Shifting to a Sustainable Health "Care" System is a Central Theme of the Inaugural North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

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Physicians have been trained to diagnose and treat, yet, according to the CDC, studies show that more than 70% of our nation’s healthcare costs are tied to the treatment of preventable conditions that are lifestyle-related—all too often resulting from the Standard American Diet. The CME accredited North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference will educate and equip physicians to shift away from the unsustainable system of “disease” care to a sustainable “health” care system based upon the foundational pillar of prevention.

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It’s imperative that preventive and nutritional medicine become the foundation of our entire healthcare system.

Physicians and allied health practitioners will have the opportunity to earn CMEs at the inaugural North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, learning from many of the nation’s leading experts in the fields of nutritional and preventive medicine.

Trends indicate that nearly one-half of the American population will be obese by 2030. The childhood obesity rate has tripled in the last 30 years. 70 million Americans have hypertension. “Our current healthcare system is unsustainable, and the solution isn’t about more pills, more procedures or more legislation,” says Scott Stoll, MD, co-founder of the North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (PBNHC). “Sustainability is a hot topic these days, although rarely does the discussion focus on sustainable human health and a sustainable healthcare system. I believe the keystone to sustainable individual and corporate health is a plant-based diet. It’s imperative that preventive and nutritional medicine become the foundation of our entire healthcare system.”

100 million American have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, with current trends suggesting one in three children born after 2000 will become type 2 diabetic—for Hispanic children the rate is an even more alarming one in two. “Type 2 diabetes trends indicate a looming pandemic with incalculable consequences,” warns Neal Barnard, MD, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and a member of the PBNHC faculty. “We’re putting into our bodies foods we were not designed to eat. When we consume a plant-based diet, our bodies begin to recover. We now understand how to prevent and reverse disease. Type 2 diabetes is a disease that never has to occur; it can be prevented and reversed with a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle.“

“Never before have we had the breadth and depth of evidence favoring plant-based diets,” says Thomas Campbell, MD, executive director of the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and PBNHC faculty member. “For our patients, our communities, and our entire population, we must incorporate this evidence into our mainstream medical system.”

About the North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference:

Breaking new ground, this CME accredited medical conference transcends the individual experience comprised of anecdotal stories and historical research typically associated with plant-based nutrition.

The conference objective is to prove the benefits of the dietary lifestyle through a review of current and progressive scientific research evidencing the preventive and disease fighting capabilities of plant-based, whole foods nutrition. Geared toward medical doctors from a variety of specialty areas, as well as allied health practitioners, the information on plant-based nutrition will be presented at the conference with a commitment to intellectual integrity, without bias or influence. For details, visit

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