The Empty Medicine Cabinet
We are pleased to introduce to you Dustin Rudolph PharmD, also known as The Plant-Based Pharmacist. Rudolph fulfilled his childhood dream to become a clinical pharmacist believing that conventional medicine (pills and procedures) would help sick patients become well. In 2009, he made the transition to a vegetarian diet, then one year later to a whole-food, plant-based diet. He developed the website Pursue a Healthy You with the goal of "providing reliable, high-quality, evidence-based health and wellness information to improve the knowledge of both patients and medical professionals."
Rudolph has over a decade of experience and is currently working as a clinical pharmacist in an acute-care hospital setting in Florida. His expertise spans a broad range of patient care - including patients from the neonatal, pediatric, cardiac, orthopedic, oncology, diabetic, geriatric and intensive care. Rudolph says he has seen "far too many people suffering from the effects of preventable, chronic illnesses." He adds: "My eyes have been opened to a great deal of pain and suffering... I've seen patients burdened with an array of chronic illnesses that include cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, and autoimmune disorders such as lupus, migraine headaches, dementia, asthma, allergies, and many more. Even though many of the patients I've seen have suffered from various diseases, they've all shared one thing in common—they keep coming back for more treatment. If they keep coming back for more treatment, then that means one thing—they're still sick and worn out."
Driven by his passion to educate patients how to regain their lost health, optimize their wellness, and prevent chronic disease, Rudolph has become a prominent educator, speaker, and writer. We highly recommend reading his book, The Empty Medicine Cabinet. Long-term weight loss, eliminating or reducing prescription medications, preventing and reversing type-2 diabetes and heart disease, and reducing cancer risk are a few topics addressed in his book. Many other topics are discussed in length and explained in the short video above and also listed here.
The Empty Medicine Cabinet is highly endorsed by the leading experts in plant-based nutrition. We are thrilled to see another medical professional join the whole-food, plant-based diet community!
If you'd like to learn more about "living a lifestyle devoid of chronic illness and free of prescription medications" from a pharmacist's perspective, check out Dustin Rudolph's Facebook page, his website Pursue a Healthy You, or his Plant-Based Pharmacist Blog. You can also view his one-hour presentation here.