About the Authors

Dan Purjes and Scott Stoll, M.D.

About Dan Purjes

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Dan Purjes is a successful entrepreneur and businessman, having built several companies to significant levels before selling them. These enterprises were in a variety of industries such as finance, technology, software, home automation, and solar energy. 


The funds from those activities have enabled him and his wife Edna (“Ed”) to actively promote the message of health and disease reversal through a whole food, plant-based diet. For more information, please visit www.PurjesFoundation.Org

Dan co-founded with Dr. Scott Stoll the International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original research and other science-based articles on plantbased diets and disease reversal. He and Scott Stoll also co-founded the Disease Reversal & Prevention Digest, a periodical that presents in layman’s language the science contained in the Journal. 

Dan is the Executive Producer of the gripping documentary film, Eating You Alive, which is owned by the Purjes Foundation. He is also the Executive Producer of the documentary, Disease Reversal Hope! The Film, also owned by the Purjes Foundation, which will be released in early 2022.

Dan and his wife, Ed, have funded several plant-based scientific studies at major university hospitals. The funds for these studies came from their charitable trust, the Purjes Foundation, which is solely funded by Dan and Ed. Dan is on the Board of several non-profit organizations focused on plant-based health, including the Plantrician Project and the Ethos Farm Project. Dan arranged the merger of PlantBasedDocs.com, a division of the Plantrician Project, and PlantBasedDoctors.com; both competing companies provided directories of plant-based physicians and healthcare professionals. Their merger provided a more efficient directory.

Dan Purjes obtained a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the City College of New York, and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the City University of New York. He completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts but did not complete a Ph.D. thesis. He went into business instead.

About Dr. Scott Stoll

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Dr. Scott Stoll graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Colorado Hospital. For 16 years, he was an award-winning physician in sports medicine and interventional spine. Today, he is recognized as an international leader in lifestyle medicine and whole food, plant-based nutrition. 

Dr. Stoll is the Chairman and co-founder of the Plantrician Project, a non-profit organization with 20,000 physicians and healthcare professionals interested in the benefits of plant-based nutrition. He also established the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, the world’s largest scientific healthcare conference devoted to plant-based nutrition. Dr. Stoll co-founded the International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention, and the Disease Reversal & Prevention Digest. Dr. Stoll also helped launch the Regenerative Health Institute, a unique collaborative project with the Rodale Institute that integrates a regenerative vision of human health, agriculture, and the environment. 

Scott Stoll was a member of the 1994 Olympic Bobsled team. He served as a team physician for Lehigh University and for the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Team. Scott served on numerous boards and advisory boards including VegFund, Rouxbe, the Google Food Lab and was a member of the Whole Foods scientific and medical advisory board. 


In addition to authoring several books and numerous scientific articles, Dr. Stoll has appeared on a wide variety of national shows such as the Dr. Oz show. He hosted a 2018 PBS special, Food As Medicine, and was regularly featured in numerous documentaries including the Game Changers, Eating You Alive, PlantWise, Healthy Long Life, Wait Till it’s Free, and Disease Reversal Hope! The Film. 

Every year Dr. Stoll hosts a very popular one-week total health immersion in Florida, helping attendees recover lost health, overcome addictions, and restore emotional balance. A passionate educator and sought-after international speaker, Dr. Stoll can be found on podcasts, and at conferences around the world, educating physicians and medical students about the power of lifestyle medicine. He is passionate about the ability of plant-based nutrition to prevent, suspend, and reverse disease, and to restore hope.

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