Do you want to educate your existing doctor or find a new one who is well-versed in plant-based nutrition? Here are some tips that can help.
- How to Talk to Your Physician About Going Plant-Based
More and more physicians are recognizing the health benefits of plant-based nutrition, but they’re not all there yet. To ensure you get the support you need, follow these tips.
- How To Defend Your Vegan Diet To Your Skeptical Doctor
Renowned cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn shares the benefits of a plant-based diet and explains how to present them to your own health care provider.
Plant-Based Doctor Directories
- Plant-based Docs
Plant-based Docs is a powerful smart-directory that will connect you with medical professionals committed to using a food-as-medicine-first approach to care.
- Find a Doctor
Find a Doctor offers a worldwide database for patients seeking physicians and other health care professionals who promote plant-based nutrition as part of their practice. Designed and maintained by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
- Alternative method to find vegan-friendly doctors:
You can find a vegan-oriented Facebook group for your town or state by searching for Facebook groups with “vegan” and your town or state in their name. Then you can search within the group for recommendations that have already been shared, or you can submit a new question to the group asking for recommendations of vegan-friendly doctors in your area.
Journal Articles for Physicians
- Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets
This article presents to physicians an update on plant-based diets.
- Plant-Based Diets: A Physician’s Guide
This article provides physicians and other health care practitioners an overview of the myriad benefits of a plant-based diet as well as details on how best to achieve a well-balanced, nutrient-dense meal plan. It also defines notable nutrient sources, describes how to get started, and offers suggestions on how health care practitioners can encourage their patients to achieve goals, adhere to the plan, and experience success.
Guide Updated October 30, 2022