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Our Health Our Planet


  • Would you like to enjoy optimal health for the rest of your life?
  • Would you like to know what you can do to ensure the sustainability of the planet?
  • Would you like to know how the healthy food choices you make can help save billions of animals?

If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes!” plan to attend “Our Health, Our Planet,” Saturday, Nov 1, at The Fox Tucson Theatre. On that day, national experts will tell us what we can do to improve our health and make the world a better place in which to live by simply choosing the right food.

Neal Barnard, M.D., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and a world-renowned expert on how good nutrition can prevent and reverse many chronic Western diseases, will talk about “Healthy Approaches to Weight Control, Reversing Diabetes, and the Best of Health.”

Michael Greger, M.D, a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and creator of the critically acclaimed website, will discuss “From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food.”

Richard Oppenlander, D.D.S., author of the landmark Comfortably Unaware: global depletion and food responsibility ... what you choose to eat is killing our planet, will address “Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat. and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work,” which also is the title of his most recent book.

Victoria Moran, author of 11 groundbreaking books that address health and well-being and who maintains the website, will give a talk titled “Main Street Vegan: Living Green & Loving Life in the Real World.”

James Wilks, a world champion mixed martial arts fighter who has documented other world-class athletes fueled entirely by plants, will present “Plant-Powered Performance: The Optimal Fuel for Strength, Endurance, and Recovery.”

Ted Crawford, D.O., a Tucson area family practice physician who has documented the great health improvements he has seen in many of his patients who have joined him on the plant-based path, will detail how in terms of optimal nutrition “There’s a Better Way.”

You owe it to yourself to attend this one-day event, which costs just $35 per person, or $45 the day of the event if it is not already sold out. Attending “Our Health, Our Planet,” likely will be one of the best investments you ever make.

There will be food available for purchase at a food court.


- The schedule is subject to change

07:30-08:30 Registration
08:30-09:30 Ted Crawford - "There's a Better Way"
09:30-09:45 Break
09:45-11:00 Richard Oppenlander - "Food Choice and Sustainability: Why buying local, eating less meat and taking baby steps won't work"
11:00-12:00 Neal Barnard - "Healthy Approaches to Weight Control, Reversing Diabetes and the Best of Health"
12:00-01:30 Break
01:30-02:45 Michael Greger - "From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food"
02:45-04:00 Victoria Moran - "Main Street Vegan: Living Green & Loving Life in the Real World"
04:00–04:15 Break
04:15-05:15 James Wilks - "Plant Powered Performance: The Optimal Fuel for Strength, Endurance and Recovery" - James examines what cutting edge nutritional science can offer sport and fitness, posing the question: are the very foods we think give us strength actually making us weaker?




Dr. Neal Barnard

Neal Barnard, M.D., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored dozens of scientific publications as well as 15 books.

As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted three PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.

Originally from Fargo, N.D., Dr. Barnard received his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found PCRM.

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Dr. Michael Greger

A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, MichaelGreger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.


Dr. Richard Oppenlander

Dr. Richard Oppenlander is a sustainability consultant, researcher, and author whose award winning book, Comfortably Unaware has been endorsed as a must-read by Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Dr. Neal Barnard, among others. Dr. Oppenlander is a much sought after international lecturer on the topic of food choice and how it relates to sustainability, all within the framework of fresh perspectives and critical insights. He also serves as an advisor to world hunger projects in developing countries and with municipalities in the U.S. He has spent the past 40 years studying the effects food choices have on our planet and on us. He started an organic plant based food production company, operates an animal rescue sanctuary (with his wife Jill), and is the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Inspire Awareness Now. Dr. Oppenlander has written a new, groundbreaking book titled, “Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work”, which has won numerous awards including the 2104 International Book Award, 2014 Green Book Festival Award, and is being used by think tanks and strategists for developing initiatives to advance change. Dr. Oppenlander and his work will also be featured in two full-length environmental documentaries scheduled for release this summer. Visit the Comfortably Unaware website for more.


Victoria Moran

Victoria Moran ( is the author of eleven groundbreaking books addressing health and wellbeing. Her latest is Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassiontely in the Real World. After reading it, Bill Clinton wrote to her saying, “I’m delighted you’re helping to make the vegan lifestyle more accessible and achievable for as many people as possible.”

A professional speaker and two-time Oprah guest who has also appeared on Today, Good Morning America Now, and NPR’s All Things Considered, Moran has maintained a 60-pound weight loss through her three decades as a vegan, and raised her grown-up daughter, Adair, on a plant-exclusive diet.

Victoria is certified as a Holistic Health Counselor (CHHC, AADP) and holds the T. Colin Campbell/eCornell Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition. She is the director of Main Street Vegan Academy, which trains and certifies Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators. Host of the weekly “Main Street Vegan” radio show/podcast on Unity.FM, Victoria lives with her husband, William Melton, and their rescue-dog, Forbes, in a LEED-certified green condo in New York City.


Dr. Ted Crawford

Dr. Crawford is a board certified family practice physician who is the Associate Medical Director for Sun Life Family Health Center in Arizona. Dr. Crawford was born, raised, and educated in Iowa having graduated from medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. He did his post graduate training in the U.S. Air Force and moved to Arizona in 1988.

After adopting a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle and experiencing the many positive benefits on his own health, he began promoting and advocating this way of eating to his patients. He has given several presentations at Tucson’s Healthy You Network conferences and often brings patients of his along to share their testimonials.


James Wilks

James Wilks is best known for winning Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. In addition to his competitive success, he is highly sought after as an elite trainer by government agencies including the US Navy SEALs, US Marines, and US Marshals.

A long-time student of ‘truth in combat’, James decided to investigate ‘truth in nutrition’ after a fighting injury left him motivated to research the optimal diet for training and recovery. Bypassing the junk science all too popular in professional sports, James sought out the world’s leading experts and started pouring over thousands of peer-reviewed articles. He also reached out to other world-class athletes for a first-hand account of the records and myths they shattered fueled entirely by plants.

What James discovered was so revolutionary, so counter to what most men and most athletes are typically told, that it became his life mission to share it with as many people as possible.