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Turning Point: Neal Barnard

Kripalu Online Describe what you do in 15 words or less.
Neal I conduct research on nutrition and health, and lead nutrition education, advocacy, and legislative programs.

KOL Tell us about a turning point in your life.
Neal Our research showed that diet changes can sometimes make diabetes disappear entirely, with profound effects on individuals’ lives.

KOL What do you love about teaching?
Neal Helping people to make changes that empower them to improve their health and allow them to live a more compassionate life.

KOL What are you passionate about right now?
Neal Pushing the federal government to clean up its nutrition policies, especially regarding subsidies for unhealthy foods. I also have new programs for the workplace, for diabetes, for cancer prevention and survival, and for Native American health.

KOL What do you do in your downtime?
Neal I read a lot and compose and record music.
(To learn more, go to www.verdunmusic.com.)