(NaturalNews) Board-certified family practice physician and author Dr. Mark Hyman is scheduled to speak at the Reversing Diabetes World Summit, a free online health conference that's running right now.
Click here to see a complete guest list and speaking schedule.
According to his website, Hyman, who began advising Bill Clinton about his diet following the former president's quadruple cardiac bypass in 2004, was initially trained as a family physician.
Dr. Hyman, who was born in New York, moved to rural Idaho after medical school to work in a small clinic. He then worked as an emergency room doctor in Massachusetts before becoming co-medical director at Canyon Ranch.
More broadly, he embraces a wellness philosophy called "functional medicine," or the practice of addressing the root causes of chronic diseases (from diabetes and arthritis to insomnia and fatigue) through dietary and lifestyle changes, rather than diagnosing them and prescribing traditional medicine to treat the symptoms. Weight loss is a nice side effect, he said.
Hyman says his work ranges from the very rich and powerful to the urban poor. Most recently, in North Carolina, he has taught people who are living in poverty how to cook more healthy foods.
Throughout his career, Hyman "has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine," according to his website.
As for the summit itself, it will bring together many of the world's leading doctors, scientists and experts who will share their intimate secrets for losing weight, getting fit, eating right, and overcoming stress to beat the diabetes epidemic once and for all.
"Whether you've already been diagnosed with diabetes, were told that you have pre-diabetes, have a family history, or just want to make sure you don't get diabetes, this 12 day, power-packed summit will give you the ammunition you need to fight off the diabetes monster and win," says the summit website.
Once you register, you'll receive an "insider's pass" to watch 50 presentations from the world's leading doctors, nutritionists, diabetes coaches, authors, fitness gurus and experts as they share their best secrets and insights over 12 exciting, information-packed days. They promise to teach you how to stop just managing your condition with endless drugs, needles and finger pricking, and start to address the root cause of diabetes and high blood sugar.
Click here to register for the Reversing Diabetes World Summit (FREE!)