This is the first article of a two-part series featuring an interview with Dr. Neal Barnard. Physician, nutrition researcher, author, and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard is a vegetarian and a leading proponent of a plant-based diet. His most recent book, 21- Day Weight Loss Kickstart, proposes a vegan diet for healthful nutrition and easy weight loss. In today’s interview, Dr. Barnard answers our reporter’s questions about plant-based nutrition and health.
The new year has just begun and I asked Dr. Joel Fuhrman to share healthy plant-based eating habits to set the tone for the new year. Dr. Joel Fuhrman is…
Michael Greger, M.D., noted nutritionist, author, public speaker, and director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture of the Humane Society of the United States, learned about the healing power of food as a child. This discovery would later propel him into a medical career focused on the relationship between nutrition and health. His passion for nutrition inspired him to found the information portal NutritionFacts.org, a virtual encyclopedia of nutrition information and current research data with a new video daily!
Harvard University’s School of Public Health has created its own “Healthy Eating Plate.” The Harvard plate supports more plant-based calcium foods such as dark leafy greens (especially kale) and beans instead of relying primarily on dairy products. The Harvard plate also promotes the consumption of whole grains, plant-based fats, and vegetables. We’re glad to see support from Harvard for plant-based sources of calcium!
For those with type-2 diabetes, a vegan diet can be a life saver. A medical study conducted in 2006 by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), George Washington University, and the University of Toronto demonstrated that a low-fat vegan diet is more effective than the standard diabetes diet for those with type-2 diabetes and may be more effective than some types of drug therapy.
If you feel like you’ve been indulging at all the holiday office parties, and you’d like to start a new path towards healthier eating, try Dr. Fuhrman’s simple guidelines taken from his book Eat To Live.
Learn about PCRM’s Power Plate, a new guide to eating that cuts the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other health problems. PCRM’s Power Plate program and 21-Day Vegan Kickstart have helped more than 65,000 people experience the benefits of plant-based diets. If you’ve been thinking about trying a plant-based, or vegan, diet, you’re not alone and now is great time to give it a try!