Medical director on The Dr. Oz Show to read in Rhinebeck

The medical director on The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Michael Crupain, MD, started out doing his postgraduate training in neurosurgery, but found himself drawn to preventive medicine and ended up pursuing a Master’s in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He subsequently worked at director of food safety testing at Consumer Reports, investigating such health hazards as arsenic in rice and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in meats.

His gig on Dr. Oz has helped him appreciate even more “the power to inspire healthy behavioral change on a large scale” afforded by mass media exposure, so the natural next step was to write a book. Dr. Crupain believes that circadian rhythms have an important influence on healthy eating, and he expounds on this premise in What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life through Food. The food choices you make each day – and when you make them – can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude and the way you age, according to Crupain.

The TV health guru will be making a stop on his book tour on Saturday, February 9 at 4 p.m. at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck. Admission to his presentation is free, but attendees are requested to RSVP at Signed copies of What to Eat When will be available for purchase, and can be preordered at


What to Eat When reading, Saturday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., Free, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck,