Dr. Milton Mills

Dr. Milton Mills

Associate Director of Preventive Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Milton Mills, MD practises urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine, and currently as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans and is the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s class action lawsuit that asks for warning labels on milk.

Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published several research journal articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutrition policy.  He frequently donates his time via practising at free medical clinics, and travels widely, speaking at hospitals, churches and community centres throughout the country. A major focus of his patient advisement as well as his lecturing is the use of nutritional measures to reduce the risk of major chronic diseases.

Dr. Mills notes that the scientific research literature shows plant-based diets as supporting better overall immune system function, and during work with HIV-positive and AIDS patients at clinics, he’s observed that those who go vegetarian seem to improve, with increased energy and higher T-cell counts.  He therefore hopes throughout the future to examine further the relationships between diet and immune functionality, particularly the effects of plant-based eating choices upon outcomes for HIV-positive patients.

Sunday
11:00am - 11:45am

Are Humans Designed to Eat Meat?

The major causes of death in Western countries are cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Abundant medical research linking these diseases to dietary and lifestyle factors, guidelines advanced by the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Surgeon General, among others, counsel Americans to sharply reduce animal foods consumed and replace them with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In effect, they are recommending a more plant-based diet, which begs the question: Are humans designed to eat meat?

Auditorium full timetable

Sunday
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Easy Veganism panel - Health Professionals

A panel of health experts will discuss some of the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle in this informal session.

Auditorium full timetable

Saturday
5:30pm - 6:00pm

The Invisible Vegan - Q&A

Join The Invisible Vegan film director Jasmine Leyva and two of the documentary’s stars in Christopher-Sebastian McJetters and Dr. Milton Mills, as they welcome questions from the audience after the screening of The Invisible Vegan.

Cinema full timetable

Saturday
13:00 - 13:45

Treat and Cure Diabetes

Dr. Milton Mills discusses treating and curing diabetes with diet and nutrition.

Vegan Health Summit full timetable