Dr. Joel Kahn
Dr. Joel Kahn has been plant-based for 40 years and is known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc.” He has expertise in both interventional and preventive therapies emphasizing lifestyle changes. He combines his university professorship with his love of patients, making his presentations sought after coast to coast. He is the author of three books and hundreds of health articles. Dr. Kahn owns GreenSpace Café in Ferndale, Michigan, the largest plant-based café in the Midwest. He practices heart disease reversal in his boutique clinic, the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity. He has been married for 35 years to Karen, RN, BSN and has four children and two dogs that he loves dearly.
Lectures and Private Consultations for the 2017 Cruise
Keynote Lecture: How to Detect and Prevent Heart Disease
Dr. Kahn is a national expert on early heart disease detection. He will describe the history and progress that has been made in detection of artery damage at its earliest phases. He will discuss up-and-coming approaches that will be released soon. His goal is to prevent one million heart attacks, starting with yours.
Lecture: The Miracle of Heart Disease Reversal
Dr. Kahn will describe the origins and importance of heart disease, relying on his more than 25 years of experience treating heart attacks and heart disease. He will describe the role of food as a vascular irritant as well as the evidence that plant-based foods directly improve heart and artery health. He will describe his approach in using plant-based nutrition in both his practice and his restaurant to reverse heart disease.
Lecture: The Gut-Heart Connection
One of the most exciting areas of new knowledge is the importance of the GI tract and its bacterial population in relation to heart health. This exploding field has already lent itself to new testing and therapies never heard of 2-3 years ago. The role of vegan nutrition to optimize the gut and heart will be discussed.
Cardiovascular Evaluation - $800/person, 60 min.
Dr. Kahn will perform a detailed history of environmental, dietary and other lifestyle factors related to heart disease. He will provide personalized assessments of heart disease risk. Methods to reduce risk will be discussed. After the cruise, Dr. Kahn will arrange advanced laboratory evaluations in your home town that reveal the nature of inflammatory and other pathways to heart disease. He will perform a cutaneous skin antioxidant assessment during the session.
Q&A Panel: Cruisin’ for Knowledge ‒ Using a Plant-Based Diet to Support Health and Avoid Risks with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Kahn and Dr. David Blyweiss, hosted by Sandy Pukel
Don’t miss this motivational, inspiring and informative Q&A with plant-based diet luminaries Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Kahn and Dr. David Blyweiss facilitated by cruise director Sandy Pukel. This is your chance to get all your questions answered. Whether you have been practicing a plant-based lifestyle for years or are just getting your feet wet, these experts can take you to the next level. Get the real scoop on living well, eating well and taking control of your health.