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An interview with the author of 'The Vegetarian Myth' - comments?
I've not been able to read a copy of her book yet, but did just watch this interview with the author of 'The Vegetarian Myth'. Some of what she says seems to be an oversimplification, but then again, I know she was probably paraphrasing for the sake of keeping to the time limit which this series keeps:
I'm familiar with and interested in the work of Weston Price and Derrick Jensen, and, also, as a vegetarian and a part-time hobbiest triathlete I'm interested in the veganism suggested by Brendan et al. ... So I'm interested in how Brendan and the 'Vega community' would or resolve the challenges to veganism this author produces in the first section of this interview including primarily nutritional requirements, and secondarily, with regard to his suggestions of ordering exotic forms of foods from far-flung nations balanced with his latest suggestions of reducing carbon footprint by eating locally, eg. I live in Korea and Canadian or any other sources of hemp are very far away...
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Thanks heaps for any help with getting my head around all this!
Haa. That's a good, solid answer, well written, fair info., and impressively quick, too. Thanks very much, Frances!
I agree that with reflection, I find her line which was something like "We can agree to call them complex carbohydrates if you like but let's face it, they're really just sugars" was a bit too over-simplistic and basically patronizing. It's virtually implying there's no difference between white rice and brown or black rice, or, by extension, eating a meal with white sugar instead of any rice or any complex carbs at all, which just seems inane.
She does raise the question of insulin swings (or however she phrases it) which is something of which I'm aware, but I have no information on how vegans and veggies tend to cope differently, physiologically, with such challenges. As I understand it, the more complex the carbohydrate, the less the risk of insulin spikes and crashes, and so the greater the feelings of fulfillment and the lesser the urges for binging on unhealthy (and typically processed) foods. I can't see that meat is necessary in any of that. Have I missed something? What else is useful to keep in mind, or be aware of here, in relation to her spiel on insulin etc.?
Do you have any opinion on Weston Price's work, and her interpretation of it?
I'd be curious and even interested on any findings you manage on the K vitamins.