Brenda Davis – Becoming Vegan: The Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet – Offstage


Brenda Davis, R.D. weighs the pros and cons of a whole food diet vs the paleo diet and why the paleo diet gains popularity over other alternatives.

Internationally acclaimed dietitian Brenda Davis explores the health benefits of vegan diets compared to other dietary choices; explains protein and amino acid requirements at various stages of life; describes fats and essential fatty acids and their value in plant-based diets; investigates carbohydrate facts and fallacies; reveals the truth about wheat, gluten, and grains; pinpoints where to obtain calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals without animal products; clarifies the importance of obtaining vitamin B12; and shows how to attain optimal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation and how to achieve and maintain healthy weights and exceptional fitness on a vegan diet.While much of the emphasis is on the health advantages that vegan diets offer. Plant-based nutrition truly benefits the entire planet, and every bite makes a difference.

Brenda Davis, registered dietitian and nutritionist, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. She is currently on a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Brenda spent 8 months in Majuro in 2006 and returns for 4-6 week periods every year or two. Brenda is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. In July 2007, she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. A co-author of nine books – award winners, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition(2014) and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (2013), and the best-sellers, Becoming Vegan (2000), Becoming Vegetarian (1994, 1995), The New Becoming Vegetarian (2003) and Defeating Diabetes (2003), Dairy-free and Delicious (2001)and Becoming Raw (2010) and Raw-food Revolution Diet (2008). Brenda lives in Kelowna, British Columbia with her husband Paul. She has two grown children, Leena and Cory.

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  1. In her public presentations, her voice is like nails on a chalkboard, but in this more relaxed setting she does not have to project and is easier to listen to. Very knowledgeable, and this is a much better setting for her particular style of presentation.

  2. Bad idea veganism bad mental problems coming dont believe this madness we dont have 4 stomachs people are dying !we need long chain fats and cholesterol and not a bit !i heard nothing about gluten which is terrible for anyone much more than factory milk

  3. So much interesting info that I have never heard of before. Fx to avoid drikning green or Black tea with the metals because it stop zink and iron absorbtion ( does that go with coffee too?) and the Challenge of absorbing enough calcium preferably eating Kale, broccoli, chinese greens ( what is chinese Greens?)

  4. And what a phantastic story that it is possible to have absolutely strong bone health as a vegan. Everybody should know this info and maybe especially doktors so that they know more about food and health

  5. Great with your final focuspoints in the end of your very informative and inspiring talk. I was wondering if you would also prefer raw whole grains ? i like e.g. Buckwheat soaked and raw. And what about potatoes and sweet potatoes ? And what are your thoughts on cooking vegetables shortly in microwave oven?

  6. Brenda Davis is so brilliant. I use the book "Becoming Vegan" which she co-authored with Vesanto Melina as my primary source of information for my vegan lifestyle. Thank you for this wonderful lecture on veganism.

  7. Are used to be a mediator it gave me fuel to do the hard work I used to do because of fibromyalgia and other health problems I now eat fruit and vegetables and drink my urine. Could I have lived the life I liveIf I had done this in my younger years probably not life is a process


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