Episode 22: The Future of Nutrition with Dr. Michael Klaper

What role does nutrition play when it comes to the future of healthcare? Currently, nutrition has a small place in general healthcare practice. But that's about to change. This week, we sat down with Dr. Michael Klaper to explore this topic in-depth. Bringing with him his experience in surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics, Dr. Klaper's journey to understanding the link between nutrition and the devastating illnesses plaguing society was one full of twists and turns. With it brought an entirely new lens from which he views health, and his mission is to provide the knowledge he's accumulated to those soon to be dealing directly with patients: medical students. We discuss the importance of integrating nutrition into the medical education system, how Covid has impacted his Moving Medicine Forward Initiative and how a care-based medicine could become our reality.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing plant-based nutrition and Moving Medicine Forward
  • [01:49]Dr. Michael Klaper's story
  • [10:22]Getting nutrition on the medical licensing exam
  • [15:39]The correlation between Covid-19 and nutrition
  • [19:42]Moving Medicine Forward and bridging the discrepancy that minorities are facing during the pandemic
  • [22:41]The switch from service (or fee) based medicine to a care-based system
  • [32:41]Addressing the potential problems of a care-based system
  • [35:13]The evolution of nutrition within the healthcare system in the next 10-30 years