2013: PLMI Hosts First Annual Thought Leaders Consortium

PLMI hosted a Thought Leaders Consortium in Seattle in April 2013. Leaders from academia, health media, the nutrition industry, and practicing clinicians gathered to discuss the challenge of reversing global chronic disease trends. The following collection of videos highlights some of the presentations from this meeting.

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Above left, Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, Wellness Editor of the Huffington Post, gives her presentation on the power of social media in health care.

Above center, Alice Bast, Founder of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, talks about celiac disease and the celebritization of the gluten-free diet.

Above right, Audra Davies, Director of Nutrition Services for Nutrilite, discusses how to inspire consumers to own their own health.

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Above left, Dr. Mark Houston on Cardiovascular Medicine 2013: “We know lifestyle can prevent 80% of cardiovascular events if done properly.”

Above center, Marc Brush, Editor in Chief of the Nutrition Business Journal, shares his personal DNA analysis with the group and give his thoughts on how the information will influence his present and future behavior.

Above right, Dr. Mark Hyman discusses mobilizing lifestyle and food to influence our biological networks.

Tour an Award-Winning Cancer Retreat Center

In April, PLMI featured a focus on Cancer. PLMI’s Vice President of Education, Dr. Deanna Minich, visited Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union, Washington, and visited with founder Gretchen Schodde, ARNP.

Through the magic of video, we invite you to visit Harmony Hill, too. Here is the quick tour:

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Do you want to see and hear more about Harmony Hill? Here are our full-length videos:

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Inside the Office of a Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner: Graham Reedy, MD

Graham Reedy, MD — 75-years young, beloved family medicine doctor, and one-time team physician for the Oakland Raiders — gives Dr. Deanna Minich a tour of his personalized medicine office in Auburn, Washington and describes the doctor-patient experience he has worked to create for all who walk through his door. What does personalized lifestyle medicine mean to Dr. Reedy after devoting his entire career to it? Let him tell you.

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Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference

Deanna Minich, PhD, PLMI’s Vice President of Education, gave a talk on Food as Medicine at the Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference that took place at the University of Puget Sound on March 20, 2013.

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The Impact of Foods on Chronic Disease

Jeffrey Bland, PhD, PLMI’s Founder and President, is interviewed for a documentary about personalized lifestyle medicine.

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International Developments with Personalized Lifestyle Medicine: The China Story

Dr. Jeffrey Bland interviews Dr. James Ho of Beijing, China in the PLMI offices on February 7, 2013.

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Dr. Deanna Minich Interviews Dr. Thomas O’Bryan

At the 2013 International Conference on Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Deanna Minich, Vice President of Education for PLMI, sat down for an interview with Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, a functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.

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Special Feature: Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder

KB 2012 Kenneth Bock, MD

PLMI Blogger Dr. Kenneth Bock shares a story of autism–Ethan’s story–in the videos below. Special thanks to Dr. Bock, to Ethan, and to Ethan’s family for sharing their personal journey.

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Above left, Ethan’s early years and Dr. Bock’s personalized approach to his treatment. Above right, Ethan today.