Category Archives: Protein Concerns

The Pope and the “Protein Myth”

Ignoring the elephant in the “Climate Change Situation Room” Who is going to tell the world that we don’t NEED to eat animal protein to be healthy? It could very well be Pope Francis–if only he were to become enlightened … Continue reading

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Humans “need” no animal products—EVER!

The old “protein myth” won’t go away quietly. Many vegetarians continue to believe that they “need” to add some animal foods to their diets in order to make sure they get enough of all the essential nutrients. I do not … Continue reading

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Athletic performance & a whole foods, plant-based diet

And yes, you can get all the protein that you need from plants. Just last week, the New York Times ran an article entitled, “Can athletes perform well on a vegan diet?” The short answer is YES. (See link to … Continue reading

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Animal Protein—Professional athletes don’t need it either.

The “Protein Myth” that won’t go away Lately, I have been hearing questions from readers and in lectures about the special “protein” needs of highly-trained athletes. Here is one of those questions—followed by a response by my son, Jason and … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS about red meat misses the main point!

Headline: “Red Meat Tied to Increased Mortality Risk” The big story this week (see links below) was all about the increased mortality associated with eating red meat. But they said nothing about the similar dangers of eating poultry, fish and certain … Continue reading

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Protein—There’s only one way not to get enough of it…

By not getting enough calories Essential nutrient? Yes. More important than complex carbohydrates? No. Earlier this week, I blogged about the importance of fiber in the diet of herbivores. Today, I want to revisit the old question about protein—because this … Continue reading

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Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, vegan prize fighter

That’s right, vegan prize fighter and it’s not an oxymoron. On June 9, the undefeated (28-0) Desert Storm will fight the defending welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, in Las Vegas. And for at least three months leading up to the fight, Timothy … Continue reading

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