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Here’s how the Summit works: On each day of the Summit (from April 23rd to April 30th), broadcasts start on the hour, at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm Eastern Time (8, 9, and 10 am Pacific). On May 1st, John and Ocean deliver a mind-blowing “take it home” Finale at 12 pm Eastern Time (9 am Pacific).
Each interview lasts about 50 minutes and is followed by discussion, questions, and answers with Ocean Robbins.
April 23: Wellness
How Food Can Help You Heal
Find out about the specific foods that can protect us from viral and bacterial infections, as well as from the most serious chronic illnesses of our time. This is critical information — in a pandemic, and beyond!
More About Dr. Li
William Li, MD, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, angiogenesis expert, and head of the Angiogenesis Foundation. He is The New York Times best-selling author of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, and founder of the “Eat to Beat” initiative. Dr. Li’s groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications in journals like Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet. Dr. Li’s TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has been viewed more than 11 million times.Visit Dr. Li's Website
Dr. Joel Kahn will share plant foods that are found to help protect from pandemics and cardiovascular disease — and the truth about bone broth, lectins, ketogenic diets, TMAO, and the most important inflammatory marker for heart health.
More About Dr. Kahn
Joel Kahn, MD is widely known as “America's Healthy Heart Doc.” He is founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity and a clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kahn has triple board certification in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology. In addition to his practice saving lives as a cardiologist, Joel lectures around the world, inspiring health through proper nutrition. He's the author of several best-selling books, including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses, and The Plant-Based Solution.Visit Dr. Kahn's Website
Your body was meant to thrive! And with the right fuel, it can prevent disease, restore balance, and recover from illness. Dr. Klaper will explain what the latest research tells us about wellness, and the dietary pattern that can make all the difference.
More About Dr. Klaper
Michael Klaper, MD, has practiced preventative and nutritional medicine for more than four decades. He has served as nutrition advisor to NASA's programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars, and on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Students' Association. He is the co-founder of Moving Medicine Forward, which is bringing nutritional education into medical schools. Dr. Klaper is also the author of several books, a popular speaker, and one of the foremost experts in the world today on how you can make food into medicine that helps you thrive.Visit Dr. Klaper's Website
April 24: Microbiome
How Healing Your Gut Can Transform Your Life
Optimizing the gut microbiome is key to sharp immunity, low cholesterol, and steady weight loss. The key is adding the right kinds of fiber, in the right way, to avoid gas, bloating, and discomfort — and for maximum healthy results.
More About Dr. Bulsiewicz
Will Bulsiewicz, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist, an internationally recognized gut health expert, and the U.S. Medical Director for ZOE. He’s the author of The New York Times best-selling book Fiber Fueled, and upcoming The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. Dr. Bulsiewicz has served as chief medical resident at Northwestern Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, and is the creator of The Plant Fed Gut masterclass. Dr. Bulsiewicz is author of more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Every day, he helps patients to bounce back from illness, and to step into a whole new way of living and eating that produces the results they really want … permanently.Visit Dr. Bulsiewicz's Website
Dr. Chutkan discusses new understandings about the intimate connection between the food you eat and the trillions of microbes that make up your microbiome, and how you can use this knowledge to create superior gut health and immune health.
More About Dr. Chutkan
Robynne Chutkan, MD, is an integrative gastroenterologist, microbiome expert and the best-selling author of Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, The Bloat Cure, and The Anti-Viral Gut. Educated at Yale and Columbia, she’s faculty at Georgetown MedStar Hospital and the founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness in Washington DC, and Gutbliss.com. Her expertise includes the microbiome, autoimmune diseases, and gut disorders in women. Dr. Chutkan has been a featured expert on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Doctors, The Megyn Kelly Show, and has made multiple appearances on Dr. Oz and in her own PBS special titled Gutbliss. She has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The Atlantic. An avid (but not so flexible) yogi, runner, and squash player, she’s a passionate advocate for more dirt, sweat, and vegetables.Visit Dr. Chutkan's Website
Sprouts are delicious and can double the antioxidant levels, triple the vitamin C, and quadruple the level of fiber in plants. Doug Evans shares how to unleash the power of the world’s most nutritious food for just pennies a day, right on the counter!
More About Doug
Doug's mission in life is to help people learn how to grow and eat the most nutritious food on the planet — sprouts. He's the best-selling author of The Sprout Book and founder of Organic Avenue, one of the first exclusively-organic plant-based retail chains in the United States. Doug loves to teach people about the power of sprouts, and he is revolutionizing gardening by helping people grow their own food right in their kitchen in an affordable and accessible way.Visit Doug's Website
April 25: Mental Health
How Food Shapes Your Mood
Stunning breakthroughs in the field of nutritional psychiatry highlight specific foods that could fight depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, and other mental health challenges.
More About Dr. Naidoo
Uma Naidoo, MD, is a foremost leader in the field of nutritional psychiatry. She is a board-certified psychiatrist, a professional chef, and a nutrition specialist. Dr. Naidoo is the director of nutritional and Metabolic psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, director of nutritional psychiatry at MGH Academy, and serves on the faculty at the Harvard Medical School. She is the best-selling author of This is Your Brain on Food, and she writes for Harvard Health, CNBC, and Psychology Today. Dr. Naidoo has appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan, the Today Show, and many other programs. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Shape, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the list goes on.Visit Dr. Naidoo's Website
Simple, affordable, and proven lifestyle changes can slash the risk of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, and obesity — and bring more pleasure, more peace, and more vitality.
More About Dr. Ornish
Dean Ornish, MD, is founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and author of seven bestselling books, including his latest, written with his partner Anne Ornish, Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases. Dr. Ornish’s three main stage TED talks have been viewed by over 6 million people. His 43 years of research has proven that the lifestyle changes he recommends can improve heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and prostate cancer. The Ornish Program was the first lifestyle-based program to be covered in the history of Medicare, and the “Ornish diet” was has been rated the “#1 diet for Heart Health” by a panel of experts at U.S. News & World Report for eleven years since 2011. Dr. Ornish has been recognized by LIFE magazine as “one of the fifty most influential members of his generation” and by Forbes as “one of the seven most powerful teachers in the world.”Visit Dr. Ornish's Website
Certain foods are as addictive as street drugs — hijacking the brain’s dopamine system and contributing to an obesity epidemic. New breakthroughs show how it’s possible to rewire the brain to dispel unhealthy cravings and lose weight permanently.
More About Dr. Thompson
Susan Peirce Thompson, PhD, is an adjunct associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, and the author of multiple New York Times best-selling books, including the landmark Bright Line Eating and her latest, Rezoom: The Powerful Reframe to End the Crash-and-Burn Cycle of Food Addiction. Susan is president of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss, and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company that's dedicated to helping people achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss. She and her team are on a mission to help 1,000,000 people have their Bright Transformations by 2025. Susan's program utilizes cutting-edge research to explain how the brain blocks weight loss and every day, she teaches people how to undo that damage so they can lose excess weight and truly find peace with food.Visit Dr. Thompson's Website
April 26: Heart
How To Prevent & Reverse The World’s #1 Killer
New studies tell us how to protect ourselves from cardiovascular disease. Join Dr. Kim Williams as he shares the latest science on dairy products, triglycerides, coronary calcium scores, the keto diet, and the different kinds of cholesterol.
More About Dr. Williams
Kim Williams, MD is one of the most impeccably credentialed cardiologists in the world today. He is Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University, where he specializes in cardiology, prevention, and cardiac imaging. He also serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rush University, where he focuses on recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities and women. Dr. Williams has served on numerous national committees and boards including serving as the President of the American College of Cardiology, President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He’s also founder of the Urban Cardiology Initiative, which is an organization that seeks to reduce ethnic heart care disparities. Dr. Williams grew up on the south side of Chicago, a community in which many people struggled to access quality healthcare. He has dedicated much of his life to expanding healthcare access to low-income and inner-city communities.Visit Dr. Williams's Website
One of the world’s top cardiologists explains why it’s good to be selfish (with spirituality, exercise, love, food, intimacy, sleep, and humor) to prevent and even reverse heart disease.
More About Dr. Batiste
Columbus Batiste, MD is the former Chief of Cardiology for Kaiser Permanente Riverside and Moreno Valley Medical Centers (2008-2020) and co-founding director of the Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Program at Kaiser Permanente Riverside. He is a board-certified Internist, Cardiologist, and Interventional Cardiologist. Although Dr. Batiste has performed nearly 2,000 coronary interventions and hundreds of pacemaker implantations, he’s become convinced that cardiovascular disease as well as stroke, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes are preventable conditions. As co-founder of the Slave Food Project and a leader in the nonprofit Healthy Heart Nation, he shines light on how the major causes of death in the United States disproportionately affect African Americans, and on what can be done about it. Dr. Batiste has been recognized for his advocacy in at-risk communities.Visit Dr. Batiste's Website
Get inspired by the profound wisdom and brilliant spirit of one of the rising stars in the food revolution movement. You might want a box of tissues handy, because Haile will touch your heart as she inspires you to take positive action for a more joyful and meaningful life.
More About Haile
Haile Thomas is a speaker, wellness and compassion activist, and the author of Living Lively: 80 Plant-Based Recipes to Activate Your Power and Feed Your Potential. She is co-founder of Matcha Thomas, a wellness teahouse in Beacon, New York. At the age of 12, Haile founded the nonprofit HAPPY, which stands for Healthy, Active, Positive, Purposeful Youth. She serves as HAPPY CEO with the goal of youth empowerment, holistic wellness education, and bringing plant-based nutrition education to underserved communities. Haile has a massive following of over 120,000 people on social media. She's been featured on Buzzfeed, Good Morning America, CNN, and the Today Show, and in O Magazine and Teen Vogue, and she's one of the most influential rising stars in the food revolution movement.Visit Haile's Website
April 27: Inflammation
The Key To Ending Chronic Pain & Disease
Dr. Goldner will share what goes inside of the world’s healthiest green smoothies, what constitutes a truly anti-inflammatory diet, and how to stay happy and hopeful even when facing a serious illness.
More About Dr. Goldner
Brooke Goldner, MD is a board-certified medical doctor and the author of 3 best-selling books, including Goodbye Lupus and Goodbye Autoimmune Disease. She has been featured in documentaries like Eating You Alive, Whitewashed, and The Conspiracy Against Your Health, and has been featured on many TV programs including the Home & Family Show. Dr. Goldner is founder of VeganMedicalDoctor.com and of GoodbyeLupus.com, and creator of the Hyper-nourishing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.Visit Dr. Goldner's Website
Stunning new research reveals the real causes of dementia, and how most cases can be prevented. Get the truth about the specific foods and fats that help (and hurt) cognitive performance, memory, productivity, and more.
More About Team Sherzai
Dean Sherzai, MD, and Ayesha Sherzai, MD, are cutting-edge neurologists, brain science researchers, and best-selling authors of the books The Alzheimer’s Solution and The 30-Day Alzheimer's Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline. They are co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, directors of the Healthy Minds Initiative, and creators of The NEURO Plan, a customizable brain health program that utilizes technology and neurological research to empower users to improve their brain health. They host the popular Brain Health Revolution Podcast and have been featured in The Sunday Times, O Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post and on ABC News, CNN, and BBC Good Food, to name a few.Visit Team Sherzai's Website
Dr. Aggarwal will share her heartening story of recovery from arthritis using natural tools, and her prescription for bringing down chronic inflammation with diet and lifestyle.
More About Dr. Aggarwal
Monica Aggarwal, MD, is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Florida’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine where she conducts research on the impact of nutrition in chronic illness. She also serves as the Chief Medical officer of the not-for-profit, 4Roots Farm which is looking at how to improve food quality to improve human health. In her own life, she’s used the latest breakthroughs in the understanding of gut health and the microbiome to reverse symptoms of an advanced form of rheumatoid arthritis. And now, she is sharing these same principles with her patients and with the world. Monica is author of Body on Fire: How Inflammation Triggers Chronic Illness and the Tools We Have to Fight It and the more recently published _Body on Fire: Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook.Visit Dr. Aggarwal's Website
April 28: Science
The Latest Nutritional Breakthroughs
Most people have never heard of uric acid, but Dr. David Perlmutter will show how it’s directly linked to weight loss, blood sugar balance, and how long (and how well) we live. Learn which foods are connected to uric acid, and get the truth about coffee, alcohol, nuts, and seeds.
More About Dr. Perlmutter
David Perlmutter, MD is a board-certified neurologist and six-time New York Times best-selling author. His books have been translated into 32 languages. His most recent book, Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid―The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health, is also a New York Times Best Seller. Dr. Perlmutter serves on the board of directors and is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and the Journal of Applied Nutrition.Visit Dr. Perlmutter's Website
Dr. Joel Fuhrman will share the top foods to eat daily to blow past the average lifespan, stay healthy, and keep youthful vitality at age 80, 90, and up.
More About Dr. Fuhrman
Joel Fuhrman, MD, is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. Dr. Fuhrman is president of the Nutritional Research Foundation, and he serves on the faculty of Northern Arizona University's health sciences division. Dr. Fuhrman is a wildly popular host of a whole series of PBS specials. He operates the Eat to Live Retreat in San Diego, where people come from all over the world to lose weight and recover their health.Visit Dr. Fuhrman's Website
Breast cancer expert Dr. Kristi Funk will share the top 5 cancer-kicking foods, the 4 lifestyle habits to adopt immediately, and the real truth about whether or not to eat soy.
More About Dr. Funk
Kristi Funk, MD, is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon and physician, a women's health advocate, and the best-selling author of Breasts: An Owner's Manual. You may have seen her on Good Morning America, The Doctors, The View, Today, Dr. Oz, CNN, Rachel Ray, Extra, Access Hollywood, and other TV programs, news articles, and magazines. Dr. Funk practices as a breast surgeon at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Los Angeles. She has helped thousands of women through breast cancer treatment and recovery, including well-known celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow. Dr. Funk hosts the Cancer-Kicking! PowWow video podcast, the annual Cancer-Kicking! Summit, and she's an avid contributor to Pink Lotus Power Up, which is a worldwide community of women who are passionate about women's health. She wants to keep you healthy, well, and out of the operating room.Visit Dr. Funk's Website
April 29: Health
How To Prevent & Reverse Chronic Illness
From mood to memory problems, and from medications to menopause, Dr. Neal Barnard will share how it’s possible to liberate health with a well implemented whole foods plant-based diet.
More About Dr. Barnard
Neal Barnard, MD, is president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He's the author of 20 books on nutrition, including his latest bestseller, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. Dr. Barnard's research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, paved the way for viewing type 2 diabetes as a potentially reversible condition. He's also led research that has contributed to the acceptance of plant-based diets in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In Dr. Barnard's latest study, his research team found a way to knock out menopausal hot flashes for many women using just a simple diet change. Dr. Barnard is an adjunct professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC. And in 2016, he founded the Barnard Medical Center as a model for making nutrition a routine part of all medical care.Visit Dr. Barnard's Website
A “steak a day” diet landed urologist Dr. Terry Mason on the operating table — where his eyes were first opened to a new way of eating that can keep inflammation levels healthy, root out disease, and even increase sexual health.
More About Dr. Mason
Terry Mason, MD, is a retired urologist and public health official who champions holistic approaches to health management. He's been responsible for leading public health programs and services for one of the nation's largest metropolitan health departments. He shares his holistic approach to health as an internationally recognized health educator and an inspirational speaker. Also, on his popular call-in AM radio show, The Doctor in the House, Dr. Mason is a champion of helping to bring health education, nutritional awareness, opportunity, and access into all of the communities that need it.Visit Dr. Mason's Website
Learn how to feed your family well (without losing your mind!) and how to lovingly and effectively encourage your loved ones to adopt healthier food choices.
More About Dr. Shah
Reshma Shah, MD, MPH, is a board-certified pediatrician and coauthor of Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families. Dr. Shah serves as an instructor for Stanford's Healthy Living program, and she oversees the nutrition curriculum for the Stanford University Pediatric Integrative Medicine Fellowship. She has received teaching awards from Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and also from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah is passionate about healthy food, healthy families, and a healthy world.Visit Dr. Shah's Website
April 30: Planet
How To Be Part Of The Solution
Join journalist George Monbiot for real, scientifically grounded solutions to some of the most alarming crises of our times, including hunger, species extinction, and climate chaos — and find out how to be part of the solution on planet Earth three times a day.
More About George
George Monbiot is a best-selling author, journalist, environmental advocate, and Guardian columnist. His works include Feral: Rewilding the land, the sea, and human life and Heat: how to stop the planet burning. George has made several viral videos: How Wolves Change Rivers has been viewed over 40 million times, and Nature Now, co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been viewed over 60 million times. His latest book is Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet.Visit George's Website
Learn highly effective ways to create a climate-friendly agricultural system, and protect farmers, the environment, and our families from dangerous pesticides and a toxic food system.
More About Andrew
Andrew Kimbrell, JD is the founding director of Center for Food Safety and the True Food Network. He also serves as Director of the International Center for Technology Assessment and co-founder of Foundation Earth. As an attorney, Andrew’s led numerous precedent-setting legal cases, including the court challenge that led the U.S. Supreme Court to force EPA regulation of greenhouse gasses. Andrew also pioneered the legal strategy that led the Supreme Court to rule that DNA is not patentable. He’s a leading champion for a safe and sustainable food supply for all of us.Visit Andrew's Website
Get the truth about factory-farmed chicken (even if it’s labeled cage-free, hormone-free, or all-natural), and how to leverage the power of compassion to change the world for the better.
More About Leah
Leah Garcés is the president of Mercy For Animals, a global nonprofit with operations in Brazil, Mexico, India, the United States, and Canada. Mercy For Animals has conducted more than a hundred investigations of factory farms and slaughterhouses, many of which have resulted in global media coverage and improvements to corporate animal welfare policies. The organization has guided many of the world's biggest food companies — including Nestlé, Perdue, and Walmart — to adopt animal welfare policies. Before leading Mercy For Animals, Leah founded Compassion in World Farming USA, where she served as executive director and partnered with some of the world's biggest food companies, including Panera Bread, Chipotle, and Perdue Farms, as she challenged them to adopt higher animal welfare standards. Leah is author of Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry.Visit Leah's Website
May 1: Finale
The Can't Miss 2022 Summit Wrap-Up
John and Ocean will deliver an inspiring finale to help you put the top lessons from the Summit to use in your life. Year after year, the Finale is a top highlight of the Summit. Make sure you join in!
More About John and Ocean
John Robbins is an award-winning best-selling author of nine books including Diet for a New America. He’s founder of EarthSave International, and one of the world’s leading spokespeople for healthy food for a sustainable world. He serves as president of Food Revolution Network.
Ocean is CEO of Food Revolution Network and best-selling author of 31-Day Food Revolution. He has spoken in person to more than 250,000 people from 65+ nations, and serves as a professor and an internationally acclaimed speaker and facilitator.Visit John and Ocean's Website
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