Dr. Greger’s DHA Advice Not Sound
Whether it's DHA or Brazil nuts, some people will take one, lone, solitary highly flawed study and turn it into a "health recommendation."
It's irresponsible frankly, possibly unethical.
Today we bring Dr. Tim Radak, RDN, DrPH, MPH - who has done a very deep dive into the subject of omega 3 fatty acids and DHA supplements.
This is a short excerpt from a recent one-hour talk by Dr. Radak. Check out what he has to say in this short excerpt about DHA supplements (not necessary for vegans), and then watch his full talk.
Watch now (10 minutes):
SpudFit Book Now Available in Paperback!
Now I love this story - Australian Andrew Taylor was obese, depressed and heading downhill.
Then one day he saw a video on our YouTube channel - it was a video of Dr. McDougall talking about a study of two people who spent a year eating nothing but potatoes (along with some added fat so they wouldn't lose TOO much weight and disappear). They ate as much potatoes as they wanted, lost weight, and remained healthy.
Andrew decided to give it a try, spent a year eating nothing but potatoes, lost 115 pounds - and felt better than he'd felt in decades!
Andrew came to our Expo a few years back - and met Dr. McDougall in person!
Andrew went on to share his SpudFit diet with thousands of people who needed to lose weight and take control of their own lives - and now there's a book with AMAZING recipes for people looking to follow a healthy, starch-based, low-fat vegan diet.
The book just came out in paperback, and you can order a copy today!
The book contains over 100 recipes from some of the biggest names in the plant based world, including chefs, doctors, athletes, advocates and leaders at the forefront of the health revolution. You'll even find one in there from us!
Check it out and order a copy today - either an e-Book or now you can get an actual physical book, in paperback! Congrats to SpudFit!
Oh - and Andrew is offering a 20% discount - at checkout use the coupon code: SPUDBOOK
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Misconduct to Sell DHA?
Should experts who are plant-based be held to the same standards of ethics that we expect of other researchers?
Dr. Joel Fuhrman designed and carried out a DHA study for a supplement he sells. Just before his study was sent to journals for possible publication, Dr. Fuhrman's website was scrubbed of several mentions Dr. Fuhrman had put out about his role as a "principal investigator" in the study.
Since the study was published (without listing him as a co-author), Dr. Fuhrman has used it to market his supplements while publicly denying that he had any involvement in it. However, examining the many (deleted) public statements he made during the study itself about his involvement, it's clear he played a major role.
Ghost authorship - where an author or funding source of a study is hidden from the public in an attempt to conceal conflicts of interest - is considered unethical and constitutes scientific misconduct.
Watch report now (29 minutes):
Beyond Plant-Based Diets - Podcast
Husband and wife team - physicians Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman - have made very significant contributions to the plant-based health panorama. They starred in the seminal documentary Forks Over Knives and have written a series of bestselling books for that franchise and others. They have been involved from the ground floor in the Whole Foods Market health initiative programs, and have proven again and again the importance of diet and exercise to maximize health.
But that is not the end of the story. Plant-based diets are where healing begins - but not necessarily where it ends.
Today we're bringing a podcast interview with Matt and Alona where they discuss the "next level" of health, which involves your personal relationships and focusing on "nonviolent communication." This is what can bring the best outcomes, and is, they believe, the future of medicine.
Listen to this fascinating podcast to learn the new ground Matt and Alona are focused on for bringing the most effective health knowledge.
Stop Eating Poison - John McDougall MD
Years ago John McDougall MD devised a simple system to achieve excellent health - just by focusing on “green light” foods and avoiding the “red light” ones.
Dr. McDougall shows how to reverse disease and help ensure longevity - simply by eating beans, corn, pasta potatoes, rice and other starches and veggies, while avoiding or minimizing other foods that can compromise your health.
Others have since immitated his system - the highest form of flattery! :)
This is Dr. McDougall's full talk from our 2014 Healthy Lifestyle Expo.
Watch video now (1 hour, 20 minutes):
Do Vegans Need DHA Supplements?
Today we look at credible research around omega 3 fatty acids, and get down and dirty about the risks and benefits of DHA.
Taking a supplement should never be done casually or on a "just in case" basis. Supplements are not without risks.
How did DHA become an issue of concern to some vegans? Is there an unethical agenda behind the push to get vegans to supplement with DHA? Watch the video to find out the answer to this question. Hint: it's yes! :).
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Why Go Vegan? Neal Barnard MD
Ready to kickstart your health?
Neal Barnard MD tells you how - and why.
Know someone considering the plant-based life? Send them this video.
Dr. Barnard has facts - and awesome credibility to bring this message forward. He's one of the most accomplished, engaging and intellectually honest experts out there.
This is Dr. Barnard's full talk from our 2011 Expo.
Watch video now (43 minutes):
Peas and Love,
Jeff & Sabrina Nelson
PS: If you want a description of our daughters' new vegan book THE CLEAR SKIN DIET, go here: