(So you know what’s happening when!)
Here’s how the Summit works: On each day of the
Summit (from April 24th to May 1st), broadcasts start on the hour, at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm Eastern Time (8, 9, and 10 am Pacific). On May 2nd we’ll host the Finale where John and Ocean share their top takeaways from the previous 8 days of the Summit, this interview will start at 11 am Eastern (9 am Pacific).
Each interview lasts about 50 minutes and is followed by discussion, questions, and answers with Ocean Robbins.
April 24: Revolution
How Food Can Change Your Life
Join in to hear insights from Dr. Ornish’s 40+ years of pioneering lifestyle medicine experience, and how you have the power to prevent and reverse chronic disease.
More About Dr. Ornish
Dean Ornish, MD, is an expert in heart health — using lifestyle strategies to heal — and in increasing energy and pleasure in life. He’s the founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF, and the author of seven best-selling books, including (with Anne Ornish) Undo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases. Dr. Ornish’s 40 years of research have scientifically proven that lifestyle changes can reverse heart disease and prostate cancer, turn on health-promoting genes, and reverse aging on a cellular level. The Ornish Program was the first lifestyle-based program for reversing disease to be covered in Medicare history. LIFE magazine has recognized Dr. Ornish as “one of the fifty most influential members of his generation” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”
Dr. Ornish and his colleagues are currently conducting the first randomized clinical trial to determine if a whole foods vegan diet, moderate exercise, meditation, and other stress management techniques, and support groups can stop or reverse the progression of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. If you live in the greater San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, or San Diego areas and you or one of your loved ones has early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, please contact them for more information at 415-332-2525 x255 or via email, [email protected] Thank you.Visit Dr. Ornish's Website
You’ll find out the truth about genetics, soy, sulforaphane, resveratrol, wine, mushrooms, coffee, and how you can eat to kick cancer to the curb while loving your life!
More About Dr. Funk
Kristi Funk, MD, is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon & physician, best-selling author, international keynote speaker, and women’s health warrior. Dr. Funk practices as a breast surgeon at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Los Angeles, where she excels as an expert in minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of breast disease. She has helped thousands of women through breast cancer treatment, 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 is an avid contributor to Pink Lotus Power Up, a worldwide community of women passionate about women’s health. Her research and work have led her to fervently advocate for a healthy diet and lifestyle to maximally reduce your risks of cancer – and all killer diseases. She wants to keep you healthy, well, and out of the operating room.Visit Dr. Funk's Website
You’ll hear Dr. Li’s breakthrough insights on what to eat to build a healthy immune system, and find out what the research tells us about how your dietary choices could impact COVID-19.
More About Dr. Li
Dr. William Li is a renowned doctor, scientist, and angiogenesis expert, and the New York Times best-selling author of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. Dr. Li's wildly popular TED Talk “Can we eat to starve cancer?” has been seen by more than 11 million people. He founded the “Eat to Beat” initiative, which is a community of 50,000 people passionate about using diet to fight cancer, improve immunity, and prevent chronic diseases.Visit Dr. Li's Website
April 25: Health
Ending Chronic Disease
You’ll get the latest on Dr. Fuhrman’s brilliant Nutritarian approach to health, and the foods that have been proven to prevent disease and support a thriving life.
More About Dr. Fuhrman
Joel Fuhrman, MD, is a board-certified family physician and researcher specializing in reversing disease through excellent nutrition. He’s the million-copy, New York Times best-selling author of many books, including his latest, Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss. Dr. Fuhrman is a wildly popular host of numerous PBS specials, and he operates a medical office in New Jersey and the live-in Eat To Live Retreat in San Diego. He is president of the Nutritional Research Foundation.Visit Dr. Fuhrman's Website
You’ll discover the benefits of a healthy diet for your gut microbiome, the importance of different kinds of fiber, and how your gut health can influence your mood and your body’s ability to fight disease.
More About Dr. Bulsiewicz
Dr. Will Bulsiewicz is the New York Times best-selling author of Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and is the founder of The Gut Health MD, which has grown to become one of the internet’s most trusted sources for gut health tips and advice. Dr. Bulsiewicz is the author of more than 20 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. And every day, he helps patients bounce back from restrictive and over-hyped diets and into a whole new way of living and eating that produces the results they really want… permanently.Visit Dr. Bulsiewicz's Website
Dr. Klaper will help you separate the nutritional facts from fiction and will show how you can use food as medicine to help you thrive.
More About Dr. Klaper
Michael Klaper, MD, has practiced preventative and nutritional medicine for more than four decades. He has served as director of the nonprofit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research and as a member of the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association. Dr. Klaper is the founding director of Moving Medicine Forward, which brings nutrition education into medical schools for our doctors of the future. He lectures internationally and is known for explaining complicated and complex medical topics in plain English so that each person can clearly understand their best options for healing. A passionate advocate for people, animals, and our endangered planet, Dr. Klaper advocates for whole food, plant-based diets, and compassionate living as the keys to healing for us all.Visit Dr. Klaper's Website
April 26: Brain
How to Optimize Your Brain Health
You’ll find out why so many people are addicted to unhealthy foods, and how you can repattern your brain and your taste buds to help you make healthy food choices.
More About Dr. Thompson
Susan Peirce Thompson, PhD is an adjunct associate professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is president of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and the founder of the worldwide Bright Line Eating movement. Her first two books, including Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin, and Free, became New York Times bestsellers and instant Hay House classics. Her work weaves the neuroscience of food addiction with powerful insights from Positive Psychology, IFS, and 12-Step Recovery to outline a roadmap for achieving true integrity and self-authorship around food. The Bright Line Eating mission is to help one million people around the globe discover lasting food freedom and get into their “bright-sized bodies” by 2030.Visit Dr. Thompson's Website
You’ll discover what the latest research tells us are the best and worst diet and lifestyle choices for brain health and dementia prevention.
More About Drs. Dean and Ayesha
As cutting-edge neurologists and brain science researchers, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai believe that great brain health starts at home. They are dedicated to educating people on the simple steps to achieve long-term brain health and the prevention of devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. As directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program and the Healthy Minds Initiative, the largest community-based Brain Vitality research programs in the country, the Sherzais help their patients and many communities adopt brain-protective programs that they can follow for the rest of their lives. They’re best-selling authors of The Alzheimer’s Solution, and their latest masterpiece, The 30-Day Alzheimer's Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline.Visit Drs. Dean and Ayesha's Website
You’ll find out how healthy food, sleep, and other lifestyle habits can improve your wellness, mood, and relationships.
More About Dr. Perlmutter
Dr. Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and five-time New York Times best-selling author. He serves on the board of directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He serves as a member of 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. Dr. Perlmutter’s books have been published in 32 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and other New York Times bestsellers Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Austin Perlmutter, MD.Visit Dr. Perlmutter's Website
April 27: Heart
How to Heal Your Heart
You’ll find out what the latest research tells us about how nutrition, exercise, and healthy relationships with yourself, others, and the planet can nourish and protect your physical, emotional, and spiritual heart.
More About Dr. Guarneri
Dr. Guarneri is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, and integrative holistic medicine. She is president of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and a clinical associate professor at the University of California, San Diego. She is also the co-founder and medical director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, where she leads a team of experts in conventional, integrative, and natural medicine. She is the author of The Heart Speaks and 108 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential.Visit Dr. Guarneri's Website
You’ll discover the specific food choices that are the best preventative measures you can take against heart disease and other inflammatory illnesses.
More About Dr. Kahn
Joel Kahn, MD, is one of the top cardiologists on the planet. He’s treated thousands of patients using natural and food-based therapies. Dr. Kahn lectures around the world inspiring health through nutrition, and he’s the author of several best-selling books, including The Whole Heart Solution and The Plant-Based Solution. He is also the founder of GreenSpace & Go, suburban Detroit's favorite plant-based, carry-out cafe.Visit Dr. Kahn's Website
You’ll learn how healthy eating can unlock your innate potential to live a bountiful, meaningful, and compassionate 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. At the age of 12, Haile founded HAPPY which stands for Healthy, Active, Positive, Purposeful, Youth. She serves as HAPPY’s CEO, with the goal of youth empowerment, holistic wellness education, and bringing plant-based nutrition to underserved communities. Haile has amassed a following of over 120,000 people on social media, and she’s spoken in person to more than 80,000 people in events around the world. She’s been featured on BuzzFeed, Good Morning America, CNN, and The Today Show, and in O Magazine, and Teen Vogue, and is one of the most influential rising stars in the food revolution movement.Visit Haile's Website
April 28: Inflammation
The Science of Reversing Chronic Inflammation
You’ll be inspired by Dr. Goldner’s healing journey, and the remarkable way that she uses food to help her patients fight inflammation, prevent illness, and reverse autoimmune conditions.
More About Dr. Goldner
Dr. Goldner is a board-certified medical doctor and the author of three 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 the founder of VeganMedicalDoctor.com, GoodbyeLupus.com, and is the creator of the Hyper-nourishing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.Visit Dr. Goldner's Website
You’ll find out about the top mistakes that many “healthy eaters” make, and about the top nutrients you need to pay attention to so you can ensure your body has all that it needs to thrive.
More About Brenda
Brenda Davis, RD, is a registered dietitian, a respected researcher, and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She is author/co-author of 12 books with nearly a million copies in print and in 15 languages. Her most recent works include Nourish: the Definitive Plant-based Nutrition Guide for Families (with Dr. Reshma Shah), Kick Diabetes Essentials, The Kick Diabetes Cookbook (with Vesanto Melina), and Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (with Vesanto Melina). Brenda is also co-author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and the lead dietitian for the Diabetes Wellness Project in the Marshall Islands. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Visit Brenda's Website
You’ll be amazed by Dr. Stancic’s story of reversing multiple sclerosis, and by the power that specific lifestyle changes can have to calm chronic inflammation and reverse illness.
More About Dr. Stancic
Saray Stancic, MD, is triple board-certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Lifestyle Medicine and author of What’s Missing from Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness. She’s the founder of Stancic Health and Wellness, one of the first lifestyle medicine practices in the United States. Dr. Stancic is producer and co-creator of the hit documentary film; Code Blue, which highlights the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, treat, and manage chronic illnesses. She’s currently Chief Medical Officer for a new start-up seeking to shift the healthcare paradigm. Her passion for lifestyle medicine is rooted in her experience living with multiple sclerosis — and achieving remarkable results.Visit Dr. Stancic's Website
April 29: Nutrition
The Breakthroughs You Need Now
You’ll learn how you can use food to fine-tune your health and hormones, and impact PMS symptoms, thyroid health, menopause, fertility, depression, and cancer.
More About Dr. Barnard
Neal Barnard, MD, is a leader in nutrition and medical research. He’s founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an adjunct professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, and founder of The Barnard Medical Center. He’s written more than 100 scientific publications and 20 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Power Foods for the Brain, and his latest, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. Dr. Barnard has also been a frequent guest on Dr. Oz, Ellen, and many other talk shows.Visit Dr. Barnard's Website
You’ll discover how your food choices impact your body’s resiliency in the face of COVID-19, and how we can take action now to prevent future pandemics.
More About Dr. Greger
Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and best-selling author of How Not to Die and How Not to Diet. His latest books include How to Survive a Pandemic and The How Not to Diet Cookbook. Dr. Greger has videos on more than 2,000 health topics freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. All proceeds he receives from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements are donated to charity.Visit Dr. Greger's Website
You’ll find out what human anatomy tells us about the foods we should (and shouldn’t) eat, why milk is nature’s most perfect food for baby calves (but not for humans), and how racism and food apartheid have fueled health inequities.
More About Dr. Mills
Milton Mills, MD practices medicine in the Washington, DC area. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Mills has published several research journal articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutrition policy, and he travels widely, speaking at hospitals, churches, and community centers about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. He was featured in the popular film, What the Health, and will also appear in the upcoming film The Invisible Vegan. Dr. Mills serves as the Race & Nutrition Specialist and Board Adviser for A Well-Fed World.Visit Dr. Mills's Website
April 30: Impact
How We Can Heal Our Lives & Our World
You’ll find out how to protect your family from hidden food hazards, and how you can vote for a brighter future every day, with your knife and fork.
More About Andrew
Andrew Kimbrell is the founding director of Center for Food Safety and 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 US Supreme Court to force EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. Andrew also pioneered the legal strategy that led the Supreme Court to rule that DNA is not patentable. He’s a leading voice challenging the spread of genetically engineered food and a champion for a safe and sustainable food supply for all of us.Visit Andrew's Website
Discover how our relationship to animals shapes public health and the future of humanity.
More About Dr. Akhtar
Dr. Aysha Akhtar is double board-certified in both neurology and preventive medicine. She serves as President and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences, which is pioneering the transition to replace the use of animals in experimentation with effective human-based technologies. She has served as a Commander in the US Public Health Service, where she was deployed to assist with national public health emergencies. Dr. Akhtar also spent a decade as a Medical Officer at the Food and Drug Administration, most recently in the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, where she helped develop national preparedness strategies for public health threats. She is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the author of Our Symphony with Animals and Animals and Public Health.Visit Dr. Akhtar's Website
You’ll hear how Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, used a change in diet to reverse his type 2 diabetes, and his powerful vision for how we can advance wellness in every community.
More About Eric
Eric is a former police captain who led efforts to root out racial bias in the New York Police Department and leverage technology to create major public safety improvements. He went on to be elected to the New York State Senate and now serves as Brooklyn Borough President. In 2017, Eric was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and doctors told him he’d need to be on medications for the rest of his life — and that he faced a high probability of blindness and amputation. But with dietary change, Eric completely reversed his condition. Now Eric’s using his political office to help others obtain the same benefits. His work has led to successful proactive public health efforts across the city of New York and increased education in schools, in addition to high-risk populations in lower-income areas.Visit Eric's Website
May 1: Wholeness
Wellness for Body, Mind, & Spirit
You’ll be moved by Adam’s incredible story of using healing foods to overcome addiction, and gain powerful insights to help you be a source of wisdom in the lives of the people you love.
More About Adam
In 2012, Adam Sud was struggling with multiple addictions, serious chronic diseases, mental health disorders, and he weighed more than 350 pounds. His life nearly came to an end when he attempted suicide by drug overdose. But since then, with the help of diet and lifestyle changes, Adam has reversed all of his chronic diseases and lost all of his excess weight. Today, he is the founder of Plant-Based for Positive Change, a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to advancing the research of diet, mental health, and addiction. Adam has worked in recovery centers using plant-based nutrition as a tool to support recovery and relapse prevention. He believes that the simplest change on your fork can make the most profound change in your life.Visit Adam's Website
You’ll find out how to take exquisite care of your body, mind, heart, and spirit.
More About Koya
Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, holistic health coach, and activist. Her mission is to promote daily self-care and eco-friendly living to combat some of the world’s biggest challenges including mental health, social injustices, and global warming. Koya is the founder of Get Loved Up, an international lifestyle community that inspires mental, spiritual, and physical health through an app, online courses, retreats, yoga teacher trainings, and the “Get Loved Up” Podcast. She is the author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth, and has more than a million followers on social media.Visit Koya's Website
You’ll find out why compassion for animals is good for humans, and get lit up by Jane’s extraordinary story of finding sobriety and a life of purpose.
More About Jane
Jane Velez-Mitchell is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author who has dedicated her fame, wit, and brilliance to advocacy for a more healthy, just, and compassionate world. Her nationally syndicated reporting has won her four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States and the Compassionate Leadership Award from Mercy for Animals, as well as a Los Angeles Emmy and a New York Emmy. Jane is host and co-creator of New Day New Chef, a vegan cooking show that’s broadcasting on public television stations across the United States. She is also the founder and content editor of JaneUnChained, a multi-platform social media news outlet that produces original video content to promote the welfare of animals, the health of humans, and the future of life on Earth.Visit Jane's Website
May 2: Finale
The Can’t-Miss 2021 Summit Wrap-Up
John and Ocean will give you a rousing send-off to help you digest the top learnings from the Summit and put the food revolution into action in your life. Every year, John and Ocean’s finale presentation is a top highlight of the Summit. You won’t want to miss it!
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