Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Department of Psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) in San Francisco. At UCSF Med, he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) which is a collaborative research program between CHIP and 15 of the Fortune 500 corporations including Ford, Oracle, Prudential, Dow, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Pepsico, IBM, Cummins, Steelcase, and the Mayo Clinic. He also serves as Chairman of the American Health Association (AHA) and is a Vice President with American Specialty Health (ASH). He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, studied at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland and has published over 300 professional journal articles in behavioral medicine, disease management, worksite interventions, alternative/integrative medicine, and epigenetics.
At the present time, Dr. Pelletier is a medical and business consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Business Group on Health, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and major corporations, and he is a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, and webMD.
Dr. Pelletier is the author of thirteen major books including the international bestseller Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer; Holistic Medicine: From Stress to Optimum Health; Sound Mind – Sound Body: A New Model for Lifelong Health; New Medicine: How to Integrate Conventional and Alternative Medicine for the Safest and Most Effective Treatment; and Change Your Genes – Change Your Life: Creating Optimal Health Through the New Science of Epigenetics. He has published over 300 professional articles and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and the BBC to discuss his research.
What to expect in our interview:
- The physiological connections between stress and our bodies, from immunity to inflammation
- Tools and tips for managing stress
- Epigenetics, the role it plays in the development of cancer, and how stress management techniques can positively impact a person’s epigenetic markers and gene expression
- Being an active versus a passive patient and why it is so important to be the former
Find out more about Dr. Pelletier and his work by visiting his website here
And if you would like to purchase his books, you can do that here