December 29, 2012

Plant-Powered Professionals; Vegan doctors, R.D.'s, vets, nutritionists

Plant-Powered Professionals is a compilation of vegan (or at least those who advocate a 100% plant-based diet) medical doctors, registered dietitians, certified nutritionists, doctors of veterinary medicine, etc. Those who don't live vegan, but advocate for a 100% plant-based diet for health reasons, are indicated as such. Eating a plant-powered diet is not synonymous with being vegan, however the dietary aspect is a big part of vegan living, and one that people need help with. That is why I've compiled professionals and authorities who can help with what to eat and how to stay healthy eating vegan. We can thrive without consuming any animal products, and therefore it is unjust to use fellow sentient animals for food, clothing, products, and practices. (Please note some are outdated).

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Joel Kahn, M.D., is a 40 year vegan and a plant-based cardiologist who combines the best of Western and complementary therapies for total healing. He is located in Detroit, Michigan. Known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc,” he graduated sum­ma cum laude from the University of Michigan. He is a clinical professor of medicine (cardiology) at Wayne State University School of Medicine and associate professor of medicine at Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Kahn received a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the Uni­ver­si­ty of South Flori­da in Meta­bol­ic Car­di­ol­o­gy and became the first physi­cian in the world to com­plete the pro­gram. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Kahn has improved the lives and vital­i­ty of thousands of patients, tak­ing many of them from chronic health problems to vibrant living. Reader’s Digest magazine selected Dr. Kahn for its Holis­tic Heart Doc column and published his book, “The Whole Heart Solu­tion,” an Ama­zon #1 Top Sell­er. His sec­ond book, “Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonus­es,” was pub­lished in 2015 and is on the best­seller list as well, and “The No B.S. Diet” was released in 2016. Dr. Kahn’s medical views are published by the Huntington Post and Mind­Body­Green, among oth­er media, and he is a frequent radio, TV and pod­cast guest.
www.drjoelkahn.com ~ www.kahnlongevitycenter.com
Owner:, GreenSpace Cafe: www.greenspacecafe.com
Med Director, www.pbnsg.org


Mark Craig, M.D. - Mark’s main passion in medicine is the prevention and reversal of our most common diseases in patients using the astonishing power of whole food plant based nutrition and lifestyle changes. He regularly witnesses remarkable improvements in health in his patients who adopt these changes. Like most doctors, he was taught almost nothing about nutrition his medical training, but discovered its remarkable effects on disease through the work of colleagues and extensive reading of the scientific literature. He works as a General Practitioner in Mount Albert and consults independently on diet and lifestyle changes too optimize health. He consults on nutrition and lifestyle matter via his company true south medical ~ After attending Edinburgh Medical School, Mark trained in surgery then General Practice in the UK, having published several peer reviewed medical papers in various specialties. He moved with his family to Auckland in 2010 and is raising 2 plant based boys age 8 and 10. He enjoys the New Zealand outdoors and competes in multi-sport and mountain biking racing, representing New Zealand age group teams on several occasions. ~ He is a founding member of the New Zealand health organisation, Evidence-Based Eating NZ and regular speaker at lifestyle and nutrition conferences and events. He is a committed environmentalist, seeing plant based nutrition as a unifying means to minimize global warming, keep our population healthy and reduce the unnecessary suffering of the sentient animals we share this planet with.
Website true south medical .co.nz 


Dr. Khayriyyah Chandler - N.J.    www.chandlerwellnesscare.com
Chandler Wellness Care  - I am a family doctor who eats a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet. I've been called to open my own practice and offer our only area's W.F.P.B cardiac disease program in our area, mirrored after Esselstyn's Cleveland Clinic program. We advocate for a plant based diet as primary and secondary prevention of a multitude of diseases.

David Klein, Ph.D., Hygienic Doctor; Director of Colitis and Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
~http://www.colitis-crohns.com~ http://www.digestionperfection.com - Email: dave@colitis-crohns.com – Phone: 808-572-0861 - Skype: davadurian - PO Box 791241 Paia, HI. 96779. Author of Self-Healing Colitis and Crohn's. Dr. David Klein says he has been a 100% vegan since 1984 and he helps all his clients heal and stay well via his Vegan Diet Healing Plan™.  Dr. Dave conducts phone consultations by phone and Skype with clients throughout the world Mondays through Fridays days, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hawaii time. Each client must first read 'Self Healing Colitis and Crohn's' and submit a completed Health Questionnaire, Agreement and Health Diary prior to the first consultation. Dr Dave asks "Please begin by ordering the book and contacting me to request the documents. I am a professionally trained and certified Hygienic Doctor with a Ph.D. in Natural Health and Healing, as well as a nutritionist and a certified Nutrition Educator with 20 years of professional experience counseling people to health. I teach the Natural Hygiene self health care system (based on the laws of nature/biology/physiology/life). I offer phone and office consultations in diet, nutrition and healing. Since 1993, I have successfully counseled over 2,500 people back to health. I believe that my own healing journey and insights (I completely healed up advanced ulcerative colitis in 1984), studies, and counseling talents have placed me in a position to be the most qualified health coach you can find for IBD." ~ He offers an international counseling service via phone, Skype and e-mail. Regular Consultation Fee: $150 for initial 60 minute session. Additional time billed at $2.50/min.

Dr Aryan Tavakkoli - MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRACP, CFMP, Dip Phyt, S.A.C. Dip. Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition. ~ Dr Tavakkoli is a consultant physician and medical director of Quantum Clinic in East Sussex, UK, a progressive medical clinic offering an integrative and functional medicine approach to people with cancer. ~ 
Dr Tavakkoli provides a multi-faceted approach to cancer, including modulated electro-hyperthermia (oncothermia), mistletoe therapy, oxygenation therapy, intravenous vitamin therapy, metabolic pathway blockers, phyto-nutrient supplementation, micro-nutrient optimisation, and mind-body therapy. Whole food plant-based nutrition is the foundation of her integrative approach.

Website ~  Email: reception@quantumclinic.co.uk ~ Facebook
Tel: +44 (0)1825 841155


Dr. Hans Diehl – “I am 100% vegan. Our program’s dietary is total vegan, but we take people where they are and move them progressively to that goal. All our cookbooks are vegan, very low in sugar, salt, fat, and calories yet high in micronutrients and fiber. ~ www.CHIPhealth.org ~ CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) office is in Loma Linda, CA.  For more information on Dr. Hans Diehl, visit www.CHIPhealth.com. Hans says “Our organization has introduced more than 55,000 people to our Optimal Diet, which is found in our cook book The Optimal Diet and in our book Health Power (2 million copies in 23 languages). They master the concepts by enrolling in a 35 hour educationally intensive  seminar called the CHIP program, which consists of epidemiologically oriented video-taped lectures, food demonstrations, shopping tours, daily exercise program, 3 healthScreens over a 12 week period with a 1 year monthly maintenance program. The clinical results have been published in 25 largely peer reviewed scientific/medical publications.  Our emphasis is not only on the prevention of chronic disease but on their regression and reversibility. E-mail: hans.diehl@CHIPhealth.com ~ hdiehl9775@aol.com- About the Founder: Dr. Hans Diehl 

Mark Berman – On his blog, Dr. Berman explains: “I am a vegan doctor who cares about the well-being of all life, be it human, animal or the ecosystems upon which we depend.” Mark studied physical therapy (McGill University), medical school (Yale University), research methods (UCSF, Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship) and internal medicine (Brigham &Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He was born in South Africa, grew up in Toronto, Canada, and now lives in San Francisco. Link to Mark’s blog about his services  ~ Dr. Berman tells us “I practice lifestyle medicine at One Medical Group. Most of my practice involves working with patients to foster a healthy lifestyle, to reverse obesity and its metabolic complications. I also see patients struggling to make important behavior changes such as quitting smoking or alcohol. I enjoy working with people who are vegan who are struggling to optimize their health and well-being. Visits with me are typically covered by insurance so your fee would be any co-pay you typically have to see a doctor. In addition, One Medical Group charges a $149 membership fee per year. Appointments can be made by speaking to any admin at 415.529.4099.

Michael Greger, M.D. - A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at www.NutritionFacts.org, with a new video uploaded every day. ~ Michael Greger, M.D. has no time for consultations, but encourages people to use Dr. Klaper (vegan medical doctor) 

Dr. Mary Clifton, M.D. is a board certified internal medicine physician practicing in New York City. Mary graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine with post-graduate training at Michigan State affiliated Spectrum Health system. She has practiced medicine for twenty years. Mary has focused on lifestyle medicine and nutrition for the past 8 years after curing herself of pre-diabetes and lowering her cholesterol with the help of a vegan diet. Since making these changes for herself, she’s helped thousands of others get healthy and strong through changing their diet! Mary specializes in weight loss, osteoporosis and menopause, disease prevention, management, and reversal. She has lectured extensively and worked with leaders in the nutrition community.  Dr. Mary is the co-author of the best-selling book, Waist Away, co-author of the book Get Waisted: 100 Addictively Delicious Plant-Based Entrees, and co-founder of the healthy weight loss program Get Waisted. Dr. Mary is available for Skype consultations upon request and can be contacted via DrMary@drmarymd.com ~ Dr. Mary is a vegan for ethical and health reasons.

Dana S. Simpler, M.D., Internal Medicine ~ Phone: 410-563-1700 ~ 808-810 ~ Baltimore, Maryland. “I am a vegan 'for health reasons' doctor and encourage patients to eat vegan to prevent and reverse disease. My practice is in downtown Baltimore. I am technically not taking new patients if someone calls cold - but, I do want to take patients who want to use diet to improve their health - I am tired of prescribing more and more pills, when dietary changes can be so effective. If you contact me, please mention that you got my name through TheVeganTruth blog and are interested in plant-based diet to improve your health.

Dr. Jon Repole holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from NYCC, a B.S. from Siena College, a Holistic Health Practitioner and Nutritional Consultant degree from the Global Institute for Alternative Medicine, as well as certificates and post doctorate education in plant-based nutrition, endocrinology, anti-aging, neurology and functional medicine. He is a member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Institute for Functional Medicine where he has completed training in ‘Applying Functional Nutrition for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management.’ Jon tells us "I live a 100% vegan diet and lifestyle and have been teaching the tenets of a whole foods plant based vegan diet at our wellness center for many years." Since 2001, he has been working with patients integrating a new paradigm of healthcare based on dietary and lifestyle medicine. He uses a revolutionary plant based dietary intervention called the 100% DIET. It was developed over a 10 year period in working with 1000’s of patients and conditions (heart disease, autoimmunity, hormonal dysfunctions, weight loss, fatigue, depression, diabetes, etc.). His philosophy is treating the person not the disease. He believes that our genes are not our destiny: Epigenetics literally means above the genes. We are born with genes; however, the environment our genes bathe in determines their expression or lack thereof. Thus, the environment is the information that dictates which genes will be turned on and which ones will be turned off. In genetics this is referred to as gene expression and is controlled by our DIET and LIFESTYLE. Dr. Repole practices in Jacksonville, Florida at Jacksonville Health and Wellness. His website is www.DrRepole.com and can be reached at 904 268-6568.

Dr. Michael Klaper, M.D. (vegan)
Dr. Klaper works full-time for the Moving Medicine Forward Initiative, wherein he travels to the nation’s medical schools and gives the students the lecture he wishes someone had given him 50 years ago, namely, that a whole-food, plant-based diet will reverse most, if not all, of the diseases they will spend their professional lives treating. People can read more about his work at Moving Medicine Forward

Michael A. Klaper, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics and anesthesiology at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Klaper has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand. ~ Far more fulfilling to him is his current practice, focusing on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people stay out of hospitals and off of operating tables. To improve his own health and to reduce suffering of all sentient beings, he adopted a vegan diet and lifestyle in 1981 and uses whole-food, plant-based diets as the foundation of his medical practice to reverse degenerative disease. He has authored numerous articles on plant-based nutrition and is authoring a book on using plant-based medicine in the clinical setting to arrest and reverse disease. ~ A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition adviser to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars and on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Students Association. ~ He makes the latest information on health and nutrition available through his website, DoctorKlaper.com, where visitors can find the latest nutrition information through his numerous articles and videos, subscribe to his free newsletter, “Medicine Capsule” and support his “Moving Medicine Forward” Initiative to get applied, plant-based nutrition taught in the nation’s medical schools.

Andrew Knight is a ridiculously busy bloke. He is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Founding Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare, at the University of Winchester; a EBVS European and RCVS Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law; an American and New Zealand Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare; a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. ~ Andrew has over 65 academic publications and a series of YouTube videos on animal issues. These include an extensive series examining the contributions to human healthcare of animal experiments, which formed the basis for his 2010 PhD and his 2011 book The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments. Andrew’s other publications have examined the contributions of the livestock sector to climate change, vegetarian companion animal diets, the animal welfare standards of veterinarians, and the latest evidence about animal cognitive and related abilities, and the resultant moral implications. His informational  websites include:


AnimalExperiments.info  ~ HumaneLearning.info ~ VegePets.info



Armaiti May; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist - Dr. Armaiti May has been vegan and animal advocate for over 20 years and a practicing veterinarian for over 14 of those years. She provides veterinary house-calls for dogs, cats and other mammals in the Los Angeles area. Her services include examinations, nutrition consultations, bloodwork, vaccines, urinalysis, acupuncture treatments, homeopathy, prescribing Chinese herbs as well as Western medications, administering subcutaneous fluids, nail trims, ear cleaning and minor wound treatment and bandaging. She also offers at-home euthanasia when necessary. If an animal needs a surgery such as a spay/neuter, mass removal, or dental cleaning, she can perform those services at clinics she have access to in Marina Del Rey and Topanga.  As founder of VAPA, the Veterinary Association for the Protection of Animals (http://vapavets.org), she has given presentations and hosted documentary screenings about the benefits of veganism and has catered vegan lunches and dinners for veterinary clinics and their staff. She has also given talks on plant-based diets for dogs and cats, as well as ethical issues in veterinary medical training and the practice of veterinary medicine. In 2009, she spoke at many city council meetings in the Los Angeles area in support of banning declawing cats. Eight cities in California have now banned declawing of cats. Website: www.veganvet.net ~ Email: veganvet@gmail.com ~ Phone: (310) 614-3530 - Fax: (310)220-6792. Fees: $25-50 for initial phone or email consultation depending on the depth and time required for addressing the client's question *$100-$150 for house-call fee depending on where in Los Angeles client resides ($125 if within close proximity of the westside) *$65 for initial examination and consultation and $50 for each acupuncture treatment.  

Lorelei Wakefield, VMD  Dr. Wakefield provides phone veterinary consultations for general issues concerning vegan dogs and cats. Initial fee is $125 for 30 min. phone consultation and follow up summary email.  For more information, see Wakefield Vet or email me for consultations. Consulting is also available for animal rights and animal welfare organizations, please contact me for details and pricing.

Dr. Bandana N Chawla  is a board certified Internal Medicine physician in practice for almost 20 years. She became a vegan in 2013 and became a plant based physician in 2016. She now recommends a holistic approach to physical and emotional wellness that includes plant-based nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness. Dr. Chawla lives in Houston, Texas and is an active member of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and Vegan Society of Peace (VSOP). She is a co-founder of a Facebook group and blog website called “Plant Powered Physicians” that aims to educate and empower individuals to lead happy and healthy lives.

My Clinic info is:
Bellaire Clinic  - 6550 Mapleridge St, Ste 225, Houston, Tx. 77081
Phone - 713-592-8900 - Fax - 713-592-8904

My educational website/blog is - www.plantpoweredphysicians.org

Stephanie Hoban holds a Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, as well as a natural foods chef. Stephanie tells us "Currently, I work full-time as a Registered Dietitian for a Houston restaurant concept. Currently, Ripe is a blog/website designed and written by myself. All recipes I share are vegan, with a large majority that happened to be gluten-free, as well.  www.ripe-cuisine.com, - on Facebook, www.pinterest.com/ripecuisne. Individuals can also subscribe to Ripe via email and will get an alert of new posts, etc. In terms of services I offer, I have done cooking demonstrations and classes. I would also be available for nutrition consultations, grocery store tours, catering, etc. All services are done on a case by case basis.

Brenda Davis -  www.brendadavisrd.com, www.becomingvegan.ca ~ E-mail: brendadavis@telus.net ~ Location: British Columbia, Canada. Brenda is a vegan registered dietitian and co-author (with Vesanto Melina) of the new Becoming Vegan: Express Edition; Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (to be out summer 2014); Becoming Raw, The Raw Food Revolution Diet, Dairy-free and Delicious, as well as the bestselling nutrition classics Becoming Vegan, Becoming Vegetarian, The New Becoming Vegetarian and Defeating Diabetes. Brenda is also author of numerous professional and lay articles. She is the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention project in Majuro, Marshall Islands and a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. In 2007, Brenda was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Lecture fees are $1500, although this is negotiable for non-profit groups. Brenda provides consultations for businesses and individuals when her schedule permits. Her fees are $350 for a nutritional consultation with follow-up or $110/hr.

Vesanto Melina, MS, RD ~ Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vesanto is a Registered Dietitian and co-author (with Brenda Davis) of the new Kick Diabetes Cookbook; Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition; Becoming Vegan: Express Edition  (multiple award winners);  Becoming Raw; and the Raw Food Revolution Diet (the latter with Cherie Soria). She wrote Cooking Vegan and Cooking Vegetarian (with chef Joseph Forest) as well as earlier bestselling nutrition classics Becoming Vegan, Becoming Vegetarian, The New Becoming Vegetarian, Raising Vegetarian Children with Jo Stepaniak, and The Food Allergy Survival Guide with Dina Aronson and Jo Stepaniak. (All titles that say vegetarian are vegan!)  Vesanto taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and at Seattle’s Bastyr University. She is a government consultant and internationally known speaker. She is lead author of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' current position paper on vegetarian diets. Her fee is $295 US for a detailed (2-1/2 hour) consultation and dietary nutritional analysis, or $125 per hour. These can be distance consults by phone, Zoom, or Skype. Vesanto's E-mail: vesanto.melina@gmail.com  ~ www.nutrispeak.com;  www.becomingvegan.ca;  and kickdiabetescookbook.com


Julieanna Hever - There is nothing Julieanna loves more than diving into a colossal bowl of salad. Known as The Plant-Based Dietitian, Julieanna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from UCLA and a Masters of Science degree in Nutrition from Cal State Northridge, bridging her three biggest passions for food, performing, and helping people.
As a Registered Dietitian, Julieanna has authored five books, including the new Healthspan Solution: How and What to Eat to Add Life to Your Years, Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiots Guide) 2E, and two peer-reviewed journal articles on plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals (in The Permanente Journal and Journal of Geriatric Cardiology), and she is the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. ~ Past projects have included being the host of What Would Julieanna Do?; giving a TEDx talk; and teaching the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification Program. She recently co-hosted Facebook Watch's Home Sweat Home and has appeared on Harry, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Reluctantly Healthy, The Marie Osmond Show, and E! News. ~ New adventures include speaking, presenting, traveling, helping a wide variety of clients achieve their goals, and sharing her passion for healing and happiness eating a whole food, plant-based diet. PlantBasedDietician.com ~ HealthspanSolution.com ~ Email: jh@julieanna.com


Ginny Messina - www.TheVeganRD.com ~ www.facebook.com/TheVeganRD. Ginny does not do consultations, but does do speaking engagements. Speaking topics focus on easy guidelines for staying healthy and happy on a vegan diet. She requests reimbursement for travel expenses, with speaking fees negotiable. She writes articles, and people may find helpful info in her books and website. Ginny says "My focus is on helping vegans adopt eating habits that are both healthy and easy in order to make veganism a realistic lifelong choice." She authored the book: Vegan for Life. Her latest book is Vegan for Her.

Amanda Benham (B.A., B.Sc., Grad Dip Human Nutrition, Grad Dip Nutrition and Dietetics, Master of Health Science. Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Australian equivalent to a RD), Accredited Nutritionist, Member of the Dietitians' Association of Australia. Amanda has been a vegan since 1983. She has two children (now 24 and 22) who are lifelong vegans. She does consultations face-to-face in Brisbane or via skype/email/phone. She offers assistance with optimum nutrition for people who are vegan or going vegan, including for nutritional adequacy, weight control, athletes, mums-to-be, babies, children, adolescents, busy people, people with medical conditions, etc. ~ www.humanherbivore.com~Email


Linda Carney, MD - Practice Website:  - http://www.DrCarney.com (helpful plant-based resource to be launched in the next couple weeks which will discuss Dr. Carney’s Seminars and Lectures and her work as the Medical Director for plant based immersion programs and more. It will become her primary web site.) Address: 1760 FM 967, Suite B, Buda, TX. 78610 ~ phone (512) 295-7877 - After spending more than 20 years working as an Emergency Room Physician, Dr. Carney realized that she wanted to be a FENCE at the top of the cliff instead of an AMBULANCE in the valley. Her emphasis on Whole Person Care is all about preventing people from falling over the edge of the cliff of poor health rather than repairing broken people after a crash landing in the valley of unfortunate lifestyle choices that impair health. Another fitting analogy is that of being a WARNING sign in front of a washed out road. ~ Linda Carney MD helps patients Prevent and Reverse disease with balanced lifestyle changes, and in particular through implementing an anti-inflammatory, fiber-rich, nutrient dense and Starch-Smart plant-based dietary program. Dr. Carney is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine with ABEM. Patient education is emphasized by Dr. Carney, with a patient education room offering a treadmill and elliptical machine, available to watch many great educational videos, free of charge. Consider Linda Carney MD as an alternative to "Ill, Pill and Bill". She promotes 100% plant based nutrition. Dr. Carney has been the Medical Director for Rip Esselstyn’s Engine 2 Immersions in Austin Texas and Hawaii. She also gives lectures and conducts seminars.  


Jack Norris, RDJack Norris, RD ~ VeganHealth.org Site and blog discussing scientific research about vegan diets as it is released.

Books: Vegan For Life, 2011. 2nd edition available in April 2020.

Jack does not do personal counseling sessions.





Adrienne Raimo, Registered Dietitian, L.D and Certified Heath and Wellness Coach - www.onebitewellness.com - Phone: 614.596.7795 Email: onebitewellness@gmail.com ~The wellness program provides nutrition education and support for those seeking to improve their health through: weight management, eating disorders and challenges, general nutrition, nutritional analysis, medical nutrition therapy, peak performance and endurance, pre-natal health, women's health, and holistic body care. Adrienne Raimo performs individual consultations in-person and over skype/phone. During the initial consultation, your diet history, goals, and your main health concerns are discussed. Once the comprehensive picture of your health is attained, we will work with you on the areas that need more balance or improvement, and then explore how nutrition education and support would advance you into a higher level of energy for your life! Adrienne is a plant-based health professional, not strictly vegan, and I advocate plant-based diets because of health reasons. You can find OneBiteWellness on Facebook and Twitter    Initial Consultation: $129 (60-75 min).

Dr. Kerrie Saunders began her career in 1987 as a Master’s Level psychologist. She earned her Doctoral degree in Natural Health in 1998 after post-graduate coursework at the University of Michigan, Miami University, and Clayton College. Dr. Saunders is a nationally known Presenter and Author with work featured on television, and in numerous newspapers, e-zines, and magazines, including “Dear Dr. Kerrie,” in the award-winning lifestyle magazine, VegNews. You’ll hear her through much of Michigan doing ‘Dr. Food’s WMIC and WTGV Nutrition Intermission.’ ~ Dr. Saunders has served as a Global Diabetes Moderator and a Food Demonstrator for both Diabetes Prevention and Cancer Prevention, through the Washington DC-based, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She lectures frequently for hospital and universities, and is the Coordinator of the Michigan Firefighter Challenge. Her book, The Vegan Diet as Chronic Disease Prevention, is a Publisher’s BestSeller, now in its 3rd printing, and she co-stars with Celebrity Fitness Trainer, John Pierre on their spectacular Food Demo DVD series, When Bachelor Meets Homemaker. Dr. Saunders has presented to audiences throughout the US and Canada, and you can find more on her work online at  www.DrFood.org

Barry Sultanoff is co-director of Leilani Farm Sanctuary on Maui. He tells me “I am a licensed M.D, in Hawaii. My practice is entirely by telephone consultation. I do not see patients in an office setting. My specialty is whole-person psychiatry: I coach individuals in how to facilitate optimal health. And, yes, I am vegan. I have been vegetarian for about 45 years.” Phone: 808-214-6449 ~ E-mail: Essential@Hawaii.rr.com ~ Services:   Telephone consultation (usually between 30 and 60 minutes) on issues ranging from emotional challenges (acute or long-term) to nutritional optimizing (supplements, transitioning to vegetarian/vegan) to lifestyle improvements (exercise, meditation, overcoming addiction). Fees are established on an individual basis. Barry Sultanoff is an M.D./psychiatrist, in practice for 40 years.

The Vegetarian Health Institute - 
www.veghealth.com ~ Phone: 510-402-6516. “We teach people to thrive on a plant based diet, whip up delicious whole food meals in 10-30 minutes, and not be vulnerable to deficiencies. All of our lessons on vitamins and minerals were authored by Michael Klaper, a vegan MD. Anyone can download our free nutrition guide "How Vegans Get Calcium, Iron, Protein, A, B12 and D" at: www.veghealth.com/vegan2.php. For people interested in permanent weight loss, we have another free book at www.veghealth.com/fit-forever-ebook-invite. Both books show people how to thrive on a 100% vegan diet. E-mail: healthsecrets@veghealth.com

Dr Tracie O’Keefe, DCH- Tracie is a registered health practitioner, with 35 years experience in the health industry. She is dedicated to helping people maximize their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. Tracie is a naturopath, western medical herbalist, nutritionist and massage therapist as well as a clinical hypnotherapist (doctor of clinical hypnotherapy), psychotherapist, counselor and sex therapist. She is the author of 8 books, and has appeared on a number of TV and radio broadcasts. Tracie became a vegan in 1996 for ethical reasons and soon after discovered the health benefits of a plant-based diet which she promotes at her clinic, the Australian Health and Education Centre in Glebe, Sydney. The centre also offers a range of skin and body treatments. All products used and sold at the clinic are plant-based, not tested on animals, and contain no animal-derived ingredients. Services: Private consultations for naturopathy (includes live blood analysis and iridology), nutrition, herbalism, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counseling (individual, couples and family), therapeutic massage and body and skin treatments at the Australian Health and Education Centre in Glebe, Sydney; a private clinic, so Medicare is not available. However private health fund rebates may be available on some services. Fees vary but are in the region of $180 per hour at the clinic for therapy and natural medicine consultations, and start from $17 for digital downloadable products. Phone: +61 (0) 2 9571 4333 - Websites: www.tracieokeefe.com (hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counseling, as well as sex therapy) www.healtheducationcentre.com (naturopathy, nutrition, herbalism, massage therapy, skin and body treatments). www.doctorok.com (Contains downloadable products, including a Natural Eating and Vitality Program (promoting a plant-based diet.)

Gina Shaw DSc MA AIYS Dip Irid Dip NH, is not a medical doctor, but a Doctor of Science in Complementary Medicine. ~ www.vibrancyUK.com, Phone number is: 01626 352765 - Email: Ginashw@aol.com. Gina tells us "I offer personal health and nutrition consultations, fasting and juice diet supervision, emotional healing sessions, iridology (by email and in-person). Write for your free brochure. I have written several books including 'The Undigestible Truth about Meat', 'Nutrition and Emotions', 'Healthy Raw Recipes for Optimum Nutrition', 'The Anti-Ageing Diet' and 'The Healthy Vegan Child'. I have had an article in The Times newspaper, lectured around the UK and appeared on local radio. I am a long-term vegan health practitioner and lecturer. I also offer a course in Natural Health."

Sandra and Joshua
Sandra Higgins - "I am a Counselling Psychologist, based in Ireland where I work as Director of The Compassion Foundation of Ireland.  I offer a face to face service in addition to contact via telephone, email or Skype.  Please contact me for details. ~ I read for a degree in pure Psychology at The Open University, and studied at post-graduate level at Trinity College, Dublin where I obtained an MSc in Counselling Psychology with Distinction in 2001.  I also trained at The Positive Psychology Centre, University of Pennsylvania, The Human Animal Connection Unit at The University of Denver, Colorado, and The Institute for Humane Education, Maine, United States. ~ I offer assessment and intervention for a range of psychological difficulties (such as depression, anxiety, trauma and eating distress), through traditional psychological methods in addition to methods that have been influenced by my perspective on veganism and animal rights.  Those methods include Finding Sanctuary, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy, and the Compassionate Eating Programme.  A growing body of research is demonstrating that a great deal of human unhappiness is caused by our disconnection from the natural, non-human world, and that human wellbeing is associated not with the 'goods life' or materialism, but with a 'good', meaningful life, and with compassion and respect towards ourselves, towards others, human, and non-human, and towards the planet we share. My work is predicated upon the notion that psychological distress is within the normal range of human experience, and what is frequently categorised as psychopathology is often an attempt to cope with the suffering that we experience in life. I have been vegan for almost three years and am an active animal rights advocate. I am also the founder of Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary and Matilda's Promise Animal Rights and Vegan Education Centre. ~ Some intervention necessitates face to face contact; but other people benefit greatly from online sessions."
www.thecompassionfoundation.org ~ - www.edenfarmanimalsanctuary.com/ ~ www.matildaspromise.org/ 

Dr. Connie Sanchez, N.D. is a 2001 graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Her expertise is in 'teaching people how to create and maintain optimal health by living in harmony with the natural world.' She states "I work with all types of people, from those who are already healthy and are seeking ways to optimize and maintain their health to those suffering from long-term illness, trying to work their way out of the chronic web of dis-ease."  Dr. Sanchez has been a vegetarian/vegan for over 30 years and a strict vegan for over the last 5 of those years. She teaches patients that a whole food vegan diet is not only the best diet for human health but is also essential for the health of all species on this earth and for the planet. In her new book, Vegan Medicine: A Prescription for Health for You and the Planet, due to be released July 2013, she address this topic. Additionally, Dr. Sanchez is a volunteer writer for Dr. Michael Greger's, www.NutritionFacts.org website. In addition to specializing in vegan nutrition, lifestyle medicine, fitness, and fasting she works with people with thyroid disorders, hormone imbalances, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. Sanchez has interned with some of the worlds best nutritional doctors; Dr. John McDougall and the doctors at True North Health Center. She has earned a certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell, PhD., is a spokesperson for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and a former Cancer Project cooking instructor.  She has been a Nutritional Education Trainer (NET) for Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. for going on 3 years. Visit her at www.veganND.com ~ On Facebook, and  read her vegan food blog at veganfoodforlife.wordpress.com and veganmedicine.wordpress.com. Dr. Sanchez is relocating from Colorado to the San Francisco Bay area in Feb 2013. She is available for speaking engagements and is accepting new patients. To contact Dr. Sanchez please call 720-206-4440 or email her at DrConnieND@aol.com.

Carrie Bowler, DO; One Medical Group, New York, NY - Phone: 212-530-0630 - Email: 30broad@onemedical.com - www.onemedical.com/nyc/locations/30broad ~ Carrie started with One Medical Group in San Francisco and is now exclusively practicing in New York. She is an accomplished family practitioner with strong interests in health maintenance and disease prevention, chronic disease management and treatment of musculoskeletal pain syndromes. She has a comprehensive knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and pathology and offers her patients individually-tailored treatments rooted in her osteopathic training. Supportive of healthy lifestyles and nutrition choices, Carrie is a vegan and an avid practice of yoga and hiking. Carrie completed her family practice residency UC Davis, where she also spent a distinguished year as chief resident in family and community medicine. She is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. To learn more about Carrie, you can read her interview with One Medical’s bloggers hereOne Medical Group provides excellent health care, including online appointments, same-day scheduling, and more time with your doctor. To cover costs of service not included in insurance, we ask that members support our model with a fee of $199 per year. One Medical Group accepts health plans offered by most major insurance carriers (ex. Aetna, Blue Cross – Blue Shield, CIGNA, Oxford, and more).

Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, who teaches a plant-based diet through her company. She is the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. The company offers educational programs designed to assist individuals in changing their health outcomes through improved diet and lifestyle habits; to assist employers in reducing the costs of health insurance and medical care for employees; and to educate health care professionals about how to use diet and lifestyle for preventing, reversing, and stopping the progression of degenerative disease. Dr. Popper is the author of several books; her most recent is Solving America's Healthcare Crisis. She is the Founder of The Wellness Forum Foundation, which offers programming in schools designed to improve children's health through better nutrition. Dr. Popper serves on the Physician's Steering Committee for the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C. Dr. Popper is part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and appears in the film, Forks Over Knives. She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which is on the New York Times bestseller list. Dr. Popper is also a lobbyist and public policy expert, and continually works toward changing laws that interfere with patients' right to choose their health provider and method of care. She has testified in front of legislative committees on numerous occasions, and has testified twice in front of the USDA's Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Dr. Pam Popper is a straight-talking professional who is not afraid to criticize national health organizations, government agencies, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural organizations and manufacturing companies, many of whom have agendas and priorities that interfere with distributing truthful information and promoting public health. She also does public speaking.

Valerie Rosser, BSc, RD, Pdt - Website: The Vegan Dietitian - Valerie is vegan for over 20 years and a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor of Nutritional Science in Dietetics from McGill University; graduated with distinction. As a dedicated professional specializing in plant-based nutrition and a long-time vegan, Valerie has both the training and experience to help clients achieve a healthy vegan lifestyle, or to guide them in their transition toward a more plant-centered diet. She is also able to help them avoid common pitfalls that might keep them from reaching their goals. Valerie provides nutritional counselling for many different types of clients, including: individuals seeking healthier or more ecological lifestyles, those who want to manage their weight, those following specialized diets (e.g. raw, whole foods, gluten or dairy-free), children/teens, pregnant/breastfeeding women, seniors, those with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, heart disease/stroke patients, and cancer patients. Consultations are offered via Skype (worldwide), toll-free phone (US and Canada), or in-person (in the Montreal area). - The Vegan Dietitian on Facebook - Toll-free phone (US and Canada): 1-866-328-8447 - Fill out the Contact Form on her website

Veronique Perrot - works mostly from France. Articles are in English and French. Website: veroniqueperrot.com - I can be contacted through my website where I provide also a free newsletter people can subscribe to. The newsletter contains tips, recipes and comments on being vegan (from an ethical perspective).  I provide holistic support to those who are vegan-curious and want to become vegans, or are already vegan but need support. I have successfully coached a good number of people towards not only a dietary plant-based lifestyle but to embrace a truly vegan (aka ethical) lifestyle. Many of them were "devoted" carnivores (so they thought) who never saw themselves becoming ethical vegans. Through phone conversations, personal meetings, email contact, workshops, and teleclasses, I encourage people to open their consciousness to learn and respect animals, the environment and their own bodies. By encouraging them to look at animals with a holistic vision, they learn to see other animals as individuals. They also learn that being Vegan is a healthy, vibrant and compassionate lifestyle.  ~ I am a board certified member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a Graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I also have a Plant Based Certification from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation through Cornell University, and a Certificate of Recognition from Dr. Will Tuttle (author of The World Peace Diet) as a World Peace Diet Facilitator. 

Charles J. Huebner MDHarbor Arthritis and Lifestyle Center Petoskey, MI. - Email: chuebner@harborarthritis.com Up until four years ago, I was a typical allopathic trained subspecialist in rheumatology, who relied solely on drugs to treat disease. Then something tragic happened, my brother David died of a heart attack at age 50. Shortly thereafter, I was reading an article by Michael Ozner MD, a preventive cardiologist, titled “More Isn’t Always Better in Coronary Care. In the article, he railed against American Cardiology’s over reliance on drugs and procedures to treat heart disease. I then read his book “The Great American Heart Hoax”, in which he described in great detail how one meal of animal based and processed foods damages the blood vessel lining tissue for hours at a time. This concept, called endothelial dysfunction, was of great interest to me as I was 56 years of age, overweight and took blood pressure and cholesterol medications. Next, I read “The China Study”, by T. Colin Campbell PhD. In his book he mentioned a physician from the Cleveland Clinic named Caldwell Esselstyn MD. Dr Esselstyn who had done a landmark study demonstrating that a plant-based diet could reverse even advanced coronary artery disease. ~ As it so happened, I called Dr. Esselstyn up one day and we talked for one half hour. He then invited me to attend his program at the clinic. Upon reviewing his presentation it became clear to me that I needed to embrace his diet. I did and in a period of six months, I lost 30 pounds and stopped all of my medications. My total cholesterol decreased to 130. This experience as a patient, made me look at how I was treating my patients in a different light. I began to explore how food affected the inflammatory diseases that we rheumatologists treat, such as RA and lupus. Based on my research, it was clear that diet affects inflammation in a major manner, by multiple mechanisms. Put simply, animal-based and processed foods stimulate inflammation and plant-based foods decrease inflammation. ~ Based on this information, we have added a plant-based diet to our therapeutic armamentarium, using it as a first line therapy for our patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. In patients of ours who have embraced this diet, we have witnessed dramatic improvements in their disease status. We have seen patients with RA get off some or all of their immune suppressive and biologic drugs and maintain complete control of their disease with diet alone, an astounding result! As Hippocrates stated, “ Let food be thy medicine”.

Emily Segal - is a a certified Personal Trainer and board-certified health and nutrition coach specializing in vegan diets. Emily is a life-long vegetarian and 10+ year vegan. Emily works with clients who already are vegan as well as those who are in the beginning process of incorporating more plant-based meals into their diets. She specializes building muscle and strength on a plant-based diet and in recovery from emotional eating and over-eating. Emily coaches clients internationally via Skype.  You can reach Emily through her website www.EmilySegalFitness.com or by emailing emilysegalfitness@gmail.com

Kelly Irish is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, INSANITY® Instructor, and Nutrition Coach. She specializes in weight loss, athletic performance, and strength training; while helping her clients transition to plant-based diets. Prior to her career, she was a collegiate softball player and graduated from Penn State University in Biological & Food Engineering. Kelly’s life undoubtedly changed when she learned about the dangers of processed, engineered, and animal-based foods. After taking a deeper look at nutrition, it was an easy decision to switch to a vegan diet, however it was not easy to find foods that were vegan. It was a learning process and took extra effort and time each day to get used to, but soon enough it fell into place. Kelly had a total body transformation in 2011 losing over 75 pounds, which is what led her to turn her passion for nutrition and fitness into a career. She inspires and motivates others with her story, and is currently enrolled in the Plant-Based Nutrition certification program at Cornell University. You may book appointments online with Kelly by visiting her website at www.KellyAthleticsLLC.com.

Larry Karns, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist practicing in Canton, Ohio since 1990.  His educational journey over the years has brought him to the realization that a low fat plant based diet is the most important means of preventing and curing disease.  He discusses nutrition with his patients and offers bimonthly lectures to those who desire further information. It is amazing how many patients are interested in the benefits of a healthy diet not only from the prevention of ocular disease such as macular degeneration and cataracts but to the much broader and numerous systemic maladies including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cancer, and multiple sclerosis; conditions that go well beyond eye health.  It has been gratifying to see that there is great interest in this amazingly simple concept.  Many people are very receptive to the ideas presented which they otherwise may not be exposed to. Ophthalmology is a tremendously gratifying career. Improving and restoring sight to people has no equal. But it pales in comparison to the magnitude of the importance to a low fat vegan lifestyle. ~ lkarns@ymail.com    facebook

Robyn Chuter is a naturopath, counsellor and EFT therapist who specialises in helping people overcome chronic disease and achieve optimal health through high-nutrient plant-based diet and emotional healing. Robyn became vegetarian at the age of 15 and has been vegan since 2005. She is on a mission to switch as many people on to the multiple benefits of a wholefood plant-based diet – for themselves, animals and the planet - as she can! She utilizes her dual background in both physical and mental health, and 20 years' experience in private practice, to help her clients bridge the gap between knowing what to do to be healthy and happy, and actually doing it. Robyn works with people who are fed up with being unwell, overweight and on medications they hate, and ready to take responsibility for their own health. She offers intensive programs incorporating nutrition education, guided shopping tours, cooking instruction and powerful techniques to overcome psychological barriers to change –including emotional eating, food cravings and aversions, and limiting beliefs. A regular contributor to health magazines including New Vegetarian and Natural Health and True Natural Health, Robyn has also appeared on Sydney’s Channel 10 Breakfast Show (watch the video) and holds public lectures on vegan nutrition in Sydney, Australia (join her mailing list to be notified of upcoming events). Robyn lives with her wonderful husband, 2 children, 1 dog and 2 guinea pigs in Sydney, Australia. She works with her international clientele through both in-person private sessions, via Skype, and through internet-based self-study programs. To learn more about Robyn’s approach, download her free report ‘The 5 Myths That Stop You From Being Healthy’ at www.empowertotalhealth.com.

Ashwani Garg, MD. I am a family physician in Hoffman Estates, Illinois (northwest suburb of Chicago) and have been following  a 100%plant-based diet inspired by "Forks over Knives" and PCRM. I did my medical school at Northwestern University and residency in Family Practice at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. While practicing family medicine, I also advocate for a plant-based diet for all patients, along with lifestyle changes incorporating mindfulness and exercise. Appointments are available at 847-994-5001.


Matt Ruscigno is a vegan of 23+ years and a leading expert in nutrition. He has a Nutritional Science degree from Pennsylvania State University, a Public Health Nutrition masters degree from Loma Linda University, and certification as a Registered Dietitian- one of the only professional nutrition credentials.  In addition to working with vegetarian clients and athletes, Matt is the Past-Chair of the Vegetarian Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  He is a co-author of Plant-based Sports Nutrition with Enette Larson-Meyer, the No Meat Athlete book with Matt Frazier, and Appetite for Reduction with Isa Moskowitz. In his spare time, he is an accomplished athlete who races marathons, iron-man triathlons, 200+ mile cycling events and 24-hour races (see full athletic resume.)



43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for acknowledging vegan professionals. Too bad we couldn't gather a census on other professionals who are vegan. e.g. Lawyers, CFO's, teachers.

Anonymous said...

Looking for info on how a vegan diet helps RA... am already vegan, but need help on tweeking my diet... so much confusing information out there...

Anonymous said...

RA is often helped by avoiding dairy and other animal products, but also often by avoiding nightshade vegetables (potatoes (not sweet potatoes), bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes)

SassyVeggieGirl said...

I have RA and am following Dr.MCDougall diet for RA. It has brought down my inflammatory markers, and reduced pain. I have more energy too. I also and almost wheat free.

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Unknown said...

I follow a whole food plant based diet and am having a tough time finding a doctor in the Montreal area who believes in this kind of lifestyle. Does anybody have any suggestions? Not sure a US doctor could take me as an over-the-phone patient.

Thank you

M. (known as) "Butterflies" Katz said...

Hi Gail Dillon - Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina are from Canada, I believe. They are included in this post. Contact them. Both highly recommended and authoritative figures.

Valerie Rosser said...

Hi Gail Dillon,

If you're interested, I am a Montreal-area Registered Dietitian specializing in plant-based nutrition. Please see my bio in the above list of professionals. Here is my website: http://thevegandietitian.com

Valerie Rosser, RD

Valerie Rosser said...

Hi Gail Dillon,

If you're interested I am a Montreal-area Registered Dietitian specializing in plant-based nutrition. Please see my bio in the above list of professionals. Here is my website: http://thevegandietitian.com

Valerie Rosser

Dietitians for professional integrity said...

Here is a chance to see what goes on at a global Dietitians conference. A walk through the 16th International Congress of Dietetics located in Sydney Australia. Hosted by the Dietitans Association of Australia (DAA). I was astounded by the amount of sponsors from multinational corporations that support GMO foods. The goal of the international congress of dietetics is to standardise nutrition practice globally. Companies such as McDonalds, Mars, Nestle, Pepsi, Pfizer, Abbot, Kellogg's and Unilever are major partners with Dietetics associations globally. Hundreds of studies were presented none of which had anything to about the risks of GMO foods, BPA in foods or toxic pesticides.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dietitians_exposed/with/8752726644/#photo_8752726644

Andy Bellatti said...

I am Andy Bellatti, MS, RD, creator and co-founder of Dietitians for Professional Integrity. I'm slightly disturbed by the fact that the comment above mine was not written by myself or any co-founder of the group, yet has the group's name (and a link to our Facebook page) as the author.

While we advocate for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to end its ties to the likes of Coca-Cola, General Mills, and PepsiCo, I simply want to state that the post above was not written by myself or any of my fellow co-founders.

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Anonymous said...

Please do you know of any UK doctors who support a vegan diet? I follow this to reverse heart disease but cannot find medical approval here as in the US.

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Ameirah said...

i have been a struggling vegetarian for roughly a year now transitioning to veganism has been a long difficult journey im not to sure if im getting all the vitamins & nutrition i need, feeling weak & mounourished having trubble finding a vegan specialist in the spring/houston area if anyone knows of any please inform me thanks.

M. (known as) "Butterflies" Katz said...

Ameirah

I have a few posts on my blog that explain all the foods you need to eat as a vegan. You can look up some in this post that are specifically vegan nutritionists and educators. They have online sites that explain everything. Read them. Like Ginny Messina, and VeganHealth.org, etc. Some of these doctors and nutritionists have plenty of info online already for you to read.

asim said...

Please do you know of any UK doctors who support a vegan diet? I follow this to reverse heart disease but cannot find medical approval here as in the US.

M. (known as) "Butterflies" Katz said...

Asim, No - I don't - but we should get some more on here from U.K. Gina Shaw is not a medical doctor but from U.K.

What about Stephen Walsh - I think he's a doctor and vegan from U.K. Ask The Vegan Society

food-rxforlife said...

I am looking for a physician in San Diego, California, who can accept Blue Shield Medical Insurance, and who is Vegan or Vegetarian and is open to this lifestyle.

Eriyah said...

I've started facebook groups to collect some vegan professional data as well- Vegan Doctors, Vegan Lawyers, Vegan Attorneys, Vegan Veterans (military) but yes, a comprehensive resource is certainly required, thanks for cranking these out Butterflies!!!

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Anonymous said...

Can anyone recommend a good vegan pediatrician in the L.A. area? We're expecting twin boys in 2 weeks. Thank you.

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Donna Rayburn said...

Hello,
I love this blog. I am an LPN (licensed practical nurse) and our clinic in vrginia is closing so I will be without a job. I may be relocating to Michigan. I am vegan, have knowledge about the vegan diet and disease prevention, have an interest in nutrition and I would really like to work within a vegan medical practice or with a vegan MD or RD. At this point in my life just working with medicine is unfullfilling and I am not allowed to really counsel people on proper nutrition (veganism) in my job. Frustrating! If anyone on here has any leads for me or can connect me with vegan professionals I would be so appreciative. I would be willing to work in another capacity for a non profit, sanctuary or with an animal rights group as well. I still need to make a living but want something more worthwhile helping people and animals as well as our environment. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me. Donna

Cappy228 said...

I would like to hook up with a practitioner working around Easter Connecticut. I had a right ischemic stroke o Jan 2, 2014 and I am working at rehabing my life style besides the parts that were affected. Thanks palo228@yahoo.com

Cassie K said...

to add to this list: dr doug graham of 80/10/10, Dr Rick & Karin Dina, Dr Robert Lockhart, Dr Brian Clement, Dr Fred Bisci, Dr Thomas lodi, Dr Gina shaw, Dr Robert Cassar, and I THINK Karen Ranzi is a doctor.

-Cassie K, Vegans Living Off the Land

Anonymous said...

Any recommendations for a vegan RD in the Seattle area?

Cheryl said...

Hello, I have a FB group page... we were on the topic of elevated cholesterol and one of the members stated, "I always had an elevated Cholestrol because I inherited it (same with my brother). I surely did not do many things wrong to damage my blood vessels! I refuse to take statins and therefore exercise very much to keep my arteries busy and preventing clogging up, and of course eating healthy." Our members vary from SAD to Vegan. I believe this particular member is very active with exercise, does not need to lose weigh - but I believe she still eats animal products. Do you think this member could possibly lower her cholesterol by switching to a whole-foods plant based diet? Please feel free to come join our page and comment or add to the discussions. All are invited. Also, most of our members are from The Woodlands, TX area. Does anyone know of a Plant based GP in the area? I would like to refer to our members. Thank you, Cheryl Button Alagich with Eating Healthy and Living Fit

Kamalini Dasi Getz said...

I just wanted to say thank you so much for posting all of this, and compliment you on the way you did it, with the doctors' names and locations in bold type -- that really made it easy to scroll through quickly and see at a glance whether or not a doctor was in my area. Yay!!! ^_^ Hare Krishna!! :D

Unknown said...

I am looking for a veg-friendly doctor in Oakville, ON, Canada..or surrounding area: Burlington, Milton, Mississauga.
Does anyone have a recommendation?
Thanks in advance

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This is a non-paid blog (retired blog). It was not about money in any way. It is about helping people live vegan.

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lea said...

Greetings Vegan Friends!

I want a vegan veterinarian for my dog. I live in Port Townsend, WA so if anyone knows of one in my vicinity, I am willing to drive within a reasonable distance, would you let me know?

Peace for the animals and better health for every creature.

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