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Episode #7 Dr Andrew Little on Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iodine and Omega-3-6-9 Fatty Acids

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny   There is said to be four essential nutrients that cannot be obtained readily from the average Australian diet. This is due to a number of factors being the high amount of low nutrient food we consume, the diminishing health of our soil and current lifestyle practises.We have been led to believe that supplements are the easiest was to obtain missing nutrients.  Dr Andrew once questioned the need for supplements on a plant-based diet. When you think about it, vitamins and supplements are most of the time synthetic versions of wholefoods in isolation. People who don’t get enough nutrients which come from plants and whole foods are generally recommended to seek supplements. However, if...

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Episode #5 - Dr Andrew Little on Soy milk vs Cow's milk

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny Soy vs Cow’s milk People often talk about the myths around soy, particularly that it's bad for your hormones. Dr Andrew had been told time and time again that by drinking soy it will give him man boobs, negatively impact on his hormones and result in infertility. So he set out to find the answers. One of the most common myths associated with soy milk is that the amount of harmful estrogen present has been said to negatively impact hormones. Dr Andrew states that this is an absolute myth. Soy has zero estrogen, mammalian estrogen. Mammalian estrogen is typically found in the production of milk from female mammals to feed their babies. Soy milk...

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Episode #4 - Dr Andrew Little on the truth about calcium

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny   As a vegan, calcium is one of the biggest debates we are faced with. Why? Well, what we have been taught is that cows milk is what makes our bones strong and is the best source of calcium for the human body. From T.V commercials to granny’s old stories about how back in her day fresh cows milk came straight from the farm with minimal additives and use to get delivered in glass bottles to your door. Let's not forget about all the advertising and gimmick marketing that you find on all your favourite and trusted food labels. Who wouldn’t believe cows milk is good for your health when you are saturated to...

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The plant-based lifestyle and supplements

The plant-based lifestyle and supplements When transitioning to a plant-based diet or maintaining a whole food plant-based lifestyle, one of the first questions you may have is ‘what supplements do I need to add?’. Quite simply, every nutrient your body needs to survive and thrive on can be found in plants. To live your best life, all the evidence and research is now pointing towards eating a wholefood plant-based diet. In short, there is only one nutrient that we recommend supplementing with due to the nature of its origin and that’s Vitamin B12. Whether you are a vegan, a whole food plant-based veteran, a health conscious individual or a meat eater, Australians, in general, have shown low levels of Vitamin...

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Episode #3 - Dr Andrew Little on the irony of iron

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny Episode three of the Garden of Vegan Educational Series addresses all things IRON! So what is iron, are the myths around iron and meat true and what does this look like for the everyday Australian? Dr Andrew starts this episode by reinforcing the fact that there is nothing you can’t get from plants than you can get from meat. Iron included.He believes that as a society we have become so obsessed with all of the particular little details when it comes to our food choices and behaviours be it, macronutrients, micronutrients, how much sugar we consume, is it fat free, what about my carbs etc. All questions I’m sure we have found ourselves asking...

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5kg Fruit Box

Ideal to accompany you on your individual health journey, or can be shared in the workplace or amongst the family.
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