Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition May Positively Impact Pulmonary Hypertension, Improve Sexual Function in Women and Reverse Blindness Related to Diabetic Retinopathy



The International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention (IJDRP) has published its second edition, in which it presents evidence that a whole food plant-based dietary lifestyle may be capable of managing symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, reversing type 2 diabetes, reversing blindness resulting from diabetic retinopathy as well as decreasing symptoms of female sexual dysfunction. Also in this second edition, is a carefully presented argument challenging The American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) and the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recent classification of Class IIa, LOE BR guidance to limit processed meats, refined carbohydrates, sweetened beverages, cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat despite extensive data suggesting their cardiovascular harm. Finally, included are submissions addressing the potential impact that improving dietary lifestyle may have in reducing healthcare costs; as well as a step by step guide for implementing plant-based nutrition in a hospital setting.

The research published by the IJDRP in its inaugural year has begun to lay the groundwork toward a brighter future in which the free and unbiased publication of peer-reviewed scientific findings influence a new approach to managing chronic disease. In a world where, according to the CDC, nearly 60% of the population suffers the potentially debilitating effects of at least one chronic illness; and in which such illnesses are the leading factor in the nation’s $3.3 trillion in healthcare costs, it is evident that a new approach to managing chronic disease is needed urgently.

“I am encouraged by the high-quality submissions received in the inaugural year of the IJDRP.” Says IJDRP editor-in-chief Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD, MACC, FAH, MASNC, FESC. “The breadth and quality of materials published shed light on the power of plant-based nutrition to positively impact the treatment of an array of chronic illnesses for generations to come.”

Also of note, is the incorporation of the International Journal of Lifestyle Medicine into the IJDRP, which comes as a result of a strategic partnership between the IJDRP and the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA).

We look forward to reaching broad global audiences as a result of our partnership with the LMGA.” says Scott Stoll, MD, board chairman and co-founder of The Plantrician Project, “Future editions of the IJDRP will incorporate the International Journal of Lifestyle Medicine into every issue.”

Finally, also published today, is the second issue of the Disease Reversal and Prevention Digest, a companion publication to the IJDRP that links the disease reversing science of the IJDRP, whole food plant-based nutrition and regenerative agriculture with practical advice for living a vibrant, healthy life. For a limited time, readers may purchase an annual subscription for just $9.99, a 67% savings off the annual subscription price of $29.99!

The International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention and The Disease Reversal and Prevention Digest are special projects of The Plantrician Project. The Plantrician Project is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing educational events, tools and resources for healthcare practitioners and those they serve. For more information, visit http://www.plantricianproject.org