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April 14, 2022
176: Understanding Racial Equity and Diversity in Healthcare with Dr. Leila Dehghan

Dr. Leila Dehghan joins us today to explain the effects of racism on health, the relevance of promoting inclusive vegan content, approaching veganism as a social justice issue, and introducing a plant-based diet to people of ...


Dr. Leila Dehghan joins us today to explain the effects of racism on health, the relevance of promoting inclusive vegan content, approaching veganism as a social justice issue, and introducing a plant-based diet to people of the global majority. Keep listening to discover the most effective ways to address racial and socioeconomic health inequalities.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • How racism and sexism can influence one’s childhood
  • Who is the ‘people of the global majority’?
  • Barriers to accessing healthcare services and how to overcome them
  • How the global majority is adopting a plant-based diet?
  • Why representation and food justice in healthcare is important
  • The impact of western diets on the health of people from a different race

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About Dr. Leila Dehghan

Dr. Leila Dehghan is a doctor-turned plant-based nutritionist. She received her medical degree from the University of Vienna and completed her internship in the UK.  

Her personal experiences of overcoming chronic migraine through diet shifted her professional interests to focus on the power of nutrition. After transitioning to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle herself, she earned a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate at eCornell, part of Cornell University. She obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical and Public Health  Nutrition from the University College of London.  

Dr. Dehghan is the education lead and a member of the Advisory Board for the Plant-based Health Professionals UK. It has created the 21 Day Plant-based Health Challenge to encourage and invite more people to go plant-based. She is regularly invited to deliver webinars and talk about the benefits of a  whole-food, plant-based diet.

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