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Dr. Kris Verburgh

Dr. Kris Verburgh

A medical doctor with a passion for health (and how to keep it) and biogerontology (the science of aging)
Languages : English, Dutch

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  • Why do we age? What is the role of nutrition in the aging process?
  • Nutrition and the brain - about the sense and nonsense of brain food
  • What is happiness? Happiness in the brain (and outside it)
  • About the universe - from big bang to consciousness
  • Science and amazement: how science makes the world more beautiful
  • The purpose of begin sick – about diseases and the theory of evolution
  • Religion, spirituality and morality in the brain
  • On creativity and intelligence
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Kris Verburgh (1986) graduated magna cum laude in medicine from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.

He has a passion for medicine, neuroscience and biogerontology (the science of aging). At the age of 25, dr. Verburgh was the author of 3 science books. His books got many reprints and nominations.

His first book was published at the age of 17, making him the youngest author of a science book in Europe. This book was nominated for the Eureka Science Prize, the most important

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Kris Verburgh (1986) graduated magna cum laude in medicine from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.

He has a passion for medicine, neuroscience and biogerontology (the science of aging). At the age of 25, dr. Verburgh was the author of 3 science books. His books got many reprints and nominations.

His first book was published at the age of 17, making him the youngest author of a science book in Europe. This book was nominated for the Eureka Science Prize, the most important non-fiction book prize in Belgium and The Netherlands.

In his second book, that Verburgh wrote at the age of 21, he used recent scientific discoveries and insights to answer age-old philosophical questions about the origin and evolution of life, human nature and consciousness. The book got 7 reprints and was nominated for the Eureka Science Prize.

In his third book The food hourglass Verburgh writes about a subject that is a strong interest of his: the aging process. In this book he draws on the latest scientific insights to explain how different kind of foods and food habits can slow down or speed up the aging process. Because of his book Verburgh was nominated as one of the Most Important Belgians of 2012.

Verburgh wrote articles for national Dutch and Belgian newspapers and appeared in national radio and television shows. He regularly gives lectures on medicine, health and science.  

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The food hourglass

ISBN: 9789035137585
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More than 120 000 copies sold

In The food hourglass Kris Verburgh explains how food influences the way we age and how it can prevent aging related diseases.

The food hourglass is based on the latest scientific discoveries about nutrition and the aging process. Never before is so clearly explained the link between nutrition and the mechanisms of aging.

The food hourglass is not only a book that debunks many diets and food myths, it's also a new model that can be an alternative to the classic food plate and food pyramid. The food hourglass model not only shows what healthy food is, but more importantly illustrates how we can replace unhealthy foods by more healthy alternatives.

The food hourglass explains why certain foods are healthy and how these foods can slow down the aging process. A pleasant side effect of this approach is that people can also lose weight naturally.
 

Praise for the 'Food hourglass

“In this fluently written book the author critically reveals the link between our genetic determined aging process and our way of eating. Highly recommended for everyone who intends to eat healthier."

- Herman Becq, MD, endocrinologist

“Nutrition is an important factor not only in the prevention, but also in the development of cancer. This book makes you think about habits we take for granted.”

- An Vandebroek, MD, oncologist

“The greatest merit of the author is that he provides more depth on nutritional issues in general and in the West. In plain language he brings clarity to the strongly hyped and advertised topic called nutrition.”

- Hans Decoster, MD, cardiologist

“Healthy food is our best medicine, as this book shows. If the recommendations of the author are followed, our health care will be more fun and cheaper. Highly recommended!”

- Adjiedj Bakas, Trendwatcher of the Year and author of "The future of our health''
 

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Brilliant!

ISBN: 9789052407326
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About the universe

Once in a while we all feel utterly dumbstruck by the fascinating universe. The cosmos simply surpasses our understanding.

In ‘Brilliant!’ a smoothly written and witty book by 17-year-old Kris Verburgh, we get to know the most riveting ideas and views of the cosmos. It includes the big bang, black holes, wormholes, the solar system, the planets, the expansion of the universe and the geometry of space, star systems and their origins, the end of our star system, higher dimensions, hyperspace, the multiverse, quantum mechanics, extraterrestrial life, paradoxes of time, the concept of time--and much more. We get a look at the work of Einstein, Newton, Hubble and Friedmann in clear, accessible language that, in addition to pure science, makes room for emotion and awe.
 

co-founder & director PINC Conferences

Peter van Lindonk

"There are speakers who reach the ears of their audience and there are speakers who reach ears and heart. Kris Verburgh is one of the latter and enchanted everybody at PINC." 


Rotaryclub, The Netherlands

Rob Gruben

“Without a doubt, the lecture of Kris Verburgh was one of the best we have ever seen at our Rotary meetings. A lecture of such a brilliant speaker is perhaps a one in 20-year event and I think this was also the prevailing impression of the public.”


member of the board of directors Rabobank

Cor van Leeuwen

“Kris Verburgh, scientific heavyweight and a master speaker."