Dr. Bandana Chawla Interviews Dr. Neal Barnard

WFPB Advocacy – Change Your Eating! Change Your Life!

Just 1 Thing (at a time) 4 Health

“Because changing habits and lifestyle is daunting without support.”


Featured Doctor:    Dr. Bandana Chawla Interviews Dr. Neal Barnard

Dr. Bandana N Chawla is a board certified internal medicine physician and a diplomate of American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She has been in private practice in the Houston area for nearly 20 years. Vegan for 5 years, Dr. Chawla is passionate about plant based nutrition, yoga and meditation. In 2017, to promote holistic health in the community, and follow her passions, she co-founded Peaceful Planet Foundation.

Dr. Neal Barnard is an American author, clinical researcher and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, having also founded the Barnard Medical Center under the banner of PCRM. He is also one of the expert voices joining Hippocrates Docs and the Just 1 Thing 4 Health (J1T4H) program.

Growing up as part of a cattle-ranching family in North Dakota and the son of a physician, Dr. Barnard received his medical school training and degree in psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine. During his time at George Washington, he began to explore the health benefits of a vegan diet, later adopting veganism. Dr. Barnard has written for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and his often cited by the organization, having also appeared in the 2011 documentary feature film Forks Over Knives.

In this video, Dr. Chawla interviews Dr. Neal Barnard and explores Dairy, the WFPB Movement and Why It’s Important We Spread the Word!

Did you know that cheese has an addictive potential? Changing to a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle has changed countless lives. From dairy to heart disease, the public needs to know more. Helping efforts to spread the word is not just a good idea. When you’ve got something that can save a life, don’t be silent! Don’t be quiet! Spread the word!

Dr. Barnard’s Challenge to you:
When you’ve got something that can save somebody’s life, we really have to get the word out about it. Change Your Eating. Change Your Life. Spread the Word!

Cheese is the subject of Dr. Barnard’s latest book, “The Cheese Trap” and studies confirm there are actually mild opiates that are concentrated in the cheese. They attach to the very same brain receptors that heroin attaches to, making it much harder to forgo the cheese when you don’t know the true facts.

The key is reaching out to other people in our lives and our networks, through all the social media platforms that we can, to share new ideas, products, recipes and information so we can change what we eat and live a better quality of life.


Find out more about our Featured Doctor and the issues with dairy, the dairy and meat industries, and getting more people to help promote a WFPB diet and save lives. Watch this video recording of the Physicians On Call LIVE, when Dr. Chawla shares her story and how she has become so passionate about living and teaching the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle.

Dr. Chawla responded to questions about the addictiveness of cheese, eggs, and milk. She also shared why it is important for us to share this information. Watch this video to find out if any of the questions and their answers will help you.

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To assist you on your journey, here are some easy to follow steps to help you meet This Week’s Challenge:

Try the PCRM method for going vegan. There are two easy to follow steps over 1 month.

[1] Step 1 is over the 1st week, don’t take anything out of your diet. You’re not giving up anything. What you’re doing is trying things out, checking out the possibilities with a vegan diet. Come up with breakfast, lunches and dinners that you will try. Try the meals that are vegan. Try recipes and meals at restaurants.

[2] Step 2 is for the next 3 weeks, jump in the deep end … all vegan, all meals for 3 weeks. Let the meals be the ones you tried out that you liked and do it for 3 weeks. At the end of the 3 weeks, you don’t have to continue if you don’t want to, however, you just may want to. 😊

What ends up happening is, you knew you were happy as a meat eater, but you’re happier having left all that aside. Your new eating habits becomes so easy. You feel better and you will want to continue.

Try it. Do the first week and check out the possibilities. Then three weeks, putting your testing to good use. Pretty soon you will be saying, “I wish I had jumped in sooner cause the water feels so good.”

Dr. Bandana Chawla’s Favorites:

-Forks Over Knives
-What the Health

-The Cheese Trap
-Program for Reversing Diabetes
-Breaking the Food Seduction
-Power Foods for the Brain
-Foods that Fight Pain
-The Cancer Survivor’s Guide
-Nutrition Guide for Clinicians
-Turn Off the Fat Genes
-Food For Life
-A Physician’s Slimming Guide – For Permanent Weight Control
-The Power of Your Plate
-The Reverse Diabetes Diet
-21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health

-Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes
-The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook

Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine:    https://pcrm.org
Dr. Neal Barnard’s Facebook Page:   https://www.facebook.com/NealBarnardMD/

The 7 Original Heroes of the Movement

Honoring the 7 Original Heroes
of the Whole Food, Plant-Based Lifestyle Movement

Honoring Those Who Continue to Lead the Way…

Over the next several weeks and months, we will share a special video from each one of the 7, that is hosted by a Hippocrates Doc who will comment on the subject matter and answer any questions you may have. We are honored to join forces with these Original 7 and every other doctor who is a part of the Movement to bring a greater level of awareness, health and wellness to adults, children, pets, animals and the planet.

Enjoy what we’ve put together honoring the 7 Original Heroes of the Whole Food, Plant-Based Lifestyle Movement.

This week, we want you to get to know 
Dr. Neal Barnard
Physician, Author, Clinical Researcher and Founding President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Dr. Barnard founded Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in 1985 because he “wanted to promote preventative medicine.” By 2016, the Washington D.C.-based PCRM had 150,000 members, including 12,000 physicians and reported revenues of more than $20 million.

Dr. Barnard has written for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and is often cited by the organization. He appeared in the 2011 documentary feature film Forks Over Knives, a film that traces the careers of T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn. He founded the Barnard Medical Center in 2015 as part of PCRM, and it opened in 2016 with him as president; the center provides primary care and emphasizes diet and preventative medicine. Dr. Barnard is a non-practicing psychiatrist, and plays cello, guitar and keyboards; and he’s been in a few bands in his musical career.

In the News… Changes to

 Our intention is to bring you news and information that celebrates the things being accompished to move the WFPB conversation to a higher level, making a greater impact in lives and on the planet. We’re excited to change the name of this section to reflect how we really feel about the times and the changes occurring. We are Celebrating The Movement!

[1] Vegan and Plant Based diets? Trend or here to stay?

[2] Effects of a plant based diet on Diabetes. It’s all good!

[3] You’ve heard it, “I could never give up cheese!” Let’s take a look at why cheese is bad for us.

[4] The future of food… is plant based! Miyoko Schinner talks about her company’s involvement with the future of food!

[5] Great new documentary coming in 2019. Sara Stancic and her team are Redefining the Practice of Medicine in CODE BLUE. Check out this trailer.


Celebrate with us as we join you on your journey to health and w0ellness. Now is your chance to be a bigger part of the ripple effect being created.

Be sure to tune in to watch every new  “Physicians On Call LIVE”  when each Doctor answers your questions LIVE on the topic of the week, or another issue you may be curious about.

Also ask your questions in our Facebook Group. Our Doctors and those who want to support you are there, ready and willing to help.

Don’t forget to Invite your family and friends to be a part of this journey with you. Through the END OF DECEMBER, everyone who subscribes gets 3 months of upgraded access to the program. 

All you have to do is send a text or FB message with a note to say “You’ve got to sign up for this. It’s free and it’s worth it!”

Tips from the Kitchen

-Deliciousness from the Kitchen

Who doesn’t love a good mac and cheese?  

Now you can enjoy this great comfort food without the dairy!


-Need a Recipe for a Tasty Dish? Here’s something that is Better than Dairy!
Alternative milks like soy, almond, cashew, hemp and oat are perfect for recipes and using with your morning cereal.  Did you know it’s easy to make your own? Try this recipe and make your own almond milk!


We love to share our recipes and invite you to share yours in our Facebook Group.

Whole Food, Plant-Based Resources

Evidence based, medical research, other resources and stories that will impact you:

**Plant based diets have a major impact in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. 

**During the winter, a nice broth may be just the right treatment for a cold or flu. Evidence shows that vegetable mineral broth is healthier than bone broth.

**If you feel the information about diet can be confusing, you’re right! Here’s how research can be designed to keep us confused.

**The evidence keeps mounting and this article outlines the facts nicely!


**PCRM makes the transition so easy! Try this simple yet delicious version of Black Bean Chili!

**In case your sweet tooth is worried that it will be neglected, fear not!
Here’s a great recipe for Salted Chocolate Brownies!


Be sure to join our Facebook Group and share your realizations. Here’s a handy link to easily get there and join Hippocrates Docs and those participating in the Just 1 Thing (at a time) 4 Health.

Are you keeping your journal up to date noting your food changes and insights?

We hope you enjoy this information and we’d love to hear your comments. Is there more you’re curious about learning?

You’re learning from 30 leading doctors regarding what they urge their patients to do to change their lifestyle for health! These doctors are passionate about the work they do helping their patients get the most amazing health outcomes and they want to help you.
Remember to share and invite your family and friends to join us on this journey. Let’s fuel the prevention and reversal of the leading chronic disease killers and help heal the world.

From all of us at Hippocrates Docs, on behalf of Just 1 Thing 4 Health,
have a great week and remember your Challenge for this week.

To Your Plantiful Good Health!

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