I don't think so...Every time I try eating meat my blood pressure rises from around 120- 125 to 140 in just a few days and in a week it up in the 160s.....thats every time I have tried it.....and it goes back down when I return to a plant based diet.I don't know if thats just me or if its scientific....
But right now according to Prof Willet its not at the level of science and he in a possition of authority to look at the requirements,the research data and make the call.I do however think when the research is all in it will eventually rise to level of science.....but someone would need to fund a massive study to get there.View Thread
The difference could be in the consumption of animal products such as fish twice per week,or maybe in wheat products,or the use of salt.On some issues Dr Fuhrman is correct and on some issues Dr McDougall is right.
Same thing happened to Dolores...fish twice per week,low vit D,don't remember about her salt intake.So Dr Fuhrman does make some additional contributions that Dr Mcdougall does not consider such as vit D supplementation and avoidance of sodium/salt, but he likely wrong about starches as we see form several of the starch based societies across the globe.
The only sure fire thing that Dr Fuhrman is wrong about is potatoes....they are the second healthiest food on the planet....2nd only to leafy greens.Thats my OPINION but the science seems to support it.View Thread
What ingredients are on the lable?(they usually contain potassium)
I have heard that too much supplemental potassium (non dietary) can cause problems....but dietary potassium like potatoes is very healthy....and the more the better if it comes from food.Thats one big advantage of a plant based diet.
Without iodized salt and seafood in your diet it might be a good idea to take a low dose 150mcg iodine supplement 2-3 times a week....but not every day.View Thread