In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Tushar Mehta about all the confusion surrounding nutrition. He is extremely talented at analyzing research, deciphering whether or not it is ‘good research’ and explaining the outcomes for all to understand. Dr. Mehta helps clarify some of the confusion people are experiencing around nutrition. We break down the different camps of plant-based nutrition, low fat, low carb, and gluten-free diets, and whether or not to choose almond milk over soy milk and vice-versa. And of course, we look at the clear evidence on the soy debate and whether or not the estrogen in soy can harm our human bodies.
Dr. Tushar Mehta studied at McMaster University and then completed medical school and residency at the University of Toronto. Currently, he practices Emergency Medicine in Greater Toronto Area, Canada. For many years, on an annual basis, Dr. Mehta volunteered in medical camps in the Kutch district of India and currently volunteers with a project in Haiti.
In addition to humanitarian projects, Dr. Mehta takes a strong interest in the medical evidence and environmental science regarding plant-based diet and health and is an expert on the subject. He lectures on the topic in Canada and abroad, and is passionate about the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental wellbeing.
In this episode we discuss:
- Canadian doctors and health practitioners representing
- Nutrition is confusing
- Reading scientific papers
- Objectivity vs subjectivity
- Which plant-based camp is right?
- Is it low fat or unlimited carbohydrates?
- Gluten-free diet
- Fat and hormones
- Is low fat really good for you?
- Oil-free, trans fats, animal fats.
- Soy milk or almond milk
- Soy – yay or nay?
- Plant estrogens
- Soy and cancer
- Estrogen in animal products
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