Article by Dr. Neal Barnard. The president’s recent checkup indicates that he has heart disease. He is not alone. About 92 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease, and heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States. The 222 pounds of meat, 274 eggs, and 35 pounds of cheese the average American is projected to consume in 2018 certainly won’t help matters. So I invite the president to take a moment at the State of the Union Address on Jan. 30 and invite all Americans to join him in the fight against heart disease by signing up for the bipartisan 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.
Brenda Davis, RD, internationally renowned speaker and educator, godmother of plant-based nutrition, and the 2022 Plantrician Project Luminary Award winner, discusses her planned lecture with Dr. Scott Stoll in advance of the 10th Annual Int'l Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference. In this quick but informative interview, Ms. Davis discusses her planned lecture for PBNHC2022 including:
- What we know about the different in nutritional intake and diet quality across differing dietary patterns.
- Detail about the specific nutrients of concern at various stages of the Lifecycle – from infancy to old age including our needs for: protein, iron, zinc, calcium, b12, iodine, omega fatty acids and more.
- Two of the most exciting things her research on plant-based nutrition has revealed in recent years.