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DAY 1

Dean Ornish, MD
The Lifestyle Medicine Studies: Shifting to a Macro Perspective to Heal
  • Why health care does not have lifestyle medicine as the basis/foundation of care, when it is proven to be more effective than drugs and surgery?
  • Why big changes work better than small changes and are more sustainable?
  • Why how you see others and the world around you can change to heal your heart and enhance the joy and happiness in your life?
Ocean Robbins
The Easy Plant Diet: Ocean Robbins and the Food Revolution
  • How did Ocean and his father John Robbins enter the plant diet world as health leaders?
  • The principles taught in his book, the 31 Day Food Revolution
  • Do plant diets have to be expensive?
  • The role of gratitude in health and happiness
Joel Fuhrman, MD
Nutritional Excellence: The Best Diet to Lower Blood Pressure and Reverse Heart Disease
  • Key features of the Nutritarian dietary program that makes it most effective for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and reversing heart disease
  • Fat intake and heart disease risk and the importance of seeds/nuts for the heart
  • The most important finding from nutritional science over the last decade is the modulation of protein
  • The importance of monitoring the omega-3 index when using plant-based diets
Ivor Cummins, BE(Chem), CEng, MIEI, PMP
Cholesterol SOS: What All Statin Users Need to Know About the GG Pathway
  • Ivor Cummins applies problem solving and an engineering background to the discipline of heart disease detection and optimal health
  • He is a famous proponent of coronary artery calcium scoring
  • The GG pathway is blocked when taking a statin medication for cholesterol lowering but a new natural product, GG-Pure, can restore the GG pathway and return biochemistry to a healthier state while taking these drugs
Joel Kahn, MD, FACC
Reversing Heart Disease With Precision Cardiology: The Kahn Center Method
  • Absent from cardiology over many decades has been the ability to measure heart disease and atherosclerosis accurately to show it is reversing over time
  • Currently, digital imaging and measurements of plaque in carotid arteries and heart arteries are completely advancing cardiology and allowing routine proof that reversal is possible
  • Natural therapies like aged garlic, pycnogenol, bergamot, and gotu kola are proven in human trials to add to reversal of plaque
Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
The Survival Paradox and Heart Health: Breakthrough Research for Halting and Reversing Cardiovascular Disease
  • Humans produce a protein called galectin-3 that can help heal acute injury and promote a scar as the injury resolves
  • Excess galectin-3 can do harm and trigger inflammation, excessive scarring and aging in many disease states including heart disease
  • Galectin-3 can be blocked by a natural product called Pectasol (modified citrus pectin) and research projects are looking at even more aggressive ways to filter it out of the body
Ari Whitten, PhD Candidate, CES, PES
The BluePrint to Having More Energy and Biochemical Resilience
  • The heart produces massive energy daily and 35% of the heart is mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cells
  • The mitochondria function both to make energy and sense stress which can lower energy production. We also lose mitochondria as we age
  • Hormesis, or the stress response, can boost mitochondria and energy. Exercise, fasting, breath, cold, heat, and supplements are some ways to achieve this
  • Intermittent hypoxia training or IHT is a breathing technique that can stimulate energy and mitochondrial excellence
Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. MD
Reversing Heart Disease With Nutrition Since 1985
  • Dr. Esselstyn established a program at the Cleveland Clinic for the "walking dead" heart patient with no option and studied a whole-food plant diet on their outcome
  • Within weeks, symptoms and PET scan measurements of blood flow improved and follow up angiograms showed heart disease reversals
  • The diet supports maximal nitric oxide production in blood vessels and in the mouth and is backed by the latest cutting edge science

DAY 2

Robby Barbaro, MPH
Plant-Based: Mastering Diabetes and Insulin Resistance with a Vegan Diet
  • Insulin resistance is a root cause of heart disease and represents how much insulin is needed to maintain a healthy blood glucose. Type 1 diabetics like Robby test this on a daily basis but the lessons are universal
  • Insulin resistance develops from diets high in saturated fats, trans fats, animal protein, and AGEs and can be reversed by reducing or eliminating those food sources
  • A low-fat, whole food, plant diet rich in complex carbohydrates is an effective way to maintain insulin sensitivity
Richard Roll
Star Podcaster and Athlete Talks Lifestyle Change
  • A meaningful boost in energy and health can occur within 10 days of eliminating animal and processed foods and incorporating whole plant foods
  • The challenges of making lifestyle change while raising a family are opportunities not obstacles to lead by example with tolerance and love
  • Small steps count and perfection can be the enemy. Don't overthink it, just get started
Russell Jaffee, MD
Rethink Heart Health: Thriving in the 21st Century
  • Cardiovascular disease is a culmination of repair deficit, oxidative damage, and metabolic acidosis
  • There are 8 crucial functional predictive tests need to be used rather than routine known tests to be able to discern risks to cardiac disease
  • Nature, nurture, and wholeness – using the Physiology first model for optimum cardiometabolic support
Connie Zack
Spa Day for Your Heart: How Far Infrared Saunas Can Reverse Heart Disease
  • Modern infrared saunas can deliver the full spectrum of near, mid, and far infrared energies for maximal healing therapy
  • Decades of basic and human research in Japan and other centers have demonstrated healing of arterial disease, lowering of blood pressure, and improvements in congestive heart failure and other cardiac conditions
  • The safety of infrared sauna, including EMF wavelengths, is very high and can be third party tested to be as low as possible
Nathan S. Bryan, PhD
The Miracle Molecule: How Nitric Oxide Keeps Your Heart Pumping
  • Nitric oxide is the "miracle molecule" that drove a Nobel Prize in Medicine award and is responsible for optimal heart and total body health
  • Nitric oxide production can be enhanced by healthy lifestyles and optimal nutrition
  • The role of the production of nitric oxide in beginning in the mouth by eating, chewing slowly, and supplementing with dietary nitrates has made it easier to support optimal nitric oxide levels
Bill Faloon
Life Extension and Anti-Aging Guru on Heart Healing
  • Bill Faloon has focused on health and longevity since the 1970s and co-founded Life Extension for research, education, and supplements
  • Advanced strategies are close to reality like CRISPR gene editing, Yamanaka factors to induce stem cells, and senolytic agents to eliminate senile cells
  • While there are flaws with the pharmaceutical industry, the need to hit optimal targets for blood pressure, blood cholesterol, insulin, and other. markers is necessary even if medications must be used

DAY 3

Joel Fuhrman, MD
Resolving Addictive and Emotional Overeating Behavior for Weight Loss and Disease Recovery
  • Understanding the biological factors that make diet change and weight loss so difficult
  • How the brain develops cravings and emotional connection with food
  • Why fasting is generally not recommended for the overweight with heart disease
  • How to enable hard-core food addicts to break free from self-destructive eating
Amy Doneen, DNP
Don't Skip the Dentist: Reversing Artery Disease with the Bale-Doneen Method
  • For more than 20 years, the Bale-Doneen method has been tracking patient outcome and proving arterial disease can be halted and made less risky
  • The Method stresses "Red Flags" for disease with an emphasis on root causes like insulin resistance tested by an oral glucose tolerance test
  • Arteries are shown to heal by carotid IMT ultrasound imaging and other vessel imaging
  • The importance of oral health is an important part of the Bale-Doneen method
Kim Allan Williams, MD
Heart Disease and Your DNA: Ethnic Considerations in Managing Heart Disease
  • Evaluating cardiovascular risk with blood tests and imaging
  • When to use statin drugs and when not to
  • Lowering risky eating in high risk, lower income communities
Joel Kahn, MD, FACC
Palpitations to Atrial Fibrillation: How to Diagnose and Treat Naturally
  • Palpitations can be benign single skipped beats or serious atrial fibrillation. New techniques allow patients to assist in making accurate diagnoses at home
  • Searching for root causes of rhythm problems, particularly sleep disorders, is easier than ever before and necessary for successful management
  • Natural approaches like sleep therapy, supplements, weight loss, dental assessments, and stress management can control and reverse many heart rhythm issues
Dr. Kim Bruno
Practical Lessons From Genetic Testing For Heart Disease
  • Genetics testing using advanced technology like at Vibrant-Wellness makes it easy to learn of hereditary risks for heart diseases like high blood pressure
  • A simple blood sample, finger poke, or cheek swab can provide the results of 22 genetic tests on the CardiaX panel
  • Practical suggestions based on the results like the amounts of fruit and vegetable intake, beetroot, and caffeine are some of the common steps after the panel is back
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
The MED Diet
  • The relationship between the world’s healthiest diet
  • Processed foods drive overeating behavior
  • Nutrition, the planet and the climate
Dan Buettner
Blue Zones: Longevity Lessons from the World's Oldest People
  • The Blue Zones are 5 areas around the world where residents have exceptional healthspan and lifespan
  • They have in common a largely whole food plant diet rich in legumes
  • The lessons of the Blue Zones have been successfully adopted to cities in the USA and can be learned easily

DAY 4

Matthew Jay Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA
When Calcium Kills: What You Must Know About Heart Calcium and CT Scoring
  • It has been known for centuries that arteries becoming sick with atherosclerosis have abnormal calcium deposits that can be seen on standard and CT images
  • Calcium is a convenient marker of the presence and degree of coronary artery disease and the Heart Calcium CT Scoring scan is low radiation, simple, widely available, and inexpensive
  • Aged odorless Kyolic garlic has been proven in 6 randomized studies to positively impact heart artery anatomy
James K. Min, MD, FACC
AI & Your Arteries: The Future of Reversing Heart Disease
  • Cleerly Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA) of heart arteries uses a widely available heart test and patented software to measure the amount and type of plaque in heart arteries in a precise manner that determines risk
  • A Cleerly CCTA offers a staging of heart disease 1-4 analagous to cancer staging
  • More aggressive stages of heart disease are offered more lifestyle and pharmacological therapies to reduce soft non-calcified plaque and reduce narrowing's
Dr. Drew Sinatra
Energy Therapy for the Heart: Earthing and Red Light
  • A naturopathic doctor has a long course of training similar to a medical doctor with more emphasis on natural therapies
  • Earthing (or grounding) reduces inflammation and improves organ function by connecting the body to the natural electrical forces of the earth
  • Red light panels, also called photobiomodulation panels, use light energy to improve energy production of cells. They have FDA approved indications and are supported by a vast medical literature
Mark Houston, MD
Metabolic Cardiology: How to Naturally Strengthen a Weak Heart
  • Metabolic cardiology was first introduced by cardiologist Stephen Sinatra, MD who recently passed away. He studied the biochemistry of heart energy pathways and supported them through natural supplements
  • A case of congestive heart failure and a weakened heart is presented along with the use of metabolic cardiology approaches to strengthen the heart in addition to standard medications.
Anthony Youn, MD, FACS
Skin Deep: Plastic Surgeon Tips to be Beautiful Inside and Out
  • Lifestyle choices can reduce inflammation, oxidative stress, autophagy, and glycation (sugar coating tissues) to promote healthy skin and hearts simultaneously
  • Simple skin care routines can be adopted for optimal skin appearance
  • New techniques in body sculpting are non-invasive and effective
Jonny Kest
Healing the Heart With Yoga and Meditation
  • Jonny Kest has practiced yoga for over 40 years and has taught thousands of yoga teachers internationally
  • The core of yoga is an awareness of the breath that rebalances the autonomic nervous system providing heart health
  • Yoga addresses root causes of heart disease by addressing loneliness, isolation and community for true healing
Steven Masley, MD
The Worst Offenders: Expert Advice for Reversing Heart Disease With Diet Modifications
  • Carotid intimal-medial thickeness (CIMT) ultrasound studies are safe, quick, and provide accurate artery age measures
  • Routine follow-up of the CIMT yearly has revealed important reversal of plaque. Even quicker, patients feel better
  • The two worst foods for the lining of arteries are added sugars and refined grains

DAY 5

William Pawluk, MD, MSc
The Heart and PEMF Therapy: An Important Path to Heailng
  • Understanding PEMF therapy devices, and the difference between PEMFs and EMFs, is crucial to understand
  • There are many mechanisms whereby PEMF therapy supports a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Getting the right PEMF therapy device at home is crucial and takes research available from Dr. Pawluk
Joseph Lamb, MD
Natural Approaches to High Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, and Blood Pressure
  • Heart disease has an extended pre-clinical phase offering great opportunities for prevention. It is crucial to identify the risk and presence of disease early
  • Obesity is not the cause of diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension and heart disease, instead it is the earliest sign and symptom to be appreciated
  • There are multiple natural agents that are understood to lower blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar that work
Stephen Sideroff, PhD
The 9 Pillars of Resillience: How to Train a Healthy Heart
  • Psychosocial status and stress are as important factors in heart health as smoking and high blood pressure
  • Resilience, or the ability to bounce back, can be measured and improved upon
  • There are 9 pillars of resilience to learn and practice
  • A daily practice beginning with self love can rewire the nervous system to a healthier heart state
Cheng Ruan, MD
Mind Over Heart: The Intersection of Belief Systems, Neurology, and Healing from Heart Disease
  • Paying attention to your brain can improve heart disease
  • Belief systems are the biggest risk factors in healing from chronic illnesses
  • Breath techniques can hugely impact heart disease
  • A healthy sleep cycle, even if it requires mouth taping, is crucial for heart health
Tom Rifai, MD
The Flex5 Lifestyle: How to Lose Weight and Regain Health
  • The psychology of lifestyle change for wellness, weight management and disease reversal
  • Physical activity, with particular focus on the importance of non-exercise activity time (NEAT)
  • Knowledge and tips in the key lifestyle factor of environments including food, social and physical environments
  • Why and what types of accountability are key for transitioning to sustainable lifestyle change
Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT
The Plant Based Dietician: Hacks and Tips to Fight Heart Disease With Nature's Medicine
  • Motivating dietary excellence with goal setting
  • How time restricted eating reduces overeating
  • Mindful thinking makes mindful eating stronger
Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, CNS
The Rainbow Diet: Healing Your Heart with a Colorful Plate
  • Each grouping of colored foods have a unique role in healing and the heart is best served by green foods
  • Although legumes, peas, and beans may contain lectins, when properly cooked, the "anti-nutrients" are destroyed. These are nutritious food choices
  • The method of cooking food can influence whether the meal is inflammatory and not. Avoid frying, grilling, and BBQ, favoring lower heat, simmering and steaming
  • Bacon is a particularly toxic food choice that causes aging, cancer, and heart disease

DAY 6

Matthew Frazier
The No Meat Athlete: How to Be a Plant-Based Athlete
  • Diets of whole plants can improve athletic performance and recovery and are used worldwide
  • The number one concern, adequate protein, can easily be obtained from legumes, grains and greens
  • You can complement the plant based diet with a convenient multivitamin to boost a few key nutrient levels
Alan Goldhamer, DC
H2O to Heal: Water Fasting to Reverse High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease
  • Water fasting has a long tradition of reversing disease pathologies and True North Health Center is the leading US location
  • Candidates are screened before embarking on a medically supervised and inpatient water fast from one week to months. They are then transitioned to a whole food plant diet free of salt, oil and sugar
  • Even apparently healthy individuals may benefit from a week-long water fast every year or 2
Dr. Joseph Antoun
The Self-Cleaning Heart: How to Activate Autophagy for a Healthy Heart
  • Autophagy, or self-cleaning, is a process of renewal and regeneration awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine that can be triggered by low sugar, low protein fasting for several days
  • Prolon, the Fasting Mimicking Diet, was developed by Valter Longo, PhD to trigger autophagy and visceral fat loss while preserving important muscle mass
  • Prolon, coupled with Nutrition for Longevity, is supporting disease regression and reversal including Type 2 diabetes, and insurance companies are incorporating it as the true "food is medicine" program
Stanley Hazen, MD
TMAO: Why You Must Know Your Blood Level
  • TMAO is a metabolite found in the blood and can be easily measured at most labs
  • TMAO is higher in those that eat red meat, egg yolks, duck and some fish like cod because of their content of L-carnitine and choline
  • TMAO causes several important disease like heart disease and kidney disease
  • Dietary changes can lower TMAO. Work is ongoing on pharmacological agents to lower it too
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
Young at Heart: Why Hormone Replacement Therapy is Important for Heart Heath in Menopause and Beyond
  • In women, hormone's can get out of balance before and after menopause and result in increased risk of heart disease as well as poor sleep, weight gain, and a rise in cholesterol
  • Saliva testing of hormones by a hormone expert (www.A4M.org) is the most accurate way to assess hormonal balance and follow therapy
  • With very few exceptions like hormonally driven breast and prostate cancer, most men and women are candidates for hormone therapy using compounded hormones reassessed every 3-6 months. Pellets are not advised
Ron Weiss, MD
Cultivating Connection: How to Acceclerate Healing and Fight Disease by Forging a Relationship With Nature
  • Accelerate healing by increasing the micronutrient content of your diet
  • Growing some of your own food for superior health
  • Cultivation our connection with the natural world – healing ourselves and our world
Wendie Trubow, MD, MBA, IFMCP
The Dirty Girl Doctor, Biotoxins, and the Heart
  • Environmental toxins like heavy metals (eg. mercury and lead) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (eg. plastics and flame retardants) can cause heart disease, hormone disruption, and inflammation
  • Biotoxins can be measured in hair, blood, and urine samples
  • Strategies to avoid biotoxins should be routine and advanced strategies using diet, supplements, sauna, exercise, sleep and other measures should be guided by an expert in detoxificatioon
Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, FACC, MSCCT
Aryuveda to Heal The Heart
  • Aryuveda may be the oldest medical and life tradition offering healing beyond Western techniques
  • A focus is on digestion and routine. Two meals a day within 10 hours and regular and restful sleep are foundations
  • Aryuveda emphasizes a whole life and whole body viewpoint and connects the mind to the body for health and disease

DAY 7

Danine Fruge, MD
Heart Disease Reversal for Over 50 Years at the Pritikin Center
  • Nathan Pritikin was an engineer who embraced lifestyle medicine to halt and reverse common disease like heart disease, hypertension, and cholesterol disorders
  • His team, including medical doctors, have published over 100 medical research papers since the 1970s that are celebrated worldwide
  • The Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida offers 2 week or longer residential programs focusing on plant-based nutrition, exercise, sleep, and mind-body medicine and many guest come yearly or even more often
Amir Hadanny, MD
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: The All-in-One Therapy for Heart Disease and Cognitive Function
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBOT) combines high pressure and alternating high and low oxygen levels to provide more oxygen to tissues and stimulate HIF, a healing factor
  • HBOT has been used post stroke and in cases of dementia to improve brain function
  • HBOT has been shown to improve cardiac function and ejection fraction (EF) in several different conditions
Judson Brandeis, MD
The Penis and the Heart: Lessons from a Urologist
  • The link between erectile dysfunction and heart disease
  • How to improve blood flow to the penis
  • The benefits of nitric oxide supplementation
  • How shockwave therapy grows new blood vessels
Douglas G. Thompson, DDS
Root Canals are Red Flags: The Complex Relationship Between Oral Health and Heart Disease
  • Periodontal disease is associated with heart disease, erectile dysfunction, and dozens of other medical conditions
  • Periodontal disease can be tested in the dental office and with simple oral DNA saliva testing and then can be treated to lower inflammation, oxidative stress, and improve heart health
  • Sleep apnea can be assessed, tested, and treated in the dental office
Paul Chatlin
Heart Disease Hero: One Man's Journey From Heart Disease to Health
  • Faced with the option of bypass and valve surgery, or even heart transplant, Paul Chatlin was offered a path of nutritional therapy for heart care at the world -famous Cleveland Clinic. He chose the latter and found evidence his heart was healing within months. His teaching tips are not to be missed
  • Paul then set up a massive educational system www.pbnsg.org to support others on the same journey and implemented the first plant based nutrition education program in a major medical school, Wayne State University in Detroit
Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq
Heart Watch: The Power of Wearables to Prevent Palpitations and Atrial Fibrillation
  • Wearables are devices to track health
  • Tracking heart rate and rhythm continuously, even during sleep, can help identify health and disease like palpitations and even atrial fibrillation
  • The BioHeart strap allows continuous monitoring during exercise and at rest that can be shared with health care professionals to track overall heart status

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Meet Your Summit Hosts

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Joel Kahn, MD, FACC

Joel Kahn, MD, FACC of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School. Known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc”, Dr. Kahn has triple board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology. He was the first physician in the world to certify in Metabolic Cardiology with A4M/MMI and the University of South Florida. He founded the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bingham Farms, MI in 2015.

Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes health articles and has 6 books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution, and Lipoprotein(a): The Heart’s Silent Killer. He has had appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show, Dr. Oz, Larry King Now, and the Joe Rogan Experience. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. His podcast, Heart Doc VIP, is listened to worldwide.

Dr. Kahn can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com.

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Joel Fuhrman, MD

Joel Fuhrman, MD is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. He coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a nutrient-dense eating style, designed to prevent cancer, slow aging, and extend lifespan.

For over 30 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

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