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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

The Future of Health Care Begins with Nutrition

7th Annual P-POD Conference at Eastern Michigan University

May 30 to June 1 offers unique opportunities to hear from 36 recognized medical experts about preventing, or even treating, the major chronic diseases that generate 90% of U.S. healthcare expenditures, through nutrition action and lifestyle measures. The 7th annual national nonprofit Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) Conference will be held at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, near Detroit’s airport. While welcoming the public and students, the conference offers up to 18 continuing education credit hours to physicians, nurses, dietitians, lifestyle medicine practitioners and most health professionals. P-POD seeks to maintain affordable registration costs, without accepting any commercial funding, sponsorships or influence.

Keynote speakers will be cardiologist and disease reversal clinic founder Baxter Montgomery, M.D., American College of Lifestyle Medicine founder John H. Kelly, Jr., M.D. and lifestyle medicine visionary Saray Stancic, M.D. Specialist presenters include seven Registered Dietitians, M.D.s Dean and Ayesha Sherzai on Alzheimer’s and dementia prevention, Milton Mills, M.D., and Lauren Ornelas, with a bachelor of arts on food justice and access issues, diabetes reversal researcher Hana Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D., microbiome and colon cancer researcher Stephen J. O'Keefe, M.D., and others regarding chronic kidney disease, pediatrics, emotional health and food addictions.

Saturday afternoon’s special opening session, jointly sponsored with Michigan nonprofit Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG), may be attended separately by the public at extremely low cost. It features stellar speakers such as American College of Cardiology’s Past President Kim A. Williams, Sr., Brenda Davis, RD and chef Nina Curtis, MBA, plus keynoter Dr. Stancic and PBNSG’s own Paul Chatlin and Lisa Smith, MBA.

Registration includes vegan whole-food meals beginning Saturday evening, and affordable walkable campus housing may be booked.

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