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The Evolution of the American Diet: The Inflammation Super Highway

Join Key Note Presenter, Dave Johnson, MD, a preventive cardiologist and integrative health consultant certified in Plant-Based Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell’s program at Cornell University to learn why plant-based living is anti-inflammatory and both prevents as well as treats chronic disease.

Dave Johnson, MD, FACC has over 20 years of clinical experience treating patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease. Over the past decade he has taught himself and personally experienced the benefits eating whole plant-based foods. He became interested in learning more about the role of diet on chronic inflammation when we attended the integrative medicine fellowship program founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, a pioneer in developing the holistic approach of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil is also the leader in understanding the role of diet in chronic disease and has been writing about the anti-inflammatory diet for decades. Dr. Johnson has used this experience to help hundreds of individuals through individual consultations and education programs.

Dr. Johnson as combined his scientific knowledge his classical medical education with the wisdom and personal experiences of other healing traditions to create a unique integrative health and preventive cardiology practice. He uses a whole person approach to healing aimed at restoring and maintaining balance in body, mind, soul and spirit. He sees whole food, plant-based living as an important first step in restoring and maintaining health and wellbeing. Learn more about Dr. Johnson at