Ask Me Anything (AMA): Dr. Scott Stoll on Plant-Based Nutrition
Your questions about plant-based nutrition answered
In this video, Dr. Scott Stoll, VegFund board member, international speaker, activist, published author, and co-founder of The Plantrician Project, answers questions about science-based messaging for whole-food, plant-based health advocates, including those who are not healthcare professionals. This live “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) was facilitated by VegFund Executive Director Leslie Barcus.
Questions from the AMA are listed below, along with video time stamps.
Video time location/question
[0:00] Introduction to VegFund and Dr. Stoll.
[4:19] What is The Plantrician Project? Dr. Stoll’s role as an activist, and the restorative powers of whole-food, plant-based diets.
[13:32] How do you keep people engaged and continuing with their whole-food, plant-based nutrition plans?
[15:56] What do you see as the reasons for reluctance or resistance within the healthcare community to consider looking at the efficacy of whole-food, plant-based for patients?
[20:50] Do we have definitive research showing that naturally occurring trans fats in meat and dairy are bad for human health?*
[23:42] Do you consult with health coaches to help them work effectively within the healthcare system?
[27:53] Do you see incremental benefits to following a whole-foods, plant-based diet partially versus completely?
[29:13] What should your food plate look like in terms of the split between vegetables and legumes, etc.?
[30:18] Do you see as much resistance from patients as you do from the medical community to consider whole-foods, plant-based diets?
[34:26] How do you overcome apathy from patients?
[35:50] What needs to happen in the healthcare system to make lifestyle medicine and nutrition more accepted?
[38:50] How can doctors best work with registered dietitians, who have experience in nutrition — and even culinary knowledge and skills?
[41:02] You mentioned that you’ll be supplying some references (see below). Is there anything you want to add in terms of resources or materials of help to lay people, animal activists, or non-healthcare professional who want to get the message out responsibly?
Resources on whole-food, plant-based health and nutrition
Plant-based Docs is a searchable global directory of plant-based healthcare providers.
NutritionFacts.org is a science-based nonprofit organization founded by Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM that provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos with captions offered in multiple languages, blogs, and infographics.