Dr. Jampolis is an internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only a several hundred practicing in the United States). Her focus is on an optimal diet that can supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body’s defenses – improving health, increasing vitality, delivering greater longevity and preventing diseases associated with aging including heart disease, age related muscle loss & fat gain, memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and the physical effects of aging.
A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine, Dr. Melina completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital. She is a Past President of National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and was named 1 of 35 “Diet and Nutrition Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter.” Dr. Melina previously hosted a program on the Discovery Network’s FIT TV titled “Fit TV’s Diet Doctor” and is the former diet and fitness expert for CNNHealth.com.
Her latest book: The Doctor On Demand Diet provides a customized eating, exercise and behavioral plan that optimizes your chances of success without forcing you to eliminate any major food groups. Additional books include, The Calendar Diet, a month by month guide to losing weight while living your life, The No-Time-to-Lose-Diet, and The Busy Person’s Guide to Permanent Weight Loss.
Dr. Melina is a highly sought after public speaker and lectures throughout the country on nutrition for weight loss and optimal health. She has been interviewed by USA Today, USA Weekend, Us World & News Report, New York Post, Family Circle, Prevention, WashingtonPost.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Glamour.com, Forbes.com, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, Women’s World, Alternative Medicine Magazine, Women”s Health, Health, Clean Eating, Baby Talk, and more on nutrition and weight loss related topics. She appears frequently on The Doctors and has appeared numerous times on Live with Regis and Kelly as well as the Today show, Dr. Oz. show, The Talk, CNN, FOX News channel, FOX Business Network, and numerous local television and radio stations including ABC , NBC, FOX, KGO radio and KRON-4 news.
Dr. Jampolis lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children and maintains a small private practice in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She believes whole-heartedly in the role of nutrition in preventative medicine and achieving optimal health. She teaches a balanced and sustainable lifestyle based eating and exercise program and has helped thousands clients over the past decade improve their health and well-being.
She is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity, particularly in the low income, minority population. Her volunteer work includes helping to launch a health food pantry in the Hunter’s point neighborhood of San Francisco, and bi-weekly family nutrition and obesity counseling sessions at the Bresee Foundation in Los Angeles, a center for low income, minority children. She also serves on the advisory board of schoolmenu.com which helps provide parents with tools to raise healthier kids.
Listening to media coverage about the US health care system, it can seem impossible to get a real handle on what’s going on. Moreover, understanding what the future holds for health care reform, and how it will affect people, businesses, and the country doesn’t appear possible. Contrary to what many say, there are a number of replacement plans for the ACA that have Republican support. The problem is that these plans differ on critical issues, and resolving them may be difficult. This year may be the most critical since the law was first past. Dr. Carroll, a leading expert on health care reform, uses publicly available data and unbiased research to cut through the rhetoric and clearly explain potential changes, including:
Although great improvements in the use of information technology always seem to be right around the corner, our health care system is still in the Stone Age with respect to its use. It is shocking, and somewhat embarrassing, that while computers and information systems are the backbone of nearly every other industry or endeavor in the world, the health care system often lacks even the simplest of improvements.
Dr. Carroll discusses the many attempts made, why they have succeeded or failed, and how we can move forward. He covers the many misunderstandings of information technology, the potential it holds, and the limitations that are often ignored.
Emerging Technologies Drive the Future of Healthcare
In this keynote, Dr. Aaron Carroll addresses the specific impact that consumer-originated technologies will have in health care and further how the marketplace will be affected by, and can take advantage of, new technologies that originate and develop in the consumer space. For example:
~ How will mobile apps, DIY health care kits, physician extenders and the one-click millennials impact healthcare?
~ How will consumers use the quality measures regulators publish?
Dr. Carroll co-owned one of the first companies to write medical software for Palm Pilots (and that really dates him). He will deliver his thoughts on mobile apps, Apple’s Healthkit, physician extenders, minute clinics, personal health records, and more. His expertise has been published at his blog theincidentaleconomist.com, in the medical literature, and in the New York Times, to name a few. Bottom line, those who learn how to leverage and embrace emerging technologies to cater to consumer expectations will drive the future of health care for those who deliver, pay for or regulate it.
As we in the US continue to fight about how to fix our health care system, many are starting to look globally to see what other systems can teach us about reform. Contrary to what many in the media often portray, there are many, many different kinds of health care systems all over the world. Some do better in terms of quality, some do better in terms of access, and almost all of them do better in terms of costs.
Dr. Carroll, a leading expert on health care policy, will walk audience members through the design of a number of countries’ health care systems, explain how they differ from ours in terms of cost, quality, innovation, technology, wait times, coverage, and flexibility. He will explain how many of them made the choices they did, and what that has meant for their past and future. Finally, he will show how adopting some of the ideas behind them, while leading to inevitable tradeoffs, could make the US health care system much more successful.
from the co-Author of such books as “Don’t Swallow Your Gum: Myths, Half-truths and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health,” and “Don’t Cross Your Eyes . . . They’ll Get Stuck That Way!: And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked.”
We’ve all heard the one about a dog’s mouth being cleaner than a human’s. That’s a myth, says Dr. Aaron Carroll. A dog’s mouth isn’t cleaner than a human’s – humans don’t use their tongues as toilet paper.” People have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet we still believe “facts” about our bodies and health that are just plain wrong. Dr. Carroll takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies. Myth-busting is nothing new for Dr. Carroll who is not just a compelling speaker and extremely well-informed researcher and policy expert, but he has a great ability to spot the important issues and, to point out the disconnects, and the myths in health and wellness. In his keynote, Dr. Carroll highlights medical myths, how they get started, why they persist, and why they are important. He explains some of the truths behind myths he finds most interesting such as:
~ Turkey doesn’t make you sleepy – regardless of what you’ve heard . . . about the tryptophan.
~ Sugar doesn’t make kids hyper – there are at least 12 randomized controlled trials that say so.
~ You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day
~ Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years
~ You can catch poison ivy from someone who has it
~ If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within five seconds, it’s safe to eat
“People hearing my talk will learn about why many medical myths just aren’t true — (because) research says so. It will help them confront and think about other medical and health beliefs they are “sure” are true,” says Dr. Carroll. The truth or good information, not myths and misinformation, are pertinent in today’s turbulent health care environment. His information has been featured on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.
"As a doctor, few are more in tune with their clients. As a speaker, there was no one more talked about by our attendees than Dr. Melina. (except, perhaps, President Clinton!)"
"Dr. Melina was outstanding! I heard many attendees say that she was the best speaker of the day. She took the time to understand her audience and she tailored her presentation accordingly. I would give her a perfect 10. We will definitely let you know if we need additional speakers in the future. Thanks for following-up with us...you folks were great to work with!"
"Her enthusiasm and excitement about her subject of health and nutrition was contagious, and she made the audience a partner in her talk."
KEYWORDS: Diet & Fitness Expert, Improve Health, Increase Vitality & Live Longer, Heart Health, Aging, Healthy Aging, Disease Prevention