Dr. Michael Breen is a co-founder of the Healthy Transformations program. His journey to this point is a culmination of decades of involvement in the field of Chiropractic, with an interest in optimizing human performance and health though musculoskeletal care and nutritional support.
In 1983, Dr. Breen began his chiropractic education at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in San Jose, California after completing an undergraduate Honours degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 1981, at Palmer-West, Dr. Breen began his study of nutritional science, and has continued his interest in this field for the past 35 years. The field of nutritional science has evolved remarkably over the past 3 decades – in particular, over the last 5 years, the field of biochemistry as it relates to the understanding of nutrition has exploded.
This information has added to the exceptionally strong evidence that food and nutrition is not only critical to support optimal health, but that when food and nutrition strategies are applied correctly, they contribute significantly to the curing of disease. Of great importance are the recent discoveries of how low-grade cellular inflammation forms the underlying basis of most chronic disease. Further, remarkable research has revealed that the application of anti-inflammatory diet and nutrition models changes the biochemistry of the body in ways that lead to the reversal of conditions that commonly are associated with prolonged ill-health.
In fact, these findings form the underlying scientific basis of the Healthy Transformations program. And yet, Dr. Breen knew that the science, by itself, was not enough to help people to achieve prolonged healthfulness. Adopting correct food and nutritional strategies requires significant levels of behavioural change. In 2014, Dr. Breen met Christopher Lawrence whose background in both corporate and personal behavioural change management filled in the last “puzzle piece”. Healthy Transformations was born by the coalescence of two experts in the respective fields of nutritional and behavioural science.