Have you ever considered that the ailments, health problems, and weight gain you are experiencing could all be a result of your diet? I know, you eat a fairly healthy diet but you may still eat foods that trigger menstrual cramps, polycystic ovaries, diabetes, thyroid issues, and a plethora of other health problems.  Men are not immune either.  Foods they may eat can increase their risk for diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and prostate issues.  Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Your Body in Balance shows us how our hormones are affecting our health in ways we never imagined.

My friend, Meiping Liu from Lotus Health Foundation in Rochester, MN asked me to moderate a Q&A with the esteemed doctor, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.  The goal was to talk about his most recent book, Your Body in Balance which I had recently finished reading.

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I’ve heard Dr. Barnard speak at several conferences and had the pleasure to meet him in person last year. I’ll admit I was a bit star-struck. In the whole food, plant-based world he is a rockstar!

What sets Dr. Barnard apart is the body of research he has compiled throughout his career. As the curator of Living Healthy List, it is essential that we share science-based information by experts you can trust.

If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Barnard please read more about him here.

In our conversation, Dr. Barnard shares a brief presentation based on the research in his book.

We touch on topics that are plaguing the American population.

  • Diabetes
  • Renal Disease
  • Thyroid problems

In Your Body in Balance Dr. Barnard also touches on topics like:

  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • Whole Food Plant-Based Diet

You can learn about those topics and much more by watching the entire Question and answer session.

Denise Stegall
Denise Stegall

Hi, I’m Denise Stegall,

As a speaker, coach, and curator of Living Healthy List my experience ignites ideas, conversation, and connection. I am a connector, a leader who radiates emotional intelligence, strength, positivity, resilience, and a zest for life!

I bring you 20 years of experience/study in nutrition, cooking, exercise, and coaching to show you how you can enjoy a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life through nutrition and self-empowerment.

I earned my Bachelors’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Business Management with a focus on nutrition, experience in the hospitality industry and has certifications in Health Coaching, Life Coaching, Nutrition, ETP and Plant-Based Cooking.

My experience in cooking and nutrition delivers a unique perspective on what works (and doesn’t work) for most people.  The Living Healthy List Method uses three pillars: Eat Real Food, Make Good Decisions, and Be Accountable.  By following this simple plan anyone can have a truly healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.

As an authentic connector, inspirational thought leader I am determined to provide Living Healthy List readers with honest, reliable, research-backed content that can be implemented in real life to help you create a healthy, happy life you are working hard to find so you can grow, relax and transform into the person you always dreamed of being!  Feeling more confident.  Reaching beyond your limitations.  Enjoy life more and FLOURISH!