The Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with a Plant-Based Diet – published

We are delighted to announce that our comprehensive review article on the prevention and treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with a Plant-Based Diet was recently published in the peer-reviewed Endocrinology and Metabolism International Journal.

Here’s the published article as a pdf.

Review Article

The Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with a Plant-Based Diet

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2nd Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

For Medical Doctors and Medical Students

Saturday April 1st, 2017 – 6:30pm – 9pm

Theme: Improving Patient Outcomes with a Plant-Based Diet

Videos of this Seminar are now available – see links below.

  • This year’s speakers included:
    • Dr Uma Krishnan – Cardiologist
    • Dr Uma Malhotra – Infectious Disease
    • Dr Joseph Marquez – Urologist
    • Dr Ann Pittier – Radiation Oncologist
    • Dr Ron Swensen – Oncologist
    • Dr George Lee – Family Medicine
    • Dr Chan Hwang  – Physiatrist

Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

AppleRXA program of the Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign, the goal of which is to expand medical training and practice to include a plant-based diet, as an addition to standard modalities, for the prevention and treatment of disease.

2017 Evening Program – click on topic links to see individual videos

6:30pm Check-in
6:30pm Catered light buffet The Upper Crust Catering Co.
7:00pm The Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign Amanda Strombom, President, Vegetarians of Washington
7:05pm Enhancing Patient Compliance Stewart Rose, Vice President, Vegetarians of Washington
7:10pm Coronary Artery Disease Dr Uma Krishnan, Cardiologist, Cardiac Study Center – Tacoma, WA
7:25pm Type II Diabetes Dr George Lee, Family Medicine, Bellevue, WA
7:40pm Rheumatoid Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Dr Chan Hwang, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Multicare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Puyallup, WA
7:55pm Antibiotic resistance and Zoonoses Dr Uma Malhotra, Infectious Disease, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA
8:10pm Comorbidities in Oncology Dr Ron Swensen, Gynecological Oncology, Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
8:25pm Prostate Cancer & Erectile Dysfunction Dr Joseph Marquez, Urologist, Polyclinic, Seattle, WA
8:40pm Breast Cancer Recurrence Dr Ann Pittier, Radiation Oncologist, Tacoma Valley Radiation Oncology Center, WA
8:55pm The Broad Potential of a Plant-Based Diet in Medical Practice Stewart Rose, Vice President, Vegetarians of Washington
9:00pm Close

See the whole seminar from start to finish (2.5 hrs)

Patient Resources from Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington has been helping people to change to a vegetarian diet for the past 15 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.

First Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

On April 9, 2016, at Seattle’s Vegfest, the first Vegfest Medical Seminar was held for doctors and medical students on the safety and efficacy of a plant-based diet to treat and prevent several common diseases.  This unique event featured 7 different board-certified specialists, who presented the latest research, along with their clinical experience.

We are delighted to announce that a complete set of videos of this seminar are now available.  You can watch the complete playlist of presentations (see video link below program), or select the individual talk topic you are most interested in by clicking on the topic next to each speaker’s name in the program below.

Here is the program for the seminar, with each topic linked to a video of that talk.

7:00pm Welcome Amanda Strombom, President, Vegetarians of Washington
7:05pm Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign Stewart Rose, Vice President, Vegetarians of Washington
7:15pm Cardiology Dr Uma Krishnan, Cardiologist, Cardiac Study Center – Tacoma, WA
7:30pm Endocrinology Dr Mythili Ramachandran, Internal Medicine, Bonney Lake Medical Center, WA
7:45pm Ob/Gyn Dr Esther Park-Hwang, Ob/Gyn, Multicare OB/GYN Associates, Tacoma, WA
8:00pm Oncology Dr Ron Swensen, Gynecological Oncology, Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
8:15pm Prostate Cancer Dr Andrea Rose, Medical Oncology, Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA
8:30pm Infectious Disease Dr Uma Malhotra, Infectious Disease specialist, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA
8:45pm Preventative Medicine F. Patricia McEachrane-Gross MD, Preventative and Family Medicine, Ocala, FL

 

Response from PNWU College of Osteopathic Medicine

PNWU College of Osteopathic MedicineWe also wrote to the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, based in Yakima, WA, and received the response below from Kathaleen Briggs Early, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Biochemistry.  We are currently drafting a response to this letter, in collaboration with Dr Lynn Fioretti, DO.

College of Osteopathic medicine response 6.19.15

Letter received from Bastyr

Bastyr logoIn response to our letter to Bastyr university, we received the letter below back from Jane Guiltinan, Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr.  We are now exploring the possibility of giving  a presentation and an elective course on Vegetarian Nutritional Medicine to naturopathic students at Bastyr university.

Bastyr response 6.12.15

Meeting at the UW Medical School

Amanda Strombom and Stewart Rose meet with the Dean of Curriculum at the UW Medical School.

Amanda Strombom and Stewart Rose meet with the Dean of Curriculum at the UW Medical School.

We are pleased to report that in response to our letter to the UW Medical School, we were invited to meet with their Dean of Curriculum, Dr Michael Ryan.  He was positively disposed towards our recommendations, and is looking into ways to incorporate various aspects of vegetarian nutritional medicine into their new curriculum.  We hope to have another meeting with him in the near future.