Dr Gemma Newman joins me on the podcast to discuss the many health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Gemma has nearly 20 years’ experience as a family doctor, is a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is on the board of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK.
I’m moving towards a more plant-based diet because the evidence shows it can have a significant improvement on all sorts of health issues. From reducing inflammation, slowing the ageing process, reducing the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases, reversing and preventing diabetes, reducing symptoms of the menopause, strengthening the immune system, alleviating symptoms of arthritis, lupus and MS, and much more.
It’s a fascinating area of research and Gemma is a wonderful resource, not least because she has observed significant improvements in her own health from switching to a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet.
However, changing the way you eat is no small feat and you’d be right to have questions. In this episode, @drgemmanewman and I discuss:
- What a whole foods plant-based diet (WFPB) means and what it looks likes.
- Why eliminating meat doesn’t mean you won’t be getting enough protein in your diet - and other ‘deficiency’ myths around cutting out meat.
- Why diets are short-term and WFPB is something to apply in the long-term as a way of life.
- The confusing messaging coming from the food industry.
- The impact changing your diet can have on stress and anxiety.
- The macro and micronutrients of a WFPB diet and where supplementation is and where it isn’t appropriate.
- Gemma’s wish for us to move towards conservation agriculture.
- Food freedom and intuitive eating.
- Her thoughts on ‘healthy at any size’, and much more…
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