Book Launch: Plant-based Nutrition in Clinical Practice

We are excited to tell you about the launch of a new textbook co-edited by sisters Zahra and Shireen Kassam and their colleague and friend, registered dietitian Lisa Simon. 

Plant-Based Nutrition in Clinical Practice is an evidence-based, edited book aimed at health professionals and provides an up-to-date review of the uses, benefits and practical application of a plant-based diet in clinical practice, taking both a holistic and a systems-based approach.

As a key component of Lifestyle Medicine, nutrition is increasingly an important focus for all healthcare practitioners. Despite the incorporation of nutrition interventions into evidence-based guidelines, there remains confusion amongst the public and health professionals as to the optimal dietary approach that will promote overall health and address specific chronic conditions. Evidence has accumulated that a predominantly or exclusively whole food, plant-based diet is one of the best ways to address both individual and planetary health.

This book contains chapters that cover the abundant evidence for the beneficial impact of plant-based nutrition on the chronic diseases of our time, its impact at all stages of life, the barriers and strategies for behaviour change, and the growth of the evidence-based specialty of Lifestyle Medicine. The book concludes with a chapter on how our food system is in fact a central driver of our current planetary health crises, with root causes that are common to our health crisis, and how a shift to plant-based nutrition can help mitigate them.

You can take a look inside the book here.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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