"Alternative Facts" about Vegans
There is so much information out there on the internet, in magazines, and in books. How do you know what to believe and who to believe about veganism and a whole food/plant based diet? Well like we’ve mentioned on MLV before, our goal is to help give you credible sources to push some of the confusion away.
In the video below, we have Dr. Garth Davis, MD, whom we believe to be a very credible source. Forksoverknives.com gives a great little summary about Dr. Davis: “Dr. Garth Davis, MD, is the medical director of the Davis Clinic at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Davis also competes in marathons and Ironman triathlons and is the author of Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession With Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It.”
One of the many things we love about this video is Dr. Davis’ opinion on whom to believe. He points out easy ways to tell if someone is credible. Such as, do they have “letters after their name”? Meaning do they have years of schooling, research experience, and degrees to show that they are truly knowledgeable about said subject (PHD, MD, etc)
Another reason why we love this video is because he quickly, but clearly, dispels some of the most common myths about veganism. Myths like: vegans don’t get enough protein or iron, vegan’s eat too many carbs through eating too much fruit, and vegan’s are calcium deficient. Dr. Davis really hits these myths at the core and uses his knowledge and background to explain research findings that bust these myths.
If you want to check out more from Dr. Garth Davis, then here is his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/gpdtx/videos