‘Su­per­hero’ is the real Diehl

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

The founder of CHIP (the Com­plete Health Im­prove­ment Pro­gram) Dr Hans Diehl is vis­it­ing Palmer­ston North next week.

A clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor of Pre­ven­tive Medicine at Loma Linda Univer­sity School of Medicine in Cal­i­for­nia, Dr Diehl’s mes­sage to Manawatu is that peo­ple don’t have to die of so-called Western ‘lifestyle’ dis­eases.

These dis­eases are con­nected to a com­bi­na­tion of fac­tors that in­clude mod­ern pro­cessed di­ets cou­pled with lack of ex­er­cise; smok­ing, overuse of al­co­hol and caf­feine, and in­creased lev­els of stress.

Cho­sen by a ma­jor health mag­a­zine as ‘‘one of Amer­ica’s 20 su­per-he­roes in the health move­ment’’, The Veg­e­tar­ian Times has lauded Dr Diehl among these sci­en­tists, who ‘‘through re­search, ed­u­ca­tion, ad­vo­cacy and public re­la­tions, have brought in­tel­li­gent, well-rea­soned new voices into the dis­cus­sion of health care’’.

Dr Diehl eval­u­ated the im­pact of the Pri­tikin Longevity Cen­ter, di­rect­ing its re­search and health ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ments.

His books, among them Health Power and Dy­namic Liv­ing (co-au­thored with Dr. Aileen Lud­ing­ton), have sold over two mil­lion copies and have been trans­lated into 21 lan­guages.

Dr Diehl set up CHIP in 1988 to ad­dress the causes of chronic dis­eases such as type-II di­a­betes, high blood pres­sure, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases and obe­sity.

It is now in 350 cities across North Amer­ica, the United King­dom, Aus­tralia, and New Zealand.

Avail­able in Palmer­ston North for the last eight years, lo­cal CHIP pro­gramme con­venor Mare­cia Burt says some of these health con­di­tions can be re­versible, while most are pre­ventable by mak­ing

His mes­sage to Manawatu is that peo­ple don’t have to die of so­called Western ‘lifestyle’ dis­eases.

long last­ing lifestyle changes.

As well as re­vers­ing these ‘lifestyle’ dis­eases, pa­tients on med­i­ca­tion of­ten be­come drug-free within weeks by sim­pli­fy­ing their cus­tom­ary diet.

Over­weight peo­ple learn how to eat more and bet­ter food, while los­ing weight on a per­ma­nent ba­sis.

Known as a stim­u­lat­ing and in­spir­ing speaker, Mare­cia says Dr Diehl’s free talk is en­ti­tled Fork & Knife: Weapons of Mass De­struc­tion or In­stru­ments of Health and Heal­ing?

Dr Hans Diehl, founder of the Com­plete Health Im­prove­ment Pro­gram (CHIP) is vis­it­ing Palmer­ston North next week.

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