Vegetarian lifestyles are a truly healthy way of eating provided attention is paid to specific issues that may arise with this dietary approach including getting adequate dietary iron, protein, vitamin B12 as well as specific micronutrients.

Vegetarian Frequently Asked Questions

How do you combine the work of T. Colin Campbell (The China Study) and other vegan/vegetarian based researchers with your research and results?
Dr. Campbell’s excellent book is critical of statistics related to health issues in populations eating meat. Understandably, there are problems with eating meat because by and large the meat people are eating these days represents a dangerous food. I agree with absolutely avoiding the type of meat that people consumed in his studies. These are meats from grain-fed animals, which are most commonly genetically modified. In addition, these are cattle who have been treated with antibiotics and who knows what else.
Why do you advise against a vegan diet?
Actually, a vegan diet can be wonderfully healthy. However, vegans just need to be sure they have good sources of vitamins D and B12, as well as minerals like zinc, copper and magnesium, and DHA, an omega 3 available as a supplement derived from marine algae, a vegetarian source. Generally a vegan approach tends to be lower in fat, so added olive oil and coconut oil will help bring this dietary choice into balance.