Part I: Vanita Rahman, MD, Simply Plant-Based
Vanita Rahman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, certified nutritionist, and personal trainer. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia and completed her internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center.
Prior to joining the Barnard Medical Center, Dr. Rahman spent more than 15 years practicing internal medicine with Kaiser Permanente, where she launched a very popular and successful plant-based weight loss program. At the Barnard Medical Center Dr. Rahman conducts programs on diabetes management and weight loss emphasizing a plant-based diet.
While medications and surgical procedures can be necessary and lifesaving, Dr. Rahman firmly believes that nutrition and lifestyle play a crucial role in the prevention and management of most common diseases. She maintains that it is important to address all aspects of a patient’s health, including diet, exercise, sleep habits, and stress management.
Simply Plant Based: Fabulous Food for a Healthy Life (2021) is her third book. She also wrote Vegan Style (2017) and Stronger with Plants (2016). She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exercising, and experimenting with plant-based recipes.
Part II: Hartglass & De Mattei, Feeding Companion Animals
Hartglass and De Mattei review some recent research on feeding cats and dogs. They touch on Halloween and choosing chocolate. And for Italian Heritage month, Gary celebrates his Italian heritage by cooking up a gorgeous Pasta with Spinach Pesto.
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