Leading doctors and dietitians like Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Neal Barnard, Brenda Davis, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Michael Greger and others show you exactly what to eat, what NOT to eat and why based on the latest, unbiased scientific research (it's surprisingly simple!)
Just how much movement - and what kind - do you need to support your weight loss? Learn first hand from "Trainer of the Stars" John Pierre or inspirations like High Carb Hannah and Jon McMahon who've inspired well over 1 million people to finally take control of their health and fitness
Biology & Psychology
Discover what role our genes and hormones play (crucial for women!), when and how our biological programming is sabotaging us and when our psychology makes us lose control. Learn from Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. Doug Lisle, Dr. Rosane Oliveira, Dr. Roger Gould and others.
If you've ever struggled to lose weight - or to keep it off - this event can literally change everything...
The truth is that if you follow a few simple rules - rules that you'll learn during this event - it's biologically impossible to not lose weight and keep it off!
And we're not talking about counting calories, portion control or trying to exercise off the calories that you ate...
We're talking about a real revolution in weight loss and health that is spearheaded by a few doctors sworn in on integrity and helping everyone willing to listen. These are the doctors running real life weight loss programs in clinics, universities and whose research is the very foundation of a movement that is empowering millions around the world to take control of their health.
And what you'll learn during this summit will empower you to do the same. By yourself. At home.
So if you're tired of short-term, hyped up "solutions" then this free online event is the breath of fresh air that you're looking for!
And because this is an online event you can join and watch from anywhere at no cost. Our mission is simply to help you and others in need. So click here - Join the Real Truth About Weight Loss and learn from these experts:
Meet Our Speakers
Dr. Dean Ornish
Undo It: The 4 Things You Must Do To Lose Weight & Live WellLearn More
Undo It: The 4 Things You Must Do To Lose Weight & Live Well
Dr. Dean Ornish
Dean Ornish, MD is often regarded as the father of lifestyle medicine. He’s been honored as one of the 125 Most Extraordinary University of Texas Alumni in the past 125 years, one of the 50 Most Influential Members of his Generation (LIFE magazine), one of the Most Interesting People of 1996 (People magazine), one of the Seven Most Powerful Teachers in the World (Forbes Magazine) and has received numerous rewards for his groundbreaking work.
Dean Ornish is the author of six books, all national bestsellers including: The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health, Love & Survival: 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, Everyday Cooking with Dean Ornish, Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly, Stress, Diet & Your Heart: A Lifetime Program for Healing Your Heart Without Drugs or Surgery.
Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute (PMRI). For over 35 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research through PMRI, demonstrating for the first time that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. After 16 years of review, Medicare recently agreed to provide coverage for Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease. This is the first time that Medicare has covered a program of comprehensive lifestyle changes.
Dean Ornish has written a monthly column for Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines and is currently Medical Editor of The Huffington Post, which has 45 million unique readers per month.
Dean Ornish, M.D. is a revolutionary thought leader in healthcare and medicine, proving through 35 years of research studies that comprehensive lifestyle changes can improve chronic conditions and transform lives. For example he was the first to prove that life style changes can reverse even severe coronary heart disease in both women and men, affect gene expression in men with prostate cancer, lengthen telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes that control aging, inhibit angiogenesis, thereby killing tumors with less toxicity by disrupting the tumor’s blood supply and more.
Dr. Neal Barnard
Seductive foods and their consequencesLearn More
Seductive foods and their consequences
Dr. Neal Barnard
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of Barnard Medical Center.
Dr. Barnard is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the 2016 recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award, and has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books, including the New York Times best-sellers Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today best-seller Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.
As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He hosts four PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.
Originally from Fargo, N.D., Dr. Barnard received his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.
From food addict & overweight to one of the fittest men on earthLearn More
From food addict & overweight to one of the fittest men on earth
A graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich is a 50-year old, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, popular public speaker, husband, father of 4 and inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of courageous and healthy living.
But what makes Rich truly remarkable is that less than two years prior to his first Ultraman, he didn’t even own a bike, let alone race one.
Although he competed as a butterfly swimmer at Stanford University in the late 80’s, Rich’s career was cut short by struggles with drugs and alcohol — an addiction that led him astray for the next decade, alienating friends, colleagues and family, landing him in jails, institutions and ultimately rehab at age 31. Although sober, Rich soon found himself 50 pounds overweight; the furthest thing from fit. On the eve of his 40th birthday, defeated by a mere flight of stairs that left him buckled over in pain, he foresaw the almost certain heart attack looming in his near future. Something had to change…
In 2009 Rich was titled one of the ’25 Fittest Guys in the World’ by Men’s Fitness Magazine. In May 2010, Rich and his ultra-colleague Jason Lester accomplished an unprecedented feat of staggering endurance many said was not possible completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 islands of Hawaii in under a week. In 2012, Rich became a #1 bestselling author with the publication of his inspirational memoir Finding Ultra.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman
The cascade of Toxic Hunger, Cravings and CancerLearn More
The cascade of Toxic Hunger, Cravings and Cancer
Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a nutrient-dense eating style, designed to prevent cancer, slow aging, and extend lifespan.
For over 25 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Dr. Fuhrman is a former world-class figure skater, who placed second in the United States National Pairs Championships in 1973 and third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain. Along with his nutritional expertise, Dr. Fuhrman has been involved professionally with sports medical committees, advised professional and Olympic athletes, and has lectured to athletic trainers and world-class athletes about maximizing performance and preventing injury.
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
The diet that can reverse diabetes and heart diseaseLearn More
The diet that can reverse diabetes and heart disease
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn has been a surgeon, researcher, and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for more than 35 years and is the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009.
Dr. Esselstyn summarized his pioneering research in his best-selling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and has written for more than 150 scientific publications.
He currently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. He is also is a lecturer for the CNS and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate.
Dr. Michael Roizen
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Understanding the rise of obesity and the rule of 5...
Dr. Michael Roizen
Dr. Michael Fredric Roizen is an American anesthesiologist and internist, an award-winning author and the Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Roizen became famous for developing the RealAge concept. He has authored or co-authored 14 books for lay audiences including 5 NY Times #1 Bestsellers.
He is a Past Chair of a FDA advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. He has published more than 175 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, and four medical books (one, a medical best-seller), and received 13 U.S. and many foreign patents, and help found 12 companies.
Dr. Roizen practices internal medicine and coaches patients to, and to sustain, wellness in the department of Preventive Medicine. You may recognize Michael Roizen from his appearances over the years on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Oz.
Dr John McDougall
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Starches and how the food industry covers up the truth
Dr John McDougall
A physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine, John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 50 years.
A graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. McDougall performed his internship at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his medical residency at the University of Hawaii. He is certified as an internist by the Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
In 1965, at age 18, McDougall suffered a massive stroke, which he attributed to his high animal product diet.
Between 1973 and 1976, McDougall worked as a physician at the Hamakua Sugar Plantation on Hawaii Island. Between 1986 and 2002, he launched a vegetarian dietary program at St. Helena Hospital in the Napa Valley, California. Between 1999 and 2001, he ran a dietary program for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Michael Greger
The science of the ideal diet for weight loss & disease reversalLearn More
The science of the ideal diet for weight loss & disease reversal
Dr. Michael Greger
Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.
A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award and became a diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.
Both his latest books, How Not to Die and the How Not to Die Cookbook, became instant New York Times Best Sellers. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements have always and will always be donated to charity.
Dr. Michelle McMacken
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The surprising common denominator for long-term weight loss
Dr. Michelle McMacken
Michelle McMacken, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she practices primary care, directs a weight management program, and teaches doctors-in-training at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City.
Dr. McMacken is an enthusiastic supporter of plant-based nutrition and is committed to educating patients, doctors, and the public about the power of healthy eating and lifestyle modification. She has received the faculty ‘Teacher of the Year’ award three times and has been featured in several documentary films, in national academic nutrition conferences, and on popular nutrition-related websites and podcasts.
Dr. McMacken is also a council member for the True Health Initiative, a coalition of health experts from around the world committed to educating on evidence-based, proven principles of lifestyle as medicine.
Dr. Garth Davis
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What to do before considering bariatric surgery
Dr. Garth Davis
Garth P. Davis, MD, FACS, FASMBS, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas in Austin where he was the Student Government President and was recognized as the most outstanding student at UT. Dr. Davis went on to attend medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. In addition, he was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Davis completed his surgical residency at the prestigious University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he was elected to the position of Chief Administrative Resident. He then started his career in Houston, Texas where he established The Davis Clinic and was an assistant professor of surgery at The University of Texas-Houston. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is also boarded in medical management of obesity.
Dr. Davis is the author of two books: Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and The Expert’s Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery.
Having spent 17 years in the field of surgical and medical weight management, Dr. Davis is a recognized expert in initial bariatric procedures as well as revisional bariatric surgery, and he is frequently asked to give lectures to both patient and physician audiences.
Dr. Doug Lisle
The hidden forces preventing you from losing weight...Learn More
The hidden forces preventing you from losing weight...
Dr. Doug Lisle
Dr. Lisle has been the clinical psychologist at the TrueNorth Health Center for over 30 years. He has published numerous articles in the scientific literature. He is the co-author of The Pleasure Trap and is in private practice, conducting psychotherapy at the TrueNorth Health Center.
Dr. Lisle is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego (Summa Cum Laude). He received the President’s Fellowship and was a Dupont Scholar at the University of Virginia where he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He was then appointed Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University and was on the staff at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
Dr. Lisle worked as a forensic psychologist for the criminal justice system in Dallas, Texas and as a consultant for the National Institute of Health Clinical Trial on Cognitive Therapy for Recurrent Depression at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Lisle lectures nationally to health professionals on topics including evolutionary psychology, cognitive therapy, lifestyle modification, relaxation and stress management, and weight loss. His research and clinical interests have broadened to include health and wellness, self-esteem, relationship satisfaction, the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression, and optimizing achievement motivation.
High Carb Hannah
Patience and self-love: the keys to making weight loss enjoyableLearn More
Patience and self-love: the keys to making weight loss enjoyable
High Carb Hannah
Hannah has lost over 50 pounds following a whole foods plant based diet (188-135pbs) and has shared that entire journey on her YouTube channel which has over 600,000 followers.
Hannah’s main focus is helping people achieve their best health through both mind and body. She has written 3 recipe books to showcase delicious recipes that assist with weight loss and beautiful photography.
How one family saved their health eating like centenariansLearn More
How one family saved their health eating like centenarians
Jeff Nelson Grew up in San Rafael, California, a quiet city just north of San Francisco. He first attended Yale and graduated from Stanford University. Currently, he and his wife Sabrina are co-founders of Vegsource.com and The Healthy Lifestyle Expo. Their plant-based journey began when Sabrina was diagnosed with Relapsing Polychondritis, an uncommon, chronic disorder of the cartilage. Sabrina found hope when she read a book which explained that diseases of this type responded favorably to a plant based diet. After just 3 months of being vegan Sabrina found out that she was in remission.
Jeff and Sabrina wanted to share their experience so they created Vegsource.com, a hub for health related information, videos, and interviews. They also run the Healthy Lifestyle Expo in Valencia every fall, where top experts give presentations and share healthy lifestyle stories and advice. Jeff didn’t intend for this to become a business, it just became one as it got more popular. He says “it’s cool to see that other people have gotten rid of their disease and are healthy again because of something that we posted on the internet.”
Dr. Thomas Campbell
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What could sabotage your efforts to adopt a healthy diet?
Dr. Thomas Campbell
Thomas M. Campbell II, MD, dipl. ABOM, is medical director of the Highland Weight Management & Lifestyle Center, where he works with individuals and groups to lose weight and prevent and treat illness using diet and lifestyle. He also helps conduct a groundbreaking research program investigating the effect of plant-based nutrition on chronic disease. A board certified family physician and specialist in obesity medicine, Dr. Campbell is also the medical director and an educator at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, a nonprofit organization in Ithaca, NY, which promotes optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research in partnership with eCornell, Cornell University’s online course provider.
Never give up! What to do if you think you've tried it all...Learn More
Never give up! What to do if you think you've tried it all...
In early 2017 Jon had a diabetic heart attack and was suffering from diabetes, neuropathy, morbid obesity–and had been struggling with depression and isolation for many years.
Doctors told him the best he could hope for was to manage his diabetes and deterioration, and to do so I must take a cocktail of medications for the rest of my life. Unsatisfied with the answers doctors were giving him, in the summer of 2017 Jon embarked out on a quest to get to the heart of the problem underlying the diabetes epidemic, and how people are successfully reversing it without medication.
The result is the popular documentary series “iThrive: Rising from the Depths of Diabetes and Obesity” which has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people so far.
After filming the series, Jon implemented what he learned and in 6 short months reversed the diabetes and morbid obesity. To date he has lost over 108 lbs and counting.
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How to get the benefits of exercise without "exercising"
John Pierre is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has devoted more than a quarter century to helping and improving the lives of others through his expertise in the areas of geriatrics, nutrition, fitness, women’s empowerment, green living, and cognitive retainment and improvement.
Sometimes John is referred to as a “Trainer to the Stars” because he trains celebrities, rock-stars, and Fortune 500 Executives. However John has a wide range of clientele, including military personnel, hard-core athletes, and many people with diverse backgrounds, fitness levels and of all ages.
Dr. Alan Goldhamer
The Pleasure Trap: escaping the hidden forces that makes us fatLearn More
The Pleasure Trap: escaping the hidden forces that makes us fat
Dr. Alan Goldhamer
For over 30 years Dr. Alan Goldhamer has been the director of the True North Health Center and the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa CA. TrueNorth Health is an integrative medical facility combining medicine, osteopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic and psychology as well as a research center on the application of fasting to the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and lymphoma.
Dr. Goldhamer is the author of the Health Promoting Cookbook and co-author of The Pleasure Trap. He was the principal investigator in a number of studies that have appeared in the peer reviewed literature including 2 papers on the use of fasting in the treatment of high blood pressure and a recent report that appeared in the British Medical Journal on the treatment of Lymphoma cancer with fasting and an exclusively plant-based diet.
Dr. Rosane Oliveira
How food can up or down-regulate our “fat genes"Learn More
How food can up or down-regulate our “fat genes"
Dr. Rosane Oliveira
Dr. Rosane Oliveira is Founding Director of the Integrative Medicine program and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine at the University of California Davis.
Blending a life-long passion for food and nutrition with over 20 years of scientific experience in genetic research, Dr. Oliveira is devoted to educating people about how food and lifestyle choices can affect genetic expression – i.e. how genes are turned on and off to promote health and wellness or cause disease.
She is involved in the Quantified Self international collaboration and is conducting a groundbreaking study comparing the nutrition and lifestyle choices of herself and her identical twin sister.
A passionate spokesperson about her area of specialty, Dr. Oliveira is an international speaker and has shared the stage with world-renowned health and wellness experts like Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. John McDougall, and many others.
She also writes about health and nutrition on the program’s popular blog and teaches lifestyle medicine to medical students at UC Davis.
Dr. Steve Lawenda
This doc was overweight and couldn't help himself until...Learn More
This doc was overweight and couldn't help himself until...
Dr. Steve Lawenda
Dr. Steven Lawenda, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in Southern California Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Lawenda graduated from UC Davis School of Medicine in 2001 with Honors in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island / Brown University in 2004 where he was awarded Resident Teacher of the Year. In 2013, Dr. Lawenda transformed his own health with plant-based nutrition, losing 75 pounds, while eliminating multiple chronic conditions. Shortly after transforming his own health, Dr. Lawenda subsequently co-created and led Lifestyle Medicine programs centered around plant-based nutrition that have transformed the lives of patients as well as the way in which health care is delivered at his medical center. Dr. Lawenda recently co-authored a review of Lifestyle Medicine with several esteemed colleagues that was published in the Permanente Journal. For his work, Dr. Lawenda was honored as a two-time recipient of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Everyday Hero award (2016, 2017), as well as the 2018 Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Physicians’ Exceptional Contribution Award.
Chef Darshana Thacker
Preparing food that you can eat as much of as you wantLearn More
Preparing food that you can eat as much of as you want
Chef Darshana Thacker
Chef Darshana Thacker is a vegan chef who specializes in whole-food, plant-based cuisine. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she’s known for her hearty and distinctly flavorful creations, which draw inspiration from a wide range of ethnic traditions.
Chef Darshana was the recipe author of Forks Over Knives Family and a lead recipe contributor for the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, Forks Over Knives: Flavor! Delicious Whole-Food, Plant-Based Food to Cook Every Day and LA Yoga magazine online.
Dr. Hans Diehl
How we became an overweight society (and how to change it)Learn More
How we became an overweight society (and how to change it)
Dr. Hans Diehl
Dr. Hans Diehl is an epidemiologically trained lifestyle interventionist dealing with chronic diseases, such as heart diseae, diabetes, hypertension and excess weight. He holds a doctorate in Health Science and a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition. He is founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda, California where he is also a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University.
He is the founder of CHIP (the Complete Health Improvement Project). The clinical results of this 35-hour educational program with more than 85,000 graduates have been published in more than 45 scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and Preventive Medicine. CHIP is endorsed by the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Professor Diehl has co-authored two books – The Optimal Diet Cookbook and Health Power: Health by Choice Not Chance, translated into 35 languages and an international bestseller with more than 2 million copies in print.
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Insights into which dietary pattern keeps the weight off long-term
Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Brenda was the senior dietitian in a diabetes research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands, and in a recent lifestyle intervention demonstration project in Lithuania. She is a featured speaker at nutrition, medical and health conferences throughout the world.
Brenda is co-author of ten award-winning, vegetarian/vegan nutrition classics, with over 750,000 copies in print in 13 languages: The Kick Diabetes Cookbook (2018), Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (2014), Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (2013), Becoming Vegan (2000), The New Becoming Vegetarian (2003), Becoming Vegetarian (1994, 1995), Becoming Raw (2010), the Raw Food Revolution Diet (2008), Defeating Diabetes (2003) and Dairy-free and Delicious (2001). She is also a contributing author in The Complete Vegetarian (2009). She is currently working on her 11th book: Kick Diabetes: Essential Diet and Lifestyle Guide which in due for release in the summer of 2019. Brenda has authored and co-authored several articles for peer-reviewed medical and nutrition journals and magazines.
Brenda is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. In 2007, she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Brenda lives in Kelowna British Columbia with her husband of 40 years, Paul Davis.
Dr. Columbus Batiste
Stress, free radicals and inflammation caused by foodLearn More
Stress, free radicals and inflammation caused by food
Dr. Columbus Batiste
Columbus D. Batiste, MD, FACC, FSCAI is a board certified Internist, Cardiologist, and Interventional Cardiologist. He is currently the Chief of Cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Riverside and Moreno Valley Medical Centers, and the former co-director of the Kaiser Permanente Inland Empire Cardiac Catheterization Services.
In 2011, Dr. Batiste led out in establishing the Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Program (based at Kaiser Permanente). The objective of this program is to prevent the onset and re-occurrence of cardiovascular disease focusing on lifestyle modification. Dr. Batiste is a strong advocate for a plant based diet, exercise and stress reduction. He has been lecturing in the community over the past several years.
Dr. Batiste is also known as “Healthy Heart Doc”. Since graduating from Loma Linda University in 2004 and completion of his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in 2006, Dr. Batiste has performed nearly 2000 coronary interventions, and hundreds of pacemaker implantations. He has been recognized for his work by multiple organizations ranging from the medical center physician of the year (2010), Inland Empire Magazine Heart Hero (2010), Eagle Award for Excellence in Medicine (2013), to the Derrell Thomas Foundation Community Service Award recipient (2013).
Dr. Batiste’s mission is to share information so that “each one can teach one” about the benefits of exercise and healthy eating and therefore; provide everyone with the opportunity to take control of their health. Through the Healthy Heart Doc page on Facebook, Dr. Batiste is dedicated not only to provide information, but also to provide a community of support for people on the road to a healthy lifestyle and a healthy heart.
Dr. Jay Gordon
Child obesity - what causes it and what can we do about it?Learn More
Child obesity - what causes it and what can we do about it?
Dr. Jay Gordon
In the middle of his residency training, pediatrician Jay Gordon took an unusual step. Deciding that he needed greater knowledge about nutrition, vitamins, and alternative medicine in order to practice medicine the way he wanted to, Dr. Gordon took a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City. After his residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Dr. Gordon joined the teaching attending faculty at UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
In addition to treating patients, he participates in the training of medical students and residents, lectures all over the world, writes books, and writes a monthly column for “Fit Pregnancy” magazine. He has contributed to “New York Parent,” “Parenting” magazine and has been quoted in the L.A. Times, New York Times, The Washington Post, and The London Times. He’s appeared on Fox 11 News, ABC’s 20/20, and Larry King Live. He has recently appeared on CBS Evening News, KCRW with Warren Olney, and the Laura Ingraham Show. Dr. Gordon contributed and wrote the foreword to “Smart Medicine for a Healthy Child” and “The Encyclopedia of Vitamins and Supplements” (both published in 1999), is pediatric consultant for “Fit Pregnancy” magazine and a frequent contributor to “Parents,” “Parenting,” and other media outlets.
Intensely interested in infant nutrition and breastfeeding, Dr. Gordon is the first male physician to sit for and pass the International Board of Lactation Certification Exam and has served on the Professional Advisory Board of La Leche League for twenty-four years. Dr. Gordon’s first book, the well-received Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow, offers a life-changing plan for families who want to make dramatic changes in health and fitness through nutrition.
Dr. Vera Tarman
Food Addiction: Unearthing the Missing Piece of the Obesity PuzzleLearn More
Food Addiction: Unearthing the Missing Piece of the Obesity Puzzle
Dr. Vera Tarman
An addiction specialist, Dr Vera Tarman has been accredited with the Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) since 2004. She is the Medical Director of Toronto’s largest treatment center, Renascent, and has been the host for various call-in TVs such as “Living Clean”, “Addictions Unplugged” and “Toronto Speaks: Addiction”.
Dr Tarman believes that the addiction dynamic MUST be included in the larger understanding of how to sustain profound weight-loss long-term. Want to keep your weight off and love what you eat?
Dr. Tarman is an international specialist on the subject of food addiction and food sobriety. She is the author of “Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction” – now in its second edition. She is currently overseeing a unique inpatient and outpatient program for food addicts, which promotes an abstinent food plan and the utilization of addiction tools towards the recovery of food and eating disorders. Discovering food serenity may be the missing piece of the current obesity puzzle.
Dr. Stephan Esser
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How certain foods degenerate our joints and what to eat instead
Dr. Stephan Esser
Stephan Esser, MD is a physician, author and motivational speaker specializing in sports medicine and lifestyle modification. He is dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve their best health and maximize fitness, fun and function.
Dr. Esser completed a Bachelor of Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Medical School at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He currently works as the Sports & Spine Physician with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Prior to his career in medicine he was a competitive tennis player, achieving a ranking of #1 in the US in Men’s Open Doubles (2002).
Dr. Frank Sabatino
The missing links for effective weight loss: hormones, stress, sleep and addictionLearn More
The missing links for effective weight loss: hormones, stress, sleep and addiction
Dr. Frank Sabatino
Dr. Frank Sabatino is the past Health Director of the Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute in Bonita Springs , FL, the Regency Health Resort and Spa in Hallandale, FL and Health Director-Owner of Ocean Jade Retreat in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL, where he cared for, lectured and inspired thousands of people over the past 40 years. He is currently the director of the Balance for Life Retreat Program in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Balance for Life Retreat is a vegan lifestyle education center specializing in plant-based vegan nutrition, health rejuvenation, stress management and therapeutic fasting and detoxification.
Dr. Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician who also has a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology from the Emory University School of Medicine. The book of his original research on the effects of brain peptides on the regulation of reproductive hormones was published in 1988. While an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine, he did extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress and aging, and has published a number of major scientific papers in some of the most well-respected peer reviewed journals in the fields of cell biology, aging, endocrinology and neuroscience.
He has also written numerous articles for lay magazines and journals in the areas of clinical nutrition, healthy weight loss, women’s hormones, stress management, addiction and healthy aging. He has been featured in a variety of books, news articles, and cable TV programs including CNN. Dr. Sabatino is a past member of the prestigious Brookdale fellowship in Gerontology and Aging. As a member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians, he is also widely recognized as an expert in water-only fasting and integrative health care. His DVD Program and recently completed book: ‘WEIGHTLESS: Compassionate Weight Loss for LIfe’ promote the most comprehensive plant-based solution and lifestyle strategies for solving the pandemic of obesity. He is also a proponent of Oriental energy arts and a long time teacher and student of tai-chi and qi gong.
Dr. Angie Sadeghi
All about our gut - the key to a better metabolismLearn More
All about our gut - the key to a better metabolism
Dr. Angie Sadeghi
Dr. Angie Sadeghi is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and an avid fitness competitor.
Dr. Angie offers a complete range of services including treatments for digestive, stomach, esophagus, liver, and colon-related illnesses. She has extensive training from the prestigious University of Southern California (USC), and demonstrates exceptional commitment to excellence in treating diseases of digestive tract.
Combining evidence based medicine, her expertise in the digestive system and her passion for physical fitness and nutrition, Dr. Angie has developed a comprehensive approach to helping patients live a healthy life. Dr. Angie is passionate about disease prevention.
Dr. Terry Shintani
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Getting the effect of a gastric bypass without the bypass
Dr. Terry Shintani
Formally Designated a “Living Treasure” in 2006, Dr Terry Shintani is one of the youngest individuals to receive this designation. He is a unique physician-nutritionist-community health advocate and medical school professor. He has served the underserved and Native Hawaiian communities throughout his career with hundreds of programs and activities.
Author of 14 books and one of his programs won the highest national award from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
He has been featured in News week, CBS This Morning, CNN News, Dateline NBC, and as of 1995, he appears in the Encyclopedia Britannica. As a lawyer, he authored landmark legislation that legalized Native Hawaiian Healing practices so that it may be practiced and preserved. Currently, he serves as the Associate Chair of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine and is on the National Advisory Board of the American College of Life style Medicine.
Dr. Scott Stoll
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Social networks and how obesity becomes contageous
Dr. Scott Stoll
Dr. Scott Stoll is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He served as the chairman of the department of Physical Medicine and Rehab and medical director for Physical Therapy and the Spine Center at Coordinated Health. He specializes in regenerative medicine, utilizing natural treatments, diet, and lifestyle to aid the body in healing chronic disease and injuries. As a member of the 1994 United States Olympic Bobsled Team, Dr. Stoll is well suited for his additional roles as a team physician at Lehigh University, the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, and advising physician serving professional and Olympic athletes.
Dr. Stoll is served as a member of the Whole Foods Scientific Medical Advisory Board, assisting and advising the creation of a culture of health for the 53,000 employees and in the 300 stores worldwide including the Dr. Stoll one-week health immersion held biannually. He co founded the Plantrician Project, a not for profit 501c3, the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare conference, The International Cardiovascular Summit co-chaired with the President of the American College of Cardiology, educating and inspiring healthcare professionals to use whole food plant based nutrition as a foundation for healing and disease prevention.
He is the author of the best selling book The Change, and Alive! A Physician’s Biblical & Scientific Guide to Nutrition, monthly article in 3 international magazines, numerous scientific articles, and chapters in Rethink Food. He has appeared in a number of documentaries including Eating You Alive and Wait Til Its Free.
Dr. Stoll can be heard daily on his radio program, Health Minutes, in the Lehigh Valley, daily Health minutes on Channel 60 TV and in lectures nationally and internationally. He can also be seen in guest appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, Live with Marilu Henner, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and Daystar Television.
Dr. Roger Gould
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The hidden origin of emotional eating and how to free yourself
Dr. Roger Gould
Roger Gould, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and former Head of Community Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry at UCLA. He is a leading authority on adult development and emotional eating.
In his first book Transformations, Gould presents his view that adult psychological development consists of the “dismantling of the illusions of safety developed in childhood.” Gould’s theory suggests that these illusions are confronted in a time-sensitive sequence as one progresses through the life-cycle.
In 2007, he published a second book, “Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever.” In both the book and the online program, Gould suggests that the powerlessness people feel over their cravings to eat when they are emotionally upset is a cover-up for a deeper sense of powerlessness in areas, or “layers,” of their lives not directly connected to eating. By examining one’s sense of powerlessness in the areas identified, Gould claims one can end emotional eating and other forms of uncontrolled eating.
His work has been featured on national television (ABC, CBS and FOX) and covered in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Bariatric Times, Prevention, Psychology Today, Good Housekeeping, MedHelp and MSN Health.
Dr. Michael Klaper
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Obesity and inflammation: How to break the viscous cycle
Dr. Michael Klaper
Dr. Michael Klaper, is a practicing doctor, internationally recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. He has practiced medicine for more than 40 years and is a leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine. He is also the author, has appeared in numerous documentaries, videos and contributed to the making of two PBS television programs Food for Thought and the award-winning Diet for a New America movie based on the book of the same name.
Dr. Michael Klaper served as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research from 1992 through 2015, hosted a medical information radio program for ten years and was also a member of the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association, and served as an advisor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project on nutrition for long-term space colonists on the moon and Mars.
Dr. Michael Klaper teaches that “Health Comes From Healthy Living” and is dedicated to the healing and flourishing of all living beings and our planet. From 2009 through 2018 Dr. Klaper served on staff at the TrueNorth Health Center, North America’s premier nutritionally-based medical clinic that specializes in therapeutic fasting and health improvement through a whole food, plant-based diet.
For over 10 years, Dr. Klaper hosted a popular medical information radio program “Sounds of Healing” on WPFW in Washington, DC and KAOI on Maui, Hawaii.
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The link between being overweight and cancer
Real estate investor and musician Chris Wark was diagnosed with stage IIIc colon cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. After surgery, he refused chemotherapy and chose nutrition and natural therapies to heal his body. In 2010, he went public with his story and mission to inspire people to take control of their health and reverse disease with a radical transformation of diet and lifestyle. Today, Chris is an active blogger, speaker and personal health coach with clients all over the world including celebrities and even medical doctors. He has made many appearances on radio and television including The Ricki Lake Show and The Lisa Oz Show, and he frequently speaks at health and wellness events around the country. Chris has reached millions of people through his youtube channel and website.
Dr. Linda Carney
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Are nuts, coffee and alcohol good or bad for weight loss?
Dr. Linda Carney
Linda Carney MD has been practicing medicine since 1986, graduating in the top third of her class at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center, scoring very high on testing (higher than the top 96th percentile in the nation on the 3rd year Intraining test.) Dr. Carney supports ABEM’s Lifelong Learning Self-Assesment program and maintains Board Certification by ABEM.
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"The Truth Will Set You Free"
Did you know that yo-yo dieting is actually increasing your risks of heart disease, diabetes and other serious complications?
That's because when you lose weight you'll typically lose the superficial fat that sits under your skin first. But when you start re-gaining some of the weight your body will increase its visceral fat storage first. In other words: you trade part of the superficial fat for visceral fat. And this visceral fat - which surrounds your organs - is much worse: it's a serious health risk, it impedes the function of your organs and it's harder to lose...
Of course no one else talks about this because they don't have a solution to the root problem... And that's what makes this event so different!
We don't shy away from the tough questions because what you'll learn in The Real Truth About Weight Loss is going to give you the answers you need! Not just to lose weight but to keep it off for good this time.
See, we believe you deserve to feel alive. To wake up loving yourself. To enjoy life. Free of excess weight. Free of worries. Full of energy and hope. Feel the same? Then join us here today (it's free).
As a chef Chef AJ gained weight over the years despite being a vegan. Disappointed that standard diets and your typical approaches didn't work she resigned to the "fact" that that's just the way she'd be for the rest of her life...
All this changed when she started cooking at True North Health Center. There she discovered the secrets to natural weight loss and has lost over 50 pounds - and kept them off for years. Today she is determined to live at least 100 and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol.
Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University, is the host of the TV series Healthy Living, has made appearances on shows with Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, David Letterman and more. She is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from an obese junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Her latest bestselling book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss has received glowing endorsements by many doctors and dietitians. She runs live seminars, a weight loss program and YouTube shows which have helped hundreds achieve the health and body they deserve. And she has become famous for making sugar, oil, salt and gluten free desserts that are just as delicious as their sinful counterparts...
Losing weight without jeopardizing your health isn't easy these days. There’s just so much conflicting information from so many sources...
How do you know where to go for the truth or who to trust?
We've been in that exact same situation not too long ago. And honestly the real experts with integrity are hard to find. That’s why we created this Summit. You’ll get the insights and information you need first hand from the world's top experts. You won’t get this kind of information anywhere else... But right now, you can get it all in one place—easily and conveniently.
Do you dare to discover the REAL TRUTH about weight loss?
Then join us and 24 of the world’s most respected doctors, dietitians and inspirations as they help you achieve the body you desire and the health you deserve once and for all!