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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Citation: Rose S, Strombom A. A ...

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, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy…

Gastroenterology

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

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, chronic pain…

Obstetrics

Vegetarian pregnancy, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and weight gain…

Oncology

Colon cancer, prostate 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…