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Feb. 18-26, 2023 - Your access below

40 Of The World's Top Researchers, Doctors and Dietitians Are Coming Together To Reveal The Truth About Weight Loss (FOR FREE)*

*without counting calories, portion control, pills, shakes, surgery or endless cardio

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CUT THROUGH THE NOISE

If you're frustrated by all the confusing diet dogma out there, you've come to the right place…

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Science

Discover proven strategies

Statistically less than 1% return to a normal weight in any given year...

That's unacceptable - especially because proven solutions exist.

You'll discover what drives your weight gain and what protocols you can use to halt and reverse it even if you've all but given up...

And the best part: if you know how, this becomes a fun, delicious adventure!

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Practical Tips

Gain clarity & take action

Many diseases are related to our weight, such as inflammation, diabetes, heart diseases, Alzheimer's, depression and at least 13 types of cancers...

Because this is so important, we don't shy away from the tough questions and you'll learn from experts you can trust. Plus, we\'ll have daily cooking demos where you\'ll see how you can put the lessons you learn into practice....

It's that clarity paired with practical tips that will allow you to take action right away during the summit and experience effortless, healthy weight loss for yourself.

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Inspiration

Feel inspired & supported

When you join this event you'll connect with an amazing, loving community.

And we will broadcast LIVE each day so that you can interact, ask questions and get the support you need to start your own transformation...

Plus, you'll learn from some incredible success stories first hand. They'll share how they have implemented the strategies from the summit so you can do the same!

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Join us and 40 of the world's most renowned weight loss experts. Each presentation will cover new topics and you'll get all the inspiration, practical tips and scientific insights you need to start losing weight and actually enjoy it...

9 Days You Don't Want To Miss

Regardless of whether you've yo-yoed before, hit a plateau or just want to feel great in your skin, you'll enjoy learning the latest, cutting-edge insights from 40 of the world's top weight loss and health experts - many of which are the leading scientists in their fields, teach at universities and do not appear in any other online events

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DAY 1

The true cause of the obesity epidemic

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Dr. Joan Ifland

Food addiction: New science vs. old myths

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Dr. Joan Ifland

Food addiction: New science vs. old myths

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Food addiction: New science vs. old myths

Dr. Joan Ifland

Dr. Ifland is a food addiction professional who is active in both online recovery and research. Dr. Ifland has been an innovator in the field of recovery from food addiction since 1999 with the publication of her first popular book. She is the lead author of the first scholarly description of processed food addiction according to classic addiction diagnostic criteria and the first scholarly definition of addictive versus non-addictive foods. Dr. Ifland earned her PhD in 2010 at Union Institute in addictive nutrition. Her MBA was awarded by Stanford Business School in 1978 and her BA in Economics and Political Science by Oberlin College in 1974. Dr. Ifland is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She currently resides in the Seattle area where she enjoys hiking, women’s business groups, and the arts.

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman

The perfect storm: when foods induce overeating and block weight loss

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman

The perfect storm: when foods induce overeating and block weight loss

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The perfect storm: when foods induce overeating and block weight loss

Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times bestselling author (his latest book is Eat for Life), and nutritional researcher who has specialized for over 30 years in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. At his Eat to Live Retreat in San Diego, CA, and through his books, television specials, and virtual speaking engagements, Dr. Fuhrman shares his life-saving nutritional protocols with hundreds of thousands of people around the world seeking to recover from obesity, food addictions, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, and other serious health concerns. Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Perelman) School of Medicine (1988). He received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award for his contribution to the education of family practice residents and a C3 Cardiology Global Health Award for teaching nutritional science to cardiologists. Dr. Fuhrman also serves as the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and is on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. His work and discoveries are published in medical journals, contributing to multiple ongoing nutritional studies with major research institutions across America. A native of Yonkers, New York, Dr. Fuhrman is a former world-class figure skater, placing second in the United States National Pairs Championships in 1973 and third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain. Dr. Fuhrman has served on sports medicine committees, advised professional and Olympic athletes, and lectured to athletic trainers and world-class athletes about maximizing performance and preventing injury. In 2018 Dr. Fuhrman opened his Eat to Live Retreat in San Diego, where people from all over the world stay for extended periods to resolve food addiction, lose weight, and recover from serious medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, and more.

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Dr. Michael Greger

Is it the genes? Understanding the origins of the obesity epidemic

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Dr. Michael Greger

Is it the genes? Understanding the origins of the obesity epidemic

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Is it the genes? Understanding the origins of the obesity epidemic

Dr. Michael Greger

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award and became a diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Both his latest books, How Not to Die and the How Not to Die Cookbook, became instant New York Times Best Sellers. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements have always and will always be donated to charity.

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Dr. Paule Joseph

Taste and pleasure: how our senses influence what we eat

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Dr. Paule Joseph

Taste and pleasure: how our senses influence what we eat

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Taste and pleasure: how our senses influence what we eat

Dr. Paule Joseph

Dr. Joseph is an Afro-Latina nurse scientist, educator, and philanthropist who was born and raised in Venezuela, South America. As an international expert in chemosensation and metabolic diseases, she bridges the intersections of nursing, science, nutrition, public health, policy, and health disparities. She is a 2019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Lasker Scholar and 2018 Distinguished Scholar. She is Chief of the Section of Sensory Science and Metabolism in the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism with a dual appointment at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). She is the 2022-24 America Academy of Nursing Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Joseph leads a multidimensional translational research program combining research and clinical practice focused on chemosensation (taste and smell). Dr. Joseph and her group are conducting pre- clinical, clinical and translational studies that aims to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and management of chemosensory disorders and symptoms. Her program of research aims to understand neurological and molecular mechanisms underlying chemosensation (taste, smell & chemesthesis) and motivational pathways of ingestive behaviors in individuals with obesity and alcohol and substance use disorders. Since 2020, Dr. Joseph and her team began investigating the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the chemical senses and its post-acute sequelae. Dr. Joseph is one of the co-founders of the Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research (GCCR) aim to foster the advancement of chemosensory science at large, allowing the possibility to test larger samples of participants cross-culturally, strengthening the reliability and validity of chemosensory science across many domains. During COVID-19 pandemic, the GCCR led studies in 35 different languages around the world and showed that COVID-19 was associated with severe impairment of smell, taste, and chemesthesis. To date, she has served as Principal Investigator or Associate Investigator on approximately 20 research projects and has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, as well as several book chapters and one textbook. Her research has been covered by several media outlets nationally and internationally, including the New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, Hippo Hive Latin-American among others. Dr. Joseph has received numerous awards and is recognized among the top emerging nurse scientists in the United States. Dr. Joseph is a leader of national and global nonprofit organizations dedicated to decreasing health disparities and improving healthcare access in vulnerable communities. Her background as a nurse scientist and a woman of color has influenced her commitment to increase diversity in STEM-related fields. Dr. Joseph is a co-founder of the Latino Nurses Network, which focuses on building a strong network of support for Latino nurse leaders to effect change in health care policy, education, and practice. Dr. Joseph is actively engaged in developing outreach and training initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in biomedical research and training programs at NIH and internationally through her leadership of national and global non-profits. She is the past Vice-President of the Amazing Grace Children’s Foundation based in Ghana and serves on the advisory board for the organization. Within the organization, she has led initiatives to decrease health disparities and to develop training opportunities for local students and clinicians. Additionally, she serves as the Director of Mentorship for the African Research Academy for Women based in Ghana and USA. She is a Founding Strategic Advisor of the Smell and Taste Association of North America. Dr. Joseph received an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Nursing at Hostos Community College, a BSN from the College of New Rochelle, and an MS with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University. She completed a PhD in nursing with a focus in genomics at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted her PhD work at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. She then completed a Clinical and Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on genomics, nutrition, and gastrointestinal diseases at the NINR, which was supported by the Office of Workforce Diversity. Dr. Joseph is a certified nurse practitioner with clinical privileges at the NIH Clinical Center and outside NIH. Dr. Joseph is the second nurse in the country to receive the Lasker Clinical Scholars Award, a prestigious grant given by NIH and the Lasker Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Transcultural Nursing Society.

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Chuck Carroll

From 420 to 155 pounds - conquering food addiction

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Chuck Carroll

From 420 to 155 pounds - conquering food addiction

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From 420 to 155 pounds - conquering food addiction

Chuck Carroll

Chuck Carroll is host of the Physicians Committee’s popular “The Exam Room” podcast and known widely as The Weight Loss Champion, a name given to him by an NFL player for losing an incredible 275 pounds. At just 5 feet 6 inches tall, Chuck weighed 420 pounds and had a 66-inch waist before radically changing his life. Before that, like so many others, he tried and failed countless times to lose weight. Any success he achieved was short-lived as the weight came pouring back on and then some. At his heaviest, he was eating 10,000 calories every day. Out of desperation, he decided to have weight loss surgery in 2009. Prior to the procedure he was convinced that it would become like all the other failed attempts to lose weight. Chuck was just 27 years old at the time and didn’t believe he would live to see 30. He thought at least he would go to his grave saying he tried everything. But then the unexpected happened. He woke up from the surgery and never looked back. Although a critical component, the procedure proved only to be the first step in his journey. In fact, he only attributes 10 percent of his long-term weight loss success to it. The rest he credits to a plant-based diet and changing his lifestyle! By adopting a plant-based diet, he is no longer afraid of regaining the weight as he had so many times before — no more yo-yo dieting! He is thrilled that he is lowering his risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease, both of which run rampant in his family. As a bonus, he is no longer spending massive amounts of money on medical expenses because of his optimum health! The confidence he gained from the weight loss enabled him to pursue his dream of becoming a reporter where he covered sports and news for CBS and later NBC News Radio. He was also previously featured in PCRM’s Teaming Up 4 Health campaign where he had the opportunity to speak on Capitol Hill and share his remarkable journey. Now he is delighted to be bringing his passion and talents to the Physicians Committee as host of The Exam Room and to show others that the impossible is possible — you can get healthy!

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DAY 2

The science of permanent weight loss

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Dr. Barbara Rolls

Volumetrics - a flexible approach to weight management

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Dr. Barbara Rolls

Volumetrics - a flexible approach to weight management

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Volumetrics - a flexible approach to weight management

Dr. Barbara Rolls

Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., is professor of nutritional sciences and the Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, where she heads the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior. A veteran nutrition researcher and past president of both the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior and the Obesity Society, Dr. Rolls has been honored throughout her career with numerous awards, including Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and honorary membership in the American Dietetic Association. In 2010 she received the Obesity Society's highest honor, the George A. Bray Founders Award, and was elected to the American Society for Nutrition's Fellows Class of 2011. She is the author of more than 250 research articles and six books, including The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan, The Volumetrics Eating Plan and her latest book The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Dr. William Li

The surprising truth about body fat and how to streamline our metabolism

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Dr. William Li

The surprising truth about body fat and how to streamline our metabolism

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The surprising truth about body fat and how to streamline our metabolism

Dr. William Li

William W. Li, MD, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of EAT TO BEAT DISEASE – The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views, and he has appeared on: Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Voice of America; and in The Atlantic, TIME, and The New York Times. An author of over 100 scientific publications in leading journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet, Dr. Li has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and Dartmouth Medical School.

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Dr. Frank Sabatino

Overcoming food addiction: SOS-free weight loss, hope and recovery

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Dr. Frank Sabatino

Overcoming food addiction: SOS-free weight loss, hope and recovery

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Overcoming food addiction: SOS-free weight loss, hope and recovery

Dr. Frank Sabatino

Dr. Frank Sabatino is the past Health Director of the Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute in Bonita Springs , FL, the Regency Health Resort and Spa in Hallandale, FL, the Balance For Life Retreat and Health Director-Owner of Ocean Jade Retreat in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL, where he cared for, lectured and inspired thousands of people over the past 40 years. In his work he specializes in nutrition, health rejuvenation, stress management and therapeutic fasting and detoxification. Dr. Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician who also has a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology from the Emory University School of Medicine. The book of his original research on the effects of brain peptides on the regulation of reproductive hormones was published in 1988. While an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine, he did extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress and aging, and has published a number of major scientific papers in some of the most well-respected peer reviewed journals in the fields of cell biology, aging, endocrinology and neuroscience. He has also written numerous articles for lay magazines and journals in the areas of clinical nutrition, healthy weight loss, women’s hormones, stress management, addiction and healthy aging. He has been featured in a variety of books, news articles, and cable TV programs including CNN. Dr. Sabatino is a past member of the prestigious Brookdale fellowship in Gerontology and Aging. As a member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians, he is also widely recognized as an expert in water-only fasting and integrative health care. His DVD Program and recently completed book: ‘WEIGHTLESS: Compassionate Weight Loss for LIfe’ promote the most comprehensive plant-based solution and lifestyle strategies for solving the pandemic of obesity. He is also a proponent of Oriental energy arts and a long time teacher and student of tai-chi and qi gong. Dr. Sabatino is available for personal consults as part of the TrueNorth health coaching services.

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Tami and Tom Kramer

Soups for weight loss - how Tami ended 40 years of yo-yo dieting

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Tami and Tom Kramer

Soups for weight loss - how Tami ended 40 years of yo-yo dieting

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Soups for weight loss - how Tami ended 40 years of yo-yo dieting

Tami and Tom Kramer

Tami Kramer is the Author and Editor of the NutmegNotebook.com Whole Food Plant Based Cooking and lifestyle blog. She is also our On-Screen teacher for the Nutmeg Notebook Youtube Channel. She is the "batch-cooking" queen and loves sharing her tips and tricks in the kitchen.

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DAY 3

Why common “solutions” fail so often

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Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Escaping the Pleasure Trap - the hidden force undermining your health

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Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Escaping the Pleasure Trap - the hidden force undermining your health

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Escaping the Pleasure Trap - the hidden force undermining your health

Dr. Alan Goldhamer

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. TrueNorth Health is an integrative medical facility combining medicine, osteopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic and psychology as well as a research center on the application of fasting to the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and lymphoma. Dr. Goldhamer 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 2 papers on 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-based diet.

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Justina Froese

14 binge eating mistakes and how to avoid them

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Justina Froese

14 binge eating mistakes and how to avoid them

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14 binge eating mistakes and how to avoid them

Justina Froese

Justina Froese is a health and wellness counselor. She lives with her husband in Cologne, Germany. Her health journey led her to the psychologist Dr. Doug Lisle. She is trained and certified by his approach to motivation and well-being called Esteem Dynamics. Coming from an obese and sick family background, she was interested in health from a young age. Her mother even gave her the title “Health Apostle.” But eating healthy and being slender isn’t as easy as many say. Personality places a huge role in how diligent someone follows a healthy diet. Bodyweight is 70% heritable, and therefore a lot of people have difficulties reaching a healthy weight on a Standard Western Diet. As a former chronic dieter, she is familiar with this. Dieting and bingeing were part of her life for 15 years. The cycle of restriction, over-exercising, and bingeing was continued by a misguided caloric deprivation, and as a result, she consistently gained weight. She started to see results in weight loss when she adopted a whole food plant-based diet, combined with the principles of calorie density. It was a long health journey, but now she feels better than ever. She eats more than ever, exercises less, and is binge-free for years. Her passion is to help people to become binge-free forever and living a healthy lifestyle.

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Dr. Carol Wroblewski

Is weight loss surgery a solution you should consider?

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Dr. Carol Wroblewski

Is weight loss surgery a solution you should consider?

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Is weight loss surgery a solution you should consider?

Dr. Carol Wroblewski

Dr. Carol Wroblewski is a recently retired licensed psychologist who spend the first 2/3rds of her career in higher education administration, teaching, and counseling centers. In 2005 she made lifestyle changes the resulted in losing more than 100 pounds and in 2008 became vegan. She increased her focus on how nutrition impacts overall wellness and mood through participating in the Plant Based Nutrition in Healthcare conferences, joining the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and earning a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell. She joined the ranks of Food for Life Certified Instructors in 2013 as their Indianapolis Affiliate. She is listed in Plant Based Docs offering cooking classes, food delivery and coaching. The last 8 years of her career were spent conducting psychological evaluations for pre-surgical bariatric patients as well as working with patients participating in medically supervised (non-surgical) weight loss programs.

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Dr. John McDougall

Starches - a low tech solution to the biggest challenges we face today

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Dr. John McDougall

Starches - a low tech solution to the biggest challenges we face today

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Starches - a low tech solution to the biggest challenges we face today

Dr. John McDougall

John McDougall’s national recognition as a nutrition expert earned him a position in the Great Nutrition Debate 2000 presented by the USDA. He is a board-certified internist, author of 13 national best-selling books and co-founder of the McDougall Program. He has dedicated over 50 years of his life caring for people with diet and lifestyle medicine. Physician, speaker, and best-selling author, John McDougall, MD teaches the importance of a whole food, starch-based diet in order to halt, reverse and heal chronic disease.

Dr. McDougall is co-founder of the McDougall Program alongside his wife, Mary McDougall – the original whole-food plant-based vegan and creator of thousands of low fat, oil-free, vegan recipes. The McDougall Program is a leading medical program that heals chronic illness through professional medical care, world-class education and ongoing support for people transitioning to a starch-based lifestyle.

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Tim Kaufman

“I didn’t think I’d make it another year” - flipping the switch when all seems lost

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Tim Kaufman

“I didn’t think I’d make it another year” - flipping the switch when all seems lost

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“I didn’t think I’d make it another year” - flipping the switch when all seems lost

Tim Kaufman

Tim Kaufman of FatManRants was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) in his early twenties. He was in chronic pain most of his life. By the time he had reached the age of 37 he was addicted to Fentanyl, alcohol, and fast food. At over 400 pounds he was unable to perform simple daily tasks. He had many chronic health issues and was almost immobile. He had lost his interest in life and had almost given up. Tim started a journey to regain his health. He started to change one small thing a ta time. He is now an athlete that thrives on a plant-based whole food lifestyle and leads a healthy, happy, productive and very active life that is free of all medications he was once on. His passion is to spread the message that anyone can transition to a healthy, active lifestyle and dramatically change their life regardless of their current situation or size. Tim has appeared on Podcasts from around the world and has been filmed for upcoming movies. He has been featured in Runner's World Magazine, Good Morning America, Today, People, WebMd, ESPN, and many other media outlets. Tim uses his platform as an international speaker to educate, inform and motivate people about plant-based nutrition, fitness, addiction recovery, overcoming physical challenges, and emotional and spiritual wellness.

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DAY 4

Protecting your health – when body fat triggers diseases

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Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPH

Insulin resistance: lower your A1C and lose weight without giving up carbs

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Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPH

Insulin resistance: lower your A1C and lose weight without giving up carbs

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Insulin resistance: lower your A1C and lose weight without giving up carbs

Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPH

Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, is a cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness, he first reduced his own insulin usage by more than 40%, and has educated thousands of people with all forms of diabetes how to reverse insulin resistance using diet and exercise. Cyrus earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at the Plant-Based Nutrition and Healthcare Conference, has been featured on Forks Over Knives, NPR, PBS, KQED, Fast Company, and is the author of the upcoming book Mastering Diabetes.

Robby Barbaro, MPH is an internationally recognized diabetes expert and New York Times bestselling co-author of Mastering Diabetes who has helped countless people reverse insulin resistance and take back full control of their metabolic health. Robby earned a Master’s in Public Health from American Public University in 2019 and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Florida in 2011. He has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2000, has a current A1c of 5.4%, and a time-in-range above 90% while maintaining an active lifestyle.

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Dr. Hana Kahleova

Put to the test: Common weight loss strategies and their health impact

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Dr. Hana Kahleova

Put to the test: Common weight loss strategies and their health impact

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Put to the test: Common weight loss strategies and their health impact

Dr. Hana Kahleova

Hana Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of clinical research at the Physicians Committee and directs research studies analyzing the effect food choices have on insulin resistance and the regulation of a healthy body weight. Her current research includes analyzing the thermic effect of food in response to a 16-week dietary intervention. Dr. Kahleova has published more than a dozen nutrition studies. She is the author of Vegetarian Diet in the Treatment of Diabetes (Maxdorf, 2013). She also wrote the chapter about using a plant-based diet to treat diabetes in Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets in Health and Disease Prevention (Academic Press, 2017). Her favorite research topics include testing the effect a plant-based diet has on metabolism, insulin function, fitness, and mental health, as well as studying the impact meal timing and meal frequency have on metabolism and body weight. Dr. Kahleova earned her doctorate in nutrition and diabetes and her medical degree from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. As a postdoctoral research fellow at Loma Linda University in California, Dr. Kahleova analyzed data from 50,000 Adventist Health Study-2 participants. She analyzed data on meal frequency and timing in relationship to changes in body weight. She finds two to three meals a day, without snacks, are optimal for body weight control. This led to her recommendation to eat breakfast regularly and to make it the largest meal of the day.

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Dr. Michael Goran

How sugars are putting our children’s health at risk

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Dr. Michael Goran

How sugars are putting our children’s health at risk

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How sugars are putting our children’s health at risk

Dr. Michael Goran

Michael is a Professor of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, which is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is Program Director for Diabetes and Obesity at The Saban Research Institute and he holds the Dr Robert C and Veronica Atkins Endowed Chair in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes. Dr Goran also serves as Co-Director of the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute. Dr Goran is a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, UK (1986) prior to postdoctoral training in the US (1987 to 1991). He previously served on the faculty of Medicine at the University of Vermont (1991 to 1994), the Department of Nutrition Sciences at UAB (1994 to 1999), the Department of Preventive Medicine at USC (1999 to 2018) prior to joining Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and other Foundations for the past 30 years during which he has raised almost $50m in funding to support this work. He has published over 350 professional peer-reviewed articles and reviews. He is the Editor of the “Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Intervention Approaches” published in 2017, co-editor of “Dietary Sugars and Health”published in late 2014, and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Pediatric Obesity. He has been the recipient of a number of scientific awards for his research and teaching, including: The Nutrition Society Medal for Research (1996), The Lilly Award for Scientific Achievement from The Obesity Society (2006), The Bar-Or Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research, from The Obesity Society (2009), the TOPS award for contributions to obesity research from The Obesity Society (2014), and the Rank Prize Lecture in Nutrition (2018). Michael lives in Silverlake, Los Angeles with his wife Lori, a film editor, his 2 teenage daughters, and their cat, Hugo Moon. Outside of work, Michael likes to play tennis, and hang out with his family which typically involves cooking, eating, going on walks and travel.

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Dr. Sunil Pai

5 key factors that prevent successful weight loss (and wreck your health)

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Dr. Sunil Pai

5 key factors that prevent successful weight loss (and wreck your health)

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5 key factors that prevent successful weight loss (and wreck your health)

Dr. Sunil Pai

Sunil Pai, MD is internationally recognized an expert in Integrative Medicine, author, researcher, health activist/influencer and thought leader in the wellness industry. After his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico, he became Board Certified in Family Medicine. He was one of the first physicians 20 years ago and youngest in the U.S. to become a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona (Class 2002) directed by Dr. Andrew Weil, the “father” of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai also became one of the first Board Certified MD’s in Holistic Integrative Medicine in the U.S.

Dr. Pai is the Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, a non-profit organization focusing on teaching physicians neuro-acupuncture which is focused for pain conditions and neurological dysfunction such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and autism.

Sunil Pai, MD is a Deacon of the House of Sanjevani, located in Albuquerque, an Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Santa Fe. As a nonprofit organization, they provide full service health education and Integrative Medicine services with emphasis in indigenous and natural medicines. Sanjevani is certified by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), as an Educational Alliance Partner for delivering evidence based, clinical plant based nutritional programs.

Dr. Pai is Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, lectures at national conferences and is actively publishing in in the field of Integrative Medicine. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and his other interests include hiking and spending time with Princess Winnie (his dog), plant based cooking and yoga.

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Jonathan Fah

519.8 pounds - lighting the spark for a healthy life

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Jonathan Fah

519.8 pounds - lighting the spark for a healthy life

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519.8 pounds - lighting the spark for a healthy life

Jonathan Fah

Jonathan had been overweight his entire life. After high school he yo-yo'd for 20 years on fad diets but the weight kept creeping up until it reached 519.8 pounds. Plagued by severe sleep apnea and a host of physical problems Jonathan knew he needed to make drastic changes. “The mindset was to get as far away from the my current diet and go back to our roots.” To hold himself accountable and build a sense of community, he decided to document his journey to health on YouTube. On the channel “FAHDieting” we goes live regularly, shares his experiences, does weekly weigh ins and more. He started his journey with a 30 day water fast. While fasting and planning his diet after the fast, he stumbled across some videos from Well Your World where Dillion Holmes was staying at The TrueNorth Health Clinic. Curious about the work of TrueNorth he learned and listened to the The Pleasure Trap by Dr. Lisle and Dr. Goldhamer. He decided to give their advice a try and lost 140 pounds after the fast and is still going.

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DAY 5

Creating personal breakthroughs

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Ocean Robbins

Eat to live instead of living to eat: how to thrive in an unhealthy environment

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Ocean Robbins

Eat to live instead of living to eat: how to thrive in an unhealthy environment

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Eat to live instead of living to eat: how to thrive in an unhealthy environment

Ocean Robbins

Ocean Robbins is co-founder & CEO of the 700,000 member Food Revolution Network. He is author of the bestseller, 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World. Ocean founded Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) at age 16, and directed it for the next 20 years. He has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people, organized online seminars and events reaching more than a million, and facilitated leadership development events for leaders from 65 nations. He has served as adjunct professor for Chapman University, and is a recipient of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service, the Freedom’s Flame Award, the Harmon Wilkinson Award, and many other honors.

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Dr. Wes Youngberg

False hunger signals: When hunger becomes misleading and how to prevent it

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Dr. Wes Youngberg

False hunger signals: When hunger becomes misleading and how to prevent it

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False hunger signals: When hunger becomes misleading and how to prevent it

Dr. Wes Youngberg

Dr. Wes Youngberg is a practicing clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist in Temecula, CA. He was trained at Loma Linda University where he earned a doctorate in clinical preventive care and a master’s degree in nutrition. He is on the clinical faculty of Loma Linda University and serves as assistant clinical professor for both the Department of Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Promotion at the School of Public Health. Dr. Youngberg is a board Certified Nutrition Specialist, and is a founding director and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Youngberg is the lead presenter in the Diabetes Undone Program – an interactive, video based series designed to support the doctor and the patient in achieving diabetes reversal. He has trained with Dr. Dale Bredesen (the director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA) and is certified in the Bredesen Protocol – a comprehensive, lifestyle medicine based, assessment and intervention model, documented to reverse up to 88% of MCI and early Alzheimer’s. Currently, Dr. Youngberg is conducting 4-Day Bredesen Protocol Intensives at resorts in San Diego and Laguna Beach.

Prior to opening his lifestyle and nutritional medicine clinic in Temecula, Dr. Youngberg spent 14 years on the island of Guam, researching the diabetes epidemic on the Micronesian islands of the Western Pacific region and directing the Wellness Center at the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic. He traveled throughout the islands, providing public health education, screenings, and professional training for diabetes prevention and care. Dr. Youngberg was honored twice with the Heroes of the Pacific award by the Guam chapter of the American Diabetes Association. In 2007, he was awarded the Ancient Order of the Chamorri—the highest honor given by the governor of Guam for extraordinary contributions to the island community. Returning to California in 2008, he spent three years as medical nutritionist and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic and Wellness Center for Rancho Family Medical Group in Temecula.

He has lectured to medical conferences throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. His passion is the full integration of physical and emotional risk factors in the assessment and intervention of health concerns.

Dr. Youngberg has done post doctoral studies with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He is the co-host of the Hope Channel’s “Naturally Gourmet” with Karen Houghton, and has produced various DVD video series, including: “Transforming Sickness into Health” and “Controlling Cravings with Contentment”. He has published several books including, The Path to Health & Healing, Goodbye Diabetes – preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way, and most recently, Hello Healthy.

Dr. Youngberg has over 30 years of clinical nutrition and lifestyle medicine experience using integrative therapies for diabetes control, depression recovery, cardiovascular disease reversal, optimizing digestive health and effective management of many chronic health conditions. Wes and his wife Betsy live in Temecula California (near San Diego) where they work at the Youngberg Lifestyle Medicine Clinic.

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Rip Esselstyn

7 Pillars To Success - What you can start doing today

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Rip Esselstyn

7 Pillars To Success - What you can start doing today

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7 Pillars To Success - What you can start doing today

Rip Esselstyn

Rip Esselstyn is the founder of Engine 2 and a Healthy Eating Partner for Whole Foods Market. At Engine 2, Rip develops and implements plant-based programs that transform people’s health worldwide. Rip was a three-time All-American swimmer at the University of Texas at Austin and spent a decade as a world-class triathlete. Later as an Austin firefighter, Rip launched the first unofficial Seven-Day Rescue in order to rescue a firefighting brother’s health. Rip’s New York Times Bestselling Book, The Engine 2 Diet, documents his success and shows the irrefutable connection between a plant-based diet and good health. His follow up, Plant-Strong, became a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Rip has appeared on Today, CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and more. The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet, was released in late 2016 and has launched a global tidal wave of plant-strong results, with more than 30,000 people finding success on The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Challenge. His latest book, The Engine 2 Cookbook, was released in December 2017.

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Dr. Anthony Lim

How to dial in your lifestyle for health and sustained weight loss

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Dr. Anthony Lim

How to dial in your lifestyle for health and sustained weight loss

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How to dial in your lifestyle for health and sustained weight loss

Dr. Anthony Lim

Dr. Lim is the Medical Director of the McDougall Program and a Lecturer at TrueNorth Health Center and Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center, where he leads various plant-based programs and initiatives. Dr. Lim is passionate about educating his patients, health care providers, and the public about the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle in preventing, treating, and reversing chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. He has traveled across the U.S. and worldwide giving lectures on nutrition, lifestyle medicine, and behavioral change. Dr. Lim is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and Boston University School of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and completed his residency training at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, a UCSF affiliate. He is also a bar-certified attorney in the state of California. Dr. Lim lives in Santa Rosa, California with his wife, Jean, and their two children, Joshua (13) and Julia (9), who bring them endless joy and laughter. His outside interests include playing out in nature, learning guitar, and continually growing in his Christian faith.

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Dillon Holmes

Keeping it simple: the fun way to losing weight (even if you can't cook)

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Dillon Holmes

Keeping it simple: the fun way to losing weight (even if you can't cook)

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Keeping it simple: the fun way to losing weight (even if you can't cook)

Dillon Holmes

Dillon Holmes leads the Well Your World YouTube channel and Facebook group, where he posts cooking videos and live Q&A sessions to help eliminate the complexity of maintaining a health-promoting diet and lifestyle. Dillon has lost 30 pounds, improved my blood pressure and cholesterol, and says he feel "the best I ever have in my life."

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DAY 6

Winning the mental game of weight loss

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Dr. Doug Lisle

The slow fast way - the counterintuitive process of permanent weight loss

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Dr. Doug Lisle

The slow fast way - the counterintuitive process of permanent weight loss

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The slow fast way - the counterintuitive process of permanent weight loss

Dr. Doug Lisle

Dr. Lisle has been the clinical psychologist at the TrueNorth Health Center for over 30 years. He has published numerous articles in the scientific literature. He is the co-author of The Pleasure Trap and is in private practice, conducting psychotherapy at the TrueNorth Health Center. Dr. Lisle is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego (Summa Cum Laude). He received the President's Fellowship and was a Dupont Scholar at the University of Virginia where he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He was then appointed Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University and was on the staff at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Lisle worked as a forensic psychologist for the criminal justice system in Dallas, Texas and as a consultant for the National Institute of Health Clinical Trial on Cognitive Therapy for Recurrent Depression at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Lisle lectures nationally to health professionals on topics including evolutionary psychology, cognitive therapy, lifestyle modification, relaxation and stress management, and weight loss. His research and clinical interests have broadened to include health and wellness, self-esteem, relationship satisfaction, the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression, and optimizing achievement motivation.

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Julie Simon

The emotional eater's repair manual - 10 steps to end emotional eating

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Julie Simon

The emotional eater's repair manual - 10 steps to end emotional eating

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The emotional eater's repair manual - 10 steps to end emotional eating

Julie Simon

Julie M. Simon, MA, MBA, MFT is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Life Coach with a full-time private practice specializing in the treatment of overeating and associated mood disorders. Julie holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. In addition to her education and twenty plus years experience as a psychotherapist, she is a Certified Personal Trainer with twenty-five years of experience designing personalized exercise and nutrition programs for various populations. Julie is the creator of The Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program, an alternative to dieting that addresses the mind, body and spirit imbalances that underlie overeating. Her professional experience with and personal journey through childhood trauma, weight challenges and body and brain chemistry imbalances led to the creation of the program. She is the author of *The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual: A Practical Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting* Julie M Simon ED book. Julie offers individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy as well as classes and seminars. In addition to overeating, Julie offers psychotherapy and coaching for the following issues: relationship challenges, including marriage and couples, career development and transitions, work related stress, self-esteem, childhood dysfunction and trauma, grief and loss, co-dependency, self-care skills, and assertiveness training.

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Dr. Eric Walsh

Losing more than weight: Surprising ripple effects on our wellbeing

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Dr. Eric Walsh

Losing more than weight: Surprising ripple effects on our wellbeing

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Losing more than weight: Surprising ripple effects on our wellbeing

Dr. Eric Walsh

Dr. Eric Walsh serves as Medical Director for Urgent Care services. Dr. Walsh has a double doctorate in medicine and public health. Dr. Walsh is passionate about educating people on ways to improve their mental, physical and spiritual health. As a result, he has taken his God given talents across the world and has given lectures and sermons on every continent.

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Jeff Tritten

-168 pounds: From obese BBQ chef to using food as medicine

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Jeff Tritten

-168 pounds: From obese BBQ chef to using food as medicine

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-168 pounds: From obese BBQ chef to using food as medicine

Jeff Tritten

Chef Jeff is a long-time restaurateur. He is a former restaurant owner and has managed several large banquet and catering food operations. In his most recent restaurant endeavor, Jeff was the co-owner of Smoke BBQ in Saline MI. Over the course of 6 years of owning the BBQ restaurant, he gained over 130 lbs. and was suffering from extreme obesity, severe edema (swelling of the extremities), sleep apnea, elevated liver and kidney enzymes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, and severe arthritis. During this time, Jeff made frequent urgent care and doctor visits, but was unable to get these health conditions and the edema under control. After multiple MRIs, deep vein scans, and GI scans, the medical professionals that Jeff sought for advice were not able to figure out the underlying cause of the edema. All of them knew about his restaurant because he would mention it, but none of them considered diet and nutrition as a cause of the health problems. One doctor suggested a gastric bypass surgery, but all of them merely continued prescribing medications that did not seem to help. After being hospitalized due to severe abdominal pain which was most likely caused by the 2100mg of daily ibuprofen and an additional anti-inflammatory and pain he was prescribed, he decided to take his health into his own hands. Upon release from the hospital with prescriptions for even more medications, and upon the advice of a plant based relative that told him that 'food is medicine, do the research', Jeff quit ALL his medications and began a mostly plant-based diet. He stopped eating beef, chicken, and pork and minimized his dairy consumption. In 3 weeks, the edema was gone. In 100 days, he lost 80 lbs., got rid of his high blood pressure, severe edema, sleep apnea, and pre-diabetes. After watching Forks Over Knives a few months later, he ditched dairy and eggs, and has now lost over 168 lbs. in 20 months, his cholesterol and blood work lab results are excellent, and his arthritis and joint pain is minimal. He is back to mountain biking and kayaking and looks like a different person. Today, Jeff is a passionate plant-based diet advocate and teaches healthy cooking classes for seniors. He has personally seen the massive results of not consuming animal products and has coached many others in their journey to good health. In the process, he has created many plant-based recipes to help others on their journey toward good health. To further his knowledge and desire to help others, Jeff is back in school full time for a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in nutrition science. Jeff currently owns the blog 'Respectful Living', and spends his time creating recipes, writing plant based nutritional information articles, teaching cooking classes, and bringing plant based nutritional information to his local community.

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DAY 7

How to crush cravings and food addiction

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Dr. Nicole Avena

Drivers of food addiction (and are we all addicted to sugar?)

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Dr. Nicole Avena

Drivers of food addiction (and are we all addicted to sugar?)

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Drivers of food addiction (and are we all addicted to sugar?)

Dr. Nicole Avena

Dr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction, with a special focus on nutrition during early life and pregnancy. Her research achievements have been honored by awards from several groups including the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Avena has written several books, including What to Eat When You’re Pregnant, What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler and What to Eat When You Want to Get Pregnant. She regularly appears as a science expert on the Dr. Oz Show, Good Day NY, and The Doctors, as well as many other news programs. Her work has been featured in Bloomberg Business Week, Time Magazine for Kids, The New York Times, Shape, Men’s Health, Details, and many other periodicals. Dr. Avena is a member of the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau. She has the #2 most watched TED-ED Health talk, How Sugar Affects Your Brain (over 10 million views) and blogs for Psychology Today.

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Dr. Vera Tarman

The alcohol - sugar connection: how alcohol can cause weight gain

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Dr. Vera Tarman

The alcohol - sugar connection: how alcohol can cause weight gain

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The alcohol - sugar connection: how alcohol can cause weight gain

Dr. Vera Tarman

Dr. Vera Tarman MD, M.Sc, FCFP, ABAM Dr Vera Tarman has been working in the field of addiction medicine since 1994. She is the medical director of Renascent and oversees their in and out patient food addiction program. She has spoken internationally to public audiences, as well as on radio, television and multiple podcasts on the subject of food addiction. She runs a Facebook support group: “I’m Sweet Enough: Sugar Free for Life”. She is the author of "Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction, 2nd Edition".

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Florence Christophers

The history and impact of sugar

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Florence Christophers

The history and impact of sugar

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The history and impact of sugar

Florence Christophers

Florence is a Certified Health Coach with expertise in sugar addiction recovery, weight loss and detox. She is a former 'professor' at the University of Lethbridge, founder of the world's first online summit on the topic of sugar called the Kick Sugar Summit, and has been working as a coach for over 14 years. Florence lives in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada with her husband and daughter.

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Jamie Morgan Reno

Lessons from the front: how a food addict lost 250 pounds

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Jamie Morgan Reno

Lessons from the front: how a food addict lost 250 pounds

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Lessons from the front: how a food addict lost 250 pounds

Jamie Morgan Reno

Jamie Morgan Reno is a lifelong, severe processed food addict cursed with a slow metabolism, who, in 2008, lost 250lbs without surgery or pills. Though she sustained a new lease on her body, life and health, she soon found herself trapped in a food prison created by the processed foods and animal products the SAD (standard American diet) industry told her she could, and should, have. Sick of the professional, societal and familial pressures that came with trying to moderate processed foods while fighting to maintain her newfound health, Jamie finally found food freedom through education and acceptance of processed foods' effects on her body, mind and spirit. A processed food addict in recovery since 2017, Jamie’s soul led her exactly where she needed to go. Leveraging the research of Drs. Joan Ifland, and Vera Tarman and via Chef AJ's influence, she quickly found a WFPB and SOFA-free lifestyle that has completely freed her from her addiction. Now, a total of 250lbs lighter, Jamie’s mental and physical health (and her metabolism) have recovered from the numerous negative and life-long effects of processed foods. A passionate advocate for education and recovery from this insidious condition, Jamie speaks to and works with communities of recovering processed food addicts to share her lessons, tools and resources on how to navigate recovery while living in this disease-promoting, processed food-filled world. She loves to hear the real stories, real struggles and real heartache of other processed food addicts, knowing she also gets to witness their real recovery, too. Jamie is creating a YouTube community that explores how this devastating condition affects every aspect of our lives, bodies, psyches and spirits, and how to recover from it, one choice at a time. She encourages others to rise with her as she uncovers, celebrates and shares what it takes to overcome this life-altering addiction, for real.

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DAY 8

Exactly what to do and what not to do to lose weight

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Dr. Rosane Oliveira

Getting past a weight-loss plateau: 3 misconceptions that may be holding you back

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Dr. Rosane Oliveira

Getting past a weight-loss plateau: 3 misconceptions that may be holding you back

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Getting past a weight-loss plateau: 3 misconceptions that may be holding you back

Dr. Rosane Oliveira

Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences at the University of California Davis and is currently working with the School of Medicine curriculum redesign team to integrate topics related to preventive and lifestyle medicine into the new 4-year curriculum. For the past 10 years, Dr. Oliveira also served as the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at UC Davis, where she created a Lifestyle Medicine Elective, published a #1 Amazon bestseller cookbook, and ran an annual challenge that gave nearly 150,000 individuals across 60+ countries the chance to try out plant-based eating. As a molecular geneticist, Dr. Oliveira has studied transmission of infectious diseases, drug resistance in microorganisms, cancer initiation and progression, and how the food we eat can change gene expression to either cause disease or promote health and longevity. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has lived in the US since 2003.

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Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Fiber Fueled weight loss: What role does fiber play in weight loss?

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Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Fiber Fueled weight loss: What role does fiber play in weight loss?

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Fiber Fueled weight loss: What role does fiber play in weight loss?

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI, or Dr. B. as he likes to be called, went to med school at Georgetown School of Medicine, trained in medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology at The University of North Carolina Hospitals, got his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. B. is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and an expert in digestive diseases and the gut. Dr. B. has won multiple awards and distinctions for his work as a clinician, and conducted research for/contributed to 20+ published scientific articles and 40+ presentations at national meetings. He has been featured in Shape, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, and on HuffPost. In 2020 he published Fiber Fueled which instantly became a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestseller.

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Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matt Lederman

If you know what to do, then why is it so hard to do it?

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Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matt Lederman

If you know what to do, then why is it so hard to do it?

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If you know what to do, then why is it so hard to do it?

Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matt Lederman

Dr. Alona Pulde is a board-certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Family Medicine Physician. Dr. Matthew Lederman is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and Certified Nonviolent Communication Candidate. Drs. Pulde and Lederman specialize in reversing disease using nutrition and lifestyle medicine and created the lifestyle-improvement program used in their private medical center and Whole Foods Market Medical & Wellness Centers. Dr. Pulde and Dr. Lederman have been successful corporate leaders for Whole Foods Market, serving as Vice President of Health & Wellness and Vice President of Medical Affairs, respectively. Here they created and directed a new self-insured health plan along with comprehensive primary care health and wellness centers that increased quality of care while decreasing cost in partnership with local health care systems. In conjunction with these systems, they partnered with the Whole Foods Market Human Resources department to assess wellness-related programs, apps, and tools for integration into the company's employee offerings. They also oversaw corporate health and wellness immersion programs educating employees on preventing and reversing disease through diet and lifestyle change. Drs. Pulde and Lederman were featured in the film Forks Over Knives, lectured for eCornell, served as adjunct professors and medical advisors, and co-authored the New York Times Bestseller Forks Over Knives Plan, Forks Over Knives Family, and Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole. They co-authored their most recent books, The Whole Foods Diet and The Whole Foods Cookbook, together with John Mackey, co-founder, and CEO of Whole Foods Market. After 10 years of serving Whole Foods Market, Dr. Pulde and Dr. Lederman have moved on to cofound their latest venture, Kinectin.com. Touted as doctors of the future by Dean Ornish, MD and with their work supported by many experts, including Sanjay Gupta, MD, Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matthew Lederman have combined conventional medicine, Chinese medicine, lifestyle medicine, and nonviolent communication to create their groundbreaking new health paradigm and Kinectin Coaching Program. Currently, they live in Southern California with their two daughters.

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Adam Sud

Finding a new path after a life of substance abuse and attempted suicide

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Adam Sud

Finding a new path after a life of substance abuse and attempted suicide

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Finding a new path after a life of substance abuse and attempted suicide

Adam Sud

Adam Sud is the founder of the Plant-Based for Positive Change, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the research on diet and mental health and addiction. In 2020 he ran the very first controlled research trial to investigate the effects of a plant-based diet intervention on early addiction recovery outcomes. As an international speaker on plant-based nutrition and addiction recovery, he has been a featured speaker at the Whole Foods Market Tribal Gathering, Nexus Global Summit, The Food Revolution Summit, and Plant-Stock. He is a diabetes and food-addiction coach with Mastering Diabetes, a program that helps people reverse insulin resistance through the use of low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Adam has worked in recovery centers using plant-based nutrition as a tool for strengthening recovery and preventing relapse. Adam has been a guest on The Plant Proof Podcast with Simon Hill, The Darin Olien Show, and The Rich Roll Podcast. He has been featured in magazines including Forks Over Knives, Austin Fit Magazine, Naked Food, and Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, and in the documentary film Diet Fiction.

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DAY 9

Key takeaways & practical tips on getting started

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Dr. Neal Barnard

What are the best (and worst) foods for weight control?

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Dr. Neal Barnard

What are the best (and worst) foods for weight control?

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What are the best (and worst) foods for weight control?

Dr. Neal Barnard

Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that paved the way for viewing type 2 diabetes as a potentially reversible condition for many patients. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 90 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers, and is the editor in chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, a textbook made available to all U.S. medical students. As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. His research contributed to the acceptance of plant-based diets in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In 2016, he founded the Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as a model for making nutrition a routine part of all medical care. Working with the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and the American Medical Association, Dr. Barnard has authored key resolutions, now part of AMA policy, calling for a new focus on prevention and nutrition in federal policies and in medical practice. In 2018, he received the Medical Society of the District of Columbia’s Distinguished Service Award. He has hosted four PBS television programs on nutrition and health. Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Barnard received his MD degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.

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Dr. Columbus Batiste

The S.E.L.F.I.S.H. way to prevent yo-yo dieting

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Dr. Columbus Batiste

The S.E.L.F.I.S.H. way to prevent yo-yo dieting

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The S.E.L.F.I.S.H. way to prevent yo-yo dieting

Dr. Columbus Batiste

Columbus D. Batiste, MD, FACC, FSCAI is a board certified Internist, Cardiologist, and Interventional Cardiologist. He is currently the Chief of Cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Riverside and Moreno Valley Medical Centers, and the former co-director of the Kaiser Permanente Inland Empire Cardiac Catheterization Services. In 2011, Dr. Batiste led out in establishing the Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Program (based at Kaiser Permanente). The objective of this program is to prevent the onset and re-occurrence of cardiovascular disease focusing on lifestyle modification. Dr. Batiste is a strong advocate for a plant based diet, exercise and stress reduction. He has been lecturing in the community over the past several years. Dr. Batiste is also known as “Healthy Heart Doc”. Since graduating from Loma Linda University in 2004 and completion of his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in 2006, Dr. Batiste has performed nearly 2000 coronary interventions, and hundreds of pacemaker implantations. He has been recognized for his work by multiple organizations ranging from the medical center physician of the year (2010), Inland Empire Magazine Heart Hero (2010), Eagle Award for Excellence in Medicine (2013), to the Derrell Thomas Foundation Community Service Award recipient (2013). Dr. Batiste’s mission is to share information so that “each one can teach one” about the benefits of exercise and healthy eating and therefore; provide everyone with the opportunity to take control of their health. Through the Healthy Heart Doc page on Facebook, Dr. Batiste is dedicated not only to provide information, but also to provide a community of support for people on the road to a healthy lifestyle and a healthy heart.

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Dr. Stephan Esser

Inspired living in a world full of addiction

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Dr. Stephan Esser

Inspired living in a world full of addiction

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Inspired living in a world full of addiction

Dr. Stephan Esser

Stephan Esser, MD is a physician, author and motivational speaker specializing in sports medicine and lifestyle modification. He is dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve their best health and maximize fitness, fun and function. Dr. Esser completed a Bachelor of Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Medical School at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He currently works as the Sports & Spine Physician with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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Susanna

70 pounds down in her fifties - practical tips to making it happen for you

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Susanna

70 pounds down in her fifties - practical tips to making it happen for you

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70 pounds down in her fifties - practical tips to making it happen for you

Susanna

By age 53, Susanna’s BMI had climbed to 36.5. She lost 15 pounds on her own following a “sloppy” plant based diet in that first year. In February 2021, Susanna stumbled upon The Truth About Weightloss Summit and felt empowered to take action! In two years she lost another 55 pounds (totaling 70 pounds) while taking care of a huge family. She has just 10 pounds to go to reach a healthy BMI and says, “I’m looking forward to spending my second 55 years in great health!”

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This summit is for you if:

You're interested in healthy and permanent weight loss (no calorie-counting, no surgery, no excessive exercise, no pills, no shakes...)

You want to wake up full of energy and vitality (regardless of your age!)

You want to protect yourself and those you care about from the deadly health consequences of overweight

You want science-based advice that you can implement with confidence

You know you can only enjoy the energy and vitality you desire, if you manage your weight

You enjoy connecting with likeminded people

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Why this is so urgent

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Obesity is linked to 13 different types of cancer

In 2017 health officials reported that there is a link between obesity and 40 percent of all the cancers diagnosed in the United States. The 13 cancers include brain, breast, thyroid, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, ovaries, uterus and colon cancers the researchers said. (during the summit you'll learn exactly how to lose weight AND protect your health at the same time!)

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Type 2 diabetes

Obesity is believed to account for 80-85% of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Obese people are up to 80 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with a BMI of less than 22. (the good news is that your body starts healing the moment you start losing weight the right way)

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Heart disease

Heart disease is the number one killer in the US and multiple large-scale studies have shown that "Obesity is among the leading causes of elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and morbidity." (did you know that the fat tissue itself releases inflammatory molecules that can induce cardiac dysfunction and promote plaque?)

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Risk of stroke

Studies have shown that for each one-unit increase in BMI there is a 4% increase in the risk of ischemic stroke and a 6% increase for hemorrhagic stroke. That means just 20 pounds overweight increase the risk of stroke by 24%.

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Depression and Dementia

People who were obese had a 55 percent greater risk of developing depression throughout their lives. But that's just the start: We now know that the brain is significantly impacted by the inflammatory state of obesity. As a consequence overweight is now recognized as a factor in dementia and cognitive function. (that's why losing weight is so vital - not just to feel great today, but to give yourself a chance to feel great in your golden years)

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Processed food

60% of calories consumed in America come from highly processed foods. And only 5% of Americans get enough fiber. Fiber not only helps to manage a healthy weight, fiber is linked to reduced risks of developing various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and constipation. (did you know that fiber helps with healthy cholesterol level, regular bowel movements and detox as well?)

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Stress

42 percent of people report being \"stress eaters.\" This is not a sign of weakness but a natural consequence of our biology because 94% experience stress at work and processed foods are designed to artificially trigger our reward centers. (there are strategies to overcome cravings and emotional eating and you'll learn them from the foremost experts on the summit).

Weight loss is NOT a vanity goal. Excess body fat has devastating effects on our health and lives. That's why we're teaming up with 40 experts to bring you the truth about weight loss - FOR FREE.

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Chef AJ

As a chef Chef AJ gained weight over the years despite being a vegan. Disappointed that standard diets and your typical approaches didn't work she resigned to the "fact" that that's just the way she'd be for the rest of her life...

All this changed when she started cooking at True North Health Center. There she discovered the secrets to natural weight loss and has lost over 50 pounds - and kept them off for years. Today she is determined to live at least 100 and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol.

Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University, is the host of the TV series Healthy Living, has made appearances on shows with Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, David Letterman and more. She is the author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from an obese junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Her latest bestselling book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss has received glowing endorsements by many doctors and dietitians. She runs live seminars, a weight loss program and YouTube shows which have helped hundreds achieve the health and body they deserve. And she has become famous for making sugar, oil, salt and gluten-free desserts that are just as delicious as their sinful counterparts...

"You're not alone!"

What you're about to discover can change your life. In previous years countless participants have started to lose weight during the summit just by taking advantage of all the free presentations. And now it's your turn!