Ask Dr. Sal

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).
Dr. Sal answers your questions on our new FAQ page.

WEBINAR ARCHIVES

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.