Newly Released:

An Evidence-Based Handbook for Physicians 

The Prevention and Treatment of Disease with a Plant-Based Diet, includes 25 of our articles, all published in peer-reviewed medical journals, together in one invaluable book.

“A carefully researched and eminently practical handbook for using the plant-based diet in clinical practice.”

—Helmuth Fritz, MD. Internal Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA

“Covers the wide range of pathologies… .This book will be invaluable to me in my practice.”

—Lynn Fioretti DO, Family Medicine, Veterans Administration, Silverdale, WA

“Responds to the many requests for a compendium of pathologies that can be prevented or treated with a plant-based diet…”

—Esther Park-Hwang, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Washington

Also endorsed by:

  • Keith Hanson, MD, Family Medicine, Brewster, WA
  • Chan Hwang, MD. Physical and rehabilitative Medicine, Puyallup, WA
  • George Lee, MD. Family Medicine, Overlake Medical Center, Bellevue, WA
  • F. Patricia McEachrane Gross, MD. Family and Preventive Medicine, Port Angeles, WA
  • Tim Riesenberger, MD. Emergency Medicine, Federal Way, WA
  • Rachael Wyman, MD. Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle, WA

Covers a wide variety of pathologies:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gall stone disease
  • Hashimoto’s and Grave’s disease
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Managing pregnancy
  • Case studies

The prevention and treatment of disease with a plant-based diet has a scientific foundation and is considered evidence-based medicine.  Yet few physicians are making use of this valuable prophylaxis and treatment.  This book has been written to guide the practicing physician on how to treat their patients with a plant-based diet, in addition to medications and surgery.

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Welcome

Welcome to Plant-Based Diets in Medicine. For years, research has shown the efficacy of a diet composed of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts to help both prevent and treat a wide variety of common diseases. Many individual research reports have been published throughout various medical journals.

Here we publish articles pulling the relevant research together to give you as complete a picture as possible of the power of plant-based diets to treat and prevent disease. In addition, we point out what we think is most relevant for your patients and practice.

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This project is sponsored by the non profit Vegetarians of Washington. It is entirely funded by your donations.  We need support to cover Author Publishing Charges when submitting articles to peer reviewed medical journals.  If you support this project, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Vegetarians of Washington is a 501(c)3 organization, registered in the state of Washington.

Book cover for The Prevention and Treatment of Disease with a Plant-Based Diet

Image of stomach combined with article header

Stomach Cancer – Prevention with a Plant-Based Diet

This article has been published in the journal Cancer Therapy and Oncology International Journal Abstract Worldwide, st ...

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Erectile Dysfunction – Prevention and Treatment with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in JOJ Urology & Nephrology Abstract The main cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) is orga ...

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Preventing and Treating Parkinson’s Disease with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in the Open Access Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery Abstract Parkinson’s disease (PD) ...

Preventing and Treating Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in the Open Access Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Abstract Diabetic Peripheral Neuro ...

Breast cancer article

Breast Cancer Prevention with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in Cancer Therapy & Oncology International Journal Abstract Diet may be an independent ...

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Preventing Stroke with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in the Open Access Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Abstract Current known modifiable ...

Stage 3 Prostate Cancer Treated with a Plant-Based Diet – A Case Report

This article was published in Cancer Therapy & Oncology International Journal Abstract Treatment of early stage pr ...

Ensuring adequate Essential Fatty Acid status in vegetarians and vegans

This article was published in Advanced Research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Abstract Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty ...

Preventing Thyroid Disease with a plant-based diet, while ensuring adequate iodine status

This article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology Abstract People with thyroid disorders in the US usually have a ...

Treating Chronic Pain with a Plant-Based Diet – a case report

This article has been published in Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal. Abstract Treatment with a plant-ba ...

Ensuring adequate zinc status in vegans and vegetarians

This article was published in Advanced Research in Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Abstract Zinc is an essential mi ...

Gallstones – prevention with a plant-based diet

This article was published in Advanced Research in Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Abstract A plant-based diet has b ...

Ensuring adequate Vitamin D status for patients on a plant-based diet

This article was published in Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal. Abstract Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vit ...

Osteoarthritis prevention and treatment with a plant-based diet

This article was published in Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal. Abstract The prevalence of osteoarthrit ...

Ensuring adequate calcium intake on a plant-based diet

This article was published in Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal Abstract Patients on a plant-based diet ...

Crohn’s Disease – a case report

This article has been published in Advanced Research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Abstract Crohn’s disease is ...

Ensuring adequate iron status in vegetarians and vegans

This article was published in the journal Advanced Research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Abstract Many people, i ...

Heart Disease – Prevention and Treatment with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Therapy Abstract Epidemiologic ...

Diverticular disease risk reduced with a plant-based diet

This article was published in Advanced Research in Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Abstract By age 60, two-thirds of ...

Chronic Kidney Disease – A plant-based diet prevents and treats CKD

This article has been published in JOJ Urology and Nephrology Abstract Interest in the dietary treatment of chronic kid ...

Ensuring adequate vitamin B12 status for patients on a plant-based diet

This article was published in the journal Advanced Research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Abstract Vitamin B12 is ...

The Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in the journal Endocrinology and Metabolism International Journal. Here’s the full p ...

Colorectal Cancer Prevention with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in the journal Cancer Therapy and Oncology International. Abstract A plant-based diet is val ...

The Prevention and Treatment of Crohn’s Disease with a Vegetarian Diet

This article was published in Advanced Research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Abstract Epidemiologic studies show ...

The Treatment of Fibromyalgia with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published in Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal Abstract Fibromyalgia is a difficult dis ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevention and Treatment with a Plant-Based Diet

This article was published on Oct 5, 2018, in Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal. Abstract Rheumatoid ar ...

A Plant-Based Diet Prevents and Treats Prostate Cancer

This paper has been published in Cancer Therapy & Oncology International Journal. Abstract ­­This review covers r ...

Specialties

In each specialty, see all relevant articles written:

Cardiology

Myocardial infarction, angina, hypercholesterolemia, coronary atheroma. hypertension, …

Clinical Nutrition

Ensuring adequate calcium, iron and zinc status, Vitamins B12 and D, protein, phytonutrients…

Clinical Practice

Patient nutrition history, medication titration, ensuring compliance, locus of control…

Emergency Medicine

Thermal burn treatment – vegetarian diet is as effective as meat-centered diet….

Endocrinology

Type 2 Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Hashimoto’s disease, Grave’s disease…

Gastroenterology

Colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, cholelithiasis, diverticular disease, GI flora….

Internal Medicine

Heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypercholesterolemia….

Nephrology

Chronic kidney disease, acidosis, phosphotemia, uremia, proteinuria, keto analogues…

Neurology

Diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain…

Obstetrics

Vegetarian pregnancy, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and weight gain…

Oncology

Colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, carcinogens, phytonutrients, bacterial flora….

Ophthalmology

Cataract risk, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration….

Rheumatology

Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, bacterial flora,….

Urology

Prostate cancer, chronic kidney disease, acidosis, phosphotemia, low protein diet…

CME Medical Seminars

Annual Seattle-based seminars, held in conjunction with the WA Medical Assoc…

Editorial

Why didn’t my doctor tell me? Published in Endocrine Practice, UW Medical School,…

Patient Resources

Resources we offer to support your patients

Introductory brochures

Free informative brochures you can print and display or offer to your patients….

Recommended books

Published books we’ve written to support people in changing their diet…

Seattle area events

Monthly dining events, cooking classes, and annual Vegfest open to all…