Michael Klaper

About Michael Klaper

Michael A. Klaper, M.D., is an American physician, author, and vegan.

Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1972 and served his medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital with the University of British Columbia. He also studied obstetrics at the University of California in San Francisco.

After medical school graduation, Klaper moved between a number of locations, practiced acute care medicine, and eventually became certified in urgent care medicine. Klaper became a vegan in the early 1980s.

He served as director of a vegan health spa in Pompano Beach, Florida from the early 1990s and was featured on the PBS documentary Diet For A New America by John Robbins.

He maintained a medical practice in Maui, Hawaii between 1995 and 2006, and in Whangarei, New Zealand between 2006 and 2009. In 2009, he relocated to Northern California, where he is a medical consultant at the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa.

His books include Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple, and Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet.

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Quotes By Michael Klaper

The human body has no more need for cows' milk than it does for dogs' milk, horses' milk, or giraffes' milk.

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The human body has absolutely no requirement for animal flesh. Nobody has ever been found face-down 20 yards from Burger King because they couldn't get their Whopper in time.

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People are the only animals that drink the milk of the mother of another species. All other animals stop drinking milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to nurse from a mother giraffe; it is just as unnatural for a human being to drink the milk of a cow.

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No, I'm not a vegetarian. I do eat that way. I actually eat vegan quite a lot. I feel better when I eat that way, and I think there's been a lot of proof that's come up over the last however many years, that you can't deny, I don't think, that meat or dairy aren't all that good for us.

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