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NBSV 154: Dr. Leigh Ettinger on benefits of veganism for pediatric obesity, endurance cycling & more

Should kids be eating a plant-based diet? Will kids who are vegan be inherently more prone to vitamin deficiencies? We’re jumping into these questions and more on today’s podcast episode.

Dr. Leigh Ettinger has been a medical doctor since 1998 but did not learn about the plant-based diet until 2014. He made changes in his own eating and quickly saw the benefits.

He’s earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition from eCornell and is now board certified in obesity medicine. He enjoys helping families successfully change course to a plant-strong path for their health, for the animals, for social justice, and for the environment.

Important topics we discussed:

>> Some parents are concerned about feeding their kids a 100% plant-based diet. Dr. Ettinger shares some things he'd tell parents who might fear things like nutrient deficiencies.

>> Dr. Ettinger’s work with young patients and their families, and how a vegan diet factors in.

>> Dr. Ettinger’s experience of the benefits of a plant-based diet for cycling

Connect with Dr. Ettinger:

>> Dr. Ettinger's website

Mentioned in the episode:

>> Whole Communities, hosted by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Episode transcript:

Access a full transcript of the episode here.


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