Episode 35: Being a plant-based MD: Interview with Dr Zahra Kassam

Dr Zahra Kassam is a radiation oncologist in Newmarket, Canada, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and a leader for plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine in Canada. In this episode we have a wide-ranging conversation on her journey to becoming a plant-based doctor and where the medical community currently stands on plant-based eating. We touch on Canada’s new food guide, how we can navigate the confusing world of nutrition to make the best healthy eating choices and hear about the first-ever Canadian conference dedicated specifically to plant-based nutrition in medicine.


Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine

Canadian Plant-based Nutrition Conference

The Lifestyle Is Medicine podcast is produced by Pathways to Wholeness Lifestyle Medicine in Toronto, Canada. Pathways is a medical centre that promotes wholistic health through lifestyle medicine. Pathways provides compassionate, evidence-based medical care at two clinics in Toronto: the North York Lifestyle Medicine Clinic and Junction Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. Learn more at: www.pathwaystowholeness.ca

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