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Brenda Davis is the top-ranked vegan dietitian and answeres FAQs of plant-based nutrition.  Her book, Becoming Vegan is a bestseller across the world.

“Diet is the kingpin, there is no debate about that. Diet is the kingpin where chronic diseases are concerned. We see athletes who drop dead of a heart attack because they have severe atherosclerosis because they are eating garbage.”  – Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis is a world-class Registered Dietitian and specialist in Plant-Based Nutrition. She is co-author of nine vegan and vegetarian nutrition books including Becoming Vegan as mentioned in this episode. She is the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Brenda is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. In 2007, she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.

Becoming Vegan is an incredible resource with everything you need to know about vitamins, minerals, calories, what to eat as a vegan.

In today’s show, Brenda and I cover:

  • How much protein do you need as a sedentary person, athlete, or senior
  • How much protein is in plants?
  • Complete proteins and amino acids
  • Soy: is soy good for you and what types of soy to eat
  • Soy and estrogen
  • Diet and food for longevity as a lifestyle, not for weight-loss
  • Heart disease, cancer prevention, and reversal of diseases using diet and some of Brenda’s personal anecdotes fro her work
  • Processed meat: Group 1 Carcinogens (like smoking) and the most current studies
  • What about the Paleo Diet? Is Paleo Diet healthy?
  • Her trip to Saudi Arabia to consult with the Prince with Dr. Michael Greger of Nutritionfacts.org and his book, How Not to Die

Listen to Brenda on some of my other episodes:

Connect with Brenda and get more FAQs of Plant-Based Nutrition Answered:

http://brendadavisrd.com/

http://becomingvegan.ca/

As Mentioned in the Show: 

http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/

World cancer Research fund:

http://www.wcrf.org/

Latest study by World Cancer Research Fun: Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective (published 2007)

Documentaries:

Forks Over Knives

Cowspiracy

What the Health

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