Achieve Optimal Health - FREE online summit

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 Join the 2020 Optimal Health Summit to learn from these trusted speakers 

Dean Ornish, MD

Undo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases

Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD

Plant-based diet boost your metabolism and fight diabetes

Robert G. Silverman, DC, MS

The Gut-Brain Axis in Health & Disease

Brian R. Clement, PhD, LN, NMD and Anna Maria Clement, PhD, LN, NMD

Lifestyle Medicine Concepts and Strategies for Success with pioneers and founders of Hippocrates Health Institute

Steve and Julie Prussack

Juicing for Ultimate Health

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Chef Katie Mae

The Link Between Flavor & Autoimmunity

Sunil Pai, MD

An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Preventing and Treating All Diseases through Diet, Lifestyle, and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories

Alan Goldhamer, DC

Fasting and Feeding...How to eat and how to not eat

Mark Reinfeld

Top Kitchen Hacks to Rock your Plant-Based Kitchen

Nathan Gershfeld, DC

Getting Healthy... Fast

Prof. Spira, PhD

Got Mucus? Learn the Healing Power of the Mucus-free Lifestyle!

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Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD

Prevent and Reverse heart disease

Mary & Harry Matossian, MD

The Crisis Within: Truth in Food, The Blood Knows!

Joel Fuhrman, MD

Can A Nutritarian Diet Aid Cancer Recovery

Tiffany Caplan, MD

Underlying Triggers to Autoimmunity

Brooke Goldner, MD

Reversing Autoimmune Disease (Or Any Disease) With Supermarket Foods

Will Tuttle, PhD

Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food

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John Douillard, DC, CAP

Prevention of chronic disease with Ayurveda

Chef AJ

The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss

Dustin Sulak, DO

Medical cannabis: clinical practice and education

Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

Scott Stoll, MD, FABPMR

How to eat healthy for long term health and how to heal and even reverse chronic conditions

Wendy Werneth

How to Find Plant-Based Food While Traveling

Arthritis

 

  • In the United States, 23% of all adults, over 54 million people have arthritis.
     

  • About 24 million adults are limited in their activities from arthritis, and more than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis report severe joint pain.
     

  • Arthritis commonly occurs with other chronic diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and can make it harder for people to manage these conditions.

Learn about how to prevent and reverse many chronic illnesses to avoid being part of these statistics:

Cancer

 

  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, but many kinds of cancer can be prevented or caught early.
     

  • The most common risk factors for cancer include poor diet, smoking, sun exposure, radiation exposure, chemicals and other substances, being overweight or having obesity, and drinking alcohol.
     

Diabetes

 

  • More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it.
     

  • More than 84 million US adults—1 in 3—have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it.
     

  • Prediabetes is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
     

Heart Disease and Stroke


 

  • Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases cause 1 in 3 deaths in the United States.
     

  • These diseases cost the US health care system $213.8 billion a year and cause $137.4 billion in lost productivity from premature death alone.
     

  • High blood pressure, high LDL (bad) cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
     

  • Other risk factors are overweight and obesity, prediabetes, poor diet, and not getting enough physical activity.
     

Hypertension
 

  • Having hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States.
     

  • In 2017, nearly half a million deaths in the United States included hypertension as a primary or contributing cause.
     

  • Nearly half of adults in the United States (108 million, or 45%) have hypertension defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or are taking medication for hypertension.
     

  • Only about 1 in 4 adults (24%) with hypertension have their condition under control.
     

  • About half of adults (45%) with uncontrolled hypertension have a blood pressure of 140/90 mm
    Hg or higher. This includes 37 million U.S. adults. 

  • High blood pressure was a primary or contributing cause of death in 2017 for more than 472,000 people in the United States. That’s nearly 1,300 deaths each day.

Alzheimer’s Disease


 

  • In 2014, as many as 5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease.
     

  • The symptoms of the disease can first appear after age 60 and the risk increases with age.
     

  • Younger people may get Alzheimer’s disease, but it is less common.
     

  • The number of people living with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65.
     

  • This number is projected to nearly triple to 14 million people by 2060.

Obesity


 

  • Percent of adults aged 20 and over with obesity: 39.8% (2015-2016)
     

  • Percent of adolescents aged 12-19 years with obesity: 20.6% (2015-2016)
     

  • Percent of children aged 6-11 years with obesity: 18.4% (2015-2016)
     

  • Percent of children aged 2-5 years with obesity: 13.9% (2015-2016)