The Purjes Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release – September 14, 2018

Announcing the Launch of The International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention

and the Disease Reversal & Prevention Digest

(Salt Lake City, Utah) ‐‐ The Plantrician Project and the Purjes Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the world’s first peer-reviewed medical journal dedicated to disease reversal and prevention – the International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention (the “Journal”). The Journal focuses on the proven ability of a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle to prevent and actually reverse chronic disease. While there are over thousands of medical journals in the world, none focus on disease reversal through nutrition. The International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention (www.ijdrp.org) will become the central repository for research on disease reversal and prevention through nutrition, and consequently is destined to achieve a high impact factor in the medical community.

The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal is Dr. Kim Williams, Chief of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center and past president of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Laurie Marbas is the Senior Managing Editor. Dr. Scott Stoll, Chairman and co-founder of the Plantrician Project, and Dan Purjes, Trustee and co-founder of the Purjes Foundation, are Co-Chairmen of the Journal. Over 60 notable reviewers in multiple specialties have joined the Journal’s Editorial Review Board.

The Journal is non-profit, and is free from the conflicts of interest that often plague medical research and publications today, for the simple reason that there is nothing proprietary about natural foods. The Journal will initially be published quarterly, with the first issue published on March 31, 2019. The intent is to increase the frequency of publication over time. The Journal is an online, open-access publication, with no article processing charges.

Research articles on clinical trials, epidemiological studies, review articles and other scientific articles will be published in the Journal. It will publish case studies and articles reviewing observational studies. There will also be other novel sections of the Journal, not typically found in medical journals, but bound to increase interest from the scientific community, such as a section written by patients on their disease odyssey towards ultimate reversal via nutrition.

The Journal is calling on physicians, scientists and researchers to submit prospective, observational, and scientific review article by January 31, 2019 to be considered for publication in the March 31, 2019 edition. Please visit the Journal’s website, www.ijdrp.org, for further information, submission guidelines, policies and procedures, and other information.

The Plantrician Project and the Purjes Foundation are also pleased to announce the launch of the Disease Reversal & Prevention Digest (the “Digest”), an online publication that will distill in layman’s language the contents of the International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention.

This is the first time that the information contained in a peer-reviewed medical journal will be available to the general public in language they can understand. The Digest will be published concurrently with each publication of the Journal.

The Journal and the Digest will retain public relations firms and social media services to enhance the awareness of published articles. Key contents will be further disseminated through innovative video and written summaries.

The Journal and the Digest are funded by the Plantrician Project (www.plantricianproject.org), a non-profit organization with 30,000 physicians and healthcare professionals in its network who are interested in the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and by the Purjes Foundation (www.purjesfoundation.org), a private, charitable foundation dedicated to improving health and reversing disease through a whole foods, plant based lifestyle.

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The International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention is a peer-reviewed medical journal dedicated to publishing articles on the science of nutrition and lifestyle to prevent, suspend, and reverse disease. It is a non-profit, open access journal built on a dynamic digital platform, engineered to disseminate information effectively to clinicians, scientists, and thought leaders. Ultimately, the Journal's aim is to influence medical practice and save lives. Utilizing a public relations firm, the key findings and details of articles published by it will be broadcast to the scientific community and the general public through innovative written and video summaries.

Media Contact: Dr. Laurie Marbas, Senior Managing Editor / The International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention / LMarbas@ijdrp.org

The Plantrician Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, equip, and empower physicians and healthcare practitioners with knowledge about the indisputable benefits of plant-based nutrition, and to provide them with the resources that they can use to inform and inspire their patients to shift from the disease-causing Western diet to a life-changing, whole foods, plant-based way of life. The Plantrician Project has 30,000 physicians and healthcare professionals in its network, and each year it hosts the largest plant-based conference in the world for physicians and healthcare professionals.

Media Contact: Dr. Scott Stoll, Chairman / The Plantrician Project / sstoll@plantricianproject.org

The Purjes Foundation is a private charitable trust established by Dan and Edna Purjes. Its mission is to improve health of body, mind and soul. It is involved in numerous initiatives that educate people to reverse and prevent chronic diseases through a whole foods, plant-based diet. The Foundation achieves its mission by funding scientific studies, documentary films, clinical trials, medical journals, books and other activities. Over the past 20 years, the Purjes Foundation has donated millions of dollars towards these and other worthwhile causes.

Media Contact: Mary Vitullo / The Purjes Foundation / info@purjesfoundation.org