Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference
Friday, October 21, 2016
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Professional Presentations for Health Care Providers and the Community

The Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference is a golden opportunity for you to find out the latest information on plant-based diets with respect to clinical nutrition, the effects of diet on chronic disease prevention and control, and on designing an optimum plant-based diet. Interest in plant-based diets is growing, and Portland, Oregon has become a center for that developing interest. This is a professional conference, but others with strong interests in health and diet issues are welcome to attend.

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2016 Faculty

Neal Barnard, MD

Neal Barnard, M.D. F.A.C.C

  • Author of more than 70 scientific publications and 15 books, including Power Foods for the Brain; Breaking the Food Seduction; Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes; and editor of A Nutrition Guide for Clinicians
  • Founder and President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • President of the Barnard Medical Center

As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted three PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.

Milton Mills, MD

Milton Mills, MD

How Plant-based Diets Improve the Interaction Between the GI Tract and the Microbiome

Milton Mills, MD, is a practicing urgent care physician in the Washington DC area. His experience specializing in Internal Medicine and HIV disease, and in the relationship between nutrition and chronic diseases has made him extensively knowledgeable about the unique health care needs of minorities, the challenges of practicing medicine in inner cities, and the special medical and nutritional requirements of HIV+ and AIDS patients.

Dr. Mills graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine, serving as student body president of the medical school and Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the Stanford Medical School newspaper. He did his internship at the University of California-San Francisco, and his residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Julieanna Hever, RD

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Transforming the Future of Healthcare

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, also known as The Plant-Based Dietitian, is the author of The Vegiterranean Diet and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition.

Alan Goldhamer, DC

Alan Goldhamer, DC

Escaping the Pleasure Trap

Dr. Goldhamer is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, co-author of The Pleasure Trap, and principal investigator in two studies on the impacts of medically-supervised water-only fasting on hypertension. In this talk, Dr. Goldhamer will describe how we can succumb to the “pleasure trap”, whereby we short-circuit the natural connection between happiness and pleasure-seeking behavior with so-called “magic buttons” such as junk food, pain-relieving medicines, and recreational drugs. He will then outline steps we can take and discuss with patients to make health-promoting choices as convenient as possible.

Brooke Goldner, MD

Brooke Goldner, MD

Dr. Goldner is a board certified physician who is well known as the author of Goodbye Lupus and the founder of Dr. Goldner herself was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Nephritis with stage IV kidney disease at age 16. At age 28 she developed a protocol for reversing lupus using supermarket foods, and since that time has been symptom-free. Dr. Goldner received her MD degree from Temple University.