Traditional medical education makes very little room for nutrition and disease prevention. As a result, “health care” often ends up looking more like “sick care.” But the tide may be turning and the number of plant-based doctors is growing. Thanks to the efforts of lifestyle medicine leaders such as Dr. Michael Klaper (Moving Medicine Forward), Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and Shireen Kassam (Plant Based Health Professionals UK) (to name just a few!), a growing number of health professionals and medical students are expanding their understanding of the mechanisms of health and disease.
To explore what it means for traditionally-trained physicians to go plant-based in their own lives, and understand the impact of such a journey on their medical practice, I reached out to Dr. Jimisha Patel and Dr. Nina Hourmouzis. They both work in the Columbus Prevent and Reverse Health Clinic. I had first heard of the CPR Health Clinic on Dr. Yami’s podcast. Although Dr. Sagha Doshi and Dr. Zak Hourmouzis are the medical leads for it, I knew that their wives, Jimisha and Nina, were not only involved professionally but also taking the lead on the kitchen front at home… all this in addition to their own practices at Licking Memorial Hospital.
Pull yourself a chair and listen in on our conversation on the Vegan Family Kitchen podcast. You can listen here or on your favorite podcast platform (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and others).