Healthy Taste of Sacramento
John A. McDougall, MD and Mary McDougall
A physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine, John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years. Dr. John and Mary McDougall believe that people should look and feel great for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly compromise their health through poor dietary habits.
Dr. McDougall is the founder and director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program: a ten-day residential program that he and Mary McDougall host at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA where medical miracles occur through diet and lifestyle changes. In addition to her formal training as a nurse, Mary McDougall provides many of the delicious recipes that make the McDougall Program not only possible, but also a pleasure. Dr. McDougall has cared for thousands of patients for almost 3 decades. His program not only promotes a broad range of dramatic and lasting health benefits but, most importantly, can also reverse serious illnesses including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and others, all without the use of drugs.
A graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. McDougall performed his internship at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his medical residency at the University of Hawaii. He is certified as an internist by the Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He and Mary are also the authors of several nationally best-selling books as well as the co-founders of Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods, which produces high quality vegetarian cuisine to make it easier for people to eat well on the go.
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Carmichael Seventh-Day Adventist Church
4600 Winding Way, Sacramento, CA 95841
John McDougall, MD
Craig McDougall, MD
Garth Davis, MD
Doug Lisle, PhD
Rosane Oliveira, PhD
Chef Ramses Bravo
ALL DAY SUNDAY EVENT (Feb. 19, 2017)
* Speakers subject to change.
WEBCAST REPLAY now available.
Includes written recipes.
Craig McDougall, MD
Originally it was the love for the sciences that drew Dr. McDougall to medicine. However, once in medical school, he learned the greatest rewards of this profession comes from knowing other people personally and helping them to live better lives. Placing a strong emphasis on prevention and treating problems at their cause. Dr. McDougall reserves prescribing medications and surgeries as a last resort. He believes diet is the cause of most common diseases, including overweight, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes. He recommends that his patients eat a starch-centered diet, supplemented with fruits and vegetables. Dr. McDougall also encourages his patients to eat less meat, dairy foods, and limit refined oils. Outside of his work, he spends as much time as possible with his daughter and wife. They enjoy being outdoors in the clean air and sunshine. Maintaining their health with the same recommendations given to Dr. McDougall’s patients: a healthy diet, reasonable sunshine and exercise, and clean habits.
Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., Dr. Doug Lisle is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego, (Summa Cum Laude). He was awarded the President’s Fellowship and was a DuPont Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He was then appointed Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University and was on the staff at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Lisle was then a consultant for the National Institute of Health Clinical Trial on Cognitive Therapy for Recurrent Depression at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He lectures nationally to health professionals on topics including evolutionary psychology, cognitive therapy, lifestyle modification, relaxation and stress management, and weight loss.
Cathy Fisher is a culinary instructor at two health centers in Santa Rosa, California: the McDougall Program and TrueNorth Health. She started working at the McDougall Program in 2006 and TrueNorth in 2010. She also give classes at veg-related conferences and for private groups. She started her blog, Straight Up Food, in 2010 to offer her students more of her gluten-, salt-, sugar- and oil-free plant-based recipes. It is now read by people from all corners of the globe who are seeking a more healthful way of eating.
Garth Davis, MD
As a leader in the field of bariatric medicine, Dr. Garth Davis was again recently recognized as a Texas Monthly Super Doc and stars with his father, Dr. Robert Davis, on the hit show docu-reality medical series, BIG MEDICINE. His recently published bestseller, The Expert’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery is available in bookstores nationwide.
Dr. Davis graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas in Austin where he was the Student Government President. He was also recognized as the most outstanding student at UT. Dr. Davis went on to attend medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. In addition, he was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Davis completed his surgical residency at the prestigious University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he was elected to the position of Chief Administrative Resident. While in Michigan, Dr. Davis underwent extensive training in general surgical disciplines, specializing in laparoscopic procedures. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Davis is a recognized expert in initial bariatric procedures as well as revisional bariatric surgery, and is frequently asked to give lectures to both patient and physician audiences alike.
Dr. Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD is Founding Director of Integrative Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine at the University of California Davis.
She has over 20 years of experience as a molecular geneticist and has done studies in fields ranging from molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, microorganism resistance to drugs and cancer initiation and progression. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she was part of a long-term nutritional genomics experiment that explored how a high lipid content diet can increase the risk of metabolic diseases.
Dr. Oliveira received her DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and both her M.Sc. and PhD in Preventive Veterinary Medicine from the State University of São Paulo in Brazil.
Dr. Rosane Oliveira is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has lived in the US since 2003.
Chef Ramses Bravo is the executive chef for TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California and author of Bravo! Health-Promoting Meals from The TruthNorth Kitchen. Ramses has worked in numerous hotels and restaurants over his 14-year career, including a position as executive chef for the renowned Kenwood Inn and Spa in California.
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Devoted to a plant-based diet for over 36 years, Chef AJ is a chef, culinary instructor, professional speaker and author. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more.
Based in L.A., Chef AJ teaches a popular class featuring cooking instruction, nutritional science and song parodies all delivered with comedic panache. Never content to leave her audience with mere “just do it” advice, she teaches how to create meals to transform your health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating.
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