Patient Resources from Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington has been helping people to change to a vegetarian diet for the past 17 years.  We have the following resources available for you to provide or recommend to your patients:

  • Introductory health-focused brochures

    Available free for self-printing, including:

 

  • IPOGF Front cover - low resRecommended books, including:

    • In Pursuit of Great Food – our new plant-based shopping guide, including what to buy, understanding ingredients, labels and more.
    • Say No to Meat – a helpful book to answer all your questions about why and how to go veggie, including a number of easy starter recipes.
    • The Veg-Feasting Cookbook – a comprehensive cookbook, with recipes provided by local restaurants and Vegfest chefs, covering a wider range of different cuisines.

 

  • Events in and around Seattle:

    • Vegfest, our annual vegetarian food festival held in the spring of each year, where patients can taste a wide variety of available food products, and learn about cooking from our chefs, and health from our physician speakers.
    • Monthly catered dinners, where patients can enjoy tasty meals and meet others following a similar diet.
    • Classes – with accurate, up-to-date health information, general or focused on a specific disease, and with practical shopping and cooking advice.

Thermal Burn Treatment – vegetarian diet just as good as meat-centered

About 450,000 burns in the US every year require medical attention, with about 40,000 requiring hospitalization.[i] A large body of evidence demonstrates the essential role of nutrition in wound healing. Without adequate nutrition, healing may be impaired and prolonged.[ii] Wound healing is the complex process of replacing injured tissue with new tissue produced by the body, which demands an increased consumption of energy and specific nutrients, particularly protein and calories.[iii] [iv]

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Interview with Dr. Keith Hanson, Family Medicine

For the physician, all relevant research comes into actual practice in the clinic.  For the patient, the clinic is where they receive their treatment and interact with their doctor on an ongoing basis. Very often, clinical technique makes the key difference for patient compliance and successful treatment. So the Vegetarian Prescription considers the clinical experience of physicians practicing vegetarian nutritional medicine to be a vital source of knowledge and experience. To make this knowledge more widely available, we are posting a series of interviews with various current practitioners. 

Interview with Keith Hanson MD. practicing Family Medicine, in Eastern Washington.

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Interview with Dr. Lynn Fioretti, Family Medicine

For the physician, all relevant research comes into actual practice in the clinic.  For the patient, the clinic is where they receive their treatment and interact with their doctor on an ongoing basis. Very often, clinical technique makes the key difference for patient compliance and successful treatment. So the Vegetarian Prescription considers the clinical experience of physicians practicing vegetarian nutritional medicine to be a vital source of knowledge and experience. To make this knowledge more widely available, we are posting a series of interviews with various current practitioners. 

Lynn Fioretti, a DO, practices Family Medicine in the south Puget Sound area.  She makes extensive use of vegetarian nutritional medicine.

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Interview with Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram, Interventional Cardiologist

For the physician, all relevant research comes into actual practice in the clinic.  For the patient, the clinic is where they receive their treatment and interact with their doctor on an ongoing basis. Very often, clinical technique makes the key difference for patient compliance and successful treatment. So the Vegetarian Prescription considers the clinical experience of physicians practicing vegetarian nutritional medicine to be a vital source of knowledge and experience. To make this knowledge more widely available, we are posting a series of interviews with various current practitioners. 

Interview with Dr Arun Kalyanasundaram, a medical doctor, practicing Interventional Cardiology in the Seattle area:

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