Learn about the power of a plant-based lifestyle from some of the nation’s leading experts.



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Joel Fuhrman, MD

Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time NY Times best-selling author, and nutritional researcher — who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman presently serves as the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation. He has published multiple scientific articles on human nutrition and is involved with multiple ongoing studies addressing heart disease, diabetes and cancer. His foundational discoveries on food addiction and human hunger were published in the scientific journal, Nutrition Journal, in November 2010.  He is also serves on the Nutritional Science faculty of Northern Arizona University. 

Dr. Fuhrman has appeared on hundreds of radio and television including, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Live With Kelly and Michael, and The Dr. Oz Show. His four PBS television shows were some of the top fundraising show for PBS, not only important for PBS, but have improved the health of millions of people across America.  

Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1988). 

Health and Healing Using Supermarket Foods

Brooke Goldner, MD

Dr. Goldner is a board certified medical doctor and the best-selling author of Goodbye Lupus. She has been featured in multiple documentaries such as Eating You Alive, Whitewashed, and The Conspiracy Against Your Health, has been interviewed by Natural News Radio, Health Conspiracy Radio, Wellness Radio, was a keynote speaker for Lupus LA, and has had numerous stage appearances, including the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference alongside Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Greger and T. Colin Campbell. She has been featured on the front cover of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine twice, and is the author of Goodbye Lupus and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health and Healing, and the upcoming book Goodbye Lupus, Hello Delicious. She is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, was Chief Resident at UCLA-Harbor Residency in Psychiatry, and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She is the founder of VeganMedicalDoctor.com and creator of the Hyper-nourishing Healing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.


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. Dr. Mills 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. “Medical research shows conclusively that a plant-based diet reduces chronic disease risk, so that’s something I absolutely encourage my patients to move toward,” says Dr. Mills, a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Mills doesn’t limit his message to his patients. He takes it to audiences around the country as well, speaking at hospitals, churches, and community centers.

Wes Youngberg

Dissolving Dementia with Diet: The Basis of Preventing and Reversing Memory Loss

Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, FACLM

Dr. Wes Youngberg is a lifestyle medicine specialist and a clinical nutritionist. He has authored the books Goodbye Diabetes, and Hello Healthy, and is speaker for the educational video series Diabetes Undone. He is an assistant clinical professor for the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at Loma Linda University, Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and sees patients at the Youngberg Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in Temecula California. His most recent medical journal publication is entitled, “Clinical Lifestyle Medicine Strategies for Preventing and Reversing Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s.” Having trained with the noted neurologist, Dr. Dale Bredesen, his clinical work now focuses on helping those diagnosed with cognitive decline determine the underlying causes and aggressively treat them.


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Chef Educator Lisa Rice

Chef Educator Lisa Rice has been teaching plant-based cooking for over two decades. She is a Health Coach at the Austin Whole Foods Medical & Wellness Center, led by physicians Matt Lederman and Alona Pulde. In her daily work, Lisa teaches classes and consults with patients seeking to reverse hypertension, diabetes, and other conditions responsive to a plant-based diet.

Lisa holds a Masters in Oriental Medicine from Emperors College and is a graduate of the Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional Course and the Global College of Natural Medicine. She's a regular guest on Austin’s Fox 7 morning show, sharing plant-powered recipes designed to delight omnivores and herbivores alike. Lisa is a recipe contributor to the forthcoming Whole Foods Diet Cookbook, and frequently works with her culinary mentor Chad Sarno of Wicked Healthy. Lisa shares her vegan tips and recipes as Kitchen Plantastic on Instagram and Facebook.