Not All Plant-Based Foods Are Created Equal, Warns The Plantrician Project

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With the fantastic success of plant-based meat and cheese alternatives dominating the headlines, The Plantrician Project cautions that not all plant-based foods are created equal in their ability to suspend and reverse disease. For the health of our population and that of future generations, physicians, clinicians, healthcare and political leaders, must move beyond the headlines and take immediate action to educate themselves of the difference.

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The 7th Annual Int'l Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference will be held in Oakland, CA Sept 22-25, 2019

Doctors and healthcare practitioners must equip themselves with the knowledge that the disease protecting benefits of a plant-based lifestyle are obtained through a diet consisting primarily of a variety of whole unprocessed plant foods, rather than highly refined, processed ones.

As evidenced by recent passing of state laws in California and New York, mandating plant-based food options in hospitals; as well reports by the Plant-based Food Association that the retail plant-based food market has grown 5x over traditional foods, there is rapidly growing public and institutional awareness of the potential of plant-based foods to improve both human and environmental health.

“While I am encouraged to see the growth in awareness and adoption of the plant-based lifestyle,” says Scott Stoll, MD, board chairman and co-founder of The Plantrician Project, “it is critical that doctors and healthcare practitioners equip themselves with knowledge that the optimal benefits of a plant-based lifestyle are obtained through a diet consisting primarily of a variety of whole unprocessed plant foods, rather than those that are highly refined and processed.”

There is a mounting body of scientific evidence indicating the efficacy of a nutrient-rich, whole food, plant-based diet to treat and reverse up to 80% of the non-communicable, chronic conditions that are ravaging the global population. Within the last six weeks alone, two of the nation’s most revered medical journals, The Journal of the American Medical Association and The Journal of the American Heart Association, published studies indicating plant-based diets may be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, as well as a reduction of all-cause mortality. Moreover, both publications indicate that healthful plant-based diets, those that focus primarily on nutrient-dense whole plant foods and limit highly refined foods, are likely the true link to the most significant outcomes.

As the emerging power of the plant-based dietary lifestyle continues to come to light, it is urgent that physicians, healthcare practitioners, and other health leaders–those who are looked to by patients as the trusted custodians of health and safety—move beyond the popular headlines to seek out evidence-based clinical nutrition knowledge. It is critical that medical professionals seek the guidance of trusted CME-accredited educational opportunities, such as the International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), presented by The Plantrician Project, which will be held September 22-25 in Oakland, CA.

The PBNHC, now in its seventh year, is the trusted provider of unbiased, evidence-based nutrition education for medical professionals. With science overwhelmingly indicating the efficacy of whole food, plant-based nutrition to treat and reverse disease, the conference’s objective is a thorough review of scientific research to showcase subject matter that’s sorely lacking in traditional medical education.

The International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare conference is presented by The Plantrician Project, a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation with a mission if educating, equipping and empowering physicians, healthcare practitioners and other health influencers with knowledge about the indisputable benefits of plant-based nutrition. For more information, visit pbnhc.com.

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