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Dr. Oz's vegan challenge

Anyone know if Dr. Oz challening people to go vegan is getting anyone talking about it? Being in Europe, his show isn't on, so I was surprised when it got recommended to me on YouTube and this link is what I found on his web site:

http://www.doctoroz.com/challenge/go-vegan

I wonder if it's making any kind of impact on typical omnis...

Not a lot of buzz about it around here.  However, he does carry a lot of weight and it's only a good thing that he's on the vegan bandwagon. 

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I hadn't even heard of it, but I know he and the Oprah crew are very influential and the more vegan friendly they become the better.  Other shows I've seen with Dr. Oz usually really focus on dairy products as "weight loss" tools, so I'm pleasntly surprized to hear this.

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So I hadn't heard anything about this either. We don't have a television, so that might be why. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for anything that gets people thinking about veganism, but this would not sell me in the least. Just look at the picture they chose. Could it be any less appetizing (white tan white tan....bland bland bland). In the week by week challenge, they don't make it sound very worthwhile either. Take a B12 supplement to ensure you are getting enough protein? What?

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Take a B12 supplement to ensure you are getting enough protein? What?

Goodness, did they really write that? Really? Maybe it's just a case of not proofreading, but that's a pretty big mistake to make.

I know I may be in the minority on this, but I don't like the fact that Dr. Oz seems to be pushing a vegan diet that is heavy in soy. There are significant (and often ignored) health risks associated with overconsumption of soy, but Dr. Oz is giving the impression that a diet lacking in meat should have an equal amount of soy to replace it. While I'm sure it's a good thing overall to have Dr. Oz giving veganism a thumbs-up, I think people are going to have to look elsewhere for solid vegan/vegetarian health info.

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Thanks for all of your replies. Like I said, living in Holland, I was clueless enough to not know that he had his own show! It must be an editing error about the B12 remark.

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I know I may be in the minority on this, but I don't like the fact that Dr. Oz seems to be pushing a vegan diet that is heavy in soy. There are significant (and often ignored) health risks associated with overconsumption of soy, but Dr. Oz is giving the impression that a diet lacking in meat should have an equal amount of soy to replace it. While I'm sure it's a good thing overall to have Dr. Oz giving veganism a thumbs-up, I think people are going to have to look elsewhere for solid vegan/vegetarian health info.

I agree completely. I was really surprised at how much soy was included. Even if soy didn't have its unique problems, consuming that much of any one type of food is just silly.

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huh. maybe they should get the input of... i don't know, a dietitian or vegans.

maybe the soy-heavy photo is because they think fruits & vegetables is what scares people away... oh no, colorful high-fiber food! that's not for me!

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Actually, Dr. Oz is very much for the eating of healthful, natural and colourful foods. See, this is just a plan for a meat-eating person to gradually step down from their current eating habits. You can't expect a meat lover to start munching on fresh veggies for pure enjoyment from the get go. Including the soy products gives them at least the knowledge that they DON'T have to worry about protein or calcium. It's all a learning process. I see no problem with this. It's fantastic that he offered this challenge.

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