Dr. Kahn is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He is a cardiologist, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University, and is Founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bloomfield and Grosse Pointe Farms.
He serves as Reader's Digest Holistic Heart Doc and is a frequent commentator on Fox News, Huffington Post, Mindbodygreen, One Green Planet, Aloha, Forks Over Knives, and other sites. His goal is to prevent 1 million heart attacks through lifestyle education for optimal health and longevity. You can receive his guide to heart attack prevention free at his website. His first book, The Whole Heart Solution, is available widely online and at Reader's Digest The Whole Heart Solution, and his second, Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses, is available at Amazon.
In December of 2015, Dr. Kahn and his wife Karen partnered with his son Daniel, to open the smash-hit GreenSpace Café, in Ferndale, Michigan. As the largest plant-based restaurant in the Midwest, GreenSpace offers all non-GMO, and mainly organic certified cuisine - including 'Esselstyn-style oil-free plant-pure' options.
Finally, Dr. Kahn is the co-creator and a driving force behind PBNSG who has two featured columns :
Several news outlets reported on information released 12/8/2016 from the Center for Disease Control/National Center for Health Statistics that life expectancy in the United States has declined for the first time in twenty years. PBNSG asked Dr. Joel Kahn to comment on these findings and offer suggestions on what we can do about this trend. Here are his comments:
Many have predicted that the combination of the Standard American Diet (SAD) and the flooding of our environment with air, water and personal product pollutants would impact the life span the USA and now we have the first sign that this horror may be coming true. After decades of enjoying a longer lifespan, the tide may be turning for the worse. What is to blame? Clearly the number one factor is the horror of Franken Food over the last 50 years. Gas stations, vending machines, fast food, sweetened beverages....all in gigantic serving sides provided a deluge of excess fat, sugar, salt, additives, antibiotics, genetic modifications, and hormones. Combine that with sedentary lifestyles and environmental pollutants in the air, water, and particularly plastics like bisphenol A, parabens, and phthalates and you get the perfect storm of life shortening trends.
The solution is a whole foods plant based (WFPB) diet naturally low in salt, oil, added sugar, pesticides and hormones. A WFPB diet can provide all nutrients, protein and vitamins (except B12) needed from birth to death. It is the answer to the pressure on the environment and the terrible conditions which 95% or more of animals live and suffer through to provide us calories. Eliminate animal products (eggs, dairy, and all meats) and eats fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds to have the optimal lifespan and health span.