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Dr. John Westerdahl's Friends & Colleagues
SURGEON GENERAL, C. EVERETT KOOP, M.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Former U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, M.D.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & DR. LINUS PAULING--In the 1070s, Dr. John Westerdahl met with Dr. Linus Pauling to discuss Vitamin C and its role in human health. Dr. Pauling is the only person to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes, one for Chemistry, one for Peace. Dr. Westerdahl regards Dr. Pauling as one of the great thinkers and scientists of the millennium, alongside Galileo, Da Vinci, Newton, and Einstein.
DEAN ORNISH, M.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dean Ornish, M.D., founder, president, and director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. He discusses reversing heart disease in Dr. John's Video Section.
ANDREW WEIL, M.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Andrew Weil, M.D. together on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Dr. Weil is a noted authority in the field of healing oriented Integrative Medicine.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & T. COLIN CAMPBELL, Ph.D.--Dr. Westerdahl with T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. Dr. Campbell conducted the most comprehensive study on health and nutrition in history -- THE CHINA STUDY (Benbella Books, 2006). Dr. Campbell is considered one of the scientific giants in the field of nutrition.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & KENNETH H. COOPER, M.D., M.P.H.--Dr. Westerdahl discusses nutrition and fitness with Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D.,M.P.H., originator of the aerobics exercise concept who has inspired millions of people worldwide to start exercising.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & JACK LA LANNE--Dr. Westerdahl with longtime friend, fitness pioneer and Bragg follower Jack La Lanne.
NEAL BARNARD, M.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Neal Barnard, M.D, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM is a leading physician organization dedicated to the prevention of disease through a vegetarian diet.
JOHN A. McDOUGALL, M.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with his longtime friend John A. McDougall, M.D.. Dr. McDougal is a leader in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, and Medical Nutritional Therapy.
BERNIE SIEGAL, M.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Bernie Siegal, MD, leading wholistic cancer therapist, and author of LOVE, MEDICINE & MIRACLES.
BERNARD JENSEN, D.C., N.D., Ph.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with legendary health pioneer, Bernard Jensen, D.C., N.D., Ph.D., a frequent guest on Dr. Westerdahl's talk radio show.
JOAN SABATE', MD, DrPH. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Joan Sabate´, MD, DrPH, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the School of Public Health.
R. JOHN WESTERDAHL & JOHN H. KELLY, MD, MPH--Dr. Westerdahl with John H. Kelly, MD, MPH, President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine at Loma Linda University.
JAMES A. JOSEPH, PhD. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with James A. Joseph, PhD, Research Physiologist at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
GEORGE BRAY, M.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with internationally recognized obesity scientist, George Bray, M.D.. Dr. Westerdahl formally worked with Dr. Bray and his medically-supervised weight management program.
JIGME NORBU & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Jigme Norbu, nephew of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet during a rally at UCSB for Tibetan freedom from Chinese oppression.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & AUNTIE MARGARET MACHADO--Dr. Westerdahl with his good friend, Auntie Margaret Machado, leading authority, practitioner, and teacher of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage.
DR. ROBERT H. SCHULLER & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Dr. Robert H. Schuller, Founding Pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, and speaker on the Hour of Power television ministry. Dr. Schuller has been a spritual mentor and friend to Dr. Westerdahl for almost 40 years.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & SUMMER SANDERS--Dr. Westerdahl with Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer, Summer Sanders. Dr. Westerdahl, a former competative swimmer himself, took swimming instruction and training with Summer Sanders at the Standford University Swim Camp.
DR. PATRICIA BRAGG with DR. JOHN & DORIS WESTERDAHL--Patricia Bragg with Dr. John and Doris Westerdahl at their wedding. Patricia was the Hostess of their wedding, held at the beautiful campus of the Crystal Cathedral.
RAY BRADBURY & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Ray Bradbury, world-renowned novelist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, poet, and futurist.
DR. ROGER T. BECKWITH & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl received a Master of Arts Degree in Religion on May 17, 2008. His Master's thesis: Biblical Perspectives of Health and Wellness. Dr. Westerdahl with California Graduate School of Theology President, Dr. Roger T. Beckwith. Dr. Beckwith, a noted British theologian, scholar, Oxford University professor and clergyman of the Church of England, was tutored by C.S. Lewis.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & BARRY M. GOLDWATER--Dr. Westerdahl meets with former Congressman Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. They discuss the current healthcare crisis and the importance of prevention and lifestyle medicine as a solution to keeping healthcare costs down.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & WILL STEGER--Dr. Westerdahl with Arctic Explorer Will Steger. Dr. Westerdahl was one of the nutritionists supporting the 1995 International Arctic Project -- a 2500 mile dogsled and canoe-sled excursion from Russia to Canada via the North Pole.
HENRY J. HEIMLICH, M.D.--Dr. Westerdahl with Henry J. Heimlich, M.D. Dr. Heimlich developed the “Heimlich Maneuver”, a technique that has saved more than 50,000 lives from choking and drowning. Dr. Heimlich is a leading advocate of plant-based nutrition for the prevention and treatment of disease.
MARILU HENNER & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with actress Marilu Henner, health book author, and plant-based diet advocate. Marilu loves using Bragg Live Food Products in her vegan cuisine recipes.
DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL & CONGRESSMAN DENNIS KUCINICH & WIFE ELIZABETH--Dr. Westerdahl with U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth. Congressman Kucinich and Elizabeth are both advocates of a vegan vegetarian lifestyle. Elizabeth is the Director of Public Affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Dr. Westerdahl is collaborating with her to support healthful school lunches.
LAWRENCE H. KUSHI, Sc.D. & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--Dr. Westerdahl with Lawrence H. Kushi, Sc.D., Associate Director for Etiology and Prevention Research, Kaiser Permanente, Corporate Headquarters in Northern California. He is a leading researcher on nutrition in the development, prevention, and prognosis of chronic diseases. Dr. Kushi's father is Michio Kushi of Boston, founder of the Macrobiotics movement in the U.S.
CHARLOTTE GERSON, Founder of Gerson Institute & DR. JOHN WESTERDAHL--The Gerson Institute is a world renowned treatment center for cancer and other diseases. Charlotte is the daughter of Dr. Max Gerson who developed Gerson Therapy in the 1920s. Gerson Therapy is a natural treatment method using organic vegetarian diet, raw juices and natural supplements.