Dr Janese Laster, M.D is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Obesity Medicine, and nutrition. She completed both her Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. During her Gastroenterology fellowship she became interested in nutrition and bariatric endoscopy and sought out additional training. She completed the Nestle Clinical Nutrition fellowship program and then an advanced endoscopic bariatric training fellowship with an international expert. The Gut Theory Way Dr Laster’s goal is to help you achieve and sustain healthy weight loss through an evidence-based approach for long term success. Overall, She wants to help you become the healthiest version of yourself and reduce associated weight-related health issues. The techniques used start with an overall health first approach, through careful nutrition education, guided lifestyle plans, weight loss medications, and endoscopic bariatric techniques. Armed with all of her training and personal experiences, Dr. Laster has set out to help patients maintain healthier body weights through sustainable lifestyle changes.
She truly believes that she can change your life starting with your gut!
To Contact Dr Janese Laster go to GutTheoryHealth.com
Dean Ornish, M.D., is one of medicine’s great pioneers of the last 40 years. His work has shown that a plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle can not only reverse heart disease but also actually lengthen telomeres, perhaps slowing the aging process. Dean and his wife Anne Ornish have written a breakthrough, evidence-based book that provides a clear guide for living a longer, better life. From the team who proved that diet can reverse heart disease, they now open the aperture to show us not only the right foods to feel our best, they also reveal how social connectedness and even love are the next blockbuster drugs. Everyone from Nobel Prize-winning scientists to Beyonce endorses it. We do too.
Dean Ornish, MD: The book puts forth an important new and unifying theory. We tend to think of chronic diseases as being fundamentally different from each other. Heart disease is different than diabetes or prostate cancer or Alzheimer’s. But they’re really the same disease manifesting in different forms because they all share the same underlying biological mechanisms, things like chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, changes in the microbiome, telomeres, gene expression and so on. In turn, each one of these mechanisms is directly influenced by what we eat, how we respond to stress, how much exercise we get, and how much love and support we have. That’s what you found in the blue zones as well.
This book is the culmination of 40 years of work we’ve done showing what a powerful difference diet and lifestyle can make. Blue Zones shows what a powerful difference diet and lifestyle makes in preventing disease. The field of Lifestyle Medicine, which I helped create, actually treats and even reverses chronic disease with diet and lifestyle changes.
D Buettner: You’re investigating this new theory in your research?
D Ornish: This theory provides a more scientific basis for understanding disease and helps explain why blue zones regions and some Asian countries have had low rates of all these different chronic diseases. Yet you see that when they start to live and eat like us, the rate of these chronic diseases goes up very quickly because they’re activating those same mechanisms that we are in this country.
The radical underlying theory is that for the vast majority of chronic diseases in our 40 years of research, we didn’t find that it was one set of lifestyle changes for reversing heart disease and a different diet and lifestyle program for diabetes or prostate cancer. It was the same lifestyle changes for all of them.
Dr. Brian Clement has spearheaded the international progressive health movement for more than three and one-half decades. Brian Clement has written over 20 plus books focused on health, spirituality, and natural healing. Among them are:
• EmoSpirit, (which spotlights how emotions reflect spiritual depth.)
• Living Foods for Optimum Health
• Supplements Exposed, (reveals the pharmaceutical fraud rampant in the sales, production, and distribution of worthless and harmful vitamin pills. ) Additionally, he has authored three volumes for the scientific community
• Food is Medicine.
One of his most popular books is his • 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality” being touted as an important guide to the biology of love.
He is the Director of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida (U.S.A.); the world’s foremost lifestyle residential health center. Over the last half century, he and his team have pioneered clinical research and training in disease prevention using hundreds of thousands of participants who provided volumes of data, giving Clement a privileged insight into the lifestyle required to prevent disease, enhance longevity, and maintain vitality.
Brian Clement is a devoted husband and a caring father of four, who along with his wife, Dr. Anna Maria Clement co-directs the Hippocrates Health Institute. In addition to his research studies, Clement conducts conferences worldwide on attaining health and creating longevity, giving humanity a roadmap for redirecting, enriching, and extending their lives.
A licensed nutritionist, Brian Clement is a graduate of the University of Science, Arts, and Technology where he earned his Ph.D.
Sleeping on your left side, specifically, could help the flow of blood to your heart. When your heart pumps blood out to your body, it gets circulated and then flows back to your heart on the right side. Having obstructive sleep apnea increases your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Dr Shireen Kassam is a medical doctor, professor, and author of the recently published book Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions.
Despite plant-based diets being associated with some of the best health outcomes, myths about the need for meat, dairy and eggs in the diet persist. In this book, the authors Dr. Shireen Kassam and Doctor Zahra Kassam answer all the commonly asked questions and concerns raised when people first consider transitioning to a plant-based diet.
These two medical doctors (who both specialize in cancer treatment, one in the UK and one in Canada) tackle the frequently asked questions; How do you get enough protein? Is it safe for children? Is soya problematic for hormones? Simple and straightforward answers are supported with the scientific background making this book also the go-to guide for health professionals who are increasingly meeting patients and clients who have chosen a plant-based diet.
Dr Shireen Kassam is Visiting Professor in the University’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. She is also a Consultant Hematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London with a specialist interest in the treatment of patients with lymphoma.
Shireen’s role at the University is to deliver high-quality evidence-based education in the field of plant-based nutrition. She has developed and facilitates the UK’s only University-based CPD-accredited course on plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals.
Shireen is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer. She qualified as a medical doctor in 2000, initially training in general medicine, and gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians.
She then specialized in Hematology and achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists. During training, she undertook earning a PhD University of London.
Her research investigated the role of selenium, an essential micronutrient, in sensitizing cancer cells to chemotherapy. She was able to show that supra-nutritional doses of selenium could enhance the action of chemotherapy in the laboratory. She has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in the field of lymphoma.
Shireen discovered the power of nutrition for the prevention and treatment of disease in 2013 and since then has been following a whole food plant-based diet. She has immersed herself in the science of nutrition and health and completed the eCornell certification in plant-based nutrition. In 2019 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She is also a certified CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) practitioner.
Shireen founded the community interest company called Plant-Based Health Professionals, which can be found at: plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com. The mission to bring evidence-based education on plant-based nutrition to the UK.
In January 2021, Shireen co-founded and launched the UK’s first CQC-registered, online, multi-disciplinary, plant-based lifestyle medicine healthcare service, Plant Based Health Online.
To Contact Dr Shireen Kassam, go to plantbasedhealthonline.com
Dr. Gerald Curatola is the founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry and the author of the The Mouth-Body Connection. The Mouth-Body Connection explores the bi-directional relationship between the health of your mouth and your body and provides a groundbreaking program for creating a healthy mouth that will help maintain a healthy body.The mouth acts as mirror and a gateway and reflects what is happening in the rest of your body and the health of your mouth appears to have a profound impact on the rest of your body. Chronic, low-grade oral disease is a major source of inflammation throughout your body, which can sometimes result in serious systemic problems, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature birth. Dr. Curatola received three United States Patents for his clinical research and formulations, and he is the co-inventor of the first “prebiotic” oral care formulation, Revitin (revitin.com). Dr. Curatola’s dental work has been featured on The Doctor Oz Show, CBS, FOX and ABC television networks, and he has published extensively in professional and lay publications. Dr. Curatola’s latest book, The Mouth-Body Connection, explores the intricate bidirectional pathways between oral and systemic disease. To Contact Gerald Curatola go to RejuvDentist.com
Dr Sunil Pai, MD is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine, author, radio host, health activist/influencer and thought leader in the wellness industry. His book An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Preventing and Treating All Diseases through Diet, Lifestyle, and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories. Dr. Pai’s hobbies include playing drums, guitar and music trivia and he thus he is known as the “RocDoc”. Dr. Pai lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and his other interests include hiking and walking his dog, plant-based cooking and yoga. To Contact Dr Sunil Pai M.D. go to sanjevani.net
Clinton Ober is the innovator behind the Grounding Movement and author of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? From his years expertise in the grounding of hardware technology, he developed the working hypothesis on how: Grounding the human body to the Earth could normalize the functioning of all of the body’s systems. The idea about how the body utilizes the earth’s electrical potential and free electrons to maintain its internal electrical stability, normalizing all of its self-regulating and self-healing systems. Grounding has now become a massive international movement — causing people to shed their shoes and reconnect electrically to the surface of the Earth. To Contact Clinton Ober go to UltimateLongevity.com
David Avocado Wolfe is an American author, spokesman and social media influencer. He is a promoter of raw foodism and alternative medicine and has written several books David Wolfe’s book The Beauty Diet reveals why a natural, toxin-free lifestyle is not only the best way to achieve lasting beauty, it is the only way. Under Wolfe’s guidance, we learn easy and effective dietary and lifestyle changes like implementing organic superfoods and super herbs, and detoxifying the liver, kidneys, lungs, and colon with special tonics and supplements. David “Avocado” Wolfe is the rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity universe. The world’s top CEOs, ambassadors, celebrities, athletes, artists, and the real superheroes of this planet—Moms—all look to David for expert advice in health, beauty, herbalism, nutrition, and chocolate! To Contact David Wolfe go to davidwolfe.com
Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Doctor of Chiropractic, author and founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, as well as massage and body work. He is also director of the Center’s groundbreaking residential health education program. Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Goldhamer is one of the most pioneering and dedicated visionaries in health today. Dr. Goldhamer has supervised the fasts of thousands of patients. Under his guidance, the Center has become one of the premier training facilities for doctors wishing to gain certification in the supervision of therapeutic fasting. To Contact Dr. Alan Goldhamer go to HealthPromoting.com
The Real Truth About Health Conference is dedicated to the talented professionals that tell the truth about health, nutrition, our food systems and our environment. These videos’ highlights are from past conferences of world renowned experts in their fields.
• Book – Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight: The Negative Calorie Effect
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 100 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.
Summary: Technology has undoubtedly ushered in progress in a myriad of ways. But this same force has also led to work environments that inundate people with a relentless stream of emails, meetings, and distractions. A significant volume of research has outlined the problem with this onslaught of information: Studies show that when we’re constantly distracted, performance decreases. Having the discipline to step back from the noise of the world is essential. To stay focused at work, build periods of solitude into your schedule, as you would for a meeting or an appointment. Use some of that time to reflect on your top priorities. Don’t fill your schedule with so many commitments that you consistently prioritize urgent tasks over important ones. Starve your distractions by logging out of social media accounts and blocking certain websites during work hours. Finally, create a “stop doing” list to help provide clarity on what you need to start saying no to.
“Always remember: Your focus determines your reality.” Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn shares this advice with Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars, but in our hyper-distracted work world, it’s advice that we all need to hear.