2021 Hot Topics In Oral Systemic Health Keynote

On Saturday, January 16, 2021, I am honored to conduct a keynote presentation for the AAOSH 2021 “Hot Topics” event. In this 20-minute presentation, my goal is to change your life in a powerful and meaningful way. My attempt to achieve the unachievable, is to convey a message that man-made, processed, nutrient-deficient, and toxic foods (yes toxic, or ‘noxious,’ if you’re a purist) are driving almost every major chronic disease with which you are aware. Yes, heart disease, strokes, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), even autoimmune disorders, are all driven by processed foods. Oh, we must not leave out dental caries, dental abscesses, narrowed dental arches, and malocclusion, these too are all driven by processed foods. How is this connection possible? Two major concepts: Nutrient-deficiency and toxicity.

The correlations to diet are extraordinary, but now with evidence and research, are without question, predictable. Is the biologic, pathophysiologic mechanisms of processed foods driving such disease? With my decades worth of research and investigation, I will only be able to start the conversation on January 16th.

I joined AAOSH to impart knowledge, but more importantly to gain knowledge. AAOSH is on the cutting-edge of the deeply interwoven relationship between dental and systemic health. AAOSH is a forward-thinking organization, open to exploring what allopathic medicine may currently ignore. It is time that we, collectively, adopt broad-based ancestral health concepts and principles regarding diet, even if it is against everything you were taught conventionally. In much the same way, OralDNA® Labs has brought lab-based testing into dental practices, even when lab testing as a diagnostic tool is rarely taught in dental and dental hygiene education programs.

This approach may rescue relationships with our patients, family, and friends. Practicing as true doctors, a Latin term that translates to ‘teacher,’ the result will be healthier and happier lives, more life in those years, with less pain, suffering, and disability. The faces of healthy and happy patients and family will emerge being wider, brighter, and more beautiful, natural smiles, all chock full of gratitude.

American author and motivational speaker, Mr. Zig Ziglar, once said, “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” I believe in this mantra and hope you will too. See you Saturday, January 16th at AAOSH ‘Hot Topics!’

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Chris A Knobbe MD

Chris A Knobbe MD

Chris A. Knobbe, MD, is a physician, ophthalmologist, and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Knobbe, a Weston A. Price acolyte since 2013, is known primarily for his research, writings, and presentations connecting Westernized diets to numerous so-called ‘Westernized diseases,’ including coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancers, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and autoimmune diseases. Within the ophthalmologic profession, Dr. Knobbe is known primarily for his revolutionary hypothesis and supportive research regarding the potentially blinding eye disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease which currently affects 196 million people worldwide. Dr. Knobbe’s research has also become deeply invested in the devastating effects of seed oils (‘vegetable oils’) and their unequaled contributions to Westernized disease, including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancers, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Dr. Knobbe and colleagues have a published scientific paper regarding his revolutionary hypothesis and supportive research regarding AMD, in the journal Medical Hypotheses. Knobbe is author of the book, Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration, available via online book retailers everywhere. Knobbe is a frequent speaker and lecturer, to both medical and lay audiences across the U.S. and is now reaching international audiences both online and in conferences.
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