High-Versus Low-Protein Diet

The following is an excerpt from Spiritual Nutrition by Dr. Gabriel Cousens Fact and Fear The high – versus low-protein controversy is more an issue of fear and confusion than fact. The high-protein approach to nutrition was initially based on nineteenth-century German research that asserted people need a minimum of 120 grams of protein per day. This high-protein thinking lingers today, even though the requirement is now considered by conventional nutritionists to be 60–90 grams of protein each day. But expert research around the world suggests that the real protein requirement is closer to 25–35 grams, and less if the protein […]

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A New Look at Transitioning from Eating Flesh Food

Dr. Cousens' New Recommendations On Meat

Photo credit: Tambako It is unusual for me, as a live-food vegan, to comment on the selection of which flesh foods to eat as one transitions to a plant-based cuisine. However, in my book Conscious Eating I make it clear that a transition process to a live-food, vegan diet may both happen immediately but often over a few months to a few years. I used to recommend in this transition that people first give up red meat. But since that time the environment (in particular, since the Fukushima catastrophe) has shifted the discussion. The radiation from Fukushima has contaminated many […]

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