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About Me

Medical Doctor & Nutrition Coach

Muzammil Ahmad

Since young age, I struggled with multiple health issues like migraines, cystic acne, fatigue, and weight management. After years of doctors' visits, many medications and yet not feeling better, I eventually realized it was time to take a deep dive into literature myself and determine if there was something I could do myself to help with my health problems. I always had an intuitive feeling that what we eat has a direct impact on our health, but until then I had never looked into it in depth. Although I was eating an overall quite a healthy diet devoid of any processed foods, I wanted to see if there was something more I could do. 

As I took a deep dive into the literature, I discovered all the peer reviewed scientific literature showcasing the health benefits of plant-based diets and also how people in long living societies eat like the Blue Zones. I decided to switch my own diet to start incorporating more fiber rich plant-based foods. As I went predominantly plant-based, I started feeling much better. This inspired me to consider going fully plant-based and since then I have loved eating a whole food plant-based diet. My migraines have disappeared, my cystic acne has vanished, I feel more energized and I am able to eat nourishing large meals while at the same time maintain a healthy weight. Furthermore, I have been able to maintain my muscle mass and gain more strength and muscle eating just plants. 

I am a medical doctor completing my Family Medicine residency at McMaster University and have completed two certifications in nutrition, a master's in psychology and a bachelor's in business. I am passionate about raising awareness about the health benefits of incorporating plants into your diet and the importance of the role of diet in disease prevention, disease risk and disease progression. I believe in 'food as medicine' and utilizing lifestyle changes to optimize one’s health. As a medical doctor, I am passionate about transforming a reactionary approach to medicine to a more proactive approach. I want to bring this information to the forefront to help others as learning about plant-based nutrition has helped me with my health problems. I want to utilize my platforms like this website, my Instagram account, @itsdrmuzammil, and the Plant Prescription Podcast I co-host to make nutritional information simple and accessible so people are able to make informed decisions about the food they eat and the impact that has on their health.


  • Family Medicine Residency at McMaster University, Canada 2022-2023

  • M.D. from University of Alberta, Canada 2022

  • Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from eCornell University 2021

  • Nutrition Certification from PCDI Canada 2019

  • Master's of Psychology from University of Glasgow, UK 2016

  • Bachelor's of Commerce from University of Calgary, Canada 2012

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