Dr. Peeke is known as an “edutainer,” combining her notable wit and energetic passion, with the latest scientific data and common sense approaches to holistic, healthy living. She provides audiences with her healthy living message in a memorable and entertaining mode of delivery. Her speaking and presentation style have earned her the reputation as one of the most requested physician speakers in America. Dr. Peeke is also known as the doctor who “walks the talk,” and is an avid athlete, marathoner, mountain climber and hiker.
An experienced media expert, Dr. Peeke is the Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health TV and host of the award winning National Body Challenge series. Her book, The National Body Challenge Success Program for the Whole Family, is the best selling companion guide to the television and web based program which is presently followed by over a million American families. Dr. Peeke's latest book, Fit to Live, is now a Discovery Health TV series set to launch in December 2008.
Dr. Peeke is a New York Times bestselling author. Fight Fat after Forty was the first consumer book describing the stress-fact connection for men and women. It has become the go-to book for anyone trying to understand why they eat under stress and what to do about it. Dr. Peeke's PBS special, Fight Fat after Forty: The Stress-Fat Connection, is nationally syndicated. 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 newest book, Fit to Live, was recently launched on the Today Show. In it, she presents wellness with a twist and challenges her readers with the question “Are you Fit to Live – Mentally, Nutritionally, Physically, Financially and Environmentally”? She presents the “21st century lifestyle-expanding waistline connection,” as well as her holistic plan to optimize men and women's ability to literally cut the fat from lifestyle habits, as well as their bodies. Dr Peeke's column Fit to Live is a monthly Fitness magazine feature. A practitioner of holistic, integrative medicine, Dr. Peeke was the first senior research fellow at the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, where she helped establish the scientific foundation for the research and development of investigations involving nutrition and fitness. Dr. Peeke is an expert in the newly emerging field of gender specific health and medicine, emphasizing the strengths and vulnerabilities of both genders as they practice healthy lifestyles. She is the Medical Director of the National Women's Health Resource Center and keynote presenter for the Speaking of Women's Health national campaign series.
Dr. Peeke is a regular in-studio medical commentator for the national networks including CNN's American Morning, the Today show and Fox & Friends. She is a monthly columnist and contributing editor for numerous national magazines – including Prevention, O Magazine, Fitness, Glamour, and More Magazine – in addition to being a member of Oprah Winfrey's “O Team” of national recognized experts in women's health. Dr. Peeke is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is also health advisor to the Clinton Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and a member of the Maryland Governor's Council on Fitness.