Live with all your HEART…a workshop/retreat in COSTA RICA
with Drs. Hans Diehl, John Kelly and Wayne Dysinger
with a Purpose
Fork or Knife?.
Weapons of Mass Destruction, or Instruments of Hope, Health and Healing?
YOU GET to CHOOSE
The facts are emerging louder every day: the food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of MEDICINE, or the slowest form of POISON.
Hans Diehl, Dr.H.Sc., M.P.H.
As a National Institutes of Health-supported research fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology at Loma Linda University, Hans Diehl, Dr.H.Sc., M.P.H., evaluated the impact of the Pritikin Longevity Center, where he directed the research and health education departments. He is also the clinical director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute headquartered in Loma Linda, Calif.
As a post-doctoral scholar at the school of public health of the University of California at Los Angeles, he contributed to the establishment of the UCLA Center for Health Enhancement. He holds a doctorate in health science with emphasis on lifestyle medicine and a master’s degree in public health nutrition from Loma Linda University.
Dr. Diehl is a world-class speaker. His message is that people don’t have to die of Western killer diseases. His Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) has been conducted in several countries affecting entire cities, either “live” or via a sophisticated video set with certified CHIP facilitators. More than 40,000 graduates have learned how they can turn disease processes around. The clinical results of CHIP have been published in more than 20 peer-reviewed medical journals.
Dr. Diehl was chosen as “One of America’s 20 Super-Heroes of the Health Movement,” Dr. Hans Diehl directs the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda and lectures at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Rockford and at the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. Offering more than 25 years of leadership in the emerging field of Lifestyle Medicine his pioneering efforts as an epidemiologically trained lifestyle interventionist with the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) have shown how simple lifestyle changes can prevent, arrest, and facilitate the reversal of many of our largely lifestyle related diseases. With more than 50,000 graduates, the results of the Randomized Clinical CHIP Trial have been published in 17 peer reviewed medical journals.
His books, Health Power, and Dynamic Health, and Dynamic Living book & workbook (co-authored with Aileen Ludington), have over two million copies in 17 languages in circulation. As an invited guest, he recently addressed, for the second year in a row, the World Congress on Weight Management in Chicago. He earned his doctorate in Health Science and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University. He has been married to Dr. Lily Pan for 40 years. Together they have two children: Byron, an orthodontist and Carmen, a clinical psychologist.
“Dr. John,” as he is affectionately called by patients and staff, is passionate about Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Kelly completed his undergraduate education in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude as a McMurran Scholar. He then completed the Dual Degree Program at Loma Linda University, receiving his MD in 2000, and his MPH in Epidemiology in 2002 with honors. He completed residency training in Preventive Medicine in 2003 and received ABPM Board certification in January 2004. Dr. Kelly was also trained in massage and hydrotherapy by Dr. Charles Thomas, a master of physical medicine known for his hydrotherapy expertise.
Dr. Kelly received the American Medical Association’s Excellence in Medicine Award in 2004 as a Young Physician for his work in establishing the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the medical specialty society for clinicians who specialize in the use of therapeutic lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease. (www.lifestylemedicine.org) He served as the founding President for ACLM.
After completing medical training Dr. Kelly accepted an appointment as Assistant Research Professor in the Nutrition Department at Loma Linda University with the Lifestyle Research Initiative. He conducted a multi-center outcomes analysis of lifestyle centers in the U.S. and served as Co-PI for a multi-$million diabetes research project in the Marshall Islands. He continues to work with ongoing studies investigating the use of therapeutic lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and related chronic diseases. He has served as Medical Director for outpatient lifestyle programs in Maryland and Virginia. He presently serves as Medical Director for the Black Hills Lifestyle Medicine Center where he also conducts clinical training in intensive Lifestyle Medicine for licensed professionals (www.BHHEC.org/lifestylemedicinetraining/).
Dr. Kelly enjoys sharing the scientific evidence for the use of lifestyle to treat and prevent disease with his patients, other practitioners, researchers and the public. He gives invited expert presentations on Lifestyle Medicine, Epigenetics and other topics internationally. He has also served as a Lifestyle Medicine expert consultant. Other interests include family life, Christian ministry, agriculture, hiking and camping, computing, and the origin of life.
Suggested brief introduction: “Dr. Kelly completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude as a McMurran Scholar. He completed the Dual MD/MPH Degree Program at Loma Linda with honors. He is trained in Preventive Medicine and has done private and government-funded research in Lifestyle Medicine. He was founding President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and serves as adjunct faculty at two medical schools. He currently practices Lifestyle Medicine at the Black Hills Health & Education Center in Hermosa, SD.”
Wayne S. Dysinger, MD, MPH
Wayne Stephen Dysinger, MD, MPH is a Lifestyle Medicine physician who has a long record of experience in both Lifestyle Medicine and academia. Dr. Dysinger completed medical school at Loma Linda University in 1986. This was followed by a Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital, and a Preventive Medicine Residency back at Loma Linda University. He also completed his Masters in Public Health at Loma Linda University. Dr. Dysinger began his career working with the Guam SDA Clinic. His next job was helping to start a Family Medicine Residency in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1995 Dr. Dysinger moved to New Hampshire where he helped Dartmouth University, an Ivy League college, start both a Family Medicine Residency, and then a unique Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency that focused on quality improvement and population health skills.
In 2003 Dr. Dysinger was recruited back to his alma mater, Loma Linda University, to be the chair of the Preventive Medicine Department. Over the next 12 years he filled this role, during which time he helped to start an innovative Family and Preventive Medicine Residency that focused on Lifestyle Medicine and Global Health and was actively involved in medical school education. Dr. Dysinger also participated in research, acquired grant funding, and quadrupled the size and capacity of the Preventive Medicine Department. He helped to build clinical activities in not only Lifestyle Medicine, but also Occupational Medicine, student health, and underserved care.
Dr. Dysinger was one of the founders of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and was the third President of that organization. He has helped build the Lifestyle Medicine movement from a concept to a significant force that is spreading around the world. He is currently on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine where he helps to coordinate the Lifestyle Medicine strategic initiatives of that organization. He has also served in board or consulting roles for the American Medical Association, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, the American Medical Student Association, and Lifestyle Centers of America.
Dr. Dysinger currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, a new model primary care clinic concept that is built on Lifestyle Medicine principles along with a direct primary care funding mechanism. His practice goal is to make the Lifestyle Medicine choice available to every patient, and to create valid career options in Lifestyle Medicine for every health practitioner. Dr. Dysinger is also the Medical Director of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), President of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and an active faculty at Loma Linda University. He remains a sought after speaker, and has lectured or provided consultation around Lifestyle Medicine in almost every continent.
On a personal note Dr. Dysinger is married with four children. He is an active athlete running marathons and triathlons, even having completed an ironman triathlon. He loves to travel and spread the Lifestyle Medicine message around the world.
Franco Marini is a professor at the Daniels College of Business and works with the University of Denver on several educational experiential projects. He is the owner and director of Peak Empowerment, an organization committed to empowering individuals and organizations through exciting programs, activities and unique group challenges. www.peakempowerment.org He also created and operates Global Journeys Inc., a travel-based company providing personal and professional growth through specialized travel offerings. www.globalj.org One of Marini’s strongest attributes is his ability and knowledge of how to empower human development as it impacts the enhancement of individual strengths and results of an organization. One of his primary focal points is working with the attributes and contributions of individuals and empowering each participant to effectively break through barriers to achieve a level of being their very best. Franco is also a certified Yoga instructor in the Sampoorna tradition, a ceremonialist, a wellness coach, a massage therapist, a drum-maker, and a consultant. He will be leading some of the sessions on this retreat. As director and president of Peak Empowerment for the past fifteen years, Franco has a distinguished record of providing quality training to thousands of individuals. Some of the clients he has worked with include: Phillips Petroleum, McREL, BP, Kaiser Permanente, Novartis, Intermountain Health, Colgate Palmolive, F.M.I., Daniels College of Business, the U.S. Air Force and Army, DeVry University, BNP Paribas, South Pole Expedition Team, Spectrum Health, Rocky Mountain Orthodontists, Castlewood Fire Department, Vital Yoga and others.
Kay LatchmanSingh is the main organizer and logistic expert of this retreat. Her background in international trade and finance and her attention to details will ensure that this will be a quality experience for all. She is in communication with everyone who is a part of this program and makes sure that all aspects of this endeavor are synchronized. Kay is also in charge of participant wellness and takes care of everyone from the time they register until they are back home. Kay is the co-owner and vice-president of Global Journeys. She provides a wealth of experience in travel and cultural connections. Kay was born and educated in British Guyana, moved to the U.S. and has traveled and worked with people in many European countries, Russia, Egypt, South Africa, British West Indies, and Central America. Her knowledge and connections with various cultures is a wonderful asset as she works with and teaches a variety of people. Her vision of providing service to those in need and doing so in a celebratory way certainly is the foundation of this retreat. She is a Yoga Shiromani (teacher of yoga) in the Sampoorna tradition, and is a student of Sanskrit. She will be leading some of the sessions on this retreat. Kay’s Hindu practice, knowledge of the Vedic Traditions, experience leading Kirtan, amazing ability to prepare Indian cuisine and Yoga knowledge will be invaluable assets on this retreat.