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Plant-Based Health Professionals UK

Our mission

To educate health professionals, members of the public and policy makers on the benefits of whole food plant-based nutrition in preventing and treating chronic disease.

Read why we recommend a plant-based diet

The term plant-based diet means that you are eating a diet that is predominantly based around the consumption of fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, beans, nuts and seeds. At plant-based health professionals UK, we recommend a 100% plant-based diet, which is one of the healthiest choices you can make. Eating a plant-based diet has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of our commonest chronic diseases, whilst helping you live a longer and healthier life. For example, a healthy plant-based diet reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by 25%, cancer by 15%, type 2 diabetes by at least 50% and helps you maintain a healthy weight through-out your life. Plant-based diets are not only optimal for disease prevention but can also be used to treat established illness in conjunction with conventional medical treatments. A 100% whole food plant-based diet has been shown to be extremely useful for weight loss, heart diseasetype 2 diabetes and much more. The impact of a plant-based diet is such that national and international guidelines now recommend plant-based diets for prevention of cardiovascular disease, and cancer and the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Major dietetic organisations around the world, including the BDA in the UK have confirmed that a 100% plant-based diet can meet nutritional requirements for all stages of life from birth through to old age.

We can no longer only be concerned about personal health. The health of our planet is in crisis with climate change threatening our very existence and the sixth mass extinction event already in progress. The global food system is a major contributor to the climate crisis with animal agriculture contributing significantly through its impact on greenhouse gas emissions, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, species loss and water pollution. Animal agriculture is also constantly generating new infectious threats and these infections can result in human epidemics and pandemics as any given time. The use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is also a major driver in generating antibiotic-resistant infections, which again poses a real threat to human health. There is now global consensus that to sustain both human and planetary health, we must all shift to a plant-based food system.

Our aims

Well-being

To promote plant-based nutrition and lifestyle interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

Educate

To educate health professionals and the general public on wholefood plant-based nutrition and other lifestyle interventions.

Policy

To provide evidence-based recommendations for public policy on nutrition, diet and lifestyle.

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Latest events

All live events for 2020 are cancelled. We have now commenced a series of educational webinars and online courses continue as usual. 

Winchester course tutors Oct 2020
The University of Winchester has set the standard for nutrition education with their excellent online course.
Michael Klaper, M.D.
Thank you to Dr. Kassam and
her team for creating such a valuable
and much needed resource.
Nancy Manifold
Couldn’t have asked for more:
Professionalism and passion for up to date
evidence plant-based nutrition!
Despina Marselou RD
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the content was in depth, relevant and very informative.
Hilary Duffy GP
I urge anyone with an interest in how
diet impacts health to take this course!
Dr Adam Joiner
This course has taught me about the importance of food to health far more than the usual ‘eat more fruits and vegetables’ advice.
Dr Victoria Brown
The course is extremely well thought out, the lectures are fantastic and the online support from the tutors invaluable.
Lisa Simon RD
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