EP302: The Great Plant-Based Con with Jayne Buxton

We’ve all heard vegan diets are better for our health and the planet.

But what you might not know is there are many vested interests in the “plant-based” message and vegan diets can cause serious (and sometimes irreversible) health issues, especially for kids.

Which is why in this week’s podcast brilliant author and journalist, Jayne Buxton, breaks down the serious flaws with plant-based diets outlined in her groundbreaking book, The Plant-Based Con.

If you are considering going vegan for your health or the planet or have friends and family who are, this podcast is a must-listen! 

Here are some of my favorite takeaways:

  • Common nutrient deficiencies in vegan diets
  • Why anti-nutrients can be an issue for vegans
  • The dangers of vegan diets in kids
  • Who benefits from plant-based messaging
  • Why the media is reluctant to talk about the danger of vegan diets
  • The problem with the research against meat
  • Why dietary guidelines recommend reducing red meat
  • The real dietary culprits
  • The truth about beef’s environmental footprint
  • Why models of food’s carbon emissions can be faulty
  • Why the Global Burden of Disease’s recommendation to avoid red meat is problematic
  • Why the “eat less meat” message benefits the economy
  • How her life has changed since she wrote the book

Please listen and share this important information with anyone who may benefit.

I sincerely hope it’s helpful.


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The Great Plant-Based Con - Jayne Buxton

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Jayne Buxton is a journalist and author with previous experience as a management consultant and entrepreneur. She has published several works of fiction and non-fiction, including Ending the Mother War, and her latest book, The Great Plant-Based Con: why eating a plants-only diet won't improve your health or save the planet.


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