Hello and Welcome! I am Dr. Michael Klaper, a practicing physician with forty years of experience in general practice and acute care medicine.
In addition to serving patients in my private medical practice in California and Hawaii, I also provideprivate consultations by phone and Skype.
I have a deep respect and passion for applied nutrition and complementary medicine.
My greatest enjoyment in medical practice comes from helping my patients understand complex medical topics in plain English, using easy-to-understand examples and answering all questions patiently and thoroughly.
I’ve received numerous awards as a clinical teacher and, for 10+ years, hosted a popular radio program, “Sounds of Healing” on WPFW in Washington, D.C. and KAOI on Maui, Hawaii.
John Robbins interviewed me during the 2013 Food Revolution Summit. See a list of my speaking engagements.
Private Consultations: My experience and easy-to-understand explanations enable me to serve as your private medical expert when you’re faced with an important or difficult decision regarding your healthcare.
Whether it’s a diagnosis you received on an X-ray report, results on a blood test, or advice you received from a medical specialist, I can help you navigate the medical maze and help you to make the best decisions for you and your loved ones.
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To your good health and well being,
Dr. Michael Klaper
California and Hawaii
• Read a 4-part interview with Dr. Michael Klaper, “Doctors with a Difference.”
I’ve written a lot about “superbugs”from factory-farmed meat, as well as“superweeds” and “superinsencts”from genetically modified crops. Turns out, industrial agriculture is wreaking similar havoc in the sea. What do I mean? Consider the salmon, that noble family of fish, which has evolved over the millennia alongside an ignoble parasite: the sea louse.
Often less than a centimeter long, the sea louse operates like the land louse that bedevil humans: by attaching itself to the skin of the host and then chomping down and sipping its blood. Happily, wild salmon and sea lice populations achieved a rough balance over their time on the planet—wild salmon developed resistance to the point that sea lice can do their thing without causing significant harm.
That was the state of things, anyway, until the emergence of industrial-scale salmon farming in Norway in the 1970s. In industrial salmon production, the fish are stuffed together by the hundreds of thousands in pens open to the coastal sea. These conditions provide a veritable banquet for sea lice—rather than having to scour the sea for their hosts, the parasites find their targets wriggling around en masse in one place. Left to their own devices, the industry discovered, the age-old parasite-host balance is upset, and farm salmon populations succumb to sea lice.