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Webinar: Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

July 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free webinar. No MCLE credit.

Presented by the CLA’s Health and Wellness Committee.

Dr. Rahman will share her own struggles with weight loss and health issues, and how a plant-based diet helped her lose weight and regain control of her health. She will share the scientific evidence about plant-based diets, and how they can lead to sustainable weight loss and reverse common conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. She will also review the interconnection between nutrition and the environment.

Speaker: Vanita Rahman, MD


Vanita Rahman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, certified nutritionist, and personal trainer. She is a native of the Washington, D.C., area and earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center and has authored several books on plant-based nutrition.

Prior to joining the Barnard Medical Center, Dr. Rahman spent more than 15 years practicing internal medicine with Kaiser Permanente, where she launched a very popular and successful plant-based weight loss program. While medications and surgical procedures can be necessary and lifesaving, Dr. Rahman firmly believes that nutrition and lifestyle play a crucial role in the prevention and management of most common diseases. She maintains that it is important to treat all aspects of a patient’s health, including diet, exercise, sleep habits, and stress management.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exercising, and experimenting with plant-based recipes.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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