In this episode of the Plant-Based Canada Podcast we talk with Dr. Pamela Fergusson -- Registered Dietitian with a PhD in nutrition, and more than 15 years of experience with changing lives through better nutrition. She earned her PhD at the University of Liverpool and her Master’s in International Health at Sweden’s Uppsala University.
Dr. Fergusson currently has a private practice in British Columbia where she works with clients who want to transition to a more plant-based lifestyle. She is the busy mom of four children, and also a marathon and half-marathon runner and speed-walker. She believes in the power of plants to promote mental and physical health.
Recently she published her new book, Going Vegan for Beginners: The Essential Nutrition Guide to Transitioning to a Vegan Diet, which explores what it means to be vegan, the movement's roots in social justice, and what makes the diet a healthy choice for the long-term.
In this episode we discuss:
Going Vegan for Beginners: The Essential Nutrition Guide to Transitioning to a Vegan Diet
Canada's shameful history of nutrition research on residential school children: the need for strong medical ethics in Aboriginal health research
Canada used hungry indigenous children to study malnutrition
Nutrition researchers saw malnourished children at Indian Residential Schools as perfect test subjects
PROOF REPORT: food insecurity policy research
This Podcast was hosted and edited by Clinton Stamatovich.