After purchasing the book “The Empty Medicine Cabinet”, I received an email message from the book’s author, plant-based pharmacist Dustin Rudolph PharmD. He asked if I wanted a signed copy and he also wrote that he would mail the book the next day. He added that he would have mailed the book that day, but he had just finished the last day of an 80 hour work week. I replied that there certainly is no shortage of work for pharmacists and that he appeared to be the only pharmacist who is trying to reduce the demand for pharmacists.
Dustin became a pharmacist because of his sincere desire to help people live long and healthy lives. He soon found that the common chronic diseases that cause misery and premature death don’t respond all that well to medications. Through his own intense investigation and by earning a Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell University, Dustin has become an expert in nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
His excellent web site, “Pursue a Healthy You”. contains a world of evidence-based information of which Dustin meticulously references. I encourage you to spend some time navigating this site.
Dustin’s work on his site made me confidant that his book would be a helpful addition to my plant-based library. The book does not disappoint. It is full of information based on the latest nutrition and pharmaceutical research. It provides helpful resources to anyone interested in learning about how to prevent and treat the common chronic diseases that afflict Americans. Dustin’s unique perspective makes it an especially compelling read. This book will not only help chronic disease patients, I believe it is a must-read for:
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Dietitians and
Maybe some day empty medicine cabinets will be the norm rather than the exception. The only chance for this to happen is for people to follow a WFPB diet, combined with reasonable exercise and avoiding bad habits.