Night Two: Bowden Vs. Fuhrman (Plant Vs. Animal Foods)

February 8, 2011

Last night was the second event in “The Great Health Debate“.  Click here to check out “The Great Health Debate” website.

In “Bowden Vs. Fuhrman”, this “debate” (was it actually a debate?  They were each interviewed separately) was billed as Plant Vs. Animal Foods.  Sign up to listen now (its free for a few more hours) and let us know what you thought of the results.

Did you feel Bowden was convincing about the benefits of animal products in the human diet?  Did Fuhrman make a good case to follow a vegetarian-based diet?  All comments are welcome below and I look forward to chiming in with you.

Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio



5 Responses to “Night Two: Bowden Vs. Fuhrman (Plant Vs. Animal Foods)”

  1. Angelina Elliott on February 8th, 2011 7:21 pm

    Dr. Fuhrman was wonderful! What a wealth of knowledge he has. Bowden is just another guy… I met him years ago and wasn’t impressed then either. He is just another Atkins, only seemingly pro-environment, promoting grass fed beef, etc.. I think he did a lot of regurgitating info rather than presenting good hard useable facts.

  2. Veronica Patenaude on February 9th, 2011 4:08 am

    I don’t like how the pro meat person is first. I get tired of listening before the get to the vegan part and i don’t think it’s doing us any justice.

    I wish Joel Fuhrman was aired first because he sounds much more informed and well spoken, but from the information Bowden provided he made it sound like it’s dangerous to be a vegan and that the world’s problems will be solved by eating grass fed beef, wild salmon and organic eggs… Great Bowden, but how is suggesting that to whole world going to work in practice?

    I think Bowden needs some more information. We are not arguing that a vegan diet is natural or what people used to eat. The meat, fish and egg sources are highly contaminated this day and age. The longest lived cultures consume very few animal products, only rarely. So a vegan diet is best for health, small amounts of animal products may work for some people. But almost no one does well in the long term with eating meat every single day of the week as this is not what any long lived cultures have done.

    I liked that Joel Fuhrman actually mentioned what amounts of animal products should be used, if any. Johnny Bowden had ZERO idea… so I wouldn’t want to take health advice from a guy that can’t tell you what to follow for success and he’s never even tried a vegetarian diet. Everyone who is pro vegan or vegetarian used to eat meat, weren’t happy with their health or destruction of the planet or harming animals so they changed. I think that says a lot more about a person than just knocking something you’ve never tried because you saw some people get sick when they didn’t eat enough calories or ate too much junk food. The general public do that all the time from a lack of information. So I think it’s best to be informed about nutrition and see how your body reacts to plant foods, fats and animal foods and then decide for yourself intelligently.

  3. Steven Prussack on February 9th, 2011 1:44 pm

    I agree Veronica…I think I am done listening to these debates.

  4. Kevin Gianni on February 9th, 2011 3:03 pm

    Hey Guys,

    The original format was to have T. Colin Campbell on night 2, so that threw a little bit of the wrench in the plan.

    The format was generally rotated starting with plant based / animal protein then vice versa.

    When I moved up night 3, it changed a little. :-)

    Obviously, T. Colin Campbell and Sally Fallon is a much more charged subject and it’s unfortunate that couldn’t be the second night.

    I lined up the event to have a flow and the third night was meant to be the third night not the second!


  5. Susan Healy on February 9th, 2011 8:13 pm

    Why was the line up changed Kevin?

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