"Innovative and provocative, The Wellness Forum offers a unique opportunity to explore the things that really matter in an intimate and comprehensive way. When it comes to opening the door to new ways of thinking, the wellness forum offers a master key."
Alan Goldhamer, D.C.
"Dr. Popper is an exceptionally talented and knowledgeable medical professional when it comes to the science of nutrition and health. When coupled with her clinical experience, her information is profound and detailed, both at the same time. An exceptionally good combination.
I have known 'Pam' for about 4 years, have spoken at a couple of her programs and have visited on several occasions. She must be the most energetic person I have ever known. I especially like her expertise in the area of politics and policy and may be the most knowledgeable person in the country when it comes to issues of professional credentials and licensing. I expect to see nothing but constructive progress for years to come."
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
Author, The China Study
"The Wellness Forum is a wonderful resource for health professionals and laypersons alike. Dr. Pam Popper's vision, scientific knowledge, and humanity have set the standard for the Wellness Forum's accomplishments and have guided its holistic approach to health. Having worked with the Wellness Forum on many occasions, I continue to be impressed with the difference it has made in the world of health care, preventive medicine, and nutrition."
Neal Barnard, M.D.
President, The Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine
"Dr. Pam Popper is more knowledgeable than any university professor or medical doctor I have met concerning the cause and treatment of the most common diseases that affect US citizens. As important, she has the courage to stand up, often alone, to tell the experts they are wrong and their backwardness is harming patients. Dr. Popper is a national leader, gaining well-deserved respect and attention."
John McDougall, M.D.
"As Wellness Forum members for several years and as Grandparents my wife and I have made a conscience effort to introduce our three grandsons to the joys of fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s what we serve at our house. Last week we set down a container full of fresh cut raw vegetables in front of the 2 year old Eli. We were rewarded with a big smile and a loud “Wow” as he dug in. Little Eli has even been known to steal asparagus off of his Mom's plate. Yes in this age of fast food children will eat and love the wholesome foods recommended by you and the Wellness Forum. Thanks for helping in our efforts to raise healthy grandsons!"
TH & VH
"As I look back on the past nine years, since I began listening to what you have to share each morning, I'm thankful beyond words for your consistent, unwavering message. You've tweaked it over the years, as you've introduced us to Drs. McDougall, Campbell, Esselstyn, Barnard and others. Your materials, and their books are educational, inspiring and full of hope and truths I might never have heard of, were it not for you. What a privilege and pleasure to meet Dr. Campbell at the Wellness Forum a few years ago, and Dr. Barnard at the Worthington Holiday Inn in April. I had the pleasure of helping him sell his amazing books. I've made many beneficial changes along the way and it's taken a number of years to get the whole picture, but now that I see it plainly -- how simple, beneficial and life-changing it is, I'm thankful to have stayed the course. A plant-based diet is more satisfying than anything I've tried, and the sense of well-being is beyond explanation! I'll be 66 on Thanksgiving Day. I used to think that meant being old but I've never felt or looked better, nor had so much energy. I also have hope and confidence that I'll be able to avoid dementia, the disease that eventually took my grandmother at 95 and my mother (last December) just six days after her 87th birthday. Another couple, my husband and I showed Forks Over Knives last Thursday evening to anyone who would come to the Garden Tower here at Garden Spot Village retirement community in New Holland, PA. We're situated in the heart of Amish farm country -- lots of cattle squeezed together on cement floors, not allowed to graze; calves taken from their moms and put in little stalls all by themselves; and tortured chickens that never see the light of day. Meat, dairy and eggs are what help this part of the country thrive. Prior to showing the DVD, I ordered 10 of them from Amazon.com and we began sharing them with the administration. The reaction has been positive, and we've even stirred up interest among dining committee members and the chefs. When we asked permission to show it to residents, some of whom were begging to see it, we were given permission to use the Garden Tower at no cost, but were not permitted to put up posters, do a phone blitz, or advertise in our monthly and weekly newsletters. No matter!! We got the word out. I expected a group of maybe 20 or 25 people, but we had a full room of nearly a hundred residents, all but two who stayed for the whole picture, and then they stayed to talk. Now they're spreading the word further, asking for Forks Over Knives to be shown again, asking for healthy recipes, wanting to know how they can get off meds, wanting to read the books of the docs I named above, etc. Who knows where this will go? I feel a big sense of responsibility, and see a golden opportunity to make a positive difference here. I Just thought this would brighten your day and make you glad you stuck to your original message. You're probably seeing and hearing about things like this happening all across the country, and now you know it's reached Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Glad I met you -- and listened."
"My husband and I could not be happier or more grateful to have these wonderful blessings in our life. I’m not sure how I could ever thank you enough for making our dreams of being parents come true!"
"I highly respect you for your steadfastness and mission to stand firm on your beliefs and convictions. I congratulate you that you do not bend to agree with what people want to hear but to tell the truth, even if it means loss of revenue. I thank God that there are still people like you who will not sell out and HE will reward you for it. I know I am a fan of yours but I don’t think I am a member. If you still have my visa credit card on file, go ahead and charge me for the membership which gives me access to archived files and more. Bless you and have a happy healthy New Year!"
"Your ethics and 'matter of 'fact' approach is more than inspiring. I believe in you and what you stand for because you don't sugar coat your message. Credit to you!!!!"
"God I love this Woman!! Thank you for not being popular (although she is unpopularly popular). She gives me the courage to say what is necessary to help folks hear the truth, god only knows they aren’t getting any truth from anyone else. I owe a debt of gratitude to the Wellness Forum and Dr. Pam for setting the example of having fearless conversations with people for the sake of making a difference."
"The workshop was just excellent! All of the information that you presented was evocative, thought-provoking, and inspiring. You covered a tremendous amount of territory, but there was a nice thread running throughout the three days, and connections were easily made. Special thanks to you and Del for treating our folks to such delicious, healthy food. All of the dishes were both simple and tasty, and I heard a lot of excited comments about preparing the recipes at home. On a personal note, I wanted to express my admiration to you for your courage, vision, and endurance. Your story is an amazing one...both the history of where you've been, where you are, and where you're going! In spite of all of the incredible challenges that you've faced, the legacy that you leave to your family and your community is such a hopeful one: that when we apply ourselves to our life's work with a deep code of ethics and the desire to be of service, the healing gifts spread far and wide."
SW, Columbus, Ohio
"I am so. so, so proud of you for the courage and tenacity to show and thank you for sharing this with us regarding going before our government. When you stand for what truths you have established and found to be true it brings it home to us to do the same and we can quote you in sound judgment and with pride. I'm thankful for you and remember there are so many of us cheering you on and with hope and prayer for the lady who never gives up! You and Dr. Campbell and Matt, the 3 I know who keep on going and never give up is where I draw my courage to tell the health & wellness news to anyone who asks and is willing to hear the truth. I do believe it makes the difference, not just a difference. There's always one who hears, one who catches the spark an is changed forever, they will never be the same!"
PT, North Carolina
"Since we first talked 4 years ago and you helped us clean up my daughter’s diet and get her off dairy, we have seen a HUGE change in her immune system and her health.
Every bug she used to bring home from school turned into an ear infection. She had 25 in all from 10 months to 4 years of age. She was on antibiotics more times than I care to mention. It makes me sad that I didn’t know any better and what my ignorance put us all through. As this H1N1 flu has run through our tiny mountain town (fully 1/3 of the 350 middle school kids were out with flu-like symptoms last Wednesday), I’ve been diligent about our diet, sleep and Juice Plus. As it turned out, Anna did present with some flu like symptoms last Friday at 4pm that gradually got worse, then Friday evening she went to bed feeling a little better and Saturday morning woke up feeling “perfect” as she said. She does have a touch of a cough, but is otherwise her old self and has been ever since. What a change for her and for us and what a contrast from what I’m hearing other kids & adults are going through with this flu. I feel so grateful to you and I appreciate all you do to continue to educate us to better the health of our families and the people in our lives."
"Of late I’ve been watching the local Community College channel on my cable TV because they always have such good speakers. They aired the speech you gave at Grand Rapids CC. Holy Cow! I now have Dr. McDougal’s book and I’ve been on his program for three days. I feel better already. What a marvelous spokesperson you are. Yesterday I found salad dressing without oil and I am so happy. Bless you for your scholarship and passion."
LS, Grand Rapids, MI
"After just reading your latest "Healthy News You Can Use" I just wanted to write and say thank you again for all you do in educating people about ...well... all the things you educate people in. This latest article is one that I have always felt strongly about and agree wholeheartedly with you. Thank you once again for standing strong!"
MP, Columbus, Ohio
"It was our goal to get my husband's cholesterol under 150. Our last visit with the doctor was in April, and my husband's cholesterol at that time was 173 points, 47 points down from four months previous to that. When we were leaving the office, I told the doctor that next time he sees us, the cholesterol level will drop under 150. He smiled at my statement, as if to say that it was not possible. My husband just had his blood test done, and we received the results--his total cholesterol is 149! It is under 150, just like we expected it to be. In a year it dropped by 71 points. We are not even going to go to see his physician, although I want to, just to tell him: "I told you so," but there is no real reason for us to spend money to do that. We both expected these results, so it is no surprise to us, but now my husband is excited more than ever with the decision that we made a year ago: becoming vegan, and eating a balanced, wholefoods diet, which we enjoy. In no way do we feel like we are sacrificing anything. We feel that we have gained a better, healthier life, and I have a peace of mind, knowing that I won't loose my husband because of health issues that can be fixed so easily."
"Thank you for what you do. I very much enjoy reading your newsletter info and passing that info on to others. I have learned so much from you, and it is a huge encouragement to me and my family of 5. We focus on learning more and constantly making new changes to become healthier. It is people like you who lead the way for that to happen. Thank you for who you are and what you do to inspire and educate others."
AW, Cleveland, Ohio
"If you could see into my home now you would see me giving you a “STANDING OVATION!!” I’ve always respected your strong opinions, not only for their intelligent content but also for the passion in your voice and convictions. I just want to STRONGLY applaud your “right on” evaluation of Michael Moore. You will notice I don’t spell his name in caps or would NEVER address him as Mr. I have so little respect for this obscene animal that I certainly agree our country would be a better place to live if he were in Canada or Britain. What is truly shameful is how many places do give him stage and visibility to speak his garbage but even more shameful is the number of Americans that actually buy into what he is saying. While I do think most intelligent people see him for what he truly is, I am thankful someone of your stature is willing to boldly tell the TRUTH about his hypocrisy and right out lies. THANK YOU! Well written, well done."
TS, Lindale, Texas
"I would like to take a moment of your time to thank you for the Wellness Forum and for your passion to make our world a more health conscious place. I called the Wellness Forum several months ago because I literally felt out of options when my husband was diagnosed with a 413 cholesterol level and 489 triglyceride number. He is 6'4" and weighed 195lbs. One would have never thought he was a candidate to be so sick. After my husband informed me that he was not willing to take a statin drug to reduce the total cholesterol I was very concerned and decided to get serious about our overall health. First I read Wellness 101, The China Study, Dr. Esselstyn's Total Reversal book, as well as many other publishings. The information was overwhelmingly convincing to eliminate meat and dairy from our diet. After the first 5 weeks my husbands cholesterol dropped 70 points down to 340. We had requested to have his homocysteine and Creactive protein tested at the visit and both came back in healthy range. This was enough reassurance to me that we were on the right track. Now, 10 weeks later, he received more cholesterol results and the total cholesterol was 239 with triglycerides being 289. This has been so amazing....our kids who are 9 and 7 are both on board with our new lifestyle and are even discussing the hazards of milk with their friends at school. Changing our diet has empowered me to discuss our changes with friends and family and to motivate other interested people. Again, thank you for your passion for optimal health. As a wife and mother I feel I have a responsibility to give my family the best I can...I am so grateful that I have learned a better recipe to apply to our lives!"
TJ, Penryn, CA
"Yes, you are unrelenting in your effort to educate us about nutrition and health and to encourage us to share what we know with others. You are unrelenting in your drive to thoroughly research and uncover the truth about the pharmaceutical industry, the politics of the sick care industry, the food industry and wellness. You are unrelenting in your personal commitment to exercise and eat well for your own good health and as a role model for all of us. Clearly, you have the education and intellect to make a great living doing some other type of work. I for one appreciate your drive and determination to better the health of Americans because it is in your heart to do so. We are barraged on a continual basis with misinformation about nutrition and health by unrelenting media corporations who fail to do the due diligence to determine what is reliable and true. We are surrounded by guerrilla advertising for products that are hazardous to our health by unrelenting corporations without a conscience. We are conned into thinking that our health and welfare are protected by the politicians and government agencies who are in place to protect us and who are swayed by unrelenting lobbyists out to make a buck on the backs of sick Americans.
Please, Dr. Pam, do not let up. I appreciate everything you do and have personally benefited a great deal from your unrelenting and tireless efforts to educate us about how to live a healthier, longer, more fulfilling life."
"I would like to make a comment on your newsletter re: the Jenny Craig or other plans out there. You have my permission to print it as well. I tried Jenny Craig and found that I was tired, my body ached and I was constipated which they told me that would be expected since I was eating healthier food than before. Yes I lost 6 pounds in 6 weeks and that was it. I feel like I was counseled bad information and there food is expensive and processed. But people want a quick fix like I originally did. BUT then I found Wellness forum and have felt better than ever in my life. Weight loss for me is slow but people ask me how I just keep going, going and going. When you eat right you have unlimited energy. Plus I even went off my Hypo Thyroid medication after 14 years and have not suffered any side effects except I feel even better especially now that I am completely drug free!! Plus I am sharing health with everyone I know because in my line of work I see too many illnesses that can be prevented! (I am a Home Care/Hospice Nurse)"
"I enjoyed your recent article so much! I had read about wellness through nutrition, but my wife was not at all keen on the idea. She had to change the menus for me. But I could see the logic of it, from reading articles, and predicted our improved health from the start. When it turned out exactly right, and our health improved instantly for a whole year without any doctor's visits, she came round to understanding it and following through with it all from then on. In some ways she isn't so careful as I am, but in some ways she is better. So we just work things out as we go along. And we work hard on our exercise, too, of course. Through eating the nutritional foods regularly we get to enjoy them so much more now, as you indicate in your articles. Keep up the good work!"
"Just wanted to compliment you on these "News you can use" and other wellness information that you send us. Thank you for many times giving us a laugh but also for sharing all you wisdom with us so that we can remain healthy and also share these with others interested in improving their health. I just finished up 12 weeks of Cardiac Rehab and want you to know how much everyone in our education class each week appreciated the news I shared with them. Many are thinking of improving their diets even more and are looking at a "new way of eating for life". Your info is clear and easy for everyone to understand. I am in a special Women's study for CR and was amazed at how interested everyone is in the things I share. Thanks again to you and your staff for all the hard work and for being so consistent and for the great info you pass on to us. Keep up the good work."