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Neal D. Barnard

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**Biography of Neal D. Barnard:**
– Born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota
– Received medical training at George Washington University School of Medicine
– Explored vegan diets during medical training
– Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
– Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
– Founded Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in 1985
– Appeared in documentaries like ‘Forks Over Knives’ and ‘What the Health’
– Adjunct professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine since 2003
– Founded Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in January 2016

**Contributions to Diabetes Management:**
– Authored the book ‘Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes’ in 2009
– Advocates for a low-fat vegan diet to stabilize blood sugar and insulin function
– Criticized for overrating claims on reversing Type 1 diabetes
– Weight loss deemed more crucial than specific diets in managing diabetes
– Claims on vegan diets reversing diabetes based on limited studies

**Awards and Recognition:**
– Received the Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award in 2016 from ACLM
– Awarded the 6th Plantrician Project Luminary Award in 2019
– Recognized for contributions to promoting preventive medicine and vegan diets
– Acknowledged for advocacy in lifestyle medicine and ethical medical practices

**Personal Life and Interests:**
– Plays cello, guitar, and keyboards
– Member of music bands Pop Maru, Verdun, and Carbonworks
– Known for his musical talents alongside medical career
– Balances medical practice with musical pursuits
– Active in promoting veganism and animal rights through music and medicine

**Vegan Advocates and Influencers:**
Russell Thacher Trall
Henry Stephens Salt
– James Simpson
Alan Stoddard
– Valluvar
Ellen G. White
Severin Wielobycki
– Howard Williams
Frank Wokes
Sidney Trist
Jon Wynne-Tyson
Kathleen Keen Zolber
Nava Atlas
Mayim Bialik
Gypsy Boots

Neal D. Barnard (Wikipedia)

Neal D. Barnard (born 10 July 1953) is an American animal rights activist, author, psychiatrist and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Barnard is an advocate of whole food plant-based nutrition.

Neal Barnard
Barnard in 2014
Born (1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 70)
EducationGeorge Washington University School of Medicine (M.D.)
Occupation(s)Non-profit executive, author, medical researcher
Known forFounder and President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Barnard's views on reversing diabetes with a low-fat vegan diet have been criticized by diabetologists as misleading as Type 1 diabetes can not be reversed.

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