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The Nutrition Experts

These are just some of the medical and nutrition experts who agree that the optimal human diet is based on fruits, vegetables, and whole foods. Read the bio's, they are clearly the real experts on nutrition. (and they all agree on the same advice)

Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., is a professor of health and wellness and the executive director of the North Carolina Center of Health and Wellness for the University of North Carolina Asheville.  Dr. Lanou spends much of her time leading teams in public health workforce development, advancing evidence-based programs for health promotion, evaluation, and technical assistance, and supporting a culture of health on WNC campuses. Her research interests include nutrition and health promotion policy, nutrition for the prevention of chronic disease and health promotion, and strategies for supporting healthy eating patterns.

Amy Lanou, Ph.D. Nutrition
T. Colin Campbell, Ph. D.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is considered the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and project director of the acclaimed China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project.

Pam Popper, Ph.D.,N.D.

Dr. Pam Popper is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. The company offers educational programs designed to assist individuals in changing their health outcomes through improved diet and lifestyle habits.

Michael Greger, M.D.

Dr. Greger is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

John McDougall, M.D.

Dr. McDougall is an internal medicine physician and founder of Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California. He has authored The McDougall Plan and numerous other books.

Dr. Kristi Funk

Dr. Kristi Funk is a world-renowned breast cancer surgeon who has devoted her life to saving the lives of others and bringing hope to patients by teaching them the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Esselstyn received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the number-six oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Neal Barnard, M.D.

Dr. Barnard is adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and founder and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He is the author of Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes and many other books.

Sarina Pasricha, M.D.

Dr. Sarina Pasricha is a nationally recognized gastroenterologist. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University in biological anthropology with a focus on nutrition. She then attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine for medical school.

Garth Davis, M.D.

Garth P. Davis, MD, FACS, FASMBS, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas in Austin where he was the Student Government President. Dr. Davis went on to attend medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. In addition. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Dean Ornish

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute (PMRI).

Dr. Milton Mills

Milton Mills, MD practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital.


Dr. Michael Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1972. He served as Director of the Institute of Nutrition Education and Research from 1992 through 2015, and practiced acute care medicine in New Zealand for three years and from 2009 through 2018.

Edwin Mcdonald, M.D.

Dr. Ed McDonald is a board-certified physician dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities through nutrition education. He obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan and his medical education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Saray Stancic, M.D.

Dr. Stancic is triple board-certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and lifestyle medicine. She graduated from New Jersey Medical School in 1993.

Shivam Joshi,M.D.

Shivam Joshi, MD, is an internist, nephrologist, and plant-based physician practicing at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in New York City. He received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Miami.

Anthony Lim, M.D.

Dr. Lim is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology, and subsequently obtained a law degree from Harvard Law and a medical degree from Boston University.

Dr. Gemma Newman

Dr Gemma Newman is the Senior Partner at a family medical practice and has worked in many specialities as a doctor including elderly care, endocrinology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation medicine and General Practice.

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