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In Search of the Optimal Diet - A presentation by William Harris, M.D..

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Published on Nov 7, 2012

Bill explains why a vegan diet works: because all the essential nutrients for humans are found either in plants or microorganisms. Then he demonstrates a dozen vegan recipes, demonstrating how simply a balanced diet is achieved. Then he talks for awhile about the importance of the omega-3 fatty acids and concludes: All the essential nutrients are made by plants, not animals If man made it or it has no fiber, do not eat it. Balanced vegan food is really simple to fix Humans may be short on DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) If this is so, it is most likely due to: the agricultural revolution 12,000 B.C the American food industry 1900 A.D., both of which put us on the road to a high omega-6 / omega-3 ratio.

A vegan for more than 44 years, William Harris, M.D., is a founding and current director of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Prior to his retirement he was an emergency physician and the director of the Kaiser Permanente Vegetarian Lifestyle Clinic. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and is the author of The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, now online at his website. For exercise he swims and does other aerobic exercise daily and continues to maintain his trampoline skills. He has been a pilot for many years and a current skydiver with more than 1290 jumps.

Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii http://www.vsh.org

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