The Nutrition Guide for Clinicians created by Dr. Neal Barnard and the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine is now available as an easy-to-download, free application for physicians.
The app - PCRM Nutrition Guide - includes the information gathered for the book The Nutrition Guide for Clinicians.
Already widely used in North America and beyond, the books were created to fill an obvious gap in nutritional education received by most physicians during medical school.
Barnard said: "Instead of doctors not knowing about nutrition, we’ll have it front and center."
The nutrition expert explained that the app is designed to go 'one step further' than the first and even the second edition of the book.
He said: "We have not only updated information, but updated technology."
Available through both Google Play and the App Store, the app allows users to look up a variety of ailments to find 'the latest information on the role of nutrition, as well as conventional treatment' - and even includes what physicians can say to patients' families.
With this valuable tool, Barnard tells physicians 'you're gunna be the best doctor that your patient's ever had'.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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