The Convergence of Plant-Based Nutrition, Lifestyle, & Healthcare

Summit Video Sessions

Featuring 60 Video Interviews and Presentations with Many of the Top Plant-Based Nutrition, Lifestyle & Healthcare Experts in the World

 Check out four free video sessions below, and if you would like to view all 60 video sessions, you can purchase the full PlantPure Summit Pack, which includes all 60 streaming and downloadable video sessions with closed captioning, as well as 60 downloadable audio files (MP3s) and 60 fully searchable transcripts (PDFs). 

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PRESENTATION - Fork and Knife: Weapons of Mass Destruction & Instruments of Health, Hope and Healing

Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN

Chosen as “One of America’s 20 Super-Heroes of the Health Movement”(Vegetarian Times), Dr. Hans Diehl is the founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda and a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.  His pioneering efforts as an epidemiologically trained lifestyle interventionist with the Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) and its more than 60,000 graduates have consistently shown how simple lifestyle changes can prevent, arrest, and facilitate the reversal of many of our largely lifestyle related chronic diseases.  His books Health Power, Dynamic Health, and Dynamic Living (co-authored with Aileen Ludington), have over two million copies in 19 languages in circulation. 

PRESENTATION - How Not to Die: Preventing and Treating Disease with Diet

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM

Dr. Michael Greger, founder of, is a New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker who has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show.  His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller.  He is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

PRESENTATION - Are Humans Designed to Eat Meat?

Milton Mills, MD

Dr. Milton Mills is the Associate Director of Preventive Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and co-author of PCRM’s report on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. He also serves as the Race & Nutrition Specialist and Board Adviser for A Well Fed World.  Whether internist Dr. Mills is practicing at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia or at free clinics in Washington, D.C., his prescription for patients is likely to include some dietary advice: go vegetarian.

PRESENTATION - My PlantPure Story: Testimonials from People Who Have Adopted a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Ron L. Gandiza

Ron L. Gandiza is a vegan speaker, author and solution architect who currently serves as the Chief Business Officer and Launch Director for PlantPure, Inc., helping to develop and launch new products and services. He has spent more than 25 years developing global training and education programs that have been implemented in over 10,000 academic institutions and enterprise organizations such as Microsoft, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, NASA, the US Air Force, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Ron has also helped to build local and online support communities with more than two million members around the world and is now dedicated to accelerating the growth of the plant-based movement to save lives and the planet for future generations.

INTERVIEW - Lean Into the Plant-Based Lifestyle

Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston is a New York Times bestselling author four times over; her works include The Lean, Veganist, and Quantum Wellness. A media favorite, Kathy has appeared frequently on national television, including Ellen, Dr. Oz, Charlie Rose, Good Morning America, The Talk, Martha Stewart, Extra and Oprah.

INTERVIEW - The Reawakening of Our True Nature to Help Ourselves, Animals & the Environment

Dr. Will Tuttle

Dr. Will Tuttle, a former Zen monk, is the visionary author of the acclaimed best-seller, The World PeaceDiet, published in 16 languages. A recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Award, he is the creator of several wellness and advocacy training programs, and he is featured in a number of documentary films.

INTERVIEW - The Rapidly Growing Opportunity for Plant-Based/Vegan Entrepreneurs

Miyoko Schinner

Miyoko Schinner has been an entrepreneur for 30+ years in the food world as a bestselling author and chef.  She also co-hosts the national cooking show Vegan Mashup, is a founding member of the Plant Based Foods Association, and was recently inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) in 2016.  

INTERVIEW - The New Healthcare Model Integrating Food, Fitness, & Lifestyle

Baxter Montgomery, MD, FACC

Dr. Baxter Montgomery is the founder and president of the Houston Cardiac Association (HCA), and is also the founder of the Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center.  Combining his medical practice with a food-driven lifestyle intervention, he introduces patients to a novel food classification system that helps reverse chronic conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, obesity and diabetes without medications or surgeries. 

PRESENTATION - How Can the Whole Food, Plant-Based Idea be Advanced?

Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Dr. T. Colin Campbell is best known for authoring the bestselling book, T​he China Study,​ with his son Thomas Campbell, MD.  He is also the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online, internationally recognized Plant­Based Nutrition Certificate offered by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in partnership with eCornell.

INTERVIEW - The Plant-Based Advantage in Fitness

Ellen Jaffe Jones, CPT, CRC

Ellen Jaffe Jones is the author of "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," "Kitchen Divided," "Paleo Vegan" and "Vegan Fitness for Mortals." She is also a former 2-time Emmy winning major market TV investigative/consumer reporter turned author/athlete, and she placed in 103 5K or longer races for her age group since 2006 "just" on plants.

PRESENTATION - Reversing Cardiovascular Disease: A Testimonial and Evidence

James L. Marcum, MD, FACC

James L. Marcum, MD, FACC serves as Speaker/Director of HeartWise Ministries and specializes in reversing cardiovascular disease.  He is also an author, hosts several TV and radio programs, including “Heart of Health LIVE and “Ultimate Prescription," and “HeartWise”, and has been named by USA Today as one of the most influential physicians in the United States.

INTERVIEW - The Truth About Calcium & Osteoporosis

Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D

Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., is chair and professor of health and wellness for the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville), and she currently teaches nutrition, food politics and nutrition policy, health communication and senior seminar in health promotion. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of PlantPure Magazine and the author of several books including Building Bone Vitality and Healthy Eating for Life for Children.

INTERVIEW - Lessons from a 30-year Vegan Trailblazer

Tracye McQuirter, MPH

A vegan trailblazer, public health nutritionist, international speaker, and 30-year vegan, Tracye McQuirter, MPH, was named a national food hero changing the way America eats for the better by Vegetarian Times, and her national best-seller, By Any Greens Necessary, was the number one recommended vegan book on The Huffington Post.

INTERVIEW - Reversing Cardiovascular Disease with Plant-Based Nutrition

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD

Featured in the hit movie Forks Over Knives, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.  He was also president of the American Association of Endocryn Surgeons, and became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine.  He has received numerous awards, and his scientific publications number over 150.  Dr. Esselstyn's pioneering research is summarized in his best selling book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.

INTERVIEW - Release Your Inner Vegan Athlete 

Luke Tan

Luke is a published author, health coach and vegan strength athlete, and he has won internationally as a vegan bodybuilder.  Leaner, fitter and healthier than he's ever been before, he now thrives on a 100% plant-based diet.  His vision is to create a culture of fit, healthy and conscious individuals, being the change they wish to see in the world.

INTERVIEW - Food and Movement vs Pills and Procedures

Craig McDougall, MD

Dr. Craig McDougall is the practice lead for ZOOM+Prime in Portland, OR, and is also a staff physician and educator for the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA, where he works with his father, Dr. John McDougall.  Prior to Zoom+, he was physician lead and co-developer of the Northwest Permanente Healthy Living Program at Kaiser Permanente.

INTERVIEW - The Health Benefits of Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet

Queenetta Moore

Queenetta, known to her friends and followers as “Queenie,” is a Certified Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist who helps others on their quest to a fully plant-based lifestyle through her program, 21 Days To Plant Based,  where she collaborates with plant-based chefs to provide simple, culturally diverse recipes to match each individual’s native foods and palates.

INTERVIEW - Aligning Your Actions with Your Values

Emily Moran Barwick

Emily Moran Barwick, one of the most popular vegan educators on the web, is an animal-liberation activist, international speaker, artist, writer, and the creator of the YouTube channel and accompanying website Bite Size Vegan, where she provides free, educational videos and resources about veganism—backed by rigorous research yet awkwardly entertaining.

INTERVIEW - Using Plant-Based Nutrition to Prevent and Combat Breast Cancer

Laura L. Morris, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Laura L. Morris is a breast surgical oncologist and has exclusively practiced breast surgery for 21 years.  She was the vision behind the development of The Retreat Women’s Health Center in Goshen, IN, which is a multiple national award winning venue/program in comprehensive women’s health for which Dr. Morris is the medical director.

INTERVIEW - The Growth of the Plant-Based Movement

John Robbins

John Robbins is the author of nine bestsellers that have collectively sold more than 3 million copies and been translated into 31 languages. These include Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution, and Healthy at 100.  He is also the co-founder and president of the 350,000+ member Food Revolution Network, and recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and many other accolades.

INTERVIEW - The Convergence of Plant-Based Nutrition, Lifestyle & Healthcare

Nelson Campbell

Nelson Campbell founded PlantPure, Inc. and its nonprofit arm, PlantPure Communities, to lead a grassroots movement to promote the health benefits of plant-based nutrition.  He is also the Executive Producer, Director and Co-Writer of the documentary film PlantPure Nation, which examines the political and economic factors that suppress information about the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and makes connections to public policy, medical practice, food deserts, and farming.

INTERVIEW - Advice for People with Heart Disease and Their Cardiologists

Joel Kahn, MD

Joel Kahn, MD, America's Healthy Heart Doc, serves as a Professor of Medicine and founder of the Kahn Clinic for Cardiac Longevity. He teaches that it is better to prevent than stent and practices that at his world-class GreenSpace Cafe in Ferndale, MI. He is also the author of The Whole Heart Solution, now a national PBS special.

INTERVIEW - Taking the Plant-Based Lifestyle Mainstream

Victoria Moran

Victoria Moran is a vegan of three decades, an obesity survivor, and the Oprah-featured author of books including Main Street Vegan, Fit from Within, Younger by the Day, and The Good Karma Diet. She was listed by VegNews magazine among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors and hosts the weekly Main Street Vegan podcast, winner of a 2015 Vegan Media Outlet Award.

INTERVIEW - Fighting Back with Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Terry Mason

Dr. Terry Mason is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Cook County Department of Public Health, overseeing hospital quality and safety, coordination of clinical care, and graduate medical education.  He is a nationally renowned health educator and is well known for pioneering the use of brachytherapy and for his expertise in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.  

INTERVIEW - Health Tips from a Plant-Based Dietitian of 30 Years

Brenda Davis, RD

Brenda Davis, RD, is co-author of nine vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics, including her latest award winning works: Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition.  She is the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention project in Majuro, Marshall Islands and was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) in 2007.  

INTERVIEW - Humane Society's Gains and Goals for Farm Animal Protection

Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection at The Humane Society of the United States, has played an integral role in numerous successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals. Shapiro founded Compassion Over Killing in 1995, and he worked as a farm animal cruelty investigator and led initiatives to end misleading advertising on factory farm products.  Paul has been interviewed in hundreds of print, broadcast and online news sources as an authority on farm animal welfare and animal advocacy, and he has also published dozens of articles about animal welfare in publications ranging from daily newspapers to academic journals. 

PRESENTATION - From Sickness to Wellness: A New Healthcare Paradigm

Marcy Madrid

Marcy Madrid is the Vice President of Planning and Marketing for Midland Health, a system of healthcare partners in Midland, Texas.   She and her executive team are currently embarking on a holistic approach to their traditional healthcare delivery model incorporating plant based nutrition as a cornerstone, which includes an overhaul of the inpatient nutrition program, diabetes education, cafeteria offerings and the creation of a new approach to employee wellness.

PRESENTATION - The Four Keys to Successful Plant-Based Eating

Micaela Karlsen, MSPH

Micaela Karlsen, MSPH, is the author of A Plant-Based Life, a strategic how-to guide for successful plant-based eating, and currently serves on the Expert & Medical Advisory Board for the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference and the Board of Directors for the Plant-Based Prevention of Disease (PPOD) Conference.  She co-launched the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, now named the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and she also founded and maintains

INTERVIEW - Spreading the Plant-Based Lifestyle through the Media

Margarita Restrepo

Margarita Restrepo is the founder and editor-in-chief of Naked Food Magazine, author of the Naked Food Cookbook and co-author of the Master Plants Cookbook.  Naked Food Magazine focuses on supporting and spreading the message regarding the role of nutrition in the prevention and reversal of disease, and is available in the U.S. and Canada at Barnes and Noble, and food markets such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Earth Fare, Andronico's Pharmaca, Fresh Thyme, and many others.

PRESENTATION - Bridging a Canyon: Plant-Based Nutrition in the Medical Establishment

Thomas M. Campbell II, MD

Dr. Thomas M. Campbell is author of The China Study Solution and co-author, with his father T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of The China Study, a worldwide bestseller.  He is also the co-founder and clinical director of the University of Rochester Program for Nutrition in Medicine, and serves as medical director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

INTERVIEW - The Growing Acceptance of a Plant-Based Lifestyle by Cardiologists

Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC

Dr. Kim Allan Williams is Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  He has also served as the President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), Chairman of the Board of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), and President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).  

PRESENTATION - Effective Activism: How to Create Big Change for Animals in Our Everyday Lives

Andrea Gunn

Andrea Gunn is the Managing Director for The Humane League (THL), overseeing the staff and developing strategies, organizational systems, and new programs across all departments.

Andrea has been a speaker at the Animal Rights National Conference, presented on factory farming and veg eating in front of over 3,000 high school and college students, given talks on effective advocacy across the Carolinas, and has been featured on Charlotte Today and FOX News speaking about local advocacy and animal welfare issues.

PRESENTATION - Fighting Disease with Fasting and a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

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.  He 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 two papers of 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 food diet.

INTERVIEW - Promoting the Plant-Based Lifestyle within Healthcare

Dr. Stephan Esser, MD

Stephan Esser, MD is a physician, author and motivational speaker specializing in sports medicine and lifestyle modification.  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) 

INTERVIEW - Fighting Inflammation with Plant-Based Nutrition

Dr. Monica Aggarwal

Dr. Monica Aggarwal is a cardiologist from Baltimore, MD, who co-authored Finding Balance, a book that focuses on tools that balance out the body and decrease inflammation and thus, reduce risk of chronic illness. She is joining the University of Florida where she will be on faculty and teaching cardiology as the Director of Nutrition in Cardiovascular Disease, and is looking forward to building a robust nutrition program.

INTERVIEW - From Overweight Physician to Ironman

Dr. Corey Howard, MD, FACP

Dr. Corey Howard is the Founder and Director of Physicians Life Centers in Naples, Florida.  He initially could not run one mile and was unable to swim, but through hard work and dedication, and because of incredible family support, he became an Ironman Triathlete completing Ironman Florida in 11 hours 56 minutes. This mission taught him a great deal about nutrition and strengthened his commitment to help others discover the transformative power of lifestyle.

INTERVIEW with the Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT

Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T. is a Registered Dietitian who was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Reluctantly Healthy, The Marie Osmond Show, The Jane Velez-Mitchell Show, and E! News.  She is the author of The Vegiterranean Diet and the best-selling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition.  She is also the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine.

INTERVIEW - The Impact of Forks Over Knives and PlantPure Nation

Lee Fulkerson and John Corry

Lee Fulkerson wrote, directed, and starred in the highly acclaimed feature documentary film Forks Over Knives, and also co-wrote the film PlantPure Nation. He now hosts a series of podcasts for PlantPure Nation (the organization that’s an outgrowth of the film). He has written, produced, directed or supervised nearly 170 hours of documentary programming, and has won 19 international awards for his work. These include the prestigious CINE Special Jury Award for Best Broadcast Historical Program of the year, network or cable.

Veteran Producer John Corry has created and supervised over 200 television documentaries.  John's feature length film producing credits include PLANTPURE NATION, FORKS OVER KNIVES, TATTOO NATION, AYN RAND AND THE PROPHECY OF ATLAS SHRUGGED, Universal’s hit action-comedy THE RUNDOWN, the 3D animated THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and THE FACE OF EVIL: REINHARD HEIDRICH. John’s three-hour special THE LAST DAYS OF WWII was nominated for a National Emmy and his acclaimed all-color WWII series THE COLOR OF WAR was recognized with the CINE SPECIAL JURY AWARD as the Best Network or Cable Historical Program of 2003.

INTERVIEW - How Plant-Based Nutrition is Finally Making Its Way Into Schools

Amie Hamlin

Amie Hamlin has been the Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food since its founding in 2004.   She wrote a NYS legislative resolution for healthy plant-based entrees and nutrition education in schools which passed unanimously in 2004. The coalition has developed recipes, which have been distributed to 25,000 schools nationwide, as well as curriculum and other nutrition education resources.

INTERVIEW - The 3 Big Myths of Type 2 Diabetes

John Vargas Eddy

John Vargas Eddy is a social entrepreneur with a vision for a world where everyone lives healthy, sustainable, ethical and spiritual lives. He is founder of E4 Health & Wellness, a social enterprise dedicated to transforming the lives of people suffering with chronic disease by leading them toward health and vitality.  E4 Health and Wellness's current focus is the reduction of type 2 diabetes through lifestyle and diet.

PRESENTATION - Food as Chemotherapy?

Rekha Chaudhary, MD

Dr. Chaudhary,  featured in the internationally acclaimed documentary, “Plant Pure Nation,” is a neuro-oncologist at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute and is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.  She also serves as Director of the Fellowship Program in Hematology and Oncology.  The subject of diet modification and its effect on brain tumor growth holds particular interest for Dr. Chaudhary.

INTERVIEW - Healthy Team, Healthy Business - A Health System Executive's Approach

Scott Kashman

Scott Kashman is the Chief Administrative Officer for Cape Coral Hospital, part of the Lee Memorial Health System (soon to be Lee Health).  Scott also has system responsibility for the system's health and wellness efforts.   Scott and his leadership team take a holistic, person-centered approach to care delivery, focusing on the health and well-being of their team. In turn, his team could take better care of themselves, their colleagues, patients and overall business.

INTERVIEW - Five Steps to Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet

Lani Muelrath, M.A.

Lani Muelrath, M.A., is an award-winning teacher, author, TV host, and top plant-based vegan lifestyle coach.   She has been featured on CBS TV, ABC TV, Prevention, USA Today, Huffington Post, and The Saturday Evening Post.  She is also the author of the Doctor and Dietitian recommended The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide to Transition to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight and Fit Quickies: 5 Minute Workouts.

INTERVIEW - Creating a New Paradigm of Healthcare vs Sickcare

Dean Ornish, MD

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.  He is the author of six books, all national bestsellers, and his TED talks have been viewed by over four million people. His work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, TIME, and U.S. News & World Report, and he is currently Medical Editor of The Huffington Post.

INTERVIEW - Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life

Pam Popper, Ph.D., N.D.

Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of Wellness Forum Health.  Dr. Popper serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee and the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and Forks Over Knives.  She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 66 weeks. Her most recent book is Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.

PRESENTATION - The Healing Journey of Integrative Health

Kathryn Hayward, MD

Kathryn Hayward, MD, co-founded International Integrators, a collaborative, global community dedicated to the promotion of Integrative Health. She is the program director for Living Whole immersion retreats sponsored by International Integrators and facilitates many of the programs such as Odyssey Family Systems and leadership workshops.  She is also the author of the "Odyssey Family Systems Companion Guide," and was featured in the film PlantPure Nation. 

INTERVIEW - Regain Health and Energy Through a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Linda Carney, MD

Linda Carney MD is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and was hired by Rip Esselstyn as Medical Director for his first seven Engine 2 Immersions for employees of Whole Foods Markets.  Her radio interviews, podcasts, web sites, magazine articles, private office consults and telephone food coaching promote vibrant athletic performance and faster healing via the Starch-Smart® System, her anti-inflammatory, fiber-rich, high-nutrient, plant-based program.  She is also a regular columnist to VegWorld Magazine.

INTERVIEW - A New Approach to Jumpstarting Your Health

Kim Campbell & Laura Dietrich

Kim Campbell is the author of the PlantPure Nation Cookbook where she developed over 150 recipes using whole food, plant-based ingredients, and no processed oils. Kim has been a plant-based cook for 25 years, experimenting and preparing meals for her family and friends.

Laura Dietrich is the PlantPure Nation Jumpstart director, and is one of the main architects behind the PlantPure Wellness Program for companies, hospitals and other organizations.  She has also worked through the YMCA coaching youths who have been targeted by their pediatricians for being at a high risk for chronic disease.

INTERVIEW - A Whole Food Plant-Based Pioneer's Perspective on the Plant-Based Movement

John McDougall, MD

Dr. McDougall’s national recognition as a nutrition expert earned him a position in the Great Nutrition Debate 2000 presented by the United States Department of Agriculture.  He is author of 12 national best-selling books, the international on-line “McDougall Newsletter”, host of the nationally syndicated television show “McDougall, MD”, and medical director of the 10-day, live-in McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California.

INTERVIEW - The Innovation and Integration of Lifestyle Medicine

Ted Barnett, MD

Dr. Ted Barnett has been a practicing board-certified radiologist for over 30 years, and is also board certified in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Ted was the principal author of “Development of Symptomatic Cardiovascular Disease after Self-Reported Adherence to the Atkins Diet”, published in 2009 by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Dr. Barnett is the CEO and founder of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine, PLLC, and he has also long served as Co-Coordinator of the Rochester Area Vegan Society.

INTERVIEW - Spreading Plant-Based Nutrition into Healthcare and Religious Communities

Scott Stoll, MD

Dr. Scott Stoll co-founded the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference after recognizing the urgent need to educate and motivate healthcare professionals to use whole, plant-based foods as a foundation for healing and disease prevention.  He is also the author of numerous scientific articles and Alive! The Physicians Biblical and Scientific Guide to Nutrition.

INTERVIEW - Professional Development Training and Education on Plant-Based Nutrition

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller is the Executive Director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS),  which is well known for its Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate offered in partnership with eCornell.  She has had the privilege to support several visionary educators whose work included: changing student behaviors and attitudes on violence, gang involvement and substance abuse; providing nutritious plant-based meals for school-aged children; and promoting health information exchange between China and the United States.

INTERVIEW - Implementing Employee Lifestyle Modification Programs

Henry Guzman

Henry Guzman is the Director of Wellness Strategies at Baptist Health South Florida.  His focus is on developing and implementing lifestyle modification programs for Baptist Health South Florida’s 16000+ employees. In addition to multiple publications in high profile journals, he is currently collaborating on several research projects examining the outcomes of intensive lifestyle intervention programs and their long-term effects on health related behavior modification. 

INTERVIEW - Winning at Weight Loss

Dr. Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD

Dr. Kerrie Saunders is an internationally known presenter and author with work featured on television, and in numerous newspapers, e-zines, and magazines.  This includes“Dear Dr. Kerrie, ” her advice column, and ‘Dr. Food’s Nutrition Intermission’ on radio.  Her book, The Vegan Diet as Chronic Disease Prevention, is a Publisher’s BestSeller.  She is also the Executive Director of Michigan’s Plant Based Nutrition Support Group, and she will be featured in the upcoming movie, Eating You Alive.

INTERVIEW - Saving the Planet by Eating Plant-Based

Nil Zacharias

Nil is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of One Green Planet, one of the fastest growing (and largest) independent publishing platforms in the food sustainability and green space.  He has written extensively about the environmental impact of food and was one of the first voices calling for a shift towards plant protein as a way to transform our food system into a more sustainable and just one.

INTERVIEW - The Future of Animal Rights and the Plant-Based Lifestyle Movement

Nathan Runkle

Nathan Runkle is the founder and president of Mercy For Animals (MFA).  VegNews magazine has recognized both MFA and Nathan for making substantial contributions to the vegetarian movement, naming Nathan one of the "25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians" and one of the country's "Top 20 Activists Under 30 Years Old," and twice naming MFA "Non-Profit of the Year." In 2009, at the age of twenty-five, Nathan became the youngest person ever inducted into the US Animal Rights Hall of Fame.

INTERVIEW - The Impact of Plant-Based Nutrition On Health Insurance

Christopher Labrecque

Christopher Labrecque serves as Managing Partner to the Employee Benefits Group at Insurance Office of America, which is working with PlantPure, Inc. to bring plant-based wellness programs to companies.  For the past 25 years he has worked in the employee benefits industry as a consultant, and his area of concentration remains in population health management where he employs the various resources in data analytics, technology and consumer behavior in order to build relevant and impactful benefit platforms that foster greater employee engagement.  

INTERVIEW - Secrets to Building an Active Local Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group

Paul Chatlin

Paul Chatlin is the founder of  The “Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group” (PBNSG), which was initially established to support those who had been diagnosed or were at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Now, PBNSG empowers all who want to optimize their health by following a plant-based, low-fat diet.

INTERVIEW - Health Transformations from a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

Dr. Michael Klaper

Dr. Michael Klaper currently serves on the staff of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, a nutritionally-based medical clinic specializing in therapeutic fasting and health improvement through a whole-foods, plant-based diet.  He also 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 by author John Robbins.

PRESENTATION - The Power of Nutrition

Neal Barnard, MD

Dr. Neal Barnard is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).  He has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books, including The New York Times bestsellers Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today bestseller Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.

CLOSING REMARKS - PlantPure Summit 2016

Nelson Campbell

Nelson Campbell founded PlantPure, Inc. and its nonprofit arm, PlantPure Communities, to lead a grassroots movement to promote the health benefits of plant-based nutrition.  He is also the Executive Producer, Director and Co-Writer of the documentary film PlantPure Nation, which examines the political and economic factors that suppress information about the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and makes connections to public policy, medical practice, food deserts, and farming.

PlantPure Nation - The Film

Medical School Announcement

PlantPure Communities