Dr. T. Colin Campbell: Keeping Plant-Based Nutrition Whole for Optimal Health

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #45

What if we could break the cycle of disease and premature death just by changing what we eat? Dr. T. Colin Campbell believes it really is that simple.

After decades of studying nutrition’s effects on health and disease, Dr. Campbell is convinced that eating plants in as close to their whole, unrefined forms as possible is the best thing we can do to support optimal health.

In fact, he’s the one who coined the term “whole ...

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ProdHealth: Empowering Better Health Through Plant-Based Nutrition

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #37

What if it were possible for everyone to start leveraging the power of plant-based eating in an accessible and practical way? Through his work on the ProdHealth app, John Dieser is making it possible.

There’s a lot to unpack on this topic, and we only just scratch the surface as we explore:

  • The mind-blowing research on plant-based nutrition that changed the course of John’s career
  • Whether plant-based alternative proteins and oils ...
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12 Things I’ve Learned from Being Plant Based for 12 Years

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August 2021 is my 12-year “veg-versary.”

It’s been an interesting journey.

I first dipped my toes in the veg-curious waters as a teenager who thought going vegan would be a great way to lose weight—because we all hear vegans are thinner, right?

(We won’t go into what a silly reason that was, since I wasn’t overweight…)

That lasted about two weeks before I decided it was too hard and defaulted to a rather clueless form of vegetarianism. I had no idea what vegetarians really ...

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Pandemic Punditry: Pursuing the Powerful Impact of Human Ingenuity in the Food System

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #27

What do new food technologies, ethical marketing and deep philosophical questions have in common? Lavindra del Silva and Karthiga Ratnam, creators of Pandemic Punditry, see them all as essential parts of the current conversation around the changing food system.

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Conquering the Plant-Based Kitchen: Cooking Whole Grains

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Reaping the Benefits of Whole Grains Every Day

Whole grains are a staple of plant-based diets, but if you’ve ever wound up with a pan full of gummy rice, you know cooking them the right way is essential if you actually want to enjoy what you’re eating.

No worries, we’ve all been there! (Ask me about my adventures with buckwheat, for example…) Fortunately, cooking whole grains isn’t hard once you know the right amount of water to use, the optimal length of ...

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