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06 Jul Is a plant-based diet bad for the bones? Not!!!!

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If you’ve heard rumblings in the news recently about a vegetarian or vegan diet being bad for the bones read this blog post from Austin’s own Errol Siegal so you can educate yourself. In addition, check out who funded the study!!! 

Despite recent headlines to the contrary, a recent study confirms that a vegan diet does not have an adverse effect on bone density.

We have been following this news story since it started making the rounds last week.  It virtually exploded over the course of just a few days — it was a Yahoo! News top story.  With headlines like “Bad News for Vegetarians,” and “Vegetarian diet ‘weakens bones,'” it certainly got our attention.  However, after a quick read-through of the article, we were left with many nagging questions which lead us to start digging for answers about the actual conclusions of the study, its methodology, its credibility in the face of other evidence, who was actually paying for it, and (most importantly) why this particular study shot to the top so quickly.

It turns out we were not the only ones digging.  Dr. McDougall was one step ahead of us with the facts and now we can share them with you.

See this article for a more complete explanation, but here are the main points:


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Rip Esselstyn

As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

  • Cindy
    Posted at 23:16h, 11 July

    Thank you for bringing this to light. It is amazing the huge amount of misinformation publishing, and more importantly, believed for the sake of making a profit at the detriment of health. Hard to stomach. Thanks again.

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