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Are Vegetarians Healthier than Omnivores?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mbaker, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    This was a fascinating debate between Nina Teicholz and David L.Katz. A little spicy as Mr Katz has to put it mildly said unpleasant things towards Nina in the past. I am going to listen to again on my walk.

    What strikes me is that Nina produced some very good points, I just wonder if these were an answer to another question i.e. replacing "Omnivores" with LCHF, I would have thought would put her answers in her best context? I feel the question was more suited to persons advocating the "standard" west diets that mix carbs / sugars, fats and proteins in a manner many on this site disagree with.

    I think it too broad to place a whole foods LCHF / Keto lifestyle diet under the same umbrella as say the SAD (standard American diet) or SUK (standard UK diet). I am quite sure Nina's intention was not to answer on behalf of the status quo, as Mr Katz's responses were directed towards "standard" eaters

    My view is that a well formulated Vegetarian diet would have better outcomes than a standard western Omnivore diet, especially if this was the fish / egg version of the Vegetarian protocol.

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  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    @Tipetoo backs quietly out of this thread ...and closes door.
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