The Whole Health Cure

"Digesting Disease Reversal and Prevention" with Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA

Episode Summary

Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA is double board certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician utilizing food as medicine since 2012. She currently is the Managing Editor for the Plantrician Project’s International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention and works closely with the journal’s Editor in Chief, Dr. Kim Williams. The journal is focused on plant-based research and bringing this important work to the forefront of modern medicine and the general public. In this episode Dr. Marbas talks about starting the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. What was the reason and motivation for the journal? Why is it important for public to have open access to the primary source of information? What are the challenges? What are the goals and the vision? Dr. Marbas is also co-founder of Healthy Human Revolution whose mission is to provide the resources that will empower individuals with the knowledge, tools and mindset to successfully adopt and sustain a whole food plant based diet. Tune in to learn more about her work. Journal website http://IJDRP.org IG and FB @IJDRP Digest website http://diseasereversaldigest.com Healthy Human Revolution website http://healthyhumanrevolution.com

Episode Notes

Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA is double board certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician utilizing food as medicine since 2012. She worked with Dr. Joel Fuhrman creating a new medical model combining the power of nutrient-dense foods and intensive clinical psychological therapy to treat not only food addiction but chronic disease. She currently is the Managing Editor for the Plantrician Project’s International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention and works closely with the journal’s Editor in Chief, Dr. Kim Williams. The journal is focused on plant-based research and bringing this important work to the forefront of modern medicine and the general public.

In Colorado, she convinced a large hospital to create a lifestyle medicine program centered around a whole-foods, plant-based diet and showed resounding success. At another hospital, she conducted a one-month study of 26 employees on a plant-based diet. All employees were fed from the hospital’s kitchen and each individual had improvement in their health. She has spoken at the Golden VegFest in Colorado, the International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, and other venues teaching about the value of the WFPB diet.

She received her dual degrees (MD and MBA) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and TTU School of Business. Laurie was awarded the Texas Tech University School of Medicine Gold Headed Cane Award, a symbol for excellence in the art of medicine and the care of patients. She wrote seven books while in medical school, six of which were in a series called “Visual Mnemonics”. These books used cartoons to help memorize vast amounts of information, which helped her when she was a mom attending medical school. She is a USAF veteran having served in the Middle East and South America. She is a wife, mom of three grown children, host of the Healthy Human Revolution podcast, author, speaker and an avid runner.

In this episode Dr. Marbas talks about starting the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. What was the reason and motivation for the journal? Why is it important for public to have open access to the primary source of information? What are the challenges? What are the goals and the vision?
Dr. Marbas is also co-founder of Healthy Human Revolution whose mission is to provide the resources that will empower individuals with the knowledge, tools and mindset to successfully adopt and sustain a whole food plant based diet. Tune in to learn more about her work.

Journal website
http://IJDRP.org

IG and FB @IJDRP

Digest website
http://diseasereversaldigest.com

Healthy Human Revolution website
http://healthyhumanrevolution.com