Dr Neal Barnard Wins Plant-Based Award

Neal Barnard MD

The Plantrician Project aims to “…educate, equip and empower our physicians and healthcare practitioners with knowledge about the indisputable benefits of plant-based nutrition. To provide them with the resources they, in turn, use to inform and inspire their patients to shift from the Western industrialized diet to a life-changing, whole-food, plant-based way of living.” 1

A plant-based diet is not just ideal for human health – it respects animals and protects the environment.

Sadly, it appears to be only in the US that such organisations are making inroads into the mostly pharmaceutical-based world of western medicine, and it would be great to see such organisations spreading throughout the rest of the world – specifically, from my point of view, in the UK.

However, it’s gratifying to see that one of my personal plant-based medical heroes, Dr Neal Barnard, president of the US-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 2 , is to receive the 2019 Plantrician Project Luminary Award at the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference 3 .

This will be in recognition of his invaluable scientific contribution through his prolific publication of thoughtful research; his pioneering work in public policy that has shaped numerous national initiatives and key legislative decisions; his selfless leadership and compassionate service; as well as his creative development of practical resources that have transformed millions of lives around the world. 4 .

For over 30 years, Dr. Barnard has not only been an unwavering advocate of the power of plant-based nutrition to change the way physicians treat chronic illnesses, he has also selflessly and compassionately pioneered significant improvements in the effectiveness of medical education and research.” Dr. Scott Stoll, Plantrician Project chairman and co-founder 5 .

Previous plant-based doctors who have received this prestigious award are:

  • T. Colin Campbell, PhD 6  
  • Caldwell B Esselstyn, Jr., MD 7 
  • Dean Ornish, MD 8 
  • Michael Klaper, MD 9 , and
  • Hans Diehl, MD 10 

Final thought

You might be interested in some of the literature and video resources made available by the Plantrician Project 11 . It’s important that people are aware that such internationally-renowned medical specialists are preventing and treating even the most serious conditions – from cardiovascular disease and diabetes to cancer and obesity – by getting their patients to make simple dietary and lifestyle changes to treat the causes of the problems, rather than by the now-habitual (and financially profitable!) medical route of throwing more and more drugs and medical procedures to merely treat the symptoms.


  1. The Plantrician Project []
  2. Dr Neal Barnard, president of the US-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine []
  3. Int’l Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference []
  4. Dr. Neal Barnard Honoured as 2019 Recipient of The Plantrician Project Luminary Award []
  5. Dr Scott Stoll []
  6. T. Colin Campbell, PhD []
  7. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD []
  8. Dean Ornish, MD []
  9. Michael Klaper, MD []
  10. Hans Diehl, MD []
  11. Plantrician Project Resources []