This episode is an informative conversation with Dr. Eric Taylor on the benefits of practicing a vegan diet. Dr. Eric Taylor debunks common myths surrounding veganism by illustrating where to get essential nutrients like protein, calcium, iron and healthy fats when eating a plant based diet. He explains the dangers of B12 deficiency and gives easy tips on how to ensure that B12 is a part of your vegan diet. He also discusses practical ways to transition to a vegan diet. Dr. Eric Taylor gives some exciting facts on how practicing a vegan diet can help prevent, slow down the progression and in some cases reverse certain chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. On a quest to be clear minded and physically fit Dr. Eric Taylor describes his personal vegan journey and how he transitioned from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet at the age of fourteen. In a riveting account he also talks about how being vegan contributed to his speedy recovery after facing a life threatening car accident twelve years ago. With compassion and wisdom Dr. Eric Taylor opens up about his faith and how it inspired him to live a plant based lifestyle long-term.
Dr. Eric Taylor is a graduate of The Medical College of Wisconsin and has been practicing Family Medicine for the past 14 years. His passion is whole body care, focusing on healthy lifestyle practices. He and his wife reside in St. Mary’s, Georgia.
Plant based nutrition discussed in interview. For a more extensive list on vegan nutrition visit www.peta.org.
Calcium: dark leafy greens, broccoli, kale, almonds, collard greens, soy beans, white beans and tofu.
Protein: lentils, beans, tofu, peas
Iron: spinach, nuts, collard greens, lentils, kidney beans, kale
Fats: nuts and seeds
B12: nutritional yeast, fortified soy milk and oral supplement