Permanente Journal Urges Docs to Recommend Plant-based Diets to Patients

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CME accredited North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference fills the gap, addressing the glaring need as outlined in the Spring 2013 Permanente Journal abstract urging all Kaiser doctors to recommend plant-based diets to their patients.

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The future of health care will involve an evolution toward a paradigm where the prevention and treatment of disease is centered, not on a pill or surgical procedure, but on another serving of fruits and vegetables.

According to special report published in the 2013 Spring issue of The Permanente Journal, “A plant-based diet…may be especially beneficial for those with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, lipid disorders, or cardiovascular disease.”

“The alarming rise of chronic disease trends, among both adults and children, is sounding the wake-up call in the medical community that the current ‘disease’ care system must be replaced with a true ‘health’ care system,” says Scott Stoll, MD and co-founder of the inaugural North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference. “It’s critical that preventive medicine, which is sorely lacking in our medical schools, become the foundation of our nation’s health care system.”

Scheduled for October 24-26, 2013 in Naples, Florida, the CME accredited North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference is a rare opportunity for physicians and allied health practitioners to learn from many of the nation’s leading experts in the field of nutritional medicine.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, a conference presenter and author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, was cited in The Permanente Journal abstract. Based on his years of research, Dr. Esselstyn is adamant in pointing out, “Heart disease is the #1 killer in America, yet it’s a toothless paper tiger that need never exist; and, if it does exist, it need never progress.    “ Esselstyn encourages his fellow physicians in saying, “It’s exciting when you treat causation of disease: it’s prompt, powerful and persistent. The power of this option needs to be clearly communicated to patients.”

The Permanente Journal abstract concluded by stating, “The future of health care will involve an evolution toward a paradigm where the prevention and treatment of disease is centered, not on a pill or surgical procedure, but on another serving of fruits and vegetables.”

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About the North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference:
Breaking new ground, this CME accredited medical conference transcends the individual experience comprised of anecdotal stories and historical research typically associated with plant-based nutrition.

The conference objective is to prove the benefits of the dietary lifestyle through a review of current and progressive scientific research evidencing the preventive and disease fighting capabilities of plant-based, whole foods nutrition. Geared toward medical doctors from a variety of specialty areas, as well as allied health practitioners, the information on plant-based nutrition will be presented at the conference with a commitment to intellectual integrity, without bias or influence. For details, visit http://www.pbnhc.com.

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