Vancouver based Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Nagra is on the show today to help bust some of the more prevalent and persistent myths and misinformation about a vegan or plant based diet.
Dr Nagra’s approach is evidence based – he’s led by the science and yet also importantly he’s an ethical vegan.
Beyond digging in with micronutrients of concern with a vegan diet, to soy or not to soy and what about OIL? I’m really keen to explore why in a time with more information than ever are we so confused as consumers?
Equally how is it that The Experts are in disagreement so far as their recommendations and readings of, The Evidence.
For a little official bio: Dr Nagra completed a Bachelor of Science, Microbiology: from the University of Victoria in 2014. He graduated as Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute in 2018. He is certified in plant based nutrition through eCornell and the T Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies.
He holds additional board certifications in prescriptive authority, immunisations, advanced injection therapies, intravenous therapies, and acupuncture.
Dr Nagra is prolific across the socials shining an evidence based light as he shares the latest nutrition research and he’s not afraid to tackle misinformation spread by perhaps over zealous members of the vegan community either.
What I LOVE most about Dr Nagra’s approach is that even if some of the science recommends predominately plant based OR a very small amount of particular animal products might be ok he is clear we must also consider the ethics and the environmental impacts of animal agriculture which undeniably present 100% plant based as the kindness most sustainable approach to our nutrition.
In this interview we cover:
- Naturopathy as a form of health care.
- Why when we have more knowledge than ever we are not healthier than ever.
- Interpreting data and strategies that can make “what the evidence says” confusing / conflicting.
- Dr Nagra’s personal journey to a plant based lifestyle.
- Micronutrients of concern with a plant based diet.
- Myths around the consumption of soy products.
- Plant-based meat alternatives.
- Misinformation that can be perpetuated by the vegan community.
- The safety and health benefits of consuming vegetable oils.
- Dr Nagra used to be more pro organic than he is now.
For a more in depth focus on any of the topics we covered today I really do recommend you connect with Dr Nagra online. I have you all linked up in the show notes below.
He has also appeared for several long conversations on fellow Aussie Simon Hill’s fabulous The Proof podcast and I will link those episodes up too.
The Proof E133: Protein Truths With Dr Matthew Nagra.
The Proof E198: Soy Foods And Cardiometabolic Health With Dr Matthew Nagra.
Connect with Dr Nagra via his website: https://drmatthewnagra.com/
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