Here are the latest findings on: using plant foods to protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses; obtaining essential protein without meat, eggs, or dairy products; discovering "good" fats and where to find them; meeting dietary needs for calcium without dairy products; understanding the importance of vitamin B12; designing balanced vegan diets for infants, children, and seniors; and making the most of vegan pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Readers will find a sound blueprint to follow for better health for themselves and the planet.
Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian in private practice and co-author of the The New Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Raw and Defeating Diabetes. A recognized leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker, Brenda specializes in essential fatty acid nutrition and diabetes health. She has published numerous articles on these and other topics relating to vegetarian nutrition.
Vesanto Melina is a registered dietitian and co-author of The Food Allergy Survival Guide, New Becoming Vegetarian, Cooking Vegan and Raising Vegetarian Children. She co-authored the joint position paper on vegetarian diets for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Dietitians of Canada.Vesanto is also a consultant to the government of British Columbia.
Vesanto Melina is a registered dietitian and co-author of The Food Allergy Survival Guide, New Becoming Vegetarian, and Raising Vegetarian Children. She co-authored the most recent Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets and coordinated the vegetarian section of the Manual of Clinical Dietetics, 6th Edition, both joint projects of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada.
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