Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers to Nutrition Questions is a book by two medical doctors (one in the UK and one in Canada, both specialise in cancer treatment). Despite plant-based diets being associated with some of the best health outcomes, myths about the need for meat/eggs/dairy persist. This book answers all the common questions like:
- How do you get enough protein?
- Is it safe for children?
- Is soy problematic for hormones?
Simple and straightforward answers are supported with the scientific background, making this book also the go-to guide for health professionals who are increasingly meeting patients and clients, who have chosen a plant-based lifestyle.
About the Authors
Dr Shireen Kassam is a consultant haematologist and honorary senior lecturer at King’s College Hospital (London) with a specialist interest in the treatment of patients with lymphoma. She is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic disease, and for maintaining optimal health after cancer diagnosis. She was appointed Visiting Professor of Plant-based Nutrition at Winchester University, where she developed a course on the subject. 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, the UK’s first CQC regulated lifestyle medicine healthcare service.
Dr Zahra Kassam is a radiation oncologist at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre in Ontario, and Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. She specialises in the treatment of breast and gastrointestinal malignancies and is a certified lifestyle medicine physician with the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She co-foudned Plant-Based Canada, a non-profit to promote plant-based whole food nutrition that supports the wellbeing of the planet and all its inhabitants.