Henri Lanctin, MD, FACS
Dr. Lanctin completed his medical studies at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, NS and trained in urology at the University of Ottawa. He has been practicing general urology for 30 years and is currently on staff at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown, SD. His interest in plant-based nutrition originated from the management of cancer patients in his practice and his own strong family history of cancer. He has practiced a whole food, plant-based lifestyle for 5 years and completed the Plant-Based certificate program through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University.
Before medical school Dr. Lanctin received a Masters’ degree in Biochemistry from Memorial University of Nfld. With that background he has developed an interest in how nutrition can affect genetic expression and alter family predisposition to chronic diseases, like cancer. Despite increasing knowledge in this area, extraordinarily little attention is being given to the prevention of chronic disease and the vast majority of health care funding is directed toward disease treatment. Dr. Lanctin believes that the lifestyle changes needed to prevent many chronic diseases are much less drastic than the side effects of current treatments. These lifestyle changes also improve quality of life and decrease the risk of premature death.