention and treatment.
A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine, Dr. Melina completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital. She is the 2015 President of National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. In 2005, Dr. Melina hosted a program on the Discovery Network's FIT TV titled "Fit TV's Diet Doctor" and she currently serves as the diet and fitness expert for CNNHealth.com.
Watch for her forthcoming book: The Doctor On Demand Diet to be released in the fall. Her book, The Calendar Diet, a month by month guide to losing weight while living your life, was released in March 2012. Her first book, The No-Time-to-Lose-Diet, was released in January 2007 and the paperback version, The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight Loss was released in May 2008.
Dr. Melina is a highly sought after public speaker and lectures throughout the country on nutrition for weight loss and optimal health. She has been interviewed by USA Today, USA Weekend, Us World & News Report, New York Post, Family Circle, Prevention, WashingtonPost.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Glamour.com, Forbes.com, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, Women's World, Alternative Medicine Magazine, Women''s Health, Health, Clean Eating, Baby Talk, and more on nutrition and weight loss related topics. She appears frequently on The Doctors and has appeared numerous times on Live with Regis and Kelly as well as the Today show, Dr. Oz. show, The Talk, CNN, FOX News channel, FOX Business Network, and numerous local television and radio stations including ABC , NBC, FOX, KGO radio and KRON-4 news.
Dr. Jampolis lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children and maintains a small private practice in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She believes whole-heartedly in the role of nutrition in preventative medicine and achieving optimal health. She teaches a balanced and sustainable lifestyle based eating and exercise program and has helped thousands clients over the past decade improve their health and well-being.
She is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity, particularly in the low income, minority population. Her volunteer work includes helping to launch a health food pantry in the Hunter's point neighborhood of San Francisco, and bi-weekly family nutrition and obesity counseling sessions at the Bresee Foundation in Los Angeles, a center for low income, minority children. She also serves on the advisory board of schoolmenu.com which helps provide parents with tools to raise healthier kids.
When looking at nutrition and prevention of disease, why consider a Medical Doctor over a Registered Dietician?
Dr. Melina has the education and training for interpreting the science behind disease. She offers an approachable and authoritative prescription for optimal health and is viewed, on most major networks, as the authority on nutrition from a medical doctor's point of view.
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Food As Medicine: Improve Health, Increase Vitality & Live Longer!
Many of us "talk the talk" when it comes to eating right ... but don't "walk the walk." Dr. Melina delivers the message that an optimal diet can both supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses - improving health, increasing vitality, and delivering greater longevity. Her keynote addresses the following:
~ The role of inflammation in many common diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia
~ Research-proven, practical approaches to reducing inflammation through diet
~ The role of anti-oxidants in disease prevention
~ Anti-oxidant rich foods including 'superfoods' like green tea, dark chocolate, red wine, and curry powder
~ The role of diet & the prevention of specific diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and dementia
Special: If the lecture coincides with a meal, Dr. Melina will assist the caterer in meal planning to support the information she is presenting during the keynote. She will also provide an appropriate recipe that can be offered as a table top "give-away"
OPTIONAL: Women specific keynote illustrating the differences in which females respond to disease and prevention.
How Diets Work And How To Make Them Work For You
With all the diet books out there, as well as the seemingly endless diet websites and articles, it can be challenging figuring out the right diet for you. Dr. Melina has found that what's most helpful is to understand the key concepts behind popular diets so that you can find an approach that fits your lifestyle and will work for you from a nutrition standpoint. Her keynote addresses the following:
~ The statistics of obesity and obesity related conditions
~ The potential causes of our obesity epidemic
~ The science behind popular diet trends including low fat, low carb, and high protein
~ A practical, live-able, research-proven approach for successful long term weight loss
Special: To compliment this event, Dr. Melina offers a book signing, following her program. Her book: The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight Loss is a perfect gift for attendees. And the book signing will give your audience an opportunity to personally connect with speaker/author Dr. Melina.
Let Food Be Thy Medicine for a Healthy Heart
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 1 million lives annually. It is estimated that by 2020, heart disease will be the leading cause of death throughout the world. Following the advice in Dr. Melina's keynote might change the course of the future of heart disease:
~ The statistics of heart disease in the US and the major risk factors, including genetics
~ 10 practical tips for decreasing your risk of heart disease including diet, exercise, and supplementation
~ Specific examples of the power of diet and cholesterol reduction
Special: Dr. Melina offers a master copy of a heart healthy menu with rights to print for audience distribution, either on-site or as a followup newsletter. Dr. Melina has access to samples of heart healthy samples for distribution.
Secrets of Aging Gracefully
The secret to aging gracefully, contrary to magazine ads, is not found in a jar of anti-wrinkle cream. You may be able to delay or camouflage a wrinkle, but that doesn't stop the aging process. In "Secrets of Aging Gracefully," she addresses topics such as:
~ Genes account for only a third of the factors related to aging. Your habits - healthy or otherwise - account for the rest.
~ Dietary prevention of diseases associated with aging including age related muscle loss & fat gain, memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer and how to fight aging skin.
~ Curcumin (curry) and resveratrol (red wine) are discussed as having particularly useful 'anti-aging' benefits.