‘The Vegan Starter Kit’ by Neal Barnard, M.D., Provides a Fast Track to Health

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–If you are looking to lose weight and get healthy in the new year, you
will have no trouble sticking to your resolution with the help of Neal
Barnard, M.D.’s new book, The
Vegan Starter Kit
. Vegan diets have been shown to reverse heart
disease and diabetes and to cause impressive weight loss without

The book, which hits shelves Dec. 24, gives readers all the tools they
need to get started: delicious recipes, answers to frequently asked
questions, guidelines on ensuring complete nutrition, quick-reference
charts for sources of calcium and protein, tips for modifying recipes,
and more.

“Eating healthier is the most common
New Year’s resolution people make,” says Dr. Barnard. “A vegan diet is a
simple, fun, and delicious way to achieve that goal!”

Dr. Barnard’s research, funded by the U.S. government, established the
power of vegan diets for diabetes, and he is often called on by news
programs and celebrities for nutrition advice.

Many are looking to adopt a more healthful diet but may have questions,
like: How do I plan a vegan meal? Is protein an issue? Which are the
best choices at restaurants or if I’m traveling? Dr. Barnard has
the answers to these questions and more. The Vegan Starter Kit
also includes information on healthy eating in childhood, pregnancy,
and other stages of life, and a complete set of basic meals, holiday
feasts, snacks, among many other tips.

“Dr. Barnard makes a compelling case as to why all of us should ‘test
drive’ a vegan diet. His guidebook is straightforward and simple to
follow…as easy to digest as a plant-based lifestyle. All in all, a
delicious read,” says journalist and television personality Meredith

“We’ve known Neal Barnard for years as a leader in the plant-based
revolution. His new book makes it so easy to start your plant-based
journey that we’re recommending The Vegan Starter Kit to everyone
we meet who’s ‘vegan curious’ or just interested in good health, better
energy levels, and a longer, more vibrant life,” say Suzy Amis Cameron
and James Cameron.

Going vegan is expected to be one of the biggest health trends in 2019.
Vegan diets rose in popularity by 600
between 2014 and 2017, while Google searches for the term
vegan recently reached an all-time high.
Consumer demand for plant-based products, meat alternatives, and
nondairy milks is also growing.

For those looking for more resources to get started on a vegan diet, Dr.
Barnard is also featured in the 21-Day
Vegan Kickstart
, a free online program and app, available on iTunes
and Google
, featuring 21 days of recipes, meal plans, cooking tips, and
nutrition information.

For an interview with Dr. Barnard, please contact Laura Anderson at
202-527-7396 or landerson@PCRM.org.

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is
a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine,
conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics
and effectiveness in research and medical training.