17 Presentations, Topics, and Inspiration

From the Diabetes Perspectives Summits

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John Vargas Eddy

Dr. Wes Youngberg interviews John about the summit, John shares how he was on a path towards diabetes, made the changes in his own life and and how you can apply this information in your life.

John Vargas Eddy,co-founder of E4 Diabetes Solutions, driven by his vision of a world where everyone lives natural, healthy, ethically sustainable and spiritual lives, John has organized this summit and introduces new perspectives, research and evidence that supports the possibility of reversing diabetes and attaining optimal vitality.

 Dr. Neal Barnard

Explore food addictions, diabetes, and how the disease can be reversed with lifestyle and medical approaches. You might have known about sugar, but did you know that there are other very potent addictive foods? Learn today what you can do to combat these.

Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D, president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, clinical researcher and author, principal investigator of clinical research trials on diabetes.

Are carbs the evil they are made out to be? Learn about different diets – Paleo, Elimination and Plant Based – and know the differences.

Brenda Davis, R.D, world renowned expert on nutrition and diabetes, ran a project in Marshall Islands that successfully proved diabetes reversal.

Brenda Davis

More than 80 percent of people with diabetes are on medications. Understand how to make dietary changes that reduce or eliminate the need for medications safely.

Dr. Caroline Trapp, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE, FAANP, Director of Diabetes Education for PRCM, expert nurse practitioner counseling diabetes patients weekly.

Dr. Caroline Trapp

Learn how a former University of Michigan football player reversed type-2 diabetes with lifestyle changes.

Marc Ramirez, B.S. is the President and founder of the Chickpea and Bean charity. Hear his personal story about how he altered the trajectory of his families future with the power of food.

Marc Ramirez

Nancy Rodriguez

Learn about the risks of low blood sugar with many common diabetes medications and how to avoid them.

Nancy Rodriguez, RN, BSN, CDE, has been a nurse for over 30 years and a board certified diabetes educator for over 20. She received recognition from the American Association of Diabetes Educators for her record of successful patient outcomes.

Marty Davey

Discover how you can eat without pain and frustration, making it easy and fun! It doesn’t have to be overwhelming!

La Diva Dietitian – Marty Davey, MS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian, cooking & nutrition star. She has researched diet and lifestyle and is dedicated to bringing simple and easy steps that families and teenagers can take to improve the quality of their life.

Ocean Robbins

Can you trust the labels? Do you know what is in you food? Are food toxins related to diabetes?

Learn how big money and politics are controlling our food and hiding evidence and what you can do to make a difference today for your own health and to shift our food system from food 2.0 towards food 3.0

Ocean Robbins, CEO at 250,000-member Food Revolution Network, has the pulse of the nation behind the scenes on what is going on.

Dr. Mercado

Expert podiatrist explains how to keep your feet healthy and avoid amputations.

Dr. O. A. Mercado is a pediatric surgeon who has run his own clinic, the Mercado Foot and Ankle Clinic for over 40 years. He is also author of a book and video series titled “The Art of Surgery.” He practices surgery and care for his patients daily.

Dive into information on the Mediterranean diet and sugar cravings. In addition, hear some ways to make simple changes to help with diabetes.

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, also known as the Plant-Based Dietitian, is a passionate advocate of the miracles associated with following a whole-food, plant-based diet and the established effects of which provide positive healthful benefits.

Julieanna Hever

Learn strategies for how to achieve success over the long term

Nancy Wilson, MBA, MA, LMC Nancy helps people move beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors in order to lead fuller, richer and more authentic lives. She is a certified Life Mastery Consultant, has a Masters in Consciousness Studies and studies and practices integrative nutrition.

Nancy Wilson

A marine fights to stay off insulin and wins!

Santiago shares how he was fighting for years to avoid insulin and finally won! Gain insights that could help you.


Dr. Esselstyn

Are diabetes and heart disease two peas in a pod? Discover how heart disease and diabetes go together and how you can attack both with diet & lifestyle.

Dr. Esselstyn, MD., is the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, he served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease, has received numerous awards and honors and personally led clinical trials testing the power of diet to affect heart disease.

Susan Benigas

What is Lifestyle Medicine? How you can benefit from this growing practice of medicine.

Susan Benigasis executive director for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Prior to joining ACLM, Susan founded the not-for-profit The Plantritian Project and co-founded the International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare conference.


Retired postal worker walks his way towards health and reduced meds with combined strategies against diabetes.

Rodolfo shares his story on why exercise was not enough and the full strategies that helped

Learn what clinical trials and peer-reviewed medical research say about diabetes lifestyle treatment options…the facts!

Dr. Michael Greger, M.D., Internationally acclaimed speaker and researcher, ‘reads all the latest clinical research on nutrition and disease so you don’t have to’.

Dr. Greger

Can diabetes really be reversed? Find out about the lab testing needed to answer the question in addition to patient case studies of successful reversal.

Dr. Wes Youngberg explores whether age is a factor, if being on insulin affects possibilities for reversal, and whether it is only for special cases or it is a more general possibility.

Dr. Wes Youngberg, DrPH, M.P.H., C.N.S. Internationally recognized expert researcher on diabetes and functional medicine practitioner with proven patient case studies of diabetes reversal.

Dr. Youngberg