MD, MPH, FACP, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Expert
Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health. On stage or in front of a camera, she combines her trademark energy, wit and humor with the latest scientific data to motivate and educate audiences of all ages to transform themselves for healthy living.
WebMD Lifestyle Expert
Dr. Peeke is WebMD’s lifestyle expert for their 90 million members, where she presents her multimedia lifestyle program Everyday Fitness with Dr. Pam Peeke. Serving as chief medical correspondent for nutrition and fitness at Discovery Health TV, Dr. Peeke is featured on the award winning National Body Challenge series and is the host of the Could You Survive? series, based upon her national bestselling book Fit to Live. Magazines including O, Prevention, Fitness and More feature her columns and editorials. Dr. Peeke is a regular in-studio science and health news commentator for the national and cable networks.
Dr. Peeke is a New York Times bestselling author. Her books include Fight Fat after Forty, the first consumer book describing the complex science behind the stress-fat connection and what can be done to reverse it. Based on the groundbreaking research Dr. Peeke conducted at the National Institutes of Health, this state of the art book details her holistic, well integrated approach combining science and practical tools to help consumers cope with daily stresses to finally break the stress-fat cycle for life. In Body for Life for Women and the companion Body for Life for Women Workout DVD, Dr. Peeke uses cutting edge science and a holistic and integrative program to show women how to transform their lives as well as achieve and maintain their optimal mind and body fitness throughout the decades of their life. Fit to Live, presents wellness with a survival twist and challenges her readers with the question “Are you Fit to Live – Mentally, Nutritionally, Physically, Financially and Environmentally” to survive 21st century living, from divorce to disaster?
Dr. Peeke’s newest book, The Hunger Fix: The 3 Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction (Rodale, 2012) became a New York Times bestseller five days after launch on the Katie Couric show.This book presents the new science of food and addiction, noting the latest NIH based research showing that food addiction is real. In The Hunger Fix, Dr. Peeke presents a plan for detox off the “false fixes” or addictive food products, and a blueprint for lifelong control and recovery by switching to “healthy fixes” and reclaiming the brain’s hijacked reward center. The Hunger Fix is the first consumer book to present the science and plan and is a game changer in the field of weight management and healthy living.
Dr. Peeke serves as spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine global initiative. Together with the US Surgeon General, Dr. Peeke created the Surgeon General Walks for a Healthy and Fit Nation. She has been recognized by the National Library of Medicine as one of America’s leading physicians in their touring exhibition, Changing The Face of Medicine. Dr. Peeke is senior editor of the Women’s Health section of the new edition of the textbook Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Peeke holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, is board certified in internal medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. As a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Davis and then as the first physician to serve as Senior Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, Dr. Peeke conducted research in the newly evolving field of integrative medicine. Dr. Peeke was among the first physicians with formal training in nutrition science and while at the NIH, studied the relationship between chronic stress, nutrition, and weight gain.
An avid athlete and known as the ‘doc who walks the talk,’ Dr. Peeke is founder of The Peeke Performance Center for Healthy LivingTM where she conducts her Peeke Week Retreats teaching her Peeke Performers how to transform themselves, mentally and physically, for optimal health and wellbeing.
Fight Fat After Forty: The Secrets To Losing The Midlife Belly for Women, for Men, for Everyone
Dr. Peeke’s groundbreaking research at the National Institutes of Health unlocked the mystery of the midlife belly. Declining sex hormones, a more sedentary lifestyle coupled with increasing Toxic Stress form the perfect storm for the accumulation of too much fat inside the abdomen. She created the term “Menopot” for the excess abdominal fat in women, and “Manopot” for men. Dr. Peeke reveals her trademark Mind-Mouth-Muscle program for preventing and reversing belly fat in women and men.
Be Fit To Live: Master Your Mind and Body for LIFE!
As the first senior research fellow at the National Institutes of Medicine’s Office of Alternative Medicine, Dr. Peeke pioneered research in the mind-body sciences. While there, Dr. Peeke created the term “Integrative Fitness”, linking together mental, spiritual, nutritional and physical fitness into a New Normal for holistic wellness. As a scientist and physician, Dr. Peeke passionately presents credible, cutting edge science associated with Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Your Body For Life: The 3-point transformation plan
As one of America’s leading fitness and nutrition experts, Dr. Peeke presents her maverick model for transforming your body and maintaining that success for life. From childhood through the senior years, Dr. Peeke demonstrates that the key to sustainable success is optimizing body composition (strong muscles and bones, minimizing fat), not stressing over scale weight. Dr. Peeke reveals her 3-point blueprint (Mind-Mouth-Muscle) for feeding and strengthening the body, while shedding body fat in a doable, accessible program for women and men.
Deconstructing Diet Myths and Fitness Fantasy
Using her notable wit and wisdom, Dr. Peeke cuts through diet and fitness hype and myths, while providing unique pearls of wisdom based on the latest cutting edge research. Countless crunches don’t melt belly fat--- eating a leaner, protein rich dinner will. 30 minutes of intense cardio intervals will shed weight more efficiently than an hour of mild to moderate exercise. Protein and fiber fill you up and kill carb cravings. Dr. Peeke dispels the fantasies and leaves participants with tips, tools and techniques rooted in reality and guaranteed to deliver.
Girth of a Nation: The Public Policy of Waistlines and Wellness
As advisor to Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Dr. Peeke is creating national campaigns to address the American epidemic of sedentary life, obesity and overall lack of fitness for survival. Wearing her public policy hat, Dr. Peeke is the spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine’s global campaign, Exercise IS Medicine. Dr. Peeke explores the exciting and challenging opportunities for consumers, private industry and public policy makers to enhance wellness in the home, the worksite and on Capitol Hill.
Mastering Mental Fitness: The New Science of the Powerful, Plastic Brain
Nothing creates more fear than the thought of losing one’s mental capacity, especially after the age of 50. Dr. Peeke presents the new science of neuroplasticity, revealing how recent studies have discovered that the brain is plastic, or flexible, and continues to create new brain cells throughout life. Mastering optimal mental fitness involves working out in your cerebral gym on a daily basis, and creating new neurons that supervene over old habits. Dr. Peeke presents easy to learn mental techniques to maximize the potential of the brain throughout the aging process.
All Pamela Peeke Books
The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food AddictionPurchase Book
Fit to LivePurchase Book
Body for Life for Women: A Woman’s Plan for Physical and Mental TransformationPurchase Book
Fight Fat After Forty: The Revolutionary Three-Pronged Approach That Will Break Your Stress-Fat Cycle and Make You Healthy, Fit, and Trim for LifePurchase Book
“Dr. Pamela Peeke was a perfect fit for our event. We wanted someone to touch and inspire our grantees in attendance. Not only did Dr. Peeke energize and captivate our audience, even the high school students, but she recognized that collectively, we had the vision to improve our community’s nutrition and physical activity and that we are definitely moving in the right direction. She provided a first-hand look at the need to be active and gave excellent examples regarding the changes in calorie consumption specifically how we’ve become “super-sized” as a nation and we need to start thinking “right-sized.” Her words both validated and motivated all of us to continue our goal of improving the health and wellness of our community. Thank you Dr. Peeke!”
- Executive Director | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
Your energy is contagious, your knowledge is incredible, and your sense of humor is outstanding! Body image, toxic weight, nutrition, obesity—all topics of vital interest and rarely presented in such a dynamic way.
- | American Trucking Associations
What a wonderful contribution your lecture presentation made to our fifth annual Women’s Health Symposium. We thank you for helping us to help to improve the health of hundreds of women in our community.
- Deputy Director | May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport
I am sure you could tell from the audience’s reaction that the first word I should have used in this letter is “bravo”. Your presentation was truly one of the most outstanding we have heard on nutrition, obesity and physical fitness.
- President | American Medical Association Alliance, Inc.