I had promised at the end of my post “What I Eat and Why“, that in my next nutrition post I’d discuss the WFPB diet and show how it is a subset of mainstream guidelines. I’ve written that post but put it on hold, because I’m currently reading Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat: Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet by Diana Rodgers and Rob Wolf. Diana is a dietician living on a farm, and the author of The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook. Rob rocketed to fame with The Paleo Solution, and wrote a second bestseller Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You. Nothing I’ve read in the past couple of years about health, for our diets and the planet, has stimulated and challenged my thinking as much as their new book.
The book addresses a vital issue I discussed a couple of years ago at the top of the post: Health Aspects of Animal Foods: how much meat should be in our diet is not just about health. There are also ethical and religious concerns, as well as environmental concerns. This makes it a much more divisive issue.
The book is chock full of solid references supporting their position, and some of them are about controversial points, so to do it justice I have to chase them down and carefully read them. That’s going to take a few days or so. Stay tuned!