Go to a medical group where you do not have to defend your vegan choice as a dietary preference.
This is not a spoof, Dr. Bernard with PCRM has announced they are opening just that kind of medical center this fall. A place where the medical specialists are focusing on the root cause of the health issue. Instead of just prescribing a drug to remove the problematic symptoms they will show the patient how to change their lifestyle removing the unhealthy elements causing the diseases.
This news is exciting because it is a tangible sign that there are doctors and medical practitioners who are listening and willing to look at medicine in a different way. Let us support their effort and encourage more centers like this one to open across the country.
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Hippocrates said … “Let food be thy medicine.” …. a handful of forward-thinking, science-minded organizations and individuals are finally advocating for the power of plant-based diets, and the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is at the forefront.
… the group is set to open a nonprofit plant-based medical center in Washington, DC,… The plant-based Barnard Medical Center will open on Nov. 2, 2015, ….
“With six full-time clinicians, we’ll be able to see about 4,000 patients each year,” Dr. Barnard …
The clinic will help people change their lifestyles from top to bottom. As medical professionals, they’ll still be able to write prescriptions and perform standard medical tests, but … “Although we can prescribe medications, we prefer to help you minimize your need for them.”….
“Nutrition and lifestyle changes will be at the forefront of treatment,” he explains. At the clinic, the root causes of diseases will be treated—versus just focusing on symptom relief …
The clinic will be at 5100 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20016 … DC-area residents have a lot to look forward to….
To follow the Barnard Medical Center progress on PCRM’s website.
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