Dr. Shireen Kassam, Plant-Based Diets in Healthcare


Doctors who advocate for a plant-based diet as a method of healing are scarce. Dr. Shireen Kassam is working to change that. As a Lifestyle Medicine Physician and CHIP facilitator, she founded Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide evidence based education on whole food plant-based nutrition. She then launched the UK’s first regulated, plant-based, lifestyle medicine healthcare service Plant Based Health Online. Join us as Dr. Kassam discusses: · The role of plant-based diets in preventing chronic conditions · Recommendations for incorporating plant-based nutrition into healthcare protocols · An overview of the work of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK 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 lymphoma. She is also a Visiting-Professor at University of Winchester, Hampshire, where she has developed and facilitates the UK’s first University-based course on plant-based nutrition. Shireen is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic disease and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer. During her training, she completed a PhD, which investigated the role of selenium in sensitizing cancer cells to chemotherapy. Shireen has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in the field of lymphoma. Her first book, Eating Plant-Based, Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions, co-authored with her sister Zahra, was published in January 2022. She has also co-edited the textbook Plant-Based Nutrition in Clinical Practice, published in September 2022.