Food as Medicine - Day 1

Saturday, August 22nd

The Summit kicks off its first day with a star studded lineup of experts.  VIP access gets you into our first Q&A with Dr. Greger.  Our Get Your Chef On series features famous duo Ann and Jane Esselstyn and Food Saved Me Founder Katherine Lawrence Ireland along with our Energy Experts Marci Lock who shares her exclusive meditative guidance and Plant Chics with their Commit to Be Fit session.  We conclude the day with It's A Wrap with Brooke Ali & Dr. T.  WOW!  What a great start!

Dr. Greger presents:  How Not to Die? Dr. Greger has scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this new presentation based on the latest in cutting-edge research exploring the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing our leading causes of death and disability.


Brenda Davis presents: Unleashing the Power of Plant-based Diets  Approximately 70% of North Americans will die as a result of a diet and lifestyle-induced disease. Yet, an estimated 90% of type 2 diabetes, 80-90% of heart disease and 40-70% of cancers are considered entirely preventable. This presentation examines the strength of the link between diet and disease, and explores current evidence as it relates to plant-based diets. Lifestyle medicine, featuring whole food, plant-based diets provide a safe and effective tool for preventing, treating and reversing chronic disease. This presentation provides practical guidelines for designing diets that serve as potent therapeutic tools, maximizing the most protective dietary components, and minimizing the most pathogenic dietary components.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn presents: The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease: Fact or Fiction? - Coronary artery disease is virtually non- existent in cultures which thrive on plant based nutrition, similarly patients with coronary artery disease who transition totally to plant based foods may halt and selectively reverse their disease. 


Dr. Bandana and Dr. Munish Chawla present: Lifestyle Medicine: Prescription for Better Health They will introduce the new medical specialty, Lifestyle Medicine, discuss why it's needed, review the 6 pillars, and discuss the science behind it. Briefly review the current research which points to Lifestyle Medicine as an effective tool for the current disease epidemic and then show how to bring it into our lives and ultimately to our communities.


Ann & Jane Esselstyn cook up goodness with: Plant-Based Guidelines to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and How to Forge a Delicious Path Forward. Jane and Ann Esselstyn present information, techniques, and plant-based recipes to support health and prevent and reverse disease states. Their non-threatening approach to food preparation and recipe creation invites all onboard!


 Katherine Lawrence Ireland: Meal Prep 101  Food Saved Me Owner, Katherine Lawrence Ireland demonstrates fast and easy ways to prep healthy meals for the days ahead.

Marci Lock - Your Energy Expert presents: The Joy of Living - Meditation


The Plant Chics are Your Energy Experts and present: Commit to Be Fit