The Healthy Planet Radio Show.

The Healthy Planet Radio Show has been airing on WUSB, 90.1 FM since January of 2007. It immediately follows Democracy Now! during “drive time,” from 6 to 7 PM. Now airing on the first and third Fridays of each month, HealthyPlanet’s Bob DiBenedetto brings you twice as much empowering, life-and-world-changing information as before.

We’re proud to announce that The Healthy Planet Radio Show has won 2nd Place at the 2023 Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) Media Awards for Environment Radio. PCLI is one of the largest pro chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. They’re devoted to protecting and advocating for First Amendment rights, furthering ethical standards and providing ongoing training for their members. Thank you PCLI for that recognition!

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With Author and Internationally Acclaimed Speaker
Brenda Davis, RD

The “Absolutely Overwhelming” Protective Power Of A 
Plant-Based Diet

LISTEN HERE: The Overwhelming Protective Power Of A Plant-Based Diet!

Show Description:

One of the greatest challenges of the internet age is the proliferation of misinformation on every topic—including nutrition. The volume and marketing of less-than-credible, self-proclaimed health experts make it challenging for even experienced web surfers to find reliable information about what’s best for their health, leaving many confused and following information that does not lead to true health.

Join Bob DiBenedetto for a conversation with Brenda Davis–a renowned registered dietician with over 30 years of experience and a proven commitment to providing credible, evidence-based information on living a longer, healthier life. They discuss the power of a plant-based diet as well as some easy and delicious alternatives to standard summer barbecue and party foods.

Brenda Davis, R.D. is an internationally acclaimed speaker who has authored or co-authored 13 books with nearly a million copies in print. She is a trailblazer in the plant-based movement.

Brenda Davis will share insights on:
•    How studies over decades have revealed the overwhelming power of a plant-based diet to protect our health.
•    How studies have shown plant-based diets protect against contracting and suffering the worst effects of COVID-19.
•    Tips for losing that extra winter weight.
•    Why plant-based diets are so protective against so many .
•    Delicious and healthful options to traditional barbecue fare.
•    How studies have shown that plant-based diets drastically reduce conditions from heart disease to diabetes. •    How a large nutrition study showed a 63% reduction of breast cancer risk in women eating soy daily. •    What nutrients should those eating a 100% plant-based diet (vegan) supplement to optimize their health benefits? •    How plant-based meats compare to the animal meats they replace. •    Delicious alternatives to unhealthful ice cream products.

Listen in to hear a long-time health expert provide simple tips and information that will leave you feeling empowered to choose health, and actually get results!

 
SEE BELOW FOR:
— USEFUL “RELATED LINKS AND RESOURCES” and 
— REFERENCES AND STUDIES MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW.)
 

 

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About Brenda Davis:

Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a plant-based trailblazer and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has been featured as a speaker at nutrition, dietetic, and lifestyle medicine conferences in over 25 countries on 6 continents. As a prolific writer, Brenda has authored/co-authored 13 books with nearly a million copies in print in 12 languages.

She has developed many continuing education courses for physicians, dietitians, and allied health professionals and is a contributing author on 10 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her latest books include Plant-Powered Protein, Nourish, Kick Diabetes Essentials, and the Kick Diabetes Cookbook. Her books have won multiple awards.

Brenda is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was the lead dietitian in a randomized controlled trial on type 2 diabetes in the Marshall Islands. Brenda was the 7th recipient of the Plantrician Project’s Luminary Award.

References and Studies Mentioned on This Show:

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  • Tong TYN, Appleby PN, Bradbury KE, Perez-Cornago A, Travis RC, Clarke R, Key TJ. Risks of ischaemic heart disease and stroke in meat eaters, fish eaters, and vegetarians over 18 years of follow-up: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study. BMJ. 2019 Sep 4;366:l4897. 
  • Orlich MJ, Singh PN, Sabaté J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fan J, Knutsen S, Beeson WL, Fraser GE. Vegetarian dietary patterns and mortality in Adventist Health Study 2. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 8;173(13):1230-8. 
  • Ocagli H, Berti G, Rango D, Norbiato F, Chiaruttini MV, Lorenzoni G, Gregori D. Association of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets with Cardiovascular Health: An Umbrella Review of Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies and Randomized Trials. Nutrients. 2023 Sep 22;15(19):4103.
  • Le LT, Sabaté J. Beyond meatless, the health effects of vegan diets: findings from the Adventist cohorts. Nutrients. 2014 May 27;6(6):2131-47. 
  • Tonstad S, Stewart K, Oda K, Batech M, Herring RP, Fraser GE. Vegetarian diets and incidence of diabetes in the Adventist Health Study-2. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2013 Apr;23(4):292-9. 
  • Papier K, Appleby PN, Fensom GK, Knuppel A, Perez-Cornago A, Schmidt JA, Tong TYN, Key TJ. Vegetarian diets and risk of hospitalisation or death with diabetes in British adults: results from the EPIC-Oxford study. Nutr Diabetes. 2019 Feb 25;9(1):7. 
  • Chiu THT, Pan WH, Lin MN, Lin CL. Vegetarian diet, change in dietary patterns, and diabetes risk: a prospective study. Nutr Diabetes. 2018 Mar 9;8(1):12. 
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  • Chang YJ, Hou YC, Chen LJ, Wu JH, Wu CC, Chang YJ, Chung KP. Is vegetarian diet associated with a lower risk of breast cancer in Taiwanese women? BMC Public Health. 2017 Oct 10;17(1):800.
  • Appleby PN, Allen NE, Key TJ. Diet, vegetarianism, and cataract risk. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 May;93(5):1128-35.
  • Chiu THT, Chang CC, Lin CL, Lin MN. A Vegetarian Diet Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Cataract, Particularly Among Individuals with Overweight: A Prospective Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2021 Apr;121(4):669-677.e1. 
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  • Tsai JH, Huang CF, Lin MN, Chang CE, Chang CC, Lin CL. Taiwanese Vegetarians Are Associated with Lower Dementia Risk: A Prospective Cohort Study. Nutrients. 2022 Jan 28;14(3):588. 
  • Turney BW, Appleby PN, Reynard JM, Noble JG, Key TJ, Allen NE. Diet and risk of kidney stones in the Oxford cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Eur J Epidemiol. 2014 May;29(5):363-9.
  • Orlich MJ, Singh PN, Sabaté J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fan J, Knutsen S, Beeson WL, Fraser GE. Vegetarian dietary patterns and mortality in Adventist Health Study 2. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 8;173(13):1230-8. 
  • Thorpe DL, Beeson WL, Knutsen R, Fraser GE, Knutsen SF. Dietary patterns and hip fracture in the Adventist Health Study 2: combined vitamin D and calcium supplementation mitigate increased hip fracture risk among vegans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Aug 2;114(2):488-495
  • Tong TYN, Appleby PN, Armstrong MEG, Fensom GK, Knuppel A, Papier K, Perez-Cornago A, Travis RC, Key TJ. Vegetarian and vegan diets and risks of total and site-specific fractures: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study. BMC Med. 2020 Nov 23;18(1):353.
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  • Satija A, Bhupathiraju SN, Spiegelman D, Chiuve SE, Manson JE, Willett W, Rexrode KM, Rimm EB, Hu FB. Healthful and Unhealthful Plant-Based Diets and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in U.S. Adults. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jul 25;70(4):411-422.
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