Plant-Based Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Plant-Based Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Evidence-based guide to the uses, benefits, and practical application of a plant-based diet. Based upon the UK’s first university-based course on plant-based nutrition, which takes a holistic and systems-based (heart, respiratory, kidneys, liver, and gut) approach. Each chapter is written by experts in the topic. For clinicians, counselors, and all health professionals.

The book covers meeting nutritional requirements from birth to old age on a plant-based diet. It also covers mental health issues, food for athletes, bone health, dermatology, fertility, autoimmunity, cancer, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Every primary care provider must read this book so that we can truly provide ‘healthcare’ rather than sickcare. Preventive care begins with lifestyle medicine… - KP Amazon 10/22

I am 100% sure I will be dipping into it regularly as a reference point while working with my clients—I’ve been waiting for a resource like this! – R Amazon 9/22

Shirreen Kassam, MB BS, FRCPath, PhD, DIPIBLM, Zahra Kassam, MB BS, FRCR (UK), FRCPC, MSc, DIPIBLM, and Lisa Simon, RD
Course Expiration Date: Jun-07-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 10.3.4
Product Name

Book Only (2650)

Regular price $60.00 $60.00

25 CE Online Test Only (2651)

Regular price $150.00

25 CE Book & Online Test (2652)

Regular price $205.00

Book Details

Author Shirreen Kassam, MB BS, FRCPath, PhD, DIPIBLM, Zahra Kassam, MB BS, FRCR (UK), FRCPC, MSc, DIPIBLM, and Lisa Simon, RD
Year Published 2022
Edition 1st
Publisher Hammersmith Health Books, London, UK
ISBN 978-1781611982
Format Paperback
Page Count 460
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 25 CE Online Test Only: 177046
  • 25 CE Book & Online Test: 177046

Course Objectives

Level 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Identify three health benefits of plant fiber.

2. Describe the calcium, iron, and vitamin B12 issues when following a plant-based diet, and
how a person can get a sufficient amount of each.

3. List four nutrients found in high amounts in nuts and seeds.

4. Identify four top plant sources of complete proteins.

5. Define and identify three examples of AGEs, advanced glycation end products, and describe three health risks.

6. Describe three known ways to reduce cardiovascular risk using diet.

7. Identify three diseases negatively affected by obesity.

8. Identify the amount of weight loss sufficient to reduce metabolic risk.

9. Identify which foods are associated with an increased cancer risk.

10. Describe four nutritional guidelines for improving a woman’s menstrual cycle or menopause symptoms.

11. Identify three possible health risks of eating only a plant-based diet.

12. List six health benefits of eating a healthy plant-based diet.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

This book is written by and for dietitians, physicians, and other health care professionals. The authors used the most current evidence-based research and guidelines on plant-based eating and its effect on health and wellness, weight, sports competition, and chronic diseases.

About the Author

Dr. Shirreen Kassam, MB BS, FRCPath, PhD, DIPIBLM, is a certified Lifestyle Medicine physician (UK), a Consultant Hematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London. She is Founder and Director of Plant-based Health Professionals UK, a community interest company whose mission is to provide evidence-based education on healthy plant-based diets. In 2021, she co-founded Plant-Based Health Online, a lifestyle medicine healthcare service.

Dr. Zahra Kassam, MB BS, FRCR (UK), FRCPC, MSc, DIPIBLM, is a Canadian cancer specialist and certified Lifestyle Medicine physician who counsels her patients
on dietary and lifestyle interventions to optimize outcomes after cancer diagnosis. In 2019, she co-founded Plant-Based Canada, a nonprofit organization
with the mission to promote plant-based whole food nutrition that is healthy and sustainable.

Lisa Simon, RD, is a UK clinical dietitian who specializes in plant-based diets, gastrointestinal conditions, and male and female fertility. She runs weekly sessions online in the gastroenterology clinics for the National Health
Service. She now works at Plant-Based Health Online.