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Generation V

Jan 29, 2019

Is it safe to raise a child as a vegan?

In an effort to provide knowledge and debunk misconceptions, Nimai sat down with Dr. Gemma Newman, Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist from the UK. Dr. Newman bust the myths about being vegan while pregnant and raising a baby. Not only that, she will tell you how to get enough Omega 3, calcium, and iron in a plant-based diet. If you are still in the fence whether this way of eating is for you, give it a listen This is an episode you do not want to miss.


-Dr. Gemma Newman


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7:54 Results of her husband eating a plant-based diet

9:02 Dr. Newman’s realization that she was trained as a diagnostician rather than helping people figure out what to eat

14:35 What does the medical community need to do for people not to get chronic diseases

17:37 One of her patients lowered his blood pressure through a change in his nutrition

20:26 The healing power of plants: How one of Dr. Newman’s patient reversed his prostate cancer through this way of eating

26:29 The dangers of Keto Diet that you all should know about

33:11 The top three plant-based diets

34:20 Dr. Newman debunking the biggest myth about Vegan Diet

36:01 Fish and Eggs: How harmful are they when you eat too much

44:04 Are vegans calcium deficient

48:03 How to increase your iron level on a Vegan Diet

52:51 Is it safe to follow a vegan diet during pregnancy

57:15 Feeding babies in a vegan way

1:01:05 Is there any precaution to take by having additional supplements as a Vegan


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