Plant Prescription Podcast

Balancing your hormones with Dr. Neal Barnard

October 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 22
Plant Prescription Podcast
Balancing your hormones with Dr. Neal Barnard
Show Notes

Our guest today is truly a force for the plant-based community: Dr. Neal Barnard. He is the founder of Barnard Medical Center, an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM is a nonprofit organization that advocates for preventative medicine and higher ethical standards in research and medical training. Dr. Barnard has revolutionized the nutritional treatment approach to type 2 diabetes with his federally funded diabetes research and he has authored more than 90 scientific publications and 19 books. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • How he discovered diet plays a role in hormonal health 
  • Why medications should not always be first line therapy 
  • How diet can be used to treat insulin resistance 
  • The role of diet in type 1 diabetes 
  • Why erectile dysfunction is known as the “canary in the coal mine” and how diet can help 
  • Food, mood, and depression 
  • How doctors can support a patient’s ability to make nutrition changes 
  • Thyroid disease and diet 
  • Soy’s effect on breast cancer 
  • Which types of cancer are influenced by diet 
  • How hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms can be improved 
  • What you can do to avoid developing a hormone related condition 

Connect with Dr. Barnard on Instagram: @drnealbarnard, Twitter: @DrNealBarnard and Facebook: @NealBarnardMD 

Be sure to check out the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine at: and on Instagram: @physicianscommittee 

PCRM’s Nutrition Guide for Clinicians is available online, here: 

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