Vegan Plant-based Starch-based..psfVegan? Plant-based? Starch-based? What’s in a name? I prefer to not use the term vegan, although I often do. John McDougall, MD, uses starch-based because the human diet is based on starches. The more rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beans you eat, the trimmer and healthier you will be. All large populations of trim, healthy people, throughout written human history, have obtained the bulk of their calories from starch. Personally, I prefer the term whole-food plant-based lifestyle. Your meals and snacks should look like they are rooted in foods from the earth. Food should like like you dug it out of the ground or picked it off of a plant, bush or tree. Your food should look like God made it.

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Vegan: Everyday Stories

Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary exploring the widespread rise of veganism in mainstream culture. The movie takes a fascinating, in-depth look at how everyday people follow a vegan lifestyle.

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For the Love of Grains, John McDougall, MD

For the past 35 years I have been teaching a “starch-based diet” as the fundamental means to health and healing. This is different from a “vegan diet,” which could be at its worst, colas and potato chips; and different from a “plant-food-based diet,” which could focus on low-calorie broccoli and apples, or high-calorie nuts and avocados. Most people—lay and professional—fail to grasp this simple lifesaving premise: people are starch-eaters. And they suffer horribly from this unawareness.

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A Lesson in Nutrition, John McDougall, MD

Starches contain sufficient calories to easily meet the energy requirements of an active person, and they’re also abundant in essential amino acids (from proteins), essential fats, fibers, and minerals. Many starches, such as the much-maligned potato, have a full complement of vitamins as well, whereas grains and legumes need the help of fruits or green and yellow vegetables in order to provide adequate vitamin A and C.

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The Continuum of Health: An Integrated Approach to Whole Food, Plant-Based Diets, Jeff Novick

A diet that is (1) based predominately on a variety of minimally processed fruits, vegetables, starchy vegetables, roots/tubers, whole grains and legumes and (2) low in fat, saturated fat, calorie density, and (3) low in added sugars, oils and salt, has been documented to prevent and/or reverse disease – even for those who are seriously ill – in many published studies over the last 60 years.

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Read The Plant-Based Diet Booklet, Kaiser Permanente

A whole foods plant-based lifestyle includes lots of plant foods in their whole, unprocessed form, such as vegetables, fruit, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. It does not include animal products, such as meat, poultry, fish, dairy and eggs. It does not include processed foods or sweets. You can easily learn hypnosis for lifestyle change and improve your health.

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