Podcast Episode 174-International Conference on Plant Based Nutrition with Addie Dulaney Majnaric RDN

Welcome and thank you for listening. I am joined in this episode by Addie Dulaney Majnaric to discuss our trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine. It was great traveling with Addie not only as my daughter but representing our practice as the only mother-daughter, MD-RDN team practicing plant based nutrition as medicine. It was great to hear reviews of the literature on the role of plant based nutrition as well as to hear new and exciting research.
The first speaker was Dean Ornish, MD who could be considered the first person to document with real images of the vasculature a reversal of disease. His program incorporates movement, stress reduction, social connectedness and plant based nutrition to not only reverse cardiovascular disease but prostate cancer.
We heard about the cellular mechanisms that plant based nutrition has to reverse diabetes and decrease Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Saray Stancic gave a wonderful presentation on the treatment of multiple sclerosis with plant based nutrition and the association of cardiovascular risk factors with the development of multiple sclerosis.
Eating poorly not only causes the development of vascular disease but strongly influences DNA damage leading to cancers and acceleration of the immune response that causes autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
There were over a 1000 health care providers there to soak up this information and much more. The message is clear. In order to prevent and reverse lifestyle diseases, we must adopt and educate our patients on plant based nutrition.
Addie and I were very excited to have a practice in place that is doing just that. We have three nutrition classes available to our patients each week that teaches the science behind plant based nutrition and how to implement plant based cooking into ones life. It is a social environment of encouragement, and we are there personally to guide people in their journey. To lear more about our practice visit Please email us at or with questions. We would love to hear from you and help you to get your plant based journey to health started.

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    Sounds like it was a great conference. My father had 2 open heart surgeries and eventually dies from coronary disease. He was thin and active but did not eat plant-based—-His father died at age 40 from a heart attack. You continue to convince me, even with my family history, that eating plant-based makes a difference.

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