Dr Shireen Kassam
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Dr Shireen Kassam is a medical doctor, professor, and author of the recently published book Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions.
Despite plant-based diets being associated with some of the best health outcomes, myths about the need for meat, dairy and eggs in the diet persist. In this book, the authors Dr. Shireen Kassam and Doctor Zahra Kassam answer all the commonly asked questions and concerns raised when people first consider transitioning to a plant-based diet. These two medical doctors (who both specialize in cancer treatment, one in the UK and one in Canada) tackle the frequently asked questions; How do you get enough protein? Is it safe for children? Is soya problematic for hormones? Simple and straightforward answers are supported with the scientific background making this book also the go-to guide for health professionals who are increasingly meeting patients and clients who have chosen a plant-based diet.
Dr Shireen Kassam is Visiting Professor in the University’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. She is also a Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London with a specialist interest in the treatment of patients with lymphoma. Shireen’s role at the University is to deliver high-quality evidence-based education in the field of plant-based nutrition. She has developed and facilitates the UK’s only University-based CPD-accredited course on plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals. Shireen is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer. She qualified as a medical doctor in 2000, initially training in general medicine, and gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians
She then specialised in Haematology and achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists. During training, she undertook earning a PhD University of London Her research investigated the role of selenium, an essential micronutrient, in sensitising cancer cells to chemotherapy. She was able to show that supra-nutritional doses of selenium could enhance the action of chemotherapy in the laboratory. She has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in the field of lymphoma. Shireen discovered the power of nutrition for the prevention and treatment of disease in 2013 and since then has been following a whole food plant-based diet. She has immersed herself in the science of nutrition and health and completed the eCornell certification in plant-based nutrition. In 2019 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She is also a certified CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) practitioner. Shireen founded the community interest company called; Plant-Based Health Professionals , which can be found at; plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com. The mission to bring evidence-based education on plant-based nutrition to the UK. In January 2021, Shireen co-founded and launched the UK’s first CQC-registered, online, multi-disciplinary, plant-based lifestyle medicine healthcare service, Plant Based Health Online.
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