Times listed are Pacific Standard
8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome with Dr. Russell Marz
8:40 am - 9:40 am Dr. Vandana Shiva
The Planet’s Health and our Health is One
Health is a continuum, from the soil to the plants, to animals, including humans. Health, to be whole, is the potential of living systems. Machines break down. Living systems heal themselves and regenerate. We are living in a moment of extreme mechanization of the mind and our world. We are also waking to the consciousness of our potential to regenerate and heal.
9:40 am - 9:50 am Break
9:50 am - 10:50 am Dr. Vivian Chen
Are Environmental Toxins, the Missing Puzzle Piece in the pursuit of Health?
Environmental toxins are an important root causal factor in chronic diseases, often missed by healthcare providers. In this comprehensive lecture, we will explore where heavy toxic loads are found in food and lifestyle and learn how to navigate this often overwhelming area. Learn a structured, step-by-step manner towards reducing the negative impact of this important and ever-present part of modern life.
10:50 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Dr. Kathy Yeo, DC
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Brenda Davis, RD
Low-Carb, High-Cost - Are Keto/Paleo diets sustainable for human and environmental health?
Keto and paleo diets are currently viewed by many as the answer to our health crisis. Both keto and paleo have hit #1 on Google search for diets. The keto diet is the most extreme of all low-carb diets, with no more than 5-10% of energy coming from carbohydrates, and 75% or more of energy from fat. The paleo diet is the least extreme of the low-carb diets, with about 20% of calories from carbohydrates, 50% of calories from fat, and 30% of calories from protein. In both low-carb diets, animal protein predominates, with meat being especially prominent in paleo diets. Foods widely perceived as healthful, like legumes and whole grains, are eliminated in both diets. Brenda Davis, RD examines the claims of the keto and paleo movements – the pluses, minuses, and the broader implications of these popular dietary trends.
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Dr. David Katz, MD
Eating Like the World Depends On It
There are no healthy people on a ravaged planet, inhospitable to human life and the sustaining web of biodiversity. The case will be made that all health professionals are duty-bound to advocate for the health of the planet. The contributions of dietary patterns and food choices to the health of both people and the planet will be explored, and the case made for directing all professional efforts toward advocacy for the confluence of the two. There is just one health, and people and the planet must share in it.
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm James Maskell
Scaling Community Care
With medicine collapsing around the pressures of chronic disease, doctor shortages, patient burnout, and social stress, a bold new vision for creating a sustainable solution is needed. For many without the means, functional medicine can be inaccessible. It is a duty of clinicians to create equality in accessing the care patients deserve no matter their socioeconomics. James will share his vision for scaling community care, and a solution to these problems and more, while reweaving the fabric of community.
4:15 pm - 4:20 pm Break
4:20 pm - 5:30 pm Speaker Panel Discussion