programmed by The Plantrician Project – this track features experts in the medical community sharing the latest research on the link between diet and chronic disease. Medical professionals may earn up to 8 CME credits following completion of both days of the Healthcare Summit.
Healthcare Transformation: A Clinical Paradigm for Implementing Nutritional Medicine in Urban settings
Based on the evidence and success of managing chronic diseases with lifestyle medicine, Dr. McMacken worked with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the local government in Brooklyn, New York to open an innovating clinic that assists patients in lifestyle and dietary change to prevent, suspend and reverse their disease.
Lifestyle is responsible for more than 90% of the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the 20th and 21st century. Drawing from the rich database on diet and diabetes, Dr. Stoll will walk attendees through the formation of diabetes and the components of a lifestyle to suspend and reverse the disease.
Keto and paleo diets are currently viewed by many as the answer to our health crisis. Both keto and paleo have hit #1 on Google search for diets. The keto diet is the most extreme of all low-carb diets, with less than 5% of energy coming from carbohydrates, and at least 75% from fat. The Paleo diet is the least extreme of the low-carb diets, with about 20% of calories from carbohydrates, and about 50% of calories from fat. However, it provides about 30% of calories from protein, with a huge emphasis on animal protein. Foods widely perceived as healthful, like legumes and whole grains, are eliminated in both diets. Brenda Davis, RD examines the claims of the keto and paleo movements – the pluses, minuses, and the broader implications of these popular dietary trends.
Dr. Ostfeld is a leading cardiologist and researcher in the field of diet and heart disease. Through an interactive presentation, Dr. Ostfeld will share his innovative research and practical programs that are transforming patient care
The benefits of a healthy diet can be limited by life stress. Dr. Batiste will review the science of stress and heart disease and share practical steps to prevent, suspend and reverse heart disease.
Drawing from the most significant work to date to the topic of weight loss, Dr. Greger will utilize the research from his latest book to comprehensively review the weight loss literature and distill down the most salient, evidence-based solutions for safe, long term and successful weight management.