The Nutrition Experts

These are some of the medical and nutrition experts that help explain WHY it's so important to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole foods.

Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., is chair and 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 currently teaches nutrition, food politics and nutrition policy, foodways courses, health communication and senior seminar in health promotion at UNC Asheville. Her research interests include nutrition for the prevention of chronic disease, nutrition and bone health and how experiential food education impacts what individuals know, think and do with respect to dietary choices.

Amy Lanou, Ph.D. Nutrition
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Dean Ornish

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