Plant-Based Canada Podcast

Episode 34: Drs. Shireen & Zahra Kassam with Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions!

May 17, 2022 Plant-Based Canada
Plant-Based Canada Podcast
Episode 34: Drs. Shireen & Zahra Kassam with Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions!
Show Notes

Bonus Episode! In this Plant-Based Canada Podcast episode we are joined by two special guests, Dr. Shireen Kassam & Dr. Zahra Kassam, two medical doctors, sisters, plant-based organisation founders, & authors of the new book Eating Plant-Based: Scientific answers to your nutrition questions!

Dr. Shireen Kassam MB BS, FRCPath, PhD, DipIBLM is a Consultant Haematologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London, with a specialist interest in the management of lymphoma. She is a certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician, as well as Founder & Director of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, a community interest company whose mission is to provide evidence-based education on healthy plant-based diets. In 2021 she co-founded Plant Based Health Online, the UK's first Care QC-regulated, lifestyle medicine healthcare service.

Dr. Zahra Kassam MB BS, FRCPC, MSc, DipABLM is a Radiation Oncologist at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre, a certified Lifestyle Medicine physician, and an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto.  In 2019, she co-founded Plant-Based Canada, a non-profit organisation with the mission to promote plant-based whole food nutrition that is healthy and sustainable & which supports the well-being of the planet & all its inhabitants. 

In this episode:

  • Why did they become “Plant-Based”?
  • Their medical practices 
  • Their new book: Eating Plant-Based: Scientific answers to your nutrition questions
  • Their foundation of Plant-Based Communities & Resources
  • New Initiatives to stay tuned for
  • Family Connections & Rethinking Food and Agriculture: New Ways forward?

Episode Resources:
Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
Plant Based Health Online
Plant-Based Canada
BOOKS:
Eating Plant-Based: Scientific answers to your nutrition questions Available here.
Rethinking Food and Agriculture: New Ways forward? Available here.
Plant-Based Nutrition in Clinical Practice Pre-order here.
COURSE:
Plant-Based Nutrition at Winchester University

Dr Shireen Kassam:
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Dr. Zahra Kassam:
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This episode was hosted by Stephanie Nishi RD, PhD.<