In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom talks with internist Dr. Matt Lederman and his wife, family practitioner Dr. Alona Pulde. They share their approach to healing through building stronger human relationships and connections. They explain that having to live in a state of “artificial harmony” can be toxic and negative for our health, because it requires constant vigilance and draws down our immune resources. Healing can be fostered when we learn to value human connection above all else.
Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matthew Lederman have combined conventional medicine, Chinese medicine, and Nonviolent Communication to create their groundbreaking health care paradigm. As corporate Vice Presidents for Whole Foods Market they implemented their Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine program cutting health care costs and improving health outcomes for thousands of patients. Their additional contributions include starring in the life-changing documentary, Forks Over Knives, lecturing for eCornell, serving as adjunct assistant medical professors, appearing as medical advisors for popular health and wellness media outlets, and becoming NY Times Best Selling Authors, publishing five books on nutrition and health.