We've all had that conversation at one point or another, trying to explain WHY we are vegan or why we are on this crazy new Plant-Based Diet.
How do you respond to that?
What is YOUR response? Be sure and comment, I'd love to hear how you handle it.
This is the conversation I had with a friend some time ago and how I explained it.
Original Blog Post
Click here to read the original blog post: "A Vegan Conversation"
Click here to read my original blog post: "Plant-Based vs Vegan".
Links & Resources
Here are some of the resources I mentioned in the podcast where you can find additional information.
Dr. McDougall is a Plant-Based Doctor and author of several books, including "The Starch Solution" who has been teaching his starch-based diet now for over 40 years via his intensive 10-day Live-In Program in Santa Rosa, CA. His entire program can be found for free on his website.
Dr. Barnard is another Plant-Based Doctor, author of many books including "Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes", and is also President of the esteemed Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Dr. Esselstyn is a Plant-Based Doctor and author best known for his landmark study and book (Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease) involving patients with advanced heart disease from his practice as a heart surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. All of those who followed his plant-based no-oil diet experienced significant improvement, in some cases actual reversal.
Nutrition Facts is a non-commercial, science-based, public service provided by the plant-based doctor and author Dr. Michael Greger that provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research.
Type 2 Diabetes
I know the discussion around Type 2 Diabetes and sugar can quickly turn into a heated debate. So here is an excellent TED Talk by Dr. Neal Barnard MD, explaining the real cause of Type 2 Diabetes and how to potentially reverse it.
This is so great!! I'm really glad you are doing these. Keep it up!!
You are off to a great start, great intro into a life changing way of eating. My husband was onboard, he dropped 35 pounds in a relatively short time period, which is normal for men to do while women take a backseat and slow but steady weight loss. For husband I think people must have begun asking about the protein, which I have explained to him numerous times, protein is overrated. .. needless to say he quickly went back to his original way of eating when he is away from the house and has slipped lunch meats/cheese into the fridge for his own use. Sometimes it is just difficult for people to let go of their old habits and everything we knew as 'truth' that is now defunct information. Great pod cast... looking forwards to your next one.
Tried your Spicy Veggie Stir Fry and it was a hit. Substituted buckwheat soba noodles for the rice noodles because that is what I had in the pantry. Sauce was great. Will experiment with other veggies next time. Thanks for another success.
Really good! Yes 'that conversation' is so real and so frequent. I like the way you handled it. It always makes me sad that it is such a necessary conversation but maybe if it happens enough then one nice day it won't necessary.
thanks for everything Chuck!! As always enjoying your recipes and now enjoying your podcasts!