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Vegetarianism Explained

Making an Informed Decision

By Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D.


“Finally, a world-class human digestion expert explains why eating animals is positive for human health.”–Joel Salatin, author of Your Successful Farm Business and co-author of Beyond Labels, and Polyface Designs

Another blockbuster from Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, the creator and author of the GAPS Protocol—Gut And Psychology / Gut And Physiology Syndrome. Her GAPS Nutritional Protocol has been used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people around the world for treating a plethora of chronic health problems, from mental illness to physical disorders. Her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome has been translated into sixteen languages. She has now undertaken an intense study into the value of plant foods versus animal foods. Vegetarianism Explained: Making an Informed Decision is the result of this study. Dr Campbell-McBride gives a full scientific description of how animal and plant foods are digested and used by the human body. This information will give the reader a good understanding on how to feed their body to achieve optimal health and vitality.

This book is an essential read for those who are considering a plant-based lifestyle and those who are already following a vegetarian or a vegan diet. The subject of fasting is covered and will give the reader a good understanding on how to use this method for healing and health. This book will also answer questions on where our food comes from and how it is produced, how to eat in harmony with your body’s needs and how we should introduce small children to the world of food.

Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride is known for her ability to explain complex scientific concepts in a language easily understood by all. Vegetarianism Explained will be enjoyed by all ages of adults – from young teenagers to mature professionals. For those who are scientifically minded the book is fully referenced.  

Reviews and Praise

"Dr Campbell-McBride has done it again! She brings her intelligence and uncorrupted common sense to the table and re-introduces us to the middle path of nutrition outlined in her book. It’s not just a ‘must-read’ but also a ‘must follow’!"–Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD

"Vegetarianism Explained is a rational, science-based, common-sense explanation of how our bodies use food, that will allow all of us – healthy people, sick people, parents raising children - to understand the role of our food choices, what different foods do in our bodies and what our bodies need. This book should be required reading for every teenager, every parent, and every person fighting an illness. Thank you Dr Campbell-McBride, you’ve produced another critical masterpiece of health guidance for us all!"–Dr. Tom O’Bryan, DC CCN DACBN, author of The Autoimmune Fix

"Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride has done it again! As in her previous publications, she shone clear light where there is much misunderstanding and misinformation about nutrition and health. Her masterly blending of clinical cases, extensive review of the literature, and voice of personal experience make for compelling reading."–Dr. Shideh Pouria, PhD

"Finally a world-class human digestion expert explains why eating animals is positive for human health. The current diatribe against animal agriculture and meat consumption needs to tangle with a formidable foe: the human gut. As Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride dissects human digestion and its relationship to animals, the accusations that grass-fed livestock is destroying the planet are clearly disproven."–Joel Salatin, Organic Farmer, Consultant, and Author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal, and Your Successful Farm Business

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