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Meet the Author: David A. Kessler, MD

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David A. Kessler, MD serves as Chief Science Officer of the White House COVID-19 Response Team under President Joe Biden and previously served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Overeating and Capture and two other books: Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs and A Question of Intent. Dr. Kessler is a pediatrician and has been the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco. He is a graduate of Amherst College, the University of Chicago Law School, and Harvard Medical School.

Books by David A. Kessler, MD

Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs

The Simple Truth About Food, Weight, and Disease

Book cover image: Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs: The Simple Truth About Food, Weight, and Disease

The American body is plagued by obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. In Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs, the follow up to his bestselling book The End of Overeating, Dr. David A. Kessler explains how we can reduce heart disease, keep weight off, and reduce chronic disease.  More »


Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

Book cover image: Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering | New York Times Bestseller

Former FDA Commissioner and bestselling author of The End of Overeating, Dr. David Kessler explores how and why our logical minds and better intentions can feel as though they have been hijacked by something we cannot control. What he discovers is the very underpinning of human suffering whether it be from depression, anxiety, obsession, addiction, phobia, or panic.  More »

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