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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Brenda Davis, a registered dietitian, who has been a featured speaker at international nutrition, medical and health conferences in over a dozen countries. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor.

She is the co-author of nine vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics with over 750,000 copies in print, in 9 languages: Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, Becoming Vegan: Express Edition, Becoming Vegan, Becoming Raw, Becoming Vegetarian, The New Becoming Vegetarian, The Raw Food Revolution Diet, Defeating Diabetes and Dairy-free and Delicious. Her most recent works, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition won the 2014 REAL Best of 2014 Book Award, and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition won the Canada Book Award and was a finalist and received honorable mention in the Foreword Book of the Year Award.  

Brenda Davis is a contributing author to a tenth book: The Complete Vegetarian and has also authored numerous professional and lay articles. She is the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands and in 2007 and inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.

Today we talk to Brenda Davis about the topics that keep coming up: Carbohydrates, the paleo diet and the vegan lifestyle. More and more paleo followers are finding their way to becoming plant-based advocates. Many doctors are scaring unhealthy people off of carbohydrates for illnesses beyond diabetes. There are so many people stuck in limbo that need to hear the facts from one of our favorite researchers, presenters and dietitians.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Carbohydrates
  • The Blue Zones
  • Are carbs created equally?
  • Are sugars created equally?
  • Sugar and cancer
  • What if we were ALL Paleo?
  • The true Paleo diet
  • Comparing today’s Paleo diet to a vegan lifestyle
  • Possible negative outcomes of a Paleo diet
  • Possible negative outcomes of a vegan diet
  • Important aspects of a vegan diet for optimal health
  • Tips for a healthier you


Links to things we mentioned:

Brenda Davis’ Website 

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition: The Complete Reference on Plant-Based Nutrition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Is Kombucha Good For You? 

Environmental Working Group


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6 thoughts on “The Paleo Diet vs The Vegan Lifestyle with Brenda Davis – PTP139”
  1. Avatar Alex Lapsker

    After hearing this podcast I realized how unhealthy a paleo diet can be and how it can bring on many diseases. I agree with the methods like eating whole foods, getting carbs from plants, and fats from nuts instead of oils for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I learned how infusing colour into a healthy diet and trying different vegetables is very good. I also learned that eating more prebiotics from veggies like beans and probiotics can keep your gut flora healthy.

    • Avatar admin

      Such important information to understand!

  2. Avatar sarah herlick

    I agree with the tips listed in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes: being aware of where one is getting their macro nutrients, get calories from whole foods, get proteins from legumes and seeds, get carbs from plants and get fats from
    nuts and avocado. I disagree with the fact that we should replace all our protein with plant protein instead of animal protein.

    • Avatar admin

      On what basis do you disagree with protein from plants?

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