Lectures by Ofir Vogel

For over 20 years I have been lecturing on the subject of health, quality of life, and medicine at medical conferences in hospitals, in large conferences for the general public and to companies, organizations, and various interest groups. Part of my vision is to make important medical knowledge accessible to anyone who wants it. My belief is that prevention is the best solution to most problems that may put our health at risk and cause us pain in life. Many chronic diseases, such as Hypertension, Diabetes, heart disease, CVA, Dementia, etc. have natural, evidence-based treatments that can help and make a difference.

My lectures are recommended for companies and organizations. Useful in supplemental learning, medical congress and seminars (for MD’s doctors and/or healthcare providers), regional councils and communities, in the framework of cultural and enrichment events.

The nature of the lecture is tailor made, suited to the organizations’ needs, with emphasis either being research-oriented, culinary, experiential, emotional, prosaic, etc.

The duration of the lectures are 60-90 minutes.

There is an option to gain more knowledge and delve deeper into material with a series of lectures.


Following are the lectures I offer

1. What can be learned from the healthiest people on earth?

An exotic journey to learn about the healthiest populations in the world with the longest lifespans. Exposure to their way of life and their wonderful state of health provides a rare opportunity to examine our ideas of health with new and refreshed vision.

The event will introduce us to centenarians who enjoy a wonderful quality of life, independence and who are practically free of chronic diseases.

Emphasis will be placed on common threads of these “successful agers,” what we’ll understand and what we can learn from them. With a clear message; everyone, at any age, can do a lot of things to improve their quality of life and their health or add good years to their lives.

The lecture is based on material from my book (Hebrew) and accompanied by stories, quotes, and video clips from the meetings with dozens of healthy centenarians in Israel, Sardinia, and Japan. All medical aspects are supported by science and what I learnt from several interviews with the world-leading researchers, such as Professor Suzuki Makoto from Okinawa Centenarian Research Institute, Professor Gianni Pes from Sassari University, and Professor Deiana Luca from Sassari University.

Read the English abstract of the  article ‘Successful Aging’ – currently known influential factors and suggested model for assessment and scaling, which I collaborated in writing.

Professor Luca Deiana
Sardinia, Italy

Professor Gianni Pes
Sardinia, Italy

Professor Suzuki Makoto
Okinawa, Japan

Watch one of the first times I gave these short lectures in English

2. “The Natural Ways to Maintain a Healthy and Sharp Brain Over the Age of 50”

Nutrition, lifestyle, advanced blood tests and natural medications for a well-functioning healthy brain.

All of us want clear brains with good cognitive functioning in our aging years and perhaps even to improve them over time, preventing diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  In contrast to the past, today there is knowledge that at any age the brain can develop and create new abilities.

This lecture will review the main elements that may damage brain function, we’ll learn which blood tests may direct us to effective treatment, and which medications to beware of. After we review the various lifestyle factors that influence our brain function, we’ll deepen our understanding of the important principles of nutrition, effective (and dangerous) dietary supplements and special foods that may improve cognitive function.

The lectures are based on scientific-medical literature, and on the knowledge that I accumulated while leading three brain health research projects, which are currently in different phases of operation.

Watch one of the first times I gave these short lectures in English

3. “Everything About the Heart – A Journey to a Healthier Heart”

Anyone who is interested in their heart’s health can learn how to significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. Which tests to take in order to estimate the danger to the heart (also those that the doctor won’t tell you about), and how it is possible to improve the condition of someone who is already suffering from heart disease.

Some of the most important risk factors to this problem are unknown to most people and are rooted in a variety of choices that a person makes in his/her life in the fields of nutrition, physical activity, coping with stress and unhealthy emotions.

Topics covered:

  • What is heart disease? What are the real risk factors? Early diagnosis and popular treatments.
  • Effective, science-based diet for the prevention and treatment of heart disease and it’s common risk factors.
  • Coping with stress and emotions which are unhealthy for the heart.
  • Specific heart-healthy foods and dietary supplements.
  • Physical exercise and avoidance of contaminants that endanger the heart.

In the lecture I will share the knowledge from my book (Hebrew) and what I have gained from five years’ work in heart rehabilitation centers, Workshops which took place in “Assaf HaRofeh” hospital for opening blocked arteries following Dr. Dean Ornish’s method and with the knowledge and experience gained from helping thousands of patients who coped with heart disease and its risk factors.

4. “Japanese Nutrition – The Healthiest People in the World”

For decades Japan has lead the word in longevity, and more importantly: healthy longevity. Okinawa is an island in South Japan that was a focus of intense research in this field for many years. In this lecture I will present the Japanese and Okinawan traditional diets in depth, including special healthy and unique foods that are unfamiliar to most westerners. If time and interest will allow, we will discuss other important factors such as community bonds, daily meditation, hygiene, aesthetics, sense of meaning (Ikigai), honour & respect for elders and more.

This lecture is based on what I’ve learned from my visits to Japan and Okinawa, my meetings with dozens of healthy centenarians, writing my book (Hebrew) and the valuable meetings I had with Professor Suzuki from Okinawa Centenarian Research Institute.

sobe healthy japaneis dish


konjak health food japan


fermented food japan

Fermented food

healthy table japan

Traditional Japanese table

goya vegetable healthy food japan

Goya - Healthy Japanese vegetable

healthy food in japan

A healthy Japanese meal

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