A new documentary, "What the Health" sure is stirring up a lot of controversy between omnivores and vegans/vegetarians out in the healing arts industries. There are many who will blindly follow the advice shared in this film, so it's inevitable that you're going to run into someone singing its praises - if you haven't already. We thought we would share some helpful resources with you so that you are armed when approached about the information in this movie.
It all comes down to common sense, so we must respect the physiology of the human body to determine what our nutritional needs really are and then tweak for bio-individuality. As you learned in Module 1, Dr. Weston A. Price found no vegetarian culture that was truly healthy and even the ones who did NOT eat animal flesh, eggs, worms, and insects, all sources of rich animal protein, were consumed.
We hope these recommended links to articles, books, studies, and quotes are helpful:
This Powerful New Netflix Diet Documentary Will Turn Every Meat-lover Vegan by Oliver McAteer for Metro.co.uk
What The Health: A Wolf’s Eye Review by Robb Wolf
Do Vegetarians Live Longer? Don’t Count on It! by Dr. Kaayla Daniel
Red Meat & Cancer—Again! Will It Ever Stop? by Dr. Chris Kresser
‘What the Health’ — Where This Vegan PR Film Went Wrong by Dr. Mercola
David Diamond - An Update on Demonization and Deception in Research on Saturated Fat...
Meta-analysis of prospective studies of red meat consumption and colorectal cancer.
Authors: Alexander D.D., Weed D.L., Cushing C.A., Lowe K.A.
Eur J Cancer Prev. 2011 Jul;20(4):293-307. doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0b013e328345f985.
Can we say what diet is best for health?
Authors: Katz, David L., Meller S.
Annu Rev Public Health. 2014;35:83-103. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182351.
- Vegetarianism Explained: Making an Informed Decision by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride M.D.
- The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith
- Vegan Betrayal: Love, Lies and Hunger in a Plants-only World by Mara Kahn
If you have any additional resources to add to the above list, please reply below.
Caroline Barringer, NTP, CHFS, BRP, CGP