#5: Principle 4 - Eat Plants

24 Oct 2018

My guest on this really fun episode is one of the most knowledgeable nutrition experts in the UK.

He’s written his own book on digestive health, co-authored chapters in textbooks on cardiovascular health and has worked as clinical lead for education in a number of institutions.

We have a chat about plant focused diets, the actual similarities between all dietary strategies available and the bigger picture for most of the population which is to EAT MORE PLANTS.

We talk about:

  • Diet types including Paleo, Vegan, Atkins and Mediterranean - and their similarities
  • Why diets largely consistent of plants are the healthiest
  • Studies that demonstrate protection against major diseases
  • Research into Mediterranean diet
  • Inclusion of meat in diets
  • Is red meat harmful
  • What should I be eating?
  • Should I become Vegetarian or Vegan for health reasons?
  • Inclusion of dairy in diets
  • Plant based protein and inclusion in diet


We round up with strategies of how you can get more plants onto your plate, which has a lot of crossover with what we are discussing today

GUEST: Ben Brown ND

Ben is a naturopath, nutritionist, science writer and speaker. He is author of The Digestive Health Solution and contributes regularly to industry magazines and scientific journals. Ben is Editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Contributing Editor of Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition, Director of Clinical Education for Pure Encapsulations (UK), and is on the Advisory Board of the BCNH College of Nutrition and Health where he is also a lecturer. He regularly features at public speaking events and international conferences.

with Ben Brown ND

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