Dr. Salvatore “Sal” Lacagnina, Medical Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, talks about CHIP and the lifestyle medicine approach to good health and healing. Watch the live “Ask Dr. Sal” webinar each Wed. at 3 pm (EST). Archives of past shows can be seen below, or on Vimeo and YouTube. Also, see answers to your questions on our new FAQ page.

WEBINAR ARCHIVES

October 14, 2020

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM — with guest, Dr. Dexter Shurney)

During Covid times nothing is more important as a defense against this virus as a good immune system. But, what can we do to strengthen it? Are there effective “natural ways” to fight infectious illnesses in addition to medications and vaccines? Dr. Sal and his guest, Dr. Dexter Shurney, talk about the immune system and how to strengthen it, naturally.

October 7, 2020

FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING

Would you rather just survive, or would you like to thrive? The answer might seem obvious but getting from just surviving to truly thriving can be a little more complicated. In this session, participants are led through what it truly means to thrive and given some practical tools to help them get the most out of life by living an optimal lifestyle.

September 30, 2020

NO SUGAR? NO OIL? NO SALT? NO PROBLEM!!!

Dr. Sal’s guest talks about why you might want to consider trying SOS-free eating, and how. World-class chef, author, and TV personality, Chef AJ has been a big supporter of the CHIP program and challenges us to go even further in our dietary progress.

September 23, 2020

FIX HOW YOU FEEL — 5 TIPS FOR FEELING BETTER

Dr. Darren Morton shares his 5 tips for feeling fantastic showing us the science behind how and what we surround ourselves with. How we move and how we think can all have significant effects on whether or not we get the most out of life. Dr. Morton challenges participants to look to all areas of their lives; to strive for more. (Based on episode #17 of the CHIP video series)

September 16, 2020

MANAGING STRESS DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC — with guest, Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy

How are you handling life during the current epidemic? Are you feeling irritable, frustrated, or depressed? Stress relieving strategies are the secret weapon to working through these difficult times in a positive way and to empowering you in all aspects of life.

September 9, 2020

RE-ENGINEERING YOUR ENVIRONMENT

Even the strongest willpower can be tested by a negative environment. Find out the secret to changing healthy behaviors into healthy habits through practical tips and suggestions that can help re-engineer your everyday choices to promote healthy behaviors. (Based on CHIP Session #15)

September 2, 2020

YOUR DNA IS NOT YOUR DESTINY — with special guest, Dr. John Kelly

Are you stuck with the genetics that were handed to you at birth? Or, is there a way to change the direction of your DNA code? Dr. Sal Lacagnina and his guest, Dr. John Kelly discuss the cutting-edge research showing how genetics affects our health and how we have more influence over our genes than we might think. (Based on CHIP Session #13)

August 26, 2020

BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE

Positive lifestyle change isn’t just about eating better and moving more. True change needs to come from positive thinking. In this session Dr. Sal talks about the science behind behavior change and the strong impact our beliefs can have on our behaviors — in both a positive and negative sense. (Based on CHIP Session #13)

August 19, 2020

UNDERSTANDING YOUR RESULTS AND TAKING ACTION

Do you understand the results of your lab test and what it means for your health and wellbeing? The numbers tell the story, and so do participants in the CHIP program who take action and find success through their own unique journey. With special guest Dr. Hans Diehl. (Based on CHIP Session #12)

August 12, 2020

CANCER AND PREVENTION

You might be surprised to learn that research into cancer prevention has shown there are some remarkably simple things we can do day to day that can reduce our risk of developing certain types of cancer. In this webinar you will be guided through the choices we make every day that can help reduce our risks.

August 5, 2020

BONE HEALTH ESSENTIALS

Bone health plays such an important role in our quality of life as we age. Healthy bones help us to stay mobile and active, living life to the fullest. Dr. Sal will guide you through the key building blocks of bone health showing how lifestyle plays a significant role in helping us to maintain strong, healthy bones.

July 29, 2020

BLOOD PRESSURE AND UNDERSTANDING PROTEIN

A whole plant food diet is low in the things implicated in high blood pressure, which is great news. However, some people also worry that it is low in important nutrients, such as protein. In this webinar you’ll learn some surprising and reassuring facts about plant-based diets and protein.

July 22, 2020

THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Your heart is an amazing organ that will give you many years of faithful service if you take good care of it. A healthy circulatory system plays a huge role in maintaining optimal health. In this webinar session you will learn the keys to maintaining optimal circulation and how to take care for your heart (and all other arteries) so it can take care of you!

July 15, 2020

DISARMING DIABETES

From countries like the US and Australia to India and China, type 2 diabetes is a rapidly growing problem, not just because of how it effects an individual’s quality of life but because it also puts an enormous financial strain on already struggling health care systems. In this session, participants learn about the history of research into type 2 diabetes and what modern science shows we can do ourselves to help avoid, as well as manage and reverse the symptoms of this debilitating chronic disease.

July 8, 2020

FIBER: YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

Fiber is an amazing component of food and getting enough fiber is a key part of healthy eating. Learn how fiber is protective against a range of chronic diseases, how much you should be aiming for daily and where to find it.

July 1, 2020

EAT MORE, WEIGH LESS

Many weight loss diets promote restrictive eating and calorie counting. These diets can be difficult to follow and leave you feeling hungry, not a formula for success. In this session CHIP shows the secrets to eating well and feeling satisfied.

June 24, 2020

WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL LIFESTYLE?

CHIP is not simply a diet and exercise plan, it’s about moving towards an optimal lifestyle, one that promotes health and discourages disease. In this session participants learn about the key components of an optimal lifestyle and how to start putting them into action in their day to day lives.

June 17, 2020

THE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF CHRONIC DISEASE

Did you know that there are a few key bodily processes that, if damaged or harmed, can lead to not just one health issue, but a whole range of chronic diseases? Learn about this common denominator for chronic disease and what you can do to avoid it.

June 10, 2020

LIFESTYLE IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Learn about a new paradigm in health care called Lifestyle Medicine where patients work in partnership with their health care professionals to take an active role in maintaining their health and, in some cases, even reversing disease.

June 3, 2020

THE RISE AND RISE OF CHRONIC DISEASE

Your CHIP journey begins with startling insights into our changing health care needs through history. We are now faced with a steadily rising tide of chronic diseases that are placing a crippling burden on our health, our health care system and our economy.

May 27, 2020

WHAT IS A PANDEMIC?

Some of today’s chronic lifestyle diseases can be considered pandemics as well as the Covid-19 virus. Diseases such as cardiovascular disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, and overweight are included in chronic diseases that are spreading around the world. CHIP is foundational as a solution to these pandemics.