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Interview with Dr. Alan Gass, "The Integrative Medicine Doc"

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Laura Katleman

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Laura Katleman-Prue interviews Dr. Alan Gass, "The Integrative Medicine Doc" and Director of Integrative Medicine at the National Institute of Whole Health. Please call in with your questions on preventing heart disease!! Dr. Gass has appeared in Life Magazine, The New York Times, and on CNN, NBC, CNBC, and local New York news affiliates as a medical expert. He also was featured in a one-hour documentary special of Dateline NBC called "A Change of Heart", which chronicled the emotionally moving story of several patients waiting for an acceptable donor heart. He is on the advisory board of HealthCorps, a new program which was began by Dr. Mehmet Oz, whose mission is to combat childhood obesity through the empowerment of high school students to mentor children and raise awareness of the benefits of diet and exercise. Dr, Gass sees fitness and nutrition as a way of life. After playing ice hockey in college, he continued a routine of daily exercise, which has included running, rollerblading, skiing, weight training, spinning and road biking. Throughout his career, he has been inspired by patients who have experienced dramatic recoveries through lifestyle changes. Achieving wellness is a team effort between patients and health professionals, incorporating diet, exercise, relaxation techniques, self-awareness and motivation into the healing process. He believes that ultimately the way to prevent disease and minimize the need for medical or surgical intervention is through exploring the connection between mind, body and spirit.