What About Nutrients and Supplements

The evidence-based study of nutrition is a complex subject and one that can lead to confusion. Those who follow a whole food plant based diet are frequently asked…”But where do you get your protein? Where do get your calcium?”. I have gathered a few resources that will put your mind at ease.

Understanding Basic Nutrients and Nutrition

On Dr. McDougall’s website, you will find an informative article explaining nutrients to be the substances our bodies require for maintenance, repair and growth with our basic nutrients being provided in carbohydrates, fats, protein and water. Learn more about the role of macronutrients and micronutrients and non-nutrients from his article

The Diet: The Starch Solution - John McDougall M.D. - 1:15:22

This video provides the viewer with an overview of how whole grains have been a staple food for thousands of years. The McDougall diet is based on foods that grow in nature and are minimally process. The Starch Solution gets its name from common complex starch foods, like beans, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes and rice along with some green and yellow vegetables and fruits. No vegetable oils. No supplements except Vitamin B12. This presentation is concluded with a Q&A.

For those of you, who want total peace of mind about your nutrition, check out Becoming Vegan Comprehensive Edition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina. It truly is the most comprehensive book you can find.