About Dr. Pamela Peeke

Dr. Pamela Peeke

Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health. She is the author of the new book, The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction.

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.

Serving as Chief Medical Correspondent for 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. Major television and radio networks including CNN, Fox and NPR interview her as a regular in-studio science and health news commentator. The multimedia healthy lifestyle program, Everyday Fitness with Dr. Pam Peeke, is available online to 50 million unique website users at WebMD.com.

Dr. Peeke’s national bestselling 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. Dr. Peeke’s third book, 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 serves as spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine in its global initiative, Exercise Is Medicine, and 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 holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. A native of San Francisco and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Peeke was awarded her Baccalaureate in Science and Masters Degree in Public Health and Public Policy before completing her medical degree at Michigan State University and residency in internal medicine at George Washington University.

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. Pamela 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. She helped establish the scientific foundation for the research and development of investigations involving nutrition and fitness.

An avid athlete and known as the ‘doc who walks the talk,’ Dr. Peeke leads The Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living .

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How to Make a Healthy Stone Fruit Crumble (VIDEO RECIPE)

How to Make a Healthy Stone Fruit Crumble (VIDEO RECIPE)

November 15, 2012 with

Dr. Pam Peeke and SPE Certified chefs create nutrition-packed meals that don’t sacrifice taste

The Hunger Fix: Fatty Foods Addictive Like Cocaine? (VIDEOS)

The Hunger Fix: Fatty Foods Addictive Like Cocaine? (VIDEOS)

November 5, 2012 with

Dr. Pam Peeke’s latest books explains science of overeating, plus how to curb your food addiction

The Hunger Fix: Food Is an Addiction (VIDEOS)

The Hunger Fix: Food Is an Addiction (VIDEOS)

October 16, 2012 with

Revolutionary new book from Dr. Pam Peeke outlines the strong link between food & addiction

How to Get the Most From Your Food (VIDEOS)

How to Get the Most From Your Food (VIDEOS)

September 17, 2012 with

SPE Certified nutritionists and Rouge Tomate chefs work together to deliver healthy ingredients, without sacrificing taste

Make Your Own Nutrient-Packed Vegetable Marinara Sauce (VIDEO RECIPE)

Make Your Own Nutrient-Packed Vegetable Marinara Sauce (VIDEO RECIPE)

September 16, 2012 with

Dr. Pam Peeke and SPE Certified chefs help you pack 5 vegetables into one pasta sauce

Dr. Pam Peeke's The Hunger Fix: A Recovery Plan for Food Addicts

Dr. Pam Peeke’s The Hunger Fix: A Recovery Plan for Food Addicts

September 12, 2012 with

Have a food craving you can’t resist? Dr. Pam Peeke’s new book, ‘The Hunger Fix,’ can help…

Dr. Pamela Peeke's Running Tips

Dr. Pamela Peeke’s Running Tips

June 7, 2012 with

Tips from a veteran marathon runner for all 26.2 miles…

10 Tips to Becoming a Biking Pro, From Dr. Pamela Peeke

10 Tips to Becoming a Biking Pro, From Dr. Pamela Peeke

March 26, 2012 with

Dr. Pamela Peeke, an internationally recognized expert, physician, avid cyclist and author, shares her advice on long-distance cycling

Weight-Loss Drug May Be Approved, But Should You Take it?

Weight-Loss Drug May Be Approved, But Should You Take it?

February 24, 2012 with

Controversial Qnexa may be OK’d by FDA this year; Dr. Pamela Peeke on why you should steer clear of weight-loss drugs

Dr. Pamela Peeke: Steer Clear of Weight-Loss Drugs

Dr. Pamela Peeke: Steer Clear of Weight-Loss Drugs

May 11, 2011 with

Health & Nutrition Expert Dr. Pamela Peeke says ditch the drugs and stick to running shoes and whole foods – every time