Welcome to another episode of the Plant Based News podcast, where I am joined today by the President and CEO of the Institute of Plant-Based Medicine gastroenterologist Dr. Angie Sadeghi. Based in California, Dr. Sadeghi is an expert in the digestive system and a passionate vegan advocate. She is committed to helping people through an integrative approach that helps them lead healthier and longer lives.
Dr. Angie’s personal journey is what has inspired her to help patients stay fit and healthy through nutrition and fitness. She had previously suffered from health problems such as severe eczema, elevated cholesterol, fatigue, and was overweight. After being vegetarian for several years, in 2014 she switched to a whole-food plant-based diet and adopted regular fitness into her lifestyle. This proved to be transformative for her, restoring her health and improving her physical fitness in a short span of time. She lost 30lbs of weight in 8 months and even gained the confidence to enter into a fitness competition.
Today Dr. Angie heads the Institute of Plant-Based Medicine whose mission is to treat, prevent, and reverse disease using a multi-speciality approach combining plant-based nutrition with evidence-based medicine. She continues her work of treating her patients and educating fellow physicians and healthcare professionals on the positive impact of evidence based nutrition on health and disease.