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The benefits of plant-based eating

Fruits and vegetables

On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing how a plant-based diet can improve our health and overall wellbeing.

Six in 10 adults in the US have a chronic disease and four in 10 have two or more chronic diseases, according to the CDC. A plant-centric diet can lower the risk of certain diseases, including heart disease and stroke, according to scientific research. A recent study published in The American Journal of Medicine found that a plant-based diet improves vaccine efficacy against COVID-19. We’ll also discuss food deserts and ways to improve access to healthy food.

Guests:

Dr. Neal Barnard, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. His book, Your Body in Balance, demonstrates how foods affect our hormones and our health. In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and in 2016, he founded the Barnard Medical Center in Washington, DC as a model for making nutrition a routine part of all medical care

Dr. Milton Mills practices critical care and internal medicine in the Washington DC area and and is a member of the Board of Directors of Plant-based Prevention Of Disease, Inc. He previously served as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Web Resources:

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: One Healthy World

Shoring Up Vaccine Efficacy, published in American Journal of Medicine
https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(21)00635-5/fulltext