#48 – Is a Vegan Diet Better for You? Part 2 with Dr Gemma Newman

Is a Plant-Based Diet Better for You?

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In this week’s episode, Rachael talks to the Plant Power Doctor, Dr Gemma Newman.

Listen as Rachael and Gemma talk about:

  • The health benefits of eating a more plant-based diet
  • Do you need to eat a fully plant-based diet (vegan) to get these health benefits?
  • The connection between a plant-based diet and reduced risk of CVD, Type 2 Diabetes, autoimmune disease, lowered blood pressure.
  • How eating a plant-based diet could improve IBS symptoms, improve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and increase your longevity.
  • How to dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease
  • The benefits of eating soy products (and why you shouldn’t fear them)
  • How eating a plant-based diet could reduce your risk of cancer, and why
  • Should we eat meat replacement products? Are they healthy?
  • How to get enough Vitamin B12, Folate and Omega 3 when eating a plant-based diet

…and so much more!

Dr Gemma Newman has worked in medicine for 15 years and is the Senior Partner at a family medical practice. She studied at the University of Wales College of Medicine and has worked in many specialities as a doctor including elderly care, endocrinology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation medicine and General Practice. She gained additional qualifications in gynaecology and family planning. She is a graduate of the AFMCP course, and is a member of BSLM. She has a specialist interest in plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine, and is an advisory board member of Plant Based Health Professionals UK. She gives nutrition and lifestyle advice to her patients, who have gained tremendous results using the power of their plate. As a broadcaster and writer she has been regularly featured on television, including ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky News Sunrise. She has contributed to articles for magazines including Glamour, Zest and Health magazine. She has appeared in the feature film ‘Vegan 2018’. Her family lead a fully plant based lifestyle, following the extensive research she had done of the scientific literature on the health benefits associated with whole-food plant based nutrition. She is regularly invited to teach other doctors and the general public via training programmes, podcasts and conferences about the benefits of plant-based nutrition. You can get in touch via Facebook Dr Gemma Newman, or follow her on Instagram @plantpowerdoctor, or via plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com


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"All in or all out" Rachael is a vibrant, no-bullshit-talking Scottish nutrition geek and coach helping women to lose weight without giving up their confidence OR their favourite foods.

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