Simplifying Plant Based Nutrition

Welcome to the first episode of The Ellen Fisher Podcast! To kick off the show I thought it fitting to go in depth on one of the topics I’m most passionate about, abundant plant-based nutrition. I’ve learned so much over the last 15 years on my vegan journey both from experts in the field as well as from my own experience, and I am so excited to share this information with you more in depth than I ever have before. Because it can be easy to get confused with so much conflicting information out there. Today we are going to clear the mud and simplify nutrition to make sense of the noise that is diet culture. I like to take a balanced approach that really considers both the large body of scientific evidence as well as a logical and simplified understanding towards what’s natural for us based on our physiology and how we are designed to thrive.

There’s a lot I want to cover so I’ll be breaking this up into two parts.

In part 1 today I’m going to cover:

My healing story
A few of my favorite plant-based books/resources
The break down and simplification of plant-based nutrition from the overwhelming scientific body of evidence. (resources shared below)
The Blue Zones and what it tell us
What our natural diet is as a species based on physiological traits and natural inclination
Food subsidies
What isolated versus whole foods are.
THE DETAILS: what foods are best for our health
Optimizing your nutrient bioavailability in foods
And a little on specific TIPS TO THRIVE… but more on that in part 2
Balance is key

I hope you thoroughly enjoy this episode and feel empowered to take charge of your health and promote longevity through plant-based nutrition which positively impacts not only you, but others and the world around you. And don’t forget to listen to part 2!

As always, consult with your trusted healthcare provider before making any drastic changes in your diet, especially If you are on medication. And hey, don’t take my word for all this, do your research too so you can stand strong in your own conclusions.

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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell
Fiber Fueled by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
The Proof is in the Plants by Simon Hill


The best speech you’ll ever hear by Gary Yourofsky

A whole foods plant-based diet being the only diet clinically proven to not only stop but reverse heart disease

American Dietetics Association, the world’s largest association of food and nutritional professionals’ position on well planned vegan diets

Vegan and vegetarians lower risk of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes
Great episode on cancer from the Plant Proof Podcast:

Increased CVD/dementia/ various cancers risk

Vegan diet and cholesterol and triglycerides levels

Learn more about the Blue Zones:

Blue Zones—Live Better, Longer

Blue Zones have Plant-based diets:…

Adventist Longevity Study:

Okinawan Diet Comparison Chart Study:

Okinawan health decline…

Slaughterhouses and PTSD:

PTSD in the Slaughterhouse

Slaughterhouse “an ultra hazardous activity for psychological well-being.”

View original video here.