When I got to Starbucks at 0545 this morning, I watched today’s featured video at VegSource.com (where I am a regular blogger) and then went to Dr. McDougall’s discussion board and posted the following under the section controlled by Jeff Novick, a prominent nutrition expert.
Just watched today’s feature VegSource.com video where someone in the audience at Health Expo asks Jeff Novick “who is right” when our favorite veggie-doctors disagree on certain points.
Loved your answer Jeff, which was all about focusing on the “common ground” among those experts. That’s exactly what we did in our book — focused on maximizing the percent of our calories from whole plants – still in nature’s package.
In our book, we summarized that “common ground” with this simple statement by Dr. Campbell, “The closer we get to consuming a diet of whole, plant-based foods, the better off we will be.” And, like Jeff, I believe that I cheered when I saw that same Wolf Blitzer interview when Blitzer tried to get Dr. Esselstyn to argue with Dr. Dean Ornish about fish oil. As always, Ess took the high road.
You summed it up very well, Jeff. We, as vegans and vegetarians comprise less than 5% of the population in the USA and we should resist the temptation to argue and just focus on the 98% of the information on which we all agree. The natural diet for our species is whole plants and we should focus on deriving the vast majority of our calories from those most nutritious of all foods.
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