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:
- 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
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