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5th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition
The Congress met at beautiful Loma Linda University Loma Linda California March 4-6, 2008
The Loma Linda University Medical Center was built by Patricia Bragg's Godfather Del Web.
John Westerdahl, PhD MPH RD Director of Health Science Bragg Live Food Products and Director of the Bragg Health Foundation represented Bragg at the conference, and introduced Dr. Patricia Bragg new Vegetarian Health Recipes book to the attending Scientists Physicians and Nutritionists.
Dr. Westerdahl with Joan Sabate´ MD DrPH Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the School of Public Health, Loma Linda University and the Chairman of the 5th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition. Dr. Sabate´ and Dr. Westerdahl at the official introduction of Patricia Bragg's new Vegetarian Health Recipes book at the Congress.
Gary Fraser, MB, ChB, Professor Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Care at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, with Dr. Westerdahl discussing research showing that Seventh-Day Adventist vegetarians have increased longevity and reduced risk of heart disease and cancer compared to the average American.
Dr. John Westerdahl with John H. Kelly MD MPH President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine a cutting-edge professional society for clinicians who specialize in the use of healthy lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease. Dr. Westerdahl is a member of the Board of Directors of the society.
Dr. Westerdahl with James A. Joseph, PhD, Research Physiologist at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Dr. Joseph presented research on the role of antioxidants from berries and other healthy plant foods in reducing the incidence of and/or delaying the onset of brain ageing and age-related diseases.
Neal Barnard, MD, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) with Dr. John Westerdahl. PCRM is a leading physician organization dedicated to the prevention of disease through a vegetarian diet.
John Scharffenberg, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, Loma Linda University School of Public Health with Dr. John Westerdahl. Listen to Dr. Westerdahl and Dr. Scharffenberg talk about heart disease risk and prevention on Doctor Westerdahl's AUDIO PRESENTATIONS page on this website.
Synnove Knutsen, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health receives a copy of Patricia Bragg's new Vegetarian Health Recipes book from Dr. John Westerdahl. Dr. Knutsen says she is excited about trying the recipes!
Nutritionist Myriam Parham RD LD CDE Advisory Board Member with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and dietitian at East Pasco Medical Center in Florida, was delighted to receive Patricia Bragg's new Vegetarian Health Recipes book.
Dr. Westerdahl presents Patricia Bragg's new VEGETARIAN HEALTH RECIPES book to Pastor Randy Roberts, the Senior Pastor at Loma Linda University's Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The attendees enjoyed delicious, healthy, and artistically presented meals.
A magnificent flower arrangement hand carved from fruits and vegetables.
A fruit and vegetable centerpiece at the main banquet.
Dr. Westerdahl's delicious vegetarian meal.
Dr. Westerdahl distributed 100's of Patricia Bragg's new VEGETARIAN HEALTH RECIPES book to attendees.